Brutal Wisconsin Podcast



Join hosts C.J. & Kent as they take a look behind the mask of "Midwest-Nice" to reveal the true, brutal, face of Wisconsin. Through exploring everything from the strange to politics, we'll learn with a few laughs!

Genre: Local, History, Paranormal, Comedy, News, Information, Politics


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05/09/24: New Episode Available!

This week Kent and C.J. discuss a lawsuit over new liquor laws, the ongoing attack on DEI in our state, and the lack of transparency about police who are shown to be dishonest. They also discuss some news stories around the turn of the twentieth century including a lake monster, weird skeletons, and a man who could talk to ghosts.



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Ghosts of Wisconsin Part II: A Smattering of Ghosty Bois

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Join C.J. and new cohost Evan as they romp through some spooky (and not so spooky) ghost stories from Southern Wisconsin. Bonus: C.J. also cusses out several racists. Also, the news and a Wisconsin Q!

Duration:1h 14m

Date: 08/17/2020



Space Pancakes

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Join hosts CJ and Evan as they discuss the news and delve into the story of Joe Simonton and his pancakes from space. As always, some news, Wisconsin Question, and a...different take on the "Palate Cleanser!" Enjoy!

Duration:1h 10m

Date: 08/25/2020



Kenosha Unrest

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan, along with Kent, for a round-table discussion regarding the recent events taking place in Kenosha, WI this week. We'll be back to our normal format next week. Take care of each other and stay safe everyone!

Duration: 57m

Date: 08/31/2020



Ghosts of Wisconsin III

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan, for the final episode in our Summer of Weird! Enjoy a few more short Wisconsin ghost stories, as well as this week's Wisconsin Q and the news!

Duration: 1h 06m

Date: 09/08/2020



The History of Labor in Wisconsin

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Join hosts CJ and Evan as they discuss the origins of organized labor in Wisconsin. Bonus: they discuss the man who had to have the police explain dusting to him.

Duration: 1h 11m

Date: 09/15/2020



The Bay View Massacre

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the events surrounding the 1886 Bay View Massacre and the eight hour work day movement. As walyas, the news and our WI Q for the week. Internet problems brought to you by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Duration: 1h 31m

Date: 09/21/2020



Sewer Socialism and Victor Berger

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the Sewer Socialists of Milwaukee and Victor Berger, the first Socialist member of congress.

Duration: 1h 33m

Date: 09/28/2020



Ghosts of Wisconsin Part IV: Let’s Get Spooky

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss some Wisconsin ghost stories, the news, and the Wisconsin Question of the week. Bonus: A strange tale of Deer Camp

Duration: 46m

Date: 10/06/2020



The Beast of Bray Road

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Join the boys as they discuss the Beast of Bray Road, the werewolf of Elkhorn Wisconsin. Bonus: the Weird Wisconsin potluck

Duration: 1h 20m

Date: 10/12/2020



The Dick Bong Experience

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they hit the Bong... Recreation Area, discuss its namesake Richard Bong, America's ace of aces, and reported paranormal activity in the area.

Duration: 1h 06m

Date: 10/20/2020



Ghosts of Wisconsin V: This Time It's Personal

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they celebrate Halloween and the end of Spookstravaganza 2020 by discussing ghosts of Wisconsin, including personal stories of the paranormal. Bonus: a dramatic reading of C.J.’s story “The Madness of the Last Apostle” (originally published in Broken VHS #1: Violent Xylophone Machinery).

Duration: 1h 15m

Date: 10/26/2020



The Wreck of the Lady Elgin

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the wreck of the Lady Elgin and its connection to a proposed war between Wisconsin and the Federal Government to abolish slavery.

Duration: 1h 04m

Date: 11/02/2020



Scotty Boy and Act 10

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Scott Walker, his political rise, and Act 10. We also have an Post-Election roundtable. Bonus: Learn about the Side-Hill Gouger
Show Note: We experienced some issues which caused an unknown audio issue for the first part of this episode.

Duration: 1h 02m

Date: 11/10/2020



Scott Walker and Act 10 Part 2

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Scott Walker and Act 10, as well as weird headlines from Wisconsin history. Bonus: Learn about C.J.’s possible ancestor who kinda, sorta, maybe, died from laughing too hard.

Duration: 1h 35m

Date: 11/17/2020



The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald.

Duration: 1h 08m

Date: 11/24/2020



Fighting Bob La Follette and the Wisconsin Idea

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Fighting Bob La Follette, his progressive politics, and the Wisconsin Idea. In the palate cleanser they discuss some spooky shit and a story about “spontaneous” combustion.

Duration: 1h 21m

Date: 12/1/2020



Bad Judgement

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss their first listener story, from #1 Listener and E-mailer April, and Evan breaks down Scott Walker's shitty highlighting abilities. Also this week's news and WI Q!

Duration: 1h 38m

Date: 12/7/2020



The Misadventures of the Pepsi Cola Kid

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Joe McCarthy’s short time in power and the search for communists that led him into confrontation with the Army.

Duration: 1h 40m

Date: 12/14/2020



Black Hawk War: Part One

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the recent violence in D.C., the Civilization Fund Act of 1819, and the schools that act created.

Duration: 1h 07m

Date: 01/11/2021



Black Hawk: Part II

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Black Hawk and Evan takes over the weekly news updates.

Duration: 1h 24m

Date: 12/29/2020



Alexian Novitate & The American Indian Movement

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the conspiracy theorist who may have destroyed doses of the Covid-19 vaccine and the occupation of the Alexian Brother’s Novitate by the Menominee Warrior Society.

Duration: 1h 19m

Date: 01/05/2021



The Civilization Fund Act

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the recent violence in D.C., the Civilization Fund Act of 1819, and the schools that act created.

Duration: 1h 07m

Date: 01/11/2021



Petersylvania: Empire of Grift

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the conspiracy theorist who tried to destroy 570 doses of vaccine and the Carver Grant, a mythical land grant that inspired lots of fraud.

Duration: 1h 19m

Date: 01/19/2021



Hayward Indian School: Cultural Genocide in the Northwoods

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the inaction of Wisconsin lawmakers, Aaron Rodgers’ thoughts on chemtrails, and the Hayward Indian School.

Duration: 1h 21m

Date: 01/25/2021



Freefer Ballin' in Brutal Wisconsin

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Join hosts CJ and Evan, along with Kent, for tangent-ridden discussion of the last week and the news. We take a break from traditional format, because mental health! Also, CJ challenges Ron Johnson to a "Celebrity" Boxing Match for Charity.

Duration: 1h 21m

Date: 02/02/2021



Aztalan

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss mental illness, the "fact" that the sky is a shield, and Aztlan, an incredible archeological site.

Duration: 2h 01m

Date: 02/09/2021



Military Ridge Road: Evidence of American Military Dominance

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the military ridge road and its role in the establishment of American hegemony in Wisconsin, as well as numerous examples as to why those from Illinois are dangerous.

Duration: 1h 48m

Date: 02/16/2021



Chief Little Pipe and Tomah

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Chief Little Pipe, a legendary hunter, and Tomah, an unusually prescient war chief of the Menominee, we also destroy Ron Johnson and Rush Limbaugh.

Duration: 1h 23m

Date: 02/24/2021



Mishipeshu v. Hodag

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Join the boys as they discuss whether Mishipeshu or the Hodag would win in a fight, Republican shenanigans and disinformation, and how WI Native Americans are facing disproportionate COVID death tolls.

Duration: 1h 53m

Date: 03/02/2021



The Ojibwe Court Case

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Join cohosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the Ojibwe court case, in which two Ojibwe chiefs and a white translator journeyed to D.C. to petition the federal government to cease their attempts to force the tribe off their land, and the news, in which Ron Johnson once proves he has taken a heavy draught of the Q-laid, oh and #facemeyoucoward.

Duration: 2h 13m

Date: 03/09/2021



Jeffrey Dahmer Part I

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Join the boys as they start the next season with a bang by discussing Jeffrey Dahmer, infamous cannibal, and Ron Johnson, another infamous man from Wisconsin, as well as noted coward and bigot.

Duration: 1h 47m

Date: 03/16/2021



Jeffrey Dahmer Part II

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Join the boys as they discuss Dahmer’s crimes, the loosening of COVID restrictions in Washington county, and, of course, the one, the only, Ron “The Coward” Johnson.

Duration: 1h 45m

Date: 03/23/2021



Jeffrey Dahmer Part III

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Join the boys as they discuss the cultural impact of Dahmer’s crimes, how the failings of the Milwaukee Police Department allowed him to kill for as long as he did, Ron "the Coward" Johnson, and the evil entity known as the Tavern League.

Duration: 2h 05m

Date: 03/30/2021



The Kinross Incident

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss PFAS and the Kinross Incident, in which a U.S. Air Force F-89 Scorpion disappeared over Lake Superior after it was scrambled to investigate a UFO.

Duration: 1h 19m

Date: 04/06/2021



The Fighting Finches

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Wisconsin’s very own band of horse thieves and cattle rustlers. On top of all this cowboy fun the boys cover severe weather preparedness and the Wisconsin Supreme Court finally ruling on behalf of democracy.

Duration: 1h 18m

Date: 04/13/2021



Summerwind-Lamont Mansion

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the ”haunting” of the Summerwind-Lamont Mansion as well as the Wisconsin GOP’s opposition to the legalization of cannabis.

Duration: 1h 28m

Date: 04/20/2021



The Crandon Massacre and the Hunt for Tyler Peterson

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the Crandon Massacre, the ensuing manhunt, and standoff that led to the deaths of seven people as well as Ron Johnson, true to form, being an absolute idiot.

Duration: 1h 41m

Date: 04/27/2021



Ancient Giants of Wisconsin

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the (probably fabricated) giant skeletons found in both Maple Creek and Delavan: News This Week: Amtrak rail service proposal, open secrets loopholes, and WI GOP gutting budget

Duration: 1h 16m

Date: 05/04/2021





Wood County Insane Asylum

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Join Hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the history of the Wood County Insane Asylum, the treatments used there, and the supposed hauntings on the grounds News This Week: algae bloom alert, clergy sex-abuse investigation, and anti-mask controversy in schools.Weekly Cleanse: Crime Fighting Elvis

Duration: 1h 46m

Date: 05/11/2021



The Lake Michigan Triangle

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the supposed Lake Michigan triangle and some of the strange events that have occurred in the lake. News This Week: GOP redistricting rejected, GOP cutting unemployment, and a beer truck fail. Weekly Cleanse: Roadkill Ritualism?

Duration: 1h 08m

Date: 05/18/2021



The Milwaukee North Side Strangler

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the Milwaukee North Side Strangler and, once again, the incompetence and racism of the Milwaukee Police Department.News This Week: broadband funding, badger statue shenanigans, work-search requirements info. Also, Evan gets hit by a car and we give away a new free thing!

Duration: 1h 54m

Date: 05/25/2021



The Slenderman Stabbing

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the Slenderman stabbing in Waukesha in 2014 and the unique synthesis of mental illness, fantasy, and culture that led to the attempted murder of a twelve year old by two other twelve year olds. News This Week: solar farm approval, and critical race theory and the GOP backlash. Weekly Cleanse: Devil’s Punchbowl

Duration: 1h 35m

Date: 06/08/2021



Ed Gein Part One

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Ed Gein, his childhood, and the beginnings of his crimes. News This Week: Foxconn shadieness, Grafton Pharmacist sentenced, an WI GOPanti-semitism. Weekly Cleanse: Minnesota Iceman?

Duration: 1h 41m

Date: 06/15/2021



Ed Gein Part Two

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the murder of Bernice Worden, the discovery of Gein’s crimes, and the way in which the discovery of those crimes shattered the idyllic view of American life. News This Week: Juneteenth-related news stories.

Duration: 1h 27m

Date: 06/22/2021



Henri de Tonti: The Man with the Iron Hand

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Henri de Tonti and the death march from north of Milwaukee to the Door Peninsula. News This Week: Slenderman story update, State Supreme Court hinders Evers on budget, and more blatant RoJo Racism. Weekly Cleanse: Kapenga in Love

Duration: 1h 14m

Date: 07/06/2021



Robert De La Salle

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss Robert De La Salle, architect of the French fur trade in Northern Wisconsin and the rest of French Louisiana. News: WI Judge moves radical priest, RoJo’s recent climate claims, and even more RoJo gaslighting. Cleanser: Kangaroo Invasion?

Duration: 1h 32m

Date: 07/13/2021



Historaholics Sneak Peek

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Hey everyone! We are going to be delayed on the release of this week’s planned episode, and for that reason we decided to give you a sneak peak of CJ's forthcoming show, Historaholics - Andrew Jackson Pt. One: Join C.J. and guest Chris as they discuss the life, times, and crimes of Andrew Jackson in this the inaugural episode of Historaholics. Enjoy the sneak peak, we will be returning to our regular programming next week.

Duration: 1h 37m

Date: 07/20/2021



John McCaffery and Wisconsin’s Only Execution

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the murder of Bridget McCaffery and the execution of her husband John, which would ultimately be the only execution undertaken in our state. News: Ron Johnson shits on himself and Mandela Barnes gets significant, early support. Cleanser: Flying Fish?

Duration: 1h 23m

Date: 07/27/2021



Victor Berger and His Broadsides

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they read and discuss excerpts from the collected broadsides of Victor Berger, Milwaukee politician, newspaper editor, and first socialist congressperson. News: Suni Lee's Olympic gold-medal victory, Lake Geneva D'n D museum, and killer cop runs for sheriff. Cleanse: Mayfly Invasion

Duration: 1h 39m

Date: 08/03/2021



The Bradley Foundation: The Dark Money Behind the Big Lie

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the Bradley Foundation, the source of significant funding for organizations challenging the 2020 election results, as well as other conservative to far-right causes. News: Lincoln Hills, and the The Big Lie ‘fraudit’ heads to WI. Cleanser: Winged Entity Sighting

Duration: 1h 59m

Date: 08/10/2021



The John Birch Society Part I

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss Robert Welch and the John Birch Society, a far-right political organization based in Appleton, Wisconsin. News: GOP socialism for unemployed anti-vaxxers, and Wisconsin Democracy Deserts. Cleanser: Pterodactyl Sighting

Duration: 1h 39m

Date: 08/17/2021



The John Birch Society Part II: The Birchening

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they continue their discussion of Robert Welch and the John Birch Society, a far-right organization based in Appleton. News: RoJo pushes horse medicine, GOP xenophobia, and a Rep. Grothman take-down. Cleanser: Devil’s Lake Thunderbirds

Duration: 1h 31m

Date: 08/24/2021





Replay: Sewer Socialism and Victor Berger

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Join hosts Evan and C.J. as they discuss the Sewer Socialists of Milwaukee and Victor Berger, the first Socialist member of congress. The Sewer socialists, so-named for their focus on infrastructure, represented a more radical and revolutionary counterpart to the progressive movement under LaFollette and others.

Duration: 47m

Date: 08/31/2021



Frederick Jackson Turner: Philosopher Laureate of American Imperialism

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss Frederick Jackson Turner, influential historian and Wisconsinite. FJT taught at UW Madison, during which time he published an essay entitled “The Significance of the Frontier in the American History” which argued that through our frontier expansion Americans became exceptional.

Duration: 1h 46m

Date: 09/07/2021



The Mothman Cometh: Great Lakes Edition

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Join Hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the rash of flying humanoid sightings across the great lakes region. These sightings extend, roughly, from Gary, Indiana to Milwaukee and Madison, with the bulk taking place on the lakefront in Chicago. News: Slenderman stabbing update, Milwaukee landlord booted, and county voting machines.

Sources
News
https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/waukesha/news/2021/09/10/anissa-weier-released-in-waukesha-slender-man-stabbing-case/8277834002/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2021/09/10/notorious-landlord-mohammad-choudry-out-milwaukee-rental-business/5770581001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/03/milwaukee-county-clerk-refuses-turn-over-ballots-republican-lawmaker/5712256001/

Main topic
https://www.npr.org/local/309/2019/10/28/773566283/the-case-of-the-chicago-mothman
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2020/7/27/reports-from-the-void-i-was-scared-when-i-saw-it?rq=mothman
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2017/6/10/a-timeline-of-the-chicago-flying-humanoid-sightings-so-far
https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?ll=42.41191997973119%2C-88.18284915070383&mid=1IVcYFz1rnNpheYcCAQH828YxPU0NeZTd&z=8
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2020/8/5/illinois-man-recounts-sighting-of-winged-creature-with-the-body-of-a-large-man-seen-while-hunting
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2018/6/5/historical-report-of-man-with-wings-emerges-out-of-milwaukee
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2018/2/22/man-like-being-with-pterodactyl-like-wings-seen-near-whitewater-wisconsin-in-2016-says-witness
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2018/4/29/humanoid-bat-dragon-reported-near-mukwonago-wisconsin

Palate cleanser
http://worldufophotosandnews.org/?p=20364&fbclid=IwAR2unS9Z4GDTc4AL_zNQJfMU64KBTeeS0AezNIgJQHckR2IkHVRuYr_9Tl4

Duration: 1h 38m

Date: 09/13/2021



Teddy Roosevelt and his Would-be Assassin

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the attempted assassination of former president Teddy Roosevelt by John Schrank in Milwaukee,as he was campaigning during the Presidential election of 1912. Roosevelt, despite being shot, gave the speech which he had scheduled.

