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Join me every week to hear stories from the dark side of Pennsylvania history!! From murderers and true crime to urban legends and the paranormal. I'll also be bringing some fun and humor to these true stories. And while I tell you all about the Keystone State, I'll be drinking my favorite adult beverage...Keystone Light. Don't judge me too hard Beer Snobs!! So come along, and let's get into...a Keystone State of Mind!!

Keystone State of Mind Stephanie

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    • 4.8 • 80 Ratings

Join me every week to hear stories from the dark side of Pennsylvania history!! From murderers and true crime to urban legends and the paranormal. I'll also be bringing some fun and humor to these true stories. And while I tell you all about the Keystone State, I'll be drinking my favorite adult beverage...Keystone Light. Don't judge me too hard Beer Snobs!! So come along, and let's get into...a Keystone State of Mind!!

    The Battle of Homestead // 49

    The Battle of Homestead // 49

    On July 6, 1892, a battle raged in Homestead, Pennsylvania. This was not a military conflict. It was a fight between a powerful labor union and one of the country's largest steel manufacturers. More than ten men would die in this battle and the outcome would affect the lives of industrial workers for decades to come. 

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    References:


    https://aflcio.org/about/history/labor-history-events/1892-homestead-strike


    https://www.britannica.com/event/Homestead-Strike


    https://www.history.com/topics/industrial-revolution/homestead-strike


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Homestead_strike


    https://pittsburghquarterly.com/articles/a-very-brief-history-of-pittsburgh/


    https://battleofhomestead.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/The-Homestead-Strike-of-1892-1.pdf


    The River Ran Red: The 1892 Homestead Steel Strike, An Uprising That Became Historyhttps://youtu.be/y6KVqIFTKh8

    • 55 min
    The Abduction and Murder of Shauna Howe // 48

    The Abduction and Murder of Shauna Howe // 48

    *CONTENT WARNING* This episode contains discussion of child sexual assault and murder. Listener discretion is advised!!

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    • 40 min
    Urban Legends - Volume 2 // 47

    Urban Legends - Volume 2 // 47

    Another installment of Pennsylvania urban legends for Spooky Season!!

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    • 32 min
    Pittsburgh's Ghost Bomber // 46

    Pittsburgh's Ghost Bomber // 46

    In 1956, a plane went down in the Monongahela River and was never recovered. A government conspiracy? Find out on this episode of KSOM!!

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    References:


     https://historicpittsburgh.org/islandora/object/pitt%3AUS-QQS-mss406/viewer


    https://blueskypit.com/2021/02/01/65-years-later-ghost-bomber-remains-unsolved-mystery/


    https://robertgoerman.tripod.com/b25/id7.html


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monongahela_River

    • 37 min
    The Heroes of Flight 93 // 45

    The Heroes of Flight 93 // 45

    We all remember where we were on 9/11... But do you remember Flight 93? The heroes that saved the Capitol building? The plane that came down in rural PA? We need to remember them!!

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    References:


    God Bless the USA - piano instrumental cover with lyrics


    The Tragic Story Of Flight 93 (9/11 Documentary) | Real Stories


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_Airlines_Flight_93


    https://www.nps.gov/flni/index.htm

    • 42 min
    Cosmo DiNardo - Madness & Murder // 44

    Cosmo DiNardo - Madness & Murder // 44

    Cosmo DiNardo was a bright, successful young man, but mental illness does not discriminate.

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    • 1 hr

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
80 Ratings

80 Ratings

moons357stars ,

So glad I found this podcast!!!

I heard about this podcast from Crimelines and I’m SO GLAD she told us about it! I’m from PA so of course I’m interested, but she is a great story teller! Lots of facts and right to the point which is what I prefer. great job!

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Great podcast

I stumbled upon this podcast a while ago and it has become one of my favorites. Love learning about these stories from my home stae.

Njikdlaj ,

Love this!

I’m a true crime podcast obsessed PA native, and this podcast is my jam. A lot of really interesting PA history in here! I love the casual, sweary storytelling, and it’s clear Steph does her homework. Keep ‘em coming!!

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