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Cuba has a great baseball tradition going back 150 years - Luque, Dihigo, Minoso, Perez, El Duque, Canseco and many current stars hail from the sto...

  • Added: Jul 18, 2014
  • Length: 02:36
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In this episode, we explore fireworks and songs about fireworks.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 09:58
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In this episode, songs about lines or songs with lines in the title.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 10:00
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Can reading poetry make you a better writer? Grant and Martha discuss how reading poetry improves your prose. Also, how linguists guess where you c...

Bought by WEZU, WUIS, WSLR, KUOW, and WETD


  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
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We mark the centennial of the start of World War I with the acclaimed author of 29 books, including the well-known SCHINDLER'S LIST (originally SCH...

  • Added: Jul 17, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Once on the brink of extinction, the Peregrine Falcon is back, and hanging out at The Four Seasons!
The United States can claim as one of our most lofty inventions, the skyscraper. George A. Fuller’s solution for “load bearing capacities” lead to...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 28:49
Caption: Duke Ellington and his band, Credit: Photo by Michael Ricci
Auburn Avenue was at one time known as Wheat Street. In 1893, a group of white citizens went to the city council and petitioned to change the name...

  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 23:40
Caption: Francis Scott Key (shown here in a portrait by Theodor Horydczak) was far more than just the author of what would become our national anthem., Credit: Library of Congress
Turns out the author of our national anthem could very well have been nicknamed "Francis Scott Off-Key."

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
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A comprehensive look at Nader's latest book. The discussion includes specific opportunities for left-right alliance building, the history of conser...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 29:00
Caption: Richard C. Holbrooke
On this first program we look at the legacy of one of the most important American diplomats in the post cold war era - Richard C. Holbrooke

  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 52:36
Caption: Women in hysteria, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
30-second promo for BackStory episode, 'States of Mind: Mental Illness in America' [rebroadcast] with 5-second music bed at end for station-specifi...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: :30
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On this week's Shelf Discovery, Kristin takes a step back in time to learn about the life and death of a president with Bill O'Reilly's Kennedy's L...

  • Added: Jul 15, 2014
  • Length: 03:00

  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 10
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Host Brian Balogh talks with sociologist Harry Edwards, founder of the Olympic Project for Human Rights, about the iconic moment at the 1968 Olympi...

Bought by KFAI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 09:20
  • Purchases: 2
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Producer Bruce Wallace explains how ping-pong helped to thaw U.S.- China relations during the 1970s, while remaining a potent field for propaganda ...

Bought by KFAI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 11:14
  • Purchases: 2
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Producer Kelly Jones and archivist Jane Tuttle bring us the story of trailblazer Lucile Godbold’s participation in international athletics in the 1...

Bought by KFAI and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 06:11
  • Purchases: 2
Caption: Hugh Jackman in Oklahoma
Great Broadway roles comparing the original talent with one's hired for today's revivals; Mathew Broderick or Robert Morse in "How to Succeed", Eth...

  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 58:30
Caption: Sax titan John Coltrane
In this hour, it's the life and legend of John Coltrane—from his rural North Carolina roots to his place as one of jazz's most spiritual men and mu...

Bought by KDRP Community Radio, KPVL, 90.5 WSNC, WOUB, KMUN and more


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 59:00
  • Purchases: 14
Caption: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt & transgender activist Jen Richards
Nerdette takes a trip back in time to get to know great lady nerds of history like opera singer Marian Anderson and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. H...

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jul 14, 2014
  • Length: 26:59
  • Purchases: 1
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XPRESSIONS is a series of short, light-hearted features about the origin of popular phrases & sayings of every sort

  • Added: Jul 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:41
Caption: The great Eddie Taylor, doing what he does best. Photo courtesy of Steve Cushing.
Join us — on our 150th episode! — as we pay tribute to one of the real unsung heroes of Chicago Blues, guitarist Eddie Taylor. He worked and record...

Bought by 90.5 WSNC, WJSU, and KRPS


  • Added: Jul 13, 2014
  • Length: 01:58:59
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Players in the US Soccer team, 1916, Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The World Cup has put the spotlight, once again, on Americans’ decidedly mixed relationship with soccer. Have Americans finally succumbed to the lu...

  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
Caption: Players in the US Soccer team, 1916 , Credit: Wikimedia Commons
The World Cup has put the spotlight, once again, on Americans’ decidedly mixed relationship with soccer. Have Americans finally succumbed to the lu...

Bought by WGBH Radio Boston, KSVR Studios: Skagit Valley Radio, KBRP Community Radio, WRIR, and WRGY


  • Added: Jul 11, 2014
  • Length: 54:00
  • Purchases: 5
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 5
Imagine a criminal conspiracy and cover-up so so massive in scale, involving the highest levels of government and industry, that it threatens the v...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
  • Length: 54:26
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 6
This is the conclusion to a two part saga involving the organized abduction and abuse of children and ritualistic murders by satanic cults allegedl...

  • Added: Jul 10, 2014
  • Length: 01:01:35