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Our American Stories

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There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.

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There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.

iTunes Ratings

222 Ratings
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Almost perfect

By Non Essential - May 25 2020
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One overly dramatic host can almost ruin the entire experience. (not speaking of Lee, to be clear)

Love it!

By paul232 - Apr 11 2020
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Well produced and great stories! Thank you.

iTunes Ratings

222 Ratings
Average Ratings
174
17
14
9
8

Almost perfect

By Non Essential - May 25 2020
Read more
One overly dramatic host can almost ruin the entire experience. (not speaking of Lee, to be clear)

Love it!

By paul232 - Apr 11 2020
Read more
Well produced and great stories! Thank you.
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Our American Stories

Latest release on Jul 08, 2020

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There's no politics at Our American Stories, just stories. Daily bringing the campfire scene to your ears.

Rank #1: Uncovering D-Day with Stephen Ambrose and "Band Of Brothers" Major Dick Winters

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(Segments 1-4) Uncovering D-Day with Stephen Ambrose, (5-8) D-Day Celebration With "Band Of Brothers" Major Dick Winters

Jun 07 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #2: Maj. Dick Winters and Stephen Ambrose's D-Day Special!

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(Segments 1-4) D-Day Celebration With "Band Of Brothers" Major Dick Winters, (5-8) Uncovering D-Day with Stephen Ambrose

Jun 07 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #3: The True Story Behind Our Halloween Traditions

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(Segments 1-4) The True Story Behind Our Halloween Traditions, (5) A Father Says Goodbye...To His Fierce, Stillborn Daughter, (6-7) "I Planned My Wedding in 5 Days....You Could, Too", (8) Jesse's "This Week In Music History" (Oct. 22-28)

Oct 28 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #4: The Story John D. Rockefeller: Son of Snake Oil Salesman "Devil Bill" and a Pious Christian Mother

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(Segments 1-4) The Story John D. Rockefeller: Son of Snake Oil Salesman "Devil Bill" and a Pious Christian Mother (b 1839), (5) Dancing with a Demon, (6-7) These Guys Use Dungeons and Dragons as a Therapy Tool, (8) What Im Gonna Tell You Is Gonna Make You Cry

Jul 09 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #5: Traveling Wilburys, "Go Rest High Up On That Mtn," and the 11'8" Bridge

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(Segment 1) Story of a Song: Go Rest High Up On That Mountain, (2) Meet Michael Angelo Ruffino, Professional Gondolier, (3-4) Lt. Gen. Albert Clark POW, (5) The 11'8" Bridge the "Can Opener", (6) How The Elevator BRAKE Shaped Our Modern World, (7-8) Traveling Wilburys: Billion Dollar Quintet

Jul 02 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #6: Memorial Day Special 2020

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(Segment 1) Honoring Those Killed in the Deadliest Battle of Our Deadliest War, (2) Women Memorializing Their Enemies?, (3) Cpl. Stephen Harris: The Marine Who Doesn't Believe in Memorial Day, (4) Who Does This Medal of Honor Belong To?, (5-6) Story of a Song, Story of a Fallen Son: "I Drive Your Truck", (7) The Catholic Priest Who Earned a Medal of Honor, (8) Two Men vs. A City

May 26 2020

1hr 21mins

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Rank #7: The Most Incredible Father/Son Story You'll Ever Hear!

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(Segments 1-4) The Most Incredible Father/Son Story You'll Ever Hear!, (5-6) What Happens When Your Dreams Change?, (7-8) A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, And An Unlikely Journey Of Forgiveness And Friendship

May 17 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #8: Wright Brothers' First Flight and The Reasons Behind Our Xmas Traditions

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(Segments 1-4) The Reason for the Season: The "Whys" Behind Our Christmas Traditions, (5-8) Wright Brothers' First Flight

Dec 18 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #9: Einstein, Truett Cathy, and Can Kissing Your Dog Make You Sick?

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(Segments 1-2) You've Never Been to a Coffee Shop Like This!, (3-4) Truett Cathy And Chick-fil-A, (5-7) What Made Einstein Einstein?, (8) Burning Question: Can Kissing Your Dog Make You Sick?

