Incredible Feats

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Reviews: 5


 May 25, 2021
always worth the 5 minutes

alex herrera
 Feb 4, 2021
Definitely get a 'script o'this! Wonderful voice, tempo & enthusiasm is surpassed only by the hilarious hilarity that dude interjects! Vary inspiring stories, usually all fake, tho. Nah, just jesting like HE does, only not near as well. ALL subjects are inclusive- Rihanna, sports, electronics, histories, herstories, hystericals, racism, slowism, ism-ism et al. Go get it NOW, tell him alex sent you.

cat
 Dec 4, 2020
Brilliant! just wish they were longer .

Chris
 Oct 23, 2020
Thank you for this refreshing podcast!

Lizzie
 Sep 26, 2020
This was a great listen! Especially refreshing after binging on true crime.

Description

They’ve broken records, made history, and turned the impossible into the incredible. Every weekday, join comedian and host Dan Cummins as he profiles amazing achievements made by people from all over the world. Incredible Feats is a Spotify Original from Parcast.

Episode Date
Overcoming Disability To Break World Records
445
High school and college national wrestling championships were just the beginning for Anthony Robles. When his wrestling career was over, he set out to break world records and did so, all with only one leg. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 23, 2021
Red Sox Player Saves A Life
405
Red Sox outfielder Jim Rice was used to performing under pressure. But nothing would prepare him for what happened during the 4th inning of a game August 7, 1982 at Fenway Park. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 22, 2021
Dancing In The Sky
458
Imagine doing something called the “death whirl” on an 18-inch platform 100 feet above the ground. That was just part of the routine that Benny Fox and his partner “Betty” would perform multiple times a day throughout the 1930s and 40s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 21, 2021
“Soul Surfer” Gets Back On Board
477
After losing an arm in a 2003 shark attack, 13 year old Bethany Hamilton had to work even harder to achieve her goal of becoming a professional surfer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 20, 2021
Don’t Meet Your Heroes, Beat Your Heroes
460
Up and coming tennis star Naomi Osaka faced her idol, the legendary Serena Williams, and won a controversial match. To set the record straight, Osaka beat Williams a second time on her way to her 4th Grand Slam title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 19, 2021
Summiting The World’s 14 Highest Mountains, Alpine Style
438
It took 13 years, but Austrian climber Gerlinde Kaltenbrunner became the first woman to summit the world’s highest mountains without sherpas or supplemental oxygen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 16, 2021
Top Female Soccer Scorer
431
Goals are important. Ada Hegerberg scored a lot of them as Norway’s top women’s soccer player. But when the National Team didn’t get the practice time and pay they deserved, she found a new goal to achieve. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 15, 2021
Walking Thousands Of Miles, Backwards
456
Plennie Wingo had a retro idea… To make money during the Great Depression, he’d walk around the world backward. And while it cost him his marriage, walking backwards is certainly something he did on three different continents. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 14, 2021
The Underground Astronauts
447
In a nearly impossible-to-reach subterranean cave, a group of young women searched for fossils — and found a brand new species. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 13, 2021
Ten Hours Trapped In A Riptide
440
19-year-old Blake Spataro was stranded in the open ocean for hours with no life vest. He would miraculously survive the experience and refer to it as “the worst vacation ever.” Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 12, 2021
Don’t Go Jumpin’ Waterfalls
424
Known as America’s first daredevil, Sam Patch had a penchant for jumping into waterfalls. And there was one particular waterfall he needed to conquer: Niagara Falls.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 09, 2021
Michael Jordan’s NBA Finals Flu Game
455
He was up all night vomiting, but you wouldn't have known it from the way Michael Jordan performed in Game 5 of the 1997 NBA Finals. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 08, 2021
Bowling With The Boys
457
After winning the first-ever Women’s PBA Championship, Kelly Kulick got the opportunity to compete against the men. And she didn’t just beat them. She destroyed them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 07, 2021
Running The Gauntlet In The Boston Marathon
449
Kathrine Switzer set out to be the first woman to legally run the Boston Marathon. No one was gonna make it easy for her — but who could’ve predicted the bodyslams? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 06, 2021
Pinky Pull-Up Prince
480
Thirty-six pull-ups would be a personal record for most people. But Tazio il Biondo isn't like most people. He set a Guinness record with 36 consecutive pull-ups… using just his two pinky fingers. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 05, 2021
Harriet Tubman’s Top-Secret Military Mission
466
In 1863, a colonel in the Union Army approached Harriet Tubman with a dangerous mission: rescue hundreds of enslaved people from inside Confederate territory. She accepted, becoming the only woman to lead a Civil War military operation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 02, 2021
Baseball Legend Joins Secret WWII Invasion
445
Before he was drafted by the New York Yankees, Hall of Famer Yogi Berra was drafted by the U.S. Navy to fight in World War II. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jul 01, 2021
Double Agent Secures Revolutionary Victory
420
Born into slavery, James Armistead risked his life to help secure an American victory in the Revolutionary War.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 30, 2021
Cracking The Enigma Code
445
The British military needed to crack the German Enigma Code to win World War II. It had nearly 159 quintillion solutions. They called on Alan Turing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 29, 2021
Wooden-Legged Spy Hikes 50 Miles To Escape Nazis
428
American spy Virginia Hall braved the Pyrenees Mountains in November to escape the Gestapo, who called her “The Enemy’s Most Dangerous Spy.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 28, 2021
Project Excelsior: The First Stratosphere Dive
481
Can humans survive over 100,000 feet above sea level? In 1960, U.S. Air Force captain Joseph Kittinger had to find that out for himself… and then skydive back to Earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 25, 2021
The Fittest Woman On Earth
513
Annie Thorisdottir was looking for a sport that was exciting and that she could dominate. When she found Crossfit, it was “game over” for other competitors. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 24, 2021
Teenager Invents Water-Skiing
445
A love of snow-skiing combined with a love of aquaplaning on the local lake led teenager Ralph Samuelson to invent a new sport. But it wasn’t as easy as it sounds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 23, 2021
First Woman In Space
452
Becoming the first woman to fly into outer space was relatively easy for Russian cosmonaut Valentina Tereshkova. The challenging part was making sure she would also be the first woman to return from outer space safely. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 22, 2021
Extreme Shallow Diving
435
Imagine diving off a platform almost 38 feet in the air and landing in water only 1 foot deep. Sound impossible? It is, unless you're Darren Taylor… aka Professor Splash. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 21, 2021
“The Guy Who Cut His Arm Off”
485
When hiker Aron Ralston’s right arm got wedged between an 800 pound boulder and the canyon wall, he was forced to do the unthinkable. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 18, 2021
World’s Fastest Sprinter
433
How does one become the fastest man in the world? Why, chicken nuggets, of course. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 17, 2021
Snowboarding In Antarctica
420
After snowboarding down all the highest peaks that helicopters could reach, Jeremy Jones had to find a new place to descend. Somewhere nobody had ever snowboarded before. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 16, 2021
A Pilot Episode
427
Goaded on by her brother’s taunts, Bessie Coleman crossed an ocean to learn how to fly. She broke boundaries as a pilot — then went on to perfect daring stunts, too.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 15, 2021
Hold Up. How Many Grammys?
