In this episode we remember what it was like to take pictures on film and then have to wait weeks to finally see the pictures that you took. We start off by exploring the history of photography and the science behind making an actual picture. Then we discuss the wait time of film development until we get to the magic of digital cameras. Finally we end with how photo taking would never be the same after just "one more thing."
In this podcast episode we remember how, when we were growing up, we thought the future would be filled with flying cars. We start off by remembering the flying car pioneers like Henry Ford before we take that turn into Hollywood and talk about flying cars in the movies. We then end up talking about modern personal aviation and its future- flying taxis. Come join us as we remember the thrill of imagining a world filled with flying cars!
Happy Holidays! In this holiday episode we look back at why we give presents to each other during the holidays, what are some of the most popular presents over the last 100 years, and then we sit at a roundtable with some of our family members and talk about our most memorable presents.
In this podcast episode we remember the 70s and how everyone in the US was going to convert to the Metric System. There were TV commercials trying to convince us to change, teachers would pound into us that we needed to learn the Metric System now, and thermometers, gas pumps and speed limit signs started to show metric equivalents. But what happened? Listen to I Used 2 Know- The Metric System was Coming and find out why the US is still not using the Metric System, how secretly the US IS using the metric system, and how the world just redefined the kilogram last November, 2018.
In this episode we "Interrupt our regularly scheduled programming" by remembering TV Specials- some were cartoons, some were live action but all of them would bring families together around the TV. We start off by discussing how TV specials got started, but then we dive into those TV specials that we remember from our childhood. Of course, this wouldn't be a TV Special show if we didn't talk about the WORST TV SPECIAL- EVER! Don't forget to visit us on Facebook @IUsed2Know and tell us your favorite TV Specials.
Do you remember stores closing by 5pm? How about "Blue Laws" preventing you from shopping on Sunday? In this podcast episode we talk about how we Used 2 Know that Things Would Close. We cover the history of Blue Laws, how 7-Eleven became a 24 hr convenience store, and how you still can't go shopping on Sunday in NJ.
In this podcast episode we talk about the history of Halloween, where did Trick or Treat come from, and we travel through the Trick or Treat candies of the decades from the 20s to today- finally answering the age old question, what's the best Halloween candy that I Used 2 Know.
In this minipod podcast of I Used 2 Know- Columbus Discovered America, we complete the Columbus discussion we started in our previous podcast- I Used 2 Know- Maps. We talk about the history of Columbus, the real names of those famous ships that sailed the ocean blue, and how Columbus survived by using a lunar eclipse.
In this podcast episode of I Used 2 Know- Battlewagon Roadtrips, we explore what it was like to take family road trips in a station wagon. We explore the history of road trips, the vehicle in question (Ford LTD Country Squire Wagon- aka BattleWagon), and how we survived hours of travel trapped in a Station Wagon.
In this podcast episode, we celebrate summer by remembering how we Used 2 Know Ice Cream Trucks. Do you remember that feeling when you heard the song "The Entertainer" get closer and closer? How about that scramble to find money and run out to the street in time to get a Good Humor bar? In this episode we go over the history of ice cream, how George Washington and Thomas Jefferson loved ice cream, "penny licks," Mr Softee, and discuss an ongoing ice cream truck "war" still going on in New York City.