They Can’t All Be “The Original:” The True History of Frozen Pizza

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Who hasn’t had a frozen pizza? Many of them claim to be “the Original” frozen pizza. That’s pretty big talk. So, who’s right? In this encore episode from Season One, we delve into that important question and the history of oven-ready pizza!

 

You Are My Sunshine, My Only Sunshine

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Here’s a story about the song “You Are My Sunshine.” Because it is so widely known, it has become misinterpreted from it’s original versions. But something happened in my neighborhood that gave the tune a new meaning for some of us…

And I discuss the crossroads Within The Realm finds itself. Listen in….

A Submarine for Oklahoma

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Some communities may have a cannon or even a tank on loan from the US military displayed in a memorial park, but Muskogee, Oklahoma has something even more unique – a submarine. Having survived the Pacific Theater in WWII, the ship experienced as many near disasters making her way to the Port of Muskogee. The USS Batfish opened as a museum on Memorial Day 1973 (45 years ago!) Later I discuss my favorite punctuation mark. Listen now!

A Genuine Slice of Frozen Pizza History

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Pizza gained in popularity across America following the Second World War. Across the span of decades the Italian inspired dishes became one of the top favorite foods in the United States, with a pizza restaurant never too far away. That wasn’t always the case. Many parts of rural America were a “pizza-less society”  – except for the godsend of frozen pizza! Learn more than you probably wanted to know about frozen pizza in this episode! Then take a trip with Abraham Lincoln to Kansas territory to gain convention delegates for his struggling 1860 Presidential campaign!

Before He Was The Hanging Judge/A Famous Street Corner

 

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Judge Isaac Parker is known as “the Hangin’ Judge,” but there was a time when he was just Isaac Parker – attorney, itinerant soldier and politician. Also, we go in search of Kansas City’s most noted street corner. Listen in!