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Tad Becker and a co-host share personal stories and sift through the weirdness to find the most interesting stories on the planet. Sometimes it's 'only' TIME TRAVEL CRIME and non-military history. Other times they answer the BIG QUESTIONS. The ones NO ONE has the GUTS to tackle. Like, why my peepee hard? Some example shows are: Being arrested outside of a comic shop, the more-than-a-friendship of Gilgamesh and Enkidu, shutting down Neopets, the unending terror that is Homestuck, the unending ...
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Grating the Nutmeg

Connecticut Explored Magazine

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Connecticut is a small state with big stories. GTN episodes include top-flight historians, compelling first-person stories and new voices in Connecticut history. Executive Producers Mary Donohue, Walt Woodward, and Natalie Belanger look at the people and places that have made a difference in CT history. New episodes every two weeks. A joint production of Connecticut Explored magazine and the CT State Historian Emeritus.
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The Peabody Award-winning Studio 360 with Kurt Andersen, from PRI, is a smart and surprising guide to what's happening in pop culture and the arts. Each week, Kurt introduces the people who are creating and shaping our culture. Life is busy – so let Studio 360 steer you to the must-see movie this weekend, the next book for your nightstand, or the song that will change your life. Produced in association with Slate.
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Hosts of Eden is a modern radio drama, written and performed by Jay Mcfarland. Season 1's 11-part fictional podcast serial was just the beginning of the cliff-hanger science fiction fun. Season 2 drops March 5. While Marian and Mason are trying to adjust to their new role as guardians of the Genesis device, the nation is faced with a new threat. Someone or something is able to jump from one body to the next, allowing them to infiltrate high-security military installations and leaving a trail ...
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Radio personality, Johnny Sanchez is living life and having a lot of laughs with his many guests ranging from movie stars, radio and tv personalities, musicians, comedians, athletes, celebrities, and other people of interest! Be sure to subscribe so you get notifications when each new episode is released. Also search Life & Laughs Podcast on YouTube for some of the video interviews and lots of extras! Thanks so much for listening!
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If you thought history was dull, dry and boring, you haven't read Bill Nye's books! He brings wit, humor, satire, irony and sheer nonsensical fun into the subject, making it both entertaining and memorable. The Comic History of England was published posthumously in 1896 after the writer's tragic and untimely death half-way through the project. Hence it remains incomplete and covers the history of the island nation only up to the Tudor period. However, beginning with Julius Caesar, the Roman ...
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Aleks and Tad discuss Disco Elysium! The hit game that was all the rage in checks watch half a decade ago! You may be surprised by their different stances on the game, its been a long time since the two hosts have been so divided on a topic! Recorded 7/11/2024 at friggin 3am Imgur Album: https://imgur.com/a/gtRiVzE Talking Points: Whale man (ex-lov…
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This year marks the 80th anniversary of the Hartford Circus Fire. In this episode of Grating the Nutmeg, Natalie Belanger of the Connecticut Museum of Culture and History tells the story of the deadliest man-made disaster in Connecticut history. On July 6, 1944, the Big Top of the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus caught fire during a …
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July 1990 marked the passing of a landmark piece of federal legislation, the Americans with Disabilities Act, known as the ADA. To recognize this event and to celebrate Disability Pride Month, we are uncovering the legacy of disability rights leader, Phyllis Zlotnick (1942-2011). Zlotnick was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy at birth. Beginning in…
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Join host Heather Freeman as she explores the secrets of America's rich magical tapestry. Each episode uncovers the fascinating magical practices, beliefs, and personal stories of America’s diverse cultural communities, both past and present. Discover the hidden realms of the United States, from religious remixing to enchanted beliefs and sorcerous…
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Who done did it? In this LMTYA Game-Show-Special three teams will debate if each of the chosen assassination attempts were real AND how they would do it! Sip Boyz John pitched this idea and I loved it. We whipped this up as a pilot and as such we're a little shaky at first but everyone settles in and this episode became a really fun one to record. …
