Twinsies, part 1

Twinsies, part 1

  In 1940, a pair of twin boys, only three weeks old, were put up for adoption in Ohio.  Separate families adopted each boy and coincidentally named both James, calling them Jim for short.  They grew up never knowing anything about one another, but their lives...
Against All Odds – Military

Against All Odds – Military

Some people were born to lead.  You can keep your General Pattons, your Napoleons, Ghengis Kahns and Hannibals; they can’t hold a candle to Jan Zizik.  He was such a mighty and effective commander, leading peasants farmers against numerically superior professional...
Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Sold My Soul to the Company Store

Special Guests: Cutting Class podcast   You load Sixteen Tons and what do you get? Another day older and deeper in debt St Peter, don’t you call me ’cause I can’t go I owe my soul to the company store…   That song “Sixteen Tons” was a smash...
Some Pig

Some Pig

  Pigs have been with us a long time, first being domesticated in Asia over 9000 years ago.  These omnivores are one of the oldest domesticated animals, behind only dogs and goats. They moved through the Near East, and eventually to Europe, where they made their...
Righteous Among The Nations – Non-Europeans

Righteous Among The Nations – Non-Europeans

Chiune Sugihara was born in 1900 to a middle-class family in Gifu Prefecture on Japan’s main island of Honshu.  Sugihara wanted to travel, to see and experience everything the world had to offer. He was interested in foreign ideas, religion, philosophy, and language,...