Mar 15 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #10: Davy Crockett And The Alamo and Magna Carta

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(Segments 1-4) Davy Crockett and the Alamo, (5) Company Benefits Include $35K For Your Bucket List!, (6-7) Magna Carta: "The Birth Certificate of The Rule of Law", (8) Who Will This Be To Me?

Aug 31 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #11: Wolfman Jack, Yorktown, and The True Story Behind Our Halloween Traditions

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(Segments 1-4) The True Story Behind Our Halloween Traditions, (5-6) Wolfman Jack, (7) The Battle at Yorktown, (8) The Kids Who Remade "Raiders Of The Lost Ark"

Oct 20 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #12: The Story of 20th Century America...Through Sneakers? and New Orleans Food Culture

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(Segment 1) LA Speed Story, (2) I Was Wayne Gretzky's (Hungover) Linemate, (3) The "Boys" Of Iwo Jima, (4) A Cuisine Unlike Any Other: The Food Culture of New Orleans, (5-8) The Story of 20th Century America...Through Sneakers?

Aug 14 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #13: The Story Of Benjamin Franklin's Longest Lasting Persona: Poor Richard's Almanack

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(Segments 1-3) The Story Of Benjamin Franklin's Longest Lasting Persona: Poor Richard's Almanack, (4) Hey Kid, Catch!: How Coca~Cola and Mean Joe Greene Launched a Legend, (5-6) Tony Dungy: First Black Coach to Win a Super Bowl What Makes Him Tick?, (7-8) What Shamu Taught Me About Love Life And Marriage

Mar 08 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #14: Oil: It's In The Family, Hockey Enforcers, and Will Smith

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(Segment 1) How Will Smith Became "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air", (2-4) "If You're Not Praying For Oil, You've Got a Problem", (5) My Quirk: Nick Zagotta On Train, (6-8) Fighting For A Dream: Hockey Enforcers

Sep 15 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #15: Elisabeth Elliot: Through Gates of Splendor

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(Segments 1-2) Who Does Wealth Belong To?, (3-4) Elisabeth Elliot: Through Gates of Splendor, (5-6) Wolfman Jack, (7-8) How a Janitor Invented Flamin Hot Cheetos and Became an Exec at Pepsico

Sep 26 2019

1hr 21mins

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Rank #16: 9/11 Special and Bear Bryant

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(Segments 1-4) 9/11 Special, (5-8) A Story About A Man...A Legend, Named "Bear" (b. 1913)

Sep 12 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #17: What A Dr. Learned From A Dying Patient and The Big Easy

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(Segment 1) Dr. Ely: What I Learned From A Dying Patient, (2-3) Life Expectancy Has Exploded By 4 Decades...Why?! How?!, (4) Beyonc: The Story of Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It), (5) Johnny Cash performance of The Cremation of Sam McGee by Robert W. Service, (6-8) The Big Easy

Nov 02 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #18: A Nude Horse Is A Rude Horse (Practical joker, Alan Abel)

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(Segment 1) A Nude Horse Is A Rude Horse (Practical joker, Alan Abel), (2-4) Imagine Freshman Year of College Being...FREE!!, (5-8) The True Story Behind Our Halloween Traditions

Oct 17 2017

1hr 21mins

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Rank #19: The Story of 3 Beatles Songs: Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby, Tomorrow Never Knows

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(Segment 1) LA Speed Story, (2-3) The Story of 3 Beatles Songs: Yesterday, Eleanor Rigby, Tomorrow Never Knows, (4) Six Seconds To Live, (5-8) Frank Lloyd Wright

Oct 09 2018

1hr 21mins

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Rank #20: Houdini: The Man From Beyond

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(Segments 1-4) Houdini: The Man From Beyond, (5-6) Down Syndrome: Brad Armstrong Buddy Walk, (7) Madison "Mad Bum" Bumgarner: MLB's Best Player...And Man (WS debut, 2010), (8) A Little Small Talk Brings Big Benefits

Nov 01 2017

1hr 21mins

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Samuel Clemens Heads West and Becomes Mark Twain

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(Segment 1) The Lost Wallet And Stolen Mustang Stories, (2) Don't Wear Slippers to a Job Interview, (3-4) The Time America Put Its National Treasures on a Cross-Country Train, (5) Playing Cards in a Dumpster, (6-8) How Samuel Clemens Headed West and Became Mark Twain

Jul 08 2020

1hr 19mins

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Former TD Ameritrade CEO-Turned Intern At Nebraska Football

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(Segment 1-3) My Business Failure Allowed Me to Reconnect With My Father, (4) Bob McLalan: Thoughts Among the Graves, (5-8) Joe Moglia: The Former TD Ameritrade CEO-Turned Intern At Nebraska Football

Jul 07 2020

1hr 18mins

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4th of July Special!

