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We're revisiting a 2013 episode about John Harvey Kellogg. His last name is famous for breakfast cereal, but was a 19th-century doctor with some unique (and groundbreaking) beliefs about health and wellness.His Battle Creek Sanitarium was home to anything but treatment as usual. The first episode of Modern Ruhles is now available. You can listen to it here.   Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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We sat down with renowned filmmaker Ken Burns to talk about his new documentary series Country music and his process as a storyteller.
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The planet hadn't seen a major war between all the Great Powers since the downfall of Napoleon at Waterloo in 1815. But 99 years later the dam breaks and a Pandora's Box of violence engulfs the planet.
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Julius Caesar is our travel guide as he takes us through his murderous subjugation of the native Celtic tribal peoples of ancient Gaul. It sounds vaguely like other, recent European colonial conquests...until the natives nearly win.
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The Asia-Pacific War of 1937-1945 has deep roots. It also involves a Japanese society that's been called one of the most distinctive on Earth. If there were a Japanese version of Captain America, this would be his origin story.
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United Fruit Company was Guatemala’s largest employer and largest single landowner when the October Revolution took place. It also controlled the railroad, the port and the utilities. And it feared that the new government threatened its business interests. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Deep themes run through this show, with allegations of Japanese war crimes and atrocities in China at the start leading to eerily familiar, almost modern questions over how the world should respond. And then Dec 7, 1941 arrives...
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The 1954 coup that overthrew the democratically elected president of Guatemala was orchestrated by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency. Part one will outline the various influences leading up to the coup, including the involvement of United Fruit Company. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Often relegated to the role of slavish cannon fodder for Sparta's spears, the Achaemenid Persian empire had a glorious heritage. Under a single king they created the greatest empire the world had ever seen.
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The Great Powers all come out swinging in the first round of the worst war the planet has ever seen. Millions of men in dozens of armies vie in the most deadly and complex opening moves of any conflict in world history.
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Our trip through the Cabinet today will introduce us to a smart girl and a persistent teacher. But nothing is as simple as it appears.
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The war of maneuver that was supposed to be over quickly instead turns into a lingering bloody stalemate. Trench warfare begins, and with it, all the murderous efforts on both sides to overcome the static defenses.
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What happens if human beings can't handle the power of their own weaponry? This show  examines the dangerous early years of the Nuclear Age and humankind's efforts to avoid self-destruction at the hands of its own creation.
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Politics, diplomacy, revolution and mutiny take center stage at the start of this episode, but mud, blood, shells and tragedy drown all by the end.
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How one organization changed the American public's relationship with waste and who is ultimately responsible for it.
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Machine guns, barbed wire and millions upon millions of artillery shells create industrialized meat grinders at Verdun and the Somme. There's never been a human experience like it and it changes a generation.
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The Americans are coming, but will the war be over by the time they get there? Germany throws everything into a last series of stupendous attacks in the West while hoping to avoid getting burned by a fire in the East they helped fan.
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Today's episode is a classic from November 2014. 1920, the S-5 left the Boston Navy Yard on its first mission, with a crew of 36 officers and enlisted men. While performing a crash dive as part of a performance evaluation, the crew found themselves on a sinking vessel. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Pain is at the root of most drama and entertainment. When does it get too real? This very disturbing and graphic show looks into some case studies and asks some deep questions. WARNING Very intense subject matter.
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Baseball’s progression from an amateur activity to a professional sport is full of great stories. Hear about the myths and legends of early baseball; the pioneers and the inventors; the moguls and the superstars. And the gamblers. It all leads to the formation of 1919 Chicago White Sox and sets in motion the elements of one of the most infamous scandals in baseball history. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
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In their very first episode, Mary and Allison talk about their origin story, attending American Girl Live! as thirty-somethings, and Valerie Tripp’s masterwork Meet Felicity. While exploring the world set out in the Felicity books (1770s colonial Virginia) they question the title character’s exclusive devotion to freeing a local horse named Penny. Last but not least, they address an important petition on American Girl dolls and representation. Sign the petition here: https://www.change.org/p/american-girl-dolls-american-girl-will-not-make-a-doll-with-down-syndrome
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From Biblical-era coup conspiracies to the horrific aftermath of ancient combat this second installment of the series on the Kings of Achaemenid Persia goes where only Dan can take it. For better or worse…
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Episode 122: The Shortest StrawHuman nature has a number of powerful, universal characteristics. Our need for community. Our love of storytelling. Our seemingly infinite capacity to adapt and thrive. But some of the most terrifying events in history find their root in one other: our will to survive.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with a single click, and then let their powerful technology connect the best candidates to you inside their easy-to-use Dashboard. Discover for yourself why ZipRecruiter is used by businesses of all sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/lore today to get start posting jobs for free.Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.* * *Episode Music: lorepodcast.com/music/122Episode Sources: lorepodcast.com/sources/122Lore News: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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Today we take a look at a practice that many of us do every day without a second thought - namely, wear pants. However, for women throughout history, wearing pants has not always been such a trivial matter. Join Ben and special guest Christopher Hassiotis as they examine four times that women in the United States were arrested simply for wearing pants. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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If this were a movie, the events and cameos would be too numerous and star-studded to mention. It includes Xerxes, Spartans, Immortals, Alexander the Great, scythed chariots, and several of the greatest battles in history.
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On this episode of BackStory, Joanne, Nathan and Brian explore stories of superstition and the surprising roles the number 13 has played across American history.
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Anaxagoras and his work in unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos crossed the boundaries between philosophy and astronomy.. And it was, in many ways WAY ahead of its time – ahead enough that he was criminally charged for it.  Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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This case fed an already growing anti-Catholic movement in England in the 1860s. Additionally, it played on the shock of women being incredibly cruel to one another – something that was even used by the plaintiff’s legal team when speaking to the jury. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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In the mid 1990s, Enron Corporation solidifies its position as the number one energy company in America. Investment manager Sherron Watkins lands a dream job there, but quickly learns that Enron's office culture and accounting practices make it a treacherous place to work.
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Today's curiosities will quench your thirst and make you laugh, the things that are difficult to say no to.
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Ken Lay fights to restore public confidence in Enron as the bad publicity mounts and the stock price continues to fall. Sherron Watkins is encouraged when an internal review of company practices is launched, but stunned when it appears to backfire. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Best Fiends - Solve thousands of fun puzzles and collect tons of cute characters! Download for FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play Hello Fresh - For $80 off your first month of HelloFresh, go to HelloFresh.com/AS80 and enter AS80
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The same day Queen Liliuokalani proposed a new constitution for Hawaii that would restore power to the monarchy and grant native Hawaiians the right to vote in elections, a group of white businessmen met at a law office in Honolulu, and hatched a plan that would change the course of nations.
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Twenty years ago the music track, Everybody’s Free (To Wear Sunscreen) became a global hit. It featured a wise-sounding man giving a graduation-style speech addressed to the Class of ‘99, set to an uplifting backing track. It was the work of Australian filmdirector Baz Luhrmann, using music from his film Romeo and Juliet. But those facts do not tell the whole story. Far from it. In this programme Lee Perry (the wise-sounding man himself) tells the strange story of The Sunscreen Song; who really wrote the words, how Baz Luhrmann came to them – and why the song made such a deep and lasting impression on so many people.
