Hurricane Coming Through
the astonishing career of Herbert Lee Washington, baseball's only designated runner
In 1974, Herbert Lee Washington was the world's fastest human... but could he turn raw speed into a professional baseball career? The astonishing story of baseball's "designated runner!"
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"!
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?
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!
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!
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.
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...
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.
He Fired When Ready
the Spanish-American war's forgotten hero
He was one of the most celebrated war heroes of his day, and almost totally forgotten today. We explore the life of Charles Vernon Gridley (1844-1898).