True Crime Trials: Daniel Sickles’ Temporary Insanity and the murder of Gulielma Sands

The History Guy Podcast Features two stories of true crime and the trials they produced. First is the story of Daniel Sickles – unscrupulous politician, infamous for his actions at the battle of Gettysburg, and who murdered a man in broad daylight in sight of the white house. Next is the Manhattan Well Murder, theContinue reading “True Crime Trials: Daniel Sickles’ Temporary Insanity and the murder of Gulielma Sands”

Fantastic Frauds: Titanic Thompson and Stanley Weyman

The History Guy podcast features two stories of fraudsters, who despite their less than honest lives deserve to be remembered. First is the story of Titanic Thompson, supposedly the inspiration for Sky Masterson of Guys and Dolls, who was so good that he cheated Al Capone at a bet – and made it out alive.Continue reading “Fantastic Frauds: Titanic Thompson and Stanley Weyman”

A tortoise, a horse, and a bear, oh my! : Timothy, Sgt. Reckless, and Winnie the Pooh

What do a Tortoise, a horse, and a bear have in common? The history guy podcast features three stories of animals who served as military mascots. First is Timothy the Tortoise, who before she died was the last surviving veteran of the Crimean War. Then the history guy talks about Sgt. Reckless, a horse whoContinue reading “A tortoise, a horse, and a bear, oh my! : Timothy, Sgt. Reckless, and Winnie the Pooh”

Cold War Chronicles: Able Archer and Oleg Gordievsky

The History Guy podcast features two stories of the Cold War. First is the story of Able Archer, a command exercise by NATO done in 1983, which the Soviet Union interpreted as a possible preparation for a first strike nuclear attack. We also have the EXCLUSIVE to the podcast story of Oleg Gordievsky, a KGBContinue reading “Cold War Chronicles: Able Archer and Oleg Gordievsky”

Mystery Murders: The Saxtown Axe Murders and the “Servant Girl Annihilator”

The History Guy Podcast features the tales of two grisly crimes, neither of which were ever solved. The first is the story of the Saxtown Axe murders, in which in 1874 a family of five German immigrants was attacked in the middle of the night. The second tale is about the killer the press dubbedContinue reading “Mystery Murders: The Saxtown Axe Murders and the “Servant Girl Annihilator””

Pirates! : The Wreck of the Whydah and Albert Hicks

The History Guy podcast features two stories of Pirates! First the tale of the Whydah Galley, a slave ship turned pirate, and the ill-fated crew that served under “Black Sam” Bellamy. The second story is set in 19th century New York, when a ship is discovered abandoned, with nothing aboard except blood… and a fewContinue reading “Pirates! : The Wreck of the Whydah and Albert Hicks”

Cats and Dogs: Housecats and Civilization and Able Seaman Just Nuisance

The History Guy podcast features two stories of housepets! First is the incredible story of the domestication of cats and their contribution to human civilization. Then we will hear the story of the only dog ever enlisted in the Royal Navy, Able Seaman Just Nuisance. It is history that deserves to be remembered. MagellanTV –Continue reading “Cats and Dogs: Housecats and Civilization and Able Seaman Just Nuisance”

Unsung Heroes: Video Game Pioneer and “Brave Bessie”

The History Guy podcast features two stories of unsung heroes! Exclusive to the podcast, the History Guy tells the story of Jerry Lawson, “the father of modern videogaming,” an early video game pioneer who rubbed shoulders with Steve Jobs and led the development of the Fairchild Channel F, the first video game console to featureContinue reading “Unsung Heroes: Video Game Pioneer and “Brave Bessie””

True Stories of the Wild West: A Bandit Who Fell off His Horse and Soapy Smith

The History Guy podcast features two stories of the Wild West. First is the Bandit Dick Fellowes, a surprisingly successful stage coach robber who despite the ups and downs of his life always seemed to be defeated by his demons. Next is Soapy Smith, a very bad man who straddled the line between gangster andContinue reading “True Stories of the Wild West: A Bandit Who Fell off His Horse and Soapy Smith”

Historical Cryptids: Beast of Gevaudan and Washington’s Eagle

The History Guy podcast features two stories of historical cryptids. Between 1764 and 1767 a beast terrorized southern France, attacking grown men in a large area, and killed between 60 and 100 people. It is a story of mystery, culture, and a mysterious beast. Second is the story of Washington’s Eagle, an eagle bigger thanContinue reading “Historical Cryptids: Beast of Gevaudan and Washington’s Eagle”