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American Timelines

163 EpisodesProduced by historyforjerksWebsite

Amy & Joe talk about pop culture and events through history year by year. Amy takes a deep dive on something creepy while Joe gives a unique perspective on events. Amy likes murder, Joe likes wrestling, and they podcast to escape the monotony of adulthood.

163 Episodes | 2018 - 2021

Episode 160: American Timelines 1953, Part 1

July 21st, 2021

45:25

Episode 160:  American Timelines 1953, Part 1:  What the heck is Nougat anyhow? Amy tells us about a horrific train crash and Joe tells us of the death of Hank Williams and the birth of Dr. Basant Kumar Misra.  Plus:  …

American Timelines Flashback Episode

July 15th, 2021

38:19

We took a week off, so listen to this blast from the past!

Episode 159: American Timelines 1952, Part 10

July 7th, 2021

1:20:36

Episode 159:  American Timelines 1952, Part 10:  A Serial Killer, A Racecar Driver & David Byrne:  Daniel & Nathaniel from WTFI join us to discuss serial killer John Christie, Racecar Driver John Cobb and …

Episode 158: American Timelines 1952, Part 9

June 30th, 2021

1:14:38

Episode 158:  American Timelines 1952, Part 9:  The Heel Street Gang & The First Fake Nails:  Bucky & Brandon join us to share the history of fake nails, while Amy tells us about the worst prison ever in …

Episode 157:  American Timelines 1952, Part 8

June 23rd, 2021

43:45

Episode 157:  American Timelines 1952, Part 8:  Frozen Peas & The Short Sad Life of Derek Bentley.  Amy tells us about a sad questionable incident in England while Joe’s highlights include:  Alfred E. Neuman, …

Episode 156: American Timelines 1952, Part 7

June 16th, 2021

1:23:55

Episode 156:  American Timelines 1952, Part 7:  KFC & The Diarrhea Slip & Slide with Chris & Ryan from the Music Video Podcast.  The fellas join us to talk KFC, John Wayne Gacy, The Flat Woods Monster, …

Episode 155: American Timelines 1952, Part 6

June 9th, 2021

58:28

Episode 155:  American Timelines 1952, Part 6:  Tragic Ruby, The Robin Hood Gangster & Gong Show Pee Wee.  Amy tells the tragic tale of Ruby …

Episode 154: American Timelines 1952, Part 5

June 2nd, 2021

1:19:00

Episode 154:  American Timelines 1952, Part 5:  Guiding Light, UFOs and the Murder on Crater Lake with Terra Kelly.  Author and The First Lady of the Queen City Podcast Network, Terra Kelly joins us to tell us about …

Episode 153: American Timelines 1952, Part 4

May 26th, 2021

44:10

Episode 153:  American Timelines 1952, Part 4:  The Killer Aunt and the Birth of T.   Amy tells us a chilling story of possibly the worst aunt ever, …

Episode 152: American Timelines 1952, Part 3

May 19th, 2021

1:14:11

Episode 152:  American Timelines 1952, Part 3:  Phog Allen, Serial Killer John Straffen & The First Rock Concert with the Chuff Daddy, Don Garrett.   Chuff Daddy tells us about the NCAA tournament in 1952 featuring …

Episode 151: American Timelines 1952, Part 2

May 12th, 2021

1:19:33

Episode 151:  American Timelines 1952, Part 2:  Ralph Merkle’s Birthday & The Nightmare on Holton Street with Jenny Kabool.  Jenny tells us about …

Episode 150: American Timelines 1952, Part 1

May 5th, 2021

1:08:29

Episode 150:  American Timelines 1952, Part 1:  A Sinking Ship, Polio & A Murder Most Texan with Amy’s Mom: Mary Monfort.  Mary tells us …

Episode 149:  American Timelines 1951, Part 12

April 28th, 2021

1:15:10

Episode 149:  American Timelines 1951, Part 12:  The Moore Murders & Dragnet with Landis Wade from The Charlotte Reader’s Podcast.  Landis tells us all about the premiere of Dragnet on television and Amy talks about …

Episode 148:  American Timelines 1951, Part 11

April 21st, 2021

1:00:45

Episode 148:  American Timelines 1951, Part 11:  Flight To Mars & The Groveland Four with Taylor Fraser from The Foreward Podcast.  Taylor joins …

Episode 147:  American Timelines 1951, Part 10

April 14th, 2021

1:13:39

Episode 147:  American Timelines 1951, Part 10:  Pip Pip Hamlin:  An English Serial Killer, Buffalo Soldiers and Harry Hamlin’s Birth with Zwölf …

Episode 146:  American Timelines 1951, Part 9

April 7th, 2021

51:25

Episode 146:  American Timelines 1951, Part 9:  Florence Chadwick & The Ann Arbor Mallet Murder with Perrine DeShield of the 1st Gens Podcast .  Perrine covers another kickass woman,  while Amy tells about  a murder …

April Fool's Bonus Episode

April 1st, 2021

1:22:06

Ooops!  April Fool's.  This isn't American Timelines, it's a show called "We're All Screwed"  If you like it, subscribe to their sweet podcast!   …

Episode 145: American Timelines 1951, Part 8

March 31st, 2021

1:06:54

Episode 145:  American Timelines 1951, Part 8:  The Lubbock Lights, Mass Hallucinations & The Smallest Baseball Player .   Were the Lubbock Lights a UFO?  Were mass hallucinations  in France caused by bad bread or a …

Episode 144: American Timelines 1951, Part 7

March 24th, 2021

1:12:06

Episode 144:  American Timelines 1951, Part 7:  Spontaneous Human Combustion with Harry Bauer.  Amy tells us all about spontaneous human combustion starting with Mary Reeser.  Also:  Joe Dimaggio Feuds with Casey …