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News
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2021/09/16/fort-atkinson-teen-danny-rees-who-died-tuesday-covid-19-positive/8369044002/
https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-gop-bill-would-create-felony-charges-participating-riot
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/09/17/kenosha-county-judge-denies-series-motions-kyle-rittenhouse-case/8380214002/

Main topic
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA14014
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA9800
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2773
https://www.theodorerooseveltcenter.org/Learn-About-TR/TR-Encyclopedia/Law-and-Justice/John-Flammang-Schrank.aspx
https://www.loc.gov/resource/ggbain.10883/
https://www.gutenberg.org/files/21261/21261-h/21261-h.htm

Palate cleanser
https://lindagodfrey.com/2010/07/05/254/?fbclid=IwAR0pfeb_iKsCIV7ou3i-wqLYxwEsjnBITe6Wv8aOwOlg5F2sjfwEcKotHNo

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 09/21/2021



The Exorcisms of Anna Ecklund

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the exorcism of Anna Ecklund by Father Theophilus Reisinger, a Marathon, Wisconsin, based exorcist, in Earling, Iowa. This case became national news after a German-language pamphlet Begone Satan! and its English translation became incredibly popular among American Catholics. News: Former AG candidate deletes podcast and Kleefisch is a disaster.

Sources

Newss

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/09/29/wisconsin-ag-candidate-ryan-owens-podcast-episodes-trump-critics-missing/5920944001/?fbclid=IwAR0Gnl6V7nV7cRIss8FUiQRBW-UB4nBkjwfGmHfK1ck5seYxXWj0KYIYbRM
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/10/04/rebecca-kleefisch-has-yet-detail-covid-plan-if-elected-governor/5811009001/?fbclid=IwAR2kMsmFDSQ5-FAzNipS6SMrC95xHlR3n2s8Duo1PwBa2aliBKMZVisg_xcs

Main topics

https://www.cultofweird.com/paranormal/wisconsin-exorcist-theophilus-riesinger/
http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,883526,00.html
https://en-academic.com/dic.nsf/enwiki/430302
https://www.ewtn.com/catholicism/library/begone-satan-6067

Palate cleanser

https://asgoeswisconsin.com/close-encounters-of-the-wisconsin-kind/?fbclid=IwAR1VK1lAsYagp-pDxxs7pbH0DA0kWr01ooRF5hiPDkAY5Jb_QVjxUbkpaMY

Duration: 1h 35m

Date: 10/05/2021



Mini-Ep: An Update and “The Raven”

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Join C.J. for a few show updates and a dramatic reading of Edgar Allan Poe’s poem “The Raven”.

Duration: 11m

Date: 10/19/2021



Wisconsin Weirdness Part One

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss reports of the weird and paranormal from the founding of Madison to the present day. Also, CJ’s secret chili recipe revealed! News: Madison Cop Shoots Madison Cop and WI Second in Nation in Local Recalls.

Sources

News

https://www.wkow.com/news/crime/doj-madison-police-officer-shot-on-state-street-by-another-officer/article_5e635fa4-3035-11ec-907b-d3743eef976f.html?fbclid=IwAR2_46IdtK0VOp-rux7Rcat2Idx3bhBdxYlYziGig7uiIGbixicZLPI1uD0
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2021/10/20/wisconsin-leader-school-board-recall-attempts-tied-masks-crt/8423895002/?utm_campaign=snd-autopilot&cid=undefined_js_politics&fbclid=IwAR2kNRqT3NIDWw00zIU7XaRt0HU7Md0yHIDoqRMJ3pB9qamqozLRJZolnQE

Main topic

https://www.channel3000.com/madisons-mysterious-tales-and-oddities/
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2020/4/18/eerie-howls-recorded-in-rhinelander-wisconsin-accompanied-by-history-of-strange-experiences?rq=Wisconsin
https://www.channel3000.com/the-hauntings-at-the-great-dane-pub-brewing-co/

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2018/4/29/humanoid-bat-dragon-reported-near-mukwonago-wisconsin?rq=Wisconsin

Duration: 1h 40m

Date: 10/26/2021



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part One: Baptism by Fire

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they begin they’re discussion of the 18th Wisconsin Infantry’s and R.S. McMichael's journey through the American Civil War. This week they discuss their first baptal, their baptism of fire, Shiloh. News: Kleefisch insanity, GOP approves abortion bill, and Rittenhouse judge.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/10/27/republican-governor-rivals-kevin-nicholson-rebecca-kleefisch-tangle-over-ballot-harvesting-plan/8552648002/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2021/10/27/wisconsin-assembly-approves-anti-abortion-measures-likely-vetoed-tony-evers/8568338002/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/men-shot-rittenhouse-can-t-be-called-victims-during-trial-n1282466

Main topic

Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
http://www.wishistory.com/apr19.html
https://www.wisconsinhistorhttp://www.wishistory.com/apr19.htmly.org/Records/Article/CS3355
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2562
https://www.nps.gov/places/hornets-nest-tour-stop-10.htm
https://www.nps.gov/shil/learn/historyculture/upload/Hornet-s-Nest-2021.pdf
https://www.jstor.org/stable/42628322?read-now=1&seq=4#page_scan_tab_contents
https://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/11/09/shermans-demons/

Palate cleanser

https://www.cultofweird.com/blog/wisconsin-occult-rituals/?fbclid=IwAR3ly5M21BkTbOthZP3lP6hWQK-F6T0L81HwSI9qygeh_Y65jaYr_IGP2Oo

Duration: 1h 39m

Date: 11/02/2021



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part Two: Nathan Bedford Forrest Gets Shot

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the journey of the 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment from the wake of the Battle of Shiloh, the Siege of Corinth, and the end of the summer of 1862. In this episode we also discuss R.S. McMichael’s letters and learn more about the life of a Union soldier on the Western Front in 1862. Oh, and Nathan Bedford Forrest, first Grand Wizard of the KKK gets shot, at the Battle of Fallen Timbers, which is a plus.

Sources

News

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/watch-now-riders-pumped-over-madison-park-addition/article_5464e157-aa01-544f-9a9b-f4ee8d5d71ca.html?fbclid=IwAR3MKxs8ak3T6U_cZtC-iWj8Zz32abqjsAmvdgNQwfvpRMeAdNJe1VHZVBk#tracking-source=home-top-story
https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/2021/11/04/wisconsin-deer-crashes-you-could-hit-one-just-anywhere/8473214002/?fbclid=IwAR043hhzzD5DqzULHgKVL3323lGvkStXBy3c91A6qmBtAP3y8zHMQlDh42M

Main topic

Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
https://www.newworldencyclopedia.org/entry/Nathan_Bedford_Forrest
https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2015/06/24/5-things-to-know-about-nathan-bedford-forrest/29217861/
http://www.secondwi.com/wisconsinregiments/18th.htm

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2021/07/tuxedo-man-twice-encountered-at.html?fbclid=IwAR3xzLVDYH49P-DaeB_tHRIEf2vjUYLfC_NV33PCBsv1F2oGUZqnJByEncc

Duration: 1h 19m

Date: 11/09/2021



Wisconsin Folklore Part One

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss a collection of Wisconsin folklore that includes stories such as the Blueman, Lazy Tim Wooden, and the song of the Ghoul’s Club. News: Deer population COVID alert, and Johnson’s overconfidence in indecision.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/outdoors/2021/11/14/coronavirus-documented-white-tailed-deer-iowa-and-ohio/8606456002/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2021/11/01/ron-johnson-confident-if-he-runs-he-can-beat-democratic-challenger-republican-wisconsin/6184825001/

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/search.asp?id=1758
https://content.wisconsinhistory.org/digital/collection/tp/id/72977

Palate cleanser

https://sasquatchchronicles.com/a-hairy-humanoid-creature/?fbclid=IwAR1MLC-K3_LQwN82jPVAN-XTG79xh--XR7iF4sP7fecOs9IQQMtU-6zFmb8

Duration: 1h 10m

Date: 11/17/2021



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part Three: Hurry up and Wait

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they continue to follow R.S. McMichael and discuss Confederate prison camps, ethnic regiments from Wisconsin, as well as the Battle of Iuka.News: Rittenhouse verdict discussed.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2021/11/19/kyle-rittenhouse-found-not-guilty-all-counts-kenosha-shootings/8635198002/

Main topic

Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
http://www.secondwi.com/wisconsinregiments/18th.htm
https://digitalcommons.library.umaine.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1001&context=manuscripts_19th_century
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2546
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/lrb/blue_book/2015_2016/300_feature.pdf
https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/1629192:1555?tid=172851739&pid=332333662592&queryId=4d324703a9a81ba9caa6ebe156cbf1a7&_phsrc=XVJ135&_phstart=successSource
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/29993/images/dvm_LocHist013613-00483-0?ssrc=&backlabel=Return
https://digicoll.library.wisc.edu/cgi-bin/WI/WI-idx?type=article&did=WI.RichardsR.Wilde01&id=WI.RichardsR&isize=M
https://www.jstor.org/stable/40580511

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2021/11/time-slip-experience-sinking-of-edmund.html?fbclid=IwAR2GHJ6thLwf2AKj9ZgIaE_QfzOfS89QOAHeA_DEz0-_nqpj21En2SwVLPA

Duration: 1h 47m

Date: 11/23/2021



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part Four: The Badax Tigers

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they continue to follow the 18th Wisconsin Infantry Division and Company C, the Badax Tigers, as they fight their way through the Western theater of the American Civil War. News: Oldest scorpion fossil discovery and WIGOP’s evil parental rights bill.

Sources

News

https://www.geologyin.com/2020/01/oldest-scorpion-fossil-discovered.html?fbclid=IwAR1meF3HlubIHi1N0V4AaCceGyss5QyBkaVYbls6gopQBgQw9CJIKsQ8Vqw
https://www.wortfm.org/bill-aims-to-strip-parental-rights-from-incarcerated-parents/
Main topic

Nanzig, Thomas P.. The Badax Tigers . Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
https://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_texsec.asp
https://avalon.law.yale.edu/19th_century/csa_geosec.asp
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/89699139/obituary-for-robert-s-mcmichaeldied/
http://www.vernoncountyhistory.org/treasures/settlers/news_poem.pdf
https://books.google.com/books?id=-0EVAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA203&lpg=PA203&dq=Robert+S.+McMichael+Vernon+County+Wisconsin&source=bl&ots=Pd8tAU8tLW&sig=ACfU3U0xPkzD6nyEwHYGdS9f0l-acxGZJQ&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwi08Zakk8H0AhUKVs0KHRKECMwQ6AF6BAgCEAM#v=onepage&q=R.S.%20McMichael&f=false
https://www.google.com/search?q=Wisconsin+Irish+brigade&rlz=1C1ONGR_enUS971US971&oq=Wisconsin+Irish+brigade&aqs=chrome..69i57j69i64.8409j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

Duration: 1h 39m

Date: 12/08/2021



Wisconsin Folklore Part Two

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Join hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss Wisconsin folklore, both that of the early settlers and the indigenous people of this land. News: Wetland restoration in Green Bay area and WIGOP’s Sandhill Crane (not Mothman) bill.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/native-american-issues/2021/11/10/indigenous-wild-rice-planted-uw-green-bay-aims-restore-wetlands/6346481001/
https://www.sierraclub.org/sierra/wisconsin-republicans-introduce-bill-authorizing-sandhill-crane-hunt

Main topic

https://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2011/08/one_short.html
https://content.wisconsinhistory.org/digital/collection/tp/id/72818
http://w-files.com/files/ulexplosion.htm

Palate cleanser

https://unknownboundaries.com/farmer-comes-face-to-face-with-alien-and-ufo-on-country-road/?fbclid=IwAR1pcdC4Z9zFxA-22JJwsD8AWJI0DiaSz1xixCpGlidWo7hM4H4gwTjDPEE

Duration: 1h 21m

Date: 12/21/2021



Wisconsin Weirdness Part Two

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Join C.J., Evan, and Kent as they discuss even more strange tales from Wisconsin. They once again dip their toes into the paranormal research of the Singular Fortean Society and their reporting, including abnormal canids, ghosts of the Wonder Bar, and yet another Mothman sighting. News: Ron Johnson begins his 2022 campaign on a lie, by running for a third term.

Sources

News

https://amp.jsonline.com/amp/8797338002
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2021/12/30/u-s-sen-ron-johnsons-10-most-controversial-statements-2021/9042901002/

Main topic

https://www.singularfortean.com/bigfoot-is-alive-and-well-in-wisconsin
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2021/10/25/man-reports-anomalous-canid-print-found-in-lake-como-wisconsin
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2020/6/16/fire-and-rescue-officer-reports-2014-sighting-of-green-eyed-winged-humanoid-in-downtown-milwaukee
https://www.singularfortean.com/ghosts-of-the-wonder-bar
https://www.singularfortean.com/whimsical-wisconsin

Duration: 1h 14m

Date: 01/11/2021



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part Five

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Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they continue to discuss the journey of the 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment through the Western Front of the American Civil War, this week they discuss the period following the Second Battle of Corinth through to the end of 1863. News: WIGOP waters down PFAS bill and the WEC inaction re: fake electors.

Sources

News

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politics/natural-resources-board-to-vote-on-watered-down-pfas-foam-rule/article_825b0535-9a87-5bb9-908e-d00e3022fde6.html
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/01/13/fake-electors-election-officials-have-yet-act-false-gop-filing/9189141002/

Main topic

Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
Nanzig, Thomas P.. The Badax Tigers (pp. 121-123). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/1/6/man-reports-cover-up-of-winged-creature-sighting-at-ohare-international-airport?fbclid=IwAR3xKoFwr7RouYOi9hxW4nTT_BDM4s95TzfJ8ekreOY8LO7QnvUbCqe6Od4

Duration: 1h 45m

Date: 01/18/2021



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part Six: The Battle of Port Gibson and Grant’s Canal

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Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the continuing journey of the 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment as they make their way through the Western Theater of the American Civil War. News: Ballot drop-boxes and Kleefisch’s voting hypocrisy.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/01/21/wisconsin-judge-keeps-place-ruling-bars-ballot-drop-boxes/6584338001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/01/21/wisconsin-rebecca-kleefisch-used-voting-method-she-now-wants-abolished/6606799001/

Main topic

https://www.nps.gov/gett/learn/historyculture/civil-war-timeline.htm
https://www.thoughtco.com/anaconda-plan-definition-1773298
https://www.britannica.com/place/Mississippi-River/History-and-economy
Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
Nanzig, Thomas P.. The Badax Tigers (pp. 153-154). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2021/06/white-crawler-humanoid-frightens-couple.html?fbclid=IwAR3b0Pi8emz44odvDI2_-hQVHB8yC-pPXwThbtSpgUT9NWzHalH9YTJeapk

Duration: 1h 40m

Date: 01/25/2022



Wisconsin Weirdness Part Three: This Time it's Extraterrestrial


Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss a handful of weird tales of extraterrestrial contact. These stories range from Men in Black type encounters to strange aerial phenomena. News: Ballot box updates and Aaron Rodgers might be Q

Sources

News

https://www.wispolitics.com/2022/supreme-court-allows-unmanned-drop-boxes-to-be-used-in-feb-15-primary/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter&fbclid=IwAR1gZiCBWz4mEqUx5cyVbmlPiR3tdTqJfqM72zcMDp9igBFHtu877LrRveU
https://www.yahoo.com/entertainment/aaron-rodgers-rips-joe-biden-132210094.html

Main topic

http://w-files.com/files/ce741117.htm
http://w-files.com/files/ab1881.htm
http://w-files.com/files/cc950605.htm
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/1/21/man-reports-anomalous-aerial-light-at-camp-near-kenosha-wisconsin
http://www.ufowisconsin.com/county/reports/r1957_xxxx_rock.html
https://u.osu.edu/vanzandt/2019/04/03/zetas-an-extraterrestrial-species-guiding-humankind/
http://w-files.com/files/ab_milla.htm

Palate cleanser

https://www.fox6now.com/news/family-builds-more-than-40-foot-tall-super-sized-snowman-in-milltown-wis?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%20Manual&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR2eBrN91rGBlMiabto195PNMDXE-w9iEzZcakduafwV6VROf0IsU3hjh5U

Duration: 1h 20m

Date: 02/01/2022



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part Seven: Vicksburg Blues


Join your hosts CJ. and Evan as they continue their discussion of the 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment and their journey through the Western Front of the American Civil War. This week they discuss the battles of Raymond and Jackson, as well as the beginnings of the siege of VIcksburg, Mississippi. News:New Suicide Hotline number and Illinois rec. marijuana revenue.

Sources

News

https://www.wpr.org/simplified-3-digit-national-suicide-hotline-will-go-effect-july?fbclid=IwAR2h1C_q3Din9XpGNS6y8AcrxVzAmtkxYHGlcPtvEjFmuz6Bahz1pILWks8
https://thebadgerproject.org/2022/01/31/illinois-michigan-combine-for-more-than-600-million-in-2021-tax-revenue-from-recreational-marijuana/#:~:text=BY%20NATHAN%20DENZIN%2C%20The%20Badger,flirt%20with%20legalizing%20medical%20marijuana.

