On the program this time, we find out the secrets Santa uses to make his Christmas round from the author of the book "The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve." We hear about a cheerleading squad that has formed at a famed women's college. And we learn that when you look like Santa, it's Christmas all year around. Those stories and more, this time on Sidetrack.

Lost Boys of Monmouth

Smith College cheerleaders

Memory Palace: Hoover Dam

Going Rogue as political theater

Music and the Mouse: How the Walt Disney Company used music to build its empire

Book interview: "The Truth About Santa"

Essay: "My Favorite Things"

It's Always Christmas