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!

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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.

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.

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.

B005 - The Orange Juice Incident - October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017

On October 10, 1957, President Eisenhower invited Ghanian finance minister Komla Agbeli Gbedemah over for bacon, eggs, and a public apology at the White House.

Episode 008 - The March King - September 26, 2017

September 26, 2017

On this episode, we explore the debut of Sousa's "New Military Band" on this date in 1892, and the bandleader's enduring mark on American music.

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.