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Useless Information Podcast

Summary: Podcasting since 2008! - It really is all true! Quirky, bizarre, and unusual stories from the Flip Side of History.

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 Retrocast #11 - UI Podcast #175 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 3340

In this episode: A mystery man speaks an unknown language, a boy gets his head stuck in a toilet seat, a woman slips on a bar of soap and flies out the window, and much more! Madison Newton cohosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Almost Over the Hump - UI Podcast #174 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2059

Just what happens when your airplane crashes high up in the Himalayan mountains and there is no chance that anyone will ever find you? This happened to pilots Joe Rosbert and Ridge Hammell during World War II as they attempted to pilot a cargo plane over “The Hump.” It’s an amazing story of perseverance, survival, and a lot of luck. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Retrocast #10 - UI Podcast #173 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 4005

In this episode: The United States once banned the sale of sliced bread, the State of Oregon attempted to ban popcorn in movie theaters, women were using fly swatters to swat away their excess pounds, and much more! Matt Breen of The Explorers Podcast cohosts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 From Car Show!: The Jeep and World War II | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2157

We’re shaking things up today and sharing a preview from Car Show!, a new podcast from our friends at Pushkin Industries. Longtime Car and Driver editor Eddie Alterman tells the stories of the vital cars — the ones that have changed how we drive and live, whose significance lies outside the scope of horsepower or miles per gallon. In this episode, Eddie talks about the military background of the Jeep, a vehicle made for the battlefields of World War II, and its lasting popularity in America decades after the war. You can listen to the full episode and more from Car Show! at https://podcasts.pushkin.fm/carshow?sid=useless. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Henry Ford's Peace Ship - UI Podcast #172 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2857

In 1915, American industrialist Henry Ford announced that he was willing to use his entire fortune to bring an end to World War I. So, he chartered a ship to take many of the prominent peace activists of the day to Europe and convene a peace conference to mediate an end to the European War. So, hop aboard the Peace Ship! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Arbor Day Turns 150! - UI Podcast #171 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1202

Arbor Day is 150 years old! Learn the origins of the day, plus how one small upstate New York town continues the annual celebration. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Retrocast #9 - UI Podcast #170 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1569

In this episode: A woman dumps her fiancé at the altar to marry the minister, a jealous husband who used rattlesnakes to keep men away from his wife, the unlikely suspects in a case of truck tire sabotage, and much more! Retrosponsor: Kraft Mayonnaise Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 The Father of Voice Radio - UI #169 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1220

It’s hard to believe, but when the first words were spoken on radio, it was dismissed as a novelty. It seems as if everyone thought that Morse code was the future. Nearly everyone except for Reginald Fessenden. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 The Case of the Hollow Nickel - UI #168 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1735

In 1953, paperboy Jimmy Bozart was counting his newspaper subscription money. He dropped the coins and one nickel split open, revealing a piece of microfilm. This led to the arrest of a high-ranking Soviet spy.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Retrocast #8 - UI Podcast #167 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1461

In this episode: A live baby is auctioned off, a carnival knife thrower accidentally hits his human target, a West Virginian dog warden with an unusual approach to keeping thieves out of the pound, and much more! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 The Eddie Cantor Peace Prize - UI #166 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2083

In 1936, superstar Eddie Cantor asked his radio listeners to write an essay describing how the United States could avoid war. The prize was a full college scholarship. With no set rules, something was certain to go wrong. And something did go very wrong. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Retrocast #7 - UI Podcast #165 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1455

In this episode: A man falls out of a window and is saved by a flagpole, seven tonsillectomies done in an assembly line fashion, the last cigarette commercial on US network television, a baby born in a well, and much more! Retrosponsor: Dr. Caldwell’s Syrup Pepsin Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 The Glass House Girl - UI #164 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2292

Edna Kirby spent more than a decade in Hollywood appearing in silent movies for Paramount Studios. While she never became a movie star, Edna drew large crowds in nearly every town that she visited. That’s because Edna Kirby lived in a glass house. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Bad Apples #3 - Sunset Boulevard - UI #163 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2803

In this episode, my wife Mary Jane joins me to review the classic movie "Sunset Boulevard." Directed by Billy Wilder, this movie tells the story of a struggling screenwriter who gets into a dangerous relationship with a faded Hollywood actress who dreams of a big comeback.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

 Retrocast #6 - UI Podcast #162 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2507

Christmas episode! A reindeer that bit a boy’s finger, a lawsuit over the world’s largest Christmas stocking, an absent-minded Santa Claus, a Santa caught with his pants down, the first Christmas film ever made, and much more! Retrosponsor: Dole Pineapple Juice and Gems Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices

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