Christmas Past

By Brian Earl

A podcast that tells the fascinating stories behind your favorite holiday traditions

  1. 1.
    Quiz Show — Christmas Trivia with Bob and Mary Ellen from Illinois
    37:56
  2. 2.
    Interview — Geoff LeBaron, director of the annual Christmas Bird Count
    9:36
  3. 3.
    Interview — Julia Georgallis, author of How to Eat Your Christmas Tree
    11:22
  4. 4.
    Christmas 2020
    8:08
  5. 5.
    Your Christmas Memories: 2020, vol 4
    26:21
  6. 6.
    Backstory — A Visit From Saint Nicholas
    21:27
  7. 7.
    Your Christmas Memories: 2020, vol 3
    27:05
  8. 8.
    Backstory — Mrs. Claus
    11:36
  1. 9.
    Backstory — Poinsettias
    12:31
  2. 10.
    Your Christmas Memories: 2020, vol 2
    16:08
  3. 11.
    Backstory — Mince Pies
    13:51
  4. 12.
    Interview — Mark Voger, author of Holly Jolly
    26:17
  5. 13.
    Backstory — Christmas in Connecticut
    15:57
  6. 14.
    Your Christmas Memories: 2020, vol 1
    18:37
  7. 15.
    Backstory — Wassail
    11:55
  8. 16.
    Interview — Dana Nachman on her new documentary, Dear Santa
    15:11
  9. 17.
    Backstory — Snow Globes
    12:36
  10. 18.
    Bonus Episode — This. Is. Sheperdy!
    40:13
  11. 19.
    Backstory — Candy Canes
    12:42
  12. 20.
    Season Opener — Brian reads "The Velveteen Rabbit"
    27:56
  13. 21.
    Christmas Past Classic: Backstory — Why do we say 'Merry Christmas'?
    14:00
  14. 22.
    Christmas Past Classic: Backstory — Christmas Advertisements
    13:49
  15. 23.
    Christmas Past Classic: Backstory — The Nutcracker
    12:30
  16. 24.
    Christmas Past Classic: Backstory — Santa Claus, part 3
    15:02
  17. 25.
    Christmas Past Classic: Backstory — Santa Claus, part 2
    12:21
  18. 26.
    Christmas Past Classic: Backstory — Santa Claus, part 1
    14:01
  19. 27.
    Christmas Past Classic: Backstory — Sugar Plums
    14:39
  20. 28.
    Interview — Alex Palmer, author of The Atlas of Christmas
    16:20
  21. 29.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Smee"
    23:03
  22. 30.
    Story Time — Brian reads "It Was the Same Christmas Morning"
    13:08
  23. 31.
    Story Time — Brian reads "My Christmas Dinner"
    20:11
  24. 32.
    Story Time — Brian reads "The Lone Scout's Christmas"
    25:18
  25. 33.
    Story Time — Brian reads “Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains,” part 9
    41:37
  26. 34.
    Story Time — Brian reads “Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains,” part 8
    29:17
  27. 35.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains," part 7
    24:45
  28. 36.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains," part 6
    21:00
  29. 37.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains," part 5
    20:27
  30. 38.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains," part 4
    25:20
  31. 39.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains," part 3
    21:38
  32. 40.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains," part 2
    21:03
  33. 41.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Campfire Girls in the Allegheny Mountains," part 1
    12:35
  34. 42.
    Interview — Leon Day 2020 with crafter Juliette Williams
    9:16
  35. 43.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land"
    18:09
  36. 44.
    Roundtable — Two Truths and a Lie, with Todd Killian, Carrie Mercer, and Chris Swietlik
    1:02:10
  37. 45.
    Story Time — Brian reads "The Heavenly Christmas Tree"
    12:06
  38. 46.
    Interview — Carrie Mercer from Christmas Book Review (plus: Giveaway Announcement!)
    39:37
  39. 47.
    Episode 100!
    16:39
  40. 48.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Christmas, a Happy Time," Part 2
    23:15
  41. 49.
    Story Time — Brian reads "Christmas, a Happy Time," Part 1
    19:33
  42. 50.
    Roundtable — Two Truths and a Lie, with Julia Colburn, Duane Bailey, and Craig Brewer
    55:13

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