The Thread With OZY
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Explore history’s interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable tragedy. From OZY Media. History. Unwound.
||CleanBonus Episode: From Drug Deals to the New Deal||A century before his grandson, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, rose to power, Warren Delano grew very rich from trafficking a highly addictive drug.||12/17/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanBonus Episode: The Bard and a Bird Strike||In this bonus episode, OZY brings you our first mini-Thread which begins with one of William Shakespeare's characters uttering a single word in 1597 and ends as a passenger plane plunges into the waters outside Boston almost four centuries later.||12/10/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFrom Lennon to Lenin||In this final episode of the season, host Sean Braswell ties up some of our thread's loose ends, explores some more surprising connections between our characters and reflects on the nature of art, life, fate and redemption.||10/29/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Bohemians||We chronicle the life and times of Louise Bryant and her husband, John Reed, two Greenwich Village Bohemians who ended up at ground zero for the greatest revolution the world has ever known.||10/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAmerica’s Troubled Shakespeare||Considered by many to be “America’s Shakespeare,” Eugene O’Neill revolutionized American drama.||10/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCaught Between Two Postage Stamps||Wooed by perhaps the greatest American writer of the 20th century, born from the loins of its greatest playwright and ultimately wed to the most famous performer on the planet, Oona O'Neill Chaplin lived in the shadow of three of the greatest artists...||10/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHolden Caulfield Goes to War||If The Catcher in the Rye resonates with people in dark places like Mark David Chapman, then it may be because the novel, and its author, passed through hell itself on the way to publication.||10/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanThe Murder of John Lennon||After shooting the rock star John Lennon in front of the Dakota Building in Manhattan on December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman remained at the crime scene reading his favorite book.||9/24/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanTrailer||Coming September 25. The Thread's first season will connect the dots between John Lennon's murder and Vladimir Lenin's revolution 63 years earlier.||9/8/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Sounds really interesting! I look forward to it.
Already hooked! Intriguing storyline and setup
After listening to the first episode I can't wait for the second. The surface of a web of small, yet world-changing, events is scratched in this episode and leaves me wanting more. The pacing of the narrative is spot-on so I felt immersed yet could also complete chores around the house. I will be a regular listener and can't wait for the next episode!
Really intriguing first episode, learnt a lot that I didn’t know. Intrigued to see what the rest of the episodes explore. And the narrator is awesome!