Like unboxing videos, but for graves! Author Adam Selzer digs into the stories behind interesting graves around the country, with musicals guests adding original songs. In any given episode we might solve a mystery or rewrite history!
The First Journalist Killed In War
Even when he was alive, people talked about Captain Irving Carson, Grant's favorite scout, like he was Han Solo. Few realized that he was also a journalist - the first to be killed in battle. Joined by Matt Palmquist (Civilwarhumor), with a new song by Mayhayley's Grave.
Alice Getty and the Musical Skull
The Louis Sullivan-designed Getty tomb in Chicago attracts thousands of visitors, but almost none realize that it contains the remains of a woman who could be compared to Indiana Jones.
Son of a Dickens
Exploring Riverside Cemetery in Moline, IL, to find the gravestone(s) of Francis Dickens, and checking out the graves of some of Dickens' other sons and brothers (all of which are more about Charles Dickens than the actual person buried there). Music by The Chuzzlewits.
The Man Who Shot Andrew Jackson
Wrestlezone's Ross Berman and former wrestler Nick Jordan present Dickinson and Jackson's pre-duel letters as a pre-match wrestling interview, and The Limited Time records a "ring entrace" song for Dickinson. But did he really shoot Jackson?
Elizabeth Keckley and Jefferson Davis’s Dress
Looking into a story in Elizabeth Keckley's biography that she attended a fair in Chicago which featured a wax figure of Jefferson Davis in a dress - and recognized it as one that she had made for Mrs. Davis!
The Bones of Button Gwinnett
The grave of Button Gwinnett, signer of the Declaration of Independence, was forgotten soon after his death and lost within a few decades - until a high school principal dug him up in the 1950s. But was it really him?
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Great podcast! Well researched, unbiased, and the conversational style is really easy to listen to. The mixtape part (original & topical songs) is creative and fun.
Intelligent, articulate, well-researched stories, told with verve and including interviews with historians and specially-written music. It’s like this was made for me. I look forward to more episodes!