Transcripts (18)

Dead Ends

American Shadows

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  • 3 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.

Containment

American Shadows

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  • 4 months ago
  • 34:18

An inoculation for smallpox should have been something to celebrate. Instead, it caused outrage and violence.

Unsung

American Shadows

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  • 4 months ago
  • 30:13

Life on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary War, and the horrifying tale of a man who spent time aboard the most notorious of them all: the HMS Jersey. 

In the Flesh

American Shadows

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  • 5 months 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.

Durable

American Shadows

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  • 5 months 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.