Episode 143: American Timelines 1951, Part 6

March 17th, 2021

56:41

Episode 143:  American Timelines 1951, Part 6:  Whatchoo Talkin’ Bout Murderer? with Mark Rhodes.  Amy’s murderer this week is named Arnold Jackson.  …

Episode 142: American Timelines 1951, Part 5

March 10th, 2021

1:04:34

Episode 142:  American Timelines 1951, Part 5:  The Thing & A Lean Faced Ill-Tempered Hard Man with Kitty Janvrin from the Grand Project.  Amy tells us of a possible mass-killing Carny:  William Henry Redmond,  …

Episode 141: American Timelines 1951, Part 4

March 3rd, 2021

1:19:24

Episode 141:  American Timelines 1951, Part 4:  Rocket 88 & The Lonely Hearts Killers with Brian Baltosiewich founder of the Queen City Podcast Network.  Amy tells us about the story of murderous couple Raymond …

Episode 140: American Timelines 1951, Part 3

February 24th, 2021

1:15:17

Episode 140:  American Timelines 1951, Part 3:  A Gorgeous Killer & Kickass Mary Winston Jackson with Joe’s Mom, Lynne Zymaris.    Amy tells us about an Australian Female Killer while Mom talks about the super …

Episode 139: American Timelines 1951, Part 2

February 17th, 2021

1:07:17

Episode 139:  American Timelines 1951, Part 2:  Scottish Timelines Part 2 with Nathaniel and Daniel from WHO THE F*CK IS…? .  The boys join us to discuss a pharmacist who hypnotized his customers, Daniel dying in the …

Episode 138: Grand Project & American Timelines: A Crossover

February 11th, 2021

27:17

Joe sat down with Kathryn Tubby Johnston, the first girl to ever play little league baseball in 1950, and her husband CY.   For the full interview, …

Episode 137: American Timelines 1951, Part 1

February 10th, 2021

1:03:11

Episode 137:  American Timelines 1951, Part 1:  A Russian Comedian, A Country Singer & A Yeti  with Adal Rifai from Hey Riddle Riddle & Hello From The Magic Tavern.  Adal joins us this week to debate the merits …

Episode 136: American Timelines 1950, Part 13

February 3rd, 2021

1:15:42

Episode 136:  American Timelines 1950, Part 13:  A Murder of an Unarmed Black Man & The First Female Rabbi  with Joni Deutsch from Amplifier.  NPR’s Joni Deutsch joins us to lend a little legitimacy to the podcast …

Episode 135: American Timelines: 1950, part 12

January 27th, 2021

1:28:43

Episode 135:  American Timelines 1950, Part 12:  An Attempted Assassination & A Train Wreck  with Artstar from The Nerd Skool Pod.  ArtStar joins …

Episode 134: American Timelines 1950, Part 11

January 20th, 2021

1:48:48

Episode 134:  American Timelines 1950, Part 11:  The Bennington Triangle & A Decapitation with Matt Truman from The Matt Truman Ego Trip.  The great Matt Truman joins us to talk Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty, the 1950’s, …

Episode 133: American Timelines 1950, Part 10

January 13th, 2021

1:24:45

Episode 133:  American Timelines 1950, Part 10:  Black Sunday & The Vampire Mission with Brenda from Horrifying History Podcast.  This week we’re joined by Brenda Ganske with Horrifying History to talk about spooky …

Episode 132: American Timelines 1950, Part 9

January 6th, 2021

1:23:59

Episode 132:  American Timelines 1950, Part 9:  Althea Gibson & The Dusza Family Murders with Tiffany Bryant Jackson from The Nerd Skool Podcast. …

Episode 131: American Timelines 1950, Part 8

December 30th, 2020

1:28:13

Episode 131:  American Timelines 1950, Part 8:  Bernie Doyle & The Rosenbergs with Andy from The Nerd Skool Podcast.  This week, Andy covers last …

Episode 130: American Timelines 1950, Part 7

December 23rd, 2020

1:32:44

Episode 130:  American Timelines 1950, Part 7:  SCOTTISH TIMELINES with Dan & Nathan from Who the F*ck Is…?  That’s right, we’re joined by fellas from a Scottish Podcast to cover 1950 events in Scotland!  Amy …

Episode 129: American Timelines 1950, Part 6

December 16th, 2020

1:20:33

Episode 129:  American Timelines 1950, Part 6:  A Flight Disappearance, A Televised Suicide & The Atlanta Black Crackers with Kay and Rod from The Black Guy Who Tips Podcast.  Did Northwest Flight 2501 get zapped by …

Episode 128: American Timelines 1950, Part 5

December 9th, 2020

1:07:11

Episode 128:  American Timelines 1950, Part 5:  McMinnville UFO Sighting with Tara Brown.  Comedian Tara Brown shares the origins of the first Walmart, while Amy creeps us out with one of the most credible UFO …

Episode 127: American Timelines 1950, Part 4

December 2nd, 2020

1:16:10

Episode 127:  American Timelines 1950, Part 4:  The Murder of Jo Ann Dewey with Craig from Canadian History Ehx.  Craig joins us from Edmonton to discuss the Red River Flood of 1950, while Amy covers the murder of Jo …

Episode 126: American Timelines 1950, Part 3

November 25th, 2020

1:09:06

Episode 126:  American Timelines 1950, Part 3:  The Murder of Janett Christman with Ann Keen & John Cirpinski of 360 Flavor & Spice.  History for Jerks takes a look at March 1950 when a babysitter was murdered, …

Episode 125: American Timelines 1950, Part 2

November 18th, 2020

1:22:55

Episode 125:  American Timelines 1950, Part 2:  The Murder of Garnet Ginn with Jessica McCartney from Happy Donkey Pottery. Jessica joins us to discuss Disney’s Cinderella and the Murder of Garnet Ginn.  Plus:  The …

Episode 124: American Timelines, 1950, part 1

November 11th, 2020

1:22:55

Episode 124:  American Timelines 1950, Part 1:  The Great Brinks Robbery with Ryan and Chris from the Music Video Podcast.  Richard Cox disappears from West Point, a tragic fire in a mental institution, and one of the …

