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': 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 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.

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' 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.


Real Talk, Real Change

Compelling conversations on race to meet the moment.

‘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 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’ 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' 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.

‘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.

'Flashback' Episode Six: How One Man’s Crusade Against Obscenity Resulted in Abortion Rights

This week's episode of OZY's 'Flashback' podcast explores the history of the landmark case Griswold v.


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' Episode Seven: The Kudzu and Gypsy Moth Invasions

The latest episode of OZY's chart-topping 'Flashback' podcast explores the unintended consequences of invasive species.

‘Flashback’ Episode Five: High Hitler and How Drugs Shaped World War II

This week on OZY's ‘Flashback’ podcast, we look at how Adolf Hitler spiraled into drug dependency, thanks to Dr.

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