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By Isaac Goff
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Ep 36 The Conch Republic
That one time Key West broke up with America..... Sources: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-conch-republic-key-west-florida https://myfloridahistory.org/frontiers/article/14 https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4x9n8d/that-time-the-florida-keys-tried-to-secede-from-the-us-by-dropping-conch-fritter-bombs Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
05:06
August 29, 2019
Ep 35 Ritchie Mines (extended)
Extended local history episode from my neck of the woods.  The Ritchie Mines produced asphalt to pave some of the biggest cities in the world.  Check it out.  (Warning: This one misses the 3 minute mark by a bit.) Sources: http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/ritchie/history/ritchmin.txt https://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/86 http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2017/11/look-back-ritchie-county-mines-railroad-fade-into-history/ http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2017/11/look-back-danger-adventure-in-ritchie-mines/?fb_comment_id=1950219821766236_1993505074104377 Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
11:56
August 22, 2019
Ep 34 Uncle Sam
  The man, the myth, the Uncle. Sources: https://historydaily.org/who-was-the-inspiration-for-uncle-sam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Wilson https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-nicknamed-uncle-sam Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
04:26
August 7, 2019
Ep 33 Baseball Mud
Join myself and special guest Grayson as we delve into the story of Lena Blackburne's famous mud and how it has shaped the game of baseball for 80 years.    Sources: http://baseballrubbingmud.com/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/baseballs-secret-ingredient-mud/2017/03/31/af56eeaa-14c7-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.html Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
05:24
July 29, 2019
Ep 32 Fireworks
Party like it's 1777.    Sources: https://www.americanpyro.com/history-of-fireworks https://www.livescience.com/63468-fireworks-history.html https://time.com/4828701/first-fireworks-history-july-4th/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw7ajsKmbd4 Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
07:03
July 3, 2019
Ep 31 Crocs
  Crikey! A history of Crocs f/Rylee Copeland. Sources: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2007/07/how-crocs-conquered-the-world.html https://careers.crocs.com/about-us/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocs Rylee Copeland Brooklyn Smith https://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2007/07/how-the-croc-go.html Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
05:14
June 18, 2019
Ep 30 Times New Roman
Everything you didn't need to know about the most famous font in history.      Sources: https://typographyforlawyers.com/a-brief-history-of-times-new-roman.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_New_Roman Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
03:09
May 29, 2019
Ep 29 Summer Break
Summa Summa Summa Time!   Sources: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/debunking-myth-summer-vacation http://mentalfloss.com/article/56901/why-do-students-get-summers Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
06:00
May 24, 2019
Ep 28 Play Doh
Fun to play with, not to eat.   Sources: https://www.museumofplay.org/blog/play-stuff/2016/11/the-history-of-play-doh-good-clean-fun https://playdoh.hasbro.com/en-us/faq http://mentalfloss.com/article/52727/10-fun-facts-about-play-doh Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
03:53
May 9, 2019
Ep 27 The Norwegian Butter Crisis
Rain -> Grass -> Cows -> Milk -> Butter    Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_butter_crisis https://nowiknow.com/the-great-norwegian-butter-crisis-of-2011/ https://slate.com/business/2011/12/norwegian-butter-battle-an-absurd-dairy-shortage-and-its-very-valuable-economic-lessons.html Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
04:14
May 7, 2019
Ep 26 How Carrots Defeated the Luftwaffe
  Radar, Rumors, and Root Vegetables    Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-wwii-propaganda-campaign-popularized-the-myth-that-carrots-help-you-see-in-the-dark-28812484/ https://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/vitamin_a.htm https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/carrots-are-orange-for-an-entirely-political-reason/2011/09/09/gIQAfayiFK_blog.html?utm_term=.dbc78e548b31 Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
05:39
May 3, 2019
Ep 25 Orange
Orange Oranges and which was first.    Sources: https://io9.gizmodo.com/everything-you-know-is-wrong-oranges-aren-t-orange-1097312640 http://mentalfloss.com/article/29942/which-came-first-orange-color-or-orange-fruit https://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/8345477/QI-Quite-interesting-facts-about-orange.html Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
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April 30, 2019
24 Middle Names
What's in a name?   Sources:  http://mentalfloss.com/article/58440/why-do-we-have-middle-names https://www.rd.com/culture/why-do-we-have-middle-names/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
