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Known as “Mr. Showbusiness,” Sammy Davis Jr. is the topic for the third installment of the October Rat Pack Special. Starting at an early age, Davis was involved with many facets of entertainment. This week Nolan and Ben talk about the struggles and successes of this legendary showman’s life.

 

https://www.biography.com/people/sammy-davis-jr-9268223 

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The second installment of the October Rat Pack Special is here! This week Ben and Nolan take on the Chairman of the Board, The Sultan of Swoon, Frank Sinatra. The guys talk about his early life and the beginning of his extended solo career. They then move on to Sinatra’s long lasting legacy and involvement with philanthropic work.

 

http://www.sinatra.com/ 

https://www.biography.com/people/frank-sinatra-9484810 

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This week’s episode marks the first installment in a month long series over The Rat Pack! Today Nolan and Ben are taking an entire episode to talk about the King of Cool, Dean Martin. In addition to his legendary music, television, and movie careers, the guys dive into Dino’s personal life and beginnings with Jerry Lewis.

https://www.biography.com/people/dean-martin-9542166 

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This installment of “This Month in History,” Nolan and Ben talk about historical or otherwise interesting events that occurred in September. A brief review of topics covered in this episode include the Northern Pacific Railroad, assassination of President William McKinley, Warren Comission Report, and the death of James Dean. Join us for the discussion of these topics and everything else in between.

 

http://www.historyplace.com/specials/calendar/september.htm 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2017_Central_Mexico_earthquake 
http://www.postandcourier.com/news/from-drinking-song-to-national-anthem-the-origins-of-the/article_4a709b1c-5a95-11e7-8737-33996065075c.html 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_XIV_of_France 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northern_Pacific_Railway 

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The "Then and Now" series takes a look at notable actors, actresses, musicians, and other celebrities. Nolan and Ben discuss their early careers and how they gained notoriety, before transitioning into their accomplishments later in life.

Volume 1:

Steven Spielberg

Jerry Lewis

Paul McCartney

 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Steven_Spielberg

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lewis

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_McCartney 

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Nolan and Ben are back for the second half of their two part show covering pivitol moments in televison broadcasting history. They picked up right where they left off, starting the show with the Miracle on Ice during the 1980 Olypmics. They also talk about other televised landmarks during the Cold War, popular series finales, and everything in between.

 

https://www.google.com/amp/flavorwire.com/413227/the-25-most-memorable-moments-in-tv-history/amp

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This week Nolan and Ben are bringing a brand new topic to the show! This is part one of a two part episode discussing pivotal moments in television history. Events such as the Apollo 11 Moon landing and how the breakthough musical acts on the Ed Sullivan show gathered the nation around the TV screen. Television also forever changed the political atmosphere with the first televised presidential debate between John F. Kennedy and Richard Nixon. 

 

https://www.google.com/amp/flavorwire.com/413227/the-25-most-memorable-moments-in-tv-history/amp 

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This week Ben and Nolan go back to the Young Nostalgia roots by talking about pop culture. This time they cover the 1980s. Music was huge during this time period and brought forth the emergence of new genres as well as the return of past styles. Music videos became popular and changed the audience and artist relationship forever. To round out the episode, the guys talk breifly about a few blockbuster movies from this decade that have survived in the mainstream to this day.

 

http://www.cbc.ca/strombo/news/the-80s-are-a-maligned.html 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Music_history_of_the_United_States_in_the_1980s

http://www.history.com/topics/1980s 

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This week Young Nostalgia brings a combination of emerging technology and once common place products. Nolan discusses the prominence of artificial intelligence and autonomous robotics before moving on to biotechnology and sustainability. In the second half of the show, Ben brings up several once prevelant products and ideas that have since fallen to the wayside in our modern world. Skate keys, church keys, and milk chutes are just a few of the topics covered.

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As promised, Young Nostalgia has returned! Nolan and Ben needed some time to get their lives back together after graduating college but they are now back with an all new "This Month in History." Starting a new trend in historical shows, Young Nostalgia is now focusing on quality of topics over quantity. Rather than hitting the usual large amount of events, Nolan and Ben pick out several key moments in history and expand on their build up and effects. This week's edition includes the Continental Congress, Constitiutional Conventions, entrance of atomic warfare, the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, and the fall of the Berlin Wall.

 

TheHistoryPlace.com

History.com

ConstitiutionFacts.com

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