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Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Netw...Show More

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SING A SONG OF SIXPENCE THE REAL MEANING OF THOSE INNOCENT NURSERY RHYMES

42:35 | Mar 4th

What's really behind some of those innocent nursery rhymes that have been around forever?  In this episode we take a look at a variety of possibilities for "Sing A Song of Sixpence", "Goosey Goosey Gander", "Georgie Porgie", "Ring Around the Rosie", ...Show More

A TRIBUTE TO THE WALER: AUSTRALIA'S GREATEST HORSE

38:47 | Mar 1st

The Australian Waler horse is known for its stamina and courage as well as its ability to perform in the worst of conditions. Over 130,000 Waler horses were deployed in the Middle East campaigns and during that time earned the respect and admiration ...Show More

CAPT. JOHN SMITH THE REAL STORY NOW AT 1001 STORIES FOR THE ROAD

08:38 | Feb 26th

Tune in to our 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast to enjoy "CAPT. JOHN SMITH- THE REAL STORY" and get the real history of the first white men to explore the mid-Atlantic coast of North America in 1608. No PC here- just an unvarnished account of the tr...Show More

THE WILD BUNCH (PT 2) BILL BETENSON INTERVIEW

34:12 | Feb 25th

1001 Interviews Bill Betenson, author of "Butch Cassidy, My Uncle", about his research into the life and times of the famous outlaw Butch Cassidy and his associates. Did Butch and Sundance die in a shootout as many say, or did they live in peace back...Show More

THE WILD BUNCH (PT 1) IN SEARCH OF WHAT REALLY HAPPENED TO BUTCH, SUNDANCE & ETTA

59:46 | Feb 18th

In part one we cover the story of Robert LeRoy Parker (Butch Cassidy), Henry Alonzo Longabaugh (The Sundance Kid), and Ethel/Etta Place, the wife (we think) of Longabaugh who participated in a train robbery with them and accompanied them to Chile, wh...Show More

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR

44:48 | Feb 11th

Check out our unique Maltese Cross Pendants at our new shop "the1001store" at Etsy- the world's largest online craft marketplace. Like what you see?  For our Grand Opening only, if you "favorite" our store, you'll be emailed or shown a 20% off "YOUR ...Show More

THE AMAZING STORIES BEHIND 11 GREAT OLD SONGS

43:18 | Feb 8th

Now at Spotify!  https://open.spotify.com/show/6rO7HELtRcGfV48UeP8aFQIn this episode, we bring you the "story-behind-the-story" to 11 songs- some country, some rock, some folk and bluegrass, and some standards. Some of our stories: The performance th...Show More

THE POWER OF THE PRESS: HEARST, PULITZER & THE RISE OF YELLOW JOURNALISM

42:51 | Feb 4th

Check out our new Maltese Cross Pendants at our new shop "the1001store" at Etsy- the world's largest online craft marketplace. Like what you see?  For our Grand Opening only, if you "favorite" our store, you'll be emailed or shown a 20% off "YOUR FAV...Show More

THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT (PT 2) WHAT REALLY HAPPENED AND WHY

1:09:38 | Jan 28th

The mystery of the deaths of 9 university students taking part in an extended winter ski trek may never be solved, Was it a killer Yeti?  An avalanche? Sound waves?  or weapons testing?   We present the facts, including transcripts of interviews with...Show More

THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT: A COLD WAR TRAGEDY? (PT 1)

47:22 | Jan 21st

Part one of THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT: A COLD WAR TRAGEDY deals with one of the greatest unsolved wilderness mysteries known- the mysterious and violent deaths of 9 members of a Russian ski group in the Ural Mountain wilderness in February of 1959.  ...Show More

THE FIRST CONSPIRACY ....THE SECRET PLOT TO KILL GEORGE WASHINGTON ... 1001 INTERVIEWS BRAD MELTZER & JOSH MENSCH

43:04 | Jan 14th

1001 Heroes interviews co-authors Brad Meltzer and Josh Mensch regarding their new release THE FIRST CONSPIRACY... a true story about the plot to kill General George Washington just prior to the British invasion of New York City in 1776. Its a true g...Show More

1001 JANUARY NEW YEAR'S UPDATE 2019

07:51 | Jan 2nd

This Month: 1001 Heroes:  The Lost Treasure of the Confederacy; The First Conspiracy (Interview, new book, Brad Meltzer); To Be Announced1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales: January is JACK LONDON month1001 Radio Days: January is GUNSMOKE month1001 St...Show More

THE LEGEND OF THE LOST CONFEDERATE GOLD (REVISED & ABRIDGED SINGLE EPISODE)

1:19:06 | Dec 31st, 2018

Includes the fall of Richmond and the decision how and when to move the Confederate treasury, which was sent out of town at the last minute guarded by 50 cadets from the Confederate Naval Academy all aged 14-18, the attempted escape through Georgia a...Show More

SONS AND DAUGHTERS OF LEGENDS

46:06 | Dec 24th, 2018

Imagine for a moment that you're the son or daughter of a legend-maybe a recording artist or a sports figure-or in history, the offspring of a political leader or hero. Were these sons and daughters judged by their ability to live up to their parent'...Show More

"ATHENA PT 1" FROM PARCAST'S NEW SHOW "MYTHOLOGY"....CATCH A PREVIEW NOW!

18:37 | Dec 17th, 2018

Catch the all new show "MYTHOLOGY" from Parcast  (@parcastnetwork)- here's the preview of their first episode "Athena" (Pt 1)- enjoy!  (Not intended for audiences 13 and under)  Here is a link to the show and episode: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podc...Show More

HEROES LIVE FOREVER II

58:37 | Dec 17th, 2018

In this installment we highlight Desmond Doss, the WWII conscientious objector who earned a Medal of Honor saving 75 men from certain death serving as a medic at Okinawa, a mom who gave years of service to homeless animals, Marine Sgt Major Dan Daly,...Show More

THE MOTHMAN PHENOMENON (PART TWO)- THE 2017 CHICAGO SIGHTINGS

52:45 | Dec 10th, 2018

1001 Heroes interviews author and blogger Lon Strickler regarding a rash of 2017 Mothman sightings in Chicago- and Lon discusses different theories regarding Mothman's existence as well as other cryptids.SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREONBecome an A...Show More

THE MOTHMAN PHENOMENA (PART ONE)

52:44 | Dec 1st, 2018

This two part special takes on the story of Mothman- the terror of 2017 Chicago and 1966-67 West Virginia, sorting out the legend, the hype, and the truth about a creature that very likely does exist.  We will also speak with author-researcher Lon St...Show More

ENJOY 31 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS AT 1001 RADIO DAYS STARTING DEC 1ST PREVIEWS HERE

13:00 | Dec 1st, 2018

1001 RADIO DAYS (our 4th 1001 podcast) is hosting "31 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS MEMORIES" beginning December 1st, bringing a new episode nightly ALL MONTH!  Enjoy Christmas themed shows from the golden days of radio-including THE LONE RANGER, LUX RADIO THEAT...Show More

THE MIRACLE AT COKEVILLE

39:43 | Nov 26th, 2018

On a sping day in 1986 two people walked into the Cokeville Elementary School in Cokeville Wyoming and held 154 children and adults hostage in a 50' X 50' room for 2 1/2 hours,  claiming that this was a revolution, and that they wanted a ransom payme...Show More

THE MIRACLE AT COKEVILLE

39:43 | Nov 26th, 2018

On a sping day in 1986 two people walked into the Cokeville Elementary School in Cokeville Wyoming and held 154 children and adults hostage in a 50' X 50' room for 2 1/2 hours,  claiming that this was a revolution, and that they wanted a ransom payme...Show More

KING OF THE ROAD- THE HOBO STORY

1:12:51 | Nov 19th, 2018

The story of hoboes- the men who rode and still ride the rails, formerly in search of employment and today in search of adventure, despite the fact that trespassing on railroad property or trains in considered a crime.The hoboes have their own unique...Show More

HEROES LIVE FOREVER ( 1ST IN SERIES)

1:00:35 | Nov 12th, 2018

The first of what will be a long running series at 1001 Heroes, this episode tells the story of heroes known and largely unknown from different periods in history and different walks of life.Today: William F. Cody- one of the world's biggest celebrit...Show More

THE PRESIDENTIAL FIGHT CLUB

54:56 | Nov 5th, 2018

Did you ever wonder how some of our US Presidents would do if they were paired up in a boxing ring?  1001 heroes interviews Scott Rank, the host of History Unplugged Podcast and The Presidential Fight Club podcast, and we get some unique insight on t...Show More

HISTORY UNPLUGGED MEETS 1001 HEROES.....BEST STORIES FOR HOLLYWOOD

1:02:11 | Nov 1st, 2018

Jon Hagadorn, the host of 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries podcast, and Scott Rank, host of History Unplugged podcast, each discuss their favorite three shows/stories/biographies that would make great movies if done well.The topics: Scott-...Show More

THE VOICES OF TREASON

1:29:11 | Oct 28th, 2018

The story of the men and women who were convicted of treason for hosting radio shows for the enemy during wartime which undermined the efforts of their countrymen.  The personalities not all of which were convicted for treason, mentioned in this stor...Show More

GHOST HUNTING HISTORY'S HOT SPOTS WITH ROB DEMAREST FROM GHOST HUNTERS INTERNATIONAL

1:04:05 | Oct 24th, 2018

The host of Ghost Hunter's International takes us on a spooky tour of  a few of the world's best known ghost hangouts.SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREONBecome an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resume enhancement) and support us...Show More

THE KATYN FOREST MASSACRE (PT TWO)

57:45 | Oct 21st, 2018

The incredible true story of Russia's murder of tens of thousands of Polish innocents and their attempt to cover it up.SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREONBecome an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resume enhancement) and support u...Show More

