Episode 15 – Anyway, Here’s a Wonder-Wall

In our fifteenth episode, Julia chronicles the Seven Ancient Wonders of the World [and shares some breaking (!) archaeological news]. Later, enjoy a fact-packed quiz titled “The EIGHTH Wonder of the World?”.

[Music:  1) Jason Shaw, “Pyramids,” 2011. Courtesy of Jason Shaw, CC BY 3.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 14 – Dads in Space II: Mission to Mars

In our fourteenth episode,  Lauren launches into the history of Mars exploration [and recounts the Curiosity rover mission that made NASA cool again]. Stay tuned for a quiz on Science Fiction in film and literature!

[Music:  1) Kurt Baker, “Send Me to Mars,” 2017. Courtesy of Kurt Baker, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 13 – The Merry Wives of Tudor

In our thirteenth episode, Julia enumerates all six of Henry VIII’s wives [and then teaches you some mnemonics for remembering their order and eventual fates]. Later, enjoy a quiz titled “Historically Messy Breakups”!

[Music:  1) Harry Champion, “I’m Henery the Eighth,” 1911; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license; 3) Kingston Trio, “With Her Head Tucked Underneath Her Arm,” 1960.]

Episode 12 – Mr. Madison’s War

In our twelfth episode, Lauren bombards us with facts about that OTHER 19th century war on American soil […the War of 1812…] and some of the iconic figures remembered by both Americans and Canadians. Later, enjoy a quiz on 1812, Sailing, and Maritime Law [the most exciting of the laws]!

[Music:  1) Johnny Horton, “Battle of New Orleans,” 1959; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 11 – Open Up Your Mystery Baskets

In our eleventh episode, Julia tantalizes your tastebuds with a variety of uncommon foodstuffs that have shown up on everyone’s favorite Food Network competition show. Later, try your hand [or neck?] at a quiz called “You Have Been Chopped!”

 

[Music:  1) Nic Bommarito, “Plant Food,” 2015. Courtesy of Nic Bommarito, CC BY-NC-SA 4.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 10 – You’re in a Cult (Call Your Dad)

In our tenth episode, Lauren indoctrinates us with details about a whole mess o’ cults, including one that made its way to Western New York. [Don’t worry, no Scientology here, folks!] Later, try your hand at the hardest quiz you’ve ever heard on world religions.

[Music: 1) The Cult of Dom Keller, “Broken Arm of God,” 2016. Courtesy of The Cult of Dom Keller, CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 09 – Absolutely Radiant

In our ninth episode, Julia illuminates us about the life and times of Marie Skłodowska Curie, the brilliant Nobel Prize-winning scientist who discovered radium and polonium [and blasted through some glass ceilings along the way]. Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz titled “That’s Radioactive, Man!”

 

[Music:  1) The Crypts!, “Marie Curie,” 2015. Courtesy of The Crypts!, CC BY 4.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 08 – Strange Creatures

In our eighth episode, Lauren acquaints us with some bizarre fauna [and one exotic creature’s body part that still mystifies scientists]. Later, enjoy a ten-question quiz on “Animals–Weird or Not.”

[Music: 1) Montplaisir, “This tuning is so dramatic,” 2017. Courtesy of Montplaisir, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 07 – Ain’t No Mountains High Enough

In our seventh episode, Julia guides you to several of the highest summits in the world so that you don’t have to hike there yourself. Learn some useful mountain facts [and the longest place name in the English language]. Later, enjoy our ten-question quiz titled “Purple Mountains Majesty”!

 

[Music:  1) Monroe Brothers (Charles and Bill), “On Some Foggy Mountain Top,” 1936.  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 06 – Fashion Kills

In our sixth episode, Lauren takes us on a fabulous journey to the early haute couture ateliers of Europe [and divulges to us how Coco Chanel was “a piece of work”]. Later, enjoy a ten-question quiz titled “Fashion Kills”!

 

[Music: 1) Keith Jars, “Aquatic Kiss,” 2017. Courtesy of Keith Jars, CC0 1.0 Universal License; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]