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BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
 
An English tourist in a small, rural town in the South of France discovers an ancient manuscript with a strange illustration on the last page. A young orphan is sent to live with his elderly cousin, a secretive man who is obsessed with immortality. A picture that tells stories that change according to who is viewing it. These and other delicious, goose bump evoking tales are part of Ghost Stories of an Antiquary by Montague R James. A master of his craft, MR James was an academic and adminis ...
 
Two poets in a London park at sunset, debating on the attributes of poetry and whether it's really a metaphor for anarchy. A group that meets in secret, planning to overthrow the world order. Disguises and deceptions, ideals and ideology. A medley of themes and genres makes this a great read for anyone who's a fan of Chesterton and his iconic Father Brown. The Man Who Was Thursday includes Chesterton's favorite theme of Christianity with touches of delightful humor to enliven the twists and ...
 
First published in Blackwood’s magazine as a three part serial in 1899 and published in 1902, Heart of Darkness centers on the experiences of protagonist Charles Marlow as he is assigned the duty to transport ivory down the Congo River. Conrad cleverly uses foreshadowing as a technique to convey the novella’s themes of hypocritical imperialism, the contradictory views on civilized as opposed to barbaric societies, racism, and the conflict between reality and darkness. Set in the second half ...
 
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In this season Finale episode we are taking a dive into Vampire folklore. My friend David Joins me as he tells us about European Vampire Lore, and then in the second half we will be talking about American Vampires. Website: www.notanotherhorrorpodcast.com Murder Me Tinderly:https://www.podpage.com/murder-me-tinderly/follow/ Buy Me A Coffee and help…
 
This is a tale of love, obsession, madness, candy, and carnations. It is the story of Mother’s Day.The holiday was passionately promoted by Anna Jarvis (1864-1948), described by Michael Farquhar as “… a woman of fierce loyalty and tireless enterprise and a total raving lunatic.”In this episode we will explore crimes of mother's and also how some en…
 
On the night of September 19/20, 1961, Barney and Betty Hill, returning from a honeymoon in Canada, encountered a large UFO in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The next thing they remembered was being thirty miles down the road with two hours elapsed that they could not account for. Both physical evidence and nightmares alarmed them. Later, th…
 
The Houston Decapitator On July 27, 1979, a man named Bob Smith showed up to the 900 block of Glenmont in the Gulfton area of southwest Houston to pick up a co-worker, secretary Alys Elaine Rankin while her car was being repaired. Smith approached the front door which was slightly opened and looked in to see Rankin laying naked on her bed with her …
 
From frantic 911 calls to disturbing unknown numbers this episode has it all. With audio directly from the calls. Listening to this episode at night is probably not a good idea. Website: www.notanotherhorrorpodcast.com Murder Me Tinderly:https://www.podpage.com/murder-me-tinderly/follow/ Buy Me A Coffee and help support the show: https://www.buymea…
 
On their way home to Yuba County, the men decided to stop at a gas station and buy some snacks. They had all piled into Jack M’s Mercury Montenegro. This would be the last time any of these five young men would be seen again. After they failed to return that night, the parents of the young men (most of whom lived at home) began to worry and filed p…
 
With the sheer empty remoteness of vast stretches of I-80 and the myriad options for disposing of bodies in the bleak desert wilderness, the highway is undeniably an attractive hunting ground for killers. This is some of the most remote land in the United States, where one can drive hours without seeing a single sign of civilization or another huma…
 
Las Vegas...a city almost synonymous with a good time. Millions of people flock to sin city every year. in 2019 alone Las Vegas received an estimated 42 Million visitors. Unfortunately Las Vegas is synonymous with something else...murder...cursed hotels...and suicide. In this episode we are going to explore some ghost stories and I'm even going to …
 
You could never sell the story of Georgia Tann as fiction. Imagine trying to peddle a novel about a butch lesbian—in Depression-era Memphis, of all places—with a taste for fine cars and fancy houses, who makes a fortune stealing children from poor folks and selling them to anyone anywhere with sufficient cash. This she-devil is assisted by dozens o…
 
Bacc after over a year, this week Chad returns for a special two part episode where he and Evan, the 3rd Host review some awesomely bad movies!First up: American Psycho...2. That’s right, those mother fuckers made a sequel. And yep, it’s awesomely bad. We buried the lead but 🤷🏽‍♂️By True Stories Based On Fiction
 
