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49 minutes | May 9, 2019
OM Episode 37B - The Conclusion of the Keet Kidnapping
We conclude the story of the Baby Keet murder trial, with the remarkable story of the man who stole the show and got the connection, Sheriff Webb. That and plenty of discussions about trips to Italy and other normal odd stuff.
57 minutes | Apr 25, 2019
OM 21 - The Keet Kidnapping Part Two
Part Two of the Keet Kidnapping. Including the motivation of Piersol, the supposed mastermind of the plot. We discuss the odd German plot that derailed the investigation and heading towards trial.
57 minutes | Apr 18, 2019
The Kidnapping of Baby Keet - Part 1
We return from our long delay to tell the story about Baby Keet, a story that was world famous. It brings into view the Ozarks during World War I. This was before the Lindbergh case, and the entire event garnered huge attention.
57 minutes | Feb 14, 2019
OM 15 - The Kidnapping of Baby Keet = Part 1
Part One of the strange and riveting story of Baby Lloyd Keet, which involved one of the wildest trips around the Ozarks to save a baby in one of the first major American kidnappings.
38 minutes | Jan 31, 2019
OM 13 - The History of Lindberg's Tavern
Ozarks Mysteries investigates the history of Springfield's oldest bar: Lindberg's Tavern. This bar started shortly after the Civil War, and was a major seller of Anheuser Busch's products, and the magnificent bar may have been a gift from the company. Hear the story of this unique place sheds light on another Ozarks' Mystery.
43 minutes | Jan 19, 2019
OM 13 - Dave Hoestra and the new Springfield Music Documentary
This week's Ozarks Mysteries focuses on the documentary film made by Dave Hoekstra about the great music of the Ozarks. The inspiration was Lou Whitney, and so we talk about Lou, Ozarks music and the things that make it unique, and his love for Springfield. We also hear Lou remembrances from Steve Scariano and Robbie Fulks.
55 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
OM 12- The Fabulous Lou Whitney
Lou Whitney ran an amazing studio in Springfield, Missouri, The Recording Capital of Greene County, as he liked to call it. He was the musical force behind bands such as The Morells, The Symptoms and the Skeletons. He left a musical legacy, but more important, he was a fine human being. Dale, Cecelia and Stevie discuss Lou, with stories from Eric Ambel and Deke Dickerson as well.
46 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
OM 10 - The Graham Molloy Affair
In the frontier times in Springfield, a famous women's suffrage advocate, Emma Molloy, moved to town. She had lived throughout the midwest, and she moved to town at the behest of a convicted horse thief, George Graham. Graham was a busy man. He not only had his eyes on his wife (whom he married twice) but also Mrs. Molloy, as well as her foster daughter Cora Lee. Polygamy, murder and lynchings ensue. It all makes for a tale that true national attention, and an excellent podcast.
56 minutes | Dec 21, 2018
OM 9 - The Feeney Case
We investigate the murder case that brought the attention of the national media on the Ozarks. Join Cecelia, Dale and Stevie for more information on a more recent case.
55 minutes | Dec 7, 2018
OM 8 - The Mountain Maid of Roaring River
This episode is about Jean Wallace - the fascinating New York native who became an Ozarkian legend. Her second sight stories became the stuff of legends. She also may have been related to Braveheart. We talk about the backwoods energy drink guy, Nellie Olsen, and music (imagine that).
52 minutes | Nov 30, 2018
OM 7 - Ronnie Self
Ozarks Mysteries rocks out with the legend of Ronnie Self, one of the fiercest, and as Stevie says, fantastic, of the Ozarkian musicians. From the stories to the songs, we explore this unique and largely unknown hero. Dale tells his Neil Young story about Ronnie. Stories from other Ozarks legends are told.
44 minutes | Nov 16, 2018
OM 6 - Dewey, Shock and The Galena Gigger
Dewey Short was a congressman. His brother Charlie was a boxer, The Galena Gigger, and his other brother "Shock" was an out and out bank robber. The combination leaves us with plenty of Ozarks Mysteries ... including whether there is gold buried under the city of Galena, Missouri. Cecelia, Dale and Stevie hold court on the issue.
46 minutes | Nov 2, 2018
OM 5 - Lisa Martin on Billy Cook "The Hitch-Hiker"
While Dale and Cecelia go it alone, they are joined by Lisa Martin, to discuss the legacy of Joplin's Billy Cook, America's first spree killer. Cook worked a whole lot of mayhem into his 23 years, but his history shows that his own background was tragic and filled with shame.
31 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
BONUS - Interview with The Legend of the Albino Farm author Steve Yates
Author Steve Yates shares his research methods and more about the characters of The Legend of the Albino Farm.
51 minutes | Oct 26, 2018
OM 4 -The Albino Farm
Cecelia, Stevie and Dale talk about the amazingness of being No. 2 on the Apple Arts charts, and they name Sussex as the Branson of England. They talk about Dale's turn on the stage as Peter the Goat Boy from Heidi, which Shelby Janes also performed. We interview author Steve Yates about his book The Legend of the Albino Farm and Shelby Janes about her role in the film Albino Firm. Cecelia asks questions about animal husbandry, and you've all wasted another hour in the highest and best possible way.
20 minutes | Oct 24, 2018
BONUS - Interview with KOLR 10
Cecelia, Stevie and Dale answer a few questions from KOLR 10, say a few bad words and give a little idea of what is coming on this Friday's episode of Ozarks Mysteries (hint: it includes and farm filled with Albeenos).
58 minutes | Oct 19, 2018
Ozarks Mysteries - Episode 3 - The Girl Scout Camp Murders
We talk putting a theramin in our budget, how we call Anton LaVey "Tony," a new genre called "Citrus Rock", An American Werewolf in London, Cecelia met Michael Jackson, Harvest Home, The Birds, Hitchcakes, and then move into the very in depth discussions about the Girl Scout murders from Locust Grove, Oklahoma. We then return to talking about theremins.
36 minutes | Oct 12, 2018
Ozarks Mysteries - Episode 2 - The Legend of Steve Soutee
Steve Soutee was a larger than life lawyer, skirt chaser, horse racer and all around interesting character. The question that needs to be asked is, did he have anything to do with the death of his second wife? We're discussing this in Dale Wiley's podcast Soutee, but here is a crash course about one of the more interesting men to ever live in the Ozarks.
42 minutes | Oct 7, 2018
Ozarks Mysteries BONUS EPISODE - The hosts discuss everything
Like any good English term paper, the hosts of Ozarks Mysteries, Cecelia Havens, Stevie Newman and Dale Wiley, outline what they're going to discuss in upcoming episodes and then discuss it. We learn about how Cecelia makes the proper English pronunciation of the word "Albeeeno" farm, how a first grader told Dale that Elvis' casket was shipped and made in Crane, and how Brad Smith embarrassed Stevie's mom. All of this plus much more.
36 minutes | Oct 6, 2018
Ozarks Mysteries Episode 1 - Lisa Martin on the Civil War and Civil War Ghosts
Civil War expert and local historian Lisa Martin drops in to tell us about the Ozarks' Civil War history and the many ghost stories that accompany it. Stories of Springfield, Carthage, Wilson's Creek, Governor Phelps, and ghosts haunting everywhere from Stone County to Avila.
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