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More than 154 million treasures fill the Smithsonian’s vaults. But where the public’s view ends, Sidedoor begins. With the help of biologists, artists, historians, archaeologists, zookeepers and astrophysicists, host Lizzie Peabody sneaks listeners through the Smithsonian’s side door, telling stories that can’t be heard anywhere else. Check out si.edu/sidedoor and follow @SidedoorPod for more info.
 
Smuggled dinosaur bones. Man-made glaciers. An audacious quest to find the world's southernmost tree. Each week, we'll dive into one of the curiously delightful conversations we've overheard around National Geographic's headquarters. You'll be introduced to the explorers, photographers and scientists at the edges of our big, bizarre, and beautiful world. Hosted by Peter Gwin and Amy Briggs.
 
Close to the city and immersed in bushland, this walk weaves along harbour headlands, revealing spectacular views of Sydney's icons. Explore beautiful trees and interesting animals, dip into Sydney's past and watch the boats glide by. This self-guided audio tour takes you through each section of the walk. Download it to your mp3 player or phone, and take it with you on the walk.
 
Jim Cotter is a Lawyer and writer born and raised in San Francisco. Drew Harmon is a comedian and former TV Weatherman originally raised in a log cabin in Michigan who migrated west almost a decade ago. Together they use each episode of Chucklepedia to discuss some historical figure, event or oddity, as well as chat about what's happening in their personal lives and careers and their home city of San Francisco.
 
America’s first national humanitarian organization is pleased to present its new weekly radio show, “Loving Animals™ with Dr. Robin Ganzert,” part of the Pet Life Radio Network, the number one pet radio network on the planet. Each week, host Robin Ganzert, the President and CEO of American Humane, is joined by top celebrities, pet health and behavior experts, and so many other special guests who share a passion for spreading care, hope and compassion for the world's unique species. Featuring ...
 
Tommy Virtue, Named one of the Music Industries rising talents on the influential music blog "Dancing Astronaut". Committed to his craft , Tommy Virtue has recently toured with as well as had his Remixes and Original tracks supported by some of the biggest names in the industry. Taking notice was Dutch Company MusicAllStars Publishing / Spinnin Records which recently signed Tommy. A New York City Native, Tommy is a classically Trained saxophone player who put his love for music into his prod ...
 
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Carry A. Nation was one of the most famous anti-alcohol protesters in American history. She made her mark across the country and even to Watertown, swinging her hatchet at bars and warning of the fires of hell to those who mocked her. Kelly Burdick talks about the American protest leader, what drove her to smash bottles and fight for change, as wel…
 
This week we dive into the Le Petit Huey/Starlight candy debate, a welcome to Patreon supporter Clauzy and his watch recommendations, Sam gives Jackie "the hook" and then takes on soap (again?), reviews of Phantasm II & III, Journey 2, Return to Oz, the final Tales of the Baywatch, and El Chupacabra. Check out Teen Samurai's YouTube channel for som…
 
Host Kelly Burdick is joined by two special guests to share some of your listener feedback, as well as this history highlight for the week and a preview of what's ahead for her weekly newspaper column. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole …
 
Nic Cage goes on a deep quest to prevent his own hiring decision from ruining his plans to get super-rich. Along the way he confuses us with poorly written treasure clues, crazy eyebrows, word-association and flaunting Jerry Bruckheimer's watch. National Treasure is arguably the most "blockbuster" movie ever made. It's filled with EVERY trick in th…
 
Listener note: we were trying a new audio recording technique, and the episode has some audio issues that we were not able to remove while mixing. We'll get better! For this episode: while politics in 2020 are mired in scandals that go nowhere, the saga of Budd Dwyer culminated in one of the most horrifyingly public ways possible, and has become im…
 
Full cast on this show. i’m going to be honest with you herei didn’t take the best notes, because i was truly enjoying talking with my friends. though it seems we do have a new era of frank to look forward to. thank you to all the new and old scorpions. www.mediocreshow.com voicemail line: 484.381.0666 instagram: mediocreshow subscribe to the scorp…
 
Host Kelly Burdick discusses the 1889 Potsdam circus train wreck, in which a train carrying Barnum and Bailey’s circus, animals and all, barreled down the tracks toward Montreal before meeting its dreadful demise, derailing just north of Potsdam. Listen and hear why this train wreck made such a mark on north country history. This episode is edited …
 
