Whatever Happened to Bette & Joan?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-69c9w-1193f06 You’ve heard of the Hatfield and the McCoys, but how familiar are you with the infamous feud between Hollywood icons Bette Davis and Joan Crawford? Listen in to learn what sparked the initial feelings of hostility between these fiery women, and how their rivalry progressed to the legendary status it holds today.  Pettiness, drama,Continue reading “Whatever Happened to Bette & Joan?”

Trailblazer: Hattie McDaniel

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-h6xxy-1193eef In her 2009 Oscar acceptance speech for Best Supporting Actress, Mo’Nique gave this shout-out to another well-known actress: “I want to thank Miss Hattie McDaniel for enduring all that she had to so that I would not have to.”  Many will remember that Hattie McDaniel was the first Black actor to win an Oscar,Continue reading “Trailblazer: Hattie McDaniel”

Frozen In Time: An Interview with Charleston’s Tommy Dew

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bryzn-11800ef For 26 years Tommy Dew has led tourists through the streets of Charleston, South Carolina, on his famed walking tours–one of those tourists being Ashley! And now you have the opportunity to “Dew Charleston” from the comfort of your own device.  In a special guest episode, Ashley and Candy have the pleasure of interviewingContinue reading “Frozen In Time: An Interview with Charleston’s Tommy Dew”

The Theatre Event That Changed History: Lincoln’s Assassination at Ford’s Theatre

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-pgizt-1164a37 April 14, 1865, was “surely one of Abraham Lincoln’s happiest days” but ended with an assassin’s bullet in his brain. Calling on reports from primary documents and other sources, Candy leads Ashley through the night that Booth and his co-conspirators put their murderous plot into action… a plot that called not only for theContinue reading “The Theatre Event That Changed History: Lincoln’s Assassination at Ford’s Theatre”

(Re)Making History in Colonial Williamsburg

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-783fe-1164a2d Once the capital of the Virginia Colony and the center of political, religious, economic, and social life in Virginia, Williamsburg is more commonly known these days for being the site of an immersive living history museum called Colonial Williamsburg. But for scores of filmmakers whose works happen to be set in the 17th century,Continue reading “(Re)Making History in Colonial Williamsburg”

Another Glass of Tea: What Brewed Up After Our Episodes Aired?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-x76bc-11604f0 A LOT has happened since “Scandal Water” launched on October 12th! So what better way to end our 2021 podcast year than with an update episode? Here are just a few of the questions that will be explored: Where are Daniel Wozniak and Rachel Buffet now? How are people comparing the tragic accident onContinue reading “Another Glass of Tea: What Brewed Up After Our Episodes Aired?”

Still Dreaming of a White Christmas – Pt 2

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2dc5d-1151dde What’s the best-selling Christmas song of all time, as well as the best-selling single ever, according to the Guinness Book of World Records?  If you guessed “White Christmas,” you’d be right! But here’s the harder question: Do you know the story of how that song originated, and the series of events that followed, ultimatelyContinue reading “Still Dreaming of a White Christmas – Pt 2”

Rudolph: So Much More Than a Red Nose

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-k2ha6-11438d7 What’s your favorite “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” memory? We’d bet money you have one! Sure, Rudolph may have gone down in history, but what went on behind the scenes? Listen in to find out how Rudolph evolved from a simple character in a 1939 Montgomery Ward Christmas promotion to the star of both theContinue reading “Rudolph: So Much More Than a Red Nose”

An Episode You Can Sink Your Teeth Into

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-eubk6-10f50bd *PLEASE NOTE: This episode and “Staging a Murder” (Episode 1) were the first two episodes recorded on January 2, 2021. They were recorded back to back and we didn’t realize the issue with the quality of the audio until after the recording was complete! We decided not to re-record in order to keep theContinue reading “An Episode You Can Sink Your Teeth Into”

You‘re Not Crazy, You‘re Being Gaslighted

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dyh2y-10f504f ‘Gaslighting’ is a term widely used–and unfortunately, also highly visible– in our society today. It is a form of psychological abuse wherein the abuser causes the victim to question his/her sanity, memories, or perception of reality. But where did the term originate? Listen in as Candy and Ashley not only share how the 1938Continue reading “You‘re Not Crazy, You‘re Being Gaslighted”