Weird Island Podcast gets the Thanksgiving story right

Sara E. Corben is the voice, researcher, writer, and producer of “Weird Island,” a podcast that takes listeners behind the scenes of Rhode Island’s quirkiest tales.

On November 22, 2022, she wrote: “This week, as many get ready to celebrate Thanksgiving, I wanted to revisit the story of the Pilgrims and the first Thanksgiving that many of us learned as kids. Because, I found out as an adult that I didn’t really learn the full story–I learned a mythologized version of it. And I learned that while I heard a lot about the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth, I didn’t know as much about the Wampanoag people who were already in New England, many of whom were living in what is part of Rhode Island today.”

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