Sidedoor: Special Delivery

Sidedoor is a podcast only the Smithsonian can bring you. It tells stories about science, art, history, humanity and where they unexpectedly overlap. From dinosaurs to dining rooms, this podcast connects big ideas to the people who have them.

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Special Delivery

The payoff is all in the delivery: Sending mail via cruise missile; preparing a strong-willed orangutan for primate parenthood; and failing to land a joke from the “gag file” of Phyllis Diller.


  • Frank Winter, National Air and Space Museum
  • Dwight Bowers, National Museum of American History
  • Amanda Bania, National Zoo

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Posted: 26 October 2016
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