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This fast-paced, compelling audio show has set a new standard for history storytelling in podcasting, often placing the listener at a crucial moment in history from the outset, and always managing to deliver on tense human drama based upon accurate and painstaking research.

1001 Heroes has delivered 5 million episode listens worldwide since our first episode (Gremlins) in 2015. 168 reviews at Apple 4.5/5.

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Jun 10, 2018

"Ernie Pyle's Brave Men" is the story of a legendary WWII journalist who inspired millions of Americans with his stories ordinary fighting men. "Brave Men" is one of his four books, and covers Pyle's assignment to cover the invasion of Sicily, which began in North Africa. Excerpts from his book are found here.

May 10, 2015

"The Story of the Four Chaplains"- Of the 920 men who left NewYork  on the U.S.A.T. Dorchester on january 23rd, 1943, only 230 survived the torpedo attack brought upon them by a German u-boat. Four chaplains accompanied 668 men on their way to frigid, watery graves along with the ship. Had it not been for the incredible...

Apr 24, 2015

In part two Boyington receives permission to break off from bomber escorts and go on "sweeps" pursuing Japanese zeros, which turn into huge air battles. Boyington is shot down, and survives 18 months in Japanese prison camps. Fred Avey describes life in camp in the Solomon islands and the hardships endured. The war...

Apr 21, 2015

The story of hard drinking, hard fighting Pappy Boyington, the Marine Corps legend who carried a squadron of heroes to fame over the Solomon Islands in WWII. Boyington won the Medal of Honor for his heroism and authored the book "Baa, Baa Black Sheep", upon which a tevision series was launched in 1973 starring...

Mar 14, 2015

"The USS Barb-The Sub That Sank A Train"- The story of the USS Barb and its heroic captain and crew in 1944 and 1945. The Barb sank more tonnage than any sub in history, and was responsible for launching the only ground raid on the island of Japan during the war, during which its crew dynamited a train successfully....