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American Shadows

iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild

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American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books.
 
The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world.
 
Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, Hosted by Jon Hagadorn, the selection of stories and interviews includes lost treasure, unsolved mysteries, unexplained phenomenon, WWII stories, biographies, disasters, legends of the Old West, American Revolutionary history, urban legends, movie backstories, and much more. .
 
New episodes come out Wednesdays for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. Netflix vs. HBO. Nike vs. Adidas. Business is war. Sometimes the prize is your wallet or your attention. Sometimes, it’s just the fun of beating the other guy. The outcome of these battles shapes what we buy and how we live. Business Wars gives you the unauthorized, real story of what drives these companies and their leaders, inventors, investors and executives to new heights -- or to ruin. Hosted b ...
 
A fast-moving history of the western world from the ancient world to the present day. Examine how the emergence of the western world as a global dominant power was not something that should ever have been taken for granted. This podcast traces the development of western civilization starting in the ancient Near East, through Greece and Rome, past the collapse of the Western Roman Empire into the Dark Ages, and then follows European and, ultimately, American history as the western world moved ...
 
It’s the groves of academe: Bennington College, the wildest and wickedest school in America. In the last great decade: the 1980s. Bennington class of ’86, class of Bret Easton Ellis, future writer of American Psycho and co-leader of the literary Brat Pack; Jonathan Lethem, future writer of Motherless Brooklyn and MacArthur Fellow; and Donna Tartt, future writer of The Secret History and Pulitzer Prize winner. All three are, at various times, infatuated and disappointed with one another, thei ...
 
A topsy-turvy science-y history podcast by Sam Kean. I examine overlooked stories from our past: the dental superiority of hunter-gatherers, the crooked Nazis who saved thousands of American lives, the American immigrants who developed the most successful cancer screening tool in history, the sex lives of dinosaurs, and much, much more. These are charming little tales that never made the history books, but these small moments can be surprisingly powerful. These are the cases where history ge ...
 
Journalist and bestselling author Michael Lewis takes a searing look at what’s happened to fairness in American life through the lens of people who depend on public trust. After exploring what’s happened to referees and coaches, the third season of Against the Rules tackles what’s happened to our trust in experts and expertise. An expert has probably saved your life more than once. So why is it so hard to judge who the real experts are? And why, once we’ve found them, do we struggle to liste ...
 
The people behind The Intercept’s fearless reporting and incisive commentary discuss the crucial issues of our time: national security, civil liberties, foreign policy, and criminal justice. Our GDPR privacy policy was updated on August 8, 2022. Visit acast.com/privacy for more information.
 
Uncommon history with an unconventional pair. Join married hosts Rebecca Robbins (a Broadway actress) and Kim Kimmel (her college history instructor) as they delve into topics that run the historical gambit. A gifted storyteller, Kim taught history at the collegiate level for 29 years while as a student, Rebecca always sat in the front row of his Western Civilizations class soaking up every word he said. For the record, she made an A in his class. She went on to pursue a Broadway career (The ...
 
The Kitchen Sisters Present… Stories from the b-side of history. Lost recordings, hidden worlds, people possessed by a sound, a vision, a mission. The episodes tell deeply layered stories, lush with interviews, field recordings and music. From powerhouse NPR producers The Kitchen Sisters (The Keepers, Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, and Fugitive Waves). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast" —Ira G ...
 
Desert Oracle Radio is a weekly road trip through the weird American desert from the publisher of Desert Oracle, the pocket-sized field guide published in Joshua Tree, California. Hear tales of mysterious lights, missing tourists, lost mines, venomous creatures, weird history and weirder people. Hosted by editor Ken Layne and featuring a cast of intriguing mystics, oddballs, scientists and artists, Desert Oracle Radio is your soundtrack for a desert night. The program is broadcast on Friday ...
 
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Presidential

The Washington Post

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The Washington Post's Presidential podcast explores how each former American president reached office, made decisions, handled crises and redefined the role of commander-in-chief. It was released leading up to up to Election Day 2016, starting with George Washington in week one and ending on week 44 with the president-elect. New special episodes in the countdown to the 2020 presidential election highlight other stories from U.S. presidential history that can help illuminate our current momen ...
 
