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Necropolis Pt. 1

Blinders Off

Release Date: 12/21/2018

STL Neighborhoods: Vandeventer 58 of 79 show art STL Neighborhoods: Vandeventer 58 of 79

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Vandeventer is not just the name of a road.  It's a crucial neighborhood of the original northern half of the city! Maybe you’ve seen part of Vandeventer sitting in Forest Park. Matt and Lucas attempt to explain the murky history of its namesake and once again learn of an unsung St. Louis hero. Find more at blindersoff.show

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Necropolis Pt. 3: The Great Fire of 1849 show art Necropolis Pt. 3: The Great Fire of 1849

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The Great Fire of 1849 is something of a forgotten tragedy in St. Louis history.  Join your brave hosts and Christopher Alan Gordon of the Missouri Historical Society as they explore the cause and lasting effects of the "Appalling Calamity."

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STL Neighborhoods: Midtown 37 of 79 show art STL Neighborhoods: Midtown 37 of 79

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Midtown is one of St. Louis' most well - loved neighborhoods...but how well do you know the area? Can you tell the difference between “Historic Midtown”, “Midtown”, and “midtown”? Matt & Lucas explore current boundaries, historical neighborhood designations, Art Deco cop shops, as well as test their knowledge of landmarks.

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CBD: Gateway Drugs, Part 1 show art CBD: Gateway Drugs, Part 1

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What is CBD? And why is it on sale seemingly everywhere? Is it legal? What does the future of medical marijuana mean for this new, popular business? Follow Matt & Lucas as they dig into Farm Bills, talk to CBD retailers, visit a research lab, and learn about the history and future of CBD treats (who doesn’t like Gummy Bears?)

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STL Neighborhoods: Marine Villa 18 of 79 show art STL Neighborhoods: Marine Villa 18 of 79

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We are launching ongoing miniseries: STL Neighborhoods. We have 79 of them in St. Louis City. How were they formed? Where are they located? How did they get their names? We have a lot of questions. Join Matthew and Lucas as they try to learn as much as they can about the city we live in neighborhood by neighborhood.  The first neighborhood: Marine Villa.

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Introducing STL Neighborhoods show art Introducing STL Neighborhoods

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Why do we have 79 neighborhoods in St. Louis? When did they form? How did they earn their names? How do you even make a neighborhood?

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Bingo! show art Bingo!

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Why did the MO 2018 Ballot contain a new amendment regarding Bingo?  Join us as we learn about gambling laws, "boats in moats," and whether or not St. Louis is dealing with a nefarious "Bingo Mafia."   Visit us at: Additional show notes and research are available here:  Send us feedback, thoughts, and ideas for episodes: Interview guests include: Tom Murphy, President of the Association of Charitable Gaming of Missouri  Missouri Gaming Commission, Charitable Gaming Division Challenge Rating: Zer0 All music and audio production provided by Audius Prime.

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Pigs on the Wing: The St. Louis-Lambert International Airport show art Pigs on the Wing: The St. Louis-Lambert International Airport

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Should St. Louis-Lambert International Airport be privatized, or remain a public asset?  Matt and Lucas delve deep into St. Louis’ unique history with aviation and wrestle with its present and future. We also speak with experts on aviation policy, and the people trying to keep aviation policy in the public’s view.  And finally, we answer the burning question: Who is Moneypig?   Visit our website at View our , research materials, and learn about our interview subjects. Questions? Comments?  Feedback? Reach us at Featured Guests: Cara Spencer Alderman of the 20th ward,...

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Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove: The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis Part 2 show art Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove: The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis Part 2

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Who was the Veiled Prophet in 1972? And why do we get a free fireworks display in Downtown St. Louis every year? Also learn what it was like to be a Maid of Honor at a VP Ball, the crushing power of shame, and how ACTION avoided a massive lawsuit.

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Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove: The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis Part 1 show art Iron Hand In A Velvet Glove: The Veiled Prophet of St. Louis Part 1

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What is the Veiled Prophet organization? What is its history in St. Louis? Learn about the 1877 Labor Strike, debutante balls, the power of peashooters, and how a single group can help expose a closely guarded civic secret. Also, join us in our love of the term “Beloved Despot.”

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