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(Segment 1-3) New Citizens, Breathing New Life...Into America! (4th of July), (4) New Citizens, Breathing New Life...Into America! (4th of July), (5) How A 17-Year-Old Designed the Current US Flag for a School Project And Got a B-, (6-8) John Adams and the Boston Massacre Trial: The Moment That Defined A Man And A Nation (d 1826)

Jul 04 2020

1hr 20mins

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Joshua Texidor: A Tale of Two Cities

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(Segment 1) Walmart Open Call: The Praline Queen with a HUGE Fan Base, (2-3) The First Conspiracy: The Secret Plot to Kill George Washington, (4) The Child Inventor Determined to Save Babies from Overheated Cars, (5-8) Joshua Texidor: A Tale of Two Cities

Jul 03 2020

1hr 17mins

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Screwdriver Wars, Father of Cable TV, and Godmother of Rock

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(Segments 1-3) The Godmother Of Rock N' Roll: Sister Rosetta Tharpe, (4) History Guy: Screwdriver Wars, (5-8) Bill Daniels: The Father of Cable TV (b. 1920)

Jul 02 2020

1hr 21mins

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Vietnam Special Forces Vet on the "Privileges of War"

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(Segment 1) The Man Who Spent $35MM Fighting A $400k Fake Wine Fraud, (2) Tempest Tours: A Stormy, Sightseeing Vacation, (3) How "Firefall's" Sandy Ficca Met His Wife, (4) The Compton Perfectionist Who Mainstreamed Rap, (5-8) Vietnam Special Forces Vet on the "Privileges of War"

Jul 01 2020

1hr 18mins

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The Cloud-Juicer, Giving Bone Marrow, Adoption, and Transcontinental RR

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(Segments 1-3) The Man Who Adopted 3,000 People, (4) The Cloud-Juicing Entrepreneur Who Bottles Rainwater, (5) Danny Sacrificed Self (and His Bone Marrow) For a Stranger, (6-8) The Big Four and the Transcontinental Railroad

Jun 30 2020

1hr 21mins

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20th Century Most Peaceful Despite Two World Wars

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(Segment 1) The Child I Didn't Adopt, (2) History Guy: That Time Pepsi Had the 6th Largest Navy in the World, (3) Family Sends Five Sons To War, (4) Why The 20th Century Was The Most Peaceful Despite Two World Wars, (5-8) Kay Coles James: From Welfare and Public Housing, To The Halls of Power

Jun 27 2020

1hr 21mins

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O'Briens Face the Past for Their Future's Sake, Tom Waits, and Sneakersa

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(Segments 1-3) Relationship Story Hour: The O'Briens Face the Past for Their Future's Sake, (4) Tom Waits' Story Of A Song: "I Hope That I Don't Fall In Love With You", (5-8) The Story of 20th Century America...Through Sneakers?

Jun 26 2020

1hr 19mins

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"Firefall" Drummer Sandy Ficca

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(Segments 1-2) "Firefall" Drummer Sandy Ficca, (3-4) Hannibal, Missouri: The Town that Created Mark Twain, (5-7) How a Refugee Went from Janitor to President, (8) A Grave Escape

Jun 25 2020

1hr 20mins

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Gangbanger-Turned Death Row Chaplain, Luis Tomatis, and Marian's Story

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(Segment 1) Students Dont Grade Themselves, so Why Do the Police?, (2) Energy is Life: Marian's Story, (3) Meet "Captain Crunch", (4) Luis Tomatis: The Immigrant Who Helped Transform Grand Rapids Michigan, (5-8) The Gangbanger-Turned Death Row Chaplain

Jun 24 2020

1hr 19mins

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The Wrecking Crew's Tommy Tedesco: The Most Heard Guitarist You’ve Never Heard Of

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(Segment 1) Edie Hand: Strength in Loneliness is Still Loneliness, (2) The MOH Recipient Who Crashed His Plane On Purpose To Get To His Downed Wingman, (3-4) A Crooked Cop, An Innocent Man, And An Unlikely Journey Of Forgiveness And Friendship, (5-8) The Wrecking Crew's Tommy Tedesco: The Most Heard Guitarist Youve Never Heard Of (Father's Day)

Jun 23 2020

1hr 20mins

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Father's Day Special 2020!

