Author and storyteller Rachel Dunstan Muller combs the dusty corners of history in pursuit of some of the world's most fascinating true stories. A WWII POW crafts a violin out of bed slats. A single mother spends years in the Klondike searching for her missing son. A doctor on the edge of suicide finds a way to conquer crippling phobias - then helps thousands do the same. Check back every second Friday for more stories of ordinary people caught up in extraordinary circumstances. Learn more at https://www.racheldunstanmuller.com
Ada Annie Rae-Arthur was a force to be reckoned with. Nothing could stand in the way of her dream for a garden on the west coast of Vancouver Island - not the dense rainforest, not the four husbands she outlived, and certainly not the cougars that threatened her goats and hens.
This Hintertale was written and performed by Margaret Murphy.
The Prisoner Who Climbed a Mountain
Felice Benuzzi caught his first glimpse of Mount Kenya from behind barbed wire at Camp 354, a British POW Camp near Nanyuki, Kenya. It was love at first sight. Over the course of eight months, Benuzzi convinced two other Italian POW’s to join him in preparing for the adventure of a lifetime: to escape from prison camp with the sole purpose of climbing the second highest peak in Africa.
Bessie Coleman: Queen of the Skies
The daughter of illiterate sharecroppers, Bessie Coleman dreamed of a life above the clouds. Her ambition led her to an aviation school in France, where she became the first black woman in the world to earn an international pilot's license. Her courage and determination remain a testament to anyone faced with seemingly impassable obstacles.
Blessed are the Peacemakers: The Story of Gordon Wilson
Gordon Wilson had every right to hate the terrorists who killed his youngest daughter at a Remembrance Day ceremony in Northern Ireland. Instead he prayed for them and campaigned tirelessly for peace.
Anne Sullivan Part 2: Companions for Life
The child of illiterate immigrant parents and a resident of the Tewksbury Almshouse, at age 14 Anne Sullivan couldn't even read or write her own name. By the time she died, she was one of the most respected teachers in the world.
Anne Sullivan: Life Before Helen
Without the devotion and sacrifice of Anne Sullivan, there would be no Helen Keller as the world knew her. But though Anne chose to live in the shadow of her famous student, her own life story was as extraordinary as Helen's - at least that's what Helen herself believed.
Tales From the Margins of History
Rachel Dunstan Muller has a gift of writing and narrating wonderful stories from the past. True stories of people and places that are forgotten in the layers of history. Rachel’s voice brings the characters and the locale to life. Her measured, yet emotive narration defines rich story telling. The episodes educate and stimulate the imagination-looking forward to the next ones!
Rachel Muller continues to entertain and educate with heart in your mouth stories of real people in history. “Troubles at Triple Rock” and “118 Days” are excellent examples of Rachel’s unmatched story telling. Listen in for an audio treat!