Episode Archive

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Rousing the Irish

You’re listening to a Victor recording of legendary Notre Dame coach Knute Rockne… …and you’re on the Sound Beat. This isn’t the famous “win ...

The Victors

One of the most famous collegiate fight songs, and one of the most frequently mistaken titles.
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The Unknown Soldier

You are listening to The Unknown Soldier's Grave, recorded in 1926 by Vernon Dalhart, and...


Most everyone knows the story of the pied piper…what you might not know is that the tale may be a true one.

La Marseillaise

All you need is...revolution?

STAR WARS Week: Rescue

"Aren't you a little short for a stormtrooper?"

STAR WARS Week: Old Ben

"He's kind of a strange old hermit."

STAR WARS Week: Lord Vader

One of the best, um, worst(?) baddies of all time.

STAR WARS Week: Happy Star Wars Day!

May the 4th be with you.

National Library Week – Mary Baker Eddy

How a serious injury influenced the founding of the Church of Christ, Scientist.

National Library Week – Greek Folk

The NYC folk music scene you probably didn't know about.

National Library Week – The Prisonaires

A pretty little tune written by a couple of fellas…just walking around…prison.