PAN AM IN VIETNAM - Brought to you by...
A group of women flew troops in and out of the Vietnam War on R&R flights, without any special training or recognition for the role they played. (Headliner Award-winning, and featured in Podcast The Newsletter's best moments of 2020)
FIGHTING FOR 504 - HISTORY This Week
What happened when a group of activists with disabilities staged the longest peaceful occupation of a federal building in US history?
POP MUSIC PIRATES - HISTORY This Week
Meet the rock 'n' roll rebels who took on the BBC and changed music history, all while aboard ships in international waters.
When a river of hot molasses flooded a Boston neighborhood 100 years ago, it forever altered the relationship between business and government.
THE WEB GOES WORLD WIDE - HISTORY This Week
What was the Internet before the Web? And how did a group of scientists and engineers build the tools for ordinary people to use it?
FIRST ANTIWAR TEACH-IN - HISTORY This Week
These professors and students kickstarted the antiwar movement on college campuses. Why did they decide the classroom was their best tool for protest?
TWO FATHERS, ONE FIGHT - HISTORY This Week
Jon and Michael Galluccio's rom com meets high-stakes court battle that helped secure the right for unmarried couples to jointly adopt children.
CLAUDETTE COLVIN DOESN'T GIVE UP HER SEAT - HISTORY This Week
Nine months before Rosa Parks, a 15 year-old girl refused to stand on a Montgomery bus. What does her story reveal about the community behind the boycott that ignited the modern Civil Rights movement?
THE SKY IS FALLING - HISTORY This Week
Mario Molina was just a postdoc when he discovered a reaction that could be putting the entire planet in peril. How did he and other scientists crack the chemistry behind ozone depletion and bring the world together to make concrete change?
JESSE OWENS TAKES GERMANY - HISTORY This Week
How did Jesse Owens become mythologized through Hitler's Olympic Games? Who are the other 17 Black American athletes who competed with him, and what is the forgotten context of Owens' storied Olympic wins?
DIRTY DANCING IN THE BORSCHT BELT - HISTORY This Week
What turned New York's Catskills region into a hub of Jewish comedy, music, and culture?
MONOPOLY MONEY - HISTORY This Week
A scrappy reporter takes on the country's first billionaire and his oil trust.
THE MOTHER OF LEVEL MEASUREMENTS - HISTORY This Week
When Fannie Farmer founds her own cooking school, she takes a stand at a crossroads of the "domestic science" movement. Her life begs the question, what is the purpose of food, and how did women at the turn of the 20th century fit into that picture?
HOW ORANGE JUICE WAS BUILT - America's Test Kitchen's Proof
Meet the savvy salesmen who taught us that "not from concentrate" means healthy and orange juice is a key part of a "balanced breakfast."
A TALE OF TWO SPAMS - Brought to you by...
How did one food take on a double life in its journey across the Pacific?
Port Henry, NY has been struggling since the '70s. Now, some residents are hoping that a mythical lake monster can provide the economic boost it needs.
SHINNECOCK NATION ASSERTS SOVEREIGNTY AT SUNRISE HIGHWAY ENCAMPMENT - WSHU News
Members of the Shinnecock Indian Nation held a month-long encampment along Long Island’s Sunrise Highway, asking the state to recognize Indigenous land rights and support the Nation in its economic development plans.
MAKING NATHAN'S FAMOUS - Brought to you by...
A hot dog stand with an all American history: immigrant dreams, hucksters spinning tall tales, and big eating.
AN ESSENTIAL OILS INVESTIGATION - Brought to you by...
Young Living was one of the first major essential oils companies on the market, helping to launch a billion dollar industry. But its promise of alternative medicine, built on a myth of its founder, leaves some customers to pay a high price.
THE HUNT FOR HIEROGLYPHS - HISTORY This Week
How do you decode a language no one has spoken for thousands of years?
SOJOURNER'S TRUTH - HISTORY This Week
How did the life of this feminist and anti-slavery activist get boiled down to a fictionalized slogan? And what parts of the person got lost in that process? Who was Truth, really?