Grim & Mild Presents

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 Sep 24, 2022

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An ongoing exploration of history’s most unusual and the macabre themes. Each 13-episode season unpacks a new topic in fresh format and style. Presented and executive produced by Aaron Mahnke. Season 1: "Sideshow", is all about the history behind one of America's most bizarre institutions, the traveling sideshow.

Episode Date
Pirates 11: Still Waters
1630

Pirates created their own republic and formed a democracy. They made allegiances with each other and governments. The Golden Age of Piracy even sounds somewhat...romantic. But all good things come to an end. 



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Nov 25, 2022
Pirates 10: Brethren
1497

Pirates. The lone wolves of the sea. Yet, not only did they know each other, but they also created a community referred to as the Pirate Republic. It’s not really surprising then that some joined forces. After all, most wolves hunt in packs. 

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Nov 11, 2022
Pirates 9: Blood Family
1484

We often envision pirates as ruthless rogues who turned their back on family and love for treasures and a life at sea. In this episode of Pirates, we have stories of romance and friendship deeper and stronger than the briny deep.



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Oct 28, 2022
Pirates 8: Rules of the Rogues
1573

Insurrections, rebellions, and mutiny! Oh, my! Though we think of pirates as lawless, they were anything but. In this episode, we explore the systems and codes that kept civility among pirate crews. No guidelines about it. 



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Oct 14, 2022
Pirates 7: Pirates For Hire
1578

From protection from the Spanish to bringing in much-needed funds and provisions, early colonies in the Caribbean often turned to pirates and buccaneers for a little assistance. In this episode of Pirates, we’re on an adventure with a couple of the most famous cutlass-wielding and cutthroat buccaneers in the Caribbean. 



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Sep 30, 2022
Pirates Bonus: Talk Like A Pirate Day
847

Every year on September 19, people worldwide join together to talk like pirates. Parents, children, co-workers. If you’ve ever wondered how International Talk Like A Pirate Day started or how to speak like a swashbuckler, then this episode is for you. 

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Sep 19, 2022
Pirates 6: Rebels With A Cause
1619

Pirates appear to be the ultimate rebel. Their legendary greed for treasure and cutthroat nature made them non-conformist mavericks of the sea. And yet, not all is what we’ve been told. Pirates played an important part in politics and the matters of kingdoms and governments. Batten down the hatches for this episode of Pirates!



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Sep 16, 2022
Pirates 5: The Red Fleet
1532

Many pirates viewed women aboard ships as bad luck. One woman proved they were only bad luck for the ships they targeted. Meet Ching Shih, who went from flower boat girl to the leader of the Red Fleet, one of the largest and most powerful pirate fleets in history. 



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Sep 02, 2022
Pirates 4: River Pirates
1567

Ah! Pirates! We envision them in the Caribbean, raiding sea-faring merchant vessels, flying black flags, and burying treasure on a remote sandy beach. However, as we are about to learn, some of the most fascinating characters took to the lakes and rivers instead. 



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Aug 19, 2022
Pirates 3: Black Caesar
1606

In the Golden Age of Piracy, pirate crews often came from different countries and walks of life. They shared equal pay and voting rights aboard the ship. Captains often chose their crew based on fierce loyalty rather than nationality or race. 

Some proved more fierce than others.



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Aug 05, 2022
Pirates 2: Cheers, Mate!
1696

Yo-ho-ho, matey. In this episode of Pirates, we’re talking about rum. Just how did alcohol, especially rum, become many a pirate’s choice of drink? And what does grog have to do with the British Navy and…fabric? Join us for another round of Grim & Mild Presents, Pirate edition. Drink up, ye hearties!



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Jul 22, 2022
Pirates 1: A Pirate’s Life
1749

From sailing the high seas and buried treasure to swilling rum, pirates represent a lot about the human spirit. Through the centuries, we’ve fallen in love with adventure, danger, and exploration. In season 2 of Grim & Mild Presents, we take a swashbuckling, narrative journey into the lives and legends of the rogues of the sea. Join us. Here, there be pirates, matey!



