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Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

Rank #1 in History category

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Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. With Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century's greatest entertainer ... to the Civil Rights pioneer who is completely forgotten ... to sitcom characters gone all too soon. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter…until now.

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Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. With Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century's greatest entertainer ... to the Civil Rights pioneer who is completely forgotten ... to sitcom characters gone all too soon. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter…until now.

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4220 Ratings
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Sammy Davis

By Jmom12 - Feb 16 2019
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I really enjoyed the Sammy Davis episode. Great podcast and showcase for Mo Rocca.

Love Mo

By ams the one - Feb 15 2019
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I love all of Mo’s shows and this one does not disappoint.

iTunes Ratings

4220 Ratings
Average Ratings
3723
284
98
60
55

Sammy Davis

By Jmom12 - Feb 16 2019
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I really enjoyed the Sammy Davis episode. Great podcast and showcase for Mo Rocca.

Love Mo

By ams the one - Feb 15 2019
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I love all of Mo’s shows and this one does not disappoint.

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Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

Rank #1 in History category

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Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. With Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century's greatest entertainer ... to the Civil Rights pioneer who is completely forgotten ... to sitcom characters gone all too soon. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter…until now.

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

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Most Popular Episodes of Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

Rank #1: Sammy Davis Jr.: Death of the Entertainer

Feb 15 2019
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From the age of three Sammy Davis, Jr. did it all better than anyone else - singing, dancing, acting, even gun spinning. Mo talks to friends and family about what drove him to keep performing, even after the car crash that nearly killed him. Featuring Carol Burnett, Chita Rivera, Kim Novak, Dionne Warwick and more.

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Rank #2: Audrey Hepburn: Death of an Icon

Feb 07 2019
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There were other stars as big as Audrey Hepburn, some even bigger. (Ahem, Katharine Hepburn?) So why is it that more than 25 years after her death her image still captivates us and her name trends regularly on social media? Mo explores why the attachment to Audrey is still so personal for so many people.

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Rank #3: The Forgotten Forerunners

Jan 31 2019
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Mo tells the stories of three remarkable people who changed history - but whose names you've probably never heard. They are the pioneers before the pioneers. Before Rosa Parks, there was Elizabeth Jennings. Before Jackie Robinson, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker. And then there's Lois Weber, the woman who ruled Hollywood 100 years ago.

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Rank #4: Sitcom Deaths and Disappearances

Jan 24 2019
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Characters on sitcoms aren't supposed to die. So when they do, it's never less than weird. Mo examines some of the most infamous sitcom deaths and disappearances with Henry Winkler, Sandy Duncan and Alan Sepinwall.

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Rank #5: JFK Impersonator Vaughn Meader: Death of a Career

Jan 17 2019
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For one brief shining moment in the early 1960s, John F. Kennedy impersonator Vaughn Meader was on top of the world. He was the voice of the hit comedy album "The First Family" which broke sales records and even won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Meader's impression also stirred up controversy, forcing White House advisers to grapple with the impact of political mimicry. In this episode Mo Rocca explores the story of this once-famous comic whose career died the same day President Kennedy was assassinated. Warning: this episode contains language that might be deemed offensive for some listeners.

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Rank #6: Mobituaries with Mo Rocca Season 1 Trailer

Jan 09 2019
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 Join CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, humorist, and history buff Mo Rocca for an irreverent but deeply researched appreciation of the people (and things) of the past who have long intrigued him. This trailer previews a few of the subjects profiled in season 1.

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Rank #1: Sammy Davis Jr.: Death of the Entertainer

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From the age of three Sammy Davis, Jr. did it all better than anyone else - singing, dancing, acting, even gun spinning. Mo talks to friends and family about what drove him to keep performing, even after the car crash that nearly killed him. Featuring Carol Burnett, Chita Rivera, Kim Novak, Dionne Warwick and more.

Feb 15 2019
51 mins
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Rank #2: Audrey Hepburn: Death of an Icon

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There were other stars as big as Audrey Hepburn, some even bigger. (Ahem, Katharine Hepburn?) So why is it that more than 25 years after her death her image still captivates us and her name trends regularly on social media? Mo explores why the attachment to Audrey is still so personal for so many people.

Feb 07 2019
41 mins
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Rank #3: The Forgotten Forerunners

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Mo tells the stories of three remarkable people who changed history - but whose names you've probably never heard. They are the pioneers before the pioneers. Before Rosa Parks, there was Elizabeth Jennings. Before Jackie Robinson, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker. And then there's Lois Weber, the woman who ruled Hollywood 100 years ago.

Jan 31 2019
44 mins
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Rank #4: Sitcom Deaths and Disappearances

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Characters on sitcoms aren't supposed to die. So when they do, it's never less than weird. Mo examines some of the most infamous sitcom deaths and disappearances with Henry Winkler, Sandy Duncan and Alan Sepinwall.

Jan 24 2019
40 mins
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Rank #5: JFK Impersonator Vaughn Meader: Death of a Career

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For one brief shining moment in the early 1960s, John F. Kennedy impersonator Vaughn Meader was on top of the world. He was the voice of the hit comedy album "The First Family" which broke sales records and even won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Meader's impression also stirred up controversy, forcing White House advisers to grapple with the impact of political mimicry. In this episode Mo Rocca explores the story of this once-famous comic whose career died the same day President Kennedy was assassinated. Warning: this episode contains language that might be deemed offensive for some listeners.

Jan 17 2019
52 mins
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Rank #6: Mobituaries with Mo Rocca Season 1 Trailer

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 Join CBS Sunday Morning correspondent, humorist, and history buff Mo Rocca for an irreverent but deeply researched appreciation of the people (and things) of the past who have long intrigued him. This trailer previews a few of the subjects profiled in season 1.

Jan 09 2019
2 mins
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