414
Ever since she started with Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé has been piling up Grammys — more than any other singer in history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 14, 2021
“Bat Man”: The First to Soar with Wings
402
Because airplanes couldn’t fly any higher in the 1930s, Clem Sohn had to find a new way to keep his aerial stunts fresh. So he developed a “bat suit” that allowed him to stay in the air longer and perform even more death-defying tricks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 11, 2021
Lean Mean Fighting Machine
426
Retired boxer and entrepreneur George Foreman wanted to become the oldest boxer to win the Heavyweight title. And at age 45, he did. But it wouldn’t be easy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 10, 2021
Race To The South Pole
434
Roald Amundsen wanted to become the first explorer to reach the South Pole. The only problem: A different expedition was already under way, so he'd have to hurry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 09, 2021
Back-To-Back Double Olympic Diving Gold
421
American Greg Louganis became the first man to win gold medals in both platform and springboard diving in back-to-back Olympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 08, 2021
Woman Travels Alone To Every Country In The World
436
How many countries have you been to? It’s probably not as many as Cassie De Pecol, who became the first woman to travel to all 196 countries in the world (yes, even North Korea!). Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 07, 2021
The Great British Swim!
403
A leisurely thing to do may be to drive around Great Britain, but Ross Edgley wanted to enter the record books, so he SWAM around Great Britain. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 04, 2021
Home Run King
418
Hank Aaron breaks Babe Ruth’s MLB home run record by hitting his 715th career home run. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 03, 2021
Piano Dueling Prodigy
437
It’s not often that “Twinkle Twinkle Little Star” can win a piano competition, but when it’s played by Mozart, anything can happen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 02, 2021
Grizzly Bear Attacks
414
The only thing luckier than a man who survives a grizzly bear attack is a man who survives two grizzly bear attacks. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jun 01, 2021
Thai Cave Rescue
430
When 12 teenage soccer players and their coach become stranded in an underwater cave, two men are called on to do the impossible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 31, 2021
Longest UTV Jump
423
Even with his lower body paralyzed, Tanner Godfrey set out to set a record and jump more than 240 feet in his utility terrain vehicle. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 28, 2021
“Kobe!” Scoring 81 Points In A Game
377
In 2006, Kobe Bryant scored an astounding 81 points against the Toronto Raptors, the second most points ever scored in an NBA game. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 27, 2021
Longest Running Daily Vlog
420
Charles Trippy released a new vlog every day for ten years — including one documenting his brain surgery. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 26, 2021
Inventing Computer Code
424
Ada Lovelace wrote the very first computer algorithm in 1843. It was so groundbreaking, her notes were used to crack the German Enigma Code over 100 years later. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 25, 2021
Shark’s Fin: The Impossible Climb
427
Conrad Anker, Jimmy Chin and Renan Ozturk became the first three climbers in history to summit a peak that experts said couldn’t be climbed.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 24, 2021
Slacklining Over A Gorge
420
Teenager Pablo Signoret is a different kind of slacker, setting a record for the world’s longest highline walk… while blindfolded. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 21, 2021
Outbiking The Lads
423
Amateur cyclist Beryl Burton pedaled over 277 miles in twelve hours to set a world record that would last FIFTY years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 20, 2021
Driving On The Moon
381
Normally, a 17.5 mile drive that takes 18 hours would be infuriating. But for astronauts David Scott and Jim Irwin, it was an opportunity to document about a quarter of the moon’s surface. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 19, 2021
World’s Longest Nonstop Flight
430
Most people take non-stop flights because they’re meant to be shorter. But pilot Steve Fossett set the record for the world’s longest nonstop flight. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 18, 2021
The Bionic Arm
424
Amputee Robert Campbell Aird used a bionic prosthesis to become the first one-handed person to windsurf! And he did it across the English Channel! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 17, 2021
