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A Podcast of the Past


Are you a history buff? Then you’ll love the podcast The Past and the Curious. It features surprising, funny, and inspiring stories about historical figures and events. Recent episodes have covered subjects from the nurse Florence Nightingale to the Harlem Globetrotters basketball team to the invention of the teddy bear.

Mick Sullivan is the show’s creator and host. When he’s not making the podcast, he works at the Frazier History Museum, in Louisville, Kentucky. He especially likes finding fun ways to share his love of history with kids. “I really enjoy digging up stories and presenting them in an unusual way,” Sullivan told TFK.

Facts are also important to Sullivan and to the podcast. “I put a lot of value on fun and humor,” he says. “But the stories and the research are real and important.”

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