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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. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! w ...
 
Welcome to Improbable Walks, the travel podcast that brings you to the streets of Paris, wherever you are. Every episode, we discover a new street in the City of Light, strolling into the hidden history and stories of Paris, block by block. Your host is Canadian writer and long-time parisienne, Lisa Pasold. To support this podcast, please become a patron at Patreon
 
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Today's episode explores the beautiful hidden courtyards of Place Edouard VII, near the Opera Garnier in Paris. We'll talk about the Fragonard Perfume Museum, the gorgeous Athenée Théatre Louis-Jouvet, and we'll discuss why Bertie--Queen Victoria's heir, Edward VII--really preferred the city of Paris. We'll also talk about why I believe Bertie shou…
 
In November of 1620 the Pilgrims arrived by ship to a new land filled with danger and uncertainty, a world in which nearly half of them would soon die of starvation and sickness, their final resting place being unmarked graves so as not to let the surrounding Indians know how many of their group had been lost. Yet with unshakable faith and strength…
 
In November of 2000, a person named John Titor checked in on the Internet claiming to be an American military time traveler from the year 2036. He stayed on for nearly 4 months, answering questions and making sometimes vague, sometimes specific predictions about events that occurred between 2000 and 2036, including an American Civil War. a nuclear …
 
(Not For Kids or Doll Lovers) Our 10th Urban Legend episode highlights the stories of some of the more famous "haunted" dolls. including Robert, Chuckie, and Annabelle, among others. The notion that an inanimate object such as a toy, a stuffed animal, a doll, or a ventriloquists dummy can incorporate a human soul or take on human characteristics ha…
 
As a teenager, Lafayette left his home in France to join the American Revolution, becoming one of George Washington's most trusted generals and helping to secure France's help in the struggle for freedom. But that was only the beginning for Lafayette, who ended up spending the remainder of his life fighting for Frances ultimate freedom- which did n…
 
Today's episode walks into the strange history of the Village Suisse. We'll talk about the great battle on the Champs de Mars between the Romans and the Gauls (spoiler alert: local tribe, the Parisi, lost against the colonizing war machine of Caesar.) We'll remember Napoleon Bonaparte when he was just a scared teenager, reading to avoid bullies; an…
 
The 20th century brought a tremendous amount of innovation but none so tremendous and awe-inspiring as flight. By the 1920's "barnstormers" were putting on death-defying airshows all across rural America, and by the 30's these shows, like the National Air Races in Cleveland, were moving to major cities, where they became a very risky venture for no…
 
During and after the recent collapse of Afghanistan's bid for freedom thousands of loyal Afghans as well as American families were left trapped in that country with little hope of escape and great fear of execution. A great effort was made within a very limited time frame by a number of civilian groups to provide hope and in many cases a path to fr…
 
An interview with author Steven Haley Martin about the Salem Witch Trials revealing his personal connection to them (his great grandmother (X7) Susannah Martin was hanged there) and his belief that there may have been some evil forces at work there in addition to the "acting" of some of the towns young girls. His new book "The Witch of Amesbury Mat…
 
Part two-Led by Claire Chennault, the Flying Tigers were a group of American pilots who originally signed as mercenaries for China in 1941 to fight Japanese aggression in China and Burma. Chennault had worked to build China's air force since 1937 when the Japanese invaded China and seized Shanghai and Nanking, but finally received help from FDR in …
 
Led by Claire Chennault, the Flying Tigers were a group of American pilots who originally signed as mercenaries for China in 1941 to fight Japanese aggression in China and Burma. Chennault had worked to build China's air force since 1937 when the Japanese invaded China and seized Shanghai and Nanking, but finally received help from FDR in 1941 in t…
 
In part two we discuss witness accounts of the tunnel accident, an ex- MI6 agents claim that Henri Paul was an MI6 operative, and much more. We focus on the story of Thanh Van Le, the driver of a white Fiat Uno who may well have caused the crash and whose picture was later identified at the British Police investigation as being the driver of a whit…
 
On August 31st, at approximately 12:30am, in a tunnel in Paris, the Mercedes Benz carrying Princess Diana, her lover Dodi Fayeed, her bodyguard Trevor Rees Jones, and their driver Henri, slammed into a concrete abutment, killing Henri and Dodi, critically injuring Diana, and somehow sparing the life of Trevor Rees Jones. Diana had told her closest …
 
This episode features remarkable Montrealer, the soldier-conman Jean-Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur de Bienville, along with two 19th-century inventors AND a moody proto-surrealist... all crammed into a few small blocks of the rue Vivienne. Meet the founder of New Orleans; discover one of the very earliest sound recordings, made by Scott de Martinville; m…
 
In March of 1958 a US Air Force bomber accidentally dropped a 14,000 pound hydrogen bomb on a small community outside of Florence, South Carolina. This is the story of how it happened. Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for comments: 1001storiespodcast@gmail.com SUPPORT OUR S…
 
