John Tenniel for Punch Magazine, or The London Charivai / This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published (or registered with the U.S. Copyright Office) before January 1, 1923.

Airs Thursday. May 25, at 7:45 a.m. Dr. Cheryl White goes back to the turn of the last century and a tale that haunted London. Jack The Ripper

Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner

Commentator Gary Joiner explores the origins of the penny dreadful, the popular and cheap serial literature that rose up in the dark corners of Victorian London.

Dr. Gary Joiner / Dr. Gary Joiner

The legendary, late folk singer Pete Seeger wrote: "To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." But commentator Gary Joiner wonders why there isn’t enough time to spare today -- even to appreciate timekeeping technology through the ages?

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What Was I Thinking for September 6, 2012

Sep 6, 2012

Commentator Brian O'Nuanain shares his thoughts on the 2012 Olympics, the winner, losers, and most annoying.