Episode Archive

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I Didn’t Raise My Boy to be a Soldier

A mother’s lament that perfectly encapsulated American anti-war sentiment.

Your Cheatin’ Heart

Legend has it this song came to Williams while with fiancé Billie Jean Horton. Just driving around, talking about standard fiancé stuff…like, his ex-wife.

Bride Of The Waves

You’re listening to Herbert R. Clarke’s Bride of the Waves from 1915, and…

The Awakening of Scrooge

You’re listening to Bransby Williams with Charles Dickens’ redeemed cheapskate.

Der Graf von Luxemburg

It’s that age old tale of love and marriage…and money.

Bedtime At The Zoo

A glimpse into…the zoo: after hours.

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 ...

Crazy Blues

A milestone recording that came about quite by accident.

Bei Mir Bistu Shein

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

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.

Murder on the High C’s

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

Waltzing Matilda

Australia's unofficial anthem.