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Every Monday through Friday, listen to learn about the national celebrations and the historical and pop-culture events that make each day unique. 'This is Today' is a podcast for those feeling a little nostalgic, for lovers of history, and for those who need a good laugh. At just ten minutes a day, it's a great addition to your daily routine.
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Gin, Tonic and Unicorns
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, April 9, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Unicorn Day National Gin and Tonic Day  Civil wars ends Dallas Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles Help to support this podcast: GameFly Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
April 9, 2021
Go ahead make my day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, April 8, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Empanada Day National Volunteer Month Distracted Driving Awareness Month Alzheimer's - Life in the A-zone 17th Amendment Franklin D. Roosevelt Clint Eastwood The world's oldest living person Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. GameFly Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
April 8, 2021
Beer, Health and Jazz
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, April 7, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Beer Day World Health Day National No Housework Day National Jazz Appreciation Month Billie Holiday TV Henry Ford Odyssey Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
April 7, 2021
Post-it Notes
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, April 6, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Siamese Cat Day National Student-Athlete Day New Beer's Eve Joseph Smith John Tyler Post Its Olympic Games Guest: Bill Troveski from The Way Podcast/Radio Show Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
April 6, 2021
Deep Dish Pizza, and Kitty Kelley Dishing on Celebs
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, April 5, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Deep Dish Pizza Day Mount Vesuvius Married With Children Tracey Ullman Kitty Kelly MLB expanded Guests: Bobby & Sarah from BS with Bobby & Sarah Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
April 5, 2021
Burrito, PBJ and Beethoven
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, April 2, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Burrito Day National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day World Autism Awareness Day Beethoven Woodrow Wilson Dark Shadows Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
April 2, 2021
Under New Management
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, April 1, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: April Fools' Day Trivia with Bobby & Sarah Jim Bakker Apple Inc. Nickelodeon Brent Mussburger Gmail Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
April 1, 2021
Prime Time Special 200 Episodes
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, March 31, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Crayon Day World Backup Day Eiffel Tower Daylight saving time Hays code Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 31, 2021
40th anniversary of John Hinckley's attempt to assassinate President Reagan
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, March 30, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: Doctors' Day National Virtual Vacation Day National Pencil Day Alaska President Reagan Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 30, 2021
Vietnam War
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, March 29, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day Vietnam War Nixon Starfire Harry Hamlin Guest: Alexis Monville from Le Podcast on Emerging Leadership Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 29, 2021
Strong to the Finish
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, March 26, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Spinach Day Nike Air Max Day Wear a Hat Day National Today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day Heaven's Gate Doctor Who Weekend Events  Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 26, 2021
Thanks Peru!
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, March 25, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: Maryland Day International Waffle Day National Medal of Honor Day Peru is awesome You are awesome Venezuela Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 25, 2021
Houdini greatest trick
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, March 24, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Cheesesteak Day World Tuberculosis Day Houdini Elvis Presley Nightline Guest: Alexis Monville from Le Podcast on Emerging Leadership Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 24, 2021
Sending my podcast via pigeon
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, March 23, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: World Meteorological Day National Puppy Day Patrick Henry Theodore Roosevelt Benito Mussolini Pigeons Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 23, 2021
Hale-Bopp Vs Mmm Bop
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, March 22, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Goof Off Day Equal Rights Amendment 1st class postage Hale-Bopp Guest: Alan Seales from The Theatre Podcast Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 22, 2021
This episode was not recorded in front of a live studio audience
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, March 19, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Let's Laugh Day National Poultry Day Red Nose Day Weekend Events Gambling C-SPAN Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 19, 2021
So Awkward
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, March 18, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: Awkward Moments Day National Biodiesel Day American Express Mount Vesuvius Paper dresses Teddy Pendergrass Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 18, 2021
Happy St Patty's Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, March 17, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: St. Patrick's Day Italy Kissing Cousins Solar-powered satellite London Bridge Richard Ramirez Chicken Pox Vaccine Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 17, 2021
Corn Dog, Panda and Artichokes
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, March 16, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Artichoke Day National Corn Dog Day National Panda Day James Madison Robert F. Kennedy Apple Guest: Alan Seales from The Theatre Podcast Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 16, 2021
Beware the Ides of March
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, March 15, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: Ides of March Act Happy Day Christopher Columbus Maine T.G.I. Friday's Chatrooms Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 15, 2021
Do we really need to change the clock?
