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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 ...
 
The Historical Blindness podcast is a podcast about history’s myths, mysteries, and forgotten truths. By examining cases of outrageous hoaxes, pernicious conspiracy theory, mass delusion, baffling mysteries and unreliable historiography, Historical Blindness searches for insights into modern religious belief and political culture.
 
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 ...
 
The Florida Men on Florida Man podcast features crazy but TRUE stories from the sunshine state. FMOFM goes past the insane headlines and focuses on Florida’s history. From the nation’s wealthiest mobster to legendary heroes of the frontier, there’s one thing they all have in common, Florida. If you love Florida News and Florida History, this show is for you! New episodes air every Wednesday and are available on every major platform!
 
The tides of American history lead through the streets of New York City — from the huddled masses on Ellis Island to the sleazy theaters of 1970s Times Square. The elevated railroad to the Underground Railroad. Hamilton to Hammerstein! Greg and Tom explore more than 400 years of action-packed stories, featuring both classic and forgotten figures who have shaped the world.
 
The Confessionals is where witnesses of the unexplained share their stories and encounters with the world. Through long-form conversations, we pull out as much detail about one's experience as possible. Join us as we delve into the unknown side of life, from bigfoot to UFOs to paranormal activity to even conspiracies.
 
You’ve stumbled upon a place that will plunge you into the depths of the unknown. A place where top scientists, journalists and researchers dare to look way beyond the edges of our reality to analyze these extraordinary events. Join KTown as she discusses subjects surrounding real paranormal activity, unbelievable UFO phenomena, sinister secret societies, mysterious time slips, powerful ancient artifacts, terrifying creature encounters, shocking conspiracies, gruesome serial killers, unexpla ...
 
Many wanted to claim its discovery—but only one could be the first. In The Quest for the North Pole, a new podcast from Mental Floss and iHeartRadio, we'll dive into the adventure, excitement, and danger surrounding our obsession with the North Pole. In each weekly episode, we'll analyze the motives and celebrate the triumphs of the people who sought the northernmost point on the globe, from the questionable methods of early explorers to a century-old controversy that's yet to be settled. In ...
 
Covert takes listeners on a heart-pounding journey through the most dangerous military operations of all time. From the assassination of Osama Bin Laden and how two Israeli snipers foiled Syria’s plan to develop a nuclear bomb, to the real story that inspired the movie Black Hawk Down and the harrowing tale of a British Major’s escape from 2,000 heavily armed militants, you'll be brought to the front line of history’s greatest special forces missions.
 
Outliers is an historic fiction podcast that explores how big events filter down and are viewed and shaped by the people in the shadows. Themes of otherness, change, gender and the meaning of power are explored through the eyes of characters who have not traditionally held the historic limelight. Enjoy this anthology of stories from award-winning contemporary writers as they reveal the people hiding in the shadows of real events, at some of the greatest palaces ever built. Historic Royal Pal ...
 
The true science behind our most popular urban legends. Historical mysteries, paranormal claims, popular science myths, aliens and UFO reports, conspiracy theories, and worthless alternative medicine schemes... Skeptoid has you covered. From the sublime to the startling, no topic is sacred. Weekly since 2006.
 
Serial killers. Gangsters. Gunslingers. Victorian-era murderers. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Each week, the Most Notorious podcast features true-life tales of crime, criminals, tragedies and disasters throughout history. This is an interview show, spotlighting authors and historians who have studied their subjects for years, and whose stories are offered with unique insight, detail, and historical accuracy.
 
History's Best Authors join host Jon Hagadorn to discuss their recent works on subjects that include heroes, legends, histories & mysteries. Some topics: WWII, stories and biographies, lost civilizations, paranormal events, unexplained disappearances, scandals, disasters, and more. Episodes weekly, providing incredible insights to history. Join us every Sunday night at 8 pm ET anywhere great podcasts are found. 1001 History's Best Authors is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Network. Website ...
 
Crime. Conspiracy. Cognizance. Welcome to Mile Higher hosted by husband & wife duo Josh Thomas and Kendall Rae! Our show focuses on True Crime but we delve into many other topics including conspiracy theories, unexplained phenomena, metaphysics, futurism, ancient civilizations and news stories the mainstream media doesn't cover. Our guests include experts in these topics as well as like-minded individuals who share our passion for uncovering the truth and exploring the mysteries of our unive ...
 
