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The Thread

OZY

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The Thread

The Thread

OZY

193
Followers
864
Plays
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Explore history's interlocking lives and events. Turn back the clock, one story at a time. Discover how various strands are woven together to create a historic figure, a big idea or an unthinkable tragedy. From OZY Media. History. Unwound.

Latest Episodes

Season One Trailer: From Lennon to Lenin

Coming September 25. The Thread's first season will connect the dots between John Lennon's murder and Vladimir Lenin's revolution 63 years earlier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2017 SEP 14
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Season One Trailer: From Lennon to Lenin

The Murder of John Lennon

After shooting the rock star John Lennon in front of the Dakota Building in Manhattan on December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman remained at the crime scene reading his favorite book, The Catcher in the Rye, until police arrived. Chapman identified powerfully with Holden Caulfield, the novel’s alienated protagonist, and in this episode we explore Chapman’s motivations, their grounding in Catcher, and ask the question: What makes someone kill their own hero in cold blood? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

17 MIN2017 SEP 24
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The Murder of John Lennon

Holden Caulfield Goes to War

If The Catcher in the Rye resonates with people in dark places like Mark David Chapman, then it may be because the novel, and its author, passed through hell itself on the way to publication. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2017 OCT 2
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Holden Caulfield Goes to War

Caught Between Two Postage Stamps

Wooed by perhaps the greatest American writer of the 20th century, born from the loins of its greatest playwright and ultimately wed to the most famous performer on the planet, Oona O'Neill Chaplin lived in the shadow of three of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and her story is interwoven with them all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2017 OCT 9
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Caught Between Two Postage Stamps

America’s Troubled Shakespeare

Considered by many to be “America’s Shakespeare,” Eugene O’Neill revolutionized American drama. But O’Neill suffered greatly for his art, battling alcoholism and depression for decades, and many, including his daughter, suffered for it as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2017 OCT 16
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America’s Troubled Shakespeare

The Bohemians

We chronicle the life and times of Louise Bryant and her husband, John Reed, two Greenwich Village Bohemians who ended up at ground zero for the greatest revolution the world has ever known. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

23 MIN2017 OCT 23
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The Bohemians

From Lennon to Lenin

In this final episode of the season, host Sean Braswell ties up some of our thread's loose ends, explores some more surprising connections between our characters and reflects on the nature of art, life, fate and redemption. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

23 MIN2017 OCT 30
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From Lennon to Lenin

Bonus Episode: The Bard and a Bird Strike

In this bonus episode, OZY brings you our first mini-Thread which begins with one of William Shakespeare's characters uttering a single word in 1597 and ends as a passenger plane plunges into the waters outside Boston almost four centuries later. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

11 MIN2017 DEC 11
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Bonus Episode: The Bard and a Bird Strike

Bonus Episode: From Drug Deals to the New Deal

A century before his grandson, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, rose to power, Warren Delano grew very rich from trafficking a highly addictive drug. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

9 MIN2017 DEC 18
Comments
Bonus Episode: From Drug Deals to the New Deal

Season Two Trailer: The Birth of #MeToo

Coming March 12. Season Two of The Thread will connect the dots between Gloria Steinem and the casting couches of early Hollywood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2018 MAR 8
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Season Two Trailer: The Birth of #MeToo

Latest Episodes

Season One Trailer: From Lennon to Lenin

Coming September 25. The Thread's first season will connect the dots between John Lennon's murder and Vladimir Lenin's revolution 63 years earlier. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2017 SEP 14
Comments
Season One Trailer: From Lennon to Lenin

The Murder of John Lennon

After shooting the rock star John Lennon in front of the Dakota Building in Manhattan on December 8, 1980, Mark David Chapman remained at the crime scene reading his favorite book, The Catcher in the Rye, until police arrived. Chapman identified powerfully with Holden Caulfield, the novel’s alienated protagonist, and in this episode we explore Chapman’s motivations, their grounding in Catcher, and ask the question: What makes someone kill their own hero in cold blood? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

17 MIN2017 SEP 24
Comments
The Murder of John Lennon

Holden Caulfield Goes to War

If The Catcher in the Rye resonates with people in dark places like Mark David Chapman, then it may be because the novel, and its author, passed through hell itself on the way to publication. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2017 OCT 2
Comments
Holden Caulfield Goes to War

Caught Between Two Postage Stamps

Wooed by perhaps the greatest American writer of the 20th century, born from the loins of its greatest playwright and ultimately wed to the most famous performer on the planet, Oona O'Neill Chaplin lived in the shadow of three of the greatest artists of the 20th century, and her story is interwoven with them all. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2017 OCT 9
Comments
Caught Between Two Postage Stamps

America’s Troubled Shakespeare

Considered by many to be “America’s Shakespeare,” Eugene O’Neill revolutionized American drama. But O’Neill suffered greatly for his art, battling alcoholism and depression for decades, and many, including his daughter, suffered for it as well. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

21 MIN2017 OCT 16
Comments
America’s Troubled Shakespeare

The Bohemians

We chronicle the life and times of Louise Bryant and her husband, John Reed, two Greenwich Village Bohemians who ended up at ground zero for the greatest revolution the world has ever known. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

23 MIN2017 OCT 23
Comments
The Bohemians

From Lennon to Lenin

In this final episode of the season, host Sean Braswell ties up some of our thread's loose ends, explores some more surprising connections between our characters and reflects on the nature of art, life, fate and redemption. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

23 MIN2017 OCT 30
Comments
From Lennon to Lenin

Bonus Episode: The Bard and a Bird Strike

In this bonus episode, OZY brings you our first mini-Thread which begins with one of William Shakespeare's characters uttering a single word in 1597 and ends as a passenger plane plunges into the waters outside Boston almost four centuries later. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

11 MIN2017 DEC 11
Comments
Bonus Episode: The Bard and a Bird Strike

Bonus Episode: From Drug Deals to the New Deal

A century before his grandson, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, rose to power, Warren Delano grew very rich from trafficking a highly addictive drug. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

9 MIN2017 DEC 18
Comments
Bonus Episode: From Drug Deals to the New Deal

Season Two Trailer: The Birth of #MeToo

Coming March 12. Season Two of The Thread will connect the dots between Gloria Steinem and the casting couches of early Hollywood. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers

1 MIN2018 MAR 8
Comments
Season Two Trailer: The Birth of #MeToo
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