Episode 53 – Heading to the Big House

In our 53rd episode, Lauren sends us up the river and details some of America’s most famous prisons [in what will surely be part one of a multi-episode series], as well as the actions of some infamous inmates. Later, enjoy a quiz about birds!

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[Music: 1) The Pretenders, “Back on the Chain Gang,” 1982; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 52 – Bryan, Bryan, Bryan, Bryan

In our 52nd episode, Julia pulls rousing orator [and perpetual loser] William Jennings Bryan back into the spotlight. Refresh your brain on the gold standard, the Scopes Monkey Trial, and a whole bunch of presidential elections at the turn of the 20th century. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Time for Speech and Debate”!

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[Music: 1) Jahzzar, “Silver,” 2014. Courtesy of Jahzzar, CC BY-SA 4.0 license; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 51 – History of the Guitar

For our 51st episode, Julia and Lauren are joined by a Very Special Guest–Lauren’s dad, Dave Tag! Hop into our time machine for an abridged history of the guitar, everyone’s favorite six-stringed instrument. Later, enjoy a quiz called “Fenders”!

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[1) Original Dave Tagliaferro composition, 2018;  2) Commander Cody And His Lost Planet Airmen, “Hot Rod Lincoln,” 1975; 3) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 50 – An Episode About Nothing

Yada yada yada… For our 50th episode, Julia and Lauren finally put their brains-ful of sitcom trivia to good use in this ALL-SEINFELD EXTRAVAGANZA! In a departure from our usual format, this ep gives you thirty deep-cut Seinfeld questions with some interesting interstitials. Play along with the episode-long quiz and tweet your final score to @missinfopod !

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[Music: 1) Davie504, “Funkiest Slap Bass,” 2012.]

Episode 49 – Sometimes A Flower Is Just A Flower: Georgia O’Keeffe

In our 49th episode, Lauren sketches for us the life of artist Georgia Totto O’Keeffe [best-known for those close-ups of flowers that definitely are just flowers, no interpretation needed]. Learn about the “Mother of American Modernism” and her tumultuous relationship with husband/photographer Alfred Stieglitz. Later, enjoy a quiz on Flowers!

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[Music: 1) Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, “Waltz of the Flowers” from The Nutcracker, 1892 ; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]