On this date in 1985, General Motors announced the formation of a new car company -- Saturn.

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PODCAST SPECIAL! David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire

June 3, 2018

Hello everyone! Sorry we have been off the radar the last few months. We were busy producing a special podcast audio tour for the George Eastman Museum for their latest exhibition: David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire.

It is a 10-part series, with each chapter detailing aspects of David Levinthal's work. You can now listen HERE

And if you are in the Rochester, NY area, stop by the Eastman Museum to view the exhibition, which is on display until January 1, 2019.

We will resume with semi-regular episodes of Today Then shortly, so please keep your subscription current!


B026 - Spring Break - May 1, 2018

May 1, 2018

Molly, Eitan, and Steve are taking a short break. But we will return in June with new episodes! Stay tuned....

B025 - American Civic Association - April 3, 2018

April 3, 2018

On this date in 2009, Jiverly Wong entered the American Civic Association in Binghamton, New York and killed thirteen people. In the nine years since, the Civic Association has continued to provide services for immigrants in the Greater Binghamton region.

B024 - Metro - March 27, 2018

March 27, 2018

On March 27, 1976—42 years ago today—the first five stations of Washington, D.C.'s Metro opened to the public, and 50,000 lucky passengers got to experience a new masterpiece of infrastructural design.

B023 - Batteries Included - March 20, 2018

March 20, 2018

On this date in 1800, Alessandro Volta revealed his electrifying invention to the world.


Music by Building The State

B022 - New Jerseys - March 13, 2018

March 13, 2018

On March 13, 1960—58 years ago today—the Chicago White Sox debuted surprising new uniforms.

B021 - Food Fight - March 6, 2018

March 6, 2018

On March 6, 1865—153 years ago today—Abraham Lincoln's second inaugural ball descended into sloppy, greasy pandemonium as four thousand revelers ambushed the buffet table at once.

Episode 012 - Disco Nights - February 27, 2018

February 27, 2018

On February 27, 1980, thirty-eight years ago today, the Grammy for Best Disco Recording was awarded for the very first time—and was never, ever awarded again. In this episode, we explore the downfall of the 1970s' defining sound, from the riotous "night disco died" to the night a disco superstar took home music's biggest prize.

B020 - Is There a Letter in Your Bag For Me? - February 20, 2018

February 20, 2018

On this date in 1792, President Washington signed the Postal Service Act into law, establishing the USPS as a government entity and securing it as a staple in American communication.

Music for this episode is by Borrtex and Podington Bear.