Each week Paula and Stephen explore unsolved murders, lost shipwrecks, local legends and more! www.ohiomysteries.com www.facebook.com/ohiomysteries www.patreon.com/ohiomysteries www.twitter.com/mysteriesohio MUSIC: NEW HORIZON-ADERIN MUSIC: THE GREAT UNKNOWN- AUDIONAUTIX
 
True Spies takes you inside the world's greatest espionage and detective operations. Our hosts Hayley Atwell and Vanessa Kirby talk to the real spies behind the missions. What do they know? What are their skills? And what would you do in their position? We explore and investigate real life thrillers, mysteries and crimes - stories that prove truth is stranger than fiction! These stories cover lies, murder, theft, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll. You’ll meet experts from the top intelligence agen ...
 
The best source on our cultural identity is not the official, historical record — ask any anthropologist, it’s the town dump. Ephemera — those things that were just barely saved, and in some cases not saved at all — emanate with secrets we can only glimpse and mysteries we can never completely answer. The stories may be unfamiliar, but the themes are universal; this is a looking glass, a window into our own fragile, material existence that begs the question, “How will I be remembered?”
 
Welcome to Oh No, Ross and Carrie, the show where we don’t just report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal, but take part ourselves. Follow us as we join religions, undergo alternative treatments, seek out the paranormal, and always find the humor in life's biggest mysteries. We show up - so you don’t have to.
 
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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 …
 
Enjoy the AD-FREE versions of our latest episodes and our archives right now on Patreon. Tonight, we take another look at the fascination history behind Sideshows and their world famous performers for which the likes may never be seen again. Author Marc Hartzman has written a beautiful book detailing the history of more than 200 of these performers…
 
To have a beautiful, strong, lasting, successful relationship at the core of our lives is an ideal that takes root at an early age. But do we always know what a successful relationship looks like? And can we sometimes hope and expect too much? Ferzeen is originally from India, now in the USA, and has had trouble building relationships. She thinks t…
 
Germany’s first female chancellor, Angela Merkel, is standing down after 16 years in office. This matters because a major figure is exiting the global stage. She has worked with four US presidents and been at the centre of European and global politics. As Germans head to the polls, Ros Atkins looks at the race to succeed one of Europe’s most influe…
 
In this week's episode, professor Michael Drane reviews how therapy has changed in the 20th century, particularly around Freud and his contribution to the field, as well as Adler's contribution to our understanding of developmental psychology, and even defense mechanisms. This episode is reserved for our stalkers of the show, so to catch the rest o…
 
There's no business like show business -- thanks to Lee, Sam and J.J. Shubert, the Syracuse brothers who forever changed the American theatrical business in the 20th century. At last Broadway is back! And the marquees of New York's theater district are again glowing with the excitement of live entertainment. And many of these theaters were built an…
 
It sounds like something straight out of a heist film: a motley crew bands together in an international conspiracy to rescue six Irishmen from a jail in western Australia -- via whaling ship. Tune in to learn more about the most infamous prison break in Australian history. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com…
 
Enjoy the AD-FREE versions of our latest episodes and our archives right now on Patreon. Tonight, my special guest is Brenda Harris who is a Sasquatch researcher. She's here to tell us about encounters the Navajo people have had including her own and what they really think about their nature. Visit our home on the web: https://www.mysteriousradio.c…
 
Vietnamese migration to the UK is the second highest after Albania and each year the numbers are rising. Not even the tragedy of the Essex lorry disaster in 2019 has been enough to put people off. Then 39 Vietnamese migrants suffocated in a container lorry as they came over the English channel. BBC journalist Nga Pham talks to people in Vietnam abo…
 
In 1981, clerk Tammy Osbourne was abducted from her Mansfield Lawsons store and killed. A couple of days later, a Mansfield man was found dead in his apartment, a bullet wound in his head. Police guessed that the man had killed Tammy then committed suicide, but years later, an investigation into widespread police corruption found that conclusion un…
 