Episode 123: American Timelines: 1969, Part 9

October 21st, 2020

59:53

Episode 123:  American Timelines 1969, Part 9:  Murder of an Icon/Occupying Alcatraz.  Civil Rights Icon Fred Hampton is tragically murdered, Indigenous People’s leader Richard Oakes leads a takeover of Alcatraz, Hell’s …

Episode 122: American Timelines: 1969, Part 8

October 13th, 2020

41:31

Episode 122:  American Timelines 1969, Part 8:  Free Agency, A Stolen Song & A Nun Murder.  We talk about the Cathy Cesnick Murder, the birth of …

Episode 121: American Timelines 1969, Part 7

September 19th, 2020

47:15

Episode 121:  American Timelines 1969, Part 7:  Scooby Doo & The 40 Year Murder Investigation.  We talk about the impetus behind Scooby Doo, the kidnapping of an ambassador, the disappearance of a bishop and the …

Episode 120: American Timelines: 1969, Part 6

August 23rd, 2020

1:04:50

Episode 120:  American Timelines 1969, Part 6:  The Manson Family & Woodstock.  Season 4, Episode 55, of American Timelines!

Part of the Queen City Podcast Network: www.queencitypodcastnetwork.com. Credits Include  …

Episode 119: American Timelines 1969, Part 5

August 6th, 2020

1:04:50

Episode 119:  American Timelines 1969, Part 5:  Zodiac Killer & Moon Landing.  Season 4, Episode 55, of American Timelines!

Part of the Queen City Podcast Network: www.queencitypodcastnetwork.com. Credits Include:  …

Episode 118: American Timelines, 1969, Part 4

July 22nd, 2020

57:10

Episode 118:  American Timelines 1969, Part 4:  The Giggler & Wheel Well Stowaways & An explosion at a dynamite factory, The most oft used drum break ever and Don’t F with Mr. Rogers.  Season 4, Episode 54, of …

Episode 117: American Timelines: 1969 Part 3

July 15th, 2020

52:28

Episode 117:  American Timelines 1969, Part 3: The Stonewall Riots & Can’t Kill That Dang Sasquatch! Heart Transplants, Eye Transplants, Expansion Teams, Murderers & Births!  Season 4, Episode 54, of American …

Episode 116: American Timelines: 1969, Part 2

July 1st, 2020

1:05:06

Episode 116:  American Timelines 1969, Part 2: The Ypsilanti Ripper & Hijacking on Candid Camera?  This week, we cover The Beatles Rooftop Concert, The Ypsilianti Ripper, The Worst Rock Group Ever and Allen Funt on …

Episode 115: American Timelines: 1969, Part 1

June 17th, 2020

50:50

Episode 115:  American Timelines 1969, Part 1: A Murderer & An Imposter! Amy & Joe discuss The Jane Britton Murder and Vickie Jones, the famous Aretha Franklin Imposter.  Plus:  Joe Namath guarantees a Super …

Episode 114: American Timelines: 1968, Part 7

June 10th, 2020

1:19:18

Episode 114:  American Timelines 1968, Part 7: Barbara Mackle Kidnapping & Fun Hijacking Solutions.  Plus:  The Original Burger King, Eagles Fans …

Episode 113: American Timelines: 1968, Part 6

June 3rd, 2020

1:13:10

Episode 113:  American Timelines 1968, Part 6: Carol Jenkins & Jose Feliciano’s Fingernails.  Plus:  Sixty Minutes, The Banana Splits, UFOs & …

Nerd Skool Preview

May 28th, 2020

43:31

American Timelines took a week off, here is a preview of our upcoming new podcast: Nerd Skool.  Joe found some nerds to teach him all things nerd.

Episode 112: American Timelines: 1968, Part 5

May 20th, 2020

42:39

Episode 112:  American Timelines 1968, Part 5: The Torso Ripper & Ringo Quits.  Plus:  Sexy Phil Donahue gets married, Everett Wayne Shaw becomes a kamikaze pilot & Mia Farrow gets divorced!  Season 4, Episode …

Episode 111: American Timelines: 1968, Part 4

May 13th, 2020

58:24

Episode 111:  American Timelines 1968, Part 4: Robison Family Murder & Bathroom Troubles.  Plus:  Rosemary’s Baby, RFK assassinated, Warhol Shot …

Episode 110: American Timelines: 1968, Part 3

May 6th, 2020

55:44

Episode 110:  American Timelines 1968, Part 3:  MLK Assassination & Peter Pan the Drug Addict.    This week we cover prison escapee James Earl Ray assassinating civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr,.  Did he …

Episode 109: American Timelines: 1968 Part 2

April 29th, 2020

58:56

Episode 109:  American Timelines 1968, Part 2:  Gaffney Strangler & A Bar Fire    South Carolina has multiple murder issues in 1968.  Plus:  LBJ …

Episode 108: American Timelines: 1968, Part 1

April 22nd, 2020

59:06

Episode 108:  American Timelines:  1968, Part 1.  Jacuzzi Pubes & Jerry Brudos.  Disgusting and weird Jerry Brudos loves feet and murdering!  Plus George Burns arrested, Red Lobster Opens and Johnny Cash plays …

Episode 107: American Timelines: 1967, Part 9

April 15th, 2020

1:11:07

Episode 107:  American Timelines 1967, Part 9:  The Mothman & Phil Donahue.  Is the Mothman real?  Did all women want to sleep with Phil Donahue?  Where did the first trapezoidal postage stamp originate?  PLUS:  …

Episode 106: American Timelines: 1967, Part 8

April 8th, 2020

1:07:31

Episode 106:  American Timelines 1967, Part 8:  BIGFOOT.  This week, we talk about the deets behind the infamous Bigfoot footage.  Is it real?  Is it a hoax?  How is it related to Charlotte, NC?  Plus:  a pinch of a UFO …

Episode 105: American Timelines: 1967, Part 7

April 1st, 2020

46:29

Episode 105:  American Timelines 1967, Part 7:  Snippy The Horse & Super President!  Aliens effin’ with a horse, Macy Gray is born, NBC debuts Super President, & Jim Morrison refused to change his lyrics.

