Goff's 3 Minute Histories

Goff's 3 Minute Histories

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39 G.I. Joe
Oct 4 • 5 min
Yooooo JOE! (Apologies for the hot mess of an intro on this one. Will try to fix and resubmit when I get a chance.) Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/G.I._Joe:_A_Real_American_Hero_(1985_TV_series) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sgt._Slaughter…
37 Area 51
Sep 20 • 5 min
A brief history about that place out in the desert where they keep “them aliens”. Sources: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-49568127 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nevada_Test_and_Training_Range…
36 The Conch Republic
Aug 29 • 5 min
That one time Key West broke up with America….. Sources: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-conch-republic-key-west-florida https://myfloridahistory.org/frontiers/article/14…
35 Ritchie Mines (extended)
Aug 22 • 11 min
Extended local history episode from my neck of the woods. The Ritchie Mines produced asphalt to pave some of the biggest cities in the world. Check it out. (Warning: This one misses the 3 minute mark by a bit.) Sources:…
34 Uncle Sam
Aug 7 • 4 min
The man, the myth, the Uncle. Sources: https://historydaily.org/who-was-the-inspiration-for-uncle-sam https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Wilson https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/united-states-nicknamed-uncle-sam Music:…
33 Baseball Mud
Jul 29 • 5 min
Join myself and special guest Grayson as we delve into the story of Lena Blackburne’s famous mud and how it has shaped the game of baseball for 80 years. Sources: http://baseballrubbingmud.com/…
32 Fireworks
Jul 3 • 7 min
Party like it’s 1777. Sources: https://www.americanpyro.com/history-of-fireworks https://www.livescience.com/63468-fireworks-history.html https://time.com/4828701/first-fireworks-history-july-4th/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jw7ajsKmbd4 Music:…
31 Crocs
Jun 17 • 5 min
Crikey! A history of Crocs f/Rylee Copeland. Sources: https://slate.com/news-and-politics/2007/07/how-crocs-conquered-the-world.html https://careers.crocs.com/about-us/default.aspx https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocs Rylee Copeland Brooklyn Smith…
30 Times New Roman
May 29 • 3 min
Everything you didn’t need to know about the most famous font in history. Sources: https://typographyforlawyers.com/a-brief-history-of-times-new-roman.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Times_New_Roman Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
29 Summer Break
May 24 • 6 min
Summa Summa Summa Time! Sources: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/education/debunking-myth-summer-vacation http://mentalfloss.com/article/56901/why-do-students-get-summers Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
28 Play Doh
May 9 • 3 min
Fun to play with, not to eat. Sources: https://www.museumofplay.org/blog/play-stuff/2016/11/the-history-of-play-doh-good-clean-fun https://playdoh.hasbro.com/en-us/faq http://mentalfloss.com/article/52727/10-fun-facts-about-play-doh Music:…
27 The Norwegian Butter Crisis
May 7 • 4 min
Rain -> Grass -> Cows -> Milk -> Butter Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_butter_crisis https://nowiknow.com/the-great-norwegian-butter-crisis-of-2011/…
26 How Carrots Defeated the Luftwaffe
May 3 • 5 min
Radar, Rumors, and Root Vegetables Sources: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/a-wwii-propaganda-campaign-popularized-the-myth-that-carrots-help-you-see-in-the-dark-28812484/ https://www.allaboutvision.com/nutrition/vitamin_a.htm…
25 Orange
Apr 30 • 2 min
Orange Oranges and which was first. Sources: https://io9.gizmodo.com/everything-you-know-is-wrong-oranges-aren-t-orange-1097312640 http://mentalfloss.com/article/29942/which-came-first-orange-color-or-orange-fruit…
24 Middle Names
Apr 18 • 2 min
What’s in a name? Sources: http://mentalfloss.com/article/58440/why-do-we-have-middle-names https://www.rd.com/culture/why-do-we-have-middle-names/ Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
23 Outhouses
Apr 8 • 6 min
Podcast #4 on #2. Pt. 4 of the Turd Trilogy. SPECIAL GUEST DWIGHT GOFF!!!!! Sources: https://www.lancasterfarming.com/pondering-the-privy-a-history-of-outhouses/article_3f416eae-d0df-5d7f-9e70-3fcfb72a110a.html Credit: https://www.purple-planet.com
22 Gong Farmers
Apr 5 • 3 min
It’s a crappy job but somebody’s gotta do it. Pt. 3 of the Turd Trilogy Sources: https://www.lancasterfarming.com/pondering-the-privy-a-history-of-outhouses/article_3f416eae-d0df-5d7f-9e70-3fcfb72a110a.html…
21 Toiler Paper
Mar 22 • 5 min
Corncobs, seashells, moss, hands, we’ve come a long way in our search for a better way to wipe. Pt. 2 of the Turd Trilogy Sources:…
20 Toilets
Mar 20 • 6 min
Dropping some knowledge on the Porcelain Pony. Pt. 1 of the Turd Trilogy. Special Thanks to Tyler Booth for help in recording audio effects for this episode. Sources:…
19 Cross Burnings
Mar 1 • 2 min
