Monthly Archives: June 2009

The Amelia Earhart Mystery


In 1937, famous aviator Amelia Earhart attempted to circumnavigate the globe via airplane. However, she disappeared over the Pacific and was never seen again. Listen in to learn more about the mystery in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com. Advertisements

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Ghosts of History: Versailles


In 1901, two women visiting Versailles lost their way and met a series of strange, anachronistic characters. Looking back on the event, the women became certain they had slipped through time into 1789. Learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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The Golem of Prague


In Jewish folklore, golems are powerful creatures created from clay. According to legend, a golem was created to defend the Jewish population of Prague during the reign of Rudolph II. Learn more about golems in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Ghosts of History: Winchester Mystery House


When a psychic told Sarah Winchester that the spirits of every person who died from a Winchester rifle would haunt her unless they were appeased, she built one of the world’s strangest houses. Learn more with this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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Fan Pick: Best Innovators in History


With help from listeners, our resident history buffs take a look at the world’s great innovators and try to pick the best of the bunch. Listen in to learn more about three of the best innovators in history with this … Continue reading

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Were the Robber Barons America’s greatest philanthropists?


Although America’s robber barons are often viewed in negative terms, they left a philanthropic legacy that continues today. Learn more about philanthropy and charity — as well as the difference between the two — in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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What did Greek philosophers think about happiness?


What is happiness? To answer this question, our resident history buffs turn back the clock and take a closer look at ancient Greek philosophy, from Herodotus to Epicurus. Learn more in this podcast from HowStuffWorks.com.

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