55 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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    • Society & Culture

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.

    The ‘kickass’ women who gave Dayton Art Institute its shine

    The ‘kickass’ women who gave Dayton Art Institute its shine

    As Executive Director Michael Roediger and Eric Brockman, the museums communications manager, explain, women with baller moves gave birth to the 100-year-old beauty at 456 Belmonte Park N.
    The men tell “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson about the socialite who dropped a cool $2 million for the museum’s current building, the director who secured the Monet, the origins of DAI’s Art Ball and Oktoberfest, inclusion and the museum’s next 100 years.

    • 27 min
    Comedian Megan Stalter on landing ‘National Lampoon Radio Hour’ and being booted out of a Dayton improv class

    Comedian Megan Stalter on landing ‘National Lampoon Radio Hour’ and being booted out of a Dayton improv class

    Megan Stalter is not a nurse.
    This is probably a good thing given she doesn’t like the sight of blood and a series of chiropractor videos gave her wicked nightmares.
    The proud Daytonian, a Wayne High grad, told “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson how she studied everything from nursing to teaching before deciding to pursue her real dream: comedy.
    Megan, a “National Lampoon Radio Hour” podcast cast member, wants to do it all.
    Others comedians on the sketch comedy podcast include Cole Escola, Jo Firestone,  Brett Davis , Alex English, Maeve Higgins and  guest stars Rachel Dratch, Amy Sedaris, Chris Gethard, Julie Klausner and Jordan Klepper.Megan
    Megan and Amelia about Pee-Wee Herman, Megan basically being ejected from a Dayton improv class, the woes of the Interwebs and why Megan says she lives in a sitcom.
    What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com and recorded in the WHIO Radio studios. 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 Cox Digital Marketing and is sponsored by Premier Health.

    • 27 min
    “This is my home, these are my people.” Cloudy with a Chance of What Happened with McCall Vrydaghs & Kirstie Zontini

    “This is my home, these are my people.” Cloudy with a Chance of What Happened with McCall Vrydaghs & Kirstie Zontini

    All hell had just broken loose the last time McCall Vrydaghs appeared on the “What Had Happened Was” podcast with Amelia Robinson.
    This time around, McCall, WHIO’s chief meteorologist, and Kirstie Zontini, her co-host on the “Cloudy with the Chance of Podcast,” join Amelia for a crossover episode that could raise the barometric pressure.
    They touch on everything from a baby chef who wants what she wants, weather women power and badass tattoos.
    These weather warriors were even able to explain the difference between "weather" and "climate" in a way that Amelia, a bonafide math-phobic word gal, could understand.
    They chat about the year that was and its impact on Dayton’s future.
    Listen to the latest episode of Cloudy with a Chance of Podcast for the first part of McCall and Kirstie’s chat with Amelia: https://cmg-newspaper.streamguys1.com/Dayton/20200102095746-WhathadHappened.mp3
    “What Had Happened Was” is a podcast for Dayton, powered by Dayton.com and recorded in the WHIO Radio studios. 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 Cox Digital Marketing and is sponsored by Premier Health.

    • 28 min
    Struggle, survival and strength Part 1: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

    Struggle, survival and strength Part 1: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

    Dayton was hit square in the jaw over and over again in 2019, but no matter how hard the blow, the Gem City stood up together.
    Community members share stories of struggle, survival and strength in this special episode of the “What Had Happened Was" podcast.
    Dayton-area residents were invited to the Dayton Metro Library a few weeks ago to tell stories related to the terrifying Memorial Day tornadoes, Oregon District mass shooting and community unifying events that include a KKK rally.
    They told podcast host Amelia Robinson and Dayton Daily News reporter Cornelius Frolik tales of courage, generosity and personal pain.
    Participants range from a video game obsessed pre-teen who lost everything in the tornadoes to a football coach who rushed to pick his son up from the Oregon District after nine people were murdered.
    This episode is part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions.
    Additional stories will be shared as part of a WHIO-TV special.
    Link to story about Latesa Williamson's youth poetry program: http://bit.ly/33kqotW

    • 56 min
    Struggle, survival and strength Part 2: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

    Struggle, survival and strength Part 2: Dayton shares stories from year of terror

    This is second episode of a two part series about Dayton's strength.
    The Gem City was hit square in the jaw over and over again in 2019, but no matter how hard the blow, the Gem City stood up together.
    Community members share stories of struggle, survival and strength in this special episode of the “What Had Happened Was" podcast.
    Dayton-area residents were invited to the Dayton Metro Library a few weeks ago to tell stories related to the terrifying Memorial Day tornadoes, Oregon District mass shooting and community unifying events that include a KKK rally.
    They told podcast host Amelia Robinson and Dayton Daily News reporter Cornelius Frolik tales of courage, generosity and personal pain.
    Participants range from a video game obsessed pre-teen who lost everything in the tornadoes to a football coach who rushed to pick his son up from the Oregon District after nine people were murdered.
    This episode is part of the Dayton Strong Storytelling Sessions.
    Additional stories will be shared as part of a WHIO-TV special.

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Dayton garage killings

    The Dayton garage killings

    Trespassing and damaging property are crimes, but the punishment is rarely death.
    “What Had Happened Was” host Amelia Robinson and Dayton Daily News reporter Cornelius Frolik dive deep into one of the most controversial Dayton cases of 2019.
    Property owner Victor Santana was just indicted on murder charges for allegedly fatally shooting Javier Harrison and Devin Henderson in their backs on Aug. 28.
    Prosecutors say the 17 year olds and a friend were smoking marijuana in Santana’s detached garage before shots rang out.
    The case is expected to be the first local test of Ohio new self-defense law.
    During this episode, Cory, a Pittsburgh native, also explains why he loves the Gem City and covering city hall.
    He and Amelia discuss the rigors of sharing stories about the tornadoes, Oregon District shooting and the community’s grit.
    The What Had Happened Was podcast is sponsored by Premier health and recorded in the WHIO Radio studios.

    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

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

Tony937 ,

Fun and informative

I love this podcast. I learn a lot about Dayton and it’s great to hear these interesting people tell their stories. Amelia has a way of getting people to open up.

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