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J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 2

In the exciting conclusion of our two-part episode on Hoover, we come in at the Cold War and end on a strange note.See for privacy information.

Thu May 23, 2024 12:17
Short Stuff: Hobo Signs

By definition hobos are people who travel from town to town taking odd jobs as they go. But some towns are friendlier than others, and hobos developed a system of symbols they left one another to know what to expect from a town.See for privacy information.

Wed May 22, 2024 12:28
J. Edgar Hoover: Evil G-Man Pt. 1

It wouldn’t be an overstatement to say that J. Edgar Hoover was perhaps the most powerful American of the 20th century. By the time he established the FBI as America’s police force, presidents were afraid of him. Just exactly how did he get to be so puissant?See for privacy information.

Tue May 21, 2024 12:24
Selects: The Great War of the Worlds Panic Myth

On Halloween 1938 young radio star Orson Welles scared the pants off of America with a fictional news bulletin claiming Martians had landed and were destroying the country. People across the nation ran wild with panic in the streets – or did they? Listen to this classic episode to find out.See for privacy information.

Sat May 18, 2024 12:11
The Silurian Hypothesis

The idea that we aren’t the first advanced civilization to live on Earth sounds like a fringe theory, but it raises a good question: How can we be so sure that a civilization didn’t arise and die on Earth so long ago that any trace of it has been erased?See for privacy information.

Thu May 16, 2024 12:42
Short Stuff: Zambonis!

Even the dullest hockey game is worth seeing when the Zamboni comes out to resurface the ice.See for privacy information.

Wed May 15, 2024 12:35

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