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Little known stories from history

Little known stories from history
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Little known stories from history

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English

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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

The Canadian Ironman

1/28/2018
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Hello folks! Today we tell the story of a French-Canadian soldier who willingly faced death again and again in World War II and in Korea, singlehandedly accomplishing feats you’d expect from entire platoons of soldiers. And when he was badly injured and about to be sent home, he refused, taking off to continue to fight. It’s the story of Canadian ironman Leo Major. We appreciate you listening to our stories and sharing them with your friends.

Duration:00:11:16

The First Woman Convicted of Bank Robbery in Kentucky

1/21/2018
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Lillian Grace Browder and her husband, Carl, were involved in a daring bank robbery in West Louisville, Kentucky, in 1929, leading to Grace’s arrest and conviction of the crime, the first woman thus convicted in the state. Today we tell her story. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on your favorite podcast app. We can also be found on the web at theuntoldhistory.com or on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:05:59

George Washington, Landlord in Chief

1/14/2018
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We’ve all heard of George Washington’s story: Virginia plantation owner, British officer in the French and Indian War, commander of American forces in the Revolution, and the first President of the United States. Did you know that he was a major western landowner? Today we tell the story of George Washington and some squatters on his Appalachian land. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Feedburner, or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on the web... Read...

Duration:00:07:41

The Prophetess

1/8/2018
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In 1814, 64 year old religious prophetess Joanna Southcott declared that she was pregnant with the second coming of Jesus Christ. Today on the Untold History we tell you her story. You can subscribe to The Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. We appreciate you listening and sharing our podcast with your friends. Thanks! (Picture of Joanna Southcott by Wm. Sharp –...

Duration:00:08:20

The Straw Hat Riots of 1922

1/1/2018
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Men used to wear straw hats during the summer. It was a fashion faux pas not to replace those hats with felt ones after the 15th of September, at the risk of humiliation or worse. And worse arrived in 1922 with the Straw Hat Riots in New York City. Today we tell you that story. You can subscribe to the Untold History on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for... Read More Read More

Duration:00:06:00

The Carnegie Con

12/25/2017
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Poor Cassie Chadwick. All she ever wanted was to be accepted by Cleveland high society. And she was, after all that lavish spending on parties and events and such. Oh, and that two million dollar promissory note from daddy, who gave it to her to shut her up about him BEING her daddy. Or not. Today on the Untold History, we tell the story of Elizabeth Bigley, aka Cassie Hoover, aka Cassie Chadwick, who conned banks all around the Cleveland... Read More Read More

Duration:00:07:40

Lincoln’s Body

12/18/2017
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After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, he was laid to rest at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois. And there Lincoln remained, undisturbed, until 1876. That year a group of men decided to kidnap Lincoln’s body. Today we tell you that story. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast Thanks for giving us a listen. If you like what you hear, please subscribe. You can so so on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, or on your own favorite podcast app.... Read More Read More

Duration:00:07:26

The HMS Dreadnought Hoax

12/11/2017
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The British Empire was at its height in 1910, powerful, haughty, and proud. The HMS Dreadnought was the flagship battleship of the British Navy, and in February of that year a group of young artists managed to do what many dream of doing: pulling one off on the establishment. Today we tell the story of the HMS Dreadnought hoax, another bit of untold history for your listening pleasure. You can subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play... Read More Read More

Duration:00:06:41

Memmie

12/5/2017
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Of all the things one might find in the French countryside in the 18th century, the last thing you’d expect would be a feral Native American child. But that’s exactly what the villagers of Songy discovered in 1731. Today we tell the story of Marie-Angelique Memmie Le Blanc. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your own podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast; be sure to follow us. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:09:25

The Great Catnip Riot of 1909

11/3/2017
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Cats on catnip can be kind of cute, like playful kitties. Hundreds of cats on catnip can be terrifying! One enterprising young man found that out in 1909 in New York City, and today we tell you that story. You can subscribe to the podcast on Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. If you like our stories, please share them with your friends. Thanks for listening!

Duration:00:07:36

Jack O’Lanterns

10/31/2017
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It’s Halloween, so today we tell the story of how the holiday came to be, as well as the origin of the jack o’lantern. We’re on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening, and have a Happy Halloween!

Duration:00:08:47

Robert Smalls: Confederate Sailor, South Carolina Senator, U.S. Representative, Escaped Slave

10/27/2017
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Robert Smalls was born in South Carolina, near Beaufort, to a Gullah-speaking slave mother. Smalls was a hard worker, and was ambitious, too, and soon mastered many trades, including that of a wheelman on a ship. And it was that last skill that changed his life. Today, Steve and Gena tell his amazing story. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening! (Picture by Mathew Brady –... Read More Read More

Duration:00:10:44

Russ Columbo

10/22/2017
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There was once an entertainer who was handsome, charming, a talented singer who had his own radio show. In fact, his show was a direct competitor to Bing Crosby’s own show, and the radio networks actively promoted a rivalry between the two men. Likely, though, that while you know who Crosby is, as well as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, you’ve probably never heard of Russ Columbo. Today we tell you the story of Russ Columbo, and what happened to... Read More Read More

Duration:00:10:37

The Man Who Changed The World

10/15/2017
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Ever hear of the Butterfly Effect? That’s a popular science fiction device, in which someone travels into the past and makes one minor change in history, like stepping on a small insect, then returns to the future to find that everything is completely different. Couldn’t happen in real life, you say. Bet you’re wrong. Henry Tandy was a British soldier during World War I, and on today’s podcast we’ll tell about how one small decision he made had repercussions that... Read More Read More

Duration:00:07:57

The Greatest Fire On Earth!

10/8/2017
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Prior to the Civil War, showman P. T. Barnum was best known not as a circus owner/operator but as the proprietor of Barnum’s American Museum in New York City. The museum housed natural oddities and curiosities, a sideshow with such performers as Tom Thumb and Zip the Pinhead, a menagerie of animals from around the world known as the “Happy Family” and even two live whales. In July, 1865, shortly after the end of the war, a terrible fire broke... Read More Read More

Duration:00:09:55

Independence!

10/3/2017
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You’ve heard about the Southern states seceding from the Union to form the Confederacy, leading to the American Civil War. But it wasn’t only states declaring their independence, for in some cases, counties also sought their freedom and established themselves as independent nations. Today we tell you stories of two of those, the Independent State of Dade and the Free State of Van Zandt. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Podbean, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast......

Duration:00:10:00

The Shoe-Fitting Flouroscope

9/29/2017
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Nowadays many of you probably order your shoes online, or you take the kids into Walmart or the shoe store and have them try on shoes while you check them for size with your fingers. Did you know that at one time you had another, “scientific” way to fit shoes? It was the shoe-fitting flouroscope, which not only let you see the insides of the shoe to make sure little Johnny’s feet fit, but gave him, you, and the shoe... Read More Read More

Duration:00:12:21

Boston Corbett

9/22/2017
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Photo by Mathew Brady, Library of Congress. History records that Sergeant Boston Corbett of the U.S. Army was the man who shot John Wilkes Booth as the barn he was holding out in was burning to the ground. But Sergeant Corbett’s story was much more than that. In fact, this man lived the lives of 10 men. Today, Steve and Gena tell the Untold History of Boston Corbett, and it’s one not to miss. You can subscribe to the podcast... Read More Read More

Duration:00:18:15

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