Monthly Archive: August 2017

Old School Catcher's Mitt

Spy Catcher (Ep. 050)

When did Moe Berg become a spy, and when did we know it? In Episode 50, Out Of My Mind, the story of the most enigmatic spy ever to don a baseball uniform.

Jingle Boxes

Always On Your Mind (Ep. 049)

In Episode 49, Jay Douglas tells the story of the man behind the modern radio jingle and that tune you just can’t get out of your head.

Tone Arm

On The Record (Ep. 048)

Iin the 1930s, two media titans fought over a replacement for the 78rpm record. In Episode 48, podcast host Jay Douglas tells the hole story of their brawl (not a typo).

Jester Magazine Laughing Lion

Whose Lion Is It Anyway (Ep. 047)

So you know Howard Dietz, who came up with the idea for M-G-M’s Leo the Lion, was inspired by the mascot of Columbia University. Well, here’s what you don’t know.

Eye Chart And Glasses

It Remains To Be Seen (Ep. 046)

In Episode 46 of Out Of My Mind, host Jay Douglas tells the story of those letters on today’s eye chart and how Herman Snellen blinded us with science.