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114-Fireworks?

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Celebrations all over the world are often punctuated with the glow of magnificent fireworks. We tried to find the weirdest, largest and most grand to discuss.

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103-Favorite Firsts?

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With the outset of the new year upon us we decided to take an episode to discuss what’s coming up for 2017. We also discuss some of our favorite firsts throughout history.

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098-Buried Alive?

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PREMATURE BURIAL
To die is natural; but the living death
Of those who waken into consciousness,
Though for a moment only, ay, or less,
To find a coffin stifling their last breath,
Surpasses every horror underneath
The sun of Heaven, and should surely check
Haste in the living to remove the wreck
Of what was just before, the soul’s fair sheath,
How many have been smothered in their shroud!
How many have sustained this awful woe!
Humanity would shudder could we know
How many have cried to God in anguish loud,
Accusing those whose haste a wrong had wrought
Beyond the worst that ever devil thought.
With Guest Ryan Stike:

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089-Washed Ashore?

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Objects all over the world are dashed about by the waves and currents of our oceans. Mysteries breach forth from the depths to greet us and our own garbage comes back to haunt us. Trash and treasure alike washes up on our shores.
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083-Noteworthy Animals III : That’s Fowl?

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We realized that we were lacking birds in our previous noteworthy animals episodes. We decided to make is up the entire avian branch with an episode dedicated to them.

With Special Guest Jason Cavegn

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076-Polar Expeditions?

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Throughout history people have strove to explore every inch of the globe. No matter how far or inhospitable the terrain there is glory to be gained by getting there first. Two of the most difficult places to arrive are the poles both north and south. In this episode we discuss the explorers who dared to brave the cold. Thanks to special guest Jason for joining us.

 


057-Noteworthy Animals II?

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We have found a new set of noteworthy animals to discuss. From the small furry celebrated animals to the last of their kind and some killers you wont be disappointed in this new crop.

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052-Robert Ripley?

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Robert Ripley has left behind a massive legacy all tied to the words Believe it or Not! He has had his hand in cartooning newspapers, hosting radio and television shows and of course his many Odditoriums around the world. Ripley traveled the word collecting oddities and stories to display them to the masses. During this episode we speak with Nora the regional manager for the Maryland Ripley’s Odditoriums. She is a lifelong Ripley fan, as are we and we a great time discussing his early life as a sports champion, his travels and his harem. Robert Ripley wore many hats in his day and even owned his own private island. This episode was recorded inside of the Baltimore location which we toured directly after.

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Here’s a link to the PBS documentary we discussed in the episode.

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/films/ripley/player/
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050-Icewine?

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Icewine or in Germany Eiswein is a specialty desert wine of extraordinary character. It is categorized as a desert wine because of its sweet taste. Icewine needs to be made late past the harvest season when the grapes freeze on the vine. Typically the grapes are harvested in subzero temperatures in the early morning hours. The grapes also need to be pressed while frozen to ensure only the sweetest nectar of the berries are used. We talk about icewine and taste a little of this amazing treat on today’s Curioso.

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041-Ouija?

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From spiritualism to demonic possession and creepy sleepovers the spirit board or talking board has a long and sorted past. Some use the Ouija to talk to angles, spirits or their own subconscious. Although the visual ascetics might change from board to board the components of yes, no, the alphabet and numbers as well as the sun and moon generally stay the same. The planchette or “little plank” is of course used to roam around the board at your fingertips giving you messages from beyond. So if you’re deciding if you should listen to this episode the Ouija points to “Yes”.

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