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Something True brings you incredible and bizarre true stories from the footnotes of history. A dog in the United States Cabinet? A leading rocket scientist who quit his job to make a moonchild? Virginia Woolf donning blackface to prank a navy? They're all true. They're all Something True.
||ExplicitSomething True Holiday Special: The Resurrection of the Flesh||Whatever you eat this holiday season, it won’t be anything like this. Something True returns for the holidays with the story of a monstrous pie, cooked by an English village in celebration of the fiftieth anniversary of Queen Victoria’s coronation.||12/22/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 8: Babylon||In the season finale of Something True, we crack the seal on Jack Parsons—a legendary rocket scientist, drummed out of the profession for his overbearing interest in the occult magick of Aleister Crowley. Parsons devoted his early retirement to a full||5/15/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 7: Charlie Joyride||Elias Mortimer, a construction lobbyist, needed to land his firm a fat government contract to build veterans' hospitals. Luckily for him, the chief of the Veterans' Bureau had three great loves: getting bribed, misappropriating government funds, and int||5/9/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 6: Häxprocesser||Who was this mysterious boy from the city of Gävle? Johan came to Stockholm in 1676, an orphan. His mother had been executed. Executed because Johan accused her of being a witch. And he was just getting started. Stockholm was in trouble. Trouble with a||5/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 5: Entourage||John Swartwout was minding his own business—scheming against the United States government with his friend, vice president Aaron Burr—when a senator slandered him as a scoundrel. A scoundrel! What was Swartwout to do? Challenge the senator to a duel,||4/25/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 4: Ruska Pravda||The prince was murdered, and the princess given two demands: surrender the kingdom, and marry the enemy prince. She said yes—but what she did instead, nobody saw coming. If this were a video podcast, it'd be banned in all territories. Read a full tra||4/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 3: Malpaso||In 1852, one of the wealthiest landowners in California drowned crossing a river. The ensuing scramble for his fortune spilled blood and broke hearts. Note: The area in which this story takes place is now Gilroy, California, home of the annual Gilroy Ga||4/11/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 2: Class Clowns||What is history's greatest prank? There's the intimate—perching a bucket of water over the door. And the grandly ambitious—say, humiliating an entire navy. These are some good pranks indeed. But history's greatest prank was something much stranger..||4/4/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitSomething True 1: The President's Dog||Our debut episode brings you the story of a good boy. A very good boy. Laddie Boy, the First Dog of the United States. A wonderful, charming terrier whom Americans loved even more than they hated his owner: Warren G. Harding, one of the worst presidents||3/27/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
Wonderfully written and narrated
A wonderful podcast about some of the forgotten details of history. The writing and narration are both top notch!
Smart and funny!
A new favorite!!