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Our American Stories tells stories that aren’t being told. Positive stories about generosity and courage, resilience and redemption, faith and love. Stories about the past and present. And stories about ordinary Americans who do extraordinary things each and every day. Stories from our listeners about their lives. And their history. In that pursuit, we hope we’ll be a place where listeners can refresh their spirit, and be inspired by our stories.
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On this episode of Our American Stories, The Civil War soldier, William Scott, fell asleep at his post, at the time a transgression punishable by execution. What happened next changed military history. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Lincoln: 1864

Lincoln: 1864

2024-07-1913:39

On this episode of Our American Stories, Abraham Lincoln knew his presidency would go the way of the war. Hear how, even through the year 1864, the war was not going well. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, Vince Benedetto, founder of Bold Gold Media Group, tells the story of the Cooper Union address-the greatest speech of Lincoln's that Americans have never heard, and the speech that made him President. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, when Lincoln was asked on a questionnaire to describe his education he only wrote one word: defective. That didn't stop him from becoming one of the premier thinkers of his time. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, here’s Christopher Klein with the story of how Abraham Lincoln used the telegraph to help win the Civil War. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, stories of survival and of loss echoed through communities and the world after the Oklahoma City bombing... and after 9/11. Jack Poe shares a police chaplain's perspective on faith, resilience and hope - and how people wracked by one disaster spoke into the lives of other victims. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, Deborah Sampson became a hero of the American Revolution when she disguised herself as a man and joined the Patriot forces. Here to tell her story is the author of Deborah Sampson: The Girl Who Went to War. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, China runs on just a single time zone; in America, we have four: Pacific, Mountain, Central and Eastern, but we used to have thousands! Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, Dr. John DeGarmo has had over 60 foster children come through his home. Here he shares some of the joys and the heartaches of being a foster parent. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, author of The Book of Spam: A Most Glorious and Definitive Compendium of the World’s Favorite Canned Meat, Dustin Black, tells the story of this often-speculated household name. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, our regular contributor Richard Muniz tells the story of an unforgettable accident at Ft. Irwin, California. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, remaining effective and calm under fire, from the undergrowth of the Vietnamese jungle to the rivers and skies, Ted Godlove concerned himself not with the hopelessness of a situation or who would get the credit for a victory, but rather with fighting the enemy and protecting his brothers in arms. Michael Williams, author of The Boys of Milo, tells the story of one man, among several from his hometown, who volunteered to face this fight. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, if you want to know about the history of America, it is imperative that you know the role that the Bible played in shaping our country. Our Founding Fathers—both Christian and non-Christian—were heavily influenced by the Bible. Here to share another story is Robert Morgan, author of 100 Bible Verses That Made America. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, at 2:47 AM on August 3rd, 1923 Calvin Coolidge was administered the oath of office by his father in the light of a kerosene lamp in the small town in which he was born; Plymoth Notch, Vermont. It was the culmination of a life well lived. Here to tell the story of our 30th President is Matthew Denhart and Tracy Messer—the world's greatest Coolidge impersonator—with the story. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, Andrew Thompson shares another slice of his guide to understanding the baffling mini-mysteries of the English language. The book is Hair of the Dog to Paint the Town Red: The Wonderful Origins of Everyday Expressions and Fun Phrases. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, this is the story of Carl Montgomery, a man who turned his life around after being part of a gang and spending much of his life in prison. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, Tom Acitelli, author of "Pilsner: How The Beer of Kings Changed The World" tells the story of how an experimental drink in the Austrian Empire became America's favorite drink. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, if you want to know about the history of America, it is imperative that you know the role that the Bible played in shaping our country. Our Founding Fathers—both Christian and non-Christian—were heavily influenced by the Bible. Here to share another story is Robert Morgan, author of 100 Bible Verses That Made America. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, a fiery horse with the speed of light, a cloud of dust, and a hearty 'Hi-Yo Silver'... it's the story of the Lone Ranger! Stephen Eoannu, author of Yesteryear, tells the story of how a tenacious scriptwriter out of Buffalo and a shrewd businessman out of Detroit managed to create one of America's most endearing cultural figures. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
On this episode of Our American Stories, The Fugitive Slave Act made all Americans accomplices in the practice of slavery. This story marks the beginning of its end. Support the show (https://www.ouramericanstories.com/donate)See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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djmatt339@yahoo.com

saw something about this podcast via a video on my Facebook and thought it looked intriguing

Jun 18th
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Ivan Terrero

Nice storu

Jun 26th
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Ivan Terrero

Amazing Ms Lamar

Jun 16th
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בנימן הגלילי

this is the first hit for conservative alt. to /morning edition/ is there such a show? mix of daily news weather and human interest, well produced, and with different ideología?

Aug 12th
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Ivan Terrero

I love to hear the stories they are uplifting and informative thanks for all the work you guys do

Jan 31st
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Kirk Melissa Schooley

I can't get these episodes to open.

Jun 28th
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