Episode 99 – It’s Element-ary

For our 99th episode, you can count on Julia to describe the origins of every single element name on the periodic table. We’ve got you covered from Actinium to Zirconium! Later, enjoy a quiz called “Title Elements”!

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[Music: 1) Tom Lehrer, “The Elements,” Music by Sir Arthur Sullivan, 1959; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 96 – Men are from Ares, Women are from Aphrodite: Greek and Roman Mythology

In our 96th episode, Julia covers what you’ve all been waiting for during *MYTHOLOGY MAY* — the Greeks and the Romans. We have everything: Titans, Olympians, Furies, Fates, Muses, monsters, heroes, comedy, tragedy, and everything in between. Later, enjoy a quiz called “A Night With Venus…”!

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[Music: 1) “Toccata” from Claudio Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, Emmanuelle Haïm, Warner Classics, 2004; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 94 – Animal Heads and Gods of the Dead: Egyptian Mythology

In our 94th episode, Julia unveils the second installment of *MYTHOLOGY MAY* with a trip down the Nile. [After this, you will definitely be able to remember which Egyptian god was murdered by his brother.] Later, enjoy a quiz called “Walk Like an Egyptian!”

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[Music: 1) The Bangles, “Walk Like an Egyptian,” 1986; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 91 – Aloha from Hawai’i!

In our 91st episode, Julia […who is, in reality, undeniably not in Hawai’i…] covers Hawaiian geography, history, language, and cultural traditions, along with some tangentially-related trivia tidbits. Later, enjoy a quiz called “ALOHA AN’ HELLO”!

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[Music: 1) Malihini Hawaiians, “Aloha Oe,” 1955; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 89 – It’s All Greek to Me: The Peloponnesian War

In our 89th episode, Julia takes us back to the cradle of Western civilization in the 5th century BC to learn all about the Peloponnesian War [quite possibly the hardest conflict to spell correctly on the first try]. Just who were the Delian League and the Peloponnesian League? [And why didn’t they have a championship game after the playoffs, huh?] Later, enjoy a quiz called “My Big Fat Greek Oligarchy!”

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[Music: 1) GreeKurd Channel, “Greek Bouzouki Music – Instrumental,” 2016; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 87 – Dorothy Parker and the Vicious Circle

In our 87th episode, Julia waxes poetic about writer Dorothy Parker, who is best known today for her wit, satire, and black humor. …And you can’t talk about Parker without covering the Algonquin Round Table! Later, enjoy a quiz called “You Want A Round Table?”

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[Music: 1) Bing Crosby with Dorsey Brothers’ Orchestra, “I Wished on the Moon,” 1935; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 85 – Kids These Days: TV in 2019

In our 85th episode, Julia ventures into the vast world of children’s television in The Year 2019. [So much problem-solving!] Later, enjoy a quiz called “TV-MA”!

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[Music: 1) “DuckTales Theme Song,” 1987; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 82 – The Plant Doctor

In our 82nd episode, Julia digs up some details on the life and mind of famous agricultural scientist George Washington Carver (who developed more than 300 uses for the humble peanut). Later, enjoy a quiz called “Peanut Butter Jelly Time!”

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[Music: 1) Raffi, “Peanut Butter Sandwich,” 1996; 2)  Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 80 – No, YOU’RE A Vision: All About Eurovision

In our 80th episode, Julia reminisces about a past trivia failure that sparked her interest in one of the world’s longest-running television programs: The Eurovision Song Contest. Learn about the rules, the scoring system, and some of the most memorable performances from Eurovisions past. Later, enjoy a quiz called “A-B-A-B”!

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[Music: 1) Netta, “Toy,” 2018; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]

Episode 78 – Mrs. Roosevelt

In our 78th episode, Julia shines a spotlight on one of the most influential and active figures to have ever occupied the White House: First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt. (Yes, it was totally above board when she married her “cousin,” FDR.) Later, enjoy a quiz called “First Ladies”!

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[Music: 1) London Symphony Orchestra, “Eleanor Rigby,” 2009, orig. The Beatles; 2) Frau Holle, “Ascending Souls,” 2017. Courtesy of Frau Holle, CC BY-NC 3.0 license.]