3 Hours. 1 Wave. Surf’s Up!
427
Gary Saavedra wanted to put Panama in the record books, so he set out to do the impossible: surf the Panama Canal! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 14, 2021
A Perfect Day For A Perfect Game
412
Yankees pitcher Don Larsen achieves a feat so incredible nobody else has achieved it since. In game 5 of the 1956 World Series, he retired all 27 Brooklyn Dodgers batters he faced, throwing the first and only “perfect game” in World Series history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 13, 2021
Trapped In Earth’s Upper Atmosphere
434
In 1931 while studying radioactive waves, Swiss physicist Auguste Piccard and his assistant Paul Kipfer flew their custom hot air balloon closer to outer space than anyone before them… only to become trapped 50,000 feet above Earth. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 12, 2021
Running On Empty
423
There was something about running that just didn’t sit well with ultramarathoner Mike McKnight. Every time he ran a marathon he’d eat to keep his energy up… and every time he ate, he puked. So McKnight decided to cut food from his routine, and as a result, ran 100 miles without stopping. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 11, 2021
Surgeon, Soldier, Captive, Spy
404
Mary Edwards Walker saved lives and made history as the first woman surgeon in the U.S. military. For her battlefield valor during the Civil War, she received a Medal of Honor — and when the government tried to revoke it? She defended it with a shotgun. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 10, 2021
Climbing Mt. Everest, Blind
398
In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer made climbing history as the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 07, 2021
World’s Fastest Marathon
420
In an effort to set the record for a sub two-hour marathon, Eliud Kipchoge designed the perfect course with all the elements and variables he would need to succeed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 06, 2021
Saving Lives With Soap
449
In a field that was dominated by men, Florence Nightingale “cleaned up” the nursing profession and showed the industry a new way to save lives.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 05, 2021
World’s Highest Jump
428
Known as one of the best athletes in Cuba’s history, Javier Sotomayor overcame a terrifying fear to set the world record in the high jump.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 04, 2021
Creating The Polio Vaccine
418
Jonas Salk was tasked with making a vaccine for polio, but it wouldn’t be easy. A normal vaccine could risk paralyzing the very kids he was trying to protect — he would have to pioneer something entirely new.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
May 03, 2021
Shaun White’s Secret Snowboard Mission
515
Devising a secret weapon for competition, snowboarder Shaun White perfects a new trick and uses it to win gold in the X-games and then the Winter Olympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 30, 2021
20th Time’s The Charm: Dale Earnhardt Wins Daytona 500
518
After various misfortunes prevented him from winning, the late, great NASCAR legend Dale Earnhardt finally won his first Daytona 500 on his 20th attempt. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 29, 2021
Longest Tennis Match In History
520
It took place over three long days. It was over eleven hours of tennis. Twelve records were broken. It’s the story of the 2010 Wimbledon match between Nicholas Mahut and John Isner that became the longest in history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 28, 2021
A C-Section And A Secret
511
For years, Caesarean Sections were mostly performed in hopes of saving either the mother or the baby. But in 1826, Dr. James Barry became the first British doctor to perform the procedure where both the mother and child lived.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 27, 2021
First Woman To Circle The Globe By Car
503
In 1922, 16-year-old Aloha Wanderwell participated in the “Million Dollar Wager” — a race around the world in a Ford Model T. It ended in 1927 with her holding the Guinness World Record as the first woman to circle the globe by car. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 26, 2021
A Teen Pilot’s Daring Flight
434
In 1928, no one had ever successfully flown under New York’s East River bridges — though many had tried and failed. 17-year-old Elinor Smith became the first. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 23, 2021
Tony Hawk Lands The First Skateboard 900
439
The internet’s favorite skateboarding icon practiced, failed, and even broke a bone while attempting to land a trick he invented. For fourteen years. Then came the 1999 X Games. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 22, 2021
Goodall Fashioned Fun
398
As a young researcher, Jane Goodall shocked the scientific community with a revolutionary discovery about chimpanzees.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 21, 2021
Acrobatic Salsa… In Her 80s!
429
Sarah “Paddy” Jones retired from professional dance in the 1950s to raise a family, but decades later, she returned to the stage — in a very big way. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 20, 2021
Hollywood’s First Stunt Sequence
438
In 1922, former real estate agent and “Human Spider” Bill Strother pulled off a top-secret movie stunt so dangerous that onlookers passed out while watching it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 19, 2021
Strongest Pastor Alive
408
Reverend and strongman Kevin Fast, who’s broken over 30 Guinness World Records, pulled a jet plane over 28 feet to set a new, adrenaline-fueled record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 16, 2021
The Great One
421
Wayne Gretzky didn’t just break NHL scoring records, he shattered them! Even if you took away all of his 894 goals and just counted his 1,963 assists, he would still have more points than any other player in NHL history. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 15, 2021
Longest Time Planking
442
In 2020, George Hood set out to take back his planking record. With bleeding elbows and abs of steel, he planked for hours, raising thousands of dollars for a gym that supports mental and physical health. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 14, 2021
Teenager Outrides Paul Revere
431
With a city under attack and an urgent need for militiamen, there was only one person who could ride out to rally them: 16-year-old Sybil Ludington.   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 13, 2021
Boy Genius’s IQ Higher Than Einstein’s
446
Michael Kearney was a child prodigy who became the youngest person ever to graduate college. Where does a kid go from there?! The answer will surprise you…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 12, 2021
The Human Cannonball
436
Dave “The Bullet” Smith Jr. breaks his father’s distance record, and then his own distance record, after blasting out of a 35-foot-long cannon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 09, 2021
A-Rod’s Grand Slam Legacy
425
The tail end of his career was mired with injuries and a year-long suspension, but at 40 years old, Alex Rodriguez became the MLB all-time leader in grand slams.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 08, 2021
The “Grease-Smeared Venus”
434
Gertrude Ederle was the first woman to swim the English Channel. Helping her do it? A specialized swimsuit and snacks of fried chicken. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 07, 2021
First Woman Elected President In The World
404
One of the last places on Earth to be settled by humans was the first place on Earth to democratically elect a female president. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 06, 2021
Knocking Out A Boxing Champ... One-Handed
428
