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  1. Notes on History: Atlantis: the story of a story

    Today marks the first Notes on History listener request day! A listener has asked if there is a historical basis to the story of Atlantis. Find out why this is a topic many reputable historians are hesitant to address, and how we can filter truth from the waters of Lake Titicaca and reality from a mountain of Poopo. (http://notesonhistory.podbean.com/)

    Featured on episode 143 of Forgotten Classics. (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com/)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

  2. The Bowery Boys NYC History: #87 The Kings of New York Pizza

    New Yorkers are serious about their pizza, and it all started with a tiny grocery store in today’s Little Italy and a group of young men who became the masters of pizza making. In this podcast, you’ll find out all about the city’s oldest and most revered pizzerias — Lombardi’s, Totonno’s, John’s, Grimaldi’s and Patsy’s in all its variations. But if those are the greatest names in New York-style pizza, then who the heck is Ray — Original, Famous or otherwise? (www.boweryboyspodcast.com)

    The podcast highlight for Episode 138 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

  3. The Bowery Boys NYC History: #103: Case Files of the NYPD

    We’re playing Good Cop / Bad Cop this week, as we take a close look at four events from the early history of the New York Police Department. You’ll meet shining stars of the force like Jacob Hays, who kept the peace in the early 19th century armed with a mean billyclub — and the only man to ever hold the title of High Constable of New York. And then you’ll encounter Joseph Petrosino, the Italian immigrant turned secret weapon in the early battles against organized crime.

    Not all the early men in blue were so recommendable. During the Police Riot of 1857, cop turned against cop while the city burned and "Five Points criminals danced in the streets." And finally there’s the lamentable tale of officer Charley Becker, the only member of the New York Police Department to be executed for criminal misdeed. But did he really commit the crime — commissioning the murder of a nervous gambler who was prepared to rat him out? (http://theboweryboys.blogspot.com/)

    The podcast highlight for Episode 138 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

  4. History of the American Revolution: 4-The Police Start a War

    England is paranoid that the colonies will become independent. After the French and Indian war more troops are sent to occupy old forts. They tell the Americans that the new troops are to protect against Indians, but they are actually there for intimidation. The new an improved policing army manages to stir up a war with the local Indians. It all seems expensive, but not to worry parliament levies a tax on the colonies to pay for the escapade. (http://usrevhistory.podbean.com/)

    Podcast highlight for Episode 123 of Forgotten Classics (http://hcforgottenclassics.blogspot.com)

    —Huffduffed by JulieD

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