Episode Archive

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Roamin’ in the Gloamin’

The man Winston Churchill called “Scotland’s greatest ambassador”.

Seattle Hunch

How Jelly Roll Morton struck jazz gold in the Emerald City.

Slow and Low

Barbecue is the best thing to happen to picnics since sliced bread…though if you want to get technical about it, you’d reverse the two.

Pistol Packin’ Mama

  The pioneers of Country music just sound Country, even by their first names. (Roy, Hank, Gene). Which is why Clarence Albert Pointdexter simply ...

Not Fade Away

February 3rd, 1959 will forever be known as the Day the Music Died. One account of the tragedy remained secret for years.

The Man of 1,000 Voices

The Man of 1,000 Voices...

The Edison Tone Tests

Is it live, or is it…Edison?

Kerouac’s Moon

The moon has served as muse for countless numbers of poets, from the unnamed and unknown, to Shelley, Dickinson, and Kerouac. But only one ...

Rock Island Line

How did Huddie Ledbetter get his famous nickname?

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.

Hymn to Apollo

You’re listening to the Palestrina Choir on a Victor 78 from 1927 And, you’re on the Sound Beat! The choir is singing the Hymn ...