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, March 12, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Girl Scout Day Weekend Events St. Francis Dam Fireside Chats Janet Reno Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 12, 2021
Will you go to the prom with me?
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, March 11, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Funeral Director and Mortician Recognition Day National Promposal Day The Daily Courant Lend-Lease Charles Van Doren Fukushima Tom Hanks, Rita Wilson Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 11, 2021
Mario, Telephones, and Ranch Dressing Soda
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, March 10, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: Mario Day National Landline Telephone Day National Pack Your Lunch Day National Ranch Day Gandhi James Earl Ray Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 10, 2021
Mustangs, Barbies and Dan Rather
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, March 9, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Barbie Day National Napping Day Ford Mustang Dan Rather Guest: Road Rage Randy from Driving with Randy Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 9, 2021
Sleep Week Starts
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, March 8, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: International Women's Day National Proofreading Day Sleep Awareness Week Russian revolution Filibusters Marx brothers Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 8, 2021
Friendly Friday with Bri From The Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, March 5, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Cheese Doodle Day National Multiple Personality Day National Day of Unplugging National Dress in Blue Day Reel Film Day Weekend Review Elvis Katy Perry Guest: Bri from WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 5, 2021
It Grammar Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, March 4, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Grammar Day National Hug a G.I. Day World Obesity Day 11th Amendment John Adams Franklin D. Roosevelt Lucille Ball & Desi Arnaz Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 4, 2021
If animals had Thumbs
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, March 3, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Anthem Day If Animals Had Thumbs Day Florida Woman Suffrage Procession TIME magazine Moonlighting Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 3, 2021
Walt Disney World Trivia
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, March 2, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: Dr. Seuss’s Birthday National Egg McMuffin Day National Read Across America Day Bank of England Republic of Texas Charles Lindbergh DisneyWorld Guest: Bri from WD-FM: The Official Walt Disney Family Museum Podcast Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 2, 2021
Peanut Butter Jelly Time
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, March 1, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: Peanut Butter Lover's Day Rio de Janeiro Articles of Confederation United States Census Ohio Yellowstone Minnesota Charles Lindbergh Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
March 1, 2021
National Pistachio Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, February 26, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Pistachio Day Grand Canyon Space Shuttle Michael Jackson World Trade Center bombing Katherine Johnson Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
February 26, 2021
National Clam Chowder, Chili and Chocolate Covered Nuts Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, February 25, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Clam Chowder Day National Chocolate Covered Nut Day National Toast Day  National Chili Day Washington's Rap Battle Ferdinand Marcos Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
February 25, 2021
Pass the Chips
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, February 24, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Tortilla Chip Day Hitler Battle of Los Angeles Voice of America Larry King Kurt Corbin and Courtney Love Sir Elton John Harold Ramis Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! This post was proofread by Grammarly. Subscribe to Learning More
10:00
February 24, 2021
For the Dogs
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, February 23, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Banana Bread Day International Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day World Spay Day Boston Guantánamo Bay Plutonium Wilt Chamberlain Gary Coleman Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
09:57
February 23, 2021
Margarita Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, February 22, 2021, and here is what we talk about today: National Margarita Day North & South Dakota Montana Washington Miracle on Ice Ed McMahon Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:22
February 22, 2021
Tug of War
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, February 19, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Tug of War Day Aaron Burr Donner Party Thomas Edison Internment of Japanese Americans Cherry Coke Anti-smoking ad Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
12:06
February 19, 2021
Drink Wine Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, February 18, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Drink Wine Day Scientology Frank Gifford Death Penalty Pamela Anderson and Tommy Lee Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:06
February 18, 2021
Random Act of Kindness
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, February 17, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Ash Wednesday Random Act of Kindness Day Newsweek magazine Bob Dylan and Johnny Cash Nixon Netherlands Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
