American Shadows

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.... Show More

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October 22, 2020 36 min
One man's quest to control the weather in Southern California -- with disastrous results that would change a city forever. Weather control has always been a vestige of the gods -- or so we've always thought. But there way one man at the turn of the century who convinced people otherwise -- with disastrous results. 
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October 8, 2020 36 min
It was a long time before President Abraham Lincoln would finally rest in peace -- his corpse would have to survive counter fitters and grave robbers, first. After President Lincoln was assassinated, his corpse went on a cross-country tour -- but his burial wasn't the end of the story. After death, Lincoln's body took on a life of its own -- and it would be a long time before he would finally rest in peace.
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September 24, 2020 33 min
Political intrigue and murder in the aftermath of an American invasion of Canada in 1866.
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September 10, 2020 33 min
The darker side of American horse racing, and the shadows cast by some of the tragedies along the way.
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August 27, 2020 30 min
One man's obsession with lonely hearts ads of a century ago, and his abuse of the false trust they engendered.
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August 13, 2020 30 min
At the intersection of scientific advancement and tragedy is the story of US Radium and the young women who stood up to them.
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August 5, 2020 1 min
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...
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