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Behind the Scenes Minis: Okapi and Theda

Holly and Tracy discuss the ways Europeans explorers wrote about the indigenous peoples of Africa, and just how good the ...
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USS Growler’s Commander Gave the Order to Submerge. He Knew They Were Never Coming Up.

EVERY DAY, scores of midshipmen walk down the 7th Wing corridor at the U.S. Naval Academy’s sprawling Bancroft Hall dormitory ...
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USS Growler’s Commander Gave the Order to Submerge. He Knew They Were Never Coming Up.

EVERY DAY, scores of midshipmen walk down the 7th Wing corridor at the U.S. Naval Academy’s sprawling Bancroft Hall dormitory ...
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Panzerfaust 3: The Cold War Weapon Wrecking Russian Tanks in Ukraine

Though the Russian Army was once vaunted as the second-best military in the modern world, the greatly underestimated Ukrainian military ...
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Hawaii’s Long Road to Becoming America’s 50th State

More than 60 years after the overthrow of the Hawaiian monarchy, Hawaii (Native spelling: Hawaiʻi) officially became America’s 50th state ...
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How Theodore Roosevelt Changed the Way America Operated in the World

When Theodore Roosevelt succeeded William McKinley as president in 1901, he was aware that America was in a different international ...
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The Largest Cavalry Battle Site of the Civil War Will Soon Be a Virginia State Park

A Virginia state park focused on the battlefields of Brandy Station and Cedar Mountain, as well as the site of ...
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May the Fourth Be With You: How WWII Inspired Star Wars

“By accident, a great deal [of J.R.R. Tolkien’s book series “The Lord of the Rings”] can be read topically,” Maj ...
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How 9th Cavalry Hueys Saved a Downed Crew at An Loc

The Lockheed C-130E Hercules transport plane flew south toward Saigon with its right wing low and its No. 3 engine ...
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The Invention of Theda Bara

Theda Bara is often referenced as the first sex symbol, or the first celebrity to have an entire persona crafted ...
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The Berlin Patient

In the 1990s, doctors in Berlin began a cutting-edge treatment programme that led to a patient being cured of HIV/AIDS ...
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“Don’t ask, don’t tell” in the US Armed Forces

LGBT servicemen and women in the US armed forces had to keep their sexuality secret until the 'Don't ask, don't ...
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Great Stork Derby

Toronto’s Great Stork derby of the 1920s and 1930s is often reported with a bit of whimsy. But classism, right ...
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The first LGBT film in war-torn Yugoslavia

How the ground-breaking film "Marble Ass" was made amid the conflict in the former Yugoslavia. Petra Zivic talks to acclaimed ...
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SYMHC Classics: Aspasia and Pericles

This 2018 episode covers what's often held up as one of history's great love stories - Plutarch wrote that Pericles ...
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Behind the Scenes Minis: The Bubble and Mr. Moms

Tracy and Holly discuss the difficulty in examining sociological texts as part of research. They also recount their first encounters ...
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The 1972 mass killings in Burundi

In late April 1972, Hutu rebels launched an insurgency in the south of Burundi with the aim of overthrowing the ...
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Ukraine’s ‘Maidan Revolution’

Throughout the winter of 2013/14 protesters built barricades and camped out in the centre of Kyiv demanding change. The focus ...
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Moms Mabley

Moms Mabley’s career lasted more than six decades. She was hugely influential, and inspired so many comedians and other performers ...
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Episode 192: Combinations

The Memory Palace is a proud member of Radiotopia from PRX. A note on notes: We’d much rather you just ...
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