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A new look at New England, as hosts Travis Poppleton and Terrance Abney discuss what it’s like to experience moving to the Northeast. Whether you’re planning to visit or relocate to this bucolic part of the world, the Connecticut Show will help you navigate the in’s and out’s.
 
Noted story teller and former journalist Mike Allen narrates amazing tales about people, places and events from Connecticut history. His style and enthusiasm make history relatable, interesting, fun and informative and he occasionally features special guest interviews. You certainly don‘t have to be from Connecticut to enjoy these stories -- you just need to find history interesting and to love a good story. Episodes are never more than two weeks apart, and are often available more frequentl ...
 
Let’s get together and chat. The CTWeekender Podcast is the way to find out about the best activities going on in Connecticut. The CT Weekenders news authority gives us the edge of being “in the know” This is a very laid back podcast aiming to bring fun and information to our listeners while they drive, sit in their office, workout or even while relaxing.
 
Attorney Hastings reveals his secrets to simplify personal injury law in Connecticut. Richard devotes his practice to helping those who have suffered injuries. The cases he work on consist of a variety of injuries. These include motor vehicle accidents, dog bites, hit and runs, and pedestrian accidents.
 
Come and hear the strange tale of The Boss Hank Morgan, a modern day (at the time of publication) Connecticut Yankee who inexplicably finds himself transported to the court of the legendary King Arthur (as the title of the book implies). Hank, or simply, The Boss, as he comes to be most frequently known, quickly uses his modern day knowledge and education to pass himself off as a great magician, to get himself out of all sorts of surprising, (and frequently amusing) situations, as well as to ...
 
When Hank Morgan, a practical, no-nonsense Yankee who works in an ammunition factory as a head superintendent gets into a fight with an aggressive employee, little does he know what's in store for him. The bully lays Morgan low with a skull-crushing blow delivered with a crowbar and knocks him out. When Morgan regains consciousness, he finds himself transported back in time, to the sixth century. From here on, the story describes the travails of a hard-boiled, true blue American with strong ...
 
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They’re there – if you can find them. Sort of like an Easter egg hunt. Stone mile markers used to be the way that horseback riders and stagecoach operators knew how far they had to go to get to the County seat. At one time, there were 600 such mile markers, all in different shapes and sizes, along CT’s dirt turnpikes. Now, there aren’t so many, and…
 
Another important part of Abraham almost sacrificing Isaac in Genesis 22 is his response to God. The word is "Hineni" and it is a great example of the maturity Abraham has reached in his relationship with God. This is also a wonderful litmus test for us in our Journey as Christians. Are you willing to reply to God's call with "Hineni"?…
 
In this podcast episode ... He had a dream 50 years ago to inspire people to think about the natural world around them We talk to Doctor Howard ‘Mickey’ Weiss the founder of Project Oceanology on his legacy and what comes next. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
What starts off as a casual conversation about the great state of Massachusetts ends a diversion into nicknames and state mottos. But also, we touch on Cambridge, Concord, Martha's Vineyard, the Cape, New Bedford, Northampton and more on this our eleventh episode of The Connecticut Show.Kirjoittanut Connecticut Show
 
It may be one of Connecticut’s best-kept secrets. There’s a land area in rural eastern CT (and south-central MA) that’s half the size of Grand Canyon National Park, still 85% undeveloped and where you can’t hear anything resembling civilization. It features huge expanses of open space hiking, clean rivers, historic villages and bald eagle nests. Th…
 
In this podcast episode .... He helped with the making and even starred in a recent Hallmark movie He owns a successful business in his home village of Noank and has recently started another. We talk to businessman and entrepreneur Andrew Blacker Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
The only invading British solider buried with honors in the United States rests in West Haven, CT. William Campbell has a monument and a parcel of land dedicated to his memory, with the British Union Jack flag flying next to it. The question is: why would he be buried with honors after 3,000 British soldiers had just committed numerous atrocities d…
 
In this podcast episode ... From Art Deco to Art Nouveau and on to the style of Steampunk. We talk with Connecticut jewelry designer Ann Pedro about her amazing work, her new exhibition at UConn and where she gets her inspiration from. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
Underground, reinforced bunkers (built on springs to withstand 2-3 feet shakes from a nuclear blast), an Army death train (removing highly radioactive nuclear fuel rods passing close to a CT college dorm and elementary schools), Nike Hercules nuclear missiles (as powerful as those over Hiroshima) positioned in three CT towns without the residents’ …
 
In this podcast ... He’s a long time critic of the Connecticut Port Authority and their State Pier project in New London. We talk with Kevin Blacker, activist and now candidate for the Green Party challenging Joe Courtney for his seat in the November 8th elections. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
Connecticut has made quantum leap contributions to aerospace in the past 125 years. The first helicopter. Technology-leading jet engines. One of the nation’s first hot air balloonists. Possibly the person who achieved powered flight even before the Wright Brothers. Aerospace is also a critical component of the state’s economy. Hear the Curator of W…
 
In this podcast episode ... It’s six months since the Connecticut Inside Investigator launched We catch up with them to see how things are going, talk about Freedom of Speech in the state and their investigative fellowship. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
It’s hard to overstate the role that stagecoaches played in transforming the United States from 13 colonies, reliant on Great Britain for trade, into an independent economic powerhouse. Starting in the late 1700s, stagecoach routes stitched together Connecticut and brought it closer to the other new states, making the new country viable. For more t…
 
