In fiction, heroes come in all shapes and sizes from the very young to the aged, from ghosts to aliens, and from every race, creed, religion, and gender, but on the silver screen and TV, there has been one type of hero that has been in short supply–The Black hero. Joining us to talk about heroes, role models, TV, and his Xistance is actor Cress […]
At the cross-section of fandom and folk music, there is something called filk. One of the masters of filk is Pegasus Award winner, T.J. Burnside-Clapp. Host Andrew Hiller, speaks to her about her music, being a parent, and the culture surrounding filk.
Women’s marches are hardly a new thing. In some ways, the War on Women has been ongoing since the very birth of America. Ellouise Schoettler, came to adulthood at a time where women had very limited options… Nurse, teacher, librarian, secretary… but with the inspiration of a book and a group of craftswomen, this textile artist became one of the lead voices for women in […]
Moments in Time: Prohibition Prohibition ended in December of 1933, after nearly 14 years of the sale of alcohol being outlawed in the United States. The move towards a liquor-free nation began in the early 19th century. The movement, led by church groups and temperance societies persisted for 100 years before they won their day. Their mission, to hault the “evils of drink”, climaxed in […]
Risking the pharaoh’s curse, archaeologist Howard Carter’s boots first touched Saharan sand in 1891. Before his arrival his predecessors, both fellow archaeologists and grave robbers, had already discovered the locations of most of the pyramids, but he was undeterred. It took him 30 years to make his find, but what a find it was – King Tut’s tomb! King Tutankhamun, the 18 year old pharaoh, […]
This month, we reflect on the vehicle that changed the way people moved – the Model T. In 1908, the Model T first began to roll of the assembly lines in Detroit. By developing a system of interchangeable parts, Henry Ford’s assembly line made a product that between 1908 and 1927 sold 15 million vehicles.
Host Andrew Hiller talks with one of the world’s foremost Sherlock Holmes experts, the Red Circle’s own Peter Blau.
Host Andrew Hiller talks again with Rabbi Sunny Schnitzer about his work in Cuba and how he received special permission to teach the Cuban Jews how to be Jewish again. Rabbi Schnitzer began rebuilding and reteaching tradition, language, song, and structure from the ground up.
The modern course of US/Middle East relations turned on August 2, 1990, when Iraq invaded Kuwait. The war for sovereignty and against oil over-production drew sharp criticism around the world. Just five days later, U.S. president George H. W. Bush launched Operation Desert Shield in an attempt to repel Iraq from Kuwait, and began the Gulf War. Under the leadership of General Norman Schwarzkopf, US […]
Today, we visit a creator of gods, demigods, heroes, villains and demons…. And if your Spidey Sense isn’t tingling it may be clobbering time. Xistance chats with Stan Lee.