Episode Archive

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Gallis Pole

Perhaps no man is more qualified to sing a song of impending execution than the "Murderous Minstrel" himself, Huddie Ledbetter.

Beethoven vs. Napoleon

Beethoven initially considered Napoleon a kindred spirit; indeed, they were more or less the same age, grew up in modest households, and neither had ...

Never Swat A Fly…

Those lyrics you hear, the “Never swat a fly, he may love another fly”…They’re cute, but they also hint at ideologies found in many ...

A Capitol Idea

You’re listening to “I Found A New Baby”, recorded in 1942, and…

Old Man Atom

Up and Atom! It’s the Music of the Atomic Age.

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.
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