It Happened One Year
A fun and freewheeling look at the many events big and small, famed and forgotten from a single calendar year
A fun and freewheeling look at the many events big and small, famed and forgotten from a single calendar year
1967 Episode 42 - The ’67 In Memoriam Segment Season Finale!
What better to close out Season Two than with an historic, super-sized episode commemorating the dear departed of 1967! Sarah & Joe take an uncharacteristically deep dive into the many notables in film, music, sports, politics, writing, art, and society who vacated the premises in the subject year, with a list of icons including Vivien Leigh, Che Guevara, Otis Redding, Spencer Tracy, Dorothy Parker, Woody Guthrie, Claude Rains, Basil Rathbone, Jayne Mansfield, the Apollo I astronauts, Rene Magritte, Jimmie Foxx, and many more! Pull up a chair and invite the neighbors over for a block party, because this is a long one, chock full of the facts and Speed references you've come to expect over IHOY's two season run!
1967 Episode 41 - The 200 Millionth American
Life may be a numbers game, but as that great American Ned Ryerson said, it's also "one big crap shoot, any-hoot." So how significant really is the fact that the 200 millionth American was born (probably) on November 20th, 1967? After an introduction by friend of the show and Visitors to Nova Scotia star Kristin Mann, Sarah & Joe dig deep into U.S. and World population, from the predictions made in '67 about where these numbers would be in 2000 and 2015, to where they might be headed in 2050, and why these guesses ended up so far off. Along the way, the hosts go into everything related to the debate, including contraception, abortion, Covid, sperm counts, obesity rates, microwave ovens, government assistance (or lack thereof) for parents and teachers, and the long soul-crushing darkness of Albuquerque, New Mexico.
1967 Episode 40 - The March on Washington to Levitate the Pentagon
Sometimes the powers that be need to know of the public's general displeasure, so we take up our signs and we march! It Happened One Year's near-miss scripted episode morphed into this Branson, Missouri recorded dissection of the great Vietnam War protest that gripped Washington D.C. and the Pentagon in October of 1967, replete with discussions of the Yippies, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, and how comatose inducing Mexican drug trips brought about this historic event! Was the Pentagon really levitated off the ground? Did public opinion of the war change after this march? Was the Pentagon exorcised and demystified from that day forward? Sarah & Joe getting political can be a bit unhinged, but they manage to keep it together, talking the Chicago Democratic Convention in 1968, Abbie Hoffman, Norman Mailer, Pigasus, Peter, Paul, & Mary, International Women's Day, and much more.
1967 Episode 39 - Beatles vs. Stones!
It's an epic throwdown for the ages as It Happened One Year wanders into one of the great debates in music history! Sarah & Joe don't exactly see eye-to-eye on these bands' particular outputs in 1967, but with The Beatles' Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band and The Rolling Stones' Their Satanic Majesties Request on the turntables, a heady, trippy time was bound to be had by all! After an introduction by friend of the show and Visitors to Nova Scotia star Shannon Hosey, the conversation ducks and weaves through favorite songs and albums from the bands, what The Who was up to in the Summer of Love, how the first text messages the hosts ever sent each other relate to this match-up, why The Doors have remained popular at all, who was the real king of Seattle grunge, and tries to answer the question - who best conquered this year of psychedelic music?
1967 Episode 38 - The Debut Films, Albums, and Shows!
There were a ton of newcomers to the entertainment industry in 1967, and It Happened One Year is there! After an introduction by friend of the show and ReconCinemation co-host Jon Deiner, Sarah & Joe unroll the landmark TV debuts, first albums, and inaugural feature film directing efforts coming out of '67 - covering a vast spectrum of the media universe, including The Flying Nun, The Producers, Surrealistic Pillow, Dragnet, Piper at the Gates of Dawn, Who's That Knocking at My Door? and many more! Cameos abound from the likes of Gary Busey, Claude Debussy, the Peanut Butter Conspiracy, Strawberry Alarm Clock, Melvin Van Peebles, Ken Loach, and George of the Jungle, plus lots and lots of Mel Brooks talk.
1967 Episode 37 - One Last Trip to Shag Harbour - This Time, With Facts!
In what will absolutely be the final time It Happened One Year covers the UFO sighting over Nova Scotia on October 4th, 1967, Sarah & Joe discuss the actual, known facts of the event, plus their own opinions about what this might have been. The Visitors to Nova Scotia's non-fiction percentage is guessed at, along with some random discussion of the film Women Talking and the most recent NFL season, as well as other theories and speculation that has swirled around the Shag Harbour incident in the decades since.