In this final installment of the Cabinet Of Curiosities we dive into some more strange cases. A chicken that lived 18 months after being decapitated,A circus manager killed by black magick, a conjoined twin that died of fear, and the tragic story of the Elephant Man. Buy Me A Coffee and help support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NAhorrorpo…
 
The circus is in town. This week we dive into the second part of the Cabinet Of Curiosities. In this episode we will explore Grady Stiles a.k.a lobster boy, and tell you how he committed murder, pleaded guilty, and still walked away free. Beyond Terrestrial Link: https://shows.acast.com/Beyond/episodes/urban-ledg Buy Me A Coffee and help support th…
 
The circus is in town. This week we dive into the Cabinet Of Curosities. What PT Barnum poetically called his band of "Freaks". PT Barnum wasn't the savior everyone thought he was and even then the circus itself had a lifelong effect for these people. In this episode we'll talk about three cases. The woman who started it all Joice Heth, Eko and Iko…
 
Brian and Evan, the 3rd Host are back with their 4th (?) best of the year episode where they count down their favorite movies, tv shows, podcasts and comics of 2020. Of course, with all the craziness of the past year, some alterations had to be made, but the lists are still great.So, in the honor of long form pods like "the Joe Budden Podcast" and …
 
Theodor Seuss Geisel once said that you know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams. But sometimes love is one-sided, and triggers hate which makes people do the unthinkable... In this Valentine's Day episode we will explore four cases of Erotomania. Cases Included in this episode: John Warnock …
 
In late October of 2006, police responded to a call from the Omni Hotel in New Orleans regarding a jumper. A man had apparently leaped off the roof of the building and landed five stories down on the hotel’s parking garage roof. When the police got there, it was clear that the man died on impact. It seemed, at first, that this was not a job for hom…
 
On September 12th 1987 Minnie and William Winston woke up to something strange. Their walls bleeding human blood. What’s even stranger , nobody in the house matched the blood type... Buy Me A Coffee and help support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NAhorrorpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherhorrorpodcast Twitter: https://w…
 
He appeared out of nowhere. He had no name, no memory, no past. He was the only person the FBI ever listed as missing even though they knew where he was. How could one man remain anonymous in the modern age’s matrix of observation? Well, you're about to find out. Buy Me A Coffee and help support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NAhorrorpodcas…
 
Out in the Bayou, there are said to be inbred people who possess supernatural abilities. These people are claimed to have summoned a beast to protect them from the outside society. Come sit down by the fire while I tell you the story of the Grunch people and the beast of old Grunch road. Welcome to the first episode of Not Another Horror Podcast "T…
 
The Stanford prison experiment was a social psychology experiment that attempted to investigate the psychological effects of perceived power, focusing on the struggle between prisoners and prison officers. It was conducted at Stanford University on the days of August 14–20, 1971, by a research group led by psychology professor Philip Zimbardo using…
 
An extra story about #Phrogging that didn't make it into this week's full episode. Buy Me A Coffee and help support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NAhorrorpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherhorrorpodcast Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/NAhorrorpodcast Website: www.notanotherhorrorpodcast.com To Submit Your Own Story Ema…
 
The Sumter couple from episode four have been identified. Buy Me A Coffee and help support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NAhorrorpodcast Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/notanotherhorrorpodcast Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/NAhorrorpodcast Website: www.notanotherhorrorpodcast.com To Submit Your Own Story Email Us at notanotherhorror…
 
Your home is a sanctuary. We know who comes and goes. It’s somewhere we feel at peace. We wouldn’t expect someone to be living there without our knowledge, in this episode we will explore phrogging. Is it fact or fiction? We'll go through the case of Dolly Oesterreich who kept her lover in the attic. We will also explore multiple cases of individua…
 
Being openly gay in certain parts of the United States has always been dangerous, and for two men living in rural Georgia, this was proven true one night in 1982. The Corpsewood Documentary: https://youtu.be/qdK9YWObZS8 More Information On The Location Of The Manor: https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/corpsewood-manor Buy Me A Coffee and help suppo…
 
In August 1976 two bodies were found. The couple was found murdered execution-style on a secluded dirt road. Neither had identification and over 40 years later they have never been identified. video of the road: https://bit.ly/2XhrB3T Buy Me A Coffee and help support the show: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/NAhorrorpodcast Instagram: https://www.inst…
 
A mysterious outbreak that swept a Mississippi town in the 1950s. Was it a conspiracy theory, or government coverup? You be the judge. --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/notanotherhorrorpodcast/messageSupport this podcast: https://anchor.f…
 
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