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Episode 319 - The Desolation of Sugar

Rum, made from a byproduct of sugar cane, was a big part of early American trade.

Episode 315 - A History of Time Zones

You don't know how much I wanted to call this one "Chester A. Arthur Did Something Important When He Was President." But I held back.

Episode 314 - New Year’s Day

"What are you doing New Year's Day" wasn't as catchy.

Episode 307 - Thomas More’s Imaginary World

Want more More? He published a few other works, and all of his writings are solidly in the public domain and easy to get.

Episode 306 - Thomas More’s Real World

Great change brings great works of literature.

Episode 303 - Uther Pendragon

Sort of obligatory...if you're gonna talk about Arthur...

Episode 293 - Turquoise to Esperanto

"Turquoise" in Esperanto is "Turkiso."

Episode 257 - The Day That Doesn’t Exist

Get our your math brains, folks!

Episode 240 - Salt in the Wound

The "giant fish" I talked about in last week's preview references a story that the Songhai told about a giant fish that wrecked their lands until a warrior from outside the country came in and killed it. I couldn't fit it in to the episodes anywhere this week.

Episode 239 - Askia the Great

35 years is a long time for someone to rule!