Episodes

June 23, 2022

Episode 89 - Lincoln Park & the Old City Cemetery in Chicago, Illinois

In episode 87 Jennie and Dianne talked briefly about the Potter's Field that used to exist where a baseball field is now in Chica…

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June 16, 2022

Episode 88 - Special Guests Sarah and Jeffrey from Salem the Podcast

Jennie and Dianne are joined by Jeffrey and Sarah, hosts of Salem the Podcast and two of Salem's best tour guides, to talk about …

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June 9, 2022

Episode 87 - Paupers' Graves & Potter's Fields

Most cemeteries, both old and modern, contain a section often referred to as a Potter's field. In this episode, Dianne and Jennie…

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June 2, 2022

Episode 86 - A Special Mausoleum and a Family Cemetery

In this episode Dianne and Jennie learn about one man's heartache and how it led him to build a magnificent mausoleum and gorgeou…

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May 26, 2022

Episode 85 - The Buffalo Soldiers

Just in time for Memorial Day, Jennie and Dianne are joined by special guest Andrew Bell, a former Sergeant-Major in the US Army …

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May 19, 2022

Episode 84 - Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery - Chicago, Illinois

Dianne and Jennie explore Chicago's Mount Carmel Catholic Cemetery and learn about its inception due to Chicago's growing immigra…

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May 12, 2022

Episode 83 - Getting Involved in Local Cemetery Preservation, Upkeep,…

Jennie and Dianne chat about cemeteries in the spring and summer time! This is the time of year when many cemeteries offer tours …

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May 5, 2022

Episode 82 - One Last Wave Project: A Conversation with Founder Dan F…

Henry David Thoreau wrote, "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.” that…

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April 28, 2022

Episode 81 - Harvard Shaker "Lollipop" Cemetery in Harvard, Massachus…

Jennie and Dianne explore the Harvard Shaker "Lollipop" Cemetery located in Harvard, Massachusetts. The "lollipops" in the cemete…

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April 21, 2022

Episode 80 - ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand

In this episode Jennie and Dianne learn about the April 25th tradition of ANZAC Day in Australia and New Zealand.  ANZAC stands f…

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April 14, 2022

Episode 79 - Death by What? Three Deaths Caused by Unusual Circumstan…

What do a toothpick, a  scarf and a banana peel have in common? This might sound like the beginning to a bad joke, but in this ep…

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April 7, 2022

Episode 78 - It's a Pirate's Life...or Death for Us! Pirate Graves in…

Avast ye, hearties! Jennie and Dianne take to the high seas to visit the world's only known pirate cemetery hidden away on Ile  S…

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March 31, 2022

Episode 77 - Three Women of the Wild West

In this episode Jennie and Dianne are joined by special guest Laurilea McDaniel to discuss three exceptional women who helped tam…

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March 24, 2022

Episode 76 - Caroline Emmerton and The House of the Seven Gables in S…

Jennie and Dianne are joined by David Moffat, a Visitor Services Specialist & researcher at The House of the Seven Gables. David …

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March 17, 2022

Episode 75 Irish Wakes and Funerals

Happy St. Patrick's Day! In this episode Dianne and Jennie explore the traditions and customs that have made Irish wakes world fa…

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March 10, 2022

Episode 74 - Women Writers Buried in Virginia Part 2

Jennie and Dianne continue their discussion with Sharon Pajka, PhD about the 44 ordinary extraordinary women writers covered in h…

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March 3, 2022

Episode 73 - Women Writers Buried in Virginia

Jennie and Dianne welcome writer and professor of English Sharon Pajka, PhD back to the show to discuss her latest book, "Women W…

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Feb. 24, 2022

Episode 72 - "Bulldogging" Bill Pickett: Cowboy, Wild West Show Perfo…

Jennie and Dianne visit the gravesite of Bill Pickett a black man who was born just after the American Civil War. He spent his ea…

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Feb. 17, 2022

Episode 71 - Black Cowboys of the American West

Jennie and Dianne visit the gravesites of two heros of the American west, Bose Ikard and Nat Love. Both men were born into slaver…

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Feb. 10, 2022

Episode 70 - Til Death Do Us Part - True Love All the Way to the Grave

In this episode Jennie and Dianne visit the gravesites of three couples who were truly in love in life and are buried side by sid…

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Feb. 3, 2022

Episode 69 - Riverside Cemetery in Waterbury, Connecticut

Jennie and Dianne are joined by Martin Begnal, president of the Friends of Riverside Cemetery in Waterbury, Connecticut. Martin s…

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Jan. 27, 2022

Episode 68 - In Remembrance of Joe Arridy at Greenwood Cemetery in Ca…

Jennie and Dianne are joined by special guest Casper Johnson as they revisit one of Diane's favorite cemeteries, Greenwood Cemete…

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Jan. 20, 2022

Episode 67 - Gangsters' Paradise - St. Paul, Minnesota and a visit to…

Alvin “Creepy” Karpis once said, “Of all the midwest cities the one I knew best was St. Paul and it was a crook’s haven." In this…

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Jan. 13, 2022

Episode 66 - Dr. Thomas Edge Discusses the Care and Remembrance of Ly…

Jennie and Dianne interview their first guest of the new year! Dr. Thomas Edge is an Associate Teaching Professor in the Departme…

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