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On this holiday edition of BackStory, the History Guys search for the true roots of Thanksgiving. [This is an audition-only version of the show. Pl...

Bought by WJFF, WABE, WUSF, KDRP Community Radio, KUOW and more


  • Added: Nov 21, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 61
Caption: George Michael at Prague Opera House, Credit: Caroline True
In this two part series, TV editor of 60s cult music show Ready Steady Go! and all-round pop music aficionado Vicki Wickham, gets up close and per...

  • Added: Nov 05, 2014
  • Length: 55:52
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Poet Paul Legault shares how he challenged the norms of translation in his interpretations of Emily Dickinson's poetry.

  • Added: Oct 29, 2014
  • Length: 14:00
Caption: Frank Zappa
His music was an amalgam of classical music, jazz, R&B, doowop, poetry and—sometimes—just plain noise. And Frank Zappa the man was even more compli...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, WSKG, Spokane Public Radio, 90.1 WFYI Public Radio, KSRQ and more


  • Added: Oct 27, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 21
Caption: Bryan Bowden
A profile of a young teacher who uses humor to get results from kids who normally are not achievers.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, KUOW, KBCS 91.3 FM Community Radio, and KWMR


  • Added: Jul 06, 2014
  • Length: 05:00
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: The Church of Pancakes fireworks stand, Credit: and original painting by Tom Zavitz
Emotion battles ethics in this action-packed caper. Nine-year-old Jaybird and his partner in crime, Kenny, love the Fourth of July — the sound of a...

  • Added: May 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:45
Caption: Jazz funnyman Cab Calloway
A lot of people probably don't think of jazz as all that funny. But from the music's vaudeville roots to legendary prankster Dizzy Gillespie, there...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, WNJR, KAZU, KPVL, KMUN and more


  • Added: Apr 21, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 16
Caption: Love is in the Air on A Jazz-O-Rama Valentine!, Credit: Lorie Kellogg
A one hour Valentine's Day Special - vintage 78 RPM and vinyl record cuts about love, presented by Lorie Kellogg, filling in for host Joe Bev.

Bought by KREV-LP


  • Added: Feb 10, 2014
  • Length: 59:29
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Terry "Harmonica" Bean, Credit: Mike Lynch
Jimmy "Duck" Holmes and Terry "Harmonica" Bean in concert in Philadelphia

Bought by WSLR, WNMU-FM, KMUN, WHRV, WMHT and more


  • Added: Jan 24, 2014
  • Length: 57:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Follow Rachel as she progressively interviews kids ages 5-18 and asks them a simple, yet thought-provoking question. This is the second of four epi...

  • Added: Jan 07, 2014
  • Length: 03:03
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Check out the show with Professors Bob Duke and Art Markman, and then have a nap; refresh and consolidate what you’ve learned. Sleep is a lot more...

  • Added: Sep 13, 2013
  • Length: 07:20
Caption: The Great Northern Radio Show: Grand Rapids - The Roe Family Singers, Credit: Charlie Pulkrabek
Presented by Northern Community Radio and Aaron Brown, The Great Northern Radio Show blends the classic model of a radio variety show with some mod...

Bought by KUMD and KSRQ


  • Added: Jul 03, 2013
  • Length: 01:56:19
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Jazz funnyman Cab Calloway
A lot of people probably don't think of jazz as all that funny. But from the music's vaudeville roots to legendary prankster Dizzy Gillespie, there...

Bought by WRGY, KMXT, WTJU, Oregon Public Broadcasting, WNCU and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: 59:01
  • Purchases: 17
Caption: 'THE LEGACY OF EURIAH PILLAR, Credit: SCOTT DICKIE
A Captain Waverly Underhill mystery: A death in the family can be expensive. When an eccentric millionaire leaves a bizarre will, it can cost a...

  • Added: Jun 05, 2013
  • Length: 41:39
Caption: Frank Zappa
His music was an amalgam of classical music, jazz, R&B, doowop, poetry and—sometimes—just plain noise. And Frank Zappa the man had even more to him...

Bought by WTJU, KBGA 89.9 FM, Radio New Zealand, Troy Public Radio, 90.5 WSNC and more


  • Added: Unknown
  • Length: :00
  • Purchases: 22
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The humorist and author talks about his novel, "Insane City," and the real-life insane city that inspired it...Miami. He then sits down with Virgin...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 56:30
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John Irving reads from and talks about his novel "In One Person," and sits down with Virginia Prescott about writing, sex, and why he'd never becom...

  • Added: Feb 22, 2013
  • Length: 51:30
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard and Eunice introduce each other to their families and begin plans for a June wedding. Richard finds a job and is ordained. Driving north ou...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 23:48
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
At Union Seminary Richard immediately audits a seminar being co-taught by John Bennett and Reinhold Niebuhr on “Christianity and Communism.” Richar...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 26:22
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard and his friends sign up to work on the newly organized Carrot River Co-op Farm in the sparsely settled, harsh northern terrain of Saskatche...

  • Added: Feb 18, 2013
  • Length: 19:30
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard’s leadership of the Student League for Industrial Democracy on the Wooster campus has not gone unnoticed. On of Richard's professors confro...

  • Added: Feb 17, 2013
  • Length: 19:17
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Richard faces the uncertainty of college life and its requirements. And his heavy New York accent marks him as an outsider at the College of Wooster.

  • Added: Feb 10, 2013
  • Length: 19:47
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Too young for induction into the army, Richard works at Best & Co. and next with Fred Waring and His Pennsylvanians in the shipping department. Upo...

  • Added: Feb 09, 2013
  • Length: 30:34
Caption: Artwork by Richard Creps
Friendships on New York City streets are made and solidified by the games young Richard plays after school and on Saturdays. Which game is played d...

  • Added: Feb 04, 2013
  • Length: 18:01
Caption: The Field Trip Podcast logo, Credit: Mike Smith
This week, correspondent Teresa Chin takes us on a tour beneath the Monterey Bay to explore the sights and creatures of the deep. Cruise a shipwrec...

  • Added: Nov 09, 2012
  • Length: 12:54