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The podcast features stories that make each day unique. Each day we will share celebrity birthdays, biographies, events, and more. A quick and fun listen that will quickly become a daily habit.
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The Thanksgiving show that almost didn't happen
So it was looking like the wasn't going to happen today!  I almost broke my streak of over 100 days of the podcast, but I was lucky.  Our podcast host was down due to a third party issue.  The outage lasted nearly all day; however, I was able to quickly squeeze in a show at the last minute!  We talk today about Thanksgiving, Cake Day, Howard Cossell, and more.
05:03
November 26, 2020
Drinksgiving
Today we celebrate Drinksgiving. We discuss JFK's burial on the podcast, some guy named O.J., and a 92-year old that beat up a burglar. 
12:42
November 25, 2020
D. B. Cooper
Another true crime addition of the show as we work with the Portland Pickles to solve the mystery of DB Cooper.  I also discuss Charles Darwin, Lee Harvey Oswald, and Baseball.
16:50
November 24, 2020
Alzheimer's & Family Care Givers
Join us on the podcast today as we talk with Peggy Sweeney-McDonald, who hosts Life in the A-Zone, a podcast about her journey back home to help her mom through Alzheimer's.  We also learn about the first jukebox, Life magazine, and 10 million cell phones. 
17:02
November 23, 2020
JFK Assassination
On this day in 1963, President John F Kennedy arrived in Dallas. At 12:30, three shots rang out, and the history of the world changed. Today, we talk with the curator of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealy Plaza, Stephen Fagin. We learn about JFK, the assignation, and the building where the assassin worked.
35:30
November 22, 2020
No-Shave November
A very hairy addition of the podcast as we learn the reason behind No-Shave November.  Also on the show, payola, who shot J.R. and a fire at the MGM Grand. If you would like to donate to No-Shave November, you can do so on their website.
13:36
November 21, 2020
Future Teachers
It is Future Teachers of America Day. We talk with a Sacramento teacher about how 2020 is going, and of course, the call is over Zoom.  We learn the story behind the famous SNL bit.  We also talk about McDonald's, the end of the Cuban Missle Crisis, and find out where you can get a free newspaper.
14:56
November 20, 2020
Quitting Smoking
Quitting smoking can be nearly impossible, so how do you do it?  You start a podcast.  At least, that is what Diogo did.  Today, for the great American Smokeout, I talk with the host of Diogo Quits Smoking, a podcast that details his journey to be smoke-free.  Also, we discuss the events of the day, including the Gettysburg address and the release of the Wii and Stadia.
16:42
November 19, 2020
Mickey Mouse Day
It's Mickey Mouse Day today.  Yes, the head cheese at Disney was born on this day, and Chris Osborne from Play Comics Podcast joins us to discuss Mickey.  It is also Princess day, and we tell you some secrets about Disney princesses. We also learn about Jonestown and Susan B Anthony.
11:34
November 18, 2020
H.H. Holmes, a true crime story
I am joined by author and filmmaker John Borowski. He joins me to discuss the story of America's first serial killer, H. H. Holmes. The fascinating story of America's first serial killer takes us to Chicago's Murder Castle. Also on the show, the mile-high city, the first congress, and the worst Star Wars special ever.
21:09
November 17, 2020
Fast Food
Once we get over the excitement induced by National Button Day, we talk with the hosts of B.S. with Bobby & Sarah about National Fast Food Day.  We also hear about the time Wilt Chamberlain scored 73 points, Lisa Bonet and Lenny Kravitz, and Robin Givens sues Mike Tyson.
16:46
November 16, 2020
Favorite Drummers
Will & Ash from Listen2This join me for National Drummer Day, and they teach me a thing or two about famous drummers. Also, stories about the Constitution v1.0 beta, NBC getting split up, and the Long Island Lolita.
17:53
November 15, 2020
Milli Vanilli and the infamous lip-syncing incident
Today we are joined by Michael Harren from Mikey Pod, and we discuss Milli Vanilli while celebrating National Pickle Day.  Listen today to find out if Milli Vanilli could have blamed the lip-syncing on the rain.
13:32
November 14, 2020
Disney's Fantasia is Released
In 1940, on this day, Disney's Fantasia was released in a way that was as unique as the movie itself. Jesse Moore from Not Your Father's Movies Podcast joins me to discuss this classic film.   On the podcast, we also touch on Ronald Reagan and some weird things that presidents have done.  We also talk about National Hug a Musician Day and World Kindness Day.  
