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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.

Homeland

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  • 79 views
  • about 2 months ago
  • 36:43

Italian immigrant George Sodder was living the American Dream. When his home caught fire on Christmas Eve 1945, that dream became a nightmare.

Under the Weather

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  • 130 views
  • 2 months ago
  • 34:18

In 1900, one man controlled the weather bureau. When he ignored the experts about the path of a monster hurricane, the people of Galveston Texas paid with their lives. 

Courage

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  • 140 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 33:13

How Robert Smalls went from stealing a Confederate ship to gain his freedom, to owning the very mansion he'd been enslaved in.  

Insurrection

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  • 130 views
  • 3 months ago
  • 35:15

Though there have been several attempted coup d'états on American soil, this is the story of the only successful one to date.

On the Trail

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  • 110 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 34:45

Believing they'd found peace on land no one else wanted, the Osage soon became more hunted than ever.

Dead Ends

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  • 130 views
  • 4 months ago
  • 34:07

George Parrott claimed to have ridden with Butch Cassidy and Jesse James, but his legendary status has nothing to do with being an outlaw.