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Some threats to our safety and well-being are obvious and easy to spot from a mile away. Over the course of history, people have become very skilled at looking for danger and avoiding it. But some threats are more difficult to spot—and once they strike, the results can be deadly.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: “The Real History of Secret Societies”...created in partnership with History® Network.Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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In the 500th edition of the programme, Melvyn Bragg and his guests discuss the philosophical idea of free will. Free will - the extent to which we are free to choose our own actions - is one of the most absorbing philosophical problems, debated by almost every great thinker of the last two thousand years. In a universe apparently governed by physical laws, is it possible for individuals to be responsible for their own actions? Or are our lives simply proceeding along preordained paths? Determinism - the doctrine that every event is the inevitable consequence of what goes before - seems to suggest so. Many intellectuals have concluded that free will is logically impossible. The philosopher Baruch Spinoza regarded it as a delusion. Albert Einstein wrote: "Human beings, in their thinking, feeling and acting are not free agents but are as causally bound as the stars in their motion." But in the Enlightenment, philosophers including David Hume found ways in which free will and determinism could be reconciled. Recent scientific developments mean that this debate remains as lively today as it was in the ancient world. With: Simon Blackburn Bertrand Russell Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge Helen Beebee Professor of Philosophy at the University of Birmingham Galen Strawson Professor of Philosophy at the University of Reading Producer: Thomas Morris
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Twelve years after Henry Hudson's 1609 trip charting the Hudson River, the Dutch used his voyage as the basis for a new colony, which would be wedged between the English colonies in New England and Virginia. New Netherland began with tiny numbers of people from different backgrounds. They settled the entire region that Hudson had traveled, from Delaware to New York to Connecticut. But being spread out so thinly exposed them to danger. In 1626, in the area around the future Albany, New York, a small party became embroiled in a fight between two native tribes, and some settlers were killed. In the aftermath, the colonists chose a new leader. Peter Minuit's first decision was to call all the settlers together for strength. Then he selected a location for a capital city, one that was strategically located in a world-class harbor and at the mouth of the colony's central river—a wilderness island called Manhattan.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! Zip Recruiter - See why ZipRecruiter is effective for businesses of all sizes. Try ZipRecruiter FOR FREE at ZipRecruiter.com/AHT Sleep Number - Sleep Number is the Official Sleep and Wellness Partner of the NFL. You’ll only find Sleep Number at one of their 575 Sleep Number stores nationwide. Find the one nearest you at sleepnumber.com/TELLERS
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In 1793, the infamous Marie Antoinette was moved to the Conciergerie in Temple Prison. A woman who became synonymous with indulgence spent her final months with almost no personal possessions, separated from her children, awaiting her imminent death.
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By the time he was 17, Charles II was a prince in exile. When his father, the King of England, was beheaded, the country became a protectorate without a monarch. But Charles was willing to sacrifice whatever (and whoever) it took to win his crown back.
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In 1609, a headstrong English sea captain named Henry Hudson set out on behalf of the Dutch East India Company to find a trade route to Asia — and promptly found himself and his crew stranded in icy waters off the coast of Norway. As supplies dwindled, Hudson announced to his frostbitten crew that the ship would change course. They set off across the Atlantic Ocean in search of an alternative route through the North American continent. Hudson never found the Northwest Passage, but he did come across something else on that journey — a small island the native people called Manna-hatta. That settlement would eventually give rise to a new Dutch colony called New Netherland, with Manhattan Island, or New Amsterdam, as it would come to be known, as its capital. New Amsterdam would come to be defined by two key Dutch values: tolerance and capitalism. This series by Russell Shorto, based on his book The Island at the Center of the World, traces how Manhattan’s brief chapter as a Dutch colony shaped the city for centuries to come.
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In 1930s England, plenty of young Cambridge men were communists during their University Days. But most of them dropped the left wing politics when they left school. Donald Maclean, along with the rest of the Cambridge Five, was the exception: however high he climbed in the ranks of the Foreign Service, his loyalty was with the Soviets.
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. A note on shownotes. In a perfect world, you go into each episode of the Memory Palace knowing nothing about what's coming. It's pretentious, sure, but that's the intention. So, if you don't want any spoilers or anything, you can click play without reading ahead. Anyway... Music  We hear Vaggvisa by Henrik Lindstrand. Then Kestrel, off the album by the same name from Caoimhin O Raghallaigh. Ljuva mekaniska jag by 1900. A loop from When it's Time to Go, by Buddy Fo & his Group. A bit of Movement II from Martynov, "Come in!" by Vladimir Martynov. Making Love in the Apartment from Krysztof Komeda's score to Rosemary's Baby. And the Mistral Noir, from Daniel Herkedal. Notes There's a lot written about Kelly and his times, none more enjoyable than Bill Bryson's in One Summer: America, 1927. The best academic book that touches on Kelly and his times is Dance Marathons: Performing American Culture in the 1920s and 30s, by Carol Martin.
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King George V and Tsar Nicholas II were first cousins who looked so much alike that people often jokingly called them twins. When one cousin's crown came under threat, the other had a decision to make.
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The Great pyramid of Giza. The Nazca Lines. The Moai Statues of Easter Island. Long considered engineering feats of ancient civilizations, there are some theories that are still discussed today that these ancient monuments may be the work of extraterrestrial civilizations.
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An Australian man comes to England claiming to be a long-lost heir thought dead in a shipwreck. What happened next sparked a trial lasting 188 days—one of the longest in English history—and a scandal that captivated the Victorian public.
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We explore three stories of protest in sports that are often overlooked but essential to understanding the current debate: Jack Johnson, Wilma Rudolph, and Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf.
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Really missed a chance to call this episode "The Three Pillars of Russian Absolutism.   Come hang out with us at soundeducation.fm
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In a time of great upheaval around the world, America experiences outbreaks of violence and fear. Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb and the other stars of the Deadball Era rise to prominence. The Chicago White Sox navigate the 1919 season and by the end of the year, they are on the verge of a World Series berth. Behind the scenes, some of the players begin to discuss the possibility of a big payday during the Series, much bigger than the bonuses they would earn for participating in the event.
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Enron manipulates California's electricity market for financial gain, and the state is plunged into an energy crisis. Meanwhile, the schemes of a corrupt CFO, a rocky transition of power, and an alarming discovery by Sherron Watkins, threaten to tear the company apart. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Policygenius - Go to Policygenius.com to get quotes, and apply in minutes. You can do the whole thing on your phone right now!
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The legendary rivalry between college football powerhouses Auburn and University of Alabama turned ugly with the 2011 poisoning of two beloved oak trees on Auburn's campus. Mo explores the history behind the rivalry and the line between fandom and fanaticism.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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The scandal crashes down on the White Sox players and gamblers. The criminal trial is a fiasco, though it ends well for the defendants. But the new commissioner of baseball is not beholden to the courts and he levies the ultimate punishment against the players. After the appeals fail, the players make new lives for themselves. Most play with outlaw teams across the country. And the story ends with a memorable reunion of the two of the greatest hitters of all time.
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Both of today's stories are out of this world, and are guaranteed to stretch your mind.
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Godey’s Lady’s Book was the most popular magazine in the U.S. in the middle of the 19th century. Although it’s most well-known for its hand-tinted fashion plates, its content included poetry, fiction, household tips, music, and etiquette. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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After the World Series, Major League Baseball experiences an offseason of turmoil: White Sox owner Charlie Comiskey investigates his players; the National Commission begins to collapse; and Boston sends its best player to New York. As the 1920 season plays out, rumors of a World Series conspiracy fade from memory… until the final week of the year. Three White Sox players testify before a grand jury and the scandal erupts in the newspapers. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
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Now that we’ve checked in with the rest of the world, let’s get back to our story…which lately hasn’t been going so well. In the space of 70 years the Kingdom went from a preeminent power in the West to little more than a viking hunting preserve. By the year 1000, things had become so bad that the Viking armies were now just wintering on the island. The English nobles, unable to oust them, were essentially paying for the invader’s room and board via danegelds. Which were pulled from local peasantry. Essentially, the English rulers were so incompetent, they were pillaging their own countryside. Support the Show
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How singing "Strange Fruit" turned Billie Holiday into one of the first victims of the War on Drugs.