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Short version: I've started making a comics adaptation of the first season of The Kraken Busters; 6 episodes or installments or whatever are done and you can find them at https://www.keithpille.com or just google "Keith Pille" (the comics will be pretty easy to spot once you're on my site). For the longer version, listen to the update!…
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We love a Sherlock Holmes "who done it" whether it's Basil Rathbone from the 1940s, Benedict Cumberbacth from the 2000s, or Millie Bobby Brown as Sherlock's sister Enola Holmes from the 2020s. But it was a Hartford-born actor who gave Sherlock Holmes his signature look - his curved pipe, deerstalker cap and magnifying glass. William Gillette was bo…
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Harlan Ellison, much like all writers of the modern age, hates you and everything about you; and thats a good thing(tm). Talking Points: retsupurae, I have no mouth and I must scream,scrooge mcduck,1951 Ford,six flags parking,hey listen what a kick,producer goofy,terrificly accurate mickey voice,4 hours,heroic 5 minutes,carpet poetry,8/8,chinese ca…
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June is PRIDE month and we’re celebrating by bringing you an episode about efforts to bring LGBTQ+ history to light. As one guest, historian William Mann writes, “Throughout its history, Connecticut’s LGBTQ population has moved from leading hidden, solitary lives to claiming visible, powerful, valuable, and contributing places in society.” In this …
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Meet Ray Christian. Some people call him a storyteller, historian, father. Shoot, if you’ve got the time, he could fill you in on everything he’s been called. But first and foremost, he’s a Black veteran from the rural South who finds himself floating between life in academia, public speaking, storytelling, parenting, and tending to the goats in hi…
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We Disrupt This Broadcast, a new podcast from The Peabody Awards and the Center for Media & Social Impact, features intimate interviews with award-winning television creatives shaping the future of entertainment with disruptive new narratives and fresh approaches. Join us as we explore how our favorite critically-acclaimed TV shows are re-imagining…
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Did you know that comic books were invented in Connecticut? Well, sort of. There are lots of precedents for printing texts with images. But the origin of mass market comic book printing is 1930s Waterbury, where Eastern Color printing began by re-publishing comic strips from newspapers in magazine form. Eventually they partnered with Dell publishin…
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Aleks and I take a trip back in time to review our old YouTube channels, Aleks tells me about the little girl who lives in his phone and I wake up as Jeff the Killers girlfriend?? Talking Points: wait until the end of this video chat,Aleks and his Chinese spyware Gaming Phone,Gaming Phone Lore,"The little anime girl that lives in my phone and talks…
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It’s Spring in Connecticut and this episode is part of our celebration of May as Historic Preservation Month. Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven is the first planned cemetery in the country. The design of Grove Street Cemetery in the 1790s pioneered several of the features that became standard like family plots and an established walkway grid. It i…
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Something a little different. Just a couple days ago I came across Eric Mays who was involved in the Flint Water Crisis. I thought it was funny enough I wanted to share it, but not enough for me to dig and do real research. So just like apparently every other podcast on the planet, I tried to plagiarize wikipedia! I tried and failed because I ended…
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In this episode, we uncover a Connecticut World War II story that features airplanes without engines. Sound crazy? You’ll learn how these engineless gliders helped beat the Nazis. Executive Producer Mary Donohue will also talk to the author of a new book that details the role that over 45 Connecticut companies played in producing the ammunition, we…
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Talking Points: Keemstar used to eat ants for attention i bet probably i dont know i think thats legally libel,spongebob is putting his nose under the air conditioner,the puppy PRISON,lil poop boy Angus,VIMM SCREWED ME,Github is impossible to navigate,FROGGER,going QUACKERS,the Beetle rating system,kids these days dont know what a frame per second …
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In this episode, we celebrate and commemorate National Borinqueneers Day coming up on April 13th. It recognizes the bravery, service, and sacrifice of the 65th Infantry Regiment, a United States Army unit that consisted mostly of soldiers from Puerto Rico and the only segregated Latino unit in the United States Army. But the honor and fidelity of t…
