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Antoni Gaudi, Part 1

You probably know Gaudi’s work, even if you don’t recognize his name. His distinctive...

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Charles IX

Much like many of the other mad royals that have been discussed on the podcast through the years,...

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Suleiman the Magnificent and the Siege of Vienna

The Ottoman Empire’s Suleiman the Magnificent was a head of state, a poet, a reformer of the...

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The Compton’s Cafeteria Riots

In 1966, a restaurant in San Francisco's Tenderloin district was the site of a violent incident...

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The Franco-Mexican Pastry War

When a French pastry chef complained to King Louis-Phillippe that his shop in Mexico was...

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History Mysteries Double Feature

Two troubling tales from the 1920s share the stage in this episode. First, newlyweds that...

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Hildegard von Bingen

Hildegard was a Christian mystic of medieval Europe who was way, way ahead of her time. If she...

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Codex Gigas

This massive medieval manuscript, nicknamed “The Devil’s Bible,” contains multiple lengthy...

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The Night Witches

The Night Witches were an all-female bombing regiment in the Soviet Air Force. Flying biplanes...

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Pharaoh Djoser and Egypt’s First Pyramid

The pyramids at Giza are iconic Egyptian landmarks, but they weren't the first to appear. Djoser...

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P.A.R.C., Mills and Special Education

Until 1975, children with disabilities in the U.S. weren’t guaranteed the right to a public...

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Immigration History: Lower East Side Tenement Museum, Part 1

The U.S. is, at its heart, a nation of immigrants. The Lower East Side Tenement Museum works to...

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Louisa May Alcott

Once you examine Louisa May Alcott's life story, the inspirations for her writing become clear....

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Frankie Manning and the Lindy Hop, Part 1

Frankie Manning grew up loving dance, learning and practicing in ballrooms and private parties in...

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Hokusai

Hokusai lived during a time when there was not a lot of contact between Japan and the West. But...

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The Vanishing of the U.S.S. Cyclops

In 1918, a U.S. Navy collier vanished without a trace after leaving Barbados. The ultimate fate...

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The Billion Dollar Spy with Author David E. Hoffman

During the Cold War, the CIA and KGB were in a constant game of cat and mouse to steal each...

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Good Humor v. Popsicle

There was a time when Popsicle and Good Humor couldn’t stop suing one another about frozen treats...

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Emmy Noether, Mathematics Trailblazer

In the early 20th century in Germany, Emmy Noether pursued a career in mathematics, despite many...

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A Brief History of Moonshine

People have fermented foods to make alcohol for much of human history. For this episode, when we...

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