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The Pittsburgh Oddcast is dedicated to exploring all of the odd, mysterious & forgotten history of Pittsburgh lost to time. With intriguing & curious discoveries into Pittsburgh lore, this show is bound to entertain.

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    • 4.7 • 90 Ratings

The Pittsburgh Oddcast is dedicated to exploring all of the odd, mysterious & forgotten history of Pittsburgh lost to time. With intriguing & curious discoveries into Pittsburgh lore, this show is bound to entertain.

    A Quick Update - Looking For The Helpers

    A Quick Update - Looking For The Helpers

    EPISODE XLVIII of the #PittsburghOddcast

    Inspiration and update When the world we live in can change so quickly, I seek out inspiration from the words of Fred Rogers. Enjoy this quick update on the status of the #PittsburghOddcast and #ThatsItFortPitt.

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    • 4 min
    The Spanish Flu of 1918 And Looking Toward The Future

    The Spanish Flu of 1918 And Looking Toward The Future

    In this episode, we discuss Pittsburgh’s reaction to the 1918 Influenza Pandemic that encapsulated the city by something only seen before in the medieval days of the Black Death!

    Many moves are being taken now by government, local sports teams and colleges but they are not unprecedented!

    We then tell tales from S. Trevor Hadley’s book “Only In Pittsburgh” including a story from 1909 that drives fear into the heart of every yinzer – plummeting to your certain doom, backward while on the Incline.

     We also share some unusual prophecies written in 1928 predicting “Pittsburgh of the Future”.

     

    #ThatsItFortPitt

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    • 40 min
    Tetralogy Of Tales - The Meteor That Nearly Destroyed Pittsburgh And More!

    Tetralogy Of Tales - The Meteor That Nearly Destroyed Pittsburgh And More!

    This week we decided to add an extra story to our Trilogy of Tales and added a fourth one.

    Learn about the meteor that nearly destroyed Pittsburgh, The FBI’s file on Roberto Clemente, the “Strange Genius” who composed over 1,500 works that he kept under lock and key and tales of Pittsburgh’s mafia past!

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    • 33 min
    Tales Of Olde Allegheny City

    Tales Of Olde Allegheny City

    In this episode, we looked at the unusual and unique history of our former neighbor, Allegheny City. We talk about why it is home to so many bizarre legends and share tales of some the most unusual characters to walk its streets from the “Healing Priest of Troy Hill” to stories of “Clockwatcher Louie” and John Brashear. This episode is a fun look at the some of the forgotten memories and characters who made up the town

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    • 50 min
    Odds And Ends

    Odds And Ends

    In this episode, we decided to dive deep into some bizarre legends of “Hell Town”, tell tales of a cursed idol that lives within the walls of the Carnegie, and all other types of Pittsburgh odds and ends, bits and bobs and miscellaneous bric-a-brac. #ThatsItFortPitt

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    • 46 min
    Pittsburgh’s African American History with guest JaQuay Edward Carter

    Pittsburgh’s African American History with guest JaQuay Edward Carter

     In celebration of #BlackHistoryMonth, we invited the founder of the Greater Hazelwood Historical Society, JaQuay Edward Carter on to discuss the importance & legacy of Pittsburgh’s African American legacy.

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    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
90 Ratings

90 Ratings

cooper1739 ,

Best pod cast ever!!

Good morning! Just wanted to let anyone reading this, this is an awesome podcast and I hope it makes it through this pandemic! John is such a great story teller. It has re-ignited a fire in me for history that might have never been there haha.

lkiehl ,

Cute local podcast

I loved, loved, loved the episodes with Greg Brown! I could listen to historic Pittsburgh sports talk for hours.

Sindy949 ,

Allegheny City

Thanks for the interesting stories of Allegheny City. However I found your remarks on the Native population to be offensive and insensitive, almost laughing at their cultural and spiritual practices. For doing a history podcast, I would expect you to name the tribe and have accurate information, not “whatever god” they called it, and to understand their perspective as land was taken from them.

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