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RICHARD & GARY‘S INCREDIBLE STORIES

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Gary’s sister, Amber, joins the fun with another heart-warming animal story – perfect for the holiday season. (Music licensed by SmartSound)
 Remember Sam the Sham and the Pharaohs from the 1960s? Have you ever wondered how Sam shot to the top of the music charts, and how he really felt about being a rock-star? Richard knows. Tonight, he will share details of his visit with the Wool
Once again, Richard & Gary rely on Alvin Schwarz for a story guaranteed to create a fright in the night. This one offers a unique plot twist based on a newspaper story first reported in in Detroit in 1889 and resurrected by the London Daily Mai
In November, 1963, Americans were preparing for the Thanksgiving holiday. When Richard heard the electrifying announcement on the radio that President Kennedy had been assassinated, he knew immediately how he would respond. With two of his col
Rudd Weatherwax and his son Bob trained Hollywood’s most beloved animal icons – including the super-star of all time -- Lassie. Tonight, Bob relates his family’s incredible story, spanning more than 75 years of Hollywood history. He is joined b
Nine-year-old author/illustrator Peter David Parente shares his new Thanksgiving children's book with Richard & Gary. Joining the conversation are his publishing team from Bold Venture Press. ( Music licensed by Smart sound )
One month after arriving in the New World, 117 English colonists experience both joy and tragedy. The first English child is born in North America: Virginia Dare. Shortly thereafter, one of the colonists is murdered. Things go from bad to worse
July, 1587: Sir Walter Raleigh sends 117 colonists to North America. They land on Roanoke Island, and immediately sense extreme danger. Then, a gruesome murder. What went wrong? Why did they immediately send their leader back to England? Richa
As Richard sets out with a television crew to record a Halloween special, he has no idea what awaits him and the crew. On a follow-up visit the next weekend, things really get wild. Before the night is over, the crew packs up and leaves the are
 Join Richard & Gary for a special bonus episode for the month of October. Joining the conversation are special guests Alex and Joe, co-hosts of  Diz Hiz: The Disney History Podcast. Is it possible that ghosts haunt the happiest place on earth?
The ruins of a 300-year-old colonial mansion are all that are left of a home that once rivalled the majesty of the nearby Governor’s Palace in Williamsburg, Virginia. A mysterious fire burned the mansion to the ground in 1916. Richard talked w
Once again, Gary looks to Alvin Schwartz and his Scary Tales To Be Told in the Dark to bring thrills and chills to tonight’s listeners. Richard & Gary recommend listening at night, in the dark, with headphones. This podcast is loaded with spec
Using Alvin Schwartz’s scary tale about a big toe as his inspiration, Gary weaves his own version of a late-night tale, complete with sound effects and 3-D sound. Richard & Gary recommend listening at night, in the dark, with headphones – and
He was born in Brooklyn, NY -- the son of a New York City taxi-driver. Alvin Schwartz became a prolific writer of scary stories for children. His philosophy: for thousands of years, people have indulged in scary stories, which he believes are b
We can all remember a time in school when the teacher was out, and a substitute was in charge of the classroom. We can probably even remember the strange or hilarious things that happened while they were there. In this episode, Gary will share
Richard & Gary both grew up admiring the iconic western TV and movie hero known as The Lone Ranger. Who created The Lone Ranger, and did a real-life hero exist who inspired the legend? Enter Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshal, who brought 5,000 o
After receiving a mysterious message from a stranger, Tina Shapiro's life changed forever. Not only did she learn about a long-forgotten family she never knew, but she also found her connection to European nobility. ( Music licensed by SmartSo
Holocaust survivor Claire Soria joins Richard & Gary in telling an incredible story about an amazing woman: Berengere de Cholet Grant Liggotti. Berengere, born into the French aristocracy with a lineage going back to Richard The Lion-Heart, sp
Gary shares a funny story about carnival day at camp, and how it all went crazy! ( Music licensed by SmartSound )
There are many eerie stories connected to this colonial mansion. Could they all be true? ( Music licensed by SmartSound )
Last week, we heard the horrific details of an ambush that gravely wounded Sheriff Buford Pusser and killed his wife. The event became the climactic scene in the movie, Walking Tall. Tonight, Richard & Gary will explore Buford's shoot-out with
America needed a national hero. In the movie, Walking Tall, Hollywood introduced us to Tennessee's crime-busting sheriff, Buford Pusser. Richard & Gary offer 40 year-old tape recordings by Buford's deputy and friend to help tell the story behin
Padlocked doors, blacked-out rooms, tin-foil wallpaper, and a two-for-one Escape Room coupon. What did I get myself into? (Music licensed by SmartSound)
Police officers have enough to be concerned with, when they report to work each and every day or night. Should they also have to deal with a ghost who haunts police headquarters? One New Mexico officer says yes. Strange apparitions can even be
Fantastic dreams of fairy gold lead a woman on a wild goose chase to an abandoned fort in Ireland.  (Music licensed by SmartSound)
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