Dan Sheehan (NOT A WOLF, We Still Like You) is here to talk about Mothman. Dan actually attempted to see Mothman for an article he recently wrote for Playboy. We talk about the legend, recent sightings, and his experience in this truly great episode.
The Fox Sisters were the original medium. They toured the country doing soldout shows where they spoke to ghosts...until one of the sisters cracked and revealed their secrets in a very public meltdown. Deanna Ortiz is back to gab about these ghostly gals!
Comedian Kevin Lobkovich (The Lincoln Lodge) loves literature, so he's the perfect guest to talk about the legend behind Frankenstein. While most people know the mythic story, not as many people know that another monster was created that night. Tune in to hear more!
We're doing a special episode to honor Hispanic Heritage month by talking about the life of Celia Cruz, the queen of salsa. The music, not the dip. You really didn't think this was a sauce history podcast, did you?
Sabeen Sadiq is an absolute joy to talk to in this episode where we try to make sense of how a prince became a slave in America and how his forty year battle with securing his freedom went down.
The Tamam Shud Case or The Somerton Man is one of the world's strangest unsolved mysteries. Not only do we not know what happened to the man found on Somerton beach, but we don't even know who he is. Will we ever know the truth? Comedian Mike Bobrinskoy is here to learn more about the Somerton Man. Listen to the end to hear how Mike attempts to solve the crime!
Comedian Audrey Jonas (Hoo Ha Comedy) joins us to talk about The No Nothing Party, a serious third party contender in early US politics. This anti-immigration party had a stronghold on American politics, but they evaporated just as quickly as they appeared on the scene. What happened?
This minisode updates listeners on some podcast news and then welcomes September with one of Stephanie's favorite historical figures: John Chapman, better known as Johnny Appleseed. Turns out he was kind of nuts.
Stephanie invites Dan Drees (McSweeney's, The Whiskey Journal) back on the show to delve into the history of Nazis in America. Did you know that American Nazis formed organizations and built summer camps in the 1930's? Listen to learn about this overlooked decade of American history.