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New York City history is America's history. It's the hometown of the world, and most people know the city's familiar landmarks, buildings and streets. Why not look a little closer and have fun while doing it?
 
You Can’t Eat the Sunshine is the podcast of Esotouric, the offbeat Los Angeles company that turns the notion of guided bus tours on its ear. Each week, join Kim Cooper and Richard Schave on their Southern California adventures, as they visit with fascinating characters for wide-ranging interviews that reveal the myths, contradictions, inspirations and passions of the place. There’s never been a city quite like Los Angeles. Tune in if you’d like to find out why.
 
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Political and social events from the Middle East, with exclusive reports and interviews. Tuesday at 5.45 pm Paris time.
 
Outside the Loop RADIO is Chicago's Almost Above-Ground Audio Magazine. Founded as a podcast in September 2006 and picked up for broadcast by Chicago Sound Alliance WLUW 88.7-FM in March 2007, "OTL" now airs on Chicago's Very Own 50,000-watt heritage powerhouse station WGN Radio 720-AM. Storyteller and urbanologist Mike Stephen hosts this weekly program featuring fun segments and interviews with local newsmakers, artists, musicians, and others doing cool stuff around the greater Chicago area ...
 
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Mike Stephen beams over to Logan Square to geek out about Trek Talk, discusses the readiness of Black Chicago to organize for the upcoming mayoral election with Tiffany Walden of The Triibe, and learns the Secret History of Chicago Bluesman Lil' Ed Williams. This week's local music is brought to you by Twin Talk.…
 
Anna Eskamani is an American-Iranian national who was driven to politics because of Donald Trump. Despite a mudslinging match during her campaign and against all odds, Eskamani has become a State House Representative in Florida. The 28-year-old is the first Iranian-American elected to the post. She spoke to us on Middle East Matters.…
 
Georgia may be known for its peaches, but this four-story water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina was designed as a giant peach to let the world know that South Carolina produces the most peaches in America.
 
Georgia may be known for its peaches, but this four-story water tower in Gaffney, South Carolina was designed as a giant peach to let the world know that South Carolina produces the most peaches in America.By Smithsonian Channel.
 
Some of the biggest country music recording artists from Loretta Lynn, to Patty Loveless, to Naomi and Wynonna Judd had humble beginnings in Kentucky.
 
Some of the biggest country music recording artists from Loretta Lynn, to Patty Loveless, to Naomi and Wynonna Judd had humble beginnings in Kentucky.By Smithsonian Channel.
 
Mike Stephen hosts the annual Outside the Loop Chicago Podcasting Summit to talk about all things new and exciting in the world of local audio storytelling. Joining him for this summit are podcasters Robin Amer of The City, Laura Austin of Always Andersonville, and Shannon Cason of Homemade Stories and The Trouble. Special thanks to Flora for p ...…
 
You better clean your room or you'll end up like the Collyer Brothers. New York City, a city crammed of 8.6 million people, is filled with stories of people who just want to be left alone – recluses, hermits, cloistering themselves from the public eye, closing themselves off from scrutiny. But none attempted to seal themselves off so completely ...…
 
Rahaf Mohammed al-Qunun, a young Saudi woman, was stopped in Thailand as she tried to escape her "abusive" family while on holiday in Kuwait. She has since been sending out desperate pleas for help on social media and is now reported to be receiving assistance from the UN refugee agency. We speak to Mona Eltahawy, a commentator on Arab and Musl ...…
 
It's hard to imagine a better outcome than the one engineered by George Washington crossing the Delaware River in 1776 with 2,400 troops. This is how he did it, and then won the Battle of Trenton.
 
It's hard to imagine a better outcome than the one engineered by George Washington crossing the Delaware River in 1776 with 2,400 troops. This is how he did it, and then won the Battle of Trenton.
 
The northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, less than 2 miles wide, is a secluded home to numerous wineries, wheat fields and picturesque lighthouses.
 
