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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 ...
 
It's time to escape today's hectic life and head for a different time- a time when there was no internet or tv, a time when people actually wrote handwritten love letters, and a time when the word "stress" was a term relegated to physics classes. Master storyteller J.R. Hagadorn (1001 Stories Network) provides an entertaining mix of classic short stories from the golden age of literature- tales of life, love, faith, and humor-all of which are wonderfully produced and chosen to entertain list ...
 
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This story chronicles the most powerful and destructive earthquake to ever hit the U.S. mainland, and it was only one of many that hit the settlement of New Madrid Missouri and surrounding towns. Of the top twent earthquakes to hit the U.S. mainland and Alaska, three nit the New Madrid region within a few months, destroying entire towns, causing ge…
 
A hot summer day with nothing to do prompts the gang of five, Nick, his girlfriend, Tom, Daisy, and Gatsby to head for the city in two cars. Once in the city, they lounge in a hotel suite until an argument breaks out between Tom and Gatsby. Tragedy occurs as they head home. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best St…
 
Nikola Tesla was an American electrical engineer and inventor who made significant bounds in the areas of electrical applications, motors, remote controlled boats, dynamos, and the invention of alternating current motors which could power cars. To honor Tesla's contribution, Elon Musk, the head of the electric car company Tesla, named his company a…
 
Nick finds out much more about Jay Gatsby. Tom brings Daisy to one of Gatsby's parties to check out Gatsby and his guests. 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 (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.com…
 
Two great stories from the old west! 1) THE LEGEND OF THE LOST SUBLETT MINE They thought Old Ben Sublett was crazy when he rolled into the town of Odessa Texas and persisted in saying that one day he would come back from his weeks of prospecting in the Guadalupes with a wagon full of gold. Those mountains were full of Apaches and rattlesnakes- but …
 
Nick arranges an afternoon tea for Daisy at his cottage-the surprise guest, Daisy's old flame-Jay Gatsby. 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 (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/1001-…
 
"Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Incredible Story That Inspired the Spielberg Movie", tells of Project Serpo, a top-secret U.S. government program that arranged an exchange program with aliens that sent 12 astronauts to a planet 40 light years away with hopes of gaining insight to another civilization and their technologies. Inspired largel…
 
Nick learns a lot about Gatsby from his girlfriend who grew up with Daisy, and agrees to ask Daisy over to his bungalow for tea so Gatsby can meet her. 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 (cut and paste into your url) Apple device…
 
A 1947 Lux Radio Theater presentation of the Christmas Classic "Miracle on 34th Street" that you will enjoy. Starring the original film stars Maureen O'Hara. Edwin Gwynn, William Payne and Natalie Wood. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoicesBy Jon Hagadorn Podcast Host
 
THREE GHOSTLY STORIES 1, The Greenbrier Ghost- a young lady is murdered by her husband and no one suspects her husband until the dead girl's ghost appears to her mother and explains that she was murdered. This true story from West Virginia is the only murder case in the US that used testimony provided by a ghost as evidence. 2. The White House Ghos…
 
Chapter 2- Nick spends a Sunday afternoon in the company of Tom Buchanan as he travels into the city to visit his girlfriend that he keeps on the side Chapter 3-Jay Gatsby throws another one of many lavish lawn parties and invites Nick who gives us the play by play SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time …
 
We begin the story with Nick Carraway relating the story of moving to a rental cottage in the fictional town of West Egg Long Island NY and meeting his cousin Daisy at her palatial home in East Egg. She is unhappy with her marriage and those difficulties are evident throughout his visit for dinner. NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devi…
 
The amazing story of John Dillinger: Public Enemy No. 1 continues. We cover the FBI raid on the Little Bohemia resort, which turned into a public relations nightmare for Hoover and the FBI, as well Dillingers face-changing operation, two of the Dillinger gang's most memorable bank robberies, AnnaSage's betrayal of Dillinger and the FBI's execution …
 
The story begins to arrive full circle as two former residents of Beulah are drawn back to home by Christmas cards. 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 (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/pod…
 
In the episode we take a look at the life and early career of America's most notorious gangster, John Dillinger. His gang, within a one year period from 1933 to 1934 robbed 24 banks and 4 police stations, killing or wounding a number of policemen and creating fear and panic in 5 states, Ohio, Indiana, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Indiana. Catch ALL ou…
 
We interview "The Admirals" author Walter Borneman to get an in-depth look at why Admiral Chester Nimitz was the right man at the right time to lead our US Naval Forces in the Pacific during WWII. Enjoy 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries on the Podbean Podcast App today! Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.podbean.a…
 
