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The Salem Witch Trials Podcast takes a fast-paced and episodic examination of the witch hysteria in Salem, Massachusetts in 1692. Each brief yet insightful episode harnesses the knowledge of an expert to help illuminate both the chronology of events as well the deeper context surrounding the hysteria, giving listeners an understanding of this fascinating and tragic event in early American history.
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Witch Hunt

Josh Hutchinson and Sarah Jack

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Witch Hunt is the essential witch trials podcast for students, researchers, academics, descendants of witch trial victims, advocates, and everyone else interested in this intriguing subject. We cover the past, present, and future of witch-hunting in search of solutions that will help end witch hunts. Join us for an immersive journey through the intriguing and often misunderstood world of witch trials, both historical and contemporary. #salemwitchtrials #witchhunt #witchtrials (Formerly Thou ...
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The Witch Trials of J.K. Rowling is an audio documentary that examines some of the most contentious conflicts of our time through the life and career of the world’s most successful author. In conversation with host Megan Phelps-Roper, J.K. Rowling speaks with unprecedented candor and depth about the controversies surrounding her—from book bans to debates on gender and sex. The series also examines the forces propelling this moment in history, through interviews with Rowling’s supporters and ...
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This is After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds and the Paranormal. The podcast that takes you to the shadiest corners of the past, unpicking history’s spookiest, strangest, and most sinister stories. Join historians Anthony Delaney and Maddy Pelling, every Monday and Thursday to take a look at the darker side of history. From haunted pubs and Houdini, to witch trials and weird UFO sightings. After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds and the Paranormal - a podcast by History Hit, the world's best history channel and ...
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New England Legends Podcast

Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger

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Twice each week, legend hunter, author, and historian Jeff Belanger and radio host Ray Auger explore the ghosts, monsters, aliens, folklore, history, roadside oddities, true crime, and legends of New England in this award-winning podcast. If you give us about twenty minutes, we’ll give you something strange to talk about today. The bizarre is closer than you think!
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Tiny Matters

The American Chemical Society

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From molecules to microbes, Tiny Matters is a science podcast about the little things that have a big impact on our world. Every other Wednesday, join hosts and former scientists Sam Jones and Deboki Chakravarti as they answer questions like, 'what is a memory?', 'is sugar actually addictive?' and 'are we alone in the universe?'
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The history of the 1692 Salem Witch Trials told through music and story-telling in a format recalling an old time radio drama with a modern experimental prog-rock twist. Witch Hunt borrows freely from original sources of information from the time of the trials such as letters, books, poems, transcriptions of the trials themselves, as well as melodies from the Puritan hymn books. The music is highly original art-rock ranging from soft ambient soundscapes to heavy power riffs with many other s ...
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Join Don Wildman twice a week for your hit of American history, as he explores the past to help us understand the United States of today. We’ll hear how codebreakers uncovered secret Japanese plans for the Battle of Midway, visit Chief Powhatan as he prepares for war with the British, see Walt Disney accuse his former colleagues of being communists, and uncover the dark history that lies beneath Central Park. From pre-colonial America to independence, slavery to civil rights, the gold rush t ...
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Hocus Pocus Lets Focus

Dinorah Vazquez, Susane Paz

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Meet Susane Paz and Dinorah Vazquez, the hosts of Hocus Pocus Lets Focus. They invite you to join them as they open up the broom closet and invite you to explore the wonderful world of spirituality/metaphysical. So please sit back, relax with a well-brewed potion while they bring you laughs, as they focus on all this bunch of hocus pocus.
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PNW Weirdness

