Patent Schmatent

Patent Schmatent

  In 1895, German physicist Wilhelm Roentgen was conducting experiments with a Crookes tube – basically a glass gas bulb that gives off fluorescent light when a high-voltage current is passed through it.  Despite the tube being shielded by heavy black cardboard,...
hiStory 2

hiStory 2

  The reign of Queen Victoria is remembered for two things above all else — imperialism and prudishness.  Sexual repression was the watchword of the era. Fashion trends soon saw women in dresses that reach from their jaw to the ground.  A glimpse of ankle...
The Devil Made Me Do It

The Devil Made Me Do It

    CW: lots of murder In 2012, a man in Atlanta shot the husband of a co-worker he was allegedly having an affair with.  Rusty Sneiderman had just dropped his young son off at the Dunwoody Day Care when he was murdered by Hemy Neuman.  Neuman’s lawyers...
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,...

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept 15 to Oct 15. Join us in celebrating cultural touchstones and famous people, as well as learning things like the distinction between Latino and Hispanic. The first thing we need to do is to clear up some confusion on...