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In 1996, two climbing groups set out to reach the peak of Mount Everest, the highest point on planet Earth. A sudden, unexpected blizzard would leave them stranded on the mountain's summit, where the freezing cold and lack of oxygen slowly killed them off, one by one.
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On the morning of March 17, 1892, a group of townsfolk in rural Rhode Island dug up the graves of three local women. What they did to their bodies was something that we might find shocking, yet was actually normal in their culture. What was it in their past that guided their actions? Were they merely a product of their ancestors, or innocent participants in a regional panic?Lore WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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The ancient world proved itself capable of remarkable feats of construction. Thousands of years later, historians and archeologists are still unsure of how such marvels were constructed. As our understanding of the capabilities of ancient empires as grown, so has the suspicion that these ancient peoples were assisted by extraterrestrial visitors.
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In the 1600s, John Wilkins was planning out what he thought it would take for humans to travel to the moon. Wilkins managed to ride out a rocky time in England’s historycomfortably, and was well known; he appears in the diaries of Samuel Pepys. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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It's been 100 years since the most infamous event in baseball history. In 1919, a group of Chicago White Sox players conspired to lose the World's Series. This the story of legendary players like Shoeless Joe Jackson; baseball moguls like Charles Comiskey; and ruthless gamblers like Arnold Rothstein. This is the true story of "Eight Men Out." Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
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There are multiple contenders when it comes to the question of who invented the traffic light. This episode looks at a few of the moments in traffic light history that got us to where we are today, as well as what made them a necessity in the first place. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Human ambition has led us to some amazing achievements, and taken us to unexplored places. But it has also lured us into places where there is a lot more fear and danger than we are used to, and the stories that have grown out of that world have left the world a richer—and more frightening—place.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.HelloFresh: Save time and frustration, and get delicious, healthy, honest meals delivered straight to your door, with all the instructions and ingredients prepped and ready to go. Subscribe today at HelloFresh.com/LORE80, and be sure to use the offer code LORE80 to save $80 off your first month.Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just browse the unmatched selection of audio programs, download a free title, and start listening—it’s that easy. To get started today, just visit Audible.com/lore or text “LORE” to 500-500.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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Join historians and friends Allison Horrocks and Mary Mahoney as they relive the American Girls series one book at a time. New episodes every other week. Debuts March 1st.
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Today we revisit a 2015 episode about an international jailbreak! In the 1860s, a crew from the United States mounted a mission to Western Australia to rescue imprisoned members of the Irish Republican Brotherhood who had been imprisoned by Great Britain. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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For 11 hours, Monica Lewinsky faced off against federal prosecutors who wanted her to help them take down the president and threatened her with decades in jail. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn Audible is the world's largest audiobook publisher. For a 30-day trial and a free audiobook, go to audible.com/slowburnLearn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Does a sixth sense like precognition, telepathy, or telekinesis really exist? That’s what researcher J.B. Rhine set out to determine in the 1930s with a series of experiments into extra-sensory perception. But his controversial results would only spur more questions.
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In 1993, Bill and Hillary Clinton moved into the White House on a swell of optimism. In less than a year, the new administration was mired in a sea of scandals: Travelgate, Filegate, Nannygate, and, most consequentially, Whitewater. What went wrong?Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Some films help us reflect on the sins of the past, other films create fictional characters to make the past more digestible. On today's episode Adam, Ben, and John answer every question with "Yes, drill sergeant." while reviewing this 1994 fantasy. This film is available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library Support our show! Next Film: Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Available on: Amazon, Apple, and your local library
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Characters on sitcoms aren't supposed to die. So when they do, it's never less than weird. Mo examines some of the most infamous sitcom deaths and disappearances with Henry Winkler, Sandy Duncan and Alan Sepinwall.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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For one brief shining moment in the early 1960s, John F. Kennedy impersonator Vaughn Meader was on top of the world. He was the voice of the hit comedy album "The First Family" which broke sales records and even won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Meader's impression also stirred up controversy, forcing White House advisers to grapple with the impact of political mimicry. In this episode Mo Rocca explores the story of this once-famous comic whose career died the same day President Kennedy was assassinated. Warning: this episode contains language that might be deemed offensive for some listeners.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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Today we revisit a 2014 episode. Dr. Blackwell had no interest in medicine as a child. But she paved the way for women who came after her and changed the face of medicine in the U.S. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Today we meet both halves of an incredible legal battle, and one half of a popular entertainer. We promise, it will all make sense by the end.
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As the regular season winds down, the talk of a World Series fix heats up. Chicago White Sox players meet with two sets of gamblers and name a price to lose the Series. The gamblers weave a complicated web to raise the money before the Series begins. One group secures the help of the biggest gambler of them all, Arnold Rothstein. On the eve of Game One, the deal is done and everyone waits to see if the players will go through with the fix...
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Many of us have seen pictures of the original "Siamese Twins" Chang and Eng. But their story is so much more than a medical case study. Mo travels to Mount Airy, North Carolina - the inspiration for Andy Griffith's Mayberry and the real life home of the conjoined twins - to join the many descendants of Chang and Eng for their annual family reunion.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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Some stories have been around for a very long time, and others are fairly new. One thing is certain, though: the tales we tell have a way of changing over time. But that doesn’t make them any less powerful—or any less frightening.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with a single click, and then let their powerful technology connect the best candidates to you inside their easy-to-use Dashboard. Discover for yourself why ZipRecruiter is used by businesses of all sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/lore today to get start posting jobs for free.Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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Mo welcomes his friend Michael Ian Black – comedian, author, podcaster, and, as it turns out, Neanderthal (we’ll explain). Mo talks to Michael and the world’s leading researchers about why our extinct human cousins Neanderthals have gotten such a bad rap for so many many years, and how we’re learning more about how close we really were. Oh, Mo also talks to the guy who played Cha-ka on the 70s kids show Land of the Lost.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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In 1883 between the south-Asian islands of Java and Sumatra, a deadly force was brewing. The volcano Krakatoa had been waiting to erupt for over a thousand years. Dutch colonizers ignored the warning signs, and Islanders had little mobility. It was a recipe for disaster. Soon, the mountain would explode, generating some of the most deadly phenomena ever to terrorize the planet earth.Parcasters - Thank you for listening to our new podcast! Enjoy!
