During the War of 1812, a lawyer named Francis Scott Key was inspired to write The Star-Spangled Banner, which would come to be the national anthem of the United States of America. But how much do we know about Key and his broadside ballad? Find out as Gap sits down with Francis Scott Key on Orbital.

We talk about the full four verses of the anthem in this episode. But, if you are interested in the FIFTH verse written by Oliver Wendell Holmes, you can learn about that here!

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P.S. If you want to see the video Gap showed to Key at the end of the episode, here it is. P.S.S. Key looked confused for the duration, but was visibly touched at it’s conclusion.