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Created by: The Past and The Curious

USA 6-1011+

Started: October 7th, 2016

Status: Active, 112 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Forten and Frank
00:35:43 | January 29th, 2024

Episode 88 features two incredible Black Americans who were friends born in the 18th Century. James Forten (1766-1842) was a Revolutionary War Veteran who owned one of America’s most successful sail-making companies. He was also influential abolitionist and early Civil Rights leader. His friend Francis “Frank” Johnson (1792-1844) was an equally influential musician. When he published his original piece of music “Bingham’s Cotillion” he became the first published Black musician in American History. The European and American tours his band made also made history. Hear recent recordings of his music on the Museum of the American Revolution’s website:

Potatoes and Rocks
00:31:11 | December 28th, 2023

Episode 87: Potatoes and Rocks It’s our annual end-of-year episode dedicated to toys and we have some fun with Mr. Potato Head and Pet Rocks. From the first toy on a commercial to the earthiest fad, you might soon find yourself out digging in the dirt in search of one natural new friend or another!

Walt and Dr. Mary
00:34:15 | November 28th, 2023

Walt Whitman was inspired after hearing Ralph Waldo Emerson speak, and self-published a book of poems he would continue updating for his entire life. When not writing poetry, he worked as a nurse during the Civil War, and published some unusual exercise advice.

Listen Now: ‘Tis The Grinch Holiday Talk Show
00:05:17 | November 15th, 2023

Cuddly as a cactus and charming as an eel, he’s your new favorite snarky talk show host. Join The Grinch (and his faithful dog Max) each week as he rants against Christmas cheer and roasts celebrity guests like chestnuts on an open fire. Starring Saturday Night Live’s James Austin Johnson as the notorious curmudgeon and broadcasting straight from Who-Ville, will The Grinch send these famous folks back down Mt. Crumpit, or will they soften his stance against Christmas and grow his heart three sizes? Grab your hot cocoa and cozy slippers and listen along to find out!

In A Cave
00:34:05 | October 30th, 2023

Stephen Bishop was an enslaved man who became one of the most famous tour guides in the world. His unusual grave stands near Mammoth Cave National Park. Josie Laures joined a team to spend months in isolation in a cave, in the name of science!

Walkin’ (Part Two)
00:33:06 | October 12th, 2023

Episode 84 is more tales of walking. Meet competitive and record setting pedestrians like Robert Barclay Allardice, Ada Anderson, Edward Payson Weston, and Haitian-American walking super-star Frank Hart. Also hear about two pedestrians who built entire homes with things found on their walks. Simeon Ellerton in England, and Ferdinand Cheval in France.

Walkin’ (Part One)
00:33:14 | September 27th, 2023

Episode 83 features the stories of two unusual men who walked a lot. One was a mysterious man in Northeastern America who spoke to nearly no one for years, despite walking a monthlong circular path. He was known as The Old Leatherman. Also, hear the story of Oxekula a man who boarded a boat from Russia, bound for America despite not knowing a soul, nor a lick of English. His mysterious journey through coastal Virginia caught everyone off guard since no one could understand his unusual language.

Rail Tales
00:36:13 | August 28th, 2023

Episode 82 features the story of the Transcontinental Railroad, including the famous Golden Spike. Also in this episode is the story of Joseph Kekuku, a boy from Hawaii who changed music after being inspired by a random occurrence, possibly involving another railroad spike.

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Created by: The Past and The Curious
Started: October 7th, 2016
Status: Active, 112 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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