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The One and Only Wolverine

2/1/2018
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You’d think the Wolverine State would have wolverines. But they hadn’t been seen in Michigan for a century or more. When one of those animals suddenly shows up, a science teacher risks his own precarious health to track and study the elusive visitor. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:28:24

The Jingle King Takes A Bow

1/25/2018
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If you’ve watched TV anytime over the last four decades, you’ve heard the music of Dan Yessian. However, the accomplished commercial jingle writer always wanted to write something more substantial - music which didn't coax people to buy, but made them think and care. In this episode, we chronicle a jingle writer’s journey from commercials to a commemoration of his family and their fate in the Armenian Massacre. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:21:38

My Disastrous Family Reunion

1/18/2018
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Mark Hawkins grew up in Michigan. The family who gave him up for adoption lives in the heart of Appalachia. 38 years after he was adopted, Hawkins’ biological family invited Mark to their neck of the woods. It was a gathering of people with nothing in common, other than common D-N-A. A complete clash of cultures. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:58

The Wolves and Moose are Out of Whack

1/11/2018
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One the hunter. One the hunted. Each dependent on the other. When the balance of nature goes out of whack on a remote island in Lake Superior, bad things happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:25:03

Square Dancing in the Amazon

1/4/2018
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In 1928, Henry Ford, one of the wealthiest men in the world, established Fordlandia. Deep in the Amazon jungle, Ford aimed to tame the South American jungle, extract its resources, and mold its inhabitants. It was a spectacular… failure. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:24:37

Someone’s in the Kitchen with Thai Food

12/28/2017
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What happens when you claim a word that’s not yours, and proceed to build a beloved brand out of it? A deliciously complicated tale of food, language, race and identity set in a rapidly changing neighborhood of Detroit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:23:16

Sparky and Nixon

12/21/2017
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Every now and then, TV treats us to a strange pairing of people. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hosting a cooking show. Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Christmas carols. You think, what are they doing together, yet find something mesmerizing about the combination. This episode centers on an unlikely pairing of Detroit Tigers managing legend Sparky Anderson and former President Richard Nixon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:22:09

The Terrible Tragedy of Daniel Dodge

12/21/2017
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He was filthy rich. She was dirt poor. His dad helped put the world on wheels. Her dad was a mail boat captain. But they were in love, and didn’t really care what their families thought. Tragedy ensued on their honeymoon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:27:00

Introducing Mismatch

12/15/2017
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Welcome to Mismatch, a new show hosted by veteran reporter Roger Weber. Our show brings you stories of the incompatible, unsuitable and out of step. Find us at MismatchPodcast.com. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

Duration:00:01:47

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