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American Shadows

iHeartPodcasts and Grim & Mild

American Shadows is a bi-weekly podcast from iHeartRadio and Aaron Mahnke’s Grim & Mild. The show focuses on the darker stories from American history: the people, places, and things that are hidden and forgotten in the shadows. From better-known tales like the conspiracy to steal Lincoln’s body, to less-known stories, like the rainmaker who flooded San Diego. Join host Lauren Vogelbaum as she spans two centuries of omitted lore from our country’s history books.


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4.5 out of 5 stars from 2.5k ratings
  • Not the worst, not the best.

    Focuses too much on biases instead of actually telling the story. Vocal phrasing is negatively distracting so I had to finally stop listening.

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    Viviana 7777
    United States3 months ago
  • So interesting

    American Shadows is one of my favorite podcasts! I love the stories that happened between the 1800s to early 1900s. This show has introduced incidents that I had never known about before. N

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    United States3 months ago
  • Awesome!

    Good show these other reviews are by a bunch of knit- wits who don’t k ow what they are listening too.

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  • Another podcast to make us miserable

    My first time listening and I chose the horrific story about Coney Island and the terrible abuse suffered by the baby elephant Topsy. I could not listen to the end because you can’t un-hear things. Im sure the baby elephant dies a slow cooked agonizing death after a lifetime of fear and loneliness. I can’t get my hour of life back but I can make sure I don’t add to the host thinking these are good topics to talk about. And her vocal fry is unbearable. Please get a voice coach.

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