Season …

Episode 104: American Timelines: 1967, Part 6

March 25th, 2020

58:13

Episode 104: American Timelines 1967, Part 6: Aliens & Hoffmans! Aliens, Baseballs to the Noggin, Abbie Hoffman vs. Albert Hoffman & Bear Attacks! Season 4, Episode 44, of American Timelines! Part of the Queen …

Episode 103: American Timelines: 1967, Part 5

March 18th, 2020

53:08

Episode 103:  American Timelines 1967, Part 5:  The Shell Lake Murders & An Old Effin’ Cat!  Revenge of The Nerds is Basically Gone With The Wind, Burglars Can Sue Homeowners, Bad Ass Frederick G. Kilgour the …

Episode 102: American Timelines, 1967, part 4

March 12th, 2020

1:08:45

Episode 102:  American Timelines 1967, Part 4  Ooops, I Meant To Kill Someone Else/Smoke Everything!  This week, we cover the Lost Colony Murder and …

Episode 101: American Timelines, 1967, part 3

March 4th, 2020

1:18:36

Episode 101: Glickstein Names A Burger While Alabamians Disappear!  The First Lady Boston Marathon Runner, The Big Mac is named by a lady, Johnny Carson quits, Snoopy finds a bird, Regis Philbin is a sidekick!  American …

Episode 100: American Timelines, 1967, part 2

February 26th, 2020

1:29:22

Episode 100: 100th Episode Extravaganza! Special Guests:  Armond Crisp, Brandon Wilhelm, Andy & an 11 year old girl!  Kenosha Murder Alley, Plane …

Episode 99: American Timelines, 1967, part 1

February 19th, 2020

1:15:31

Episode 99: Orbit Inn Bombing & Ouija History.  American Timelines 1967, Part 1.  The History of the Ouija Board and the Orbit Inn Motel Bombing.  Plus:  Moving the London Bridge, Homophobic Cops, Slurpees & …

Episode 98: American Timelines, 1966, part 7

February 12th, 2020

59:44

Episode 98: Paul is Dead.  American Timelines 1966, Part 7.  Did Paul McCartney die in a car accident?  Is Walt Disney Frozen?  Can men get breast …

Episode 97: American Timelines, 1966, part 6

February 6th, 2020

1:24:41

Episode 97: The Triple Crown: Murder, Torture & Twister. American Timelines 1966, Part 6. Frank Robinson wins the Triple Crown…does it involve a …

Episode 96: American Timelines: 1966, part 5

January 29th, 2020

1:00:13

Episode 96: A Ghost, A Murder & Monkees Auditions!,  American Timelines 1966, Part 5.  The Monkees & Star Trek premiere, Valerie Percy is …

Episode 95: American Timelines: 1966, part 4

January 23rd, 2020

1:05:36

Episode 95: Riots, Snipers & Masks. American Timelines 1966, Part 4. Bob Dylan wrecks his motorcycle, Cleveland race riots, Charles Whitman randomly shoots people and some unexplained weirdos in masks! Season 4, …

Episode 94: American Timelines: 1966, part 3

January 15th, 2020

1:03:32

Episode 94: The Nurse Murderer.  American Timelines 1966, Part 3.  Richard Speck terrorizes a house full of nurses while Gerald Levert enters the …

Episode 93: American Timelines: 1966, part 2

January 8th, 2020

58:50

Episode 93: Satan & The Piper.  American Timelines1966, Part 2.  The Church of Satan & The Pied Piper of Tucson.  Was a member of the ratpack actually part of the Church of Satan?  Who was Anton Szandor Lavey?  …

Episode 92: American Timelines: 1966, Part 1

January 1st, 2020

1:02:12

Episode 92: The Disappearance of the Beaumont Kids.  American Timelines1966, Part 1.    What happened to the unattended Australian Beaumont Kids?  How do you do the Batusi?  Will Sex sell a novel even if the writing is …

Episode 91: American Timelines: 1965: Part 6

December 19th, 2019

1:16:23

Episode 91: The Dorothy Mystery.  American Timelines1965, Part 6.    Who killed Dorothy Kilgallen?  Was it a cover up?  Did she know too much?  Why did the Pillsbury Doughboy kill himself?  Can Amy do a decent Ethel …

Episode 90: American Timelines: 1965 Part 5

December 12th, 2019

1:06:56

Episode 90: Moors Murders. American Timelines1965, Part 5. Torture Duo Ian Brady and Myra Hindley terrorize England while Charles Linster does over 6 thousand pushups, while Charlie Sheen is a baby!

Season 4, Episode …

Episode 89: American Timelines: 1965 Part 4

December 4th, 2019

55:11

Episode 89: Alice Crimmins:  Crimminal.  American Timelines1965, Part 4.  Alice Crimmins is the prime suspect in the murder of her children.  Did she do it?  Do Bears Poop in the Woods, Do Ladies Love Herman’s Hermits? 

Episode 88: American Timelines: 1965, part 3

November 27th, 2019

50:32

Episode 88: The Icebox Murders & Willis The Hero.  American Timelines1965, Part 3.  Todd Bridges was born to be a hero, A couple is found dismembered in their own icebox, and Wayne Fontana is NUTS!

