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The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

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Rank #91 in Kids & Family category

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A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious

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A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious

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340 Ratings
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20
5
11

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I listen to this podcast every night literally😍
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The Past and The Curious: A History Podcast for Kids and Families

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Rank #91 in Kids & Family category

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A History Podcast for Kids! Parents love us, Teachers love us, and most importantly, kids do too!History can be amazing, inspiring and relevant to anyone. We love to share the stories of Spies, funny foods, George Washington's foibles, early advancements in cartooning and ballooning and much more! A professional music score and important songs accompany nearly every themed episode. Proud Kids Listen Member @pastandcurious

Rank #1: Ep.19 The Statue Of Liberty!

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The Statue of Liberty could have wound up in Egypt, Philadelphia, or the bottom of the ocean. Once she wound up in New York she had to wait for America to raise a lot of money - which they did in many different ways.
Four quick, funny, and poignant stories will fill you on on the history of the most American of Symbols.
Featuring Melinda Beck and Mr. Eric (What If World - Podcast)

"New Colossus" poem read by the Kids Listen Players:
Andrew and Polly (Ear Snacks)
Joey Mascio (ImagiNate)
Rebecca Weaver (Cozy Corner)
Chaska, Mirabel, Leilani and Brennan (Book Power for Kids)

Also includes "Lady Be Good" performed by Mick Sullivan.
Episode written by Mick Sullivan
Mar 07 2018
25 mins
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Rank #2: Ep. 3 Anne Bonny, The Western Engineer, "Big Ol' Boat" and more

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The origin of Port and Starboard
Victoria Reibel reads stories about Anne Bonny, and Stephen Long's unusual dragon-like steamboat, the Western Engineer.
Tamerlane Trio performs original song "Big Ol' Boat" (song recorded by Rob Collier)
Quiz time and more!
Correction: in Anne Bonny, in regards to her death, we say 1881, but we mean 1781, as you'd probably guess from our framing it around the American Revolution - sorry!

Oct 16 2016
31 mins
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Rank #3: Ep. 17 Spies!

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Kate Warne saved Abraham Lincoln's life on the way to his inauguration. John Honeyman may (or may not)have been a double agent who helped George Washington's famous Crossing of the Delaware. We'll hear these stories and much more!
You'll hear hear Amber Estes-Theineman sing the classic "I'm Confessin'" while you're here, too!
Jan 06 2018
27 mins
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Rank #4: Ep. 4: Mail Tales: Pony Express, Air Powered Subway, and more

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The Pony Express lives in legend, but didn't last long. Find out what it took to be join the team. (read by Victoria Reibel)

Alfred Ely Beach kept a secret from New York City and built a Pneumatic Subway underneath it in the 1800's! (read by Jason Lawrence)

This episode also features an original performance of "I'm Gonna Sit Right Down and Write Myself a Letter." All of the instruments were played and overdubbed by Mick Sullivan.
Nov 12 2016
29 mins
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Rank #5: Ep. 30 Underwater!

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Celebrate the big 3-0 with us as we head underwater. Brian West tells the story of Garrett Morgan, an inventor and brave man who created some really important things which are still around today.

Mick Sullivan tells the story of Ezra Lee and the the long lost 18th Century submarine known as the Turtle.

Also features a visit from Dr. Awkward, the Palindrome professor, quiz time and more info about our new book, The Meatshower.
Mar 19 2019
35 mins
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Rank #6: Ep. 10 Underwear: Washington and Charles Lee, Lincoln's Drawers and more

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George Washington's frenemy Charles Lee, who you might remember from Hamilton, gets caught in his skivvies, the guy who built the Brooklyn Bridge remembers seeing Abraham Lincoln's undies, Mick sings a song about long underwear and more.

Produced by Mick Sullivan, read by Victoria Reibel and Jason Lawrence. "Long Handle Time" song by Homer and Jethro performed by Mick Sullivan.
Jun 12 2017
26 mins
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Rank #7: Ep. 7: Food Tales - Potatoes, Tomatoes, Ice Cream Cornucopias and Chicken Pie

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This episode is fast paced and broken into small bites! We’ve squeezed in THREE great stories along with a song and quiz time! Really packed it in there - like sausage in a casing!

Victoria Reibel wonders, did George Crumb invent potato chips?

Jason Lawrence imagines a delicious new way to eat ice cream at the 1904 World’s Fair in St. Louis.

Food Network Star, Chef Damaris Phillips joins us for a fun story about everyone’s favorite red vegetable - or is it a fruit?

Chris Rodahaffer and Rob Collier join host and creator Mick Sullivan for a fun old song about chicken pie.

