The Remarkable Sarah Hale

In this episode of The Brain Food Show, we start by looking at the real reason turkeys are called turkeys.

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Moving on to the main content today we’re discussing one of the most remarkable women of the 19th century- Sarah Josepha Hale went from a recent widow with five children, including one newborn infant, to one of the most influential and successful women of her era, as well as look at her many contributions to American culture at the time.

Next we debunk a variety of pilgrim related myths, and then in the follow up section tell the full story of the plane hijacking attempt referenced in a previous episode where a man attempted to hijack a passenger airplane and fly it into the White House to kill Richard Nixon.

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