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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. 

    Paul Bernardo - Part 2 | 52

    Paul Bernardo - Part 2 | 52

    The case of Paul Bernardo captured media and public attention in the mid-1990s at a time when the United States was focused on the O.J. Simpson case in a similar way. 

    But Bernardo’s trial, for the murders of teenagers Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, wasn’t televised, so hundreds of people lined up to get inside the downtown Toronto courtroom to witness Canada’s version of the O.J. trial. 

    Others poured over the media coverage that blanketed newspapers or paid close attention to TV and radio stations which provided hourly updates of the proceedings.

    I was in the courtroom everyday for four months in the summer of 1995 as the horrific crimes against Bernardo were revealed including graphic videotaped evidence. 

    On part two of our look back at the infamous case and trial of Paul Bernardo we dive into Canada’s trial of the century. 

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    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

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    Paul Bernardo - Part 1| 51

    Paul Bernardo - Part 1| 51

    If you Google most notorious killer in Canadian history, Paul Bernardo’s name will appear at the top of nearly every list. 

    There have been other killers who have taken more lives and eluded police over a longer period of time but the case of Paul Bernardo, at first as the Scarborough rapist and then later as the killer of Leslie Mahaffy and Kristen French, has left a deep and painful scar on Canadian society.

    His case captured media and public attention in the mid-1990s at a time when the United States was focused on the O.J. Simpson case in a similar way. 

    But Bernardo’s trial wasn’t televised, so hundreds of people lined up to get inside the downtown Toronto courtroom to witness Canada’s version of the O.J. trial.  Others poured over the media coverage that blanketed newspapers or paid close attention to TV and radio stations which provided hourly updates of the proceedings.

    Over the next two episodes of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora will recount the case, drawing from her experience covering the trial as a reporter for a Toronto radio station.  A warning that this episode may not be suitable for young or sensitive listeners.

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    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

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    • 43 min
    Grunge Part 2 | 50

    Grunge Part 2 | 50

    From the moment grunge music went mainstream in the fall of 1991 the clock was ticking down toward its tragic end just a few years later.

    But in the meantime, the huge success of Seattle bands like Nirvana, Pearl Jam and SoundGarden led to a frenzy by record labels to sign other grunge type bands. 

    And as the Seattle area was picked dry of talent the search for half-way decent bands wearing flannel and playing detuned guitars expanded beyond the Pacific Northwest.

    At the same time, the bands that pioneered the movement were struggling with mainstream fame and were trying desperately to distance themselves from commercial success.   

    On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora takes a look back at the final days of grunge with the help of Alan Cross, host of the Curiouscast podcast, The Ongoing History of New Music.

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

    Guest:

    Alan Cross, host of The Ongoing History of New Music

    www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com

    Twitter:  @alancross

    For more about the life and death of Kurt Cobain listen to the Ongoing History of New Music’s episode on the 25th anniversary of his passing.   Available anywhere you stream audio and here: https://omny.fm/shows/ongoing-history-of-new-music/kurt-cobain-25-years-later 

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    • 39 min
    Grunge: Part 1 | 49

    Grunge: Part 1 | 49

    For the uninitiated, grunge begins and ends with Kurt Cobain and Nirvana.  Maybe sprinkle in a little Pearl Jam or Sound Garden and a few flannels and that’s grunge. A moment in time that has long passed, but frozen in our memories because of Cobain’s early death.

    But grunge is so much more than one band, and one singer who may have had an outsized impact on the movement but was just one of piece of a genre of music and an attitude that captivated the world at the beginning of the 90s.

    On this episode of History of the 90s host Kathy Kenzora takes a look back at the birth of grunge with the help of Alan Cross, host of the Curiouscast podcast, The Ongoing History of the New Music.

    Contact: 

    Twitter: @1990shistory

    Facebook: @1990shistory

    Instagram: @that90spodcast

    Email:  90s@curiouscast.ca

    Blog:  www.historyofthe90sblog.ca

    Guest:

    Alan Cross, host of The Ongoing History of New Music

    www.ajournalofmusicalthings.com

    Twitter:  @alancross

    A note on sources:

    For more information about the birth of grunge and some of the pioneers of the movement check out Northwest Passage, a project dedicated to the music scene of the Pacific Northwest region of the 80s and 90s.  This website was a great source for information and facts contained in this episode.

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    • 44 min
    Nickelodeon | 48

    Nickelodeon | 48

    If you grew up in the 1980s or 90s chances are you watched a lot of Nickelodeon or at least some of the fun kids shows made by the cable network. 

    During its golden years, Nickelodeon not only had over 50 per cent of the kid audience share, but it was also one of the most profitable cable networks out there.   Plus it revolutionized kids programming with new and innovative game shows, variety shows, cartoons and sitcoms.

    On this episode of History of the 90s, host Kathy Kenzora looks back at the rise of the cable channel dedicated to kids and the period between 1983 and 1995 known as Nickelodeon’s Golden Age.

    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:

    Mathew Klickstein, author of Slimed! An Oral History of Nickelodeon’s Golden Age

    www.mathewklickstein.com

    Chris Morgan, author of The Nickelodeon ‘90s: Cartoons, Game Shows and a Whole Bunch of Slime

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    • 45 min
    Introducing... Command Line Hereoes (Web UX Begins)

    Introducing... Command Line Hereoes (Web UX Begins)

    Looking at the internet in 1995 is like looking back at awkward grade school yearbooks—all the weirdness and flaws stand out in stark contrast to what it’s grown into since. And web design took awhile to become a career—but it got a big boost in 1995. When the Batman Forever website launched to promote the movie, it showed people what was possible on the web. And it forever changed what we’d expect from a website. Jay Hoffmann describes the quirky designs of the early web. Richard Vijgen explains how we went from a lack of conventions to a homogenized web. Jeffrey Zeldman recounts building the Batman Forever movie’s website—and sowing the seeds of professional web design. Jessica Helfand outlines the process and joys of designing a web page. And Kyle Drake shares how he founded Neocities in an attempt to recreate some of that magic of the early web.

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    • 25 min

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