Episode Archive

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The Babe Himself(?)

Before he broke most of baseball’s records, Babe Ruth made this one… or so Russell Hunting would have you believe.

The Old Man of the Mountain

“Born” about 20,000 BC and “died” May 2, 2003. Well, he had a good run.

Dark Was the Night…

...cold was the ground.

You’re A Grand Old Rag

How a Civil War vet inspired one of our favorite patriotic tunes.

Xylophonia

For the first quarter of the 20th century, the xylophone was a studio engineer’s darling.

Allegheny Moon

You’re listening to the Lennon Sisters from 1956 and…

Il Miserere

Giuseppe Verdi: revered by music lovers, his countrymen and...the bearding community.

The Foggy, Foggy Dew

Those young drifters; Seems they’d use anything to get a fair maiden to their bed.

Eleven-Cent Cotton, Forty-Cent Meat

It’s been said that farmers felt the stock market crash of 1929 less than most. For them, the Depression had already started years before. ...

Classic Soundtracks: As Time Goes By

How a ten year-old song and a three year-old unpublished play combined to make movie history. Herman Hupfeld wrote  As Time Goes By in 1931 ...

The Human Bird

You’re listening to The Human Bird, Joe Belmont, with Byron Harlan.

Gone Fishin’

It's summer...time to celebrate.