08:34
February 17, 2021
National Almond Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, February 16, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Almond Day Paczki Day Fidel Castro Jane Fonda and Tom Hayden Tonya Harding Los Angeles Lakers Lance Armstrong Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:56
February 16, 2021
Singles Awareness Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, February 15, 2021.  Today we discuss: Singles Awareness Day John Lennon Copyright Protection Leon Spinks Jeffrey Dahmer Meteor explodes over Russia Stranger Things 4 Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:26
February 15, 2021
Ghost of Lincoln
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, February 12, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Abraham Lincoln's Birthday National Plum Pudding Day NAACP Rolling Stoners Model Anna Nicole Smith President Clinton Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:28
February 12, 2021
Mandela Effect
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, February 11, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: International Day of Women and Girls in Science National Clean Out Your Computer Day National Guitar Day National Inventors' Day National Make a Friend Day Elvis Nelson Mandela Janet Reno Dick Cheney Whitney Houston Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:23
February 11, 2021
Wrestling is Fake
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, February 10, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Umbrella Day Tom and Jerry 25th Amendment Las Vegas Hilton WWF O. J. Simpson Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:26
February 10, 2021
Save me a Slice
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, February 9, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Safer Internet Day - Limited Time VPN Offer 80% OFF National Pizza Day National Toothache Day Weather Bureau Davis Cup Ed Sullivan Show Bradys 2018 Winter Olympics Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:23
February 9, 2021
That big football game yesterday
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, February 8, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Boy Scout Day National Kite-Flying Day Richard Johnson Saturday Evening Post Chihuahua NASDAQ Jack Nicholson Motley Crue drummer Tommy Lee Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream Subscribe to Learning More
10:43
February 8, 2021
Shower with a Friend Day
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, February 5, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Give Kids A Smile National Chocolate Fondue Day National Shower with a Friend Day National Signing Day National Weatherperson's Day World Nutella Day Pompeii Mexico United Artists Apollo 14 Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! GameFly Subscribe to Learning More
10:32
February 5, 2021
This day in History - February 4, 2021
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, February 4, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Thank a Mail Carrier Day World Cancer Day George Washington John Madden Patricia Hearst Bill Gates Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! GameFly Subscribe to Learning More
10:13
February 4, 2021
This day in History - February 3, 2021
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Doggy Date Night National Carrot Cake Day National Women Physicians Day Fifteenth Amendment Sixteenth Amendment The Day The Music Died A Super Power Outage Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! GameFly Subscribe to Learning More
10:18
February 3, 2021
This day in History - Tuesday, February 2, 2021
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, February 2, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Trivia Tuesday with Don Joel From Geek Believer  Groundhog Day National Hedgehog Day National Tater Tot Day National Ukulele Day New Amsterdam "The Way We Were" TRS-80 "Late Night with David Letterman" Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! GameFly Subscribe to Learning More
11:12
February 2, 2021
Monday, February 1, 2021
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Monday, February 1, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Dark Chocolate Day National Eat Ice Cream for Breakfast Day National Freedom Day Thirteenth Amendment Edison Martin Luther King, Jr. Vince Lombardi "Good Times" Harriet Tubman Patricia Hearst Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! GameFly Subscribe to Learning More
10:19
February 1, 2021
A puzzling episode
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Friday, January 29, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Puzzle Day Compromise of 1850 Kansas Gas Cars Patricia Hearst Rubik's Cube Reagan John Kerry Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur Subscribe to Learning More
09:57
January 29, 2021
The Challenger Disaster
"This is Today" features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Thursday, January 28, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: National Lego Day National Daisy Day National Kazoo Day Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice Jackson Pollock Elvis Presley's 1st TV appearance Fantasy Island Space Shuttle Challenger Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
10:56
January 28, 2021
Bubble Wrap Day
This is Today features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Wednesday, January 27, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: International Holocaust Remembrance Day National Bubble Wrap Appreciation Day National Chocolate Cake Day PG Ratings Roots A very 80's awards show Bill Clinton iPad Announcement Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
09:05
January 27, 2021
National Peanut Brittle Day & Spouse Day!
