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By Larry Thrasher on 07 Everything from music, money, and murder, to the extraordinary people and events that have shaped Ann Arbor since After listening to all the episodes, I feel like I really know Ann Arbor now - most of them were highly entertaining and I have to admit that this was a great way to learn some American history.
If you need convincing, consider this: I'm so curious about all things Ann Arbor. So much history here. This podcast is perfect!! I love hearing about the old stories and history of building around town. This podcast is just so cool!! I'm going to tell all my other Ann Arbor friends and neighbors! There's only 4 episodes so far, but this has all the makings for a terrific collection. The narrator is every bit as good as Aaron Menke of Lore , and the stories are short and interesting. In fact, if this goes on as it's begun, it could very well be "Ann Arbor Lore" if they can find some really bizarre stories from the city's history that've been well-buried and thought lost forever.
Hoping for the best! Overview Music Video Charts. Opening the iTunes Store. If iTunes doesn't open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. If Apple Books doesn't open, click the Books app in your Dock. Click I Have iTunes to open it now. Description Ann Arbor Stories features sometimes well known and sometimes obscure short tales from Ann Arbor's past.
So happy I found you! Very Promising New Podcast. Listeners also subscribed to. Links Podcast Website Report a Concern. Clean 47 Ann Arbor Stories: The shrill, biting staccato whine of a chain saw pierces the cold, night air. Another billboard falls to the ground along a highway in southern Michigan. An estimated billboards in all—cut, chopped, and chainsawed, along highways throughout Michigan, mostly in the vicinity of Ann Arbor.
The papers called this group The Billboard Bandits. But they weren't the only ones terrorizing good old fashioned marketers in town. Clean 46 Ann Arbor Stories: The Battle of Ann Arbor. What sparked this violence and how did the insane scene play out in the summer of ? Clean 45 Ann Arbor Stories: Semi trucks bound for points in Michigan and throughout the Midwest, cars carrying people headed to work, cars taking people home after long nights.
It was at this time on this day on this stretch of highway that more than bullets rained down on speeding cars, trucks and semis, causing mass panic and chaos. This is the story of the highway snipers. Clean 44 Ann Arbor Stories: This is the story of Thomas Clarkson Trueblood—the first golf coach at the University of Michigan, one of the most respected orators in the world during the late 19th and early 20th centuries and noted professor of lovemaking. Get to know Professor Foxy Truesport.
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Music by Tunde Olaniran. Clean 43 Ann Arbor Stories: How the Hippies Almost Killed Football. In , one man tried to stop the University of Michigan and Michigan State from playing their annual football game. And he kind of had an argument. A story of rock music, drugs, sex, love-ins, college football and judicial precedent - fun for the whole family! Episode contains references to sex, drugs, and the Ann Arbor band The Seventh Seal which played music so mind bending that it drove people to riot. Clean 42 Ann Arbor Stories: You're going to hear a story about a man.
Clean 41 Ann Arbor Stories: Skyscraper is such an elegant word. Two decades after it was first used in print to describe Chicago's tall-building craze, Ann Arbor had its first skyscraper—the seven-story Glazier Building. Twenty years later, the story First National Building went up. This is the story of some of Ann Arbor's first skyscrapers, it's tallest building and the story behemoth that never was. Music by Chris Bathgate. Clean 40 Ann Arbor Stories: Ann Arbor has a rich history of railroads and trains.
So so much rich history. This is not that story. This is a story of the most spectacular train crashes in Ann Arbor's history. Contain references to train crashes, more train crashes and a canary named Bobby. Music by Diego and the Dissidents. Clean 39 Ann Arbor Stories: We Had a Zoo. Once upon a time they watched from campus with their predatory eyes as students at the University of Michigan, townies, and delicious delicious children walked past.
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Their territory on the corner near Geddes and Washtenaw - that's where these wild beasts stalked for more than 30 years. Stalked is a little hyperbolic.
But with slavering mouths and sharp curved teeth. Um, everyone … we had a zoo! This episode contains references to a few animals that die, wild animals at sporting events and otter water slides. Shout Out Out Out Out. Clean 38 Ann Arbor Stories: There are enough amazing Ann Arbor astronauts to create a top 10 list, so that's what we did.
Men with righter than right stuff, pilots and scientists and world record holders who broke the outer limits of the atmosphere, touched the stars and zoomed around the surface of the moon on a frickin' lunar rover. This episode contains references to death, more death we're not psyched about this and the film Apollo Clean 37 Ann Arbor Stories: Each episode of Ann Arbor Stories ends with our email address: We personally answer each email, but some of these questions are too good to keep to ourselves. Behold, our first mailbag episode, sharing the best questions and answers to create a few mini Ann Arbor Stories.
