Food, Hope & Resilience During and After the Holocaust
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6M ago
This week Jenni and Jonny talk about June Hersh's new title, Food, Hope & Resilience.  This book features a collection of stories from Holocaust survivors and recipes that helped those survivors remember their life before World War II during their postwar lives.  You can find the book online  at arcadiapublishing.com. A portion of the proceeds from sales of the book will benefit organisations committed to Holocaust education.  ..read more
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The Real Story of the Best Little Whore House in Texas Part 2
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6M ago
If you thought part one was crazy wait until you listen to part 2. Undercover newsmen, angry prostitutes, armed cowboys, angry sheriffs, a sketchy media personality and hypocritical politicians make up this week's episode.    Again this episode is rated "E" for explicit.  ..read more
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The Real Story of the Best Little Whorehouse in Texas
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6M ago
If you get offended easily or get the "vapors" this one is not for you. If you're wearing pearls you may clutch them while listening. It's our first explicit podcast and a two parter!    Inside the Texas Chicken Ranch gives a detailed history of the world famous brothel. Jenni and Jonny talk about the book and author. We also tell some of the history of the ranch's rise and fall.  ..read more
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Wizard Clip
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7M ago
Jenni and Jonny discuss the events surrounding America's first reported poltergeist, The Wizard Clip.    Wizard Clip had a need, a compulsion to cut clothes in a crescent shape, cut trousers, give a flock of ducks a brutal ending, and demand prayers. Was this a real phenomenon or something else? How was this story used to keep old world beliefs alive during the age of the enlightenment? Find out on this episode of Author Conversations.  ..read more
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The Hoyt-Wallis Murder (It’s a weird one)
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7M ago
Step-siblings getting married. A lonely wife on the farm. A love triangle or quadrangle and of course murder! We have a lot to unpack in this one.  ..read more
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Author Conversations is back!
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7M ago
Author Conversations is back and Jonny has a cohost, Jenni ..read more
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George Wallace in Wisconsin
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1y ago
Alabama governor George Wallace ran for president four times between 1964 and 1976. In the Badger State, his campaigns fueled a debate over constitutional principles and values. Wallace weaponized states’ rights, arguing that the federal government should stay out of school segregation, promote law and order, restrict forced busing and reduce burdensome taxation. White working-class Wisconsinites armed themselves with Wallace’s rhetoric, pushing back on changes that threatened the status quo. Civil rights activists and the Black community in Wisconsin armed themselves with a different constitu ..read more
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Montpelier Transformed
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1y ago
In 2000, the newly created Montpelier Foundation took over management of the historic home of James Madison with a seemingly insurmountable task before it. The house was no longer recognizable as the home of the Madisons, and most other structures were in poor condition. Within ten years, the foundation overcame numerous hurdles to restore the house and turn Montpelier into a monument to the Father of the Constitution. Over the next decade, the site also became a monument to Montpelier’s enslaved. The buildings in their community next to the Madisons’ home were reconstructed, and award-winning ..read more
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Gettysburg’s Lost Love Story
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1y ago
Union general John Reynolds was one of the most beloved and respected military leaders of the Civil War, yet beyond the battlefield, the captivating true story of his secret romance with Catherine “Kate” Mary Hewitt remains etched into his legacy. Clandestinely engaged before John marched off to war, the couple’s love remained a secret. Kate made a poignant “last promise,” a commitment to enter into a religious life if her beloved were to be killed. Tragically, Reynolds lost his life leading troops into action during the opening phases of the Battle of Gettysburg. Within days Kate was embraced ..read more
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Haunted Shenandoah Valley
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1y ago
The abolitionist John Brown still roams the West Virginia panhandle—and beyond. In Lexington, a statue sheds real tears, mourning Virginians killed in battle. Decades of abuse at a sanatorium unleashed malevolent entities in Staunton. Spirits of Native Americans, Civil War soldiers and children frequent natural springs in Frederick County and caves near Strasburg. Ghosts stay free of charge at the nation’s oldest inn in Middletown, and at the Natural Bridge Hotel, phantom children play in the halls. Visitors from beyond the grave enjoy live performances at several theaters in the region, while ..read more
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