The town of Beulah, New Hampshire is getting ready for another Christmas as Letty busies herself raising the twins that her brother left with her to raise and burying the wife that he left behind as well. Meanwhile, the pastor's wife has come up with an idea for Christmas cards and the idea sells.across the nation. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of…
 
A great holiday read that makes it hard for the reader not to feel festive and appreciative for all the gifts in their life. Catch 1001 Sherlock Holmes Stories now here: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-sherlock-holmes-stories-best-sir-arthur-conan/id1534427618 Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best Story…
 
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…
 
You may not have heard of this largely unsung hero of the Civil War- William J. Cushing...but you are about to. In this interview with author Jerome Preisler (Civil War Commando-William J. Cushing and the Daring Raid to Sink the CSS Albemarle) we are treated to a first-hand look at what goes into the writing of a great non-fiction novel and why 21 …
 
87 year-old Marie Castro, who was a young child on Saipan in 1937 during the Japanese occupation, recalls accounts of Amelia Earhart as a Japanese captive in the summer of that year before her death due to dysentery. Ms. Castro provides a fascinating first-hand account of life on Saipan during the American invasion in 1944. Catch ALL our author int…
 
A young man proposes by mail to a young girl whose picture has been given to him by his close friend- only to find out upon meeting her that she is not the girl in the photograph. Enjoy 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries on the Podbean Podcast App today! Android - https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.podbean.app.podcast iOS - …
 
The search for hijacker D.B. Cooper has perplexed the F.B.I. and hundreds of investigators for 50 years. The History Channel contacted us at 1001 to let us know they are launching a new show called Histories Greatest Mysteries on Nov 14th and asked if we would like to interview the lead investigator for the premier show of the series, titled THE FI…
 
Tom Bass was the son of a slave who developed highly sought after skills in horse training and was known for introducing a new, gentler way of training horses. He became known world-wide for his skills, becoming friends with a wide range of showmen and celebrities like Wild Bill Cody, Will Rogers, and a number of US Presidents. This is his story. E…
 
Love comes in all shapes and sizes. One of our 1001 Classic Short Story favorites! 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 (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytell…
 
In post civil war southern Louisiana, a young married woman's life is turned upside down when her husband turns her and the baby out after discovering she is part black. All our 1001 shows are now available at SPOTIFY. Just search for 1001 Heroes, 1001 Classic Short Stories, 1001 Stories For The Road, 1001 Radio Days, 1001 Ghost Stories,1001 Greate…
 
In 1764 in a small province in south central France,a wolf-like beast began to prey on the people of that community. For three years it continued killing, savagely, terrorizing the region, while eluding all efforts to kill it. Many thought it was unstoppable-that it was the beast from hell. In this story we cover all the theories as to what this be…
 
1001 had the rare opportunity to speak face to face (on Skype) with physicist, lecturer, and professional UFOlogist Stanton Terry Friedman last year and at that time he shared his knowledge of UFO's as well as his ties to the story known as The Braxton County Monster. This episode is offered here in his honor, as we lost him this pat May 13th. He w…
 
"Jack the Ripper TUMBLETY DID IT Prime Suspect: Dr. Tumblety. Ripper Author Michael Hawley, author of "The Ripper's Haunts", discusses his new evidence on the only Ripper suspect that provides all these proven matches: 1), Was held by police as a suspect in the Ripper murders, 2), jumped bond and escaped after the last murder; 3) had an open hate f…
 
Rob Demarest, former TV host of the hit show, Ghost Hunters International, takes us on a tour of the some of the spookiest places in the world. 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 (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https…
 
In 1952: THE YEAR OF THE UFOS (PT 2)/SAUCER SWARMS OVER DC/DR. STANTON FRIEDMAN INTERVIEWwe tell "the rest of the story", including the 1952 flying saucer swarms over Washington DC on two consecutive weekends in July of 1952, Washington's reaction, the scrambling and loss of US jet fighters, Feschino's work to discover this and tie all these events…
 
The love story of Lolo and Kahikilani from the ancient annals of Hawaii. 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 (cut and paste into your url) Apple devices: https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/1001-historys-best-storytellers/id1483…
 
In JACK THE RIPPER (PT 3 OF 3) FROM SUSPECTS TO KILLERS we finish laying out the case for the prime suspects in the brutal Ripper murders that rocked England's Whitehall district in the late 19th century.. This is one of the most heavily researched episodes we have ever done at 1001 Heroes and we believe that the information provided here leads to …
 
