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There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.

There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.
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There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.

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English


Episodes

Fade to Black: the Death of My Father

1/16/2020
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In this episode of the Mclalan Files, Bob brings us the story of his father’s death.

Duration:00:18:59

The Cello Rock Star Who Doesn’t Follow The Rules

1/16/2020
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For our "Immigrant Song" series, the cello virtuoso with rock-star charisma, Maya Beiser, shares with us what it was like growing up in an Israeli kibbutz, musical freedom, and shredding rock classics on her cello.

Duration:00:32:51

Sturm, Ruger and Co.

1/16/2020
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Ruger is the biggest gun manufacturer in the U.S., and it’s not by accident. Here to tell this story is Logan Metesh. Logan is a firearms historian and museum professional who runs High Caliber History LLC.

Duration:00:21:49

Meeting My Absent Father

1/15/2020
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Justin shares the story about meeting his father. The first encounter happened when he was 23-years-old.

Duration:00:21:50

He Knew He'd Work for the Pittsburgh Pirates Since He Was 7

1/14/2020
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While he didn't have a a job offer or even the skills for the job, Joe Klimchak was inspired by a Pirates legend to pursue his MLB career dream.

Duration:00:21:50

The Man Who Defined American Fashion

1/13/2020
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For this American Dreamers episode, we bring you the story of a boy from The Bronx who would create one of the most iconic brands in American history.

Duration:00:18:59

"That $40 Saved Our Marriage": On the Brink of Divorce, a Couple Finds Hope and Healing

1/8/2020
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The argument began over finances. Then, it spiraled out of control. Without help from one special organization, they would not be married today. The Myers share their journey from hatred to healing.

Duration:00:29:00

Citation Nation: When Local Govts Become Dependent on Fines and Fees

1/7/2020
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Law enforcement is supposed to be about protecting the public by discouraging—through monetary fines—dangerous driving and other hazardous personal conduct or property conditions. But in practice, local governments may also—or instead—use their law enforcement powers to raise revenue. This is taxation by citation. Here’s Joshua House from the Institute for Justice to share a couple of his case stories with us

Duration:00:09:59

"We are All Jews Here": The Remarkable Story of an American Officer Who Saved 200 Lives

1/6/2020
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"If you shoot me, you will have to shoot us all," he told his Nazi captors. This is the story of Master Sergeant Roddie Edmunds, who saved the lives of 200 fellow Jewish soldiers in a Nazi stalag. It was a story he never told anyone; a story his son would discover long after his father died.

Duration:00:40:49

The Story (and Family) Behind Yuengling, America's Oldest Brewery

1/3/2020
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Jennifer Yuengling is one of the four 6th generation sisters who are carrying on their great-great-great grandfather's legacy in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and across 22 states. She shares about working with family, the secret to the company's success, and a whole lot more.

Duration:00:21:00

I Picked Up "Tex" Watson Hitchhiking AFTER the Manson Murders

1/2/2020
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Following the Charles Manson murders, Manson's lead henchman, Tex Watson, stayed in Los Angeles for almost two months before fleeing to Texas where he was arrested. But it’s those two months following the Manson murders, where this story from our listener (Patty Kingsbaker) picks up.

Duration:00:07:59

Orville Rogers: Flying A-Bombs, Capturing World Records, and Growing Bolder

1/2/2020
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Orville’s story is one where the good guy finishes first. Yet his is a life story of challenge and risk, marked by tragic losses and remarkable successes. We’d like to thank the folks at Vision Video for giving us access to their wonderful documentary, Flying High For The Glory of God: The Orville Rogers Story.

Duration:00:32:49

MLB Star Mike Matheny Loves Coaching More Than Playing

12/31/2019
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Hear Mike’s powerful speech to students that’s about so much more than baseball.

Duration:00:32:50

Nursing Home Grants A Christmas Wish

12/31/2019
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One of our regular contributors, Stephen Rusiniak, shares a story from the time he worked at a nursing home in high school.

Duration:00:10:00

Making "The Godfather" Trilogy

12/18/2019
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Author Harlan Lebo joins us for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this American classic.

Duration:00:40:51

Patty Kingsbaker's Elvis Encounter

12/18/2019
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Patty from Colorado not only has a great Elvis story, but she is very good at telling it!

Duration:00:07:59

My Dad Was A Political Prisoner of Fidel Castro

12/17/2019
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Ernesto de la Fe’s tribute to his heroic father.

Duration:00:29:00

Everett's Last Christmas Carol

12/17/2019
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Pastor Jim Johnson finds peculiar friends wherever he goes. This story is about one such friend, Everett Motl.

Duration:00:28:59

Dire Straits' Jack Sonni

12/13/2019
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From crushed dreams of becoming a rockstar, to getting that phone call to come play with one of the biggest rock bands of the 1980's, the story of Jack Sonni is a captivating tale of realized dreams and what happens when it's over.

Duration:00:40:50

Centerline: The Surprising History of Lane Markings

12/13/2019
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When it comes to the various bits of infrastructure that help keep us safe while we drive, most likely the greatest cost-and-simplicity to benefit ratio has to be painted lane lines on roads. For more stories of forgotten history, please subscribe to The History Guy's YouTube Channel, The History Guy: History Deserves to be Remembered.

Duration:00:11:49