Gun Control, History’s Unknown Chapters, Goals for 2016

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Have you heard about the cook who used whiskey to survive the sinking of the Titanic, or the man who lived through the nuclear explosions in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki? Our guest takes us through the weird, wild and mostly-forgotten moments from history. We also examine President Obama’s executive action on gun control and ask you about your goals for 2016.

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Episode Credits

  • Rob Ferrett Host
  • Veronica Rueckert Host
  • Rob Ferrett Producer
  • Judith Siers-Poisson Producer
  • Amanda Magnus Producer
  • Giles Milton Guest
  • Adam Winkler Guest

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