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Constant Wonder

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Episodes of Constant Wonder

How Hawaiian cowboys stunned Wyoming.
The benefits and hazards of fear. And, how to die in space.
How a formerly enslaved man in Kentucky worked with a former Confederate hero to win damages from a lynch mob, and how a formerly enslaved woman sued her former master, and won.
Scorpions hear through their feet, navigate by the stars, and cannibalize each other. And, milking deadly snakes to make lifesaving anti-venom.
The secrets to making excellent pho at home; cooking with Italian grannies; and an introduction to the world's only sourdough library.
A delightful history of using personal ads to find love. And, when did diamonds become a girl's best friend?
Pigments in every color that you can imagine.
The abyss of the deep sea is anything but lifeless!
For two POWs in WWI, a con was the only way to secure their freedom. And, Gregor MacGregor fooled hundreds into believing in a nonexistent promised land.
Whitman's poetry sheds light on human connections and national identity. Maps help us view history differently.
From "chili queens" to the founder of Taco Bell to the invention of Doritos, how America embraced Mexican food.
Monuments and mummies alike provide insights to the distribution of power in ancient Egypt.
The Santa Claus Association was supposed to help kids, but its founder was no saint. And, the myths behind the man Johnny Appleseed.
Climate change, ice instruments, and lab-designed snowflakes.
Christmas wouldn't be the same without Dickens. And, the railroads changed Christmas forever.
Danielle Reed explores the wide genetic differences in taste buds, and a related topic, why COVID-19 causes some people to lose their sense of taste and smell. And, musician Annie Dickinson sees music in color.
Federal law enforcement was weak at the beginning of the 20th century.
Advances in cardiac surgery were pioneered by fearless heart surgeons, and some unsung heroes who assisted them.
Jim Thorpe was known as the greatest athlete in the world.
Preserving traditional and ancient arts.
The wonders of these smart, social creatures.
Imagine being caught in an earthquake on Mount Everest!
Enjoy some cranberries, parade balloons, and turkey talk this Thanksgiving!
Audrey Hepburn learned improvisation as a member of the Dutch resistance during WWII.
Clocks have helped us navigate the world and build empires.
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