Stories From History's Dust Bin

Oct 20 2020 6 mins

A collection of stories about well-known and long-forgotten personalities is as informative as it is interesting. It is a must-listen, a wealth of unique information about people and events that is intellectually challenging, highly entertaining, and sprinkled appropriately with personal humor. --Armand Lakner, Ph.D., NASA Systems Reliability, Apollo 11





Margaret Hamilton: America's Favorite Wicked Witch - Episode 36
Oct 20 2020 5 mins  
The name Margaret Hamilton may or may not be familiar to you. But she was an amazing talent who appeared in 72 movies during a Hollywood career that ran from 1933 to 1972 ---- and in 42 made-for-television movies or situation-comedies that ran from 1950 to 1982. Now, let’s see, from 1933 to 1982 – that’s 49 years of theatrical success – more staying-power than perhaps 95% of her fellow thespians – making her one of Hollywood’s most enduring actresses. And – should the name of the character of her best-known role be mentioned – you will immediately connect the character with the name of the movie that launched her career – aboard a most unusual mode of transportation – a broom – in a place known only as the “Emerald City” and into the hearts of children of all ages. Stories from History’s Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical short stories. These are the nuggets of gold that had fallen by the wayside… the little known and unusual. Many of these gems were destined to be forever lost until they were collected, dusted off and brought back to life by author Wayne Winterton. Each podcast episode features one of over 450 short stories from either Winterton’s Award-Winning Stories from Dust Bin series* or the companion volume, From Ace to Zamboni: 101 More Dust Bin Stories, as narrated by either the author or his son, William, or daughter, Jana. If you enjoy today’s episode, please leave us 5 stars and a glowing review on iTunes! And if you don’t want to wait a whole week to hear another story from the Dust Bin, consider picking up the books on Amazon (either downloadable or good ol’ fashioned ink and paper). The Entire History’s Dust Bin Collection Is Available On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bDrip4


B. F. Skinner: Psychologist, philosopher, pigeon trainer - Episode 35
Oct 13 2020 6 mins  
Of course you might imagine horses or even fierce dogs and wolves… but let’s think a little more creatively. What about rats? Bats? Elephants? True – those creatures have all been used in warfare. But what’s an animal NO ONE would ever suspect? Is it possible to effectively surprise your enemy with a common, ordinary creature – and who would be able to pull it off? From The Stories From History’s Dust Bin, Volume 3 – comes the story of Dr. Burrhus Frederic Skinner, who, during WWII, was able to weaponize the most ordinary of animals… the pigeon.Stories from History’s Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical short stories. These are the nuggets of gold that had fallen by the wayside… the little known and unusual. Many of these gems were destined to be forever lost until they were collected, dusted off and brought back to life by author Wayne Winterton. Each podcast episode features one of over 450 short stories from either Winterton’s Award-Winning Stories from Dust Bin series* or the companion volume, From Ace to Zamboni: 101 More Dust Bin Stories, as narrated by either the author or his son, William, or daughter, Jana. If you enjoy today’s episode, please leave us 5 stars and a glowing review on iTunes! And if you don’t want to wait a whole week to hear another story from the Dust Bin, consider picking up the books on Amazon (either downloadable or good ol’ fashioned ink and paper). The Entire History’s Dust Bin Collection Is Available On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bDrip4 * Winner of the Arizona Book of the Year Award for 2016



David George: Was he Really John Wilkes Booth? - Episode 34
Oct 06 2020 9 mins  
Emotions ran high following President Lincoln's assassination, much of it based on misinformation-of-the-day. Some accounts claimed that not only had the president been killed, but that Secretary of State William Seward had been slain - and that the Vice President and others on an assassins list. For twelve chaotic days, one thing was certain! Lincoln's assassin needed to be captured and tried as quickly as possible. And it was in this rust to return the country to normalcy that something truly astonishing may have happened. Stories from History’s Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical short stories. These are the nuggets of gold that had fallen by the wayside… the little known and unusual. Many of these gems were destined to be forever lost until they were collected, dusted off and brought back to life by author Wayne Winterton. Each podcast episode features one of over 450 short stories from either Winterton’s Award-Winning Stories from Dust Bin series* or the companion volume, From Ace to Zamboni: 101 More Dust Bin Stories, as narrated by either the author or his son, William, or daughter, Jana. If you enjoy today’s episode, please leave us 5 stars and a glowing review on iTunes! And if you don’t want to wait a whole week to hear another story from the Dust Bin, consider picking up the books on Amazon (either downloadable or good ol’ fashioned ink and paper). The Entire History’s Dust Bin Collection Is Available On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bDrip4




