Episodes
In Texas, Friday night lights herald the local high school football games and that's when life really begins in small town Texas. In West Texas, there are other lights- much more mysterious lights, which have been spotted in the mountains outside of Marfa, Texas, for over 100 years. These are called The Marfa Lights, and they are the subject of lots of stories and urban legends. This is the story of the Marfa Lights. NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)-...
Published 05/22/22
On October 3, 1759, a company of nearly 120 men under the command of Major Robert Rogers attacked an Indian Village on the St. Francis River between Montreal and Quebec, killing most of the occupants and looting and burning the Jesuit Mission that supported the town. The loot taken from the church included gold candlesticks, coins, a gold calf, and a ten pound silver statuette of the Madonna holding the baby Jesus. This was done during the French-Indian War, and as the raiding party escaped...
Published 05/15/22
There are ten generations which have been given names, and these date back to births starting in 1890. The naming of generations is a sort of haphazard process, and is usually , but not always, predicated upon a book title such as 'The Greatest Generation' or 'Generation X'. In this story we discuss all the named generations, how they got their names, why and to whom they are important, and the characteristics common to those born into those generations. You should find it interesting as to...
Published 05/08/22
"How Mother's Day Came To Be" tells the story of Anna Jarvis and her long campaign to make Mother's Day a national holiday. This year (2018) its Sunday May 13.   NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)- https://open.spotify.com/show/0c2fc0cGwJBcPfyC8NWNTw 1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Player.fm: Follow Us https://player.fm/series/1001-stories-network 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories...
Published 05/07/22
Special Presentation from 1001 Radio Days- Knute Rockney, All American. Ever wonder where the expression "Win one for the Gipper" came from? It comes from the true story of Knute Rockney, who played for the University of Notre Dame, and almost single-handedly turned them into a football powerhouse during his playing years. After playing, he became a coach, bring all kinds of new innovations to the sport, including the forward pass. George Gipp was one of his star players, and when Gipp was...
Published 05/04/22
Our interview with Dave Beers, author of 'Reign of Injustice', continues as Michelle's lifestyle gets no discussion in trial, and the jury, it appears, has already convicted Cal Harris in the court of public opinion. They declare a guilty verdict. Before sentencing can be pronounced, a key witness steps up who places a young man confronting a crying Michelle at the end of her driveway early on the morning of Sept 12th. This should have blown up the prosecutions theory that Michelle reached...
Published 05/01/22
Featuring an exclusive author interview with David Beers, author of 'Reign of Injustice'. On Sept. 12 2001, Michele Harris, the wife of a well-to-do auto dealership owner in Upstate N.Y., went missing. She has never been found, and the mystery surrounding her disappearance remains. Four years after she went missing, her husband Cal Harris was arrested and charged with murder. With neither a body or a murder weapon, the verdict surprised many. New evidence emerged that shifted attention to...
Published 04/24/22
In part two the settlers inside of Bryan's Station are bracing for an attack that they know is coming. Not long after, Simon Girty gets his revenge at the battle of Blue Licks, the last battle of the American Revolution. In 1896 a monument is built, and in 2019 it is repaired to its original luster. ANDROID USERS- (NEW) 1001 Stories From The Old West (Spotify)- https://open.spotify.com/show/0c2fc0cGwJBcPfyC8NWNTw 1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Player.fm: Follow Us ...
Published 04/17/22
In 1782 the combined forces of the British Army, its Indian allies, and Canadian Rangers, totaling over 500 men, on orders to wipe out all the colonists east of the Alleghenies between Quebec and Kentucky, executed a series of attacks on colonial settlements in Kentuicky, committing mass murder, depredations, and kidnapping of the men, women, and children of two entire settlements, Ruddle's station and Martin's Station. Their next target was Bryan;'s Station. The heroism of the men, and...
Published 04/10/22
Most folks think of orbs as those round circles of light that sometimes appear on film and video and are often caused by particles of dust or lint reflecting the flash from the camera.. Beyond that there are serious photography experts who travel to graveyards and battlefields to get pictures of orbs- which they believe are balls of energy which contain spirits of the dead. And there are those who have witnessed orbs- luminescent balls of energy that sometimes haunt our rooms at night. These...
Published 04/03/22
Our stories today: 1), Larry the Lawn Chair Pilot- who actually followed his dream up past the clouds and into LAX airspace while sitting in a lawn chair powered by 43 helium balloons; 2) Miracle in Rio- A blind boy is struck by a bullet during a new year's celebration and wakes up in the hospital to some good news; 3) A Disaster Foretold;- some Titanic stories 4) Ritchie Ashburn's Human Target- its my favorite baseball story; 5. They'll Never Take Me Alive- the story of Elmer McCurdy's busy...
Published 03/27/22
In this story we follow the lives of three Japanese-American marines who joined the newly created 442nd division in France in 1943- leaving behind their families on the US west coast- families which had been forced to give up their possessions and move to internment camps due to a national panic caused by fear of a Japanese attack on the west coast. The legendary tenacity of the Japanese-American Regimental Combat Division throughout 7 campaigns in Italy and France made them the most...
Published 03/20/22
For years the legend of a missing Nazi train loaded with stolen treasure consisting of everything from gold bullion to the priceless Russian Amber Room have circulated in southwestern Poland. In August of 2015 two men, one Polish, and one German, both treasure hunters with advanced geo imaging equipment, approached the Polish authorities claiming that they had located a buried Nazi armored train 80 feet below the surface of the earth in a small town near the German border. The images, which...
