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Coffee and Chitchat and Closeted Hollywood

Hi, happy fall Sunday!  Grab your Pumpkin Spiced latte and join us in today’s episode where we discuss what it was like live in a time where the Hollywood machine controlled everything including stars’ sexuality.  Fortunately we live in a time where personal orientation does not matter, but back in the “Golden Age” things were a lot different.  Take a listen as we discuss both female and male stars who hid their true sexual identity, not by choice, but because the film industry insisted they do so.  Also, if you don’t know who Scotty Bowers is, after this episode, you certainly will!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Not Your Lucky Day

Don’t count your chickens before they hatch…especially if you are one of the moronic criminals we discuss in today’s episode.  Lessons learned today, to name a few: don’t impersonate a cop, don’t try to steal a safe, and don’t stick a gun down your pants.  Believe it or not, the crimes we discuss today are less than thought out.  Grab a coffee and enjoy today’s episode about some truly unlucky, frankly stupid, criminals!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Truman Capote

A true genius!  Truman Capote was a larger than life figure, from high society to researching crime, he did it all.  While unabashedly unapologetic for who he was, Capote’s need to tell a story led to both the demise of relationships and, eventually, his career.  Known for both Breakfast at Tiffany’s and In Cold Blood to name a few, Capote’s career was stopped short by addiction and alienation from those whose secrets he divulged to the outside world.  We might never know what great works went unwritten, but in this episode we take a look at this literary mastermind and his legacy.

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Coffee and Chitchat and Coincidences

What are the odds??!!  Welcome to an early episode! Take a listen this week as we discuss some, frankly weird, coincidences.  From two victims of Jack the Ripper to Mark Twain and Haley’s Comet,  join us as we marvel at the flukes, strokes of luck and sometimes just plain accidents that happen every day!   So, roll the dice and cross your fingers as truth is sometimes stranger than fiction!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Happy Food Accidents

Happy  Sunday and Happy Food Accidents!  Join us today as we discuss some foods that would not exist today if it weren’t for some very inventive people.  What would the world be like without potato chips?  Well, you can thank some jerk who kept sending back his fried potatoes at a restaurant in New York.  What about everyone’s favorite game day go to nachos?  You can thank a creative maitre d’ who couldn’t find his chef and needed to serve 10 ladies something for lunch.  Listen as we chat about other mishaps that gave us some of our favorite munchies!  Then, go enjoy one of these foods on us!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Casanova and the Marquis de Sade

Listener discretion advised!  Journey back with us to the 18th century to discuss two of the most depraved men in history.  Neither seemed to learn from their mistakes nor really had the desire to do so!  Casanova, the original Don Juan of Italy, was also a a gambler, a military officer and a priest?  Although born to aristocracy, the Marquis de Sade  certainly did not follow the rules of society.  Notorious for his violent escapades, the Marquis spent over half his life incarcerated in jail or an insane asylum.  Although neither were particularly good looking, their stories were certainly attractive to our curiosity.  So join us, without young ears around, to hear the stories of two of Europe’s most notorious bad boys!

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Coffee and Chitchat and Witch Trials

Are you thinking Salem? Nope!  We think that’s been done and done.  Today we discuss two lesser known witch trials.  First, we talk about the North Berwick trials, spearheaded by King James himself.  Then we cross the North Sea to Sweden where a priest seals the fate of 71 individuals who were named witches.  Holy broomstick is this going to be a wild ride.  Lack of knowledge plus abuse of power equals widespread mass hysteria in early modern history!