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Jul 08, 2022
Grim & Mild Presents: Season 2 Trailer
101

This summer, Grim & Mild Presents continues its journey into the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating. For our newest season, we’ll be taking to the high seas to explore one of history’s most notorious types of criminal: pirates.

From naval battles and buried treasure, to deadly sword fights and stolen rum. Prepare to raise anchor! Grim & Mild Presents: Pirates sets sail on Friday, July 8th.

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Jul 01, 2022
Sideshow 13: The Legacy of Looking
1730

Centuries of history have led us to this point. The show continues to go on.

 

But even though the sideshow looks a bit different these days… we still see its signature everywhere. We haven’t looked away. 

 

Want to hear more even though our time is up? The sideshow curious should be sure to check out the following: 


  • Freaks by Tod Browning 

Louder Than a Riot by guest Kim Kelly, who writes about labor and the sideshow

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Jun 24, 2022
Sideshow 12: Murder in Gibtown
1810

Behind the glitz and glamour of the stage, darkness lurked. And sometimes, that darkness was inescapable – and lived right in our own homes. 

 

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Jun 10, 2022
Sideshow 11: Inseparable
1785

Families are curious entities. Blood, they tell us, is thicker than water. But what happens if there’s something stronger than blood that keeps you together… for better or for worse? 

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May 27, 2022
Sideshow 10: Monster Medicine
1459

When he was born, they called Frank Lentini a monster… but what did that even mean? We’ll follow his story as we learn folklore, magic, medicine, and one man’s quest for the American Dream. 

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May 13, 2022
Sideshow 9: Born This Way
1535

From the Bronx to the silver screen, Schlitzie charmed all who knew him. And for those who loved him, they’d stop at nothing to keep him safe. 

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Apr 29, 2022
Sideshow 8: Lion & Lamb
1595

Humans are animals. But at some point throughout the course of evolution, our species got the upperhand.

Today, a short history of our co-existence with the animal kingdom… and what happened when we decided that these animals would join us on stage.

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Apr 15, 2022
Sideshow 7: Collision Course
1727

Circus trains: they were cities on wheels, integral to the sideshow circuit and home to all performers. Today, they’re a relic of a bygone time…but there’s one train that has solidified its place in the history books due to unthinkable tragedy. 

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Apr 01, 2022
Sideshow 6: Beauty Marks
1771

As humans, we are drawn to beauty. We decorate ourselves. We primp, we preen, and sometimes...we poke. 

Join us as we dive into the colorful world of tattooing—and the mark it left on the sideshow.

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Mar 18, 2022
Sideshow 5: Whisked Away
1650

Among the bearded ladies of the Sideshow, Julia Pastrana’s story is the longest: it spans her short life and long death, revealing the lengths some will go to make a buck.

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Mar 04, 2022
Sideshow 4: A Living Curiosity
1670

Lavinia Warren was able to travel the world and charm audiences wherever she went. But what set Lavinia apart from many of her peers were the choices she was able to make along the way. 


Be sure to check out the Bridgeport Public Library’s Barnum collection, if you’re in the neighborhood – if not, take a look at the incredible digitization holdings here.

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Feb 18, 2022
Sideshow 3: The Mother of All Humbugs
1675

Joice Heth never wanted to be in show business. It wasn’t the world that she came from. But when she met P.T. Barnum, the course of her life took a turn she never saw coming.

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Feb 04, 2022
Sideshow 2: The Long Way Home
1709

The story of Saartjie Baartman is not an easy one to hear, but it certainly gives us an intimate look into how the early traveling sideshow once operated, and how some human bodies were treated in the process.

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Jan 21, 2022
Sideshow 1: Gaff Daddy
1721

Every story has a beginning, and the tale of the American sideshow—in many ways—begins in the aftermath of one man’s personal tragedy. Learn how it all began, and what the early days were like, on the inaugural episode of Grim & Mild Presents: Sideshow.

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Jan 07, 2022
Introducing Grim & Mild Presents
109

Welcome to Grim & Mild Presents. Each 13-episode season (published every other week, ongoing, for a non-stop, ongoing experience) will dive into the strange, the unusual, and the fascinating. History has never been this intriguing.

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Dec 17, 2021