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119-Egg Nog?

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For years we have been threatening to record an episode about nog. After years of shooting it down, we have finally decided to give it a go. As it turns out nog had a rich and frothy backstory. So join us to learn everything from George Washington’s personal eggnog recipe to the traditional way a wooden nogging is carved.

 

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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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099-Maryland Spooky Sites?

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Living in Maryland most of our lives we have encountered places here where the history is almost palpable. Native Americans were drawn to the area with the rich seafood able to be caught along the shores of the Chesapeake bay. Being one of the original thirteen colonies, we are home to some amazing, spooky and possibly haunted sites.

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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.

 


069-Curses?

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Curses, jinxes and hexes have a life as long as human history. Some curses can follow families or objects while others are associated with areas or buildings. Diametrically opposite of the blessing, the curse remains a lingering belief to this day.

062-Tesla?

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Nikola Tesla was a Serbian born inventor and genius whose creations are in almost every electrical gadget we use today. Although he had an amazing mind capable of engineering feats unfathomable by lesser men, he did not have a mind for business. Consequently he passed away almost penniless, being the last of many devastating tragedies in his life. It almost caused him to largely be forgotten in history books. It would take until the internet age where his legacy has taken on a second life being universally hailed as a technological (and nerd) icon.

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055-April Fools Day?

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April Fool’s Day is a light hearted joking day celebrated on April first. We talk April fish, poetry and pranks pulled throughout history.

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051-Valentine’s Day?

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Valentine’s day or The Feast of Saint Valentine is celebrated each year on February fourteenth. For most people is is a celebration of romantic love and affection. We talk the language of flowers, chalk hearts and all things love on today’s Curioso.

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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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049-Censorship?