As we continue our study through the life of Abraham, in Genesis 18, we finally get the formal announcement of a date for the Promise from god - Abraham and Sarah are going to have a baby! Bu instead of believing in faith - Sarah laughs to herself. This week we examine why Sarah laughed and whether we really believe that nothing is too difficult fo…
 
What do New Englanders actually do in autumn? We're not entirely sure, but we know what we do now that we live in New England, and we do some fact checking along the way to keep us honest. Join us for this, our eighth episode of the Connecticut Show where we discuss apple picking, fall foods, and the real location of Sleepy Hollow.…
 
In this podcast episode ... They say you never forget a great teacher And we got invited to a reunion to remember as students and their 3rd grade teacher meet up again years later. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the regionKirjoittanut Brian Scott-Smith
 
One of the worst train crashes in U.S. history occurred in eastern CT in 1891 – 4 trains collided within a matter of less than 10 minutes. Asides from the death, injuries and property damage, this story includes an unbelievable premonition about the incident by a railroad worker that wound up saving his life, as well as a local legend surrounding t…
 
In this podcast episode ... It’s time to look at manufacturing differently We talk with two organizations that are helping to educate and promote manufacturing and how the industry has changed over the years Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the regionKirjoittanut Brian Scott-Smith
 
Imagine digging in your dirt floor basement and uncovering four, 250-year-old skeletons buried in a mass grave. Who are they? How did they get there? Hear the latest on the investigation in Ridgefield from the Connecticut State Archeologist Emeritus Nick Bellantoni, who shares the incredible investigative techniques he and his team are using to hel…
 
So far we have seen God make a promise to Abram about his future generations. However, in an ironic twist, we also see that Sarai is barren. Now in chapter 17 God introduces Himself as El Shaddai - "God Almighty " - and prepares to override natural laws to fulfill what He has promised!Kirjoittanut Kevin Wilson
 
In this podcast episode ... It’s a crisis that’s been decades in the making – affordable housing. We talk to a local nonprofit about their concerns for the homeless and those who can no longer get on the property ladder. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
These days, Connecticut residents have to contend with a lot of deer and black bear. Some 200 million years ago, it would have been dinosaurs – both meat-eating and vegetarian. Thankfully, they left behind thousands of tracks which have been found and preserved, allowing incredible insights into what life was like back then. Hear the story with Mic…
 
In this podcast episode ... It’s October and Breast Cancer Awareness Month And we talk to a community cancer practice based in Norwich, Connecticut, about their work and the services and challenges they face delivering care to their patients Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
Was it a copper mine, a dungeon or a prison? Actually, it was all three. Connecticut’s Newgate Prison was the first state prison ever built in the U.S. The East Granby facility, opened before the Revolutionary War, saw prisoners held in dungeon-like conditions 40-feet below ground in an abandoned copper mine. The incredible details are shared by Mo…
 
In this podcast episode ... We’re talking regional educational centers And find out about two Magnet High Schools run by the nonprofit EAST CONN, one in Danielson, the other in Willimantic. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.Kirjoittanut Brian Scott-Smith
 
It’s the age-old question in Connecticut: is a pickle that doesn’t bounce illegal? Precedent was set in 1948 when two men were arrested when their pickles didn’t bounce. This episode is dedicated to not only the Connecticut Pickle Law, but other oddities on the books in the Constitution State.Kirjoittanut Mike Allen
 
In this podcast episode ... We’re taking a trip across state lines this week to Westerly Rhode Island As we look at ‘border towns’ where people live and work and cross over each day. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.Kirjoittanut Brian Scott-Smith
 
When the British attacked Danbury in 1777, they faced intense resistance afterwards at the Battle of Ridgefield. Benedict Arnold led the Patriot operation, while Connecticut militia commander General David Wooster was killed; yet, not very much has been written about this momentous encounter. Battle expert Keith Jones III, author of Farmers Against…
 
In this podcast episode ... Starting a new business is challenging, especially if you’re female or minority owned. We talk to a female entrepreneur from Windham and find out how a free legal program has helped put her on the road to success. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the region.…
 
The original Sherlock Holmes – the one who created all of the mannerisms that characterized the famous sleuth (his hat, pipe and “Elementary my dear Watson”) – was an actor from Connecticut. And, he built one of the most iconic homes still in existence in the state – Gillette Castle. Hear the fascinating background on the man and his castle from au…
 
Pastor Kevin begins the next section of Genesis by introducing us to Abram - a man brought up in a pagan world whom God invites to leave his past behind and take a step of faith so that God can bless him. As you look at Abram - what is God inviting You to leave behind so that He can bless You?Kirjoittanut Kevin Wilson
 
In this podcast episode ... Taking on cancer. We talk to the ECHO foundation about the services and care they provide and to husband and wife patients, who are going above and beyond to give back to them, after receiving treatment, to help ALL of those diagnosed with cancer. Plus, we take a look at other stories making the headlines from around the…
 
It’s rare that one location is the subject of ancient curses, claims of Captain Kidd’s buried pirate treasure and ghosts – but Charles Island, off the Milford, CT coastline, is such a place. Adding unique mystery to the island is that, twice each day, low tide reveals a sandbar that allows persons to walk the half-mile from the shore to the island.…
 
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