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You’ve probably seen his work in a newspaper near you, but now, you can put a voice to the name. On Now You’re Talking with Marshall Ramsey, you’ll hear commentary on the latest news, punch-lines from his latest cartoons, interviews with fellow cancer survivors he’s met along the way and compelling stories of known and unknown people, places, and things of Mississippi. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
 
It is now ten years after the miraculous victory at Marathon. A thousand nations of the Persian Empire are on the march. This vast host drains the rivers dry and shakes the very earth with its march. Such a vast host had never before been assembled in the annals of history and this great army had but one objective. The complete conquest of all Greece. Xerxes would at last gain sweet revenge against these impudent Greeks. Soon few will stand against many, and even the army of a god king will ...
 
Funny, a little foul-mouthed and full of heart, this is Eavesdroppin‘ - a comedy-chat podcast hosted by Geordie & Michelle focussing on true life, true crime the supernatural and anything else worth chatting about. Have you ever overheard someone else‘s conversation and wanted to join in? Happens all the time to Geordie & Michelle - they even had a woman walk out of a shop without paying for her groceries once because she was eavesdroppin‘ so hard! Now you don‘t have to stalk the pair in sup ...
 
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The Young, Gifted & Empowered Awards is back for its 7th year to celebrate young-African Americans from Mississippi and the south who are beating the odds and positively affecting change at local, national, and global levels and our guest today is the founder of Young, Gifted & Empowered, Shameka Reed. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out …
 
Hello Eavesdroppers! This week is all about conspiracies, cults, Elvis, Bohemian Grove, infowars, Larry Ray, The Sarah Lawrence case and more… but not before some chit chat about DMs, hot posties, tits and false memories! But let’s jump right in… Is Elvis alive? Did he really die while trying to pop out a poo? Is Elvis in deep witness protection af…
 
He was a broadcaster, music mogul, social activist, local celebrity, publicity seeker, loud mouth, surreal politician, showman and, according to Paul Morley, "a great resourceful man of the north." Now Terry Christian provides a passionate account of why he was also a great life. This was certainly an extraordinary life, and by the end even present…
 
Woof! This episode is dedicated to our furry friends and the ongoing debate as to whether or not pets can see into the future… Do you think psychic pets exist? Could animals ever replace doctors? Could your dog be a DEMON DOG? This episode on Eavesdroppin’, we ask the hard questions… and the answers might (not) surprise you! Kicking off with… Do do…
 
Yes, Eavesdroppers - it’s TRUE CRIME TIME! In this Drugs R Bad episode, we give a shout out to Ren, Jen and Zoë before looking at the case of Joe Cinque & Anu Singh alongside the story of drugs mules Michaella McCollum & Melissa Reid, also known as the Peru Two… In 1997 in Canberra, Australia, law student Anu Singh told friends she was going to kil…
 
Award-winning playwright and actor Lolita Chakrabarti celebrates the life of Ira Aldridge, an icon of theatre who rose to fame at the height of the movement to abolish slavery and brought Shakespeare to audiences across the world. He made his career on the London stage before touring Europe where, along with rapturous applause, he received top hono…
 
Hey hey, Eavesdroppers! We’re talking, you’re eavesdroppin’ – let’s get into it! This week we’re all about public transport disasters, but first we give ourselves a pat on the back for being in the top 5% of podcasts globally, followed by an update on Melissa Caddick and the missing millions! Yes, the Sydney fraudster is back in the news… Listen in…
 
Writer, broadcaster and Blue Peter presenter Janet Ellis champions the life of Kaye Webb, who burst on to the children's publishing scene in 1961 and changed the industry forever. With no publishing experience whatsoever, Kaye persuaded renowned authors like Roald Dahl and Nina Bawden to publish their hardback bestsellers as pocket-sized paperbacks…
 
The Library of Hattiesburg Petal and Forrest County has been chosen by the Mississippi Humanities Council to host a new traveling exhibit, “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America” as part of The Smithsonian Institution’s Museum on Main Street program and today we sit down with Library Director, Sean Farrell for an inside look into this new exhibit.…
 