WARNING: PROFANITY The conclusion to the little known story of the Dodge city posse which tracked nightclub singer Dora Hand's killer in 1878 continues as Wyatt Earp. Charlie Basset, Bill Tilghman, and Bat Masterson combine their skills to guess where the killer is headed and what route he will take to get there. Get all of our shows at one website…
 
WARNING: PROFANITY In 1878 Dodge City Kansas was a wide-open frontier cow town where shootings, stabbings, and robbery were common. But when popular 34 year-old singer/entertainer Dora Hand was killed in her sleep by James Kenedy- that was one crime too many- and the town was out for blood. Dodge City had more known gunmen and lawmen than any city …
 
Following the 2018 arrest of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou 孟晚舟 on extradition charges to the USA, the political relationship of Canada and China has entered a "Deep Freeze" (as stated by David Mulroney, former Canadian Ambassador to China). In retaliation Chinese authorities arrested two Canadians in China; one of them recently sentenced to 11 years in j…
 
When the producer tried to pitch the idea she was turned down 43 times before a tiny independent named Vestron gave it a greenlight. The film budget was only $5million at a time when films cost $12 million on the average to make. The two co-stars had acted together before in the surprise hit "Red Dawn and the rumor was that they didn't get along to…
 
The story of folk hero Stagolee ( also known as Stagger Lee) is told thru many versions of the folk song Stagger Lee and tells the story of the murder of Billy Lyons by Stag Lee Shelton in St. Louis Missouri on Christmas Day of 1895. Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email works as well for com…
 
How should the embassies of small states be structured to optimize their economic return in relation to China? This episode features Dr. Chelston Brathwaite, Barbados's Ambassador to the People's Republic of China (2014-2017). Prior to that, Dr. Brathwaite served as the Director General of the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture…
 
Earlier this year China published a white paper on its new approach to International Development Finance. Our guest, Stella Zhang, described this white paper as a "landmark document" in Chinese foreign policy. We discuss the implications of the document along with the nuances of how Chinese firms currently approach international contracting project…
 
Scott B. MacDonald is a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). He is also the chief economist at Smith’s Research & Gradings. Prior to that, he was the head of research at MC Asset Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation; chief economist for KWR International and an international e…
 
In 1945 the Chicago Cubs baseball team was trying to end a many years long losing streak and it was game 4 of the playoffs taking place right there in Chicago. Just before that game, which would have clinched it for them, a local bar owner bought a ticket for himself and his pet goat only to discover that the goat, which he had brought for good luc…
 
In 1911 the most famous piece of art in the world was stolen from the Louvre in Paris. Back then it was really only known and valued in the art community- but after it was stolen, the world came to know DaVinci's masterpiece very well. There was just something about that Mona Lisa smile....... Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001stori…
 
To truly understand Sino-Cuban relations you need to understand the context of Cuba's relations with Venezuela, the US, and the former USSR. Why did USSR become the Patron of Cuba for most of the Cold War? Why did Venezuela step in to support Cuba after the USSR collapse? Just as the last cold war will Cuba be the nexus of the "New Cold War"? We di…
 
We discuss the recent UFO report to congress with UFO author Neil Nixon, including the Nimitz "Tic-Tac" sighting, as well as two 1952 UFO incidents- the Washington DC "flying saucers" incidents and the possibly connected Flatwoods West Va. incident which occurred a few weeks later. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's…
 
In 1917, the beaches in New Jersey were just coming into their own as tourists began to seek out the pleasures of sand and surf. There had never been a publicized shark attack, and there was no reason to fear the water, All that stopped when the Great White Shark they called the Maneater of Matawan started hunting victims. Learn more about your ad …
 
In August of 1946 the Democrat party was holding most of the state of Tennessee in an iron grip and had been for 10 years. Voters were being shot, beaten, and intimidated. Ballot box stuffing was the rule in many counties. Election integrity was non-existent. The corruption went all the way to Washington DC. The DOJ, the FBI, the Tennessee State Su…
 
This episode starts out on a bridge with a view of the Eiffel Tower, then heads over to the Right Bank and glamorous Avenue Montaigne. We'll talk about the Zouave & river flooding, Diana Princess of Wales, the Ballets Russes, and Josephine Baker, star & secret agent. Remember to visit my website for extra links & images. As always, Improbable Walks…
 
Now the only surviving member of the commando unit, Jan desperately seeks shelter, but needs to keep moving on so as not to draw attention to the families which are providing him with shelter. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Storytellers! Android devices: https://podbay.fm/p/1001-historys-best-storytellers (…
 
In late March of 1943 four expat Norwegians, having received commando training in Scotland, cruised into a remote fjord on Norway's northern coast in a fishing boat loaded with explosives and supplies needed to complete their mission, which was to assist locals in the area in resisting the Nazi occupation and to destroy a German-held airfield. The …
 
The second interview in our "Proof of Heaven" series. Kathleen McDaniel''s incredible account of her near-death experience (NDE) and what she learned from it.. Her book title "Misfit in Hell/To Heaven Expat" will make sense as soon as you hear her story. Get all of our shows at one website: https://.1001storiespodcast.com REVIEWS NEEDED . My email …
 