Jen, Alicia & Vanessa

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Welcome to Pacific Northwest Weirdness, where we talk about murders, disappearances, creepy cryptids and other mysteries from the Southeastern point of Alaska, to the San Francisco Bay! We have a blast and you will feel like you are right there with us! Intro Music - "Day of Chaos" by Kevin MacLeod
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Speakeasy conversation about strategy, competition, economics, history, and policy from two non-experts. The episodes include some actual economic Game Theory such as the Prisoner's Dilemma, the Traveler's Dilemma, and the Public Good game. Episodes also include conversations on dilemmas in TV/Movies, sports, and board/card games, as well as the history of military, intelligence (spies), politics, and economics. The objective is simply to think critically about how people make strategic choi ...
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A podcast from Ferret Fact Service about truth and falsehoods on the internet. Ferret Fact Service is a fact-checking project based in Scotland. We'll round-up our latest fact-checks and discuss the best ways to spot misinformation, wherever it crops up. Find out more at: https://theferret.scot/ferret-fact-service/ (https://theferret.scot/ferret-fact-service/)
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Witches didn't exist, and yet thousands of people were executed for the crime of witchcraft. Why? The belief in magic and witchcraft has existed in every recorded human culture; this podcast looks at how people explained the inexplicable, turned random acts of nature into conscious acts of mortal or supernatural beings, and how desperate communities took revenge against the suspected perpetrators.
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Pisrógs

Aran Pisrogs Reidy & Luke Pisrogs Conroy

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Irish Myth, Lore and Superstitions explored by two friends, Aran and Luke. We both love and are fascinated by the tales and superstitions from Ireland of yore. We hope to share that love and fascination with our fellow listeners. A bit of learning and a bit of laughing, sher nothin' bates it
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Stories of the fun, bizarre and often ridiculous, history of food. Join me as we explore The Fantastic History of Food. Contact me on foodhistorypod@gmail.com Become a supporter of this podcast: https://www.spreaker.com/podcast/the-fantastic-history-of-food--3591729/support.
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Spooky Science Sisters

Evergreen Podcasts | Killer Podcasts

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We're two scientists and sisters (in-law) bringing you a podcast about the science behind all things strange and unusual, from the natural to the supernatural! So, put on your critical thinking caps and join us every other week for some creepy conversation and lots of laughter.
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PEMcast

Peabody Essex Museum

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Conversations and stories for the culturally curious co-hosted by Dinah Cardin and Chip Van Dyke. This is the official podcast of the Peabody Essex Museum
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The Humanity Archive Podcast focuses on the overlooked narratives in the pages of the past. Challenging dominant perspectives, Jermaine Fowler goes outside the textbooks to find stories that are recognizably human. Connecting current issues with the heroic struggles of those who’ve come before us, he brings hidden history to light and makes it powerfully relevant.
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Murder Scotland

Allan Nicol, Julie Lamont

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Murder Scotland is a series of podcasts about murders and murderers with a Scottish connection. The podcast is hosted by writer AM Nicol and true crime fan Julie Lamont.This first series looks at the 1968 - 1969 "Bible John" murders that occurred in Glasgow and some of the mystery around them. Was "Bible John" one of the four Serial killers living in Glasgow in the 1960s or was Bible John a serial killer at all?
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There are monsters everywhere. Maybe it’s your neighbor, or that person in the car behind you. It could even be the partner you sleep beside each night… True Crime Exposed was created to shine a light on victims by telling their life stories & discussing the tragedies that took them from us. In this show you will find a new case to binge each week, but that's not all! When possible, TCE includes family, expert, survivor, and wrongfully convicted interviews throughout their episodes. On top o ...
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Welcome to the official YouTube channel for the exciting new show and podcast, exploring history's biggest events like never before! Join us as we delve into the past to uncover intriguing stories, conspiracy theories, and fascinating insights into some of history's most iconic moments. Subscribe to our channel now and be the first to catch our latest episodes, filled with captivating stories and intriguing insights into history's biggest events!
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Eating For Free

Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson

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Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal-ridden A-Listers, and delve deep into the inner workings of Hollywood's favorite pastime. The truth, they've found, is definitely stranger than any gossip.
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Those Conspiracy Guys is a comedy, history and True Crime podcast based in Ireland and deals with everything from the out-there conspiracy theories like aliens, time travel, and ancient civilisations to the more grounded, historical and provable conspiracies like political and financial corruption, scientific chicanery and secret government agency shenanigans. From the high concept topics like inter dimensional lizard men, complicated assassination plots and future technology like alternativ ...
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Short and sweet summaries of fundamental feminist texts from the past 500+ years. She Speaks Volumes provides a primer for critical moments in the history, theory, and philosophy of feminism. Each episode explores a writer, and their contribution to modern feminism.
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The Calling History Podcast is an unscripted, interview style phone conversation with the heroes, the villains, and the great thinkers of history. It’s an opportunity to ask them anything, in their time, while they are living it. How did Benjamin Franklin feel about leaving his comfortable life of fame and excess in London as a loyal British citizen to risk it all and return to America as a rebel? How did record setting Louise Thaden feel about racing and beating Amelia Earhart and yet her n ...
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New governor, William Phips, under the guidance of a new charter for Massachusetts, faces a crisis as the accusations of witchcraft spread and the suspects pile up jails. With no judicial system to handle the chaos, he establishes a new court, led by William Stoughton, and we set the stage for the epic tragedy to come. Join the conversation on Face…
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Witch Hunt presents “The Ultimate Introduction to the Salem Witch Trials,” the first episode of the Salem Witch-Hunt 101 series. This episode provides a comprehensive overview of the Salem Witch Trials, emphasizing the event's extensive reach, the variety of people involved, and its unique characteristics compared to other witch hunts in history. W…
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This episode is a rerelease of a previously locked episode that was part of out witch trial season from 2022. Join us as we take a look at the Salem witch trials of 1692. How did this trial start? Who was to blame? What would you have to do to be accused of being a witch? If you want more content from the Graveyard Girls, please consider our ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠…
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About: Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal…
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Can it be? The third and final part of our series on the Salem Witch Trials has arrived! You'll have to excuse the delay, we probably had sleepy sickness. In this episode we talk about the scientific/medical explanations that have been proposed for the events in Salem, and share a little about our own experiences visiting the Witch City! ** Want to…
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In this episode of 'From the Word Goes,' hosts AJ and skeptic co-host Jamie delve into the haunting story of the Pendle Witch Trials. While attempting to convince Jamie of the paranormal, they navigate through the historical background of Jeanette Preston and the infamous trials in 16th-century England, humorously challenging each other's beliefs i…
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More than 200 accused, 20 executed and a village plagued with hysteria. Were the Salem Witch Trials of 1692 and 1693 the work of superstition, a power struggle, fungus or actual witchcraft? What makes them stand out in the history of witch trials? In this episode, Don speaks to Jessica Parr from Northeastern University about the alleged crimes, per…
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In this episode, a gripping podcast episode that sheds light on one of the most infamous chapters in American history. Join us as we unravel the complex web of fear, superstition, and turmoil that led to the Salem witch trials, a period marked by accusations, trials, and executions that continue to fascinate and horrify us to this day. This episode…
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Inside the heavy walls of Lancaster Castle, the darkest & deadliest of English witch trials played out in 1612 - the Pendle Witch Trials. By the end ten people would be executed and many more lives ruined. At their heart was a little girl, Jennet Device, and a book, Daemonologie by King James VI & I. Maddy and Anthony's guest today is John Callow, …
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Summary The conversation explores the fraudulent practices of buying followers and streams in the music industry and social media platforms. It discusses the incentives for marketing firms to manipulate engagement numbers and the challenges of creating a level playing field. The conversation also touches on the impact of these practices on the broa…
