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We discover little-known facts of uncommon history.

History is full of curious characters and interesting stories you will never discover in any textbook. We discover fun facts of historical events, interesting places, famous people, and everything in between.

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We discover little-known facts of uncommon history.

History is full of curious characters and interesting stories you will never discover in any textbook. We discover fun facts of historical events, interesting places, famous people, and everything in between.

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    Charles "Fearless" Balke "The Lord of the Muderdrom"

    Charles "Fearless" Balke "The Lord of the Muderdrom"

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    Uncommon History of the early years of motorcycle racing, Charles "Fearless" Balke was a remarkable talent whose career was tragically ended by an accident (like far too many others from that era). In Elgin, Illinois, in 1913, he took first place in the country's first significant motorcycle road race. The most surprising thing of all was that after his death, when cleaning up her nephew's attic, family members discovered a scrapbook that had been diligently assembled by his devoted wife Edith. A new generation of Edith's family has proposed him for inclusion in the American Motorcyclists Hall of Fame, more than 90 years after her passing. In 1909, Fearless took part in the Indianapolis Motor Speedway's inaugural motorcycle races.


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    • 39 min
    Uncommon History - Jenny Wiley

    Uncommon History - Jenny Wiley

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    Jenny Wiley, a renowned pioneer woman, captured by Native Americans in 1789, was born Jean "Jenny" Sellards in Pennsylvania in 1760 and lived until 1831. After being held captive for 11 months, Wiley witnessed the murder of her brother and her children before making her escape. She is remembered by the name Jenny Wiley State Resort Park in Prestonsburg, Kentucky.


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    • 45 min
    Double Episode Mike Fink and Edgar Cayce - Uncommon History Podcast

    Double Episode Mike Fink and Edgar Cayce - Uncommon History Podcast

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    Double Episode Mike Fink and Edgar Cayce - Uncommon History Podcast

    Season 3 Ep# 3

    Uncommon History of Mike Fink and Edgar Cayce

    Mike Fink (also spelled Miche Phinck), "King of the Keelboaters" (c. 1770/1780 – c. 1823), a semi-legendary brawler and river boatman, exemplified the tough and hard-drinking men who ran keelboats up and down the Ohio and Mississippi Rivers.

    Edgar Cayce, The "sleeping prophet," the "father of holistic medicine," and the most well-documented psychic of the twentieth century was Edgar Cayce (1877-1945). Cayce's readings and insights, which range from holistic health and illness treatment to dream interpretation and reincarnation, continue to provide practical help and advice to people from all walks of life today.


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    • 44 min
    In search of the True Uncommon History of Blackbeard the Pirate

    In search of the True Uncommon History of Blackbeard the Pirate

    In search of the True Uncommon History of Blackbeard the Pirate

    Season 3 Ep# 2

    True Uncommon History of Blackbeard the Pirate

    Known as Blackbeard, Edward Teach (aka Edward Thatch, circa 1680 –  November 22, 1718) is a British pirate operating on the east coast of the West Indies and the British North American colony. did. Little is known about his early life, but during the Queen Anne's War, before settling on New Providence Island in the Bahamas, the base of Captain Benjamin Hornigold, who joined the crew's teach around 1716. , I may have been a sailor of a privateer. Hornigold was under the command of Sloop, who captured him, and the two engaged in numerous piracy activities. Their number was increased by adding two more ships to their fleet, one of which was commanded by Stede Bonnet. However, Hornigold retired from piracy in late 1717 and took two ships.

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    • 44 min
    John Swift's Lost Silver Mine | Uncommon History

    John Swift's Lost Silver Mine | Uncommon History

    Season 3 Ep# 1

    John Swift's Lost Silver Mine | Uncommon History

    Swift's silver mine is an unproven silver mine existence is part of the folklore of the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky.

    Uncommon History

    History is full of extraordinary tales of questionable characters, outlaws, heroes, and thought-provoking narratives passed down from generation to generation like grandma’s recipes.

    These real-life stories and exaggerations of fiction have helped shape our culture and created larger-than-life accounts of legend.

    Each week we will uncover fun facts of historical events, interesting places, famous people, and everything in between.

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    • 42 min
    Sue Mundy Terror in Kentucky Part 3 - Uncommon History of the South Podcast

    Sue Mundy Terror in Kentucky Part 3 - Uncommon History of the South Podcast

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    Season 2 Episode #11

    Sue Mundy Terror in Kentucky Part 3

    Sue Mundy, Kentucky's most notorious guerrilla marauder during the final months of the Civil War.


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    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

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30 Ratings

30 Ratings

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Really informative look at history I haven’t heard about. I love to listen when im driving.

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Texas Born With Kentucky Roots

My Mom was born and raised on Scrubgrass Road in Gravel Switch, Kentucky. I was raised here in El Paso, Texas but would spend summers visiting my Family on Scrubgrass in Mitchellsburg and Forkland. I have Wonderful Memories of the Bluegrass State and I Love hearing these stories and thinking about my Family around the time. I found the John Dillinger stories very interesting Thank You So Much!!

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One of the Best Podcasts!

Absolutely love the hosts, the content, the audio quality and the overall listening of this podcast! Very informative! If you have the slightest interest in history, this is for you.

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