This week back in 1983, a German magazine spent millions on what they thought were the genuine wartime diaries of Adolf Hitler. They were wrong.
Learn how a Chicago priest named Casimir Zeglen used silk to invent the modern armor... and how the crafty inventor Jan Szczepanik took all the credit.
Around this time, back in the 19th century, one of the wonders of the natural world... became one of the creepiest.
If you believe news stories that have been flying around for the last few months... the world's in the midst of a whiskey shortage. So to find out more, Rico spoke to Reid Mitenbuler, who recently wrote a book about the history of American whiskey. He's got a contrarian view of the so-called "shortage" and explains why.
This week back in 1859, an engineer was born who delighted the world… but it didn't delight him back. Learn all about the triumph and tragedy of George Ferris and get a gilded drink to go with it.
This week back in 1890, one of the most famous journalists of the century returned from one of the most famous journeys of the century.
This week back in 1968, one of the greatest albums ever was recorded before a pretty unusual audience.
Learn how the daughter of poet Lord Byron became a groundbreaking mathematician… and changed computers forever. Then celebrate her with a tangy twist on a Tom Collins.
Brendan talks to Christine Haughney, the investigative producer behind "Corkscrewed: The Art of Fake Wine." Learn all about how the fake wine industry has boomed in recent years and the real-life risks oenophiles face with high-end brands.
A little over 30 years ago this week, Philadelphia 76er Darryl Dawkins made a historic dunk against the Kansas City Kings that shattered expectations... and basketball backboards.