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!


More Episodes

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

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.”

B016 - Fred Ott’s Sneeze - January 9, 2018

January 9, 2018

On January 9, 1894—one hundred twenty-three years ago today—one mustachioed lab assistant's sneeze made motion picture history.

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.

B006 - Loma Prieta - October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017

Twenty eight years ago today, the "World Series Earthquake" struck Northern California.

B002 - We Choose to Go to the Moon - September 12, 2017

September 12, 2017

55 years ago today, President Kennedy announced that America's new frontier was the Moon. But his famous speech's biggest applause line was... a football joke?

B001 - Voyager 1 - September 5, 2017

September 5, 2017

Briefly - by Today Then, is a short podcast released every Tuesday, except on the last Tuesday of the month when you can hear a brand new full episode of Today Then.

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 006 - Carousels - July 25, 2017

July 25, 2017

On this episode, we celebrate National Carousel Day, held every year on July 25. We explore our own experiences with carousels, and take a tour of the Carousel Capital of The World.