15:42
November 13, 2020
Stan Lee's Impact on Comics
Today I am joined by Chris Osborne from Play Comics Podcast, and we discuss the impact of Stan Lee on the industry. Stan Lee passed away on this day in 2018.   We also celebrate National Happy Hour Day and talk about the world's most massive taco.
11:36
November 12, 2020
The story of Veterans Day
Happy Veterans Day, and thank you to all of those that served.  Today, we discuss Washington becoming a state, the Numbered Highway System, and the end of World War II.
16:08
November 11, 2020
The story of Marines
International Accounting Day is finally here! We also celebrate National Pupusa Day, National Vanilla Cupcake Day, and the Marine Corps' birthday.  In addition, today saw the debut of Sesame Street, Windows 1.0, and the end of a war.
14:33
November 10, 2020
Jack The Ripper
Today is Go to an Art Museum Day and National Fried Chicken Sandwich Day.  I must warn you that most museums don't allow food.  It is also the day of the Great Boston Fire, Jack The Ripper's last crime, and the start of presidential travel abroad.
11:12
November 9, 2020
The Hanging Chads of Florida
It's National Cappuccino Day, and to celebrate, I have way too much caffeine.  It's also the day that Montana became a state, the premiere of Days of Lives, and the day we all found out what hanging chads are.
11:20
November 8, 2020
Richard Nixon's Last Press Conference
International Stout Day, so I plan on taking a break from IPA today or, better yet, I'll have both. It is also the oddly specific National Bittersweet Chocolate with Almonds Day.  On the podcast today, I talk about Nixon being annoyed with the press, Gone with the Wind, and Magic Johnson.
10:39
November 7, 2020
The story of Nachos
After months of waiting, National Nachos Day is finally here! Scott from What Should I do? Podcast joins us to discuss this cheesy treat.  We also discuss Lincoln's election, and the fires at Universal Studios.
12:35
November 6, 2020
The football teams of the AFL
It's National Redhead Day, Hot Sauce Day, and Football Day.  Boofer and Gabby join me from Can't Win for Losing. We talk Football, spending $61.8 million, and Former Presidents.  
14:34
November 5, 2020
The story of Mary Todd Lincoln
We made through Election Day. Let's get our mind off politics and instead celebrate National Candy Day.  It's also the day Abraham Lincoln married Mary Todd. We learn some interesting facts about Mary on the podcast. 
12:40
November 4, 2020
Diff'rent Strokes, and Geraldo Rivera's nose
It's Election Day 2020. Who knows if we will have a winner by the day, but I feel pretty confident that we will all feel some nerves today.  That is why I have made it drink a bunch of alcohol day, a new national holiday.  So grab a drink and listen to the podcast while we discuss the Wizard of Oz, Diff'rent Strokes, and Geraldo Rivera's nose. 
13:01
November 3, 2020
Quiz Show Scandals
Day of the Dead (Día de Muertos) ends today, with many celebrations yesterday and today. It is Job Action Day, National Bison Day, and National Deviled Egg Day. Today we talk about the Spruce Goose, Charles Van Doren, and $1 drinks at Applebees.
12:43
November 2, 2020
The stamp tax, Mike (the bomb), and minimum wage.
Daylight Savings Time has ended. Time changes can make you feel tired, but listening to a podcast will make you feel better.  Today, I talk with you about an H bomb test, British taxes, and minimum wage.
11:47
November 1, 2020
The story of Halloween
The story from Halloween, and we take a listen to three "scary" stories.
13:48
October 31, 2020
A Modern Take on The War of the Worlds Radio Play
Today we create a modern version of the Orson Welles radio play of H. G. Wells's The War of the Worlds.  We also celebrate, National Checklist Day, Breadstick Day and Candy Corn Day.
10:01
October 30, 2020
Cats and the Internet
It's National Cat Day and National Internet Day, a perfect pairing, right?
12:17
October 29, 2020
Bill Gates, Lady Liberty crowd funding and Chocolate.
It's National Chocolate Day.  We give you several reasons to eat chocolate.  Bill Gates is born, a lottery site is hacked, and the Statue of Liberty is dedicated.  Also, Michael Jackson's physician, Dr. Conrad Murray, is released from prison.  
11:45
October 28, 2020
The story of the Saturn Rockets, the VCR and a Curse
It is National American Beer Day, Regina from Game on Girl joins us for a cold one.  We learn about the VCR, a huge rocket and a treaty with Spain.  
