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”

The Ghosts of Christmas Past

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-ue84z-1143311 What says Christmas more than murder and blood? Yes, you read that correctly! In our first episode of the December series, “Hooray for Holidays,” Candy and Ashley explore the custom of telling ghost stories at Christmastime– a practice that originated long, long ago, but was popularized again during the Victorian era, primarily thanks toContinue reading “The Ghosts of Christmas Past”

It Doesn‘t Take WandaVision to Spot a Classic

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-sww9i-1113e4a Top 3 signs you’ve achieved classic sitcom status:  The language and storylines still resonate 60 years after the premiere      2. The famous and talented lead actors are still best-known for the roles they played in            this sitcom Marvel decides to mirror one of the most well-known sitcomContinue reading “It Doesn‘t Take WandaVision to Spot a Classic”

Turkey‘s Away!

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nnqqg-1127545 What says Thanksgiving more than chucking live turkeys out of a helicopter?  Well, that’s exactly what happened in the classic television episode of WKRP in Cincinnati called “Turkeys Away.” If you know the show, you know the famous punch-line. But did you ALSO know that the plot was loosely based on a REAL event?Continue reading “Turkey‘s Away!”

I‘ll Take Quiz Shows for $25,000

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3nhd8-1113e1a The term ‘scandal water’ earns its name this week as the two ladies delve into the great quiz show scandals of the 1950s. Listeners will hear about the rise of the quiz show phenomenon, the chain of events that led whistle-blower Herb Stempel to expose the corruption on TwentyOne, and the impact this hadContinue reading “I‘ll Take Quiz Shows for $25,000”

In the Pit with Cobra Kai

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-m5hnh-10f50c0 In episode 7 Candy introduces Ashley to the cultural phenomenon Cobra Kai. Calling on interviews with actors and producers of the hit show, Candy pulls back the curtain to share callbacks, Easter Eggs, and intentional choices made by the Cobra Kai show creators to satisfy both die-hard Karate Kid fans and also newer viewers.Continue reading “In the Pit with Cobra Kai”

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”

War of the Worlds: The Original Fake News

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-3ksfc-10f5059 Long before podcasts, and even before TV, there was the golden age of radio. Episode 5 of Scandal Water focuses on what is arguably the most well-known radio event of all time, the broadcast of “War of the Worlds” on October 30, 1938, that sparked widespread panic. But was it as horrific and extensiveContinue reading “War of the Worlds: The Original Fake News”

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”