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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)

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Sep 4, 2017

Few people leaving the Banana Republic Store at 66th and 3rd st Manhattan, NY, stop to notice the plaque on the outside wall that mentions the spot less than 100 yards away where courageous young Nathan Hale spoke his famous last words “I regret that have but one life to give for my country’- before being hung from a tree by his British captors. And many probably have no idea how and why those words stirred General Washington’s heart so profoundly when he heard them. And Lady Gaga probably had no idea that her Rivington Street Rebels derived their name from Washington’s greatest spy- James Rivington- or the Beastie Boys, for that matter, when they chose a picture of Manhattan’s Rivington Street for the cover of their album ,Paul’s Boutique. Or the people leaving the Burger King at the intersection of Gregory Ave. and River Dr. in Passaic NJ who drop trash near the forlorn historical marker located on a small concrete pad right there near a utility pole in the parking lot…the sign that just begins to note the incredible accomplishments of a one-time British Lord, William Alexander –better known , and loved, by his Continental Troops as Lord Sterling. Although it says much more, these few words say it all: “American Patriot, Friend of George Washington”. The American Revolution stretched for eight years, from 1775 to 1783, during which time Commander in Chief George Washington had to depend on his network of spies and most trusted soldiers to stay one step ahead of the noose. The AMC series TURN, based on Alexander Rose's book "Washington's Spies", gives a highly fictionalized account of the actions of Washington's greatest spy ring- The Culper Ring. This is the real story of the courageous men and women who risked and sometimes suffered hanging, beginning with Nathan Hale. While Part I focusses mainly on the Culper Spy Ring,, Part Two will provide many rarely told stories about the unsung heroes who risked everything for the cause of liberty, including the slave spy James Armistead Lafayette, Margaret Corbin, Molly Pitcher, Francis Marion , aka The Swamp Fox, and many others. Next Week: TSUNAMI! Sponsor Offers: Get the best made carry on luggage you have ever owned now and save $20 by going to AND putting 1001 in the promo code box at check out as well! Zip Recruiter Hiring! Zip Recruiter is the best hiring tool your company will ever use! Find out why and get in FREE by going to today! Sources: Brian Kilmeade and Don Yaeger. George Washington's Secret Six: The Spy Ring That Saved the American Revolution (New York: Penguin, 2013), 105-108. DHT Shipley $ Michael Burns, Coffee, Tea, & Conspiracy, Beverly Tyler: A Case for Anna Smith Strong: Three Village Historical Alexander Rose. Washington's Spies. (New York: Bantam Dell, 2006) Music: Mattia Cupelli: The Call; Sam Garner, Patriotic Theme