1967 Episode 36 - UCLA’s March Madness
Surprise road episode! Recorded in lovely Santa Fe, New Mexico, Sarah & Joe decide to tackle the NCAA University Division Tournament of 1967, culminating in UCLA's defeat of Dayton for the title! After an intro by friend of the show Dane Bower, the hosts go into their picks for the current men's bracket - and how that instantly went sideways - and the women's bracket (all in on Caitlin Clark's Iowa Hawkeyes!), plus an extensive look at the Bruins dynasty circa the late '60s, featuring John Wooden, Lew Alcindor/Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and a discussion about the best athlete performances in major motion pictures. It's another trip to Sports Corner, IHOY-heads!
The Visitors to Nova Scotia | Episode Five: It’s All Happening at Shelburne
A military base is not the most welcoming of places for the masses, typically, but all the curious populace nonetheless arrives with one thing on their minds - who or what is out in that harbor? All questions are answered and secrets revealed as the events of Shag Harbour and Shelburne come to a close... It Happened One Year presents a fully scripted, full-cast audio dramatization of the UFO sighting on October 4th, 1967 and its aftermath! The Visitors to Nova Scotia Cast The Narrator - Brack Reed Captain Charlemont - Bill Randall Malcolm Midnight, Bob Ralph, & Agent Richie - Joe Stewardess Francine & Darlene Corey - Graceann Dorse Constable Cloud & Tim Romanesco - David Munchak Chief Nickerson - Lana Cooper Linda - Alex Ferrer Mayor Devine & Secret Agent - Sarah Town Clerk Fry, Halifax Operator, & other voices - Shannon Hosey DJ Frankie Wango - Scott Fata Radio Caller & other voices - Kristen Gaydos Claire - Kristin Mann Cassandra - Angie Buonincontro Will - Aaron Stephenson Susie - Susie Cetta Barret Corey & Major Depensier - Nick Perfetto Mama Corey - Monica Toronto Gate Agent & other voices - Sean McCann Diner Patron & other voices - The Batman Rusty Bilge & Stokes - Dane Bower McCloud & other voices - Sarah Kubrick Chet, Shelburne Officer, & other voices - Dave Gardon Officer Wysocki - Sam McChuri Officer O'Hagan - Matthew Hinton Claude & other voices - Kevin Donlin Toronto Airport PA & other voices - Jon Deiner Fred & Shelburne Officer - Michael Buonincontro Colonel Turner - Bear Savo Other voices - Jerron, Eileen Linnabery Brown & other voices - Jim Warner Agnes Gladiola & other voices - Danielle Harris Carl & other voices - Reid Mosley Sergeant Pike - John Kozempel Russian Admiral - Elle Written & Directed by Joe Cetta
The Visitors to Nova Scotia | Episode Four: Alien Town
As the anxiety continues to ratchet up in Shag Harbour, various nefarious schemes enter the mix, with people aiming to capitalize on the newfound notoriety of the area or leverage their positions of power for personal gain. Meanwhile, rumors breakout of new sightings, and the quest for cosmic truth nears its conclusion... It Happened One Year presents a fully scripted, full-cast audio dramatization of the UFO sighting on October 4th, 1967 and its aftermath - Will the divers pull anything up from the water? Who can really be trusted here? Why would a UFO museum need a crematorium? Episode Four Cast Chief Nickerson - Lana Cooper Mayor Devine - Sarah Linda - Alex Ferrer Captain Charlemont - Bill Randall Captain Bob Ralph & Malcolm Midnight - Joe Fred - Michael Buonincontro Stokes - Dane Bower Stewardess Francine & Darlene Corey - Graceann Dorse Claire - Kristin Mann Cassandra - Angie Buonincontro Susie - Susie Cetta Will - Aaron Stephenson Officer O'Hagan - Matthew Hinton Officer Wysocki - Sam McChuri Town Clerk Fry - Shannon Hosey Constable Cloud & Tim Romanesco - David Munchak Barret Corey - Nick Perfetto Written & Directed by Joe Cetta Tune in next week for the Finale!
The Visitors to Nova Scotia | Episode Three: Medium-to-Moderate Hysteria
As the media descends on the tiny fishing village of Shag Harbour, as well as a number of other eyewitnesses to the big event of two days prior, the mayor and the police attempt to allay fears, positing a story explaining the mysterious crash that may or may not involve tourists from the cosmos... It Happened One Year presents a fully scripted, full-cast audio dramatization of the UFO sighting on October 4th, 1967 and its aftermath - Can the reporters be thrown off the scent of cover-up? Will anything be pulled up from the sea floor? And why did this colonel make a trip all the way down to Barrington? Episode Three Cast The Narrator - Brack Reed Malcolm Midnight & Captain Bob Ralph - Joe Fred - Michael Buonincontro Rusty Bilge & Stokes - Dane Bower Chief Nickerson - Lana Cooper Officer Wysocki - Sam McChuri Mayor Devine - Sarah Constable Cloud - David Munchak Town Clerk Fry - Shannon Hosey Colonel Turner - Bear Savo Barret Corey - Nick Perfetto Mama Corey - Monica Darlene Corey - Graceann Dorse Officer O'Hagan - Matthew Hinton Captain Charlemont - Bill Randall Brown - Jim Warner McCloud - Sarah Kubrick Agnes Gladiola - Danielle Harris Carl - Reid Mosley Other voices - Kevin Donlin, Jerron, Sean McCann, Eileen Linnabery, Dave Gardon, Jon Deiner, The Batman Written & Directed by Joe Cetta Tune in next week for Episode Four!
