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    • The Public Shaming of England’s First Umbrella User

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 4 mins
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    This pioneer of weather management was pelted with insults and trash.

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    • Music of Darkover

    • Darkover Anthology, Volume 13
    • By: Elisabeth Waters, Leslie Fish, Margaret Davis, and others
    • Narrated by: Margaret David, Kristoph Klover
    • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The first new Darkover anthology in almost two decades, this volume focuses on the music of Darkover: stories with musical elements; the songs in the books; and the filk songs inspired by them, from "The Horsetamer's Daughter" by Leslie Fish to eight songs by Cynthia McQuillin. Original stories included are by India Edghill, Leslie Fish, Raul S. Reyes, Michael Spence, and Elisabeth Waters. There are also reprints of stories by Mercedes Lackey and Vera Nazarian.

    Regular price: $19.95

    • How Clothing Made From Milk Became the Height of Fashion in Mussolini’s Italy

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 11 mins
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    “In the future, you’ll be able to choose between drinking a glass of milk and wearing one.”

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    • The Macaroni in 'Yankee Doodle' Is Not What You Think

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 7 mins
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    Generations of American kids forced to sing “Yankee Doodle” have grown up justifiably puzzled by its lyrics. Though the song, set to an upbeat melody, appears to satirize Americans, it is today treated as a patriotic anthem. Anyone who is not given proper context - that “Yankee Doodle” was originally created by the British to ridicule Americans, and that American soldiers reclaimed it during the Revolutionary War - might well question the point of the song.

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    • A Violent 15th-Century Freshman Hazing Ritual Involving Boar Tusks and Razors

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 8 mins
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    The Deposition ritual, inflicted on Swedish and German students by faculty, was not for the faint of heart.

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    • Old Hollywood’s Best Theme Restaurants Specialized in Abductions and Dungeons

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    In 1920s L.A., a fun dinner meant getting locked up.

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    • The Long, Storied Controversy Over Cheese on Apple Pie

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 5 mins
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    Apple pie is not American invention. In the 14th century, farmers in England began wrapping apples into inedible containers known as “coffins,” a pie prototype. Only in 1697 did the concept reach the United States—through European immigrants.

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    • The Anti-Waiter Sentiment That Made Automat Restaurants Go Mainstream

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Mike DelGaudio
    • Length: 6 mins
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    People in the late 1800s really did not like waiters. Though waiters were still a novelty—they sprung up with the rise of the restaurant earlier that century—they had come to be regarded as a burden to service and, especially in the United States, were assailed for their unpleasantness.

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    • How an Organic Chemist Invented the Bone-Shaped Dog Treat

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Fleet Cooper
    • Length: 5 mins
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    The birth of the Milk-Bone happened pretty much on a whim.

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    • The 1903 Parrot Academy That Taught Birds to Speak Using Phonographs

    • By: Michael Waters
    • Narrated by: Jamie Renell
    • Length: 4 mins
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    Only the most prestigious pupils could enroll in The Philadelphia Phonograph School of Languages for Parrots, which in 1903 was said to be “the only institution of its kind in the world.” It boasted over 100 feathered graduates that “could pronounce all kinds of sentences and phrases” and speak three different languages (English, French, and German).

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