21-year-old Alberto “Baby” Arizmendi broke his wrist in the second round of a match but still managed to finish the 10-round bout... and win! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 05, 2021
Hit By A Truck, Gets Back On The Bike
428
Two-time Olympic gold medal winner James Cracknell biked across the Yukon in the dead of winter after suffering a traumatic and debilitating brain injury just six months earlier. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 02, 2021
March Madness Buzzer Beater
405
Lorenzo Charles’ slam dunk as time expired gave North Carolina State the national championship and completed their Cinderella run through the NCAA tournament. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Apr 01, 2021
An American In The Paris Ballet
433
Maria Tallchief was the first prima ballerina in America and helped turn the famously Parisian art of ballet into a mainstay of American culture. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 31, 2021
The 2010 Best Picture Oscars Race
408
“The Hurt Locker” earned Kathryn Bigelow two historic wins, while up against some of Hollywood’s fiercest competition. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 30, 2021
Turning Boxing Knowledge Into $64,000
442
To win a life-changing sum of money, Dr. Joyce Brothers transformed herself into a boxing expert.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 29, 2021
Surviving An Unthinkable Crash
429
23-year-old Angela Hernandez tumbled down a 250-foot cliff in her Jeep in 2018. When she woke up, she was entirely alone, and there was nobody around to help her. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 26, 2021
Simone Biles Vaults Into History
443
Already a legend, Simone Biles adds two more signature moves to her existing two, on her way to becoming the greatest American gymnast of all time. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 25, 2021
More Than 80 Years Of Betty White
427
We fell in love with her characters, then we fell in love with her! Betty White has delighted TV viewers with her talents and charm since 1939 in a remarkable, record-breaking career.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 24, 2021
Foiling A Lincoln Assassination Attempt
437
Pinkerton detective Kate Warne goes undercover to find possible plots to destroy a railroad and instead discovers and thwarts a plan to assassinate President-elect Abraham Lincoln. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 23, 2021
Setting Sail On A Garbage Mission
419
Mary T. Crowley is a present-day oceanic hero, having spent over 40 years — and on one excursion, over six straight weeks — cleaning tons of plastic waste from open waters. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 22, 2021
Flooring MMA Opponents In 14 Seconds Flat
440
“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey tamed Cat “Alpha” Zingano in only fourteen seconds to successfully defend her UFC Bantamweight Title. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 19, 2021
Zero To Hero In One Icy Year
438
Kristi Yamaguchi landed a triple Lutz to win Olympic gold in 1992, transforming from career underdog to one of the most scintillating figure skaters to ever grace the ice. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 18, 2021
Pacifist Mom Becomes Wartime Spy
424
After British soldiers commandeered her parlor during the Revolutionary War, Lydia Darragh eavesdropped on their plan to ambush her son’s encampment — and risked her life to stop them. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 17, 2021
The Fastest, Most Fearless Woman In The World
439
Stuntwoman Kitty O’ Neil became the fastest woman in the world after piloting a wheeled supersonic jet at over 500 miles per hour. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 16, 2021
Undercover Botanist Circles The Globe
425
Jeanne Baret’s passion for plants knew no bounds. To study them, she defied the French Navy, disguised herself as a man, and circumnavigated the globe. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 15, 2021
Dying A Thousand Deaths
410
Anna May Wong has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and over sixty film credits to her name. But to become the first Asian-American TV star, she’d have to quit Hollywood…   Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 12, 2021
First WNBA MVP
429
Despite losing a beloved friend and teammate, Cynthia Cooper-Dyke led the Houston Comets to four consecutive WNBA titles, taking home the Finals MVP Award each time.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 11, 2021
Winning Silver, But Treated Like Gold
434
At 20 years old, badminton star P.V. Sindhu became the first Indian woman to win silver in the Olympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 10, 2021
Only Woman Honored As A Civil War Veteran
411
Unboundless bravery and a talent for disguises helped Sarah Edmonds become a war hero who served as a nurse, soldier, courier, and spy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 09, 2021
Sacagawea Makes The Save
426
16-year-old Sacagawea was indispensable to the Lewis and Clark expedition, once single-handedly saving priceless records that could’ve been lost forever.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 08, 2021
#1 Woman In Competitive Eating
428
She conquered “Phozilla,” then gobbled her way to the top of competitive eating. Miko Sudo is now the #1 female competitive eater, and #5 in the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 05, 2021
First Female Player In NCAA Football
423
Already a star soccer player, Ashley Martin transferred her kicking skills from the soccer field to the gridiron to become the NCAA’s first female football player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 04, 2021
Desegregating Tennis With 11 Grand Slams
419
Althea Gibson broke the color barrier in professional tennis as the first Black player to compete in a Grand Slam Tournament… and the first to win one as well. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 03, 2021
A First For The Seven Summits
406
After starting Japan’s first women-only climbing club, Junko Tabei became the first woman to climb Mt. Everest and complete the Seven Summits.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 02, 2021
Turning Millions Of Girls Into Scouts
433
Widowed and aimless, Juliette Gordon Low decided to use her wealth to help girls learn life skills… and created Girl Scout troops all over the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Mar 01, 2021
First Female President Of Malawi
397
Once an entrepreneur and activist, Joyce Banda’s greatest effort would come as President of Malawi — rejuvenating its crippled economy and improving human rights. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 26, 2021
Three World Cups In Three Decades
436
While many talented soccer players have won a World Cup, Pelé netted an unprecedented three — more than any other player, ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 25, 2021
From Poverty To Giving Away Cars
445
Oprah took a job no one wanted and transformed it into a media empire. Now, she’s an icon and a billionaire — but her path was far from easy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 24, 2021
300 Ways To Use A Peanut
429
George Washington Carver discovered the key to restoring Alabama’s cotton supply and reviving an entire industry. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 23, 2021
NASA’s Unsung Hero
471
Katherine Johnson’s meticulous math skills helped the first American into space, the first American orbit the Earth, and the crew of Apollo 11 reach the moon. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 22, 2021
A Kick So Hard It Ruptures Livers
412
While most fighters rely on precision punching and submission holds, Bas Rutten developed his own special move… and it’s a kicker.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 19, 2021
