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Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Thank you!

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Where History Comes Alive! A fast-paced, well-researched weekly podcast covering a wide range of historical events, persons, places, legends, and mysteries, hosted by Jon Hagadorn. 1001 Heroes Podcast is a proud part of the 1001 Stories Podcast Network, which includes 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales Podcast, 1001 Radio Days, and 1001 Stories For the Road Podcast. The network enjoyed over 5 million listens in the past year from a worldwide audience. SUPPORT OUR SHOW BY BECOMING A PATRON! www.patreon.com/1001storiesnetwork. Thank you!

    TOM HORN: THE TRUE STORY OF A WESTERN LEGEND

    TOM HORN: THE TRUE STORY OF A WESTERN LEGEND

    "Tom Horn: The True Story of a Western Legend": He was the man who Geronimo trusted and respected enough to arrange his surrender to Gatewood and Miles. He was there when Ed Schefflin discovered a rich load of gold and gave Tombstone its name. In his life he was a scout and interpreter for the US Cavalry, a Pinkerton Detective, a Sheriff, a Rancher, and a bounty hunter for the Wyoming Cattleman's Association. As a bounty hunter, he was a man crime deterrent against rustlers, but in 1901 his kill for hire work made him a perfect foil for a set-up, and he was framed for the killing of a 14 year old boy. This is his story, along with the story of the American West in its heyday. 
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    THE DEATH OF HITLER'S WAR MACHINE AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SAM MITCHUM

    THE DEATH OF HITLER'S WAR MACHINE AN INTERVIEW WITH AUTHOR SAM MITCHUM

    How were Hitler's forces finally defeated? What happened after the Battle of the Bulge? These questions and many more are answered in this interview with author Sam Mitchum, who the Wall Street Journal calls "a prolific chronicler of WWII".
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    • 55 min
    THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE MOVIE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

    THE TRUE STORY BEHIND THE MOVIE RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK

    The movie Raiders of the Lost Ark was the highest grossing movie of 1981 and ensuring lasting stardom for Harrison Ford and Debra Allen. The plot, centered in the 1930's, featured an archeology professor from the US vying against Hitler's agents to recover the Lost Ark of the Covenant, which the Germans believed had power they could harness for war. In this story we cover the true story of the German quest to prove Aryan supremacy by searching the world for archeological proof of their superiority as well as the challenges faced by the movie actors and production staff-challenges which included working with thousands of poisonous snakes and in extreme temperatures.
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    • 35 min
    THE MONSTER THAT TIME FORGOT

    THE MONSTER THAT TIME FORGOT

    For a few months back in the summer of 1972, a shaggy beast terrorized the tiny town of Louisiana Missouri, scaring the living bejezuz out of kids and adults and mystifying researchers. He had been spotted at a year previous but forgotten- passed off as a prank, but when he came back, he did so with a vengeance- killing at least one dog, and running one family out of their home. He left genuine three toed footprints, smelled like long dead meat, and had thick black hair covering his face and body. He was witnessed by dozens, He was also accompaniied by very strange lights and objects in the sky, Sometime after 1972, the beast called MoMo (for Missouri Monster) ,like Puff the Magic Dragon, slipped sadly back into his cave. But his legend survives as the monster that time forgot.

    Moran, Mark & Scheurman, Mark. Weird US Barnes & Noble Books.

    Place, Marian (1978). Bigfoot All Over the Country. Dodd, Mead. pp. 130–32. 

    Zullo, Allan. The Ten Creepiest Creatures n America Troll Publishing.

    Crowe, Richard (December 1972). Monster in Missouri. Fate Magazine. Clark Publishing Company. pp. 58–66.

    Blackburn, Lyle. Momo: The Strange Case of the Missouri Monster


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    • 47 min
    NO CHILD'S GAME: ORIGINS OF THE OUIJA BOARD (HOUDINI PT 2)

    NO CHILD'S GAME: ORIGINS OF THE OUIJA BOARD (HOUDINI PT 2)

    In this episode we discuss the spiritualism movement that lit up the country (but especially northwest and central New York) between 1840 and the 1920's, including the Fox sisters, who were fraudulent mediums who made lots of money cheating bereaved war widows and moms. Spiritualism and Ouija boards rely upon communing with spirits of the dead for advice and counsel. We also cover the history and legacy of the Ouija Board, which sprang from the spiritualism movement and is still purchased by many as a child's game today.
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    • 37 min
    WAITING FOR HOUDINI

    WAITING FOR HOUDINI

    The incredible story of America's greatest magician Harry Houdini, who came over from Hungary with his family as a young boy, saw his share of poverty, and decided to make it on his own, using his brain and his God-given talents. He learned magic, married a woman named Bess who became his partner, and worked his way up through stage shows and vaudeville doing hand cuff escapes and card tricks- until an agent suggested that he do escape acts. By 1908 he had toured the US and Europe and was making the equivalent of $9,000 US per week. As a professional magician he railed against imposters, especially mediums who performed seances which promised to connect with lost relatives. He became good friends with author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, (who believed in Spiritualism- the ability to connect with the dead) until their differences became too great. We discuss his life and his legacy, and prepare you for next weeks episode on Spiritualism and the mysterious origins of the Ouija board.
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    • 53 min

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Amazing - Like My Grandfather Telling Me Stories

No offense meant by the title but that’s how this show feels like. I look forward to all of your shows. Thanks John!!

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I have listened to all of the HLMH episodes and very much look forward to the new episodes. While waiting for the next episode, I tried some of the classic stories and got hooked on those too. Quality story telling works across a myriad of topics and John Proves that with all of his podcasts! Great job and keep them coming.

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