History Personified

"History Personified" is a history podcast that takes listeners deeper into different historical stories and eras. From military, to politics, to film, television, and radio, to sports, and more, "History Personified" will help bring listeners closer to the stories behind interesting historical events and figures.
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"History Personified"

Apr 29, 2016

"Duh-duh-duh-duh.......duh-duh-duh-duh-DUHHHHHH!" Those famous notes are recognizable to people all over the world as the opening for "Dragnet," starring Jack Webb. On this episode, we speak with author Michael Hayde about this seemingly forgotten star and his impact on the genres of radio, television, and film. You'll hear about how Webb got access to LAPD case files, the transition of the show from radio to television, Webb's love for jazz, and his later shows, "Emergency!" and "Adam-12." Don't miss this show, or Detective Friday might come looking for you!

#tags: crime, vintage, Hollywood, classic, TV, film, radio

Apr 22, 2016

In part two of this two-part series, Phil once again connects with "Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend" author Casey Tefertiller to go into more detail on the life and times of Old West legend Wyatt Earp. In this episode, we get into the details of Earp's life, including his friendship with Doc Holliday, his actions towards the end of his life, and more. 

#tags: Wyatt Earp, Old West, gunfighter, OK Corral, Doc Holliday

Apr 15, 2016

In the first episode of a two-part series, Phil discusses the life and times of legendary Old West lawman/outlaw(?) Wyatt Earp with "Wyatt Earp: The Life Behind the Legend" author Casey Tefertiller. We delve into many of the myths that have been perpetuated over the years by Earp authors and TV shows, separating fact from fiction. In addition, we talk about Johnny Ringo's death, and whether or not Wyatt Earp had anything to do with it.

#tags: Wyatt Earp, Old West, gunfighter, OK Corral

Apr 8, 2016

Trivia question: who appeared in more Three Stooges shorts than any actor besides the Stooges themselves? The answer: Vernon Dent. If you've seen a Stooges film with Curly or Shemp, it's pretty likely that Vernon is in the mix as well. Phil speaks with author Bill Cassara, who wrote the only known biography of Vernon, tracing his roots from San Jose, California, to the silent film era, into the "talkies" era, and beyond. You'll learn more about the Stooges, their films, and more!

#tags: Three Stooges, slapstick, Hollywood, classic

Apr 1, 2016

It's Wrestlemania week, and Phil chats with "WOOOOO Nation" co-host Conrad Thompson about his co-host and best friend, legendary professional wrestler "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. A 40-plus year veteran of the business, Flair is viewed by many as the greatest pro wrestler of all time. What was it like to walk in his boots when he was at the top of the industry in the 80's? What does walking his daughter down to the ring for one of the main events of Wrestlemania 32 in front of 100,000 fans mean to him? We discuss that and more in this exciting episode. 

#tags: Wrestling history, Ric Flair, WWE, NWA