This is Today features the stories that make this day unique.  It’s Tuesday, January 26, 2021 and here is what we talk about today: Spouses Day National Peanut Brittle Day Michigan Louisiana Virginia Banned Songs Dukes of Hazard Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
10:29
January 26, 2021
The First Live TV Press Briefing
Today you will get to hear the first episode of our new podcast, "Learning More." In this first episode, we talk with Steven Fagin, the Curator of the Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza about JFK and the relationship between the president and the press. Before the special sneak peek, we will, of course, tell you about the events of the day. Today's events: National Irish Coffee Day Opposite Day The first Wedding March Payola Charles Manson Conviction Ray Kroc Buying the Padres recording of We are the World Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
33:10
January 25, 2021
Swiss Guard, Laugh-In and talking to Cats.
Today, we announce a spinoff of This is Today and return to our roots. Also, on the show, we learn: What it takes to become a member of the Swiss guard Why Ruth Buzzi is awesome Why 1984 was like 1984 We also talk about National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day and National Blonde Brownie Day. Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
10:29
January 22, 2021
Children of Vietnam Veterans
Trev Harwood, the founder of Soaring Productions and a child of a Vietnam War veteran, joins me to discuss his short film, Lamentations. We talk about intergenerational PTSD and the effect of Agent Orange on the kids of vets. Show Links: Short Film Link COVVHA on Facebook Crisis text line Text HOME to 741741 (US) C-PTSD Foundation Adult Children of Alcoholics and Dysfunctional Families Help to support this podcast: Become a Patron! Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
30:19
January 21, 2021
History of the President Elect & The Inauguration
Today we are joined by Mark Satta about the origins of President-Elect's title and the history of inauguration day.  Show Links: https://theconversation.com/profiles/mark-satta-1173820 https://theconversation.com/a-brief-history-of-the-term-president-elect-in-the-united-states-152215 https://founders.archives.gov/ Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
19:55
January 20, 2021
Sedition, Impeachment, and Riots
Today, we see how historical events from hundreds of years ago are eerily similar to the events we are seeing unfold in America.  Professor Martyn Bennett joins us.  Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
20:24
January 19, 2021
Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we talk about Martin Luther King Jr. with Dr. Noelle Trent, the Director of Interpretation, Collections, and Education from the National Civil Rights Museum at the Lorraine Motel. Show Links: National Civil Right Museum Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
34:18
January 18, 2021
Rosa Parks & Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we are joined by adult education coordinator and curator of the Rosa Parks Museum, Madeline Burkhardt.  We discuss Rosa Parks, the bus boycotts and Martin Luther King Jr. Show Links: The Rosa Parks Museum Email Address for Madeline - For Virtual Tour Videos Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
22:05
January 15, 2021
Marilyn Monroe
Today we talk about Marilyn Monroe with Scott Fortner, a collector who owns the Marilyn Monroe Collection.  Show Links: The Marilyn Monroe Collection Norma Jean: The Life of Marilyn Monroe (Fred Lawrence Guiles Hollywood Collection) Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
26:53
January 14, 2021
Get Organized
Today we talk with organizer, Pamela Will.  She helps me get organized and gives us tips on how to get through our inbox faster. Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
20:40
January 13, 2021
Blood Donation and COVID-19 antibodies
It is Blood Donation Month, and we talk with Thersa Pina from ADRP.  With the Covid-19 crisis, donations are down, and we tell you an easy way to help. Show Links: Where to Donate Blood and Convalescent Plasma Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur
20:01
January 12, 2021
Todd Fisher and the impact of tech on storytelling
I am joined by Todd Fisher and we discuss the impact of technology on storytelling.  We also discuss his book and documentary about life with Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher. Help to support this podcast: Save $5 off Subscriptions on The Beer Connoisseur Related Podcasts: Diogo Quits Smoking Debbie Reynolds & Carrie Fisher Podcast Part One | Part Two
17:01
January 11, 2021
Elvis - The birth of a King
Today we talk about the birth and life of Elvis Presley.  We also discuss the assignation attempt on Gabby Giffords that occurred a decade ago in Arizona. Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream.
