FLASHBACK

A series of stories of disastrous turning points, dangerous ideas, crazy coincidences, unsung heroes and forgotten villains. Learn how some of the best-laid plans can go horribly wrong, or prove unexpectedly magnificent.

Listen to 'Flashback': Your Unintended Consequences

A round-up of the best surprising stories from history submitted by listeners of Flashback.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Hockey Injury That Launched Air Travel

Why the story of human flight begins on a frozen pond in Dayton, Ohio.

Flashback Quiz

New research has shown that antibodies from what animal neutralize the coronavirus?.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Drunk Cop Who Brought Down a President

If not for the fateful inaction of a single Washington, DC police officer, Watergate might never have happened.

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Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Freak Bicycle Accident Behind a Children’s Classic

Ludwig Bemelmans rode his bike down the wrong side of the road and into literary history when he dreamed up the beloved children’s book Madeline.

Listen to 'Flashback': The Newspaper Error That Sparked the Nobel Prize

When a newspaper mistakenly proclaimed Alfred Nobel dead in 1888, the inventor of dynamite set out to reinvent his legacy.

‘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.

'Flashback' Episode Ten: How a French Inventor’s Mysterious Disappearance Launched Hollywood

Louis Le Prince was set to announce his invention of the motion picture camera years before Thomas Edison — until he vanished without a trace on his way to New York.

'Flashback' Episode Nine: How 'Little House on the Prairie' Built the Koch Brothers

The latest episode of OZY's chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast reveals how the 'Little House' series of children's classics entwined itself with the growth of free-market conservatism.

'Flashback' Episode Eight: How a Misguided Discovery Ignited the Labor Movement

The latest episode of OZY's chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast explores the unintended consequences of a search for gold.

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The Food That Built America

The Food that Built America tells the unbelievable true stories behind the industry titans like Henry Heinz, Milton Hershey, the Kellogg brothers and Ray Kroc, who revolutionized food, and transformed American life and culture forever in the process.

‘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.

‘Flashback’ Lecture Notes: How Gypsy Moths and Kudzu Took Over America

The latest episode of the 'Flashback’ podcast explores how invasions come in many forms.

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