Mismatch

Mismatch

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Stories of the incompatible, unsuitable and out of step.
I’m Never My Using My Smartphone Again
Jan 17 • 25 min
Let’s face it. Most of us are addicted to our phones and the apps that populate them. This is a story of one former addict quitting her iPhone and social media cold turkey. How did it change her life and were friends willing to go along with it?…
The Hidden Letters, Part 2
Jan 10 • 21 min
This is Part 2 of The Hidden Letters. Before proceeding, we suggest listening to Part 1. In this episode, Tim Mallad tracks down Helen Sebba’s grandson who had never even heard about this chapter of his grandmother’s life. MismatchPodcast.com
The Hidden Letters, Part 1
Jan 10 • 30 min
Tim Mallad is the unlikely discoverer and steadfast keeper of a stranger’s story. One family’s tragedy grabbed him and wouldn’t let go. For the story to finally emerge, 70 years later, strange things had to happen. Tim’s purchase of some junk furniture in…
The Amazonian expedition that nearly killed Teddy Roosevelt
Jan 3 • 30 min
He had soldiered on through all of it, a bullet in the chest, a chronic illness that left him gasping for air, a carriage accident that killed his bodyguard. He had survived a charging rhinoceros and his own charge up San Juan Hill. He had overcome the…
The House That Beards Built
Dec 27, 2018 • 35 min
In a lot of ways, The House of David religious colony seems too good to be true. Between their baseball team, the amusement park, the zoo and the warm relations they had with their neighbors. Of course, we might not be talking about the group at all right…
Dueling Doctors
Dec 20, 2018 • 31 min
Dr. Michael DeBakey and Dr. Denton Cooley were two of the most prominent surgeons in the world. They were pioneers in the first open heart operations. But Cooley triggered a 40-year feud when he took an artificial heart from DeBakey’s lab and implanted it…
The Original Siamese Twins
Dec 13, 2018 • 35 min
Mismatch is back with Season Two! As conjoined twins, Chang and Eng Bunker’s lives were astonishing. Their adventure, beginning in 1811 in what is now Thailand and ending in America, was completely out of line with what anybody could have expected.…
The One and Only Wolverine
Feb 1, 2018 • 30 min
You’d think the Wolverine State would have wolverines. But they hadn’t been seen in Michigan for a century or more. When one of those animals suddenly shows up, a science teacher risks his own precarious health to track and study the elusive visitor.
The Jingle King Takes A Bow
Jan 25, 2018 • 24 min
If you’ve watched TV anytime over the last four decades, you’ve heard the music of Dan Yessian. However, the accomplished commercial jingle writer always wanted to write something more substantial - music which didn’t coax people to buy, but made them…
My Disastrous Family Reunion
Jan 18, 2018 • 25 min
Mark Hawkins grew up in Michigan. The family who gave him up for adoption lives in the heart of Appalachia. 38 years after he was adopted, Hawkins’ biological family invited Mark to their neck of the woods. It was a gathering of people with nothing in…
The Wolves and Moose are Out of Whack
Jan 11, 2018 • 27 min
One the hunter. One the hunted. Each dependent on the other. When the balance of nature goes out of whack on a remote island in Lake Superior, bad things happen. MismatchPodcast.com
Square Dancing in the Amazon
Jan 4, 2018 • 26 min
In 1928, Henry Ford, one of the wealthiest men in the world, established Fordlandia. Deep in the Amazon jungle, Ford aimed to tame the South American jungle, extract its resources, and mold its inhabitants. It was a spectacular… failure.
Someone’s in the Kitchen with Thai Food
Dec 28, 2017 • 25 min
What happens when you claim a word that’s not yours, and proceed to build a beloved brand out of it? A deliciously complicated tale of food, language, race and identity set in a rapidly changing neighborhood of Detroit.
The Terrible Tragedy of Daniel Dodge
Dec 21, 2017 • 29 min
He was filthy rich. She was dirt poor. His dad helped put the world on wheels. Her dad was a mail boat captain. But they were in love, and didn’t really care what their families thought. Tragedy ensued on their honeymoon.
Sparky and Nixon
Dec 21, 2017 • 24 min
Every now and then, TV treats us to a strange pairing of people. Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg hosting a cooking show. Bing Crosby and David Bowie singing Christmas carols. You think, what are they doing together, yet find something mesmerizing about the…
Introducing Mismatch
Dec 15, 2017 • 1 min
Welcome to Mismatch, a new show hosted by veteran reporter Roger Weber. Our show brings you stories of the incompatible, unsuitable and out of step. Find us at MismatchPodcast.com.