February 2019

Encore Episode: Green Book – Travelling While Black

By | February 26th, 2019|Myths|

20th century automobile travel was supposed to represent freedom, but what else did it represent? Professor Cotten Siler joins us to discuss the difficulties and hazards faced by African-American motorists in the 20th Century [...]

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“Nazi” “Socialist”: What’s in a Name?

By | February 20th, 2019|Myths|

Why was Hitler’s fascist party named the “National-Socialist German Workers' Party”? “Socialist” and “Fascist” usually have totally different, indeed opposite, meanings. How did they get combined and what did the “National Socialist” label mean in [...]

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January 2019

December 2018

Dorothy Parker “If you don’t have anything nice to say, come and sit here by me.” Quote or No Quote?

By | December 18th, 2018|Myths, Quote or No Quote|

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, come and sit here by me,” is one of the best snarky-isms ever uttered. But who said it? Dorothy Parker? Joan Crawford? Lady Buzzkill? Hear the [...]

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