Tales of Northern Michigan’s Past

Tales of Northern Michigan's Past

Halloween Special: The Paranormal of Mackinac Island – Part 2

In this final episode of season 2, Chris continues his conversation with Todd Clements owner of Haunts of Mackinac to talk about some of the paranormal activity up on Mackinac Island along with other cool areas that aren’t

Halloween Special: The Paranormal of Mackinac Island – Part 1

While season 2 of Tales of Northern Michigan’s Past is officially over, we aren’t done giving you some extra content! To celebrate this spooky season, Chris had the opportunity to speak with Todd Clements owner of Haunts

S2 – E12: Anatomy of a Murderer: The Real Life Case

Chris dives into the real-life case that the movie and book “Anatomy of a Murder” is based on that took place in Marquette, Michigan.

S2 – E11: Augustus Pond v. The People

One simple court case in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan helped set a legal precedent and clarified the principle of self-defense and the defense of others. In this episode, Chris details this specific case and what led

S2 – E10: The Horrors of North Fox Island and Francis Shelden

***Due to the topics of this episode, it is not intended for younger listeners. The listener’s discretion is advised.***   After the short break of the hard-hitting to have a conversation with author Mary Jane Doerr, Chris

S2 – E9: Tin Pan Alley’s Blind Lyricist: A Look at J. Will Callahan’s Life and Connections to Bay View: Part 2

This is the second part of Chris’ conversation with Mary Jane Doerr talking about her new book, Smiles the Songs of J. Will Callahan Tin Pan Alley’s Blind Lyricist. If you find their conversation interesting and want

S2 – E8: Tin Pan Alley’s Blind Lyricist: A Look at J. Will Callahan’s Life and Connections to Bay View: Part 1

Taking a break from the harder-hitting history of Michigan, Chris had the opportunity to sit down with returning guest from season 1, Mary Jane Doerr to talk about her new book, Smiles the Songs of J. Will

S2 – E7: Jeffrey Epstein and the Tragic Connection to Northern Michigan

WARNING: The following episode discusses alleged abuse of heinous nature. It is not intended for a younger audience. Listener discretion is advised.   Northern Michigan has a vast amount of history, but not all of it is

S2 – E6: Tragedies of Lighthouses: A Discussion with Dianna Stampfler – Pt: 2

Dianna Stampfler returns for this second episode to talk more about lighthouses, focusing on the tragedies that have taken place at these iconic Michigan landmarks as well as talk about her new book out now: Death &

S2 – E5: Tragedies of Lighthouses: A Discussion with Dianna Stampfler

Chris has returning guest Dianna Stampfler back to talk more about lighthouses, this time with a focus on the tragedies that have taken place at these iconic Michigan landmarks as well as talk about her new book

S2 – E4: Northern Michigan Unsolved: The Robison Family Murders – Part 2: Discussing the Murders with Kristie Dickinson

Chris is back again this week to talk with author Kristie Dickinson about details of the Robison family murders as well as how she wrote her book, “Summerset” which is a book that tells the story of

S2 – E3: Northern Michigan Unsolved: The Robison Family Murders – Part 1

Northern Michigan is known as a peaceful and tranquil place. But that peace was broken on June 25, 1968, when the Robison family were shot and killed while vacationing in their Lake Michigan cottage just north of Good Hart, Michigan, near the Straits

S2 – E2: Those Who Lived Here: Pt 2 – The Next Wave of Interactions

In this second part of their conversation, Chris continues the discussion with Eric Hemenway, a historian for the Little Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians. They discuss the attempts that occurred to convert Odawas to Christianity and

S2 – E1: Those Who Lived Here: Part 1

The wait is finally over! Season 2 of Tales of Northern Michigan’s Past officially launches today!! This season we will be showcasing many of Michigan’s firsts that have happened within the great state of Michigan. What better

Spring Break Special: Part 2: Helping in Wars – Michigan’s Contribution

While we are hard at work producing a new season, we wanted to take a moment to produce something special for our listeners that, while it is history now, it seems to be a very timely topic

Spring Break Special: Part 1 – A Fight for Control in Northern Michigan

While we are hard at work producing a new season, we wanted to take a moment to produce something special for our listeners that, while it is history now, it seems to be a very timely topic

Tales of Northern Michigan’s Past: Episode 10 – Bay View Michigan – Hotels and Connections Within

Chris sits down with Mary Jane Doerr author of the book Bay View: An American Idea again this week to talk about the hotels of Bay View, located in Petoskey, Michigan. They also begin talking about the

Tales of Northern Michigan’s Past: Episode 9 – Bay View Michigan – A Dive Into the History

Chris has the opportunity to sit down with Mary Jane Doerr author of the book Bay View: An American Idea to talk about the history and formation of Bay View, located in Petoskey, Michigan. Mary Ann has

Tales of Northern Michigan’s Past: Episode 8 – Traveling by Boat and Train: A Look Into The Inland Waterway and the Railroads of Northern Michigan: Part 2

In this second part interview with Dave Pott, we dive deeper into talking about the inland water route as well as the railroads that helped grow Northern Michigan. Dave is on the advisory board for the Inland

Tales of Northern Michigan’s Past: Episode 7 – Traveling by Boat and Train: A Look Into The Inland Waterway and the Railroads of Northern Michigan: Part 1

In this two-part episode topic, Chris sits down with Dave Pott to talk about the inland water route as well as the railroads that helped grow Northern Michigan. Dave is on the advisary board for the Inland