47 episodes

Stories from everyday people about things that don't happen everyday.

That Doesn't Happen Every Day Dean Petersen

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 18 Ratings

Stories from everyday people about things that don't happen everyday.

    That Time They Made A Horror Movie In The Old Penitentiary

    That Time They Made A Horror Movie In The Old Penitentiary

    In 1987, a town known more for refinery workers and antelope herds saw a Hollywood production company arrive to make a horror movie in it old penitentiary. After finding out that the 300 real inmates the filmmakers were planning on using were not going to be available, railroad workers, accountants, and roughnecks showed up to be in Renny Harlin's film Prison about the ghost of a wrongfully executed prisoner seeking revenge. To learn how you can go on a tour of Wyoming's Frontier Prison...

    • 18 min
    Photos From The Gas Chamber

    Photos From The Gas Chamber

    In 1988, Anne Arden McDonald took her portrait in Wyoming's Gas Chamber in the old Penitentiary in Rawlins, WY (see episode's icon). We ask her about the picture, why she took it, how she took it and how the scary old prison inspired the other photos she took there.Click Here to See More of Anne's Photos from The PrisonClick Here to See Anne's Website and More of Her WorkClick Here to Visit Wyoming's Frontier Prison's Website

    • 15 min
    A walk through of The Old Pen in Rawlins, Wyoming

    A walk through of The Old Pen in Rawlins, Wyoming

    From the early 1900's until the early 1980's Wyoming's only maximum security prison was just half a dozen blocks away from downtown. The site of murders, arson, many executions, and even a lynching, Mark Setright walks us through the creepy old building on Walnut Street and describes the brutal and surreal events that happened within its walls. From an escape of almost 30 inmates that lead to locals shooting at prisoners trying to steal clothing from their clothes lines, a prison riot t...

    • 24 min
    The Killer Trick Roper: "Tricky" Riggle

    The Killer Trick Roper: "Tricky" Riggle

    In tiny Wheatland, Wyoming, Herschel "Tricky" Riggle had a successful rodeo act involving a three legged horse and knife throwing. However, Wheatland's idyllic main street was rocked by violence in 1953 when Riggle shot two people to death in the town's small café. We hear what happened and how some people still believe Governor Milward Simpson's reaction to the event had an impact on his 1958 attempt at re-election.Drawn to the Archives - And A Crime by Robin Everett (Story about Riggl...

    • 12 min
    The Killer Captured Near Douglas, Wyoming - Charles Starkweather

    The Killer Captured Near Douglas, Wyoming - Charles Starkweather

    In 1958, Charles Starkweather was captured near Douglas, Wyoming after killing eleven people. We learn about the police chase through Douglas that lead to his capture as well as give a new look at the involvement or possible abduction of his former girlfriend, Carol Ann Fugate.The Killing Spree that Transfixed a Nation by Lesley Wischmann Starkweather by Harry N MacleanMy Story by Elizabeth SmartCaril Fugate on A Current AffairWatch the trailer for BadlandsListen to Nebraska by Bruce Spr...

    • 30 min
    The Haunted Officers' Club at Douglas, Wyoming

    The Haunted Officers' Club at Douglas, Wyoming

    Douglas, Wyoming was home to a massive Prisoner of War Camp during World War Two. When the war ended the camp was closed leaving behind only a hospital and an old officers' club where it's rumored some people never left. How Can I Visit The Old Officers' Club?Haunted CheyenneStumbling on SkeletonsA Trail of Human SkeletonsOdd Fellows Have Skeletons In Their Closets

    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Me741 ,

Incredible Podcast

Really random stories here, but great stories. This show is always interesting.

MarcEyre7220 ,

Great podcast

Look forward to every episode, even growing up in Wyoming there are a bunch of stories I have never heard of before. Great podcast Dean!

Battle Buddy DP ,

My Friend Dean Peterson

Wow brother what a great podcast love the topics you talk about and the stories are very interesting, keep up the great work !

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