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Goodnight, Irene

an icon finally gets her due

The story of the "weeping icon" has it all - a 102-year-old flying nun, the Gulf War, armed robbery, John Gotti, religious schism, and insurance fraud. Hear the amazing truth in this week's episode, "Goodnight, Irene"!

Bebe Rebozo

Be My Bebe

everyone deserves a best friend - even Richard M. Nixon

Bebe Rebozo was Nixon's best friend -- but was he a kind, generous man or a fiend combining the worst aspects of Rasputin and Al Capone?

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Cold Hard Cash

the rai stones of Yap, David Dean O'Keefe, and the nature of money

Would you trade your house for a rock? Before you say no, keep this in mind: it's a really really nice rock!

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Our New Logo

Since we launched, certain parties have approached us about changing our logo to something less... Satanic?

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Eight Podcasts We Like

There's no podcast this week, but we know you need your fix. How about trying one of these eight podcasts we like?

Bird in Space

The Brouhaha

when abstract art when on trial

Is Constantin Brâncuși's "Bird in Space" a masterpiece, or just a hunk of polished bronze? Incredibly, this turned out to be a question for the courts!

Rondo Hatton

Monster without a Mask

the life and times of Rondo Hatton (1894-1946)

They called the Glutton of Glands, the Monster without Makeup, the Brute, the Creeper. You can call him anything you want, but his friends called him Rondo.

Zanzibar Town

Microaggression

victory in :30 or less, or your war is free

What happens when a tiny country tries to fight out of its weight class? Well, it might just be the shortest war in history...

Johnny Dickshot

The Ugliest Man in Baseball

big, rugged, and in his way, beautiful

He may have had the best worst nickname in baseball, but "Ugly" Johnny Dickshot was more than just a pretty face. He was also a character.