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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, 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. Available wherever podcasts are found, including Apple Podcasts ...
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In 1943, following the Battle of Tunisia, the Allies planned to attack Italy through Sicily- but Sicily was extremely well defended by Germany and the cost of men and materials could prove disastrous. We needed to make Hitler believe that the attack would come through the Greek islands and the Balkans. British intelligence, with the help of Lt. Com…
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Larry McMurtry's screenplay turned novel "Lonesome Dove" reached an estimated 23 million homes when it first aired on CBS in February of 1989, bringing much-needed attention and popularity back to the western genre shows on television and in movies. Although his character's names and personalities were fiction- his story was taken from actual histo…
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A brief history of how Valentine's day came to be followed by excerpts from online entities such as Quora, Redditt, and others, featuring Valentine's Day stories, wins, and losses in the love department, recipes for romantic dinners, and stories from restaurant waiters who experienced memorable Valentine's day events. Opening song by singer Sonya S…
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The Lost Colony is the #4 listener favorite of 443 episodes through 9 years of 1001 Heroes. "The Lost Colony PT II: FOUND!" Tells the incredible story of what happened to the people of Roanoke Island after they abandoned their fort. With interviews and some digging we can see that they were moved to a different location where they were protected fr…
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I have added an introduction for this "Best of" episode., which was one of my favorites to make. This is the #4 listener favorite of the 443 (actually 447) 1001 Heroes episodes we have done over 9 years. This one was done in 2017. Part 2 contains an interview with Fred and Katherine Willard, directors of The Lost Colony Center For Science & Researc…
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The title kind of says it all- just add Shrove Tuesday, Lent, the origins of Easter, explanations as to why you might think twice about gifting your significant other with chocolates this Valentine's Day, and some wacky ways that Pancake Day is celebrated, and there's a pretty interesting story here. Follow our new True Stories interview show 1001 …
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In 1900 the port city of Galveston, Texas was the 3rd largest city in Texas, boasting a population of 38,000 people, and they were doing so well with business that they had earned the nickname "the Wall Street of the South". Located as they were on a 25 mile strip of sand with Galveston Bay to the north and The Gulf of Mexico to the south, and bein…
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The 1900 Galveston Hurricane struck the island of Galveston, Texas on Saturday Sept. 8th, 1900 as a Cat 4 storm, causing15-25 foot storm surges and killing somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people. This is the story told by the storm survivors. Heads Up! An Agatha Christie Poirot mystery begins today at 1001 Stories For The Road! To follow find th…
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Bill Bonsall , WW2 veteran, Olympic Gymnast, devoted husband and father, and legendary gymnastics coach for WVU, was loved and respected by all who knew him. Today Barbara (Bonsall) Wood shares her story of his life based on his audio records, old letters, and bittersweet memories of her mother included in her recent book 'The Violent Years'. Check…
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In part two we cover the Battle of the Alamo, the Battle of San Jacinto, the story of San Antonio's Riverwalk, the haunted Mengor Hotel located across the street from the Alamo Chapel, and the ghosts of the Alamo, including that of John Wayne. Check out the latest new Jack London episode today at 1001 Best of Jack London (links below) ANDROID USERS…
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Part One: In 1836 Mexico had won its independence from Spain and was being ruled by a dictator named Santa Anna, who had a large army and used it mercilessly to hold on to his power. His biggest threat was an area we now call Texas, where both Americans and Mexican Tejanos who sought freedom were gathering and offering the promise of land to those …
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The little Blue Ridge Mountain town of Bedford, VA, holds one of history's great mysteries- the location of the Beale Treasure, a legendary stash of gold, silver, and jewels said to be valued at over 50 millions dollars. All you have to do is solve two of the cipher texts that protect the treasure's location. Not so easy- people and supercomputers …
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Host Brian Tremblay explains our new interview show 1001 True Stories here... 1001 True Stories with Brian Tremblay is a fast-moving and interesting "True Story Podcast" weekly show hosted by broadcaster and creative talent Brian Tremblay and featuring guests with a wide variety of captivating stories to tell. Sometimes funny, sometimes scary, and …
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Part II The American 82nd and 101st Airborne begin heavy fighting in Holland to secure the bridges spanning the nine waterways which the British 30 Corps, with its tanks and infantry, will need to cross along its 60 mile run from the Belgium border in the south up to Arnhem, near the German border. The British 1st airborne is dropped 8 miles west o…
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These two episodes, part one and two, were the #1 most listened to episodes of the 442 we've done so far at 1001 Heroes. I have added some reminisces at the top and the rest remains unedited. Footnotes: .OPERATION MARKETGARDEN (PT I): A BRIDGE TOO FAR...The two part story of a bold plan to strike the heart of Germany by dropping 36,000 British, Can…
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This well-documented story of reincarnation involves a young British boy who, beginning at the age of 3, told his parents that he had been a pilot for the German Luftwaffe and died in a plane crash while on a bombing mission. He provided sketches and stories which later verified his visions. When the remains of a German crewman were recovered from …
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This interview with the Cayce Institute's Peter Woodbury is a warm up for next week's THE CHILLING CASE OF CARL EDEN, a UK newspaper story from 2002 that really got people thinking about souls/spirits which decide to come back in a person. And that raises a lot of questions- one of which is, at least for me- how much is DNA and how much is reincarn…
