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Created by: The Past and The Curious

USA 6-1011+

Started: October 7th, 2016

Status: Active, 117 episodes

Kind: Episodic

Language: English

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Bad Milk
00:38:00 | May 27th, 2024

Episode 93: Milk has been a lot of things through the years, but it was often poisonous, spoiled or both. Learn about how far we’ve come in making milk safe, and who may or may not have helped us get to the root cause of what was making milk dangerous.  From Dr. Anna Bixby and the mystery of Milk Sickness to Gail Borden who invented condensed milk, it’s been a long road to your grocery store. 

Donuts and Cheese
00:36:03 | April 29th, 2024

Did Captain Hanson Gregory invent the donut? Did the Lord Mayor of Nottingham get trucked by a truckle of cheese during the Nottingham Cheese Riots of 1766? Find out in this very special episode.

00:36:58 | March 29th, 2024

Episode 91 is about Anne Carrol Moore and The Western Library! Anne Carroll Moore is one of history’s most important children’s librarians, but not everyone is in love with her legacy. She still changed the world, and mostly for the better. And Louisville, Kentucky’s Western Library is the first library in America built for, and staffed by African-Americans and it became a training ground for many librarians around the country.

The Meatshower Part Two (Electric Burgoo)
00:33:55 | March 2nd, 2024

In The Meatshower Part 2 (Electric Burgoo) the saga continues. Originally we aired a segment in 2019 to coincide with Mick’s book “The Meatshower: The Mostly True Tale of an Odd and (Somewhat) Edible Occurrence,” and since then, new information has come to light. A man named Frank Reiser has come into possession of a new specimen from the unusual 1876 phenomenon. We have an exclusive interview with Frank, and share the story of how he found it, what it means, and what we can learn from it. Also included in this episode is The Meatshower Part 1 – in case you missed it, or if you would like to listen again!

What Time Is It?
00:33:55 | February 25th, 2024

Episode 89 looks into the origin of time zones in America and Daylight Saving across the globe. There’s bugs, sunburns, train crashes, dropping timeballs, and smashed pocket watches.

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.

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Created by: The Past and The Curious
Started: October 7th, 2016
Status: Active, 117 episodes
Kind: Episodic
Language: English

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