Archive for the 'Alaina teaches' Category

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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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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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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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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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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They thought they were peerless. They thought they planned the perfect crime. Lots of twenty-year-olds overestimate themselves. Alaina tells the story of Leopold and Loeb, two University of Chicago students who decided to kill for fun. Is a drive for fame compatible with a drive for being unfindable? When will America deal with the moral epidemic of rich young men? Why do we keep going back to that lagoon?

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Office Supplies

Vacation is over, and Alaina takes us back to the land of cubicles and time sheets. There are secret origins, intrigue, and controversy inside every supply closet and catalog. How does an idea go from a novelty to a necessity? Is credit more important than royalties? Who is responsible for paper clips?

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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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The night grows long, but far away is a place where the sun stays in the sky for six months at a time, drawing lazy circles and never crossing the horizon. Such a place could drive one mad. We talk about disasters, suspicious deaths, and a waterfall of blood in our annual Haunted Honeys episode. This year, Alaina takes us on ice.

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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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