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Big Lives. Little-known Facts. Great, unknown stories hide inside history—every other Wednesday, we dig up what you don't know about the icons you do know. Hosts Carter and Vanessa bring history to life, telling unexpected anecdotes, describing the real personalities behind big names, and examining each individual’s lasting impact on the world. A reboot of Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths. (iTunes “Best Debuts of 2016”) Historical Figures is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media P ...
 
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Dracula wasn’t the only frightful fiction conjured by Irish author Bram Stoker… In this retelling of “The Judge’s House,” a Cambridge student is overcome with curiosity — then dread — as he faces an evil man’s terrifying legacy. Listen to Part 1 right here, then search “Haunted Places: Ghost Stories” to hear Part 2, when the Judge himself comes cal…
 
I got to talk to Paul and Luke from the Two Dudes and a Movie crew this week. We hear about Luke's love for Studio Ghibli, Paul's DBZ marathon in high school, some of our favorite concerts and much more! Movie fans should check out Two Dudes and a Movie for an in depth look at what makes some of our favorite movies great. They've got a December giv…
 
Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Unsolved Murders on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In 1483, two princes got caught in the center of a bloody war for the throne of England — and became one of the biggest murder mysteries in British history. Learn…
 
Today we’re bringing you a special two-part episode from another Spotify Original from Parcast. If you enjoy it, check out Unsolved Murders on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts! In 1483, two princes got caught in the center of a bloody war for the throne of England — and became one of the biggest murder mysteries in British history. Learn…
 
In the 1940s and ‘50s, Gloria Grahame was known for her sophisticated acting style and signature lipstick. But what really thrust her into the public eye was her tumultuous personal life. As events escalated at home, Gloria’s career backslid into oblivion. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, a Parcast Original. For mor…
 
Chess grandmaster Bobby Fischer etched his name into the history books with his World Championship win in 1972. But after his peak, he became a paranoid recluse, withdrawing from his friends, family and country further into his own deeply troubled mind. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, a Parcast Original. For more e…
 
Auto engineer and inventor John DeLorean built an enormously successful career at GM in the ‘60s and ‘70s, creating the blueprint for the iconic American muscle car. But he’s mostly known for his eponymous car and motor company, which failed when he became entangled in a cocaine trafficking scheme. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Fa…
 
He built a Christian theme park and launched a satellite into space so he could preach the word of God to everyone, everywhere, all the time. But when Bakker’s cooked books and sexual proclivities worked their way onto the television screens in 1987, not even his larger-than-life fame could save him from disgrace… This episode is brought to you by …
 
It's no secret that we're big Toonami fans here at Tunes/Toons Podcast, so I invited our favorite film critic from The Cinematopolis, Caleb Masters, to program his dream block of Toonami from any of the shows that have ever aired in a new series called, "On My Block!" What did he pick? Tune in and find out! Follow Caleb on Twitter: @cmasterstalk…
 
In 1770, Marie Antoinette arrived in France from Austria and married the future King of France. Though, in Versailles, she enjoyed every possible luxury, in the streets of Paris, the people whispered increasingly vicious things about her which eventually led to her grim demise. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, a Par…
 
He famously won the Tour de France seven consecutive times from 1999 to 2005. During that period, Lance Armstrong was adamant that he never took performance-enhancing drugs. But in reality, the so-called "cleanest athlete in sports" was running the most sophisticated doping ring in history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adcho…
 
In the 1940s, screenwriter and author Dalton Trumbo was at the top of his game. Despite his talent and success, Trumbo's decision to join the Communist Party at the height of the "Red Scare" led to him being disgraced, blacklisted and jailed. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, a Parcast Original. For more episodes lik…
 
It is often referred to as “Hollywood’s first scandal.” At the center of it: Roscoe “Fatty” Arbuckle, a world-famous star whose association with sexual assault and murder would send shockwaves through tinseltown in the 1920s. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subsc…
 
One of my favorite podcasts right now is Finding Emo - a show looking at the best emo albums, track by track, and talking about why we love them. One of the hosts, Blake Fischer, spoke with me about the concept for the show and some of his favorite music. We gush pretty hard about Jimmy Eat World too. Check it out! Finding Emo is available wherever…
 
Ultimately becoming the third Vice President of the United States, Aaron Burr spent his life’s work clawing his way up through the world of Congressional politics in the late 1700s. This would culminate in a deadly duel with Alexander Hamilton that would leave Burr's reputation irreparably tarnished. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: …
 
Jerry Lee Lewis was a rock and roll superstar whose early 1950s fame rivaled Elvis's—until his scandalous marriage to a 13-year-old cousin derailed his career at the height of his popularity. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, a Parcast Original. For more episodes like this one, subscribe to Famous Fates free and only…
 
Nearly a century before Bernie Madoff stole billions, Charles Ponzi was the dapper Italian con artist who laid the foundations for his scam: the Ponzi scheme. By 1920, Ponzi’s fall would be painful. But it was a fitting end for a man who scratched and crawled his way to the top. This episode is brought to you by Famous Fates: Falls From Grace, a Pa…
 
He had it all—respect, wealth, beautiful Hollywood girlfriends. A golden finger that seemed to make everything he touched into a success. The same obsessive perfectionism that had pushed Howard Hughes to the top in the ‘20s and ‘30s would take over his life, and leave him a shell of the all-American golden boy he once was. This episode is brought t…
 
The first social distancing episode! I did a live video stream on my page and this is the audio from that. Josh Cain from the Animation Station Podcast chats with me about a couple projects he's been working on and series-regular Emily Strickler jumped on Zoom to talk about working from home and Animal Crossing. A good time was had by all.…
 
If you enjoy the true stories told in Historical Figures, check out this episode from our series Gone: In December of 1812, the daughter of disgraced former Vice President Aaron Burr, boarded a ship in South Carolina to travel north to see her father. Theodosia Burr Alston was never seen again. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/a…
 
March Sadness is presented by Vanessa House Beer Company. It's the finale episode of our month-long quest to crown an emo champion! Beau, Ryan and Emily return to finish the bracket they started. Listen along and see if your favorite band made it! Ryan and Emily try to fuck my day up part-way through, but I still had fun. Beau was chill the whole t…
 
March Sadness is presented by Vanessa House Beer Company. Matt Jewett, James Nghiem, and Brendan Nutter stopped by the studio for this round of March Sadness. They'll be setting up the Sweet 16 for the final episode of this series. Do you agree with their picks? Is your favorite band still in the running? Tune in and see! *Note: Due to the current …
 
March Sadness is presented by Vanessa House Beer Company. Robby & Josh join me for this episode of March Sadness. Listen in as I help them decide the first-round matchups in the Midwest and South regions! *Note: Due to the current COVID-19 situation, some events mentioned that were scheduled to take place at Vanessa House may be cancelled or postpo…
 
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