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i am not making this up podcast – Tracy S. Morris





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Quirky Mysteries, Screwball Fantasy and Sassy History

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Web: http://tracysmorris.com

I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 9 That Time Edwin Booth Could Have Changed Everything


Published: Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000
Summary: Let's talk a little about Edwin Booth. People don’t remember the other two Booth brothers. John Wilkes Booth casts a long shadow. And when they do, it’s because Edwin once rescued Robert Lincoln, Abraham Lincoln’s son, from being crushed by a tra..


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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 8 Why Some People Hate History


Published: Mon, 02 Jan 2017 14:00:00 +0000
Summary: Until you saw the musical Hamilton, You probably got the impression that the founding fathers all got along and always knew exactly what they were doing. That's because people like to tell stories...


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I Am Not Making This Up: Special Announcement


Published: Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:00:03 +0000
Summary: If you don’t have a lot of patience to listen to the audio, it says that starting next week, I’ll be producing the I Am Not Making This Up podcast twice a month instead of only once.  From now on, look for it on the first and third Monday..


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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 7 Herodotus. The Michael Bay of the Classical World


Published: Mon, 05 Dec 2016 08:00:53 +0000
Summary: Imagine if that massive solar flare that scientists worry about actually hits Earth and wipes out all electronics.  What if in 2,000 years time, the only record we have of WWII (or that WWII even happened) is the massively lucrative yet historically ..


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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 6 That Time the Catholic Church Put A Corpse on Trial


Published: Mon, 07 Nov 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: If you think politics now is strange, we have nothing on the ancient Catholic Church. At one point, a sitting pope put a former pope on trial. It went a little like the Monty Python dead parrot sketch...


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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 5 That Time the French King Was Cannibalized (Podcast Version)


Published: Mon, 03 Oct 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: If one of your party guests has a reputation for eating anything, perhaps you shouldn't pass him a prized family heirloom. Especially if it's the mummified heart of a famous King...


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I Am Not Making This Up: The Most Bonkers Race in Olympic History


Published: Mon, 05 Sep 2016 13:00:00 +0000
Summary: Next time someone mentions the plight of the Olympic athlete, remember that it's not that bad. They could be forced to run a marathon through a cloud of dust while wearing cutoff shorts, having cramps & being chased by dogs while their trainers try ..


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I Am Not Making This Up: That Time Someone Caught a Shark In Illinois


Published: Mon, 01 Aug 2016 08:00:21 +0000
Summary: Herbert Cope and his fishing partner Dudge Collins knew they had a big catch in their fishing trap.  Maybe some kind of Muskie or Catfish.  But when they hauled it in, they never expected a 5 foot long shark. They were after all, in Illinois.   Twe..


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I’m Not Making This Up: The Curse of the Little Bastard


Published: Mon, 04 Jul 2016 13:00:00 +0000
Summary: My short story, The Hobos, The Devil and James Dean’s Car is featured over at the pulp magazine Crimson Streets. You can read it here. In honor of the publication, I’m podcasting an abridged version of the article that inspired the story.  If..


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I Am Not Making This Up: That Time Wallpaper Killed Napoleon


Published: Mon, 06 Jun 2016 08:00:00 +0000
Summary: During the Industrial Revolution, nearly everything could kill you. You could catch the flu from your big, drafty manor house, catch illness from your unpasteurized milk, or poison yourself wearing an arsenic green silk dress....


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