Main topic

Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
Nanzig, Thomas P.. The Badax Tigers (pp. 167-169). Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition.
https://www.history.com/topics/american-civil-war/vicksburg-campaign#:~:text=The%20Siege%20of%20Vicksburg%20(May,Grant%20(1822%2D85).
https://www.battlefields.org/learn/civil-war/battles/vicksburg
https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/vicksburg-campaign-approaching-bastion-city
https://owlcation.com/humanities/Civilians-In-The-Siege-Of-Vicksburg-Living-In-Caves-Eating-Rats
https://www.civilwarpoetry.org/union/songs/union-bonnie.html

Palate cleanser
https://www.wisconsinfrights.com/jay-road/?fbclid=IwAR2f83VNpfifAjOyLqSLEQiEhvvYImIQUrZDlQ1NsMfMDzbZTyL6aOBvBfE

Duration: 1h 45m

Date: 02/08/2022



The Odyssey of the 18th Wisconsin Part Eight: The Fall of Vicksburg


Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the explosive conclusion of the siege of Vicksburg as well as General Order Number Eleven, an order issued by General Grant that expelled all Jewish people from the department. News: Gray Wolf protection restored and RoJo aims for the WEC.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/sports/outdoors/2022/02/10/judge-orders-federal-protection-for-gray-wolves-be-restored/6739998001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/02/11/ron-johnson-capitol-visit-aimed-at-ending-elections-agency-texts-show/6719767001/?fbclid=IwAR3y8fJ_MqM3VM4r5OAsTxcdEEkexa5FFNobQp4QAyE4uyZIYGk5AOS4R2A

Main topic

Nanzig, Thomas P.. The Badax Tigers . Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. Kindle Edition.
Hamilton, Richard L.. Shiloh to Durham Station, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment: With Captain Robert S. McMichael’s Civil War Letters . CreateSpace.com. Kindle Edition.
https://emergingcivilwar.com/2019/02/06/blowed-to-freedom-abraham-and-the-vicksburg-mine/
https://the-american-catholic.com/2019/06/25/84055/
https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/ulysses-s-grant-and-general-orders-no-11.htm

Palate cleanser

https://volumeone.org/sites/halloween/articles/2020/09/29/267135-do-hellhounds-abound-in-the-chippewa-valley?fbclid=IwAR092qrmjMdk66hqIlv0CKPv-AwGyL-nQCt5wG8uJm7EUVBGLs4aPTFs0Us

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 02/15/2022



Wisconsin Folklore Part Three


Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they continue to discuss the folklore of Wisconsin. This week they discuss folktales both imported and indigenous, like the Tommyknockers, the naming of Badfish Creek, and the tale of He-who-wears-human-heads-as-earrings. News: WIGOP goes after unemployment/medicaid and Curling news and talk with Evan!

Sources

News

https://www.wpr.org/assembly-passes-gop-bills-restrict-unemployment-medicaid
https://www.wpr.org/why-curling-really-big-deal-wisconsin-lets-go-back-time?fbclid=IwAR1NB2KQI4WIxIyFf280i8HUazf4nZuPnK8hduTHfZUC9egC4zMwHTo_ewI

Main topic

https://americanfolklore.net/folklore/2009/08/the_brothers_revenge_1.html
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS16354
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA5250
https://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.RaceForChiefsDaughter.html
http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.RedhornCycle.html

Palate cleanser

https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/user-submitted-encounters/2020/5/7/user-submitted-cryptid-encounter-unknown-flying-humanoid

Duration: 1h 48m

Date: 02/22/2022



The Tall Tales of Wisconsin Lumberjacks: A BW Minisode


Join C.J. as he shares a few tall tales that abounded in the lumber camps of Northern Wisconsin. He shares the tale of the Gazunk, the Oomph, and the Agropelter.

Sources

Main topic

https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fearsome-critters/2018/8/19/a-fearsome-critter-to-behold-the-oomph
https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fearsome-critters/2018/8/19/a-fearsome-critter-to-behold-the-gazunk-aka-the-flute-bill
https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fearsome-critters/2018/8/18/a-fearsome-critter-to-behold-the-agropelter

Duration: 16m

Date: 03/01/2022



The Red Horn Cycle Part One: He-Who-Wears-Human-Heads-As-Earrings


Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the Red Horn cycle, where they follow He-Who-Wears-Human-Heads-As-Earrings as he goes on the warpath with Kunu, hunts bears, and faces down giants. News: MKE Ukrainians protest and Evers’ fight for fair maps.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/02/25/milwaukee-ukrainians-worried-families-protest-russian-invasion/6938784001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/07/tony-evers-calls-wisconsin-court-redistricting-victory-step-forward/9412349002/

Main topic

http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.RedhornCycle.html
http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.KunusWarpath.html
http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.RedhornAndBrothersMarry.html
http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.RedhornContestsGiants.html

Palate cleanser

https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fearsome-critters/2018/10/10/a-fearsome-critter-to-behold-the-squasholiger

Duration: 1h 51m

Date: 03/08/2022



The Red Horn Cycle Part II




Sources

News

https://www.wxpr.org/politics-government/2022-01-20/minocqua-board-approves-change-for-controversial-road-name
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/03/10/lawsuit-accuses-ron-johnson-scott-fitzgerald-and-tom-tiffany-aiding-insurrection/6988099001/

Main topic

http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.RedhornCycle.html
http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.SonsOfRedhornFindTheirFather.html
http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.AdventuresOfRedhornsSons.html
http://hotcakencyclopedia.com/ho.SeductionOfRedhornsSon.html

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/high-strangeness-in-the-kettle-moraine?fbclid=IwAR2BW4P26GJVNkCFzUo-NkFQS4d6XWWIYC3jdMf--Y8KXoYAetUAOxCba1s

Duration: 1h 58m

Date: 03/15/2022



Shiloh Revisited




Sources

News

https://www.wbay.com/2022/03/25/governor-tony-evers-signs-new-bill-assaulting-or-threatening-health-care-worker-now-class-h-felony/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/money/real-estate/commercial/2022/03/28/downtown-street-project-welcomes-bikes-walkers-not-reckless-drivers/7190510001/

Main topic

https://www.battlefields.org/learn/articles/battle-shiloh-shattering-myths
https://www.jstor.org/stable/42628322?read-now=1&seq=1

Palate cleanser

https://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/life/2015/11/24/25-weirdest-wisconsin-town-names/76215778/?fbclid=IwAR0HYFc-cZHzrsnEzSJmBd_KLb4tj82vyhveqW8KwOV3dCO98tbQqIdGHP8

Duration: 1h 31m

Date: 03/29/2022



Wisconsin Folklore Part Four: Zombie Raccoons


Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss some more Wisconsin folklore, this week they discuss indigenous stories, lumberjack tall-tales, and urban legends. News: Pro-Ivermectin candidate joins AG race, and Tommy Thompson meets w/Trump.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/03/31/attorney-who-backs-election-decertification-ivermectin-enters-ag-race/7209427001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/03/31/tommy-thompson-meeting-trump-he-considers-run-governor/7224835001/

Main topic

Krulos, Tea. Wisconsin Legends & Lore. The History Press, 2020.
Couch, J. Nathan. Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? (pp. 2-3). Kindle Edition.
https://web.archive.org/web/20121116100309/http://www.pyramidmesa.com/winne1.htm
https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fearsome-critters/2018/8/18/a-fearsome-critter-to-behold-the-snow-wasset
https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fearsome-critters/2018/8/18/a-fearsome-critter-to-behold-the-hugag
https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/fearsome-critters/2018/8/19/a-fearsome-critter-to-behold-the-fish-fox
http://www.indigenouspeople.net/holysong.htm

Palate cleanser

https://whoonew.com/2014/07/strange-wisconsin-state-laws/

Duration: 1h 45m

Date: 04/05/2022



Manabush Part One


Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss the stories of Manabush, a culture hero of the Menominee. This week they talk about Manabush’s origins, the time he told his thigh to keep watch, and the origin of corn. News: Cavalier Johnson’s victory, and WIGOP election “review” continues.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/milwaukee/2022/04/08/why-milwaukee-election-black-mayor-cavalier-johnson-came-long-after-other-cities/7244182001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/04/07/wisconsin-election-review-could-continue-months-trump-john-eastman-republicans-gop/9487316002/

Main topic

https://www.mpm.edu/educators/wirp/nations/menominee/oral-tradition
http://www.native-languages.org/nanabozho.htm

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2020/9/4/woman-recounts-series-of-ufo-sightings-in-and-around-madison-wisconsin?fbclid=IwAR0nU1rHwgGOwh9L_XqKKH5LPfZaZ2-jz-4ARJJD__wzRVnYfBQLmtl5AZw

Duration: 1h 38m

Date: 04/12/2022



Manabush Part Two


Join your hosts C.J. and Evan as they discuss more myths of Manabush, a culture hero of the Anishinabe. This week they go beyond the stories of the Menominee by discussing Chippewa and Ojibwa stories as well. News: Uptick in white supremacist activity in WI; plans to change the derogatory names of places in Wisconsin.

Sources

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/04/11/wisconsin-communities-see-uptick-in-white-supremacist-activity/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/native-american-issues/2022/04/18/28-places-wisconsin-derogatory-names-have-name-changed/7331652001/

Main topic

https://www.mpm.edu/educators/wirp/nations/menominee/oral-tradition
http://www.native-languages.org/nanabozho.htm
http://web.archive.org/web/20080725025320/http://www.menominee.edu/Culturemain/2002Pages/MenomineeLegends.htm
http://www.uwosh.edu/coehs/cmagproject/ethnomath/legend/legend6.htm
https://www.nativeamericanembassy.net/www.lenni-lenape.com/www/html/LenapeArchives/LenapeSet-01/pipestry.html
https://www.sacred-texts.com/nam/tnai/tnai03.htm

Duration: 1h 38m

Date: 04/19/2022



100th Episode Spooktacular


Join C.J., Evan, and Kent for the hundredth episode of Brutal Wisconsin! We reflect on 100 episodes and engage in some good ol’ Spring Spookin’!

Sources

Evan

https://milwaukeeparacon.com/2016/10/30/the-fortune-teller-of-rhinelander-by-marlin-bressi/
https://milwaukeeparacon.com/2016/10/30/the-devil-in-the-cornfield-by-zelia-edgar/

CJ

https://www.uwalumni.com/news/haunted-history-the-legend-of-science-hall/
Schlosser, S. E., and Paul G. Hoffman. Spooky Wisconsin: Tales of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, and Other Local Lore. Globe Pequot, 2022.

Duration: 1h 35m

Date: 05/03/2022



The Life and Times of August Derleth Part I


Join C.J., Evan, and Kent as they discuss the life of August Derleth, one of the most prolific writers from the state of Wisconsin. This week they will discuss his work, including reading a few of his poems, as well as his numerous achievements. News: AG Kaul refuses abortion ban enforcement; Madison anti-abortion arson attack.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/05/03/milwaukee-da-says-abortion-ban-would-make-law-enforcement-job-tougher/9627906002/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/crime/2022/05/08/madison-police-investigating-arson-threat-wisconsin-family-action/9697732002/

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS1941
https://www.augustderleth.org/about-derleth/biography/
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?volume=64&issue=2&page=15
https://s3.us-west-1.wasabisys.com/luminist/EB/D/Derleth_ed%20-%20Dark%20of%20the%20Moon.pdf

Duration: 1h 10m

Date: 05/10/2022



August Derleth Part Two


Join C.J., Evan, and Kent as they continue their discussion of August Derleth and his work. This week they discuss more of his poetry, as well as prose poems from his book Walden West. News: Wisconsin legislators mass exodus; RoJo only more popular than McConnell.

Sources

News

https://www.usnews.com/news/best-states/wisconsin/articles/2022-05-01/wisconsin-legislators-call-it-quits-at-near-record-pace
https://americanindependent.com/ron-johnson-approval-rating-wisconsin-senate-2022-election/

Main topic

lwcurrey.com/arkham-house-archive-private.php#brief_history_of_arkham_house
https://archive.org/details/watchersoutoftim00love/mode/1up
https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/derleth.aspx
https://archive.org/details/collectedpoems190000derl/page/n9/mode/2up

Duration: 1h 34m

Date: 05/17/2022



August Derleth Part III: The Lovecraft Connection


C.J. and Evan finish their discussion of August Derleth by touching on his relationship with noted racist H.P. Lovecraft. Because of Derleth’s pivotal role in the preservation of Lovecraft’s work we will touch on the Cthulhu Mythos, as well as Lovecraft’s racism. News: WI Cannabis Expo; State legislators joining right-wing FB groups.

Sources

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/05/20/wi-cannabis-expo-returning-milwaukee-june-4/9846310002/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/05/19/report-says-hundreds-of-state-legislators-have-joined-far-right-facebook-groups/?fbclid=IwAR3WvWo5HHpWdv43aaTJqBll7MiYGfZ3oo_a0NVcS6JpcSiuoYiK-ZRUPvE

Main topic

https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/derleth.aspx
https://www.hplovecraft.com/life/friends.aspx
https://www.hplovecraft.com/life/myths.aspx#posthumous
https://www.britannica.com/biography/H-P-Lovecraft
https://lovecraft.fandom.com/wiki/Cthulhu_Mythos
https://www.hplovecraft.com/writings/texts/fiction/n.aspx
https://www.vox.com/culture/21363945/hp-lovecraft-racism-examples-explained-what-is-lovecraftian-weird-fiction
bit.ly/3wFj6Rm
https://archive.org/details/watchersoutoftim00love/mode/1up

Palate cleanser

https://www.wpr.org/why-isnt-part-wisconsin

Duration: 1h 40m

Date: 05/24/2022



The Ancestor by August Derleth (Read by Evan)


Join Evan for a dramatic reading of The Ancestor, by August Derleth.

Duration: 37m

Date: 05/24/2022



The Goatman


Join C.J.& Evan as they discuss the story of the goatman of Washington County, in both folklore and, possibly, reality. News: Whitefish Bay students protest gun violence; Lac du Flambeau tribal youth taught tradition of spearfishing.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/northshore/news/whitefish-bay/2022/05/26/whitefish-bay-students-protest-gun-violence-after-uvalde-texas-school-shooting/9945796002/
https://wisconsinlife.org/story/lac-du-flambeau-tribal-youth-are-taught-the-time-honored-tradition-of-spearfishing/

Main topic

Couch, J. Nathan. Goatman: Flesh or Folklore? (pp. 5-6). Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.wpr.org/middleton-based-video-game-workers-create-first-union-big-us-game-maker

Duration: 1h 19m

Date: 05/31/2022



Eugene Moran and John Touchett: B-17 Crewmen From Wisconsin


C.J. and Evan discuss the experiences of two B-17 crew men from the state of Wisconsin, as well as the experiences of the German victims of their attacks. News: WI sundown towns; Lyin’ Ted heads to MKE; Afghan refugee dentist story.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/was-your-wisconsin-community-sundown-town
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/03/u-s-sen-ted-cruz-headline-milwaukee-conservative-event/7486098001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2022/06/03/afghan-evacuees-filling-gaps-fox-valley-dental-health-workforce/9902289002/

Main topic

https://www.wpr.org/i-cheated-death-world-war-ii-gunner-wisconsin-native-survived-4-mile-tailspin-new-book-says?fbclid=IwAR3VnUgHnaYZ-rhBvb1cAEWrjB_o8Dq1l3eZvNCDTvNXtFQ5crzemnFPtgY
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/media/37742
https://history.delaware.gov/word-war-ii-americas-heavy-hitter-the-b-17-flying-fortress/#:~:text=What%2C%20you%20ask%2C%20was%20a,than%20any%20other%20American%20aircraft.
https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/boeing-b-17-flying-fortress
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/person/125916
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/unit/254
https://www.americanairmuseum.com/aircraft/12036
http://www.303rdbg.com/crew-duties.html#:~:text=By%20means%20of%20dead%20reckoning,track%20and%20groundspeed%20being%20made.
https://www.8af.af.mil/About-Us/Fact-Sheets/Display/Article/333794/eighth-air-force-history/
https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/172851739/person/332245539420/hints?Hints.hintStatus=Pending&successSource=Hint&_phtarg=Twr4&msg=ntm&msgParams=1|1|2|TWFkYWx5biBPcGFsIEh1bnRlcg2&mpid=332245539420&nec=0
https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/2375/images/40050_1220705228_0406-03607?pId=1447370
https://cs.stanford.edu/people/eroberts/courses/ww2/projects/firebombing/targeting-civilians.htm
http://www.303rdbg.com/bombs.html#:~:text=General%20Purpose%2FHigh%20Explosive%20Bombs,and%20the%20others%20for%20airfields.
https://ghdi.ghi-dc.org/docpage.cfm?docpage_id=3054

Palate cleanser

https://www.coasttocoastam.com/article/cop-stops-car-with-snowmobile-on-roof/?fbclid=IwAR0XIlc1-s6ookFLq4FoatazkX167orl6gnTDdKtj7oOL_JXyxavvF8xfkk

Duration: 1h 25m

Date: 06/07/2022



Wisconsin Weirdness Part IV


This week the Brutal Wisconsin boys discuss some more Wisconsin weirdness including: more Mothman, the Beast of 92, and Forest Hill Cemetery. News: The Contemptible Gableman; GOP allows Evers Admin PFAS standards.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2022/06/10/judge-finds-michael-gableman-contempt-during-tense-court-appearance/7581331001/
https://fox11online.com/news/state/wisconsin-republicans-allow-pfas-standards-to-take-effect-tony-evers-dnr-marinette-madison-marshfield-wausau-peshtigo-campbell

Main topic

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/5/24/witnesses-claim-to-have-recorded-three-winged-humanoids-in-bensenville-illinois
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/5/12/witness-reports-sighting-of-giant-red-eyed-man-bat-in-bensenville-illinois
https://www.singularfortean.com/the-beast-of-92
https://www.singularfortean.com/forest-hill-cemetery-1

Palate cleanser

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-communities-are-among-smallest-world-host-pride-events

Duration: 1h 04m

Date: 06/14/2022



Rosemary Kennedy


This week C.J. and Evan discuss the neurodivergence of Rosemary Kennedy, her family’s response to it, and her eventual lobotomy. News: Dane Co. sues over PFAS requirements; Madison’s 33rd Juneteenth celebration; Goodman Community Center Free Career Closet.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/dane-county-sues-wisconsin-dnr-over-pfas-requirements-wastewater-permit
https://madison365.com/madisons-33rd-annual-juneteenth-celebration-will-emphasize-black-resilience/
https://madison365.com/dressing-for-success-goodman-community-center-opens-free-career-closet/

Main topic

https://www.marieclaire.com/celebrity/a26261/secret-lobotomy-rosemary-kennedy/
https://blogs.uoregon.edu/autismhistoryproject/people/rosemary-kennedy/
https://www.nps.gov/articles/000/rosemary-kennedy-the-eldest-kennedy-daughter.htm

Palate cleanser

https://www.cultofweird.com/curiosities/milwaukee-public-museum-facts/?fbclid=IwAR34AQ7TGm_1VJpIekQCpa_liVaEBbTu3gStiDMYdVCWhYF0xThcuLBDpUU

Duration: 1h 46m

Date: 06/21/2022



Dreaming History: Modern Indigenous Writing


This Week C.J. and Evan discuss poems and a short story from a collection of writings by Indigenous Wisconsinites called Dreaming History. News: Wisconsin leaders respond to Roe v. Wade decision (and so do we).