To look at them, you might think, “Monarch butterflies aren’t going anywhere fast.” But each year, these beauties complete one of the most remarkable migrations in the animal kingdom, soaring more than a mile high to gather on a few mountaintops in Mexico they’ve never seen before, yet somehow they all know where to find. We unlock the secret lives…
 
A team of undeclared researchers go on a dig in the middle of the desert only to discover a secret tunnel that leads to America's greatest secret. But if they'd only gone through the IKEA, they could have saved a bunch of time.Truly bad film's greatest secret itself. Templar Nation is the true underappreciated and under served bad movie in the bad …
 
Host Kelly Burdick talks about a tiny treasure of a story from north country history about a mother in need of a home for her baby girl. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebook a…
 
Bonus Episode | This week, we wanted to share “And Nothing Less,” the new short series from our colleagues at the National Park Service and PRX. It gives a much-needed closer look at the twisty history of the 19th Amendment - and its lesser-known heroes. It’s hosted by two fabulous women: Rosario Dawson and Retta. We’ll play the first episode right…
 
Two former Knights Templars (however the plural of that works) roam "The Far East" in a vague period of time bust up a usurpation of the kingdom by moping, doing opium, terrible battle plans and becoming Caribbean pirates. Tempyarr!!! What you want to come here for is the bad acting and the incredibly stupid character decisions. As one could predic…
 
Host Kelly Burdick discusses and reads some of her favorite history highlights of Northern New York from the Watertown Daily Times archives. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other. Browse our new merch at Society 6. Follow us on Facebo…
 
Fred Tutman is the voice of the river. Specifically, Maryland’s Patuxent River. As the Riverkeeper, his job is to protect and preserve all 110 miles of that waterway – a role that takes him both to the courtroom and to the riverbank. But Fred is also the only African American Riverkeeper in the United States, a fact he sees as an indicator of an en…
 
It's disco fever time and the hottest club in LA manages to be one of the lamest clubs in LA at the same time. It's Jeff Goldblum, Donna Summer, Debra Winger and the Commodores giving us a 90 minute infomercial about disco life. While Sam manages to be correct that this film doesn't have a plot, he's wrong in that it isn't any fun. Sure, it's not g…
 
The second World War ended 75 years ago this month to much fanfare. After the celebrations died down and service members returned, what was it is like when life returned to "normal" (was there a return to normal)? Host Kelly Burdick talks about how what life changed for the average Northern New Yorker. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Int…
 
Bugs, bugs, bugs!!! This movie is chock full o' bugs! Large bugs, small bugs, bugs as big as your head - hell bugs that are MADE of your head. Heads that are made of bugs. I got bugs under my skin and bugs on my brain. Hope you like bugs. The Nest falls into the "body horror" genre as far from being a body horror film as one can be. This should fal…
 
happy birthday vaughn. fatterson cooper. masks are live on the site.make a-holes gape again.latch of regrets.kwame machine.scott the pool boy sings. full kowalczyk.patt's net worth report. but that's chicken. virtual bosoms.thank you to all the new and old scorpions. www.mediocreshow.com voicemail line: 484.381.0666 instagram: mediocreshow subscrib…
 
Albert Einstein was famously private. He came to Saranac Lake for the first time in July 1936 to spend his summer vacation from Princeton in relative anonymity. As the Times reported, Einstein said he was there to escape those who “peer into my windows.” Listen as host Kelly Burdick explains the history of Albert Einstein's ties to the north countr…
 
Photographer Anand Varma details his very first natural history adventures—not in Amazonian rainforests or on Polynesian coral reefs but in suburban Atlanta—and how a childhood fascination with catching frogs and turtles in his backyard led to a career documenting the fantastical worlds of “zombie” parasites, fire ant colonies, vampire bats, hummin…
 
The Adirondack chair is a well-known rustic hallmark of outdoor relaxation, and in this week's episode, Kelly Burdick dives into its history and connection to New York's own Adirondack Mountains. This episode is edited by Christina Knott. Intro music is "Nobody Calls It San Fran" by Coyote Hearing. Outro music is "The Papergirl" by The Whole Other.…
 