19:56
January 8, 2021
River Thames Flooding
Today on the podcast we talk the flooding of London. Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream.
05:28
January 7, 2021
Congressional Approval, Audio Drama and Trump Family Birthday
Today we talk about the resurgence of audio dramas with Thomas Zipperer from @NRQpodcast.  We also celebrate George & Martha's wedding anniversary and New Mexico becoming a state. Embrace your inner geek with streaming documentaries from CuriosityStream.
18:36
January 6, 2021
Babe Ruth and the Red Sox Curse of the Babino
Did trading the Babe to the Yankees cause the Red Sox to spend eight decades with no World Series wins?  We talk with Shawn Herne from the Babe Ruth Museum and Birthplace about Babe and the trade.
22:25
January 5, 2021
National Trivia Day with Boofer & Gabby
Boofer & Gabby from Can't Win For Losing Podcast join us for National Trivia Day. Also, on this day, Utah becomes a state, Jessie Ventura becomes a Governor, and Night Court hits the air. Book of the day: American Polygamy: A History of Fundamentalist Mormon Faith
20:51
January 4, 2021
Looking forward at 2021
Happy New Year! Today we are joined by Gigi Lee from Guidance By GiGi.  Gigi and I talk about the outlook for 2021.
22:07
January 1, 2021
New Years Eve
The end is here! At midnight, 2020 will be in the history books, the terrible history books.  A few of our favorite podcasters join us to help us send off the year.
21:37
December 31, 2020
December 30, 2020
2020 is almost done and we celebrate with Bacon. 
12:34
December 30, 2020
Todd Fisher discuses Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Part 2
In 2016, the world was shocked by the death of Debbie Reynolds, which happened just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher's unexpected death.  In the second episode of a special two-part podcast, we talk with Todd Fisher.  Today, we learn about Todd's last moments with Carrie and Debbie. Todd's book: My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie | Bright Lights on HBO Max
22:36
December 29, 2020
Todd Fisher discuses Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
In 2016, the world was shocked by the death of Debbie Reynolds, which happened just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher's unexpected death.  In the first episode of a special two-part podcast, we talk with Todd Fisher. We learn about what it was like growing up in a famous family,  how his parents really met, and Todd's awkward encounter with Betty Davis. Todd's book: My Girls: A Lifetime with Carrie and Debbie | Bright Lights on HBO Max
25:58
December 28, 2020
Christmas is Cancelled :-(
Today we talk about the time Christmas was cancelled with Martyn Bennett, Professor of Early Modern History at Nottingham Trent University.
18:56
December 25, 2020
Forks, Washington & Twilight
Stephanie Meyer selected Forks, Washington, a rainy little city in the Pacific Northwest, as the backdrop for her Twilight saga.  Today, we talk with Lissy Andros from the Forks Chamber of Commerce about the city's beautiful surroundings and how Twilight fans can take a photo with Bella and Edward's baby.
12:35
December 24, 2020
Festivus
It's a holiday for the rest of us.  Join us as we talk to author Mark Nelson about Festivus! The Book.
16:38
December 23, 2020
NORAD Tracks Santa 2020
A lot of normal activities have been canceled for our kids this year. Children might be a little concerned about Santa. I talked with a captain from NORAD, the government authority in charge of tracking Santa within the United States' borders.   We confirm that Santa will be taking to the skies this year, and NORAD will continue it's a 65-year tradition of tracking Santa.  
