114. Heists | The 300 Million Yen Robbery

Published: Sept. 1, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 43 seconds

300 million Yen stolen from a Japanese bank. Who do you think did it? The obvious answer for many would be to point to a group like the Yakuza. A large, dangerous transnational crime syndicate with the capability of stealing this much money from a highly secure Japanese bank in the streets of Tokyo. But as we’ve learned throughout this season, some of the most daring heists have been performed by some of the most surprising people.

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113. Little Laughs | How a Drunk Baker Survived the Titanic

Published: Aug. 20, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 22 minutes 45 seconds

Charles Joughin was arguably the last person aboard the Titanic when it sank into the frigid waters of the North Atlantic ocean on April 15, 1912. Yet somehow, the ship’s chief baker survived for hours in the subzero temperatures until he found a lifeboat. What allowed him to stay so calm and live through one of history’s biggest disasters? To answer that, we have to go into the detail of what Joughin experienced on that fateful day.

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112. Heists | The Great Train Robbery

Published: Aug. 18, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 25 seconds

There was nothing remarkable about the train traveling from Glasgow. The 12 cars powered by a single diesel locomotive made up a mobile post office known as the Up Special. It was carrying postal staff who sorted mail and packages en route to London as it had done every night without incident for 125 years. It was completely unremarkable -- that is, until the night of Aug. 8, 1963.

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111. Little Laughs | The Unbelievable Story of Juan Pujol García

Published: Aug. 13, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 22 seconds

After World War II, a critical MI5 spy named Juan Pujol Garcia faked his own death, keeping it secret for almost four decades. And that’s not even the most interesting thing about him.   Welcome to Little Laughs, and today we’re talking about the unbelievable story of Spanish nationalist turned amatuer spy turned top British intelligence agent, Juan Pujol García.

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110. Heists | First US Bank Robbery

Published: Aug. 11, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 8 seconds

For the fifth episode of the 'Heists' season, we are taking back in time to an episode from the first season of Laughs from the Past. Let's take a look at the first bank robbery in U.S. history.

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109. Little Laughs | War Animals

Published: Aug. 6, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 15 seconds

Humans have enlisted animals to help fight their wars since prehistoric times, and some of the world’s earliest historical sources tell of battles between ancient warlords in horse-drawn chariots. Dogs and horses were probably the first animals used in war, and many are still used today. But, an even wider range of creatures have been used to fight human battles throughout history. Today we will discuss some of the most bizarre historical uses of animals in war.

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108. Heists | The Great Brinks Robbery

Published: Aug. 4, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 42 seconds

The perfect pilferage. The stickup of the century. The heist of all history.  Call it what you want, every true thief dreams of that one flawless, in-and-out, set-for-life job. And on January 17, 1950, for one night in Boston, it all came together. Months of meticulous planning. Perfectly made custom keys. Ingenious outfits. This robbery had it all. In episode four of our heists season, we’ll tell the story of the Great Brinks Robbery of 1950. Who was involved? How did they pull off the near-perfect theft? And what happened afterwards?

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107. Little Laughs | Cher Ami: The Hero Pigeon of WWI

Published: July 30, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 19 minutes 37 seconds

In 1918, a division of U.S. troops found themselves caught behind German lines. They were trapped, helpless and unable to call for backup. The only thing that could save them was a bird. Cher Ami, a carrier pigeon, became remembered as a hero of World War 1.

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106. Heists | Mona Lisa Heist Conspiracy

Published: July 28, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 3 seconds

You don’t have to be an art historian to be familiar with Mona Lisa. It’s the most famous painting in the world. But why is this painting so popular? Maybe because it was painted by Leonardo da Vinci and maybe because of her mysterious smile. It was painted in the early 16th century but it was made famous worldwide thanks to a daring burglary over 100 years ago. Vincenzo Peruggia was the man responsible for making the Mona Lisa what it is today.

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105. Little Laughs | The Race to the South Pole

Published: July 23, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 55 seconds

It was mid-January 1912, and the 43-year-old Royal Navy officer was nearly 800 miles into a journey to one of the last unexplored places on the globe: the South Pole. Scott’s five-man party had already endured brushes with blizzards and frostbite during their trek. They were now less than 80 miles from the finish line, but a single question still loomed over their progress: would they be the first group of men in history to reach the South Pole, or the second?

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104. Heists | The Great Gold Robbery of 1855

Published: July 21, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 18 seconds

In 1855, Wild West outlaws were in their prime. Cowboys had been looting banks and trains for decades now and the art of the heist was being forged. Across the pond, some Brits were catching on to the evolving world of thievery and decided to craft their own plot. The goal? To break into the South Eastern Railway train in London, steal the 1 million dollars worth of gold on board, and escape the scene leaving no trail of a robbery. Let’s find out if they were able to pull it off, in today's episode on “The Great Gold Robbery of 1855”.

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103. Little Laughs | The World's Dumbest Naval Attack

Published: July 16, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 27 minutes 4 seconds

At the start of the 20th century, the Russo-Japanese War would break out as the result of both trying to expand their empires. Striking first, Japan would corner and defeat the Russian Far Eastern Fleet in Port Arthur in modern day China.    In response to this resounding defeat, Tsar Nicholas II authorised an unbelievable proposal from his government. Forty-five ships from the Russian Baltic Fleet would sail 18,000 miles around the world from its bases in northern Europe to defeat the Japanese navy and relieve the trapped Russian ships.   From the outset the expedition was doomed to failure, rendering it one of the greatest naval follies of history.

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102. Heists | Thomas Blood Steals the Crown Jewels

Published: July 14, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 11 seconds

The Crown Jewels of England and Scotland. Passed down over 800 years of monarchy, they continually represented the power and stability of the English crown. The ultimate heist material. In 1671, Thomas Blood would attempt just this, in one of the most infamous heist attempts in history, Blood’s cunning long con would end in one explosive day. In our inaugural episode of Laugh from the Past’s heists season, we’ll tell the story of an attempt to steal the most invaluable objects in the western world.

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101. Little Laughs | How an Acrobat Survived the Hindenburg Crash

Published: July 9, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 11 seconds

May 6th, 1927 in Manchester, New Jersey the LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and crashed into the earth. Of the 97 passengers, 62 survived, but only one survived by hanging onto the side of the craft as it plummeted to the ground. That man happened to be a gymnast and acrobatic. This is the story of Joseph Spah.

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100. 100th Episode Special | Best of Laughs from the Past

Published: July 7, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 4 seconds

We made it! From the civil war to unanswered mysteries to famous children, wacky cults, the wild west, and much more we've reached 100 episodes.  In this 100th episode special, we reminisced on some of the greater moments from Laughs from the Past History. 

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99. Little Laughs | Lobster Boy: Circus Performer Turned Murderer

Published: July 2, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 23 minutes 22 seconds

It all began with the birth of William Stiles in 1805. A rare genetic defect, called ectrodactyly, caused the boys’ fingers and toes to become fused together to form ‘claw-like extremities’. This condition would persist across generations of the Stiles family, who would learn to capitalize on their misfortune by joining the circus, profiting off popular freakshows. Their success and reputation continued to grow into the mid 1900’s, that is until Grady Stiles (or Lobster Boy) would single handedly tarnish the Stiles Family reputation, leaving him with a bullet in his head. 

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98. Wild West | The O.K. Corral

Published: June 30, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 14 minutes 12 seconds

The Shootout at the O.K Corral is perhaps the most classic tale of cops and robbers in the Wild West. Yet, over 100 years later our memory of that day is often romanticized and there is still much up for debate. Were the Earp brothers truly noble lawmen who sought to tame the Wild West OR merely brutal vigilantes who committed a small-town a massacre?

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97. Little Laughs | The Voynich Manuscript

Published: June 25, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 12 seconds

Imagine you were chilling in the 1400s. It’s the midst of the dark ages, and your life is probably pretty dull. Because of the bubonic plague, average life expectancy has now dipped to below 40, and you want to leave a lasting impact on the world. A mysterious legacy that will leave generations of people obsessively studying your work, with no solution in sight.  The result? The Voynich Manuscript.

