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Welcome to 1001 Heroes, Legends, Histories & Mysteries Podcast!

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.

In five words: We Make History Come Alive

1001 Heroes has delivered 5 million episode listens worldwide since our first episode (Gremlins) in 2015. 

Top episodes:

Jack the Ripper: Mayhem in Whitechapel

Bonnie & Clyde: Born To Die (Pts 1 and 2)

The Battle of Midway: Turning Point

Unsung Heroes of The Revolution (1 and 2)

Amelia Earhart (1 and 2)

 The Lost Colony (1 and 2)

You are invited to join us for new episodes every Sunday night at 9pm wherever great podcasts are found.



Jun 8, 2015

Born John Rowland to a prostitute in England in 1841 who promptly abandoned him, Henry Morton Stanley emigrated to America in 1861, joined the Confederate Army, was wounded at Shiloh, captured, and became a "galvanized" Yankee, before joining the Union Navy. He became a freelance writer and was hired by the New York Herald to take on an extremely dangerous mission-that of finding the missing British explorer David Livingstone dead or alive somewhere in the heart of Africa. The book "Into Africa-the Epic Adventures of Stanley and Livingstone" by Martin Dugard, can be yours free with a 30 day subscription to by going to