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Infamous America

Author: Black Barrel Media

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Assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena — we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.
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There are people whose names will live forever in American history: John Wilkes Booth, Benedict Arnold, Bonnie and Clyde. There are robberies, manhunts, prison riots and unexplained phenomena that are still debated today. We'll journey through all of them on this show. In Season One, we'll tell the story of the Salem Witch Trials. This isn't the version you learned in history class... Visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com for more details and to subscribe. 
SALEM | "The Devil"

SALEM | "The Devil"

2018-10-0300:33:3712

When two girls fell ill in January 1692, no one suspected the affliction would lead to one of the most infamous events in American history. The Puritans of Salem Village believed the Devil had attacked their community and they would stop at nothing to find the witches who were Satan's minions. For episode details, visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
SALEM | "Deceivers"

SALEM | "Deceivers"

2018-10-1000:38:377

The crisis escalates beyond the afflictions of four girls. Numerous people in Salem Village have frightening experiences with witchcraft, and the girls name four women as the sources of the devilry. Magistrates hold the first public examinations of the accused women and the results are explosive. For more details, visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
SALEM | "Wildfire"

SALEM | "Wildfire"

2018-10-1700:40:532

Witchcraft spreads rapidly through Salem Village and the surrounding towns. The number of afflicted rises, and so does the number of accused. Fear races through the community as it becomes clear that anyone could be a witch. No one is safe as the afflicted girls are now haunted by ghosts of the dead. And the crisis claims its first life. For more details, visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
SALEM | "The Rope"

SALEM | "The Rope"

2018-10-2400:41:004

The Salem Witch Trials finally begin, and they produce scandalous moments that no one will forget. The results are predictable and the executions begin. And even as the accused are condemned to hang, the afflicted girls name new witches. But doubts about the trials slowly creep into the public's voice... For more details, please www.blackbarrelmedia.com
SALEM | "Legacy"

SALEM | "Legacy"

2018-10-3100:44:454

The Salem witch trials reach their darkest point as more innocent lives are lost. When the crisis touches the highest level of government, the governor finally stops the trials. The outbreak slowly fades away, but it haunts all involved for the rest of their lives. For the next 300 years, family members, scholars and historians try to understand it all went so horribly wrong.
Professor Emerson Baker is an authority on the Salem witch trials. His book, "A Storm of Witchcraft," was a vital resource for this show. In this episode, he shines a light on many aspects of crisis, including his thoughts on the biggest question of all: How did this happen? For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
Rachel Christ is the Director of Education at the Salem Witch Museum. We met at the museum for a great discussion about the history of witchcraft, the Salem crisis in context with the witch hunts in Europe, and modern witch hunts, as well as many other things. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
Elizabeth Peterson is the Director of the Witch House and Pioneer Village in Salem. The Witch House is the home of judge Jonathan Corwin and has been preserved as a museum to give visitors a rare glimpse into the life of a judge of the Salem witch trials. We met Elizabeth in the house to hear about the lives of Puritans, the perspective of the judges during the trials, and much more. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
BLACK SOX | Prologue

BLACK SOX | Prologue

2019-07-3100:34:572

It's been 100 years since the most infamous event in baseball history. In 1919, a group of Chicago White Sox players conspired to lose the World's Series. This the story of legendary players like Shoeless Joe Jackson; baseball moguls like Charles Comiskey; and ruthless gamblers like Arnold Rothstein. This is the true story of "Eight Men Out." Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
BLACK SOX | "The Glory Days"

BLACK SOX | "The Glory Days"

2019-08-0700:34:584

Baseball’s progression from an amateur activity to a professional sport is full of great stories. Hear about the myths and legends of early baseball; the pioneers and the inventors; the moguls and the superstars. And the gamblers. It all leads to the formation of 1919 Chicago White Sox and sets in motion the elements of one of the most infamous scandals in baseball history. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com
In a time of great upheaval around the world, America experiences outbreaks of violence and fear. Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb and the other stars of the Deadball Era rise to prominence and fans flock to stadiums to watch them play. The Chicago White Sox navigate the 1919 season and by the end of the year, they are on the verge of a World Series berth. Behind the scenes, some of the players begin to discuss the possibility of a big payday during the Series, much bigger than the bonuses they would earn for participating in the event. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please www.blackbarrelmedia.com
BLACK SOX | "The Bankroll"

BLACK SOX | "The Bankroll"

