One of my all-time favorites
Host Nate DiMeo tells stories of little known historical events in United State’s history in a soothing tone of voice. DiMeo’s strength is providing vivid descriptions of the sights, sounds, and smells of an event, allowing the listener to experience events as they unfold rather than from hindsight. The production values are high and the sound design really accentuates the storytelling. It’s a short podcast, so if you don’t want to commit much time to listening to podcasts it’s a good place to start. Here are some of my favorite episodes: “Haunting” – The story of Washington Phillip’s mysterious gospel and blues music “Numbers” – This podcast dramatizes the first nationally televised Draft Lottery on December 1, 1969. “Oil, Water” – Whenever Cleveland is mentioned, one hears about the Cuyahoga River catching fire, but until listening to this podcast I was unaware that there were multiple fires over decades and the considerable damage that they caused. “Dreamland” – Coney Island’s great early 20th-century amusement park. “Victory” – The story of a an untalented baseball player taken on as a good luck charm by the 1911 New York Giants. “Harriet Quimby” – American aviator from the early days of flight. "Notes on an Imagined Plaque" - Nate Dimeo’s thoughts on what should be placed on a plaque on a Memphis statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest to mark the reasons why the statue exists "Junk Room" - An examination of the the National Statuary Hall in the US Capitol: who is there and why "Lost Locusts" - The sound design of this podcast really sells the panic and hopelessness of plagues of locusts in the 19th century plains, and a good explanation of why they ended. "Jackie Mitchell" - The story of the first woman to play on a professional baseball team, most famous for pitching in an exhibition game against the New York Yankees and striking out Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig. "The Stone" - Long before the fears of a “9/11 Mosque” were stoked by prejudiced Americans, another fear of an outsiders’ religion manifested in protests and violence over a stone for the Washington Monument.Read full review »
Othemts via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 03/04/21
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Everything a good podcast needs, marvalous narrorator, nice background music, and excellent stories. More frequency and length would be great but still wonderfully done. Not another out there nearly as well done. Subscribe! You won't be dissappointed.Read full review »
Jackh4795 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/09
the episodes that I've heard so far are true works of audio art. so thought-provoking. I find myself recalling these odd bits of history at various moments each day, and using them in conversation as points of great interest. highly recommended podcast.Read full review »
listener075937q89 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/09/09
Love this podcast - great storytelling, well researched, and delivered with heart. The only downside is that they're too infrequent - please add more!Read full review »
DKasterz via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/25/10
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