Slim Randles: Tough Sledding - Episode 32
Sep 22 2020 6 mins  
It’s not that Slim Randles didn’t graduate from high school… he just took a different route! Slim’s diploma came years later when he was honored, in part, because of the books he’s written and for doing something that most folks would never attempt. In one of his books, A Cowboy’s Guide To Growing Up Right, he asks “What is it that successful people have in common?” And the answer to that question can be found in the title of the chapter: Find a Passion. Here is the story of Slim Randles, a man who has not only written some wonderful books, but almost "passioned" himself to death on a frozen trail in Alaska. Stories from History’s Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical short stories. These are the nuggets of gold that had fallen by the wayside… the little known and unusual. Many of these gems were destined to be forever lost until they were collected, dusted off and brought back to life by author Wayne Winterton. Each podcast episode features one of over 450 short stories from either Winterton’s Award-Winning Stories from Dust Bin series* or the companion volume, From Ace to Zamboni: 101 More Dust Bin Stories, as narrated by either the author or his son, William, or daughter, Jana. If you enjoy today’s episode, please leave us 5 stars and a glowing review on iTunes! And if you don’t want to wait a whole week to hear another story from the Dust Bin, consider picking up the books on Amazon (either downloadable or good ol’ fashioned ink and paper). The Entire History’s Dust Bin Collection Is Available On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bDrip4 * Winner of the Arizona Book of the Year Award for 2016

























Mary Pickersgill: and the Giant American Flag - Episode 20
Jun 30 2020 8 mins  
When Major Armistead needed a special flag to fly above Fort McHenry during the war of 1812, he called upon one of America's most respected flagmakers, Mary Pickersgill, to see if she would accept the task of sewing the flag. Mary considered the flag's immense size, told Major Armistead she could do it, and quickly enlisted the help of at least a dozen seamstresses to assist with the project. You see, this was not a run-of-the-mill flag, but a truly enormous flag that the Major intended to raise above the fort... but only when the time was right.Stories from History’s Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical short stories. These are the nuggets of gold that had fallen by the wayside… the little known and unusual. Many of these gems were destined to be forever lost until they were collected, dusted off and brought back to life by author Wayne Winterton. Each podcast episode features one of the over 450 stories featured in Winterton’s Award-Winning* series, narrated by the author and his son, William Winterton. If you enjoy today’s episode, please leave us 5 stars and a glowing review on iTunes! And if you don’t want to wait a whole week to hear another story from the Dust Bin, consider picking up the books on Amazon (either downloadable or good ol’ fashioned ink and paper). The Entire History’s Dust Bin Collection Is Available On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bDrip4 * Winner of the Arizona Book of the Year Award for 2016











The Berners Street Hoax - Episode 15
May 26 2020 5 mins  
Throughout history, human beings have pulled off some pretty outrageous stunts in order to gain recognition. On November 27, 2000, for example, magician David Blaine had himself encased in a massive block of ice in Times Square. He stayed there for 63 hours, 42 minutes and 15 seconds, before being removed with chainsaws. Today’s story takes place on the same date, November 27, exactly 190 years earlier in 1810. Her name was Mrs. Tottenham. The attention she received that day was the result of a well-coordinated marketing ploy, as clever as any scheme attempted before or since… Yet unlike Mr. Blaine, what really sets Mrs. Tottenham apart is the fact that she neither needed, nor asked for, nor even was aware of why the attention was given to her. She just happened to be the unwilling victim of the greatest hoax of all time! Stories from History’s Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical short stories. These are the nuggets of gold that had fallen by the wayside… the little known and unusual. Many of these gems were destined to be forever lost until they were collected, dusted off and brought back to life by author Wayne Winterton. Each podcast episode features one of the over 450 stories featured in Winterton’s Award-Winning* series, narrated by the author and his son, William Winterton. If you enjoy today’s episode, please leave us 5 stars and a glowing review on iTunes! And if you don’t want to wait a whole week to hear another story from the Dust Bin, consider picking up the books on Amazon (either downloadable or good ol’ fashioned ink and paper). The Entire History’s Dust Bin Collection Is Available On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bDrip4 * Winner of the Arizona Book of the Year Award for 2016




Micah Jenkins: The Invincible Man - Episode 13
May 12 2020 6 mins  
The belief in one’s invincibility occasionally appears in history, especially among men in the military. Two examples include Napoleon Bonaparte and George Patton. One would expect (based on the nature of war) that their death would have come by way of enemy bullets. But Napoleon died of stomach cancer. And Patton was killed in a car accident on his way to hunt pheasant. Another man who came to believe in his invincibility was Micah Jenkins, whose rise within the ranks of the Confederate Army was nothing short of astonishing. Stories from History’s Dust Bin is a 3-volume set of historical short stories. These are the nuggets of gold that had fallen by the wayside… the little known and unusual. Many of these gems were destined to be forever lost until they were collected, dusted off and brought back to life by author Wayne Winterton. Each podcast episode features one of the over 450 stories featured in Winterton’s Award-Winning* series, narrated by the author and his son, William Winterton. If you enjoy today’s episode, please leave us 5 stars and a glowing review on iTunes! And if you don’t want to wait a whole week to hear another story from the Dust Bin, consider picking up the books on Amazon (either downloadable or good ol’ fashioned ink and paper). The Entire History’s Dust Bin Collection Is Available On Amazon: https://amzn.to/3bDrip4 * Winner of the Arizona Book of the Year Award for 2016




























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