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Author: Isaac Goff

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One topic. 3 minutes. No reason not to check it out. Knowledge is power.
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42 Greek Fire

42 Greek Fire

2019-11-2100:07:20

The fear of the Ancient World.  The hope of the Byzantine Empire.  Greek Fire.  Check it out.  Sources:https://allthatsinteresting.com/greek-fireMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
41 Candy Corn

41 Candy Corn

2019-10-3000:04:26

Celebrate National Candy Corn Day by investing in some history on the candy, then go grab a bag and make yourself sick.  Sources:http://newsfeed.time.com/2013/10/30/an-oral-history-of-candy-corn-the-most-polarizing-confection-of-them-all/https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2010/10/where-our-love-hate-relationship-with-candy-corn-comes-from/65428/Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
40 T Shirts

40 T Shirts

2019-10-2500:05:08

Take a journey of the history of the T shirt from underwear to icon.Sources:https://www.realthread.com/blog/history-of-the-tshirt-2014-01-30https://www.nytimes.com/2013/09/22/magazine/who-made-that-t-shirt.htmlMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
39. French Fries

39. French Fries

2019-10-1500:04:17

Potato Potato, regardless of how you say it French Fries aren't French.  Check it out.Sources:https://www.wonderopolis.org/wonder/belgian-frieshttp://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2010/09/the-history-of-french-fries/Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 38 G.I. Joe

Ep 38 G.I. Joe

2019-10-0400:05:17

Yooooo JOE!  (Apologies for the hot mess of an intro on this one. Will try to fix and resubmit when I get a chance.)Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe:_A_Real_American_Hero_(1985_TV_series)https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Slaughterhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joehttps://www.history.com/news/why-are-american-soldiers-called-gishttps://www.toyhalloffame.org/toys/gi-joehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcaFgT4SlycSources:Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
ep 37 Area 51

ep 37 Area 51

2019-09-2000:05:07

A brief history about that place out in the desert where they keep "them aliens". Sources:https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49568127https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_Test_and_Training_Rangehttps://www.britannica.com/topic/Atomic-Energy-Commission-United-States-organizationhttps://www.britannica.com/place/Area-51Sources:Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 36 The Conch Republic

Ep 36 The Conch Republic

2019-08-2900:05:06

That one time Key West broke up with America.....Sources:https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-conch-republic-key-west-floridahttps://myfloridahistory.org/frontiers/article/14https://www.vice.com/en_us/article/4x9n8d/that-time-the-florida-keys-tried-to-secede-from-the-us-by-dropping-conch-fritter-bombsMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
Extended local history episode from my neck of the woods.  The Ritchie Mines produced asphalt to pave some of the biggest cities in the world.  Check it out.  (Warning: This one misses the 3 minute mark by a bit.)Sources:http://files.usgwarchives.net/wv/ritchie/history/ritchmin.txthttps://www.wvencyclopedia.org/articles/86http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2017/11/look-back-ritchie-county-mines-railroad-fade-into-history/http://www.newsandsentinel.com/opinion/local-columns/2017/11/look-back-danger-adventure-in-ritchie-mines/?fb_comment_id=1950219821766236_1993505074104377Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 34 Uncle Sam

Ep 34 Uncle Sam

2019-08-0700:04:26

  The man, the myth, the Uncle.Sources:https://historydaily.org/who-was-the-inspiration-for-uncle-samhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Wilsonhttps://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-nicknamed-uncle-samMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 33 Baseball Mud

Ep 33 Baseball Mud

2019-07-2900:05:24

Join myself and special guest Grayson as we delve into the story of Lena Blackburne's famous mud and how it has shaped the game of baseball for 80 years.  Sources:http://baseballrubbingmud.com/https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/kidspost/baseballs-secret-ingredient-mud/2017/03/31/af56eeaa-14c7-11e7-ada0-1489b735b3a3_story.htmlMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 32 Fireworks

Ep 32 Fireworks

2019-07-0300:07:03

Party like it's 1777.  Sources:https://www.americanpyro.com/history-of-fireworkshttps://www.livescience.com/63468-fireworks-history.htmlhttps://time.com/4828701/first-fireworks-history-july-4th/https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw7ajsKmbd4Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 31 Crocs

Ep 31 Crocs

2019-06-1800:05:14

  Crikey! A history of Crocs f/Rylee Copeland.Sources:https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2007/07/how-crocs-conquered-the-world.htmlhttps://careers.crocs.com/about-us/default.aspxhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CrocsRylee CopelandBrooklyn Smithhttps://nancyfriedman.typepad.com/away_with_words/2007/07/how-the-croc-go.htmlMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 30 Times New Roman

Ep 30 Times New Roman

2019-05-2900:03:09

Everything you didn't need to know about the most famous font in history.    Sources:https://typographyforlawyers.com/a-brief-history-of-times-new-roman.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_New_RomanMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 29 Summer Break

Ep 29 Summer Break

2019-05-2400:06:00

Summa Summa Summa Time!  Sources:https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/debunking-myth-summer-vacationhttp://mentalfloss.com/article/56901/why-do-students-get-summersMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 28 Play Doh

Ep 28 Play Doh

2019-05-0900:03:53

Fun to play with, not to eat.  Sources:https://www.museumofplay.org/blog/play-stuff/2016/11/the-history-of-play-doh-good-clean-funhttps://playdoh.hasbro.com/en-us/faqhttp://mentalfloss.com/article/52727/10-fun-facts-about-play-dohMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
Rain -> Grass -> Cows -> Milk -> Butter  Sources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_butter_crisishttps://nowiknow.com/the-great-norwegian-butter-crisis-of-2011/https://slate.com/business/2011/12/norwegian-butter-battle-an-absurd-dairy-shortage-and-its-very-valuable-economic-lessons.htmlMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
  Radar, Rumors, and Root Vegetables  Sources:https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-wwii-propaganda-campaign-popularized-the-myth-that-carrots-help-you-see-in-the-dark-28812484/https://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/vitamin_a.htmhttps://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/ezra-klein/post/carrots-are-orange-for-an-entirely-political-reason/2011/09/09/gIQAfayiFK_blog.html?utm_term=.dbc78e548b31Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 25 Orange

Ep 25 Orange

2019-04-3000:02:58

Orange Oranges and which was first.  Sources:https://io9.gizmodo.com/everything-you-know-is-wrong-oranges-aren-t-orange-1097312640http://mentalfloss.com/article/29942/which-came-first-orange-color-or-orange-fruithttps://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/the-filter/qi/8345477/QI-Quite-interesting-facts-about-orange.htmlMusic: https://www.purple-planet.com
24 Middle Names

24 Middle Names

2019-04-1800:02:23

What's in a name?  Sources: http://mentalfloss.com/article/58440/why-do-we-have-middle-nameshttps://www.rd.com/culture/why-do-we-have-middle-names/Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
Ep 23 Outhouses

Ep 23 Outhouses

2019-04-0800:06:51

Podcast #4 on #2.Pt. 4 of the Turd Trilogy.  SPECIAL GUEST DWIGHT GOFF!!!!!Sources:https://www.lancasterfarming.com/pondering-the-privy-a-history-of-outhouses/article_3f416eae-d0df-5d7f-9e70-3fcfb72a110a.htmlCredit: https://www.purple-planet.com
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