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/06/24/wisconsin-reacts-supreme-court-abortion-decision-overturning-roe-v-wade/7722281001/

Main topic

Palate cleanser

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/03/28/be-us-herd-of-deer-overruns-pub-shattered-window-Oshkosh-Wisconsin/3231648495345/#:~:text=March%2028%20(UPI)%20%2D%2D%20A,the%20pub%20through%20a%20window.

Duration: 1h 32m

Date: 06/28/2022



Carl Sandburg Part One


This week C.J. and Evan have a discussion about Carl Sandburg and his early life and works, up to the publication of Chicago Poems in 1916. News: Kenosha Cty declares 2nd Amendment sanctuary; WI Supreme Court disallows absentee ballots; Ron Johnson pulls campaign ad.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/kenosha-county-board-lifts-ban-firearms-county-properties-declares-2nd-amendment-sanctuary
https://www.channel3000.com/i/wisconsin-supreme-court-disallows-absentee-ballot-drop-boxes/
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/gop-senator-mass-murder-ad-pulled_n_62c78f85e4b0359fa47955ef

Main topic
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/carl-sandburg
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Carl-Sandburg
https://poets.org/poet/carl-sandburg
https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?id=hvd.32044080953904&view=1up&seq=5
https://en.wikisource.org/wiki/You_and_Your_Job

Duration: 2h 01m

Date: 07/12/2022



Carl Sandburg Part II- Smoke & Steel


This week C.J. and Evan discuss Carl Sandburg’s work on the Chicago race riot of 1919 as well as his poetry collection Smoke and Steel. News: New 988 Emergency Crisis Line; Trump’s bogus ballot box claims.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/07/15/988-emergency-crisis-line-launches-saturday/7706474001/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/07/13/trump-uses-wisconsin-court-ruling-drop-boxes-stoke-bogus-claims/10028990002/
https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-planned-parenthood-doctors-traveling-illinois-continue-care-patients

Main topic

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/carl-sandburg
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Carl-Sandburg
https://poets.org/poet/carl-sandburg
Sandburg, Carl. Smoke and Steel (p. 47). Alcuin Classics. Kindle Edition.
https://www.nps.gov/carl/learn/historyculture/chicago-race-riots.htm

Palate cleanser

https://www.ufonut.com/f/?fbclid=IwAR1t2YW05SoAwY2YacstNNkOTiWI7nnGnet0pgLtMEb7SpojvXyQOpjgf24

Duration: 1h 26m

Date: 07/19/2022



Carl Sandburg Part III


This week C.J. and Evan continue their discussion of Carl Sandburg by talking about his massive Abraham Lincoln biography and his poetry collection The People, Yes. News: Republican Governor pre-debate discussion and commentary.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/07/22/wisconsin-governor-race-sunday-republican-debate-tim-michels-rebecca-kleefisch-tim-ramthun/10131110002/

Main topic

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/carl-sandburg
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Carl-Sandburg
https://poets.org/poet/carl-sandburg
Sandburg, Carl. The People, Yes Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2022/04/upright-lycan-encounter-described-by.html?fbclid=IwAR1nnhxHtFBG_BqDT3VgsPF8HLhX52zNIabpLb-ofvLvdMdWUuCu5rgcFuM

Duration: 1h 43m

Date: 07/26/2022



Carl Sandburg Part IV


This week C.J. and Evan finish their conversation about Carl Sandburg by talking about some poems from one of his last collections, Harvest Poems: 1910-1960, as well as their reactions to his life and work. News: No fraud found in Gableman probe; Godlewski suspends and Dems coalesce for midterm

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/07/29/sarah-godlewski-withdraws-democratic-u-s-senate-primary/10182719002/
https://apnews.com/article/2022-midterm-elections-wisconsin-lawsuits-presidential-16d90c311d35d28b9b5a4024e6fb880c

Main topic

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poets/carl-sandburg
https://www.britannica.com/biography/Carl-Sandburg
https://poets.org/poet/carl-sandburg
https://quod.lib.umich.edu/j/jala/2629860.0020.105/--sandburg-s-lincoln-within-history?rgn=main;view=fulltext
Sandburg, Carl. Harvest Poems: 1910-1960 (Harvest Book) . HMH Books. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2021/09/2-bizarre-terrifying-incidents-in.html?fbclid=IwAR1nmJMmdIX4C0ddbTNvd1NjRA6EXdgAU7DqhxFUSj4ZWrPcljJ79-uIw7U

Duration: 1h 34m

Date: 08/03/2022



Sidney Gottlieb: Father of MK ULTRA


Join C.J. and Evan as they discuss the father of MK ULTRA (and UW Madison graduate) Sidney Gottlieb and his role in the CIA’s search for the Manchurian candidate.News: Ron Johnson on Social Security and Medicare; AR-15s in Madison County schools.

Sources:

News

https://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/3587152-ron-johnson-suggests-medicare-social-security-be-approved-on-annual-basis/?fbclid=IwAR0JI2GEXVhU2cJhTKQ55EfZWBYNLKsS_792c1Dx-HfnWolLAEGThK7igvM

Main topic

https://www.npr.org/2019/09/09/758989641/the-cias-secret-quest-for-mind-control-torture-lsd-and-a-poisoner-in-chief
https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/weapon-biography-ira-baldwin/
https://nsarchive2.gwu.edu/NSAEBB/NSAEBB54/st02.pdf
https://www.intelligence.senate.gov/sites/default/files/hearings/95mkultra.pdf
Marks, John. Search for the Manchurian Candidate: CIA and Mind Control. W.W. Norton, 1992.

Palate cleanser

http://worldufophotosandnews.org/?p=32381&fbclid=IwAR10gntKKgkOZf2K8h6rBCvkvrwW3paCLy79DF0zWKwXLWiL39OQNZ0g_H0

Duration: 1h 43m

Date: 08/09/2022



Wisconsin Weirdness Part V


Join C.J. and Evan for a discussion on even more Wisconsin weirdness including charcoal-colored cloud-like things and haunted bunk beds. News Primary election winners and los

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/investigations/daniel-bice/2022/08/10/donald-trump-and-scott-walker-head-list-wisconsin-winners-losers-and-those-between-robin-vos-gablema/10284834002/

Main topic

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2021/2/12/woman-reportedly-wakes-up-to-find-charcoal-colored-cloud-shape-emanating-an-amber-light-floating-in-her-bedroom?rq=charcoal
https://www.cultofweird.com/paranormal/haunted-bunk-beds-in-wisconsin/
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2020/12/30/reports-from-the-void-we-saw-the-strangest-thing

Palate cleanser

https://www.nbc15.com/2022/08/11/video-truck-loses-porta-potties-highway-several-cars-damaged/?fbclid=IwAR0OPrpHDdoMBRULvlEe90g_EnlLS9PjLAtvqCIcdz1frf8klmjuJFLZbNo

Duration: 1h 20m

Date: 08/16/2022



The Disappearance of Northwest Orient Flight 2501


This week C.J. and Evan discuss the disappearance of Northwest Orient Flight 2501 in the summer of 1950. News: Federal funding for WI conservation projects approved; Lumberjack World Championships.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/08/18/4-5-million-fund-rejected-wisconsin-conservation-projects-lions-den-cedar-gorge-sand-creek/10352193002/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/lake-country/2022/08/25/lake-country-logrolling-program-sweeps-lumberjack-world-championships/10338868002/

Main topic

https://www.milwaukeemag.com/milwaukees-unsolved-mysteries-hidden-history/
http://www.michiganshipwrecks.org/shipwrecks-2/shipwreck-categories/airplane-losses-lost-and-found/northwest-airlines-flight-2501-dc4

Palate cleanser

https://wisconsinlife.org/story/meet-the-real-john-wick-of-mazomanie-wisconsin/

Duration: 1h 10m

Date: 08/30/2022



Historaholics Crossover (MK ULTRA Part Four: The Tragic Tale of Frank Olson)


In lieu of not posting an episode this week, enjoy a crossover episode of this week's Historaholics, ep. 45: MK ULTRA Part Four: The Tragic Tale of Frank Olson (Wisconsin native), where CJ and Zak discuss the death of Frank, whether it be by suicide or homicide, after an LSD-fueled CIA retreat.

Sources:

https://www.thedailybeast.com/did-the-cias-dr-frank-olson-jump-to-his-death-or-was-he-pushed
https://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/27/us/family-of-frank-olson-man-drugged-by-cia-plans-suit.html
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/sep/06/from-mind-control-to-murder-how-a-deadly-fall-revealed-the-cias-darkest-secrets
https://www.fredericknewspost.com/news/crime_and_justice/courts/lawsuit-by-family-of-drugged-detrick-employee-dismissed/article_8705f623-edfd-59b0-9e04-548b15a2c423.html

Duration: 1h 24m

Date: 09/06/2022



Yerkes Observatory: Home of the World’s Largest Refracting Telescope


Join C.J. and Kent for a discussion about Yerkes Observatory, home of the world’s largest refracting telescope and former home of the University of Chicago astronomy and astrophysics department. News: Abortion acces post-Roe; Enbridge Line-5 Tresspass; Police benefitting from opiate settlement plan.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/heres-what-know-about-abortion-access-post-roe-wisconsin
https://www.wpr.org/federal-judge-finds-enbridge-trespassed-bad-river-lands-stops-short-shutting-down-line-5
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/09/09/finance-committee-adds-police-to-31m-opiate-settlement-spending-plan/

Main topic

https://www.britannica.com/topic/Yerkes-Observatory
https://www.space.com/26858-yerkes-observatory.html
https://yerkesobservatory.org/
https://www.chicago-l.org/figures/yerkes/
https://news.illinois.edu/view/6367/206907
https://ghorbany.com/inspiration/a-page-from-an-art-collectors-book

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/8/19/man-reports-large-black-figure-lurking-near-quann-dog-park-in-madison-wisconsin

Duration: 1h 59m

Date: 09/13/2022



News Stories of Wisconsin’s Past Part One


This week C.J. talks about the news with Kent and then, due to technical difficulties, CJ solos a few news stories from the Wisconsin Historical Society archives. News: Brett Favre welfare scandal; White Supremacists use Waukesha parade tragedy for recruiting.

Sources:

News

https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/nfl/2022/09/15/brett-favre-texts-mississippi-welfare-scandal-latest-news/10387884002/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/09/14/white-supremacists-exploit-false-narrative-of-racial-motivation-in-waukesha-parade-tragedy/

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA1099
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA11545
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA1010
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA15683

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2018/09/two-pterodactyls-observed-in-northern.html?fbclid=IwAR3XNu_Zxxuz5oAfhiOlGEqt8vXCyl5AEdJOcr4w7H1gRsijYWX7SUyskCs#.W6vU8HaNRcg.facebook

Duration: 1h 14m

Date: 09/20/2022



Robert Bloch Part One: Bobby from the Bloch


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the career of Robert Bloch, who was a pulp novelist who was a part of the Lovecraft Circle alongside August Derleth. They discuss Bloch’s writing style as well as a general outline of his body of work. News: Ancient canoe recovered; PFAS mitigation delayed again; Alligator sighting in Kewaskum.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/3-000-years-old-its-looking-really-good-divers-pull-ancient-canoe-madison-lake
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/09/23/dane-co-airport-sewer-project-to-mitigate-pfas-delayed-again/
https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/09/20/alligator-black-caiman-spotted-Reigle-Family-Park-Kewaskum-Wisconsin/3141663703082/

Main topic

https://www.tabula-rasa.info/DarkAges/RobertBloch.html
https://www.nytimes.com/1994/09/25/obituaries/robert-bloch-author-of-psycho-and-many-such-tales-dies-at-77.html
https://www.wisconsinlitmap.com/robert-bloch.html
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS16513
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Bloch#Early_life_and_education

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/9/22/reports-from-the-void-humanoid-bat?fbclid=IwAR1S0rpb8y8YjOHSEpmcv2mbl-_m1ce3Cpk5lHWvtSzMPyQU2LLiFFHp91I

Duration: 1h 44m

Date: 09/27/2022



Robert Bloch Part Two: Psycho


This week C.J. and Kent discuss Psycho; both the novel, by Robert Bloch, and the movie, directed by Alfred Hitchcock. News: Johnson, Michaels won’t commit to accepting 2022 results; tech college board members refuse to step-down.

Sources:

News

https://madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/ron-johnson-tim-michels-wont-unconditionally-commit-to-accepting-2022-election-results/article_9ec68ac2-bfd5-531b-b41b-8597ac43ccf8.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
https://www.wpr.org/3-technical-college-system-board-members-still-serving-16-months-after-terms-expire

Main topic

https://crimereads.com/ed-gein-inspiration-for-psycho-and-chainsaw-real-life/#:~:text=Geins%20story%2C%20fictionalized%2C%20reached%20millions,and%20a%20recent%20graphic%20novel
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2022/09/29/wisconsin-link-slavery-and-underground-railroad-housed-milton/8075113001/
https://medium.com/read-watch-write-repeat/why-psycho-is-a-horror-novel-you-need-to-read-692b5e6bb28e
https://galaxypress.com/backstory-to-psycho/
Bloch, Robert. Psycho: A Novel (pp. 10-11). ABRAMS, Inc. (Ignition). Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2022/07/menacing-upright-wolf-shadows-witnesses.html?fbclid=IwAR0saQkC5kUBAE_JGeeEhr3WlZw7aRFlcAPINsjOmiYIHmaCJizgJ5-5Xpg

Duration: 1h 43m

Date: 10/04/2022



Ghosts of Wisconsin Part VI: Marquette, UW, and the Octagon House


This week C.J. and Kent keep things spooky by discussing a handful of Wisconsin ghost stories including tales about Marquette University, UW Madison, and the Octagon House. News: Menominee charter school language immersion, WILL lawsuit dismissed, and snowy 2022 winter ahead.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/menominee-charter-school-works-preserve-culture-through-language-learning
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/judge-dismisses-wisconsin-institute-for-law-liberty-lawsuit-against-student-debt-forgiveness/
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/2022/10/07/large-parts-wisconsin-could-see-snowier-winter-accuweather-says/8195012001/

Main topic

https://www.wisn.com/article/12-southeast-wisconsin-haunts/6274348
https://marquettewire.org/3824193/republican-national-convention/haunted-the-ghosts-of-marquette/
http://hauntedhouses.com/wisconsin/octagon-house/

Palate cleanser

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2022/07/15/Guinness-World-Records-cans-stuck-to-head-air-suction/4861657897857/?fs=e&s=cl&fbclid=IwAR1YWmbgPJGKOmkM_2hZGNpPlwEEoVo-UNVYHmO6cJoloTj4APuDFTuX8Mo

Duration: 1h 37m

Date: 10/11/2022



Further Developments on Mothman


This week C.J. and Kent talk about everybody’s favorite cryptid: Mothman. C.J. takes a break from skepticism to offer his own theory on Mothman and other strange flying creatures seen in the Great Lakes region. Oh, there are also a few new Mothman cases! News: Old World Monkeys retire, ancient canoes may indicate hidden village, and WI tribe seeks to protect historical site.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinlife.org/story/old-world-monkeys-retire-in-rural-wisconsin/?fbclid=IwAR2oDDfUnRdxx39pkylP6ZRGhYslv9mIIWw0JRzijwUPR-NrezXpmaKZlDk
https://www.wkow.com/news/archaeologists-say-ancient-canoes-found-in-lake-mendota-may-point-to-a-hidden-village-beneath/article_eee23cf0-3b95-11ed-a265-27388956f16c.html
https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-tribe-seeks-protect-historic-site-where-company-plans-mine-gold

Main topic

https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/cryptids/2018/8/18/cryptid-profile-the-wisconsin-man-bat
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/9/14/man-reports-sighting-of-gargoyle-with-little-horns-on-its-head-in-itasca-illinois
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2022/6/10/man-reports-black-thing-with-wings-near-st-joseph-cemetery-in-river-grove-illinois

