Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan: From Darkness to Light

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nitf2-1349a77 “A bend in the road is not the end of the road…Unless you fail to make the turn.” ~Helen Keller Most of us know Helen Keller as the deaf-blind woman who was able to break out of her “double dungeon of darkness and silence” through the teaching and determination of young Anne Sullivan, whoContinue reading “Helen Keller & Annie Sullivan: From Darkness to Light”

“White Christmas” Revisited: Field Trip Reflections, a Holiday Message From Heather French Henry, and a Look Back at This Beloved Christmas Classic

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-s949u-1345f9a Candy & Ashley have recorded a new opening to this favorite episode from the 2021 Scandal Water archives including details of the recent visit Ashley & Brian made to the Behringer-Crawford Museum to tour their traveling exhibit featuring costumes from the film “White Christmas” on loan from the Rosemary Clooney House. Ashley recalls aContinue reading ““White Christmas” Revisited: Field Trip Reflections, a Holiday Message From Heather French Henry, and a Look Back at This Beloved Christmas Classic”

A Dickens of a Good Time at the Conrad-Caldwell Candlelight Christmas Tour

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-aipv8-1340fe1 In the early 1800s Christmas was not the festive holiday it is today. Queen Victoria and Charles Dickens helped change that. In fact, through Victoria’s influence on popular culture and Dickens’ literary reach, these two important figures helped create and spread many of the holiday traditions that we still follow today. In this specialContinue reading “A Dickens of a Good Time at the Conrad-Caldwell Candlelight Christmas Tour”

A Christmas Story Christmas: Ralphie Grows Up

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-tcpaz-13282c3 “You’ll shoot your eye out.” If you immediately recognize this line, you might be one of the 40 million Americans who tune in every year for at least part of the 24-hour marathon of “A Christmas Story.” The 1983 film had a modest start, but over the decades has grown into one of theContinue reading “A Christmas Story Christmas: Ralphie Grows Up”

Troubles Never Out of Sight: The Life of Judy Garland

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dg696-1327976 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-dnmbv-12ebd38 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

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-nej7g-12f72a9 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

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”