The Morbid Curiosity Podcast

The Donner Party, Part 1

39:15 | Aug 17th

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The Donner Party left Illinois in April 1846. Hoping to reach California by covered wagon before winter, they decided to take a brand new short cut. This short cut proved disastrous, and led to much h...Show More


ezra-finch recommended:Sep 2nd

I'd been familiar with the general story of the Donner Party - the group of pioneers who were stranded in the mountains trying to get to California, and were ultimately forced to resort to cannibalism to survive the winter - before listening, but learned so many key details and stories from this ep....Show More

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🔪 Chilling
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🕵️‍ Well-researched
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