All Episodes

Episode 135 – Big Pharma: How it Got this Way – Guest: Gerald Posner

Episode 134 – The First Amendment: 45 Words that Shaped America – Guest: Gene Policinski

Episode 133 – Who was Christopher Columbus? – Guest: Professor William J. Connell

Episode 132 – Antitrust Showdown: Teddy Roosevelt v. John D. Rockefeller – Guest: Ron Schuler

Episode 131 – Napa Valley: Growing Tourism Again – Guest: Linsey Gallagher

Episode 130 – The U.S. Capitol: Home to the American Story – Guest: Professor Greg Jackson

Episode 129 – After COVID-19: Get Ready to Play – Guest: Dr. Jeanne Doperak

Episode 128 – John Scofield: A Jazz Master – Guest: John Scofield

Episode 127 – Podcast Gumbo: Why We Listen – Guest: Paul Kondo

Episode 126 – Post-Pandemic Mindset: Getting Your Life Back on Track – Guest: Julie Morgenstern

Episode 125 – Larry Gatlin: A Life in Country Music – Guest: Larry Gatlin

Episode 124 – Fred Hersch: A Jazz Story – Guest: Fred Hersch

Episode 123 – The Business Side of TV News – Guest: John Altenbern

Episode 122 – Marilyn Monroe: A Bombshell Story – Guest: Charles Casillo

Episode 121 – Miss Manners to the Rescue – Guest: Judith Martin

Episode 120 – Live Music! Coming to a Quarantine LiveStream Near You – Guest: Ketch Secor

Episode 119 – COVID-19: Getting America Back to Work – Guest: Joel Griffith

Episode 118 – Carol Roth: Using Humor to Make a Point – Guest: Carol Roth

Episode 117 – First Person: How “Business Casual” Became a Thing – Guest: Rick Miller

Episode 116 – Food Faith & Fun: A Catholic Priest’s Unconventional Approach – Fr. Leo Patalinghug

Episode 115 – Meme Culture: How “Buckle Up Baby!” Became a Meme – Hilary and Tyler Avolia

Episode 114 – COVID-19: How You Can Reduce Fear and Panic Right Now – No Guest.

Episode 113 – One Fun Mess: Double Dare with Marc Summers –  Guest: Marc Summers

Episode 112 – Leaving Venezuela: A Millennial on Socialism – Guest: Daniel Di Martino

Episode 111 – Singing is Good for You: Choirs are on the Rise – Guest: Susan Medley

Episode 110 – Do Political Campaigns Really Change Voters’ Minds? – Guest: Hugo Mercier

Episode 109 – The Story of a Song: Play that Funky Music – Guest: Rob Parissi

Episode 108 – The Rise of Rush Limbaugh & Conservative Talk Radio – Guest: Brian Rosenwald

Episode 107 – The Philosophy of Mister Rogers – Guest: Bill Isler

Episode 106 – YouTube Creator: The Kavalier – Guest: Jon Shanahan

Episode 105 – 1989 Protests: She was There in Tiananmen Square – Guest: Anna Wang

Episode 104 – Are We Ready for What’s Next in Marketing Communications? – Guest: Ray Kotcher

Episode 103 – 2020: The Art of Persuasion – Guest: Lee Hartley Carter

Episode 102 – Our Top 10 Moments of 2019 – Guest: Various

Episode 101 – A Remarkable Peace, The Christmas Truce of 1914 – Guest: Terri Crocker

Episode 100 – Hanukkah, The Festival of Lights – Guest: Rabbi Seth Adelson

Episode 99 – Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus – Guest: Jim Temple

Episode 98 – She was Cousin Catherine in National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” – Guest: Miriam Flynn

Episode 97 – He Directed National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation” – Guest: Jeremiah Chechik

Episode 96 – Out of Tragedy Emerges Gratitude – Guest: Steve Garrett

Episode 95 – Why We Eat What We Do at Thanksgiving – Guest: Mary Deming Barber

Episode 94 – He Reshaped the World After World War Two – Guest: Rachel Yarnell Thompson

