Episode 28 – Pandemic!: London’s Great Plague

In our 28th episode, Lauren exposes us to the bubonic plague which ravaged London in 1665-1666. Later, enjoy […okay,  that’s a strong assumption here…] a quiz on communicable diseases!

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[Music:  1) Valéry Sauvage, “Packington’s Pound,” 2008. Courtesy of Valéry Sauvage; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

 

 

Episode 26 – Artemisia Slaying Holofernes

In our 26th episode, Lauren paints a vivid picture of Artemisia Gentileschi, the groundbreaking 17th century Italian painter whose past traumas impacted her striking works. [Check out our Twitter @missinfopod for accompanying images.] Later, enjoy “Great Women Artists: A Quiz”!

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[Music:  1) Bacalao, “Music Offrande,” 2010. Courtesy of Bacalao, CC BY-NC-SA 3.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 24 – The Ol’ Leather Apple (or, Baseball, Part 1)

In our 24th episode, Lauren broadcasts the origins of America’s pastime and its basic rules, along with some memorable and important folks who influenced the way the game is played today. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Baby Ruth!”

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[Music:  1) Edward Meeker, “Take Me Out to the Ballgame,” 1908; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 22 – He Watches You While You Sleep: Santa Claus

Merry Christmas! Our gift to you, loyal listeners, is a special episode on December 25. In our 22nd episode, Lauren PRESENTS the history of the Jolly Ol’ Fellow himself, Santa Claus. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Merry Men!”

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[Music:  1) Howie Mitchell & Charlotte Williams, “Greensleeves,” 2012. Courtesy of Howie Mitchell & Charlotte Williams, CC-BY-3.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 20 – Heart of Glass

In our twentieth episode, Lauren shatters your expectations and polishes up on everyone’s favorite non-crystalline amorphous solid. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Glass Jaw!”

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[Music:  1) The Freeharmonic Orchestra, “Smooth as Glass,” 2017. Courtesy of The Freeharmonic Orchestra, CC BY 4.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

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 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 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 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 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.]