Due to technical difficulties, there is no podcast available today! Sorry! There were scenes cut from the silent film The Vanishing American featuring American Bison. Fourteen bison to be specific. These were the first bison on Catalina, brought for filming and then abandoned. Today, the herd numbers around one hundred and fifty, but at […]
Listen to this article: Let’s say you are struggling to get by and you go to a friend for advice. Instead of receiving any tips, you are greeted with, “Well, you need to pull yourself up by your own bootstraps.” This is a non-helpful and fairly nonsensical phrase, like “You can fly if you just […]
Listen to this article: Pearls have been coveted, rare and beautiful objects for thousands of years. Their difficult-to-harvest nature has always meant a larger price. Generally, that restricted pearls to wealthier owners. Ancient Romans were some of the first to find methods of faking a pearl (by coating glass […]
Listen to this article: In the early 19th Century, confectionary chefs from Naples had become known across Europe for their innovative dessert creations. With arrival of the Italian Diaspora, Neapolitan bakers and chefs were moving into US cities. In the 1870s, one of the most well-known ice cream combinations around the world was introduced: Neapolitan ice […]
Nuclear war and how not to escape the dropping bombs. This time, up Azusa Canyon at the Tunnels to Nowhere!
Listen to this article: Ramparts that stand up to 40 feet high, walls stretching for 12 miles (sometimes 30 feet thick) all of which has survived nearly 900 years… this is the site of the medina in Marrakesh, Morocco. It was built somewhere in the 1120s and survived to the present day. Yet when visiting the old fortified […]
After season one of Professor Elliot’s Adventure Club, I wanted to do more. And not just adventures! Rarities is the result. For this series I will be checking out odd locations, interviewing innovative people, and exploring hidden histories. Join me!