Have you been listening to our podcast Anytime Now? It's a great way to explore the people and topics found within our magazine and beyond. We wanted to make an easy guide to help our listeners find their new favorite episode and a magazine or book to go with it. Don't forget to check back as we continue to update our guide with new episodes and resources.
Episode 1 | The Incredible Crafts
Topics: Escape, Trains, Slavery, Black History
Episode 2 | Ada Lovelace: Making it Count
Topics: Inventions, Women's History, History of Science, England
Pair it with History is Inventive for a book all about inventions.
Episode 3 | Put on Your Thinking Cap: Talking About Fashion
Topics: Fashion, History of Language, Europe
Pair it with Issue 9 | An Era of Exploration to learn about fashion during the Renaissance.
Episode 4 | The History of... History: Leopold von Ranke
Topics: History of Ideas, Germany
Pair it with Issue 1 | The Swan King to learn some more German history.
Episode 5 | The Story of Sugar Hill
Topics: Civil Rights, Urban Development, Black History, Hollywood, Legal History, U.S.
Topics: Friendship, Civil Rights, Women's History, Black History, U.S.
Pair it with our article featuring famous friendships.
Episode 7 | Hot Stuff: The Creation of the Microwave
Topics: Inventions, History of Science, U.S.
Pair it with History is Inventive to explore many other incredible inventions.
Episode 8 | Stealing Shark Fins: Civil Forfeiture
Topics: Crime, Government, Legal History, U.S.
Episode 9 | Dining with Aboriginal Australians
Topics: Indigenous History, Food, Australia
Topics: Inventions, History of Science, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 3 | War of the Currents to learn more about Tesla, Edison, and the age of electricity.
Episode 11 | Uncovering Khufu: A Rare Find
Topics: Archeology, Ancient History, Egypt
Pair it with Issue 11 | Journey Through the Jungle to learn more about archaeology.
Episode 12 | Ira Aldridge Takes the Stage
Topics: Theater, Black History, Shakespeare, U.S., Europe
Pair it with Issue 9 | An Era of Exploration to read Ira Aldridge’s incredible story.
Episode 13 | Harriet Tubman's Secret Mission
Topics: Espionage, Slavery, Women's History, Black History, American Civil War, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 6 | A Secret Mission to learn about Tubman and many other ladies of espionage.
Episode 14 | Standing Bear's Pursuit of Happiness
Topics: Civil Rights, Indigenous History, Legal History, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 15 | A Native Story to learn about other trail-blazing figures of American Indian history.
Episode 15 | A Love of the Sea: Rachel Carson
Topics: Conservation, Literature, History of Science, Women's History, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 7 | Into the Deep to read about Carson and her life as an author.
Topics: Civil Rights, Women's History, Indigenous History, Guatemala
Pair it with Issue 11 | Journey Through the Jungle to learn about the Maya and the people's rich history.
Episode 17 | Ups and Downs: Charles Dow
Topics: Business, Journalism, Economic History, U.S.
Pair it with History is Rich to explore the history of business, capitalism, and the U.S. economy.
Episode 18 | A Story of Ukraine: Taras Shevchenko
Topics: Literature, Russian Empire, Ukraine
Pair it with Issue 14 | A Russian Winter to learn about the history of Russia and its empire.
Episode 19 | Drawing Japan: Tezuka Osamu
Topics: Literature, Anime, WWII, Japan
Pair it with Issue 16 | The Way of the Samurai to learn about Japanese history and culture.
Episode 20 | Abraham Lincoln's Daring Escape
Topics: Espionage, Trains, American Civil War
Pair it with Issue 6 | A Secret Mission for other tales of espionage during the American Civil War.
Episode 21 | Airmail Adventure: The Story of Jack Knight's Flight
Topics: Airplanes, History of Flight, Postal History, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 12 | Special Delivery to learn all about the U.S. postal system.
Episode 22 | Building the White House
Topics: Architecture, Black History, Ireland, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 1 | The Swan King if your kids love learning about architecture.
Episode 23 | The Limping Lady: Virginia Hall
Topics: Espionage, WWII, Women's History, U.S., Europe
Pair it with Issue 6 | A Secret Mission for more stories about World War II spies.
Episode 24 | Hydna's Daring Sabotage
Topics: Swimming, Ancient History, Women's History, Greece
Pair it with Issue 17 | An Age of Legends to learn all about ancient Greece.
Episode 25 | Aliens, War, & Fake News
Topics: Science Fiction, Hoaxes, Media
Pair it with Issue 5 | The Race to Space if your kids love learning about outer space.
