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Dec. 8, 2021

The Spark

The Spark

The Spark

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This is a bonus episode where you'll hear the full conversation I had with my friend Melissa about how she "met" Kid Cann. We also talk about my haunted house, her book and podcast and a few other things. I hope you enjoy it.


I hope the sound quality of the call portion won’t turn you off. I tried to fix it, and it honestly sounds better once you get used to it :)


Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Isadore Blumenfeld, a.k.a. Kid Cann.


Melissa’s podcast, The Skylark Bell: https://melissaoliveri.com/the-skylark-bell

Listen to the episode of her other podcast, Grab a Blanket on which I was a guest: https://open.spotify.com/episode/76zqY28XrUjfYtkr0GRCnY?si=8d0ae5f2d2bd4f01

Collected Sounds Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/collected-sounds


Season two of Volsteadland is coming soon!

But I could really use your help. If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on Isadore Blumenfeld, aka Kid Cann, 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

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


Hosts: Amy and Heather

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



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



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

Thanks for listening!  


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

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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.