The Visitors to Nova Scotia | Episode Two: Shag Harbour
All of southwestern Nova Scotia has their eyes on the skies, with some of the more adventurous citizens trying to follow the path of the mystery craft as it traverses the length of the island, bound for destiny and legend in the waters of Shag Harbour... It Happened One Year presents a fully scripted, full-cast audio dramatization of the UFO sighting on October 4th, 1967 - What is this unidentified craft? What danger does it pose to the Canadian public? And will anyone reach it before it disappears in the water? Episode Two Cast Barret Corey - Nick Perfetto Darlene Corey & Stewardess Francine - Graceann Dorse Mama Corey - Monica The Narrator - Brack Reed Chet - Dave Gardon Officer Wysocki - Sam McChuri Officer O'Hagan - Matthew Hinton Claude - Kevin Donlin Linda - Alex Ferrer Captain Charlemont - Bill Randall Toronto Gate Agent - Sean McCann Captain Bob Ralph & Malcolm Midnight - Joe Toronto Airport Public Address - Jon Deiner Halifax Operator - Shannon Hosey Mayor Devine - Sarah Chief Nickerson - Lana Cooper Cassandra - Angie Buonincontro Susie - Susie Cetta Claire - Kristin Mann Will - Aaron Stephenson Constable Cloud - David Munchak Written & Directed by Joe Cetta Tune in next week for Episode Three!
The Visitors to Nova Scotia | Episode One: The Fireball
On October 4th, 1967, a mysterious aircraft was spotted by dozens of pilots, law enforcement officials, and civilians in the skies over Nova Scotia. Of the various, wacky descriptions pouring into radio stations and on emergency channels, the one that stood out with vibrant tones of fear and disbelief was as a Fireball... It Happened One Year presents a fully scripted, full-cast audio dramatization of these events, some of which are true, some that are theorized as probable, and some that can't possibly have happened. Or did they? The entire story enfolds across the next four weeks, over five episodes, with the vocal talents of nearly three dozen guests! Episode One Cast The Narrator - Brack Reed Captain Charlemont - Bill Randall Captain Bob Ralph & Malcolm Midnight - Joe Stewardess Francine & Darlene Corey - Graceann Dorse Constable Cloud & Tim Romanesco - David Munchak Chief Nickerson - Lana Cooper Linda - Alex Ferrer Mayor Devine - Sarah Town Clerk Fry - Shannon Hosey DJ Frankie Wango - Scott Fata Radio caller - Kristen Gaydos Claire - Kristin Mann Cassandra - Angie Buonincontro Will - Aaron Stephenson Susie - Susie Cetta Barret Corey - Nick Perfetto Mama Corey - Monica Diner patron - The Batman Rusty Bilge - Dane Bower Other voices - Sean McCann, Sarah Kubrick Written & directed by Joe Cetta Tune in tomorrow for Episode Two!
1967 Episode 30 - Our Final Foray Into Friday Fall Television
What, November 3rd again? That's right, IHOY-heads! A surprise return to that landmark date in television spanning the decades of It Happened One Year! After an intro by friend of the show and The Visitors to Nova Scotia cast member Danielle Harris, Sarah & Joe take a generous look at three more shows from that fateful Friday - NBC's Accidental Family (airing directly after Star Trek), ABC's western Hondo (the only ABC show from 11/3/67 still available, apparently), and NBC's Kirk/Spock lead-in, Tarzan! Alongside the previously covered CBS offerings Wild, Wild West and Gomer Pyle U.S.M.C., a free-ranging discussion of this genre-swinging evening of entertainment commences, covering everything from Ron Ely's side-butt to the Bonanza theme redone for Rawhide to Nick taking over the bar from Martini in It's a Wonderful Life! Plus, stick around to the end to hear 14 new seconds of audio from the upcoming Visitors mini-series!