During a snowstorm, a woman's husband gets out of the car to clean off the windshield and suddenly disappears... CBS Radio Mystery Theater was a radio drama series created by Himan Brown that was broadcast on CBS Radio affiliates in the 70's and 80's. The host was E.G. Marshall, who provided commentary throughout. The episode topics range from myst…
 
Each story of the Bailey years started with a phone call from an insurance executive, calling on Johnny to investigate an unusual claim. Each story required Johnny to travel to some distant locale, usually within the United States but sometimes abroad, where he was almost always threatened with personal danger in the course of his investigations. J…
 
This episode will take you to some dark places. Sex and substance abuse are the prominent themes, but ultimately we are going to hear many new and disturbing details about the man responsible for Canada's worst act of mass murder... Gabriel Wortman. The conversation you are going to hear tonight was recorded at the home of a fellow Portapique resid…
 
Marguerite Blakeney sells out the Scarlet Pimpernel's location to Chauvalin in order to try to save her brother. 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 SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its t…
 
Alaska: big, open, frozen and wild. In 1867, the acquisition of Alaska from the Russian Empire was widely derided as “folly.” But early explorers like John Muir saw its potential, and clamored for its preservation in the face of increasing development and calls for statehood. Then oil was discovered in Alaska, and the real fight began. Caught betwe…
 
Most bars serve up delicious spirits. But the type of spirit this one has on the menu is of the ghastly kind. An unscrupulous undertaker. A dastardly doctor. And decades' worth of restless souls. That presence you feel next to you at the bar may be from an overly friendly patron, or it could be someone chatting you up from the other side. Please co…
 
In the late 1880’s; London’s East End was the scene of a series of brutal murders, which remains unsolved to this day. The victims were women, and their deaths all took place relatively close to each other. All of these killings are believed to be committed by one man. Although his identity has baffled experts for over a century; today this man is …
 
Enjoy the AD-FREE versions of our latest episodes and our archives right now on Patreon. My special guest is Chad Lewis who's here to discuss the numerous sightings over the years of "something" lurking in the many lakes of Wisconsin. Get Chad's Book Subscribe to K-Town's other podcast! Seven - Our podcast for the jaded ones that need wicked storie…
 
Imagine you live in 1870, traipsing the wild frontier of North America with little more than an opera glass, a few friends and an arguably ill-informed sense of adventure. What happens when you get lost? This is the story of Truman Everts, a hapless tax assessor who found himself at the mercy of the wilderness, hopelessly lost for a full 37 days be…
 
On November 1st, 1843, a dejected servant named Amelia Norman followed her former beau Henry Ballard to the steps of the Astor House Hotel in New York City. There she stabbed him with a folding knife, barely missing his heart. The city's newspapers and moral reformers quickly embraced Miss Norman's cause, seeing it as an opportunity to change seduc…
 
Missionary. Agent. Inventor. Charles Fraser-Smith fought his war from a workshop, creating the real-life equipment that would inspire one of Ian Flemings' most beloved creations - Q, the MI6 quartermaster. During WW2, Fraser-Smith was the mind behind some of the British spy's most essential kit in the fight against the Nazis. Vanessa Kirby meets th…
 
In episode 375: Bigfoot In England we are joined by Deborah Hatswell from BBR Investigations. Deborah had a bigfoot encounter in the 80s in England and that set her life path on a new course of trying to understand the unknown and find people that have seen the strange and unusual like her. Today she talks about bigfoot sightings in the U.K. for th…
 
Nova Scotia, April 18-19, 2020 Over a period of thirteen hours, a 51 year old denturist, dressed as a police officer and driving a replica police car, carried out Canada’s most deadly act of mass murder. One of the lesser reported gunfire exchanges that happened during the Nova Scotia shooting spree didn’t involve the killer, Gabriel Wortman. For r…
 
After years in the wilderness, athletes with a learning disability are back at the London 2012 Paralympics - and Dan is among them. There are new tests designed to stop cheating. Do they work? And why, 21 years on from the basketball scandal, are there still fewer medals for intellectual impairment athletes than there were at Sydney 2000? Plus Dan …
 
Enjoy the AD-FREE versions of our latest episodes and our archives right now on Patreon. My special guest is Christopher White who makes the argument that spirituality and other worldly dimensions have a lot in common. Get his book - Spirituality and the Search for Invisible Dimensions Here's Christopher's links! https://www.hup.harvard.edu/catalog…
 
