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Caption: Banana Tarantula, Credit: Cynthia Bogart
Philip Armand gets repeatedly bitten by a spider and a famous artist dangles the carrot of fame.

  • Added: Mar 21, 2016
  • Length: 06:22
Caption: Meg Crane's home pregnancy test prototype, 1968., Credit: Courtesy of Bonhams.
Pregnancy tests weren't always the neat, little plastic wands we have in drug stores today.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WAMC, and PRX Remix


  • Added: Nov 22, 2015
  • Length: 10:20
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Alan DeValerio was a White House butler for Presidents Carter and Reagan., Credit: Alan DeValerio
"The Butler" didn't do it - or so says real-life White House butler Alan DeValerio.

  • Added: Jul 27, 2014
  • Length: 06:15
Caption: Francis Scott Key (shown here in a portrait by Theodor Horydczak) was far more than just the author of what would become our national anthem., Credit: Library of Congress
Turns out the author of our national anthem could very well have been nicknamed "Francis Scott Off-Key."

Bought by KUOW


  • Added: Jul 16, 2014
  • Length: 03:24
  • Purchases: 1
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Ever wonder what Westeros looked like long before the Starks, Baratheons, Lannisters, or Targaryens roamed its surface? How far back can we really ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Apr 10, 2014
  • Length: 05:07
  • Purchases: 1
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Terry Lyman thought she'd try taxidermy, but she quickly realized she was in over her head.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 14, 2013
  • Length: 05:59
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Jaymee and her fish tank, Credit: Alex Johnson, Destination DIY
Destination DIY producer Jaymee Cuti shares some stories of home aquariums gone wrong.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 14, 2013
  • Length: 06:56
  • Purchases: 1
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Chris Ballew knows what it's like to be a rock star. (His band Presidents of the United States of America made it big in the 1990s.) But he's gone ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio and PRX Remix


  • Added: Aug 14, 2013
  • Length: 05:57
  • Purchases: 2
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This short story of 4 chapters was where Barrie tried out some of the ideas that would be used in the play "Peter Pan". The main difference is that...

  • Added: May 27, 2013
  • Length: 01:43:57
Caption: The Field Trip Podcast logo, Credit: Mike Smith
We’re back with another installment of our “Summer Dispatches” series, this time starring Field Trip Correspondent Nicole Jones as she figures out ...

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: Oct 09, 2012
  • Length: 09:29
  • Purchases: 1
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Andrew White may very well be the most famous jazz legend... you've never heard of.

  • Added: Sep 24, 2012
  • Length: 07:00
Caption: Buck Dietz poses at an afternoon life drawing session at the Cape Cod Art Association in Barnstable, MA. , Credit: Andrew Norton
Buck Dietz is a figure model. That means he has to stand naked and completely still for long sessions while artists sketch him. But for Buck, it's ...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, WCAI / WNAN, KUT, WCAI / WNAN, KUOW and more


  • Added: May 28, 2012
  • Length: 04:45
  • Purchases: 6
Caption: Scientists working on the Webb Telescope say it's so revolutionary, it’s like “our generation’s Apollo.”
Come winter, your neck of the woods may be cold. But guess how frigid the James Webb Space Telescope will be when it launches in 2018? 400 degrees ...

Bought by PRX Remix, KUOW, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WAMC


  • Added: Jan 20, 2012
  • Length: 06:22
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: At age 29, Martin Spitznagel is the World Champion of Old-Time Piano Playing., Credit: Martin Spitznagel
A 20-something pianist is making old-time piano new again... with a little help from Darth Vader and Super Mario Bros.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, PRX Remix, KUOW, and WAMC


  • Added: Nov 14, 2011
  • Length: 03:48
  • Purchases: 4
Caption: There's quite a story behind D.C.'s first fireproof residence..., Credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/josepha/2977738045/
After losing a home and two breweries to fire, one German beermaker vowed not to let history repeat itself... and built an extraordinary house that...

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio


  • Added: Aug 09, 2011
  • Length: 04:42
  • Purchases: 1
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Mainers see cougars all the time. Here's the problem: There are no cougars in Maine.

Bought by New Hampshire Public Radio, New Hampshire Public Radio, and WMPG


  • Added: May 27, 2011
  • Length: 09:15
  • Purchases: 3
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A series of strange people tell where they hide a familiar object.

  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 03:40
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Brian Blauser figures out a way to get rid of the raccoons raiding his bird feeders.

  • Added: May 02, 2011
  • Length: 09:42
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Bob Crowley calls himself a typical Mainer, but there’s nothing typical about becoming a reality TV star at age 57.

Bought by WMPG and PRX Remix


  • Added: Jan 11, 2011
  • Length: 08:27
  • Purchases: 2
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A child's Christmas thoughts spring into song.

Bought by KMXT, KMXT, WXPR, WTIP, KZYX and more


  • Added: Dec 09, 2010
  • Length: 04:11
  • Purchases: 11
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Was DC really built on a swamp? Why does the grid system have no J Street? And what's up with all those crazy traffic circles?

Bought by PRX Remix, WAMC, and Remix Radio


  • Added: Dec 22, 2009
  • Length: 05:34
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: ZZ Packer, Credit: Marion Ettlinger
Contemporary short stories, performed by two prize-winning young women writers. ZZ Packer has "Brownies," about violence that brews when white girl...

  • Added: Mar 19, 2009
  • Length: 56:17
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It's tough... aggressive... and only a few inches tall.

Bought by PRX Remix


  • Added: May 26, 2008
  • Length: 03:40
  • Purchases: 1
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In Alaska, sometimes it isn't "Go Fish"; it's "Go Mouse"...

  • Added: Nov 26, 2007
  • Length: 02:59
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Up, up and away with Japan's littlest-known WWII weapon

  • Added: Sep 24, 2007
  • Length: 05:41