John von Neumann developed game theory, “mutually assured destruction,” redefining ordinal numbers, the atomic bomb, the modern computer, and much more.
Episodes about "DC"
The Pope’s Stone
Pope Pius IX donated “The Pope’s Stone” to be included in the Washington Monument. Know Nothings stole it, and dumped it in the river near Washington, DC.
Mary Virginia Merrick
Mary Virginia Merrick was paralyzed by a fall when she was young, but she had a deep love of Christ and she founded the Christ Child Society to help mothers and children.
President Arthur Saves the North American College
The new Italian government was about to confiscate the North American College in Rome, until President Chester Arthur intervened to save it.
The True Story Behind The Exorcist
The Exorcist is one of the scariest movies and books of all time, but Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us of the true story behind it: the exorcism of a teenage boy in 1949 in Maryland and Missouri, the tenacious priests who wouldn’t give him up, and the Archangel that finally freed him.
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Clare Boothe Luce
In her life, Clare Boothe Luce was a Congresswoman, ambassador, playwright, war correspondent, and advisor to presidents. Tom and Noëlle Crowe tell us how this remarkable woman went from a dissolute socialite to a woman of deep Catholic faith brought about by a personal tragedy that caused her to re-encounter Christ.
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Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle
In 1824, a widow in Washington, DC, experienced a miraculous healing of a debilitating cancer that had kept her bedridden for years: “Mrs. Mattingly’s Miracle.”