27 episodes

Whether it's history, crime or legend, non-fiction author Stephanie Hoover has that story. Join Stephanie for concise, yet intriguing, discussions of cultural history, historical true crime, and folklore. It's "history-tainment" at its finest.

Stephanie Hoover Has That Story Stephanie Hoover

    • History
    • 5.0 • 4 Ratings

Whether it's history, crime or legend, non-fiction author Stephanie Hoover has that story. Join Stephanie for concise, yet intriguing, discussions of cultural history, historical true crime, and folklore. It's "history-tainment" at its finest.

    The Killing of Fright Night

    The Killing of Fright Night

    How the popular vampire franchise Fright Night was killed by one of the most notorious murders in American history.

    • 13 min
    Monte Proser's Copacabana: The Inside Story of New York’s Iconic, Gangster-Run, Star-Studded Nightclub

    Monte Proser's Copacabana: The Inside Story of New York’s Iconic, Gangster-Run, Star-Studded Nightclub

    * Includes an Exclusive Interview with the Legendary Singer Johnny Mathis * It was “the” place to see and be seen. But it was too successful for Monte Proser’s own good.Monte Proser was described as a “little guy who was practically brought up on Broadway.” He instinctively understood that patrons came to a nightclub for the show. And his finest creation was the Copacabana at 10 E. 60th Street in Manhattan.A-List 1940s celebrities from Susan Hayward, to Bert Lahr, to Betty Grable wanted table...

    • 20 min
    Politicians and Psychics: An Unpredictable History

    Politicians and Psychics: An Unpredictable History

    Spiritualism, the belief in the ability to speak with the dead, started as a practical joke in 1848 when two teenage girls in upstate New York realized they could produce seemingly paranormal noises by cracking their toe knuckles, of all things. The Fox sisters delighted in their gullible mother's response, and soon convinced her these "rapping" sounds were actually produced by a murdered vagabond buried on their property. It was, the girls said, his form of communication - conversations that...

    • 9 min
    Special Election Day Episode: The Five Worst Predictions... Ever!

    Special Election Day Episode: The Five Worst Predictions... Ever!

    It's Election Day in America and the only thing we can be sure of is that a lot of people will have a lot of predictions.Humans have tried to predict the future since the first caveman wondered if it would rain. But the truth is, no one knows what the future holds. Still, that doesn't stop people from guessing.Today I'm going to tell you about the five worst prognostications of all time (including the one about women not actually wanting to vote.) I predict that, if nothing else, you'll find ...

    • 9 min
    When A Stranger Calls, Scream - Because It's Halloween: True Events That Inspired Scary Movies

    When A Stranger Calls, Scream - Because It's Halloween: True Events That Inspired Scary Movies

    There are two kinds of people in the world: people who cover their face with pillows while they watch scary movies - and those of us who inch closer to the screen the scarier the movie gets. We've all heard the dime store psychology. Horror movies, claim the professionals, satiate our primitive need for safe thrills. We all KNOW there's no Freddie Krueger... no malevolent clown in the street drains... no evil spirit in your TV about to do a freaky-deaky jerky crawl into your living room....

    • 14 min
    Werewolves: The Legends of Lycanthropy

    Werewolves: The Legends of Lycanthropy

    As the old rhyme goes...Even he who is pure of heartAnd says his prayers at nightMay become a wolf when the wolfbane bloomsAnd the moon is full and bright.We all know the legends - but where did this myth of "man-becomes-wolf" originate? Are these simply exaggerated stories of one of the world's most efficient natural predators? Perhaps the werewolf's carnage is symbolic of the savagery man has inflicted on man over the centuries. Or, could there actually be some underlying truth to the folkl...

    • 9 min

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Great story telling skills

What a great podcast, the storytelling skills of the host takes me back to when I was a child. 5 stars from me.

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Great Podcast

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