50: The Portland Pinball Wars


Episode 50: The Portland Pinball Wars

January 29, 2018

What do you get when you ban pinball in a town that loves gambling and has a robust organized crime community? Why, the Portland Pinball Wars, of course. Along the way we will make stops at one of the nation’s first female mayors, Chinatown’s lottery, a burlesque battle, mob-era Vegas, and young Bobby Kennedy.

Secondary topics: A storm in Portland; cornflakes; our crime names; a belated Harold Balazs hot tip.


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