Abby is a historian and podcaster. For her work at the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University, she produces Consolation Prize, a podcast about the history of the United States in the world through the eyes of its consuls. On her own, she produces (with her 9yo daughter) Big If True, a podcast for kids about the big things in the world.
In this episode, we're learning about the biggest ships in the navy: aircraft carriers! Find out what it's like to live on this gigantic ship and also fly off it at tremendous speed!Shownotes at
In this episode, we venture into the tragic story of the 1902 volcanic eruption of Mount Pelée on the island of Martinique. Consul, Thomas Prentis and his family were among the 30,000 victims of this natural disaster. We will discuss the eruption itself, and the diplomatic consequences for Martinique.Show notes are at
In this episode, we explore the truth about giant clams---and their skills as farmers and sunlight-diverters! Our guest Alison Sweeney tells us about where giant clams live, how they get so big, and why they glow!
Our show today is all about the technology that makes this app--and this podcast--possible: the Internet! Justine Sherry, a computer scientist at Carnegie Mellon University, takes us through what the Internet is and why we use it for so many things. Shownotes are at
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Dec 31st, 1985
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6 hours, 57 minutes
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