JACK THE RIPPER: BRITAIN'S GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY: BEST OF 1001 HEROES

1:35:39 | Oct 18th, 2018

In 1888, a ruthless killer given the nickname Jack The Ripper terrorized the streets of Whitehall, a poor suburb of London.. Was it one man, or multiple killers?  The case is still unsolved. Episode one introduces you to the greatest unsolved murders...Show More

THE KATYN FOREST MASSACRE (PT 1)

1:03:13 | Oct 14th, 2018

The incredible story of Poland's 50 year takeover , first by Russia and Germany- later by Russia- and the atrocities committed upon them by Russia. SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREONBecome an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resu...Show More

ANDREW JACKSON & THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS

27:48 | Oct 10th, 2018

An interview with author Brian Kilmeade about his terrific book, ANDREW JACKSON & THE MIRACLE OF NEW ORLEANS.  Contains interesting information about Jackson and positions him as the right leader for the time in the War of 1812. SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONT...Show More

VANISHED ....(PART TWO) UNEXPLAINED DISAPPEARANCES

1:04:56 | Oct 7th, 2018

A newspaper reporter is belted into a chair to spend what what be his last night alive at the legendary Skinwalker Ranch, and more unexplained disappearances are discussed. Our listeners outside the US are invited to send us stories of unexplained di...Show More

VANISHED .... (PART 1) UNEXPLAINED DISAPPEARANCES & MISSING CASES

1:00:40 | Sep 30th, 2018

VANISHED....(Part 1) covers a number of strange disappearances taking place in our National Parks, and considers paranormal explanations for these and other time slip occurrences which remain unexplained.  (Note: The North Carolina boy announced lost...Show More

THE COFFIN CORNER BOYS

53:28 | Sep 23rd, 2018

The "Coffin Corner Boys" was the nickname given to the B-17 crews of WWII that flew in the most vulnerable corner of the bomber formations. In 1943 and 44  any member of a B-17 crew had a 0% chance of surviving 25 missions over Germany without being ...Show More

THE MYSTERY OF THE LOST ARK OF THE COVENANT A 1001 HEROES FLASHBACK W GUEST HOST DANTE STACK

46:42 | Sep 20th, 2018

One of the greatest mysteries of the Bible, the fate of the Lost Ark of the Covenant, which the Jews carried into battle, and was said to hold all the tablets  containing the laws of Moses , has never been discovered. Dante Stack helps to lay out the...Show More

WAR ANIMALS: THE UNSUNG HEROES OF WWII A 1001 HEROES AUTHOR INTERVIEW

59:42 | Sep 16th, 2018

1001 Interviews author Robin Hutton about her new bestseller "War Animals: The Unsung Heroes of WWII"- story which provides a positive and uplifting angle to the ways that hundreds of 4-legged and winged service animals kept up morale and helped the ...Show More

THE UNTOUCHABLES

54:04 | Sep 13th, 2018

The story of crime in Chicago - how it started- how bad it got by the 1930''s-and one man who fought it with his band of federal agents who couldn't be bribed and weren't going to back off-Elliott Ness and his Untouchables.. SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY ...Show More

THE LEGEND OF THE THREE MARYS

43:33 | Sep 9th, 2018

In a tiny town named Sans Marie de la Mer on the Southern coast of France, where the Rhone River empties into the Mediterranean, they still celebrate the coming of a small boat which arrived a little over 2,000 years ago.  The boat carried with it a ...Show More

ELFEGO BACA- THE MAN WHO WOULDN'T DIE

23:42 | Sep 5th, 2018

In the annals of the American West there lives a man- a legend- by the name of Elfego Baca.  His name became synonymous with courage in the early days of the Southwest when he pinned on a tin star and went up against some pretty tough and well armed ...Show More

BILLY THE KID (PT 2) THE LAST DAYS (OR WERE THEY?)

1:14:19 | Sep 2nd, 2018

Gov. Lew Wallace breaks his promise of clemency to Billy~ Billy joins Dave Rudabaugh's gang~ Breaks out of jail killing Sheriff and Guard~Pat Garret catches up to him in Ft. Sumner and kills Billy- or does he?-  Many believe Billy escaped to Mexico a...Show More

BILLY KID (PT 1) THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY

50:57 | Aug 26th, 2018

Billy the Kid,, real name Henry McCarty, has been painted by historians as a ruthless killer and gun for hire- but in truth, he helped bring justice to the Territory of New Mexico in the late 1870's, providing valuable testimony that helped to bring ...Show More

BONNIE & CLYDE (PT 2) BORN TO DIE

1:26:04 | Aug 22nd, 2018

This episode covers the life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow through the last half of their crime spree from late 1933 to their death by ambush on May 23, 1934. Bonnie had never killed- but the newspapers and the FBI took the account of one bad wit...Show More

BONNIE & CLYDE (PT 1) BORN TO DIE

43:04 | Aug 19th, 2018

This is the incredible story of two of the FBI's most wanted criminals- Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who went on a love-filled crime spree through 6 states in the American South and Midwest during the depression. Seen as hard-time heroes by many, ...Show More

ANASTASIA (PT 2) THE LAST DAYS OF THE ROMANOV FAMILY

1:21:19 | Aug 17th, 2018

Anastasia Prt 2- The last Days of The Romanov family in 1917 as Russia fell to socialism. Also The Miracle of the Sun in Portugal 1917.

ANASTASIA AND THE RISE OF SOCIALISM IN EUROPE (PT 1)

46:41 | Aug 17th, 2018

The story of the last Russian dynasty-The Romanov Family- and the rise of socialism in Europe that ordered the murder of Anastasia and her family and the seizing of all businesses and private property. 

(PT 2) DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK: NO PEACE IN THE VALLEYS

1:28:51 | Aug 12th, 2018

Warning Explicit  In part two of Drums Along the Mohawk we cover:  The Cherry Valley and Wyoming Valley Massacres of soldiers and unarmed civilian women and children,~Tory leaders Butler and Brant~The Moravian Massacre of Christian Indians~Survivor S...Show More

VOODOO ON THE BAYOU A 1001 FLASHBACK

34:29 | Aug 9th, 2018

Voodoo on the Bayou is the incredible story of Voodoo Queen Marie LaVeau and the origins of voodoo worship in New Orleans. ALL NEW LINKS AUGUST 2018SUPPORT OUR SHOW MONTHLY AT PATREONBecome an Assistant Producer at 1001 Stories Network ( a great resu...Show More

DRUMS ALONG THE MOHAWK: THE HOUNDS OF HELL UNLEASHED

1:16:26 | Aug 6th, 2018

1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries podcast rips the cover off the politically correct version of the American Indian fighting only to protect his lands from white encroachment., as we look into the unholy alliance between the Iroquois nation...Show More

THE JOURNEYMAN MATT MILLER IN THE COLONIES BOOK SERIES 1001 INTERVIEWS MARK J. ROSE

38:54 | Aug 2nd, 2018

The Journeyman- The incredible story of a young man who is accidentally transported back into time to Richmond, VA- where he finds he must use his wits to survive and thrive- 1762 colonial America.  1001 Heroes interviews author Mark J. Rose about th...Show More

(PT 2) THE BATTLE OF BLAIR MOUNTAIN: BULLETS, BOMBS, AND TRIALS

58:47 | Jul 29th, 2018

The Massacre in Matewan- A shootout in the streets leaves 8 men dead- The coal companies seek revenge using assassinations in broad daylight~The Battle of Blair Mountain~War raging in Logan County West Virginia~Trains commandeered by union men~The fi...Show More

MOTHER JONES AND THE BATTLE OF BLAIR MOUNTAIN W. VA (PT 1)

58:07 | Jul 22nd, 2018

In MOTHER JONES AND THE BATTLE OF BLAIR MOUNTAIN PT 1 we take an in-depth look at the horrific conditions that existed in the local mining communities in southwestern West Virginia at the turn of the 20th century, where men were literally worked to d...Show More

THE JERSEY BROTHERS 1001 INTERVIEWS SALLY MOTT FREEMAN WWII FAMILY SAGA BEST SELLER

1:00:10 | Jul 18th, 2018

1001 Interviews author Sally Mott Freeman about her father's search for his missing and wounded younger brother, who has been captured by the Japanese during the invasion and occupation of the Philippines..In this gripping factual novel, author Freem...Show More

(PT 2) BRAXTON COUNTY MONSTER/UFO SWARMS OVER DC/TRAIL LEADS TO FLATWOODS

1:11:56 | Jul 8th, 2018

In PT 2 THE BRAXTON COUNTY MONSTER/SAUCER SWARMS OVER DC/THE TRAIL LEADS TO FLATWOODS we tell "the rest of the story", including the 1952 flying saucer swarms over Washington DC on two consecutive weekends in July of 1952, Washington's reaction, the ...Show More

SHARK! THE MANEATER OF MATAWAN N.J.

