A fun and freewheeling look at the many events big and small, famed and forgotten from a single calendar year
1967 Episode 3 - The Easter Sunday Elysian Park Love-In
The counterculture brought all their flutes and vegetables to the park on March 26th, 1967, and the Love-In commenced! It Happened One Year plunges you into the midst of this glorious, groovy event as Sarah & Joe talk flower & incense based protest circa the Summer of Love, and then spiral it out to the Be-Ins of the time, the simultaneous Central Park event of Easter '67, more aggressive protests to come, and whether or not The Monkees joined in with the fun and frivolity. Attention is paid along the way to Les Blank's God Respects Us When We Work..., the psychedelic bands making appearances at Elysian Park that day, General Lewis Hershey vs. General Hershey Bar, and speculation as to how the hosts may have personally involved themselves in protests on their college campuses were they alive at the time.
1967 Episode 2 - The White House Wedding of Lynda Bird Johnson
A large portion of American society has never gotten to experience the cultural mania of a wedding being held in the home of the president, but in the late '60s and early '70s, this joint was a hotbed of matrimonial hullabaloo. Sarah & Joe captain a journey through time as they explore the history of White House nuptials, stretching back multiple centuries, while focusing on the union of Lyndon Johnson's daughter Lynda Bird to Marine Corps officer and future governor and senator from Virginia Chuck Robb! From the guest list to the menu to the intrigue surrounding LBJ's terrier Yuki, It Happened One Year covers it all and cordially invites you to the D.C. social event of the year, circa 1967!
Season Two Begins! 1967 Episode 1 - The Great Potato Dumpling War
Welcome back, IHOY Heads! It's a new year in season two as Sarah & Joe do their level best to tackle the landmark lovefest that was 1967! Kicking things off is the famed (and forgotten?) tale of Munich artist Helmut Winter, a man who would not take it anymore as a hundred NATO planes flew over his neighborhood each and every day, and took matters into his own hands in a hilariously creative way. Witness the valiant efforts that affected real change for his community! Be there as the It Happened One Year Hall of Fame is finally established! Hear the hosts attempt to stick to 1967, and veer back to 1994 only on occasion!
BONUS: The 2000 Presidential Election
There have been some questions about It Happened One Year's freeform, under-researched trial episodes - well, fear not, as this last Bonus Episode before Season Two begins stays mostly on subject and features actual concrete opinions! Recorded in February of 2021 (which is handy to know, given references in the discussion), Sarah & Joe go full Marvel What If...? on the world in their recollections and breakdown of the nail-biter 2000 Election between George W. Bush and Al Gore. What would've happened had Gore won? Do all the early '00s wars still happen? Does the Patriot Act exist? Who could've been elected in 2004, and 2008, and 2012, for that matter? Also, what about the photo-finish 1960 Election? Do the '60s as we know them actually take place in the '70s, if Nixon won in '60? Lots of speculation and conjecture abound as IHOY gears up for the new season!
BONUS: The Fall of the Roman Empire
While still debating which year would be covered by Season Two of It Happened One Year, Sarah & Joe took a mighty swing at 476 A.D., with decidedly mixed results! Sure, the Roman Empire finally collapsed for good, but the hosts have a hard time even staying on that momentous event, getting distracted by the secular naming convention for years, the fifth century Pope Simplicius, Joe Biden's State of the Union Address, and how calendars worked before the birth of Christ. Be thankful that 476 didn't emerge as the winning subject of the new year!
Coming Soon - IHOY Season Two!
We're doing it again! Sarah & Joe are rolling out another season of events big and small, famed and forgotten! It's a new year from the history books to explore and a massive new slate of topics across politics, sports, world events, literature, movies, television, innovations, oddball human interest, pet judging contests, mundane weather, and so much more!
I love this show!
Episode 32 had a lot of quality rigmarole!!
A fun time!
I love this show. The hosts have great voices and are covering topics that are fun and right in my wheelhouse. I mean episode one: 1994, OJ, AC. That’s all I needed to be hooked!
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This podcast is great! Super interesting and the hosts are really entertaining!!