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More often than not, interesting stories feature a mismatch - people who don’t line up with each other, or with circumstances, or expectations.

Join host Roger Weber for stories of square pegs in round holes.

Mismatch Graham Media Group and WDIV Local 4

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    • 4.8 • 155 Ratings

More often than not, interesting stories feature a mismatch - people who don’t line up with each other, or with circumstances, or expectations.

Join host Roger Weber for stories of square pegs in round holes.

    Mismatch Presents: The Eyes of Texas

    Mismatch Presents: The Eyes of Texas

    We've wrapped up our second season of Mismatch, but we've got a fun story to share with you from our friends at The Eyes of Texas podcast.
    “It’s totally exaggerated. It’s not me,” declared President George H.W. Bush during a segment for Saturday Night Live. “Those crazy hand gestures, the pointing thing. I don’t do 'em.”
    President Bush called Dana Carvey’s impersonation of him “bad” in that memorable SNL sketch. We’d reveal more here, but well, it wouldn’t be prudent. You’ll have to listen.
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    • 14 min
    Jose Feliciano’s Anthem Encore

    Jose Feliciano’s Anthem Encore

    It was 1968. The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy had already shaken Americans to the core. 300 American soldiers were being killed each week in Vietnam, and protesters were beaten near the Democratic National Convention. In that wrenching year, the nation needed a timeout. The 1968 World Series would provide that break. More than 53,000 fans jammed Tiger Stadium, hoping their team could rally after trailing the Cardinals three games to one. Before the first pitch of game five, they removed their hats and rose from their seats to hear the most memorable and controversial performance of the national anthem in the history of American sports. MismatchPodcast.com
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    • 27 min
    I’m Never My Using My Smartphone Again

    I’m Never My Using My Smartphone Again

    Let's face it. Most of us are addicted to our phones and the apps that populate them. This is a story of one former addict quitting her iPhone and social media cold turkey. How did it change her life and were friends willing to go along with it? MismatchPodcast.com
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    • 25 min
    The Hidden Letters, Part 2

    The Hidden Letters, Part 2

    This is Part 2 of The Hidden Letters. Before proceeding, we suggest listening to Part 1. In this episode, Tim Mallad tracks down Helen Sebba's grandson who had never even heard about this chapter of his grandmother's life. MismatchPodcast.com
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    • 21 min
    The Hidden Letters, Part 1

    The Hidden Letters, Part 1

    Tim Mallad is the unlikely discoverer and steadfast keeper of a stranger’s story. One family’s tragedy grabbed him and wouldn't let go. For the story to finally emerge, 70 years later, strange things had to happen.  Tim’s purchase of some junk furniture in Detroit, his chance meeting with a Hollywood star and his unlikely decision when he was in his 20s to keep an old woman's fading letters. MismatchPodcast.com
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    • 30 min
    The Amazonian expedition that nearly killed Teddy Roosevelt

    The Amazonian expedition that nearly killed Teddy Roosevelt

    He had soldiered on through all of it, a bullet in the chest, a chronic illness that left him gasping for air, a carriage accident that killed his bodyguard. He had survived a charging rhinoceros and his own charge up San Juan Hill. He had overcome the deaths of his wife and his mother on the same day. Theodore Roosevelt seemed invincible. But now, feverish and emaciated, he was ready for his life to end on The River of Doubt. mismatchpodcast.com
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    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
155 Ratings

155 Ratings

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A complete “Mismatch”

Different. Interesting. Entertaining. Varied. Historically correct as far as I’ve been able to investigate. Fantastic reporting. Passionate story-telling. Wonderful guests who are factual parts of the stories. Not your mother’s podcast, that’s for sure!

I love Roger Weber’s voice; his tambour and phrasing are professional and easy, his voice makes me want to listen attentively. No other podcast out there has a better voice behind the microphone. If I were ever to meet him in person, I would beg him to record a long series of bedtime stories to help calm and soothe me after a crazy day of adulting in our fast-paced society.

Thank you so much, Graham Media Group and WDIV-Detroit, for bringing us this wonderful podcast!!

NewsGuy4 ,

NewsGuy760

There are few investments of time that give me as delightful a return as time spent with Mismatch. The stories are captivating, offbeat and unlike anything I've found in the pod sphere. Roger Weber's storytelling is concise and colorful.

DonJohnT45 ,

Makes My Brain Come Alive

Really love the interesting stories and topics this podcast presents. The narration keeps the listener engaged and as the episodes are short (>30 minutes), subscribing and listening to these on the way to work or whenever you have some spare time is easy.

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