51:28 | Jul 8th, 2018

In 1917, the beaches in New Jersey were just coming into their own as tourists began to seek out the pleasures of sand and surf.  There had never been a publicized shark attack, and there was no reason to fear the water, All that stopped when the Gre...Show More

THE BRAXTON COUNTY MONSTER INCIDENT (THE YEAR OF THE UFO PT 1)

1:13:47 | Jul 1st, 2018

In this three part series THE YEAR OF THE UFO we'll explore the huge number of UFO events that took place in the United States in 1952, beginning with the #BraxtonCountyMonster incident in Flatwoods, West Virginia on Sept. 12th, 1952 and then looking...Show More

DO UFO'S EXIST? (PT 1) 1001 INTERVIEWS LEGENDARY NUCLEAR PHYSICIST AND UFOLOGIST STANTON FRIEDMAN

1:05:45 | Jun 29th, 2018

Do UFO's exist?  Yes, according to Stanton Friedman, and our government covers it up very well, many times for all the right reasons. Friedman, a nuclear physicist who worked for two decades on top secret US government projects involving experimental...Show More

(PT 2) THE QUICK AND THE DEAD

49:41 | Jun 24th, 2018

In Part 2 of THE QUICK AND THE DEAD we cover Bat Masterson plus 5 other famous lawmen and killers of the Old West.If You Are Currently Using Our 1001 Stories Podcast Network APP- that is going away.  The individual shows are still and will be always ...Show More

CONSPIRACIES DECLASSIFIED w BRIAN DUNNING

56:16 | Jun 17th, 2018

"Conspiracies Declassified w author Brian Dunning" discusses the brand new book out from Skeptoid Podcast's creator Brian Dunning as he provides a rational opinion regarding some widely-held conspiracy theories.New Show  1001's "RADIO DAYS" IS HERE! ...Show More

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (PT I): LEGENDARY GUNFIGHTERS OF THE OLD WEST

51:52 | Jun 13th, 2018

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD (PT I) is the story of the legendary gunfighters of the Old West. The stories of John Wesley Hardin, "Mysterious" Dave Mather, Wild Bill Hikock. Wyatt Earp, Ben Thompson, and many more, are included in this two episode special....Show More

ERNIE PYLE'S BRAVE MEN

1:29:28 | Jun 10th, 2018

"Ernie Pyle's Brave Men" is the story of a legendary WWII journalist who inspired millions of Americans with his stories ordinary fighting men. "Brave Men" is one of his four books, and covers Pyle's assignment to cover the invasion of Sicily, which ...Show More

URBAN LEGENDS VII: (PT I) CALIFORNIA: STRANGER THAN FICTION

36:59 | Jun 3rd, 2018

"Urban Legends VII: (Pt 1) California" Stranger Than Fiction"  is our seventh Urban Legends episode, and covers the following stories: Dead Man's Curve~The California Flag Bear or Pear?~Giants Beneath Death Valley~German Tourists Disappearing~Skinwaa...Show More

THE LOST COLONY (PART II): FOUND

1:28:23 | May 27th, 2018

"The Lost Colony PT II: FOUND!"  Tells the incredible story of what happened to the people of Roanoke Island after they abandoned their fort.  With interviews and some digging we can see that they were moved to a different location where they were pr...Show More

KILLING MATA HARI

1:07:32 | May 20th, 2018

"Killing Mata Hari" tells the true story of Margaretha Geertruda Zelle, known to most of us as Mata Hari, the dancer supposedly turned spy and definitely executed in 1917. Much information has come to light about her, telling a poignant story of a pr...Show More

THE LOST CITY OF Z

1:00:08 | May 13th, 2018

"The Lost City of Z" is featured here along with "George Washington's Boyhood Rules of Behavior" from 1001 Classic Short Stories and Tales as the bonus episode for this week. The Lost City of Z, popularized by the recent book and resulting movie by t...Show More

BLACK SAM BELLAMY AND THE WRECK OF THE WHYDAH (AND BONUS EPISODE)

1:04:59 | May 6th, 2018

"Black Sam Bellamy and the Wreck of the Whydah" tells the story of the notorious pirate Sam Bellamy, who, according to Forbes Magazine, acquired more stolen wealth than any pirate in his time.  He was only involved in piracy for one year, 1716-1717, ...Show More

THE RAT PACK (PT 3) AND NOW, THE END IS NEAR

1:19:25 | Apr 29th, 2018

In "The Rat Pack", Part 3, the conclusion of the story of the group of entertainers that held Las Vegas in their sway in the 50's and 60's- Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin, Sammy Davis Jr. Peter Lawford, and Joey Bishop.  Subjects: Frank, Peter, and JFK~ ...Show More

THE RAT PACK (PT II): DEAN, SAMMY, FRANK, JOEY & PALS

1:00:55 | Apr 22nd, 2018

"The Rat Pack II: Dean, Sammy, Frank, Joey & Pals" covers: Dean Martins rise to fame and his broke days in Manhattan~The making of "Everybody Loves Somebody Sometime"~Sammy's start in showbiz at age 3, and his rise to fame~ Sammy's stint in the Army ...Show More

THE RAT PACK (PT 1): FRANK'S WORLD

38:49 | Apr 15th, 2018

The Rat Pack (Part 1): Frank's World begins with the the man who was always at the center of the group- Frank Sinatra- his meteoric rise to stardom by 1945, when he was a teen idol hounded by thousands of screaming bobby soxers (10 years before Elvis...Show More

CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND: THE INCREDIBLE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE FAMOUS SPIELBERG MOVIE

57:39 | Apr 8th, 2018

"Close Encounters of the Third Kind: The Incredible Story That Inspired the Spielberg Movie", tells of Project Serpo, a top-secret U.S. government program that arranged an exchange program with aliens that sent 12 astronauts to a planet 40 light year...Show More

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES: CATTLE MUTILATIONS, UFO'S & BLACK OPS

1:23:59 | Apr 1st, 2018

"Unsolved Mysteries: Cattle Mutilations, UFO's & Black Ops" reveals the story of the still unsolved 10,000+ cattle mutilations which have been taking place in the U.S. for over 50 years, and the efforts by both the FBI and independent investigators t...Show More

ALL BLOOD RUNS RED (PT III): THE TRUE STORY OF EUGENE BULLARD, THE FIRST AFRICAN AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT

27:43 | Mar 25th, 2018

In "All Blood Runs Red Part III", we tell the story of Bullard's escape from war torn France to Spain and then Portugal, where, suffering from wounds and exhaustion, he is placed upon a ship bound for New York. Upon reaching New York, he reunites wit...Show More

URBAN LEGENDS VI

38:02 | Mar 23rd, 2018

"Urban Legends VI" is the all new sixth installment in our popular Urban Legends Series at 1001 Heroes. (Get the first five at 1001 Stories For The Road).Contains: "Good Luck "DeceaMr. Gorsky" Neil Armstrong legend~"The Exploding Toilet"~"Don't Forge...Show More

ROLES AND MISSIONS: VIETNAM TO PRESENT AUTHOR INTERVIEW

1:13:27 | Mar 18th, 2018

ROLES AND MISSIONS:VIETNAM TO PRESENT. Former Air Force Chief of Staff and 4 Star General Tony McPeak discusses his latest book ROLES AND MISSIONS and America's readiness from Vietnam to today's North Korea in this frank interview. Some highlights: M...Show More

ALL BLOOD RUNS RED (PT II): THE STORY OF EUGENE JACQUES BULLARD

49:39 | Mar 11th, 2018

"All Blood Runs Red" (Pt 2): Eugene Bullard: The first African American fighter pilot in HistoryPart II (of three) covers Bullard's wounding while fighting at Verdun with the French Foreign Legion, his transfer to the French Air Corps and service the...Show More

ALL BLOOD RUNS RED (PT 1) THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF EUGENE JAQUES BULLARD:THE WORLD'S FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN FIGHTER PILOT

27:50 | Mar 4th, 2018

"All Blood Runs Red: The Incredible True Story of Eugene Bullard". WWI & II war hero in France, and the first American born African-American man to become a fighter pilot, Eugene Jacques Bullard was a living legend in France, and a virtual unknown in...Show More

HOW TO MASTER (AND EVEN ENJOY) DIFFICULT CONVERSATIONS

45:14 | Feb 26th, 2018

How To Master (And Even Enjoy) Difficult Conversations  1001 Interviews Simona Frumen For many people- couples, business partners, entrepreneurs, and young adults-the means to unlocking interpersonal, corporate, and family problems can be a mystery. ...Show More

1001 Stories Network App is Now Available

03:00 | Feb 23rd, 2018

Our new FREE APP called "1001 Stories Network" is now at Apple iApp Store and Google Android App Store. Here are just a few of the features: It has a sleep timer, a car mode, a playlist maker, and access to both FREE and PREMIUM podcasts. The APP giv...Show More

BECOMING GEORGE WASHINGTON

25:08 | Feb 22nd, 2018

This 2016 interview with author Steven Yost reveals a lot about GW's younger days. Happy Birthday, George Washington, born Feb 22, 1732

IWO JIMA (PT 2): NIGHTMARE IN THE PACIFIC

53:03 | Feb 19th, 2018

Part two of Iwo Jima: Nightmare in the Pacific covers the story of the fighting as well as the raising of the first and second flags on Mt. Surabachi, including the stories of the mistaken identities of the flag raisers and that of marine pfc. Ira Ha...Show More

ANATOMY OF A GENOCIDE

45:50 | Feb 12th, 2018

This interview with author Omer Bartov provides a window to history for anyone who wants to understand how genocide begins and what is being done about it. Amazon Link: https://www.amazon.com/Anatomy-Genocide-Death-called-Buczacz/dp/1451684553 Enjoy...Show More

IWO JIMA (PT 1): NIGHTMARE IN THE PACIFIC

1:10:19 | Feb 5th, 2018

IWO JIMA: NIGHTMARE IN THE PACIFIC (PT I): the US makes the tough decision to attack the well-fortified island of Iwo Jima, and does so beginning on Feb. 18th, 1945, with heavy losses. This episode covers the US attack through day one. Conclusion com...Show More

1001 Heroes is now at Amazon Alexa

07:14 | Feb 2nd, 2018

1001 is now at AMAZON’S ALEXA USING THE ANYPOD SKILL Download the Anypod Skill App at Alexa Then ask Alexa: ALEXA, ask Anypod to play 1001 Heroes Or ALEXA, ask Anypod the play 1001 Classic Or ALEXA, play 1001 Stories for the road- Why AnyPod is ...Show More