Kanyi Lui is a Taiwanese-Australian international finance lawyer based in Beijing. He is a Partner at Pinsent Masons with almost two decades of experience advising major financial institutions and borrowers on the development and financing of energy, natural resource, and infrastructure projects in emerging markets. He has particular expertise on p…
 
Author Stephen Hawley Martin joins us for a journey into the unknown to answer the following questions: Is there life after death? Does our life have a meaning? Does reincarnation exist? To find out more about him visit www.shmartin.com. Support our show and checkout www.simplisafe.com/1001! Only 14.99/mo- no long contracts-no tools required. This …
 
Hannay's division is in the center gap that the Germans need to reach Amiens. If German scout planes see how weak his lines are they will attack and Hannay's division will be wiped out. The job falls to the hands of the air corps. Hannays old friend Peter makes an unexpected appearance. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 Hist…
 
Support our 1001 Network and save 40% at Legacy Box by going to www.legacybox.com/1001- get a great deal on restoring those photos or maybe preparing a special wedding gift! Thats www.legacybox.com/1001 for 40% off. Share the memories! Catch recent reviews and a big thanks from us for being great fans of our shows. Learn more about your ad choices.…
 
Hannah Dustin was a colonial Massachusetts Puritan mother who was taken captive by the Abenaki tribe during King Phillips War along with her nursemaid and newborn daughter, who was killed by her captives. Showing incredible courage, she killed her captors and escaped, bringing their scalps back for reward. She was the first woman in America to be h…
 
Biographer Robert Matzen discusses his second Hepburn book (Warrior) which covers her last 5 years working for UNICEF in war torn countries like Somalia and Sudan as well as his biographies on Jimmy Stewart and Carole Lombard. Included-portions of Global News interview with Audrey Hepburn, and Luca Dotti (son of Audrey Hepburn). Get all of our show…
 
Introducing Neil Nixon- well known author and radio show personality in the UK- with a lifelong interest in rock music. In part one we set up the ground rules for the great rock and roll debate- which decade, the 50';s-60's, or 70's- was the greatest decade for rock and roll? First- "rock and roll" will be loosely defined as "top 40" radio. The cri…
 
Today thousands of aspiring authors are submitting articles and stories to social media sites like Instagram and Reddit- and there are millions of us who want to write a book but just haven't been able to make that leap for a variety of reasons. We spoke with journalist/author Veronica Hinke, who wrote The Last Night On The Titanic- Unsinkable Drin…
 
Introducing Neil Nixon- well known author and radio show personality in the UK- with a lifelong interest in rock music. In part one we set up the ground rules for the great rock and roll debate- which decade, the 50';s-60's, or 70's- was the greatest decade for rock and roll? First- "rock and roll" will be loosely defined as "top 40" radio. The cri…
 
Unsung Heroes of the American Revolution (Pt 1): The Culper Spy Ring, Nathan Hale, and others: Few people leaving the Banana Republic Store at 66th and 3rd st Manhattan, NY, stop to notice the plaque on the outside wall that mentions the spot less than 100 yards away where courageous young Nathan Hale spoke his famous last words “I regret that have…
 
We interview author Walter Borneman about his riveting book BROTHERS DOWN, which is the story of the heroes aboard the USS Arizona, which was dive-bombed and sunk by Japanese planes on December 7th, 1941. 63 of the Arizonas 1, 177 dead were brothers. At this point going into WWII, fathers, sons, and brothers serving together were not uncommon. Auth…
 
In part two we cover the start and rapid growth of the Bielski partisan camps in Belarus, their raids on Gernan patrols and on German sympathizers, and the hard and often times deadly choices that needed to be made to protect the forest clans. We also cover what happened to the four brothers after the war and the filming, which was done in Lithuani…
 
Welcome to the very short Left Bank street of Saint-Benoît, which runs from Blvd Saint-Germain to rue Jacob. This episode is mostly dedicated to writers--including Apollinaire, Taras Shevchenko, Marguerite Duras and Ted Joans, plus two literary cafés, two beloved bookshops... and one of my favourite ice cream desserts. Remember to visit my website …
 
This is part one of the story of the Bielski Brothers- a tightly knit group of 4 brothers- the yoiungest 13, and the oldest 33, who formed an armed resistance group in the forests of Belarus during WWII to save Jews from certain death in the hands of the Nazis. Led by Tuvia Bielsky, the group created a working community in the forest which was capa…
 
Retired Lieutenant General Charles Hooper is the Former Director of the Defense Security Cooperation Agency (2017-2020). LTG Hooper was commissioned in 1979 as an infantryman. Since then his political-military assignments include: Assistant Army Attaché to China; the Deputy Division Chief, War Plans Division; Senior Country Director for China, Taiw…
 
The HMS deBraak was a British Royal Navy frigate commanded by James Drew. She was sent to accompany a large fleet to the Virginia Capes but became separated in a storm and spent 7 weeks acting as a pirate ship raiding Spanish and French merchant ships. When she arrived in the Delaware Bay on May 25th, 1798, towing a captured Spanish ship she was, a…
 
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