Anastasia Taylor-Lind talks about how she grew up living the life of a modern gypsy, traveling across southern England in the back of a horse-drawn wagon, and how her experiences covering conflicts in Iraq and Ukraine forever changed the way she views storytelling and war photography. Want More? You can see the photo of the female Peshmerga soldier…
 
The faerie folk who may or may not be all leprechauns have been living peacefully in the center of earth (or Middle Earth as some may call it) while a smug little kid who needs to be punted says he wants to team up with them but ends up shooting all of them. Get to the Time Portal, Uter! Artermis Fowl is a giant piece of crap. With or without, the …
 
In the early 80's and into the Nineties, newspaper funny pages were blessed to have some true visionary cartoonists creating daily strips, and none were stranger, bizarre or hilarious than Gary Larson's "The Far Side." Hear about Larson's early forays into creating the strip, how it became syndicated by more than 1900 papers, and his decision to re…
 
People slept outside in parks, soaked themselves in water and tried desperately to stay out of the heat as blazing hot temperatures soared across New England and New York in 1911. The north country may have been spared the worst of the record-setting heat, but residents still struggled to stay cool. Host Kelly Burdick talks about what happened in t…
 
mediocre rat king.nate the facial hair. patt and the ant action. hoparockaty. mixers. the way it makes me feels. trim paint.alternative lifestyle pliers. the old dutch crunch.thank you to all the new and old scorpions. www.mediocreshow.com voicemail line: 484.381.0666 instagram: mediocreshow subscribe to the scorpions of support to help the show co…
 
Chirp. Whistle. Creak. Beluga whales, the canaries of the sea, have a lot to say. But noise from ships can drown out their calls, putting calves in danger. What happens when humans press pause during the coronavirus pandemic—and finally give ocean life some peace and quiet? For more on this episode, visit nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/overheard. …
 
Paul, the dubiously employed dirt digger, gets a case of moon brain causing him to become a "were-gorn" and eventually goes to critical mass all while his new girlfriend keeps him away from doctors and his buddy just wants him dead because its dinner-time. Track of the Moon Beast is iconic drive-in/MST3K type material. You're sadly not going to fin…
 
Humans face an existential problem: feeding billions of people in a warming world. But there’s a ray of hope. And it all starts with microbes. For more information on this episode, visit nationalgeographic.com/overheard Want more? Microbes are everywhere! Learn about the bacteria living in the depths of the Mariana Trench, in the Pacific Ocean, and…
 
In a stunning display of some of the worst dancing ever beheld by the eyes of civilization, Michelle really just wants to be the #1 Go-Go dancer in all the world. Standing in her way is two dudes who just want to kiss her at beaches and her own ability to dance like a flopping fish. This movie falls into a very strange category of recommendation. I…
 
The Watertown's City Hall stood from 1895 to 1966, when it was eventually torn down as part of urban renewal. Host Kelly Burdick tells the story of old City Hall, from when city council approved D.D. Keiff’s architectural plans, to Mayor J.B. Wise’s dedication address in 1887, to the many structural problems that plagued the building almost from th…
 
A harrowing journey is all in a day's work for a Nat Geo explorer trying to find the world’s southernmost tree. But what happens when a self-proclaimed "normal human being" tags along? For more information on this episode, visit nationalgeographic.com/podcasts/overheard. Want more? Read Craig’s story, and see pictures of the journey and the world’s…
 
Voted Britain's Worst Movie Ever (by some blokes who must not have a very deep pool to chose from) Carry On Columbus becomes our first foray into the Carry On franchise. I think we can all agree; it's funnier than ACTUAL Columbus. We've entered into this in a very unconventional way. We imagine most viewers of the Carry On franchise have a few of t…
 
An apparent hot topic during the COVID-19 pandemic is the wearing of masks. The debate isn't unique to the 21st century. During the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918, the mask rules faced resistance as well. Host Kelly Burdick discusses this historical topic and how the issue continues to raise emotions today For more, read the articles mentioned by Kel…
 
When a Mongolian paleontologist sees a dinosaur skeleton illegally up for auction in the United States, she goes to great lengths to stop the sale. For more information on this episode, visit nationalgeographic.com/overheard Want more? Read about the latest discoveries in paleontology, such as the T.Rex's survival strategy for when food was scarce.…
 
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