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March 16, 2022

The Gangster Mind

The Gangster Mind

The Gangster Mind

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This episode is called “The Gangster Mind” and it’s about the criminal mind, psychology and history of the gang and gangsters. It is episode three of season two: Single Barrel Edition. Heather is presenting.


Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s and even beyond, in Minneapolis. Each episode we chose a story from that era to present to you.  



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 Marilyn Ann Tollefson: 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!

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Our Sources for this episode: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/blog/sources-for-the-gangster-mind-season-2-episode-3


For this particular episode, please see our blog post with the full list and links.

Personal stories, Newspapers.com, and articles from personal collections.

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

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