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Of Some Very Famous People You've Never Really Heard Of...In Less Than An Hour.

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Of Some Very Famous People You've Never Really Heard Of...In Less Than An Hour.

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By dno55 - Sep 12 2019
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I wish he would release one a week. Excellent podcast.

Terrific

By clint wolf - Jul 03 2018
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An absolutely great podcast. Very interesting and well researched. Keep up the excellent work.

iTunes Ratings

100 Ratings
Average Ratings
78
9
7
1
5

Excellent

By dno55 - Sep 12 2019
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I wish he would release one a week. Excellent podcast.

Terrific

By clint wolf - Jul 03 2018
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An absolutely great podcast. Very interesting and well researched. Keep up the excellent work.
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Of Some Very Famous People You've Never Really Heard Of...In Less Than An Hour.

Rank #1: Edgar Allan Poe (Volume 1, Podcast 6)

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Edgar Allan Poe, only days after his suicide attempt, 1848

Virginia Clemm Poe, the only likeness of Poe’s wife that exists.

Maria Clemm

Rufus Griswold

Sarah Helen Whitman

Elmira Royster Shelton

Edgar Allan Poe Tomb, Westminster Cemetery, Baltimore, MD, (Philip D. Gibbons photo)

Aug 27 2015

51mins

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Rank #2: Robert E. Lee (Volume 2, Episode 10, Part 1)

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Robert E. Lee, 1845, With Son

Robert E. Lee’s Wife And Daughter

Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, Photo Taken Only Weeks Before His Death

Lee and Jackson Commemorative Stamp, With Lee’s Ancestral Home, Stratford Hall

Dec 23 2017

44mins

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Rank #3: Alexander Hamilton, (Volume 2, Episode 1)

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Alexander Hamilton, First Secretary of the US Treasury

Crossing the Delaware, December 25, 1776

Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton

Aaron Burr

May 28 2016

1hr

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Rank #4: Michelangelo (Volume 2, Number 3) Part 1

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Michelangelo, by Daniel de Volterra

The Pieta

The David

The Doni Tondo

The Bruges Madonna

Sistine Chapel Detail, The Creation of Adam

Sep 18 2016

20mins

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Rank #5: charles Bukowski (Volume 3, episode 4) part one

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Bukowski Birthplace, Andernach, Germany
Bukowski at Santa Monica Beach, Late 1920’s Bukowski’s Father Bukowski Vacationing On Catalina Island, Mid Seventies Bukowski On Apostrophes The DeLongpre House On The Brink Of Demolition

May 24 2019

29mins

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Rank #6: Friedrich Nietzsche (Volume 1, Podcast 4)

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Paul Ree, Lou Salome and Nietzsche

The (in)famous photo of Salome, Ree and Nietzsche

Nietzsche, with Elizabeth, one year before his death.

Hitler, visiting Elizabeth at the Nietzsche Archive in Weimar.

Jul 15 2015

49mins

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Rank #7: BENEDICT ARNOLD (VOLUME 3, EPISODE 3) PART ONE

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Death of Montgomery at Quebec Arnold wounded at Saratoga General John Burgoyne by Joshua Reynolds Burgoyne surrenders to Gates at Saratoga Arnold memorial at site of injury at Saratoga. It does not mention him by name.

Mar 03 2019

30mins

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Rank #8: Robert E. Lee (Volume 2, Episode 10, Part 2)

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Arlington House, Occupied By Federal Troops, 1864

Robert E. Lee and His Horse, Traveller

Robert E. Lee, by Matthew Brady

Mary Lee, In Old Age

Washington and Lee University Commemorative Stamp

Robert E. Lee Chapel on the Campus of Washington and Lee University

View From Arlington House Today

Dec 23 2017

35mins

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Rank #9: Grigori Rasputin (Volume 2, Episode 5, Part 1)

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Rasputin, Early Years

Nicholas, Alexandra and Family

Rasputin, Royal Family and Governess

Pyotr Stolypin

Jan 20 2017

32mins

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Rank #10: DB Cooper (Volume 2, Episode 11) Part One

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The infamous sketches of DB Cooper

The actual ticket used by “Dan Cooper” to fly from Portland to Seattle

Richard Floyd McCoy, Jr.

