Retropod

By The Washington Post

Retropod is a show for history lovers, featuring stories about the past, rediscovered. Host Mike Rosenwald introduces you to history’s most colorful characters - forgotten heroes, overlooked villains, dreamers, explorers, world changers. Available every weekday morning.

  1. 1.
    Earthrise
    5:20
  2. 2.
    Hair peace. Bed peace.
    5:53
  3. 3.
    The jazz queen who chose home over fame
    6:33
  4. 4.
    Clara Barton, America's most famous nurse, broke boundaries to treat Civil War victims
    7:07
  5. 5.
    The military's famous Santa Tracker began with a wrong number
    6:26
  6. 6.
    The 'Toy King' who never aspired to the throne.
    6:20
  7. 7.
    Last Seen Ads
    6:52
  8. 8.
    How 'Broadway Joe' redefined the NFL
    6:32
  1. 9.
    The game show contestant who cheated his way to fame
    6:47
  2. 10.
    How food found its way into the freezer
    6:21
  3. 11.
    The day before the Chernobyl disaster
    7:21
  4. 12.
    The most difficult job Robert Mueller ever had
    6:11
  5. 13.
    Queen Arawelo
    7:10
  6. 14.
    The nurse who picked up a rifle
    4:15
  7. 15.
    George Taliaferro, the first black player drafted to the NFL
    6:17
  8. 16.
    The summer men rebelled against their shirts
    5:28
  9. 17.
    America’s forgotten Iranian hostage
    5:16
  10. 18.
    A bridge of ice at Niagara Falls
    5:25
  11. 19.
    The Soviet officer who stopped World War III
    5:15
  12. 20.
    Why isn’t lynching illegal?
    6:34
  13. 21.
    A letter from home
    3:30
  14. 22.
    The test that changed childbirth
    6:40
  15. 23.
    A debate that went into extra innings: Can baseballs curve?
    7:13
  16. 24.
    Benjamin Franklin's complicated relationship with turkeys
    5:55
  17. 25.
    The cranberry crisis that changed how we see our food
    5:55
  18. 26.
    How Anita Hill’s testimony led to the "Year of the Woman"
    6:23
  19. 27.
    The man who filmed JFK's assassination
    3:47
  20. 28.
    The 'Night Witches'
    4:55
  21. 29.
    Robert Morris, the creator of the subpoena
    6:04
  22. 30.
    Lee Harvey Oswald's final hours before killing Kennedy
    3:52
  23. 31.
    Ketamine in the mainstream
    5:52
  24. 32.
    The first 'Queen of the Air'
    6:37
  25. 33.
    Judy Garland and the long history of 'Me Too' in Hollywood
    6:12
  26. 34.
    Jim Crow and the rise of blackface
    6:12
  27. 35.
    The policeman who arrested a president
    6:00
  28. 36.
    A history of the U.S.-Mexico border
    7:41
  29. 37.
    The godmother of the open office
    6:51
  30. 38.
    The Wicked Bible
    5:38
  31. 39.
    The Confederate spy who evaded capture
    7:59
  32. 40.
    Pinball’s sordid past
    6:45
  33. 41.
    The last person to step foot on the moon
    5:37
  34. 42.
    A history of hats in the House
    6:56
  35. 43.
    Tenure for life
    7:50
  36. 44.
    How Lego took over the toy world
    7:10
  37. 45.
    The researcher whose rats predicted the Internet
    7:27
  38. 46.
    A brief history of presidents visiting troops in combat
    6:50
  39. 47.
    William Howard Taft's housekeeper kept track of his weight
    4:38
  40. 48.
    In 1939, the 'American Hitler' took the stage at Madison Square Garden
    5:38
  41. 49.
    The astronomer who took gay rights to the Supreme Court
    5:41
  42. 50.
    The first campus shooting
    4:14

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