2019-08-2100:34:091

As the regular season winds down, the talk of a World Series fix heats up. Chicago White Sox players meet with two sets of gamblers and name a price to lose the Series. The gamblers weave a complicated web to raise the money before the Series begins. One group secures the help of the biggest gambler of them all, Arnold Rothstein. On the eve of Game One, the deal is done and everyone waits to see if the players will go through with the fix... Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com and our social media pages: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter. For everything you want to know about sports business, check out the Sports Business Radio podcast. Each week, Brian Berger interviews sports icons and moguls about their successes.
BLACK SOX | "The Fix"

BLACK SOX | "The Fix"

2019-08-2800:40:375

The World Series plays out as rumors of a conspiracy run wild through the inner circles of baseball. Suspicion rises. Tension builds in the White Sox clubhouse. The gamblers double cross the players. The players double cross the gamblers. In the end, no one wins. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter. For everything you want to know about sports business, check out the Sports Business Radio podcast. Each week, Brian Berger interviews sports icons and moguls about their successes.
After the World Series, Major League Baseball experiences an offseason of turmoil: White Sox owner Charlie Comiskey investigates his players; the National Commission begins to collapse; and Boston sends its best player to New York. As the 1920 season plays out, rumors of a World Series conspiracy fade from memory… until the final week of the year. Three White Sox players testify before a grand jury and the scandal erupts in the newspapers. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter. For everything you want to know about sports business, check out the Sports Business Radio podcast. Each week, Brian Berger interviews sports icons and moguls about their successes.
BLACK SOX | "Eight Men Out"

BLACK SOX | "Eight Men Out"

2019-09-1100:53:114

The scandal crashes down on eight Chicago White Sox players and 10 gamblers. The criminal trial is a fiasco, though it ends well for the defendants. But the new commissioner of baseball is not beholden to the courts and he levies the ultimate punishment against the players. After years of failed appeals, the players make new lives for themselves. Most play with outlaw teams across the country while three former teammates in Chicago enjoy Hall of Fame careers. And the story ends with a memorable reunion of the two of the greatest hitters of all time. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter. For everything you want to know about sports business, check out the Sports Business Radio podcast. Each week, Brian Berger interviews sports icons and moguls about their successes.
Jacob Pomrenke is the chairman of the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research committee. He separates fact from fiction in an interview that dissects the most prominent myths of the Black Sox scandal. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter. For everything you want to know about sports business, check out the Sports Business Radio podcast. Each week, Brian Berger interviews sports icons and moguls about their successes.
Mike Nola is the official historian of the Shoeless Joe Jackson virtual Hall of Fame at BlackBetsy.com. He relates stories of the most famous member of the Black Sox in a free wheelin’ interview that chronicles Joe’s life and career. In addition, he talks about the Shoeless Joe film that is moving through the pipeline in Hollywood. Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter. For everything you want to know about sports business, check out the Sports Business Radio podcast. Each week, Brian Berger interviews sports icons and moguls about their successes.
BILLY THE KID | Prologue

BILLY THE KID | Prologue

2019-10-3000:05:262

The life of the most infamous outlaw in the history of the American West is steeped in mystery. This is the story of Henry McCarty, aka Henry Antrim, otherwise known as William H. Bonney, glorified in legend as Billy the Kid. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
A mischievous boy becomes a petty thief. The petty thief becomes a drifter. The drifter becomes a killer. The mysterious and scattered life of Henry McCarty begins in the American West. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
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Rainbow Spirit19

This podcast is teaching me a lot of stuff about the place I live

Dec 3rd
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Eric Boughman

I think this series is excellent - thorough, entertaining, and insightful. Excellent narration! Who is the negative multi-comment guy? After the first bash, just move on... Anyway, thanks for making this available!

Nov 26th
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Joe Hartman

Loved the Black Sox's stories. Thanks for the insightful and detailed research. I'll be looking forward to the Joe Jackson movie.

Nov 21st
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Steve Harrison

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Nov 6th
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Kenn Tomasch

"May 4 saw the first legal baseball game in the major leagues." WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?

Sep 25th
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Kenn Tomasch

Teeeeeeeeeedious. Just tedious. So much extraneous stuff.

Sep 25th
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Kenn Tomasch

"A coroner's inquest after the death," you say? Wouldn't that be the only time there COULD be a coroner's inquest?

Sep 24th
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D.L. George

you don't need to talk so fast. it makes it harder for you to be understood okay

Aug 31st
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KarenTeig

A fabulous narration of a mysterious period in America's history. Chris Wimmer shares detailed accounts of Salem witchcraft. It's spellbinding!

Oct 10th
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