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April 18, 2019
Ep 23 Outhouses
Podcast #4 on #2. Pt. 4 of the Turd Trilogy.   SPECIAL GUEST DWIGHT GOFF!!!!! Sources: https://www.lancasterfarming.com/pondering-the-privy-a-history-of-outhouses/article_3f416eae-d0df-5d7f-9e70-3fcfb72a110a.html Credit: https://www.purple-planet.com
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April 8, 2019
22 Gong Farmers
It's a crappy job but somebody's gotta do it.   Pt. 3 of the Turd Trilogy Sources: https://www.lancasterfarming.com/pondering-the-privy-a-history-of-outhouses/article_3f416eae-d0df-5d7f-9e70-3fcfb72a110a.html https://www.nonfictionminute.org/the-nonfiction-minute/gong-farmers-their-crop-was-crap Credit: https://www.purple-planet.com
03:02
April 5, 2019
Ep 21 Toiler Paper
 Corncobs, seashells, moss, hands, we've come a long way in our search for a better way to wipe.   Pt. 2 of the Turd Trilogy Sources: https://www.lancasterfarming.com/pondering-the-privy-a-history-of-outhouses/article_3f416eae-d0df-5d7f-9e70-3fcfb72a110a.html https://www.charmin.com/en-us/about-us/history-of-toilet-paper http://mentalfloss.com/article/23210/toilet-paper-history-how-america-convinced-world-wipe http://www.toiletpaperhistory.net/toilet-paper-history/history-of-toilet-paper/ http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2013/07/toilet-paper-wasnt-commonly-used-in-the-united-states-until-the-early-20th-century/ http://www.searsarchives.com/catalogs/history.htm Credit: https://www.purple-planet.com
05:14
March 22, 2019
Ep 20 Toilets
Dropping some knowledge on the Porcelain Pony.    Pt. 1 of the Turd Trilogy.   Special Thanks to Tyler Booth for help in recording audio effects for this episode.  Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/turrets-toilets-partial-history-throne-room-180951788/ http://content.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1940525,00.html https://www.lancasterfarming.com/pondering-the-privy-a-history-of-outhouses/article_3f416eae-d0df-5d7f-9e70-3fcfb72a110a.html https://phys.org/news/2015-11-toilets-sewers-ancient-roman-sanitation.html Credit: https://www.purple-planet.com
06:40
March 20, 2019
19 Cross Burnings
Clan before Klan.      Sources: https://timeline.com/why-does-the-ku-klux-klan-burn-crosses-they-got-the-idea-from-a-movie-75a70f7ab135 https://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1213/p25s04-wonq.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_burning https://cranntara.scot/crannta.htm Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
02:52
March 2, 2019
Ep 18 Guardian Angels
A story about when a city said enough!      Sources: https://allthatsinteresting.com/guardian-angels-photos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardian_Angels https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/guardian-angels-started-protecting-nyc-subways-article-1.804336 Music: https://www.purple-planet.com 
05:30
February 12, 2019
Ep 17 Libraries
Shhhh! *whispers* You're listening to a podcast about this history of libraries.    Sources:  https://www.britannica.com/topic/library/The-history-of-libraries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_library http://dorabwoodyard.lib.wv.us/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
05:50
February 3, 2019
Ep 16 The Yellow Fleet
The greatest Cold War multinational fleet to never set sail.      Sources:  https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-02-22/there-once-was-a-country-in-the-middle-of-the-suez-canal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War https://www.amusingplanet.com/2018/09/how-war-marooned-15-ships-in-suez-canal.html Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
05:37
January 31, 2019
Ep 15 POGs
Stack 'em. Slam 'em. Repeat. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_caps_(game) https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1994-12-31-1994365103-story.html http://mentalfloss.com/article/54202/weird-history-pogs Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
03:30
January 29, 2019
Ep 14 Molotov Cocktails
  Glass + Gas + Fire = boom.  Bottle bombs coming at ya. Sources: https://www.ozy.com/flashback/how-the-molotov-cocktail-got-its-name/72494 https://newrepublic.com/article/119127/history-molotov-cocktail-nazi-germany-ferguson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winter_War https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molotov_cocktail Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
05:39
January 24, 2019
Ep 13 Hoodies
  Remember your favorite hoodie you let your girlfriend wear in high school and never got back?  Me neither, check out the history of hoodies. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodie https://www.rollingstone.com/culture/culture-news/the-history-of-the-hoodie-237791/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
04:05
January 13, 2019
Ep 12 The Hanging of John Morgan
  This local history podcast features the last public hanging in West Virginia.  We miss the 3 minute mark, but I think it's worth it if you hang in there.   FYI: Graphic Content Sources: http://www.wvculture.org/history/crime/hangingofjohnmorgan01.html http://wvmetronews.com/2014/12/16/site-of-last-public-hanging-in-west-virginia-marked-in-jackson-county/ http://www.hurherald.com/cgi-bin/db_scripts/articles?Action=user_view&db=hurheral_articles&id=51378 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rainey_Bethea Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
