Sarah Winchester was the heir to the Winchester firearms company fortune. She bought a mansion and built onto it adding rooms, stairs, and other eccentricities to the point where the construction made no logical sense. Was the house haunted? Was she insane? Derek explores the house, literally....this episode includes an audio tour of the Winchester House. Sep 1, 2020. Ep 81. Get $60 off your first month's order with Blue Apron by clicking here.
This president allegedly married his daughter. In an episode that reveals the truth about this man and some of the historical lessons we still haven't learned, Derek explores a presidency you didn't know about. Aug 1, 2020. Ep 80. Get 50% matching funds on your initial deposit by clicking here. Betonline.ag has the best odds for betting on everything. Presidential elections, sports, entertainment...who will be the NFL MVP? Place a bet!
Back in the 1880s a little known serial killer went on a spree in Austin, TX.... we think. The killings remain unsolved to this day. Jul 1, 2020. Ep 79. Get $60 off your first month's order with Blue Apron by clicking here.
There's a rumor that a wealthy man lost an NFL football team in a bet. Is that really true? Explore the wild life of a former NFL team owner with an addiction that broke records. Jun 1, 2020. Ep 78. Get 50% matching funds on your initial deposit by clicking here. Betonline.ag has the best odds for betting on everything. Presidential elections, sports, entertainment.
After the civil war, a miracle cure all beverage was launched by a morphine addict. This product would become one of the world's most well known brands and products. May 1, 2020. Ep 77. Get 50% matching funds on your initial deposit by clicking here. Betonline.ag has the best odds for betting on everything. Presidential elections, sports, entertainment... will Tom Hanks win best actor? Place a bet!
Back in 1961 a young girl was discovered floating on a life raft in the middle of the ocean. How she got there is a story you will remember. Apr 1, 2020. Ep 76. Enjoy a $60 discount on your first month's subscription to Blue Apron from Derek, just click here.
Ever wonder who helped build the sky scrapers of New York City? It takes a lot of crazy to stand on top of steel hundreds of feet in the air.....Derek explores this legendary no fear tribe in today's episode. Mar 1, 2020. Ep 75.
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Kidnapping in the 1920s and 30s was big business. Children from wealthy families were held for ransom. This kidnapping case had an unexpected and unique ending. Feb 1, 2020. Ep 74. Join Derek on this journey while enjoying $60 off your subscription to Blue Apron. Click here and save money on great food!
Five women married the man of their dreams. Two divorced him quickly while three mysteriously disappeared. Is something more sinister happening? With the help of channel 7 news, Derek explores this story. Jan 1, 2020. Ep 73. If you'd like to help out the show, use this link to join betonline.ag and get 50% matching funds on your initial deposit.
Derek chronicles the rise and fall of one of America's least known entrepreneurs. While he created one of America's most popular businesses, you've probably never heard of him because of his tragic life. This month's show is brought to you by Blue Apron. Click here to get $60 off your first month's orders.
Back in the days of newspapers, there existed the classified ads. One man figured out how to use those ads for his own evil pleasures. Learn about this dangerous man in today's show. Nov 1, 2019. Ep 71. Blue Apron is the sponsor of this month's show. Click here to get $60 off your first month of food.
A long standing fear of the number 13 has plagued our society. Scary movies, superstitions, strange coincidences. Where did it start? Is 13 bad luck? Derek explores this phenomenon. Oct 1, 2019. Ep 70. Take a minute and subscribe to the Morning Brew, a free newsletter that Derek reads. Click here to subscribe.
A tale of 2 horrible murders that took place in Maine back in the 1800s. Derek takes you back in time with actual newspaper accounts of the events. Sep 1, 2019. Ep 69. Support this month's sponsor and get your 50% matching funds on your initial deposit at BetOnline by clicking here.
In the middle of baseball season, Derek takes you back in time to a double header show focused on 2 interesting stories involving baseball players. Aug 1, 2019. Ep 68. Check out Blue Apron, the sponsor of this month's show using the link here and get $60 off your 1st month's order.
The Hollywood sign has a long history but do you know where it started? Why it was built? Who died there? Derek takes you back to explore the haunting around the Hollywood sign. Jul 1, 2019. Ep 67. Support this month's sponsor by getting your 50% match on your first deposit at BetOnline by clicking here.
Everyone is familiar with the Lone Ranger series of books, movies, even the radio show. Was this fictional character based on a real person? Derek goes back in time to explore the person believed to be the real lone ranger and a possible alternate theory. Jun 1, 2019. Ep 66. If you like to gamble on sports or online gaming, check out the newest sponsor to the show and get a 50% welcome bonus on your initial deposit!!! Follow the link here to take advantage of this deal.
Orchard Place was the site that the Chicago International Airport was built upon. This is where the airport code ORD comes from. The airport went through a name change after one individual gave his life in military service. Explore the crazy story with Derek. May 1, 2019. Ep 65. Drive for Lyft for a bonus when you complete 60 rides in your first month. You have to use code "DEREK605503" when you sign up in order to get the bonus. Bonus ranges between $50 and $500, depending on the area. Background music "Twisted Tales" by Jay Man @ https://ourmusicbox.com/ Official "OurMusicBox" http://www.youtube.com/c/ourmusicbox License for commercial use: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)
Everyone knows Gene Simmons from the band, Kiss. There was another Gene Simmons whose rampage lasted a week and was more deadly than any other massacre in Arkansas history. Apr 1, 2019. Ep 64. Support Blue Apron and make restaurant quality meals at home with your family. Easy to follow step by step instructions. Get $60 off with www.blueapron.com/izzi
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Derek takes you back to explore this grueling automobile race around the world that took place in 1908. Get to know the cars and the winner in this fascinating story. Mar 1, 2019. Ep 63. Drive with Lyft or ride with Lyft. Use promo code DEREK605503 to get your first ride for free.