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music On-ness by Tom Rogerson and Brian Eno. My Mamma Pinned a Rose on Me by Esmerine. Some of Eloy by Deaf Center. Saturday Evening by Tomasz Benarczyk Solitary Living by The Flashbulb A Minor by Kid606
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When Oscar Hartzell's mother met Milo and Sudie, she fell for a story too good to be true: She, as an heir to the fortune of Sir Francis Drake, was eligible to receive a large part of his treasure -- all she had to do was help pay for court costs in the UK. Yet when Oscar finally figured out the con, he joined forces with the fraudsters, eventually becoming the head of one of the largest scams of the age. Join Ben and special guest Christopher Hassiotis as they explore the bizarre rise (and fall) of Oscar Hartzell. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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From the age of three Sammy Davis, Jr. did it all better than anyone else - singing, dancing, acting, even gun spinning. Mo talks to friends and family about what drove him to keep performing, even after the car crash that nearly killed him. Featuring Carol Burnett, Chita Rivera, Kim Novak, Dionne Warwick and more.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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In which a horrorcore rap-rock duo from Detroit accidentally creates a global army of misfits and outcasts, and Pearl Jam gets John thrown in jail five times. Certificate #32373. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Your first sneak peek of Noble Blood, a brand new podcast from executive producer Aaron Mahnke and iHeart Podcasts. Join author Dana Schwartz on a narrative tour of history's most fascinating royals: the tyrants and the tragic, the murderers and the murdered, and everyone in between. But be warned: when you’re wearing a crown, mistakes often mean blood. Learn more at NobleBloodTales.com
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Benjamin Lay was a Quaker and a radical abolitionist who lived in the period between when the Religious Society of Friends began and when it started formally banning slave ownership among its members. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Welcome to The History of Rome, a weekly series tracing the rise and fall of the Roman Empire. Today we will hear the mythical origin story of Rome and compare it with modern historical and archaeological evidence. How much truth is wrapped up in the legend? We end this week with the death of Remus and the founding of Rome.
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As on every year, here is an episode I released a few days after the murders at the Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida on June 12, 2016.
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The World Series plays out as rumors of a conspiracy run wild through the inner circles of baseball. Suspicion rises. Tension builds in the White Sox clubhouse. The gamblers double cross the players. The players double cross the gamblers. In the end, no one wins. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Social media: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
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When Bill Clinton went to Washington, rumors and accusations from his Arkansas past went with him. But even his most dedicated political enemies couldn't predict where their efforts would lead.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Here in its tenth year in operation, the Memory Palace just got a star turn in the wonderful podcast and radios show, Radiolab. We couldn’t be more delighted. So, a word of welcome to new listeners and a call to arms for regular listeners and a story perfect for the end of summer.
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music  Absence by Matti Bye. Notes There are a number of excellent books about Viola Liuzzo. I found Selma and the Liuzzo Murder 
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Our trip through the Cabinet today will explore ghostly houses and dusty libraries, two places were curious stories are born. Enjoy the tour!
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music Duet for Ghosts by Ed Harcourt tops and tails this one. We here the top of Pomeriggio Zenzero from Paulo Conte. Some of Thankful by Bill Frissell. And Ingo Metzmacher's 6th Study for Player Piano Notes The most comprehensive thing I read on George Melendez Wright is from this supplementary piece to the Burns National Parks documentary, by Susan Shumaker.
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From the creation of the first penitentiaries in the 1800s, to the "tough-on-crime" prosecutors of the 1990s, how America created a culture of mass incarceration.
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This is the true story of how a coalition effort between American and British special force units brought down, Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the mastermind behind countless bombings, kidnappings and beheadings in Iraq as the leader of A.Q.I. This episode is sponsored by: Great Courses (https://www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/covert) Mint Mobile (https://www.mintmobile.com/covert) Covert's theme is "Anxiety" by Kai Engel (https://www.kai-engel.com/) .  Music in this episode is “Something (Bonus Track)” by Kai Engel; “Never Again” by Ars Sonor (https://www.deviantart.com/frequency-alcyone) ; "Haunty Fourstroke", "Violin Spider" and "Blhlicht" by Marco Trovatello (http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Marco_Trovatello/) . Sound effects from freesound.org (http://freesound.org/) by syna-max (https://freesound.org/people/Syna-Max/sounds/60345/) , justinbw (https://freesound.org/people/JustinBW/sounds/70107/) , Dymewiz (https://freesound.org/people/Dymewiz/sounds/114390/) , kangaroovindaloo (https://freesound.org/people/kangaroovindaloo/sounds/138288/) , Huggy13ear (https://freesound.org/people/Huggy13ear/sounds/138959/) , soundmary (https://freesound.org/people/soundmary/sounds/194978/) , tehlordoswag420 (https://freesound.org/people/tehlordoswag420/sounds/204949/) , laurenmg95 (https://freesound.org/people/laurenmg95/sounds/386691/) , felix.blume (https://freesound.org/people/felix.blume/sounds/434076/) and nicklas3799 (https://freesound.org/people/nicklas3799/sounds/467359/) . Additional sound effects from freesfx.co.uk. Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 License  (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
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Precipitous mountain roads, specially-modified bikes, and deadly consequences. Simon Maybin spends time with the young men who race down the steep roads of Colombia’s second city Medellin. Marlon is 16 and he’s a gravitoso - a gravity biker. He hooks onto the back of lorries or buses climbing the precipitous roads to reach high points around the city. Then, he lets gravity do its thing and - without any safety gear - hurtles back down the roads, trying to dodge the traffic. This year, two of his friends have died gravity biking and Marlon has had a near-fatal accident. But he’s not quitting. So what drives young men like him to take their lives into their own hands? And what’s being done to stop more deaths? Presenter/producer: Simon Maybin (Image: Marlon with his bike ready to ride back down into Medellín. Credit: Simon Maybin/BBC)
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Some of the most withering criticism of Clinton came from a coalition of conservative activists whose political views were bound up with their faith. The influence of the Christian right within the Republican Party had been growing steadily since the Reagan years. When the Lewinsky story broke, the movement’s leaders pounced on it with righteous vigor.In the sixth episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh charts the religious right’s campaign against the president and how it failed.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Historian and author Tom Holland discusses his new book Dominion, which explores the history of Christianity and argues that it has had a transformative and enduring impact on the western mindset. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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There were other stars as big as Audrey Hepburn, some even bigger. (Ahem, Katharine Hepburn?) So why is it that more than 25 years after her death her image still captivates us and her name trends regularly on social media? Mo explores why the attachment to Audrey is still so personal for so many people.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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Mo tells the stories of three remarkable people who changed history - but whose names you've probably never heard. They are the pioneers before the pioneers. Before Rosa Parks, there was Elizabeth Jennings. Before Jackie Robinson, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker. And then there's Lois Weber, the woman who ruled Hollywood 100 years ago.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: http://bit.ly/MobituariesBook
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Thalidomide has been described as the biggest man made medical disaster of all time. This first part covers what thalidomide is, the animal testing that lead its manufacturer to market it as safe, and its release into the market. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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When it comes to medieval and early modern economic history it is important to understand guilds, how they functioned, and their effects on society. Professor Sheilagh Ogilvie joins me to talk about guilds and her most recent book, The European Guilds: An Economic Analysis. Find Professor Ogilvie’s book here: https://www.amazon.com/European-Guilds-Economic-Analysis-Princeton/dp/0691137544
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Over 200 lives were lost during the construction of the Hoosac Tunnel in western Massachusetts. According to countless eye-witnesses across nearly 150 years, many of those deaths left indelible marks. What truly awaits visitors in the darkness of that tunnel? Is it simple echoes of a violent past, or the thing that haunts the deepest fears of every human being?Lore WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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What happened between Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky? Why did it happen? And what are we supposed to do about the fact that the whims and impulses of individual men can—and constantly do—alter the course of history? In the fourth episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh details Clinton and Lewinsky’s reckless affair. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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People called her crazy, and to be fair she must have seemed crazy. But she was onto something. How Martha Mitchell, the celebrity wife of one of Nixon’s closest henchmen, tried to blow the whistle on Watergate—and ended up ruining her life.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The stage is set, the characters are introduced, and the spell is cast. Welcome to Salem Village, home to a diverse and complicated gathering of families and personalities. It is a pile of dry kindling, and the match is about to be struck.