Season 4, Episode …

Episode 87: American Timelines: 1965 Part 2

November 20th, 2019

49:09

Episode 87: Malcolm X & Corned Beef In Space.  American Timelines1965, Part 2.  This week we discuss the tragic assassination of Malcolm X, and …

Episode 86: American Timelines1965, Part 1

November 13th, 2019

1:05:41

Episode 86: Wanda Beach Murders!  American Timelines1965, Part 1.  We finally made it to 1965. Why not jump right in with a couple unsolved ones?  …

Episode 85: American Timelines: 1964, Part 7

November 6th, 2019

1:09:20

1964 was a busy year in murder.  Joe covers Sam Cooke while Amy covers a teen girl whose murder is still unsolved.  Meanwhile, The Addams Family is …

Episode 84: American Timelines: 1964, Part 6

October 30th, 2019

53:36

Episode 84: Double Indemnity, Double Your Pleasure!  American Timelines 1964, Part 6

Lucille Miller kills her husband to collect some insurance, and …

Episode 83: American Timelines. 1964, Part 5

October 23rd, 2019

42:11

Episode 83: Dr. Mary Sherman and the Smoldering Mattress.  American Timelines 1964, Part 5

A famous doctor is found with limbs and parts of her torso …

Episode 82: American Timelines: 1964, part IV

October 16th, 2019

59:32

Episode 82:  Incest Candy, The Candy Scandal:  Candy Mossler has an affair with her nephew and her millionaire husband is killed.  We discuss this along with Louis Armstrong, Mary Wells, The Beatles as well as the …

Episode 81: American Timelines: 1964 part 3

October 9th, 2019

53:50

Episode 81:  The Lonnie Zamora UFO Incident.  Lonnie Zamora sees aliens. Is Carlo Sommer a scam artist or just a lover?  Plus:  the first Ford Mustang is purchased and the longest marriage ever ends.  Season 4, Episode …

Episode 80: American Timelines: 1964 part 2

October 2nd, 2019

46:07

Episode 80:  The Bystander Effect.  The Kitty Genovese murder inspired a theory that is present in virtually every psychological textbook to this …

Episode 79: American Timelines: 1964 Part 1

September 18th, 2019

50:59

Episode 79:  The Boston Strangler or the Boston Raper?  He certainly did more than strangle.  And he attacked old ladies.  What a jerk!  The Beatles …

Episode 78: American Timelines: Bonus Episode

September 4th, 2019

55:50

Episode 78:  The JFK Episode.  Conspiracy?  Just a lone gunman?  History for Jerks speculates on what really happened in 1963 when JFK was …

Episode 77: American Timelines: 1963 Part 4

August 28th, 2019

1:10:19

Episode 77:  1963, part 4.  Kidnapping a Crooner's Kid.  Frank Sinatra Jr. was kidnapped!  Frank Sr. has chunks of guys like them in his stool!  Also …

Episode 76: American Timelines: 1963 Part 3

August 21st, 2019

1:12:09

Episode 76:  1963, part 3.  The Career Girl Murders.  August 1963, Upper East Side of Manhattan, 2 Career Girls are murdered.  Career Girls are what you call a woman with a job in 1963.  We cover this along with the San …

Episode 75: American Timelines: 1963 Part 2

August 7th, 2019

36:47

Episode 75:  1963, part 2.  The Murder of an Olympian.  This episode covers the horrific murder of Olympic Skier Sonja McCaskie and the rivalry of …

Episode 74: American Timelines: 1963, part 1

July 31st, 2019

54:11

Episode 74:  1963, part 1.  Patsy Cline’s Crash & A Minnesota Murder!  This episode covers the horrific murder of Carol Thompson and the tragic …

Episode 73: American Timelines: 1962 Part 5

July 24th, 2019

47:01

Episode 73:  1962, part 5.  Season 4, Episode 15, of American Timelines!  Felix The Murderer & Yo Yo Ma.  

Felix Vail gets convicted of 1962 murders many years later, while Gene Rayburn makes the ladies swoon and …

Episode 72: American Timelines: 1962 Part 4

July 17th, 2019

51:01

Episode 72:  1962, part 4.  Portsmouth Poltergeist & Hedy Lamarr Invents GPS!  A 1960’s poltergeist creeps out a town while the beautiful Hedy …

Episode 71: American Timelines: 1962, Part Three

July 11th, 2019

51:51

Episode 71:  1962, part 3.  The Acid Doctor & Marilyn Monroe!  This week, we cover the sad loss of the most beautiful woman in the world, and an …

Episode 70: American Timelines: 1962, Part Two

July 4th, 2019

1:08:30

Episode 70:  1962, part 2.  Alcatrizzle Fo Shizzle!  We are covering the 1962 Escape from Alcatraz, plus some plane crashes, Ray Charles, Drying Dodger Stadium with a jet engine, and the first Taco Bell.   Season 4, …

Episode 69, American Timelines: 1962 Part 1

June 26th, 2019

1:09:18

Episode 69:  1962, part 1.  We're doing the Mashed Potato and the Peppermint Twist, while we wonder if Chubby Checker was a sex symbol and what …

Episode 68: American Timelines: 1961, Part 4

June 19th, 2019

1:12:47

Episode 68:  1961, part 4.  Fassbender? I hardly know her!  Murder on the Ocean, Lost At Sea, What will happen?!  Plus, The Maris and Mantle homerun race, Jagger and Richards meet at a train station and the origins of …

Episode 67: American Timelines: 1961, part 3

June 13th, 2019

1:13:45

Episode 67:  1961, part 3.  The Barney & Betty Hill Episode.  Aliens Are Real, Dudes.  Also, Peaches are falling from the sky, Men are willing to shock strangers, and Dan Rather puts the first radar on the news to …

Episode 66: American Timelines: 1961 Part 2

June 5th, 2019

51:20

Episode 66:  1961, part 2.  Earl Gideon couldn’t afford a lawyer so he changed the law, Roy Orbison was running scared, a fella named Gary U.S. …

Episode 65: American Timelines: 1961, part 1

May 29th, 2019

1:12:09

Episode 65:  1961, part 1.  Amy tells us of a possible true ghost story of Betty Williams, a fast girl from the wrong side of the tracks whose world fell apart when football star Mack Herring breaks up with her.  Joe …