This clock tower was the site of 9 suicides (or falls) in the early 1970's. After the suicides the tower observation deck was closed...but the suicides weren't the only deadly incidents related to the tower. Feb 2, 2019. Ep 62. Click the link below to access the best in home light fixtures. Use promo code izzi to get 5% off your order. http://www.brightechshop.com
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In the 1950's a movie called "The Conquerer" garnered a lot of star power. When cast and crew members started to die off, the movie was rumored to be cursed. Derek explores the truth behind the curse in this month's episode. Jan 1, 2019. Ep 61. Click the link below to access 3VGear and use promo code SHIPFREE to get free shipping on all $25 orders.
The horrid scene of a high rise building on fire. People leaping from the fire to their deaths below. This was not 911, but an actual fire in New York City from 1911. Derek takes you down this journey back in time to when labor conditions were difficult and tragedy struck. Oct 1, 2018. Ep 58.
Everyone uses computers and computing devices. They've become a part of everyday life, but did you know that the computer has been around for almost 200 years? Derek explores the life of one of our greatest minds. Aug 1, 2018. Ep 56.
Running for president can be a daunting task for anyone who takes on the challenge. This candidate did not want the challenge, but after being pushed by his colleagues, he reluctantly accepted the nomination. Hear his story as well as some of the changes of our election processes from Derek's perspective. Jul 1, 2018. Ep 55.
UPDATE!!! - Derek has news to bring you with an update to a podcast he brought you back in Oct of 2016, Murdered & Missing in Oklahoma. After that update, listen to the story of Cora...a witch? There have been stranger things, but this story left a legacy you can see. Jun 1, 2018. Ep 54.
Where did the phrase, "Don't take candy from strangers" come from? Derek answers that question while giving you the details of one of the oldest unsolved mysteries in US History. The first nationally known kidnapping. May 1, 2018. Ep 53.
This trucker got away with murder, literally. His killing spree went unnoticed for years until he attempted to kill someone he knew. Known as the "Happy Faced Killer" he left notes of his crimes signed with a happy face. Derek brings you his story with some little known facts about his childhood as well as clips from one of the few interviews that exists where this killer speaks about his crimes. Apr 1, 2018. Ep 52.
The 1690s and early 1700s were a time of turmoil in New England. Witches were executed, populations were dying of smallpox, the church was the dominant power. Derek explores the influence that one man had on this period in history. Mar 1, 2018. Ep 51.
Derek does his annual ranking of his top 5 episodes of all time as well as the top 3 for 2017. Sometimes people in power abuse their authority. Sometimes this can be deadly for those involved. Derek explores a wild west experience where justice may not have been served. Feb 1, 2018. Ep 50.
In this episode, Derek talks about using positive reminders and repetition to achieve goals in life. He tells you how he used this technique to reach several of his goals and you will hear some surprise celebrities who found success in thinking positive and creating a mental image of their success to keep them going. Dec 1, 2017. Ep 48.
The Manassa Mauler was one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of all time. He was a beast in the ring bringing record numbers of spectators to see him in action. His ringside audience was larger than any of the biggest fights of current times. Here's what you don't know . . . Nov 1, 2017. Ep 47.
A very young killer commits a strange murder. Years later he commits another murder that gets discovered after his own suicide. How many people did he kill until he was caught? Derek brings you the story of Charlie Brandt with the help of the show "48 Hours." Jul 1, 2017. Ep 43.
Derek reviews Chophouse Burgers in Arlington, TX and tells you about a conspiracy theory about the attack on Pearl Harbor which has enough credible information backing it up, that it might actually be true. Listen to the show and find out! May 1, 2017. Ep 41.
Spiritualism in the United States has an origin that can be traced back to a very interesting and bizarre story. Derek explores the life of the girls credited with the spread of spiritualism in the United States. Mar 1, 2017. Ep 39.
The duel was a timeless method of solving conflict and restoring honor to those offended. Our social media trends are often a way of expressing our views and offending others. Duels were how the offended parties used to handle conflict. Join Derek on this look back at some noteworthy duels and the reasoning behind them. Feb 1, 2017. Ep 38.
Long before Donald Trump captured America's interest as a maverick in politics, there was another business man who held this honor. Derek takes you back in time to the original outspoken wealthy businessman presidential candidate. Jan 1, 2017. Ep 37.
Franklin Thompson was a Civil War hero, but few in his era knew his real identity and the story behind his success. Go back into Civil War times with Derek on this journey to find out the real story behind Franklin Thompson and his adventures. Dec 1, 2016. Ep 36.
Everyone knows Henry Ford and his use of the assembly line to mass produce the Model T Ford, but very few know something else he is credited for that is seemingly unrelated and yet he found a way to relate it. Nov 1, 2016. Ep 35.
While Christmas is the biggest Christian holiday in the world, Derek looks at where some of the Christmas traditions started and how they have changed over the years and evolved into what we have today. Dec 1, 2014. Ep 12.
With the November 4th elections around the corner, Derek explores some political history mixed in with his new "This Day In History" summary. Nov 1, 2014. Ep 11.