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New episodes come out every Wednesday for free, with 1-week early access for Wondery+ subscribers. The Cold War, Prohibition, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? We’ll take you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And we’ll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Li ...
 
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American Shadows

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American Shadows

iHeartRadio 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.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
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Dark History

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Dark History

Audioboom Studios

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Bailey Sarian, a professional makeup artist & true crime connoisseur, is taking her expertise from her popular YouTube series, Murder, Mystery & Makeup, and expanding into the podcast world with Dark History! Each week, she will explore the chilling stories of the dark past from US and World History that they don't teach you in school!
 
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 ...
 
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Orbitals

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Orbitals

The American Chemical Society

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From antibiotic resistance to Roaring Twenties poisonings to body farms, you can find chemistry—and a good story—anywhere. Every month writer and host, Sam Jones, PhD, takes on a chemistry tale you didn't know you needed to know.
 
In a culture obsessed with winning, "American Loser" is the podcast that puts the spotlight firmly on second place. Comedian KP Burke and his handsome Father dive head first into the true stories of the biggest losers in American History. Our theme song is "American Loser" by the supremely talented Robert Rolfe Feddersen. All episodes recorded at A Shared Universe Podcast Studio in Eatontown, New Jersey
 
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 ...
 
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Presidential

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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 ...
 
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Gastropod

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Gastropod

Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley

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Food with a side of science and history. Every other week, co-hosts Cynthia Graber and Nicola Twilley serve up a brand new episode exploring the hidden history and surprising science behind a different food- or farming-related topic, from aquaculture to ancient feasts, from cutlery to chile peppers, and from microbes to Malbec. We interview experts, visit labs, fields, and archaeological digs, and generally have lots of fun while discovering new ways to think about and understand the world t ...
 
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 producers The Kitchen Sisters (Hidden Kitchens, The Hidden World of Girls, The Sonic Memorial Project, Lost & Found Sound, Fugitive Waves and coming soon… The Keepers). "The Kitchen Sisters have done some of best radio stories ever broadcast ...
 
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Then Again

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Then Again

Northeast Georgia History Center

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Historian Glen Kyle of the Northeast Georgia History Center and guests explore the historical context and significance of everything from pop culture to the little known stories of our past in this light-hearted and educational podcast.
 
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Strange Origins

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Strange Origins

Fascinating Productions

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Have you ever wondered what gave birth to the stories we tell around the campfire? What happened in our history that caused spooky tales of creatures such as werewolves and ladies in white to be passed down from generation to generation? And more importantly, why are we still so fascinated with the macabre? Join me as I jump down the rabbit hole of a new subject each week and attempt to stitch together the history of all things strange and spooky. Visit FascinatingPodcasts.com for more info.
 
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 ...
 
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 ...
 
If you love history but want to follow the un-beaten path, then this podcast is for you. My name is Elizabeth Bourgeret and I love to learn about the untold stories of American history. The one's that don't make it to the history books. The darker side. The strange. The peculiar. The deadly. Peek behind the curtain of America's yesterdays and listen to the collection of tales found in my Bag of Bones. #bagofbonespodcast #elizabethbourgeret Contact me: http://www.elizabethbourgeret.com/contac ...
 
Marco Zaza has been telling family stories—funny or sad or nostalgic stories—at various dinner tables for over half a century now. These are tales that reveal one family's experience as immigrant- and first-generation Italian-Americans. With this podcast Marco shares these entertaining memories with a broader audience. Now illuminated with conversations that add details and tangential stories, the episodes elicit the laughter and tears that always resulted when he treated his family, gathere ...
 
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 ...
 
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.
 
Lovers of all things strange, allow me to be your guide as we journey through peculiar tales, curious histories, and uncanny cases! Rockette Fox is a Korean-American storyteller, illustrator, performer, designer of oddities, and embracer of the strange. She's spoken nationally on topics such as villainesses, diversity in media, storytelling, and folktales for over seven years.
 