ANDREW JACKSON AND THE BATTLE OF NEW ORLEANS

25:19 | Jan 29th, 2018

Currently #7 on the NYT Best Seller list, this well-researched book by Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger is a fast-paced and enlightening look at how "Old Hickory" Andrew Jackson came to be America's most revered hero by 1860. If you enjoy underdog stori...Show More

BRAVE YOUNG HEROES AUTHOR INTERVIEW w BOLAJI OYEJIDE

34:02 | Jan 22nd, 2018

Kids Are Heroes Too!  Bolaji Oyejide has wriiten over 50 books for children and young adults in his "Brave Young Heroes" series- giving us stories that help young people face big challenges by letting them know that there is a superhero in all of us....Show More

ANASTASIA (PT 2): AN APOCALYPTIC MESSAGE; THE LAST DAYS OF THE ROMANOV FAMILY 1917-1918

1:17:50 | Jan 15th, 2018

The story of the event called "The Miracle of the Sun", a series of Marian apparations culminating in a miracle on October 13th, 1917, and containing a warning for Russia to repent and return to faith; the story of the bloody Russian Socialist Revolu...Show More

ANASTASIA, RASPUTIN, AND THE RUSSIAN REVOLUTION : THE TRUE STORY (PT 1)

43:08 | Jan 8th, 2018

The 21st Century Fox/Disney epic fantasy Anastasia thrilled audiences worldwide and garnered $300 million in profits for movie producers, but the real story of the Grand Dutchess Anastasia's demise and that of her childhood spiritual advisor Rasputin...Show More

THE LEGEND OF THE LOST DUTCHMAN MINE (PT 2)

53:43 | Jan 1st, 2018

The legend gains national attention when a prospector named Adolph Ruth turns up missing, a search ensues, and 6 months later his skull is discovered with a bullet hole in it. From this point on "get rich quick" prospectors begin to flood the mounta...Show More

THE LEGEND OF THE LOST DUTCHMAN MINE (PART ONE)

31:36 | Dec 21st, 2017

A fabulous treasure in gold hidden deep in the Superstition Mountains of Arizona and protected by an old Apache curse has led hundreds of men to their deaths in its pursuit. (Part 1).

1001 FANS LISTEN UP! 2018 UPDATES AND CHANGES

02:43 | Dec 14th, 2017

2018 is going to be an exciting year at 1001 Stories Podcast network! Changes: 1001 Classic Short Stories has a new web address: www.1001classicshortstories.com 1001 Stories For the Road has a new web address: www.1001storiesfortheroad.com 1001 H...Show More

ITS A WONDERFUL LIFE : THE BACKSTORY & THE MESSAGE~ FEATURING OUR INTERVIEW W/ KAROLYN GRIMES WILKERSON (ZUZU BAILEY)

1:10:45 | Dec 4th, 2017

The backstory to Frank Capra's film masterpiece "It's a Wonderful Life" featuring an exclusive interview with Karolyn Grimes Wilkerson, who played Zuzu Bailey in the film, and ended the movie with the memorable line : "Look, Daddy. Teacher says every...Show More

DID THE CIVIL WAR REALLY MATTER?

48:54 | Nov 27th, 2017

Six hundred thousand men died or were wounded in the American Civil War. Just as many families were affected. Mothers, fathers, sisters, and brothers all felt the hopelessness of not knowing if their sons and brothers would ever come home. Steven Fos...Show More

OPERATION MARKETGARDEN (PT II): A BRIDGE NOT TOO FAR: SPIES, LIES, AND ALIBIS

1:47:36 | Nov 20th, 2017

The two part story of a bold plan to strike the heart of Germany by dropping 36,000 British, Canadian, Polish, and American paratroopers in German controlled Holland in Sept 1944. Dedicated to the men who never made it back, this story doesn't pull a...Show More

OPERATION MARKETGARDEN: A BRIDGE TOO FAR (PT 1) #WWII

50:22 | Nov 13th, 2017

The two part story of a bold plan to strike the heart of Germany by dropping 36,000 British, Canadian, Polish, and American paratroopers in German controlled Holland in Sept 1944. Dedicated to the men who never made it back, this story doesn't pull a...Show More

AMERICAN RIPPER: WAS HH HOLMES JACK THE RIPPER?

1:04:46 | Nov 6th, 2017

Part 4 of our Jack The Ripper series features an exclusive interview with Jeff Mudgett, host of AE/History Channel's recent 8 episode documentary on the life and crimes of Herman Webster Mudgett, better known as H.H. Holmes, serial killer, and eviden...Show More

GHOST HUNTING HISTORY'S HOTSPOTS WITH ROBB DEMAREST

1:09:00 | Oct 30th, 2017

They're out there, if you look in the right places, and Robb Demarest has been to most of them. largely as a part of SciFy Network's show Ghost Hunters International, but also on behalf of a number of public and private interests. You will enjoy this...Show More

JACK THE RIPPER (PT III): #1 SUSPECT: INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR MICHAEL HAWLEY

1:03:51 | Oct 23rd, 2017

Ripper Suspect #1: Author Michael Hawley, author of "The Ripper's Haunts", discusses his new evidence on the only Ripper suspect that provides all these proven matches: 1), Was held by police as a suspect in the Ripper murders, 2), jumped bond and es...Show More

FRANKENSTEIN: THE INCREDIBLE STORY BEHIND THE STORY

58:44 | Oct 16th, 2017

The story of Frankenstein, a murderous monster created from inanimate parts by an overreaching doctor, first published in 1820, was a major success worldwide, and has spawned countless books, movies, and debates regarding the limits we place on man's...Show More

(PT II) JACK THE RIPPER: THE KILLER UNMASKED

1:50:13 | Oct 9th, 2017

In this dramatic episode we look at the suspects, narrow them down, and then present a strong hypothesis as to who the Whitechapel murderers were. The evidence is compelling. We will also introduce upcoming interviews with two major Ripper authors, J...Show More

JACK THE RIPPER: BRITAIN'S GREATEST UNSOLVED MYSTERY (PT 1): MAYHEM IN WHITECHAPEL

1:36:02 | Oct 2nd, 2017

In August of 1888 an outbreak of brutal crimes began that shocked Victorian England and put Scotland Yard back on its heels. One man, apparently acting alone, was butchering prostitutes in the poor Whitechapel area in London's East End, and the polic...Show More

THE WHALE & THE THUNDERBIRD: THE BIG ONE IS COMING TO CALIFORNIA, OREGON & WASHINGTON

49:42 | Sep 25th, 2017

This episode highlights recent scientific studies that prove an imminent Tsunami threat to the US Pacific Nothwest, explaining the dangers tothe entire west coast and how the states are preparing their lowland populations for survival, as outlined in...Show More

SPECIAL EPISODE: INSIDE CHASING EARHART: 1001 HEROES INTERVIEWS CHRIS WILLIAMSON

31:27 | Sep 24th, 2017

In this special release, 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast interviews Chris Williamson, Project Creator of Chasing Earhart, the documentary group which is planning a multi-part television documentary on the life of Amelia Earhart, f...Show More

TSUNAMI! (PT I): 2004 INDIAN OCEAN & 2011 JAPAN: WHAT WE LEARNED

1:11:39 | Sep 18th, 2017

Deep below the surface of the Indian Ocean, near the island of Sumatra, two portions of the Earth's crust which had been pushing against each other for the past milennia, one plate, actually the India Plate, gave way along a 1,000 mile faultline, cre...Show More

(PT II) UNSUNG HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION: SNIPERS, SPIES, WOMEN WARRIORS & GUERRILLA FIGHTERS

1:11:27 | Sep 11th, 2017

The incredible true stories of the unsung heroes and heroines of the American Revolution, men and women of all colors and from all stations in life, who came together to fight for a common cause-liberty. This episode includes the stories of: Francis...Show More

UNSUNG HEROES OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION (PT I): WASHINGTON'S SPIES

1:00:15 | Sep 4th, 2017

Few people leaving the Banana Republic Store at 66th and 3rd st Manhattan, NY, stop to notice the plaque on the outside wall that mentions the spot less than 100 yards away where courageous young Nathan Hale spoke his famous last words “I regret that...Show More

THE COMMANDO RAID ON ST. NAZAIRE: THE MOST DARING RAID OF WWII

1:03:18 | Aug 28th, 2017

The St. Nazaire Raid, also known as Operation Chariot, was a British Amphibious attack on the heavily defended Normandie drydock at St. Nazaire on March 26th, 1942. The objective of the raid was to destroy the drydock in German-held St. Nazaire, th...Show More

WHEN KNIGHTHOOD STOOD FOR COURAGE, HONOR, AND HUMILITY

1:20:34 | Aug 21st, 2017

When David Bowie turned down the Queen's offer of Knighthood, society recoiled in shock when he refused it, saying that it really should go to heroes. Many in England agreed, arguing that heroes like 95 year old Johnny Johnson, the last survivor o...Show More

AMELIA EARHART: AMERICA'S GREATEST AVIATION MYSTERY: (PT II) CRASH, CAPTURE & COVER-UP

1:18:44 | Aug 14th, 2017

AMELIA EARHART PT ONE AND TWO HERE (Find both near top of Apple ITunes Podcast List list): https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/1001-heroes-legends-histories-mysteries/id956154836?mt=2 #ameliaearhart #EARHART #conspiracy #FredNoonan #WWII #Myste...Show More

TOM HORN: THE TRUE STORY OF A WESTERN LEGEND (2017)

1:01:30 | Aug 7th, 2017

He was the man who Geronimo trusted and respected enough to arrange his surrender to Gatewood and Miles. He was there when Ed Schefflin discovered a rich load of gold and gave Tombstone its name. In his life he was a scout and interpreter for the US ...Show More

