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The Untold History

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The stories they don't tell you.

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The stories they don't tell you.

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Another Great History Podcst

By Prairie_Dog - Dec 09 2018
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The team behind the My Appalachia, Mountain Lore, and Stories a History of Appalachia Podcasts hits another one out of the park with The Untold History. The focus of this podcast isn’t limited to Appalachia, and it tells us some stories that are not generally known. It is well researched, and always interesting. So if you are interested in history, or just like interesting true stories, this is a great podcast for you!

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By History liker - Oct 02 2017
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I look forward to the history of Appalachia podcast every Saturday morning and now I look forward to this one.

iTunes Ratings

14 Ratings
Average Ratings
11
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2
0
1

Another Great History Podcst

By Prairie_Dog - Dec 09 2018
Read more
The team behind the My Appalachia, Mountain Lore, and Stories a History of Appalachia Podcasts hits another one out of the park with The Untold History. The focus of this podcast isn’t limited to Appalachia, and it tells us some stories that are not generally known. It is well researched, and always interesting. So if you are interested in history, or just like interesting true stories, this is a great podcast for you!

Good

By History liker - Oct 02 2017
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I look forward to the history of Appalachia podcast every Saturday morning and now I look forward to this one.
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The Untold History

Latest release on Jul 01, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: The Straw Hat Riots of 1922

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Men used to wear straw hats during the summer. It was a fashion faux pas not to replace those hats with felt ones after the 15th of September, at the risk of humiliation or worse. And worse arrived in 1922 with the Straw Hat Riots in New York City. Today we tell you that story. You can subscribe to the Untold History on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Tune In or on your favorite podcast app. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast. Thanks for...

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Jan 01 2018

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Rank #2: Boston Corbett

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History records that Sergeant Boston Corbett of the U.S. Army was the man who shot John Wilkes Booth as the barn he was holding out in was burning to the ground.  But Sergeant Corbett’s story was much more than that.  In fact, this man lived the lives of 10 men.  Today, Steve and Gena tell the Untold History of Boston Corbett, and it’s one not to miss. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or...

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Sep 22 2017

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Rank #3: The Shoe-Fitting Flouoroscope

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Nowadays many of you probably order your shoes online, or you take the kids into Walmart or the shoe store and have them try on shoes while you check them for size with your fingers.  Did you know that at one time you had another, “scientific” way to fit shoes?  It was the shoe-fitting flouroscope, which not only let you see the insides of the shoe to make sure little Johnny’s feet fit, but gave him, you, and the shoe...

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Sep 29 2017

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Rank #4: Condy Dabney

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In 1925 a Harlan County, Kentucky, taxi driver named Condy Dabney got caught up in a murder case and was convicted…but that’s not the end of this story.

You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your own favorite podcast app.

Thanks for listening and sharing us with your friends.

Mar 12 2019

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Rank #5: The First Flight?

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Everybody knows that the Wright brothers flew the first airplane, right?  What if that wasn’t true? Today we tell the untold history of Clark Dyer of Georgia, who patented a steerable aircraft back in 1874 and is reported to have actually built and flown the thing.   You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your own podcatcher. Thanks for listening!

Aug 11 2018

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Rank #6: Christopher McPherson

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Today we tell the story of a former slave who, through hard work and luck, managed to enter the world of the wealthy aristocrats of Virginia.  His relationship with Thomas Jefferson gave him access to the Founding Fathers, but his attempts at using that access, it seems, were rebuffed by McPherson’s odd ideas about the end of the world and his role in it.  

You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher as well as your favorite podcast app.

Thanks for listening…

Feb 26 2019

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Rank #7: Melungeon

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There are mysterious peoples all over the planet whose origin is shrouded in mystery, such as the Roma, the Hmong, the Zuni.  Today we tell of one such group of people who have historically lived in the mountains and valleys of Appalachia, the Melungeon.   You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening and sharing us with your friends.

Oct 20 2018

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Rank #8: The Pox

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Kings and generals make big plans, but oftentimes nature steps in to shake things up.  One of those times was in 1776, and the result was two nations between Mexico and the Arctic instead of one.  Today we tell that story. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn or on any number of podcast apps. Thanks for listening!

Jan 20 2019

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Rank #9: A Mass Murder in Iowa

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Today we tell the grisly story of an unsolved mass murder that occurred in Villisca, Iowa, in 1912.  Be forewarned that our telling of the tale may be unsettling. You can find the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on most other podcast apps. Thanks for listening and sharing us with your friends.

