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J. R. R. Tolkien
How did the author of The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings become such an influential writer? Join Murray and Tamika for today's Flashcast as they discuss J. R. R. Tolkien and his upbringing.
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Gavrilo Princip and the First World War03:09The assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand is considered to be the event that sparked World War I. But how much is known about the man who shot him? In this Flashcast, Murray and Tamika dive in deeper about how the war began and what happened to the Archduke's assassin, Gavrilo Princip.
Schindler's ListaN:aNIt's hard to think of a Hollywood movie that has had a larger social impact than Schindler's List. Join Murray and Tamika for today's Flashcast as they discuss Steven Spielberg's award-winning 1993 film.
Costa RicaaN:aNJoin Murray and Tamika for today's journey to Costa Rica! We'll learn about the Central American country's architecture, geographical features, and, of course, food.
The ShiningaN:aN"Here's Johnny!" Join Murray and Tamika for today's Flashcast as they explore Stanley Kubrick's movie The Shining.
- You probably use it everyday, but how much do you know about the history of email? In today's Flashcast, Murray and Tamika walk us through how electronic mail became so popular.
The Olympic FlagaN:aNThe logo on Olympic flag is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world. Join Murray and Tamika for today's Flashcast as they dive into the story behind the five Olympic rings.
SantiagoaN:aNToday we have a special guest! Dan Sheehy, Interim Director of the Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, joins Murray and Tamika to discuss Santiago, Chile, where he used to live.
The Reuben SandwichaN:aNGet ready to get hungry! In today's Flashcast, Murray and Tamika discuss the history behind that delicious sandwich known as the Reuben.