AMELIA EARHART: AMERICA'S GREATEST UNSOLVED AVIATION MYSTERY (PT. I): CRASH, CAPTURE, AND COVER-UP

1:15:46 | Jul 31st, 2017

Correction: the Koshu Maru (we've been calling it Kyoshu Maru) in this episode. Part 2 coming in two weeks. Yes, we know that the people on the dock may not be FN and AE. Listen to the story and we'll tell you that, twice, along with a "maybe". B...Show More

REINCARNATION AND KARMA: THE EDGAR CAYCE INTERVIEWS

1:08:46 | Jul 27th, 2017

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DREAMS- DO THEY MATTER? AND WHAT THEY TELL US: THE EDGAR CAYCE INTERVIEWS

1:07:19 | Jul 24th, 2017

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ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS & MYSTERIES : THE EDGAR CAYCE READINGS

1:08:31 | Jul 17th, 2017

The first of a multi-part series based upon the readings of the most prolific psychic of the 20th century- Edgar Cayce. The interviews were done with leading authors and experts at The Edgar Cayce Association For Research & Enlightenment. Edgar Cayc...Show More

THE BATTLE OF GUADALCANAL: HELL IN THE PACIFIC

1:29:35 | Jul 10th, 2017

The Battle of Guadalcanal, an air, land, and sea battle fought in the Pacific between August 7th and February 9th of 1942, was the first major offensive of WWII that tested American land forces vs. the Japanaese Imperial Army. It was a hard, brutal ...Show More

FORREST FENN'S HIDDEN TREASURE

53:29 | Jul 3rd, 2017

Welcome to another episode from 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries-this one, a triple play of our 1001 Stories For The Road shows- and here’s what we have on tap for this episode: First up is Forrest Fenns Hidden Treasure, and this is a true...Show More

NEVER CALL ME A HERO: AUTHOR INTERVIEW (#THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY)

58:51 | Jun 26th, 2017

An interview with co-authors Dr. Timothy and Laura Orr, discussing their new best-seller "Never Call Me A Hero", the story of Midway pilot Dusty Kleiss, who helped sink three Japanese ships at the Battle of Midway , which turned the tide of war in th...Show More

THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY: THE TURNING POINT OF WWII, AND THE BATTLE THAT CHANGED NAVAL WARFARE FOREVER

1:33:26 | Jun 19th, 2017

This episode is dedicated to all the courageous soldiers and sailors who gave their lives for freedom. (#THE BATTLE OF MIDWAY) By May of 1942 Germany had occupied Europe and was attempting to bomb England into submission. Japan had attacked the U...Show More

SHARK! (PT.2): US vs.THEM: WHERE THEY ARE, AND HOW TO SURVIVE THEM

58:05 | Jun 12th, 2017

Shark attacks have been steadily on the increase for the past few years, and many people believe that this increase is due to federal and state laws limiting catches and protecting predator species like the Great White and the Bull Shark. Environment...Show More

SHARK! : THE MANEATER OF MATAWAN, N.J.: THE ATTACKS THAT INSPIRED "JAWS"

52:02 | Jun 5th, 2017

THIS STORY IS NOT INTENDED TO SCARE PEOPLE FROM BEACHES! IT IS INTENDED TO INFORM. IN FACT, WITH ADVANCEMENTS IN BEACH MONITORING TECHNOLOGY AND INCREASED UNDERSTANDING IN SHARK MIGRATIONS...OUR BEACHES ARE SAFER THAN EVER. VERY FEW SHARKS...Show More

WHEN HEMINGWAY LIBERATED THE PARIS RITZ

32:40 | May 27th, 2017

Three great stories from our newest show 1001 Stories For The Road: 1. ANCHORS AWEIGH : The story of what inspired Charles A Zimmerman to write the greatest band song ever 2. IDOL WORSHIP It was 2am in the morning outside Elvis's Graceland Wall, ...Show More

URBAN LEGENDS V: FREE CABLE TV? THE CLINTON BODY COUNT & OTHER URBAN LEGENDS

43:47 | May 22nd, 2017

Those crazy, often twisted stories you hear from your friends about things they will swear are true, plus other stuff. Our line-up: 1. Free Cable TV? 2. The Flat Tire 3. The Express Train To Hell 4. Mr. Rogers- A Navy Seal? 5. Julia Child- A Dar...Show More

THE LOST COLONY:AMERICA'S GREATEST MYSTERY: PT II MISSING PERSONS FOUND

1:26:23 | May 15th, 2017

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children came to the eastern coast of the New World to establish a colony for England. The ship that delivered them left, promising to return in three months with supplies, but it never came. When relief finally arrived ...Show More

THE LOST COLONY: AMERICAS GREATEST MYSTERY (PT 1): THE DARE STONES

1:10:16 | May 8th, 2017

In 1587, 115 men, women, and children were delivered to Roanoke Island on the Carolina coast with the hopes of beginning a new English colony in the New World. Storms and war with Spain prevented any supply ships from reaching them for three years, a...Show More

BLACKBEARD: THE MAN & THE MYTH: 2017

46:32 | May 1st, 2017

BLACKBEARD: THE MAN & THE MYTH The story continues to live on that Blackbeard, also known as Edward Thatch, or Teach, was from Bristol England, had 14 wives, one of whom was named Mary Ormond, that the men he killed were many, that he had left bur...Show More

THE 2011 KILLER TORNADO OUTBREAK: LESSONS LEARNED

1:31:30 | Apr 24th, 2017

Enjoy Our New Show at iTunes! AMERICAS BEST OF TIMES www.1001storiespodcast.com On April 27, the U.S. Storm Prediction Center (SPC) counted 219 tornadoes in the United States, breaking a previous record of 147 which was set in 1974. There were 3...Show More

NEW SHOW 1001 STORIES FOR THE ROAD JOINS 1001 STORIES PODCAST NETWORK

06:30 | Apr 21st, 2017

We're launched! Our first episode is now at iTunes! Apple users, search "1001 Stories For The Road", subscribe, and please review us! Android- catch us at www.1001storiespodcast.com. 1001 Stories For The Road is an offshoot of 1001 Heroes, legends...Show More

THE LOU GEHRIG STORY

41:51 | Apr 17th, 2017

The true story of one of baseball's greatest legends, New York Yankee slugger Lou Gehrig, whose incredible career was cut shot by ALS, the disease which was later named after him. Our Casper Mattress Sponsor Offer: save $50 on any Casper Mattress by...Show More

VOODOO ON THE BAYOU

34:04 | Apr 10th, 2017

The rise of voodoo in New Orleans and the story of the voodoo queen of New Orleans Marie Laveau. #Voodoo #1001Heroes #Marie Laveau Note: Catch the premiere of our new show AMERICAS BEST OF TIMES here on Monday April 24th at www.1001storiespodcast.c...Show More

BEST OF 1001: ELFEGO BACA THE MAN WHO WOULD NOT DIE

22:15 | Apr 3rd, 2017

In October, 1884, in the town of Middle San Francisco Plaza (now Reserve, New Mexico), Elfego Baca arrested a drunk cowboy named Charlie McCarty. Baca flashed his badge at McCarty and took Charlie's gun. McCarty's fellow cowboys tried to take him by ...Show More

BONNIE & CLYDE: BORN TO DIE (PT. 2) THE LAST RIDE

1:39:26 | Mar 27th, 2017

Sponsors Offers: www.audible.com/1001 Get a 30 day free trial and a free book by signing up here. Search Bonnie & Clyde books. www.BlueApron.com/1001 Get your first 3 meals FREE here This episode covers the life of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow t...Show More

BONNIE & CLYDE PT 1: BORN TO DIE: CRIME SPREE

46:24 | Mar 20th, 2017

This is the incredible story of two of the FBI's most wanted criminals- Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, who went on a love-filled crime spree through 6 states in the American South and Midwest during the depression. Seen as hard-time heroes by many, ...Show More

LISTEN UP! Edison Research Announcement March 13-30 Help 1001

03:24 | Mar 13th, 2017

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A ST. PADDY'S DAY SPECIAL FROM 1001

29:29 | Mar 13th, 2017

We need 5 minutes of your time, PLEASE at www.podcast.study (No contact info needed- put checkmark at 1001Heroes- answer some basic research questions) Here's some Irish humor to help you celebrate the Irish this week! Play this at your local ...Show More

ASTRONAUTS & ALIENS: WE ARE NEVER ALONE (#UFO)

54:58 | Mar 6th, 2017

There was a two minute transmission silence on July 21st, 1969, just before Neil Armstrong stepped off the Lunar Mudule onto the surface of the moon. A HAM radio operator later claimed he had been able to capture what really transpired during those t...Show More

FLORIDA'S BIGFOOT: DAWN OF THE CRYPTIDS (#BIGFOOT)

51:26 | Feb 27th, 2017

Support Our Sponsor: get 3 Meals FREE www.blueapron.com/1001 This episode deals with reports of sightings of Bigfoot-like creatures, known as hominid cryptids, which stand on their back legs and are said to inhabit the remote areas of the world. ...Show More

FLORIDA'S BIGFOOT IMPORTANT PRE-SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

14:57 | Feb 27th, 2017

Important announcement regarding BFRO.net (Bigfoot Research Organization) website and correction in one of my pronounciations during episode.