13:00
October 27, 2020
Doonesbury, the Patriot Act and Rudy Giuliani butt-dialing
Fifty years ago today, Garry Trudeau's comic strip Doonesbury appeared in newspapers for the first time. Dr. Suess meets the USA Patriot Act and Rudy Giuliani butt-dials, a reporter.
08:25
October 26, 2020
The story of Halloween, the movie.
It's National Art Day and National Greasy Food Day, which is perfect because when I eat greasy food, my clothes end up looking like a Jackson Pollack painting. We also celebrate the John Carpenter classic Halloween and the Walkman.
12:47
October 25, 2020
This is Today Trailer
Learn and laugh while we tell the story of each day.  You will learn which celebrations are happening, the history and the birthdays of each day.
00:59
October 25, 2020
The story of the telegraph, Statue of Liberty and the United Nations
The United Nations turns 75. For the first time, messages could be sent from California to New York by telegraph.  Jim Bakker is going to jail (again?), and LSD is illegal.
09:50
October 24, 2020
The story of Clarence Thomas, Plastic Surgery and the iPod.
 It's National Slap Your Co-worker Day. We talk with a lawyer to see if celebrating will get you in trouble. We also discuss the debut of plastic surgery and talk about some interesting treatments.  Sam Smith, a lawyer, and host of the Disney Channel Original Noobies Podcast, plays Supreme Court Trivia with us.  We also learn how Steve Jobs helped me to stop lifting heavy things.
11:00
October 23, 2020
The story of Harry Houdini
Today on the podcast: Houdini is punched in the stomach by a fan, leading to his death. Ronald Reagan was muted at a debate, and he didn't like it. Also, the tragic on-air death of WNBC reporter Jane Dornacker.
10:56
October 22, 2020
The story of Thomas Edison, Bigfoot and Madonna
On this day, inventor Thomas Edison had a light bulb go on.  It is also International Day of the Nacho, so I will likely make a few cheesy jokes on the podcast. 
12:05
October 21, 2020
The story of the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash
It's National Day on Writing, and we talk to the hosts of Listen2This Podcast about songwriting. We discuss the Lynyrd Skynyrd plane crash, the Louisiana Purchase, and reimagine Watergate into a nursery rhyme.
13:54
October 20, 2020
Brady Bunch Trivia
It National New Friends Day, so somehow while social distancing, make a friend.  On the show today, we play a little Brady Trivia, discuss the end of the American Revolutionary War and try to figure out what is on the Watergate Tapes.
10:31
October 19, 2020
The purchase of Alaska.
It is National No Beard today. That is just wrong.  It's also the day the United States added two territories.  
10:22
October 18, 2020
The 1989 San Francisco Earthquake
In 1989, the San Francisco Bay Area was preparing for the World Series with both Bay Area teams competing.  It's also National Pasta Day, National Pay Back a Friend Day, National Clean Your Virtual Desktop Day, and Sweetest Day.
11:42
October 17, 2020
The Start of Disney
It's National Boss Day, World Food Day, National Liqueur Day, and National Mammography Day.   As if that is not enough to talk about, today is also Global Cat Day; you won't believe my special guest.  It's also the Day that Disney was founded. We will take a look at the company that Walt and Roy started.
09:19
October 16, 2020
The Debut of I Love Lucy!
The classic television show I Love Lucy premiered on this day in 1951. The show featured real-life married couple Desi Arnaz and Lucille Ball, who played Lucy and Ricky. It is also White Cane Safety Day, Grouch Day, and Global Handwashing Day.
13:19
October 15, 2020
The Cuban Missile Crisis
It is National Pet Obesity Day, likely a day created by those fat cats in Washington. The world has never been as close to the brink of nuclear war as it was in October of 1962. The Cold War between the US and the Soviet Union was reaching a boiling point.  
10:32
October 14, 2020
Ghosts & Hauntings of the White House
It is Breast Cancer Awareness Day, get checked, and if you can, donate time or money to help those impacted by cancer. It is also National Fossil Day, National M&M Day, and National Transfer Money to Your Son Day.  We talk about a series of hauntings at the White House, the first World Series champs, and Pamela Anderson is rushed to the hospital.
12:07
October 13, 2020
A scary story about Christopher Columbus
It's Columbus Day, so I take an expedition to my smoker and celebrate the other national day, Pulled Pork Day.  Listen for my recipe, a spooky story about a Christopher Columbus, a punk rock death, and the White House gets its name.
11:08
October 12, 2020
Bill and Hillary Clinton's Wedding
Today we are joined by Regina from the Game on Girl Podcast.  We talk about National Coming Out Day, the wedding anniversary of Bill Clinton and Hillary Rodham Clinton, and more.