Episode 64: American Timelines LIVE! 1960, Part 6

May 22nd, 2019

1:11:25

Episode 64:  LIVE SHOW!  Recorded at Coco and the Director as part of Charlotte Shout on the Queen City Podcast Network Stage, we discuss The Andy …

Episode 63: American Timelines: 1960 Part 5

May 15th, 2019

1:10:14

Episode 63:  More 1960!  To Kill A Mockingbird, Chubby Checker & The Twist, Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini, Elvis and a deep dive into the …

Episode 62: American Timelines: 1960 Part 4

May 8th, 2019

1:03:13

Episode 62: Continuing in 1960! Amy dives deeply into the murder of Mary Burge, while Joe tells us about one of the first drummers of the Beatles quitting the band after losing his teeth in a van accident. Plus: Connie …

Episode 61: American Timelines: 1960 Part 3

May 3rd, 2019

1:03:01

Episode 61:  Continuing in 1960!  We discuss the first ever Hollywood Star on the Walk of Fame, The Russwoood Park Fire in Memphis, and Elvis …

Episode 60: American Timlines: 1960 Part 2

April 30th, 2019

56:34

Episode 60: Continuing in 1960! Tina Turner Debuts, Lucy gets a divorce, and Chuck Berry goes to jail. All of this while the Starved Rock Murders are happening. Season 4, Episode 2, of American Timelines!

Episode 59: American Timelines: 1960 Part 1

April 18th, 2019

1:07:49

Episode 59:  Welcome to the 1960’s!  Amy tells us of the mysterious disappearance of Adolph Coors, while Joe tells us about the number 1 artists …

Episode 58: American Timelines Bonus Episode: The Death of Elvis

April 4th, 2019

1:07:49

Episode 58: Bonus Episode! The Death of Elvis. Crazy stuff about Elvis' death, plus Elvis sightings to suggest he never actually died! Did the Tom Parker steal all of his money?  Was he in Home Alone after faking his …

Episode 57: American Timelines: 1979 Part 5

March 27th, 2019

1:07:49

Episode 57:  1979, Amy winds up the tale of the Dating Game Killer, while Joe tells us of a trampling at a Who concert in Cincinnati that sparked a very special episode of WKRP, Donna Summer and Barbra Streisand …

Episode 56: American Timelines: 1979 Part 4

March 20th, 2019

1:07:49

Episode 56: 1979, Amy begins the tale of the Dating Game Killer, Joe reveals that he learned everything he knows from the Dating game, while trying to steer the conversation toward failed sitcoms rather than murders and …

Episode 55: American Timelines: 1979 Part 3

March 15th, 2019

1:07:49

Episode 55: 1979, Amy takes a deep dive into a bizarre romance turned disappearance turned murder involving a mousy lady, a bearded fella and a …

Episode 54: American Timelines: 1979 Part 2

March 7th, 2019

1:21:03

Episode 54: 1979, Amy finishes up with the Enfield Poltergeist , and Joe tells us about a narrow escapee from the BTK killer, a swamp rabbit …

Episode 53: American Timelines: 1979 Part 1

March 5th, 2019

1:08:41

Episode 53: 1979, Amy tells us about the Enfield Poltergeist, and Joe tells us about Rod Stewart stealing other people’s music, the crazy death of …

Episode 52: American Timelines: 1978 Part 4

March 5th, 2019

52:56

Episode 52: 1978, Amy wraps up the endearing life story of John Wayne Gacy while Joe fills us in on how he learned life lessons from Every Which Way But Loose and more!. Season 3, Episode 25: 1978 Part 4!

Part of the …

Episode 51: American Timelines: 1978 Part 3

March 5th, 2019

57:28

Episode 51:  1978, Amy introduces us to John Wayne Gacy and Joe tells us about Animal House, Chocolate Monopoly and a pilot disappearing after …

Episode 50: American Timelines: 1978 Part 2

March 5th, 2019

1:31:06

Episode 50:  1978, Amy grosses us out with Bob Crane's gross story and Joe demands an apology from Amy's mom for allowing Pretty Baby to be made. …

Episode 49: American Timelines: 1978 Part 1

March 5th, 2019

1:21:16

Episode 49: 1978, The Ted Bundy episode! While Amy goes on and on about the handsome killer, Joe tells us about The Super Bowl of Wrestling, The Bee …

Episode 48: American Timelines: 1977 Part 3

January 23rd, 2019

1:25:05

Episode 48: 1977, Amy tells us about the Hill Side Strangler, while Joe drops some scary UFO history, as well as high five history, disco history, Richard Dreyfuss history and more!. Season 3, Episode 21: 1977 Part …

Episode 47: American Timelines: 1977 Part 2

January 10th, 2019

1:38:03

Episode 47: 1977, The David Berkowitz Episode! Amy tells us all about the Son of Sam’s spree of the Seventies, while Joe keeps us up to date on the official American Timelines stance on helicopter deaths, what made …

Episode 46: American Timelines: 1977 Part 1

January 5th, 2019

1:19:59

Episode 46: 1977, Amy wows us with a little known hostage situation, while Joe tells us all about Laverne & Shirley getting arrested, Freddie Prinze Sr., Pink Floyd’s runaway pig and more! Season 3, Episode 19: 1977 …

Episode 45: American Timelines: 1976 Part 3

December 28th, 2018

1:18:47

Episode 45:  We finish up 1976, Amy smacks us in the face with the legend of Elmer McCurdy, while Joe (Fritz Keebler) rambles on about a Japanese gymnast breaking his knee and still competing, an invincible bi …

Episode 44: American Timelines: 1976 Part 2

December 19th, 2018

1:12:20

Episode 44: We continue in 1976, Amy informs us about all the creepiness with the Omen & a real demonic possession, and Porkchop Johnson covers Charlie’s Angels, a real Pinball Wizard, along with an award winning …

