Dive into the weirdness of American history each week with Jordan & Jeremy Rausch as they explore the crazy stories that shaped America into the beautiful weirdo she is today.
Roe of Roe v. Wade
We discuss the life story of Norma McCorvey, the woman famously known as Jane Roe in the historic Roe v. Wade case, and her journey of becoming the face of the pro-choice movement and then her switch to becoming a prominent activist for pro-life groups.
Rain, Rain, Bombs Away
Congress passes legislation to bomb the sky in an effort to make some rain.
Gordon Hirabayashi refused to comply with America's Japanese Relocation order to an internment camp. Instead, he fought all the way to the Supreme Court and when ordered to prison, hitchhiked all the way from Seattle to Tucson because the government didn't have the money to send him.
Special Presidential Trivia
America the Bizarre will return with new episodes on March 11th. Until then, answer this week's presidential trivia for a chance to win a free t-shirt. Submit your answer to firstname.lastname@example.org or through the contact form at americathebizarre.com
A History of Anti-Vaxxers
An enslaved man named Onesimus gave Cotton Mather information to create America's first smallpox inoculation, however, it was immediately met with push back and conspiracy theories.
In 1839, a group of slave captives revolted against the slave ship's crew in an effort to secure their freedom which ultimately led to a fight in the Supreme Court.
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The host is fantastic, very caring about respecting the people in the stories. It’s also a more calming style than other history podcasts I like. They have fun, diverse topics that make me giggle a lot. Sometimes I wish they knew more about issues like unions or immigration detention so they don’t unknowingly repeat propaganda, but I am confident that as they continue to do this podcast they will learn more, and we can learn along with them. Keep going it’s great :)