Transcripts (10)

In the Flesh

American Shadows

  • 2 days ago
  • 30:50

The story about how stolen corpses played a crucial role in the development of Western medicine -- and how one man made a living at the center of the trade. Sterile white coats, antiseptic hallways, bedside manner: these are the things we hope for when we get sick. But next time you go to the doctor, it's worth remembering: if it weren't for all of the corpses who were dug up and stolen in the days of early Western medicine, you too might already by six feet under.


American Shadows

  • 16 days ago
  • 30:17

A life insurance scheme involving murder, fraud, and a whole lot of alcohol. But some things just don't go the way they're planned.

Prophets Over People

American Shadows

  • about 1 month ago
  • 34:47

How one woman found God, murder, and the Anti Christ -- multiple times -- in 1850s Connecticut. The things that people do in the name of salvation can teeter on the edge of fanatical -- and sometimes plunge into the realm of murderous. This is a story of a time that American was hungry for answers -- and the people at the helm counting down to the end-of-days.

Seeds of Change

American Shadows

  • about 1 month ago
  • 37:11

One man's quest to control the weather in Southern California -- with disastrous results that would change a city forever. Weather control has always been a vestige of the gods -- or so we've always thought. But there way one man at the turn of the century who convinced people otherwise -- with disastrous results. 

Body of Truth

American Shadows

  • about 2 months ago
  • 36:50

It was a long time before President Abraham Lincoln would finally rest in peace -- his corpse would have to survive counter fitters and grave robbers, first. After President Lincoln was assassinated, his corpse went on a cross-country tour -- but his burial wasn't the end of the story. After death, Lincoln's body took on a life of its own -- and it would be a long time before he would finally rest in peace.