Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths.

Remarkable Lives. Tragic Deaths.

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Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths examines the lives and deaths of prominent people who changed history and influenced pop culture. Each episode is focused on an historical figure and takes you on a dramatic journey through the life and ultimate tragic death of those who have had an impact on society. With the help of voice actors, we attempt to honor these individuals by bringing their stories to life. New episodes are released every Wednesday. Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths is part of the Parcast Network and is a Cutler Media Production.


E14: Billy the Kid  

On July 14, 1881, Henry McCarty, better known by the alias Billy the Kid, was shot dead by Sheriff Pat Garrett in Fort Sumner, New Mexico. Billy the Kid was born in 1859 in New York City. In his short life, The Kid worked as everything from a cattle rustler and gang member to a vigilante gunfighter, eventually becoming the most wanted man on the American frontier.

E13: Harvey Milk  

Harvey Bernard Milk was an American politician who made history when he became one of the first openly gay officials in the United States in 1977, when he was elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. Born in New York, politics and gay activism was not part of his early interests; he did not participate in civic matters until later in life after his experience in the counterculture of the 1960’s. He was assassinated in 1978.

E12: Franz Ferdinand  

Franz Ferdinand's assassination on June 28, 1914, at the hand of a Serbian terrorist group, the "Black Hand," is an event that is widely acknowledged to have sparked the outbreak of World War I. Austrian Archduke Franz Ferdinand was born on December 18, 1863, in Graz, Austria. While in power, he attempted to restore Austro-Russian relations while maintaining an alliance with Germany.

E11: Marilyn Monroe  

Arguably the biggest popular culture icon to ever live, actress Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jeane Mortenson on June 1, 1926. She overcame a difficult childhood to become one of the world’s most well-known celebrities and sex symbols of her time. Monroe died of a drug overdose on August 5, 1962, at age 36. Her films grossed over $200 million in her lifetime. Marilyn Monroe’s legendary status and mysticism will remain with film history forever.

E10: Jimi Hendrix  

Born Johnny Allen Hendrix, guitarist, singer and songwriter, Jimi Hendrix entertained audiences during the 1960's. He is widely regarded as one of the most influential electric guitarists in the history of popular music and one of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame describes him as “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of Rock music”.

E09: Caligula  

A Roman emperor, Gaius Caesar, known as Caligula, succeeded the cruel Emperor and tyrant Tiberius. Born in 12 A.D. he served as the emperor of Rome from 37 to 41 A.D. Records depict him as a cruel and unpredictable leader. He restored treason trials, put people to death for his own pleasure and declared he was a living God. In an ironic twist of fate, he was murdered in 41 A.D. the same way as his grandfather, Julius Caesar, when a group of assassins led by Cassius Chaerea stabbed him to death.

E08: Napoleon Bonaparte  

Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military general and political leader who rose to prominence during the French Revolution. He became the first emperor of France and his drive for military expansion changed the world. He remains one of the most controversial political figures in human history.

E07: James Dean  

Too fast to live, too young to die, he was a rebel without a cause. James Byron Dean was an American actor in the 1950’s and is a cultural icon. He is the symbol of teenage disillusionment and social estrangement. Dean was the first actor to receive a posthumous Academy Award nomination for Best Actor and remains the only actor to have had two posthumous acting nominations. His remarkable life and tragic death transformed him into a timeless legend.

E06: Mahatma Gandhi  

Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, more commonly known as ‘Mahatma’, was the preeminent leader of India’s independence movement in British-ruled India. Gandhi organized boycotts against British institutions, led India to independence and inspired movements for civil rights and freedom across the world. His teachings are used today and have inspired the likes of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela.

E05: Alexander Hamilton  

His face is on the $10 bill, he was one of the most influential contributors to the United States Constitution, he created the United States financial system, he was the first Secretary of the Treasury and he is currently the subject of the biggest Broadway Musical. Alexander Hamilton’s legacy is stronger today than ever before. Sponsor:

E04: Amelia Earhart  

Amelia Earhart’s disappearance on July 2, 1937 is one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. A number of theories about her death have emerged in the last 79 years. We examine her remarkable life as the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic, to being a successful author and a feminist icon and finally what really happened on July 2, 1937.

E03: Kurt Cobain  

Kurt Cobain was one of the greatest figures in music history and the voice of a generation. Experience his rise to fame and struggles that led to his tragic death. This episode is dedicated to the two loves of his life, Courtney Love and Frances Cobain and to all of the millions of fans world-wide.

E02: Harry Houdini  

Commonly regarded as the most famous magician who has ever lived, Harry Houdini’s grand escape acts and illusions made him into a world icon. We take you on a journey through his life, the secrets behind his tricks, the woman he loved, his struggles and triumphs and how he really died... or did he?

E01: Grigori Rasputin  

Grigori Rasputin, called the Mad Monk, was one of history’s most interesting figures. A Russian peasant turned mythical faith healer gained influence in Russia by curing the Tsar’s son of hemophilia. His death helped ignite the Russian Revolution. Did he have supernatural powers? Poison, beating and gunshots couldn’t kill him. We examine his life, his rise to power and his ultimate tragic death.

Welcome Trailer!  

Remarkable Lives, Tragic Deaths examines the lives and deaths of prominent people who changed history and influenced pop culture. Here is a sneak preview of what to expect. The first episode premieres Wednesday August 3rd and new episodes are released every Wednesday.

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