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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Apr 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:43
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Apr 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:38
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2014
  • Length: 01:40
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Mar 31, 2014
  • Length: 01:20
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Mar 17, 2014
  • Length: 01:29
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Mar 11, 2014
  • Length: 01:36
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Mar 06, 2014
  • Length: 01:37
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort. Read the full description.

  • Added: Feb 24, 2014
  • Length: 01:31
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort.

  • Added: Feb 19, 2014
  • Length: 01:35
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Although the term civility seems to connote a type of outmoded, formal etiquette not practiced since the turn of the previous century, the use of c...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 07:13
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Free, weekly program. It’s generally agreed that the silent film era lasted from 1894 to 1929; however, the history of projected images is much lon...

  • Added: Oct 18, 2013
  • Length: 11:02
Caption: The Black Horse. A secret police car from Soviet days, Balaklava., Credit: Sarah Stuteville, The Seattle Globalist
A Generation Putin *extra*: Audio postcard from a military jeep ride in the former Soviet stronghold of Balaklava, Ukraine.

Bought by HowSound, KUOW, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 26, 2012
  • Length: 04:15
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
In December of 1620, the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth Rock. In this episode of Did This Happen? we are there to get their first impressions of their...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
In 1927, balloons of cartoon characters were introduced to the Macy’s Thanksgving Day Parade! Find out what happened to those balloons when they we...

  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
In 1939, President Franklin Delano actually moved Thanksgiving up a week! Find out the reasons why in this episode of Did This Happen?!

  • Added: Aug 15, 2012
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
Charles Lindbergh made history flying his plane, The Spirit of St. Louis, non-stop from New York to Paris in 1927. The trip took over 33 hours! Lis...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
The Liberty Bell is a symbol of freedom for the United States, but did you know it started life as a simple Statehouse Bell for Pennsylvania? Liste...

  • Added: Nov 17, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
On December 14, 1911, an expedition team led by Roald Amundsen became the first to reach the South Pole. Listen in on this historic moment in today...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
The caves in Lascaux feature thousands of Paleolithic paintings along the walls. Just who painted these and why remains a mystery. We provide you w...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
In January or 1894, Edison Labs were working on the Motion Picture camera. During that time William Dickson became the director of the very first m...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
On September 26, 1580, Sir Francis Drake completed his circumnavigation of the world. Find out what he said to his men as they pulled into the harb...

  • Added: Nov 03, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
On December 25, 1776, George Washington crossed the Delaware River in what has become one of history’s most famous boat rides! Listen in moment bef...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
What was Sameul F.B. Morse like as a teenager? Find out in today’s episode of Did This Happen?!

  • Added: Oct 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
General George Armstrong Custer made his last stand at Little Big Horn. I this episode of Did This Happen? we hear the moments leading up to that f...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:00
Caption: Did This Happen?, Credit: Mike Hollingsworth
On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave his, now famous, Gettysburg Address. We take you to the moments before the president took the ...

  • Added: Oct 04, 2010
  • Length: 01:00