Radiolab

27 Jan. 2023
You know the drill — all it takes is one sperm, one egg, and blammo — you’ve got yourself a baby. Right? Well, in this 2015 episode, conception takes on a new form — it’s the sperm and the [...]
20 Jan. 2023
In the weeks following the full-scale invasion of Ukraine, a young doctor in Germany sees that abortion pills are urgently needed in Ukraine. And she wants to help. But getting the drugs into the [...]
13 Jan. 2023
In this episode, first aired in 2011, we talk about the meaning of a good game — whether it's a pro football playoff, or a family showdown on the kitchen table. And how some games can make you [...]
6 Jan. 2023
For a special New Year’s treat, we take a tour through the history of the universe with the help of… poets. Our guide is Maria Popova, who writes the popular blog The Marginalian (formerly Brain [...]
30 Dec. 2022
This episode —first released in 2009 and then again in 2015, with an update — asks, what is “normal”? Maybe it exists, maybe not. We examine peace-loving baboons with Stanford neuroscientist [...]
23 Dec. 2022
At any given moment, nearly 500,000 people are crammed together in a metal tube, hurtling through the air. In this episode, we look at the strange human experiment that is flying together. Special [...]
16 Dec. 2022
This episode, first aired in 2017, has Reporter Tracie Hunte and Editor Soren Wheeler exploring a hidden power in the U.S. Court System that is either the cornerstone of our democracy or a trapdoor [...]

British Pathé

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HISTORY THIS WEEK

30 Jan. 2023
January 30, 1649 / 1661. London, 1649. King Charles I lays his head on a chopping block. The axe falls and, soon with it, the monarchy. What follows is Parliament’s grueling effort to set up a [...]
23 Jan. 2023
January 27, 1925. Musher “Wild Bill” Shannon and his team of sled dogs race off into the frigid Alaskan night. He’s carrying a package of life-saving serum, wrapped in fur to keep it from [...]
16 Jan. 2023
Here’s a special episode of Cautionary Tales, a podcast from our friends at Pushkin Industries. On Cautionary Tales, bestselling author Tim Harford shares stories of human error, natural disasters, [...]
9 Jan. 2023
January 11, 2022. Lt. Col. James Harvey arrives at Nellis Air Force base in Nevada for the first time in 73 years. He’s there to accept a plaque celebrating the last time he was there—for the Air [...]
2 Jan. 2023
January 3, 1924. Archeologists crowd into an ancient Egyptian tomb to uncover what awaits them in the unopened burial chamber. The world is waiting to find out. That’s because two years before, the [...]
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December 26, 2022. For the first time, a behind-the-scenes look at a key part of the History This Week episode-making process. Today, we’re inviting our listeners to pull up a chair and join one of [...]
19 Dec. 2022
Christmas Eve, 1913. For months, newspapers have been trumpeting an urgent message: Do your Christmas shopping early. It would be easy to assume this was the work of greedy department [...]

Journal of the History of Ideas

25 Jan. 2023
By Elena Barattini It was the 19th of April 1840. The Villanueva, a packet boat flying the Spanish flag, dropped anchor in the flocked harbor of Havana. Fifteen passengers disembarked and [...]
23 Jan. 2023
In this latest episode of In Theory, Disha Karnad Jani interviews Judith Surkis, Professor of History at Rutgers University, about her book Sex, Law, and Sovereignty in French Algeria, 1830-1930 [...]
18 Jan. 2023
By Fasil Merawi  This piece has the goal of introducing three groups of intellectuals who hold distinct views on Ethiopia’s venture into modernity. If one wants to understand the general [...]
13 Jan. 2023
By Jonathan Egid Where would you go if you wanted to consult the largest collection of Ethiopian philosophical manuscripts anywhere in the world? Addis Ababa might be a good guess, at the [...]
11 Jan. 2023
By Adam Simmons ‘Ethiopia’ is an ancient toponym that dates to at least the twelfth century BCE. However, it did not refer to the region of the modern-day country until many centuries [...]
9 Jan. 2023
By the Primary Editors *** What is Ethiopia and where is Ethiopia? At first glance, these questions seem simple enough. However, as our forum “Intellectual Histories of Ethiopia” [...]

