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Mick Sullivan created The Past and The Curious in 2016 and it is both a privilege and a labor of love. Since the beginning, many friends have joined the fun. We create the show in between family, work, gigs, and the many other commitments we’ve all got in our lives. We really think people will find value and joy in what we do, and no one else is doing something quite like it – so we create.

Most of our stories are aimed at an age group around 7 to 11 years. However, we do have some stories nursery stories and rhymes for preschool, and some quite sophisticated stories. Our Herodotus histories are probably the most challenging series on the site. We know that older children and adults enjoy our stories, and we receive messages from young people who say they have grown up with our stories and still listen !

Join Holly and Tracy as they bring you the greatest and strangest Stuff You Missed In History Class in this podcast by iHeartRadio.

Unspookable is a family friendly look at the histories and mysteries behind your favorite scary stories, myths and urban legends. Each week host Elise Parisian digs into the history, brain science, and power dynamics behind such topics as Bloody Mary, Charlie Charlie, and Ouija Boards to find the stories behind the scares. (Recommended for ages 8+)

Smash Boom Best is a debate show for kids and families from the makers of the award-winning podcast, Brains On! Every episode takes two cool things, smashes them together and lets you decide which is best. Our debaters use facts and passion to make their case -- teaching listeners how to defend their own opinions along the way.

A  podcast adventure for tweens and listeners of all ages, “Live from  Mount Olympus” weaves timeless Greek myths with the artistry of foremost  contemporary theater-makers and the imaginative power of audio. Hermes,  the god of storytellers, travelers, and thieves (Tony Award-winner  André De Shields), is our host.

Over 50-Hours Of Ad-Free Quality Content Including Eva’s Interviews With Kobe Bryant, Mel Robbins, Simon Sinek, Evanna Lynch, and Mark Cuban.

In the era of fake news, kids need to learn to be able to tell what’s true from what’s false. And what better way to do that than a game show that puts kids in the driver’s seat, adults on the hot seat, and a sound-effects robot strapped to the roof? Each week, a kid interviews two experts in a particular topic, one of whom is a genuine, credentialed expert, the other a liar. Hilarious and fast-paced, the show teaches kids to ask insightful questions, weigh the evidence before them, and trust their gut.

But Why is a show led by you, kids! You ask the questions and we find  the answers. It's a big interesting world out there.On But Why, we  tackle topics large and small, about nature, words, even the end of the  world.Have a question? Send it to us! Adults, use your smartphone's memo  function or an audio app to record your kid's question (get up nice and  close so we can hear).

Nestled at the foot of the Appalachian Mountains, Greeneville’s rich heritage as the home of the 17th U.S. President features the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and National Cemetery.

Located in historically rich Greeneville, Tennessee, the Museum contains artifacts and gallery content covering centuries. Visit our 13 permanent galleries and over 12 walk-through exhibits and explore every facet of the region's history. Just outside our main building, see the fully restored 1917 American LaFrance fire engine and the Babb Homestead, first built in 1787 and now a part of the Museum's collection. The Museum's collection of antiques, fine furniture, quilts and clothing illustrates the promise of America. From the historic farm implements to the Magnavox Gallery, take a walk through your heritage...your history.

The T. Elmer Cox Genealogical & Historical Library is one of Tennessee’s preeminent archives for family history, providing public access to over 20,000 on-site materials.