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The Great Sydney Hailstorm of 1947

12/1/2018
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Today we tell the story of a summer thunderstorm that turned deadly, causing 4 pound chunks of ice to rain down on Sydney, Australia, with the accompanying injuries and severe damage to nearly every building in the city. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your own podcatcher. Thanks for the use of your ears! (Picture of hailstones hitting Sydney Harbour during the storm by Bob Rice (Sydney Sun) –... Read More Read More

Duration:00:10:56

Caledonia

11/24/2018
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In the 1690’s Scotland decided it wanted to be a major world power. To accomplish that goal, a joint stock company was established to fund a colony of Scots on the Isthmus of Panama. Things did not go as planned, and we tell you that story on this episode of the Untold History. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite pod catcher. Thanks for listening! Subscribe at Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:14:17

The Duke

11/17/2018
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Back in 1902 folks from all over the country would come to the Appalachian city of Asheville, North Carolina, to take in the health benefits of the clean, cool, mountain air. It was said that this air was good for rheumatism, tuberculosis, stress, and many more ailments. One of the men who arrived in Asheville left his mark in a most unusual way, and we’re going to tell you his story on this episode of the Untold History. You can... Read More Read More

Duration:00:08:44

Frank Nash

11/10/2018
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Today we tell the story of Frank Nash, a charismatic thief and killer who was responsible for one of the worst acts of mob violence in Missouri history. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on whatever podcast app you choose. Thanks for listening and telling your friends about us. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:13:07

The Three Gun Maniac

11/3/2018
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On Halloween, 1952, James Francis Hill was arrested in Northern Florida after an extraordinary string of carjackings, kidnappings and robberies over the prior two weeks. And that’s just part of this untold story, which we share with you on today’s podcast. We are available for download on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. Be sure to subscribe! Thanks for listening…

Duration:00:14:00

William Alexander Morgan

10/27/2018
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Some folks live boring, ordinary lives. Others aspire to more, but eventually just give in to boring and ordinary. A very few actually live their lives to the fullest, like the subject of today’s episode, William Alexander Morgan, who left his Ohio home and ended up fighting the revolution alongside Fidel Castro. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening, amigos!

Duration:00:13:54

Melungeon

10/20/2018
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There are mysterious peoples all over the planet whose origin is shrouded in mystery, such as the Roma, the Hmong, the Zuni. Today we tell of one such group of people who have historically lived in the mountains and valleys of Appalachia, the Melungeon. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening and sharing us with your friends. Subscribe at Apple Podcasts (Picture by Will... Read More...

Duration:00:16:22

The Bald Knobbers

10/13/2018
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Today we tell the story of a vigilante group little known outside the Ozark Mountains of Missouri, the Bald Knobbers. This group brought law and order to several post-Civil War Missouri counties, but then proceeded to cause their own problems with the local citizens of those same counties. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! Subscribe at Apple Podcasts

Duration:00:18:25

The Meteorite

10/6/2018
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The first person to have been verified to have been struck by a meteorite was Ann Hodges, of Sylacauga, Alabama. Today we tell her story. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening and sharing us with your friends!

Duration:00:09:42

The Raid on St. Albans

9/29/2018
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Today we tell the story of a Confederate raid on the town of St. Albans, Vermont, the northernmost land military action undertaken by the South in the Civil War. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening and sharing us with your friends! Subscribe at Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:10:56

Henry Lowry, Robin Hood of North Carolina

9/22/2018
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During the Civil War a free man of color named Henry Lowry defended his father in a dispute with a neighbor over hogs. That defense included the use of banned firearms. As a result Henry became the head of a guerrilla gang of family members and others which roamed eastern North Carolina for nearly ten years. Today we tell Henry’s story. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn, or on your own podcatcher. Thanks... Read More Read More

Duration:00:10:10

Walter Ashby Plecker

9/15/2018
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Prior to World War II several states enacted eugenics laws. One of these was Virginia, whose Racial Integrity and Sterilization Acts served as a model for laws passed in Nazi Germany. Today we tell the story of the man mainly responsible for the enactment and enforcement of these laws, Walter Ashby Plecker, head of the Virginia Bureau of Vital Statistics for thirty years. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your... Read More Read More

Duration:00:14:54

The Esau System

9/8/2018
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The rich keep getting richer and the poor keep getting poorer in America today. There’s talk about oligarchs taking over the country like they have in Russia. But, folks, no matter how bad it seems now, it can always get worse. Today we’re going to tell you just how much worse it could be by going back to the time before the Great Depression, to the West Virginia coal camps of that time for a story about what happens when... Read More Read More

Duration:00:10:31

Albert

9/1/2018
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Today we tell the story of a man who spent World War II saving as many people as he could from Nazi oppression and extermination, all under the watchful eye of Nazi officials. It was this man’s surprising connection to the Nazi party that allowed him the freedom to do this. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening… Subscribe at Apple Podcasts.

Duration:00:08:47

The Frontier Serial Killers

8/25/2018
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During the late 18th century two cousins roamed the frontier from western North Carolina to Tennessee to Kentucky to Illinois. On their travels they spread death and destruction, being responsible for an unknown number of rapes and murders. Today on the Untold History we tell the story of the Harpes. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:13:43

The Clay County Wildman

8/18/2018
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Today we tell the story of Orval Brown, who decided to get back to nature by imitating his literary hero, Tarzan. So, in the midst of the Depression, West Virginia became the home of its own homegrown Tarzan, loincloth and all. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher or on your own podcatcher. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:07:18

The First Flight?

8/11/2018
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Everybody knows that the Wright brothers flew the first airplane, right? What if that wasn’t true? Today we tell the untold history of Clark Dyer of Georgia, who patented a steerable aircraft back in 1874 and is reported to have actually built and flown the thing. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your own podcatcher. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:07:36

John W. Powell, Journalist And Enemy Of The People

7/8/2018
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In the Age of Trump, we in the United States have become used to tweets calling the press “the enemy of the people.” So far it’s just bombastic rhetoric. But what could happen? Today we tell you. Back in the 1950’s, a journalist was actually put on trial for sedition as an enemy of the people, for things he wrote about reporting on the Korean War. Today we tell the story of John W. Powell. You can subscribe to the... Read More Read More

Duration:00:05:34

William Henry Ellis

4/7/2018
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Born the son of Texas slaves, William Henry Ellis was the epitome of the self-made man. So self-made in fact that he even changed his name to Guillermo Enrique Eliseo and his ancestry to Mexican. He built up a financial empire based on cattle, hides and wool, then set out on his most audacious plan: to establish an African American colony in northern Mexico. Today we tell his story. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at Apple Podcast,... Read More Read More

Duration:00:08:30

Henry Box Brown

3/24/2018
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Today we tell the story of a slave who managed to gain his freedom in a most unusual way, then went on to live a full, interesting and free life. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for listening! (Picture of the unboxing of Henry Box Brown by Samuel W. Rowse – où l’avez vous obtenue ?, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=1540884)

Duration:00:09:31