Palate cleanser

singularfortean.com/news/2022/10/1/woman-reports-encounter-with-two-huge-wolf-like-creatures-in-madison-wisconsin

Duration: 1h 26m

Date: 10/18/2022



Wisconsin Ghost Grab Bag Part One: Sad Ghost Singing


C.J. and Kent pick random stories from a collection of Wisconsin ghost books, reading stories from Weird Wisconsin, Myths and Mysteries of Wisconsin, and Spooky Wisconsin. News: WILL student loan appeal rejected, RoJo’s “election integrity incident” site, interactive PFAS map, and water treatment surplus investments.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/justice-barrett-rejects-appeal-over-biden-student-debt-plan
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/johnson-campaign-creates-portal-for-election-integrity-complaints/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/dnr-unveils-interactive-map-tracking-pfas-across-wisconsin/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/10/20/invest-some-of-wisconsins-budget-surplus-in-water-infrastructure/

Main topic

Palate cleanser

https://www.wpr.org/how-90s-hip-hop-song-became-badger-tradition

Duration: 1h 39m

Date: 10/25/2022



Haunted Whitewater Part One: The Morris Pratt Institute


C.J. and Kent begin their discussion about the haunted history of Whitewater, Wisconsin, by talking about the history of the Morris Pratt Institute, one of the only Spiritualist schools in the United States. News: Culture wars policies plague WI school boards, Brooks found guilty, and Van-Orden’s prayer breakfast comments.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/10/28/pronoun-policies-culture-wars-and-partisan-school-boards-in-wisconsin/
https://www.wpr.org/darrell-brooks-found-guilty-all-charges-waukesha-parade-tragedy
https://www.wpr.org/derrick-van-orden-tells-prayer-breakfast-attendees-leftists-cannot-be-christians

Main topic

https://www.cultofweird.com/blog/wisconsin-monsters-murders-mediums/
https://www.dailyunion.com/news/historian-shares-roots-of-whitewater-s-witches-legend/article_5bea6668-7e44-11e5-b8c0-2bf64f404670.html
https://whitewaterhistoricalsociety.org/110-online-collections-articles/morris-pratt-institute
https://www.wpr.org/worlds-first-spiritualist-school-founded-wisconsin

Palate cleanser

https://www.onlyinyourstate.com/wisconsin/sputnik-crash-wi/?fbclid=IwAR21fkoDtMLxLIxY0ogpdQYlkm8ot414KyN4xMNJczUr7QFraw8bJlWrYwg

Duration: 1h 50m

Date: 11/01/2022



Haunted Whitewater Part Two: The Second Salem


C.J. and Kent finish their discussion on the haunted history of Whitewater by discussing the numerous urban legends about the town and the handful of events that helped to inspire them. News: Barnes says RoJo threat to U.S., MKE election official to be charged, and local man’s Hitler Halloween costume.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/mandela-barnes-milwaukee-rotary-ron-johnson-threat-stability-country
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/11/04/milwaukee-city-election-official-expected-to-be-charged-friday/69618684007/
https://madison.com/news/local/man-who-wore-hitler-costume-for-halloween-fired-from-job-at-madison-children-s-museum/article_f717f4bf-9f66-5adc-9509-acce4cfbe80c.html

Main topic

https://www.cultofweird.com/blog/wisconsin-monsters-murders-mediums/
https://www.dailyunion.com/news/historian-shares-roots-of-whitewater-s-witches-legend/article_5bea6668-7e44-11e5-b8c0-2bf64f404670.html
https://royalpurplenews.com/11879/lifestyle/witches-of-whitewater-the-truth-behind-the-legend/
https://royalpurplenews.com/20090/lifestyle/paranormal-team-plagues-whitewater-triangle/

Palate cleanser

https://www.wpr.org/origins-mystery-science-theater-3000-rooted-childhood-memories-wisconsin-tv

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 11/08/2022



Election Special & Wisconsin Story Grab Bag


C.J. and Kent talk about the results of the 2022 Midterm elections, as well as doing a Wisconsin story grab bag, where they pick random stories from The Wisconsin Story: 150 Stories for 150 Years.

Sources:

News

https://pbswisconsin.org/news-item/waukesha-county-judge-wont-order-military-absentee-ballots-to-be-set-aside/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/11/10/five-top-takeaway-from-the-midterms-in-wisconsin/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/voters-across-state-overwhelmingly-approve-non-binding-marijuana-abortion-referenda/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2022/11/11/how-ron-johnson-took-the-reins-and-battled-his-way-to-a-third-term/69636572007/

Main topic

McCann, Dennis. The Wisconsin Story: 150 Stories, 150 Years. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 1998.

Palate cleanser

https://www.stevenspointjournal.com/story/news/local/2022/11/10/stevens-point-six-point-buck-missiled-into-pacelli-catholic-schools-office-tuesday/69637377007/

Duration: 1h 44m

Date: 11/15/2022



Early Feminists of Wisconsin


C.J. and Kent talk about some of the early women's rights advocates from Wisconsin including Mathilde Anneke, Juliet Severance, and others. News: Madison police arrested, child labor story, and UW charter school worries.

Sources:

News

https://www.nbc15.com/2022/11/17/three-madison-police-employees-arrested-two-weeks/
https://www.mprnews.org/story/2022/11/11/teens-hired-to-work-overnight-as-slaughterhouse-cleaners-regulators-allege
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/11/15/what-you-dont-know-about-the-uw-systems-new-charter-schools-should-worry-you/

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/turningpoints/tp-032/?action=more_essay
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS4394
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS259

Duration: 1h 33m

Date: 11/22/2022



Oops All News!


C.J. forgot the book he needed to do a grab bag episode, so oops it’s all news! News: MKE homeless resident deaths, National Guard deployed to Africa, Packers struggle hurts GB economy, UW nurses union update, origins of the deer camp, and WI DNR emphasizes safety after child death.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/2022/11/23/milwaukee-sees-increase-in-homeless-resident-deaths/69648242007/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/wisconsin-national-guard-deployed-to-horn-of-africa/
https://www.wpr.org/green-bay-packers-struggling-hurts-economy-lambeau-field
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/11/26/wisconsin-employment-commission-says-no-to-uw-health-nurses-union/69677799007/
https://www.wpr.org/why-do-people-call-it-deer-camp
https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2022/11/21/wisconsin-dnr-emphasizes-safety-after-young-boy-dies-in-hunting-incident

Palate cleanser

https://www.fox6now.com/news/north-carolina-boys-cheesy-wish-wisconsin?utm_campaign=trueAnthem%3A%20Trending%20Content&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR1HXLclE0vni01OwdtUG6k4coMgPHaIPrFM9dqVAIO5g-iaFRrEjPEu5HA

Duration: 1h 24m

Date: 11/29/2022



Wisconsin Historical News


C.J. and Kent dip their toes into some historical news stories, including a baby inheriting a nativity scene, the Czech Settlers of Langlade county, and a many-talented Belleville boy. News:Law enforcement mental health, WI GOP war on democracy continues, and family planning clinic protestor case.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/eau-claire-county-sheriff-died-suicide-ron-cramer-mental-health-law-enforcement
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/12/02/the-republican-war-on-democracy-continues/
https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-supreme-court-harassment-free-speech-abortion-protestor-family-planning
https://www.wpr.org/jan-6-panel-interview-gop-assembly-speaker-robin-vos
https://www.wpr.org/jennifer-dorow-wisconsin-supreme-court-election-parade-judge

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA197
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA3410
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Newspaper/BA7901

Palate cleanser

https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/13026/wisconsin-town-didnt-learn-english-five-generations?fbclid=IwAR3XhQRiohtfsVlhzdyXbLK1p1ReMJmEtdbT3sT_Tjqp0itAsan02kM8lwI

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 12/06/2022



Oops All News 2: This Time It’s Intentional


Post-surgery CJ updates Kent and the listeners, then we discuss various local news stories, in this absolutely intentional all-news episode. Covered: 10 y/o tried as adult in homicide, PFAS, UW student wins Miss America, Marathon Cty. Library book banning attempts.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/charged-homicide-shooting-death-his-mother-10-year-old-being-tried-adult-some-legal-experts-say
https://www.wpr.org/pfas-pollution-water-peshtigo-deep-wells-solutions-contamination
https://madison.com/entertainment/television/uw-madison-student-grace-stanke-crowned-miss-america-2023/article_b0c6e627-2f03-5a7d-9a85-8d689a0a7b11.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2022/12/14/marathon-county-board-retaliates-against-library-trustees-president-member/
https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2022/12/16/healthcare-agency-ceo-pushes-back-on-faith-based-pregnancy-centers-interest-in-marathon-county-services/

Palate cleanser

https://www.phantomsandmonsters.com/2022/10/i-literally-ran-into-massive-sasquatch.html?fbclid=IwAR16RkoLN1iwKV3u1_NnLL7X9L26agQ1hdjxrpE-f9PVp4IYbv8N6l50IqY

Duration: 1h 55m

Date: 12/20/2022



The Hodag and Eugene Shepard Redux


This week C.J. and Kent talk about the Hodag, Eugene Shepard, and their role in Wisconsin history and culture. News: Evers and medical marijuana, supreme court partisanship, and FBI hate crime statistics.

Sources:

News

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/wisconsin-governor-signals-willingness-to-compromise-with-republicans-on-medical-marijuana/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/12/15/how-wisconsin-supreme-court-races-became-so-partisan/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/fbi-releases-hate-crimes-stats-for-2021/

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2321
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS1628
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS16353
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS13634
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS12917

Palate cleanser

https://www.jsonline.com/story/entertainment/2022/12/23/ufo-like-lights-in-wisconsin-a-firefly-uap-event-investigation-begins/69747513007/?fbclid=IwAR1ihBNfRtXbaFrBziqWtgNpl751y3oHWgQgRnlbAKXtsm867RwLjdpsMZw
https://www.nbc15.com/2022/12/27/cake-not-3-flat-tires-stops-driver-speeding-madison-parking-lot-mpd-says/

Duration: 1h 40m

Date: 12/27/2022



Harry Harlow and the Pit of Despair


C.J. and Kent discuss the research of Harry Harlow at the University of Wisconsin. Harlow was the founder of the Primate Research Center at UW Madison, and it was there he conducted psychological experiments that can only be described as animal abuse. These experiments included one called the pit of despair. News: Medical cannabis, road salt pollution, and Door Country gift shop blizzarded.

Sources:

News

https://www.marijuanamoment.net/top-wisconsin-gop-lawmaker-warns-governor-that-putting-full-marijuana-legalization-in-budget-could-tank-medical-cannabis/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/2022/12/30/lake-michigan-mississippi-river-suffering-from-too-much-winter-salt/69712089007/
https://komonews.com/news/offbeat/ice-covered-gift-shop-becomes-temporary-tourist-attraction-in-wisconsin-door-county-gills-rock-scandinavian-gift-shop-winter-weather-snowstorm-blizzard-icy-freezing-frost-cold-chilly-icicles

Main topic

https://www.verywellmind.com/harry-harlow-biography-1905-1981-2795510
https://www.iflscience.com/the-pit-of-despair-was-one-of-the-most-unethical-experiments-of-modern-science-60408
https://pages.uoregon.edu/adoption/studies/HarlowMLE.htm

Palate cleanser

https://www.wpr.org/kwik-trip-girl-cassandra-berger

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 01/03/2023



Oops All News 3


This week Kent and C.J. again forgo a main topic and stick to the news. This week they talk about Kay LeClaire, an activist who fraudulently claimed indigenous ancestry. They also discuss Ron Johnson being willing to undermine the legitimacy of our democracy, Prehn overstaying his term on the DNR board, and the consequences of that in terms of PFAS contamination of Green Bay.

Sources:

News

https://madison365.com/indigenous-arts-leader-activist-revealed-as-white/
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/dairy-plant-fire-melted-butter-clogs-storm-drains-portage-canal-wisconsin/
https://apnews.com/article/capitol-siege-biden-politics-wisconsin-state-government-b7871ade87ff0809bab0103ef03c3432
https://apnews.com/article/green-bay-michigan-wisconsin-lake-marinette-428b54cab038e6d41da77b3981fa3170
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/01/06/conservation-groups-lament-policy-damage-of-prehns-extra-time-on-natural-resources-board/

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/1/5/father-and-daughter-report-sighting-of-thin-black-winged-figure-with-eyes-that-were-glowing-bright-red-in-chicagos-little-village

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 01/10/2023



The Return of the Sewer Socialists


This week C.J. and Kent talk about the return of Wisconsin’s socialist caucus, which came as Ryan Clancy and Darrin Madison Jr. were sworn in as representatives from Milwaukee. They also discuss some of the history of socialism in Wisconsin, specifically the Sewer Socialists. News: Conversion therapy, Spindell called to resign, Rockford abortion clinic.

Sources:

News

https://apnews.com/article/politics-health-wisconsin-state-government-district-of-columbia-1530351ffa2e4fc96f8bbae00f4e283e
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jan/12/wisconsin-republican-brags-low-democratic-turnout
https://www.wpr.org/patients-seeking-medication-abortions-new-rockford-clinic

Main topic

Berger, Victor L. Broadsides, by Victor L. Berger, First Socialist Congressman. Milwaukee Social-Democratic Publishing Company, 1913.
https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Board-of-Supervisors/Board-Members/Ryan-Clancy-4th-District
https://apnews.com/article/politics-wisconsin-state-government-milwaukee-socialism-a2705953b8235369410df4ad4cf7eaef
https://ballotpedia.org/Darrin_Madison_Jr.
https://madison365.com/darrin-madison-hopes-to-inspire-people-to-become-more-politically-involved-as-he-vies-for-10th-assembly-district-seat/

Palate cleanser

https://www.wpr.org/why-mount-horeb-troll-capital-world

Duration: 02h 04m

Date: 01/17/2023



The Peshtigo Fire of 1871 Part One: Inferno in the Northwoods


C.J. and Kent begin their discussion of the Peshtigo Fire, a fire that killed between 1,500 and 2,500 and caused millions of dollars in damages. This week they discuss the basics of the disaster and the first hand account of Father Pernin, a Catholic priest who worked in Peshtigo. News: WEC Spindell refusing resignation and more forever chemical concerns.

Sources:

News

https://apnews.com/article/politics-milwaukee-wisconsin-d6fb68ac4165da6b857a8713b2d6c289
https://www.wpr.org/adam-payne-pfas-wisconsin-dnr-leader-water-quality-cwd-evers
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/forever-chemicals-found-in-fish-across-dane-marathon-portage-waterways/

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS1750
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS292
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2911
https://www.jstor.org/stable/4634648

Palate cleanser
https://volumeone.org/sites/halloween/articles/2020/09/29/267135-do-hellhounds-abound-in-the-chippewa-valley?fbclid=IwAR3cySWaLYyOXCi-BpTBZfUVuX9eXKOsRrnjebgfzxYNo0gaM2kFdnz0eJ8

Duration: 1h 39m

Date: 01/24/2023



The Peshtigo Fire Part Two: Hell Rode the Hurricane


C.J. and Kent continue their discussion of the Peshtigo Fire. They talk about the Peshtigo Paradigm and its use by Allied bomber commands in the Second world war to engineer massively lethal firebombings in Tokyo and Dresden. Lastly, they touch on how climate change is leading to more and more Peshtigo-like fires. News: LaCrosse overdoses increasing, Evers’ PFAS budget initiatives, and the supreme court election.

Sources:

News

https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/25/us/politics/wisconsin-supreme-court-election.html
https://www.wpr.org/la-crosse-sees-rise-fentanuyl-overdoses-doctors-warn-drug-tranq-could-be-culprit
https://www.wpr.org/evers-proposes-100m-combat-pfas-polluted-communities-hope-bipartisan-solution

Main topic

https://beltmag.com/fire-peshtigo-wisconsin-1871-anniversary/
https://disasterdoc.org/the-new-age-of-wildfire-firestorms/#:~:text=%E2%80%9CThe%20Peshtigo%20Paradigm%E2%80%9D%20is%20the,campaigns%20in%20Germany%20and%20Japan
http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200211/27_hemphills_peshtigofire/
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23042623/fire-approaches-peshtigo-shortly-after/?_gl=1*s4nuki*_ga*NTk3MDk4ODk0LjE2NzQ5MTYyMTM.*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*MTY3NDkxNjIxNS4xLjAuMTY3NDkxNjIxNS42MC4wLjA.
https://www.newspapers.com/clip/23040412/peshtigo-fire-consumes-oxygen/?_gl=1*1skykvg*_ga*NTk3MDk4ODk0LjE2NzQ5MTYyMTM.*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*MTY3NDkxNjIxNS4xLjEuMTY3NDkxNjMxMi40Ni4wLjA.

Palate cleanser

https://97zokonline.com/ixp/723/p/mothman-sighting-illinois-airport/?fbclid=IwAR1e5VPgl8JAz_o4sPNftb1KBKxe_mjT02lKvLVrw1ag7WYwc2RHvOnfmTE

Duration: 1h 41m

Date: 01/31/2023



Truax Field & UFOs over the Great Lakes


C.J. and Kent discuss the recent shoot down of a UFO by planes based at Madison's Truax Field. They also discuss the history of UFO encounters reported by pilots based at Truax, including the Kinross Incident, in which a fighter jet disappeared without a trace over Lake Superior. News: Black History Month resolution, Foxconn underpaying employees, and indigenous olympic games return.

