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Hosts Jeff and Dawn Chesnut explore some of the more obscure events, activities, and people throughout history. Join us as we explore the dusty Backroads of History.

Backroads of History Jeff and Dawn Chesnut

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Hosts Jeff and Dawn Chesnut explore some of the more obscure events, activities, and people throughout history. Join us as we explore the dusty Backroads of History.

    Ep. 13 - The Great Emu War of 1932

    Ep. 13 - The Great Emu War of 1932

    On this episode, Jeff and Dawn discuss that time when the Australian army declared war against emus - and lost.

    • 31 min.
    Ep 12 "Greenwood is Burning" - The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

    Ep 12 "Greenwood is Burning" - The Tulsa Race Riot of 1921

    Before Ferguson, 2014; before South-Central Los Angeles, 1992; before Watts, 1965; there was Tulsa 1921. Yet, for decades, the obliteration of possibly the wealthiest African-American community in the United States was largely unknown, even among Tulsans. Today we look back at the Tulsa Race Riot of 1921, the most deadly and destructive race riot in the history of the United States.

    • 49 min.
    Ep 11 - Consumption - The History of Tuberculosis

    Ep 11 - Consumption - The History of Tuberculosis

    Jeff discusses the history of one of the most dreaded and deadly diseases in mankind's history. Learn how tuberculosis is associated with romanticism, plagues, elephant urine, and even vampires.

    • 48 min.
    ep. 10 John Mulholland - Magician and Spy

    ep. 10 John Mulholland - Magician and Spy

    Jeff and Dawn discuss influential American magician and CIA operative, John Mulholland, and his role in the CIA's most controversial program, MKULTRA. Was Mulholland a player in the biggest scandal to rock the CIA?

    • 50 min.
    Ep. 9 Halloween Special - Werewolf of Chalons

    Ep. 9 Halloween Special - Werewolf of Chalons

    In this Halloween edition, Jeff and Dawn discuss the real life origins of some of our favorite monsters, and discuss one of those monsters who really walked among us.

    • 25 min.
    Ep. 8 Santa Anna's Leg

    Ep. 8 Santa Anna's Leg

    Jeff and Dawn discuss the life and career of the famous, and infamous, Mexican ruler and general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, including the weird odyssey of his leg, now embroiled in an interstate and international dispute.

    • 33 min.

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