Tracy S. Morris

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 8 Why Some People Hate History

Until you saw the musical Hamilton, You probably got the impression that the founding fathers all got along and always knew exactly what they were doing. That’s because people like to tell stories.

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I Am Not Making This Up: Special Announcement

If you don’t have a lot of patience to listen to the audio, it says that starting next week, I’ll be producing the I Am Not Making This Up podcast twice a month instead of only once.  From now on, look for it on the first and third Monday of every month.  

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 7 Herodotus. The Michael Bay of the Classical World

Imagine if that massive solar flare that scientists worry about actually hits Earth and wipes out all electronics.  What if in 2,000 years time, the only record we have of WWII (or that WWII even happened) is the massively lucrative yet historically inaccurate film Pearl Harbor, directed by Michael Bay? Believe it or not, something […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 6 That Time the Catholic Church Put A Corpse on Trial

If you think politics now is strange, we have nothing on the ancient Catholic Church. At one point, a sitting pope put a former pope on trial. It went a little like the Monty Python dead parrot sketch.

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Wander Over Yonder!

Wander Radio Productions, a variety show podcast has asked to re-air the I’m Not Making This Up Podcast as a segment on their show.   Their podcast is a reboot of an older show, so hopefully it’ll have a bit of a ready-made audience.  The show is a variety radio show format, with short episodes […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 3 That Time Someone Caught a Shark In Illinois

Herbert Cope and his fishing partner Dudge Collins knew they had a big catch in their fishing trap.  Maybe some kind of Muskie or Catfish.  But when they hauled it in, they never expected a 5 foot long shark. They were after all, in Illinois.  Research links: Sharks In Illinois The Strangest Shark Story Ever

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 2 The Curse of the Little Bastard

My short story, The Hobos, The Devil and James Dean’s Car is featured over at the pulp magazine Crimson Streets. You can read it here. In honor of the publication, I’m podcasting an abridged version of the article that inspired the story.  If you’d like to read the longer article, you can do so here. […]

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I Am Not Making This Up: Ep. 1 That Time Wallpaper Killed Napoleon

During the Industrial Revolution, nearly everything could kill you. You could catch the flu from your big, drafty manor house, catch illness from your unpasteurized milk, or poison yourself wearing an arsenic green silk dress..

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It’s the Christmas 2013 Editon of the Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow

As I post this, my computer is dying and my husband is trying to get me off of it so that he can back up his files before the disk crashes for good.  The podcast hasn’t been field tested, so hopefully it’s all good.  If not, I’ll fix it tomorrow. Here is the Christmas Episode […]

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An Exercise in Spontaneous Writing with the Yard Dog Press Audio Roadshow

November is a time for family. Also a time for applying the seat of your pants to the seat of a chair and trying to bang out a novel (a.k.a. National Novel Writing Month).  If you are participating in either, we have all your podcasting needs covered this month at Yard Dog Press. Today’s podcast […]

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