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Nov. 30, 2021

So much good stuff

I'm researching the so-called White Slavery Trial for an upcoming episode while we’re on hiatus. I can’t wait to share with you. This is the report of an interview with Marilyn Tollefson, the sex worker involved in the case. I have be…

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Nov. 30, 2021

Story out of Iowa 1945

This was from the St. Cloud Times February 5, 1945There has GOT to be more of this story. I have so many questions!They were found by her boss? Hmm.How do people die of carbon monoxide poisoning when the car is OUTSIDE?Did she have a relationship wi…

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Last night I was looking on my local PBS channel for a film I'd seen about Skid Row (more on that later) and I found this gem. It's a documentary about First Avenue, our local iconic nightclub/music venue. It's soooo good. If you watch it, you will…

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Today we're thankful for...YOU! Happy Thanksgiving. We want you to know how very thankful we are for you, dear listeners. We reached over 1300 downloads this week and have a bunch of new listeners. So WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! ⁠ We know …

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Today we're thankful for...1950s recipes! One of the things I love about doing this research for the show, is that I find so many funny, cool gems in the old newspapers. I came across this recipe and I just had to share! It’s a “salad&…

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Cannelle aka Melissa Oliveri! If Melissa had never "met" Kid Cann, I wouldn't have started this podcast. You know the song you hear in between segments and sometimes in the intro? Well, it's called "The Velvets" and it's written by her too and she…

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Nov. 22, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving Week

Happy Thanksgiving Week. We want you to know how very thankful we are for you, dear listeners. We reached over 1300 downloads this week and have a bunch of new listeners. So WELCOME! We're so glad you're here! We know holidays can be hard, so w…

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Nov. 21, 2021

Research help!

A friend of the show popped over the other day and brought me TONS of files about our guys, Izzy, Harry, Yiddy, and Abe Percansky (Perkins)! He also lent me a few books too. Two of them by Susan Berman. She’s the one whose dad was Davey The Je…

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I thought I'd do a special post about the theme song we've been listening to for the last few months. I discovered this tune when I first started researching. One of the things I did was to search "Kid Cann" and "Isadore Blumenfeld" in YouTube and …

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Transcript: Episode 11: The Insiders (season 1 Finale) Pt 2   Note this is the second half of the transcript, if you missed the first part, go here:   Amy Which brings us to, back in 2000. Sometime I think it was around 2000.  I …

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