16:11
October 11, 2020
Liz Taylor keeps getting married
It is National Cake Decorating Day, so I will let you eat cake.  It is also National Hug a Drummer Day, which I am sure was started by a drummer.  Today we also honor those who work to help the elderly and those entering the final phase of life; it is World Hospice and Palliative Care Day.  Lastly, it is World Mental Health Day. Remember, it is always ok to ask and seek help. Today we learn about the world's first nuclear accident and yet another wedding for Liz Taylor.
09:54
October 10, 2020
A Phone Scammer Get's Exposed
It's Leif Erikson Day today.  It's also World Post Day, a day to create awareness of the critical role the postal service plays in our lives. On this day in 1973, Elvis and Priscilla Presley divorced after six years of marriage.    We learn, from an actual spam caller, what information they are looking for and why. 
13:01
October 9, 2020
The start of sports on the radio
I am joined today by a fellow podcaster from Can't Win For Losing. We discuss Fluffernutters, last night's debate, the Great Chicago Fire, and the radio's first college football game.
15:38
October 8, 2020
The History of American Bandstand
It's National Frappe Day so get your mocha on. Today on the podcast, we talk about American Bandstand, Fox news, Adam Rich, and Eddie Van Halen.
10:37
October 7, 2020
Liz Taylor kept getting married
National Coaches Day is today. It is also National Mad Hatter Day and National Noodle Day. On the podcast, we talk about the first talking movie, the time the president asked us to build bunkers and a wedding at Michael Jackson's house.
11:00
October 6, 2020
Baseball on the radio
It’s Monday, October 5, 2020. We celebrate Get Funky Day today with one of its founders. We also talk about the start of baseball on the radio, vice-presidential debate drama, and the death of Steve Jobs.
12:36
October 5, 2020
Taco & Vodka
It’s Sunday, October 4, 2020. We celebrate National Taco Day and National Vodka Day, among others. We also talk about the Orient Express, the opening of a major tourist attraction, a government shutdown, and the start of WikiLeaks. During the podcast, we mention the Go Fund Me for the San Francisco Carousel.
11:35
October 4, 2020
Hidden Presidential Health Problems
With President Trump in the hospital, we felt we needed to change things up a bit today.  We discuss times when Presidents have had health issues.  We are also joined by the host of Nomy Jackson's Love to talk to us about National Poetry Day.  
13:16
October 3, 2020
Naming your car
Today is International Day of Non-Violence, National Custodian Day, National Walk and Bike to School Day, and World Smile Day.  Today is also a day to come up with a name for your ride because it is National Name Your Car Day.  To celebrate, we talk to Road Rage Randy from Driving with Randy who does his podcast from his car. We also discuss the Woodrow Wilson and how his wife may have been the first female President.
13:32
October 2, 2020
The Honeymooners & Disneyworld
It's the first day of the month, so we talk about all of the various National celebrations for the day.  We also talk about the debut of the Honeymooners, Disneyworld, Epcot, and Ross Perot.
13:40
October 1, 2020
The Hoover Dam & Fred Flintstone
It is #NationalLOVEPeopleDay, and we have one of the people who helped create the day on the show. Learn about the day FDR dedicated the Hoover Dam, the day James Dean died, and the day Flintstone's debuted.
13:54
September 30, 2020
Jerry Lee Lewis Shoots a band member
You may see red today, many cities around the globe turn red for World Heart Day, a day to focus on heart health. It is also National Coffee Day, and since it is good for your heart, have an extra cup. Today in history, the Munich agreement was signed, Willie Mays made a fantastic catch, and Cheers made its debut. We also talk about Jerry Lee Lewis, a fifties rocker that shot his bandmate.
12:34
September 29, 2020
The history of Yom Kippur
It's National Good Neighbor Day and National Drink Beer Day, and it's a beautiful day in the neighborhood, won't you drink a beer with me?  On today's podcast, we learn about Yom Kippur from Duncan, host of the Perfectly Average Guy podcast.  We also talk about the last battle of the American revolutionary war,  Bobby Brown, an aviation record, and SpaceX.
15:11
September 28, 2020
The history of The Tonight Show
It's National Crush Day, no I am not talking about your celebrity crush, I am talking about can crushing and recycling.  Also, it's No Excuses Day and World Tourism Day.  On the podcast, we tell the story of the Tonight Show, celebrate with Google, and learn about the Model T.