Ross and Carrie connect with Pyradyne proprietor Megan Bell. Megan is the daughter of the late Fred Bell, inventor of the famous “pyradome” and other creations. In this refreshing conversation, Megan honors her father’s memory, while facing head-on Ross and Carrie’s concerns about the Pyradyne product line, their marketing materials, and Fred Bell’…
 
When Brenda Shaeffer went missing, her family believed her ex-fiance was involved. The investigation went from Kentucky to Florida to Hong Kong but eventually landed back where the family suspected. But the evidence they needed would show up too late. Want more true crime content? Subscribe to Crimelines on YouTube http://youtube.com/c/crimelinestr…
 
Crystal Rogers is a woman from Bardstown, Kentucky who went missing on July 3, 2015. At the time of her disappearance, she was living with her boyfriend, Brooks Houck, their two year old son, and her other children. Brooks is the last person known to have seen her. Two days later, Crystal’s 2007 Chevrolet was found parked with a flat tire of the Bl…
 
Episode 188: In early October of 1994, during a bizarre, nearly simultaneous sequence of murder / suicides, in Quebec, and across the Atlantic in Switzerland, 53 members of the Order of the Solar Temple were found dead in burned out buildings. The deaths fulfilled what the cult’s leaders claimed was the group’s “final transit” or return to Unity wi…
 
Executive Producers Chase and Paige Wagner join Florida Men on Florida Man to discuss their feature length documentary, The People Who Live There. To learn more about the documentary and purchase tickets for the premiere, visit their website. https://www.thepeoplewholivethere.com/ To learn more about the show, visit our website. www.fmofm.com To su…
 
During the early 1970s, a new age movement called Conscious Development run by a guru named Terri Hoffman became popular in Dallas, Texas. But this group also had a lot of dark secrets behind it. Some say, even murder. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theconspiratorspodcast Notes: https://www.dmagazine.com/publications/d-magazine/1982/december/rise…
 
Akron started the new century off with a bang when, in 1900, a mob intent on lynching a black man accused of rape went to city hall, exchanged gunfire with police, set the block on fire, and leveled the city building with dynamite. Two children were killed in the melee, dozens were jailed for rioting - and the accused was later pardoned for not rec…
 
Each story of the Bailey years started with a phone call from an insurance executive, calling on Johnny to investigate an unusual claim. Each story required Johnny to travel to some distant locale, usually within the United States but sometimes abroad, where he was almost always threatened with personal danger in the course of his investigations. J…
 
The Enchanted Bluff by Willa Cather is a wistful tale narrated by one of 5 Midwestern boys who , as friends, camped out by a river in their high school days and talked about a mysterious mesa that one of the boys had heard of. The narrator recalls the night under the stars and then explains what happened to each of the boys in later life and whethe…
 
A rookie policeman sympathizs with a young newlywed bride who claims that her husband was murdered. No one else will believe her.... CBS Radio Mystery Theater was a radio drama series created by Himan Brown that was broadcast on CBS Radio affiliates in the 70's and 80's. The host was E.G. Marshall, who provided commentary throughout. The episode to…
 
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 …
 
Don Diego Vega, disguised as Zorro, takes on the braggart Sergeant at the local cantina and bests him in a swordfight which is interrupted by a knocking on the bolted tavern door. Later, he tries to propose to a beautiful young senorita but finds his lady skills are lacking. SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY! Become an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Net…
 
Holmes and Watson get involved in solving the murder of a retired sea captain who has been abusing his family 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 SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! https://.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Its time…
 
As Afghanistan reaches a turning point with American troops leaving the country, BBC Pashto presenter Sana Safi tells the story of how her own life has been intertwined with the fate of her country. She tells the story of what it was like for a child to survive in a country caught between the crosshairs of geopolitical conflict, of surviving religi…
 
The United States continues to record some of the highest infection and death rates in the world due to Covid-19. Host Nuala McGovern brings together two hospital nurses in Florida. They share the heartbreak and exhaustion of treating severely ill and dying patients, often young, who they say could have avoided hospital completely by getting vaccin…
 
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