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The short, funny, (yet, factually accurate) life of William, the Conqueror

Bought by WOUB


  • Added: May 09, 2017
  • Length: 11:12
  • Purchases: 1
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Studs Terkel interviews Al Pommier, aka 'One Swing Al', a parking lot attendant in Chicago, Illinois. This story aired as part of a week long serie...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 01:27
  • Purchases: 1
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The months of September, October, November, and December take their names from Latin words meaning "seven," "eight," "nine," and "ten." So why don'...

Bought by KREV-LP, WETD, WSLR, WNJR, WRNC-LP and more


  • Added: May 04, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
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When it comes to learning new things, what's on your bucket list? A retired book editor decided to try to learn Latin, and ended up learning a lot ...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WYAP, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Apr 27, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Stories change. People change. Communities change. The first episode of 12 Knots, The Drift, features three stories from the small island communit...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2017
  • Length: 43:06
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In the military, if you've "lost the bubble," then you can't find your bearings. The term first referred to calibrating the position of aircraft an...

Bought by WSLR, WYAP, KTSW 89.9, WEZU, KREV-LP and more


  • Added: Apr 20, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 7
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Books for sale, books for free, and wisdom passed down through the ages. Libraries aren't just repositories for books -- they're often a great plac...

Bought by WNJR, WSLR, WETD, KREV-LP, WHRV and more


  • Added: Apr 13, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: Adelaide Bullen
Archeologist Adelaide Bullen written and presented by Anita Palladino.

  • Added: Apr 10, 2017
  • Length: 06:01
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In deafening workplaces, like sawmills and factories, workers develop their own elaborate sign language to discuss everything from how their weeken...

Bought by WNJR, KREV-LP, WSLR, WHRV, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Apr 06, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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In 2011, Rinker Buck crossed the Oregon Trail — yes, that Oregon Trail — in a covered wagon pulled by a team of mules. He traveled with his brother...

  • Added: Apr 04, 2017
  • Length: 24:59
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Restaurant jargon, military slang, and modern Greek turns of phrase. Some restaurants now advertise that they sell "clean" sandwiches. But that doe...

Bought by WNJR, KREV-LP, WSLR, WHRV, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Mar 30, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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Joe Reginella, a Staten Island based sculptor, sneaks a statue into the park every weekend to commemorate a disaster that has been scrubbed from th...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Mar 24, 2017
  • Length: 06:49
  • Purchases: 1
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Hundreds of years ago, the word girl didn't necessarily mean a female child. In the 14th and 15th centuries, the term "girl" could refer to a child...

Bought by KREV-LP, WNJR, WSLR, WETD, WYAP and more


  • Added: Mar 23, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 8
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This week on "A Way with Words”: The language we use to cover up our age, and covering up a secret message. Do you ever find yourself less-than-spe...

Bought by KREV-LP, WMUU-LP, WRNC-LP, WSLR, WETD and more


  • Added: Mar 16, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 6
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Sensuous words and terms of endearment. Think of a beautiful word. Now, is it simply the word's sound that makes it beautiful? Or does its appeal a...

Bought by KREV-LP, WSLR, WNJR, WRNC-LP, KTSW 89.9 and more


  • Added: Mar 09, 2017
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 9
Caption: GetPublished! Radio Host Gerald Everett Jones, Credit: La Puerta Productions
GetPublished! Radio co-host and sci-fi author Thomas Page gives us an oddball history lesson about Communism as a quasi-religious faith that might ...

  • Added: Mar 06, 2017
  • Length: 03:27
Caption: GetPublished! Radio Host Gerald Everett Jones, Credit: La Puerta Productions
GetPublished! Radio co-host and sci-fi author Thomas Page gives us an oddball history lesson about the British army in Africa.

  • Added: Mar 05, 2017
  • Length: 03:35
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
International guitar thumbpicking champion and songwriting humorist Shane Adkins performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Two Grammy Award winning old time musicians and an up and coming folk/blues sensation perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park Craft Villag...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Old time blues, jazz, & traditional music prodigy Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Ark...

  • Added: Nov 21, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Guitar legend Merle Travis performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. A performance by Merle’s son, Grammy awar...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Legendary songwriter, performer, folklorist, and historian Jimmy Driftwood performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arka...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Unique Grammy nominated Louisiana alternative Zydeco band “The Lost Bayou Ramblers” perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain V...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
Old time acoustic blues legend Roy Book Binder performs live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountain View, Arkansas. Also, interviews with...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59
Caption: Ozark Highlands Radio
It’s Dulcimer Weekend! A whole host of mountain & hammered dulcimer national champions perform live at the Ozark Folk Center State Park in Mountai...

  • Added: Mar 04, 2017
  • Length: 58:59