The northern tip of Wisconsin's Door Peninsula, less than 2 miles wide, is a secluded home to numerous wineries, wheat fields and picturesque lighthouses.
 
Mike Stephen learns how the government shutdown canceled an EPA pollution hearing in East Chicago, previews the Chicago International Puppet Theater Festival with artistic director Blair Thomas, and discusses a study analyzing increasing housing prices in Chicago neighborhoods and the impact of those price increases. The local music this week i ...…
 
This week, Middle East Matters focuses on Iraq and welcomes Feurat Alani, a Franco-Iraqi journalist who has authored "Flavours of Iraq", a series of short animations which will be broadcast on FRANCE 24. The first episode takes us on a journey to Iraq with a young Feurat aged 9. We discover his country through his eyes, tasting with him his fav ...…
 
Mike Stephen chats with Austin Coming Together's Darnell Shields about a new plan to improve the Austin community, learns about the flaws in the state's Freedom of Information Act with ProPublica Illinois' Mick Dumke, and explores how lines help define and impact Chicago with the co-president of the Chicago Architectural Club Carlo Parente. The ...…
 
The ultimate history of New Year's celebrations in New York City! This is the story of the many ways in which New Yorkers have ushered in the coming year, a moment of rebirth, reconciliation, reverence and jubilation. In a mix of the old and new, we present a history of world's most famous December 31st party, paired with a short history of New ...…
 
At the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand lies Myrtle Beach, the state's most famous coastal town.
 
At the heart of South Carolina's Grand Strand lies Myrtle Beach, the state's most famous coastal town.
 
Two of the most well-known Pennsylvania pioneers have become household names, with factories that continue to produce two classic American products - Hershey's chocolate and Yuengling's beer.
 
Two of the most well-known Pennsylvania pioneers have become household names, with factories that continue to produce two classic American products - Hershey's chocolate and Yuengling's beer.
 
Mike Stephen talks to the owner of the Heartland Cafe about the imminent closing of that Rogers Park institution, discusses equity when it comes to supporting all Chicago parks, and discovers the Secret History of a unique folk rock band called Dysfunctionells with local music historian Steve Krakow (aka: Plastic Crimewave). The local music thi ...…
 
In this edition, we speak to Algerian filmmaker Asri Bendacha. He is the director of the Netflix documentary "Follow Me", about what it takes to become a social media influencer. He tells us what inspired him to make the film - and how many Instagram followers he has.
 
Custer's Last Stand took place at the Little Bighorn River, where he led over two hundred soldiers into battle against thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
 
In 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic, snow-covered mountains of northwest Washington - the peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek gods, so he named them the Olympic Mountains.By Smithsonian Channel.
 
In 1788, a British mariner passed by the majestic, snow-covered mountains of northwest Washington - the peaks seemed the perfect dwelling place for Greek gods, so he named them the Olympic Mountains.
 
Custer's Last Stand took place at the Little Bighorn River, where he led over two hundred soldiers into battle against thousands of Lakota and Cheyenne warriors.
 
Mike Stephen looks back at local beer in 2018 with author and Chicago Tribune reporter Josh Noel, discusses the data gathered from the midterms and previews the mayor's race with Scott Kennedy of IL Election Data, and learns how we can help out Tim Ryan, front man of The Black Oil Brothers, after his near fatal accident. The delightful local mu ...…
 
Newark Liberty International Airport or LaGuardia Airport? Which do you prefer? (Or is the answer -- none of the above. Give me JFK!) Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy history! In this episode, we present the origin stories of New York City's airports and airfields. The skies over New York have been graced with aircraft for almos ...…
 
With negotiations underway in Sweden aimed at ending the devastating conflict in Yemen, Yemeni women have been demanding a seat at the table. They represent different political sensibilities, activists, development workers and civil society. One of the women at the helm of this campaign is Rasha Jarhum, a women's rights activist from Yemen and ...…
 
When Nebraska was a territory, Omaha had served as it's capital, but after statehood a town called Lancaster was chosen instead and renamed, Lincoln.
 