12:32
September 27, 2020
The Beverly Hillbillies
On today's podcast, we finally solve 2020.  We also celebrate Better Breakfast Day,
Family Health & Fitness Day,
Johnny Appleseed Day
, and National Public Lands Day.  We also learn how the government stopped a big monopoly game and why hillbillies moved to California.
10:16
September 26, 2020
Sandra Day O'Connor
It's National Cooking day, National Lobster Day, and National Daughters Day.  It is also the day The United States Congress passed the Bill of Rights.  On the podcast, we talk about the Little Rock Nine, Sandra Day O'Connor, and a couple that got an interesting shipment in the mail.
09:27
September 25, 2020
The Love Boat
It's National Cherries Jubilee Day so I have some while I try to do a podcast.  It is also, National Punctuation Day; we will learn, together!  We also celebrate the first-ever National Monument, The Love Boat, and 60 Minutes.  We are also joined by a special guest from the Game on Girl, Regina McMenomy.
10:50
September 24, 2020
Dogs in Politics
It's National Dogs in Politics, but you don't need to put your dog on the ballot, although certain dogs may do a better job than certain politicians.  Anyway, it's not because we want dogs to run (get it), it is because we are celebrating the dogs of politicians.  We also talk about the Jetsons and Ferdinand Marcos. Lastly, we celebrate the birthday of Bruce Springsteen, Jason Alexander, and Skylar Astin.
10:44
September 23, 2020
The second attempt on President Gerald Ford's life
On this day, we celebrate several "national" days; check out the podcast for a list of them, and some advice on celebrating.  Also, listen today to learn about the second attempt on President Gerald Ford's life.  Learn about how the man that saved Ford's life, Oliver Sipple, had his own life ruined by the media.  Also, we talk about the cable car, FarmAid, and National Geographic.  We also celebrate the birth of Tommy Lasorda, Joan Jet, and more.
10:45
September 22, 2020
The first female Supreme Court Justice
It's Batman day today, so hang upside down in a cave and spend a bunch of money.  It's also International Day of Peace and National Day of Civic Hacking.  ON this day in history, the first female Supreme Court Justice is nominated, the dream team is announced, and Monday Night Football debuts.
09:31
September 21, 2020
Today in history: The story of Sunday, September 20, 2020
Busy day today, it is National Pepperoni Pizza Day, National Punch Day,
National Queso Day
, Wife Appreciation Day, the start of
Child Passenger Safety Awareness Week
, and Deaf Dog Awareness Week!  Even after we talk about that, we still have time for a story about the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg, former president Chester Author, the raid of Area 51, and much more.
09:36
September 20, 2020
Today in history: The story of Saturday, September 19, 2020
Time to talk like a pirate. Have you ever wondered why we think pirates talk that way? Listen to the podcast today to find out.
09:27
September 19, 2020
Tiffany & Co
It is National First Love Day. It's also the day Tiffany & Co. opened. So pick up one of those iconic blue gift boxes and give it to your first love.
07:43
September 18, 2020
Frida Kahlo
On this day in 1787, the constitution was signed, which makes today Constitution Day.  It is also the day that Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery, the day Frida Kahlo almost died in a horrible accident, and the day that the Space Shuttle Enterprise was unveiled.
08:13
September 17, 2020
Miami Vice
It's Mexican Independence Day and NationalGuacamole Day, which means if you are not eating chips and guac, you are crazy.  It's also the day that the Mayflower set sail, GM was founded, and the day that Miami Vice premiered. 
09:45
September 16, 2020
Today in history: The story of Tuesday, September 15, 2020
It's Get Ready Day so get ready to learn what that means!  Also, learn about tanks, flags, getting lost in space, and a massive fail.
09:42
September 15, 2020
The person who was at three presidential assassinations
Grab your Crayola's and create something for National Coloring day.  While you are making your masterpiece, learn about how a poem became an anthem, how we skipped having a World Series champ, and who was at three presidential assassinations.
10:31
September 14, 2020
Goiânia Nuclear Accident
It's a day to appreciate grandma and grandpa, it is Grandparents Day today.  It is also a day to celebrate the peanut because it is National Peanut Day.  Today we learn about Nikita Khrushchev, the first viewer discretion warning and nuclear accident that you probably didn't know about.
10:27
September 13, 2020
JFK & Jackie's Wedding
It's National Chocolate Milkshake Day so, like every other day have a chocolate milkshake.  Remember a chocolate milkshake a day keeps the doctor away.  Also happening today, JFK married Jackie, we all got to know Tony Danza and Danny Devito, and a plane crashed at the White House.