Sources:

News

https://www.wkow.com/news/officials-another-object-shot-down-over-lake-huron-by-u-s-aircraft/article_dd2f1528-ab16-11ed-aff8-731551d1df85.html
https://www.wpr.org/after-controversy-black-history-month-resolution-moves-forward-some-bipartisan-support
https://www.wpr.org/indigenous-olympic-games-madeline-island-snow-snake
https://www.wpr.org/lawsuit-foxconn-employee-underpaid-employees

Main topic

https://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/2023/02/13/ufo-lake-huron/69898091007/
https://www.wkow.com/news/officials-another-object-shot-down-over-lake-huron-by-u-s-aircraft/article_dd2f1528-ab16-11ed-aff8-731551d1df85.html
https://www.history.com/news/ufo-fighter-jet-disappears-over-lake-superior-kinross-incident

Palate cleanser

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/the-rhinelapus-rhinelander-wisconsin

Duration: 1h 31m

Date: 02/14/2023



Oops All New 4: Oops We Did it Again


This week C.J. and Kent discuss a lawsuit brought against PSSI for violating child labor laws, a $25 million dollar package from the EPA for PFAS remediation in small towns, the Wisconsin Supreme Court primary, and an update to the “UFO” shot down over Lake Huron.

Sources:

News https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-company-pays-fine-illegally-employing-child-labor-pssi https://www.wpr.org/epa-devotes-25m-grants-wisconsin-address-pfas-small-communities https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/02/17/how-the-democracy-principle-could-redeem-the-wisconsin-supreme-court/ https://www.fox2detroit.com/news/lake-huron-search-for-shot-down-ufo-debris-suspended-due-to-low-chance-of-recovery https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43290/the-second-coming Palate cleanser https://www.foxnews.com/us/wisconsin-bored-security-guard-handcuffs

Duration: 1h 16m

Date: 02/21/2023



Oops All News 5: Protasiewicz Protasie-wins


This week Kent and C.J. stick to the news! They discuss recent anti-LGBTQ publications showing up in Evansville, Wisconsin Ukrainians and the anniversary of the invasion, and the WI Supreme Court primary and coming April election.

Sources:

News

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43997/the-rime-of-the-ancient-mariner-text-of-1834
https://www.wkow.com/news/evansville-newspaper-under-fire-after-sending-multiple-anti-lgbtq-publications-to-residents/article_f4c3f27a-af3b-11ed-b062-7fc4f5cfd09e.html?fbclid=IwAR1gPSyG5FzBLIyhUz7WG5PIPKLWGFUKWJvqEz-4at39UwVrrA7PUx5uJqk
https://www.wpr.org/anniversary-russian-invasion-ukraine-wisconsin-ukrainians-help-their-country
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/02/22/protasiewicz-cruises-to-primary-victory-with-focus-on-her-values/
https://www.wpr.org/liberal-candidates-outpace-conservatives-wisconsin-supreme-court-primary

Palate cleanser

https://www.foxnews.com/us/wisconsin-man-third-dwi-allegedly-driving-drunk-live-chicken-shoulder

Duration: 1h 29m

Date: 02/28/2023



News Highlight Mini-sode: Dan Kelly's Extremism


This week C.J. is solo as he talks about Dan Kelly's extremist view of the law.

Duration: 24m

Date: 03/07/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part One: The Man & the Myth


This week Kent and C.J. talk about Frank Lloyd Wright’s first days in Chicago. As well as the lies he told about them in the name of manufacturing his personal image. News: Frozen pizza, New Hope Cave ancient bone excavation, and 50% WI black neighborhoods found to be jails.

Sources:

News

https://www.nbcnews.com/id/wbna23887932?fbclid=IwAR3yFwVfkH3L9IqNBkkopSxat-XYVHnRwAmMhG8rGaZG3UiNFNrH_pTRxWQ
https://wisconsinlife.org/story/gimme-pizza-wisconsinites-love-of-frozen-pizza-helps-fuel-production/?fbclid=IwAR1CwVkyZluOaX8hlqFZk2GiK7Xqdlz4iDiYcYJxmg2xpmtvT8Sk1Kmkqnc
http://www.sofiatopia.org/maat/cannibal.htm
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2016-08-09/half-of-wisconsin-s-black-neighborhoods-are-jails

Main topic

`https://www.britannica.com/biography/Frank-Lloyd-Wright2
Hendrickson, Paul. Plagued by Fire Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.nbc15.com/2023/02/23/results-are-winners-madison-snowplow-naming-contest-announced/

Duration: 1h 41m

Date: 03/14/2023



News Highlight Mini-sode: WI GOP Attacks Food Assistance


Join CJ in a new news highlight mini episode discussing the WI GOPs latest attack on food assistance in the state.

Duration: 25m

Date: 03/21/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part Two: Cecil Corwin and the Bootlegs


This week C.J. and Kent continue their conversation about Frank Lloyd Wright by discussing his first decade in Chicago, his mentor Cecil Corwin, as well as his rise to prominence. News: Insurrectionist campaigns for Kelly, and expanding access to driver’s licenses in WI.

Duration: 2h 01m

Date: 03/28/2023



Wisconsin Supreme Court Election Special


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the upcoming Wisconsin Supreme Court election between Janet Protasiewicz and Dan Kelly. They focus on the election's potential impacts on our democracy, environment, and abortion rights.

Duration: 1h 50m

Date: 04/03/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part Three: Architectural Fight Club


This week C.J. and Kent continue their conversation about Frank Lloyd Wright by discussing his time in Oak Park, Illinois, a period from about 1896 to 1910. News: Supreme court election reactions and newly-elected state Senator aims impeachment threats at Protasiewicz.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-supreme-court-election-young-voter-turnout-uw-campus-college
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2023/03/27/knodl-says-he-would-consider-impeaching-protasiewicz-if-hes-in-senate/70052973007/?fbclid=IwAR2CwTuegrJAiDJW5qkMGaYgnoxcja7ZcZNpmTWq-UJJN5s9AGn0u0FdxfE
https://www.hellenicgods.org/orphic-hymn-to-aphrodite

Main topic

Hendrickson, Paul. Plagued by Fire. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.centralwinews.com/news/2020/08/19/area-man-questions-origin-of-mysterious-prints/?destination=star-news&fbclid=IwAR03MiTvhb5oCVrPow7c8k8i30MsZoDaLIjrwN-UZc3XHHsaLbj_QP0bHj4

Duration: 1h 38m

Date: 04/11/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part IV: World’s Worst Dad


C.J. And Kent continue their discussion about Frank Lloyd Wright, this time discussing his blossoming romance with Mamah, his elopement with her, and just how bad of a father FLW really was.News: Brett Favre welfare scam update, Wausau school board ethics complaint, and recent wildfires discussion.

Sources:

News

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43687/the-tyger
https://mississippitoday.org/2023/04/13/brett-favre-volleyball-aaron-rodgers-jimmy-buffett/

https://www.thewausonian.com/p/another-ethics-complaint-this-time?utm_source=substack&utm_medium=email https://www.wpr.org/wildfire-burns-acres-jackson-county-fire-emergency

Palate cleanser

https://www.wkow.com/news/wausau-museum-ends-up-on-jeopardy-as-a-question/article_308bc094-fa5e-51eb-a18d-616a8cd11ee4.html

Duration: 1h 31m

Date: 04/19/2023



Brutal Wisconsin News Round-up 4/25/23


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news. They discuss the GOP’s proposed Riot Bill, the death of State Archaeologist Jim Skibo, the appalling handling of the remains of Indigenous ancestors by our state’s institutions, as well as charges being brought against disgraced former-cardinal Theodore McCarrick.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/04/17/wisconsin-republicans-riot-bill-endangers-free-speech/
https://www.wkow.com/news/crime/authorities-identify-diver-who-died-after-being-pulled-from-lake-mendota/article_56717bf8-dd56-11ed-b545-b7a5976e6260.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter_WKOW
https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/ex-cardinal-mccarrick-charged-in-wisconsin-with-sex-abuse/ar-AA19XWr6?ocid=msedgntp&cvid=76f52a50f9a04d44901be93fa20beb95&ei=13
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/04/21/decades-after-repatriation-law-oshkosh-institutions-hold-remains-of-more-than-200-native-americans/

Palate cleanser

https://www.tulsapeople.com/no-apology/article_d76c97dd-6154-56bc-8d92-4c8a9139a7a4.html

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 04/25/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part V: Taliesin (“Tell Me About the Murders Spencer.”)


C.J. visited Frank Lloyd Wright's home and studio, Taliesin, last week, so in this episode he fills Kent in on his experiences. News: Stubbs nomination controversy, the recent train derailment, and RoJo loves climate change.

Sources:

News

https://madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/why-shelia-stubbs-nomination-to-lead-dane-county-human-services-is-facing-controversy/article_25b68950-7731-5c3c-9761-b855f96beea9.html
https://www.cnn.com/2023/04/27/us/wisconsin-trail-derailment/index.html
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2023/04/28/ron-johnson-said-climate-change-could-be-good-for-wisconsin-experts-disagree/70157996007/

Main topic

https://archive.org/details/autobiography00fran_0/page/200/mode/2up?view=theater
Hendrickson, Paul. Plagued by Fire (pp. 9-10). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.wisn.com/article/woman-uses-sex-toys-as-props-in-school-board-meeting/43703449#

Duration: 1h 57m

Date: 05/02/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part VI: the Taliesin Massacre


This week C.J. and Kent talk about the murder of seven people, including Mamah Borthwick and her children. These murders took place at the hands of Julian Carlton, an employee of Frank Lloyd Wright’s. News: Ho-Chunk clan circle dedication, UW Madison protests, and Stubbs’ appointment update.

Sources:

News

https://www.wkow.com/news/ho-chunk-clan-circle-dedicated-on-uw-madisons-campus/article_85bc59a0-eac6-11ed-9cf6-1f59c2fae2aa.html
https://www.wpr.org/uw-madison-protests-racist-video-legislature-cut-diversity-funding-dei
https://www.channel3000.com/news/dane-county-board-rejects-stubbs-appointment-to-lead-department-of-human-services/article_e2dadd24-eab1-11ed-9f32-c3d796a39832.html
https://www.theroot.com/uw-madison-under-fire-after-student-s-violent-racist-r-1850399851

Main topic

https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/famous-murders/taliesin-massacre-frank-lloyd-wright/
Hendrickson, Paul. Plagued by Fire (p. 8). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.channel3000.com/news/dmv-rolls-out-new-ice-age-trail-license-plates-featuring-wooly-mammoth/article_6d554e38-e825-11ed-924c-0b74d48d63b3.html?fbclid=IwAR2NCQ4k05CEvz1iEquoQvBXHNKYNQbHb-uRcZ4BCryMKVtyHTFfOhbvbDQ

Duration: 1h 54m

Date: 05/09/2023



The GOP and Early Stage Fascism


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the news, talking about an overreaction to an innocent prank, the Wisconsin GOP's increasingly fascist bent, and Judge Woldt, who is a judge out of control.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2022/05/31/the-wisconsin-gops-search-for-inappropriate-books-in-school-districts/
https://news.yahoo.com/wisconsin-law-allow-prosecution-school-120100661.html?guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS8&guce_referrer_sig=AQAAAIr_ZcQ72JOx_bN9Xv79pH7rfMRr6cP-Z3o8PMeP3mtsok4Rw4HQvpjO0y-xmI7M6INkAiAlzvaJNMxjarQSyYIuv8qXj-joPngRMZVJYcfu6AT7nVmbw4xkPINEQESXJcCyd29H5wLZllKkug5tvQoi81q4ggNUvrBJTWifQe38&guccounter=2
https://www.hngnews.com/mcfarland_thistle/news/school/mcfarland-school-board-to-create-committee-for-renaming-ceps/article_19d43a5c-ea29-11ed-b4c6-4b0b8a32e69b.html
https://www.wkow.com/news/waukesha-man-arrested-for-detaining-a-boy-who-rang-his-doorbell/article_cbd046b8-eee5-11ed-b7eb-c34dba89b9f2.html
https://www.wpr.org/uw-eliminate-diversity-equity-and-inclusion-statements-job-applicants-vos-threatens-funding-cuts
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/republicans-propose-to-restrict-books-prosecute-school-staff/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/wisconsin-gop-invites-qanon-jan-6-conspiracy-theorist-to-speak-at-state-convention/
https://www.wpr.org/complaint-alleges-winnebago-county-judge-threatened-attorney-who-supported-his-opponent
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/46565/ozymandias
https://seattlebusinessmag.com/financial-services/finance-football-uw/

Palate cleanser

https://www.tmj4.com/news/local-news/dodgers-player-rents-airbnb-refuses-to-stay-at-haunted-pfister-hotel-in-milwaukee

Duration: 1h 24m

Date: 05/16/2023



The GOP and the Self-licking Ice Cream Cone


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news and talk about PFAS, the Supreme Court, the disparity in infant mortality, as well as a series of robocall electoral scams.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/05/19/republicans-approve-125-million-for-pfas-mitigation-without-specifying-how-to-use-it/
https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-supreme-court-rules-its-too-late-victim-sue-athletic-group-over-coach-sexual-assault
https://www.channel3000.com/news/troubling-disparities-in-infant-mortality-rates-remain-in-wisconsin-reports-find/article_7fec7e1a-f5d4-11ed-94c3-7f45ca52d887.html
https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2023/05/14/us/politics/scam-robocalls-donations-policing-veterans.html
https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/05/26/bill-to-teach-hmong-and-asian-american-history-gets-public-hearing/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Wausau%20Pilot%20Morning%20News%20Update&utm_campaign=Morning%20Update%20CURRENT%20as%20of%20March%202023

Palate cleanser

https://www.jsonline.com/story/communities/south/news/2019/10/23/check-out-these-7-haunted-sites-around-milwaukee-area/3983100002/?fbclid=IwAR0YmCA-gSg9qwCL-X7F1P5c1bUh4zqIRUQXT9Y9jY3G4zrpKpeQI7tfu4A

Duration: 1h 31m

Date: 05/31/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part VII: The Murders Revisited


This week C.J. is joined by Lacey Jane, a Madison-based artist whose work can be found on Facebook (Lacey Jane's Art Expressions) and Instagram (Lacey Jane's Designs). They discuss their recent trip to Taliesin and the murder of Mamah, her two children, and four other people, at the hands of Julian Carlton.

Sources:

Main topic

https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/famous-murders/taliesin-massacre-frank-lloyd-wright/
Hendrickson, Paul. Plagued by Fire (p. 8). Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Kindle Edition.

Duration: 1h 03m

Date: 06/06/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part VIII: In the Wake of the Massacre


C.J. And Kent talk about the aftermath of the Taliesin killings, as well as the beginnings of Frank Lloyd Wright's tumultuous relationship with Maude "Miriam" Noel. News: Colectivo Coffee union, MSD school new marijuana rules, Wausau man threatens police, and GOP alcohol deregulation bill.

