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American Timelines

95 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.

95 Episodes | 2018 - 2020

Episode 95: American Timelines: 1966, part 4

January 23rd, 2020


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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, 1961, part 3: American Timelines

June 13th, 2019


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

June 5th, 2019


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, 1961, part 1: American Timelines

May 29th, 2019


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!

May 22nd, 2019


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: 1960 Part 5 - American Timelines

May 15th, 2019


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: 1960 Part 4 - American Timelines

May 8th, 2019


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: 1960 Part 3-American Timelines

May 3rd, 2019


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: 1960 Part 2-American Timelines

April 30th, 2019


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: 1960 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 04, Episode 01)

April 18th, 2019


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 …

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

April 4th, 2019


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: 1979 Part 5-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 30)

March 27th, 2019


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: 1979 Part 4-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 29)

March 20th, 2019


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: 1979 Part 3-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 28)

March 15th, 2019


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: 1979 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 27)

March 7th, 2019


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: 1979 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 26)

March 5th, 2019


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: 1978 Part 4-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 25)

March 5th, 2019


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: 1978 Part 3-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 24)

March 5th, 2019


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: 1978 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 23)

March 5th, 2019


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: 1978 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 22)

March 5th, 2019


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: 1977 Part 3-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 21)

January 23rd, 2019


Episode 48: 1977, Amy tells us about the Hill Side Strangler, while Joe drops some scary UFO history, as well as high five history, …

Episode 47: 1977 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 20)

January 10th, 2019


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 …

Episode 46: 1977 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 19)

January 5th, 2019


Episode 46: 1977, Amy wows us with a little known hostage situation, while Joe tells us all about Laverne & Shirley getting …

Episode 45: 1976 Part 3-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 18)

December 28th, 2018


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 …

Episode 44: 1976 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 17)

December 19th, 2018


Episode 44: We continue in 1976, Amy informs us about all the creepiness with the Omen & a real demonic possession, and Porkchop …

Episode 42: 1975 Part 3-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 15)

December 5th, 2018


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 …

Episode 41: 1975 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 14)

November 28th, 2018


Episode 41: Continuing 1975, Amy reveals where Jimmy Hoffa most likely is, while Joe thinks he’s a bag of funyuns and discusses The …

Episode 39: 1974 Part 3-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 12)

November 14th, 2018


Episode 39: Wrapping up 1974, Amy covers the Amityville Horror, while Joe talks more 70’s disaster movies, Don Music bangin’ his head, …

Episode 38: 1974 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 11)

November 7th, 2018


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

Episode 37: 1974 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 10)

November 1st, 2018


Episode 37: Jumping into 1974, Amy regales us with the story of Patty Hearst, Joe discovers Barbra Streisand is to blame for the strife …

Episode 36: 1973 Part 3-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 09)

October 25th, 2018


Episode 36: Wrapping coverage of 1973, Amy & Joe each have a creepy alien sighting story that eerily match, Muppet joins to discuss …

Episode 34: 1973 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 07)

October 8th, 2018


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 …

Episode 30: 1971 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 03)

September 5th, 2018


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 …

Episode 28: 1970 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 03, Episode 01)

August 22nd, 2018


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 …

Episode 27: 1989 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 17)

August 10th, 2018


Episode 27: Part 2 of 1989, Amy delves into the Menendez Brothers murders while Richard Marx tops the charts, Milli Vanilli is …

Episode 25: 1988 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 15)

July 25th, 2018


The 25th episode: Part 2 of 1988, 25 Episodes Makes Us Real Podcasters! We discuss Murderer Dorothea Puente, Terence Trent D’Arby, …

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

June 27th, 2018


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

Episode 20: 1986 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 10)

June 19th, 2018


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

Episode 19: 1985 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 09)

June 13th, 2018


The 19th episode: Discussion continues with more Night Stalker-Richard Ramirez, 2Pac’s Library Rap, Randy Savage, Gregory Hines, …

Episode 18: 1985 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 08)

June 6th, 2018


The 18th episode, we discuss The Night Stalker, New Coke, We Are The World, Rambo, Koko The Gorilla, Wrestlemania and more! American …

Episode 17: 1984 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 07)

May 30th, 2018


The 17th episode, we discuss The Beauty Queen Killer, Gremlins, Karate Kid, Revenge of The Nerds being too rapey, Rick Allen from Def …

Episode 16: 1984 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 06)

May 22nd, 2018


The 16th episode, we discuss The Beauty Queen Killer, Splash, Footloose, Bill Clinton’s questionable parenting, The Camel Clutch and …

Episode 15: 1983 Part 2-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 05)

May 15th, 2018


The 15th episode, we discuss The IHop Murders, Mr. Mom, Who wrote Islands In The Stream, Sweet Dreams by the Eurythmics and much much …

Episode 14: 1983 Part 1-American Timelines- (Season 02, Episode 04)

May 8th, 2018


The 14th episode, we discuss The IHop Murders, Return of The Jedi, The Moonwalk, The Finale of MASH and much much more! American …

Episode 11: 1980, American Timelines, (Season 02, Episode 01)

April 17th, 2018


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, …

Episode 10: 1999, American Timelines, Season 1

April 7th, 2018


American Timelines is a podcast by Joe and Amy. This week is the last episode of the season! We discuss the mysterious disappearance …

Episode 8: 1997, American Timelines, Season 1

March 23rd, 2018


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 …

Episode 7: 1996, American Timelines, Season 1

March 15th, 2018


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 6: 1995, American Timelines, Season 1

March 7th, 2018


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 5: 1994, American Timelines, Season 1

February 28th, 2018


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 4: 1993, American Timelines, Season 1

February 21st, 2018


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 3: American Timelines: 1992

February 15th, 2018


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


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


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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