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The Thread

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Rank #88 in History category

Society & Culture
History
Documentary
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Explore history's interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable tragedy. From OZY Media. History. Unwound.

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Explore history's interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable tragedy. From OZY Media. History. Unwound.

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1076 Ratings
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Girls Rule

By Tarsoc8 - Feb 06 2020
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Great thread through history of the fight for equality for women and those who led the way!

Just so much crying

By Neon apologist - Jan 14 2020
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Cried at almost every episode about women’s sports. Women’s sports baby!!! I learned so much

iTunes Ratings

1076 Ratings
Average Ratings
740
156
75
41
64

Girls Rule

By Tarsoc8 - Feb 06 2020
Read more
Great thread through history of the fight for equality for women and those who led the way!

Just so much crying

By Neon apologist - Jan 14 2020
Read more
Cried at almost every episode about women’s sports. Women’s sports baby!!! I learned so much
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The Thread

Latest release on May 06, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 8 days ago

Warning: This podcast is a series podcast

This means episodes are recommended to be heard in order from the very start. Here's the 10 best episodes of the series anyway though!

Rank #1: S1E1: The Murder of John Lennon

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After shooting the rock star John Lennon in front of the Dakota Building in Manhattan on December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman remained at the crime scene reading his favorite book, The Catcher in the Rye, until police arrived. Chapman identified powerfully with Holden Caulfield, the novel’s alienated protagonist, and in this episode we explore Chapman’s motivations, their grounding in Catcher, and ask the question: What makes someone kill their own hero in cold blood?

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Sep 24 2017

17mins

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Rank #2: S4E1: Insights Into The Mind of Madness

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Shortly after midnight on July 20, 2012, in Aurora, Colorado, a man in dark body armor and a gas mask entered a midnight premiere of The Dark Knight Rises with a tactical shotgun, a high-capacity assault rifle, and a sidearm. He threw a canister of tear gas into the crowd and began firing. Soon 12 were dead and 58 were wounded; young children and pregnant women were among them.

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Mar 20 2019

34mins

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Rank #3: S1E2: Holden Caulfield Goes to War

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If The Catcher in the Rye resonates with people in dark places like Mark David Chapman, then it may be because the novel, and its author, passed through hell itself on the way to publication.

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Oct 02 2017

22mins

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Rank #4: S4E2: An Irresistible Impulse

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The ultimate act of revenge or the act of a woman driven so crazy by domestic violence that she could not comprehend what she was doing? It seemed crazy to raise that defense given the deliberateness of the act, the fact her husband was asleep at the time and more. And prosecutors thought the defense had no chance: They were ready to argue that Lorena was not insane, and one sign of that is that she acted out of revenge. Revenge, the prosecution argued, is a rational act, not an irrational one.

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Mar 20 2019

31mins

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Rank #5: S1E3: Caught Between Two Postage Stamps

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Wooed by perhaps the greatest American writer of the 20th century, born from the loins of its greatest playwright and ultimately wed to the most famous performer on the planet, Oona O'Neill Chaplin lived in the shadow of three of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and her story is interwoven with them all. 

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Oct 09 2017

21mins

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Rank #6: S1E4: America’s Troubled Shakespeare

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Considered by many to be “America’s Shakespeare,” Eugene O’Neill revolutionized American drama. But O’Neill suffered greatly for his art, battling alcoholism and depression for decades, and many, including his daughter, suffered for it as well. 

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Oct 16 2017

21mins

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Rank #7: S4E5: [FIXED] A Star-Spangled Murder

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---Note from OZY-- Hi everyone, Thread team here. Thank you for listening! We fixed the error but — due to the nature of auto-download for subscribers — unfortunately, the only way to correct it on your device is to DELETE the old file from your device and RE-DOWNLOAD the new file. Thanks again!

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Francis Scott Key, the pro-slavery lawyer and amateur poet who penned “The Star-Spangled Banner” after witnessing the British bombardment of Fort McHenry 200 years ago, was famously inspired by the resilient spirit of a young nation. Forty-five years later, Key’s other notable creation, his only son, Philip Barton Key II, would experience an entirely different side of American life when he was slain in 1859 by a U.S. congressman and disgruntled cuckold named Daniel Sickles.

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Apr 10 2019

30mins

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Rank #8: S2E2: The Playboy Mystique

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Riding the wave of the sexual revolution of the 1950s and 1960s, Hugh Hefner created a male fantasy world in the pages of his Playboy magazine, one that would have lasting consequences for American life and culture. Behind closed doors, however, Hefner's life in the celebrated Playboy Mansion was rather different than the sophisticated one portrayed in his magazine.

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Mar 19 2018

30mins

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Rank #9: S2E6: From MGM to #MeToo

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The Hollywood casting couch existed long before Harvey Weinstein. In this final episode of the season, we explore some of Weinstein's antecedents in the industry, the scandals and crimes they covered up and how a new generation of Gloria Steinem-inspired women is starting to put an end to the old practices of Hollywood and other male-dominated industries.

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Apr 16 2018

28mins

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Rank #10: S3E1: The Pride and The Power

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Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated after leading the most influential protest movement in American history. King revolutionized the use of nonviolent resistance to combat racial injustice in the United States, but the Alabama preacher did not always believe in nonviolence. In fact, early on, King relied on armed guards for his protection until an older Quaker activist named Bayard Rustin walked into King’s home and changed the direction of the civil rights movement.

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Sep 10 2018

26mins

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Rank #11: S4E3: “The Greatest Love Offering in the History of the World"

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In 1981, on his way to look for the actress Jodi Foster at Yale, where he had been stalking her, John Hinckley Jr. stopped off in Washington, D.C., and ended up shooting U.S. President Ronald Reagan in front of the Hilton Hotel. Hinckley claimed he was trying to impress Foster, with whom he was infatuated. He later described the incident in a letter to The New York Times as “the greatest love offering in the history of the world. ... I am Romeo and she is Juliet.”

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Mar 27 2019

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Rank #12: S2E1: Of Ms. and Men

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A writer, activist and co-founder of Ms. Magazine, Gloria Steinem has played a pivotal role in the women's movement. But she first garnered national attention in 1963 when she went undercover as a Playboy Bunny and wrote a damning expose about her experiences inside the famous men's club.  

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Mar 12 2018

24mins

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Rank #13: S2E5: The King of Hollywood

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The film legend Clark Gable was a key figure at the heart of the glamour and excess of the Golden Age of Hollywood. But his rise and scandal-buried reign at the top of the movie world reveal a great deal about a young industry both obsessed with adhering to morality codes, and incapable of being moral.

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Apr 09 2018

28mins

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Rank #14: S1E5: The Bohemians

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We chronicle the life and times of Louise Bryant and her husband, John Reed, two Greenwich Village Bohemians who ended up at ground zero for the greatest revolution the world has ever known. 

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Oct 23 2017

23mins

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Rank #15: S2E3:  The Woman Who Will Not Die

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Marilyn Monroe was larger than life. But beneath the soft-spoken movie star and sex goddess was another woman, one far bolder than most people realize. Monroe was an actress ahead of her time, one who was not afraid to stand up to some of the most powerful men in Hollywood - the men she called "wolves". 

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Mar 26 2018

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