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This fast-paced, compelling audio show has set a new standard for history storytelling in podcasting, often placing the listener at a crucial moment in history from the outset, and always managing to deliver on tense human drama based upon accurate and painstaking research.


1001 Heroes has delivered 5 million episode listens worldwide since our first episode (Gremlins) in 2015. 168 reviews at Apple 4.5/5.




Apr 28, 2015

The incredible story of 7th cavalry trooper Frank Finkel, who for fear of being branded as a deserter, waited 44 years to tell his story of what happened once the action started and Custer's attack began. In the years after the Battle of the Little Bighorn, 70 so-called "lone survivors" had come forward, only to have...

Apr 24, 2015

In part two Boyington receives permission to break off from bomber escorts and go on "sweeps" pursuing Japanese zeros, which turn into huge air battles. Boyington is shot down, and survives 18 months in Japanese prison camps. Fred Avey describes life in camp in the Solomon islands and the hardships endured. The war...

Apr 21, 2015

The story of hard drinking, hard fighting Pappy Boyington, the Marine Corps legend who carried a squadron of heroes to fame over the Solomon Islands in WWII. Boyington won the Medal of Honor for his heroism and authored the book "Baa, Baa Black Sheep", upon which a tevision series was launched in 1973 starring...

Apr 10, 2015

On March 13, 1997, at 8pm Mountain Standard time, a V-shaped craft bearing 5 bright lights, with a tip to tip wingspan of nearly 1400 feet, passed slowly over the hills west of Phoenix and then over the city. It was witnessed by thousands, including the Governor of Arizona. Some saw it flying as low as 100 feet above...

Apr 4, 2015

On Oct. 3, 2009 a Taliban-led force of 150-300 insurgents attacked a US Army Outpost in the Kamdesh area of Afghanistan and nearly wiped it out, save for the heroic actions  of the ground and air troops that fought to defend it. 8 Americans were killed in the  12 hours of close combat. After the attack, a number of US...