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Movies: Trailer: The Cat’s Meow (2001)  The Great Dictator (1940)    Trailer: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)  Whole movie: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018)  Chaplin (1992…

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Heather's Haiku I travel for work My favorite location Brandy Manhattan Brandy Manhattan by Heather 1 serving 2 ounces Brandy1 ounce sweet vermouth2 dashes Angostura bittersDrizzle of cherry juice from Amarena Cherries in Syrup by Fabbri 1905…

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Here are the sources that Heather used for this episode.   Maryville University: https://online.maryville.edu/ 10 Incredible Facts About the Criminal Brain: https://leelofland.com/10-incredible-facts-about-the-criminal-brain/ Biography on C…

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Feb. 14, 2022

New Artwork!

Our very talented friend Amoreena create some new artwork for us for the latest episode.   We love it so much!!!   Here it is, as it appears on the podcast.   Thank you so much Amoreena! You rock!    

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Feb. 14, 2022

Izzy's Funny Valentine

If you heard the new episode, you learned that Marilyn's fave song was "My Funny Valentine". If you listen to the lyrics and think of Izzy it's pretty funny...literally.   “MY FUNNY VALENTINE” LYRICSBehold the way our fine-f…

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Dec. 22, 2021

Kismet?

This morning Heather (co-host) texted me with this photo saying this was what she saw in her Uber this morning! Then she sent me this one, the driver's uncle wrote this book! She gave him our card and asked him to reach out. He's a Minneapolis h…

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Dec. 17, 2021

The 3 Disgraces

Does anyone recognize this art piece or the photo in the middle? I found it in a stack of photos and I have no idea where it came from. My guess is it was in a drawer in one of our old houses and it just made the move with us. No one in my family re…

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Dec. 11, 2021

Meet Marilyn Tollefson

Meet Marilyn Ann Tollefson. She is the woman who is at the center of the White Slavery trial that took place in 1960 where Kid Cann (Izzy/Fergie et.al) was on trial for transporting this woman across state lines for “immoral purposes”.⁠ …

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Dec. 10, 2021

Today's Beverage

Normally on Fridays I post a cocktail that has something to do with the latest episode. But this week I’m going to tell you about tea. It’s the favorite tea of @melissaoliveri (our most recent guest). Her friend @foxescuriosity sent it t…

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Dec. 9, 2021

The meeting spot

If you heard the episode I released yesterday, The Spark, and you’re curious about the room in which Melissa “met” Kid Cann, this is the wall where she was looking at the wallpaper when he whispered in her ear. I sure loved this ho…

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