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Episode 45: No Cigar (as in "Close, But....)


In 1890, Buffalo Bill's Wild West show toured Europe and during a performance in Berlin, American exhibitionist sharpshooter Annie Oakley shot the ashes off the cigar held in the mouth of a volunteer from the audience--Kaiser Friedrich Willhelm II. What if Oakley had missed and accidentally killed the young German ruler? How might the late 19th and early 20th century have taken a different turn?


Listener Chris Coppola joins to discuss this topic that he suggested.


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