15:18
December 22, 2020
The premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Kirsten Komoroske, the Executive Director of the Walt Disney Family Museum, joins us to discuss the premiere of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.  We also learn about the museum and some little known facts about Walt Disney.
19:40
December 21, 2020
Ugly Sweaters
We discuss the origin of ugly sweater parties. It turns out that origin was not my 1990 school photo!  We also discuss the historical events of today and this weekend.
14:39
December 18, 2020
Wright Brothers Take to the Sky
I am joined by Casey Daniel who hosts a podcast called about app development that is coming soon.  We also learn about maple syrup, Tiny Tim and Harry Styles.
17:33
December 17, 2020
Beverly Hills 90210
When looking back at Beverly Hills 90210 you have to wonder, was there more drama backstage or on-screen?  Those backstage disagreements led to the departure of Shannen Doherty, who played the role of Brenda.  We talk with Justin Jones from the podcast Daddy Home about 90210.
18:43
December 16, 2020
John Wayne Gacy
Filmmaker and author John Borowski talks to us about the arrest of John Wayne Gacy.  We also learn about Gacy's tormented childhood and the events leading up to his arrest. Show Links:  John's Book about Gacy | Support the Film (Go Fund Me) | Facebook Page
21:47
December 15, 2020
The Death of George Washington
George Washington died on December 14th, 1799.  Today we learn the cause of death, about the funeral and how we almost had a zombie George Washington.  We talk with Tom Plott, the Manager of Character Interpretation at George Washington's Mount Vernon. He portrays Dr. James Craik, George Washington's personal physician and 1st Physician General of the United States. 
19:52
December 14, 2020
Horses & Negotiations
Horses can teach us a lot about mediation and negotiation.  Professional mediator and horse enthusiast Joy Lanzaro joins us today to teach us more about horses.  We also figure out your personality based on your favorite ice cream flavor. Show Links: Ice Cream Personality Quiz | Election of 2000 Episode
18:52
December 13, 2020
Ding-a-Ling
What is National Ding-a-Ling Day? Bobby & Sarah from BS with Bobby & Sarah try to figure it out. Also, on today's show, Guillermo Marconi received the first transatlantic radio signal, and it was the letter "S." We also have a guest appearance by Todd Fisher, Carrie Fisher's brother/Debbie Reynolds Son, who tells about a Hollywood Memorabilia auction that is happening today.
18:06
December 12, 2020
Covid-19 and Addiction Recovery
Recovering from substance abuse is not easy; the coronavirus and shelter-in-place orders have made it even more difficult.  Today, we discuss addiction and recovery with Jason from the podcast, Recovery (Sort Of).
18:30
December 11, 2020
Meg White
Today Boofer and Gabby from "Can't Win For Losing" join me to discuss Meg White, and we have a lager to celebrate. We also talk about Richard Pryor and Dr. Ruth.
14:28
December 10, 2020
Kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr
Today we talk about White House weddings, the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr., and the Charlie Brown Christmas special.
10:11
December 10, 2020
John Lennon Murder
40 years ago, legendary performer John Lennon was killed.  We talk with Will and Ash from Listen2This about John's legacy.  
12:40
December 8, 2020
Pearl Harbor
"A Date Which Will Live in Infamy"  Today, we discuss the attack on Pearl Harbor.  Fellow podcaster Casey Daniel joins us to discuss the events that transpired in Hawaii and Washington DC. Links: Pearl Harbor Aviation Museum
16:53
December 7, 2020
Stop Motion Animation Holiday Specials
We all love those classic stop-motion animated holiday movies. I love them so much that I asked the historian from Rankin Bass Animation Studios the company that created the show. Listen today to learn how the films began and so much more.   Show Links:  http://www.miserbros.com/
18:24
December 6, 2020
Ninjas
It is International Ninja Day Mario Reid from the OHM joins the podcast to teach us the history of Ninjas. We also talk about Monty Python, Jefferson Davis, and Candle Day.
