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Obscure History

Author: Joshua Zurbrick

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Obscure History brings you strange and interesting stories from the past that you've never heard before. 

For fans of story driven, narrative, history!
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The Original Iron Mike

The Original Iron Mike

2024-04-2925:21

Michael Malloy was an unlikely superhero. And, maybe he didn't use his powers to better society. Alright, he really, really didn't use his powers for good.
In the not so distant past, the violin was considered the Devil's instrument and Niccolo Paganini was the Dark Lord's favorite player.
Surprise! Obscure History is back and we are talking about one of the strangest battles of the Hundred Years' War. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for some important Obscure History information, as well as some personal updates!Music by:Joshua Zurbrick and,Mid-Air Machine
Sorry about missing an episode in the middle of a series! Check out Obscure Ball: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/obscureball/id1472304111Additional Health Resources: https://abortion.cafe/ - this is a collection of abortion resourcesshoutyourabortion.com - this is a campaign to normalize abortionhttps://donations4abortion.com/ - donate to support abortion funds by statehttps://secure.actblue.com/donate/supportabortionfunds - donate to the national network of abortion funds (donations split between 80+ abortion funds)https://usow.org/repro/volunteer/ - this is a list of abortion clinics across the country that need volunteershttps://dontbanequality.com/ - this is language for companies to use to stand against the rulingplancpills.org/ambassadors - here are early abortion access pills you can store in your cabinethttps://prochoice.org/ - this is an abortion access hotlinehttps://natalist.com/products/early-pregnancy-test-strips - buy early pregnancy test stripshttps://www.plannedparenthood.org/learn/birth-control - get info on types of birth controlhttps://choice.crd.co/ - this is a collection of these above links and more. Managed by @starplanes - DM them on twitter to add morehttps://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy/explore/abortion-policy-absence-roe - abortion policy by state as of June 1, 2022More in-depth version: https://www.guttmacher.org/state-policy
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November 24, 1971. An unidentified man hijacks a Boeing 727 and extorts $200,000 of ransom money before parachuting to an uncertain fate over Washington State.Check out History Daily at https://www.noiser.com/history-dailyOn History Daily, we do history, daily. Every weekday, host Lindsay Graham (American Scandal, American History Tellers) takes you back in time to explore a momentous event that happened ‘on this day’ in history.Whether it’s to remember the tragedy of December 7th, 1941, the day “that will live in infamy,” or to celebrate that 20th day in July, 1969, when mankind reached the moon, History Daily is there to tell you the true stories of the people and events that shaped our world—one day at a time.So if you’re stuck in traffic, bored at work—wherever you are, listen to History Daily to remind yourself that something incredible happened to make that day historic.A co-production from award-winning podcasters Airship and Noiser.
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Join the Obscure History Discord server, it's free! https://discord.gg/gbGzHGuxCheck out betterhelp.com/obscure to get your brain right.Also, check out my friends at indiedropin.com and earbudspodcastcollective.org
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Milo of Croton was a very interesting guy. He was a very successful athlete and war hero, but is all that glitters truly gold? We'll see...Go to betterhelp.com/obscure to start taking control of your mental health today.Also, check out my friends at indiedropin.com and earbudspodcastcollective.org!
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We have a collective fascination with vigilantism. Crusaders for the greater good, often covered in unique and creative costume, dashing through the shadows and snatching up evil doers before the evil can be done. We love characters like Batman and Spiderman because they protect the most vulnerable people from the most dangerous predators. But they’re just fiction… right? What if I told you the world had a Batman once, and he was a lot more complicated than the caped crusader we know and love. Check out The Friend Zone: Docuserieshttps://t.co/4TnTJHoLGy
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In a remote corner of Oregon's northeastern territory, exists a mysterious and foreboding village. This is the legend of Sammyville. Check out Wild West Extravaganza: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-wild-west-extravaganza/id1451230227 for more outlaws, cowboys, and assorted wild west mayhem.
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Comments (3)

Kit Harrison

Great podcast .... turn down the accompanying music.

Feb 21st
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Arielle Niss

Huge fan of this show. The writing is exquisite!

Nov 3rd
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Happy⚛️Heretic

Really interesting topics.

Jun 7th
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