A joyride down history’s back roads, past bizarre spectacles of tragedy, folklore, and strange, true tales. Join your tour guides as they connect weird and wonderful pieces of the past, and dig up the roots of American music.
The Most Wonderful Wonder is a bi-weekly history and music podcast presented by Mr. and Mrs. Hall of Welcome Little Stranger. It’s a joyride down history’s back roads, past bizarre spectacles of tragedy, folklore, and strange, true tales. Each episode features an odd assortment of historical scraps, connected in unexpected ways, and interspersed with relevant roots music covers and originals. From flooded mountain hollows and folk magic murder, to patent medicine and Coney Island sideshow babies, the show features dark and forgotten history, oddments of the past, and vanishing folkways. Central to each episode is Welcome Little Stranger’s particular brand of dark country music, with the duo covering folk songs and performing their own, historically-inspired original compositions.