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May 4, 2018

In this episode, Jason Hewitt tells the story behind the most iconic game franchise in history and one of the world's oldest game and toy companies in existence, as well as its humble links to the manufacture of late 19th century playing cards.

Apr 20, 2018

In this episode, Jason Hewitt shares the 1885 origin of the oldest operational soft drink brand from its humble beginnings in a small town corner drug store.  The beverage brand with a somewhat curious start now enjoys a unique status as one that is bottled and distributed by regional facilities of otherwise competing...

Apr 6, 2018

Jason Hewitt explores the late 19th and 20th century history of an enduring brand of motorized bicycles that continues today. He tells of how the company formed in 1903 by best friends Bill and Arthur, later joined by Arthur's older brothers, and how it began in a modest wooden shed in Arthur's family's back yard.

Mar 29, 2018

In this episode, Jason Hewitt connects the history of the Christian and secular Easter traditions. If you've ever been curious about the connection between the egg-laying Easter Bunny and the Christian commemoration of the crucifixion of Christ, well, this episode was made especially for you.

Mar 20, 2018

Jason Hewitt uncovers the origins of a worldwide shipping brand that started in 1907 in Seattle, Washington by two 19 year-olds and a hundred dollar loan.  Join him as he reveals the history of one of America's greatest brands; one that continues to innovate the way we send and receive everything worldwide.