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    Ep. 165: The Not So Sinister Spider

    Ep. 165: The Not So Sinister Spider

    The Not So Sinister Spider Most people have pretty strong opinions when it comes to spiders, most of them negative.  One man wants to change that reputation.  His name is Rod Crawford, and he is the curator of the second largest spider collection on the West Coast, which is housed at the Burke Museum in […]

    • 55 min
    Ep. 164: The Joy of Retro Cooking

    Ep. 164: The Joy of Retro Cooking

    The Joy of Retro Cooking Emily Brungo (AKA Yinzerella), is a vintage recipe collector, and the creator of the website “Dinner is Served 1972”.  She started this website after inheriting her grandmother’s recipe cards, but it has ballooned into a place where you can read about all the food choices of yesteryear.  We discussed this, […]

    • 58 min
    Ep. 163: Chasing The Murder Hornet

    Ep. 163: Chasing The Murder Hornet

    Chasing The Murder Hornet If you are alive in 2020, then it should come as no surprise that this was the year that the Asian Giant Hornet, AKA “The Murder Hornet”, arrived in North America.  While only partially deadly to humans, these insects are downright genocidal when it comes to Italian honeybee.  The hornet will […]

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep. 162: The Hidden Secrets of Disney

    Ep. 162: The Hidden Secrets of Disney

    The Hidden Secrets of Disney Walt Disney World is a magical wonderland, filled with princesses, talking animals, and incredible innovations.  Everything about it is perfect, or so we are lead to believe.  Leonard Kinsey, author of The Dark Side of Disney, got sick of the fantasy and wanted to see how the magic was made.  […]

    • 1 hr
    Ep. 161: The Craziness Caused By COVID-19

    Ep. 161: The Craziness Caused By COVID-19

    The Craziness Caused By COVID-19 Between the time I we first recorded How Madness Shaped History and when the episode came out, something unpredictable happened: a killer pandemic swept across the world.  What came after was a wave of craziness that affected basically everyone, from world leaders to your next door neighbor.  I brought Chris […]

    • 1 hr 11 min
    *Bonus* Madness of the Masses

    *Bonus* Madness of the Masses

    Madness of the Masses Christopher sticks around to discuss how societies go mad and therefore can elect madness to positions of power.  We discuss the Salem Witch Trials, and how strong emotions cause people to make terrible decisions. Christopher J. Ferguson on Social Media Twitter Website Christopher’s Book How Madness Shaped History Fascinating Nouns on […]

    • 29 min

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seltzering ,

I am both a former guest and a listener

The more I listen to the podcast, the happier I am that I was a guest/interviewee a couple of years ago

Scott Rubel ,

Don't Pass This By

Daniel J. Glenn has an instinct for a great story. His hard work and dedication results in a high quality production and even the titles that don’t catch my interest turn out to be worthwhile. Mr. Glenn has the finesse to drive an interview forward with his own charm and preparation while simultaneously staying out of the way. Don’t pass this by.

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Love it

So clever and interesting. Nice job, Dan!

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