Ep. 116:  The Donner Party

Ep. 116: The Donner Party

Michael Wallis

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While the name “The Donner Party” sounds like a good time, it definitely was not.  It is a macabre tale from the Wild West that *Spoiler Alert* famously ends in cannibalism.  But that is only 5% of the story.  Bestselling author Michael Wallis tells the twisted tale of this ill-fated and terribly timed wagon train.  We discuss Johnny B. Goode, the infamous Hastings Cutoff, how President Lincoln was almost a member of this group, and in a completely unrelated note,  Michael’s work as the Sheriff in the movie Cars.


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