Friends of Children’s Hospital supports the only hospital in Mississippi dedicated solely to caring for kids, Batson Children’s Hospital and today we’re sitting down with Executive Director, Rochelle Hicks to talk about their 33-year history and how they continue the mission of supporting Mississippi’s Children. For more information about Friends o…
 
Hello, Eavesdroppers! This episode we delve into the otherworldly realm of psychic encounters, with true crime tales of psychic detectives, psychics that communicate with the dead, Hollywood psychics and more… But first up, Geordie talks to new Eavesdroppin’ researcher Ren, who shares a personal story about a deceased loved one who visited her in t…
 
What does it take to be a great news editor? Tom Hopkinson was sacked by the proprietor of Picture Post for trying to run a true story during the 1950 Korean War. Later he also sent a photographer - Ian Berry - to cover the Sharpeville Massacre in South Africa for Drum .... in time he fell out with the proprietor of that magazine as well. "To affec…
 
Actor Brian Cox chooses his one-time mentor and fellow Scot, Lindsay Anderson. "His effect is still on me to this day, and I can't throw him off. He taught me how to think. He triggered something off in me that nobody else had previously done."A critic, an outsider, a provocateur, Anderson founded the Free Cinema movement in the 1950s with fellow d…
 
It’s True Crime this week but with a twist… Hello Eavesdroppers and welcome to the episode where we talk about cults, acts of God, aliens, murder and lizard people! Really, you can’t make this stuff up… After a quick chat about grammar and ‘blue ice’ (it’s not what you think!), Geordie & Michelle move on to the case of Pastor Kevin Smith, the culty…
 
There’s a storybook quality to the idea of children being raised by wolves or living wild in the jungle with animals, but the reality of when children go feral is actually pretty grim. This week on Eavesdroppin’, Michelle talks about the case of Oxana Malaya and an experiment gone wrong with a human baby and a chimp, while Geordie talks about the B…
 
March is National Women’s History month and all month long we’ve featured amazing Mississippi women doing amazing things. So today, we’ll end the month with motivational speaker, historian, women's activist and Director of the Two MS Museums, Pamela Junior. Listen as she shares her story of resilience, determination and pride. See acast.com/privacy…
 
Hello you gorgeous Eavesdroppers! This week, we tackle two True Crime stories that will leave your hairs standing on end… But before we dig deep into the grim and the grisly… are you playing Wordle? Jen the Hen is! And Michelle dedicates her hometown murder to the one and only Eavesdroppin’ unicorn, Al Tegart! First up, Geordie discusses the case o…
 
March is National Woman’s History Month so today we featured another amazing Mississippi woman. Listen as Liza Cirlot Looser, CEO of the Cirlot Agency and one of Mississippi's most successful women entrepreneurs shares her story of strength, determination, and success. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.…
 
How is it that one episode can move from Second World War politics to Exo politics with only a few awkward segues? That’s what happens when you’re Eavesdroppin’! This week, Geordie & Michelle kick off the episode with some dodgy facts about Loch Ness, the correct way to say ‘Ural’ (thanks Jannika!) and their brand spanking new Patreon page before g…
 
Strap in for this episode, Eavesdroppers, because we’ve got a couple of snowy misadventure stories coming your way… When nine Russian hikers strapped on their skis for a ski-touring expedition into the frozen wilds of the Ural mountains way back in 1959, they were expected to be gone for two weeks… but they never returned home. When searchers went …
 
March is National Women’s History month so all month long we’ll feature amazing women doing amazing things. Our first amazing woman is actress, radio host and comedian, Jill Whelan she played Vicki Stubing, the daughter of Captain Stubing in the hit television series "The Love Boat". Listen as she talks about her career as a child actor and how her…
 
It’s a hot mess of info this week on Eavesdroppin’ as Geordie & Michelle go rogue with two different themes: Eavesdroppin’ updates and the Illuminati! Remember a few episodes back when neither Geordie or Michelle could remember the big daddy of all secret societies? Well this week Geordie puts it to rights by focusing on… the Illuminati! And how it…
 
