Lost ThreadsAug 02, 2021
Episode 7 - Tales of Moderate Terror
What do abandoned monasteries, remote farmhouses, and Eastern Oregon all have in common? They all serve as the terrifying settings for our spookiest of Halloween episodes. Cameron and Cory have trudged through stacks of old newspapers to share three tales of horror, mystery, and the unknown as they were reported. To see art for each of today's stories, along with links to the original sources, check out lostthreads.org
Episode 6 - Joy Flower
The opium poppy has been used by humans since the beginning of recorded history for both medicinal and recreational purposes. Wars have been fought and many lives lost over this flower. No matter how many times we try to change opium, history has a way of repeating itself.
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Episode 5 - Sports!
Episode 4 - Plight of the Pigeon
While today they're often seen as a nuisance within cities, pigeons were once one of man's best friends. In today's episode, we discuss the role that domesticated pigeons have played in the lives of humans over millennia. To see pictures of our feathered friends and more, visit our website at www.lostthreads.org
Episode 3 - Countess Ida von Claussen
Countess Ida von Claussen was a rich, eccentric heiress who was able to turn 15 minutes of fame into decades of press coverage. In this episode, we discuss Ida's life as it's presented through the papers during the early 20th century. Visit www.lostthreads.org for photos and links from today's episode.
Episode 2 - The Rise of Sony
Sony hasn't always been the electronics powerhouse that it is today. In this episode, we discuss the founders of Sony, Masaru Ibuka and Akio Morita, and how they started the company Sony with nothing but a few stolen tools and some ingenuity. For more information and to see photos from today's episode, visit www.lostthreads.org
Episode 1 - Rattlesnake Dick
In our first episode, we discuss the life of outlaw Richard Darling aka Rattlesnake Dick. While never reaching the same notoriety as criminals such as Butch Cassidy or Jesse James, Dick found his niche as a terror to the settlers of eastern Nevada as a thief, murderer, carouser, serial divorcee, and pigeon-stoolie. For more information or to see photos related to this episode, visit www.lostthreads.org