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

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English


Episodes

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


Episode 9: The New Years Gang

8/25/2017
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Mary and Colin take a deep dive into the New Years Gang, the group of anti-war radicals that terrorized the Madison campus in the late '60s and early '70s

Duration: 00:41:35


Episode 8: The Lady on Top of the Capitol

8/18/2017
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Mary and Colin uncover the long-forgotten story of America's first "it girl" - Audrey Munson, her place in Madison's history, and the tragic downfall of her life and career.

Duration: 00:35:51


Episode 7: James Strang

8/12/2017
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Mary and Colin dive into the strange story of James Strang, the leader of a schismatic Mormon Church and possibly the only man crowned king on American Soil.

Duration: 00:42:26


Episode 6: The Winneconne Secession

8/4/2017
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Mary and Colin discuss the tumultuous events of the Winneconne Secession after the Fox Valley town was left off a state map.

Duration: 00:45:38


Episode 5: Milwaukee's Bridge War

7/28/2017
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Mary and Colin dig in to the infamous Milwaukee Bridge War and the founding of the city they call home.

Duration: 00:37:49


Episode 4: Teddy Roosevelt

7/21/2017
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Mary and Colin discuss Teddy Roosevelt's unbelievable trip to Milwaukee, and the even more unbelievable events that followed.

Duration: 00:51:01


Episode 3: Dan Seavey

7/14/2017
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Colin and Mary discuss the Swashbuckling life of Roaring Dan Seavey, the pirate of Lake Michigan

Duration: 00:43:14


Episode 1: FLW and the Taliesin Murders

6/30/2017
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Mary and Colin discuss the life of Frank Lloyd Wright and the murders at his studio Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin

Duration: 01:16:57