Episode 18 – Aah, Real Monsters!

In our eighteenth episode, Lauren  discloses details on cryptozoology and the most popular global cryptids. [Do we want to believe?]  Later, enjoy a quiz called “…Oh, REAL Monsters.”

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[Music:  1) Lobo Loco, “Baby Don’t Let the Monster Out (ID 728),” 2017. Courtesy of Lobo Loco, CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 17 – Queen Josephine

In our seventeenth episode, Julia uncovers amazing details about Josephine Baker, dancer/actress/spy/civil rights activist/all-around superstar. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Jazz Cleopatra”!

[Music: 1) Josephine Baker, “Chiquita Madame,” c. 1952; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 16 – I Want My MTV

In our sixteenth episode, Lauren kills the radio star with the history of everyone’s favorite [former?] Music Television channel. Later, enjoy a quiz called “I <3 the ’80s!”

[Music:  1) Captive Portal, “Anti-Exposed Video,” 2017. Courtesy of Captive Portal, CC BY-NC 4.0 license;  2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

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.]