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.
Episode 011 - The Danish Titanic - January 30, 2018
January 30, 2018
On January 30, 1959, fifty-nine years ago today, an ocean liner hit an iceberg off the coast of Greenland and sank, along with all 95 people aboard. But that was just the beginning of the story. Interviews with two Danish investigative journalists and the daughter of one of the lost boatsmen illuminate the tragic and controversial saga of the “Danish Titanic.”
B015 - 55 - January 2, 2018
January 2, 2018
On this date in 1974, President Nixon asked the country to drive slower in order to reduce oil consumption.
Music for this episode was provided by Ian Shepherd, Saxon Shore, and Precious Kindred.
B013 - Bush v Gore - December 12 2017
December 12, 2017
On December 12, 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down its decision in Bush v. Gore.
B009 - The Apalachin Meeting - November 14 2017
November 14, 2017
On November 14, 1957, a house in Upstate New York was raided by police -- and confirmed the existence of the Mafia to the public.
B007 - Women’s Day Off - October 24, 2017
October 24, 2017
In 1975, women in Iceland earned only 60 percent of men's wages. On October 24 of that year, tens of thousands of women protested this inequality and—for one day—brought the country to a standstill. This episode includes music by Kaela Drew.
Episode 007 - Ishi - August 29, 2017
August 29, 2017
On August 29, 1911, sensational newspaper headlines announced that a weathered and emaciated middle-aged man—the last surviving member of the Yahi tribe—had emerged from the foothills near Oroville, California.
Ishi, as he would later be known, quickly became a national media spectacle, an obsession for anthropologists, and a "living specimen" put on display in a San Francisco museum.
Episode 004 - Vanport - May 30, 2017
May 28, 2017
On this episode, we do a deep dive into May 30, 1948: The date of the historic Vanport, Oregon flood, the history of the city, and the aftermath.