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Podcasting since 2008! - It really is all true! Quirky, bizarre, and unusual stories from the Flip Side of History.

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Podcasting since 2008! - It really is all true! Quirky, bizarre, and unusual stories from the Flip Side of History.

    Retrocast #11

    Retrocast #11

    In this episode: A mystery man speaks an unknown language, a boy gets his head stuck in a toilet seat, a woman slips on a bar of soap and flies out the window, and much more! Madison Newton cohosts.
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    • 55 min
    Almost Over the Hump

    Almost Over the Hump

    Just what happens when your airplane crashes high up in the Himalayan mountains and there is no chance that anyone will ever find you? This happened to pilots Joe Rosbert and Ridge Hammell during World War II as they attempted to pilot a cargo plane over “The Hump.” It’s an amazing story of perseverance, survival, and a lot of luck.
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    • 34 min
    Retrocast #10

    Retrocast #10

    In this episode: The United States once banned the sale of sliced bread, the State of Oregon attempted to ban popcorn in movie theaters, women were using fly swatters to swat away their excess pounds, and much more! Matt Breen of The Explorers Podcast cohosts.
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    From Car Show!: The Jeep and World War II

    From Car Show!: The Jeep and World War II

    We’re shaking things up today and sharing a preview from Car Show!, a new podcast from our friends at Pushkin Industries. Longtime Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman tells the stories of the vital cars — the ones that have changed how we drive and live, whose significance lies outside the scope of horsepower or miles per gallon. In this episode, Eddie talks about the military background of the Jeep, a vehicle made for the battlefields of World War II, and its lasting popularity in America decades after the war. You can listen to the full episode and more from Car Show! at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/carshow?sid=useless.
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    • 35 min
    Henry Ford's Peace Ship

    Henry Ford's Peace Ship

    In 1915, American industrialist Henry Ford announced that he was willing to use his entire fortune to bring an end to World War I. So, he chartered a ship to take many of the prominent peace activists of the day to Europe and convene a peace conference to mediate an end to the European War. So, hop aboard the Peace Ship!
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    • 47 min
    Arbor Day Turns 150!

    Arbor Day Turns 150!

    Arbor Day is 150 years old! Learn the origins of the day, plus how one small upstate New York town continues the annual celebration.
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    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
1.6K Ratings

1.6K Ratings

Imbouto ,

Very Entertaining

Just a cool podcast to listen to. Steve does his homework and translates it into interesting and humorus stories. And, it's family friendly.

SeanSimons1 ,

Thanks from the Simons Family

Can’t wait for the next episode!

hlohner ,

How did I miss this great podcast?!

Discovered UI a couple months ago and it's a favorite. I'm catching up on back episodes by mixing them into my playlist. Clearly a labor of love, with research and humor mixed in! Thank you, Mr Silverman!

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