American Shadows

iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild

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.

  • 29 minutes 12 seconds
    Lavender Haze

    In the 1950s the United States launched a witch hunt, and it's not at all what you think.

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    27 July 2023, 7:01 am
  • 30 minutes 28 seconds
    Hungry For Justice

    What would you do when faced with a life-or-death situation? Alferd Packer had to answer this question for himself, and do something that is -- for many -- unthinkable. 

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    13 July 2023, 7:01 am
  • 31 minutes 44 seconds
    A Morbid Obsession

    The story of a man who loved his mother. Too much.

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    29 June 2023, 7:01 am
  • 25 minutes 57 seconds
    Like The Wind

    When the bicycle was invented it did more than simply change people's lives, leisure and mobility. It ignited a controversy over traditional gender roles. One woman set out to change all that.

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    15 June 2023, 7:01 am
  • 28 minutes 7 seconds
    Louder Than A Riot

    The fight for equal rights was long and slow until one day a fight broke out with police, culminating in a riot. What happened next is history.

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    1 June 2023, 7:01 am
  • 29 minutes 59 seconds
    A Deadly Isle

    Prussian immigrant Louis Wagner came to America hoping to make a better life for himself. Working as a fisherman in the Isle of Shoals it seemed he was living the dream, until he found himself down on his luck.

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    18 May 2023, 7:01 am
  • 28 minutes 5 seconds

    The Gilded Age was a time of opulence and opportunism, an age that turned businessmen into household names. But it also created some of the biggest rivalries in the rush to unearth the past.

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    4 May 2023, 7:01 am
  • 31 minutes 9 seconds
    Bad Medicine

    Thomas Neill Cream wanted nothing more than to leave the family shipping business to become a medical doctor. Having graduated with honors, his future seemed promising -- until the bodies began to appear. 

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    20 April 2023, 7:01 am
  • 26 minutes 27 seconds
    Anchors Away

    Spirits were high that summer’s day as everyone boarded the General Slocum. The passengers were looking forward to their annual picnic just up river… but as fate would have it, they’d never arrive

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    6 April 2023, 7:01 am
  • 27 minutes 19 seconds
    The American Plan

    In 1918, the US Government created a plan to track, detain, and imprison women for the STIs brought home from soldiers.

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    23 March 2023, 7:01 am
  • 27 minutes 48 seconds
    Cold Case

    In the mid 1930s an unidentified killer stalked Kingsbury Run, Ohio. It's a mystery that even Elliott Ness couldn't solve.

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    9 March 2023, 8:01 am
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