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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!

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

Junius Wilson

3/17/2018
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In 1925 a young African American man was arrested, charged and convicted of the crime of attempted rape. He was then found by the court to be insane, mainly because he spent the trial grunting and waving his arms around frantically. As a result, he was placed in an insane asylum, where he spent the next 76 years, until it was discovered that instead of being insane he was merely deaf. Today we tell the story of Junius Wilson. You... Read More Read More

Duration:00:09:17

The Inventor

3/10/2018
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America has been the home of many inventors and innovators, including Thomas Edison, Henry Ford, Nikola Tesla, and Walter Hunt. Walter Hunt? Today we tell the story of a man who tinkered and tinkered and tinkered and came up with such all-American inventions as the safety pin, the forerunner of the bicycle, and the first prototype of the sewing machine, yet was never recognized for his work. You can subscribe to the Untold History on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner, or... Read More...

Duration:00:07:51

The Day They Hanged The Elephant

3/4/2018
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In the South in 1916, justice was swift, if not always by the book. And on September 13, 1916, rough justice was done in the form of a hanging for a murder that happened two days earlier. Now, to be honest, there was a trial, of sorts, before the sentence was carried out. And the condemned? Well, let’s just say they weren’t human. Today we tell the story of a circus elephant that was tried, convicted, and executed in eastern... Read More Read More

Duration:00:15:09

The Curse

2/25/2018
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In 1941, Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin ordered a group of scientists to open the tomb of Tamerlane, who had swept out of Central Asia in the late Middle Ages to create a vast empire. This turned out to be a bad idea. Hello folks, today on the Untold History we tell the story of the Curse of Tamerlane. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast.... Read More Read More

Duration:00:09:12

The Boogeyman

2/18/2018
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WARNING: THIS EPISODE IS NSFW! During the early 20th century a monster roamed the streets of New York City. This man lured young children to molestation, mutilation and murder. He also claimed to have dined on his victims. Today we tell the story of Albert Fish, also known as the Boogeyman and the Moon Maniac. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for... Read More Read More

Duration:00:15:45

The Holy Roller Divorce

2/11/2018
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In 1915, divorce was rare, at least compared to today. And the grounds for divorce were pretty serious, like adultery or abandonment. But that year a man in Washington State got a divorce from his wife over her church friends and their, shall we say, extreme zeal. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Feedburner, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for sharing us with your friends!

Duration:00:06:15

Hitler’s American Saboteur

2/4/2018
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In 1941, two young men from Chicago decided that they wanted to see the world, so they set out, first for Mexico, then on to Asia and finally to a Europe then in the midst of the Second World War. One of these men was recruited into a Nazi sabotage school, then sent to carry the war to American shores. Today, Steve and Gena tell the story of a young man who got more than he bargained for as he... Read More Read More

Duration:00:10:41