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(Segment 1) Forgiving My Worthless Father (Father's Day), (2) Letters to my Son: Giving, (3-4) A Son's Eulogy for His Biker Father, (5) How My Dad's Cancer Saved Our Relationship (Father's Day), (6) Their Own Mother Sold Them To Pedophiles! But Then..., (7) The Father Privilege: Lee Habeeb's Salute to His Dad (And All Good Dads) on Father's Day, (8) Dad With Cancer Tells Kids: You Are My Best Investments

Jun 20 2020

1hr 19mins

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Tacos, Duck Tape, Children, Whitman, and a Grave Digger

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(Segment 1) King Solomon, Town's Grave Digging Drunk-Turned Hero, (2-3) These Guys Use Dungeons and Dragons as a Therapy Tool, (4) Walt Whitman Served the Union... And the Confederate!, (5) Duck Tape Saves Lives, (6-7) From Fired High School Dropout... To Owning D.C.'s Best Taco Chain!, (8) Yes, We Really Do Want to Have a Fifth Child

Jun 19 2020

1hr 21mins

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A WWII Tank Battle and a Couple Fights for Their Marriage

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(Segments 1-3) Relationship Story Hour: Dawn and Casey's Battle with Themselves, (4) Who Will This Be To Me?, (5-8) Spearhead: An American Tank Gunner, His Enemy, and a Collision of Lives in WWII

Jun 18 2020

1hr 14mins

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Chick-fil-A, Fake Preemie Dr., WWII Soldier, Gold Rush Queen

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(Segments 1-2) Gold Rush Queen: Nellie Cashman, (3-4) She's The Daughter Of Chick-fil-A's Founder, But That's Not Who She REALLY IS, (5-7) An Ordinary WWII Soldiers Story: Angelo Constantine, (8) How a Fake Doctor Ran Carnival Sideshows and Saved Thousands of Infants and Changed Medical History

Jun 17 2020

1hr 21mins

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Henry Ford, Korean War Pilot, and a "Quiet Hero" Son

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(Segments 1-3) After 50 Years of Silence, Korean War Pilot Shares His Top-Secret Mission, (4) Mark's Tribute to His "Quiet Hero" Son Who's the Father of 3 Boys, (5-8) Henry Ford: The Father of the Automobile

Jun 16 2020

1hr 21mins

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Robert Johnson, Hedy Lamarr, Exercise, and the Carrot

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(Segment 1) The Humble Carrot, (2-3) Does Exercise Make You Smarter?, (4) Jesse's Investigation Into Robert Johnson's Crossroads, (5-7) Hedy Lamarr: The 40s "Bombshell" Mind Behind Secure WiFi, GPS And Bluetooth, (8) The Forgotten Grave

Jun 13 2020

1hr 21mins

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Lombardi, Trucks, COVID, and the NFL

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(Segment 1) Vince Lombardi's Short and Sweet Story (b. 1913), (2-3) How a 19-Year-Old Single Mother Built the Largest Female-Owned Trucking Company, (4) Two Men and a Truck's Co-Founder: What Are Two Things That We Should Continue Doing Once The COVID-19 Pandemic Is Over?, (5-8) From NFL's 1st Round Pick To Prison...To A Journey On Redemption Road

Jun 12 2020

1hr 16mins

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VHS vs. Beta and Old West Lawman Bat Masterson

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(Segment 1) Tale of the Tapes: Engineer Guy Explains How VHS Beat Betamax, (2-4) The School You'll Want Your Kids To Go To, (5-8) Gunfighter/Lawman/Gambler Bat Masterson: Forever Changed the West

Jun 11 2020

1hr 19mins

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iTunes Ratings

222 Ratings
Average Ratings
174
17
14
9
8

Almost perfect

By Non Essential - May 25 2020
Read more
One overly dramatic host can almost ruin the entire experience. (not speaking of Lee, to be clear)

Love it!

By paul232 - Apr 11 2020
Read more
Well produced and great stories! Thank you.