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The Past & the Curious

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Teachers, parents, and kids, as well as anyone who enjoys learning about history, may want to check out The Past and the Curious. Launched in 2016, this entertaining and educational podcast is the brainchild of its host and producer Mick Sullivan, a musician by training who works at the Frazier History Museum in Louisville, Kentucky, as the Manager of Youth and Family Programs. The Past and the Curious aims "to share true stories of inspiration, humor, and the incredible achievements of all types of people, many of which are sadly under-shared, and to do so in an easily accessible and diverse manner." Each approximately 30-minute episode features two stories from history that intersect thematically in some way, such as "Mechanical Monsters!" (Ep. 36), which tells the stories of Frankenstein author Mary Shelley and of a chess-playing automaton that appeared to defeat Napoleon Bonaparte. In addition to history, each episode also strives to incorporate some new vocabulary for listeners. Those interested can stream episodes online at the link above, and The Past and the Curious can also be found on podcast apps such as Kids Listen, Overcast, and Spotify.
Archived Scout Publication URL
  • https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2019/1213
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Date of Scout Publication
December 13th, 2019
Date Of Record Creation
December 9th, 2019 at 1:22pm
Date Of Record Release
December 10th, 2019 at 2:00pm
Resource URL Clicks
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