Aired 4 months ago 4:17
john jacob astor Discussed on Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
Stuff They Don't Want You To Know Audio
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Aired 4 months ago 59:31
Did John Astor steal Captain Kidd's treasure?
German immigrant John Jacob Astor was the first multimillionaire in the United States, and his descendants would go on to play prominent roles in the country's history -- but how exactly did he get this enormous fortune? According to the official story, he started off in the fur trade and later expanded into real estate. Yet for more than a century people rumors about the real origin of Astor's wealth have been floating around the fringes of conversation -- what if he wasn't a legitimate businessman in the beginning, but instead engaged in less savory endeavors? Learn more about your ad-choices at https://news.iheart.com/podcast-advertisers
Aired 3 months ago 0:00
Where the Richest Sunbathe and Socialize
On this Rhode Island beach, the mansions and the sunshine are reserved for socialites and high society - from the Astors to the Wideners, these are the homes of America's oldest and richest families.
Aired 5 months ago 27:18
The Waldorfs First Final Feast
On the Feastâ€™s season finale, we revisit a meal that ended a chapter in one of the most famous hotelâ€™s in history: the Waldorf Astoria. Famous for its invention of the Waldorf Salad and (arguably) Eggs Benedict, the legacy of this world-renown hotel has always been associated with food. But what did the hotel serve on its final meal on May 1st, 1929? True New Yorkers know that underneath a certain famous city skyscraper lies the foundations of this mighty hotel: first known as the Waldorf and later the Waldorf Astoria. And when the hotel closed its doors at its original location after that final historic meal, many considered it to be an end of an era for Gilded Age New York. Join us on our season finale as we explore the legacy of that luxury hotel through its final meal of 1929. Find out more about the recipes and stories feature on todayâ€™s episode at our website and on our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices