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  • 00:32

    Mystery of the Ouija Board: Tool of Satan? Smithsonian writer Linda Rodriguez

    in Entertainment

    Is the Ouija Board a tool of the devil, harmless family game—or fascinating glimpse into the non-conscious mind?

    From Linda Rodriguez McRobbie's Smithsonian article:

    "The real history of the Ouija board is just about as mysterious as how the “game” works. Ouija historian Robert Murch has been researching the story of the board since 1992; when he started his research, he says, no one really knew anything about its origins, which struck him as odd: “For such an iconic thing that strikes both fear and wonder in American culture, how can no one know where it came from?”

    Linda joins us to discuss the phenomenal popularity of the Ouija Board, its origins in capitalism and spiritualism, the effect of the film The Exorcist on public perception that the Ouija Board opened the door to demons, the recent scientific studies on the ideomotor response of how participants can subconsciously influence answers, and more.

    Linda Rodriguez McRobbie is an American freelance writer living in London, England. She covers the weird stuff for Smithsonian.com, Boing Boing, Slate, mental_floss, and others, and she's the author of Princesses Behaving Badly.  Enjoy more of her writing at: http://www.lindarodriguezmcrobbie.com/  

    The views & opinions of our guests are their own, and not necessarily the views of Richard Rossi or Blog Talk Radio.

  • 00:28


    in Education

    What's new for Educators at The Smithsonian with Stephanie Norby, Executive  Director of Smithsonian Education

  • 02:26

    The Giants of North America the Smithsonian cover -up

    in Current Events

    Our guess today is Author Nita Hiltner who has worked as a reporter for the Press Enterprise of Riverside, California for 16 years and for several other newspapers in southern California and Pennsylvania. She's a regular DC X contributing author focusing specifically on scientific and supernatural conspiratorial concepts. Today we will be discussing the mystery of Hundreds of People vanishing in National Parks and Forests across the World! What is going on? Is there a connection with the Smithsonian Museum? The Smithsonian hid evidence of Ancient Giants on Earth in AMERICA. How did they do it? The technique that Smithsonian curators used to coax people to ship the evidence to them was quite ingenious. First, the museum established itself as the anthropological authority bar none. Often, this was enough to attract flies to the “bug zapper.” And if it wasn’t, then requests were mailed by the museum, which asked to see the evidence.The reports clearly point right to the Smithsonian receiving giant remains and indicate their scientists were involved in the excavations but the skeletal material all seems to have gone missing. If all this evidence was "normal sized" then where are the remains to prove this? FINALLY after denying the existence of the giants for more than 120 years the Smithsonian Admits to Destruction of Thousands of Giant Human Skeletons in Early 1900′s A US Supreme Court ruling has forced the Smithsonian institution to release classified papers dating from the early 1900′s that proves the organization was involved in a major historical cover up of evidence showing giants human remains in the tens of thousands had been uncovered all across America and were ordered to be destroyed by high level administrators to protect the mainstream chronology of human evolution at the time. American Institution of Alternative Archeology (AIAA).

  • 00:36


    in Education



    Stephen Gianetti  introduces our audience to this teacher oriented site from our Nation's greatest museum.

    Presented by TRIUMPH LEARNING

    www.triumphlearning.com @triumphlearning 

  • 00:31

    Macuilxochitzin, Aztec Poet and Princess Comes to Life

    in Education

    Xanath Caraza, guest scholar and community outreach partner to the Smithsonian LVM, discusses historical Aztec figure Macuilxochitzin.

    Caraza, who embodies Macuilxochitzin in avatar form in Second Life during the 2015 Smithsonian Latino Virtual Museum Dia de los Muertos Festival, talks about the poet's life and work. In addition, Caraza discusses her own experience using technology to explore cultural identity via The Smithsonian LVM.

    For more information visit: latino.si.edu/LVM

    Follow us on twitter at @Smithsonian_LVM

    #lvmdayofdead #lvmcelebracion

    This podcast series is made possible through the generous support of a Target education grant. 

  • 00:57

    Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian !-Emily Korrell with Scott Cluthe

    in Books

    The Smithsonian Institution is filled with thousands of fascinating objects and hundreds of exhibits that appeal to the whole family. With so many options, it's hard to know what to do first! This guidebook helps kids find exactly what they'd like to see.

    Join Scott Cluthe's Newsletter HERE 

    Scott Cluthe remembers what a big impact visiting the Ben Frankin Institute in Philadelphia had upon him. And all museums for that matter. With eduction in the Sciences seeming to be falling off the cliff, here's a place and activity that can light ayoung persons' mind & soul. Emily Korrell, who is a Smithsoniam kids guide and author, talks about the new Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian book just released that is fun, interactive and educational. 3 of the new golden rules to reach young minds! 

    Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian: The Official Kids Guide to the Smithsonian Institution is an interactive guidebook just for kids with material that can be enjoyed at home and in the museums. It covers the three most visited Smithsonian museums: the National Air and Space Museum, the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Museum of American History.Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian is the perfect book to help kids get excited about and get the most out of their visit to the Smithsonian. 

    Awesome Adventures at the Smithsonian was developed by Emily B. Korrell, an elementary and middle school teacher, along with museum educators and curators to stimulate and encourage deep involvement by all types of learners. It is recommended for ages 8–12 and can be used at earlier ages with an adult.

  • 01:18

    Making Inspired Choices with Coach Linda - 12

    in Self Help

    SHOW TOPIC:  WHAT ARE YOU FOCUSED ON? Let’s take a spring break & assess where you’re putting your time & attention.  Do your days make a difference?  What are you waiting for? 

    HOST BIO - LINDA STEPHENS-JONES.  An ICF-certified Life Coach, Linda assists individuals & small groups across the U.S. & globally. Her specialty is helping women to overcome fears & navigate through major challenges such as grief, divorce, careers, self-doubt, or lack of direction.  Step by step, she helps clients discover their strengths & values, then create a plan to begin living with clarity, confidence & fulfillment!  

    GUEST BIO - TONY SMALL:  Selected as one of the White House Millennium Committee’s top Artists, serving as composer & librettist for the Smithsonian’s 1st commissioned Operetta for the Sultanate of Oman, Tony Small has won national music, playwright & lyricist awards in Jazz, Classical, Musical Theatre & Gospel genres.  For over 30 years, he has created & managed multidisciplinary, cultural & “Edutainment” programs in 4 major cities. Tony has also served as a resident artist in South Africa.  As a piano prodigy at 4 years of age, he began playing for the church choir at the tender age of 6, becoming paid music director for adult & youth choirs at age 11!  Tony’s original works include 4 musicals & 100s of compositions, that have been featured at the nation’s most celebrated cultural institutions e.g, Kennedy Center, Smithsonian & National Children's Museum.  Currently, Tony serves as the 1st Regional Artistic & S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Math) Director for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington, impacting 12,000 youth per year.  He also has 30 year of expertise as Music Minister for churches with 5,000+ members

  • The Universal and Spiritual Laws of Creation with Chief Golden Light Eagle

    in Spirituality

    We will be discussing 11:11 - The Universal and Spiritual Laws of Creation will be the topic of discussion with our honored guest Chief Golden Light Eagle. 

    Teacher of The Star Ways, Chief Golden Light Eagle is one of the “original code carriers” of Turtle Island (North America). Nakota Sundance Chief Golden Light Eagle, is a member of the Nakota Ihunktowan Band of South Dakota, a spiritual advisor, and He is one of seven Sundance Chiefs for the Yankton Sioux Sungdeska Sapa  Tiospaye. Through years of prayer and ceremony, with a group of spiritual teachers, he has brought forth interpretations of the Star Laws.

    He co-authored four books titled, “MAKA WICAHPI WICOHAN”, “ANPAO WICAHPI WICOHAN”, IKTOMI WICAHPI WICOHAN”, and “CAN WAKAN WICOHAN”.  The MAKA WICAHPI WICOHAN manual was inducted into the Smithsonian Institution during a formal ceremony on September 26, 1999 and the manual was also donated to the A.R.E. Library on September 22, 2002.


  • 00:40

    The State of Air Travel

    in Travel

    Ja'Vonne Harley, host and travel pro of Traveling Culturati is join ed on this weeks show by Jean Medina, Senior Vice President of Communications for Airlines For America to discuss what a recent study reveals on air travel. Where are we going, when and how the demographic of the airline traveler has changed and what it looks like today. Ja'Vonne will also have the latest information on her upcoming trip to Ghana and Washington DC for the opening of the NAAMHC, travel news, Travel Tips, Ja'Vonne's Travel Minute as well as The Culture Report and the Question of the Week. #TravelingCulturati

  • 02:01

    The "Braine" Behind Native America Calling: Senior Producer Monica Braine

    in Entertainment

    Tonight we welcome The "Braine" Behind Native America Calling: Senior Producer & Back Up Host Monica Braine.  (Assiniboine/Hunkpapa Lakota), Senior Producer: Monica joined NAC full-time in 2013. Her career in journalism started with an internship at her tribal newspaper Wotanin on the Ft Peck Reservation in Montana. She later studied film making at Antioch College and has a Master’s degree in Education from the University of New Mexico. She also worked at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, the Navy Museum, National Geographic and the Media Literacy Project.

    Shé:kon and Thanks for joining Native Trailblazers! The Native Show with over half a million listeners worldwide! 

    For over  six years, our award-winning Native themed online radio show has been delivering the hottest topics in Indian Country to your desktop, mobile or other listening devices! Listen in Every Friday at 7pm EST or any time after in archives!

    HOSTS: Vincent Schilling (Producer, Speaker, Journalist, Author, VP Schilling Media) www.Twitter.com/VinceSchilling  and Delores Schilling (CEO, Schilling Media, Inc.) www.Twitter.com/DelSchilling

    Join our chat room Here's How   Website www.NativeTrailblazers.com 

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  • 00:46

    The ORACLE Speaks With ... YOU!

    in Spirituality

    This April marks the 20th anniversary of National Poetry Month, which was inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996. Over the years, National Poetry Month has become the largest literary celebration in the world with schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers, and poets celebrating poetry’s vital place in our culture.


    Jazz Appreciation Month (fondly known as "JAM") was created  at the Smithsonian museum in 2002 to herald and celebrate the extraordinary heritage and history of jazz for the entire month of April. JAM is intended to stimulate and encourage people of all ages to participate in jazz - to study the music, attend concerts, listen to jazz on radio and recordings, read books about jazz, and more.

    This weeks Theme: from the heart of the ORACLE:

    Take not the first path, oft times it will lead you astray; take not the suggested path, it may lead to someone else's eventuality; take not the easy path, there is no challenge; take not the hardest path, you may not need to work that hard. Take instead the path which is meant for you. Your walk, one step, leap, run, is what was meant for you. Your path, paved by the spirit and guidance of your G-D, your spirit adjusters, your life experiences, your loving family and friends, is yours and yours alone. You may take others with you, but know that it is yours alone to detemine the direction, given the guidance from all above. Walk your path with love. You are the one to make the choice that will lead you on.....


    "all-ways remember to love yourself"