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96. Wild West | Butch Cassidy

Published: June 23, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 38 seconds

The most successful train robber of the Wild West. Leader of the “Wild Bunch.” Originator of the Hole-in-the-Wall Hideout. Butch Cassidy, truly a Wild West legend in life, and death. But perhaps there’s even more to his story than meets the eye. In today’s episode of Laughs from the Past, we’ll dive into the remarkable story of Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, two of the most successful, well-liked, and ingenious outlaws of the Wild West.

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95. Little Laughs | Vassilis The Uncatchable

Published: June 18, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 19 minutes 19 seconds

Zeus. Poseidon. Apollo. Athena. These are the legendary gods of Greek mythology. But there’s one more you’ve never heard of. He’s known as The Uncatchable. A modern-day criminal Robin Hood. His name is Vassilis Palaiokostas, and he is the only person in history to break out of maximum-security prison. Twice. Using a helicopter. And he’s still on the run.

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94. Wild West | The Bloody Benders

Published: June 16, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 52 seconds

October of 1870 in Labette County, Kansas was a curious time. If you had passed through, you would have likely met a family of spiritualists known as the Benders. They operated a general store along the Great Osage trail. Travelers could stop by for goods, a meal, or even spend the night. It was, for many, quite the welcome sight. But what was truly happening inside that seemingly warm general store, staffed by a welcoming family always offering to take in travelers, was much darker.

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93. Little Laughs | Project Coldfeet

Published: June 11, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 33 seconds

Welcome to Little Laughs! The new series where we take shorter dives into historical stories that are just as bizarre. It's the same Laughs from the Past you love, condensed into 20 minute episodes. Today’s inaugural episode dives into the wild story of Cold War era CIA invention and the true tale of its first and only use in the Arctic.

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92. Wild West | The Bascom Affair

Published: June 9, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes 47 seconds

In the mid 1800’s, there was growing conflict between Apache Tribes and American settlers that were moving deeper into the Southwest region. These tensions would eventually boil over and result in a 75 year period of raids, battles and abductions called the Apache Wars. Yet, the relationships between the Apaches and incoming settlers wasn’t always hostile. In today's episode, we’ll take a look at what is widely considered the sole spark of the Apache Wars, the Bascom Affair. A story of lies, incompetence, and bloodshed.

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91. Wild West | Jesse James & The Great Northfield Raid

Published: June 2, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 22 minutes 30 seconds

Jesse James may be the most prolific outlaw in America’s history, but he did not act on his own.  Accompanied with his brother, Jesse formed the infamous James-Younger gang that would wreak havoc on banks and trains from Texas to Minnesota, and everywhere in between. In less than a decade the gang would unleash a barrage of over 20 robberies, netting a profit of over 200k dollars. That’s 4.5 million in today’s money.  However, all of this would come to an end during the Great Northfield Raid, where the gang discovered that Minnesotans fight back.

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90. Wild West | America's First Serial Killer

Published: May 26, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 21 seconds

In today’s episode of Laughs From The Past, we’ll dive into a little-talked about story of Mexican-American relations and a violent frontier society—culminating in a murderous spree that sent the people of the Colorado Territory into a panic in the spring of 1863.The Wild West was truly wild. Welcome to America’s first serial killer, folks.

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89. Wild West | Annie Oakley

Published: May 19, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 18 seconds

If you had visited the Darke County Infirmary around 1869, you would probably not have spared a second glance at the dark-haired, unassuming 9-year-old girl many referred to as “Annie". Yet, this little girl would go on to become the national celebrity of the late Wild West. As the preeminent star of Buffalo Bull’s Wild West show, this formerly unassuming girl would go on to win numerous sharpshooting medals, performing for royalty and surging crowds alike. Get your shootin’ ears ready folks.

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88. Wild West | The Donner Party (part 2)

Published: May 12, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes

It’s the winter of 1847 in the Sierra Nevada mountain range, and the Donnor party is stranded in the vicinity of Truckee Lake. The various families are separately camped in a number of old hunting cabins, with some of them separated by nearly a day’s trek Survival is bleak.

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87. Wild West | The Donner Party (part 1)

Published: May 5, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 41 seconds

On a mountain slope deep in the wilderness, a terrible scene plays out. A party of 13 people stumble through the 12-foot snow drifts, crudely fashioned snowshoes clinging to their feet as they over the snow and around the trees. The majority of them are suffering from snow blindness, barely able to see more than a few feet in front of them. Upon closer inspection an even more horrible image emerges. Various chunks of meat, frozen rock solid, are slung on people’s backs, tied to their clothing, and dragged in the snow behind them. But this is no animal meat…

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86. Wild West | 'Wild Bill' Hickok

Published: April 28, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 43 seconds

From simple beginnings in Illinois, the legendary gunfighter would become a legend synonymous with the Wild West. James Butler ‘Wild Bill Hickok’ was a folk hero of the American Old West known for his work across the frontier as a drover, wagon master, soldier, spy, scout, lawman, gunfighter, gambler, showman, and actor. In this episode of LFTP we’ll attempt to discover if ‘Wild Bill’ was truly a wild outlaw or a misunderstood peacekeeper and learn of the raucous events that led to his eventual and mysterious demise.

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85. Wild West | The Crash at Crush

Published: April 21, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 12 minutes 33 seconds

On September 15, 1896; Crush, Texas (a town created only a few weeks before) would become the second largest town in all of Texas. One week later, it would not exist. The man responsible was William Crush, a Texas railway agent, who took advantage of the lack of entertainment in Texas and came up with a new marketing scheme that would bring tens of thousands of Americans to rural Texas. It was to be a spectacular 19th Century publicity stunt with a carefree carnival atmosphere. Little did he know how explosive the event would be. It ended in explosions, flying metal and death.

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84. Wild West | Sam Bass

Published: April 14, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 19 minutes 44 seconds

The Wild West is an era made famous by its many outlaws. Names like Billy the Kid, Wyatt Earp, and Calamity Jane are still remembered for their tales of robbery, gunfighting and murder. One name that is often forgotten is Sam Bass. This Indiana orphan would go on to lead the “Bass Gang”, a posse of bandits that sought to perfect the art of train robbery. Bass treated thieving as a sport, this unbreakable addiction would later prompt the “Bass War” and “Round Rock Shootout” where Texas Rangers and the Bass Gang face one another head to head.

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Wild West | The Alamo

Published: April 7, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 3 seconds

Some call it a cruel massacre. Others term it a heroic last stand. Some argue it was the ultimate sacrifice that helped to inspire the Americans to victory in the Texas-American War. All of it may be up for debate. But what we do know is that the Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution—and its legacy continues to live on in American minds today. In the second episode of our Wild West season, we’ll dive into the Texas Revolution, the legendary characters defending the Alamo, and the bloody last battle of the fort.

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83. Wild West | The Alamo

Published: April 7, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 3 seconds

Some call it a cruel massacre. Others term it a heroic last stand. Some argue it was the ultimate sacrifice that helped to inspire the Americans to victory in the Texas-American War. All of it may be up for debate. But what we do know is that the Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution—and its legacy continues to live on in American minds today. In the second episode of our Wild West season, we’ll dive into the Texas Revolution, the legendary characters defending the Alamo, and the bloody last battle of the fort.

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82. Wild West | Billy The Kid

Published: March 31, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 38 seconds

A cattle rustler, cowboy, gambler, horse thief, outlaw, and murderer, Henry McCarty—better known as Billy the Kid—epitomizes the Wild West era. With at least 8 “confirmed” murders before his untimely death at only 21, an orphan born in the Irish slums of New York City rose to become one of the most notorious figures of the Wild West. In the first episode of our Wild West season, we’ll examine how Billy the Kid went from robbing Chinese laundromats to becoming one of the most sought-after gunslingers of the era.

