Parcast owes a debt of gratitude to the late Gary Austin. Our podcasts wouldn’t be what they are today if he hadn’t connected our team with the talented voice actors we feature.Read More
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The notorious “Vampire of Düsseldorf”, Peter Kürten murdered sadistically without discrimination, graduating from raping, torturing and killing animals to human victims. Most were adults, but some of his victims were as young as five years old.Read More
A prostitute with a fear of abandonment and a history of sexual abuse, Aileen Wuornos was a disorganized, visionary killer who murdered and robbed her victims. With her ill-gotten gains, she sought to provide for herself and her girlfriendRead More
H.H. Holmes was a businessman, a con artist and a methodical, organized killer with a diabolical penchant for experimentation. His mastery of charm and persuasion made him excellent at all three. People trusted him... until it was too late.Read More
How did you get started at Parcast?
A: Well, Max reached out to Wenndy, who hosts Unsolved Murders, and asked if she would recommend some voice actors. Wenndy Mackenzie is someone I’ve worked with for over thirty years… I hadn’t..Read More
Propaganda disseminated by the Soviet Union saturated Russian daily life and was vigorously enforced by the government. During the Stalin era, those who deviated from the dictates of official propaganda were forced to work in labor camps or were executed.Read More
We've all heard of Martin Luther King, Jr., Rosa Parks and Malcolm X, each household names for their involvement with the American Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. But have you heard of Nannie Helen Burroughs, Bayard Rustin or Ella Baker? Even though they stayed out of the limelight or simply predated the 1960s, the contributions of these individuals were just as important in fueling the movement as were the legendary historical figures we learned about in school.Read More
Striking fear into the hearts of many, Edward Teach and the crew of Queen Anne's Revenge are thought to be one of the most savage bands of murderous pirates to ever sail the seas. They plundered the Caribbean, capturing and looting over 40 ships. Better known as "Blackbeard," Teach wasn't the most successful pirate, but he is probably the most notorious.Read More
Socrates, a classical Greek philosopher renowned for his contributions to the field of ethics and Western philosophy, was actually often the butt of jokes in the satirical plays of his contemporaries.Read More
The Beatles, a 1960s English rock band influenced by Chuck Berry, Little Richard, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley, in turn inspired a number of musically talented Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame inductees.
We list several of those musical groups and artists here, but The Beatles' impact on music and the music industry was profound and extends much further.Read More
War leader of the Oglala Lakota, Thasunke Witko fought for his people's way of life against the United States federal government. Name meaning "His-Horse-Is-Crazy" or "Crazy Horse," he is best known for his role acting as a decoy in the Battle of the Hundred in the Hand and for leading a war party against Lieutenant Colonel Custer at the Battle of the Little Bighorn.Read More
As it turns out, we've had a very interesting bunch of men leading our country over the past 240 years. Their lives and accomplishments are well documented in our country's libraries, general media and high school history textbooks. Yet, not everything there is to know about the first forty-five presidents is conventional knowledge. The most wild, random and bizarre trivia available you probably didn't learn in school.Read More
After years of hard work, dedication and creative genius, there's nothing like finally becoming famous after you've bit the dust. Although Emily Dickinson never wanted fame, posthumously or otherwise, for the likes of Edgar Allan Poe, Galileo Galilei and Vincent van Gogh it would have been bitter irony.Read More
Living in a world dominated by men, the powerful women who ruled Ancient Egypt were unusual and extraordinary wonders of their time. Cleopatra VII Philapator, Twosret, Hatshepsut, Nefertiti, Sobekneferu and MerNeith were among the few women of antiquity to reign during Egypt's long history.Read More
“Macho” in every sense of the word, Nobel Prize winning, American writer Ernest Hemingway had a passion for adventure and the great outdoors. The vast knowledge and experiences he gained on his travels abroad are reflected in his many stories and characters.Read More