Wed January 9, 2013 at 2:29 PM
In Part 2 of this podcast, we examine the tactics rival archaeologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh used in their battle to achieve preeminence. Ultimately, the men took their war to D.C. and the press. In the end, did either win?
Mon December 31, 2012 at 11:20 AM
In this two-part podcast, we explore the rivalry between paleontologists Edward Drinker Cope and Othniel Charles Marsh. Marsh was a farmer's son and Cope grew up in a wealthy household. The two started out as friends, but their friendship soon soured.
Wed December 26, 2012 at 9:59 AM
In this episode, we look back on some of the biggest historical news of 2012s. Tune in to learn how researchers revealed new theories regarding mercury's involvement in Tycho Brahe's death, and startling insights into the Great Wall of China.
Wed December 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM
Juana of Castile has gone down in history as "Juana la Loca." But Juana's mental state was likely not as bad as it seemed. Was she instead the victim of conniving relatives? In this episode, we discuss Juana's youth, her marriage and more.
Mon December 3, 2012 at 5:30 PM
In an update to this podcast about the mutiny that took place aboard the HMS Bounty in 1978, we discuss the fate of the replica Bounty made in 1962. During Hurricane Sandy, the Bounty was headed from Connecticut to Florida. But what happened next?
Mon November 26, 2012 at 2:16 PM
Part 2 of this series follows Gertrude Bell on her adventures after World War I begins. The British army asked her to help them retain their influence in the Middle East. But how did she get from there to helping found modern Iraq? Tune in to learn more.
Mon November 26, 2012 at 11:31 AM
Upset with the prospect of a demotion, the Chevalier d'Eon published his diplomatic correspondence. Worried that d'Eon might reveal the King's Secret, Louis XV desperately negotiated d'Eon's return -- with one catch: the Chevalier had to become a woman.
Mon October 29, 2012 at 6:07 PM
In the early 1760s, the so-called Cock Lane Ghost haunted a London home, communicating through knocks. The ghost accused her former partner of poisoning her. However, as more details emerged people wondered if the haunting was an act of earthly revenge.
Wed October 17, 2012 at 2:05 PM
When Mary Frances Creighton was arrested for poisoning her brother, the tabloids went crazy, comparing her to Lucrezia Borgia. Mary was also accused of poisoning her mother-in-law and her work caught up with her when she struck again, years later.
Wed August 22, 2012 at 6:08 PM
In this episode, we revisit theories about the statues of Easter Island: the Moai. New evidence suggests that fewer than 20 people ?walked? the Moai to their positions. This idea shakes up existing theories about the destruction of the island's resources.