Episode 93 – Building “The Bomb” – Guest: Richard Rhodes

Episode 92 – Iowa Caucuses: The Breakfast Place – Guest: David Stone

Episode 91 – Post-game Staple: The Locker Room Interview – Guest: Gene Collier

Episode 90 – The Fortune 500 – Guest: Alan Murray

Episode 89 – The Ludlow Massacre and The Birth of Public Relations – Guest: Fraser Seitel

Episode 88 – Richard Nixon After Watergate – Guest: Kasey Pipes

Episode 87 – The Last Pirate, The First Celebrity Gangster – Guest: Rich Cohen

Episode 86 – Breaking IN to Auschwitz – Guest: Jack Fairweather

Episode 85 – September 11: A Pentagon Story – Guest: Capt. Bill Toti

Episode 84 – VA Discovers the Healing Power of Story –  Guest: Thor Ringler

Episode 83 – E.B. White’s Timeless Words on Democracy – Guest: Martha White

Episode 82 – Time Machine: RCA Studio B – Guest: John Rumble

Episode 81 – Nashville’s Bluebird Café – Guest: Erika Wollam Nichols

Episode 80 – Fred Smith & FedEx: A Gamechanger – Guest: Jim Wetherbe

Episode 79 – The Famine that Changed Ireland and America – Guest: Christine Kinealy

Episode 78 – MTV: When Video Killed the Radio Star – Guest: Craig Marks

Episode 77 – WWII: Cracking the Enigma Code – Guest: Julia Parsons

Episode 76 – Social Issues, Activists & Companies – Guest: Dr. Tim Coombs

Episode 75 – In Search of Kindness – Guest: Mary Latham

Episode 74 – America’s First Family of Fireworks – Guest: Dr. George Zambelli, Jr.

Episode 73 – The American Flag: A Biography – Guest: Professor  Greg Jackson

Episode 72 – Napoleon Hill: Father of the Motivation Industry – Guest: Dr. Lloyd Corder

Episode 71 – Presidential Speechwriter – Guest: Noam Neusner

Episode 70 – Breaking the Story: Boston Priest Abuse Scandal – Guest: Alison Bass

Episode 69 – How Radicalization Happens – Guest: Seamus Hughes

Episode 68 – Social Media: The Domino’s You Tube Scandal – Guest: Dan Keeney

Episode 67 – Hollywood Confidential: America’s Celebrity Crisis Manager – Guest: Howard Bragman

Episode 66 – America’s New Arrivals – Guest: Brendan Murphy

Episode 65 – Grammy Winner Tim O’Brien: American Bluegrass – Guest: Tim O’Brien (the bluegrass star)

Episode 64 – The Power of Word of Mouth with Jay Baer – Guest: Jay Baer

Episode 63 – A Hershey Story – Guest: Pamela Whitenack

Episode 62 – Columbine – Guest: Dr. Jaclyn Schildkraut

Episode 61 – If the Stanley Cup Could Talk – Guest: Phil Pritchard

Episode 60 – Who Will Build the Future? – Guest: Jeff Nobers

Episode 59 – The Berlin Wall – Guest: Lee Edwards

Episode 58 – Gettysburg and Why It Still Matters – Guest: Tom McMillan

Episode 57 – Apollo 11: Defying All Odds – Guest: Rod Pyle

Episode 56 – Woodstock: Then & Now – Guest: Andy Greene

Episode 55 – An Energy Game Changer – Guest: David Spigelmyer

Episode 54 – David Ogilvy: ‘Mad Men’ Could Only Wish – Guest: Miles Young

Episode 53 – The Lasting Impact of Ferris Beuller – Guest: Jen Chaney

Episode 52 – Dr. Cyril Wecht: Was the JFK Assassination a Conspiracy? – Guest: Dr. Cyril Wecht

