Because history shouldn't be silent.
Footnote is a look at all people, places and events that never quite made it into history class.
Ah, the 1920's: when the gin was cold, and the Very Secret plans for a Canadian invasion of Vermont were hot, hot, hot. Special thanks to Mr. Wesley J. Ziegler for lending his voice as Colonel James Sutherland Brown.
Podington Bear (http://podingtonbear.com/)
Trent Severn "O, Canada"
U.S. Old Fife and Drum Corps "Traditional Medley"
Have Law, Will Travel
Rebroadcast from the fantastic show Life of the Law: These days, it's congresspeople and presidents who rack up the miles, but in the early days of the country, it was Supreme Court justices who travelled thousands of miles each year -- by carriage, ship and even burro -- all in the name of justice.
Find more stories about our legal system at lifeofthelaw.org
The Day Of Two Noons
November 3, 1883 was a strange day in New York City. Time itself stopped for four minutes. The city experienced two noons. And all the trains in and out of the city started running on Standard Time. Learn more about the 'day of two noons,' the leap second and how astronomers tell time (it's not like the rest of us) on this episode of Footnote.
Pitman's Gramophone Keyboard Instruction
"Italian Summer" from The Free Music Archive
"Chinese Blues" by Moore and Gardener
"Burgundy Reel" by Father Sleep
"Favorite Secrets" by Waylon Thornton (http://waylonthornton.tumblr.com)
"Never Too Late (Chill Jazz Beat)" by Red Shirt Beats
"BaCk iN TiMe" by FK Beatmaker
Footnote Short: All the President's Hounds
Did George Washington's favorite dog launch his political career? A quick look at a few presidential dogs that have shaped history.
Featured music: Pitman's Gramaphone Course of Typewriter Keyboard Instruction
New York Military Band and the American Quartet, "Patriotic Songs of America"
Ed Morton, "What Do You Mean You Lost Your Dog"
Crumbs of Righteousness
The long-forgotten (and pretty strange) origins of a childhood favorite.
HEADS UP! For those at work or around small children: Although in no way explicit, this episode does talk about human sexuality and the fact that not all sex is for making babies.
'Italian Summer' Free Music Achieve
'Burgundy Reel' Father Sleep
'The Price Of Freedom' The Space Lady a.k.a. Suzy Soundz
The Artichoke King
Before Prohibition hit, the New York mafia had another racket that netted them millions of dollars in profits. The name of the game? Sweet, sweet baby artichokes. The man in charge? Ciro Terranova, the Artichoke King of New York.
"Geneviève" by Lee Maddeford (http://www.leemaddeford.ch)
"Mouth of Seven Tongues" by Big Blood (http://www.etsy.com/shop/dontrustheruin)
"minute waltz" by Alastair Cameron (http://www.cameronmusic.co.uk/)
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Early days yet, but this 'cast has some real attractions. Concise and professionally produced with interesting topics.