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Triskaidekaphobia

8/16/2017
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The number 13 brings to mind bad luck, curses, and things to be avoided. Join us in this episode as we delve into some of the many myths surrounding this unlucky number. We examine possible origins of the fateful number, its ties to Friday the 13th, and briefly examine how various cultures view the number 13. We also travel to Stonehenge in this episodes “Go There” segment. Episodes RSS

Duration: 00:22:50


Claims of Pre-Columbian Contact Part 3: They Came from the West!

8/1/2017
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In this episode we finish our series on claims of pre-Columbian contact with the New World with looks at potential journeys across the Pacific. Did the Chinese discover the Americas? What about the Polynesians? After looking for these answers, we quickly debunk other claims such as those regarding the Celts, Romans, Knights Templar, and others. This episode marks the beginning of a new segment as well, GO THERE. Episodes RSS

Duration: 00:22:11


By Sea, Land, and Air

7/18/2017
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Invention has been claimed to be the mother of necessity, but what about innovation? During the American Civil War innovation to technologies both new and old would forever change the face of warfare. While many have already pointed out the innovations made in firearms of the time, there were innovations made in other areas, mainly transportation, that perhaps had an even greater impact on the war. Join us as we look at the American Civil War through its waterways, railroads, and bright...

Duration: 00:23:48


Claims of Pre-Columbian Contact Part 2: The Underworld

7/12/2017
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In this episode, we continue exploring claims of contact from the ancient world with the new. As caves have provided shelter since the dawn of time, this episode focuses on two caves and the claims made about them regarding early African travel to North America. Join us for part 2 as we look into the legends of Kincaid’s Cave and Burrow’s Cave. Were there ancient Egyptians in the Grand Canyon and is Alexander Helios buried in Illinois, or are these pseudo-historical claims simply hoaxes...

Duration: 00:23:07


Claims of Pre-Columbian Contact Part 1: Runestones Aplenty

6/29/2017
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Multiple claims have been made regarding who first discovered the Americas. Those on the fringe have claimed that the Egyptians, Romans, Celts, Chinese, heck, nearly every civilization to walk the planet made it to the New World before Columbus. In this multi-episode series, we are going to look into these claims and see if they hold any weight. Part one focuses on claims of the Vikings making deep into North America. Join us as we look at the Kensington, Heavener, and other runestones....

Duration: 00:23:52


The Use of Modern Technology in the Hunt for the Past

6/13/2017
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In this episode, we begin with a look into the use of modern technology and how it can be used to locate previous settlements, preserve knowledge, and become an excellent source of teaching tomorrow’s generations. While Chris does begin to go on a rant and lecture about the dangers of looting, we see how looting can be both low and high-tech. Episodes RSS

Duration: 00:21:41


Roman Britain

5/30/2017
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From the fabled Ninth Legion to Hollywood Films such as King Arthur and The Eagle, many people think that the Roman excursions into Great Britain were filled with nonstop fighting and violence, but history seems to paint another picture of the Britons and Romans. Join us in this episode as we look at Roman Britain. Episodes RSS

Duration: 00:15:30


The Myths of Mark Twain

5/16/2017
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Join us as we look into some of the myths surrounding Samuel Clemens, better known by his pen name Mark Twain. In this episode we look at some of the people who may have influenced his characters, places that definitely influenced the settings of his work, and attempt to answer the allegations of racism made by critics of the classic American author. Episodes RSS

Duration: 00:24:41


the Early Years of Billy The Kid

3/30/2017
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In this episode we look into the early years of Billy the Kid. Join us as we look into his possible places of birth, delve into who his father could have been, and try to determine if he was the older or younger brother of his family.

Duration: 00:15:35