Monthly Archives: April 2010

Catherine de’ Medici and the Scarlet Nuptials


In this episode of the continuing Medici super series, Katie and Sarah follow up on the further adventures of Catherine de’Medici. Listen in and learn how the St. Bartholomew Day’s massacre contributed to Catherine’s notorious reputation in this podcast. Advertisements

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Is there a money pit on Oak Island?


In 1795, a farm boy named Daniel McGinnis found a strange depression in the ground on an island in Nova Scotia’s Mahone Bay. As he and his friends began to dig, they realized they’d stumbled on much more than an … Continue reading

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Catherine de’ Medici, Italian Orphan


Catherine de’ Medici remains the most famous female member of the Medici clan. Orphaned at a young age, Catherine survived struggles with childhood illness and eventually became the Queen consort of France. Tune in and learn what happened next.

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The Second Act: Notable Vaudevillians


In a follow-up to the earlier episode on the history of vaudeville, Katie and Sarah take a closer look at some of the most memorable vaudevillians. Listen in and learn more about everyone from the Marx brothers to Winsor McCay … Continue reading

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Who was Emanuel Swedenborg?


When the philosopher Emanuel Swedenborg sought mechanical explanations for nature, he found himself struggling with his faith as he searched for evidence of the human soul. But what happened next? Tune in and learn more in this podcast.

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How Michelangelo Worked


As a painter and a sculptor, Michelangelo became famous within his own lifetime. But who exactly was this artist, and what compelled him to create his masterpieces? Listen in as Katie and Sarah explore the life of Michelangelo in this … Continue reading

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A Brief History of Vaudeville


Vaudeville flourished from the late 19th century into the Depression era. It was one of America’s most famous forms of entertainment at the time. Tune in as Katie and Sarah take a look at this family-friendly variety show from America’s … Continue reading

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