Latest

Keep On The Sunny Side: July 1899

Yesterday’s local headlines, the daily tragedies and triumphs in American communities large and small, are often trampled in the unrelenting...

The Blood-Red Hand: A Guthrie Ghost Story

Follow us back in time as we walk the red brick streets of our little Wild West town to a...

Reap Wondrous Rewards When You Support The Most Wonderful Wonder

Reap Wondrous Rewards When You Support The Most Wonderful Wonder

Welcome, friends and strangers. Unearthing weird and wonderful history, writing and recording songs, and sharing the strange, true stories behind...

The Fire Eaters

Weeping Sad and Lonely: The Fire Eaters

In this episode, we take you to the Texas Hill Country of the 1860s, a perilous place for those who remained...

More Weight: TMWW First Anniversary

As you may know, we’re taking a short production break, but we wanted to mark a very special milestone. The...

The True and Trembling Brakeman: Moonville, Ohio

Follow us down a dark and deadly stretch of track in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. Moonville, Ohio was...

The Cyclone: Snyder, Oklahoma Territory

In 1905, the town of Snyder, Oklahoma Territory was leveled by a devastating tornado. Some said the townspeople had brought...

White Deer: Madstones and Hydrophobia

Until the early 20th century, the fear of meeting a horrific and painful end accompanied every bite from an animal...

The Death of Floyd Collins: The Kentucky Cave Wars

  In 1925, a bitter underground war that raged in central Kentucky claimed a single casualty, captivating the nation and...

All Through The Night: Murder Bottles

Come along as we explore how a Victorian era breakthrough in infant care, combined with a domestic guru’s bad advice,...

T.M.W.W. Music Highlights

Take a trip down memory lane with us as we share ten of our favorite musical moments from The Most Wonderful...

Johnny, O Johnny: The Cruel War

Follow us to the battlefields to uncover the hidden history of the women who fought in the American Civil War....

Omie Wise: America’s Oldest Murder Ballad

Oh, listen to my story, I’ll tell you no lies How John Lewis did murder poor little Omie Wise Follow us 200...

Bowling Green: The Kentucky Tragedy

While recent rumors of a massacre in Bowling Green have been greatly exaggerated, 200 years ago, the brutal honor killing...

Laugh In The Dark: Elmer McCurdy

Season two of The Most Wonderful Wonder begins with one of our favorite outlaw stories, the twisted tale of Elmer McCurdy,...

1 2 3