Episode Archive

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The Ghost of Elvis Presley

Some believe Elvis liked Nashville’s RCA studio so much that…he never left. Presley recorded “I Was the One” as the b side to “Heartbreak ...

Explaining The Blues

Who better to explain the blues than the woman who named them?
Colorful Guitars by Raul! on Flickr

Eddie Durham

Eddie Durham with Moten Swing.

Young Blue Eyes

It’s funny to think it, but even Ol’ Blue Eyes had a first hit.

Cinderell-y Man

As far as boxing names go, there are lots of “Sugar Rays”, plenty of “Golden Boys”…but only one Cinderella Man.

Rock Island Line

How did Huddie Ledbetter get his famous nickname?

The Christmas Song

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

Mule Skinner Blues

A muleskinner’s job was not quite as…grim as it sounds. Still...kinda grim though.

Beautiful Texas

Not all press is good press.

Bikini Blues

Whatever can explain the bikini’s popularity? I mean…It’s not rocket science…or, is it?

Peter and the Wolf

In 1936 Natalya Sats commissioned Sergei Prokofiev to compose a piece for Moscow’s Central Children’s Theatre. The goal: to introduce children to the principals ...

The Peat Bog Soldiers

From Wikipedia: Die MoorsoldatenWohin auch das Auge blicket. Moor und Heide nur ringsum. Vogelsang uns nicht erquicket. Eichen stehen kahl und krumm. Wir sind ...