48: The Disappearance of F. Lewis Clark

48: The Disappearance of F. Lewis Clark January 15, 2018 Liz tells Devon about the influential Spokane millionaire who vanished into thin air. Plus, an update on Sarah “Hecla” Smith! Secondary topics: Names that should come back; what Pretty Woman was about; psychics and ransoms; plans for 2018.   References: Wikipedia.  Spokesman-Review.  Washington State Library Blog.  … More 48: The Disappearance of F. Lewis Clark

49: Big Art in a Little City

Devon tells Liz about how artist Harold Balazs transformed Spokane’s downtown with his contemporary public art installations. Secondary topics include: lots of other art because we are so cultured; hating on runners; we have never dropped acid. Works Cited:  Harold Balazs: Harold’s wiki Crosscut interview Harold’s obituary in the Spokesman 2016 Spokesman article Transcend the … More 49: Big Art in a Little City

44: Octopus Wrestling

Devon introduces Liz to one of the Northwest’s weirdest, most unfortunate sports. Secondary topics: The Other Washington; hunt it up, Sin!; calamari dreams; Broads fail at accents; reverse octopus wrestling; shark digression; the Tacoma Narrows Bridge; prescriptive vs. descriptive language discussion. Works Cited: Octopus wrestling articles Vintage News article KNKX article Mental Floss article Wikipedia … More 44: Octopus Wrestling

Art Mentioned in Episode 49

Light Reading. Image source here.  Cooperation (a.k.a. Flintstones Bowling Balls). Image source here.  Maya Lin’s Vietnam Memorial. Image source here.  Untitled (The Green Wall). Image source here.  The Place Where Ghosts of Salmon Jump. Image source here.  Lantern. Image source here.  Some of Harold Balazs’s King Dome enamels. Image source here. Transcend the Bullshit mug. Image source here.  Centennial … More Art Mentioned in Episode 49

46: Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

Liz tells Devon about a contemporary Rocky Mountain treasure hunt, and then the second half of the episode is a really earnest discussion about Kennewick Man/The Ancient One and NAGPRA Secondary topics: A floating foot update; grab all the bananas; a ghost story from the Burke.  Resources used:  Today.com Wikipedia Forrest’s Website Westword.com NPR.org.  Vox.com FennsClues.com … More 46: Forrest Fenn’s Treasure

45: Polybius Show Notes

45: Polybius Liz inducts Devon into the mysteries of Polybius, an (urban) legendary Portland arcade game. CW: A medium-length discussion about 90s-era playground HIV/AIDS mythology. Secondary topics: Brains aren’t good at maybes; my uncle who works at Nintendo; men in black; how urban legends work the way they do. Resources used: RetroBitch, “Reinvestigating Polybius.” Polybius, … More 45: Polybius Show Notes