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Release Date: 11/07/2018

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: www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research are available here:  http://bit.ly/blindersoffbingo Send us feedback, thoughts, and ideas for episodes: blindersoffpodcast@gmail.com Interview guests include: Tom Murphy, President of the Association of Charitable Gaming of Missouri  http://www.acgmbingo.com/ Missouri Gaming Commission, Charitable...

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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 www.blindersoff.show View our show notes, research materials, and learn about our interview subjects. Questions? Comments?  Feedback? Reach us at blindersoffshow@gmail.com...

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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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Necropolis Pt. 2 show art Necropolis Pt. 2

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Why recreate Victorian era funeral practices? What do antique traditions have to teach us in the modern day? In our final episode of 2018, we also explore the myths and facts surrounding “dead ringers,” the decline of the Campbell Family, leeches, and post-mortem photography.

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Necropolis Pt. 1 show art Necropolis Pt. 1

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The Victorian Mourning Society recreates an authentic St. Louis Funeral from the mid-1860’s. Follow us as we learn about the process of a traditional funeral during one of the most disastrous years in the City’s history. We also explore the life and demise of the 56th Colored Infantry of the Union Army.

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BONUS - Parklife Contest show art BONUS - Parklife Contest

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Win free custom neighborhood prints!

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Parklife show art Parklife

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Are we "overparked"? This might sound like an absurd question...until you research why and how the quality of St. Louis City Parks can vary so widely. In this episode, join Matt & Lucas as they explore the funding mechanisms that feed or starve parks, the history and operation of one of the city's crown jewels, and help us determine whether we have too much green space, or are lucky to have it!

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