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Welcome to Mismatch, a new show hosted by veteran reporter Roger Weber. Our show brings you stories of the incompatible, unsuitable and out of step.

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Mismatch Presents: The Eyes of Texas

February 6th, 2019

We've wrapped up our second season of Mismatch, but we've got a fun story to share with you from our friends at The Eyes of Texas podcast.

“It’s totally exaggerated. It’s not me,” declared President George H.W. Bush …

Jose Feliciano’s Anthem Encore

January 24th, 2019

It was 1968. The assassinations of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy had already shaken Americans to the core. 300 American soldiers were being …

I’m Never Using My Smartphone Again

January 17th, 2019

Let's face it. Most of us are addicted to our phones and the apps that populate them. This is a story of one former addict quitting her iPhone and …

The Hidden Letters, Part 2

January 10th, 2019

This is Part 2 of The Hidden Letters. Before proceeding, we suggest listening to Part 1. In this episode, Tim Mallad tracks down Helen Sebba's grandson who had never even heard about this chapter of his grandmother's …

The Hidden Letters, Part 1

January 10th, 2019

Tim Mallad is the unlikely discoverer and steadfast keeper of a stranger’s story. One family’s tragedy grabbed him and wouldn't let go. For the story …

The Amazonian expedition that nearly killed Teddy Roosevelt

January 3rd, 2019

He had soldiered on through all of it, a bullet in the chest, a chronic illness that left him gasping for air, a carriage accident that killed his …

The House That Beards Built

December 27th, 2018

In a lot of ways, The House of David religious colony seems too good to be true. Between their baseball team, the amusement park, the zoo and the …

Dueling Doctors

December 20th, 2018

Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley were two of the most prominent surgeons in the world. They were pioneers in the first open heart …

The Original Siamese Twins

December 13th, 2018

Mismatch is back with Season Two! As conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker’s lives were astonishing. Their adventure, beginning in 1811 in what is now Thailand and ending in America, was completely out of line with what …

The One and Only Wolverine

February 1st, 2018

You’d think the Wolverine State would have wolverines. But they hadn’t been seen in Michigan for a century or more.  When one of those animals …

The Jingle King Takes A Bow

January 25th, 2018

If you’ve watched TV anytime over the last four decades, you’ve heard the music of Dan Yessian. 

However, the accomplished commercial jingle writer always wanted to write something more substantial - music which didn't …

My Disastrous Family Reunion

January 18th, 2018

Mark Hawkins grew up in Michigan. The family who gave him up for adoption lives in the heart of Appalachia. 38 years after he was adopted, Hawkins’ …

The Wolves and Moose are Out of Whack

January 11th, 2018

One the hunter. One the hunted. Each dependent on the other. When the balance of nature goes out of whack on a remote island in Lake Superior, bad things happen.

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Square Dancing in the Amazon

January 4th, 2018

In 1928, Henry Ford, one of the wealthiest men in the world, established Fordlandia

Deep in the Amazon jungle, Ford aimed to tame the South American …

Someone’s in the Kitchen with Thai Food

December 28th, 2017

What happens when you claim a word that’s not yours, and proceed to build a beloved brand out of it? A deliciously complicated tale of food, language, race and identity set in a rapidly changing neighborhood of Detroit.

The Terrible Tragedy of Daniel Dodge

December 21st, 2017

He was filthy rich. She was dirt poor. His dad helped put the world on wheels. Her dad was a mail boat captain. But they were in love, and didn’t really care what their families thought. 

Tragedy ensued on their …

Sparky and Nixon

December 21st, 2017

Every now and then, TV treats us to a strange pairing of people. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hosting a cooking show. Bing Crosby and David Bowie …
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