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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.




Dec 12, 2016

In this episode, we bring you the "story-behind-the-story" to 11 songs- some country, some rock, some folk and bluegrass, and some standards. Some of our stories: The performance that led Ray Charles to stardom... Phil Collins dispels an urban legend... The real story behind the BeeGees first hit in the USA "New York Mining Disaster 1941" The Anniversary Song ("Oh How We Danced"), a song of marriage and romance, actually has a circus background.... Patsy Cline wasn't so crazy for "Crazy"... The House of the Rising Sun goes way back to old New Orleans... Who was the unknown who wrote "know when to hold 'em, know when to fold em" ....the words that vaulted Kenny Rogers to super stardom? What was Kirk Cobain's inspiration for Nirvana's "Where Did You Sleep Last Night?.... The incredible story behind "Amazing Grace"... You-Guess-Who last bonus track....."Sal's Story" Credits: The Wrecking Crew, Ken Hartman, Thomas Dunne Books, N.Y., N.Y. 2012 available wherever fine books are sold (Ray Charles Story and bonus ending), Amazing Grace, a Church group, unnamed quartet