Episode 43: American Timelines: 1976 Part 1

December 13th, 2018

1:23:28

Episode 43: Jumping guts forward into 1976, Amy mystifies us with a tale of the fugitive murderer Bradford Bishop, while Joe:

  • tells us what happens …

Episode 42: American Timelines: 1975 Part 3

December 5th, 2018

1:30:16

Episode 42: Wrapping up 1975, Amy thrills us with the UFO story that inspired the movie Fire In The Sky, while Joe tries to sing a Staple Singers song, and tells us about a physicist co-authoring a paper with his cat, …

Episode 41: American Timelines: 1975 Part 2

November 28th, 2018

1:07:39

Episode 41: Continuing 1975, Amy reveals where Jimmy Hoffa most likely is, while Joe thinks he’s a bag of funyuns and discusses The Hustle, Jaws, Jake The Snake Roberts and more! Season 3, Episode 14: 1975 Part Two!

Episode 40: American Timelines: 1975 Part 1

November 22nd, 2018

1:22:23

Episode 40: The Year 1975, Amy tells the tale of The Easter Sunday Massacre, while Joe keeps it cool with Labelle, The Doobie Brothers, The …

Episode 39: American Timelines: 1974, Part 3

November 14th, 2018

1:26:30

Episode 39: Wrapping up 1974, Amy covers the Amityville Horror, while Joe talks more 70’s disaster movies, Don Music bangin’ his head, Stephen King’s motivation behind the Shining, Kung Fu Grip and more! Season 3, …

Episode 38: American Timelines: 1974 Part 2

November 7th, 2018

1:12:08

Episode 38: Continuing coverage of 1974, Amy tells us about the mystery of the Lady of The Dunes, while Joe quickly covers streaking, hockey masks, …

Episode 37: American Timelines: 1974 Part 1

November 1st, 2018

1:18:27

Episode 37: Jumping into 1974, Amy regales us with the story of Patty Hearst, Joe discovers Barbra Streisand is to blame for the strife in the world, and we debate the merits of Ringo Starr singing about pedophilia, all …

Episode 36: American Timelines: 1973 Part 3

October 25th, 2018

1:26:09

Episode 36: Wrapping coverage of 1973, Amy & Joe each have a creepy alien sighting story that eerily match, Muppet joins to discuss the movies of 1973, and Jim Croce tragically dies in an airplane crash. Season 3, …

Episode 35: American Timelines: 1973 Part 2

October 17th, 2018

1:17:33

Episode 35: Continuing coverage of 1973, we discuss the John Paul Getty kidnapping, The Battle of The Sexes, Jim Gilstrap, the death of Bruce Lee and …

Episode 34: American Timelines: 1973 Part 1

October 8th, 2018

1:10:14

Episode 34: We cover 1973, Amy covers a man who kills to prevent earthquakes while Joe brings up a Yankees pitcher wife swap, the first cellphone call and Godfather Oscar boycotts! Season 3, Episode 7: 1973 Part One!

Episode 33: American Timelines: 1972 Part 2

September 27th, 2018

1:40:55

Episode 33: We cover 1972, Amy covers a mysterious disappearance of a 16 year old girl. Is it the occult or a random drifter? Joe touches on …

Episode 32: American Timelines: 1972 Part 1

September 20th, 2018

1:08:24

Episode 32: We cover 1972, when a mind was a terrible thing to waste, Mikey liked it , Ted Bundy was just a republican political operative, kids had …

Episode 31: American Timelines: 1971 Part 2

September 13th, 2018

1:16:36

Episode 31: Part 2 of 1971. Amy and Joe discuss 1971 when Columbo and Soul Train premiered, Rod Stewart sang about a lady he banged at a Jazz …

Episode 30: American Timelines: 1971 Part 1

September 5th, 2018

1:22:48

Episode 30: Part 1 of 1971. Amy and Joe discuss Barry Manilow writing the State Farm theme, the mystery of where fajitas came from and the death of …

Episode 29: American Timelines: 1970 Part 2

August 30th, 2018

1:24:09

Episode 29: Part 2 of 1970. Amy and Joe discuss the tragic deaths of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin! Could one of them have been murdered by tuna …

Episode 28: American Timelines: 1970 Part 1

August 22nd, 2018

1:23:53

Episode 28: Part 1 of 1970. Amy tells Dr. Jeffrey MacDonald’s tale of the murders of his family while The Jackson 5 are topping the charts, Debbie …

Episode 27: American Timelines: 1989 Part 2

August 10th, 2018

1:22:24

Episode 27: Part 2 of 1989, Amy delves into the Menendez Brothers murders while Richard Marx tops the charts, Milli Vanilli is exposed, an earthquake rattles World Series broadcasters into an intimate situation, and …

Episode 26: American Timelines: 1989 Part 1

August 2nd, 2018

1:25:32

Episode 26: Part 1 of 1989, Amy chooses between Pro Wrestling and Phil Collins, We wax nostalgic about Michael Damian, The Noid, Pete Rose, Clint …

Episode 25: American Timelines: 1988 Part 2

July 25th, 2018

1:25:02

The 25th episode: Part 2 of 1988, 25 Episodes Makes Us Real Podcasters! We discuss Murderer Dorothea Puente, Terence Trent D’Arby, Debbie Gibson, The 1988 Olympics, The lights At Wrigley Field and much much more! Amy …

Episode 24: American Timelines: 1988 Part 1

July 18th, 2018

1:21:33

The 24th episode: Part 1 of 1988, we discuss Murderer Dorothea Puente, Jimmy Swaggart, The Royal Rumble, Rick Rolling, Sammy Davis Jr. as …

Episode 23: American Timelines: 1987 Part 2

July 11th, 2018

1:26:02

The 23rd episode: Part 2 of 1987, when Michael Jackson was BAD, Matthew Broderick killed people, Baby Jessica was saved, and the Gulf Breeze UFO …