THE UNTOUCHABLES: THE INCREDIBLE TRUE STORY OF ONE OF AMERICA'S GREATEST CRIME FIGHTERS

57:09 | Feb 20th, 2017

The Untouchables tells the story of how crime started in Chicago and of the men who risked everything to take it down. One of those men was Elliott Ness, a Federal IRS Agent whose courage and foresight helped to bring down Al Capone, one of the most ...Show More

THE HEROES OF JADOTVILLE

33:26 | Feb 13th, 2017

The true story behind one of history's forgotten battles-the Seige of Jadotville- in Katanga Province, Congo, in 1961, recently made famous by the movie "The Seige of Jadotville" on Netflix. Subscribe Free to our shows at iTunes (takes all Android a...Show More

THE GOLD WRECK OF WALES

42:54 | Feb 6th, 2017

The incredible true story of the wreck of the Royal Charter on the coast of Anglesey, Wales, in 1859, as she neared the end of her voyage from the Australian goldfields carrying over 400 passengers and crew. The song "Isaac Lewis" about one of the ...Show More

THE KATYN FOREST MASSACRE (PT 2)(#KATYN)

1:01:19 | Jan 30th, 2017

In 1940, the Soviet Secret Police (NKVD) took the tens of thousands of Polish political prisoners and surrendered Polish officers they had rounded up and put in camps, and executed them all within a period of days, one by one, men and women, dumping ...Show More

THE KATYN FOREST MASSACRE (PT. 1)

1:08:53 | Jan 23rd, 2017

On April 10th, 1940, over 20,000 Polish civilians and captured Polish officers were driven from their Soviet Red Army internment camps and driven to a remote spot in the Katyn Forest where they were executed one by one with a bullet to the back of th...Show More

RIN-TIN-TIN AND THE LEGEND OF THE WHITE BUFFALO

32:28 | Jan 16th, 2017

A nostalgic look back at one of Hollywood's biggest canine stars and an 1955 TV episode from the series "Adventures of Rin Tin Tin" titled "The White Buffalo". Sponsors and Special Offers: Blue Apron- First 3 meals FREE by signing up at www.BlueA...Show More

FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS (remastered)

33:12 | Jan 10th, 2017

In this episode we explore the often dark history behind seven nursery rhymes (the eighth is innocent). How many can you guess right before you hear the story?  1. Sing A Song of Sixpence. 2. Baa Baa Black Sheep 3. Ring Around the Rosie 4. Rock A Bye...Show More

THE LOST SQUADRON: VANISHED IN THE BERMUDA TRIANGLE

36:53 | Dec 26th, 2016

On December 5th, 1945, 5 Grumman Avenger airplanes carrying 14 men and 13 men in a Martin Mariner Search and Rescue Seaplane were swallowed up in the Bermuda Triangle, leaving no trace of their existence, despite a search by over 300 ships and planes...Show More

GREMLINS: THE WWII MYTH THAT BECAME A MOVIE: A 1001 FLASHBACK

23:12 | Dec 19th, 2016

Gremlins arrived long before the 1984 smash hit movie "Gremlins", although their nature was the same- troublesome, impish, and often mean little gnomes that created problems for anyone who came in contact with them. This was true for British airmen i...Show More

THE AMAZING STORIES BEHIND 11 GREAT SONGS

44:42 | Dec 12th, 2016

In this episode, we bring you the "story-behind-the-story" to 11 songs- some country, some rock, some folk and bluegrass, and some standards. Some of our stories: The performance that led Ray Charles to stardom... Phil Collins dispels an urba...Show More

THE LEGEND OF THE MALTESE CROSS AND THE GREAT SEIGE OF MALTA

51:05 | Nov 7th, 2016

There are many versions of the Maltese Cross, including the one shown with this episode, which is commonly used by fire and rescue departments. It is also seen around the world on flags, on medals given for bravery, on uniforms, and on military insig...Show More

THE SHAG HARBOR UFO INCIDENT

42:43 | Oct 25th, 2016

On the night of October 4th, 1967, at about 11:20pm, it was reported that something had crashed into the waters of Shag Harbor, Nova Scotia. Multiple witnesses reported hearing a whistling sound and then a boom as the flying object approached th...Show More

KING TUT'S TOMB & OTHER FAMOUS CURSES

41:54 | Oct 18th, 2016

James Dean was a film star in the 50's whose career was brought to an abrupt end when his Porsche Spyder crashed, taking his life. There was a chain of tragedies that followed with respect to the people involved with the car-right down to the chassis...Show More

CASABLANCA: THE INCREDIBLE STORY BEHIND THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER MADE

32:51 | Oct 3rd, 2016

This episode tells the story-behind-the story regarding the making of the movie that many critics claim is the greatest movie ever made, including the fact that the movie was filmed while WWII was raging and that many of the people involved in the ma...Show More

#JE SUIS CHIEN: OUR CANINE HEROES

30:57 | Sep 27th, 2016

1001 Heroes honors the police and military dogs that put their lives on the line every day to protect our freedoms. Includes the story of Diesel, the French police dog that lost his life in the terrorist attacks by Islamic extremists in the city of P...Show More

URBAN LEGENDS IV: THE KILLER CLOWN

29:54 | Sep 20th, 2016

Recent sightings of people dressed as clowns and trying to lure children into the woods have set off a storm of panic in the American South. In England and France clown sightings and fear of clowns has resurfaced often in past decades...it is not a n...Show More

THE CACTUS by O.HENRY

14:01 | Sep 10th, 2016

This short story by American author O.Henry (the guy who originated the term "banana republic"") is a classic piece of storytelling. We give you a little history on O.Henry and here's the story line:  In the bitter hours after attending the wedding o...Show More

WAUKEWA'S EAGLE by JAMES BUCKHAM

13:04 | May 1st, 2016

In this story by author James Bucham, from our 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales show, a young Indian boy befriends a wounded eaglet and lives to see the kindness returned.

THE MISSING MEN OF BOSTON

39:25 | Apr 21st, 2016

In recent years an alarming number of young men have been found dead in the waterways surrounding major college towns. In most cases, alcohol and drugs are blamed, in others, suicide, and in still fewer, murder. We explore the cases of the missing me...Show More

A SOUND OF THUNDER by RAY BRADBURY

35:04 | Apr 18th, 2016

An excellent short sci-fi thriller from writer Ray Bradbury. Catch all our episodes at www.1001storiespodcast.com or subscribe free at iTunes (apple users) or Podbay.fm (android users). Just search 1001 Heroes, 1001 Classic Short, or The Storytellers...Show More

THE BATTLE FOR JUSTICE IN ATHENS, TENNESSEE 1946

51:50 | Apr 12th, 2016

This true story, often called "The War in Athens, Tennessee", describes the actions of the citizens of a small town, in this case mostly GI's recently returned from the battlefields of WWII, as they armed themselves to insure a fair election against ...Show More

THE GREATEST SPORTS CALLS IN HISTORY: "DO YOU BELIEVE IN MIRACLES?"

54:44 | Apr 6th, 2016

Great moments in sports are usually accompanied by a great back story, and the American Olympic Hockey Team of 1980, and underdog at 1000 to 1, was no exception. Al Michaels' famous line "Do You Believe in Miracle?....Yes!" spawned a Disney movie and...Show More

THE TELLTALE HEART by EDGAR ALLEN POE

16:42 | Mar 26th, 2016

This short story comes from our Mysteries file and is a chilling short story from classic American author Edgar Allen Poe. Poe is considered one of the greatest horror story writers and as the only author that has a professional football team named a...Show More

LONDON BRIDGE IS FALLING DOWN

39:19 | Mar 22nd, 2016

In this sequel to our previous "FOUR AND TWENTY BLACKBIRDS", we discuss the real meaning behind some of those of those innocent nursery rhymes that kids have been enjoying for years., and look at the "grim" facts behind some well known fairy tales. ...Show More

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD PART TWO

47:11 | Mar 17th, 2016

This episode covers the lives of "Mysterious" Dave Mather and Bat Masterson, and provides some interesting information about the wild west town of East Las Vegas, New Mexico, home to a number of wild characters and the setting for a number of movies,...Show More

TRUE LOVE NEVER DIES

14:07 | Mar 12th, 2016

It is the kind of story you expect to find in the movies- but this one is taking place in real life. When 21 year-old American soldier Norwood Thomas met 17 year-old Joyce Durrant on the banks of the River Thames in London a few weeks before the JUne...Show More

THE LUCK OF THE IRISH

22:13 | Mar 8th, 2016

This is the story of the Irish in America. Many people do not realize that in England the protestants were rounding up Irish catholics and selling them into slavery and that many were driven to leave their homeland. They came to America with nothing ...Show More

THE QUICK AND THE DEAD PART ONE

56:27 | Mar 5th, 2016

The period after the Civil War in America was a turbulent one. Men who had survived years of bloody fighting were returning home to their own hellish circumstances, and for many of them in the South and West the war wasn't over. Justice was almost no...Show More

THE NAZI GOLD TRAIN

33:11 | Feb 26th, 2016

For years the legend of a missing Nazi train loaded with stolen treasure consisting of everything from gold bullion to the priceless Russian Amber Room have circulated in southwestern Poland. In August of 2015 two men, one Polish, and one German, bot...Show More

THE TRUE STORY THAT INSPIRED THE JOHN WAYNE WESTERN "THE SONS OF KATIE ELDER"

37:53 | Feb 18th, 2016

1001 FLASHBACK Sponsored By Bombfell: For Guys That Want To Look Great But Hate To Shop- Save $25 on your first order by going to www.bombfell.com/1001 On the evening of January 19th, 1889, two wagons and a buggy slowly crossed Dry Creek, tw...Show More

THE AMERICAN ARMY OF TWO

29:51 | Feb 13th, 2016

This long-lost American tale tells the true story of two young girls, Abigail and Rebecca Bates, the daughters of a lighthouse keeper in Scituate, Massachusetts, who turn back a British warship during the War of 1812.  Early in September, 1814, a ...Show More

THE MONKEY'S PAW

27:31 | Feb 6th, 2016

This short story by writer W.W. Jacobs begins in the White family home in England on a dark and stormy night. The Whites are expecting the visit of an old family friend who has been in the army in India recently and they have invited him to stop by a...Show More