The United States of Anxiety is a show about the unfinished business of our history, and its grip on our future. Each week, host Kai Wright invites listeners to gather for intimate conversations and deeply reported stories about the choices we’ve made as a society -- and the new choices we can imagine now. We’re learning from our past, meeting our neighbors, and sharing the joy (and the work!) of living in a plural society. Our inbox is also open for your voice memos—send them to anxiety@wny ...
 
The podcast is a single hosted biography-style show that is informative utilizing historical context. It is the re-telling of an athlete's life story through newspaper clippings and youtube videos. The host adds his own opinion on the athlete's performance based on stats found online at profootballreference.com. It is not connected to the NFL in any way. The podcast is strictly written and produced by a guy who loves history and football.
 
Daring Dissent is a podcast that spotlights tales of remarkable resistance throughout history. In the face of oppression and extraordinary challenges, these fearless rabble-rousers found their own ways to make their voices heard. Every other Monday you can listen to historian/teacher Jeff DeMoss delve into the past to amplify the voices of the silenced.
 
Journey back to 1981, when four people were brutally murdered in their home in the Hollywood Hills. The Wonderland Murders is the tale of a violent home invasion robbery and the revenge rampage that followed. It involves a drug-fueled gang of criminals, a crazed crime kingpin -- and the world’s most famous porn star on a downward and deadly spiral. Join Young Charlie host Tracy Pattin and writer/director Larry Brand and they take you back to Wonderland Ave.
 
Between the years of 1967 and 1972 over 300 commercial airplanes were hijacked worldwide, with over 130 of those happening in the United States alone. This period would become known as "The Golden Age of Hijacking." American Skyjacker is the tale of a small-time crook named Martin 'Mac' McNally, who dreamed of the ultimate mile-high score: hijacking a plane and getting away with $500,000 in cash; but Mac's hijacking is just the beginning of a truly epic and incredibly wild true-crime saga.Am ...
 
Everyone loves a good story. Join Catholic priest Fr. James Yamauchi every Wednesday for wholesome tales for the whole family. Each short story is about someone you know, but we don’t tell you who until the end. If these stories sound a lot like Paul Harvey’s The Rest of the Story or Mike Rowe’s The Way I Heard It, that’s because both these shows have inspired That’s the Word. Our true stories tend to reflect our interests, which include Christianity, history (especially American history), m ...
 
A new show, premise, and cast! Tales to Inspire is a Worlds in Peril ttrpg actual play podcast that explores the question “What if superheroes existed in our world and history?” Inspired by stories like Watchmen by Alan Moore, Spider-Man: Life Story by Chip Zdarsky, and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke, this story is set in an alternate history of our own world that is directly influenced and impacted by the larger-than-life actions and battles of our show’s heroes. Follow a team of supe ...
 
Life is complicated, but we love simple answers. AI and robotics are changing the nature of work. Emojis change the way we write. Fossil Fuels were once the engine of progress, now we're in a race to change how we power the planet. We're constantly trying to save ourselves...from ourselves. Join Anthropologist and culture expert Dr. Adam Gamwell for curated conversations with humanity’s top makers and minds on our creative potential through design, culture, business and technology. Change yo ...
 
Whether natural or man-made, disasters attract a strange mixture of horror and fascination. However, the spectacle of devastation is only ever one part of the story. Take a closer look, and you will find tales of extraordinary human endurance and heroism, stories that veer from the horrific to the oddly humorous, and lessons that can be learned to make our world safer. From the Titanic to the Costa Concordia, the Station nightclub fire to the Pulse nightclub shooting, these extraordinary eve ...
 
Explore culture, parapolitics and high weirdness with Recluse, the longtime curator of the legendary VISUP blog (visupview.blogspot.com). After cutting his teeth in the synchro-mystical movement, Recluse developed a novel approach to parapolitics that emphasizes both hard research with a reluctant acceptance of Fortean (and Saturnine) currents. He is also the author of Strange Tales of the Parapolitical: Postwar Nazis, Mercenaries, and Other Secret History (along with Frank Zero, the origina ...
 
The 18th Amendment, which made it illegal to manufacture, sell, or transport alcohol, went into effect on January 17th, 1920. This led to 13 years of organized crime, corruption, and much bloodshed across the land, as well as what we now refer to as the Roaring ‘20’s. Due to the fortunate failed attempt at prohibition, there was an explosion of Americans developing their own recipes for beer and liquor. We want to praise those early companies that made it through the era and cheer those who ...
 
