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This chemical is no joke. Amy talks about how 1930's scientists discovered the explosive and insanely dangerous compound while trying to find a mor...

  • Added: Feb 19, 2019
  • Length: 04:25
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A detective story about the infamous Piltdown Man hoax.

Bought by WNJR, WCPN, KFCF FM, Spokane Public Radio, KKRN and more


  • Added: Jan 16, 2019
  • Length: 01:58:00
  • Purchases: 19
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Learn a bit about the women and men of the IIP who monitor icebergs in the northern reaches of our Atlantic ocean.

  • Added: Jan 15, 2019
  • Length: 02:59
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Perry Mason themes galore and further trial episodes of the young lady who apportioned axe chops between her father and step-mother... and 911 was ...

  • Added: Sep 28, 2017
  • Length: 02:20:37
Caption: Michael Keene is an author and historian.
The Erie Canal changed the world by connecting New York City and the Atlantic Ocean to the Great Lakes. But author and historian Michael Keene says...

Bought by WXXI, WRVO Public Media, WCPN, North Country Public Radio, WAMC and more


  • Added: Nov 23, 2016
  • Length: :56
  • Purchases: 6
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
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Rufus Porter was a nineteenth-century American artist, journalist, and brilliant inventor, who almost made it into the history books, but not quite.

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


  • Added: May 27, 2015
  • Length: 08:00
  • Purchases: 3
Caption: Solid Comfort, 1906., Credit: Library of Congress
This show takes on the frothy subject of beer, and explores the science, culture, and history behind the suds.

Bought by WTJU


  • Added: Jul 22, 2014
  • Length: 30:45
  • Purchases: 1
Caption: Artist's conception of New Portsmouth Man running from whatever may have caused his demise., Credit: Steve Carlson
April Fool’s Day piece. New Hampshire hunters ‘discover’ 15,000 year old human remains. The finding leads to political discussion about replacing O...

  • Added: Apr 01, 2009
  • Length: 06:48
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Peculiarities of United States land surveying.

Bought by KUT


  • Added: Jan 17, 2006
  • Length: 03:32
  • Purchases: 1