People, their stories and events that shaped the world, that’s what makes history fascinating. Join married hosts Rebecca Robbins (a Broadway actress) and Kim Kimmel (her college history instructor) as they delve into topics that include the macabre tales of famous corpses, treasonous American plots, famous mistresses, unexplained historical events, and so much more. Sometimes quirky, sometimes obscure, this is the kind of history you’ll actually want to remember!
Don’t take candy from strangers! That phrase came into being in 1874 because little Charley Ross, age 4, took candy from two men in a horse-drawn carriage and was never seen again. The kidnapping case of Charles Lindbergh, Jr. took the entire nation by storm in 1932 and became known as the crime of the century leading to the execution of German immigrant, Bruno Richard Hauptman. Here in Episode 12, we take a closer look into these cases as well as three other high profile kidnapping cases.
She's a Broadway singer and actress (The Phantom of The Opera, A Tale of Two Cities.) He's an academic and taught history (Western Civilization, Civil War Era, WWII Era) for 29 years at the collegiate level. They met when she took his Western Civ. class in her 2nd year of studies at the Curtis Institute of Music. They have an age difference of 23 years and have been married for 21. Unconventional? Perhaps.
While we make every effort to make sure our facts and stories are 100% accurate, occasionally history contradicts itself and there can be two completely different accounts of the exact same event. In the unlikely instance that you may hear us say something that contradicts what you have heard or read elsewhere, please don't panic, but remember the sage words of Abraham Lincoln, "Don't believe everything you read on the internet."
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