Do you wanna hear something scary? Join Blair and Steffany every week as they bring you the creepiest ghost stories, urban legends, and folktales. Wanna hear something scary without ads? Click here: https://somethingscary.supercast.tech/ We wanna make the podcast even better, help us learn how we can: https://bit.ly/2EcYbu4 For advertising opportunities please email PodcastPartnerships@Studio71us.com Privacy Policy: https://www.studio71.com/us/terms-and-conditions-use/#Privacy%20Policy
 
Noted story teller and former journalist Mike Allen narrates amazing tales about people, places and events from Connecticut history. His style and enthusiasm make history relatable, interesting, fun and informative and he occasionally features special guest interviews. You certainly don‘t have to be from Connecticut to enjoy these stories -- you just need to find history interesting and to love a good story. Episodes are never more than two weeks apart, and are often available more frequentl ...
 
The Comics Canon is the podcast that reads, reviews, and renders judgment on the greatest comic book stories of yesterday and today. Each episode, Curt Holman and Kevin Moreau take a critical and completely subjective look at one of the biggest stories and most seminal moments in the medium's history, as they decide: Does this belong in the pantheon of classic and iconic tales known as ... The Comics Canon?
 
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In August, 2021, a group of young Afghan women journalists, musicians and activists fled their country in fear for their lives when the Taliban took over their nation. These women are navigating life today in the US. Many of these women were well known in their country as TV personalities, women wearing western clothing, their hair uncovered, who i…
 
The terrorist attacks on September 11th, 2001, took a large toll on America’s sense of security. In the dawn of this new era, Congress moved to take swift action by creating the Patriot Act. The stated goal was to identify and strike back against terrorists, but in practice, the law had much wider-reaching effects. But everything changed in 2013 wh…
 
Host Kai Wright speaks with Joseph Osmundson, microbiologist, activist, writer, professor at New York University, and author of Virology: Essays for the Living, the Dead, and the Small Things in Between (W. W. Norton & Company, 2022). They welcome listener questions about the state of the monkeypox outbreak, and the polarizing narrative surrounding…
 
Nightmare Alley, carnivals, circuses, Guillermo del Toro, Mesmerism, mentalism, psycho-analysis, psychology, 1946 novel, William Lindsay Gresham, Tyrone Powell, 1947 film version, Spanish Civil War, C.S. Lewis, Shadowlands, Joy Davidman, P.D. Ouspensky, spiritualism, mysticism, alcoholism, addiction, Tarot, Scientology, geeks, 1947, original film v…
 
While Sister Solstice and Torchbearer try to protect an American battleship from the Luftwaffe, Crystal Gazer and Omission must survive a surprise attack from the Ubermensch! Can these two heroes compete against such an overwhelmingly-powerful foe? Will anyone come to help them? Find out in today’s episode!Join our Discord: https://discord.gg/Pxbfc…
 
Jean LaFitte was a French pirate who spent most of his active years in the Gulf. first attacking slave ships and then reselling the captured slaves, and later attacking merchant vessels and Spanish ships laden with treasure bound for Spain. He was known to have accumulated a pile of treasure, little of which has ever been found. Rumors and legends …
 
Original Air Date 8/10/2021 Today we take a look at the mechanisms by which the legacy of White Supremacy is harmful to the health and wellbeing of individuals and society as a whole. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows & Bonus Content) SHOW N…
 
It sure has been a wild week or two, especially here in the Mojave. Just a few days after massive flash floods washed out a number of roads within Mojave National Preserve — the completely washed-out Baker-Kelso road in particular — Death Valley got it hard. Weather chaos, monsoon deluges, UFOs and the supernatural world of science, all in tonight'…
 
What can we learn from the HIV pandemic? We revisit a conversation from a year of living with COVID-19. Back at the beginning of the COVID pandemic, senior editor, Karen Frillmann was reminded of life in this city in the 1980s. She reached back into the far corners of a closet in her apartment, and dug out a recording that she made decades ago. In …
 
