Objection!

Objection!

Content warning: This week’s episode references a lot of murders and crimes against the person.  A lot a lot. If that would bring you down, this would be an ideal time to go back into the vault for a second listening of an old favorite episode. On 27 November 1978,...

Career Critters

In 1971, scientists at the National Accelerator Laboratory (NAL) had a problem. The NAL’s new Meson Laboratory was nearing completion, but the pipe work, through which subatomic particles would fly, was dirty.  It needed to be spotless to work properly. Someone...
We Can’t Have Nice Things: Vandalism edition

We Can’t Have Nice Things: Vandalism edition

Picture this: You’ve got to cross the Neva River, but you don’t make it to the Liteiny Bridge on time. As the drawbridge rises to the sky, so does an erect phallus that’s painted on it. Plain as the nose on your face and the junk in your shorts,...
Black Sparrow and Buffalo Soldiers

Black Sparrow and Buffalo Soldiers

Since colonial times, African-Americans have fought in America’s wars.  Every war, in fact. The first person to die in the Revolutionary war, Crispus Attucks, was black.  Black soldiers have put their lives on the line for a country that for centuries has enslaved,...
Unkillable

Unkillable

Lachimann Garung was a member of the British-American army during WWII.  The trench he was defending came under attack by Japanese troops with grenades.  Garung caught and returned two, but the third one took off his arm. Whereas the average person would be down for...