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American Shadows

American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books.

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American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books.

Family Blood

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William Beadle had everything he'd dreamed of: a pretty and good-hearted wife, beautiful children, social status, and plenty of wealth. But when he lost his fortune, William lost his mind. 

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Dec 01 2022

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Works of Art

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Edmonia Lewis always loved art. In the 1800s, there weren't many women sculptors. Edmonia wasn't interested in what she couldn't do. She was only interested in what she could. 

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Nov 17 2022

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Roses of War

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When men went off to fight in WW II, women did their own part. They worked in factories, played in a women's baseball league, and raised families. One woman's family was bigger than the rest. Meet Margaret Chung, who called thousands of military men her sons.

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Nov 03 2022

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The Write Stuff

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The mysogenistic article, 'What Are Girls Good For' infuriated Elizabeth Cochrane. Her well-written response to the newspaper did more than get her point across. It started her career as Nellie Bly, award-winning investigative reporter. 

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Oct 20 2022

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Ambitions

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The story of Aaron Burr, who's legendary battle with fellow Founding Father began long before the duel.

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Oct 06 2022

27mins

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Stolen Lives

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Georgia Tann believed the rich were better than those without means. She also believed lower-income couples should not have children This is the story of how thousands of children were stolen and sold in the black market. 

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Sep 22 2022

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Night Life

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During times of war and difficulties, people turned to sports and clubs as a way to enjoy friends, a good time, and to forget about their troubles and the headlines for a while. And sometimes, those same nightclubs made the headlines. 

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Sep 08 2022

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Shadow Land

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For many tourists, Coney Island was the epitome of summer. However, the carnivals and fun houses revealed another side of human nature. 

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Aug 25 2022

26mins

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The Night Season

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Before electricity, those who walked the night were looked down on — and feared. Murderers, thieves, and sex walkers were frightening enough. But those who roamed the night involuntarily—they were feared above all. 

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Aug 11 2022

27mins

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Lovesick

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Our quests for love can be disappointing. Maddening, even. When the love story that plays out is different than the one imagined – or the one you had wished for – the results can be devastating... or even deadly. 

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Jul 28 2022

33mins

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Hell on Earth

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Sometimes, life will change in an instant, in a flash, or... in the case of the 1944 Hartford Circus... with a spark. 

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Jul 14 2022

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Grim & Mild Presents: Season 2 Trailer

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This summer, Grim & Mild Presents continues its journey into the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating. For our newest season, we’ll be taking to the high seas to explore one of history’s most notorious types of criminal: pirates.

From naval battles and buried treasure, to deadly sword fights and stolen rum. Prepare to raise anchor! Grim & Mild Presents: Pirates sets sail on Friday, July 8th.

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Jul 08 2022

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A Spoonful of Sugar

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If something seems too good to be true it often is, from snake oil to opiates the American medical system has tried some radical treatments to heal the sick and make a quick buck. But who stands between us and disaster, quietly uncovering the darkest aspects of so called medical miracles?

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Jun 30 2022

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Of Medicine and Miracles

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If I were to tell you that some of the things you know about health and wellness come from behind the veil, would you believe me? There was one man -- a reluctant sleeping prophet -- whose lasting imprint is still felt today. 

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Jun 16 2022

29mins

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The Long Con

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There were those who exploited the cracks in the American dream, and took advantage of others -- and then there was one man who used it to become everyone he wished he ever could have been.

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Jun 02 2022

26mins

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Inhospitable

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Growing old isn't for the faint of heart. It's true that none of us will get out alive -- but we can all hope that no one takes that truth into their own hands for us. 

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May 19 2022

23mins

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Cut From a Different Cloth

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They say that "clothes make the man" -- but in the case of these violent few days in Los Angeles, clothes also became man's undoing.

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May 05 2022

33mins

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Dark Waters

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There's a darkness in the human soul when it comes to survival.

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Apr 21 2022

27mins

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Swindled

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Get rich quick schemes have been around forever. But one con man not only made history, but became a household name. 

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Apr 07 2022

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Daredevils

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Daredevils. They are on a quest to go higher, faster, and bigger than anyone else. Some think they are foolish for tempting death. But for those in this story, testing their mortal limits has given them reason to live.

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Mar 24 2022

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By picsnsuch - Aug 06 2020
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Grim and Mild and Aaron Mahnke are awesome so I know I will dig this.

Love this guy...

By Wine Guy Va - Aug 06 2020
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I know it hasn’t come out yet; but EVERYTHING this guy is part of is fantastic! I can’t wait!!! Thank You Aaron for sharing your talent with everyone!