Troubles Never Out of Sight: The Life of Judy Garland Judy Garland, perhaps best known for her moving performance as the red-slippered Dorothy in “The Wizard of Oz,” would have turned 100 this year. But unfortunately, her life was cut short when she died in 1969 of an accidental barbiturate overdose. She was only 47.   One of Hollywood’s brightest stars and a singularly talentedContinue reading “Troubles Never Out of Sight: The Life of Judy Garland”

I Want My (Old) MTV Can you picture the scene in the spooky abandoned house, Michael Jackson’s innocent date watching terrified as he and his zombie posse advance on her, the beat of “Thriller” pounding in the background? How about the beautiful girl being pulled into a comic book love story by the handsome lead singer in A-Ha’s “TakeContinue reading “I Want My (Old) MTV”

The 5 W’s with Candy and Ashley Thanksgiving is a time for family, food, and fun… which in this case means some personal recommendations from your friends at Scandal Water!   In hopes of adding some extra flavor to your holiday, this week Candy and Ashley surprise their listeners (and each other) by highlighting some of their favorite entertainment-related things.    TheContinue reading “The 5 W’s with Candy and Ashley”

An ‘Untouchable’ Reputation? The Truth about Eliot Ness, with Douglas Perry For many Americans, the name Eliot Ness conjures up images of a young Kevin Costner in 1987’s film “The Untouchables,” or perhaps Robert Stack’s version from a few decades earlier. Our younger listeners may not recognize the name at all. But for a time, Eliot Ness was legendary, famously taking on Al Capone andContinue reading “An ‘Untouchable’ Reputation? The Truth about Eliot Ness, with Douglas Perry”

‘Stranger Things’: A Nostalgic Love Letter to the 80’s Eleven. Justice for Barb. The Upside Down. Bob. “Running Up That Hill.” Eddie. Recognize these references? Then you are probably one of the millions of fans who just celebrated “Stranger Things Day” on November 6th (the day in 1983 that Will Byers went missing)Join us as we discuss this “love letter to 80s cultContinue reading “‘Stranger Things’: A Nostalgic Love Letter to the 80’s”

Edgar Bergen Was No Dummy While many today might know Edgar Bergen only as father to actress Candice Bergen, who starred in Murphy Brown, at one time this famous ventriloquist was a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment field.  With Charlie McCarthy, his beloved ventriloquist dummy, at his side, Edgar starred in radio programs, television shows, VegasContinue reading “Edgar Bergen Was No Dummy”

A Grave Episode: Candy and Ashley Visit the Cemetery While visiting a graveyard might seem reminiscent of a scene from a scary movie, cemetery tourism is actually a booming industry. Whether it’s to honor loved ones,  learn about history, reflect in a picturesque, peaceful environment, or, yes, enjoy the tingling unease that can result from a nighttime graveyard visit, people are drawn toContinue reading “A Grave Episode: Candy and Ashley Visit the Cemetery”

No Bones About It: The Body Farm Changed Forensics Imagine peering through the slats of a fence only to spot a handful of corpses, in varying states of decay, littered across the ground.  That’s exactly how one unsuspecting construction worker learned about the infamous Body Farm, more formally known as the University of Tennessee’s Anthropological Research Facility.  Join Candy and Ashley as theyContinue reading “No Bones About It: The Body Farm Changed Forensics”

Historian Adam Selzer on H. H. Holmes and His Murder Castle: Separating Fact from Fiction Keanu Reeves’ recent exit from the “The Devil in the White City” project has added to the long list of problems plaguing the upcoming Hulu miniseries based on serial killer H. H. Holmes. But what’s the true story behind Holmes, his killings, and the notorious Murder Castle?  That’s the focus of this lively interviewContinue reading “Historian Adam Selzer on H. H. Holmes and His Murder Castle: Separating Fact from Fiction”

A Look Inside “The Most Terrifying Building in America,” Waverly Hills Sanitorium Called “one of the most haunted places in the United States” and “the most terrifying building in America,” Louisville’s Waverly Hills Sanitorium is legendary in paranormal circles. It’s been featured in a number of shows, from A&E’s “Ghost Hunters” to the Travel Channel’s “Kindred Spirits.” But how did this sprawling, gothic-style building come toContinue reading “A Look Inside “The Most Terrifying Building in America,” Waverly Hills Sanitorium”