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One Thousand Words: the world art created

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Listen to the final episode of Season 1 of One Thousand Words, where we tell the story of a dance even more dramatic than your middle school homecoming. Someone's about to get banished. #podcast #ThomasMorton #maypole #dance #Americancolonies
The E.P.A. The Endangered Species Act. Earth Day. You can trace it all back to one poetic science writer and a book that begins with a fable. #silentspring #rachelcarson #fables #poetry #environment 
A production of Cato put on by amateurs in a bakery may have been responsible for reigniting the American Revolution after a historically disastrous winter at Valley Forge. Listen to our new episode to learn more! #AmericanRevolution #theatre #
When you see this picture, does it make you afraid? Or like you want to rough up a loser in overalls? Listen to the story of the most famous (and perhaps most controversial) American painting. #painting #americangothic #onekwords #podcast    
What image pops into your head when you hear the words "Rosie the Riveter?" If you didn't picture four men singing to a ukelele or a hard-working lady eating a sandwich, you may not know the full story. 
The Death of Cleopatra shocked America with its brilliance and revolutionary form, and then disappeared for a century - listen to hear what happened to it, and a theory as to why. 
Number one priority when sending a probe into space? Make sure it's got some Bach on there for the aliens. 
So your government is mishandling a pandemic resulting in the unnecessary deaths of hundreds of thousands of people? Listen to our newest episode, and let's follow the lead of our LGBTQ+ siblings and get quilting!    Support the National AIDS
The Astor Place Riot was one of the strangest riots in history - a quarrel over the best actor to play Macbeth. Or was it more?
In the series opener, we take a look at Uncle Tom's Cabin, the explosive book that had a crucial role in the awareness white people had about the devastating impact of slavery in the United States in the 1850's and 1860's. 
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