Episode Archive

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Beethoven Hearts Bach

Johannes Sebastian Bach’s first published piece

Oh, Shenandoah

You're listening to Paul Robeson with “Shenandoah” and…

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 Biggest Aspidistra in the World

A big old hit about a big old plant.

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.

In The Mood

No matter what mood you’re in, this one will get you movin’.

The First Lady of Song

When Chick Webb first met Ella Fitzgerald in 1934, she was a shy, ungainly 16 year old girl...

Never Let Me Go

Ace can handle King, but nothing beats cold hard steel.

Johnny Appleseed

The legendary Johnny Appleseed was not only real, but a real shrewd businessman.

All Shook Up

Elvis played guitar on this 1957 RCA recording, but…not in the way you’d think.

Ain’t Misbehavin’

How Louis Armstrong’s first international tour earned him his famous nickname.

Oh Captain, My Captain

Walter Huston recites the words of Walt Whitman.
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