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American Shadows
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.
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4.5 stars from 2,276 ratings
Narration is awful
The information would be interesting if it wasn’t read in a feigned NPR-like, holier-than-Thou tone. Aaron Mahnke’s other podcasts are well-produced and presented, for the most part. I find myself having to stop halfway through these episodes because I can’t stand the pretension. It’s not...Read full review »
AWAM86 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/14/23
Sound quality has gone down considerably. “ Stranger Than Fiction” fluctuations make it impossible to listen to. It’s too bad that the narrator is a disgrace to feminism. The content is excellent but the cutesy wootsie voice is far too grating to listen to. Could you possibly hire a professional?
Loganfool via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/11/23
So interesting
One of my favorite podcasts! The stories are so interesting. I love how they are woven together.
xtina621 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 02/23/23
Recent Episodes
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Published 03/23/23
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Published 03/15/23
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Published 03/09/23
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