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This time, we profile the March 1932 recording sessions held by Vocalion in New York City, as the nation was in the grips of the Great Depression.

  • Added: Aug 30, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Rocket 88,” by Jackie Brenston — widely considered to be one of the archetypal records of rock ‘n’ roll.

  • Added: Aug 28, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Baby Scratch My Back” by Slim Harpo — the only number one hit on the Excello label during its 23 year run.

  • Added: Aug 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile “Key to the Highway” — one of the enduring classics of the blues, first recorded by pianist Charlie Segar in 1940.

  • Added: Aug 24, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Stick McGhee’s 1949 anthem to good times and cheap booze — a big hit that saved a fledgling Atlantic Records from bankruptcy.

  • Added: Aug 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile B.B. King, who hit the number one spot on the Billboard R&B charts with “Three O’Clock Blues,” this week in 1952.

  • Added: Aug 18, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Guitar Slim, who — much to everyone’s surprise — hit the top of the R&B charts with “The Things That I Used To Do,” in 1954.

  • Added: Jul 26, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with “Homesick” James Williamson and Johnny Shines.

  • Added: Jul 21, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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January 1953 was a busy month for recording in Chicago, involving sessions, this week, with Elmore James, Arthur Spires, and Johnny Williams.

  • Added: Jul 17, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile “Open the Door, Richard” — a 1947 novelty record that quickly embedded itself into the American consciousness.

  • Added: May 15, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile Son House and B.B. King, who both made historic live appearances in Chicago the Saturday night before Thanksgiving, 1964.

  • Added: Apr 19, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time we profile James “Beale Street” Clark — barely a footnote in blues history — who recorded an enduring classic, this week in 1945.

  • Added: Apr 12, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Windy City keyboard legend Little Johnny Jones, who was in the studio with Muddy Waters and Leroy Foster in 1949.

  • Added: Apr 07, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Arthur "Big Boy" Crudup, who recorded an iconic slice of down home blues, "That's All Right," this week in 1946.

  • Added: Apr 04, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
Caption: Our distinctive logo comes from a rare poster for the 1977 Beale Street Music Festival.
This time, we profile Mississippi guitarist Tommy Johnson, who cut one of the prophetic masterpieces of the blues, this week in 1928.

  • Added: Apr 03, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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This time, we profile Saunders King and Elder Utah Smith — two early pioneers of the electric guitar.

  • Added: Mar 22, 2018
  • Length: 03:29
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Our guest on the show today is Tom Murray. Tom is Director of Innovation for Future Ready Schools, a project for the Alliance for Excellent Educati...

  • Added: Nov 08, 2017
  • Length: 13:20
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Head Blender Kevin Martin talks about the art of blending sour and barrel aged beers

Bought by XRAY.fm


  • Added: Jun 12, 2017
  • Length: 29:24
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: EdTech NOW by Red Cup
Valerie Lewis discusses student motivation and teacher inspiration on EdTech NOW, a podcast about education and tech in the classroom.

  • Added: May 02, 2017
  • Length: 11:11
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Dr. Kelsi Singer shares some of the incredible discoveries that she and the NASA New Horizons team are making. We also discuss a contentious issue—...

  • Added: May 12, 2016
  • Length: 14:35
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"That’s inevitable that humans would project their hopes and fears upon the cosmos" - Carl Sagan on October 4, 1985, as told to Studs Terkel. The p...

Bought by WXAV 88.3FM, KZMU Moab Community Radio, PRX Remix, and KHNS


  • Added: Apr 14, 2016
  • Length: 12:53
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: neighborhood-harvested "fairy" potatoes, Credit: Carla Seidl
A fairy potato treasure hunt incorporating elements of Cherokee, Celtic, and Chinese folklore and a bit o' magic.

Bought by WMMT


  • Added: Mar 09, 2016
  • Length: 05:23
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Sword and Scale Episode 14
This week we cover a variety of stories including a cold case, a historical case and a case that's unfolding as we speak. We also cover the strang...

  • Added: Jan 19, 2016
  • Length: 50:48
Caption: Kara Platoni
Researchers are changing the way we experience our world. They’re engineering scents that stimulate lost memories, they’re searching for the elusiv...

Bought by KVSC and KCBX


  • Added: Jan 06, 2016
  • Length: 29:00
  • Purchases: 2
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This audio documentary was produced by Jehad (JeJe) Rajab for the audio production course at The American University in Cairo in Cairo, Egypt. The ...

  • Added: Dec 30, 2015
  • Length: 09:56