American Shadows

By iHeartRadio and Grim & Mild

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Subscribers: 632
Reviews: 3

Becka
 Feb 5, 2021
subject matter right up my street, but the narrator's going to take some getting used to, half the time she sounds like a tape recorder on fast forward 😱

Ryan Peck
 Dec 17, 2020
the narrator draws out some words for what seems like dramatic effect, which, when speaking about sensitive topics, comes off as disrespectful.


 Sep 3, 2020

Description

American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books.

Episode Date
Courage
2158
How Robert Smalls went from stealing a Confederate ship to gain his freedom, to owning the very mansion he'd been enslaved in.  
Feb 25, 2021
Insurrection
2280
Though there have been several attempted coup d'états on American soil, this is the story of the only successful one to date.
Feb 11, 2021
On the Trail
2250
Believing they'd found peace on land no one else wanted, the Osage soon became more hunted than ever.
Jan 28, 2021
Dead Ends
2212
George Parrott claimed to have ridden with Butch Cassidy and Jesse James, but his legendary status has nothing to do with being an outlaw.
Jan 14, 2021
Containment
2223
An inoculation for smallpox should have been something to celebrate. Instead, it caused outrage and violence.
Dec 31, 2020
Unsung
1978
Life on British Prison Ships during the Revolutionary War, and the horrifying tale of a man who spent time aboard the most notorious of them all: the HMS Jersey. 
Dec 17, 2020
In the Flesh
2015
The story about how stolen corpses played a crucial role in the development of Western medicine -- and how one man made a living at the center of the trade.
Dec 03, 2020
Durable
1907
A life insurance scheme involving murder, fraud, and a whole lot of alcohol. But some things just don't go the way they're planned.
Nov 19, 2020
Prophets Over People
2178
How one woman found God, murder, and the Anti Christ -- multiple times! -- in 1850s Connecticut.
Nov 05, 2020
Seeds of Change
2197
One man's quest to control the weather in Southern California -- with disastrous results that would change a city forever. Weather control has always been a vestige of the gods -- or so we've always thought. But there way one man at the turn of the century who convinced people otherwise -- with disastrous results. 
Oct 22, 2020
Body of Truth
2175
It was a long time before President Abraham Lincoln would finally rest in peace -- his corpse would first have to survive counterfitters and grave-robbers.
Oct 08, 2020
Misguided
2001
Political intrigue and murder in the aftermath of an American invasion of Canada in 1866.
Sep 24, 2020
Unbridled
1983
The darker side of American horse racing, and the shadows cast by some of the tragedies along the way.
Sep 10, 2020
Dark Hearts
1854
One man's obsession with lonely hearts ads of a century ago, and his abuse of the false trust they engendered.
Aug 27, 2020
Glow
1814
At the intersection of scientific advancement and tragedy is the story of US Radium and the young women who stood up to them.
Aug 13, 2020
Official Trailer - American Shadows
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American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books.
Aug 05, 2020