08:02
January 11, 2019
Ep 11 Peasant Knives
No matter how you slice it, every boy wants one, every man should carry one, the short history of the pocket knife.      Sources: http://appalachianmagazine.com/2018/10/24/the-kind-of-men-who-carry-pocketknives/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocketknife https://gallantry.com/blogs/journal/the-complete-history-of-the-pocket-knife Music:   http://freemusicarchive.org
05:13
December 31, 2018
Ep 10 The Queen of the Forest
Christmas Episode!  A unique Christmas tradition sprung from a WWII alliance to bring some cheer to your holidays.  Drink up the goodness!    Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafalgar_Square_Christmas_tree https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/12/01/every-year-norway-donates-a-christmas-tree-to-britain-as-a-thank-you-for-their-help-in-wwii/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
02:55
December 24, 2018
Ep 9 How Hitler Saved Disney
Nobody panic at the title, just give it a listen. How the Mouse House was able to pay the thanks to one of history's most notorious tyrants. Sources: https://blogs.shu.edu/ww2-0/1942/09/12/mickey-mouse-gets-drafted/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Walt_Disney%27s_World_War_II_propaganda_production https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Education_for_Death https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lkc2yAaU3CY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bn20oXFrxxg&t=142s Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
05:12
December 15, 2018
Ep 8 Hot Dogs
Hot dog hot dog hot diggity dog. By request, all you never needed to know about meat stuffed intestines. Sources: https://www.history.com/news/break-out-the-buns-the-history-of-the-hot-dog https://nathansfamous.com/about-us/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nathan%27s_Hot_Dog_Eating_Contest https://www.hot-dog.org/culture/hot-dog-fast-facts https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hot_dog Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
04:25
December 12, 2018
Ep 7 War Plan Red
That one time America plotted to take over Canada. https://www.ranker.com/list/what-if-the-united-states-invaded-canada/stephanroget Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
04:17
November 14, 2018
Ep 6 Blue Jeans
The short history of the world's most versatile piece of clothing. Blue jeans baby! Sources: http://www.historyofjeans.com/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-origin-of-blue-jeans-89612175/ https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-17101768 Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
03:46
November 9, 2018
Ep 5 Gunpowder Plot
Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Celebrating the 413th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Treason Plot. A holiday celebrating the man who failed at carrying it out. http://www.potw.org/archive/potw405.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gunpowder_Plot Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
04:29
November 5, 2018
Ep 4 The V Campaign
This podcast is brought to you by the letter V. This podcast is a story from the book Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson about the graffiti that helped ignite the European resistance movement against the Nazi War Machine in WWII. I know this this may be slightly over 3 minutes, but let’s be honest, most of them will be so ignore the false advertising and get ready for some knowledge bombs about to be dropped. Last Hope Island: Britain, Occupied Europe, and the Brotherhood that Helped Turn the Tide of War by Lynne Olson Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
05:50
November 1, 2018
Ep 3 The Skull of William Wirt (Halloween Special)
This Halloween special is a double stuff edition meaning it's double time. This is our first mystery podcast. Hope you enjoy! Show Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wirt_(Attorney_General) https://blogs.loc.gov/law/2017/08/would-you-be-interested-in-getting-attorney-general-william-wirts-head-back-rebecca-roberts-brings-us-a-tale-from-the-congressional-cemetery/ http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/10/19/AR2005101902374.html Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
06:48
October 29, 2018
Ep 2 Frisbie
Show Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisbee https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-frisbee-4072561 https://www.frisbiepie.com/our_story/ Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
03:46
October 23, 2018
Ep 1 PEZ
Show Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=Z7pYu8mlB1g https://money.cnn.com/2015/05/06/smallbusiness/pez-dispenser/index.html http://us.pez.com/pages/history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pez https://www.candyfavorites.com/blog/history-of-pez-candy-dispensers/ Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
02:39
October 23, 2018
Ep 0 Introduction
The inaugural episode. Come get some knowledge.
02:38
October 23, 2018
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