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!


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

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.”

B003 - Emoticon - September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017

35 years ago today, a Carnegie Mellon research assistant professor sent a message with a simple suggestion that would forever change the way we communicate.

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 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.

Episode 003 - STS-31 - April 25, 2017

April 23, 2017

For this episode, we explore the backstory of April 25, 1990: The day the Hubble Space Telescope was deployed.