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Wild West | Billy The Kid

Published: March 31, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 6 minutes 38 seconds

A cattle rustler, cowboy, gambler, horse thief, outlaw, and murderer, Henry McCarty—better known as Billy the Kid—epitomizes the Wild West era. With at least 8 “confirmed” murders before his untimely death at only 21, an orphan born in the Irish slums of New York City rose to become one of the most notorious figures of the Wild West. In the first episode of our Wild West season, we’ll examine how Billy the Kid went from robbing Chinese laundromats to becoming one of the most sought-after gunslingers of the era.

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81. Cults | The Source Family

Published: March 24, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 47 seconds

The story of a hippie cult centered around a Los Angeles vegetarian restaurant sounds destined for infamy, but the Source Family has largely remained unknown. The countercultural tale of Father Yod , his restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, and his rock band-turned-cult remains one of the most fascinating anecdotes of the new age. However, it begs the question: How does a group of hippie vegans become a free-loving cult who will follow their leader anywhere... except off a cliff?

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Cults | The Source Family

Published: March 24, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 47 seconds

The story of a hippie cult centered around a Los Angeles vegetarian restaurant sounds destined for infamy, but the Source Family has largely remained unknown. The countercultural tale of Father Yod , his restaurant on Sunset Boulevard, and his rock band-turned-cult remains one of the most fascinating anecdotes of the new age. However, it begs the question: How does a group of hippie vegans become a free-loving cult who will follow their leader anywhere... except off a cliff?

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80. Cults | The Branch Davidians

Published: March 17, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 45 seconds

The Branch Davidians may be one of the longest-running cults on our list, established in the early 1930’s. After decades of shifting power, the Davidians would find themselves bunkered down in their commune in Waco, Texas. FBI and ATF agents charged their grounds firing assault rifles, hoisting ladders onto the roof, throwing tear gas grenades, and crushing their cars with tanks. On this episode, we will find out what led up to this all-out war in the middle of nowhere Texas.

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Cults | The Branch Davidians

Published: March 17, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 45 seconds

The Branch Davidians may be one of the longest-running cults on our list, established in the early 1930’s. After decades of shifting power, the Davidians would find themselves bunkered down in their commune in Waco, Texas. FBI and ATF agents charged their grounds firing assault rifles, hoisting ladders onto the roof, throwing tear gas grenades, and crushing their cars with tanks. On this episode, we will find out what led up to this all-out war in the middle of nowhere Texas.

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79. Cults | People's Temple

Published: March 10, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 41 seconds

One of the most infamous cult-related events to ever occur involves a man named Jim Jones and his new religious movement termed, “The Peoples Temple”. This racially focused, communist cult claimed to reach a massive 20,000 members and could gather as many as 3,000 members with as little as 6 hours notice. As they grew in size and scope they were forced to accommodate as they bounced around in California before landing in Guyana in 1974. It was here that the United States experienced the single greatest loss of American civilian life until 9/11.

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Cults | People's Temple

Published: March 10, 2020, 7 a.m.
Duration: 50 minutes 41 seconds

One of the most infamous cult-related events to ever occur involves a man named Jim Jones and his new religious movement termed, “The Peoples Temple”. This racially focused, communist cult claimed to reach a massive 20,000 members and could gather as many as 3,000 members with as little as 6 hours notice. As they grew in size and scope they were forced to accommodate as they bounced around in California before landing in Guyana in 1974. It was here that the United States experienced the single greatest loss of American civilian life until 9/11.

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78. Cults | Aum Shinrikyo (Aum Supreme Truth Cult)

Published: Feb. 11, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 20 seconds

Aum Shinrikyo, have you ever heard of them?  This Japanese doomsday cult was founded by Shoko Asahara in 1984 and was operating as recently as 2005. This dangerous and massive cult brought together the ideals of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and most importantly yoga. To no surprise, they also took part in their fair share of hallucinogenic drugs. However, they would later begin creating their own, not so fun, drugs that would dismantle their group and land 16 members the death penalty. Im Jake blah blah blah

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Cults | Aum Shinrikyo (Aum Supreme Truth Cult)

Published: Feb. 11, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 20 seconds

Aum Shinrikyo, have you ever heard of them?  This Japanese doomsday cult was founded by Shoko Asahara in 1984 and was operating as recently as 2005. This dangerous and massive cult brought together the ideals of Buddhism, Hinduism, Christianity and most importantly yoga. To no surprise, they also took part in their fair share of hallucinogenic drugs. However, they would later begin creating their own, not so fun, drugs that would dismantle their group and land 16 members the death penalty. Im Jake blah blah blah

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77. Cults | Heavens Gate

Published: Feb. 4, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 54 seconds

People often ask, “What could make cults more interesting than they already are?”. Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles certainly had a good answer to that question and they turned their idea into a reality through the Heavens Gate Cult. The cult made famous through their journey to board an extraterrestrial spacecraft in 1974. Evil space aliens, ancient astronauts and flying saucers. 

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Cults | Heavens Gate

Published: Feb. 4, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 54 seconds

People often ask, “What could make cults more interesting than they already are?”. Marshall Applewhite and Bonnie Nettles certainly had a good answer to that question and they turned their idea into a reality through the Heavens Gate Cult. The cult made famous through their journey to board an extraterrestrial spacecraft in 1974. Evil space aliens, ancient astronauts and flying saucers. 

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76. Cults | The Manson Family

Published: Jan. 28, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 42 seconds

The Manson Family was a desert commune and cult active in California in the late 1960s and early 1970s which was led by Charles Manson. The group consisted of approximately 100 of his followers who lived an unconventional lifestyle with habitual use of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. So how did these sex having, drug-taking cult become a household name? In this episode, we will dive into how Charles Manson infamous cult and how one of the most absurd trials in history played out. 

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Cults | The Manson Family

Published: Jan. 28, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 55 minutes 42 seconds

The Manson Family was a desert commune and cult active in California in the late 1960s and early 1970s which was led by Charles Manson. The group consisted of approximately 100 of his followers who lived an unconventional lifestyle with habitual use of hallucinogenic drugs such as LSD. So how did these sex having, drug-taking cult become a household name? In this episode, we will dive into how Charles Manson infamous cult and how one of the most absurd trials in history played out. 

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75. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | Dock Ellis Throws a No-Hitter on LSD

Published: Jan. 14, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 39 seconds

Dock Ellis stood at the mound 6 foot 3, armed with a mean fastball. Throughout the course of his career, he suited up for 5 ball clubs and concluded his 12 years in the big leagues with a 3.46 ERA and 1 no-hitter. However, years after that no-hitter Ellis’s popularity peaked when admitted to the public that he had accomplished the feat while tripping on LSD. On this episode, we will dive into the events of that day in 1970 as well as the game 4 years later where he attempted to hit every player on the Cincinnati Reds. 

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75. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales| Dock Ellis Throws a No-Hitter on LSD

Published: Jan. 14, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 39 seconds

Dock Ellis stood at the mound 6 foot 3, armed with a mean fastball. Throughout the course of his career, he suited up for 5 ball clubs and concluded his 12 years in the big leagues with a 3.46 ERA and 1 no-hitter. However, years after that no-hitter Ellis’s popularity peaked when admitted to the public that he had accomplished the feat while tripping on LSD. On this episode, we will dive into the events of that day in 1970 as well as the game 4 years later where he attempted to hit every player on the Cincinnati Reds. 

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales| Dock Ellis Throws a No-Hitter on LSD

Published: Jan. 14, 2020, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 39 seconds

Dock Ellis stood at the mound 6 foot 3, armed with a mean fastball. Throughout the course of his career, he suited up for 5 ball clubs and concluded his 12 years in the big leagues with a 3.46 ERA and 1 no-hitter. However, years after that no-hitter Ellis’s popularity peaked when admitted to the public that he had accomplished the feat while tripping on LSD. On this episode, we will dive into the events of that day in 1970 as well as the game 4 years later where he attempted to hit every player on the Cincinnati Reds. 

