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Elvis, Buddy Holly & a Great Fish Story

Elvis, Buddy Holly & a Great Fish Story

Episode 49 There are still mysteries and controversy surrounding what many feel is the day the music died, Feb.3, 1959, when Buddy Holly, the Big Bopper and Richie Valens died in a plane crash. This week we talk with Gary Moore, author of the book “Hey Buddy” and he unveils […]
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Why We Love Horror, Marilyn Monroe’s Vacant Neighbor & Fried Twinkies

Why We Love Horror, Marilyn Monroe’s Vacant Neighbor & Fried Twinkies

Episode 32 Chris Alexander, Editor-in-Chief of Fangoria magazine explains why people love to be grossed out and scared by horror! Are these movie-goers some kind of sickos, are they curious about blood and guts, or do they just like getting grossed out and scared? Intern Eric tells us why the […]
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A Fertility Statue Baby, a Solar Bikini, & Should Clowns Be Licensed

A Fertility Statue Baby, a Solar Bikini, & Should Clowns Be Licensed

EPISODE 68 New Jersey’s Rachel Taylor flew to Wisconsin to the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium, touched Ripley’s world famous Fertility Statues and shortly thereafter became pregnant, after being told numerous times by her doctor that it was not possible. Little Maxwell Taylor celebrates his first birthday on July […]
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The Cat From Hell, Improv in NYC, & How Hollywood Got its Name

The Cat From Hell, Improv in NYC, & How Hollywood Got its Name

EPISODE 67 The great-grandfather of Gaelyn Whitley Keith founded and named Hollywood, Calif., and was also instrumental in creating the first movie lot, approximately where the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium now sits at the corner of Hollywood Blvd. and Hyland Ave. She is with us this week and […]
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Unique Amusement Parks, Scary Coasters & Live Mermaids

Unique Amusement Parks, Scary Coasters & Live Mermaids

EPISODE 64 Former aerospace engineer Jim Seay explains why people of all ilk the world over love to be scared to death on roller coasters. He should know – he’s the creator of the world’s scariest coasters and he is our special guest this week. One of the oldest types […]
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Demolition Derbies, Marilyn Monroe & Pygmy Cannibals

Demolition Derbies, Marilyn Monroe & Pygmy Cannibals

EPISODE 63 George Washington was the not the first U.S. President and our nation’s birthday is not July 4, 1776! Those facts and other historical mysteries are uncovered as we talk with historian Stanley Klos who notes that the foundation on which this country was built was discussed and written […]
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Eating Bugs, Fried Butter, & McBurgers

Eating Bugs, Fried Butter, & McBurgers

EPISODE 62 Daniella Martin, host of the Girl Meets Bugs cooking web site visits and explains how eating worms and scorpions is not only an efficient food source that is good for the environment, but also provides exceptional protein! Deep fried beer, deep fried butter? Yep, and you’ll find both […]
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A Mermaid Parade, The Penguin Boy & New Ears

A Mermaid Parade, The Penguin Boy & New Ears

EPISODE 61 The Coney Island Mermaid Parade, as decadent, naked, colorful and fun as it is, marks the official opening of the Atlantic Ocean for New York Beach goers each June. Dick Zigun, founder and top executive of Coney Island USA and the creator of the parade explains in this […]
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Totally Weird and Unbelievable Family Vacation Spots

Totally Weird and Unbelievable Family Vacation Spots

EPISODE 60 Off-beat and unbelievable vacation spots is the theme this week on Ripley Radio. We explore the new Vampire Room in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in the Wisconsin Dells and Kevin Ricks tells us the new attraction contains the head of a real human vampire! Emil Bertalot […]
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An Elephant Movie Star & Richard Simmons’ New Gig

An Elephant Movie Star & Richard Simmons’ New Gig

EPISODE 58 Tai the 42 year old Asian elephant is the star of this summer’s gangbuster movie, Water for Elephants. Kari Johnson, who with her husband Gary – owners of Have Trunk Will travel – are the trainers behind this great and talented beast and Kari joins us on this […]
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