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Solomon Northup: 12 Years a Slave …

If you’ve read 12 Years a Slave or seen the 2013 Academy Award-winning movie of the same name, you already know how Northup, a freeborn Black man in 19th-century America, was...

… And Then?

Outside the book, a few bread crumbs piece together a fuzzy picture of Northup’s post-slavery life, starting in 1853. He most certainly became a fiery abolitionist speaker,...

The Franklin Expedition: To the Arctic …

When a squabble with fellow administrators prompted Sir John Franklin to leave his post as governor of the Van Diemen’s Land colony in Tasmania in 1843, his spirited wife, Lady...

… And Trapped.

The expedition was last seen in Baffin Bay, from where the ships were planning to enter Lancaster Sound, the eastern entrance of the present-day Northwest Passage, more than two...

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The Violent Rise of Curry

There’s a reason there are so many interpretations of curry, and today’s Daily Dose dives into the curious history, marked by misunderstandings and colonialism, that make up this continuously controversial dish.

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The Horror of Being Haunted by Mattress Firm

What do you do when the firm that makes your mattress starts messing with your head? Call incessantly and ask why? Yup!.

How McDonald's and Kanye West Helped Create John Legend

John Legend joins the latest episode of 'The Carlos Watson Show' for a deep dive into his upbringing.

VANISHED: 6 Unsolved and Baffling Disappearances

A lanky stranger in a beach town, with a fake ID and a final departure.

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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.

Meet the OZY Genius Who's Making Arts Programs More Accessible

OZY Genius Award winner Grace Fisher caught a rare disease that paralyzed her from the neck down.

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.

Tommy Mottola Lives on the Road

Being a hip guitarist? A cool career.

It's Always Sunny Inside the Head of Rob McElhenney

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia's Rob McElhenney branches out beyond the bar and into a show about gaming.

The Very Ms. C.J. Perry!

From being a ballerina to being a WWE pro wrestler whirlwind, C.

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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.

The Few, the Proud, the Suicidal

If you think joining the military is an easy solution to some of life's problems, you might be totally wrong.

Turning Dining Back Into Eating With Marcus Samuelsson

Marcus Samuelsson, the Swedish-Ethiopian prince of the palate, makes what you put in your mouth? Delightful.

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