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On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday. 

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On History of the 90’s we’ll travel back in time through the stories that defined a decade. The last 10 years of the 20th century was a time like no other, from Columbine to Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Seinfeld, Air Jordan, and the Spice Girls …if it happened in the 90’s you’ll hear about it on this podcast. Join Kathy Kenzora as we journey through the History of the 90's every other Wednesday. 

    The Unabomber | 47

    The Unabomber | 47

    In the 1990s the FBI’s most wanted criminal was an elusive mystery bomber who had been mailing dangerous and deadly packages to executives and university professors since 1978. 

    The UNABOMBER had left a trail of destruction around the United States, but the FBI had very little hard evidence that could help solve the case.

    Then in 1993 after a six year hiatus the UNABOMBER was back on the scene and the devices he sent were more powerful and sophisticated.  Officials worried it was only a matter of time before something terrible happened. 

    On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora looks back at one of the largest and most expensive manhunts in FBI history.

    You’ll hear from two of the FBI agents who were instrumental in the investigation that finally led to the capture of the Unabomber.

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    This episode of History of the 90s is supported by Command Line Heroes.

    Command Line Heroes: Season 7: The Internet Class of ‘95 (redhat.com)

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

    Guests:

    Max Noel, served as an F.B.I. special Agent for thirty-one (31) years.  He retired in 1999. 

    Terry Turchie, retired from the FBI in April 2001, having served as the first Deputy Assistant Director of the newly created Counterterrorism Division of the FBI from March, 2000 to April, 2001.

    Along with their colleague Jim Freeman they co-wrote; Unabomber: How the FBI Broke Its Own Rules to Capture the Terrorist Ted Kaczynski.

    They have written a sequel to the book which includes some of Kaczinski’s own writings. Capturing the Unabomber: The FBI’s Insider Story is scheduled to be released in May 2021.

     

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    90's Rave Culture | 46

    90's Rave Culture | 46

    In the summer of 1987 four young DJs from London took a trip to the Mediterranean Island of Ibiza for a birthday celebration.

    On their first night they attended an ecstasy-fueled party at club Amnesia, dancing under the stars to a mix of techno and house music played by legendary DJ Alfredo. 

    The experience was life changing and when the four DJs returned home to London they organized some of the city’s first all night raves and were instrumental in pioneering a massive youth culture movement that spread from the UK, through Europe and around North America.

    On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the rise and fall of 90s rave culture and how the movement continues to be felt today. 

    Proud Sponsor of SickKids VS: https://www.sickkidsfoundation.com/podcast

    This episode of History of the 90s is supported by Command Line Heroes.

    Command Line Heroes: Season 7: The Internet Class of ‘95 (redhat.com)

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

     

    Guests:

    Scott Fraser: Club Owner, Manager, Entrepreneur in the entertainment scene in Toronto in the 80’s & 90’s including legendary clubs THE FACTORY & OZ.

    Twitter: @Hogtownsmoke

    Scot Turner: Radio broadcaster who worked at alternative 102.1 CFNY in the 80’s and was Program Director for dance music station Energy 108 in the 90’s.

    Twitter: @Scotturner

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    The Battle in Seattle | 45

    The Battle in Seattle | 45

    On November 30, 1999, thousands of protestors locked arms and marched into downtown Seattle. 

    They surrounded a convention center where a conference organized by the World Trade Organization was set to take place over the next four days.

    Most of the demonstrators were peaceful but among their ranks was a small core of protestors dressed in black clothes and ski masks waiting for the right moment to unleash violence and mayhem.

    It was one of the largest acts of mass civil disobedience in US history and marked the unofficial start of the anti-globalization movement.  On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the rise of anti-globalization and the Battle in Seattle.

    Guests:

    John Sellers:  Executive Director & Co-Founder of The Other 98

    www.other98.com

    Twitter: @other98

    Norm Stamper:  Former Seattle Police Chief & Author

    www.normstamper.com

    Twitter: @normstamper

    Lesley Wood:  Associate Professor of Sociology at York University & Author

    Twitter:  @lesleybikes

    Show Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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    Shock Jocks | 44

    Shock Jocks | 44

    In an era before podcasts and satellite radio, the 1990s was the peak of the shock jock genre on terrestrial radio.

     Big names like Howard Stern, Don Imus and Rush Limbaugh attracted legions of devoted fans with their controversial shows that often ran afoul of the FCC and special interest groups.  

    On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at three of the most famous radio shock jocks from the 90s and the impact they had on radio and society at large and considers whether shock jocks still exist today. 

    Guest:

    Mario A. Murillo, Professor of Radio, Television, Film & Journalism and Vice Dean of the Lawrence Herbert School of Communication at Hofstra University.

    Twitter:  @marioradio99

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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    Woodstock '99 | 43

    Woodstock '99 | 43

    The 30th anniversary of Woodstock was supposed to celebrate the iconic music festival known for peace, love and happiness but instead Woodstock ’99 turned into a weekend of violence and mayhem.

    The weekend ended with a fiery riot and reports of numerous sexual assaults, some taking place in the mosh pit. 

    On this episode of History of the 90s we are looking back at the 1999 event in Rome, New York with the help of someone who was there.   A former MTV employee tells us about price gouging, overcrowding, scorching heat and misogynistic behaviour spurred on by aggressive nu-metal bands. 

    Guest:

    Jeff Cornell, freelance journalist

    Woodstock '99: A Reporter on the Ground Remembers the Chaos - Variety

    Twitter: @jeffcornell56

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

     

     

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    90's Gadgets | 42

    90's Gadgets | 42

    The 90s were an era filled with new and inventive tech toys.  It seemed liked every year another new gadget hit the market causing a buying frenzy at toy stores.

    Some were fads that quickly fizzled out while others were so revolutionary that they continue to impact us to this day. 

    On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora is looking back at some of the most memorable tech toys and gadgets from the 1990s.

    Guest:

    Brandon Saltalamacchia 

    www.retrododo.com

    Twitter:  @iambrandonsalt

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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