08:46
September 12, 2020
September 11
It's Patriot Day.  Today, we talk about the 102 minutes that changed this country and the world forever.
07:19
September 11, 2020
An explosion in the San Franciso Bay Area
It is World Suicide Prevention Day. Confidential help is available by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. We talk about the invention that changed fashion, the Clarence Thomas hearings, Cats, the Hadron Collider, and an explosion in the San Franciso Bay Area.
07:46
September 10, 2020
The first computer bug
It's National Wiener Schnitzel Day, no, not the fast food place; I am talking about pan-fried veal! Wow, I bet no other podcast can say that.  Also, it's International Sudoku Day, so be ready to be frustrated.  We also talk about how Washington DC got its name, a new star on the flag, and a computer bug that flys.
07:46
September 9, 2020
This day in history: The story of September 8, 2020
It's International Literacy Day, so by reading this, you are doing your part.  Today we talk about the time a president gave a pardon to a president, an awkward kiss, and the debut of a legendary sci-fi show
06:30
September 8, 2020
Tupac's death
Happy Labor Day.  In today's podcast, we learn the origin of Labor Day and why it is different than every other holiday.  We also talk about the battle over the invention of TV, the debut of ESPN, and Tupac's death. 
08:01
September 7, 2020
Terrorism at the Olympics
It's National Read a Book Day, so do that. Today is also the day that grocery stores went self serve, the day that the Olympics saw terrorism, and the day 41,000 people were wrongfully accused of murder.
06:10
September 6, 2020
Disney trades a sportscaster for a cartoon
It's National Cheese Pizza Day so have a slice, it also International Day of Charity so give a slice.  The First Continental Congress met, Texas has a President, Disney trades a sportscaster for a cartoon, The MDA telethon, Ford assassination attempt, Larry King marries (again) and Apple patches a leak.
09:03
September 5, 2020
The first coast-to-coast live tv broadcast
Happy College Colors Day,  National Lazy Mom’s Day, and National Wildlife Day.  A lot of things have happened on this day!  Today we talk about Kodak's patents, the first coast-to-coast live tv broadcast, a Yankees win streak, and the Price is Right.
05:56
September 4, 2020
North Korea's nuclear test
It's National Skyscraper Day so go out side and look up.  Today we learn about, San Marino, the great fire of London, RFK stepping down, Daniel Ellsberg's doctor's office, Microsoft's mistake and North Korea's nuclear test.
05:56
September 3, 2020
Alexander Hamilton & the US Treasury
If you like Pina Coladas, then you are going to love World Coconut Day.  It's also the day the US Treasury was founded, so it is a perfect day for a Hamilton sing-a-long.
07:53
September 2, 2020
The Fish Wars
It's the first day of September, and we are all still here; for 2020, that is a win. Today we talk about all of the various celebrations that occur this month. We also talk about the first subway, fish fights, and more. Take a listen and learn about today.
07:19
September 1, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 31, 2020
It is National Trail Mix Day, a day to honor this healthy snack. I will remind you, like I remind my kids, combining a pack of M&Ms and a pack of raisins does make trail mix. Try to keep it healthy and enjoy the day.