Clan before Klan. Sources: https://timeline.com/why-does-the-ku-klux-klan-burn-crosses-they-got-the-idea-from-a-movie-75a70f7ab135 https://www.csmonitor.com/2002/1213/p25s04-wonq.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross_burning…
18 Guardian Angels
Feb 12 • 5 min
A story about when a city said enough! Sources: https://allthatsinteresting.com/guardian-angels-photos https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guardian_Angels https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/guardian-angels-started-protecting-nyc-subways-article-1.804336…
17 Libraries
Feb 3 • 5 min
Shhhh! *whispers* You’re listening to a podcast about this history of libraries. Sources: https://www.britannica.com/topic/library/The-history-of-libraries https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public_library http://dorabwoodyard.lib.wv.us/ Music:…
16 The Yellow Fleet
Jan 31 • 5 min
The greatest Cold War multinational fleet to never set sail. Sources: https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2016-02-22/there-once-was-a-country-in-the-middle-of-the-suez-canal https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Six-Day_War…
15 POGs
Jan 29 • 3 min
Stack ‘em. Slam ‘em. Repeat. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_caps_(game) https://www.baltimoresun.com/news/bs-xpm-1994-12-31-1994365103-story.html http://mentalfloss.com/article/54202/weird-history-pogs Music: https://www.purple-planet.com/
14 Molotov Cocktails
Jan 24 • 5 min
Glass + Gas + Fire = boom. Bottle bombs coming at ya. Sources: https://www.ozy.com/flashback/how-the-molotov-cocktail-got-its-name/72494 https://newrepublic.com/article/119127/history-molotov-cocktail-nazi-germany-ferguson…
13 Hoodies
Jan 12 • 4 min
Remember your favorite hoodie you let your girlfriend wear in high school and never got back? Me neither, check out the history of hoodies. Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoodie…
12 The Hanging of John Morgan
Jan 10 • 8 min
This local history podcast features the last public hanging in West Virginia. We miss the 3 minute mark, but I think it’s worth it if you hang in there. FYI: Graphic Content Sources: http://www.wvculture.org/history/crime/hangingofjohnmorgan01.html…
11 Peasant Knives
Dec 31, 2018 • 5 min
No matter how you slice it, every boy wants one, every man should carry one, the short history of the pocket knife. Sources: http://appalachianmagazine.com/2018/10/24/the-kind-of-men-who-carry-pocketknives/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pocketknife…
10 The Queen of the Forest
Dec 24, 2018 • 2 min
Christmas Episode! A unique Christmas tradition sprung from a WWII alliance to bring some cheer to your holidays. Drink up the goodness! Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trafalgar_Square_Christmas_tree…
9 How Hitler Saved Disney
Dec 15, 2018 • 5 min
Nobody panic at the title, just give it a listen. How the Mouse House was able to pay the thanks to one of history’s most notorious tyrants. Sources: https://blogs.shu.edu/ww2-0/1942/09/12/mickey-mouse-gets-drafted/…
8 Hot Dogs
Dec 12, 2018 • 4 min
Hot dog hot dog hot diggity dog. By request, all you never needed to know about meat stuffed intestines. Sources: https://www.history.com/news/break-out-the-buns-the-history-of-the-hot-dog https://nathansfamous.com/about-us/…
7 War Plan Red
Nov 14, 2018 • 4 min
That one time America plotted to take over Canada. https://www.ranker.com/list/what-if-the-united-states-invaded-canada/stephanroget Music: https://www.purple-planet.com
6 Blue Jeans
Nov 9, 2018 • 3 min
The short history of the world’s most versatile piece of clothing. Blue jeans baby! Sources: http://www.historyofjeans.com/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smithsonian-institution/the-origin-of-blue-jeans-89612175/…
5 Gunpowder Plot
Nov 5, 2018 • 4 min
Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! Celebrating the 413th Anniversary of the Gunpowder Treason Plot. A holiday celebrating the man who failed at…
4 The V Campaign
Nov 1, 2018 • 5 min
This podcast is brought to you by the letter V. This podcast is a story from the book Last Hope Island by Lynne Olson about the graffiti that helped ignite the European resistance movement against the Nazi War Machine in WWII. I know this this may be…
3 The Skull of William Wirt (Halloween Special)
Oct 29, 2018 • 6 min
This Halloween special is a double stuff edition meaning it’s double time. This is our first mystery podcast. Hope you enjoy! Show Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Wirt_(Attorney_General)…
2 Frisbie
Oct 23, 2018 • 3 min
Show Sources: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frisbee https://www.thoughtco.com/history-of-the-frisbee-4072561 https://www.frisbiepie.com/our_story/ Music: https://www.bensound.com/royalty-free-music
1 PEZ
Oct 23, 2018 • 2 min
Show Notes: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=22&v=Z7pYu8mlB1g https://money.cnn.com/2015/05/06/smallbusiness/pez-dispenser/index.html http://us.pez.com/pages/history http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pez…
0 Introduction
Oct 23, 2018 • 2 min
The inaugural episode. Come get some knowledge.