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Mass for Shut-ins: The Gin and Tacos Podcast

May 20, 2019

Story: Diamond Jim Brady's Million Dollar Sauce. Famous gourmand and eccentric rich person of the Gilded Age goes to ludicrous lengths to steal the recipe for what is purported to be the world's most delicious sauce for Filet of Sole. How far would you go to satisfy a food craving? Spoiler alert - you wouldn't go as far...


May 2, 2019

If you've ever wondered, "Is it possible to guarantee winning the lottery by buying one ticket for every possible combination of numbers?" this is the Minicast for you.

Does it work? Is it legal? Is it even POSSIBLE to do? You're about to find out.

Minicasts are short (approx. 5-8 min) stories for fans of...


Apr 18, 2019

Guest: Dr. Daniel Immerwahr, associate professor of history at Northwestern University and author of the new "How to Hide an Empire: the history of the greater United States." We talk about the many ways in which America has maintained (and still maintains) an empire through territorial occupation, a network of military...


Mar 25, 2019

Fish are served as fish. Chickens as chicken. Turkeys as turkey. But when it comes to other commonly consumed animals in the English-speaking world we use different words for the animal and the food. Cows, pigs, sheep, and deer become beef, pork, mutton, and venison.

Why? Well, it starts with the Norman conquest of...


Mar 6, 2019

A young Long Island housewife named Penelope Ashe saw her debut novel, Naked Came the Stranger, go straight to the best-seller list despite the mystery surrounding its reclusive author, its racy content, and its little-known publisher. 

It pushed the limits of what "obscenity" meant in 1969. But gratuitous sex scenes...