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History Lessons for Misanthropes

Nov 17, 2020

In this episode Mildred shares a history of the early days of moving pictures, and the race among inventors to be the first to discover a way of photographing and projecting.  Among the inventors was Louis le Prince, who is arguably the first person to invent and patent a moving picture camera and projector.  But his...


Nov 3, 2020

In this episode, we're joined by Dan, a film scholar and horror movie buff.  We discuss the 1927 silent film London After Midnight, the first Hollywood vampire film.  Shrouded in mystery, this movie was lost in a warehouse explosion, and was responsible for a murder.  Is it cursed?

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Oct 20, 2020

In this episode, Lou continues the story of the disaster at Chernobyl.  Covering the trial, how the disaster affected the Soviet union and the literal fallout of the explosion.

 

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Oct 6, 2020

In this episode, Dr. Mildred takes a break and let's Lou talk about a grim, bleak subject matter: Chernobyl.  It's the worst nuclear disaster mankind has ever faced.  Since this subject matter is very dense, it had to be split up into two episodes (even then it's not doing it justice).

 

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Sep 29, 2020

In this short bonus episode, we discuss yet another history mystery: the disappearance of Glenn Miller.

Glenn Miller was one of the most famous celebrities of the 1940s, known for such hit as Moonlight Serenade, Don't Sit Under the Apple Tree, and Little Brown Jug.  But in 1944, he disappeared on his way to preform for...