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74. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Published: Jan. 7, 2020, 2:36 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 22 seconds

When the United States entered World War II every able-bodied man was expected to volunteer for the war effort. Some of the most renowned names in baseball volunteered - Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Joe DiMaggio all served. During these years the MLB suffered a serious loss of talent. In response, women stepped up to the plate to fill the void in professional baseball and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded. This league produced stars like Dorothy Kamenshek who have had a lasting impact on women’s sports.

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74. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales| The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Published: Jan. 7, 2020, 2:36 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 22 seconds

When the United States entered World War II every able-bodied man was expected to volunteer for the war effort. Some of the most renowned names in baseball volunteered - Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Joe DiMaggio all served. During these years the MLB suffered a serious loss of talent. In response, women stepped up to the plate to fill the void in professional baseball and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded. This league produced stars like Dorothy Kamenshek who have had a lasting impact on women’s sports.

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales| The All-American Girls Professional Baseball League

Published: Jan. 7, 2020, 2:36 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 22 seconds

When the United States entered World War II every able-bodied man was expected to volunteer for the war effort. Some of the most renowned names in baseball volunteered - Ted Williams, Stan Musial, and Joe DiMaggio all served. During these years the MLB suffered a serious loss of talent. In response, women stepped up to the plate to fill the void in professional baseball and the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League was founded. This league produced stars like Dorothy Kamenshek who have had a lasting impact on women’s sports.

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73. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | Moe Berg:The Spy Behind Home Plate

Published: Dec. 17, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 37 seconds

Moe Berg was many things. A Princeton Grad, a speaker of 10 languages and a Major League Catcher but the title that draws the most attention is likely as an undercover spy during the height of WW2. On this episode we will learn how this genius ballplayer played a massive role in Europe as a member of the OSS and how he was able to supply the United States with vital photographs from behind enemy lines.

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73. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | Moe Berg:The Spy Behind Home Plate

Published: Dec. 17, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 37 seconds

Moe Berg was many things. A Princeton Grad, a speaker of 10 languages and a Major League Catcher but the title that draws the most attention is likely as an undercover spy during the height of WW2. On this episode we will learn how this genius ballplayer played a massive role in Europe as a member of the OSS and how he was able to supply the United States with vital photographs from behind enemy lines.

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | Moe Berg:The Spy Behind Home Plate

Published: Dec. 17, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 37 seconds

Moe Berg was many things. A Princeton Grad, a speaker of 10 languages and a Major League Catcher but the title that draws the most attention is likely as an undercover spy during the height of WW2. On this episode we will learn how this genius ballplayer played a massive role in Europe as a member of the OSS and how he was able to supply the United States with vital photographs from behind enemy lines.

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72. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | The Secret Language of Baseball

Published: Dec. 10, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 53 seconds

We were joined by Craig Calcaterra, baseball writer for NBC sports and history enthusiast, to discuss the origin of the many signs used during a baseball game. 

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72. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Secret Language of Baseball

Published: Dec. 10, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 53 seconds

We were joined by Craig Calcaterra, baseball writer for NBC sports and history enthusiast, to discuss the origin of the many signs used during a baseball game. 

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Secret Language of Baseball

Published: Dec. 10, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 59 minutes 53 seconds

We were joined by Craig Calcaterra, baseball writer for NBC sports and history enthusiast, to discuss the origin of the many signs used during a baseball game. 

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71. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | The Great Bambino

Published: Dec. 3, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds

The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, THE GREAT BAMBINO! These are just a few of the nicknames of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. The babe terrorized the MLB for 22 seasons, accumulating 714 home runs, 2214 RBI’s, and a lifetime .342 batting average. If those numbers are too old school for you, how does 182 Wins Above Replacement and a career 1.164 OPS sound? But the Babe is remembered almost as much for his exploits off the field as his performance on it.

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71. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Great Bambino

Published: Dec. 3, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds

The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, THE GREAT BAMBINO! These are just a few of the nicknames of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. The babe terrorized the MLB for 22 seasons, accumulating 714 home runs, 2214 RBI’s, and a lifetime .342 batting average. If those numbers are too old school for you, how does 182 Wins Above Replacement and a career 1.164 OPS sound? But the Babe is remembered almost as much for his exploits off the field as his performance on it.

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Great Bambino

Published: Dec. 3, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 1 hour 8 minutes 17 seconds

The Sultan of Swat, The King of Crash, The Colossus of Clout, THE GREAT BAMBINO! These are just a few of the nicknames of George Herman “Babe” Ruth. The babe terrorized the MLB for 22 seasons, accumulating 714 home runs, 2214 RBI’s, and a lifetime .342 batting average. If those numbers are too old school for you, how does 182 Wins Above Replacement and a career 1.164 OPS sound? But the Babe is remembered almost as much for his exploits off the field as his performance on it.

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70. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth & Played For A Cult

Published: Nov. 26, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 12 seconds

Jackie Mitchell was a strong woman with curves so impressive they made headlines: her nasty curveball, dubbed a “drop ball”, would win her a place in baseball history. She was one of the first women to play professional baseball and struck out two Yankee legends in an exhibition game. Yet, her career wouldn’t end there - she would later go on to pitch for a team with a literal cult following. 

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70. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and then Played For A Cult

Published: Nov. 26, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 12 seconds

Jackie Mitchell was a strong woman with curves so impressive they made headlines: her nasty curveball, dubbed a “drop ball”, would win her a place in baseball history. She was one of the first women to play professional baseball and struck out two Yankee legends in an exhibition game. Yet, her career wouldn’t end there - she would later go on to pitch for a team with a literal cult following. 

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Woman Who Struck Out Babe Ruth and then Played For A Cult

Published: Nov. 26, 2019, 5:17 p.m.
Duration: 56 minutes 12 seconds

Jackie Mitchell was a strong woman with curves so impressive they made headlines: her nasty curveball, dubbed a “drop ball”, would win her a place in baseball history. She was one of the first women to play professional baseball and struck out two Yankee legends in an exhibition game. Yet, her career wouldn’t end there - she would later go on to pitch for a team with a literal cult following. 

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69. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | Gambling in Baseball

Published: Nov. 19, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 50 seconds

Baseball and gambling have been intertwined from the earliest of days. In this episode, we’ll dive into two of the most notorious gambling events in baseball history. The Louisville Gray’s 1877 Scandal and The Gambling Riot of 1917.

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69. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | Gambling in Baseball

Published: Nov. 19, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 50 seconds

Baseball and gambling have been intertwined from the earliest of days. In this episode, we’ll dive into two of the most notorious gambling events in baseball history. The Louisville Gray’s 1877 Scandal and The Gambling Riot of 1917.

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | Gambling in Baseball

Published: Nov. 19, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 50 seconds

Baseball and gambling have been intertwined from the earliest of days. In this episode, we’ll dive into two of the most notorious gambling events in baseball history. The Louisville Gray’s 1877 Scandal and The Gambling Riot of 1917.

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68. Baseball’s Greatest Legends | The Dead Ball Era

Published: Nov. 12, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 46 seconds

Early 20th century major league baseball had spit balls, shine balls, mud balls, emery balls, and even juiced balls - which were all a part of the well known dead ball era.

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68. Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Dead Ball Era

Published: Nov. 12, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 46 seconds

Early 20th century major league baseball had spit balls, shine balls, mud balls, emery balls, and even juiced balls - which were all a part of the well known dead ball era.

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Baseball’s Greatest Legends and Tales | The Dead Ball Era

Published: Nov. 12, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 46 seconds

Early 20th century major league baseball had spit balls, shine balls, mud balls, emery balls, and even juiced balls - which were all a part of the well known dead ball era.

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67. Baseballs Greatest Legends | The Myth of the Man Behind Baseball

Published: Nov. 5, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 53 seconds

Have you ever heard of Abner Doubleday? Despite having baseball stadiums named after him, we will find that Doubleday had nearly zero contribution to the sport we love. So who was Abner Doubleday, where did this myth evolve from and who really did invent baseball?