Most of the Freedom Riders of the 1960′s civil rights movement were college age and older but there was one activist who wasn’t even old enough to drive at the time when he got involved, that man was Hezekiah Watkins. Listen as he shares his incredible story of courage plus Gwen Harmon, Director of the Smith Robertson Museum and Cultural Center is …
 
Whether she’s telling jokes on a stage, playing in a band or hamming it up on social media, Rita Brent, is sure to bring realness to the world. Listen as multi-talented comedian, musician, actor and writer, sits down with Marshall to talk about her new projects, music and more!! For more information about Rita Brent and booking information visit: R…
 
CATFISH MURDERS & THE EUNUCH MAKERS: killing for cash, the nullo movement, The Masked Singer more… Eavesdroppin’ duo Geordie & Michelle haven’t done a gory episode for a while so this week it’s all about the grisly and the grim, kicking off with Michelle’s story of Denali Brehmer who killed her best friend Cynthia Hoffman for cash… How is catfishin…
 
TINDER ACCENTS: The Tinder Swindler, foreign-accent syndrome, soul swaps, past lives & more Do you think you could spot a Tinder fake? Would you fall for a pretend billionaire? Most of us think we’re smart enough to spot a conman, but when it comes to matters of the heart, it seems women throw commonsense to the wind in the name of romance… Which b…
 
On this Valentine's Day, we shared a love story about Kay and Nolan Mettetal, South Panola High School sweethearts who were married for almost 56 years. Nolan passed away at age 75 on Dec. 28, 2020, after battling COVID-19. The couple were just three months away from their 56th wedding anniversary. Listen as “Ms. Kay” reminisces about their relatio…
 
In Mississippi, storytelling is as natural as breathing. So today we have a special show. we’ve brought back one of your favorite former MPB radio hosts Mary Margaret White. Listen as she and Mississippi Today’s photographer, Vickie King, talk about a new storytelling series event, Local Live(s): Stories about: Power. For more information about thi…
 
PRICKS & PRIVACY: needle spiking, are our phones listening to us and more What on earth does our title mean? This week on Eavesdroppin’, we start off by talking about TV shows Michelle is obsessed with before Geordie moves on to the ser-i-ous topic of needle spiking. *DISCLAIMER: We are not victim blaming in any way, merely investigating thoughts a…
 
THE ORIGINAL DOCTOR DEATH & THE RUSKINGTON HORROR Well hello there Eavesdroppers! How are you all feeling after your monthlies? Your Eavesdroppin’ monthlies, that is J Hope you survived because we’ve got a great ep for you this week where we talk all about the original Doctor Death & The Ruskington Horror… Who is the original Doctor Death? Why are …
 
New Stage Theatre continues its 56th Season with the Mississippi play I Just Stopped By to See the Man beginning February 2nd thru -13th listen as New Stage Artistic Director Francine Thomas Reynolds and Chair of the Department of Speech Communication and Theatre at Jackson State University, Dr. Mark Henderson give us an inside look at this upcomin…
 
In 1939, a movie theater was built in an outlying neighborhood of Jackson called Fondren. Originally called, The Pix, the theater closed and reopened in the 1960’s as Capri theater. In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with the trio who helped bring Capri back to life. Developers David …
 
EMPATHS & UFOS: Shaun Ryder, empath stories, aliens, UAPs & more! Whoopity wooo, it’s a ripsnorter this week… Let’s give it up for Empaths & UFOs! Michelle kicks off the week with a chat about empaths… What’s the difference between empathy and an empath? Does it even matter? Who is Natty J? And why are we talking about her step-mom? Is it empathic …
 
Our guest today is Dr. Robert Luckett, Professor of History and Director of the Margaret Walker Center. We’ll talk with him about the 16th Annual Creative Arts & Scholarly Engagement Festival and how you can get involved. For more information about the Margaret Walker Center and the 16th Annual CASE Festival contact mwa@jsums.edu or 601-979-3935 or…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor At Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with public speaker and owner of Champion Communications, Janie Walters. Janie, a Madison resident and former Gulfport High School teacher, talks about her long and successful career as a speaker and gives tips on how to overcome the fear of public s…
 
