This week Stan tells the story of the tragedy of the largest man-made explosion in the pre-atomic age that happened 100 years ago this week, shares random thoughts about the college football playoffs, and remembers Cornelia Walker Bailey.
When George Washington turned 50 in February 1782, he had just led the Continental Army to victory in the American Revolution the previous October. Thomas Jefferson turned 50 in April 1793 and was Secretary of State, having already written the Declaration of Independence and served as congressman, governor of Virginia, and minister to France. On …Continue Reading »
Time—what is it exactly and why do we move our clocks backward and forward during the year? Where did “time zones” come from? Who first came up with clocks? And who decided there should be 7 days in a week? We’ll explore these questions and more in this week’s podcast.
Happy Halloween! In honor of the spooky season, this week Stan reads “The Clock,” a classic short ghost story by William Fryer Harvey. Pull your chair up close to the fire and enjoy.
This week’s action-packed podcast: Tom Petty, John Denver, Poisoned Tylenol, The Little Rock Nine, Charles Lindbergh in Atlanta, Button Gwinnett, Alexander Hamilton, Hamilton Jordan, Sherman’s March, and Goat Castle. What does it all mean? Listen and find out….