89 episodes

Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.
The "What Had Happened Was" podcast was a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' 2019 Marconi award in the podcast category.

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Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.
The "What Had Happened Was" podcast was a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' 2019 Marconi award in the podcast category.

    Patriots or traitors from our backyard? Who are Capitol insurgency suspects Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl?

    Patriots or traitors from our backyard? Who are Capitol insurgency suspects Jessica Watkins and Donovan Crowl?

    It is only February, but boy has 2021 been a year. 
    Dayton Daily News crime reporter Parker Perry and investigative reporter Josh Sweigart break down the Miami Valley’s connections to the Capitol invasion with “What Had Happened Was" host Amelia Robinson. 
    Bar co-owner Jessica Watkins and her friend Donovan Crowl, both Champaign County residents, face federal conspiracy and other charges for allegedly working with an Oath Keepers member and others to storm the Capitol on Jan. 6.
     Sweigart and Parker explain what they’ve learned about the pair, their alleged motives, the charges they face and the possible defense strategies. 
    Were Crowl and Watkins in Washington that day to help as has been claimed? 
    What may have inspired them?
    What do Ohio militia members have to say and why do experts consider them a growing threat in this state and beyond?
    Subscribe to the Dayton Daily News to support local journalism. 
    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    “What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won’t believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.
    This podcast is brought to you by CoxNext
    WHERE TO LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE
    Listen to each show below or get the latest episodes delivered directly to you. Find the What Had Happened Was podcast and subscribe on Apple Podcast (iTunes), Google Play, Stitcher and other services. If you like what you hear, rate this podcast.

    • 29 min
    Special: The Coronavirus Vaccines and What you Need to Know.

    Special: The Coronavirus Vaccines and What you Need to Know.

    Are they safe and how do we know? Are they effective? When will you be able to get it?
    What Had Happened Was host Amelia Robinson asked a panel of local health and vaccine experts reader questions as part of Dayton Daily News Community Conversations: What You Need to Know About the Vaccines?"
    She was joined by Jim Bebbington, the newspaper's editor-in-chief, and vaccine reporter Jordan Laird.
    Panelists were:


    Dr. Mamle Anim, chief medical officer for Five Rivers Health Centers.


    Sheryl Harris Wynn, Greene County Public Health accreditation coordinator, planning chief for the pandemic response and vaccination planning team leader.


    Dr. Robert W. Frenck Jr., professor of pediatrics at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, director of the Gamble Center for Vaccine Research and the immunization program medical director of the Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics.


    Vicky Knisley-Henry, a health educator for Miami County Public Health.


    Dr. Thomas Hirt, PriMED Centerville Family Practice physician.

    • 56 min
    Dayton murder & mayhem: a bayonet shootout, a murderous Royal Albert and a 10-year-old Mead fed only water and beef tea

    Dayton murder & mayhem: a bayonet shootout, a murderous Royal Albert and a 10-year-old Mead fed only water and beef tea

    The players have changed, but the murder and mystery sounds the same. 
    “What Had Happened Was” podcast host Amelia Robinson chatted with Woodland Cemetery’s Angie Hoschouer about three of the most shocking cases in Dayton’s history.
    All are new to the cemetery’s History, Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Tour. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the tours are only virtual or self-guided this year. 

    Angie explains the fate of Mary “Mamie” Hagerty who was gunned down by a jealous yal Albert “Roy” Fowler on Harshman Street, 10-year-old Eliza "Leila" Mead of the famous Mead family, who died after being fed only water and beef tea, and Officer Thomas J. McFadden, a Civil War veteran killed during a bayonet shootout at a Louisville house party. 
    In addition to all that, Angie explains the evidence of the Spanish Flu’s famous curve and what it can teach us about today. 
    Find our more about the History, Mystery, Murder and Mayhem Tour at https://woodlandcemetery.org. 
      

    • 33 min
    Tony Hall on being surround by death, starving for hunger, nasty politics and apologizing for slavery

    Tony Hall on being surround by death, starving for hunger, nasty politics and apologizing for slavery

    It is one thing to talk about a cause. It’s is another to starve yourself for it.
    For the latest “What Had Happened Was” podcast episode, Dayton native Tony Hall, a former U.S. Congressman and the United States Ambassador to the United Nations Agencies for Food and Agriculture, spoke to Amelia Robinson about his hunger strike and ongoing work to end hunger worldwide.
    The three-time Nobel Peace Prize nominee also told stories about his father, former Dayton Mayor Dave Hall, football, the hate he received after asking Congress to apologize for slavery, Mother Teresa, praying with a Republican, the need for unity and the toxic political climate.
    ABOUT THE PODCAST
    “What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com. You won’t believe the stories that come from right here. Host Amelia Robinson shares the best tales from the Gem City, Land of Funk and Birthplace of Aviation: Dayton, Ohio.
    This podcast is brought to you by CoxNext
    WHERE TO LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE
    Listen to each show below or get the latest episodes delivered directly to you. Find the What Had Happened Was podcast and subscribe on Apple Podcast (iTunes), Google Play, Stitcher and other services. If you like what you hear, rate this podcast.

    • 42 min
    Actress Felicia Chappelle on her famous brother Dave Chappelle, growing up in Yellow Springs and DC, podcasting and coronavirus

    Actress Felicia Chappelle on her famous brother Dave Chappelle, growing up in Yellow Springs and DC, podcasting and coronavirus

    When life is your stage you will find a way to perform.

      Actress Felicia Chappelle chatted with “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson about her brother Dave Chappelle and what his local comedy shows have meant, growing up in Yellow Springs and DC, art, Prince nesting dolls, never being spanked, travel and her new podcast Faces on the Train. Follow her on Instagram: @womenworkwonders.

    • 37 min
    Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl on not having a ‘why,’ tears that wouldn’t stop, yoga and police community relations

    Dayton police Chief Richard Biehl on not having a ‘why,’ tears that wouldn’t stop, yoga and police community relations

    Grief does not care if you wear a badge.
    In the season kickoff of the "What Had Happened Was" podcast, Amelia Robinson chatted with Richard S. Biehl, the chief of Dayton’s police department. 
     Among other things, they discussed the grief that brought the community together after the Oregon District mass shooting, why “why” is so important to so many, what yoga did for his deep depression, the link between the 2001 Cincinnati riots and protests in Dayton following the death of George Floyd, police reform and  the impact his former interracial relationship had on his career. 
    The 'What Had Happened Was' podcast is a project of Dayton.com sponsored Dayton Daily News.

    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
48 Ratings

48 Ratings

Serious history ,

Loved the episodes on the Dayton Daily News and the Dublin Pub ...

And on Turk Logan and more. One of the best and most illuminating podcasts on Dayton and the Dayton area period. More please!!!!

Theofrastus Buckeye III ,

Amelia is the best.

‘Nuff said.

—Ted Morris

Abbygrlbff ,

Great informative podcast about our region

Loved hearing the Major’s take on the shooting and various other topics. Well done

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