James Strang declared himself king of an island off of Lake Michigan and to eveyrone's surprise, the Beaver Island locals went with it. Sarah Shockey from Marty and Sarah Love Wrestling is here to talk about this Mormon king and his many scandals.
Chicago's wealthy Streeterville neighborhood is named after George Wellington Streeter or Captain Streeter, a strange man who declared landfill on the shore of Lake Michigan an independent state. His state was occupied by homeless people, prostitutes, and all kinds of criminals. Dillon Diatlo returns to hear about this insane story in Chicago history.
We had Kristin Lytie from Bloody Mary podcast here to talk about the true story behind the lovers' lane urban legend: the still unsolved Phantom Killer murders! We talk about the history behind the urban legend and then discuss the movie The Town That Dreaded Sundown on her podcast.
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?