Episode 26 | A World Away: Dr. Madhumala Chattopadhyay
Topics: Anthropology, Indigenous History, India, Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Pair it with Issue 10 | A Portrait of India if you want to learn more about Dr. Chattopadhyay’s home country.
Episode 27 | True North
Topics: Exploration, Black History, North Pole
Pair it with Issue 7 | Into the Deep to read about other tales of exploration.
Episode 28 | The Enchantress: Dolores del Rio
Topics: Hollywood, Film History, Women's History, Hispanic and Latino History, Mexico
Pair it with Issue 11 | Journey Through the Jungle to learn about Mexico’s Indigenous history.
Episode 29 | Mad Honey
Topics: History of Science, Warfare, Ancient History, Persia, Greece
Pair it with Issue 17 | An Age of Legends to learn more about the Persian wars.
Episode 30 | Frankenstein's Monster
Topics: Science Fiction, Literature, Women's History, Europe
Pair it with our Science Fiction Reading Guide to help young historians dive into the world of science fiction.
Episode 31 | Fighting with Manners: Sibyl Hathaway
Topics: WWII, Women's History, Europe
Pair it with Issue 6 | A Secret Mission to learn about other brave women during WWII.
Episode 32 | The Native Champion: Jim Thorpe
Topics: Indigenous History, Olympics, Sports, U.S.
Episode 33 | Balto & the Nome Serum Run
Topics: Medicine, Sports, Dogs, U.S.
Episode 34 | Roxelana
Topics: Women's History, Architecture, Islamic History, Ottoman Empire, Turkey
Pair it with Issue 18 | A Magnificent Reign to explore the Ottoman Empire. Want to learn about other powerful figures of the Islamic world? Check out the story of Nur Jahan in Issue 10 | A Portrait of India and Mansa Musa in Issue 13 | The Golden Rule.
Episode 35 | A Supreme Duel
Topics: American Frontier, Slavery, American Civil War, Legal History, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 3 | War of the Currents for different kind of "duel" and another perspective of the U.S. during the 19th century.
Episode 36 | Truth Teller: Gareth Jones
Topics: Journalism, Soviet Union, Ukraine, Wales
Episode 37 | Franz Werfel's Banned Book
Topics: Censorship, WWII, Jewish History, Ottoman Empire, Armenia, Austria
Pair it with our article about the Armenian Genocide and resources to help navigate the harder truths of history.
Episode 38 | The Seamstress
Topics: Fashion, Business, Black History, Women's History, American Civil War, U.S.
Episode 39 | Composer, Swordsman, & Soldier: Joseph Bologne
Topics: Music, Sports, Black History, French Revolution, Europe
Pair it with Issue 8 | The Spirit of the Games and Issue 13 | The Golden Rule to learn about many other trail-blazing Black figures. If your kids love music, check out our story about Tchaikovsky in Issue 14 | A Russian Winter.
Episode 40 | Mary Anning and the Sea Monster
Topics: Paleontology, Women's History, History of Science, England
Pair it with Issue 7 | Into the Deep to learn all about the ocean and other women (like Rachel Carson) who made waves in the academic community during their time.
Episode 41 | Fast Food in Pompeii
Topics: Food, Archaeology, Ancient History, Roman Empire
Pair it with Issue 4 | Story of an Empire to explore the Roman Empire.
Topics: Women's History, Ancient History, Archaeology, Egypt
Episode 43 | Lighting Up the World: Nikola Tesla
Topics: History of Science, Inventions, Croatia, U.S.
Pair it with Issue 3 | War of the Currents to learn more about Nikola Tesla and his electrifying experiments.
Episode 44 | Vietnam's Tasty Sandwich
Topics: Food, Colonialism, Vietnam, France
Pair it with History Is Delicious to learn about the bánh mì as well as culinary history from around the world.
Episode 45 | Balloonomania
Topics: Women's History, Aviation, History of Science, Inventions, France
Pair it with History is Inventive to learn about dozens of other fascinating inventions from around the world.
Episode 46 | The Ballad of Mulan
Topics: Women's History, Ancient History, China
Pair it with Issue 2 | A Pirate's Tale to explore the history of China.
Episode 47 | Howard Hughes and the Flying Boat
Topics: History of Science, Engineering, Aviation, Inventions, U.S.
Keep checking this space as we continue to add episodes. We hope this guide will become a handy tool as you explore Anytime Now!