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF EDGAR ALLEN POE

34:46 | Feb 4th, 2016

On September 7, 1849, Edgar Allen Poe, at the top of his career, kissed his fiance goodbye at his home in Richmond, VA, and began a business trip to Philadelphia. He then dropped out of sight for a week, he was found in Baltimore on October 3rd, insi...Show More

THE LIFE AND LEGEND OF BETSY ROSS

22:22 | Jan 31st, 2016

The American flag, with its stars and stripes, wasn't the first flag America had tried, but it came to be the best, and the one we salute today. It has become a symbol of American pride and might, present at war and in peace, and planted on the moon ...Show More

NEW SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT

03:54 | Jan 26th, 2016

This is your host and storyteller, Jon Hagadorn, and we have news for you! First, thanks to all of you for listening to and being fans of 1001 Heroes this past year. Thanks to you we just passed the half million listens milestone. Yesterday ...Show More

THE REAL STORY OF STAG-O-LEE

25:59 | Jan 24th, 2016

The Ballad of Stag-O-Lee has been around now for over 100 years, and covered by just as many artists, from blues to jazz to rock and roll. One version of the story, told from the point of view of a bartender, describes an altercation between two men,...Show More

THE MIRACLE OF THE SUN & THE THREE SECRETS OF FATIMA

1:00:00 | Jan 20th, 2016

We originally did this story about a year ago, and just came back to it recently knowing that there was more to tell...actually a story within a story, and one that needs telling, in light of the challenges the world and the Catholic Church are facin...Show More

THE LAST FIGHT IN THE COLISEUM

24:51 | Jan 14th, 2016

The year is 404 A.D. Rome is changing under the new direction of Christian emperors. The Roman Coliseum is still home to 86,000 spectators all demanding entertainment, and all very conditioned to spectacles of death and bloodshed. All that is about t...Show More

WHO KILLED SUPERMAN ? (remastered)

31:44 | Jan 8th, 2016

The death of George Reeves on June 6th, 1959 , in his Laurel Canyon Hollywood home, has been a topic of controversy for over 50 years. George had played the character "Superman" on TV for seven years and had become an international star, but his role...Show More

THE HUNT FOR THE REAL MOBY DICK (remastered)

35:04 | Dec 30th, 2015

In 1839 journalist Jeremiah Reynolds, writing for the New York Knickerbocker Magazine, caught up with the whaling ship "Penguin" off the coast of Chili, and interviewed the first mate, getting the eyewitness account of the hunt for and capture of the...Show More

THE INCREDIBLE RAGS TO RICHES STORY OF MOLLY BROWN

34:57 | Dec 23rd, 2015

Born Margaret Tobin Brown to poor Irish immigrants in Hannibal Missouri in 1867, "Maggie" Brown worked stripping tobacco leaves to support her family until the age of 18, when she moved with her sister to Leadville, Colorado to help establish a black...Show More

SNOWSHOE THOMPSON: THE LEGEND OF THE HIGH SIERRAS

22:48 | Dec 15th, 2015

HELLO REDDIT FANS!  The legend of Snowshoe Thompson is one of the most enduring tales of the American West. A Norwegian immigrant, Thompson tried his hand at gold mining during the gold rush in California and Nevada but when he married, he went to wo...Show More

THE SWAMP FOX

36:18 | Dec 12th, 2015

Our guest host, Justin Johnson, the host of American Military History Podcast, brings us this story of a Cariolina hero whose guerilla warfare tactics were a constant thorn in the side of the British forces in South Carolina. Justin's narrative cover...Show More

THE WRECK: A STORY OF A LOVE LOST

26:27 | Dec 7th, 2015

This unforgettable Guy de Maupassant tale tells the story of two people, a French man and a younger English woman, whose hearts were one for a brief moment during a life-threatening situation aboard a wrecked ship. Support future shows with $1 mon...Show More

THANKSGIVING SCRAPS

34:29 | Nov 21st, 2015

Featured: personal memories, Popham- the forgotten Thanksgiving, Thanksgiving menu of old, Plimouth, Jamestown, History of the Official Holiday, Sarah Josepha hale, Virginia's Mattaponi gift, the Thanksgiving day Massacre in Detroit, Origins of Black...Show More

ME AND BOBBY MCGEE: JANIS JOPLIN REMEMBERED

44:33 | Nov 18th, 2015

The story behind the song performed by Janis Joplin that Rolling Stone places at #148 all time songs, Me and Bobby McGee, written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster.Kristofferson and Joplin had a wild but short relationship during which he shared ...Show More

THE SILENT WITNESS AT APPOMATTOX

31:16 | Nov 6th, 2015

This episode tells the little known story of the McLean family's unwilling participation at both ends of the Civil War, beginning with their Northern Virginia farmhouse being bombarded at the Battle of Bull Run in 1861, prompting them to move. They c...Show More

I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER PT III: A COLD SURRENDER

28:02 | Nov 1st, 2015

The third and final episode describes the final battles of Chief Joseph and his band of Nez Perce, who, after being forcibly removed from their homelands, led the US Army on a 1,640 mile journey through rugged terrain while fighting a brilliant rear ...Show More

I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER PART II: TRAGEDY AT YELLOWSTONE

29:37 | Oct 27th, 2015

Episode two of three covers the untold story of the tourists attacked and killed by Chief Joseph's Nez Perce warriors in retaliation for their recent losses caused by recent battles with the US Cavalry. Although Chief Joseph did not want killing, and...Show More

I WILL FIGHT NO MORE FOREVER PART I

35:05 | Oct 22nd, 2015

Chief Joseph of the Nez Perce was known to his people as "Thunder Traveling to Loftier Mountain Heights". He led his people in an effort to resist the takeover of their lands in the Oregon Territory by white settlers. In 1877, the Nez Percve were ord...Show More

URBAN LEGENDS III : HOTEL CALIFORNIA & SATANISM?

29:56 | Oct 16th, 2015

Our stories: 1. Did the mob bury Jimmy Hoffa in Giants Stadium? 2. Do Toilet Alligators Exist?  3. Guardian Angels  4. The Haunted Mudhouse Mansion in Ohio  5. A Craigslist Golddigger Meets Her Match  6. Was the Eagles "Hotel California" about Satani...Show More

QUANTRILL'S RAIDERS AND BLOODY KANSAS: THE UNCIVIL WAR

43:13 | Oct 9th, 2015

In August of 1863, an armed force of 400 men descended upon the anti-slavery town of Lawrence, Kansas and proceeded to systematically destroy it.  Seven years before, Lawrence Kansas was sacked and burned mainly due to its being known as an anti-s...Show More

THE BOYS OF POINTE DU HOC

56:28 | Sep 25th, 2015

The most dramatic and deadly event of D-Day, June 6, 1944, and there were many, occurred as the Army Rangers 2nd Battalion stormed the 100 foot high vertical cliffs of Pointe Du Hoc at Normandy ti silence a well-fortified German gun battery. In 1984,...Show More

SEVEN REASONS WHY ZOMBIES TERRIFY US

34:25 | Sep 22nd, 2015

Guest host Dante Stack takes us on a sometimes eerie ride into zombie history through the ages, the rise and popularity of zombies, and the reasons zombies terrify and fascinate us. Sources: Syrian Smashed Skulls: article from newsscientist.com...Show More

GRACE SHERWOOD-THE WITCH OF PUNGO

31:27 | Sep 18th, 2015

The true story of Virginia's Grace Sherwood, who was the last person to be tried and convicted as a witch in the state of Virginia. Her accusers were many, and while her husband lived they both went to court often to try to defend their reputation an...Show More

THE MAN WHO CREATED AGENT 007

29:27 | Sep 12th, 2015

The story of Bond creator Ian Fleming, his crucial role in British military intelligence, his first books, and his career. With special insight into the early James Bond movies and Sean Connery.  Sources:  Amis, Kingsley (1966) The James Bond D...Show More

BECOMING GEORGE WASHINGTON

24:55 | Sep 4th, 2015

Many people see the first Father of our country as the serious, austere, older figure on the face of our one dollar bills, but we don't often get to see the young man who grew up at Mount Vernon and commanded a military expedition into the frontier a...Show More

THE GREAT TRAIN CRASH IN CRUSH, TEXAS

28:03 | Aug 29th, 2015

On Sept. 15th, 1896, the KATY railroad staged a big publicity stunt in North Central Texas that drew an estimated 40,000 onlookers. The draw: a staged crash of two steam powered locomotives. A carnival atmosphere prevailed all day as the railroad del...Show More

THE MYSTERY OF THE GHOST SHIP MARY CELESTE

54:36 | Aug 22nd, 2015

The ubrupt disappearance of the Mary Celeste's Captain, his wife and two year old daughter, and the remaining crew of seven, in December of 1872 in the North Atlantic, has been the subject of countless books, articles, and speculation for nearly 150 ...Show More

THE KNIGHTS TEMPLAR: CRUSADERS OR CONSPIRATORS?