Sources:

News

https://madison.com/news/local/education/local_schools/madison-school-district-unveils-new-rules-on-marijuana-fake-guns/article_4f7f0d62-0400-11ee-b152-df9f6bcbba0f.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/colectivo-coffee-employees-ratify-first-contract-union-announces/
https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/06/09/court-docs-wausau-man-threatens-police-with-explosives/?utm_source=ActiveCampaign&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Wausau%20Pilot%20Morning%20News%20Update&utm_campaign=Morning%20Update%20CURRENT%20as%20of%20March%202023
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2023/06/09/wisconsin-alcohol-industry-overhauled-under-sweeping-bill/70305865007/
https://www.wkow.com/news/report-fentanyl-now-top-killer-of-wisconsinites-ages-25-54/article_8e198130-0624-11ee-9459-df18b4d75477.html

Main topic

https://www.britannica.com/biography/Frank-Lloyd-Wright
http://www.steinerag.com/flw/Artifact%20Pages/PhMiriam.htm
https://www.keiranmurphy.com/taliesin-ii-the-forgotten-middle-child-of-taliesin/
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/data/batches/ndhi_frontier_ver01/data/sn89074405/00295863249/1915111201/0388.pdf
https://www.keiranmurphy.com/tag/miriam-noel-wright/
Palate cleanser

https://www.cultofweird.com/blog/abandoned-house-fond-du-lac/

Poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=13680

Duration: 1h 41m

Date: 06/13/2023



Anti-Trans Legislation Amid the Wildfire Smoke


C.J. And Kent talk about the aftermath of the Taliesin killings, as well as the beginnings of Frank Lloyd Wright's tumultuous relationship with Maude "Miriam" Noel. News: Colectivo Coffee union, MSD school new marijuana rules, Wausau man threatens police, and GOP alcohol deregulation bill.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-tribal-leaders-hail-supreme-court-ruling-upholding-indian-child-welfare-act
https://www.wpr.org/litigation-arm-wmc-sues-dnr-over-cleanup-requirements-under-states-spills-law
https://www.fox6now.com/news/canadian-wildfires-impact-wisconsin-again-6th-air-quality-alert
https://www.wpr.org/republican-block-medicaid-coverage-transgender-health-services
https://www.wkow.com/news/air-quality-advisory-issued-for-significant-portion-of-state-due-to-increased-surface-ozone/article_c3efa18c-0eca-11ee-b3fd-47e43432786d.html

Palate cleanser

https://www.cultofweird.com/blog/witherell-house/

Duration: 1h 21m

Date: 06/20/2023



The GOP & the Bungled Budget


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news and discuss the Supreme Court striking down the Biden administration’s proposed student relief, the strikes at local unionized Starbucks, and the numerous ways in which the Republican-controlled legislature has gone against the interests and will of their constituents.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/supreme-court-strikes-down-biden-student-loan-debt-forgiveness-plan
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/06/30/gop-budget-is-a-declaration-of-war-how-will-evers-respond/
https://www.wkow.com/news/starbucks-partners-strike-after-stores-were-accused-of-banning-or-removing-pride-decor/article_62318d0a-1859-11ee-aacb-ff6e3b229cf4.html
https://www.nbc15.com/2023/06/29/deforest-man-accused-threatening-officials-faces-federal-jail-time/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/republicans-reject-amendments-to-repeal-wisconsins-1849-abortion-ban/
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/wisconsin-gop-senators-defeat-marijuana-legalization-amendment-led-by-top-democrat/
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/browse?contentId=21264
https://captimes.com/news/education/obscenity-ban-police-respect-lessons-among-wisconsin-school-bills/article_60a2d3ae-47b3-54e1-987a-d1bb4cb99884.html

Duration: 1h 29m

Date: 07/05/2023



Evers, the Line-item Veto, and 400 Years of School Funding


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news and discuss the Supreme Court striking down the Biden administration’s proposed student relief, the strikes at local unionized Starbucks, and the numerous ways in which the Republican-controlled legislature has gone against the interests and will of their constituents.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsin-judge-lawsuit-repeal-abortion-ban-can-continue
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/07/06/us/wisconsin-school-funding-400-years.html#:~:text=SKIP%20ADVERTISEMENT-,With%20a%20Creative%20Edit%2C%20the%20Wisconsin%20Governor%20Raised%20School%20Funding,funding%20%E2%80%94%20until%20the%20year%202425.&text=Sign%20Up%20for%20the%20Education,the%20latest%20U.S.%20education%20news.
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/u-s-rep-gallagher-says-barbie-movie-shows-communist-chinas-influence-on-hollywood/
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/07/07/republicans-declare-defeat-double-down-on-bitterness-after-evers-line-item-vetoes-their-budget/
https://www.wausaudailyherald.com/story/news/edutcation/2023/07/07/ocr-rhinelander-title-ix-agreement-after-nonbinary-student-harassed/70388353007/
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/51642/invictus

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/6/29/woman-reports-encounter-with-tall-dark-winged-creature-that-had-a-human-face-in-alton-illinois
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/7/6/friend-of-eyewitness-reports-historical-sightings-of-bizarre-winged-creatures-in-northwest-suburb-of-chicago

Duration: 1h 23m

Date: 07/11/2023



Mothman in the Wildfire Smoke


This week C.J. and Kent discuss more mothman sightings, the US soldier who crossed the DMZ into North Korea, as well as a wildfire in Waushara County.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/us-soldier-who-crossed-north-korea-has-wisconsin-ties
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/waushara-county-wildefire-that-covered-830-acres-is-part-of-a-bigger-picture/
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/7/8/reports-from-the-void-chicago-area-flying-humanoid-sighting-that-i-never-thought-to-report

Main topic

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/47652/because-i-could-not-stop-for-death-479

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/7/21/reports-from-the-void-sighting-of-mothman-in-lebanon-hills-regional-park

Duration: 45m

Date: 07/25/2023



A Shifting of the Balance


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news and discuss our state’s problem with alcohol, the new liberal majority on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, possible redistricting, and Obreros Unidos.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/wisconsins-death-grip-alcohol-killing-more-residents
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/08/02/wisconsin-supreme-court-tilts-on-its-axis-at-historic-swearing-in/
https://thehill.com/homenews/state-watch/4138009-wisconsin-governor-pushes-for-prosecution-2020-fake-electors/
https://captimes.com/news/wisconsin-migrant-workers-marched-to-madison-and-never-stopped/article_f28d9235-d0b5-5ae8-b8d7-cc3454a227a7.html
https://apnews.com/article/wisconsin-redistricting-republicans-democrats-044fd026b8cade1bded8e37a1c40ffda
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49000/lady-lazarus

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/7/27/non-human-entities-recovered-by-us-during-ufo-crash-retrievals-whistleblower-says-at-congressional-hearing

Duration: 1h 54m

Date: 08/09/2023



Rebecca Bradley Can’t Stop Updating Her Own Wikipedia


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news, discussing more developments in the Wisconsin Supreme Court, a civil case against the ten false electors, a racial slur used for a cow’s name in the State Fair, and Kenosha Police punching a black man at an Applebee’s.

Sources:

News

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/55968/this-place-rumord-to-have-been-sodom
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/08/10/what-a-temper-tantrum-by-the-wisconsin-supreme-courts-chief-justice-tells-us/
https://madison.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/wisconsin-fake-electors-lawsuit/article_fc7fbaa0-2b26-11ee-a7a5-bfcfdbb6fbc5.html
https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/milwaukee/news/2023/08/11/cdc-data-shows-wisconsin-suicide-rates-continue-to-increase
https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/police-in-wisconsin-arrest-wrong-guy-at-applebees-while-suspects-hide-in-bathroom/
https://www.wisn.com/article/cow-named-after-racial-slur-sparks-state-fair-controversy/44797473#

Palate cleanser

https://www.sheboygansun.com/history/history-uncovered-weird-wisconsin-laws/article_c2f57de8-3748-11ec-8348-3fa52dd9f562.html

Duration: 59m

Date: 08/15/2023

RoJo: Lord of the Man-Faced Pigs


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news and discuss Cory Tomczyk, a Republican lawmaker who allegedly called a child an anti-gay slur at a public meeting, as well as Ron Johnson running cover for the Green Bay Sweep. They also discuss the life of Ada Deer, a trailblazer for Indigenous rights, as well as burials discovered on the Lac du Flambeau reservation.

Sources:

News

https://www.lgbtqnation.com/2023/08/gop-lawmaker-allegedly-called-a-child-fg-hes-suing-a-newspaper-for-reporting-on-it/
https://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/18/us/ada-deer-dead.html
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2023/08/25/ron-johnson-says-wisconsin-fake-electors-shouldnt-be-charged/70680003007/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/native-american-issues/2023/08/25/lac-du-flambeau-researchers-find-gravesites-under-wisconsin-church-lot/70650470007/
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/148652/nothing-gold-can-stay-5c095cc5ab679

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/8/19/man-reports-sighting-of-mysterious-big-black-animal-in-hartford-wisconsin
https://pinebarrensinstitute.com/cryptids/2018/8/18/cryptid-profile-the-man-faced-pigs-of-brussels

Duration: 1h 22m

Date: 08/29/2023



The Beast of Bray Road Revisited


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s first hearing, fines for Florence hardwoods, a company whose negligence cost a 16-year-old their life, and, in better news, Top Chef filming in Milwaukee. They also revisit a topic from a previous episode, the Beast of Bray Road, mainly because C.J. watched a really bad documentary about it.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/09/07/new-wisconsin-supreme-court-meets-for-first-time-in-hearing-on-eviction-records-rule-change/
https://www.wpr.org/northern-wisconsin-sawmill-fined-nearly-200k-following-death-teen-summer
https://www.wpr.org/top-chef-filming-milwaukee-will-highlight-citys-exploding-food-scene
Main topic

https://www.historydefined.net/beast-of-bray-road/

Palate cleanser
https://www.kxan.com/news/weird-news/ap-bell-tolls-for-wisconsin-man-who-wins-hemingway-look-alike-contest/

Duration: 1h 21m

Date: 09/12/2023



Frank Lloyd Wright Part X: The Imperial Hotel


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s first hearing, fines for Florence hardwoods, a company whose negligence cost a 16-year-old their life, and, in better news, Top Chef filming in Milwaukee. They also revisit a topic from a previous episode, the Beast of Bray Road, mainly because C.J. watched a really bad documentary about it.

Sources:

Poem

Furuhito, Takechi. 1000 Poems from the Manyōshū: The Complete Nippon Gakujutsu Shinkokai Translation, Dover Publ., Mineola, NY, 2005, pp. 62–62.

News

https://www.wpr.org/assembly-republicans-advance-fast-tracked-proposal-revamp-how-wisconsins-political-maps-are-drawn
https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2023/09/14/wisconsin-supreme-court-hears-arguments-in-case-on-allowing-prior-sexual-assault-as-evidence/
https://apnews.com/article/wisconsin-supreme-court-impeachment-56516aad2371cb851ce0c8ae816a9c5c
Main topic

https://www.dezeen.com/2017/06/15/imperial-hotel-tokyo-japan-frank-lloyd-wright-150th-anniversary/
https://archive.org/details/in.ernet.dli.2015.61386/page/n213/mode/2up?q=Imperial+

Duration: 1h 40m

Date: 09/19/2023



Flamingos in Lake Michigan


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the warning of an election watchdog, the revival of the Ho-Chunk language, and the flamingos in Lake Michigan.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/09/22/wisconsin-is-a-top-worry-for-election-watchdog/
https://www.wpr.org/ho-chunk-nation-language-indigenous-disappear-app-teach-another-generation
https://www.wpr.org/black-men-more-likely-incarcerated-wisconsin-criminal-justice-uw-madison
https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/8/28/woman-reports-series-of-encounters-with-ufos-and-weird-humanoids-from-west-virginia-to-illinois

Palate cleanser

https://www.wisn.com/article/flamingo-sighting-lake-michigan-wisconsin/45269142

Duration: 51m

Date: 09/26/2023



Kent Went to Taliesin


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the warning of an election watchdog, the revival of the Ho-Chunk language, and the flamingos in Lake Michigan.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/10/06/chaos-backstabbing-and-the-butt-crack-debate-the-week-in-politics/
https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/147117/my-standard-response
https://www.wpr.org/amazon-continues-expanding-its-wisconsin-footprint-state-joins-ftc-lawsuit

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/10/6/reports-from-the-void-bat-human-looking-creature

Duration: 1h 13m

Date: 10/10/2023



Ben Shapiro and Other Lovecraftian Monsters


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the USS Milwaukee, Ben Shapiro speaking at UW Madison, racial inequity in Dane County, and supposed rites performed at Wisconsin lakes to summon Lovecraftian deities.

Sources:

Poem

Derleth, August. Dark of the Moon: Poems of Fantasy and the Macabre, Granger Books, Miami, 1976.

News

https://www.wpr.org/morning-show-uss-milwaukee-voyage-ends-failures-costly-navy-ships-built-wisconsin
https://www.nbc15.com/2023/10/12/ben-shapiro-speak-uw-madison/?fbclid=IwAR1GNYQZvMsZggRKxbLOp-XNCigh46gRzA6bkB-lF1MWcIk2OAlaeSDvQdA
https://fox11online.com/news/local/marian-university-launches-scholarship-program-honoring-packers-linebacker-turned-phd-dr-george-koonce-lambeau-field-mark-murphy-higher-education?fbclid=IwAR1Y1fLM-oDkajXYNfxmbJ-cB5aBCBdJ9h_TwGYgJphrx6D9bb0zGHk5qDA
https://madison.com/news/local/government-politics/race-to-equity-madison-black-residents/article_11bab62e-6856-11ee-ac86-378618691a75.html
Main topic

https://www.wisconsinfrights.com/lake-monsters-and-lovecraft/

Palate cleanser

https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/strange-phenomenon-is-causing-loons-to-fall-out-of-the-sky-in-northern-wisconsin/

Duration: 1h 22m

Date: 10/17/2023



The Cult of the Black Snake


This week Kent and C.J. discuss news, including book bans in Menominee Falls, the continuing attempts to impeach Janet Protasiewicz, a man who repeatedly brought a firearm to the Wisconsin State Capitol and asked to speak to Governor Evers, and an incident in which a woman assaulted a man with a knife in front of the Old Fashioned. For the main topic, they continue to discuss the Cult of the Black Snake, August Derleth, Michael Bertiaux, and Kenneth Grant.

Sources:

Poem

https://neuroticpoets.com/plath/poem/madgirl

News

https://www.wpr.org/menomonee-falls-school-district-removing-more-30-book-titles-high-school-library
https://www.wpr.org/judge-hear-arguments-secret-panel-protasiewicz-impeachment-vos#:~:text=The%20case%2C%20filed%20by%20the,to%20proceed%20with%20that%20lawsuit
https://www.cnn.com/2023/10/18/us/wisconsin-state-capitol-arrest-gun-charge/index.html
https://www.wkow.com/townnews/police/2-people-arrested-after-fight-involving-a-knife-at-a-madison-restaurant/article_e5a13080-6f09-11ee-8e81-db02a28055f7.html

Main topic

https://www.proquest.com/docview/1834037940
Grant, Kenneth. Cults of the Shadow. Starfire Publishing, 2013.
Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/10/18/witness-reports-encounter-with-cryptid-canine-during-inexplicable-darkness-at-rock-cut-state-park-in-illinois

Duration: 2h 22m

Date: 10/24/2023



Cracking and Packing


On this very special Halloween Episode C.J. and Kent discuss book bans, a guardian article about our gerrymandered state, and some Halloween spookiness.

Sources:

Poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/48729/the-shadow-on-the-stone

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2023/10/27/two-wisconsin-bills-take-differing-approaches-to-book-ban-activity/71291763007/
https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/oct/27/republicans-gerrymandering-redistricting-wisconsin-supreme-court

Main topic

https://fanbuzz.com/college-football/big-ten/camp-randall-stadium-haunted/
https://www.milwaukeemag.com/the-civil-war-vet-who-haunted-his-own-grave/

Duration: 1h 08m

Date: 10/31/2023



Weird Wisconsin News of the Past


On this very special Halloween Episode C.J. and Kent discuss book bans, a guardian article about our gerrymandered state, and some Halloween spookiness.

Sources:

Poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44484/to-autumn

News

https://www.wpr.org/nonprofit-breaks-ground-center-focused-revitalizing-menominee-tribes-native-language
https://www.wbay.com/2023/11/03/survey-finds-pfas-71-shallow-private-wells-across-wisconsin/
https://themarijuanaherald.com/2023/11/wisconsin-marijuana-bill-would-garner-166-million-in-annual-tax-revenue-says-government-analysis/
https://wisconsinwatch.org/2023/11/wisconsin-republican-constitution-amendments-conservative-agenda/

Duration: 1h 49m

Date: 11/7/2023



The Mystery of Doveland Wisconsin Part One: Project Sanguine


This week C.J. and Kent talk about the urban legends surrounding Doveland, Wisconsin as well as the much more real Project Sanguine, a plan by the US Navy to turn 40% of Wisconsin into a giant low-frequency transmitter. They also discuss Microsoft’s investment into the Mount Pleasant land originally meant for Foxconn, an order for the secret meetings regarding the impeachment proceedings against Justice Protasiewicz, and the rise in feral hogs in the state.

Sources:

Poem

https://www.counterpunch.org/2004/08/14/nuclear-disarmament-in-a-time-of-globalization/

News

https://www.wpr.org/microsoft-expand-investment-mount-pleasant-foxconn-billions
https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/campaigns/wisconsin-judge-ordered-to-provide-impeachment-records


https://www.waow.com/news/wisconsin/feral-hogs-have-been-spotted-in-wisconsin/article_fb7188d6-ef1c-547b-9ff9-132eb06ea062.html Main topic

https://www.ranker.com/list/doveland-wisconsin-urban-legend/amanda-boisen?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=creepy&pgid=1011190218967434&utm_campaign=doveland-wisconsin-urban-legend&fbclid=IwAR1jpyatBRUbO2X-_pzEiMU9oSiwcVma1iYIbz-wM0J5fqjs7Ggsgg_Pf-w
https://theghostinmymachine.com/2022/01/24/unresolved-what-happened-to-doveland-wisconsin-and-did-it-ever-exist-at-all/
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2015/07/11/wisconsinites-reported-missing/30015147/
https://ss.sites.mtu.edu/mhugl/2019/10/30/project-sanguine-gecooper/ https://pages.hep.wisc.edu/~prepost/ELF.pdf

Palate cleanser

https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2023/11/07/alligator-Lake-Michigan-South-Milwaukee-Wisconsin/8841699379834/

Duration: 1h 35m

Date: 11/16/2023



Blood Tribe = Nazi Trash


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the sentencing of the woman who murdered her friend with Visine, bipartisan support of a pilot program exploring the use of psilocybin-containing mushrooms to treat PTSD in veterans, and UW System budget cuts due to the Republican's fight over DEI. Additionally, they discuss the neonazi group “Blood Tribe,” who marched on State Street recently to attempt an intimidate people

Sources:

Poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/42577/coal

News

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/wisconsin-woman-found-guilty-fatally-poisoning-friend-eyedrops-rcna125282
https://www.marijuanamoment.net/bipartisan-wisconsin-lawmakers-file-bill-to-create-psilocybin-research-pilot-program-for-military-veterans-with-ptsd/
https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2023/11/uw-professors-students-attempt-to-rebuild-after-budget-cuts-gut-campuses

Main topic

https://www.dailycardinal.com/article/2023/11/neo-nazi-group-holds-rally-in-downtown-madison
https://extremismterms.adl.org/glossary/esoteric-hitlerism?_gl=1*iuyv0x*_ga*MTg4NTE5MTYzLjE3MDA1OTY5OTE.*_ga_S9QB0F2PB5*MTcwMDU5Njk5MC4xLjEuMTcwMDU5NzE2NS4wLjAuMA..
https://www.adl.org/resources/backgrounder/blood-tribe

Palate cleanser

https://www.wearegreenbay.com/news/local-news/wisconsin-particular-preference-for-frozen-pizza-analysis-finds/

Duration: 1h 16m

Date: 11/22/2023



Doveland, Wisconsin Part Two: Kernels of Truth


This week C.J. and Kent talk about the opening of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s hearings about our gerrymandered election maps, mental health in the UW system, and Evers’ use of an anonymous email. For the main topic they continue their discussion of Doveland, Wisconsin, a supposedly vanished town. They talk about some of the possible kernels of truth that have helped make this urban legend of the digital age, such as paper towns, Wisconsin’s missing people, and the association with Project Sanguine.

