May 22, 2018
Story: THE STAMP THAT MAILED A CANAL - How a 10-centavo Nicaraguan postage stamp turned the Nicaragua Canal into the Panama Canal in 1902. The tale combines all of your favorites: Gilded Age corrupt-af US congressional politics, comic-tragic Frenchmen, the Suez Canal, and hydrological engineering!
Apr 26, 2018
Story: THE ROGUE TYPESETTER who terrorized Victorian London. The mystery of the Harcourt Interpolation. Easily the most exciting moment in the history of type compositing.
Guest: SSgt. Katie Schmid, US Army (@SchmidCathrine), plaintiff challenging the Trump transgender military ban. Read more about Katie's story
Mar 30, 2018
Story: DEATH BY UMBRELLA: The Georgi Markov story. A tale of intrigue and covert operations from the late Cold War that John Le Carre couldn't have scripted any better.
Feb 28, 2018
Guest: 12-time Jeopardy! Champion Seth Wilson
Topic: How you, yes YOU, can boost voter turnout
Story: How to have a picnic in the Korean DMZ (and why it's at the 38th Parallel)
Cocktail of the Month: 24th Street Spritz
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Jan 29, 2018
Topic: A history of impeachment and why it matters now
Story: US Postal Service Missile Mail
Cocktail: Corpse Reviver #2
Performance: Author Andrew Bentley reads "Erosion!"
Guest: Helen Clarkson, CEO of The Climate Group, joins us to discuss the future of the planet, China, and why the British refuse to put...