Episode Archive

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Keep Your Options Open

No matter what your line of work..it’s always good to have a back-up plan. Just ask James "Kokomo" Arnold.

The Big Grand Coulee Dam

Woody Guthrie, with just a "dam" good song.

Harry Wills the Champion

"Harry though they drew the color line, you're a champion just the same."

Down the Field!

Guest host Mike Tirico on one of Syracuse University's greatest athletes.

New York Blues

Christian Friedrich Ludwig Buschmann was, perhaps, one of music’s great inventors…and, probably, one of 19th-century Germany’s worst neighbors.
Mae West photo

No Angel

Bye Bye, Love

One man’s trash is another man’s…million-selling record.

The Barbers of Seville

Rossini’s Barber of Seville was the first Italian opera performed in the United States, but the first performance back home was met with boos ...

Swing Time

There was only partner who really filled Fred Astaire's dance card.

The Sabre Dance

Recognize the tune, but…can’t quite place it?

The Early Death of Charlie King

Of the hundreds of thousands of Civil War deaths, perhaps none were more tragic than young Charlie King’s.

Josephine Baker