Six Impossible Episodes by Request

From left to right: The 1917 Silent Parade, the Massacre of Glencoe, and Thread City Crossing, aka the Frog Bridge, commemorating the Windham Frog Fight. (Public domain, Culture Club/Getty Images, Grendelkhan via Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license)

This installation of Six Impossible Episodes is a bit of a hodge podge, with several oft-requested topics. Included are Olive Yang, the Silent Parade of 1917, the Glencoe Massacre, Marion Downs, Lena Himmelstein and the Great Windham Frog Fight of 1754.

Tracy's Research:

  • Paluch, Gabrielle. “The royal-turned-warlord and opium pioneer of the Golden Triangle dies at 90.” Coconuts Yangon via PRI’s The World. 7/18/2017.
  • Smith, Harrison. “Olive Yang, cross-dressing warlord and Burmese opium trafficker, dies at 90.” Washington Post. 7/24/2017.
  • Paluch, Gabrielle. “The Female Warlord Who Had C.I.A. Connections and Opium Routes.” New York Times. 7/21/2017.
  • Scott, Peter Dale. “Operation Paper: The United States and Drugs in Thailand and Burma.” The Asia-Pacific Journal, Vol. 8 Issue 44, Nov. 1 2010.
  • Paluch, Gabrielle. “Royal-turned-warlord and Opium Pioneer of the Golden Triangle: Olive Yang Dies at 90.” Coconuts Yangon. 7/18/2017.
  • Brown, DeNeen L. “Google memorializes the Silent Parade when 10,000 black people protested lynchings.” Washington Post. 7/28/2017.
  • National Humanities Center. “The Negro Silent Protest Parade.”
  • Bowery Boys. “Listening to the Silent Parade of 1917: The Forgotten Civil Rights March.”
  • Bragg, Melvyn et al. "The Glencoe Massacre." In Our Time. BBC Radio Four. 1/21/2010
  • Bragg, Melvyn et al. "The Glencoe Massacre." In Our Time. BBC Radio Four. 1/21/2010
  • The Editors of Encyclopædia Britannica. “Massacre of Glencoe.” Encyclopedia Britannica. April 12, 2017.
  • BBC. “The Making of the Union: The Massacre of Glen Coe.”
  • Marion Downs Center. “About Marion Downs.”
  • Sullivan, Becky. “Remembering The Pioneering Audiologist Who Tested Hearing At Birth.” All Things Considered. 12/28/2014
  • Twichell, Tonya. “Listening to Marion Downs: What She Said about Children's Hearing Changed the World.” CU Medicine Today. 10/2011.
  • “Aduiology Legend Marion Downs Passes Away.” The Hearing Review.
  • Pisano, Dominick. “Eugene J. Bullard.” Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
  • Jewish Virtual Library. “Himmelstein, Lena.”
  • Russian Heritage Museum. “Lena Himmelstein: Fashion Designer, Businesswoman.”
  • American Textile History Museum. “Robust Sales and Trim Figures: Lane Bryant Catalogs, 1921-1947.”
  • New England Historical Society. “The Great Windham Frog Fight of 1754.”
  • Hoberman, Michael. “Bridge Ornaments Help Tell the Legend of the Windham Frog Fight.” Connecticut

Topics in this Podcast: Jewish history, black history, Six Impossible Episodes, Scottish history, jacobites, medical history, fashion history, offbeat history, Asian history, European history, U.S. history, LGBTQ history, disability, LGBTQIA history