Youngest Woman To Win Olympic Snowboarding Gold
422
After years of setting snowboarding records, Chloe Kim dominated the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 18, 2021
Battling ALS To Uncover Secrets Of The Universe
451
Stephen Hawking worked hard to prove two things: that the Big Bang Theory is plausible and that living with ALS is possible. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 17, 2021
Making Martial Arts Mainstream
431
Bruce Lee’s legendary fighting sequences kicked off an obsession with martial arts in America in the ‘70s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 16, 2021
Freediving In The Himalayas
430
One icy lake… Two Croatian freedivers… New world records set at over 15,000 feet above sea level. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 15, 2021
World’s Longest Marriage
429
Many couples feel like they’ve been married forever… But Herbert and Zelmyra Fisher actually got pretty close in a union that spanned more than eight decades. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 12, 2021
Breaking Bans & Barriers To Run Boston
428
In 1966, women weren’t allowed to run marathons. So runner Bobbi Gibb did what she had to do to run the race anyway. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 11, 2021
Hans’ Solo Trip Down Everest
424
Hans Kammerlander would have been happy to set just one record on Mt. Everest in 1996. But there was more in store for the skier…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 10, 2021
World’s First Female Filmmaker
430
Roll the credits! Alice Guy-Blaché is finally getting her due as a pioneering filmmaker who pushed the boundaries of the medium in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 09, 2021
The Pen Is Even Mightier In Space
412
The 1969 moon landing was completely unprecedented… and almost a complete disaster. What saved the day? A felt-tipped pen. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 08, 2021
World’s Oldest Gymnast
416
How many great-grandmothers do you know who are also competitive gymnasts? Meet Johanna Quaas, who kept competing well into her 90s. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 05, 2021
Miami’s Momentous Season
423
In 1972, the Miami Dolphins were still a fairly new franchise. But that season, they proved they had the chops to beat the NFL’s best — and make history while they were at it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 04, 2021
Feuding Physicists Win Nobel Prize
408
The invention of the transistor helped three physicists clinch a Nobel Prize — but not even sharing the illustrious award could mend their broken bond.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 03, 2021
Breaking Sabbath To Save Soldiers
416
Desmond Doss was a pacifist and a medic who was mocked for his beliefs before saving 75 soldiers during one of the bloodiest battles of WWII.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 02, 2021
First Unassisted English Channel Swim
430
27-year-old Captain Matthew Webb made himself a household name after swimming nearly 40 miles unassisted across the jellyfish-filled English Channel. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Feb 01, 2021
A Lifetime Of Royalties In One Day
412
While most songwriters dream of writing even just one hit single, country music legend Dolly Parton wrote two utterly iconic songs… in one day. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 29, 2021
Halftime Becomes Prime Time
408
Needing a big spectacle to draw viewers and land a lucrative TV contract, the NFL tapped Motown legend Diana Ross to sing the national anthem at the biggest game of the year. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 28, 2021
A Diamond In The Rough
419
Shea Diamond wrote her first song while serving a 10-year prison sentence. Now, the singer-songwriter has gone from behind bars to behind the mic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 27, 2021
Christmas Hits A High Note
433
Would you rather have a #1 hit song in four different decades, or the most popular Christmas song of all time? Thankfully, Mariah Carey doesn’t have to choose. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 26, 2021
Rihanna’s Riches
431
Robyn Fenty wasn’t a household name in 2003 when she auditioned for an American music producer in Barbados. Now, she’s the wealthiest female musician in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 25, 2021
142 Days Buried Alive
415
What would you do to keep a family legacy alive? Geoff Smith spent over four months living underground after his mom’s record was broken by an American. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 22, 2021
The Magic Of A Comeback
422
With a terminal and highly stigmatized diagnosis, Magic Johnson rallied to play in the 1992 NBA All-Star Game… and was named Most Valuable Player. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 21, 2021
Surviving Back-To-Back Avalanches
420
Ken Jones’s solo hike in Romania became a fight for survival when he was engulfed by twin avalanches and forced to crawl for days to find help. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 20, 2021
First Female Fortune 500 CEO
434
When Katharine Graham was installed as head of a small D.C. newspaper, she turned it into a historic institution, publishing risky journalism that changed the course of American politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 19, 2021
Battle Of The Brians
415
It was Brian vs. Brian at the 1988 Calgary Olympics, where only one could be crowned the best male figure skating champion in the world.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 18, 2021
World’s Tallest Bridge Saves A Village
419
A French engineer and a British architect teamed up in 1993 to design and build the Millau Viaduct — a record-breaking bridge that spans a gorge. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 15, 2021
Pitching A No-Hitter, One-Handed
431
Yankees pitcher Jim Abbott — who was born without a right hand — pitched a no-hitter in a 1993 game against the Cleveland Indians.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 14, 2021
110 Rounds In The Ring
410
In 1893, boxing matches didn’t end until someone was knocked out — explaining how Andy Bowen and Jack Burke once boxed for over seven hours. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 13, 2021
The Ultimate Trust Fall
438
In a breath-taking stunt, daredevil Travis Pastrana put his life in the hands of three near-strangers when he went skydiving without a parachute.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 12, 2021
Mother Of Modern Physics
424
Marie Curie’s discoveries saved millions of lives — at the expense of her own.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 11, 2021
Tightroping Between The Twin Towers
427
Years of studying, months of planning, and a nighttime break-in were all precursors to a 1974 stunt in New York City — but this was no heist. It was a high-wire act by Philippe Petit. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 08, 2021
Thwarting Hitler’s Olympic Agenda
451
Jesse Owens became the most decorated Olympian at the 1936 Berlin Games, despite Hitler’s best efforts to see Aryan athletes triumph.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 07, 2021
Stalling The #Strawpocalypse
424
Benjamin Von Wong used 168,000 recycled drinking straws to create a towering art installation. The record-breaking structure was dubbed “The Parting of the Plastic Sea.”  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 06, 2021
The Queen Of Chess
426
A childhood experiment helped turn Judit Polgár into a chess prodigy, but not everyone was willing to recognize her chops — until she bested her idol in a 2002 tournament.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 05, 2021
Ending Apartheid
430
