Mobituaries with Mo Rocca

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Sue B.
 May 8, 2019
This is one of the best produced and hosted shows..

Jane T
 Apr 30, 2019
I have listened to all the episodes. So Good!! Everyone will love these.

 Apr 25, 2019
Of the dozens of podcasts I've tried, Mobituaries is one of the few to which I have subscribed.

 Apr 4, 2019

 Mar 27, 2019
Simply the best


Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. In season 1 of Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer … to the Civil Rights pioneer who is completely forgotten … to sitcom characters gone all too soon. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter…until now. And if you enjoy these episodes, look for more stories of great lives worth reliving when Mobituaries returns for season 2 in fall 2019.

Episode Date
Death of a Tree: Roots of a Rivalry
The legendary rivalry between college football powerhouses Auburn and University of Alabama turned ugly with the 2011 poisoning of two beloved oak trees on Auburn's campus. Mo explores the history behind the rivalry and the line between fandom and fanaticism.Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Mar 08, 2019
Chang and Eng: A Messy American Dream
Many of us have seen pictures of the original "Siamese Twins" Chang and Eng. But their story is so much more than a medical case study. Mo travels to Mount Airy, North Carolina - the inspiration for Andy Griffith's Mayberry and the real life home of the conjoined twins - to join the many descendants of Chang and Eng for their annual family reunion.<br>Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Feb 28, 2019
Neanderthals: Death of a Human Species
Mo welcomes his friend Michael Ian Black – comedian, author, podcaster, and, as it turns out, Neanderthal (we’ll explain). Mo talks to Michael and the world’s leading researchers about why our extinct human cousins Neanderthals have gotten such a bad rap for so many many years, and how we’re learning more about how close we really were. Oh, Mo also talks to the guy who played Cha-ka on the 70s kids show Land of the Lost.<br>Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Feb 21, 2019
Sammy Davis Jr.: Death of the Entertainer
From the age of three Sammy Davis, Jr. did it all better than anyone else - singing, dancing, acting, even gun spinning. Mo talks to friends and family about what drove him to keep performing, even after the car crash that nearly killed him. Featuring Carol Burnett, Chita Rivera, Kim Novak, Dionne Warwick and more.<br>Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Feb 15, 2019
Audrey Hepburn: Death of an Icon
There were other stars as big as Audrey Hepburn, some even bigger. (Ahem, Katharine Hepburn?) So why is it that more than 25 years after her death her image still captivates us and her name trends regularly on social media? Mo explores why the attachment to Audrey is still so personal for so many people.<br>Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Feb 07, 2019
The Forgotten Forerunners
Mo tells the stories of three remarkable people who changed history - but whose names you've <br>probably never heard. They are the pioneers before the pioneers. Before Rosa Parks, there was Elizabeth Jennings. Before Jackie Robinson, there was Moses Fleetwood Walker. And then there's Lois Weber, the woman who ruled Hollywood 100 years ago.<br>Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Jan 31, 2019
Sitcom Deaths and Disappearances
Characters on sitcoms aren't supposed to die. So when they do, it's never less than weird. Mo examines some of the most infamous sitcom deaths and disappearances with Henry Winkler, Sandy Duncan and Alan Sepinwall.<br>Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Jan 24, 2019
JFK Impersonator Vaughn Meader: Death of a Career
For one brief shining moment in the early 1960s, John F. Kennedy impersonator Vaughn Meader <br>was on top of the world. He was the voice of the hit comedy album "The First Family" which <br>broke sales records and even won the Grammy for Album of the Year. Meader's impression <br>also stirred up controversy, forcing White House advisers to grapple with the impact of political <br>mimicry. In this episode Mo Rocca explores the story of this once-famous comic whose career <br>died the same day President Kennedy was assassinated. Warning: this episode contains <br>language that might be deemed offensive for some listeners.<br>Learn more about the Mobituaries book: <a href=""></a>
Jan 17, 2019
Mobituaries with Mo Rocca Season 1 Trailer
&nbsp;<strong>Join </strong><strong><em>CBS Sunday Morning</em></strong><strong> correspondent, humorist, and history buff Mo Rocca for an irreverent but deeply researched appreciation of the people (and things) of the past who have long intrigued him. This trailer previews a few of the subjects profiled in season 1.</strong>
Jan 09, 2019