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67. Baseballs Greatest Legends and Tales | The Myth of the Man Behind Baseball

Published: Nov. 5, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 53 seconds

Have you ever heard of Abner Doubleday? Despite having baseball stadiums named after him, we will find that Doubleday had nearly zero contribution to the sport we love. So who was Abner Doubleday, where did this myth evolve from and who really did invent baseball?

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Baseballs Greatest Legends and Tales | The Myth of the Man Behind Baseball

Published: Nov. 5, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 53 seconds

Have you ever heard of Abner Doubleday? Despite having baseball stadiums named after him, we will find that Doubleday had nearly zero contribution to the sport we love. So who was Abner Doubleday, where did this myth evolve from and who really did invent baseball?

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66. Backfires | The Fall of Blockbuster

Published: Sept. 10, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 21 seconds

It will go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities in the boardroom: Blockbuster deciding not to buy Netflix.

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Backfires | The Fall of Blockbuster

Published: Sept. 10, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 21 seconds

It will go down as one of the biggest missed opportunities in the boardroom: Blockbuster deciding not to buy Netflix.

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65. Backfires | Prohibition in The United States

Published: Aug. 27, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 48 seconds

Prohibition is one of the biggest backfires in American history. Everything and everything went wrong.

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Backfires | Prohibition in The United States

Published: Aug. 27, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 48 seconds

Prohibition is one of the biggest backfires in American history. Everything and everything went wrong.

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64. Backfires | Rockefeller and the Cannibals

Published: Aug. 20, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 55 seconds

Q: What happens when the wealthiest of the civilized world meet the poorest of the primitive world?   A: Some crazy shit. 

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Backfires | Rockefeller and the Cannibals

Published: Aug. 20, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 55 seconds

Q: What happens when the wealthiest of the civilized world meet the poorest of the primitive world?   A: Some crazy shit. 

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63. Backfires | Ten Cent Beer Night at the Cleveland Indians Game

Published: Aug. 13, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 17 seconds

The Indians hosted a 10-cent beer night in 1975 and it was mayhem. The bases were stolen. Fights were had. Streakers streaked. The game had to be forfeited.

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Backfires | Ten Cent Beer Night at the Cleveland Indians Game

Published: Aug. 13, 2019, 2:07 p.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 17 seconds

The Indians hosted a 10-cent beer night in 1975 and it was mayhem. The bases were stolen. Fights were had. Streakers streaked. The game had to be forfeited.

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62. Backfires | Scottish Border Reivers Invade England

Published: Aug. 6, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 20 seconds

Scottish border reivers invaded England in 1349, during the height of the Black Death. They believed it to be Gods punishment upon the English, and saw an opportunity to strike while the English population dwindled. It didn't pan out.

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Backfires | Scottish Border Reivers Invade England

Published: Aug. 6, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 20 seconds

Scottish border reivers invaded England in 1349, during the height of the Black Death. They believed it to be Gods punishment upon the English, and saw an opportunity to strike while the English population dwindled. It didn't pan out.

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61. Backfires | The NBA-ABA Merger

Published: July 30, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 12 seconds

In 1976, The National Basketball Association (NBA) merged with its rival, the American Basketball Association (ABA). This move transitioned 4 successful franchises, the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Ner York Nets, and San Antonio Spurs into a single league and began to fill the void in areas not served by the 10-city NBA. The NBA used the ABA’s ability to market players and created a more fast-paced entertaining game. Little did they know they would be paying a price for this deal over the next 30+ years.   

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Backfires | The NBA-ABA Merger

Published: July 30, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 32 minutes 12 seconds

In 1976, The National Basketball Association (NBA) merged with its rival, the American Basketball Association (ABA). This move transitioned 4 successful franchises, the Denver Nuggets, Indiana Pacers, Ner York Nets, and San Antonio Spurs into a single league and began to fill the void in areas not served by the 10-city NBA. The NBA used the ABA’s ability to market players and created a more fast-paced entertaining game. Little did they know they would be paying a price for this deal over the next 30+ years.   

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60. Backfires | The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

Published: July 23, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 50 seconds

In 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, began a trip to Bosnia-Herzegovena. Who could have known that one wrong turn from his driver is what would ultimately lead to his assassination that day. This lone lethal bullet launched a series of events that had never been seen before. In the end, 17 million people would die as 32 countries across the globe battled it out. This may be the most extreme backfire of all time.

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Backfires | The Assassination of Franz Ferdinand

Published: July 23, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 49 minutes 50 seconds

In 1914 Archduke Franz Ferdinand, heir to the Austria-Hungarian throne, began a trip to Bosnia-Herzegovena. Who could have known that one wrong turn from his driver is what would ultimately lead to his assassination that day. This lone lethal bullet launched a series of events that had never been seen before. In the end, 17 million people would die as 32 countries across the globe battled it out. This may be the most extreme backfire of all time.

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59. Backfires | The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Published: July 16, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

In the year 44 BC, Julius Caesar, Rome’s self-proclaimed, ‘Dictator For Life’ was assassinated by his very own Senate. The assassins celebrated as the Roman Empire was finally free of Caesar, who they saw as the ‘unstable dictator bringing the downfall of Rome’. To their surprise, the citizens of Rome did not share this distaste for the once ruler. In the end, the Senate's actions decided the fate of their own lives as well as the entire Roman Empire.

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Backfires | The Assassination of Julius Caesar

Published: July 16, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 5 seconds

In the year 44 BC, Julius Caesar, Rome’s self-proclaimed, ‘Dictator For Life’ was assassinated by his very own Senate. The assassins celebrated as the Roman Empire was finally free of Caesar, who they saw as the ‘unstable dictator bringing the downfall of Rome’. To their surprise, the citizens of Rome did not share this distaste for the once ruler. In the end, the Senate's actions decided the fate of their own lives as well as the entire Roman Empire.

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58. Backfires | Ghengis Khan Destroys the Khwarazmian Empire

Published: July 9, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 26 seconds

Ghengis Khan is often thought of as the most brutal and savage of all ancient conquerors. He rose to power by uniting the nomadic tribes of East Asia and launching gruesome invasions. However, this reputation did not scare Inalchuq, the governor of the Khwarazmian Empire. For when Ghengis sent a caravan of men carrying goods for trade, Inalchuq ordered his army to attack. This decision backfired like no other.

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Backfires | Ghengis Khan Destroys the Khwarazmian Empire

Published: July 9, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 26 seconds

Ghengis Khan is often thought of as the most brutal and savage of all ancient conquerors. He rose to power by uniting the nomadic tribes of East Asia and launching gruesome invasions. However, this reputation did not scare Inalchuq, the governor of the Khwarazmian Empire. For when Ghengis sent a caravan of men carrying goods for trade, Inalchuq ordered his army to attack. This decision backfired like no other.

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57. Backfires | The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902

Published: July 2, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 52 seconds

Find out what happened when the French tried to civilize Hanoi by building a sewage system that became a breeding ground for rats who went on to overtake the city.

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Backfires | The Great Hanoi Rat Massacre of 1902

Published: July 2, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 52 seconds

Find out what happened when the French tried to civilize Hanoi by building a sewage system that became a breeding ground for rats who went on to overtake the city.

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56. Children in History | King Tut

Published: June 25, 2019, 5:27 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 48 seconds

King Tut reigned from 9 years old until his death at 19. His successors erased him from all the history books but in 1922 his tomb was found and his legend grew.

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8 | King Tut

Published: June 25, 2019, 5:27 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 48 seconds

King Tut reigned from 9 years old until his death at 19. His successors erased him from all the history books but in 1922 his tomb was found and his legend grew.

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55. Children in History | The Little Giants of Montterey (1957 LLWS)

Published: June 18, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 27 seconds

Today we talked about the 1957 little league team from Monterrey, Mexico. They didn't even know the Little League World Series existed but went on to win the whole damn thing. 

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7 | The Little Giants of Montterey (1957 LLWS)

Published: June 18, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 27 seconds

Today we talked about the 1957 little league team from Monterrey, Mexico. They didn't even know the Little League World Series existed but went on to win the whole damn thing. 

