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*Encore Episode* Professor Buzzkill #86 – The Nuclear Button

What is the actual history behind “The Nuclear Button” and “The Nuclear Football”? And what has to happen before the missiles are launched? Is it automatic, or are there confirmation …

Encore Episode |Quote or No Quote #1 – Churchill and Poisoned Tea

One Winston Churchill’s most famous quotes supposedly occurred at a social occasion in the 1920s, and went like this. Lady Astor (never one of Winston’s admirers) said, “If I were …

*Encore Episode* Mini Myths #38 – St. Patrck’s Day

What can possibly be wrong with St. Patrick’s Day? Not much, except that there’s very little historical basis behind stories about St. Patrick. And there’s certainly no historical basis for …

Professor Buzzkill Quote or No Quote #11 – Gloria Steinem | A Woman Needs a Man Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle

The number of different images and different sayings or phrases printed on t-shirts exploded in the early 70s. And one of the most striking was the t-shirt from the women’s …

Professor Buzzkill #92 – FDR’s Fireside Chats

President Roosevelt’s “Fireside Chats” are famous for breaking new ground in how political leaders communicate with their people. But where they really as ground-breaking as we all tend to believe? …

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