About Philip Clem is a talented singer and songwriter from Seattle, Washington who has lived in San Francisco, Spain and now Los Angeles, California. Today, Philip is going to tell us about what it's like to be a local from Seattle. In this episode, you'll learn about the state, its stereotypes (and whether or not they're true!), you’ll learn about…
 
Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-host Joe Pritchard returns this week, after having crossed the final two off his list of CFL cities in which to watch a game. And so he regales co-host Os Davis and the RWB with tales of Montreal, where he caught live the Winnipeg Blue Bombers-Montreal Alouettes game in good old Molson Memorial, as well as Ottawa, …
 
It was a political scandal that rocked France to its core and proved to be a watershed event for European antisemitism. A French officer, Alfred Dreyfus, was accused of passing military secrets to the Germans. He was found guilty by a military tribunal and sent to Devil’s Island, one of the most notorious penal colonies in the world. What happened …
 
There’s a 150-year-old monument in Sharon, CT – near the New York border and overgrown by underbrush – serving as the last remaining reminder of a fascinating slice on history. It marks the grave site of a Christian missionary who led an effort in the 1700s to convert Native American Indians to the oldest Protestant religion – the Moravian Church. …
 
Air Date 8/10/2022 Today, we take a look at the origins of the European colonial land-grab, the need for the #Landback movement, and the benefits to society and the environment in the context of the climate crisis to return stewardship of the land to native peoples. Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.…
 
On Sunday, after months of negotiation, the Senate passed a budget reconciliation bill called the Inflation Reduction Act. This week on Intercepted, we go behind the bill to look at the dynamics driving inflation, scrutinize the solutions being pushed by fiscal hawks, and demystify the economic jargon being used to sideline worker interests in purs…
 
Once called “the miracle on the beach,” Synanon began in the 1960s as an experimental rehab facility in Santa Monica, California with a radical claim: It could cure heroin addiction. Before long, it would make an even bolder claim: It could cure any of your problems. All you had to do was move in. What started in a house on the beach, soon spread t…
 
It’s summer 1993 and QVC boss Barry Diller is ready to pull the trigger on his hostile takeover to buy Paramount. But he’s about to find he's got an enemy in his ranks who’s playing both sides. And while Diller tries to get his bid back on track, Paramount chairman Martin Davis is getting cosy with another suitor – Diller’s pal and Viacom owner, Su…
 
Wild Bill leaves Independence after killing Davis Tutt and pursues employment as a scout and U.S Deputy Marshal. As Hickok’s notoriety increases, he goes on to serve as Marshal in the rough Kansas towns of Hays and Abilene before joining Buffalo Bill Cody and Texas Jack Omohundro in New York City. This is part 2 of Wild Bill series. In part one we …
 
Children, teens, and even young adults possess the power of imagination. They're not weighed down by the rules of the world. They have the ability to see the paranormal and experience things adults cannot connect to. But being young means they're also more susceptible to the evil's of the world and the afterlife, after all, only the good die young.…
 
What zombie movies can teach us about our era of perpetual crisis, and other lessons from a disaster management specialist. Former Assistant Secretary for Homeland Security under President Obama, and current professor at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Juliette Kayyem joins host Kai Wright to help us make sense of our current age of constan…
 
Barbara Marc Hubbard, her influences, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, noosphere, cosmic consciousness, Buckminster Fuller, futurism, Christ consciousness, technology, Jonas Salk, Salk Institute, Abraham Maslow, Laurence Rockefeller, World Business Academy, Institute of Noetic Sciences, The Family, Paul N. Temple, the Templeton Foundation, eugenics, gif…
 
Covid has been kicking my butt, so I'm taking a sick week. I'm reposting my favorite episode on Abbie Hoffman and will be back with a new episode on the Birmingham Children's March on 8/22. "How can humor be used to fuel a revolution? 1960’s counterculture icon Abbie Hoffman founded the Youth International Party (Yippie) with the goal of stopping t…
 
The true story of the elite commando force which began it all- the First Special Service Force- comprised of Canadian and American troops whose job it was to break thru the impregnable Nazi "Winter Line" of defense in Italy- which they did, becoming a military legend, and earning the name 'The Black Devils" from the Nazis.in the process. We also di…
 
When Dave Casper was a member of the Oakland Raiders, he said “With the Raiders we don’t have to put up with that Mickey Mouse stuff. We don’t have rules about keeping our chinstraps buckled on the sidelines. We don’t have coaches encouraging a lot of false chatter on the practice field. The phony stuff is for losers. We’re treated like intelligent…
 