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Lore of the Folks

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Lore of the Folks

Terren Coffey and Landon Lowrey

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Welcome folks! A new show exploring the regional contexts behind some of history's most infamous folklore tales. Each season the folks will be unpacking the myths and legends of different places and time periods from around the world. Join us weekly as we explore the lessons these stories teach and the events behind them. Tasteless jokes included every episode at no extra cost.
 
Each episode of “When Football Was Football” will take the listener back to the very early days of the National Football League. Your host, Joe Ziemba, will share a forgotten or lost story from one of the NFL’s two oldest teams: The Bears and the Cardinals. Team championships, individual exploits, or long-buried items of interest from the earliest years of the NFL will be dusted off and resurrected for the listener. Not for the football faint-of-heart since these programs will document when ...
 
The Witches and Wizards Portal is the mechanism by which we are able to visit the Discworld, as well as other fantastic worlds. The Portal covers some of the races, places, faces, characteristics and phenomena of that world and mirror of worlds, The Discworld. Your host, The Medieval Gnome, has been described as having the perfect radio face. He is also somewhat notorious birdwalker. No, not birdwatcher. Birdwalker. Not a lot of people know how to do the latter. You can reach me at randy@min ...
 
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 ...
 
The Freedom Train is a community resource radio show linking the resources available to the community that needs them. We go out of our way to find and honor the movers and shakers in the Black Community giving them a platform to share their voices and services. You can catch us every Wednesday where ever you get your podcast or on the Freedom Train Website at www.freedomtrainradio.com
 
The purpose of this book "is to tell in simple fashion the story of some Americans who showed that they knew how to live and how to die; who proved their truth by their endeavor; and who joined to the stern and manly qualities which are essential to the well-being of a masterful race the virtues of gentleness, of patriotism, and of lofty adherence to an ideal." (from the Introduction)
 
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Perspectives on Science

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Perspectives on Science

Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine

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A new public events series from the Consortium for History of Science, Technology and Medicine brings historical perspective to contemporary issues and concerns. In the public forums, historians and other specialists speak about culturally relevant topics in front of a live audience at Consortium member institutions. Forum subjects range from medical consumerism to public trust in science and technology. Videos of these events are also available at chstm.org. In podcast episodes, authors of ...
 
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Fast Cadillac’s, Chris Baird and The Dead Squirrels, Donny Coyle joined the boys at the round table at Alley’s Alehouse for an night of adult humor and fresh craft brews straight from the many rotating taps available to quench any thirst. A show their mother’s will be proud of. Shout outs: Hops and Coaster Drops; Otis Elevator; Union Brewing; Chill…
 
Welcome to an old podcast with a new name. Witches and Wizards Portal, et al. are now officially subsumed in Tales from the Drum. That’s our new name. Season 11 begins with a brief fanfare, a medium ramble, an extended metaphor, and some serious compare-and-contrast. All that in 43 minutes or so. No grass is growing under our feet! Facebook page: T…
 
The ill counsel of a desert place, that would be howled out in the desert air . . . . Night has fallen on the desert, in this spookiest of seasons. Tonight we travel by the power of darkness and disinformation to Archuleta Mesa, in the Jicarilla Apache town of Dulce, New Mexico. We're going down, beneath the mountain, to see if the reptilian aliens…
 
Anna Hoppe was born on May 7, 1889 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She left school after the eighth grade and worked as a stenographer. She began writing patriotic verses when she was very young and by the age of 25 she was writing spiritual poetry. After some of her poems appeared in the Northwestern Lutheran, a periodical of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lu…
 
When you hear the word “molasses” you probably imagine super slow-moving, brown-colored sweet stuff that you add to a cookie recipe. And that is what molasses usually looks like, but under certain conditions and in large enough quantities, molasses can be dangerous. Just over a century ago, the North End of Boston learned just *how* dangerous. Feat…
 
We seem to have an almost insatiable appetite for the glitter and sparkle of diamonds. Yet transforming these stones into jewels fit for princesses and film stars involves a long chain of production and distribution. And the diamond industry has long been bound up with a much darker side: the exploitation of workers, environmental damage, all-power…
 