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In Episode 345 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit the Newtown Bee parking lot in Newtown, Connecticut, to experience the site of a brutal unsolved axe murder of a local cobbler and the profound haunting that followed soon after. Managing Editor Shannon Hicks from The Bee joins us for this one. See more here: https://ournewenglandlegends.com/podcast-…
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Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the last pagan ruler of the Roman Empire. Fifty years after Constantine the Great converted to Christianity and introduced a policy of tolerating the faith across the empire, Julian (c.331 - 363 AD) aimed to promote paganism instead, branding Constantine the worst of all his predecessors. Julian was a philosopher-emp…
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During the spring of 1921, eleven bodies were found in in rural Georgia. These men were victims of horrific murders, and also of a more widespread crime - peonage. Whilst enslavement had legally ended with the surrender at Appomattox and the 13th Amendment, black people across the south were still being entrapped into debt slavery half a century la…
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Charles Hamilton allegedly had fourteen wives according to the newspapers, but the headline was that Charles used to be called Mary. In the 18th century newspaper stories about 'female husbands' were not uncommon; people assigned female at birth who assumed the legal, social and economic position reserved for men. Today we explore two stories with …
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Today we tell a tale about a mysterious and unsettling visit to an old, grand house nestled deep within the Appalachian hills—a place where ghosts laugh and taunt you when the sun goes down and long into the night. It’s a story of terror that blurs the lines between reality and the supernatural, leaving our visitor—and perhaps even you, dear listen…
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On today's episode, we dig deeper into the lawfare tactics being used by New York D.A. Alvin Bragg and the bogus, politically driven, and unconstitutional indictment of President Trump. From the lies, and the outright unfair jury selection, to the motive of the District Attorney, we take a close look at it all. We hear from one jury member who was …
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At the beginning of the 1900s, New York City was in turmoil. Prohibition loomed, outbreaks of typhoid and an influenza pandemic had people on edge, and the city was steeped in corruption. One of the many consequences of that corruption was a completely inept coroners office. Instead of having trained medical examiners work out the causes of sudden …
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In Part 2 of the 1863 conversation with Nathaniel Hawthorne, he’ll explain why he can’t seem to write while the war ravages his nation. He’ll also further demonstrate how all his writing was not doom and gloom with his story The Celestial Railroad. And he’ll tell us how Sophia, his wife, saved the day when he was fired from his job and thought he w…
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Jermaine Fowler catches up with journalist and NYT bestselling author Antonia Hylton, as she explores Crownsville Hospital in her riveting book, Madness: Race & Insanity in a Jim Crow Asylum. Together, they unravel the layers of history, race, and mental health within the confines of a system designed to segregate and silence. Hylton guides us thro…
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In today's episode, we sit down with Brendan Walsh, an expert in Early Modern Intellectual History and Religion to examine a chilling account of a 17th century demonic child possession in Connecticut, as chronicled in Cotton Mather’s "Memorable Providences Relating To Witchcrafts And Possessions." Brendan takes us through the golden age of demonic …
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In this episode Amelia tells us all about Kate Webster from the Victorian Era. Kate found interesting ways to make a living which ultimately lead to her downfall. This ends with gory and Sweeney Todd vibes so be warned. If you want more content from the Graveyard Girls, please consider our ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠⁠⁠…
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His name is celebrated as an important figure of parliamentary democracy in the United Kingdom. Cromwell dispatched a tyrannical king, was the first Republican and an advocate for democracy. In Ireland his lasting effect is one of a genocidal tyrant. His consideration of the Irish people as inhuman and was self-professed , and the inhumanity for wh…
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Welcome back to part two of the twisted tale of Fred and Rose West. We know part one was a doozy and part two will not be any easier to listen to but thank you for coming back! This week we will discuss the victims from 1974 until the final downfall of these two sadistic monsters in 1994. We will discuss other known possible victims and other theor…
