To Sidedoor, With Love

Season 10
01.31.2024
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From brontosauruses with bronchitis, to birds on a wire, to flying space rocks, and a botched heist at twenty thousand feet. In this episode, Lizzie and Sidedoor producer, James, run all around the Smithsonian to answer listeners' questions from the Sidedoor mailbag.  

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  • Listen to past episodes of Sidedoor mentioned in this episode:
    • Track the century-old case of the "Last Great Train Robbery" with the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum in CSI: Southern Pacific.
    • Find out where hundreds of black-crowned night herons go after their nesting season at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo in Hot Bird Summer.
    • Follow one man’s mission to document the world’s sounds—and sample the Folkways Recordings collection that lives on at the Smithsonian—in Recording the World.
  • Investigate even more cases of postal theft, crimes, and scams and learn about the work of the U.S. Postal Inspection Service in the Behind the Badge exhibition at the Smithsonian’s National Postal Museum.
  • Listen to more interspecies tunes by sampling the 1982 album Playing Music with Animals: Interspecies Communication of Jim Nollman with 300 Turkeys, 12 Wolves and 20 Orcas from Smithsonian Folkways Recordings.
  • Navigate the 31,000-square-foot fossil hall at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in an interactive virtual tour.
  • Get a glimpse at the arthritic leg bone of a duck-billed hadrosaur in Smithsonian magazine.
     

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