An ‘Untouchable’ Reputation? The Truth about Eliot Ness, with Douglas Perry

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-2wadk-12fa6ce 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iswc9-1308cf5 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-iw63j-12e4545 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-93qkz-12deaa4 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-kx7si-12d5c4d 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s3qtq-12c98ef 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ysn57-12cc00f 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”

One Last Cuppa: An Update Episode to Top Off Season 1

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-85dfb-12ab709 In this mega-episode, the season 1 finale, Candy and Ashley spill the tea about what came to light AFTER a number of episodes aired. Why was “The Murder Squad” canceled, and what new development has occurred in the Gabby Petito case? What response did our Canadian friends have to the “Come From Away” episode?Continue reading “One Last Cuppa: An Update Episode to Top Off Season 1”

Quitters Never Win: The True Story Behind ”Rudy”

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-38ard-129c37e It’s the movie Kobe Bryant said changed his life.  Based on a true story, the 1993 film “Rudy” tells the story of Dan “Rudy” Ruettiger’s dogged determination to fulfill his dream of attending Notre Dame and playing football for the Fighting Irish. “Rudy” remains one of the most popular sports movies of all time,Continue reading “Quitters Never Win: The True Story Behind ”Rudy””

That’s So Method…Or Not

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-6k5qx-128e3ab Daniel Day-Lewis. David Harbour. Marilyn Monroe. We recognize actors by name, and we admire their work. But how did they learn to do that?  In this episode, we pull back the curtain to share some of the artistic influences behind famous screen stars. (And two not-so-famous actors, Candy and Ashley, share a few ofContinue reading “That’s So Method…Or Not”