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Interesting Show Notes

From Hoovervilles to Hummingbirds in Space May 26, 2023

Do you celebrate National Beer Day on April 7th every year? Did you even know that we have a National Beer Day? We do! And it’s all thanks...

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The Tide Begins to Turn May 24, 2023

At its beginning, prohibition was spearheaded by outspoken women. Women who saw a need for social change and then set up the scaffolding to build,...

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Luck Be a Lady Governor May 22, 2023

In the middle of the 1920s, when Prohibition was at its peak, leaders and law enforcement could go one of two ways: they could crack down on...

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White Squares Off Against the KKK May 19, 2023

In its fight for a dry, anti-alcohol nation, the Anti-Saloon League recruited the Ku Klux Klan to join its mission to make Prohibition the law of...

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A Movie and a Man Who Revived the Klan May 17, 2023

 

How did one of the most popular movies in the country–a blockbuster of epic proportions–fuel the rebirth of the Ku Klux Klan?...

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A Cocktail Toast to the Mob May 15, 2023

Let's talk about two things that go hand in hand with the enforcement of dry laws: crime and cocktails. The spread of both was a direct...

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The Suckers and Celebrities of the NYC Speakeasy Scene May 12, 2023

It’s a battle between the lawman and the barkeep. Today, we’re going to explore the New York jazz and speakeasy scene. Along the way,...

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A Physician, a Rabbi, and a Bootlegger Walk into a Pharmacy May 10, 2023

By 1920, America was officially a dry country. In theory. In practice, the law came with enough loopholes that opportunists found plenty of ways...

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The Whiskey-Guzzling Womanizer in the White House May 08, 2023

 

As the country went dry at the start of 1920, Americans were ready for a new leader. A stand-up guy, they thought, someone who reflects our...

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If Mabel Had Worn Trousers May 05, 2023

Meet the most powerful woman in America during the Prohibition era. Mabel Walker Willebrandt was the Assistant Attorney General and it was her job...

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How to Train Kids in the Practice of Temperance May 03, 2023

When you envision leaders of Prohibition, what do you picture? Today in our series, we learn more about the crusade to turn America into a dry...

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Carrying a Nation into Prohibition May 01, 2023

Welcome to the first episode in our new series, From Hatchets to Hoods: The Mayhem of a Dry America! We’re going to begin our series a...

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