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Retrocast #12 – Podcast #177

This episode of the Useless Information Retrocast includes the following:

Cohost: Tim Harford of the podcast Cautionary Tales

Cautionary Tales Podcast with Tim Harford

Question of the Day: What was Martin Luther King Jr‘s real birth name?

Retrosponsor: Instant Ralston Cereal

This Retrocast commercial is from the November 8, 1952 broadcast of Space Patrol.

Space Patrol Old Time Radio

Tidbits:

Dead Woman Sits Up in Coffin (1922)

Smog Turns Necktie a Bluish Purple (1954)

Unable to Find Affordable Housing, Student Sleeps in Air Vent (1964)

Footnotes to History:

The Cake Bewitched Him (1885)

Fire Company Called To Put Out a Sunset (1926)

New Pill Bans That Fear of Trip to Dentist (1948)

Roscoe Goes to Calaboose to Escape TV at Home (1954)

A Stewed Duck is Too Saucy to Suit Cops (1961)

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