This is Today

The podcast features stories that make each day unique. Each day we will share celebrity birthdays, biographies, events, and more. A quick and fun listen that will quickly become a daily habit.


Black Friday This is Today

This is Today features the stories that make this day unique. It’s Friday, November 26, 2021, and here is what we talk about today:You’re Welcomegiving Day – Day After ThanksgivingMaize Day – Day After ThanksgivingFlossing Day – Day After ThanksgivingBuy Nothing Day – Day After ThanksgivingBlack Friday – Day After ThanksgivingNational Native American Heritage Day – Day After ThanksgivingNational Day of Listening – Day After ThanksgivingNational Cake DayHelp to support this podcast:Become a Patron!Subscribe to Learning More Get bonus content on Patreon See for privacy and opt-out information.
  1. Black Friday
  2. Thanksgiving
  3. Tie One On
  4. One More Cup Of Coffee
  5. Cranberries


The host and Executive Producer of This is Today is Russ Catanach. As host, he talks about the historical and nostalgic events of each day.

Russ has a background in radio broadcasting, having worked for various San Francisco radio stations, including K-101 (now Star 101.3) and Alice@97.3. Russ has also performed improv and stand-up comedy.

In addition to hosting This is Today, he is a marketing professional and consultant for local businesses.

Featured Episodes

Rosa Parks Museum Virtual Visit

65 years ago today, Rosa Parks was arrested for civil disobedience. She sat down on a bus and refused to give up her seat to a white passenger.  The events of that day in 1955 started a yearlong Montgomery Bus Boycott and a civil rights movement.

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Zombie George Washington

George Washington died on December 14th, 1799.  Today we learn the cause of death, about the funeral and how we almost had a zombie George Washington.  We talk with Tom Plott, the Manager of Character Interpretation at George Washington’s Mount Vernon

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Carrie Fisher & Debbie Reynolds

In 2016, the world was shocked by the death of Debbie Reynolds, which happened just a day after her daughter Carrie Fisher’s unexpected death.  In the first episode of a special two-part podcast, we talk with Todd Fisher.

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