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We hear both Baracolle and Ice World from Saloli's album, The Deep End. We hear Ensemble Recherche do Morton Feldman's Something Wild in the City: Mary Ann's Theme.  As well as De Wolfe Music do Moonbird. Harry Kalahiki does that Ukelele version of Claire de Lune We get a snipped of Eartheater's Peripheral And E Ruscha V's The Hostess
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After the first eruption of Krakatoa on August 26th, 1883, the citizens of the Sunda Strait may have assumed the worst was over. But they were about to experience a tsunami that would be the first of many over the next 24 hours. On top of this, pyroclastic flows were on their way, ready to burn those running for safety in the hills. With such an extreme level of catastrophe, it seemed that none would survive.
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Today's tour through the Cabinet will introduce you to a pair of very unique individuals. One went on to inspire a lasting image, while the other was the very image of the odd and unusual.
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Aside from Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, the most pivotal player in the Clinton impeachment saga may have been Linda Tripp—an ordinary person who made extraordinary choices that precipitated the entire crisis. In perhaps the deepest and most intimate interview she’s ever given, Tripp talks to Leon Neyfakh about what she did, and why. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Join CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, humorist, and history buff Mo Rocca for an irreverent but deeply researched appreciation of the people (and things) of the past who have long intrigued him. This trailer previews a few of the subjects profiled in season 1.
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Today it’s conventional wisdom that all feminists hypocritically turned their backs on Monica Lewinsky. In fact, the scandal provoked an intense debate within the feminist movement about sex, power, and consent. For some, it was obvious that Clinton had victimized Lewinsky and needed to be thrown overboard. For others, it was just as obvious that the scandal was part of a political war in which Clinton was the good guy. In the seventh episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh excavates the arguments and ideas that divided liberals—and feminists in particular—at the height of the scandal. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Juanita Broaddrick told Ken Starr’s team of prosecutors that Bill Clinton had raped her in 1978. Her story wasn’t included in the Starr Report—but members of congress found out about it anyway, and had to decide how it would affect their vote on impeachment. In the final episode of our series on Clinton’s impeachment, Leon Neyfakh talks to Broaddrick, and to Lisa Myers, the NBC News reporter whose interview with Broaddrick became a cause célèbre during the impeachment trial. What does it mean that Broaddrick’s story has never really become a part of Bill Clinton’s?--Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Crusades defined the Middle Ages and left a long legacy behind them. We chat with Dan Jones, author of the upcoming book Crusaders: The Epic History of the Wars for the Holy Land, about why this long series of conflicts mattered so much to medieval people and why they're still important today. Get Dan's book here. Support this show by supporting our sponsors! Patrick loves his Indochino suit and knows you will, too. Take half off, at Indochino.com and use code TIDES at checkout.
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In which we look at Federal siege operations at Vicksburg, May-June 1863.
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In September 1519, a fleet led by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan set off on what would be the first circumnavigation of the world. Magellan was the first navigator to find a route round South America, but he had to quell several attempted mutinies and he was eventually killed by tribesmen in what is now the Philippines. His circumnavigation was completed in 1522 by one of his subordinates, Juan Sebastian Elcano. Simon Watts tells Magellan’s story through the book published by his on-board chronicler, Antonio Pigafetta. PHOTO: Magellan's fleet (Hulton Archive/Getty Images)
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In 1582, the German town of Bedburg was ravaged by a violent and mysterious creature. After untold bloodshed, the townsfolk took up arms and hunted the monster down. What they found was something out of our deepest nightmares, and entirely too close to home. Lore WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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Colonial powers used concentration camps at the turn of the 19th century to crush rebellions. How a war between Britain and Boers gave rise to some of the first camps.
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On June 17th 1972, 5 men were caught breaking into the offices of the DNC at the Watergate Complex in Washington D.C. Over the next two years, journalists and congressional investigators worked to expose the White House’s involvement and cover-up of the crime, ultimately leading to the end of Richard Nixon’s presidency.Parcasters - This week on Crimes of Passion we take on the infamous case of Lorena and John Bobbitt! You won’t want to miss this one! Listen today on Spotify or wherever you get your podcasts.
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We’re finishing out our two-parter on thalidomide. This episode covers the response, including criminal trials, changes to drug laws, and debates about the legality of abortion, and how this has continued to evolve for thalidomide survivors until today. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Today we reach back to our 2015 episode on Diogenes of Sinope, the father of the Cynicism school of philosophy. He was also an incredibly eccentric figure who spoke out against pretense, and he used humor to convey his ideals Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Last time we discussed the events that lead to the birth of Rome, covering the arrival of Aeneas in Italy and the story of the twins Romulus and Remus. Today we will cover the remainder of Romulus's life, his questionable morality and ultimate disappearance from the world of men.
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In 1995, the Denver International Airport opened 16 months over schedule and nearly 2 billion dollars over budget. In the nearly 25 years since, all manner of conspiracies have plagued the airport, centered around the weird art, unusual architecture, and unanswered questions about the airport's construction. Parcasters - George and Barbara Kogan had a happy marriage before a younger woman entered the scene. When millions of dollars are on the line, love becomes slightly more complicated. Listen to our new episode of Crimes of Passion on Spotify, or wherever you get your Parcast Originals!
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Mike tells Sarah how the myth of meddling wives serves to exonerate terrible husbands. Digressions include "50 Shades of Grey," Marie Antoinette and the end of the 1960s. This episode, we’re sorry to say, contains descriptions of domestic abuse. patreon.com/yourewrongabout Continue reading →
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This is the first of a two-part celebration of the history of Brooklyn Heights, a picturesque neighborhood of architectural wonder.
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This week we cover the first three of Romulus's successors to the throne: Numa Pompulius, Tullus Hostilius and Ancus Marcius, who they were and what affect they had on the evolution Roman law and culture.
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the context and impact of Pablo Picasso's iconic work, created soon after the bombing on 26th April 1937 that obliterated much of the Basque town of Guernica, and its people. The attack was carried out by warplanes of the German Condor Legion, joined by the Italian air force, on behalf of Franco's Nationalists. At first the Nationalists denied responsibility, blaming their opponents for creating the destruction themselves for propaganda purposes, but the accounts of journalists such as George Steer, and the prominence of Picasso's work, kept the events of that day under close scrutiny. Picasso's painting has gone on to become a symbol warning against the devastation of war. With Mary Vincent Professor of Modern European History at the University of Sheffield Gijs van Hensbergen Historian of Spanish Art and Fellow of the LSE Cañada Blanch Centre for Contemporary Spanish Studies and Dacia Viejo Rose Lecturer in Heritage in the Department of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge Fellow of Selwyn College Producer: Simon Tillotson.
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Air conditioning has had a profound impact on modern life -- and in more ways than you might realize. In this trio of Invention episodes, Robert and Joe explore pre-AC cooling methods, the invention itself and the many ways it changed the shape (and temperature) of our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Air conditioning has had a profound impact on modern life -- and in more ways than you might realize. In this trio of Invention episodes, Robert and Joe explore pre-AC cooling methods, the invention itself and the many ways it changed the shape (and temperature) of our lives. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Episode 117: BonesEverything is built upon something else. Whether it is a mighty fortress, a simple home, or the very lives of the people around us, there’s a foundation beneath everything. But don’t let that strong, smooth layer fool you. There’s darkness down there, if you know where to look.————————————————This episode of Lore was sponsored by:• Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.• ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with a single click, and then let their powerful technology connect the best candidates to you inside their easy-to-use Dashboard. Discover for yourself why ZipRecruiter is used by businesses of all sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/lore today to get start posting jobs for free.• Audible: Audible is offering our listeners a free audiobook with a 30-day trial membership. Just browse the unmatched selection of audio programs, download a free title, and start listening—it’s that easy. To get started today, just visit Audible.com/lore or text “LORE” to 500-500.————————————————The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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Freddie Oversteegen was 14 when she joined the Dutch resistance.
