Jurassic Quest: A Date With Dinosaurs (and Their Trainers)

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gqe2z-139bff3 It’s not every day you get to hang out with life-size dinosaurs and their trainers, but that’s just what Ashley and Candy did when they took a field trip to Jurassic Quest, a touring exhibit that has been called “the #1 dinosaur experience in North America.” In this T-Rex-sized episode, you’ll first get toContinue reading “Jurassic Quest: A Date With Dinosaurs (and Their Trainers)”

Making History With Erik Archilla: Behind the Scenes of the Hit Podcast “1865”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-w59dq-139659a When buddies Erik Archilla and Steven Walters decided John Wilkes Booth would be the focus of their college project, they had no idea it would eventually lead to a hit podcast that now has over 6 million downloads.  A People’s Choice podcast award nominee in the category of Storyteller Drama, “1865” is a historicalContinue reading “Making History With Erik Archilla: Behind the Scenes of the Hit Podcast “1865””

Nora Ephron: Creator of the Modern Rom Com

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-v2gbi-13850e3 If your plans for Valentine’s Day include a classic romantic comedy, chances are you’ll also be spending your evening with Nora Ephron.  Writer, humorist, and director Nora Ephron is credited with being the creator of the modern rom-com. Her long list of hit films includes “When Harry Met Sally,” “Sleepless in Seattle,” and “You’veContinue reading “Nora Ephron: Creator of the Modern Rom Com”

A True Superhero: Remembering ‘Black Panther’ Chadwick Boseman

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-gsa2i-137d122 While he lived only 43 short years, Chadwick Boseman’s impact will be remembered forever. Chadwick was the man chosen to bring to life the first Black superhero in US comic book history, the Black Panther.  Along with the other members of the predominantly Black cast and crew of “Black Panther” (2018), Chadwick was partContinue reading “A True Superhero: Remembering ‘Black Panther’ Chadwick Boseman”

Rose Mackenberg: First Female Ghostbuster

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-86sur-11a887a Who ya gonna call? Rose Mackenberg! That’s right. Long before Peter Venkman and his crew showed up with their proton packs to fight the supernatural, there was Rose Mackenberg, Houdini’s top undercover spy in his war against crooked psychics and mediums. Rose Mackenberg was described in a 1949  Hearst syndicate article as “perhaps theContinue reading “Rose Mackenberg: First Female Ghostbuster”

Honk & Cheryl Allison: A Goose, a Girl, and a Fairy Tale Ending

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-468ru-11a8872 Near the start of the pandemic, amid lockdowns and the emotional toll of isolation, Cheryl Allison headed to the park one afternoon for a fitness break. Little did she know how her life would change because of a simple encounter that occurred that day …or that her new bestie would be a goose.  InContinue reading “Honk & Cheryl Allison: A Goose, a Girl, and a Fairy Tale Ending”

Whatever Happened to Bette & Joan?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-69c9w-1193f06 You’ve heard of the Hatfield and the McCoys, but how familiar are you with the infamous feud between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford? Listen in to learn what sparked the initial feelings of hostility between these fiery women, and how their rivalry progressed to the legendary status it holds today.  Pettiness, drama,Continue reading “Whatever Happened to Bette & Joan?”

Trailblazer: Hattie McDaniel

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h6xxy-1193eef In her 2009 Oscar acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress, Mo’Nique gave this shout-out to another well-known actress: “I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that she had to so that I would not have to.”  Many will remember that Hattie McDaniel was the first Black actor to win an Oscar,Continue reading “Trailblazer: Hattie McDaniel”