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54. Children in History | The Ride of Sybil Ludington

Published: June 11, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 40 seconds

Nearly everyone has heard of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. That's mainly because Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about it soon after it happened. But far fewer people know that two years later a sixteen-year-old girl rode much farther of rougher roads. Alone and unarmed, Sybil Ludington raced through the night for freedom. 

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6 | The Ride of Sybil Ludington

Published: June 11, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 40 seconds

Nearly everyone has heard of the midnight ride of Paul Revere. That's mainly because Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote a poem about it soon after it happened. But far fewer people know that two years later a sixteen-year-old girl rode much farther of rougher roads. Alone and unarmed, Sybil Ludington raced through the night for freedom. 

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53. Children in History | Warsaw Girls Basketball Breaks Boundaries

Published: June 4, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 8 seconds

This was one of the cooler stories we've done. The triumph of a girls basketball team going from 0 support from anyone to parades and pep rallies. Guaranteed chills. 

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5 | Warsaw Girls Basketball Breaks Boundaries

Published: June 4, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 46 minutes 8 seconds

This was one of the cooler stories we've done. The triumph of a girls basketball team going from 0 support from anyone to parades and pep rallies. Guaranteed chills. 

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52. Children in History | 12-Year-Old World War Two Soldier

Published: May 21, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 20 seconds

Calvin Graham lived a fast life. At 12 years old he was sent to the Pacific theatre to fight against the Japanese army. 

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4 | 12-Year-Old World War Two Soldier

Published: May 21, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 20 seconds

Calvin Graham lived a fast life. At 12 years old he was sent to the Pacific theatre to fight against the Japanese army. 

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51. Children in History | 15 Year Old Professional Baseball Players

Published: May 14, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 4 seconds

World War II touched everything - even baseball. When shiploads of major league players went off to war, President Franklin Roosevelt thought about stopping professional baseball until the war ended. But then he decided the game meant too much to too many people to take it away. The games went on, and major league baseball scouts looked in unusual places for players. Including junior high school. During this time two 15-year-old kids made their debut as professional baseball players.

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3 | 15 Year Old Professional Baseball Players

Published: May 14, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 4 seconds

World War II touched everything - even baseball. When shiploads of major league players went off to war, President Franklin Roosevelt thought about stopping professional baseball until the war ended. But then he decided the game meant too much to too many people to take it away. The games went on, and major league baseball scouts looked in unusual places for players. Including junior high school. During this time two 15-year-old kids made their debut as professional baseball players.

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50. Children in History | Saved By A Game of Marbles, James Forten Story

Published: May 7, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 4 seconds

in 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, one of every six Americans was of African ancestry. Ninety-nine percent of them were slaves. James Foretn was one of about two hundred free blacks living in Philadelphia. He was fourteen years old in 1780 when he fought against the British.

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2 | Saved By A Game of Marbles, James Forten Story

Published: May 7, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 4 seconds

in 1776, the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, one of every six Americans was of African ancestry. Ninety-nine percent of them were slaves. James Foretn was one of about two hundred free blacks living in Philadelphia. He was fourteen years old in 1780 when he fought against the British.

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49. Children in History | The Newsboys Strike of 1899

Published: April 30, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 23 seconds

In 1899 Pulitzer and Hears, the two kings of the newspaper world started charging the newsboys more for their paper thinking the children couldn't do anything to stop it. They were wrong. The kids formed a union and went on strike. 

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1 | The Newsboys Strike of 1899

Published: April 30, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 23 seconds

In 1899 Pulitzer and Hears, the two kings of the newspaper world started charging the newsboys more for their paper thinking the children couldn't do anything to stop it. They were wrong. The kids formed a union and went on strike. 

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48. Historical Mysteries | DB Cooper

Published: April 23, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 15 seconds

A man hijacked a plane. Demanded cash. Then jumped out of the plane and was never seen again. It's the most fascinating heist and mystery going. We talked about the crime, the search, and the suspects.

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15 | DB Cooper

Published: April 23, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 15 seconds

A man hijacked a plane. Demanded cash. Then jumped out of the plane and was never seen again. It's the most fascinating heist and mystery going. We talked about the crime, the search, and the suspects.

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47. Historical Mysteries | Escape from Alcatraz

Published: April 16, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 43 seconds

They say no prisoner ever successfully escaped from Alcatraz. We don't believe them.

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14 | Escape from Alcatraz

Published: April 16, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 52 minutes 43 seconds

They say no prisoner ever successfully escaped from Alcatraz. We don't believe them.

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46. Historical Mysteries| Who Shot Huey Long

Published: April 9, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 38 seconds

He was a superstar of Depression Era politics, a fiery speaker known as “The Kingfish.”  His name was Huey Long. He was a national figure, and there was serious talk of a run for the Presidency in 1936. He was fatally wounded by a gunshot on September 8th, 1935. Many believe an opponents son murdered him. Others say it was his bodyguard who accidentally shot him.

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13 | Who Shot Huey Long

Published: April 9, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 47 minutes 38 seconds

He was a superstar of Depression Era politics, a fiery speaker known as “The Kingfish.”  His name was Huey Long. He was a national figure, and there was serious talk of a run for the Presidency in 1936. He was fatally wounded by a gunshot on September 8th, 1935. Many believe an opponents son murdered him. Others say it was his bodyguard who accidentally shot him.

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45. Historical Mysteries| The Hagley Wood Murder

Published: April 2, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 21 seconds

One Sunday morning in April 1943, during the dark days of WW2, four teenage boys found the remains of a woman inside the hollow base of a Wych Elm tree. After years of silence, word began getting out that the women was a Nazi spy! Or a witch!

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12 | The Hagley Wood Murder

Published: April 2, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 21 seconds

One Sunday morning in April 1943, during the dark days of WW2, four teenage boys found the remains of a woman inside the hollow base of a Wych Elm tree. After years of silence, word began getting out that the women was a Nazi spy! Or a witch!

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44. Historical Mysteries| Why did Benedict Arnold Turn Traitor?

Published: March 26, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 5 seconds

We all know that Benedict Arnold is a synonym for traitor these days. But do we know who Benedict was and why he turned traitor? Some historians think we'll never know the true motivation.

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11 | Why did Benedict Arnold Turn Traitor?

Published: March 26, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 5 seconds

We all know that Benedict Arnold is a synonym for traitor these days. But do we know who Benedict was and why he turned traitor? Some historians think we'll never know the true motivation.

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43. Historical Mysteries| Did Pocahontas Save John Smith?

Published: March 19, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 8 seconds

According to John Smith, he was captured and prepared to be slaughtered by Chief Powhatan and the Tsenacommacah tribe when just at the last moment, 11-year-old Pocahontas jumped on top of his body to save his life.

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10 | Did Pocahontas Save John Smith?

Published: March 19, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 8 seconds

According to John Smith, he was captured and prepared to be slaughtered by Chief Powhatan and the Tsenacommacah tribe when just at the last moment, 11-year-old Pocahontas jumped on top of his body to save his life.

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42. Historical Mysteries| Was Amelia Earhart A Spy

Published: March 12, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 45 seconds

The theories that surround the disappearance are endless. We're focusing more on the mission than the disappearance. Did FDR use the trip around the globe as a spy mission?

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9 | Was Amelia Earhart A Spy

Published: March 12, 2019, 7 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 45 seconds

The theories that surround the disappearance are endless. We're focusing more on the mission than the disappearance. Did FDR use the trip around the globe as a spy mission?

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41. Historical Mysteries| How did Meriwether Lewis Die?

Published: March 5, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds

In September 1806 Meriwether Lewis along with William Clark received a hero's welcome as he entered St. Louis.  At 33, Lewis was a national hero. Just three years later he was dead, shot twice in a small cabin in the Tennessee wilderness. Who shot him has been one of the longest lingering murder mysteries in American history.

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8 | How did Meriwether Lewis Die?