A political prisoner in South Africa for 27 years, Nelson Mandela was unjustly regarded as an enemy of his country before he helped radically transform it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 04, 2021
A Gust Of Innovation
417
At first, all 14-year-old William Kamkwamba wanted to do was power a lamp so he could read at night. But the young Malawian inventor’s ambitions soon grew far bigger…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Jan 01, 2021
Miracle On Ice
450
The 1980 Winter Olympics match-up between the U.S. and Soviet Union hockey teams pit young amateurs against reigning champions. But U.S. coach Herb Brooks had a few tricks up his sleeve…  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 31, 2020
First African Woman To Win A Nobel Prize
434
Kenya’s first female professor, Wangari Maathai, went up against a dictator to protect green space in Nairobi. The movement she started has gone on to plant over 51 million trees.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 30, 2020
Propelling Into Peril
431
When three hikers found themselves stranded on the tenth highest mountain in the world, Daniel Aufdenblatten and Richard Lehner risked their own lives to pull off a daring rescue. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 29, 2020
Doubles Or Nothing: 100+ Mile Running
431
Breast cancer survivor Nicky Spinks has run hundreds of miles through the wilderness, breaking records as she conquered steep, muddy, mountainous routes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 28, 2020
The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 3)
2502
For decades, family members and sleuths have tried to determine what really happened the night of the fire. As of yet, they have been unsuccessful. But the clues remain, the questions linger, and the case unofficially stays open…  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history’s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 2)
2543
In the aftermath of the fire, a startling number of tips, twists, and witnesses came forward regarding the fate of the Sodder children. Their father, George, followed the clues for decades, driven by a suspicion of the “official” story and a belief that the blaze was no accident. This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history’s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
The Sodder Family Tragedy: 75 Years Later (Pt. 1)
2293
Early Christmas day in 1945, Jennie Sodder woke up to her house on fire. The blaze consumed her home, and five of her young children. Or did it? Strange events, prescient remarks, and a lack of human remains hinted at more nefarious — though no less tragic — outcomes.  This episode is presented by Unexplained Mysteries, a Spotify Original from Parcast. For more of history’s greatest puzzles, follow Unexplained Mysteries free on Spotify, or wherever you listen to podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 21, 2020
Single-Handedly Reforesting India
400
To save his island home from flood-driven erosion, Jadav Payeng began planting trees. Decades later, there’s over a thousand acres of forest. And he’s still planting. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 18, 2020
“The Greatest” Earns His Nickname
420
In a much-anticipated 1964 match, he floated like a butterfly… stung like a bee… and defeated the champion boxer that everyone had favored to win. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 17, 2020
A Solo Row Across The Atlantic
456
Kiko Matthews spent nearly two months rowing over 3,000 miles in the Atlantic Ocean to raise money for the hospital that twice saved her life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 16, 2020
A Hero And A Heart In Need
431
After a bar fight in 1893, James Cornish was rushed to Chicago’s first interracial hospital, helmed by Dr. Daniel Hale Williams, for a pioneering open-heart surgery.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 15, 2020
A Revolutionary 1080
414
12-year-old Tom Schaar trained on one of the only Mega Ramps in existence to become the first person ever to land a 1080 on a skateboard. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 14, 2020
The Sign Of A Breakthrough
420
By 1887, the Kellers had run out of ideas on how to educate their 6-year-old daughter, Helen. Enter 21-year-old Anne Sullivan, whose unusual methods would revolutionize the way deaf and blind children around the world would be taught. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 11, 2020
A Champion Gets Back On The Horse
441
With a dire cancer prognosis and an unfulfilled dream, professional jockey Bob Champion resolved to win the Grand National race with his horse, Aldaniti.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 10, 2020
First Sub-4 Minute Mile
473
They said it couldn’t be done. That it was physically impossible for a human body. But in 1954, Roger Bannister proved everyone wrong by running a mile in under 4 minutes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 09, 2020
Reaching Earth’s Highs And Lows
448
Vanessa O’Brien is the first and only woman to have reached our planet’s highest peak and lowest depth.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 08, 2020
Extreme Makeover: Skin Edition
482
Former art student Cindy Jackson holds the record for most cosmetic procedures, while performance artist Lucky Diamond Rich boasts layers of tattoos in the most unlikely places. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 07, 2020
Reporting In The Line Of Fire
467
Dickey Chapelle became one of the first woman war correspondents during WWII, sneaking onto the front lines and putting her life on the line to cover stories. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 04, 2020
First Woman To Race Indy 500 & Daytona 500
446
Racing pioneer Janet Guthrie made motor sports history after qualifying to compete in both the Daytona 500 and the Indy 500. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 03, 2020
Daredevil Death Jump
420
In 1999, Robbie Knievel launched his motorcycle straight over the edge of the Grand Canyon in a stunt not even his father, the famed Evel Knievel, had ever attempted.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 02, 2020
A Sister, A Secret & A Record-Breaking Slam
462
Serena Williams faced her stiffest competition at the 2017 Australian Open in Melbourne. But we don’t call her the GOAT for nothing. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Dec 01, 2020
Swimming 110 Miles Through Shark-Infested Waters
453
Diana Nyad was 26 when she dreamed up a long-distance swim from Cuba to Florida. Several decades and multiple attempts later, she did it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 30, 2020
You Snooze, You Lose
385
No sleep tonight! 17-year-old Randy Gardner stayed awake for days on end, in what started as an experiment to see if sleep deprivation could induce paranormal abilities. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 27, 2020
Jumping Into The Record Book
423
Bob Beamon shot into the air for an epic, world record-breaking long jump at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 26, 2020
Walking In Space, Crashing In Siberia
422
Cosmonaut Alexei Leonov became the first person to ever walk through outer space. But his inaugural spacewalk nearly ended in disaster… twice.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 25, 2020
Trapped 22 Feet Below
436
They say it takes a village to raise a child. How about rescuing one? In 1987, hundreds of people came together to save a toddler trapped in a well.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 24, 2020
Lost Then Found: Solving A Titanic Mystery
410
A secret Navy-funded mission gave one oceanographer the opportunity to find the Titanic’s final resting place, over seventy years after a tragic maritime disaster sank the steamship. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 23, 2020
Bond Springs Into “Action!”