42:24 | Aug 15th, 2015

Created as a Christian warrior society in the Middle Ages, the Knights Templar were tasked with the duty of protecting Christendom and the oppressed. The crusades increased their power and influence to the point where they became feared by the rulers...Show More

BARON VON STEUBEN: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION

32:12 | Aug 8th, 2015

In the bleak winter of 1777 the American Continental Army was in miserable condition. The enemy had scored decisiove victories in New York and at Brandywine and was warmly ensconsced in Philadelphia while Washington's beleagured troops, 10,000 of the...Show More

URBAN LEGENDS II : THE CURSE OF THE BAMBINO, THE LEGEND OF BUNNYMAN, AND OTHERS (Re-Engineered)

47:31 | Jul 25th, 2015

Those Amazing Urban Legends II contains a mixture of urban legends and humurous stories including: 1.  The Curse of the Bambino  2. Death By Wedding Rice  3. The Legend of Bunny Man 4. Disney's Urban Legends  5. The Kangaroo Thief  6. The Groom's Rev...Show More

JULIA CHILD'S RECIPE FOR SHARK REPELLENT

25:49 | Jul 19th, 2015

One of TV's most beloved chefs was also one of the OSS's most beloved agents in WWII, according to documents recently declassified at the CIA. Listen to her story here, and join us at www.Facebook.com/1001Heroes with your memories of Julia Child. You...Show More

LEADBELLY

42:31 | Jul 17th, 2015

In Texas in 1918, he killed a man in a fight over a woman and was sentenced to 30 years hard labor. Six years later, when Gov. Pat Neff visited the Shaw prison farm, Leadbelly sang for him, ending his performance with a song asking Neff to pardon him...Show More

#DNA : HOW P.J. HOLLAND FOUND HIS FAMILY

25:26 | Jul 3rd, 2015

Imagine for a moment that you have been alive for over 80 years and never been part of a family. You have no parents, real or adopted, no brothers or sisters, no cousins...nobody. Then,thanks to the kindness of a friend and some luck, the answers sud...Show More

URBAN LEGENDS I : MOTHMAN & OTHER STORIES

44:24 | Jun 28th, 2015

Urban legends are described as often told stories quoted as truth but lacking in verification. Here are ten of our favorites, with some that are true thrown in for posterity. We hope you enjoy them. 1) The Colander Copier Crime Caper, 2) The Hook, 3)...Show More

THE IMPROMPTU JAM SESSION: ELVIS, JOHNNY CASH, CARL PERKINS, JERRY LEE LEWIS DEC 4, 1956

50:14 | Jun 23rd, 2015

On December 4, 1956, Sam Phillips, the owner of Sun Studios in Memphis, Tennessee, scheduled Carl Perkins for a recording session. A relative unknown named Jerry lee Lewis was to provide piano for the session. By chance, Johnny Cash showed up, then E...Show More

AUSTRALIA'S WALERS

37:19 | Jun 20th, 2015

The incredible story of a living piece of Australian history-the Waler Horse-and its remarkable journey from a hardy stock horse to a legendary war horse with no equals. The story of the Waler might just as well be the story of Australia. As recently...Show More

THE LINCOLN MEMORIAL : A POSTSCRIPT

18:19 | Jun 16th, 2015

This episode takes a poignant look at Lincoln's situation during the first week of the Civil War as a newly seated President in a largely defenseless Washington DC. It also describes the Lincoln memorial, one of the most stirring monuments in the U.S...Show More

QUESTIONS OF THE LOST ARK OF THE COVENANT

45:57 | Jun 12th, 2015

The whereabouts of the Lost Ark of the Covenant have been debated for a millenium, and lives have been spent in the search for it. The Lost Ark is a large chest said to contain stone tablets containing Mose's ten commandments, and is considered by He...Show More

DR. LIVINGSTONE, I PRESUME?: FINDING A MISSING HERO IN THE HEART OF AFRICA

32:30 | Jun 8th, 2015

Born John Rowland to a prostitute in England in 1841 who promptly abandoned him, Henry Morton Stanley emigrated to America in 1861, joined the Confederate Army, was wounded at Shiloh, captured, and became a "galvanized" Yankee, before joining the Uni...Show More

JOHN DELOREAN'S LEGACY AND BACK TO THE FUTURE

29:03 | Jun 3rd, 2015

The story of John DeLorean, the legendary GM auto designer, including his rise and ultimate fall, when DeLorean Motor Company went bankrupt. The DeLorean DMC-12 was the car chosen as the time machine for the movie "Back To The Future". John Delorean'...Show More

JACK JOUETT'S MIDNIGHT RIDE TO SAVE THOMAS JEFFERSON'S LIFE

20:17 | May 27th, 2015

"Listen my children, and you shall hear, of the midnight ride of Paul Revere...". So goes the immortal poem of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in describing Paul revere's famous ride to warn American patriots that the British were approaching Boston. But ...Show More

SOLE SURVIVOR: AMAZON

17:21 | May 15th, 2015

This is the true story of 17 year old Julianne Koepcke, who survived a 10,000 foot fall when the plane she was traveling in broke apart in a thunderstorm over Peru. The only survivor, she kept her wits and survived 10 days lost and alone in the Amazo...Show More

THE FOUR CHAPLAINS

23:25 | May 10th, 2015

Of the 920 men who left NewYork  on the U.S.A.T. Dorchester on january 23rd, 1943, only 230 survived the torpedo attack brought upon them by a German u-boat. Four chaplains accompanied 668 men on their way to frigid, watery graves along with the ship...Show More

HISTORY'S BIGGEST HEAVYWEIGHT FIGHT: HANNIBAL vs SCIPIO AFRICANUS

38:59 | May 8th, 2015

It would make an epic film-with Hannibal's 40,000 soldiers and 90 elephants meeting Scipio's rising Roman legions in the Battle of Zama, home turf for the empire of Carthage in what is present day Tunisia on the North coast of Africa.  Hannibal, at a...Show More

THE PRIDE OF THE YANKEES

36:13 | May 4th, 2015

This is the story of Lou Gehrig, the legendary player for the New York Yankees whose career was cit short by ALS, also called Lou Gehrig's disease in his honor. Gehrig was a humble man and loved by millions. Every year in May is ALS awareness month a...Show More

CUSTER'S LAST STAND : THE LAST MAN STANDING

34:26 | Apr 28th, 2015

The incredible story of 7th cavalry trooper Frank Finkel, who for fear of being branded as a deserter, waited 44 years to tell his story of what happened once the action started and Custer's attack began. In the years after the Battle of the Little B...Show More

PART II PAPPY BOYINGTON AND THE BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON

20:15 | Apr 24th, 2015

In part two Boyington receives permission to break off from bomber escorts and go on "sweeps" pursuing Japanese zeros, which turn into huge air battles. Boyington is shot down, and survives 18 months in Japanese prison camps. Fred Avey describes life...Show More

PAPPY BOYINGTON AND THE BLACK SHEEP SQUADRON PT. I

29:14 | Apr 21st, 2015

The story of hard drinking, hard fighting Pappy Boyington, the Marine Corps legend who carried a squadron of heroes to fame over the Solomon Islands in WWII. Boyington won the Medal of Honor for his heroism and authored the book "Baa, Baa Black Sheep...Show More

EDITH PIAF: THE ROSE OF PARIS

14:24 | Apr 17th, 2015

The story of a young girl who was orphaned in Paris and survived the German occupation of WWII to become an international singing star and a symbol of spirit to her country.

THE 1997 PHOENIX ARIZONA UFO INCIDENT

32:31 | Apr 10th, 2015

On March 13, 1997, at 8pm Mountain Standard time, a V-shaped craft bearing 5 bright lights, with a tip to tip wingspan of nearly 1400 feet, passed slowly over the hills west of Phoenix and then over the city. It was witnessed by thousands, including ...Show More

THE HEROES OF KAMDESH

34:15 | Apr 4th, 2015

On Oct. 3, 2009 a Taliban-led force of 150-300 insurgents attacked a US Army Outpost in the Kamdesh area of Afghanistan and nearly wiped it out, save for the heroic actions  of the ground and air troops that fought to defend it. 8 Americans were kill...Show More

THE FIRST AMERICAN ROAD TRIP

25:23 | Mar 29th, 2015

In 1903 there were only 150 miles of paved roads in America. The new fangled automobiles were considered by most to be a passing fad. On May 19th of that year, at a gentleman's club in San Francisco, a Vermont doctor named Horatio Nelson Jackson, bel...Show More

THE KECKSBURG PA UFO INCIDENT

39:26 | Mar 16th, 2015

In 1965 a bell-shaped UFO entered the earth's atmosphere and headed across western Canada, Ohio, and Pennsylvania as a highly visible fireball. As it approached the tiny rural town of Kecksburg, PA, dozens saw the object slowly cross overhead, changi...Show More

THE HEROES OF THE USS BARB: THE SUB THAT SANK A TRAIN

28:12 | Mar 14th, 2015

The story of the USS Barb and its heroic captain and crew in 1944 and 1945. The Barb sank more tonnage than any sub in history, and was responsible for launching the only ground raid on the island of Japan during the war, during which its crew dynami...Show More

PT. 2 THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF ADAM WORTH: SCOTLAND YARD'S "NAPOLEAN OF CRIME"

21:55 | Mar 9th, 2015

This is part 2 of the Incredible story of adam worth, Scotland Yards 'Napolean of Crime". This covers crimes in Paris, his forgery ring in Europe, his yacht thefts, his slip up and capture, and his return of the stolen art to The Pinkerton Agency at ...Show More

THE INCREDIBLE STORY OF ADAM WORTH: SCOTLAND YARD'S "NAPOLEAN OF CRIME" PART 1

23:16 | Mar 3rd, 2015

The story of Adam Worth, unknown to most of us, but a legend in the annals of crime. Worth was the greatest criminal mastermind of the 19th century, and served as the inspiration for Arthur Conan Doyle's Professor Moriarty, Sherlock Holme's nemesis. ...Show More

GREEN BERETS BATTLE FOR CAMP ASAU: VIETNAM 1966

19:45 | Feb 7th, 2015

This episode is dedicated to all those who serve our armed forces and their families. This episode tells the story of the Battle of Camp Asau in Vietnam in 1966, and the tremendous sacrifices made by our land and air forces in that battle. This is th...Show More

THE DAY JOHN WAYNE WENT TO HARVARD

08:32 | Dec 17th, 2014

Screen legend John Wayne accepts an invitation from Harvard to appear on stage before 1,600 students to defend his unabashed patriotism