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Hiking through the Wichita Mountains and the Parallel Forest

On the hunt to learn more about the mysterious Iron Door legend, Sam and Geoff meet with Steven Pemberton II, a well-traveled hiker of the Wichita Mountains. Sam and Geoff also explore the Parallel Forest for themselves. 


Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by me, Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine.

We would like to thank our guest, Steven Pemberton II, for sharing their stories with us.

This episode also featured the voice talent of Kristy Boone as Detective Valerie James.


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Remedies at Medicine Park

In the season two premiere of Tales Unveiled, Sam Saxton meets with Detective Valerie James to follow up with what he discovered in the underground tunnels. A few months later, Professor Geoff DeRoot calls Sam about some stories about Medicine Park that might relate to their experience.

The two travel to the Oklahoma resort town where they interview Colleen Meridon of the Blue-Eyed Coyote Guest House; Gary Gregory of Discover Medicine Park Oklahoma; and Penny Sanders and Gini Lansden at The Branded Bear.


Tales Unveiled is a production of The Show Starts Now Studios and is produced by me, Dennis Spielman. The voice of Sam Saxton is Dennis Spielman. The voice of Professor Geoff DeRoot is Jeff Provine.

We would like to thank our guests for sharing their stories with us: Colleen Meridon of the BlueEyed Coyote Guest House; Gary Gregory of Discover Medicine Park Oklahoma; and Penny Sanders and Gini Lansden at The Branded Bear.

This episode also featured the voice talents of Kristy Boone as Detective Valerie James.

Also a special thanks to Commonplace Books in Oklahoma City for hosting the detective meeting scene.


Subscribe to new episodes of Tales Unveiled via Apple PodcastsGoogle PlaySpotifyStitcher, or anywhere you get your podcasts. New episodes every Friday!

If you love what we’re doing, want us to keep being artist owned and patron supported, click here. In return, you can get bonus content, including early access to all my various shows.

Season 2 of Tales Unveiled Now In Production

Season Two of Tales Unveiled is now in production! Jeff and I traveled to Medicine Park to record the first episode. There’s still work to be done on this episode. There’s narration to be recorded and we have an interview with a Medicine Park hiker (who happens to live locally) to still do. We may release a prologue (or epilogue to season one) that will introduce a new character to the series.

Available to my Patreon supporters, there’s a behind-the-scenes vlog of us road tripping to Medicine Park. We recorded three interviews, with the one at Blue Eyed Coyote Guest House being the featured story. The other two interviews didn’t wish to be on camera, but we do have one uncut interview for you in the video

Since we’re traveling across the state of Oklahoma this season, our premiere will start later in the fall. We’re also planning more episodes and may even release them weekly. It’s still early. We very much go with the flow for this show.

I wanted to give you all an update on the show. Be sure to listen to the first season to catch up!

Medicine Park - photo by Dennis Spielman

Medicine Park and Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge Adventure

Hey, guys. This week I’m going to talk about Medicine Park, Oklahoma, which my wife and I explored on Labor Day.

Medicine Park is about an hour and a half drive from Oklahoma City, and the resort town is unique for its cobblestone decor, which are these round red rocks. It’s a fun day trip. Besides shopping and eating, there are sculptures to find all over the town, a scenic river trail, and what’s referred to as a bath late for swimming.

Medicine Park Aquarium - Photo by Dennis Spielman

The newest addition to Medicine Park is their aquarium. The Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center just opened back in May. It’s been a long journey for them, and it’s great to see that they’re open. Most of the marine life is from Oklahoma, so it’s great way to learn about creatures in the state, and they have a wildflower and butterfly garden too. Also, keep in mind when visiting, they are new, they started small, and they have plans to expand and keep getting bigger and better.

Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge - photo by Dennis Spielman

While visiting Medicine Park, you have to check out the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. There are free range buffalo and cattle, which you need to be careful about, along with prairie dogs and other animals. The scenery is incredible, and one of the best views can be found on top of Mt. Scott. There’s lots to do in the area, including scuba diving and learning about the refuge in the nature center.

Tower at Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge - photo by Dennis Spielman

In past visits, we’ve seen this tower that we had no idea how to get to or even if we could get to it. Well this time, we found it. Near the Holy City, there is a sign that says Tower Trail, which leads to a parking lot where you can hike to it. It’s a half mile journey one way, and I would say it’s intermediate in difficulty. Sadly, while you can get to the tower, you cannot get on the tower. Still, it’s a cool hike and another spot to take pictures.

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