Episode Archive

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Hawaii Calling

How a little radio show from a little south pacific island chain became the largest in the world.

The Little Man Who Wasn’t There

It’s hard to imagine a jazzy Hit Parade favorite having once been a poem…and a super-creepy poem at that.

The Biggest Aspidistra in the World

A big old hit about a big old plant.

Oozlin’ Daddy Blues

Bob Wills was a pioneer of Western swing, but he also had a bit of the blues in him.

The Picks

You’re listening to “Oh, Boy!” by Buddy Holly and the Crickets, and a vocal group you may never have heard of…because they were left ...

627 Stomp

Just payin' dues...

Love In The Stacks

Casanova: rakish seducteur, suave, dashing… librarian?

BANNED! Deep In The Heart Of Texas

Wait...they banned what?!

Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me

This song, Since Henry Ford Apologized to Me, is a response to events surrounding Ford’s newspaper, the Dearborn Independent. One of the largest publications ...

The Man of 1,000 Voices

The Man of 1,000 Voices...

The Good Doctor

And to think that…Dr. Seuss’ first book almost went up in flames.

Flying Crow

Dave Alexander billed himself as Black Ivory King. You could say he was “better-known as”, but barely anything is known of the man at ...