When Nebraska was a territory, Omaha had served as it's capital, but after statehood a town called Lancaster was chosen instead and renamed, Lincoln.By Smithsonian Channel.
 
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off every January in Park City, Utah - it's now one of the largest independent film festivals in the world.
 
The Sundance Film Festival kicks off every January in Park City, Utah - it's now one of the largest independent film festivals in the world.By Smithsonian Channel.
 
Mike Stephen learns about the new newsy side gig of WGN Radio's very own Dometi Pongo, previews a local holiday ugly sweater dance party, and discovers the Secret History of the late Chicago folk artist Dwain Story with local music historian Steve Krakow (aka: Plastic Crimewave). The local music this week is brought to you by Stutter.…
 
The satirical and surrealist movie "Pig" by director Mani Haghighi is a far cry from most Iranian films of recent years. The black comedy revolves around a filmmaker past his prime, obsessively worrying about his fallen status and feeling he's not important enough to be the victim of a serial killer targeting the most revered film directors. Bu ...…
 
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody wasn't just a famous showman, he was also a frontier scout, Pony Express rider, prospector, guide, and Union soldier in the Civil War.By Smithsonian Channel.
 
William "Buffalo Bill" Cody wasn't just a famous showman, he was also a frontier scout, Pony Express rider, prospector, guide, and Union soldier in the Civil War.
 
When they first arrived on the coastline, the Pilgrims anchored in Provincetown before crossing Cape Cod Bay and settling in the more sheltered haven of Plymouth.
 
When they first arrived on the coastline, the Pilgrims anchored in Provincetown before crossing Cape Cod Bay and settling in the more sheltered haven of Plymouth.
 
Mike Stephen takes a bite out of the local food scene and learns how pigs had a role in making Chicago an economic success with Cynthia Clampitt, author of Pigs, Pork, and Heartland Hogs, gets the scoop on a list of the most interesting restaurants in Chicago featured in the newest edition of The Fooditor 99, and discusses the impact of food de ...…
 
New York City has always cast a melodramatic profile in past Bowery Boys podcasts, but in this episode, we're walking on the funny side of the street to reveal the city's unique relationship with live comedy. The award-winning show The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel depicts the birth of modern stand-up comedy in the late 1950s, forged by revolutionary v ...…
 
Can music be an act of resistance? Karim Wasfi, one of the most celebrated classical performers in the Middle East, certainly thinks so. The former conductor of Iraq's Symphony Orchestra shot to international fame after taking his cello out into the streets of Baghdad and giving impromptu performances at the scenes of recent suicide attacks. He ...…
 
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beloved properties, Taliesin, was inspired by Wisconsin's natural beauty. But its history is mired in tragedy.
 
Marching through Mississippi, Ulysses S. Grant focused his efforts on the city of Vicksburg. Surrounding and firing upon the city for weeks on end, he forced its citizens to the brink of starvation.By Smithsonian Channel.
 
Marching through Mississippi, Ulysses S. Grant focused his efforts on the city of Vicksburg. Surrounding and firing upon the city for weeks on end, he forced its citizens to the brink of starvation.
 
One of Frank Lloyd Wright's most beloved properties, Taliesin, was inspired by Wisconsin's natural beauty. But its history is mired in tragedy.
 
Mike Stephen learns how the new Spot Angels app can help us find street parking, gets an update on the influence of aldermen on discriminatory housing practices, and discovers the Secret History of the late Chicago jazz artist Daniel Scanlan with local music historian Steve Krakow (aka: Plastic Crimewave). The local music this week is brought t ...…
 
A year ago, the US-led coalition drove out the Islamic State group from the northern Syrian city of Raqqa. With the jubilation wearing off, the hard realities of reconstruction are starting to bite. Meanwhile, IEDs continue to litter the streets, and many residents remain traumatised following a battle that levelled the city.…
 
J.S. Lovering Wharton built this house on a rock off the coast of Rhode Island because, as legend has it, he wanted a place where no one could bother him.
 
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