Episode 22: American Timelines: 1987 Part 1 (Season 02, Episode 12)

July 5th, 2018

1:22:28

The 22nd episode: This week we cover the first half of 1987! We discuss the legend of Cropsey that came true, Andre the Giant and Hulk Hogan’s …

Episode 21: American Timelines: 1986 Part 2 (Season 02, Episode 11)

June 27th, 2018

1:17:50

The 21st episode: We discuss the Haunting in Connecticut, Metallica’s Bus Accident, BalloonFest 86, Johnny Carson vs. Joan Rivers, and much more! Amy …

Episode 20: American Timelines: 1986 Part 1

June 19th, 2018

1:16:16

The 20th episode: We discuss the Sherri Rasmussen murder, The Challenger Explosion, The Super Bowl Shuffle, Geraldo’s Special on Al Capone’s vault …

Episode 19: American Timelines: 1985 Part 2

June 13th, 2018

1:17:21

The 19th episode: Discussion continues with more Night Stalker-Richard Ramirez, 2Pac’s Library Rap, Randy Savage, Gregory Hines, Michael J. Fox, The First Top Ten List and much more! Amy and Joe discuss Timelines in …

Episode 18: American Timelines: 1985 Part 1

June 6th, 2018

59:28

The 18th episode, we discuss The Night Stalker, New Coke, We Are The World, Rambo, Koko The Gorilla, Wrestlemania and more! American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week: Season 2, Episode 8: 1985, part 1.

Episode 17: American Timelines: 1984 Part 2

May 30th, 2018

1:03:35

The 17th episode, we discuss The Beauty Queen Killer, Gremlins, Karate Kid, Revenge of The Nerds being too rapey, Rick Allen from Def Leppard losing his arm and much much more! American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and …

Episode 16: American Timelines: 1984 Part 1

May 22nd, 2018

1:00:27

The 16th episode, we discuss The Beauty Queen Killer, Splash, Footloose, Bill Clinton’s questionable parenting, The Camel Clutch and much much more! American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week: Season 2, …

Episode 15: American Timelines: 1983 Part 2

May 15th, 2018

1:00:55

The 15th episode, we discuss The IHop Murders, Mr. Mom, Who wrote Islands In The Stream, Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics and much much more! American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week: Season 2, Episode 5: …

Episode 14: American Timelines: 1983 Part 1

May 8th, 2018

1:00:53

The 14th episode, we discuss The IHop Murders, Return of The Jedi, The Moonwalk, The Finale of MASH and much much more! American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week: Season 2, Episode 4: 1983, part 1.

Episode 13: American Timelines: 1982

May 2nd, 2018

1:06:58

The 13th episode, we discuss The Tylenol Murders, Lawnchair Larry, Journey Escape,Rocky III, Cagney & Lacey, The Fabulous Freebirds and much much …

Episode 12: American Timelines: 1981

April 23rd, 2018

1:08:54

The 12th episode, we discuss The Keddie Murders, Hoth Han Solo action figure tragically being lost in a toilet, Andre The Giant Pooping in Japan and …

Episode 11:American Timelines: 1980

April 17th, 2018

1:10:09

Season 2 is here! We discuss the 1980’s. Things were so crazy and weird then. This first episode, we discuss the Sunset Strip Killers, Freddie …

Episode 10: American Timelines: 1999

April 7th, 2018

1:08:13

American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week is the last episode of the season! We discuss the mysterious disappearance of Ricky McCormick, Mankind taking 11 chair shots to the head, fire ants saving lives, …

Episode 9: American Timelines: 1998

March 30th, 2018

1:04:32

American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week we discuss Serial Killer Wayne Ford, Ed Hoculi, the reason hockey players fight, The Junk …

Episode 8: American Timelines: 1997

March 23rd, 2018

1:02:15

American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week we discuss the year we fell in love, the Montreal Screwjob, and a mysterious disappearance. Season 1:  The 1990s.  Episode 8:  1997.

 

Credits Include:  …

Episode 7: American Timelines: 1996

March 15th, 2018

1:03:37

American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. We figured everyone else has a podcast, so why not us? Podcast to save the marriage? maybe. what’s it to ya? Season 1:  The 1990s.  Episode 7:  1996. Music by MATT TRUMAN …

Episode 6: American Timelines: 1995

March 7th, 2018

1:05:58

This episode: 1995 We cover Boris Yeltson, Steve Young, Shawn Michaels, Aum Shinrikyo, Marlon Brando kissing Larry King, and Amy takes a deep dive into the Oklahoma City Bombing.

American Timelines is a podcast by Joe …

Episode 5: American Timelines: 1994

February 28th, 2018

1:07:05

American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. We figured everyone else has a podcast, so why not us? Podcast to save the marriage? maybe. what’s it to ya? Season 1:  The 1990s.  Episode 5:  1994.

Credits Include:  …

Episode 4: American Timelines: 1993

February 21st, 2018

56:07

 

American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. We figured everyone else has a podcast, so why not us? Podcast to save the marriage? maybe. what’s it to ya? Season 1:  The 1990s.  Episode 4:  1993.

Credits Include:  …

Episode 3: American Timelines: 1992

February 15th, 2018

1:03:33

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American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. We figured everyone else has a podcast, so why not us? Podcast to save the marriage? …

Episode 2: American Timelines: 1991

February 8th, 2018

1:01:40

American Timelines is a podcast by Grover Cleveland Steamer (Joe) and Amy.  Episode 2:  1991 Dahmer ruined lives while Costner ruined movies.  We …

Episode 1: American Timelines: 1990

February 1st, 2018

1:00:28

American Timelines is a podcast by Grover Cleveland Steamer (Joe) and Amy. We figured everyone else has a podcast, so why not us? Podcast to save the marriage? maybe. what’s it to ya? Season 1:  The 1990s.  Episode 1:  …

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