Archive for the 'Bummers' Category

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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Alaina returns to her most recent topic to make good on her promise. This episode is about a third great train wreck in the summer of 1918, one that destroyed a circus train. We cover the history of that particular circus, its founder's previous attractions, the wreck itself, and what remains to commemorate it.

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Alaina continues marking anniversaries, and also talking about travel disasters. 1918 was in the middle of the Golden Age of Rail Travel, but behind the march of technology and luxury there were millions of travelers trying to get to work on time. Unfortunately, not all of them did. The day this episode goes live marks the 101st anniversary of the worst rail accident in American history, and the end of the year the worst accident in American urban transit history. What counts as "acceptable odds" for mass death and mayhem? Who bears responsibility for a systemic failure? How does the atomization of car travel affect our perception of train death tolls?

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In this episode, Grant tells a familiar story from a less-popular angle. Venezuelan oil interests, for-profit media, and a right-wing coalition launched a coup against the early years of Hugo Chavez' presidency. It also had all the hallmarks of 21st Century American Imperialism, but with a veneer of deniability. Who planted the seeds of today's unrest? How can you see true intent through rhetoric? Why hasn't Elliott Abrams been tried for war crimes?

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The DTaP

Alaina's gotten inspiration through immunization. Today we're talking about three potentially deadly diseases whose vaccines come in a convenient combo. Why were those dog teams so desperate to move their serum? Do you owe your health to a team of women in Michigan? So the rust DOESN'T matter in itself?

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Happy New Year! Welcome to 2019, full of promise and hope. We send off the year that was with a pair of remembrances. First, Alaina teaches us about the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, the deadliest disease known to mankind. Then, Grant tells the story of the Second Defenestration of Prague, and how a 1618 disagreement over building a pair of churches sparked the Thirty Years War.

 

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Brazil's 20th century was turbulent. The rules of government were rewritten often, and coups seized and transferred power regularly. Grant talks about a 20-year period where the military ruled directly, through hand-picked presidents taken from their own top ranks. How can you define "democracy" to defend the suspension of representative government? What responsibility does the United States have to deal with the aftermath of Cold War policy? Why do we keep going back to ideas that were a disaster the first time?

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The Dionne Quints were a miracle and a media sensation. Born to an already large family in Depression-era Ontario, their lives were on display for as long as interest continued. Alaina leads us through their lives and asks "who benefits?". 

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Continuing our string of connected episodes, Grant dives into one of the events referenced in our previous topic: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake. Among the deadliest events in American history, it was a watershed moment. Disaster relief, seismology, and the city itself all changed completely in 1906. Is efficency more valuable than dignity? Is the region prepared for the next one?

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In the 1980s a plague struck America, and because of who it hit hardest, America was happy to let it run its course and let them die. The arts are how we make sense of that, and point toward what comes next. Alaina takes us through the conception and reception of Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes, perhaps the most highly-regarded play of the 20th Century. We also learn more about the real person depicted in it, and share our personal connections to the work. Is it possible to separate the personal from the political, or the path of history from faith? Can a work revitalize its medium, or should credit go to the historical moment that produced it? Can something still be too long even if every part of it is brilliant?

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