Episode 51 – “Blood Code”: SEGA v. Nintendo – Guest: Blake Harris

Episode 50 – NASA’s Challenger Disaster – Guest: Jeff Worden

Episode 49 – When Nike Reshaped Marketing with “Just Do It.” – Guest: Liz Dolan

Episode 48 – Groundhog Day – Guest: John  Griffiths

Episode 47 – All Star: The Chuck Taylors Story – Guest: Abe Aamador

Episode 46 – Looking Back at AOL Instant Messenger – Guest: Aja Romano

Episode 45 – 2018: Moments to Remember – Year-in-Review

Episode 44 – New Year’s Eve – Guest: Alexis McCrossen

Episode 43 – True Story: Santa Claus – Guest: Gerry Bowler

Episode 42 – The Sears Wish Book – Guest: Jason Liebig

Episode 41 – The Jetsons: How’s That Future Going? – Guest: Danny Graydon

Episode 40 – Some Angels Don’t Have Wings – Guest: John Chamberlin

Episode 39 – Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – Guest: Robert Grippo

Episode 38 – Shopping! Black Friday & Cyber Monday – Guest: John Wall

Episode 37 – The Nobel Prize: Directing Evolution – Guest: Frances Arnold

Episode 36 – Politics: Gamechanging October Surprises – Guest: Jared Keller

Episode 35 – Politics: Controversial American Elections – Guest: Robert Speel

Episode 34 – Politics: Ads that Changed History – Guest: John Geer

Episode 33 – The Circus: How it Fed America’s Imagination – Guest: Sharon Grimberg

Episode 32 – Going Head to Head with the NFL – Guest: Ralph Cindrich

Episode 31 – Concussions: It’s a New Game – Guest: Dr. Michael Collins

Episode 30 – The “New Coke” Fiasco – Guest: Robin Teets

Episode 29 – Beats by Dre: Dad, Can I Have $400 Headphones?” – Guest: Jeff Haden

Episode 28 – Freedom Car: The Story of the Ford Mustang – Guest: John Heitmann

Episode 27 – Opioids: Protecting the Innocents – Guest: Dr. Eva Lee

Episode 26 – Flight 93, Shanksville, September 11, 2001 – Guest: Bill Crowley

Episode 25 – George Washington: Lessons from Failure – Guest: Greg Jackson

Episode 24 – The Monopoly Story – Guest: Phil Orbanes

Episode 23 – Abraham Lincoln’s Final Murder Case – Guest: David Fisher

Episode 22 – The Man Behind the Emoticon : – ) – Guest: Scott Fahlman

Episode 21 – The Roads that Brought Us Together – Guest: Richard Ratay

Episode 20 – The Beatles Break Apart – Guest: Bob Spitz

Episode 19 – The Battle of Little Bighorn Changed Everything – Guest: Andy Masich

Episode 18 – Humble Heinz Ketchup: When last was first – Guest: Eleanor Foa Dienstag

Episode 17 – Writing the Declaration of Independence – Guest: Liz Covart

Episode 16 – An Advertising Slogan is Forever – Guest: J. Courtney Sullivan

Episode 15 – Arnold Palmer: Golf’s Sports Marketing Pioneer – Guest: Chris Rodell

Episode 14 – Do Sharks Need a PR Agency? – Guest: Jason Bittel

Episode 13 – Bob Hope’s USO Legacy – Guest: Kurt Jensen

Episode 12 – A Silicon Valley Original: Regis McKenna – Guest: Regis McKenna

Episode 11- Ronald Reagan’s Lady in Red – Guest: Sheila Tate

Episode 10 – C-SPAN: Window to Washington – Guest: Jeff Cohen

Episode 9 – “Boom Boom” Mancini: Triumph & Tragedy – Guest: Gayle Lynn Falkenthal

Episode 8 – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Fallingwater – Guest: Lynda Waggoner

Episode 7 – About Us – Guest: Tim O’Brien

Episode 6 – The Tylenol Comeback – Guest: Dan Keeney

Episode 5 – The Tylenol Poisonings – Guest: Dan Keeney

Episode 4 – The Goodyear Blimp – Guest: Elizabeth Flynn

Episode 3 – The Prince Love Symbol – Guest: Robin Teets

Episode 2 – Bacon and Eggs – Guest: Mary Barber

Episode 1 – Meeting Mister Rogers – Guest: Tim O’Brien