One of those Leonard of Quirm designs that never should’ve seen the light of day. Or at least should have been destroyed immediately thereafter. But it wasn’t, it has occult vibes, and it kills people. It almost takes over Sam Vimes before Carrot destroys it. Narrow escape all ‘round. Our Podpage webpage is down for maintenance this week. We will h…
 
Jane and Linda break down the film version of 'Into the Woods' and figure out where it went wrong. They share their love of the Queen of the Screen, Meryl Streep, and discuss the points where the film adaptation went well. A beloved, humorous, and touching story; excellent and catchy music; a PHENOMENAL cast - how could it be so disappointing? What…
 
In 1921, Republican President Warren G. Harding entered the White House, ushering in a new era of conservative government. Harding was elected by Americans yearning for tradition and old-fashioned values. But they put in power one of the most scandal-ridden presidencies in American history. Harding filled his administration with corrupt cronies who…
 
The Pork Futures Warehouse is a monument to the literal-mindedness (or is it bloody-mindedness) of the Ankh-Morkpork mentality. They sell pork futures, right? Well then, there has to be a place to store the future pork they’re selling! Our Podpage webpage is down for maintenance this week. We will have a new Facebook page by this Friday. The previo…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share Bobby Love is the name of a man who escaped prison over 40 years ago, and was finally arrested after he made a fatal mistake attending a funeral. Bobby Love's birth name is Walter Miller, but after committing a number of crimes and spending time in prison, he decided he wanted to be free. Walter escaped…
 
In 1985, after a chaotic shootout and an hours-long standoff, the Philadelphia Police dropped a bomb on the home of the MOVE organization, a black liberation and environmentalist group. What? Why? How? Today, Bailey is going to get into that, but just know it killed 11 people and destroyed 61 surrounding homes. It took 35 years for the city to even…
 
He’s the Watch’s first dwarf officer. He teaches Detritus to count. He is unfortunate to run into the killer who’s terrorizing Ankh-Morpork with a gonne. But, he is sent into the afterlife with the most powerful weapon a dwarf could take with, just in case the gods and demons the dwarfs don’t believe in, don’t realize they don’t. Our Podpage webpag…
 
"Imagine starting on a journey to a new land, with a three-year-old daughter in hand—and waiting for you at the end of your journey, a husband you haven’t seen for four years...." Marco's mother reluctantly leaves her hometown to join her husband in the United States.By Marco Zaza, David Zaza
 
There’s a killer on the loose in Ankh-Morpork—a killer armed with a gonne. On top of that, the dwarfs and trolls are at each other’s throats, Captain Vimes is getting married, and Carrot conscripts dozens of people to be in the Watch—technically the Citizens Militia, because there has been “an irreparable breakdown in law and order.” And Carrot kno…
 
If you’ve ever engaged in mortal combat with a patch of ragweed, dandelion, or crabgrass in your garden, you might understand the twin emotions of rage and begrudging admiration when it comes to weeds: They. Just. Won’t. Die. When it comes to commercial agriculture, weeds pose a more existential threat—globally, the proportion of our harvest that i…
 
We look at the Anti-Masonic Party of the 1820s and 1830s from backwater movement to national stage and its lasting influence on one of the two major parties today, and on political conventions. Was it truly a conspiracy theory-based movement? What can it say about today's politics. And a candidate who didn't want to run for President. We look at al…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share Recently, the rapper TI spoke to the public about rapper Lil Boosie being the "Representative of Cultural Authenticity". Joe and Pat decided to give their thoughts on TI's comments. Is Lil Boosie truly the representative of cultural authenticity for black people? How are we defining authenticity for our…
 
When Football Is Football is part of the Sports History Network - The Headquarters For Sports Yesteryear. NETWORK SPONSORS Row One - the vintage shop for sports history fans! EPISODE SUMMARY When Jacksonville recently dropped its 19th straight game, it marked just the fifth time in history that a club experienced that regrettable distinction. In fa…
 
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 …
 
Happy Spooky Season! Welcome to our transition from Grimm Adventures to Scary Tales! We travel down to the medieval German town of Hamelin, which is under siege from like 10,000 rats. But wait, there’s a new man in town, Der Rattenfänger, offering to make their rat troubles go away. But you better make sure you pay the Pied Piper. Drunk Mythology i…
 
