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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.




Aug 29, 2015

"The Great Train Crash in Crush, Texas"-On Sept. 15th, 1896, the KATY railroad staged a big publicity stunt in North Central Texas that drew an estimated 40,000 onlookers. The draw: a staged crash of two steam powered locomotives. A carnival atmosphere prevailed all day as the railroad delivered crowds eager to witness the event and have some fun in the process. But when the locomotives collided and both pressurized boilers exploded, the scene turned dreadly. references: Wikipedia "The Town of Crush" The Crash at Crush  Mary Ramos  Texas Almanac  Texas State Historical Assoc. J.R. Sanders  Crush's Locomotive Crash was a Monster Smash  Wild west Magazine LeeKrystik The Great Texas Train Crash at Crush  the Museum of Unnatural History