Feb 06 2019

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Rank #10: Shigenori Nishikaichi

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Today we tell the story of a Japanese pilot who was shot down over Hawaii as he participated in the attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. The Untold History podcast is available on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn and on many other podcast apps. Thanks for listening and sharing our stories with your friends. (Picture of Shigenori Nishikaichi by Unknown – Photo appears on the cover of The Niihau Incident, by Allan Beekman. Patricia Beekman, heir of Allan...

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Feb 19 2019

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Rank #11: The Three Gun Maniac

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On Halloween, 1952, James Francis Hill was arrested in Northern Florida after an extraordinary string of carjackings, kidnappings and robberies over the prior two weeks.  And that’s just part of this untold story, which we share with you on today’s podcast. We are available for download on RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app.  Be sure to subscribe! Thanks for listening…

Nov 03 2018

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Rank #12: The Clay County Wildman

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Today we tell the story of Orval Brown, who decided to get back to nature by imitating his literary hero, Tarzan.  So, in the midst of the Depression, West Virginia became the home of its own homegrown Tarzan, loincloth and all. You can subscribe to the Untold History at Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher or on your own podcatcher. Thanks for listening!

Aug 18 2018

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Rank #13: The Duke

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Back in 1902 folks from all over the country would come to the Appalachian city of Asheville, North Carolina, to take in the health benefits of the clean, cool, mountain air.  It was said that this air was good for rheumatism, tuberculosis, stress, and many more ailments.  One of the men who arrived in Asheville left his mark in a most unusual way, and we’re going to tell you his story on this episode of the Untold History. You can...

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Nov 18 2018

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Rank #14: The Frontier Serial Killers

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During the late 18th century two cousins roamed the frontier from western North Carolina to Tennessee to Kentucky to Illinois.  On their travels they spread death and destruction, being responsible for an unknown number of rapes and murders.  Today on the Untold History we tell the story of the Harpes. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!

Aug 25 2018

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Rank #15: William Alexander Morgan

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Some folks live boring, ordinary lives.  Others aspire to more, but eventually just give in to boring and ordinary.  A very few actually live their lives to the fullest, like the subject of today’s episode, William Alexander Morgan, who left his Ohio home and ended up fighting the revolution alongside Fidel Castro.   You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening, amigos!

Oct 27 2018

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Rank #16: Frank Nash

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Today we tell the story of Frank Nash, a charismatic thief and killer who was responsible for one of the worst acts of mob violence in Missouri history. You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, or on whatever podcast app you choose. Thanks for listening and telling your friends about us.

Nov 10 2018

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Rank #17: Cynthia

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Today we tell the story of one of the biggest celebrities in New York City in the 1930’s, someone you’ve probably never heard of.  And, boy, was she a doll!  Really… You can subscribe to the Untold History podcast at RadioPublic, Stitcher, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn or on any number of podcast apps. Thanks for listening to our little stories…

Jan 27 2019

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Rank #18: Robert Smalls: Confederate Sailor, South Carolina Senator, U.S. Representative, Escaped Slave

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Robert Smalls was born in South Carolina, near Beaufort, to a Gullah-speaking slave mother.  Smalls was a hard worker, and was ambitious, too, and soon mastered many trades, including that of a wheelman on a ship.  And it was that last skill that changed his life.  Today, Steve and Gena tell his amazing story. You can subscribe to the podcast at Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Google Play or on your favorite podcast app. Thanks for listening!

Oct 27 2017

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Rank #19: Russ Columbo

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There was once an entertainer who was handsome, charming, a talented singer who had his own radio show.  In fact, his show was a direct competitor to Bing Crosby’s own show, and the radio networks actively promoted a rivalry between the two men.  Likely, though, that while you know who Crosby is, as well as Frank Sinatra and Perry Como, you’ve probably never heard of Russ Columbo. Today we tell you the story of Russ Columbo, and what happened to...

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Oct 22 2017

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Rank #20: Lincoln’s Body

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After the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln in 1865, he was laid to rest at the Oak Ridge Cemetery in Springfield, Illinois.  And there Lincoln remained, undisturbed, until 1876. That year a group of men decided to kidnap Lincoln’s body.  Today we tell you that story. We’re on Twitter @UHPodcast Thanks for giving us a listen.  If you like what you hear, please subscribe.  You can so so on Apple Podcasts, Stitcher, Podbean, or on your own favorite podcast app.

Dec 18 2017

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