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How a Swiss Ski Resort Was Ravaged by Typhoid and Survived

Outbreaks can devastate tourist hot spots — and use them to spread.
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The Story Behind the Eiffel Tower’s Forgotten Competitors

The world's fair has always stoked some wild ideas.
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The Nazi Propaganda That Triggered a Mass Suicide

As Russians occupied Demmin, Germany, at the end of the war, locals feared for the worst, and more than 1,000 took their own lives.
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‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: The Mysterious Disappearance That Helped Give Rise to Hollywood

This week's episode of the chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast explores the disappearance of French inventor Augustin Le Prince.

The Carlos Watson Show

The Carlos Watson Show brings bold, impactful conversations with culture-defining celebrities, intellectual pioneers and changemakers, spotlighting the voices you need to hear to make sense of this important time in American history.
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The Brilliant Mathematician Whom Time Forgot

The Kerala school derived an important mathematical proof — and then fizzled out.
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The Origins of Racist Thought

Centuries-old ideas of what made someone Black or white were pretty insane.
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‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: The Dangerous Discovery That Sparked the Modern Labor Movement

In the latest episode of OZY's chart-topping history podcast, we learn about the power of phosphorous.
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‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: How Hitler’s Doctor Changed the Course of World War II

Our extra reading from this week's 'Flashback' podcast explores Hitler's physician Dr.
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The Suicide Bomber Who Nearly Blew Up Hitler

This plot involved a man willing to blow himself up, so long as he took the Führer with him.
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When the World’s Most Famous Mystery Writer Vanished

In December 1926, crime writer Agatha Christie engineered what remains her greatest mystery: her own unsolved disappearance.

The Weekender

OZY Tribe members near and far provide delicious recommendations for your valuable weekend time.
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The World Needs to Come Together. Here's What It Did in 1963.

The 1963 Skopje earthquake killed hundreds and destroyed Macedonia’s capital, but it came with an unusual silver lining.
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The Ballet Girls Who Burned to Death

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