Episode Archive

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Science Triumphs Over Death!

To people at the turn of the twentieth century, phonographs must have seemed…magical.

OZ WEEK – Oz-Stravaganza!

Every year the town of Chittenango NY turns into a veritable Land of Oz, during Oz-Stravaganza.

OZ WEEK – Jitterbug!

Man, remember this scene in the movie? No. You don’t.

OZ WEEK – Over the Rainbow

When MGM executives looked to shorten The Wizard of Oz, they nearly cut this song from the film.

HAPPY HOLIDAYS! Santa Hides In Your Phonograph

Digital Wassling at it’s finest! It’s Happy Holidays week, and…

END OF THE WORLD WEEK! – Last Night Was the End of the World


END OF THE WORLD WEEK! – Judgement Day

You're listening to Judgment Day, an Okeh record made in 1926, and…

END OF THE WORLD WEEK! – I Don’t Want to Set the World On Fire

Well, this is probably the most plausible of all end-of-the-world scenarios....


Sure zombies are all the rage right now, but they've been a part of literature since… well the beginning of literature itself.

END OF THE WORLD WEEK! – Til The End of the World

Might this be the last time you hear Bing Crosby? Probably not, as we’re approaching Christmas…but some believe we’re approaching the End of the ...

Poinsettia Day

What’s the most popular potted plant in the world? That would be Euphorbia pulcherrima, known to you and me as the poinsettia.

The Kodaly Method

How did Zoltan Kodaly fully realize the importance of improving musical education in his native Hungary? When he overheard youngsters butchering its beloved folk ...