Founded in 2004, Kammy’s Kause is the largest fundraiser in the United States for the 4p- (an extremely rare chromosome disorder) Support Group. After a number of years covering, the Pigs kicked it up a notch and decided to become sponsors of this special annual event. Founder and father of Kammy, Jared Hiner, joined the boys for a few giggles and …
 
Air Date 8/5/2022 Today, we take a look at the politics of energy and climate in a world addicted to fossil fuels but full of people striving to push us past the tipping point toward a clean energy future Be part of the show! Leave us a message at 202-999-3991 or email Jay@BestOfTheLeft.com Transcript BestOfTheLeft.com/Support (Get AD FREE Shows an…
 
In 2020, Michael Tubbs lost his reelection campaign after capturing the nation’s attention. But he hopes the lessons he learned can inspire future generations of local leaders. Find out more about End Poverty in California on their website. Companion listening for this episode: How to Start Saving the World (8/1/2022)Climate scientist Katharine Hay…
 
The deaths of Prince Arthur and Queen Elizabeth decisively change Henry VII's reign. With only the young Henry VIII between the earl of Suffolk and the throne, Henry VII becomes increasingly paranoid and preoccupied with protecting his dynasty. To do this to turn to a new financial counselor: Edmund Dudley. Website: www.westerncivpodcast.com Patreo…
 
In today's episode, Tom discusses the vast span of New York history with filmmakers and authors Ric Burns and James Sanders, creators of "New York: A Documentary Film". In our episode, we discuss the 8-part documentary (which aired on PBS in installments in 1999, 2001 and 2003) and its newly updated companion book, "New York: An Illustrated History…
 
In today's 5-Minute English episode, you'll learn vocabulary, phrasal verbs and collocations needed to describe A Day At The Beach. Beach Recommendations U.S. Beaches where you can drink Nude Beaches in the U.S. My favorite beaches in California: Pacific Beach - San Diego Pismo Beach - near San Luis Obispo La Jolla - near San Diego (go kayaking + l…
 
The hard shell taco has become synonymous with Taco Bell and "white" people tacos, but the history and heritage of it, is actually very Mexican. The patent for the first hard shell taco mold was placed by a Oaxacan immigrant and the "inspiration" behind Taco Bell came from a woman who migrated from Jalisco, Mexico. So, how did this dish become whit…
 
Streaming services are having to get creative to keep our attention amid a sea of competition — from big-screen movies to video games to each other. On this episode, we're joined by Matt Patches, Deputy editor at Vox Media’s Polygon and Clay Keller, host and producer of the ScreenDrafts podcast to look at stories about the TV and movie business fro…
 
Os Davis has been abandoned by his Rouge White & Blue CFL Podcast co-host Joe Pritchard this week, as that lucky bastard is currently north of the border in preparation to attend games in Montreal and Ottawa. So, subbing in for Joe is longtime CFL devotee Greg James of the From The 55 Yard Line podcast. Greg and Os certainly squeeze quite a bit out…
 
Connecticut has its fair share of highly profitable rock formations – formations that have provided valuable minerals, gemstones and building materials over the centuries. They’re strategically hidden in geologic settings all over the state. In fact, the first “gold strike” east of the Mississippi River was in Connecticut. There are gemstones and r…
 
The heroic story of the founding of the US Navy during the Revolution has been told many times but never with a focus on the thousands of privateers- private vessels- from whaleboats to gunboats, which proved themselves a critical factor in the winning of American freedom. The author Eric Jay Dolin does a brilliant job bringing us into the story an…
 
A white collar worker wrestles with whether to accept a promotion or help his co-workers organize. Salt miners stand up to the company that’s taken over their town. A factory worker exposes her employer’s union-busting tactics. Stories like these represent something we don’t often see in Hollywood: Unions and labor organizers as the good guys. Not …
 
Badlands is a true crime podcast that dives deep into the real stories of the famous– at their most infamous. Hosted by Jake Brennan, each season explores the real life crimes and scandalous careers of the world’s most popular cultural figures. In an all new season, he tells the stories of A-listers whose misdeeds and career lows are as unbelievabl…
 
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