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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Music by Thylacinus
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Missions to Mars

We're sure the world is about to be bombarded by retrospectives of Apollo 11, and for good reason, but there's so much more to explore. Grant takes us through the history of Mars exploration, from the first looks from afar, to the first mobile science platforms to rove its surface.

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Alcatraz

It's our third anniversary episode, which means scenic islands and shipwrecks. Well, instead of a ship it's an escape raft made from raincoats, and concrete cell blocks aren't particularly scenic. That's right, this episode is about the setting of Sean Connery's classic The Rock: Alcatraz Island. 

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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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Ice Cream

This week, Alaina follows through on her promise to talk about the history of ice cream. Or at least, the probable history of ice cream. It's a full hour of navigating shifting definitions, and weighing competing claims. And everything, eventually, comes close to home.

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Two Playwrights

Grant wants us to get some culture, so he shines a light on the roots of theater in the West. Hrotsvitha was inspired to use the language of a playwright who lived a millennium before her to impart moral lessons to those who followed her. Hildegard of Bingen steered liturgical drama toward a form much more recognizable as theater, and invented a genre that would become dominant hundreds of years later.

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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?

Fellowship 2nd Edition on Kickstarter

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Today, Grant is delivering an episode one day early to tackle our biggest topic yet: Everything. And from the dawn of time, to the dawn of man, to the nearly unbelievable events of recent years, we're touching on as much of it as we can. Realistically, it's impossible. Don't let that stop us! It's a very special episode. Share it with your friends!

Thank you for enjoying our first April Fools' episode. The calendar says this won't happen again for a good long time. We'll be back with our regularly scheduled reliable facts on the 16th.

Fellowship 2nd Edition on Kickstarter

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Reading Rainbow

Alaina is back after a birthday break to teach us the history behind something you're probably familiar with: Reading Rainbow. Over 21 seasons LeVar Burton and dozens of guests shared a love of reading with children inside their homes. Now a beloved memory, some people are trying to continue that mission in new media. How can innocuous-sounding parts of legislation have out-sized effects? What good is having a skill without a passion for using it? What effects does having a better-read society produce?

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Riot Grrrl

The early 1990s gave rise to many fads, trends, and subcultures. Riot Grrrl has been dismissed as just another of them, but had far greater ambitions and achieved far greater things. Motivation, inspiration, and cooperation led a group of activists to change the conversation, until the structures they railed against stepped in to change it back. What's the difference between having a message and controlling the narrative? Can the information we're giving you, filtered through the years, be trusted to make an accurate picture of an underground scene that was unfairly covered in the media? How can digital spaces replicate the conditions that fostered Riot Grrrl?

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Bikini Kill "Double Dare Ya"
Bratmobile "Girl Germs"
Heavens to Betsy "Firefly"
Censor beep by Frank West of The FPlus

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