Mar 16 2018

23mins

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Rank #11: WC FIELDS (VOLUME 3, EPISODE ONE) PART ONE

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WC Fields, Passport Photo, 1915

Fields, in his Broadway years

Fields in “The Old Fashioned Way,” with Baby LeRoy

Recent photo of Fields’ DeMille Drive home, Los Feliz section of Los Angeles

Jul 03 2018

22mins

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Rank #12: Ernesto “Che” Guevara (Volume 1, Podcast 5)

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Che Guevara, El Guerrillero Heroico, by Korda

Original Photo, before Massetti and Palm tree were cropped out.

Che on his honeymoon with Hilda Gadea

Che and Aleida March on their honeymoon

Che in Red Square

Tamara Bunke, aka “Tania”

Patty Hearst aka “Tania”, Symbionese Liberation Army

Che and Felix Rodriguez in front of La Higuera schoolhouse, minutes before Che’s execution.

Che Guevara’s body on display at Vallegrande, Bolivia hospital

Leather shoes of Che Guevara worn when he was captured. Blood is from the leg wound suffered in combat.

Aug 26 2015

53mins

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Rank #13: Herman Melville (Volume 2, Episode 9, Part 1)

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Herman Melville, 1861

Elizabeth Shaw Melville, Melville’s Wife

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Sep 25 2017

23mins

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Rank #14: The Chicago Black Sox And the 1919 World Series (Volume 2, Episode 12) Part One

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Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson

Bill Burns Testifying At Trial

The Black Sox Defendants At Trial

Billy Maharg

Charles Comiskey

Eddie Collins On The Philadelphia Athletics

Abe Attell As A Boxer

Joe And Kate Jackson On Their Wedding Day

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Grave of Joe Jackson, Greenville, SC

Jun 16 2018

38mins

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Rank #15: Frida Kahlo (Volume 2, Episode 7) Part 1

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Frida Kahlo Photographed By Her Father

Frida and Diego Rivera

La Casa Azul

Frida and Diego Rivera’s House With Separate Residences

May 27 2017

25mins

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Rank #16: King Ludwig II of Bavaria, (Volume 1, Podcast 8)

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Wonderful Atlantic Monthly Photo Essay on Ludwig II

Ludwig II as a young man

King Ludwig II

Ludwig and his fiancee, Sophie of Bavaria

Neuschwanstein Castle

Ludwig in middle age

Ludwig II lying in state

Oct 22 2015

54mins

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Rank #17: john wilkes booth and the lincoln conspiracy (Volume 3, episode 5) part two

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Booth, in typical garb
Booth’s proximity at inauguration, Powell is believed to be underneath Lincoln in wide brimmed hat
Ford’s Theater, Presidential Box, Two Days After Assassination, by Matthew Brady
Lucy Hale
Garrett Farm, Date Unknown
Thomas “Boston” Corbett

Aug 18 2019

58mins

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Rank #18: RONNIE VAN ZANT (VOLUME 3, EPISODE 2) PART ONE

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Ronnie Van Zant, In Concert

Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1973. Ronnie Van Zant is second from the right. Ed King is to his right, Gary Rossington to his left

Hell House

Poster for typical Skynyrd stadium show, 1974.

Oct 28 2018

29mins

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Rank #19: Michelangelo (Volume 2, Number 3) Part 2

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Pope Julius II, by Raphael

Moses, St. Peter in Vincoli, Rome

Julius II Tomb, St. Peter in Vincoli, Rome

Tomb of Lorenzo Il Magnifico, Medici Chapel, Florence

Minos, The Last Judgment, Sistine Chapel, Vatican City

Detail, Sistine Chapel, St. Bartholomew and Likeness of Michelangelo, Vatican City

Michelangelo’s Tomb, Santa Croce, Florence

Sep 18 2016

27mins

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Rank #20: Amelia Earhart (Volume 1, podcast 11)

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Amelia Earhart as a child.

