Episode Archive

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Bei Mir Bistu Shein

Sholom Secunda was a songwriter, not a fisherman. But he could tell you all about the “one that got away.”

Waltzing Matilda

Australia's unofficial anthem.

Lester’s Savoy Jump

Considered one of the most influential saxophonists in history, Lester “Prez” Young succeeded Coleman Hawkins at the height of the swing era.

Crazy Blues

A milestone recording that came about quite by accident.

Murder on the High C’s

Do not adjust your radio. It’s actually supposed to sound like this.

Cocaine Blues

Love, Loss and Cold-blooded killers…It’s Murder Ballad week.

Old King Tut

  For listeners of a certain age, a song about King Tutankhamen immediately brings Steve Martin to the mind’s theater. His “King Tut” mock-reprimanded ...

The Fabulous Bremen Boys

When you think of early aviators, names like Wright, Earhart and Lindbergh probably spring to mind. But unless you’re a confessed aviaphile, names like ...

Wal, I Swan!

Al Bernard, "The Boy from Dixie".

The Death of a President

Cylinders served as much more than simple entertainment. This one aimed to capture, and perhaps ease, a nation’s sorrow.

“THE JOY OF COOKING”

Square Dancing

Now grab your partner by the hand…