07:21
August 31, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 30, 2020
Does and sand and wine mix? Yes, today, it does! It is International Cabernet Sauvignon Day and National Beach Day! Since many beaches are closed, just drink a lot of wine, and perhaps you will start to think you are at the beach, just don’t drown. Today’s Birthdays Alexander Lukashenko Andy Roddick Antony Gormley Bebe Rexha Bruce McLaren Cameron Diaz Ernest Rutherford Fred Hampton Fred MacMurray Guru Randhawa Huey Long Jessica Henwick Joan Blondell John Gunther John Phillips Lewis Black Lisa Ling Mary Shelley Michael Chiklis Molly Ivins Peggy Lipton Robert Crumb Ryan Ross Ted Williams Tug McGraw Warren Buffett
06:50
August 30, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 29, 2020
It’s National Lemon Juice Day! Yeah, drink some lemon juice or make some lemonade and enjoy the day. Today’s Birthdays Carla Gugino Charles F. Kettering Charles Grandison Finney Charlie Parker Chris Hadfield Dave Reichert David West Elliott Gould Hajime Isayama Ingrid Bergman James Hunt Jay Ryan John Locke John McCain Lea Michele Liam Payne Maurice Maeterlinck Michael Jackson Neil Gorsuch Oliver Wendell Holmes Sr. Preston Sturges Rebecca De Mornay Richard Attenborough Robin Leach Stephen Wolfram Temple Grandin Thom Gunn William Friedkin
06:14
August 29, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 28, 2020
If today’s podcast seems to be a little more laid back than usual, it is because we have decided to celebrate National Red Wine Day. There are 21 days devoted to celebrating wine annually; the next one is on Sunday, International Cabernet Sauvignon Day. This means that instead of buying a bottle, buy a case. You made need that wine glass to cry into for this next one, it’s Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day, a day devoted to the pets that we have lost. For me, that is three cats and a chicken named lemon. Today’s Birthdays Ai Weiwei Armie Hammer Bruno Bettelheim Cassadee Pope Daniel Stern David Fincher David Soul Elizabeth Ann Seton Florence Welch George M. Church Jack Black Jack Kirby Jack Vance Jake Owen Janet Frame Jason Priestley Jennifer Coolidge Johann Wolfgang von Goethe LeAnn Rimes Luis Guzmán Nancy Kulp Quvenzhané Wallis Rita Dove Robertson Davies Roger Tory Peterson Roxie Roker Satoshi Tajiri Shania Twain Sheryl Sandberg Valtteri Bottas
08:16
August 28, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 27, 2020
It’s National Just Because does so do something today, why? Just because. It’s also International Lottery Day, and because I am the one that reminded you about it, I legally get half of your winnings. Today’s Birthdays Aaron Paul Alexa PenaVega Antonia Fraser Barbara Bach Bernhard Langer Blake Jenner Cesar Millan Chandra Wilson Don Bradman Ed Gein Georg Wilhelm Friedrich Hegel Jeanette Winterson Joan Smith Johann Georg Hamann Kim Petras Lyndon B. Johnson Man Ray Mase Patrick J. Adams Paul Bernardo Paul Reubens Peter Stormare Roger Stone Sarah Chalke Sri Chinmoy The Great Khali Theodore Dreiser Tom Ford Tuesday Weld Yolanda Adams
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August 27, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 26, 2020
There are two types of people, dog people, and cat people. I am a cat person but that is not going to stop me from celebrating International Dog Day 2020. See my neighbor has a dog that barks all the time, I am choosing today to not yell at them. It’s also, Women’s Equality Day 2020 in the United States that celebrates the passage of the nineteenth amendment to the constitution. Learn more by listening to our podcast. Today’s Birthdays Albert, Prince Consort Antoine Lavoisier Brett Cullen Cassie Ventura Chris Pine Christopher Isherwood Dylan O’Brien Edward Witten Evan Ross Geraldine Ferraro Guillaume Apollinaire James Harden John Buchan John Mulaney Julio Cortázar Katherine Johnson Keke Palmer Leon Redbone Lil Tecca Macaulay Culkin Marcus du Sautoy Melissa McCarthy Michael Gove Mike Colter Mother Teresa Peggy Guggenheim Robert Walpole Shirley Manson YBN Cordae
07:06
August 26, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 25, 2020
It’s National Banana Split Day a great day to cool off with a delicious treat that, because it includes a banana, is healthy. Also, no worries if you spill hot fudge on your clothes because it is National Secondhand Wardrobe Day. Today’s Birthdays Alexander Skarsgård Althea Gibson Andrew Hussie Billy Ray Cyrus Blair Underwood Blake Lively Bret Harte Claudia Schiffer Conrad Black Elvis Costello Gene Simmons George Wallace Ivan the Terrible Jeff Tweedy Kel Mitchell Leonard Bernstein Martin Amis Monty Hall Nathan Deal Rachael Ray Rachel Bilson Regis Philbin Sean Connery Simon McBurney Stacey Farber Taslima Nasrin Tim Burton Tom Hollander Virginia Euwer Wolff Walt Kelly
07:15
August 25, 2020
This day in history: The story of August 24, 2020
