Each episode, we randomly choose a new location in the USA and find out the most interesting story we can about it.
37. The Republic of What? Windsor, VT
Hey, it turns out that Vermont really WAS a Republic! But man, did they mess up when it came to its original name. That and more in our exploration of Windsor, VT>
36. Smyrna Delaware-- Prison Riots and Baked Slop
We check out Smyrna, Delaware, the site of the last legal hanging in the United States... in 1996. Also, prison riots and Amish markets.
35. Honolulu and the Massie Affair
On September 12, 1931, Thalia Massie stormed out of a Navy dance in Waikiki and set off a chain of events that would a man dead, captivate Americans on the mainland and change the political face of Hawaii right up to the present day. It was known as the Massie Affair.
34. The Slave Revolt of 1733--The Virgin Islands
In 1733, Akwamu slaves rebelled against their Danish masters and took the island of St. John by force. But why did their rebellion ultimately fail?
33. Ranald MacDonald and the Opening of Japan; Ferry County, Washington
As a young boy, Chinook tribal member Ranald MacDonald had dreamed of exploring Japan. The only problem was that the country had been closed to foreigners for 200 years and was known to execute any who dared to break this law. But why would he let a little thing like that stop him?
32. Iceboxes and Mormon Kingdoms: Emmet County, MI
James Jesse Strang had a vision. It involved an island in the middle of Lake Michigan and an angelic decree that he was destined to be its king.
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Maybe you are filled with a strange joy when you stop for lunch or a beer at a dive bar in that tiny town somewhere. Maybe you stop to say hello & talk with a few folks. Maybe you tend to take in a historical site or another roadside attraction when you pass by and say, What? I never knew that. Wow, crazy! Maybe you just really like maps. Then maybe this podcast is for you.
One of my Top 5
Courtney and Ty host a really engaging and fun show. They somehow do make everywhere interesting! Excellent research and great storytelling make this one of my Top Five favorite podcasts (and I have A LOT in my feed, with a long drive to work!)
Keep up the good work, love your show!!!
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I’m so disappointed. I am unable to play any episode on just this show. I’m not sure if something is corrupted in the file with iTunes because I’m not having trouble with any other shows. I hope they are able to fix this soon!