Back in 1994, two Phoenix-area lawyers hit upon a new way to advertise their legal services: auto-send thousands of emails to chat groups. Hear about their recipe for spam, and then check your inbox for a custom cocktail.
A History Lesson With Booze
Find out about the most costly property theft in US history: the 1990 Isabella Gardner Museum art heist, in Boston. Our bartender -- himself a former art guard -- mixes up a drink that's laced with bitterness.
One of the classics of literature... began with a random list of words.
Salute Dr. Seuss's memory with this appropriately colorful Cat in the Hat-inspired martini called The Thing Two, courtesy of Cafe La Rue in La Jolla, CA.
The story of a clever businessman mass-produced toothpicks and popularlized them using intimidation tactics that, remarkably, had nothing to do with shaming people for food caught in their teeth.
in 1957, the Wham-O Toy Company bought the rights to an invention which would become its most famous product, the Frisbee. You might say the invention was easy as pie. Or a piece of cake. Or both, really.
Texas was known mainly for cattle and cotton until Pattillo Higgins came along. His hunch that there might be oil in them thar' hills lead to the discovery of a massive gusher, which would fuel the 20th century.
If you listen to this show on the radio, you have Edwin Armstrong to thank for it. He was commissioned by RCA to combat radio static on the AM band, but his solution -- FM transmitting -- wasn't quite what the corporation had in mind.
How post-cards, holiday greetings, and a whole bunch of random sentences created the text messaging protocol that defined a decade.
One of the most acclaimed movies ever, was made under some of the worst conditions ever. Produced in France amid WWII, "Children of Paradise" made it to American cinemas in November 1945.