L’Eggo my Eggo, it’s National Waffle Day! I was waffling on what to do to celebrate this fantastic breakfast treat, do I pop a frozen one out of the oven or do I bust out the waffle iron? What will you do for National Waffle Day? Today’s Birthdays Ava DuVernay Chad Michael Murray Dave Chappelle Elizabeth Debicki Hideo Kojima John Green Jorge Luis Borges Marlee Matlin Mike Huckabee Paulo Coelho Rupert Grint Sofia Richie Stephen Fry Vince McMahon Yasser Arafat
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August 24, 2020
This day in history, the story of August 23, 2020
You have been waiting for it all year, counting down the days and preparing yourself emotionally. The wait is over; today is National Sponge Cake Day. We urge you to remember, a sponge cake has just three ingredients: flour, sugar, and eggs. Put that baking soda away and enjoy it. Today’s Birthdays: Andrew Rannells Arnold Toynbee August Ames Barbara Eden Carl Hagelin Clifford Geertz Edgar Lee Masters Gene Kelly Georges Cuvier Henry Lee Lucas Jared Fogle Jeremy Lin Josh Morris Keith Moon Kobe Bryant Lil Yachty Linda Thompson Mark Russell Park Chan-wook Rick Springfield Rik Smits River Phoenix Rudy Ruettiger Scott Caan Seth Curry Shelley Long Trixie Mattel Will Cuppy
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August 23, 2020
Saturday, August 22, 2020
It’s National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day, a day to spread awareness about all the ways veterinarians help to save and prolong your cat’s life. Today’s Birthdays: Bill Parcells Cindy Williams Claude Debussy Cory Gardner David Chase David Reimer Deng Xiaoping Diana Nyad Dorothy Parker Dua Lipa Giada De Laurentiis Henri Cartier-Bresson Howie Dorough James Corden Jey Uso Jimmy Uso Karlheinz Stockhausen Kristen Wiig LaMelo Ball Layne Staley Leni Riefenstahl Max Scheler Norman Schwarzkopf Randall Cobb Ray Bradbury Tori Amos Trey Gowdy Ty Burrell Valerie Harper Willis R. Whitney
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August 22, 2020
Friday, August 21, 2020
It is Senior Citizen’s Day 2020; back in 1988, Ronald Reagan selected August 20th as a day to celebrate the senior population. Today’s Birthdays: Bo Burnham Brody Jenner Carrie-Anne Moss Hayden Panettiere Joe Strummer Jules Michelet Kacey Musgraves Kelis Kenny Rogers Kim Cattrall Loretta Devine Patrick Demarchelier Princess Margaret Robert Lewandowski Sergey Brin Serj Tankian Stephen Hillenburg Thomas S. Monson Usain Bolt Wilt Chamberlain
05:24
August 21, 2020
The History of Radio
It gave us Howard Stern, Ryan Seacrest, and the same song every 40 minutes or so. It’s National Radio Day, a day to celebrate and appreciate the radio. Back before MP3s, Podcasts and videos that killed radio stars, the AM & FM broadcast signals was where we discovered new music. Today’s Birthdays Al Roker Amy Adams Andrew Garfield Benjamin Harrison Billy Gardell Brant Daugherty Connie Chung David O. Russell Demi Lovato Dimebag Darrell Don King Fred Durst George J. Mitchell H. P. Lovecraft Isaac Hayes Jamie Cullum Kirko Bangz KRS-One Liana Liberato Misha Collins N. R. Narayana Murthy Paul Tillich Phil Lynott Rajiv Gandhi Robert Plant Ron Paul Rubén Hinojosa Salvatore Quasimodo Slobodan Milošević Sylvester McCoy
07:18
August 20, 2020
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
It's National Aviation Day, a day to celebrate all things aviation and National Potato Day a day to celebrate all things mashed, baked and turned into chips. Join the two with a potato cannon to shoot some spuds into the air.
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August 19, 2020
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
It's National Couples Day and National Fajita Day. Also, since it Tuesday, it's Taco Tuesday. What makes a more perfect couple than fajitas and tacos!
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August 18, 2020
Monday, August 17, 2020
Don't want a black cat crossing your path? When you think black cats, you think bad luck. There's a bunch of superstitions about black cats but let's forget about those today because it's National Black Cat Appreciation Day. So find yourself a black cat and give it a big hug, I am sure nothing will go wrong.
06:39
August 17, 2020
Roller Coasters
Ok, so Disneyland is still closed along with many other theme parks, but it is still National Roller Coaster Day. I suggest building a coaster in your backyard. It is also National Rum Day; I don't think that you should have the rum before you create the coaster, have that after. Lastly, it is National Tell A Joke Day, as a dad, I have plenty of them, especially after I drink rum.
06:10
August 16, 2020
Homeless Animals & pet overpopulation
Take a break today and relax, it's National Relaxation Day, a day meant to take time away from our fast-paced lifestyle. What better way to relax than playing with a pet, it's also International Homeless Animals’ Day. Pet overpopulation leads to animal homelessness. Adopt a pet from a shelter, and make sure to spay and neuter pets to help prevent overpopulation.
08:09
August 15, 2020