Episode 77 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 3: The Frenchmen)

In our 77th episode (and third installment in her “P-ART” series), Lauren impresses tout le monde with her French pronunciations and covers the lives and times of Paul Cézanne and Henri Matisse (two more Artists You Should Know). Later, enjoy a quiz on French movies!

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[Music: 1) Edith Piaf, “Non, je ne regrette rien,” 1960; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 76 – Gotta Go Fast

In our 76th episode, Julia feels the need* to learn the differences between NASCAR, Formula One, IndyCar, and rallying. But first, a return of the (beloved) segment “Where in the World?” Later, enjoy a quiz called “2 Fast 2 Furious”!

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*(the need for speed, obviously)

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[Music: 1) Blur, “Intermission,” 1993; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 75 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 2: The Van Gogh-ing)

In our 75th episode, Lauren paints us a portrait of another Artist You Should Know– it’s time to lend an ear and learn all about Vincent Van Gogh. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Sunflowers and Starry Nights”!

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[Music: 1) Sir Georg Solti , Chicago Symphony Orchestra , 1980, “Pictures at an Exhibition,” Modest Mussorgsky; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 74 – Custer’s Last Stand

In our 74th episode, Julia focuses on General George Custer and the U.S. Army’s engagement with the Lakota, Cheyenne, and Arapaho tribes at the Battle of the Little Bighorn in 1876. (Hint: It didn’t go so well for the 7th Cavalry.) Later, enjoy a quiz called “Little (Big) Horns”!

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[Music: 1) The Kingston Trio, “Some Fool Made a Soldier of Me,” 1962;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 73 – What Are You, Some Kind of Rembrandt? (P-ART 1)

In our 73rd episode, Lauren draws upon her vast art history knowledge to sketch out the lives (and well-known works) of three Artists You Should Know. Later, enjoy a quiz called “There’s No Right Way to Write a Quiz”!

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[Music: 1) Max Richter, Vivaldi’s “Spring 1,” 2012;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 72 – Varying Degrees

In our 72nd episode, Julia heats up a discussion about the three old dead white men whose names grace the most commonly known temperature scales: Fahrenheit, Celsius, and Kelvin.  Later, enjoy a quiz called “Fahrenheit 451”!

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[Music: 1) The Polish Ambassador, “360 Degree View of the Phantasmal Farm,” 2014. Courtesy of The Polish Ambassador, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 71 – The Craft So Long to Learn

In our 71st episode, Lauren fabricates a lesson all about the international movement for a return to craftsmanship in decorative and fine arts from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. [Get ready to feel inspired by wood and natural shapes.] Later, enjoy a quiz also called “Arts and Crafts”!

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[Music: 1) Sussex Folk Trio Music Video, 2011, via YouTube;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 70 – Topping the Billboard Charts

In our 70th episode, Julia fulfills her lifelong goal of pretending to be a D.J. on a trivia podcast when she takes us to the top of the Billboard Hot 100, Billboard 200, and the RIAA’s best-selling albums and singles. [File these record-breaking facts away for pub quiz or your favorite trivia app!] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Title or Artist”!

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[Music: 1) Podington Bear, “Radiohem,” 2013. Courtesy of Podington Bear, CC BY-NC 3.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 69 – Kardashian Konfidential: For Trivia Purposes Only

In our sixty-ninth episode, Lauren bravely goes where no trivia podcast before us has dared: to keep up with the Kardashians. [You know, for TRIVIA PURPOSES ONLY.] Later, enjoy a quiz with such a punny title we don’t want to spoil it in the ep notes. And stick around for a fun segment from our friends Jeff, Ken, Matt, and Neal from the Triviality Podcast!

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[Music: 1) Kim Kardashian, “Jam (Turn It Up),” 2011.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 68 – Joe McCarthy and the (Second) Red Scare

In our 68th episode, Julia shines a big red spotlight on Senator Joseph R. McCarthy, the namesake of that whole system of baseless defamation and demagoguery. Refresh your knowledge of 1950s America and the Communist Party USA, the HUAC,  and the Army-McCarthy Hearings [oh, and a few more Speeches You Should Know].  Later, enjoy a quiz called “Communism is Just a Red Herring!”

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[Music: 1) The Crew Cuts, “Sh-Boom,” 1954; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]