Our email address is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. So ask us anything. What was that old building back in the day? I heard about this murder—know anything about it?. What did Terry Whitman Shoultes really smell like? Ask anything, offer tips and share your feedback at AnnArborStories gmail.
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We love you all. This episode alludes to felching, giggles sophomorically at the word "Hiscock" and talks about freemasons. Clean 36 Ann Arbor Stories: Housewife Flies Around the World. The woman the papers called "the pretty Michigan housewife" had never left the United States before planning her flight around the world. Not in a modern jet, but in a year-old plane that had 14 previous owners, one crash landing, and most recently was set ablaze for firefighting practice. This was the plane year-old Ann Pellegreno used to fly around the world, following the path charted by Amelia Earhart 30 years before.
This is the story of the amazing Ann Pellegreno and her flight around the world. Get the questions right and earn points and a special badge in the Summer Game. Explicit 35 Ann Arbor Stories: This first Ann Arbor Stories walking tour is intended to be listened to while actually exploring a few city blocks in downtown Ann Arbor. It takes listeners from the corner of Huron and Fourth, outside the Embassy Hotel all the way to the corner of Liberty and Ashley and the C. But you could still listen to this in your car or at home and check these sites out in person later. Use Google street view.
We're not telling you how to consume your media. Music by Frontier Ruckus. This episode contains references to sex, pornography, murder, riots, death, ghosts, gay bars and bankers. For those of you who want to experience this podcast at ground level, a few tips: This walking tour will take you from this point to the corner of Liberty and Ashley. Get up close to the building and touch the old brick, or step back and peer up into the sky. Go at your own pace. Pause, rewind, stop halfway through for a drink at a famous establishment. This is your walking tour, not ours.
Clean 34 Ann Arbor Stories: Two stories in one! The story of Ann Arbor's First Lady of the Symphony along with her rolling musical masterpiece, a converted motorhome that served as a rolling music lesson on wheels in the s. Pay close attention to the sound effects in this episode to help you answer the questions in the Ann Arbor Stories badge. Get the questions right to earn points, glorious points. Explicit 33 Ann Arbor Stories: Both of their wives had "Ann" in their names and, 2. The wives frequently relaxed and chatted under a grape arbor the men had planted for their beloved spouses.
That's the story most people get fed when they arrive in Ann Arbor. But it isn't the truth. The truth is a lot messier. The town founders more scofflaws than saints. This is the real story of the founding of Ann Arbor and a look at the true nature of our dirty rotten founders. Music by Chris Bathgate, from his new album Dizzy Seas. Explicit 32 Ann Arbor Stories: Since Ann Arbor's founding, the river has been used as a method of transportation and source of power, helping the city prosper and grow.
Here's a dam fine history of Ann Arbor's dams, which includes death, floods, and the odds of a coming watery apocalypse. This episode contains references to drowning, dead people, and liberal use of the word "dam. Explicit 31 Ann Arbor Stories: The Dictator Comes to Town.
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Ann Arbor loves hosting dignitaries, celebrities and heads of state like any other Midwestern city. He wasn't a dictator yet. Hadn't murdered 3, of his own people. That would come six years later. In , when the president and his wife enjoyed lunch in the Michigan League, they still looked at him like Southeast Asia's JFK, rather than one of the most brutal modern-day dictators. Contains references to torture, murder, beauty pageants and hidden World War II treasure. Explicit 30 Ann Arbor Stories: If you've seen the Embassy Hotel since , you'll know it doesn't look like anything special.
But the Embassy is special. It's been a haven for people down on their luck since the Great Depression. It survived when so many other hotels in that area didn't. Take some time to get to know this historic diamond in the rough. This episode contains brief references to prostitution, the Great Depression, and the problem of homelessness in America. Explicit 29 Ann Arbor Stories: Dozens of cities tried - hundreds of lawmen failed.
Public animal number one. The man, the infamous legend: Music by GG Allin. This episode is definitely rated R and is not suitable for most people, let alone little ones. It contains swear words even the big ones and contains references to poo, throwing poo, eating poo, violence, torture, drug use, blood, suicide, and Peoria, Illinois. Explicit 28 Ann Arbor Stories: The origins of the building, the Blind Pig and how this isn't the first time Ann Arbor has freaked out about the future of the Pig. Music by Lightning Love. This episode contains references to alcohol, topless go-go dancers, Soundgarden, and blues music.
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