Life Underground is a podcast series that profiles stories of cultural history based upon reflections of old relics that the narrator finds while searching with a metal detector. Through researching long lost objects from the past, their purpose and importance to those who possessed them is revealed and relative values are equated to our life today, providing us with insight into their meaning.
Compact Case -Remix
For anyone new to podcasting, voice-over or other creative audio production, I have re-recorded my first episode as an example of the enormous improvement in my media presence and delivery. As the original Compact Case episode remains on this feed, the two can serve as a A/B review of my first recording and this one some 5 years later. I hope it encourages you to continue your creative journey. I would like to recognize and thank, Stan Shields, Jordan Rich, Candy O'Terry and Liz Brunner for their mentorship and so readily sharing their invaluable expertise with me.
Never stop creating. May you bring the lost to the light!
The not so famous contribution of a well-know woman in history is the story in this episode.
My inspiration for this episode is in large part due to the following: Music in this podcast is by Pretty Girls Sing Soprano. Learn more about them and how to purchase their music or hear them live at their facebook page @PrettyGirlsSingSoprano. The founder and visionary for Three Match Creations is Heather Anne Cook. Find your spark at www.threematchcreations.com. The Freedom's Way National Heritage Area can be found here: http://freedomsway.org.
This podcast (is a labor of love) and is written, recorded and produced by Dan Thibeault of Fast Twitch Media.
In this episode, I will examine how 2 lost and lifeless objects are woven into a compelling story about a resilient family of immigrants, the local breeding of the strongest work animals in America and how together, they helped build one of the greatest civil engineering projects in the history of New England and the world.
Credits: The building of the dam was researched from the book, “Wachusett: How Boston’s 19th Quest for Water Changed Four Towns and a Way of Life” by Eamon McCarthy Earls –published by Via Appia Press, Franklin MA 2010. Primary source documents included “A History and Biography of the Family of Thomas Flanagan and Mary McNicholas Flanagan” a memoir written by Mary Flanagan Heinrich and “Thomas Flanagan: An Irish Immigrant” by the Flanagan’s Great, Great, Great Granddaughter, Charlotte Heinrich.
My favorite place to buy metal detecting equipment: Detector Electronics Corp was co-founded by Sondra Adelson Bernzweig in 1983. Started in her basement, the company grew to become the first on-line retailer of metal detecting equipment in the world and her sons Daniel and Michael continue her dream at their storefront here in Southborough, Massachusetts. They ship worldwide. Their URL is www.metaldetector.com Call toll free 800-446-0244. Use the promo codes below to save money on your purchase.
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You can connect with me on Facebook @lifeundergroundpodcast. My website URL is https://fasttwitch.wixsite.com/lifeunderground
Please subscribe, rate and review my podcast on your favorite directory. May You Bring the Lost to the Light.
What Did You Find?
A heartfelt story is told of the most valuable things that have been found.
A vanished possession found on a forgotten colonial cart path gives insight to the history of some not so famous participants in the Revolutionary War.
Intro Episode -Compact Case -001
A long lost and forgotten relic from the past has a story to tell us about what is important in life.
History lessons dug up
An excellent bite-size podcast that combines a love of history with the fun of local metal detecting.
Life Underground is like a history lesson you can't wait to hear. Absolutely outstanding information about what we can learn about our culture, just by finding artifacts underground. Can't wait for the next episode. Oh, and Dan Thibeault's voice is perfect for this show. I wish my high school history teacher evoked this kind of curiosity...I would have listened more!
Dan Thibeault - you are like the Ken Burns of this fascinating hobby/obsession!! Great storytelling and history lesson included! Awesome!