Sources:

Poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/29479/fever-103

News

https://www.wkow.com/news/a-great-first-step-watershed-advocates-respond-to-madisons-decision-to-reduce-salt-routes-this/article_17c7f8ee-8b40-11ee-8c26-bf26a3ad5509.html
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/education/2023/11/22/uw-system-mental-health-data-counselor-caseloads-student-demand/70982434007/
https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2024-election/wisconsin-supreme-court-hears-arguments-redistricting-case-widespread-rcna125186
https://madison.com/news/state-regional/government-politics/tony-evers-warren-spahn/article_9d25deea-8d28-11ee-b794-afe17be698dc.html

Main topic

https://www.npr.org/sections/krulwich/2014/03/18/290236647/an-imaginary-town-becomes-real-then-not-true-story
https://archive.4plebs.org/x/thread/20124664/
https://www.postcrescent.com/story/news/local/2015/07/11/wisconsinites-reported-missing/30015147/

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 11/28/2023



Spiritualism in Wisconsin Part One: Warren Chase


This week, C.J. and Kent discuss unions filing a lawsuit against Act 10, Wisconsin prisons, and the Christmas tree erected by the Church of Satan- along with the ire it raised among conservatives. For the main topic, they start a multiple-part series investigating the roots of spiritualism in Wisconsin and cover some of its history and one of its proponents, and an all-around cool dude, Warren Chase.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2023/12/01/unions-file-lawsuit-challenging-wisconsin-act-10/
https://captimes.com/news/community/life-in-lockdown-why-wisconsin-prison-conditions-are-called-torture/article_0d05c8f6-8db5-11ee-8a4e-7f59c4483ec0.html
https://www.newsweek.com/congressman-odds-wisconsin-museum-satan-themed-christmas-tree-1848165

Main topic

https://archive.org/details/gistofspirituali00chas/page/6/mode/2up
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS1671
https://riponhistory.org/warren-chase/
https://www.researchgate.net/publication/227677635_The_Rise_of_19th-Century_American_Spiritualism_1854-1873
https://www.historyisnowmagazine.com/blog/2021/10/18/the-rise-of-spiritualism-in-19th-century-america
https://archive.org/details/spiritualismitsh0000hill
https://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2016/11/04/in-the-joints-of-their-toes/
https://www.britannica.com/topic/spiritualism-religion

Palate cleanser

https://www.wkow.com/news/bull-elk-spotted-traveling-through-towns-all-over-southern-wisconsin/article_97ff877c-8fd5-11ee-a87d-63a0e4bc6c86.html

Duration: 1h 50m

Date: 12/05/2023



Spiritualism in Wisconsin Part Two: Spiritualism and Science


This week, C.J. and Kent discuss unions filing a lawsuit against Act 10, Wisconsin prisons, and the Christmas tree erected by the Church of Satan- along with the ire it raised among conservatives. For the main topic, they start a multiple-part series investigating the roots of spiritualism in Wisconsin and cover some of its history and one of its proponents, and an all-around cool dude, Warren Chase.

Sources:

Poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/49000/lady-lazarus

News

https://www.wpr.org/uw-vos-reach-compromise-dei-release-pay-raises-university-employees
https://www.cbs58.com/news/wisconsins-ice-age-trail-north-country-scenic-trail-officially-recognized-as-national-parks
https://www.wpr.org/foxconn-qualifies-third-round-state-subsidies-scaled-down-development
https://www.wpr.org/lac-du-flambeau-tribe-felzkowski-letter-dispute

Main topic

https://ia800207.us.archive.org/22/items/gistofspirituali00chas/gistofspirituali00chas.pdf

Palate cleanser

https://www.kiro7.com/news/trending-now/parent-upset-with-kindergarten-teacher-who-used-ouija-board-in-class/498361555/

Duration: 1h 35m

Date: 12/12/2023



Spiritualism in Wisconsin Part Three: Religion and Spiritualism


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the UW System’s agreement to Vos’ terms on DEI, a program to pay for higher education for Indigenous people, the human cost of the Dobbs decision, and the resignation of a police officer accused of being an Oathkeeper. For the main topic they continue their discussion of Warren Chase’s The Gist of Spiritualism, this time focusing on his fundamental spiritual/religious ideas.

Sources:

Poem

https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/44899/an-essay-on-man-epistle-i

News

https://thehill.com/homenews/education/4360286-university-of-wisconsin-cut-diversity-initiatives-for-state-funding/
https://madison.com/opinion/column/uw-professors-dobbs-forced-at-least-1-500-unintended-births-causing-harm-to-wisconsin-communities/article_5ca609da-9912-11ee-8970-43a390d8a11c.html#tracking-source=home-top-story
https://thebadgerproject.org/2023/12/14/wisconsin-cop-who-signed-up-for-oath-keepers-resigns/
https://news.wisc.edu/uw-madison-to-cover-full-cost-of-undergraduate-degree-for-students-from-wisconsin-indian-tribes/

Main topic

https://ia800207.us.archive.org/22/items/gistofspirituali00chas/gistofspirituali00chas.pdf

Palate cleanser

https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/minnesota/news/wisconsin-woman-suffers-gunshot-wound-after-bringing-gun-into-mri-machine/

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 12/19/2023



New Year, New Election Maps


To ring in the new year Kent and C.J. stick to the news and discuss the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s ruling on our electoral maps and the GOP response, the mismanagement of PFAS remediation funds, as well as the UW Lacrosse Chancellor Joe Gow being fired for making pornography with his wife.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2023/12/29/gop-asks-wisconsin-supreme-court-to-reconsider-gerrymandering-ruling/72058808007/
https://www.wpr.org/morning-edition-wisconsin-supreme-court-legislative-maps-whats-next
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2023/12/29/gop-asks-wisconsin-supreme-court-to-reconsider-gerrymandering-ruling/72058808007/
https://www.wpr.org/state-budget-address-pfas-communities-still-waiting-relief
https://www.cnn.com/2023/12/29/us/wisconsin-la-crosse-joe-gow-terminated/index.html

Duration: 1h 02m

Date: 01/09/2024



Breitbart is Racist Propaganda


This week, Kent and C.J. discuss updates to the story of Joe Gow and reforms to prisoner’s property rights. They also discuss a Breitbart article that deceptively discusses a crisis in Whitewater that is due to an influx of immigrants in order to portray their presence as a part of a “flood” brought by Biden.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/education/higher-education/interim-uw-la-crosse-chancellor-calls-events-surrounding-gow-nuclear

https://www.wpr.org/news/state-lawmakers-vote-to-raise-limits-on-personal-property-in-prison-after-inmate-was-denied-bible Main topic

https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2024/01/09/political-spin-distorts-whitewater-immigration-crisis/
https://www.breitbart.com/economy/2024/01/03/biden-floods-small-wisconsin-town-with-1000-migrants/

Palate cleanser

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2024/01/22/glenn-grothman-proposes-ufo-reporting-uap-sightings-house-bill/72280776007/?fbclid=IwAR3Ehbnwfwpx-8reM3ZqcDCvgJ4zbe3XJ2Lrw3rlScm7vbs_Bh-IQFeyuuk

Duration: 1h 36m

Date: 01/24/2024



Wisconsin and the Confluence of Colonialism and Capitalism


This week C.J. And Kent talk about some news including our state’s budget surplus, a new bridge in Superior that is the result of Biden’s infrastructure spending, and the inequitable state of Wisconsin’s present tax code. For the main topic they talk about the season ahead and the topics we will explore, as well as the theoretical lenses through which we will view this specific period of history within our state.

Sources:

News

https://wausaupilotandreview.com/2024/01/09/report-lower-income-wisconsinites-pay-more-of-their-earnings-on-taxes-than-the-wealthiest/
https://www.wpr.org/politics/wisconsins-budget-surplus-is-shrinking-but-still-large
https://www.wpr.org/news/president-joe-biden-superior-tout-infrastructure-investments

Main topic

Bakthawar, Puri. "Capitalism in American Society as Represented in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle." LANTERN (Journal on English Language, Culture and Literature), vol. 2, no. 2, 27 Mar. 2013, pp. 284-294 , https://ejournal3.undip.ac.id/index.php/engliterature/article/view/2565. Retrieved : 7 Jan. 2024.
Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States. Beacon, 2014.
Gold Rush: The Black Hills Story. SDSHS Press, 2012.
Lepore, Jill. These Truths: A History of the United States. W.W. Norton & Company, 2023.
Long, Alexander. “Poor Jurgis Rudkus: A Multi-Theoretical Analysis of Socio-Political Development in Upton Sinclair’s the Jungle.” Minds@UW, 2015.
Marx, Karl. “Estranged Labor.” Literary Theory: An Anthology, edited by Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 2017, pp. 717–726.
Moghtader, Michael. “Discursive Determinism in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle.” CEA Critic, vol. 69, no. 3, Spring/Summer2007 2007, pp. 13–27. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&db=edo&AN=29385357&site=eds-live&scope=site.
Rivkin, Julie, and Michael Ryan. Literary Theory: An Anthology. Available from: MBS Direct, (3rd Edition). Wiley Global Research (STMS), 2017.
Said, Edward. “Orientalism.” Literary Theory: An Anthology, Wiley Blackwell, Chichester, West Sussex, UK, 2017.
Sinclair, Upton. The Jungle (Annotated): Original 1906 Edition with Updated Biography of Upton Sinclair Ridge Press. Kindle Edition.

Palate cleanser

https://www.wkow.com/news/crime/wisconsin-woman-involved-in-slender-man-attack-as-child-seeks-release-from-psychiatric-institute/article_d429b05e-c7f0-5874-ae9e-fc70560a286c.html

Duration: 1h 37m

Date: 02/06/2024



Sticking to the News


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news and discuss the Evansville Tornado, Wisconsin ranking last in art funding, and updates to the gerrymandering of our election maps in Wisconsin.

Sources:

News

https://www.nbcnews.com/science/environment/wisconsins-first-recorded-february-tornado-hits-south-capital-rcna138148
https://channel3000.com/news/wisconsin-democrats-inch-closer-to-overturning-republican-drawn-legislative-maps/article_e0f5264f-ddd0-5852-8941-4a9fe21cf30e.html
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/2024/01/31/walt-bresette-ojibwe-leader-and-environmental-hero-in-wisconsin-conservation-hall-of-fame/
https://www.wpr.org/news/wisconsin-ranks-last-in-arts-funding

Palate Cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2023/6/14/witness-reports-encounter-with-dark-red-eyed-being-that-appeared-to-take-flight-in-southeast-michigan

Duration: 49m

Date: 02/13/2024



Back to the News


This week C.J. and Kent stick to the news and discuss the Evansville Tornado, Wisconsin ranking last in art funding, and updates to the gerrymandering of our election maps in Wisconsin.

Sources:

News

https://wisconsinlife.org/story/the-fastest-girl-drummer-in-the-world-celebrating-wisconsins-viola-smith/
https://apnews.com/article/electors-trump-settlement-ballot-2020-wisconsin-f416cd04adfa9f92c382b7c9e8a94ce7
https://wisconsinexaminer.com/brief/wisconsin-supreme-court-declines-to-hear-congressional-maps-challenge/

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2024/2/21/reports-from-the-void-this-thing-moved-like-a-person

Duration: 1h 20m

Date: 03/05/2024



Wisconsin News Update 3/13/24


This week C.J. and Kent discuss the news, including police chase guidelines, mental health at UW River Falls, the Wisconsin Supreme Court reviewing a 2022 ballot dropbox decision, Evers vetoing an anti-trans law, and a Dollar General's staff quitting enmasse.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/health/mental-health/after-4-student-deaths-last-semester-uw-river-falls-campus-seeks-ways-to-heal
https://www.channel3000.com/news/wisconsin-governor-promises-to-veto-transgender-athlete-ban-passed-by-republican-legislature/article_334d4d9b-006e-500f-8e79-506db999e8d1.html
https://www.9news.com/article/news/nation-world/dollar-general-store-staff-quits-donation-policy-dispute/507-42cbc9b2-3fd5-4121-bd16-7751051275fe
https://www.channel3000.com/news/its-not-really-worth-it-the-price-of-police-pursuits/article_8fb9ae50-c12e-11ee-88e8-3342fd89dd16.html
https://www.wsaw.com/2024/03/13/wisconsin-supreme-court-will-reconsider-ruling-limiting-absentee-ballot-drop-boxes/

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2024/2/15/woman-reports-indoor-sighting-of-something-huge-with-demonic-wings-in-cicero-illinois

Duration: 1h 12m

Date: 03/13/2024



USS Wisconsin: One of the Last Battleships


This week C.J. and Kent discuss bombs threats to a Waukesha and the addition of an election denying lawyer. For the main topic they discuss the history of the battleship USS Wisconsin and its monstrous 16-inch guns.

Sources:

News

https://www.wpr.org/news/after-libs-of-tiktok-post-multiple-bomb-threats-have-been-made-at-waukesha-middle-school
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/elections/2024/03/18/rnc-hire-christina-bobb-pushed-wisconsin-false-election-claims/72989881007/

Main topic

https://www.history.navy.mil/content/history/museums/nmusn/explore/photography/ships-us/ships-usn-w/uss-wisconsin-bb64.html
https://www.history.navy.mil/our-collections/photography/us-navy-ships/battleships/wsconsin-bb-64.html
https://navycrow.com/what-does-the-impact-of-a-16in-shell-look-like/
https://www.usni.org/magazines/naval-history-magazine/2015/february/armaments-innovations-navys-supershells

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2024/3/14/reports-from-the-void-it-looked-like-a-tall-man-with-really-big-wings

Duration: 1h 50m

Date: 03/19/2024



A Brief History of Wisconsin Part I: The Ice Age and First Settlers


This week C.J. and Kent discuss a spate of wildfires, a Trump election denier being picked to head up the RNC in Wisconsin, and PFAS money. For the main topic they begin their series on a history of Wisconsin.

Sources:

News

https://www.channel3000.com/news/wisconsin-republicans-ignore-governors-call-to-spend-125m-to-combat-forever-chemicals/article_0dfe0bb2-c7d9-504f-a0ef-f8e3d9676006.html
https://www.wpr.org/environment/dnr-high-fire-risk-weekend-wildfires
https://apnews.com/article/wisconsin-republican-donald-trump-2020-election-46463044d8c07f1660673c9f5b299eff

Main topic

Dunbar-Ortiz, Roxanne. An Indigenous Peoples’ History of the United States (10th Anniversary Edition). Beacon Press, 2023.
https://wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2705
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS383
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS3584

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2024/4/11/tall-dark-human-like-winged-being-reportedly-seen-in-downtown-chicago-building

Duration: 1h 30m

Date: 04/16/2024



A Brief History of Wisconsin Part II: the Voyageurs


This week C.J. and Kent discuss a spate of wildfires, a Trump election denier being picked to head up the RNC in Wisconsin, and PFAS money. For the main topic they begin their series on a history of Wisconsin.

Sources:

News

https://pbswisconsin.org/news-item/wisconsin-voters-with-disabilities-demand-a-better-way-to-cast-absentee-ballots/
https://www.weau.com/2024/04/23/area-wisconsin-dnr-fire-officials-say-wild-land-fires-are-up-significantly-this-year-so-far/
https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/local/wisconsin/2024/04/23/how-many-people-died-in-wisconsin-prisons-waupun-in-2023-department-of-corrections/73041128007/

Main topic

https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS1665
https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/misc/lrb/blue_book/2017_2018/160_timeline.pdf
https://www.loc.gov/collections/pioneering-the-upper-midwest/articles-and-essays/history-of-the-upper-midwest-overview/french-lead-the-way/
https://www.wisconsinhistory.org/Records/Article/CS2101#:~:text=Although%20many%20Wisconsin%20towns%20bear,never%20contributed%20many%20permanent%20residents.
https://wi101.wisc.edu/french-wisconsin/

Palate cleanser

https://www.singularfortean.com/news/2024/4/17/usps-union-official-reports-mothman-sighting-in-downtown-chicago

Duration: 1h 32m

Date: 04/23/2024



News From Wisconsin History


This week C.J. and Kent discuss a spate of wildfires, a Trump election denier being picked to head up the RNC in Wisconsin, and PFAS money. For the main topic they begin their series on a history of Wisconsin.

Sources:

News

https://www.jsonline.com/story/news/politics/2024/05/07/wedding-barn-owners-sue-wisconsin-over-sweeping-new-alcohol-law/73599744007/
https://www.wpr.org/news/wild-west-wisconsin-system-tracking-police-caught-lying
https://captimes.com/news/wisconsin-republicans-approve-audit-of-dei-in-state-government/article_7aa90e18-0c81-11ef-ad95-7b779254fec6.html

Duration: 2h 06m

Date: 05/09/2024