A Look at ‘19

Happy New Year! We're starting off 2020 by catching up on two centennials, the Molasses Flood and the Black Sox scandal of 1919. First, Alaina looks at the sudden death and long-term disruption of an industrial accident that covered a Boston neighborhood for months. Then, Grant tries to cut through the legends of the greatest scandal in baseball to find what we can really know, and what that means.

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Happy Holidays! We're taking a break from history this week, and sharing some of the stuff from our cutting room floor. Please enjoy these digressions, false starts, and peeks into "the process". As promised, we'll be back next time with our annual New Year's special.

As we look back on the year that passed, Grant is reminded of an even more explosive one: 1848. The great powers of Europe had made themselves the center of the world, and then those powers collapsed as a broad coalition of citizens rose up in the name of freedom. But whose freedom counts most? Is this a story of nations or of classes? Why are revolutions graded pass/fail?

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X-Rays

In this episode we're thankful for modern medicine, and tools that help us heal with less harm. At least, that's how X-rays work now. Alaina teaches us about the early days of these mysterious rays, the scientists, inventors, and doctors who sacrificed their own health to develop them, and some of the odder purposes this miracle technology was put to.

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The New Deal was a sweeping suite of programs and policies to combat the Great Depression of the 1930s. Several of those programs provided for artists in exchange for their labor producing new art. What kind of art sprouted from this system? How did society benefit from a boom in freely available art and performance? Why hasn't this level of investment continued?

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It's that time of year again, when Alaina teaches us about the haunted and spooky spots of a certain place, and we do the intro in silly Dracula voices! This year we're getting sub-tropical and talking about the Florida Keys. An island chain once rich from shipping and now a vacation destination, the Keys have been shaken by natural disasters and disease, as well as a few notably creepy individuals. Have these events left a psychic and spiritual stain on the land, or is that just a way to sell more t-shirts? Let's explore!

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Yesterday was Indigenous Peoples Day, so Grant is here to talk about a recent event in the history of one indigenous nation. The Cold War arms race required fuel, and it was found in the stone beneath the Navajo Nation. Decades of environmental degradation and ethical failures followed, and only ended when demand for ore dropped. Who can we trust to act as stewards of the land? Why is profit the final measurement of value?

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Louisa May Alcott

Every few years, a new film or miniseries based on Little Women comes along, and this year is no exception. To prepare for Greta Gerwig's upcoming version, Alaina teaches us about its author, her family, and the circles they moved in. When does writing for commercial gain make lasting art? What about this story makes it so appealing to adapt? Was anyone in the 1800s NOT part of a utopian commune?

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The Pullman Strike

About fifty episodes ago Grant made an offhand comment about one of that topic's figures. Now, it's a full episode. Do not test him. The Pullman strike lasted for months, threatened all American commerce, and set precedents that have lasted over a century regarding government involvement in labor disputes. It all started because George Pullman's perfect town didn't consider the lives of the people in it.

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Disneyland

Alaina returns to our Disney Parks series by going back to the beginning: Disneyland in Anaheim, California. In 1955, after a long time planning and a short time building, Walt Disney presented yet another dream to the world. It was the world's first fully-themed park, complete with a nationally televised opening, and following 10 months of televised previews in prime time. We cover its development, opening, and some stories behind certain Opening Day attractions.

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