The iconic photograph of Amelia Earhart and her Lockheed Electra 10E

Amelia and Fred Noonan in June of 1937.

The US Air Mail stamp taken from the famous photo.

Feb 23 2016

48mins

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Bob Marley (Volume 3, Episode 7) Part One

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Bob Marley, Dublin, Ireland 1980
Peter Tosh
Bunny Livingstone, aka Bunny Wailer, 2016, Negril
Rita Marley

Feb 06 2020

38mins

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Bob Marley (Volume 3, Episode 7) Part 2

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The I-Threes, Rita Marley,Center
56 Hope Road, Now A Museum
Ziggy Marley

Feb 06 2020

37mins

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crazy Horse (volume 3, episode 6) part one

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No photo or sketch was ever taken of Crazy Horse in his lifetime. His sister authenticated this forensic sketch 50 years after his death.
Marcus Reno
Frederick Benteen
Lieutenant Colonel George Armstrong Custer
He Dog, 1877
Crow King
Custer Marker, Little Bighorn battlefield.

Nov 06 2019

52mins

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Crazy Horse (Volume Three, Episode six) Part TwO

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Seven Foot Tall Touch The Clouds
Little Big Man, hand obscuring wrist wound from Crazy Horse
Fort Robinson site of Crazy Horse assassination
Little Bighorn Battlefield National Monument is the site of the June 25, 1876 battle between the U.S. Army’s seventh cavalry, guided by Crow and Arikara scouts, and several bands of Lakota Sioux, Cheyenne, and Arapaho.

Nov 06 2019

35mins

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JOHN WILKES BOOTH AND THE LINCOLN CONSPIRACY (VOLUME 3, EPISODE 5) PART ONE

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John Wilkes Booth
John wilkes Booth, boyhood home Tudor Hall
The derringer used to kill Abraham Lincoln
The knife Booth carried during the assassination
David Herold
Lewis Powell, under arrest
Dr. Samuel Mudd
Julius Caesar, New York, 1864, John Wilkes, Edwin and Junius Booth
Edwin Stanton

Aug 18 2019

36mins

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john wilkes booth and the lincoln conspiracy (Volume 3, episode 5) part two

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Booth, in typical garb
Booth’s proximity at inauguration, Powell is believed to be underneath Lincoln in wide brimmed hat
Ford’s Theater, Presidential Box, Two Days After Assassination, by Matthew Brady
Lucy Hale
Garrett Farm, Date Unknown
Thomas “Boston” Corbett

Aug 18 2019

58mins

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charles Bukowski (Volume 3, episode 4) part one

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Bukowski Birthplace, Andernach, Germany
Bukowski at Santa Monica Beach, Late 1920’s Bukowski’s Father Bukowski Vacationing On Catalina Island, Mid Seventies Bukowski On Apostrophes The DeLongpre House On The Brink Of Demolition

May 24 2019

29mins

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Charles Bukowski (Volume 3, Episode 4) part two

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Bukowski Parks His Beamer At Santa Anita
Bukowski Entertaining At Home
Linda King And Her Famous Bust Of Bukowski
Bukowski In 1988
Bukowski Grave, Rancho Palos Verdes, California

May 24 2019

25mins

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BENEDICT ARNOLD (VOLUME 3, EPISODE 3) PART ONE

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Death of Montgomery at Quebec Arnold wounded at Saratoga General John Burgoyne by Joshua Reynolds Burgoyne surrenders to Gates at Saratoga Arnold memorial at site of injury at Saratoga. It does not mention him by name.