17:16
December 5, 2020
What you want, a cookie?
Today we discuss National Cookie Day with Regina Mcmenomy from Game on Girl.  Listen to discover why you shouldn't eat cookies from a mall.  We also learn about the first female mayor of San Francisco, and we almost lost Gary Busey.
22:24
December 4, 2020
Odd Auction Items and Anna Freud
Today I am joined by fellow podcaster Daniel King from Across the Pond.  He and I chat about how podcasting has helped us to build relationships and socialize in 2020.  Also on the show Illinois, Odd Auction Items and Anna Freud.
17:28
December 3, 2020
Environmental Protection Agency
Today we discuss the origins of the EPA. We are joined by Cody Campbell, who knows a heck of a lot about the environment and Pokemon. Wait; what? You are going to have to listen to find out the connection. Cody is the host of the podcast, Shouting Into the Void.
14:14
December 2, 2020
Rosa Parks and the Bus Boycott
65 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for civil disobedience. She sat down on a bus and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.  The events of that day in 1955 started a yearlong Montgomery Bus Boycott and a civil rights movement.  We are joined by Madeline Burkhardt, the curator of the Rosa Parks Museum. To donate to the museum, ROSA to 56512 or donate online.  You can visit the museum on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Just a note, the virtual tours will be 12/2 from 10am-11am CST, 12/3 from 12pm -1pm CST, and 12/4 from 3pm-4pm CST.
19:44
December 1, 2020
The love story of Lucy & Desi
Today we tell you the story of a Hollywood romance, starring Lucy & Desi.  Learn how the couple met, married, and divorced.   We also discuss the Brady Bill, the release of Thriller, and Cyber Monday.
18:04
November 30, 2020
The Mysterious Death of Natalie Wood
Today, we talk about the death of Natalie Wood.  She was on a yacht with her husband Robert Wagner and their guest, Christopher Walken.  Natalie's death was initially ruled accidental, but they have reopened the case.  Learn more on today's podcast.
12:06
November 29, 2020
Small Business
It's Small Business Saturday, a day to support small businesses.  We talk with Greg Louie, an entrepreneur and co-host of DIY for Small Business, a podcast coming soon. We also discuss a Thanksgiving invitation that helped to make a new friend, a fire at a nightclub, and the end of Beavis & Butthead.
16:04
November 28, 2020
Native American Heritage
Today I talk with Don Joel about Native American Heritage Day.  Don is a pastor, a blogger, and a podcaster.  Don mentions a few movies where you can learn more about the Indigenous People's culture, Powwow Highway, Smoke Signals, and Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World.    Also, on the podcast, we talk about the assassination of George Moscone and Harvey Milk
13:16
November 27, 2020
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.
35:31
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.
14:57
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.
11:35
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.
16:47
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.
13:33
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.  
15:43
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.
11:37
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.
16:09
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.
14:34
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.
11:21
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.
12:44
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.
10:02
October 30, 2020
Cats and the Internet
It's National Cat Day and National Internet Day, a perfect pairing, right?
12:18
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.  
13:01
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.
09:51
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. 
12:06
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.
13:55
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.
10:32
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.  
10:33
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.
12:08
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.
09:55
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.
15:39
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.
12:37
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.  
13:17
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.
13:33
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.
12:35
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.
15:12
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.
12:33
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.
09:37
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.
09:28
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.
07:44
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. 
09:46
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.
09:43
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.
10:32
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.
07:20
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.
07:47
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.
07:47
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
06:31
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. 
08:02
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.
09:04
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.
05:57
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.
05:57
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.
07:22
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
06:51
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
06:15
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
05:35
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
07:16
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
07:06
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
07:13
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
05:24
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.
06:26
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!
06:55
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.
06:40
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