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11 minutes | Feb 8, 2021
Camels, Generals, and The Air Force
From features that look like animals and bowls, to military generals and fighter pilots. The valley is surrounded by mountains that lend their names to curses, war, and circumstance.
35 minutes | Jan 8, 2021
Prisoners in the Canyon
Prisoners and Navajo Scouts were no match for the baddest dude to ever grace the Arizona high country, as it turned forests into moonscapes.
18 minutes | Dec 20, 2020
Jews in the desert isn't just a description of biblical stories in far away lands, it is the story of a group of people who looked to the Arizona horizon as a place of solace and meaning in honor of their heros.
22 minutes | Dec 6, 2020
Thar she blows
A dry discussion about a wet subject. From the 70's storm barrage to Norberts monkey shines, Arizona is no stranger to severe weather events.
12 minutes | Nov 22, 2020
No government for over a hundred years, middle of nowhere, free amenities. Welcome to a dying concept, company towns.
20 minutes | Nov 15, 2020
Arizonas Dry Run
Beer for your health, drunk men on campaign postcards, Mexican liquor, and women who were fed up. All of these played important roles in Arizona's early, but largely ineffective adoption of prohibition.
18 minutes | Nov 8, 2020
Union versus confederate mountain tops full of copper, ghosts, and the impossible. The desire for gold and silver lead men to their deaths, entrepreneurs into new profits, and a group of towns into a quick demise.
13 minutes | Nov 2, 2020
Do you like Pina Coladas?
Can you hear the sounds of large green leaves and swaying branches brushing up against one another? Maybe the glimmer of red and orange light dances across your eyelids. What about the kiss of warm wind across your cheek? The sun setting over the horizon. Now, the call of parrots in the distance? Welcome to Phoenix.
23 minutes | Oct 30, 2020
Witches of silence
There is no witch who scares me more than of one who has existed for a thousand years. A witch who can transform and torment, yet one who lives in silence among those who witness its arrival. Happy Halloween everyone.
14 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Desert Saint Nicholas
Merry Christmas to all boys and girls traveling through rattlesnake country. Could I perhaps interest you in a stop for a delicious pie in our little desert alpine village? It's served by none other than Mrs. Claus herself. Maybe after some delicious treats, you would interested in a lovely nights stay at the Christmas Tree Inn? Don't mind the tumbleweeds.
21 minutes | Oct 26, 2020
Cities of the sun
Age will both keep you out and allow you in. The task of shoveling sunshine is glorious. It replicates itself around the globe. No government and no debt. What are these cities of the sun I ask? Go west young man, go west.
14 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
Phoenix Union Station
It's 1923 in Phoenix. Steam trains are dropping off passengers by the hundreds everyday. You are entering a new world where farming, climate, and post war expansionism is at its peak. Fast forward about 70 years and you're left with an abandoned station, a terrorist attack, and no rail service. What happened? We explore that in this weeks episode, The Phoenix Union Station.
16 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
What if I told you there was a disease that affected hundreds of thousands annually? What if I told you this disease could be deadly? What if I told you this disease can cause permanent damage? What if I told you the fight against this disease received very little government funding? What if I told you this disease affects the young and old equally? What if I told you this disease only affected people in a certain part of the country? Now what if I told you this area of the country was the Southwest? Interested? Our episode explorers this ancient and deadly disease so often forgotten about.
12 minutes | Oct 25, 2020
You've been traveling for hours across the barren Arizona desert. You see a city ahead, it's Phoenix. Surely you can find respite here. Unfortunately you're black which means many doors are closed to your weary family. Where could tired black travelers find room and board? If you knew who to ask, you would be directed to a little house in the center of town known as the Swindall House.
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