Mar 03 2019

30mins

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BENEDICT ARNOLD (VOLUME 3, EPISODE 3) PART 2

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Peggy Shippen, sketched by John Andre John Andre John Andre, self portrait sketched the day before his execution Idealized version of Andre’s capture

Hanging of John Andre Peggy Shippen and daughter painted in the 1780’s Possibly ironic plaque on the last London residence of Benedict Arnold The London tombstone of Benedict Arnold

Mar 03 2019

34mins

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RONNIE VAN ZANT (VOLUME 3, EPISODE 2) PART ONE

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Ronnie Van Zant, In Concert

Lynyrd Skynyrd, 1973. Ronnie Van Zant is second from the right. Ed King is to his right, Gary Rossington to his left

Hell House

Poster for typical Skynyrd stadium show, 1974.

Oct 28 2018

29mins

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RONNIE VAN ZANT (VOLUME 3, EPISODE 2) PART TWO

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Ed King, left.

Skynyrd, 1977, Steve Gaines is second from right, Artimus Pyle is right behind him in the second row..

Artimus Pyle

Ronnie Van Zant current grave marker.

Oct 28 2018

27mins

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WC FIELDS (VOLUME 3, EPISODE ONE) PART ONE

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WC Fields, Passport Photo, 1915

Fields, in his Broadway years

Fields in “The Old Fashioned Way,” with Baby LeRoy

Recent photo of Fields’ DeMille Drive home, Los Feliz section of Los Angeles

Jul 03 2018

22mins

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WC FIELDS (VOLUME 3, EPISODE ONE) PART TWO

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Fields with Mae West in My Little Chickadee

WC Fields as Wilkins Micawber in David Copperfield

Fields On Radio, March, 1938

Fields’ grave at Forest Lawn, Glendale, California

Jul 03 2018

29mins

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The Chicago Black Sox And the 1919 World Series (Volume 2, Episode 12) Part One

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Ty Cobb and Shoeless Joe Jackson

Bill Burns Testifying At Trial

The Black Sox Defendants At Trial

Billy Maharg

Charles Comiskey

Eddie Collins On The Philadelphia Athletics

Abe Attell As A Boxer

Joe And Kate Jackson On Their Wedding Day

Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis

Grave of Joe Jackson, Greenville, SC

Jun 16 2018

38mins

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The Chicago Black Sox And The 1919 World Series (Volume 2, Episode 12) Part Two

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The Eight Chicago Black Sox

Shoeless Joe Jackson and Babe Ruth

Eddie Cicotte

Arnold “Chick” Gandil

Dickie Kerr

Buck Weaver and Eddie Cicotte

Jun 16 2018

28mins

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DB Cooper (Volume 2, Episode 11) Part One

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The infamous sketches of DB Cooper

The actual ticket used by “Dan Cooper” to fly from Portland to Seattle

Richard Floyd McCoy, Jr.

Mar 16 2018

23mins

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DB Cooper (Volume 2, Episode 11) Part Two

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The areas where Cooper may have landed in the state of Washington

The JC Penny tie, tie tack and ransom money recovered at the Tena Bar

Ken Christiansen

Robert Rackstraw

Richard F. McCoy grave in North Carolina. Was Richard McCoy actually DB Cooper?

Mar 16 2018

24mins

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Robert E. Lee (Volume 2, Episode 10, Part 1)

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Robert E. Lee, 1845, With Son

Robert E. Lee’s Wife And Daughter

Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson, Photo Taken Only Weeks Before His Death

Lee and Jackson Commemorative Stamp, With Lee’s Ancestral Home, Stratford Hall

Dec 23 2017

44mins

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Robert E. Lee (Volume 2, Episode 10, Part 2)

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Arlington House, Occupied By Federal Troops, 1864

Robert E. Lee and His Horse, Traveller

Robert E. Lee, by Matthew Brady

Mary Lee, In Old Age

Washington and Lee University Commemorative Stamp

Robert E. Lee Chapel on the Campus of Washington and Lee University

View From Arlington House Today

Dec 23 2017

35mins

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iTunes Ratings

100 Ratings
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78
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7
1
5

Excellent

By dno55 - Sep 12 2019
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I wish he would release one a week. Excellent podcast.

Terrific

By clint wolf - Jul 03 2018
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An absolutely great podcast. Very interesting and well researched. Keep up the excellent work.