A manned UFO lands in a small West Virginia town and becomes of the most believable UFO incidents in American history. Contains an in-depth Ivan Sanderson review. Part two next week we will be speaking with nuclear physicist Dr. Stanton Friedman.and covering the UFO swarm over Washington D.C. 1952. Enjoy 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries …
 
A 40 year old man returns to his hometown after a 15 year absence hoping to find some romance in his life and finds that not all that much has changed. His hopes aren't that high, considering he never made the fortune he had left to find, but his luck might be about to change. Catch ALL our author interviews in one place here at 1001 History's Best…
 
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 (…
 
A young married man working at a menial job at a remote train station drops a bottle of champagne while he and his wife try to celebrate a lonely New Year's Eve, and she advises him that it is a bad omen. Later, walking alone, he is filled with self-pity and convinces himself he does not love his wife. He begins to fulfill the prophecy. Enjoy 1001 …
 
In part two we cover the finding of the Pendleton bow section with all hands lost, and the rescue of the Ft. Mercer bow and stern sections in high seas off Cape Cod. At the end- parts of a Cape Cod Times interview with Andrew Fitzgerald; portions of the Coast Guard memorial flag ceremony for Berne Webber with words from USCG Master Chief Petty Offi…
 
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 (…
 
A wealthy single man goes to a country inn that offers privacy and great fly fishing and ends up falling in love hook, line, and sinker for a mysterious woman he finds there and who shares the same past time. He soon finds that she has some unusual reasons as to why they can't become entangled. A true Victorian love story by George Egerton. Catch A…
 
Part One- Saving the crew of the Pendleton- On February 17th, 1952, a wicked nor'easter tore through New England, leaving 42 deaths n its wake. The cyclone winds, driving snow and sleet, and 70 foot waves caused havoc off Cape Cod, causing two huge T-2 oil tankers to break in half- leaving over 80 crewmen and officers in all 4 ship sections at the …
 
Two tales of love (sort of) from Old World Spain from the book "First Love and other fascinating stories of Spanish Life". NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories on Apple Devices he…
 
One Holocaust Family's Desperate Plea For Help- "you are surely informed about the situation of all Jews in Europe...help us to follow our children. It is our last and only hope"... This was the desperate plea of Alfred Berger, mailed in a letter to an American stranger who shared the same last name. Fifty years later, after languishing in a trunk …
 
An old man confined to a sofa on his porch in a small apartment on a canal in Venice falls in love with a young girl across the way whom he can only see by her reflection in the canal. It is a poignant story of old age and of a love that could never be, NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts…
 
One of the greatest cold case mysteries in history- a man is found dead lying on a beach in South Australia.on the morning of December 1, 1948. He is wearing business attire, and is lying with his head slightly propped up on the embankment behind him with his legs crossed. An unsmoked cigarette is on the lapel of his jacket. There are no signs of a…
 
A Respectable Woman- When her husband invites an old college friend to stay with them for a few weeks, the wife unexpectedly finds that she doesn't like him at all...or is it something else? A Wizard From Gettysburg- When young Bertrand discovers a worn old man on the side of the road he stops to help the old man bind up a wound and then invites hi…
 
A collection of diverse stories including 1) The origin of the croissant, 2) The race for the atom bomb- it was closer than you think 3), Peter Francisco, teen hero of the revolution, 4,) Annie Oakley misses her chance,5) Brother Can You Spare A Dime, 6), The Legend of the Silver Madonna, 7) Steve Goodman and the City of New Orleans. Link to "the C…
 
We interview Mark Lender, one of the contributors to this fascinating new book, which is a collection of ten new historical works which provide unique insight to the inner workings of the American Revolution. From the Battle in Brooklyn Heights to the Quebec Campaign and the Southern Campaigns for the hearts and minds of patriots and then to Yorkto…
 
A country doctor dining with highbrows shares a story of a woman he had treated whose life had been spent loving a man who did not love her. NEW 1001 Ghost Stories & Tales of the Macabre is now playing at Apple Podcasts! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-ghost-stories-tales-of-the-macabre/id1516332327 NEW Enjoy 1001 Greatest Love Stories o…
 
In 1942, the United States, still reeling from the Japanese surprise attack on our naval fleet at Pearl Harbor, needed to show Japan that they were not invincible. Jimmy Doolittle led a fleet of 16 bombers on a successful raid over Tokyo- 13 of those crews managed to crash land safely in China -but a handful of American pilot were captured and kept…
 
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