The Past and The Curious
Ep. 14 Nature Pokers and Women of Science
  • Mick Sullivan

Women of Science! Join us for some 19th Century STEM stories. Heather Funk tells you about Mary Anning and the origins of “She Sells Sea Shells.” Mick Sullivan shares the story of Mary Somerville and the origin of the the word “scientist.” Both ladies did remarkable things in the science world at a time when […]

Ep. 13: The Cheesiest
  • Mick Sullivan

Cheesy tales and a really cheesy song. Andrew Jackson’s cheese wheel, Civil War soldiers groan about hardtack and sing the classic Stephen Foster Parody, “Hardtack Come Again No More.”

2016 Holiday Audio Short: Christmas Pickle
  • Mick Sullivan

Our 2016 Holiday Short!

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What’s the deal with The Christmas Pickle?
  • Mick Sullivan

Spoiler Alert: No one really knows. But there are some good stories. Text version of the podcast.

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Songs from the Podcast
  • Mick Sullivan

By popular request - songs from the podcast!

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Episode Four: Mail Tales!
  • Mick Sullivan

Mail Tales!

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Episode Three: Anne Bonny, Western Engineer, Big Ol’ Boat, and more
  • Mick Sullivan

It's all about boats and stuff!

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Episode Two: Barnum, Banvard, Paper Moon, and more
  • Mick Sullivan

Do you know what an Egress is? Can you imagine a 3 mile painting?

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Episode One: An Introduction
  • Mick Sullivan

Just a quick introduction to The Past and The Curious Podcast.

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World’s Fair Structures: Our Top Five
  • Mick Sullivan

There's always an iconic centerpiece. These are our favorites.

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New York’s Air Pressure Subway Car
  • Mick Sullivan

Alfred Ely Beach was a smart (and sneaky) man.

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She Sells Sea Shells – Mary Anning
  • Heather Funk

This young lady made some ferociously important discoveries.

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