50 episodes

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.

American Shadows Grim & Mild

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    • 4.3 • 127 Ratings

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.

    Of Medicine and Miracles

    Of Medicine and Miracles

    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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    • 29 min
    The Long Con

    The Long Con

    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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    • 26 min
    Inhospitable

    Inhospitable

    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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    • 23 min
    Cut From a Different Cloth

    Cut From a Different Cloth

    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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    • 33 min
    Dark Waters

    Dark Waters

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

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    • 27 min
    Swindled

    Swindled

    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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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
127 Ratings

127 Ratings

Hammy Pat ,

Slow Down, Lauren!

I’ve listened to two episodes and enjoyed both. HOWEVER, please slow down the narration!! Tried listening at half, but was too slow. Hope to be able to sway Lauren, as other reviewers seem to agree with me.

Green Shirt ,

Wow

Just listened to the most recent podcast. The podcasts have been consistently great, and this was also great. While some of the events I was aware of, it gave me new information.

Well done, keep up the good work.

Laraticus ,

Excellent and Entertaining

It’s only one episode old, but being a fan of Lore and many iheart/how stuff works podcasts I had expectations of excellence.
I was not disappointed, Lauren Vogelbaum is an excellent choice for the narration. She has a melodic voice that draws you into the story.
Looking forward to future episodes.

Months into the podcast and my initial review stands. Keep it going.

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