Episode 10

174: From The Sea, Freedom

In 1933, delegates from the United States and fourteen other countries met in Montevideo, Uruguay to define what it means to be a state. The resulting treaty from the Montevideo Convention established four basic criteria for statehood—essentially, ...

Episode 10

173: Awareness

By the late 1980s, AIDS had been in the United States for almost a decade. AIDS became the number one killer of young men in New York City, then of young men in the country, then ...

Episode 15

172: On Location

So many classic movies have been made in downtown Los Angeles. Though many don't actually take place in downtown Los Angeles. L.A. has played almost every city in the world, thanks to its diverse landscape and architectural ...

Episode 8

169: Freud’s Couch

In 1889 Sigmund Freud was still relatively new in his field. He’s what we’d call pre-freudian Freud. He was 33 years old, working as an assistant to another psychiatrist, and he hadn’t had any of his ...

Episode 19

168: All In Your Head

People who make horror movies know: if you want to scare someone, use scary music. There are two fundamental ways to make music scary. The first way is to compose music with lots of screechy, irregular tones, ...

Featured Posts