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Muskrat House is a weekly podcast dedicated to finding the craziest story in Wisconsin History

Muskrat House is a weekly podcast dedicated to finding the craziest story in Wisconsin History
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United States

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Muskrat House is a weekly podcast dedicated to finding the craziest story in Wisconsin History

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English


Episodes

Episode 29: Chief Oshkosh

1/12/2018
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Mary and Colin look at an unsung hero of Native Americans during America's expansion - Wisconsin's Chief Oshkosh of the Menominee

Duration: 00:46:58


Episode 28: Old Abe the War Eagle

1/5/2018
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Mary and Colin look at the most famous Bald Eagle in all of Wisconsin - Old Abe - and the long, strange trip he took he stardom.

Duration: 00:47:02


Episode 27: Henri de Tonti

12/30/2017
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Mary and Colin examine the disastrous journey one explorer took through Wisconsin as the New World opened up in the 17th Century.

Duration: 00:41:58


Episode 26: The 'Indian Scare' of 1862

12/23/2017
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Mary and Colin discuss the strange hysteria that overtook Wisconsin in the fall of 1862

Duration: 00:53:51


Episode 25: 'Doctor' John Till

12/15/2017
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Mary and Colin take a look back at one of Wisconsin's most famous faith healers - John Till, the Plaster Doctor of Somerset

Duration: 01:01:57


Episode 24: The Washington Park Zoo

12/8/2017
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Mary and Colin take a trip to the Zoo, to examine the history of Milwaukee's animal collections from the days of Washington Park to present day.

Duration: 00:47:30


Episode 23: The Election of 1855

12/1/2017
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Mary and Colin dig into the dirtiest election in Wisconsin's history - the Bashford-Barstow Affair of 1855.

Duration: 00:46:00


Episode 22: Otis Redding

11/24/2017
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Mary and Colin discuss the brief, brilliant, and tragic career of prolific soul singer Otis Redding.

Duration: 00:37:28


Episode 21: Carl Akeley

11/18/2017
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Mary and Colin talk about the fascinating and adventurous life of Carl Akeley, the father of modern taxidermy

Duration: 01:05:10


Episode 20: The Shootout at Little Bohemia

11/10/2017
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Mary and Colin take a look at one of the most infamous gangsters in American history, and the horrible vacation he took in Wisconsin's Northwoods.

Duration: 00:36:19


Episode 19: The Man With the Hole in His Side

11/3/2017
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Colin and Mary talk about the history of human digestion - as told through the open hole of one man's stomach.

Duration: 00:55:17


Episode 18: Halloween Creepshow for Creeps

10/28/2017
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Get your ghost on with Mary and Colin as they dive in to ten of their favorite Wisconsin ghost stories and urban legends.

Duration: 00:56:59


Episode 17: Lawsonomy

10/20/2017
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Mary and Colin discuss the strange and fascinating life of Alfred Lawson, and the insane religion of Lawsonomy he invented.

Duration: 01:02:25


Episode 16: Harry Houdini

10/12/2017
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Mary and Colin discuss the world's greatest magician and one-time Appleton native, Harry Houdini. *Apologies for the audio issues*

Duration: 00:37:48


Episode 15: Dickey Chapelle

10/6/2017
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Mary and Colin talk about one of the most prolific wartime correspondents you've never heard of as they track Dickey Chapelle's life from Milwaukee, to World War II, to Vietnam.

Duration: 00:35:33


Episode 14: The Haunting of St. Nazianz

9/29/2017
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Mary and Colin talk about the most haunted place in all of Wisconsin as they uncover the history of St. Nazianz

Duration: 00:29:30


Episode 13: Oshkosh Lumber Strike

9/22/2017
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Mary and Colin take a look at the Oshkosh Lumber Strike and the Paine Lumber Mill, an oft-forgotten hotbed of America's Labor Movement.

Duration: 00:45:07


Episode 12: Karl Lotharius

9/15/2017
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Mary and Colin dive in to the dark and twisted tale of Karl Lotharius, the building of his bar Von Trier, and the ignoble end of one of Milwaukee's most interesting characters.

Duration: 00:47:41


Episode 11: The Rescue of Joshua Glover

9/8/2017
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Mary and Colin dive in to the tale of Joshua Glover, the fugitive slave that thrust Wisconsin into the forefront of the abolition movement and lit the fuse for the Civil War.

Duration: 00:28:30


Episode 10: The Lady Elgin

9/1/2017
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Mary and Colin dive in to the deeply polarizing events surrounding the sinking of the Lady Elgin, and its impact for the future of Wisconsin during the Civil War

Duration: 00:31:32

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