Welcome to our new website!
Jan. 26, 2022

A Match Made in Crime

The life of Kathryn and George "Machine Gun" Kelly

The player is loading ...

This episode is about George “Machine Gun” Kelly and is episode one of season two: Single Barrel Edition.


Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis. Each episode we chose a story from that era to present to you. This time Heather is covering the life of George “Machine Gun Kelly” and his wife, Kathryn.

 Video version of this episode can be found here: https://youtu.be/qLtLVShlNDI


Hosts: Amy and Heather

Theme Music: "The Last Prayer (to Isadore Blumenfeld)" by Paolo For Lee


Background Music: "The Velvets" (instrumental version) by Cannelle


Voiceover Kathryn Kelly: Melissa Oliveri

Artwork for this episode: David Gentner


If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on the gangster mobster life in Minneapolis in the 1920s through 1960s, please let me know. We’d love to get in touch and chat about it or use your story in the podcast. Anonymous of course, unless you want credit!

You can leave a message (voice or text) on the website: http://www.volsteadland.com/ Just click on the little microphone at the bottom right of the page. 

You can also call 612-424-1684 (leave voicemail or text), or Email: Volsteadland@gmail.com

We'd love to hear from you for any reason! Just send us a note to tell us how we're doing!

You can follow us (for free) on Patreon without subscribing and you'll still get updates! https://www.patreon.com/join/volsteadland

Or visit: 

Our website: http://www.volsteadland.com/

Blog: http://www.volsteadland.com/blog

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volstead_land

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volstead_land/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Volsteadland

Get your own Volsteadland merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/volsteadland-merch/

Watch the video versions of these episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl6C7cj_ckyCXgkE92kTnVw


Links we promised you:

Amy’s other podcast, “The Activity Continues” https://www.podpage.com/the-activity-continues/

The film we discussed, "Machine Gun Kelly": https://amzn.to/3rFGGed

Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volsteadland/





Volsteadland is produced by me, Amy, at Collected Sounds Media and is part of the Collected Sounds Indie Podcast Network. 

Thanks for listening!  

Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/volsteadland/donations

Melissa Oliveri Profile Photo

Melissa Oliveri

Creator Extraordinaire

Melissa is a musician, author, podcast creator and a friend. She and her experiences in Amy's former home, are the reason Volsteadland exists.