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.
Episode itself here: https://ouijabroads.podbean.com/e/59-attack-at-ape-canyon/
Liz and Devon discuss incidents when humans and sasquatch crossed paths to less than salubrious effect. The Ape Canyon attack at Mt. St. Helens’ is discussed, as well as other close encounters.
Secondary topics: Puritan Bailey; five little Yosemite Sams in a box; the Legolas-Gimli film; calculating years; lies; Bigfoot taxes; the Broads imagine their life among the sasquatches.
In Episode 58, Devon surprises Liz with a little-known story of a Pacific Northwestern sideshow performer with a strange talent.
CW: Brief mention of suicide.
Secondary topics: Inside a turtle’s mouth; the Spokane connection; the Looff carousel; shopping for carousel horses; Charles Looff’s mustache; the Berenstain bears; EGG; close call of a close call.
In Episode 56, Devon teaches Liz the important life lessons imparted by the Bandage Man of Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Secondary topics: Any John Travolta character; Slenderman; black-eyed children; The Game; the Broads attempt to puzzle out the difference between ghosts, cryptids, and urban legends; Madame LaLaurie and Colin Dickey’s Ghostland; the Contraception Fairy that we didn’t know we needed; Liz’s non-encounter with an escaped murderer.
Ghosts, Critters, and Sacred Places of Washington by Jefferson Davis https://www.amazon.com/Ghosts-Critters-Sacred-Places-Washington/dp/1893186024?ie=UTF8&redirect=true
Crypto Wiki for the Bandage Man: http://cryptidz.wikia.com/wiki/Bandage_Man
Types of Urban Legends: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Urban_legend#Types
List of Urban Legends: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_urban_legends
Wiki for Texarkana Moonlight Murders