Because history shouldn't be silent.
FOOTNOTE IS A LOOK AT some of the PEOPLE, PLACES AND EVENTS THAT NEVER QUITE MADE IT INTO HISTORY CLASS. CONCEIVED AND CREATED WITH A SMALL BUDGET AND BIG LOVE. FOOTNOTE: A PODCAST OF OVERLOOKED HISTORY CAN BE FOUND ON ITUNES, STITCHER, SOUNDCLOUD, AND FOOTNOTEPODCAST.COM.
Latest episode: Invade, Canada?
Ah, the 1920's: when the gin was cold, and the Very Secret plans for a Canadian invasion of Vermont were hot, hot, hot. Special thanks to Mr. Wesley J. Ziegler for lending his voice as Colonel James Sutherland Brown.
The Conscience of Chester A. Arthur
In June of 1880, a series of extraordinary events began to unfold that sent a man most of the country agreed was completely unqualified to be president into the Oval Office. When he first became president, he may have been the most mistrusted person in America. But then he started receiving mysterious letters from a stranger, and decided to become a better man.
The Artichoke King
Before Prohibition hit, the New York mafia had another racket that netted them millions of dollars in profits. The name of the game? Sweet, sweet baby artichokes. The man in charge? Ciro Terranova, the Artichoke King of New York.
Footnote Short: All the President's Hounds
Did George Washington's favorite dog launch his political career? A quick look at a few presidential dogs that have shaped history.
Crumbs of Righteousness
The long-forgotten (and pretty strange) origins of a childhood snack.
HEADS UP! For those at work or around small children: Although in no way explicit, this episode does talk about human sexuality and the fact that not all sex is for making babies.
The Day of Two Noons
November 3, 1883 was a strange day in New York City. Time itself stopped for four minutes. The city experienced two noons. And all the trains in and out of the city started running on Standard Time. Learn more about the 'day of two noons,' the leap second and how astronomers tell time (it's not like the rest of us) on this episode of Footnote.
Have Law, Will Travel
Rebroadcast from the fantastic show Life of the Law: These days, it's congresspeople and presidents who rack up the miles, but in the early days of the country, it was Supreme Court justices who travelled thousands of miles each year -- by carriage, ship and even burro -- all in the name of justice.