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One of the most recognizable food brands in the world got started in a kitchen in Fairfield, Connecticut. In this episode, Natalie Belanger chats with historian Cathryn J. Prince about Margaret Rudkin, the woman who founded Pepperidge Farm. Read Prince's full-length article about Rudkin on the Connecticut Explored website here: https://www.ctexplor…
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(Originally part of Noyz Boyz 37 and recorded 3/4/2024) Imgur Album: https://imgur.com/a/tZvzC61 Talking Points: Two podcasters figure out the secrets of life and death,Death cannot be infinite,matter cannot be destroyed,Dr Jim Tucker reincarnation theory,past lives,Planck units,time travel caveman,gravity spirits,FUDDERS,the GAIA THEORY,the GREAT …
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(Episode recorded 3/4/2024 and had half of it split off into the next episode because it was so long! Keep an eye out for that one coming very soon, it was a ton of fun.) I mention it in the episode but please check out the new merch store! And if you're interested in a free T-shirt check out the Patreon for info! /////// SHILL CORNER /////// ► htt…
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Are they pirates, profiteers or legitimately authorized extensions of George Washington’s almost non-existent American Navy? We’ll find out with guest historian Eric Jay Dolin, author of Rebels at Sea: Privateering in the American RevolutIon. Dolin will underscore an element missing from most maritime histories of the American Revolution: a ragtag …
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181. Hartford and the Great Migration, 1914-1950 In the February 4, 2024 issue of the New York Times, journalist Adam Mahoney describes the Great Migration as a time when millions of Black people left the South to escape segregation, servitude and lynching and went North in search of jobs and stable housing. In this episode, host Mary Donohue will …
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Imgur Album: https://imgur.com/a/1xDl8iE The video I sent Aleks: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hHpfGf_bFps Talking Points: Edward Drinker Cope, Othniel Charles Marsh, Joseph Leidy,dog hecking robloxoof irl bridge,old man yaoi,the netflix adaptation,kids just want a hand out (gets 250 acres from the government),punchable gentlemen,the beards,the l…
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Although Connecticut sometimes seems like such a small, isolated place on the map, it was connected to the far-flung, complex, cosmopolitan British empire even in the 17th century. This year on Grating the Nutmeg, we’re going to explore Connecticut’s maritime history with episodes on Colonial Connecticut’s trade with the British colonies of the Car…
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179. Connecticut’s Benedict Arnold: America’s Most Hated Man This is our first new episode for 2024 and we’ve got some big news! Thanks to you-our listeners-we had 30,106 downloads in 2023! That’s our best year ever! We have brand new Facebook and Instagram pages under Grating the Nutmeg-please follow us and you’ll get behind the scenes photos, sne…
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The story of a rich hollywood family and their dangerous affinity for big cats. Talking Points: Tippi Hedron, the Apocalypto Jaguar puppet,tiger king,stabbing a squishmallow,Independent Film Channel,Seven cats,Batman dinner parties,lions lions lions lions lions,the gangly tigers,Union Guildelines,Judo chops,Menards meat buckets,Tads Werner Herzog i…
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For listeners of Studio 360, we’re featuring an episode from the new PRX podcast Monumental. The landscape of public memory is shifting. As we re-examine the plaques in our parks and the sculptures on our streets, we grapple with what to do with them. Once we learn the stories these objects tell about who we are, will tearing down statues and renam…
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(Episode recorded 12/31/2023 maybe 5 hours before the start of 2024 THE FINAL YEAR.) Imgur Album: https://imgur.com/a/paESzx7 Talking Points: THE FINAL YEAR(next year),the NPC maid class,William Wallace,2023 Psychic predictions,a black woman is speaking,listen and learn,yakuza pajamas,trailer park boys,bargain bins of bloomington,the runescape rela…
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Kerrie The Killerette Lewis is back again along with her manager Norm Brewer for part two of our incredibly entertaining interview with her on Life & Laughs with Johnny Sanchez! Kerrie was married to Rock N Roll Icon Jerry Lee Lewis for twenty one years and joins Johnny Sanchez for her very first interview since being married to the Killer! In this…
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Johnny Sanchez and his special guest host Jaime Kay welcome to Life & Laughs a singer, author, and the former wife of twenty one years to Rock N Roll Icon Jerry Lee Lewis.... Ms. Kerrie McCarver Lewis for her very first interview since being divorced from the Killer! Kerrie, along with her manager, Mr. Norm Brewer, brings her energy filled and exci…
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