410
The opening scene of the ‘95 Bond film “GoldenEye” showcases a record-setting bungee jump performed by stuntman Wayne Michaels. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 20, 2020
In A Class Of His Own
424
Manny Pacquiao has won more world titles in more weight classes than any other boxer in history.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 19, 2020
“Jumping” Jack Dives In
423
You’re 69 years old, planning your next birthday celebration. How about a swim in the ocean — handcuffed, shackled, and pulling rowboats filled with people?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 18, 2020
A Throwdown In King’s Court
387
Pigs, lollipops, and very high stakes: When tennis players Billie Jean King and Bobby Riggs faced off in a so-called “battle of the sexes,” they spared no effort — in skill or in spectacle.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 17, 2020
Ada’s Trial Of Survival
415
When a celebrity Arctic explorer assembles an inexperienced team to claim Wrangel Island for the British Empire, Ada Blackjack signs on as the party’s seamstress... Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 16, 2020
Barreling Down Niagara Falls
438
Annie Edson Tyler’s 1901 tumble down Horseshoe Falls was actually a get-rich-quick scheme.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 13, 2020
Throws Like A Girl… Strikes Out Legends
434
17-year-old Jackie Mitchell went up against the greats, and pitched strikes that left Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig slouching back to the dugout.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 12, 2020
Babe Breaks Through
410
Babe Didrikson Zaharias was a Renaissance woman of sports, proving to 1930s America that anyone can be an all-around phenomenal athlete.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 11, 2020
Death Threats To Peace Prize
430
An assassination attempt on Malala Yousafzai’s life only served to further amplify the young leader’s verve for education advocacy. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 10, 2020
Thor’s Voyage Across The Pacific
426
In 1947, anthropologist Thor Heyerdahl set out to prove a point, and crossed over 4,000 miles of open ocean to do it. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 09, 2020
The French Spiderman
418
In 2011, Alain Robert scaled a soaring skyscraper in Dubai. At 2,717 feet high, it’s the tallest structure in the world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 06, 2020
Surfing The World’s Biggest Wave
423
A voice in a dream helped Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa make the comeback of a lifetime. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 05, 2020
Saved By An Undersea Air Bubble
414
When a tugboat capsized off the coast of Nigeria, a team of divers was sent in after nearly 3 days to recover bodies. But one man had survived. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 04, 2020
High-Diving Into A Killer Whale Tank
431
Climbing hand over hand up a thin metal tower, Dana Kunze scaled the equivalent of 16 stories before plummeting straight down — for a record-breaking 172-foot dive.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 03, 2020
Picking Up Where Her Hero Left Off
409
Burning wires, faulty brakes, armed soldiers… Geraldine Mock’s 1964 solo flight around the world wasn’t the smoothest. But every bit of turbulence was worth it to pay homage to her hero, Amelia Earhart. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Nov 02, 2020
Defying Death In The “Upside Down”
438
It was the Great Houdini’s last act before his untimely death — a trick so dangerous and inventive, he found a way to patent it and keep its secrets safe from copycats. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 30, 2020
Where There’s A Wilt, There’s A Way
412
A 1962 NBA game between the Philadelphia Warriors and the New York Knicks set the stage for Wilt Chamberlain’s legendary scoring record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 29, 2020
Cape Town To Cairo: Traversing A Continent
423
Monsoon rains, jail time, malaria… Explorer Mario Rigby experienced all of it and more as he walked and kayaked through Africa, traveling over 7,500 miles south to north. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 28, 2020
Major League Eating
434
In 2020, champion eater Joey Chestnut broke his own world record for most hot dogs consumed in 10 minutes. #AmericanHero?  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 27, 2020
Getting Air In A Wheelchair
413
Think backflips are hard? Try doing a double… in a wheelchair. That’s exactly what Aaron Fotheringham did in 2010, just a few years after inventing a new brand of daring athletics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 26, 2020
Miss Unsinkable
418
Violet Jessop survived shipwreck, after shipwreck, after shipwreck — all in the span of 5 years. After each disaster, the ocean liner stewardess went right back to work. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 23, 2020
Getting His Grip On El Capitan
436
Leaving his climbing ropes behind, Alex Honnold scaled the 3000-foot El Capitan in Yosemite National Park in 2017. His free solo feat took a grueling 3 hours and 56 minutes.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 22, 2020
Trekking The Appalachian Trail At 67
432
“Grandma” Emma Gatewood spent nearly 150 days hiking the Appalachian Trail in 1955, becoming the first woman to hike the entire trail solo.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 21, 2020
No Shoes, Can’t Lose
410
For a 26.2 mile race over thousand-year-old cobblestones, Ethiopian marathon runner Abebe Bikila opted to run barefoot… then set a world record.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 20, 2020
On A Scale Of One To Ten
429
A scoreboard snafu left the crowd outraged — then thrilled — after Romanian gymnast Nadia Comăneci’s routine in the 1976 Olympics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 19, 2020
Tightroping Across Niagara Falls
413
June 2012: Nik Wallenda stares out over thousands of feet of metal cable stretched across Niagara Falls. But he’s not afraid. Performing daring stunts is in his blood.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 16, 2020
Overcoming Polio To Win Olympic Gold
417
After doctors told her she'd never walk again, Wilma Rudolph did the unthinkable... and became a record-breaking Olympian with the nickname of "Fastest Woman in the World." Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 15, 2020
Surviving 438 Days At Sea
413
