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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.

    Badman Billy Cook - UI Podcast #148

    Badman Billy Cook - UI Podcast #148

    There's a killer on the road. The mostly forgotten true story of the manhunt for mass murderer Billy Cook in 1951. His crime spree was the inspiration for a verse in one of rock's most classic songs. Also learn about a teacher forced to resign because she had married, a doctor that kept his marriage a secret for 12 years, and a couple who secretly married to avoid all of the fuss. Retrosponsor: Tulsa Window and Door Company.
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    So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

    So Long, Farewell, Auf Wiedersehen, Adieu

    In this episode, I make an important announcement about the future of the podcast.
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    The St. Louis Diphtheria Tragedy - UI Podcast #147

    The St. Louis Diphtheria Tragedy - UI Podcast #147

    The diphtheria vaccine saved many lives until children started dying from it back in 1901. One could say that it was all the fault of a horse named Jim. Also, learn about the invention of spray paint cans, the time that Teddy Roosevelt declared war on banana peels, birth control leases, and a ticking tapioca time bomb. Retrosponsor: Manischewitz Matzos
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    The Price of a Kiss - UI Podcast #146

    The Price of a Kiss - UI Podcast #146

    In 1919, Chicago doctor Justin L. Mitchell forcefully kissed nurse Mathilde Benkhardt without her permission. She challenged him in court and the outcome may have ruined him for the rest of his life. Also, learn about the original title of the song Midnight Train to Georgia, an attempt to double one's money by boiling it, two female clowns that crashed the circus ring, and a joke that involved a long-distance phone call. Retrosponsor: Here Comes Mr. Kitzel
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    Bad Apples #1 - The Best Years of Our Lives - UI Podcast #145

    Bad Apples #1 - The Best Years of Our Lives - UI Podcast #145

    In this episode, my wife Mary Jane joins me to review the classic movie "The Best Years of Our Lives." Released in 1946, the movie won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Movie, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Supporting Actor.
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    The Sleep-Walking Murderer - UI Podcast #144

    The Sleep-Walking Murderer - UI Podcast #144

    In 1930, Michael Filosa killed his half-brother Salvatore De Hall while he was sleep-walking. He also slashed his mother Anna De Hall and half-sister Catherine. Could he have really done such a thing? Also learn about the name of the famous final Jeopardy tune, Chrysler's Hi-Way Hi-Fi system, Goodyear's colorful translucent tires, and the Wrist-Twist Instant Steering system. Retrosponsor: Hormel Spam
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Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Farukwaja ,

Very cool cast

I have listened to them all. ☑️💯

Juandre Scheepers ,

Fun and informative

A uniquely structured podcast with an entertaining yet informative basis. Has kept me busy for thousands of kilometres on the road! Thanks Steve

gotanic4me ,

Nice Steve

At first I wasn't sure, but now I listen regularly. Thanks for the detailed research and enlightening stories.

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