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Deep in the forest at the northern tip of a small island near Vancouver Island, there is a stone monument standing amidst the trees. How that structure came to be, and what it meant to those who built it, are both interesting stories. But it's the unofficial reports — the sightings and experiences of those who visit it — that truly deserve to be told.Lore WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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In 1973, the Senate Watergate hearings gripped the nation. But the first congressional hearings on the scandal took place a year earlier—and featured an angry Texan shouting at four empty chairs.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Most locations have an isolated history that is unique to them and only them. But some places have served as the entry point for a bigger idea and a larger impact on history as a whole. Sadly, that sort of significance always seems to come at a price, and it’s a cost that’s difficult to forget.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE 40 DAYS of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: The History of Ancient Egypt.Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at SquareSpace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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Who was Huey Long? He was a politician that combined progressive economic ideas with an autocratic streak, leading FDR to call him one of the most dangerous men in America.
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Some shows are difficult to believe until you see them, while other things are impossible to believe even after you've laid eyes on them. Today's tour will introduce visitors to one of each.
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We hear Concierto Para Piano Y Orquesta En Sol Mayor - Adagio Assi as played by Martha Argerich. Notes Jacob S. Robinson's Journal of the Santa Fe Expedition Under Colonel Doliphan in 1846. Hampton Sides' fantastic Blood and Thunder.
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Mark Felt, also known as “Deep Throat” was the most famous whistleblower in the definitive government scandal in United States history. Serving in the Federal Bureau of Investigations for over 30 years placed Felt in the ideal position to observe and divulge key information regarding President Richard Nixon’s abuse of presidential powers in the 1960s and 70s. Parcasters - Watergate forever changed the way Americans look at the presidency, but could there be more to the story? Find out today on Conspiracy Theories! Subscribe to Conspiracy Theories on Spotify to listen now!
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Bestselling medieval historian Dan Jones discusses his new book Crusaders, which tells the stories of these religious conflicts through the people who were involved in them. He is joined in conversation by his fellow historian Helen Castor. Historyextra.com/podcast For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy
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On September 1st 1939 German forces invaded Poland. Douglas Slocombe, a British cameraman, was there at the time and filmed the build-up to the war. Also the man who resisted the Sicilian Mafia in the 1990s plus the first all-female peacekeeping force, the defining trial of holocaust denial and why Apollo 11's astronauts were put in quarantine after their historic landing on the moon. (Image: German citizens in Gdansk (also known as Danzig) welcoming German troops during the invasion of Poland on September 3rd 1939 . Credit:EPA/National Digital Archive Poland.)
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In this second Lore Trick or Treat 2017 set of stories, we explore the power of folklore and fate. A Head of Steam takes us on an eerie trip through the graveyard, while A Deadly Past shows us how sometimes our actions have a way of catching up with is.
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No one likes to be sick, and yet it is one of the most dependable things in life. We will all, at some point, become ill, and when we do, the most important thing in our world will be recovery and wellness. Many simply wait for nature to take its course, but history is full of takes of those who have taken it a bit too far.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Pompeii: Daily Life in an Ancient Roman City.Fracture: Fracture wants to change the way you think about printing your photos. Instead of using paper, Fracture prints directly onto glass, and your photos have never looked better. Get 15% off your first order today at FractureMe.com/LORE, using the offer code LORE15.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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Some people have a fire inside them that drives them to do great things. New discoveries, breakthrough inventions, or astonishing accomplishments. But some have harnessed that passion for something darker, and they’re actions have left a painful mark on history.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by:Native: Native creates safe, effective personal care products that use trusted ingredients and performance. For 20% off your first purchase, visit NativeDeodorant.com and use promo code LORE during checkout.The Great Courses Plus: Hundreds of topics taught by professors and experts, all in one enormous video library. Listen or watch on your computer or mobile device. Visit TheGreatCoursesPlus.com/lore today to start your special FREE MONTH of unlimited access to their full lecture library—and don't miss my newest recommendation: Years That Changed History : 1215.Squarespace: If you're passionate about it, show it off. Build your own powerful, professional website, with free hosting, zero patches or upgrades, and 24/7 award-winning customer support Build your free trial website today at Squarespace.com/lore, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We start off with a touch of Hills in the Rain, by Simon Rackham. Go to a bit of Narkopop 1 by Gas. Then gaze in wonder to Grofe's Grand Canyon Suite: Sunrise, as performed by the Cincinatti Pops Orchestra We listen to two versions of Trying Something Again, Again by our friends in Lullatone. And go out on Jaybird, by Charlie Parr
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In this segment from BackStory’s 2015 show, “They Might Be Giants: China and the U.S.,” host emeritus Peter Onuf talks to historian John Haddad about how Americans smuggling opium into China during the 19th century led the Chinese to crack down on trade that was already very restrictive.
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts.
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How a plan to end segregation by busing in Detroit went to the Supreme Court and had lasting implications for the rest of the country.
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Humans have always loved to build things, but we occasionally have to make adjustments to our plans. City ordinances, building codes, and property disputes all get in the way. Sometimes, though, the reason we change our plans is much more interesting than that.Lore WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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Before he became one of the leaders of the Revolutionary War, George Washington was just another young man with big dreams and no small amount of wanderlust. It’s no surprise, then, that he jumped at the chance to travel to Barbados with his elder half-brother. Join the guys as they sit down with special guest and research associate Ryan Beresch to learn more about Washington’s seven weeks in Barbados -- and how it fundamentally altered the course of his life. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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After secretly giving Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward information on Watergate in the late 1960s, Mark Felt struggled to balance his public life and his secret one. He knew that what he shared with Woodward would have a dramatic effect on the way American citizens saw their government. When Watergate ended, Felt's friendship with Woodward deteriorated. And for the rest of Felt's life he struggled with whether or not to come clean about being the infamous informant known as Deep Throat.
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Today's trip through the halls of the Cabinet will take us past two very unique individuals, both of whom made a name for themselves in their respective fields.