1967 Episode 29 - The Singing Stockbrockers of How Now Dow Jones
When the universe provides a topic, It Happened One Year listens! After an intro by friend of the show and Visitors From Nova Scotia cast member Alex Ferrer, Sarah & Joe cover how they came to discuss the short-lived Broadway musical How Now Dow Jones at all, and the critical, commercial, and awards success it had (or didn't have) in 1967. The careers of those involved - Tony Roberts, Brenda Vaccaro, Arthur Penn, etc. - get a quick look, along with some attention to the show's obvious predecessor - How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. Cameos abound from the likes of Hubert Humphrey, the fighting Gamecocks of South Carolina, Angela Lansbury, Zorro the Gay Blade, and many more! And stick around to the end for nineteen seconds of new audio from the big upcoming scripted episode!
1967 Episode 28 - Southwest Airlines and New Line Cinema
Welcome to Business Corner, It Happened One Year style! A rarely used room in the complex, but still a vital, vibrant sector of 1967! After an introduction by Angie Buonincontro - appearing in The Visitors to Nova Scotia (stick around after the credits for fifteen new seconds of audio from the upcoming event!) and no little discussion of this season's Chicago Bears disaster and the household bets pertaining, Sarah & Joe breakdown the landmark new businesses of '67, including JanSport and Big Lots!, but primarily Southwest and New Line! Ten-minute turnarounds, Wanna Get Away fares, A Nightmare on Elm Street, The Lord of the Rings, the hub-and-spoke model, and Semi-Pro all make appearances, plus a Reefer Madness themed wrap-up sure to send you running for the edibles!
1967 Episode 27 - Chicago Returns!
The second in a two part look at the Windy City showcases all the ribbon cutting and unveiling and local club gigging taking place in the big town in 1967! After an introduction from beloved friend of the show and ReconCinemation co-host David Munchak, Sarah & Joe stroll up Michigan Ave and over to City Hall and west on Madison and east on Ontario to discuss the reopening of the Auditorium Theatre, Mayor Daley's election to a fourth term, the expansion Chicago Bulls' first season, the opening of the Museum of Contemporary Art, the formation of the Chicago Transit Authority (later, just Chicago) band, and much more! And stick around after the wrap-up for twenty-four new seconds of audio from the upcoming Visitors to Nova Scotia episode! Coming soon!
1967 Episode 26 - Disaster Befalls Chicago!
Between Mayor Daley's election to a fourth term, the Cubs hanging up a 22nd straight season losing out on the pennant, and Green Bay winning the first Super Bowl, 1967 was already kind of a mess in Chicago - but factor in unexpected chaos and mayhem and you have a disaster for the ages along the lakefront! After an intro by friend of the show Jim Warner, proud Chicago residents Sarah & Joe (transplanted for a total of 32 years, at present) recount the swath of destruction wreaked by the fire at McCormick Place, the worst single-storm snowfall in city history, and the largest outbreak of tornadoes ever in Illinois! Along the way, they discuss the various wind, snow, and fire related events they've experienced since living in Cook County, and tease the large upcoming scripted show yet again, this time with a full fifteen seconds of new show audio! Get excited!
1967 Episode 25 - Sowers of Chaos
1967 saw the departure of two individuals who played key roles in events that shaped the century and America and the world forever after - atomic bomb designer J. Robert Oppenheimer and the man that killed the man that "killed" the president, Jack Ruby! After an introduction by great friend of the show, The Batman himself (appearing in the upcoming The Visitors to Nova Scotia - trailer out now!), Sarah & Joe go deep into detail on the Manhattan Project, the Cold War, HUAC, conspiracy theories, alternate potential futures, the Kennedy assassination, the ridiculousness of the Warren Commission, and how these things continue to influence the modern day.
Coming Soon - The Visitors to Nova Scotia!
On October 4th, 1967, something extraordinary took place the waters off the southern tip of Nova Scotia, and It Happened One Year is there! Coming soon, a full-cast, multi-part audio dramatization of the famed UFO sighting in Shag Harbour, plus a subsequent alien mania that threatens to rip apart the entire island! The whole sordid quest for truth, fame, money, and illicit drugs will unfold soon - listen to the trailer now! And go check out the video version at youtube.com/@ithappenedoneyear!
1967 Episode 24 - It Happened One Yule! Stevie Wonder vs. Barbra Streisand!
Another fabled It Happened One Year road episode, this time quite literally! Recorded on I-80 East through the wintry barrenness of Ohio, Sarah & Joe take finding-time-to-record-an-episode to a new extreme, multitasking at the risk of life and limb! Not really - traffic was slow - but the Christmas jams of 1967 were hot, with the releases of Barbra Streisand's A Christmas Album and Stevie Wonder's Someday at Christmas! Listen as the hosts break down the classics and forgettables from these albums, plus go into their personal holiday favorites, the songs they can't stand, and why Barbra's "Jingle Bells" is the Die Hard of Christmas tunes. Cameos along the way from Mel Blanc, Bing Crosby, the Muppets, Mariah Carey, the Goodman Theatre in Chicago, and yet again, Elvis Presley. Merry Christmas, Movie House!