Published: March 5, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 41 minutes 44 seconds

In September 1806 Meriwether Lewis along with William Clark received a hero's welcome as he entered St. Louis.  At 33, Lewis was a national hero. Just three years later he was dead, shot twice in a small cabin in the Tennessee wilderness. Who shot him has been one of the longest lingering murder mysteries in American history.

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40. Historical Mysteries| Were the Rosenbergs Guilty?

Published: Feb. 26, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 10 seconds

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who spied, with others, for the Soviet Union and were tried and convicted, They were the only spies executed during the Cold War and some question whether their sentence was fair.

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7 |Were the Rosenbergs Guilty?

Published: Feb. 26, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 54 minutes 10 seconds

Julius and Ethel Rosenberg were American citizens who spied, with others, for the Soviet Union and were tried and convicted, They were the only spies executed during the Cold War and some question whether their sentence was fair.

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39. Historical Mysteries| How Did Davy Crocket Die?

Published: Feb. 19, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 51 seconds

Davy Crocket was a politician and famous American Frontiersman. After losing an election he fled to Texas to join the revolution and soldiers protecting the Alamo. We know that he died in the battle of The Alamo but we don't know how.

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6 | How Did Davy Crocket Die?

Published: Feb. 19, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 39 minutes 51 seconds

Davy Crocket was a politician and famous American Frontiersman. After losing an election he fled to Texas to join the revolution and soldiers protecting the Alamo. We know that he died in the battle of The Alamo but we don't know how.

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38. Historical Mysteries| The Tunguska Event

Published: Feb. 12, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 32 seconds

On 30 June 1908, an explosion ripped through the air above a remote forest in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska river. The fireball depleted 2,000 sq km of the taiga forest, flattening about 80 million trees and no one can say for certain what it was.

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5 | The Tunguska Event

Published: Feb. 12, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 32 seconds

On 30 June 1908, an explosion ripped through the air above a remote forest in Siberia, near the Podkamennaya Tunguska river. The fireball depleted 2,000 sq km of the taiga forest, flattening about 80 million trees and no one can say for certain what it was.

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37. Historical Mysteries| Who Killed The Lindbergh Baby?

Published: Feb. 5, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 25 seconds

On March 1, 1932, the crime of the century was committed. Charles Lindbergh, one of the most famous men in America's son was stolen out of his crib. A ransom was paid but the baby was never returned. Two years later Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted and put to death for the crime but many have their doubts on what actually happened.

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4 | Who Killed The Lindbergh Baby?

Published: Feb. 5, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 57 minutes 25 seconds

On March 1, 1932, the crime of the century was committed. Charles Lindbergh, one of the most famous men in America's son was stolen out of his crib. A ransom was paid but the baby was never returned. Two years later Bruno Richard Hauptmann was arrested, convicted and put to death for the crime but many have their doubts on what actually happened.

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36. Historical Mysteries| Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?

Published: Jan. 29, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 45 seconds

The greatest legend in all of the sports. In game 3 of the world series, and the score tied up 4 runs apiece, Babe Ruth, with two strikes on him, reached out and called his shot before hitting the go-ahead home run on the next pitch. Or did he?

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3 | Did Babe Ruth Call His Shot?

Published: Jan. 29, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 51 minutes 45 seconds

The greatest legend in all of the sports. In game 3 of the world series, and the score tied up 4 runs apiece, Babe Ruth, with two strikes on him, reached out and called his shot before hitting the go-ahead home run on the next pitch. Or did he?

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35. Historical Mysteries| The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Published: Jan. 22, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 58 seconds

Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony, was the first attempt at founding a permanent English settlement in North America. Then the entire colony was never seen again. 

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2 | The Lost Colony of Roanoke

Published: Jan. 22, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 58 minutes 58 seconds

Roanoke Colony, also known as the Lost Colony, was the first attempt at founding a permanent English settlement in North America. Then the entire colony was never seen again. 

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34. Historical Mysteries| The Dyatlov Pass incident

Published: Jan. 15, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 40 seconds

In 1959 a group of skiers were found dead in the middle of the mountain. The group was spread out. Some with brute force trauma. Some with no clothes. Some with clothes full of radiation. The tent was ripped from the inside. No one knows what happened. Until now... we figured it out.

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1 | The Dyatlov Pass incident

Published: Jan. 15, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 40 seconds

In 1959 a group of skiers were found dead in the middle of the mountain. The group was spread out. Some with brute force trauma. Some with no clothes. Some with clothes full of radiation. The tent was ripped from the inside. No one knows what happened. Until now... we figured it out.

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33. The Civil War Recap & Season 3 Announcement

Published: Jan. 8, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 37 seconds

A little recap of season 2 and the announcement for season 3.

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11 | Season 3 Announcement

Published: Jan. 8, 2019, 8 a.m.
Duration: 17 minutes 37 seconds

A little recap of season 2 and the announcement for season 3.

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32. The Civil War | Christmas & Snow Ball Fights

Published: Dec. 18, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 1 second

The Civil War sparked Christmas as we know it. It also had a 10,000 man snowball fight take place between two regiments.

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10 | Christmas & Snow Ball Fights

Published: Dec. 18, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 1 second

The Civil War sparked Christmas as we know it. It also had a 10,000 man snowball fight take place between two regiments.

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31. The Civil War | Stonewall Jackson

Published: Dec. 11, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 49 seconds

Jackson is a really fun character from history. A self-aware literalist, a devout Christian and an intense warrior. 

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9 | Stonewall Jackson

Published: Dec. 11, 2018, 5:57 p.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 49 seconds

Jackson is a really fun character from history. A self-aware literalist, a devout Christian and an intense warrior. 

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30. The Civil War | Confederate Submarines

Published: Dec. 4, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 53 seconds

The Union set up a blockade around the Confederate states stopping any and all shipments from coming in. The Confederacy used Blockade runners and submarines in an attempt to get through the blockade.

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8 | Confederate Submarines

Published: Dec. 4, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 53 seconds

The Union set up a blockade around the Confederate states stopping any and all shipments from coming in. The Confederacy used Blockade runners and submarines in an attempt to get through the blockade.

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29. The Civil War | Prisoners of War

Published: Nov. 27, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 23 seconds

How did the prisoners of war work? What were the exchanges like? What were the conditions in POW camps? When did straws get invented? 

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7 | Prisoners of War

Published: Nov. 27, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 43 minutes 23 seconds

How did the prisoners of war work? What were the exchanges like? What were the conditions in POW camps? When did straws get invented? 

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28. The Civil War | Thanksgiving & Fist Fights

Published: Nov. 20, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 21 seconds

How the Civil War helped create Thanksgiving as we know it and the other fun history surrounding the holiday. Two fistfights that took place. One in Congress between senators and one in the middle of the battle of the Wilderness. 

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6 | Thanksgiving & Fist Fights

Published: Nov. 20, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 21 seconds

How the Civil War helped create Thanksgiving as we know it and the other fun history surrounding the holiday. Two fistfights that took place. One in Congress between senators and one in the middle of the battle of the Wilderness. 

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27. The Civil War | The 3 Cigars of Antietam

Published: Nov. 13, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 11 seconds

The battle of Antietam was a major turning point in the war. It led to a leadership change for the North and freedom for the slaves and it all came down to a Union soldier finding 3 cigars in a field. 

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5 | The 3 Cigars of Antietam

Published: Nov. 13, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 11 seconds

The battle of Antietam was a major turning point in the war. It led to a leadership change for the North and freedom for the slaves and it all came down to a Union soldier finding 3 cigars in a field. 

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26. The Civil War | Music! Music Everywhere! The Bands of the Civil War

Published: Nov. 6, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 23 seconds

Robert E Lee once said, "I don't think we could have an army without music". One in every forty-one soldiers was a member of a band during the early years of the war. It was a giant touring concert!

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4 | Music! Music Everywhere! The Bands of the Civil War

Published: Nov. 6, 2018, 8 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 23 seconds

Robert E Lee once said, "I don't think we could have an army without music". One in every forty-one soldiers was a member of a band during the early years of the war. It was a giant touring concert!