Published 03/13/22
Two episodes here from our 2019 show The 1001 History Challenge, where we give you clues to a famous person or event and let you try to solve it before giving you the answer. Are you up for the challenge? This is a special release scheduled for mid-week. Our 1001 Heroes schedule will not be affected. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories & Tales at Google Podcasts...
Published 03/09/22
We discuss the legend behind 13 international hotspots known for supernatural activity and /or legends... Highgate Cemetery Vampire London, UK~ Lazaretta Nuovo (Vampire island) Italy~San Servolo Insane Asylum Italy~Niagara Falls NY (Maid of the Mist Legend), US~Rennes Le Chateau, France (Father Sauniere's Treasure Legend~Mandrac Swamp, St. Johns Parish, Louisiana Curse)~ The Baptist Church Ghost Exeter, Rhode island, US~Holy Sepulchre Church, London (John Smith's missing grave)~The Tower of...
Published 03/06/22
Legend Tripping- the process of seeking adventure by going to places known to be associated with paranormal events. In the episode we offer some background on legend tripping in America (wait for Part Two for the best international destinations), including Capt. McKerry's Vault on the Ohio River (Indiana)~Goatman's Grave in Missouri~Ong's Hat (ghosttown in NJ~Mountain Meadows Massacre Site (UT)~Winchester Mystery House (CA)~The Marshall House Hotel (Savannah GA)~Bloody Lane at Antietam...
Published 02/27/22
The amazing true story of two female pirates, Ann Bonny and Mary Read, who served as active, swashbuckling buccaneers for two weeks in 1720 under Captain Jack Rackam and were captured , tried and found guilty in Jamaica, where they pleaded "full bellies"- were spared the noose, but confined to jail. Their names were immortalized in the 1724 best seller "A General History of Pirates" and they have since become heroines in a number of video games and television series-becoming role models for...
Published 02/20/22
A story of the courageous individuals who fought for freedom during Nazi occupation in the Netherlands. In this story Six resistance fighters are featured in this story. Hannie Schaft- a college student from Haarlem who joined the resistance at age 20 and asked to be trained for assassinations. Two of her best friends were Jews and their struggle opened her eyes to German atrocities. She was sought after by the Nazis who knew her only as the "red haired girl". Truus and Freddie Oversteegan-...
Published 02/13/22
In 1952, a Pueblo, Colorado housewife named Virginia Tighe volunteered for a hypnosis session, unaware that she would be revealing the fully detailed life of an Irish woman named Bridget Kathleen (Bridey) Murphy (1798-1864),. It it was detailed-featuring a full view of Cork and Belfast in the early 1800's, and containing lots of details that couldn't have been found in any books, as well as unusual words, folk songs, social morays and customs, names of shops, streets. crops, schools, and much...
Published 02/06/22
In 1952, a Pueblo, Colorado housewife named Virginia Tighe volunteered for a hypnosis session, unaware that she would be revealing the fully detailed life of an Irish woman named Bridget Kathleen (Bridey) Murphy (1798-1864),. It it was detailed-featuring a full view of Cork and Belfast in the early 1800's, and containing lots of details that couldn't have been found in any books, as well as unusual words, folk songs, social morays and customs, names of shops, streets. crops, schools, and much...
Published 01/30/22
The 1900 Galveston Hurricane struck the island of Galveston, Texas on Saturday Sept. 8th, 1900 as a Cat 4 storm, causing15-25 foot storm surges and killing somewhere between 6,000 and 12,000 people. This is the story told by the storm survivors. ANDROID USERS- 1001 Stories from Roy's Diner on Player.fm: Follow Us https://player.fm/series/1001-stories-network 1001 Radio Days right here at Google Podcasts FREE: https://podcasts.google.com/search/1001%20radio%20days 1001 Classic Short Stories...
Published 01/23/22
In 1900 the port city of Galveston, Texas was the 3rd largest city in Texas, boasting a population of 38,000 people, and they were doing so well with business that they had earned the nickname "the Wall Street of the South". Located as they were on a 25 mile strip of sand with Galveston Bay to the north and The Gulf of Mexico to the south, and being mostly at sea level- they were a prime target for a big storm. Some had hit but scored little damage- and the leaders of the city became over...
Published 01/16/22
In June of 1863 two US Army wagons were secretly loaded with 26 50 pound gold bars in West Virginia and sent on a mission across Northern Pennsylvania with instructions to avoid rebel troops at all costs- the gold was needed at the Philadelphia Mint in order that Federal troops could be paid , But after a series of mishaps the wagons became lost in the mountains and according to one survivor, they were ambushed, and robbed killing all 8 men who had not left to get help. In 2018 the FBI...
Published 01/09/22
Part one of THE DYATLOV PASS INCIDENT: A COLD WAR TRAGEDY deals with one of the greatest unsolved wilderness mysteries known- the mysterious and violent deaths of 9 members of a Russian ski group in the Ural Mountain wilderness in February of 1959. In part one provide the background and explore the characters of the young men and women who died outside their tent in various stages of dress- lacking enough clothing to protect them in sub zero weather- all because they were forced by what looks...
Published 01/03/22