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The past, rediscovered Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

The past, rediscovered Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.
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The past, rediscovered Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Reporter Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

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English


Episodes

Mark Twain's complicated relationship with the typewriter

11/16/2018
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Mark Twain first laid eyes on a “newfangled typing machine,” as he called it, sometime in the early 1870s.

Duration:00:05:40

Food stamps were born out of a surplus of food

11/15/2018
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The idea of food stamps was born out of a complicated paradox.

Duration:00:06:05

William Rehnquist's proposal to Sandra Day O'Connor

11/14/2018
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Rehnquist proposed. O'Connor said no.

Duration:00:04:59

The first lady who couldn’t get her memoir published

11/13/2018
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Julia Grant didn't a have particularly good experience in the world of publishing. In fact, her memoir wasn’t even published in her lifetime.

Duration:00:05:26

Joachim Ronneberg, the saboteur who crippled Nazi atomic bomb project

11/12/2018
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Ronneberg started speaking about his experience in history in recent years.

Duration:00:05:01

America and warfare were never the same after World War I

11/9/2018
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Along with staggering death tolls, the "Great War" generated memorable literature, geopolitical upheaval, hope, disillusion, the Russian Revolution and the seeds of World War II.

Duration:00:04:54

Wong Kim Ark's Supreme Court fight for birthright citizenship

11/8/2018
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In 1895, the United States tried to deny an American citizen entry to the country even though he was born on U.S. soil.

Duration:00:06:24

How the Greeks once used a lottery system to select government officials

11/7/2018
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Some believed that a lottery was more democratic than a vote.

Duration:00:05:29

The makings of an electoral heist

11/6/2018
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Gerrymandering became a real electoral cudgel with a project called REDMAP.

Duration:00:06:47

Rahm Emanuel, Howard Dean and the midterm elections of 2006

11/5/2018
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Rahm Emanuel, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and Howard Dean, the chairman of the Democratic National Committee, had two different approaches to taking back the House of Representatives. Their feud wasn't pretty.

Duration:00:05:36

Fall back, spring forward

11/2/2018
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Why, oh, why is daylight savings a thing? It's because for roughly two decades after World War II, no one had any clue what time it was.

Duration:00:02:59

Mary Ann Van Hoof and the Marian apparitions

11/1/2018
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Van Hoof said she also has seen George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Joan of Arc.

Duration:00:06:03

Close encounters with the Capitol’s Demon Cat

10/31/2018
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From the mid-1800s to well into the 20th century, the Capitol’s Demon Cat was the top dog of Washington ghost stories.

Duration:00:04:21

How Pittsburgh's Mister Rogers talked to children about tragedy

10/30/2018
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Mister Rogers’s approach to dealing with grief began with an American tragedy.

Duration:00:06:41

New York's mad bomber

10/29/2018
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In 1956, New York City’s bomb squad used criminal profiling to catch a terrorist known as “The Mad Bomber.”

Duration:00:07:19

The sword pulled from history

10/26/2018
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An 8-year-old found an ancient sword in a Swedish lake. Does that make her the queen?

Duration:00:04:37

A love supreme: Ruth Bader and Martin Ginsburg

10/25/2018
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She was short. He was tall. Her family wasn't well off. His was. She was a worrier. He had not a care in the world. If you looked up mismatch in the dictionary, Ruth Bader and Martin D. Ginsburg fit the definition perfectly.

Duration:00:06:04

The unstoppable Fannie Lou Hamer

10/24/2018
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Civil rights crusader Fannie Lou Hamer rivaled Martin Luther King Jr. in her command of audiences.

Duration:00:05:41

The Sultan of Swat wasn’t always known as a slugger

10/23/2018
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Before becoming a legendary big hitter, Babe Ruth was one of baseball’s best from the mound.

Duration:00:04:19

Big Bird and the genius inside

10/22/2018
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Caroll Spinney and his iconic character were inseparable for almost 50 years.

Duration:00:06:02