CONSPIRACY THEORIES?: Flat Earth, moon landing hoaxes & more! Hello, Eavesdroppers! As you know, we love a good conspiracy theory here at Eavesdroppin’ Podcast and this week, Geordie & Michelle talk about two conspiracies that tickle their fancy: the Flat Earth theory and the Moon Landing hoax! Is the Earth round? Is the Earth flat? Is it a disc wi…
 
Mrinalini Sarabhai was an Indian classical dancer specialising in Bharatanatyam and becoming the first woman to perform Kathakali. She was very successful and performed around the world, with one reviewer in Paris calling her the 'Hindu atomic bomb'. She married prominent scientist and industrialist Vikram Sarabhai and together they would rub shoul…
 
In this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor At Large Marshall Ramsey sits down with Dr. Jeannine Herron, neuropsychologist, reading expert and widow of Civil Rights photojournalist Matt Herron. Thanks to a connection between the Mississippi Museum of Art and the Barksdale Reading Institute, pre-school children in Jackson will b…
 
HOW TO KILL YOUR PARENTS: Killer kids – the true-crime cases behind the film Heavenly Creatures and the TV series Landscapers Imagine murdering your parents? Not really, but there are people out there in this big wide world who not only had murderous thoughts about doing away with their mum or dad, they actually went through with it… This week on E…
 
Judge and former President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, chooses to nominate the suffragette, businesswoman, and founder of Time and Tide magazine, Margaret Haig Thomas, also known as Lady Rhondda. Born in 1883, Lady Rhondda was brought up an only child, in South Wales, by her feminist parents. She survived the sinking of the Lusitania and sat o…
 
Our guests today are Craig Ray, Executive Director of Visit Mississippi, and Tourism Development Bureau Manager, Kamel King. We’ll speak with them about the state of tourism in Mississippi amid another year within a pandemic and projects they have on the horizon. For more information about Visit MS visit The Birthplace of America's Music - Visit Mi…
 
On this episode of Mississippi Stories, Mississippi Today Editor-At-Large Marshall Ramsey visits with U.S.S. Alabama museum technician Matthew McCluney. McCluney, a Gautier resident, talks about his passion for preserving a giant piece of American and Naval history. The U.S.S. Alabama, launched in 1942 during World War 2, is a veteran of both the B…
 
William Lever was a grocer's son who went on to make a fortune selling soap. Lifebuoy, Lux ... and eventually Unilever are just some of his creations. Picking him for Great Lives is Richard Walker, managing director of Iceland. Joining him is Adam Macqueen, author of The King of Sunlight: How William Lever Cleaned up the The World. The presenter is…
 
It’s a new year and we’re starting it off right with one of Mississippi’s most successful restaurateur’s, Jeff good, President of Mangia Bene Restaurant Management Group Inc. which includes Bravo, Broad Street and Sal & Mookies. Listen as he talks about the past year, new projects and how he plans to operate another year within a pandemic. See acas…
 
CATFISHED: Stories of fake girlfriends, fake boyfriends, fake babies & more! Have you ever been catfished? Do know what catfishing is? It’s basically a cruel online deception where someone steals a real-life identity or creates a fake persona usually to start a romantic relationship with an unsuspecting victim, but sometimes it’s just to extort mon…
 
HAPPY NEW YEAR! What will happen in 2022? Numerology and astrology predictions from Tameera the Modern Mystic revealed! Predictions for 2022: Happy New Year, Eavesdroppers! We have a real treat for you this week… In an Eavesdroppin’ first, we have an ACTUAL GUEST on the show, and who better to ring in the new year with predictions and numerology ti…
 
Noor-Un-Nissa Inayat Khan was an Indian muslim princess who became an under-cover agent for the ‘SOE’ – Churchill’s Special Operational Executive. She’s one of only a handful of women in the second world war awarded The George Cross, the highest civilian decoration in the UK.Noor's story will take us from Moscow to London, then Paris. There will be…
 
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