This show features two stories from a pair of veteran radio producers. In each of them, there is an event, quick and violent, followed by the rippling aftermath.
A story from The Memory Palace. The Brothers Booth, in which the most famous actor in America mounts a comeback after his little brother shoots Abraham Lincoln.
You can hear more historical stories at The Memory Palace.
Plus, Independent journalist Jake Warga with a stream of consciousness telling of a street mugging, his own. (Jake Warga)
This program was originally broadcast on April 26, 2011.