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Tracing the Path is a 20th Century history podcast in the genre of Paul Harvey's "Rest of the Story", Charles Kuralt and Charles Osgood's "CBS Sunday Morning" program. We tell the interconnected stories of the 20th Centuries people, products, events and ideas.

May 19, 2021

The Six Degrees of Separation Game originated in 1909 with a Novel Prize winners speech. From there it has grown in reach and truth. What if we connect the most amazing things that could never truly have something in common. We do and it's amazing! 

Apr 20, 2021

Which 2 wars played a role in the history of M&M Chocolate Candy?  And the Nutcracker? How did the Mars Bar, 3 Musketeers, Milky Way and Cadbury Easter Eggs come to be?  And learn how 2 wars combined to make the most popular candy in the world. 

Mar 19, 2021

Baseball created strong ties between the U.S. and Cuba, specifically the negro leagues and the Cuban league. For both countries baseball had become the national past time  . . . until Fidel Castro stepped in. Today we look at the how baseball impacted the Cuban Missile Crisis along with some of the major traditions...

Feb 21, 2021

Let's unravel the mysteries of the Trial of the Century where Clarence Darrow and William Jennings Bryan put evolution on trial. What was the long term significance? How did it end? And who got the final justice?

Jan 19, 2021

In today's story we explore the interconnected stories of Anacreon the Greek Poet, Francis Scott Key, Robert Ripley, John Philip Sousa and 7 US Presidents.  The Star Spangled Banner isn't just about a flag or the Battle of Fort McHenry. It involves slaves, Charles Schulz, Jack London, Oliver Wendell Holmes, and even...