WARNING: You might get hungry listening to this episode.
Mar 09 2017
30 mins
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Rank #8: Ep. 23: Hot Dog! A Tale of Kings, Queens, Dead Whales, and Johnny Verbek's Machine

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From the electric bathers of Coney Island to the King of England, no food has been as satisfying as a hot dog. You won't believe it as we weave a tale of dead whales, muckrakers, publicity stunts, and President Roosevelt. Who knew the hot dog was so interesting?

With music by Big Momma Thorazine and featuring the voices of Mr. Eric from What If World, along with AJ Cornell.
Jul 17 2018
25 mins
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Rank #9: Ep. 12: Shaking Hands with Presidents

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When Washington first became president, no one knew what to call him, and he certainly didn't want to shake EVERYONE'S hand. There were some growing pains in Presidential cordiality.

Later, Lincoln wishes Jefferson never started the whole "handshake thing."
Also, Quiztime and the old song "Lulu's Back in Town"

Stories written and music performed by Mick Sullivan. Also featuring the voices of Chaska and Mirabel Power (from Book Power for Kids Podcast)
Aug 08 2017
26 mins
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Rank #10: Ep. 27: Toys And Games

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We're digging through the inductees of the Toy Hall of Fame to find great stories that span Abraham Lincoln to Frank Lloyd Wright and beyond.
Learn the stories of Milton Bradley's Game of Life (with a bit of Lincoln's beard, the Wright family of architects' creation, Lincoln Logs and so much more.

Featuring the many talents of Brigid Kaelin! www.brigidkaelin.com
Dec 05 2018
25 mins
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Rank #11: Ep. 15 Cartoons!

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Everyone loves cartoons! So we’re taking an unusual look at two big moments in cartoon history – when a vaudeville performer and comic-strip writer made animation history on a cold Chicago night, and also the time a cheeky political cartoonist brought down one of the most crooked politicians in history.

Gertie the Dinosaur and Winsor McCay read by Amber Estes-Thieneman
Thomas Nast and Boss Tweed read by Jason Lawrence
On the Sunny Side of the Street performed by Mick Sullivan

The Past and the Curious is a history podcast for kids, families and adults created by a professional museum educator with the help of brilliant friends. We are a proud Kids Listen member and dedicated to nurturing curiosity of the past in everyone.

Written and produced by Mick Sullivan. Don’t steal things you didn’t create.
Nov 07 2017
24 mins
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Rank #12: Ep. 6 Heights: Ferris Wheel, Charles Blondin, East of the Sun and more!

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Episode 6 is all about Heights!
Victoria Reibel reads a story about the time The Chicago World's Fair had to build something to top the Eiffel Tower.
Jason Lawrence tells the tale of the the world's leading antebellum funambulist.
The Tamerlane Trio performs "East of the Sun and West of the Moon"

Episode written by Mick Sullivan. Steal it and you are lame.
Feb 08 2017
24 mins
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Rank #13: Ep. 5 Birds: Moon Migration, Cher Ami, Cluck Old Hen and more!

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In honor of National Bird Day, this episode features some great bird stories from history.

Victoria Reibel reads the story of Charles Morton, a man who tried to explain the mystery of bird migration with an otherworldly hypothesis.

Jason Lawrence reads the tale of Cher Ami, one of the bravest little birds the world has ever known.
Mick Sullivan performs the traditional folk song Cluck Old Hen.
All this and more!
Jan 04 2017
22 mins
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Rank #14: Ep. 22: Play Ball! Jackie Mitchell, Moe Berg, Summertime and more

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You don't have to like baseball to like this episode!
First, Kelly Moore shares the story of Jackie Mitchell, a young woman who struck out both Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig.
Next, Bailey Mazik of the Louisville Slugger Museum and Factory sheds some light on the baseball playing spy, Moe Berg.
Amber Estes Thieneman and Mick Sullivan perform "Summertime," plus a summery quiz-time!

Episode written and produced by Mick Sullivan
Jun 13 2018
24 mins
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Rank #15: Ep. 8: Magic? Mesmer, Fox Sisters, Robert-Houdin, I'll See you In My Dreams

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Join host Mick Sullivan for some true tales of magic, or at least what appeared to be magic. Learn Franz Mesmer's gift to your vocabulary, hear about some young sisters who fooled America, and discover how a French Magician stopped a rebellion with his magic tricks.
Along with Quiz Time you'll hear Tory Fisher, Brandon Johnson and Mick Sullivan perform "I'll See You In My Dreams."
Mesmer and Fox sisters story written and read by Heather Funk; Houdin story written by Mick Sullivan and read by Victoria Reibel.
Apr 10 2017
29 mins
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