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Mobituaries with Mo Rocca
Mo Rocca has always loved obituaries. In season 1 of Mobituaries he introduces listeners to the people who have long intrigued him—from the 20th century’s greatest entertainer … to the Civil Rights pioneer who is completely forgotten … to sitcom characters gone all too soon. Even if you know the names, you’ve never understood why they matter…until now. And if you enjoy these episodes, look for more stories of great lives worth reliving when Mobituaries returns for season 2 in fall 2019.
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Ratings & Reviews
4.8 stars from 16,810 ratings
Guiltless perfection!!
Mo’s podcast is a comforting cradle of light-heartedly presented education that doesn’t compromise on quality content so you don’t have to feel guilty about “mindless entertainment.” Was it something you ever thought you’d wanna know about? No. Did Mo make it fascinating and are you SO glad you...Read full review »
GottaLoveIIt,Yo! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/08/20
Mi has such a relaxing voice to listen to, and he covers topics that aren’t talked about as much as they should be.
Aliciaisawesome!!! via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/07/20
Woody Strode
I'd like to suggest a worthy candidate to your wonderful show. Woody Strode(1915- 1995): the African- American athlete/ wrassler- turned actor whose life complements that of both Anna May Wong & Duane"The Rock"Johnson. He co- wrote his 1990 autobiography: Goal Dust. Caught your...Read full review »
K- town via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 04/06/20
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