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Thanks to all of you for being loyal listeners! We are seeking your unique stories at two new interview style podcasts! The first- WITNESS....Everyone has a story Its one of those stories you share when you're sharing experiences- maybe you were in a movie, or involved in a rescue, or happening, or disaster; meeting a celebrity, cop or rescue stori…
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It's a man's world- and girls have to be tough to win- especially at sports which require size and strength- like horse racing. In its 135 year history only three fillies have won the Kentucky Derby, which is a race held once every year on the first Saturday in May featuring the fastest three year-olds in racing. Trainer D. Wayne Lucas had tried to…
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The SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 460 – Our Christmas Movie Gremlins Welcome to this episode where we revisit the classic movie “Gremlins” and dive into the latest happenings in our sci-fi universes! Join us as we unravel the nostalgic threads of “Gremlins” and share our thoughts on its enduring charm. Additionally, stay tuned as we […]…
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Apple Users- recent upgrades may have moved your download choices to a default setting- so if you miss 15 days or skip a few episodes it stops sending new ones. The FIX: Go to the three dots upper right in your episode- go to your show page- three dots again upper right- click-at bottom see "Downloads"- scroll to bottom- click on "download all new …
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Enjoy four new stories here- Anne Greene's 2nd Life- In 1650 a young woman is accused of infanticide and hanged at Oxford- but survives despite the attentions given her by the physicians Jackie Gleason & The Aliens' America's beloved comic befriends President Nixon in Florida and is treated to a rare view at 4 alien bodies in a secret broom at a Fl…
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Apple Users- recent upgrades may have moved your download choices to a default setting- so if you miss 15 days or skip a few episodes it stops sending new ones. The FIX: Go to the three dots upper right in your episode- go to your show page- three dots again upper right- click-at bottom see "Downloads"- scroll to bottom- click on "download all new …
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This weeks Thursday 'Best Of"-Every Thursday at 6am ET you weekday commuters will get a second 1001 Heroes episode for the week-and here is our first- The Phoenix Lights, tells the story of the huge UFO that flew slowly over Phoenix AZ and was witnessed by hundreds in 1997. It remains the most witnessed UFO in US history. m This was one of our most…
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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…
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The SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 459 Our Shoreleave Interview with Aaron Douglas Battlestar Galactica Welcome to an exciting episode where we delve into the latest developments within our sci-fi domains! Join us as we explore the happenings in our sci-fi worlds, accompanied by an exclusive interview from Shore Leave 43 this July featuring the talented […
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When American actor George Reeves died of a gunshot wound to the head on June 16th, 1959, an entire generation of children lost a hero. For seven years Reeves had faithfully portrayed the comic book hero Superman on tv, standing up for truth, justice, and the American way. The Los Angeles Police ruled his death a suicide but many people believed ot…
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They finally caught Harvey Logan, tried him, and sentenced him to 20 years- they only problem was- he got out of the Knoxville jail where he had become a celebrity. And it looks like bribery was responsible. When another express car was robbed the posse corned the fugitives and the one who they called Tap Duncan killed himself in the shootout. Tap …
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Often called 'The Wildest of the Wild Bunch', Harvey Logan (aka Kid Curry) and his two brothers rode for Sam Ketcham's Band and Bunch Cassidy's Wild Bunch, robbing trains and banks with regularity and hiding out when the law got too close. Part one tells the story of Harvey Logan, who had a penchant for killing lawmen who were tracking him, and the…
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We name the suspects and narrow them down for you. Then in Part 3 we give you our opinion based on a lot of research as to who did- and we believe it was multiple killers. We will explain why. 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 (…
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EXPLICIT-In 1888 London, in the slum district of Whitehall, a murderer was attacking a brutally killing women n the early morning hours. He became known as Jack the Ripper. This is his story.. 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 (…
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In 1942, 12 year old Calvin Graham, already having left his crowded home and abusive stepfather, walked into a US Naval Recruiting Office with a few faked documents, bypassed the dental check which would have revealed his 12 year old teeth, and was signed into the US Navy. After completing basic training he was assigned to the brand new Battleship …
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The SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 458 – When SciFi and Horror Meet – Event Horizon Welcome to a thrilling episode where we explore the latest in the sci-fi universe! Join us as we dive into the depths of our sci-fi worlds, followed by an in-depth rewind review of the spine-chilling sci-fi horror movie, “Event Horizon.” […]…
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Ten Little Known Stories From The Civil War includes: 1)How the 101 st Airborne 'Screamin' Eagles' came to be; 2), Mosby's Treasure from the raid on the Fairfax Courthouse; 3), Wounds that glowed in the Dark; 4), Seven US Presidents that served in the Civil War; 5), General Butler's Chamber Pots- How General Butler failed to charm the women of New …
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This is your behind the camera pass to the making of the movie that made Steven Spielberg famous- as well as Richard Dreyfuss, Roy Scheider, and Robert Shaw (Shaw was already a stage and screen star in England). Filmed in Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts, in 1974, Jaws was incredibly difficult to make, its progress being constantly hampered by weat…
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The SciFi Diner Podcast Ep. 457 – Our Interview with Bonnie Gordon from Star Trek Prodigy Welcome to this exciting episode where we delve into the latest buzz in the world of science fiction! Join us as we uncover intriguing updates from our sci-fi realms, dissect the Aquaman 2 trailer, and dive into a captivating […]…
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