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We finish out season 3 with an interview with someone who has had a front row seat when it comes to Quincy media when we talk with none other than Bob Gough. From The Herald Whig to Muddy River News, Bob has seen all the ups and downs of the media world in town. Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additional bonus content. Email us at wildquincy…
 
It's Armageddon time in Quincy, no we are not talking about Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck we are talking end of the world stuff on the latest episode and our last What if episode for the season. We are looking at SHTF scenarios but with a Quincy twist. ----------------- Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additional bonus content. Email us at wil…
 
If you thought the name Monckton only referred to the home at 1419 Locust St. in Quincy prepared to be shocked to learn about the man by the name of Leo “Black” Monckton. Veteran of multiple World Wars, Mobster, or Business Man, we look through the many lenses at the man who spawned a thousand legends of Quincy’s underground past. Special thanks to…
 
We've talked about him many times throughout Wild Quincy's history, now we are diving deep into the "Little Giant" Stephen Douglas with author and Douglas aficionado Reg Ankrom. Check out all of Reg's books at the Quincy History Museum on the Square... for those not local, find them here. ------------------------------ Support Wild Quincy and you c…
 
German heritage in the Gem City has been a stable of the community for literally hundreds of years with the German's migrating to Quincy in the mid 1800'sBut what would the city of Quincy look like if there was not a mass German migration to Quincy in the mid 1800's? For that matter would Quincy even be considered a town? In this episode we acciden…
 
Quincy was rocked to it's core in 1912 when the aftermath of a rural fire revealed the brutal axe killings of a family and houseguest. Suspicion fell on son/brother of the victims Ray Pfanschmidt who's trial captivated the the region if not the country. Did Ray do it, what happened to him? We're joined by local Pfanschmidt expert and author Beth La…
 
It's April of 1945, an end to World War 2 looks to be near and the small town of Quincy just finds out that the President has suddenly passed away. You would think that would be the talk of the town for days to come but Mother Nature had other plans. Find out in this episode about the worst tornado to ever hit the Gem City. Visit the episode blog f…
 
Another new category to fill your Wild appetite as we turn towards the people who have and still do make the wheels of the Gem City roll. And who better to start our new category with then none other then former mayor Chuck Scholz. We cover the days before becoming mayor and the highs and lows of his days once in office. We also throw in our go to …
 
It's the first ever "What if" episode and this week we dive into the question; What if I want to be buried at Woodland Cemetery. This questions required some expertise so we brought in Will Spear from the Hansen and Spear Funeral Home to help us out. Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additional bonus content. Email us at wildquincy@gmail.com o…
 
When you think that crazy bank heist are something for only the movies a story like this comes up. It's one of the biggest bank heist in the United States and it happened right here in our backyard. Get all the details of this Ocean's Eleven style robbery in this episode! Check out the episode blog for pics of the robbers and more visual context! S…
 
When you think Civil War you think about places like Gettysburg or Vicksburg, but Quincy had its own struggles and concerns during the time of national turmoil. In our first episode of season 3 we take a deep dive into the war on the home front with a amazing book by David Costigan called A City in Wartime - Quincy Illinois and the Civil War. For s…
 
It's been on our minds for over a year now and the question is simple. Why does a catholic town like Quincy have a devil as its mascot? We try to find out the answer with Muddy River Sports' Matt Schuckman in the final episode of the season! Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additional bonus content. Email us at wildquincy@gmail.com or call/te…
 
As we prepare to give the Fun category a break for a bit, we wrap up the category by talking about some assorted fun Quincy topics such as: reminiscing about Quincy businesses from our youth that are no more as well let you in on some secret menu items for both local and chain restaurants within Quincy. Thanks for listening, we hope you enjoy! Supp…
 
Quincy Illinois has seen its fair share or robberies throughout history. Armed hold-ups to daring overnight heists...stolen chickens to bank jobs...we have it all. Lock up your valuables and tune into this wild episode! _______________________________________________________ Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additional bonus content. Email us …
 
Although Quincy has been fortunate to not have many events with large losses of life, November 19th, 1996 will forever be remembered as one of those days. Referred to today as "The Crash of United Express Flight 5925" and "The Quincy Runway Disaster"; two airplanes, one taking off and one landing crashed at intersecting runways at Quincy Regional A…
 
Does Quincy have a slab of rock that could change history as we know it? Maybe. The Ellington Stone was found over 100 years ago just on the north side of town and has had historians and researchers scratching their heads ever since its discovery. Mass debate referencing the names of famous early explorers such as Marquette and Joliet and La Salle …
 
A legend of radio in the Tri-State area, Doc Holliday joins the Wild Quincy crew to talk about all the wild concerts that have happened over the decades. They cover everything from Brad Paisley to Def Leppard! Make sure to check back in next week as we will be brining back Doc for our After Hours episode which is guaranteed to be a great time! Supp…
 
There are famous people and there are infamous people. Edna Brown falls into the infamous category. Edna lived a wild life, sometimes the victim of brutality...sometimes as the cause. The first woman arrested and charged with murder in Adams County, Edna Brown lived a hectic life one newspaper headline at a time. Check out the show note blog here f…
 
Welcome back to our post Wild October podcast still called Wild Quincy! We come back this week with an episode in the Time or Place category talking about an 1865 incident in Quincy that cost the lives of many union soldiers. No it wasn't due to the war but instead by something invisible. Get all the details and check out our new segment! Check out…
 
We've been building up to this! We reveal what happen on our first every Wild Quincy paranormal investigation of the historic Washington Theater in Quincy, Illinois. Travis and Chris recount their experiences and listen to some actual EVP's that were collected during the investigation. Is the Washington Theatre Haunted? Let us know what you think! …
 