We have a new email address: medievalgnome@gmail.com. I’m working on transitioning all our MGP (Medieval Gnome Productions) related email there. Send us an email at the new addy—you never know what might happen! And, PLEASE send me some new questions for Granny! You can ask her anything. Some places to visit include Our YouTube channel: https://www…
 
Fast Cadillac’s Chris Baird joins Gris, G, & Fresh at Alley’s Alehouse for an evening of craft brews while discussing reality TV, music, more of Dougy’s contempt for greaseball, Kurt Cobain, and lots more invigorating conversation. Brews from The Bier Brewery and the Anchorage Brewing Company. Shout outs in this episode include: Grand Junction Brew…
 
Rain on the ground, a chill in the air, ghosts on the prowl. We're back from the Midwest with strange tales from the desert to the cornfields. Hosted by Ken Layne with soundscapes by RedBlueBlackSilver, with some of our Pygmalion Festival appearance for good measure. Support the show: https://www.patreon.com/user?u=26080998 See omnystudio.com/liste…
 
Thank you for Listening Please Share Over the past few decades, we have heard of how awful men are and can be at sex. Thousands to millions of women have complained about not having an organism, or even just having sex that is somewhat good. Lately, men have began to speak out about their sexual experiences, and they are now telling the wo…
 
Ned Simnel is Dick Simnel’s father. Before he gets himself turned into a cloud of pink steam, he invents a machine called the Combination Harvester, which is supposed to do just that. Bill Door is horrified by this machine which will harvest without caring or even knowing what it’s doing. He ultimately destroys the machine, which may well have been…
 
With the virtual joint meeting of the History of Science Society and Society for the History of Technology coming up next month, join us as we revisit our September 2020 discussion with Jan Golinski, Tom Misa, and AAHM President Keith Wailoo as they talk about the challenges of the present moment and what the future holds for their organizations. T…
 
Listener request from Jessamynn Little. Just a peek into some of the more popular ghosts that roam through New Orleans, Louisiana. If you are loving the episodes that Bag of Bones brings you every week, please consider helping this podcast and it's traveling author by supporting our sponsors. Just click the links and share your support! And thank y…
 
Created by Tinkercast and hosted by Rebecca Sheir (Circle Round), “Who, When, Wow!” is an auditory journey into the lives of unsung heroes, unknown heroines and amazing humans. Each 20 minute “cartoon-for-the-ear” episode immerses kids and their grown-ups in a historical narrative around one fascinating figure you don’t hear about in school but who…
 
Is There Value In Getting in a Street Fight and Losing? Guns for home defense. Dating and Emotions. Krill oil. Joining the military vs College first? Toxic leaders who poison morale and attitudes. Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/jocko-podcast/exclusive-contentBy Jocko DEFCOR Network
 
After having been “retired” from his job as the Disc’s Ultimate Reality, Death takes on the persona of Bill Door, and proceeds to learn a lot about being human. These lessons largely take place on the farm of Miss Renata Flitworth, who hires him as a sixpence-a-week farm hand. Check out our webpage at www.podpage.com/witches-and-wizards-portal. The…
 
Brian and Angelo welcome auhtor Ian Rogers back to the show to talk about The Mothman Prophecies, the book's literary qualities (and obviously touch heavily upon the case itself), which leads them to discuss topics such as anti-vaxxers, flat earthers, UFOlogy, and other esoterica. Special Guest: Ian Rogers. Links: JOHN KEEL…
 
In the 1920s, Americans moved to the city in droves, and a new, diverse generation sparked an era of dizzying social change. It was the Age of Jazz, a time when Black Americans brought a revolutionary new musical style to northern cities. Free-spirited flappers haunted urban nightclubs. And Harlem, New York became the epicenter of a renaissance in …
 
Bennington. Autumn, 1982. Donna falls under the thrall of a magus-like professor, and the very small, very elite, very male band of students to whom he teaches Ancient Greek. “I can absolutely distinctly remember the three of them, and then the four of them—the three guys but then the four. The guys with Donna.” Learn more about your ad choices. Vi…
 
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