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 ...

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.

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 ...

Love In The Stacks

Casanova: rakish seducteur, suave, dashing… librarian?

Ride an Old Paint

Before all the Pulitzers, Carl Sandburg’s baritone made him famous.

Classic Soundtracks: As Time Goes By

How a ten year-old song and a three year-old unpublished play combined to make movie history. Herman Hupfeld wrote  As Time Goes By in 1931 ...

Eleven-Cent Cotton, Forty-Cent Meat

It’s been said that farmers felt the stock market crash of 1929 less than most. For them, the Depression had already started years before. ...

Buffalo Skinners

“I Owe My Soul to….”

Merle Travis recorded the original 16 tons in 1946...though he did have a little help with its legacy.

Gone Fishin’

It's summer...time to celebrate.

Coolidge, Lindbergh and The Atlantic by Moonlight

Charles Lindbergh’s solo transatlantic flight made him a hero, garnered him presidential praise, and changed commercial flight forever.