As we continue through the month October we continue down the haunted path discussing Q-Towns most interesting, and possibly most haunted, locations. In this episode we go "back to school" and take a look at supposedly haunted schools in the Quincy area. Have you had any spooky experiences? Tell us in the comments! Support Wild Quincy and you can u…
 
Welcome to October and our first Halloween special! We kick off this wild month by discussing some of the most infamous haunted locations in the Quincy area. Find out the history, folklore and even personal experiences of some of the spookiest places in the Gem City. Check out links and information mentioned in the show at the episode blog. Have yo…
 
From a sweet and innocent teenager to a woman literally gone mad, we discuss the heartbreaking story Lima, Illinois' Rhoda Derry. Was it simply mental illness or something much more sinister? Be sure and check out the show blog for imagery supporting this episode. Be on the lookout to pre-order the Season 1 CD Collection. All 13 episodes on CD with…
 
Everyone gets their 15 seconds of fame at some point in time right? Well, the Gem City has had their fair share of those 15 seconds. In this episode we bring Chad Douglas back to explore the times that Quincy was featured on national TV. From flooding to fiction, we cover it all. Make sure to check out the episode blog to get more details on the sh…
 
When you think of serial killers most people think of Gacey, Dahmer or Bundy. The name Michael Swango may not be as familiar to those outside of Quincy, however many here remember the poisoning of his fellow medical professionals. Beyond Quincy, Swango spent time as a doctor in multiple hospitals in and outside the country. No matter the location h…
 
Welcome back for Season 2 of Wild Quincy! Our first episode of the new season we bring in KHQA Chief Meteorologist Rich Cain to talk about the history and his time at 99Q. Rich talks about the on-air talent from the station and we look back at his career in Quincy starting at the G.O.A.T. radio station! Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additi…
 
As a little bonus episode before we kick off Season 2 of Wild Quincy, we wanted to share a bit of a sneak peek of what you're missing out on if you haven't taken the leap to become a Wild Thing by joining our patreon page:Former WGEM anchor and reporter Jennifer McIntire joins us for After Hours! We dig a little into the latest episode but mostly i…
 
As we wrap up our first season we look to the skies. No, not to look at the future but instead search of intelligent life! This week we bring in local paranormal researcher Teri Mosby to discuss past UFO events in and around the Quincy area. For links to books mentioned and other items, be sure and check out the blog post here. Support Wild Quincy …
 
With the Gem City having such a great tradition of local sports we couldn't miss the opportunity to dig into that rich history! Who better to talk to then someone that has spent more than a quarter of a century covering those sports then KHQA sports director Chris Duerr. We talk, Blue Devils, Raiders, Hawks, Gems, and anything else sports in the Ge…
 
John Loomiller was a wealthy blind man living with his wife and their niece near Liberty, enjoying a relaxing lifestyle living off the investments and property Loomiller owned in the Kansas and Oklahoma area. This ideal lifestyle came to a crashing halt when John's wife and his niece were found brutally murdered in their home. The investigation tha…
 
If you think you know about fires in Quincy, hold on to your fire hoses because in this episode we go down the fire pole and dig into the history of fires in Quincy! Not only are we taking a look at the fires that have happen through Gem City's history but we have also created a ranking of the Top 5 worst fires to ever occur. For some visual contex…
 
Along the levee in the north bottom roads between Quincy and Ursa, more than a few people claim to have seen a mysterious ghost light of unknown origin. Chris and Travis dive into these claims and try and separate fact from fiction. We share the alleged origin stories, and look to both science and the paranormal for possible explanations. Though re…
 
In 1995 an incident shocked the community. 14 year old Michael McCluskey tragically lost his parents and younger brother in a house fire which he claimed to escape from the second story window. Soon, suspicion turned toward Michael who was eventually tried for murder. Now 26 years later we dig into the the story with one of the journalist who cover…
 
Thousands and thousands of people made the jump (literally) during the World Free Fall Convention. Chris and Travis dig into this historic and world record breaking event in this weeks episode. Click here to check out this episode's blog post to get some visual context including stats, additional information, and found videos of the event from YouT…
 
Chris and Travis try to figure out why there are so many bars and churches in Quincy. We look to our local history and present day statistics, comparing and contrasting a few other cities to see what conclusions we can draw. Check out our blog for a some visual context of the statistics we mention. Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additional …
 
Chris and Travis welcome former local news personality Chad Douglas to this episode of Wild Quincy. We come to the table with our own lists of Quincy’s Top 5 most famous people. Be sure to head over to our blog page to learn a little more about the people we selected as our Top 5 famous Quincians. Support Wild Quincy and you can unlock additional b…
 
Chris and Travis are Joined by Nancy Benz; Assistant Curator of Collections and Exhibits at the Quincy Museum, as well as author of the blog #TrackingHistory to discuss the curious case of Freddie Lieb, a 5 year old that was allegedly kidnapped in 1871 without a trace...only to possibly resurface more than fifty years after his alleged kidnapping. …
 
Chris and Travis talk about the tragic fire at St. Francis School that claimed the lives of the 12 girls. They also discuss one of the heroic figures of the tragedy, Sister Theotima Detroyer. Be sure and reference our blog at http://www.wildquincy.com for many images that will help provide additional context to this episode. Special Thanks to Quinc…
 
In this introductory episode Chris and Travis introduce you to the Wild Quincy podcast. They explain the format, preview show topics, and what to expect with the Wild Quincy Podcast. Visit us online at http://www.wildquincy.com/. Support Wild Quincy on Patreon to unlock bonus content:https://www.patreon.com/wildquincy. Email us at wildquincy@gmail.…
 
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