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Because history shouldn't be silent.

Footnote is a look at all people, places and events that never quite made it into history class.

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Because history shouldn't be silent.

Footnote is a look at all people, places and events that never quite made it into history class.

    Invade, Canada?

    Invade, Canada?

    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.

    Music:
    Podington Bear (http://podingtonbear.com/)
    Trent Severn "O, Canada"
    U.S. Old Fife and Drum Corps "Traditional Medley"

    • 11分
    Have Law, Will Travel

    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

    • 12分
    The Day Of Two Noons

    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.

    Featured music:
    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

    • 11分
    Footnote Short: All the President's Hounds

    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"

    • 5分
    Crumbs of Righteousness

    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.

    Featured Music:

    'Italian Summer' Free Music Achieve
    'Burgundy Reel' Father Sleep
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Father_Sleep/Six_Songs_From_The_New_Deck/
    'The Price Of Freedom' The Space Lady a.k.a. Suzy Soundz
    http://freemusicarchive.org/music/The_Space_Lady_aka_Suzy_Soundz/

    • 10分
    The Artichoke King

    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.

    Featured music:
    "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/)

    • 9分

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