The Collector

31 Jan. 2023
  The Blue Rider Almanac was a showpiece for the Blue Rider art group in early 20th century Munich. Curated by the group’s founders Wassily Kandinsky and Franz Marc and published [...]
31 Jan. 2023
left to right: Return of the Banished by Keith Parkinson, via keithparkinson.com, with From the Goddesses Project by Luis Royo, via luisroyo.com; and fantasy art by Gerald Brom for the [...]
30 Jan. 2023
  All throughout history, the world has told stories of fantastical creatures. Many of these beings were considered wondrous and incredible. However, the reverse side must also [...]
30 Jan. 2023
  The Eiffel Tower has been a potent symbol of Parisian identity since the day it opened on March 31 1889. Designed by eminent French engineer Gustave Eiffel, it represented the [...]
30 Jan. 2023
  The end of World War II brought about independence for many Asian countries that had long been colonies of the Empire of Japan. However, there were often strong disagreements [...]
30 Jan. 2023
Pyramid of Djoser   Egypt’s oldest mummy may have been discovered in a tomb near the Step Pyramid of Djoser, at Saqqara. The mummy could also be the most complete one ever [...]
30 Jan. 2023
Igbo civilians   Few conflicts have impacted the world like the Nigerian Civil War. The scale of the war and its legacy would shape postcolonial conflicts in Africa for decades to [...]

All That's Interesting

31 Jan. 2023
Karen Carpenter died on February 4, 1983, after steadily poisoning herself with ipecac syrup, which she was using to try to maintain her weight while struggling with an eating disorder. The post [...]
31 Jan. 2023
After 52 years, the Mohave County Sheriff's Office in Arizona has identified the murdered woman as Colleen Audrey Rice after a successful crowdfunded DNA genealogy test. The post This Jane Doe [...]
30 Jan. 2023
Experts believe that the statue may depict Hercules or perhaps a Roman emperor dressed as the ancient hero. The post This Ancient Statue Of A Hercules-Like Figure Was Just Discovered In A Roman [...]
28 Jan. 2023
For years, stories have circulated about a line of dogs named Gunther who inherited the fortune of a wealthy countess in 1992 — but is it all a hoax to help sell real estate? The post The Real [...]
28 Jan. 2023
Ancient Hun warrior's tomb uncovered in Romania, lost van Dyck found in a New York barn, prehistoric whale skull discovered in Maryland. The post This Week In History News, Jan. 22 – 28 [...]
27 Jan. 2023
Founded in the 1960s by Brazilian mystic Neiva Chaves Zelaya, Valley of the Dawn, a.k.a. Vale do Amanhecer, claims that its followers are reincarnated aliens. The post Inside The Fascinating World Of [...]
27 Jan. 2023
The scientists took inspiration from sea cucumbers, which are able to switch between soft and stiff states in order to protect themselves. The post Scientists Create Shapeshifting Humanoid Robot [...]

The 1920s Channel

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Uploads from The Library of Congress

27 Jan. 2023
The Library of Congress posted a photo: Van Vechten, Carl,, 1880-1964,, photographer. [Portrait of Marian Anderson] 1940 Jan. 14. 1 photographic print : gelatin silver. Notes: Photograph [...]
27 Jan. 2023
The Library of Congress posted a photo: Lundy, Victor Alfred,, 1923-, artist. [Soldiers looking at ship in the distance] 1944 August 27. 1 drawing. Notes: Sketch showing soldiers from [...]
27 Jan. 2023
The Library of Congress posted a photo: A group of New York women transcribing popular fiction into Braille for blinded ex-service man under the direction of the New York County Chapter ARC. A [...]
20 Jan. 2023
The Library of Congress posted a photo: Frissell, Toni,, 1907-1988,, photographer. Frederick Vanderbilt's House - "Hyde Park" 1964. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm [...]
20 Jan. 2023
The Library of Congress posted a photo: Frissell, Toni,, 1907-1988,, photographer. Gloria Vanderbilt - 1 February, 1966. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format) Notes: [...]
20 Jan. 2023
The Library of Congress posted a photo: Frissell, Toni,, 1907-1988,, photographer. Vogue, Ann Taylor May, 1967. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide format) Notes: Please use [...]
20 Jan. 2023
The Library of Congress posted a photo: Frissell, Toni,, 1907-1988,, photographer. Courcheval, --- Annik Schäffler January, 1970. 1 photograph : color transparency ; 35 mm (slide [...]

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