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Welcome to New England Legends From the Vault – FtV Episode 56 – Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger visit a memorial off the side of the road in Alfred, Maine, that marks the site where America’s first elephant was gunned down in cold blood back in 1816. The elephant named Old Bet had toured throughout New England for eight years before a jealous farmer n…
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The former President of the United States Donald J. Trump's bogus, deceitful, politically driven "hush money" trial begins with what can only be described as another attempt at election interference. Jury selection began today, and we are certain that in liberal New York City, with a liberal judge, and a corrupt liberal prosecutor, all will be on t…
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Join us this week as we talk with Winslow Hastie, President & CEO of the Historic Charleston Foundation (HCF). On this week’s episode, we chat with Winslow about the 77-year old organization - it’s past and future - and the Nathaniel Russell House, a 19th century historic house museum in Charleston, South Carolina, owned and operated by the Histori…
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In our modern age we have lived through natural disasters and floods in various parts of the world, and no matter what, they are always tragic. But tragic floods are not always a cause of nature. In episode 7, we discussed the great molasses flood that occurred in Boston and the ensuing devastation of that event. Well today, we’ll be taking a look …
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How does a heroic general of the Civil War become one of the lowest rated Presidents (at least until recently)? To discuss Grant's commitment to reconstruction, civil rights, and the crushing of the Ku Klux Klan, Don is joined by Professor Anne Marshall. Anne is a historian of the Nineteenth century U.S. South and the Civil War in historical memory…
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Our second episode examining the very real history of Bigfoot. This time we're looking at ancient Native American rock art and meeting the extinct (or is it?) giant ape Gigantopithecus. Our returning guest is the wonderful Dan Schreiber - host of We Can Be Weirdos and co-host of No Such Thing As a Fish. Produced by Freddy Chick. Senior Producer is …
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In 2015, 21 year old Lauren Agee went to a weekend festival with her friends but little did she know she wouldn't be returning home. There's been lots of speculation over the years as to what happened to Lauren, law enforcement wrote it off as an accident but her family has never accepted that, because as you'll come to see they didn't actually inv…
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Joining the podcast today is historian Caroline Rance to examine particular historical cases that highlight fraud and other out- of- the- ordinary happenings. From the curious case of Sago Jenkinson, whose diagnosis led to a tragic end in 1840s Hull, to the mystifying account of Dr. Harris of Rhayader, Wales, who spun webs of witchcraft to ensnare …
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Listeners, it has been way too long since we've talked about aliens. Let's fix that! In this episode, Meagan is joined again by Substitute Sister and astronomer, Dr. Allison Kirkpatrick, to talk about the Fermi Paradox, which asks us to consider why we haven't heard from any intelligent extraterrestrial life yet, especially given the likely large n…
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In this episode, hosts AJ and Jamie share a lively mix of personal banter, paranormal storytelling, and trivia games centered around the Stanley Hotel's haunted reputation and its influence on Stephen King's 'The Shining.' The episode kicks off with casual conversation, including reminiscing about old video games and discussing renovation plans for…
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Today's episode is featuring a number of updates on cases I've covered in the past, small and big! We have a murderer being found in the Colonial Parkway case, movements in the Redhead murders, the Amelia Earhart plane potentially being found, and as always, plenty of Doe identifications and updates.…
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In Episode 344 Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger explore Warwick Neck, Rhode Island, to search for the Crime Castle of Carl Rettich. In the 1920s, during the height of Prohibition, Rettich ran Rhode Island’s bootlegging game with an iron fist, and if you crossed him… with a mobster staple of his own invention: cement shoes. See more here: https://ournewe…
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Strategic brilliance? Relentless determination? Unbeatable leadership and cooperation with Lincoln? How did Ulysses S. Grant distinguish himself in the Civil War? Don speaks to Cecily Zander, a historian specializing in the Civil War era and the American West. Together, they discuss Grant's rise to General, his role in the war and why he has been k…
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About: Hosted by journalists Joan Summers and Matthew Lawson, Eating For Free is a weekly podcast that explores gossip and power in the pop culture landscape: Where it comes from, who wields it, and who suffers at the hands of it. Find out the stories behind the stories, as together they look beyond the headlines of troublesome YouTubers or scandal…
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