A day of deep-sea fishing turned dangerous when a storm knocked two fishermen way out into the Pacific. As 2013 turned to 2014, many gave the men up for dead — but Jose Salvador Alvarenga survived.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 14, 2020
A Barefoot Arctic Marathon
406
Wim Hof, aka “The Iceman,” can endure subzero temps like no other. Who else can say they’ve run a half marathon in the Arctic Circle barefoot, wearing nothing but shorts? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 13, 2020
Pitching History
395
Mo’Ne Davis electrified the baseball world during the 2014 Little League World Series with her talent on the pitching mound. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 12, 2020
Legendary Icelandic Strongman
441
Before he played The Mountain in HBO’s Game of Thrones series, Hafthor Bjornsson beat a 1,000-year-old Viking record. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 09, 2020
Phelps’ Extraordinary Comeback
434
Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympic Athlete ever, but his career hit rough waters after a 2014 DUI arrest. He had one more chance to prove himself: Rio 2016.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 08, 2020
Carving Through A Mountain
395
Dashrath Manjhi hammered and chiselled his way through a mountain for two decades to make medical care more accessible for his village. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 07, 2020
Skateboarding Prodigy
412
In 2012, Jagger Eaton became the youngest person ever invited to compete in the X Games. You can bet he skated right through it.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 06, 2020
The Hero Swim Champ
390
After a streetcar crashed into a lake, champion finswimmer Shavarsh Karapetyan dove into the polluted water to rescue its passengers. He saved dozens of lives… but the story was covered up for years.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 05, 2020
The Suleman Octuplets
391
Dubbed the “Octomom,” Nadya Suleman is the eighth woman in known history to birth octuplets. Her kids are the only known surviving set of octuplets, ever. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 02, 2020
Born To Run
418
Dean Karnazes is not your typical ultramarathoner. He can run for literal days, fueled by massive amounts of junk food consumed on the go.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Oct 01, 2020
Ditching Middle School For Mt. Everest
405
Now this is peak performance: Jordan Romero is the youngest person to summit the tallest mountain in the world… And he didn’t stop there. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 30, 2020
Mr. Versatility
460
He’s the first person to ever hold 100 World Records at once. Ashrita Furman broke so many records, he invented new games just so he could set new records.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 29, 2020
Miracle On The Hudson
391
Brace for impact… With the plane’s engines failing and 155 lives on the line, veteran pilot Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger III had seconds to decide his next course of action. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 28, 2020
First Self-Made American Millionairess
448
Sarah Breedlove’s job prospects were slim, so she started her own business—and in 1919, the daughter of two formerly enslaved people became a self-made millionaire. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 25, 2020
World’s Deepest Freedive
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Hold your breath: In 2016, William Trubridge broke the world record for freediving, which he had set himself back in 2011.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 24, 2020
Unprecedented Journey To The North Pole
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Barbara Hillary was the first African American woman to reach both poles... which she did in her 70s, after surviving lung cancer. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 23, 2020
“Little Sure Shot”: The Best In The West
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Annie Oakley was an extraordinary markswoman, and the star of Buffalo Bill’s Wild West Show. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 22, 2020
Setting Records In Space
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Peggy Whitson has spent more time in space than any other NASA astronaut… And that’s not the only space record she holds. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 21, 2020
Hysterical Strength
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In 2006, a dire circumstance unlocked superhuman strength in Tom Boyle. Nine years later, a similar scenario helped 19-year-old Charlotte Heffelmire save a life. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 18, 2020
King Of Savage Mountain
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In 2018, Andrzej Bargiel’s climb up the world’s second highest mountain took three days. But it was his eight-hour ski descent that set a record.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 17, 2020
Crash Landing
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Juliane Koepcke’s incredible feat is two-in-one: In 1971, she fell two miles out of a plane and lived. Her next challenge? Surviving the rainforest she landed in. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 16, 2020
Race Around The World
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Nellie Bly’s record-breaking trip around the world made her an international sensation. But did you know her 1889 journey was inspired by a sci-fi novel? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 15, 2020
A Leap Of Faith
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“Fearless” Felix Baumgartner skydived from the edge of space in 2012, breaking the sound barrier using only his body.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Sep 14, 2020
Introducing Incredible Feats!
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Humanity’s most daring achievements are coming together in the new Spotify Original from Parcast! Every weekday, Incredible Feats introduces you to a new story of jaw-dropping physical strength, mental focus, and bizarre behavior. Join comedian Dan Cummins as he profiles the people who turned the impossible into the incredible, breaking records and making history along the way.  Incredible Feats premieres September 14th, with new episodes every weekday, Monday through Friday. Listen to Incredible Feats free on Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts!  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
Aug 28, 2020