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Detroit City of Champions

Detroit City of Champions

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1935. The Great Depression. Detroit is ranked as the hardest hit city in America. Speramus Meliora Resurgent Cineribus Akin to a miracle something incredible began to happen. Detroit began to win in a way that had never been seen before…or since. The Tigers, Lions and Red Wings all won their first Championships. An unknown Joe Louis would rise to international super stardom. Speed boat racing, tennis, track and field, golf, bowling, swimming, firearms…champions all and all from Detroit. In t ...
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Ain't No Such Thing - Original Southern Horror Stories

Amanda Rachels, Jessica Hinds & Kevin LaPorte

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Do you like a good scary story? ​Us, too! You're gonna feel right at home with us here at Ain't No Such Thing, our horror podcast. Each week, we explore the ghosts, haunts, monsters, and more urban & rural legends from across the world and across cultures, and we tell our own, original horror stories based on those legends! Our stories are narrated in Southern style by illustrator and comic artist Amanda Rachels and are accompanied by episodes including commentary and analysis by Amanda, hos ...
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What if one year could define an entire city's sports legacy? Travel back with us to 1935, a year when Detroit was crowned the "City of Champions," and discover how the Lions, Tigers, Red Wings, and boxing phenom Joe Louis made an indelible mark on sports history. We'll unpack the rich interconnections between Detroit and Portsmouth, and delve into…
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Dan Campbell's decisions in the NFC Championship game - Exploring the historical precedent for success - Episode 109 How Dan Campbell's style reminds us of the story of Gerald "Gee" Walker As was said in 1933 of Gee, '... we want the wild mustang of the range, no one wins the race with old dobbin.' An amazing passage attributed to Aidan Hutchinson …
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The Forgotten Champions Episode 108: NBC lists the wrong year of the Lions first Championship Did you know? The Lions won their first Championship in 1935 and NOT 1932! Jamie and Charles explore this major error of historical inaccuracy presented by NBC during the Lions vs Buccaneers playoff game. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJami…
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Episode 107: The Other Champions of 1935: Newell Banks - Checkers Should there ever be any debate about Detroit’s claim to “The Greatest Season in American Sport history,” one need only point to the 33rd championship: Newell Banks, the 1935 checkers champion was from Detroit! https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.Weari…
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Episode 106: The Other Champions of 1935: Azucar and the first Santa Anita Handicap While the name Seabiscuit is synonymous with horse racing in the 1930’s, there was another who rose to the greatest height on the largest stage: Azucar. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFunny.com…
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Episode 105: The Other Champions of 1935: Stanley Kratkowski & Joanna De Tuscan “From a room full of sweet mamas and papas to a lunatic asylum…” The stories of Stanley Kratkowski and Joanna De Tuscan are presented alongside a unique insight into the 1936 Berlin Olympics. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFun…
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Episode 103: The Other Champions of 1935: Jimmy Gilhula, Tom Haynie and the D.A.C. Swim Team On the first weekend of July, 1935, Detroit swimmers would add three more national amateur championships to the city’s crowded victory mantle. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFunny.com…
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Episode 102: The Other Champions of 1935: Jake Ankrom The parade of Champions continues with the exploration of Jake Ankrom, winner of the 1935 National Amateur Three-Cushion Billiards Championship. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFunny.comBy Detroit City of Champions
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Episode 101: The Other Champions of 1935: Bill Bonthron Jamie and Charles broadcast on location from the Emperor’s throne room on the Death Star and investigate one of the great untold stories of 1935: Bill Bonthron’s 1500 meter world record. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFunny.com…
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Episode 100: The Other Champions of 1935: Herbert Mendelson Episode #100! Jamie and Charles reflect on the 99 previous episodes and find a little time to explore Herbert Mendelson, winner of the 1935 President’s Cup race. Thanks to everyone who has joined us live or on the feed. Thanks to everyone who has commented on the video and audio tracks. 20…
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Episode 99: The Other Champions of 1935: Dixie Oils Softball Team Among the most overlooked Champions of 1935 are the Dixie Oils softball team. Jamie and Charles explore their story as well the history of softball itself. Some of the sources we used for the history of softball: https://nfca.org/easyblog/womens-history-month-great-time-to-reflect-on…
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The Other Champions of 1935: Golden Glovers - Episode 98 While Joe Louis garnered the professional boxing headlines in 1935 there were other Detroit pugilists who would claim championships in the amateur ranks. Jamie and Charles explore their stories as well as the story of Stanley Evans, the last man to defeat Joe Louis before his rise. https://li…
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Episode 97: The Other Champions of 1935: Stroh’s Bowling Team (Part 2) Few teams have ever had an impact on their sport like that of Stroh’s Bowling. In today’s episode Jamie and Charles explore this forgotten juggernaut and their “star of stars,” Joe Norris. Some of the sites we refrenced: https://sportsplanningguide.com/seven-bowling-alleys-at-th…
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Episode 96: The Other Champions of 1935: Stroh’s Bowling Team (Part 1) Stroh’s Brewery is synonymous with Detroit itself. In today’s episode Jamie and Charles explore the history of the legendary company. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFunny.comBy Detroit City of Champions
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Episode 95: The Other Champions of 1935: Raquet Sports - Walter Kramer, Constance O’Donovan, Esther Politzer Continuing the tour through Detroit’s pantheon of Champions in 1935; Jamie and Charles explore the titles won in tennis and badminton. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFunny.com…
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Episode 94: Champions Day - 87th Anniversary & Visual Tour of the 1st Champions Day The only known Champions Day newspaper makes its internet debut for the 87th anniversary of the day it was printed to celebrate. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions www.DJJamieDetroit.com www.WearingFunny.comBy Detroit City of Champions
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Episode 92: The Other Champions of 1935: Firearms - Detroit Police and Henry B. Joy Jr. In January 1936, Detroit Times Editor, Bud Shaver, wrote a story about five “forgotten champions” of 1935. In today’s episode Jamie and Charles discuss these marksmen and the role they played as police and in Henry B. Joy’s case: high society. https://linktr.ee/…
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Episode 91: Coat of Arms & Daily Detroit: Special Guests: Christopher Boerma and Jeremiah Staes Longtime contributor, Christopher Boerma, joins us to detail the show’s coat-of-arms while Jer Staes is in studio for a conversation about his work at Daily Detroit and preview the upcoming Champions' Day event. https://linktr.ee/DetroitCityofChampions w…
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Episode 90: The Other Champions of 1935: Clark Haskins The “Detroit Atlas,” Clark Haskins and the Detroit Police Field Day are explored. Some interesting side stories today. Information and images in the video version from The Detroit News archives and The Library of Congress. A great history of the Detroit Police Department. Marie Owen the first p…
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Black & Blue - The Story of Gerald Ford, Willis Ward and 1934 University of Michigan Football. Our guest today is producer-director Brian Kruger. What is the story behind the now infamous U of M - Georgia Tech game of 1934? What part did Fielding H. Yost play in the events leading up to the benching of Willis Ward for that game and how Gerry Ford a…
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Episode 86: The Other Champions of 1935: Special Episode - Willis Ward In his day Willis Ward was regarded as the greatest athlete ever produced by Detroit. In today’s special episode, Jamie and Charles explore the rise of this academic and athletic wunderkind. This is the online exhibit from UofM https://exhibits.bentley.umich.edu/s/willisward/pag…
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