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Podcast 108 – The Man-Eating Apple Tree


In Episode 108, Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger dig through the history of Providence, Rhode Island, in search of the roots of the story behind a man-eating apple tree that devoured state founder Roger Williams. In 1860, Rhode Island historians exhumed the body of Williams and made a gruesome discovery.

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Produced and hosted by: Jeff Belanger and Ray Auger
Edited by: Ray Auger
Additional Voice Talent: Tim Weisberg.
Theme Music by: John Judd

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Rhode Island founder Roger Williams (c.1603-1683)

Rhode Island founder Roger Williams (c.1603-1683)

The John Brown House in Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Jeff Belanger.

The John Brown House in Providence, Rhode Island. Photo by Jeff Belanger.

Jeff is spooked by the apple tree root that ate Roger Williams. On display at the John Brown Museum.

Jeff is spooked by the apple tree root that ate Roger Williams. On display at the John Brown Museum.

The apple tree root that "ate" Rhode Island founder Roger Williams. Photo by Jeff Belanger.

The apple tree root that “ate” Rhode Island founder Roger Williams. Photo by Jeff Belanger.

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  1. Christina Ottman September 13, 2019 at 11:13 pm

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