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Today revisits a 2012 episode from previous hosts Sarah and Deblina. After a childhood spent roaming Europe, Freya Stark began saving money to take Arabic lessons. Once fluent, she traveled into areas few outsiders had ever been, documenting her travels in best-selling books. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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How the timber industry fuelled a brutal civil war in West Africa, the Honduran coup that left the president holed up in an embassy plus the Indian affirmative action controversy, the first ever voyage all the way around the globe 500 years ago and the sit-com "Friends" hits TV screens worldwide. (Photo: Timber near Buchanan in Liberia in 2010. Credit: Getty Images)
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The Peterloo Massacre took place during a peaceful protest for parliamentary reform in Manchester, England. And there was a lot feeding into why people in Britain, and specifically in the region around Manchester, thought that reform was needed. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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Woodward and Bernstein, Walter Cronkite, and a host of other journalists tried to make people care about Watergate in the run-up to the 1972 election. They totally failed. Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The way we explain the world around us is determined by the lens we view it through, especially when events sit outside the realm of the believable. And no better moment in time can illustrate that idea better than the perfect storm of fear and paranoia that descended on a New England village a handful of centuries ago.* * *This episode of Lore was sponsored by: Casper: Discover Casper’s new Hybrid mattress, which combines the pressure relief of their award-winning foam with durable-yet-gentle springs. Try it for 100 nights—risk-free—in your own home. Visit Casper.com/Lore to get $100 toward select mattresses by using the offer code LORE. Terms and conditions apply.ZipRecruiter: Post your job opening to over 100 job sites with a single click, and then let their powerful technology connect the best candidates to you inside their easy-to-use Dashboard. Discover for yourself why ZipRecruiter is used by businesses of all sizes to find the most qualified job candidates with immediate results. Visit ZipRecruiter.com/lore today to get start posting jobs for free. Stamps.com: Print your own postage and shipping labels from your home or office. Start your 4-week trial today, and claim your $110 bonus offer, which includes postage, a digital scale, and zero commitment. Just visit Stamps.com, click on the microphone in the top-right of the homepage, and type LORE.* * * The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/books The Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/Lore Latest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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On this day in 1921, Constance Baker Motley, the first Black woman to be named a federal court judge, was born. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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The last days of the Roman Kingdom were ruled over by the three members of the so-called Tarquin Dynasty: Tarquinius Priscus, Servius Tullius and Tarquinius Superbus. The last proved to be such a tyrant that he was overthrown and monarchy was forever outlawed by the Romans.
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As the first suspects are rounded up and questioned by the biased and partisan officials, their confessions unleash more trouble than relief. And as the number of witches multiplies, so too does the number of accusers. In an increasingly uncertain time, the Village leans on its faith.
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For the last 40 years, the U.S. and Iran have been in almost continual conflict. We look at three different moments in this conflict to better understand where it might go next.
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On our tour today, we'll meet one subject known for what he built, and another known for what he accomplished—and both of them deliver a curious journey.
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(This programme contains audio effects that may cause discomfort to people living with hearing conditions. There is a modified version of this programme, with quieter effects, on this page https://bbc.in/2TrInga) What does life sound like for someone whose hearing has suddenly changed?
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When the authorities entered a building in Chicago’s south side in 1895, they weren’t prepared for what they found. Above and below the neighborhood pharmacy was a seemingly never-ending maze of doors and rooms. What those hallways and staircases led to, however, was beyond disturbing. * * *Lore episode 8 was sponsored by:Hover.com: Visit Hover.com to save 10% off your next domain name registration. Just use the offer code BASEMENT.SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%. * * *Official WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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How a folksy segregationist senator, a team of young investigators, and a few whistleblowers staged the hearings that made Watergate must-see TV.Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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A college dropout with no background in science turns himself into an expert on performance enhancing drugs. Soon he attracts some of the world’s best athletes—along with the attention of a determined federal agent. Support us by supporting our sponsors! Ancestry.com - Get 20% off your AncestryDNA kit when you go to ancestry.com/as HelloFresh - Get $20 off your first 3 boxes when you visit them at HelloFresh.com/as60 and enter code as60 at checkout.
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Even though Salem had been without an official charter from England for almost a decade, there was no question that witchcraft was still a crime. The only question left was how to handle them, and the answer would involve pitting a group of outsiders against a few powerful insiders.
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In December 1825, the Decembrists became the Decembrists.  Sponsor: casper.com
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Today we meet two very unusual individuals, although the things these people were famous for couldn't be more different. Either way, they're both great additions to the Cabinet.
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This week, it's nothing less than The Divine Savior vs. The Antichrist
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Augustine's Confessions In Our Time Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss St Augustine of Hippo's account of his conversion to Christianity and his life up to that point. Written c397AD, it has many elements of autobiography with his scrutiny of his earlier life, his long relationship with a concubine, his theft of pears as a child, his work as an orator and his embrace of other philosophies and Manichaeism. Significantly for the development of Christianity, he explores the idea of original sin in the context of his own experience. The work is often seen as an argument for his Roman Catholicism, a less powerful force where he was living in North Africa where another form of Christianity was dominant, Donatism. While Augustine retells many episodes from his own life, the greater strength of his Confessions has come to be seen as his examination of his own emotional development, and the growth of his soul. With Kate Cooper Professor of History at the University of London and Head of History at Royal Holloway Morwenna Ludlow Professor of Christian History and Theology at the University of Exeter and Martin Palmer Visiting Professor in Religion, History and Nature at the University of Winchester Producer: Simon Tillotson.
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Settings are often just as important to a story as the tale itself. The Shining had the Overlook. The Legend of Hell House had the Belasco. We fear cabins in the woods and even our own basements. But the mother of all horror settings is the asylum, with a dark pedigree unlike any other.Official WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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The saga of Bill Clinton’s impeachment is rich with forgotten characters, surprising subplots, and opportunities to reflect on just how much America has changed over the past 20 years. Whether you’re well-versed in the tale of Clinton and Monica Lewinsky, or you’re fuzzy on the details, this season of Slow Burn will take you further into the story than you’ve ever been.From its origins in the Whitewater real estate controversy, the Paula Jones sexual harassment lawsuit, and the suicide of Vince Foster, Clinton’s near-removal from office was the culmination of a process that remains poorly understood—and continues to reverberate through our political system today.While Season I of Slow Burn captured what it was like to live through Watergate, Season II offers a fresh reexamination of the choices, circumstances, and manipulations that nearly destroyed the 42nd president and forever changed the life of a former White House intern.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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Each year for the last three years, Nate picks his personal favorite. Here’s 2018. See you in 2019.
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There are few political thinkers with as evil a reputation as the Florentine writer Nicolo Machiavelli. Machiavelli's philosophy was believed to be so cutthroat and cynically ruthless that some thought it was demonically inspired. There is even a historical myth that Nicolo Machiavelli's first name inspired the English to call the devil "Old Nick". Despite the fact that the story probably isn't true, Machiavelli's Satanic reputation has persisted. However, we need to ask if Machiavelli's reputation deserved. Have people been misunderstanding his writing for centuries? Tune in and find out how Beelzebub, Leonardo Da Vinci, and the Pope's Banker all play a role in the story.  
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At a bar in Queens, and in the Senate offices, Nixon's supporters stood with him long after it was clear his hands were dirty. How did they rationalize their position? And what, finally, made them waver? Slate Plus members get a bonus episode of Slow Burn every week. Find out more at slate.com/slowburn.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music First up is Requiem from Nico Muhly's score to How to Talk to Girls at Parties. November by Colleen. Edward Hong's arrangement of Sleep from the Smoke and Mirrors Percussion Ensemble. The solo version of Broad Channel by Bing & Ruth Won't Be a Thing to Become by Colin Stetson and Sarah Neufeld Notes Here's Shane Dubay and Carl Fuldner's study in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, including Fuldner's remarkable photographs.
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Blink from Hiroshi Yoshimura Which comes in and out of Bjolukor Tonlisterakoli Reykjanesbaejar's version of Sigur Ros' Hoppipolla. Love Token by Elena Kats-Chernin, performed by Tamara Anna Cislowska And Joanna Brouk playing Maggi's Flute - Lifting Off Notes There's a ton out there about the sixty starlings, the most comprehensive comes from Stephen Marche's book, How Shakespeare Changed Everything. I also found Kim Todd's [Tinkering with Eden,](http://%22Tinkering%20With%20Eden:%20A%20Natural%20History%20of%20Exotic%20Species%20in%20America) particularly useful.
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As we pass through the Cabinet today, you'll bear witness to a man who had an incredible run of luck, and a monster that chilled an entire community. Enjoy the tour!
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When Howard Carter and his team of archaeologists first stepped into the tomb of Tutankhamun in 1922, they broke new ground in our understanding of ancient Egypt. Did they also unleash a curse? For years to come, strange events and unresolved deaths would plague those who explored the site.Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!
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Dazzling Gilded Age heiresses and the servants who kept their houses running and in pristine condition.
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On the morning of July 2, 1881, President James Garfield entered the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad Station in Washington, DC ready to leave for vacation. As he walked through the waiting room, he was suddenly shot in the back by a man angry that he hadn’t received a position in Garfield’s administration, Charles Guiteau.
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Nowadays her name may be unfamiliar, but in the 1920s Aloha Wanderwell was an international celebrity, traveling hundreds of thousands of miles across the globe and filming her adventures. Tune in to learn more about the life and times of the explorer often called "the Amelia Earhart of the Automobile". Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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In 1864, a group of working men formed an international association called The International Working Men's Association. 
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On this episode of BackStory, Nathan talks with historian and activist Nick Estes about his experience at Standing Rock, the history of Indigenous resistance, and the current state of the Dakota Access Pipeline.
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Few stories have the endurance to last centuries. Fewer still have a proven track record of documented, authoritative eye witness accounts to back them up. Among those rare myths, one stands above most. For nearly 300 years, something has haunted an area of the country that is known for rare and unusual wildlife. So many people have seen it, in fact, that it’s almost impossible to deny its existence.* * *Lore episode 9 was sponsored by:Hover.com: Visit Hover.com to save 10% off your next domain name registration. Just use the offer code PINES.SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.* * *Official WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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What is it like to be famous before you’re famous? What is it like to walk in the shoes of another person? Each episode of Imagined Life takes you on an immersive journey into the life of a world-famous person. It’ll be someone you may think you know, even admire -- or maybe the opposite. You’ll get clues to your identity along the way. But only in the final moments will you find out who “you” really are. So sit back, let go, and -- imagine your life, with our hosts, Oscar nominated Virginia Madsen and celebrated voice actor Robbie Daymond. From Wondery, the network behind Dirty John. Listen now at wondery.fm/imaginedlifetwo
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Richard Nixon resigned on August 9, 1974, but Watergate was far from over. The scandal spawned a number of bizarre and mysterious conspiracy theories, linking the break-in and Nixon's administration to the kidnapping of an attorney general's wife, the crash of a Boeing 737, and the assassination of J.F.K.Parcasters - Which UFO sighting kicked off the alien craze? It wasn’t Roswell! Subscribe to Extraterrestrial today to learn about the close encounter that started it all, the Mount Rainier flying saucer sighting. Search for Extraterrestrial on Spotify to listen now!
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The Alsos mission had a hard-charging leader in Boris Pash and an eccentric band of recruits. But if the so-called Bastard Brigade was going to track down the Nazi atomic bomb, they would also need scientific expertise. For that, they turned to the Dutch-American physicist Samuel Goudsmit.  Goudsmit wasn’t the brigade’s first choice—far from it. He was considered weak and timid, and even Goudsmit himself worried he lacked the courage for the mission. But the scientist had been friends with Werner Heisenberg as a young man in Europe, and he felt personally betrayed by Heisenberg’s work for the Nazis. And as a Jew who’d lost his parents to the concentration camps, Goudsmit was determined to fight back against Hitler. But Goudsmit would eventually prove himself, and his brilliant detective work would lead the mission to a cave in Germany hewn into the side of a cliff — Heisenberg’s secret lair and the heart of the Nazi bomb project.  Support us by supporting our sponsors! ZipRecruiter - To try ZipRecruiter for free go to ZipRecruiter.com/AHT Brooklinen - Get 10% off AND free shipping when you use promo code TELLERS at Brooklinen.com
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Loose lips may sink ships, and in Felicity Learns a Lesson, we learn how loose tea and teeth can bring down an empire…or just a bratty imperialist. In this episode, Mary and Allison question Felicity’s bonafides as a friend, whether Ben Franklin was an influencer, and the importance of the Yorktown tea party. We also connect the Fyre Fest debacle to colonial politics and ask a vital question: who’s looking out for Ashanti?
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In this one, we sat down with Colette to discuss the history of democratic centralism, and how it has been developed over the years, as well as other forms of democracy from ostensibly socialist origins. Go to www.prolespod.com for full show notes and suggested reading.
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Stepping into the woods is like stepping through a doorway to another world. A world that hides dark secrets from prying eyes, and holds unknown dangers for unprepared travelers. But some woods are more sinister than others, and Massachusetts just might play host to the worst of them all.* * *Lore episode 7 was sponsored by:Casper: Visit Casper.com/Lore to save $50 off a mattress of your choice with the offer code LORE. Terms and Conditions Apply.SquareSpace: Go sign up for a free trial today at SquareSpace.com, and when you make your first purchase, use offer code LORE to save 10%.* * *Official WebsiteNovels by Aaron Mahnke
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Throughout history, cultures around the world have explored the world of medicine in search of tools that can heal our bodies. We’ve used plants and minerals, of course, but the most powerful tool might also be the most taboo—and it’s been right in front of us the entire time.* * *The Lore book series: www.theworldoflore.com/booksThe Lore TV show: www.Amazon.com/LoreLatest Lore news: www.theworldoflore.com/now
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia, a collective of independently owned and operated podcasts. Music We start off with Chez Thomas, by Charles Delarue Go to The Graceful Ghost, one of William Bolcom's 3 Ghost Rags. Then Krzysztof Komeda's Ballet Edude II A touch of Ellington playing A Single Petal on a Rose. Then Concerto no. 5 en la minuer: Allegro ma non molto, as performed by Wilhelm Friedeman Bach and Brigitte Haudbebourg frames... Philharmonics - Piano Sessions found on the Deluxe Edition of Agnes Obel's Philharmonics album. Then we go to Nathaniel Johnson's gorgeous, Penelope's Theme from the score to the delightful film, The Brothers Bloom. Sneeuwland by Oskar Schuster. Judith by Jacob David. Notes I read a bunch of articles on Jackie, but if you're looking for one-stop-shopping that can send you off in other research avenues, I'd probably suggest this article by Zack Harold in Lapham's Quarterly.
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Sometimes the most amazing stories are about people who found a way to stand out in a crowd, and both of the subjects of today's tour certainly fit that bill.
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This week we look back at four days in August 1953, when the CIA orchestrated a coup of Iran's elected Prime Minister Mohammad Mossadegh.
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Despite ascending to power in a court filled with intrigue, juggling relations with Britain and France, and both likely having mental health conditions, the reign of Ferdinand VI of Spain and his wife Barbara was surprisingly stable. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
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The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia. Music Sarah in Bath from Krysztof Komeda's score to the Fearless Vampire Killers.  Adagio for Glass Harmonica, K617a as performed by Vienna Glass Armonia Duo. Mr. Death Angel Flanders from John Barry's score to Boom! And a bit of Imaginary Building from Elana Katz-Cherwin and Tamara-Anna Cislowska Notes There's a great American Heritage article on the history of Delmonico's. There's a nice write up on the Swan Dinner in American Phoenix: The Remarkable Story of William Skinner, by Sarah S. Kilborne  Society as I Have Found It, Ward McAllister's memoir of the Gilded Age is appropriately bonkers.
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