Places of Legend
By Angela Labrador and Neil Asher Silberman
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The Places of Legend podcast is for those who like their history with a dash of mystery, lore, and legend. Written by a historian and hosted by an archaeologist, the bi-weekly Places of Legend podcast presents spellbinding stories about hidden places-- and busts myths about famous historical sites. You can count on surprise endings, weird discoveries, or unexplained mysteries in every episode.
||CleanCase 18: Smugglers of Portland, OR||The north side of Portland, Oregon, in the late 1800s was the scene of a violent, raucous waterfront, where illicit cargoes from Asia were offloaded, drunken sailors "shanghaied," the brothels were always busy,||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 17: Master Thief of Miami Beach||Diamond necklaces, rings, and other expensive baubles were an irresistible attraction to the light-fingered burglars who preyed on the wealthy winter visitors to Miami Beach in its early days. One particularly light-fingered jewel thief became the arch.||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 16: Annie goes over the Falls||Who dreamt up the stunt of going over Niagara Falls in a barrel? Through the 1800s, countless daredevils and would-be heroes attempted all sorts of stunts at the Falls and in the rapids below. But the first to go over the Falls—and survive—did not f||7/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 15: Mutiny in James Bay||The great explorer Henry Hudson was determined to discover a Northwest Passage to the riches of Asia through the frigid bay in North America that still bears his name. Hudson’s voyages of exploration are viewed as pioneering triumphs.||7/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 14: Perfume Bootleggers in St. Paul?||Were 70 jugs of dark liquid discovered in a storeroom of an abandoned Saint Paul hospital startling evidence of an ingenious Prohibition-era scheme? Clues lead to a small cosmetics company accused of bootlegging cheap alcohol-based fragrances into drin.||7/3/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 13: Blood Feud on Tug Fork||The series of violent events that erupted in southern Appalachia in the 1870s and 80s, known as the “Hatfield-McCoy Feud,” evokes stereotypes of backwoods blood feuds and caricatured “hillbillies” with loaded shotguns.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 12: Dinner at Delmonico’s||The elegant entrance to Delmonico’s restaurant in Lower Manhattan still welcomes billionaires, politicians, and visiting VIPs. It was here in the early 1800s that the upscale American restaurant was born. But the telltale clues contained in an early p||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 11: Murder on the Gunness Farm||On an isolated farm just outside LaPorte, Indiana, some unspeakable acts took place in the early 1900s. They remained deep and deadly secrets until a package of love letters was discovered in an immigrant’s cabin in South Dakota—letters that reveale||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 10: National Hobo Convention of Britt, Iowa||Britt, Iowa is a mecca for hobos -- wanderers and boxcar riders with names like “Railroad Randy” and “50-Tooth Slim." Every August, they gather and swap stories about their rambling lives and life stories that ironically reflect changing American||5/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCase 9: The Vampire of Griswold, Connecticut||Did vampires roam the swamps and forests of early New England? A grotesquely vandalized grave discovered in the small town of Griswold, Connecticut, revealed a ghoulish secret that had been concealed for almost 200 years.||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Stumbled upon this on Reddit and I’m glad I found this gem! The stories and hosts are great!