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Our American Stories

Arts & Culture Podcasts

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.

Location:

United States

Description:

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

Language:

English


Episodes

The Legend of Indian Agent/Mountain Man, Tom "Broken Hand" Fitzpatrick

3/31/2020
America's finest Old West storyteller brings us the story of legendary Mountain Man, Tom Fitzparick. Roger McGrath is the author of Gunfighters, Highwaymen, and Vigilantes: Violence on the Frontier. Our contributor from Ireland is Myles Dungan, a historian specializing in 19th century Irish history and the American West.

Duration:00:28:59

The Boy Who Was Laughed At For Wanting to Work At A Hotel... Until He Founded, The Ritz Carlton

2/5/2020
Here's "The Back Story" of the legendary Ritz-Carlton luxury hotel chain with its co-founder and German immigrant, Horst Schulze.

Duration:00:29:44

Relationship Story Hour: The Paiges

2/5/2020
Chris and Meiko candidly share their story as a married couple.

Duration:00:29:00

How Faith, Infidelity, and Forgiveness Grew a Family Not Once, but Twice

1/30/2020
In a 30 year span, a family has to deal with its sins twice and tell a story of roll-reversal and forgiveness. Mary Sparks's tale is another entry in our "Women of True Grit" series, brought to us by Edie Hand. Learn more about Edie and her story at www.ediehand.com.

Duration:00:18:59

Entrepreneur Chris Wright Asks: Who Do You Want To Be In A Foxhole With?

1/30/2020
For our “On Leadership” series, an extraordinary leader on building an extraordinary team.

Duration:00:21:50

Playing Cards in a Dumpster

1/29/2020
Paul Kotz is one of those people who believes that a friend is just a "hello" away.

Duration:00:07:59

Katie Livingston's Life After A Total Gastrectomy

1/29/2020
Katie Livingston candidly shares her family's story and their struggle against cancer.

Duration:00:32:50

The Unlikely Pair Who Share A Liver

1/27/2020
Vic Billingsley and Kara Ffrench's harrowing transplant journeys that unexpectedly led to a unique friendship.

Duration:00:29:00

What Does "For Better Or Worse" Really Mean?

1/22/2020
Yvonne and Rich share their story of marital struggle and how they have handled their drug addicted son.

Duration:00:40:50

The Back Story of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos

1/21/2020
For our series "The Back Story," we bring you the memorable life story of Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos.

Duration:00:29:00

The Husband and Wife Doctors Who Risked Their Careers to Prevent Alzheimer’s

1/17/2020
Dean and Ayesha Sherzai's shared experience of having grandparents succumb to dementia led them to "career suicide" which resulted in success.

Duration:00:40:50

Ambrose: The Unlikely WWII B-24 Combat Pilot-Hero, George McGovern

1/17/2020
Here’s historian extraordinaire Stephen Ambrose to tell us a very unlikely World War II story about George McGovern, the liberal, antiwar Democratic presidential candidate from South Dakota who was soundly defeated by President Nixon in the 1972 election. This story is from The Wild Blue: The Men and Boys who Flew the B-24s over Germany.

Duration:00:11:49

Fade to Black: the Death of My Father

1/16/2020
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
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
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

Stephen Ambrose: The Transcontinental Railroad

1/15/2020
Climb aboard! Here’s Stephen Ambrose to tell us a the story from his bestseller, Nothing Like It In The World: The Men Who Built The Transcontinental Railroad.

Duration:00:40:49

Meeting My Absent Father

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

Duration:00:21:50

The Private Citizen Who Repairs Our National Treasures

1/14/2020
And he grew up in a Jewish ghetto...the incredible life story of David Rubenstein!

Duration:00:30:39

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

1/14/2020
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
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