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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 X Files | 40

    The X Files | 40

    When the X-Files debuted in 1993 no one could have predicted it would become one of the defining TV shows of the decade. 

    The show about a couple of FBI agents investigating aliens and other supernatural creatures was nothing like the other one-hour TV shows that were on the air at the time. 

    But within a couple of years the show became a phenomenon that kick started internet fandom and influenced the TV landscape for years to come. 

    On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora is looking back at the creation and growth of The X-Files and the legacy that continues to this day.

    Guest:

    Zack Handlen, author of Monster of the Week: The Complete Critical Companion to The X-Files.

    Twitter: @zhandlen

    Contact:

    Twitter: @1990shistory

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    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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    • 32 min
    The Top 10 Stories of 1991 | 39

    The Top 10 Stories of 1991 | 39

    Like every year in the 90s, 1991 was a year of incredible change. From the fall of the Soviet Union, to the birth of the World Wide Web, it was a roller coaster ride of exciting new paths being forged as we were barreling toward the end of the century. And more and more we were being consumed by a new type of round the clock news coverage that permeated our lives like never before.

    On this episode of History of the 90s we are looking back and counting down ten of the most memorable stories of 1991.

    Contact:

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email: 90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog: www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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    • 39 min
    Boy Bands | 38

    Boy Bands | 38

    Every generation seems to have its own version of an iconic boy band but the 90s was the first-time boy bands essentially took over pop music.

    On this episode of History of the 90s were looking back at the magical era of 90s boy bands as we dive deep into two of the biggest boy bands of all time. 

    Both the Backstreet Boys and NSYNC had to pay their dues in Europe before breaking through in the United States.  But when they finally broke through, there was no stopping their rise to the top, and along the way they changed the way we view male performers and masculinity.

    We’ll also take a look at Lou Pearlman, the man who created both groups and eventually conned them out of millions of dollars.

    Documentaries referenced in this episode:

    Backstreet Boys: Show ‘Em What You’re Made Of (2015), available on YOUTUBE

    The Boy Band Con: The Lou Pearlman Story (2019), available on YOUTUBE

    Guest:

    Maria Sherman, author of Larger Than Life: A History of Boy Bands from NKOTB to BTS

    Contact:

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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    • 39 min
    Introducing: Whatever Happened To...?

    Introducing: Whatever Happened To...?

    You’ve heard the stories. You’ve felt for the people involved. But what happens after the cameras shut off and the reporters walk away? Just because a story disappears from the news doesn’t mean it’s gone. So whatever happened to the nuclear disaster at Fukushima? or the trapped Chilean Miners? And did anything actually come out of the Ice Bucket Challenge?

    Join Global News reporter, Erica Vella on this unique history podcast as she takes you inside these stories and talks to the people at the heart of each one to find out exactly what’s happened since.

    Listen now at https://link.chtbl.com/wht

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    • 11 min
    Mike Tyson | 37

    Mike Tyson | 37

    The 1990s are consider by many to be the last great era of heavyweight boxing.  Fighters like Evander Holyfield, Lennox Lewis, and Riddick Bowe dominated the sport.  But there was one boxer who stood out from the rest.  Mike Tyson was a goliath in the boxing world in the 80s and into the early 90s until his career and personal life fell apart.

    On this episode of History of the 90s we will take you through Tyson’s downward spiral in the 90s which started with a shocking defeat to Buster Douglas and ended with the now iconic “bite fight” against Evander Holyfield.  In between it all Tyson was convicted of raping an 18-year-old beauty pageant contestant and sent to jail for nearly three years. 

    Guest:

    Mark Hebscher, veteran sports broadcaster and host of Hebsy on Sports podcast

    Hebsy On Sports: The Podcast

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

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    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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    • 30 min
    The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin | 36

    The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin | 36

    At the beginning of the 1990s it seemed as if the world was taking a new turn toward peace.  Germany was reunited, Nelson Mandela was released from prison and an historic peace deal was reached between the Israelis and Palestinians.

    The Middle East Peace Agreement, signed in 1993 on the lawn of U.S. White House, was the first major step toward ending a decades old deadly conflict.  But just two years later the agreement fell apart after the shocking assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin.

    On this episode of History of the 90s we look back at a time when peace in the Middle East almost seemed possible and take you through the night when a Jewish extremist gunned down the man who almost made it happen.

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

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    • 29 min

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