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25. The Civil War | Battle of Bull Run, Spectators & Home Invasions

Published: Oct. 30, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 3 seconds

The first land battle of the Civil war was attended by civilians that walked to the field to watch. It also came to the front door of Wilmer McLean, who then moved away only to have the war catch up with him again 4 years later. 

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3 | Battle of Bull Run, Spectators & Home Invasions

Published: Oct. 30, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 3 seconds

The first land battle of the Civil war was attended by civilians that walked to the field to watch. It also came to the front door of Wilmer McLean, who then moved away only to have the war catch up with him again 4 years later. 

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24. The Civil War| John Brown & Raid on Harpers Ferry

Published: Oct. 23, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 4 seconds

Crazy terrorist or hero abolitionist? On today's episode, we talk about John Brown, his life and his raid on Harpers Ferry, which was a major spark in the Civil War beginning. 

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2 | John Brown & Raid on Harpers Ferry

Published: Oct. 23, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 45 minutes 4 seconds

Crazy terrorist or hero abolitionist? On today's episode, we talk about John Brown, his life and his raid on Harpers Ferry, which was a major spark in the Civil War beginning. 

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23. The Civil War | Camels, Siamese twins, Elephants, and More fun stories

Published: Oct. 16, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 1 second

The first episode of Season 2, which will be all about the wild and bizarre stories that came from the Civil War.  In this episode, we've got camels, elephants, eagles, and Siamese twins. Instructor vs student in a battle, brothers on opposite sides, why the armies wore the colors they wore and much more. 

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1 | The Civil War, An Intro. Camels, Siamese twins, Elephants, and More fun stories

Published: Oct. 16, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 44 minutes 1 second

The first episode of Season 2, which will be all about the wild and bizarre stories that came from the Civil War.  In this episode, we've got camels, elephants, eagles, and Siamese twins. Instructor vs student in a battle, brothers on opposite sides, why the armies wore the colors they wore and much more. 

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22. Rockefeller And The Cannibals

Published: Oct. 9, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 42 minutes 20 seconds

Q: What happens when the wealthiest of the civilized world meet the poorest of the primitive world?   A: Some crazy shit. 

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21. Man Masterminds the Virginia Lottery

Published: Oct. 2, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 5 seconds

How did a Romanian living in Australia win the Virginia Lottery? 

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20. From Prostitute to Pirate, The Ching Shih Story

Published: Sept. 25, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 17 seconds

An incredible journey from being a prostitute on a floating brothel to the leader of Pirate army 80 thousand people strong. 

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19. Operation Mincemeat

Published: Sept. 18, 2018, 7 a.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 53 seconds

Yet another trick play from World War Two. When the Allies invaded Europe from Africa they needed to make sure the Germans weren't expecting them. They put together an operation so crazy that it was bound to work. 

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18. The Incas Get Conquered

Published: Sept. 11, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 46 seconds

How did a group of 200 Spaniards conquer a civilization of 80,000 people? What happened afterward? It's a pretty ridiculous story. 

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17. Coffee and the Pope

Published: Sept. 4, 2018, 2:32 p.m.
Duration: 28 minutes 48 seconds

Did the people demand that the Pope condemn coffee? They did! Did the Pope condemn it? Click to find out! (or wonder if you've ever seen a Catholic drinking the devil's mud, have you (you have!)

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16. The Deadly Eruption of Mount Pelée

Published: Aug. 28, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 15 seconds

In May of 1902, election season was heating up on the Caribbean island of Martinique. So was the island volcano, Mount Pelée. It was belching smoke and fire. The Governor feared losing if all the wealthy left town so he told everyone it was safe and put barricaded on the roads. All time bad guy move.

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15. Worlds Largest Diamond

Published: Aug. 21, 2018, 4:34 a.m.
Duration: 36 minutes 15 seconds

In 1905 the worlds largest dime was found in South Africa. From there we have a story that involves a decoy, a man fainting and a dumb gift. 

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14. First US Bank Robbery

Published: Aug. 14, 2018, 3:42 a.m.
Duration: 48 minutes 17 seconds

In 1798, the first US Bank Robbery took place in the city of Philadephia and in the midst of a yellow fever epidemic. We've got innocent suspects, guilty parties and every shade of gray you can find.

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13. The Children Crusades

Published: Aug. 9, 2018, 7:26 p.m.
Duration: 37 minutes 45 seconds

We were joined by Kaity to talk about The Children Crusade of 1212, which promises to be the least uplifting tale you will hear this month.

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12. Roy Sullivan, The Spark Ranger

Published: July 31, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 33 seconds

Meet Roy Sullivan, AKA 'The Spark Ranger', a park ranger who was suposedly struck by lighting seven times.

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11. Ben Franklin

Published: July 24, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 31 minutes 50 seconds

Was Ben Franklin a creep? Was he a fame whore? Did he invent the Rocking Chair and a musical instrument that got banned in Germany? Did he have a million pseudonyms that he did creepy stuff with? Did he mock a dead rival? Click play to find out!

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10. Teddy Roosevelt Gets Shot

Published: July 17, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 38 minutes 5 seconds

Before a campaign speech in Milwaukee, Theodore Roosevelt, the presidential candidate for the Progressive Party, is shot at close range by saloonkeeper John Schrank while greeting the public in front of the Gilpatrick Hotel.

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9. Mad Jack Churchill

Published: July 10, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 33 minutes 21 seconds

Mad Jack Churchill was the only man to kill another man with a bow and arrow during World War II. He walked into battle with bagpipes, a bow and arrow and a broadsword. He was the most interesting man in the world.

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8. 1904 Men's Marathon

Published: July 3, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 40 minutes 24 seconds

The Men's Marathon in the 1904 Olympics was held in St Louis and was chockful of characters and wild stories. Cheating, sleeping, dogs, cars, severe illnesses and everything else you've never seen in an Olympic marathon before.

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7. Shortest War In History

Published: June 26, 2018, 4 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 3 seconds

When the Sultan of Zanzibar's cousin decided it was his time for glory he overthrew the Sultan and took up arms against England setting up the scene for the shortest war in history.

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6. Ghost Army Of WWII

Published: June 19, 2018, 3:18 a.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 19 seconds

Tricks and Pranks from WWII. Germany was fooled often by an allied special unit called the Ghost Army. The Allies also snuck laxatives into a German submarines food supply. What fun!

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5. Abe Lincoln The Troll Finds Himself In A Duel

Published: June 12, 2018, 4:43 a.m.
Duration: 30 minutes 46 seconds

When Abe didn't agree with a political rival he took to the paper as an anonymous troll and mocked the man. This didn't go over well and led to the future president accepting a duel.

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4. Sacred Band Of Thebes

Published: June 5, 2018, 6:20 a.m.
Duration: 34 minutes 34 seconds

Famed for both its fighting ability and its unusual makeup, the Sacred Band consisted of 300 soldiers who all had something in common. They were gay. This one-of-a-kind unit consisted of 150 homosexual couples.

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3. Dancing Plague Of 1518

Published: May 26, 2018, 9:25 p.m.
Duration: 24 minutes 26 seconds

The year was 1518 and they were dancing like cockroaches on fire! But for real, they danced so much they danced themselves to death. How? When? Why??? We get into it.

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2. Mike 'the Durable' Malloy

Published: May 26, 2018, 9:18 p.m.
Duration: 35 minutes 1 second

It was 1932 in the Bronx. The depression was going full force and prohibition had been going on for 12 years. A couple of bar buddies decided to kill the local drunk and some money on the insurance policy. The only probably was, Mike Malloy refused to die, no matter what they did to him.

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1. Four Pest Campaign

Published: May 23, 2018, 11:02 p.m.
Duration: 29 minutes 56 seconds

In 1958 the Chinese government put a plan in motion to rid the country of four main pests. They mobilized the public to kill each and every rat, mosquito, fly, and sparrow. It did not go well.

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