Mass for Shut-ins: The Gin and Tacos Podcast
By Mass for Shut-ins
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An unholy amalgam of politics, historical anecdotes, cocktail recipes, performances by talented people, and interviews with people who are doing interesting things with their lives.
||CleanMinicast B2: Naked Came the Stranger||A 1969 Best-Selling Romance / Erotic Fiction novel like no other||3/5/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean014 - Dr. Rebekah Tromble / Civility on Twitter||Studying interactions on Twitter makes a professor the target of the internet's worst people||2/24/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean013 - Dr. Stephen Pettigrew / The Drunken Inauguration of Andrew Johnson||Election Night "Decision Rooms" and the effects of opium and whiskey on an already ornery Vice-President elect||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinicast B1: The White House Arsonist||A woman wandered the Executive Mansion for 2 hours in 1956 starting fires||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean012 - Folger Shakespeare Library / How to Run for Local Office||An agricultural depression let American plutocrats buy up Europe's cultural treasures||1/8/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinicast A6: Nuclear Fracking and Project Plowshare||What could go wrong? Projects Gasbuggy, Rulison, and Rio Blanco||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean011 - Special Midterm Election Episode||Ed and Question Cathy answer your 2018 Election questions||12/4/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean010 - Ten Cent Beer Night||Cleveland Indians fans get 10 beers for $1. What could go wrong?||11/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean009 - LIL BUB / Harold Holt||Mike Bridavsky, Lil Bub, and the Disappearing Prime Minister: The Harold Holt story||10/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMInicast A5: Why do Trump's Suits Look So Bad?||Tim Gunn would be proud||10/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinicast A4: The Origins of "Filibuster"||The filibuster has an interesting history in the U.S. Senate, but the term itself has an even more convoluted story. It involves, separately, both pirates AND mercenaries. Minicasts are short (approx. 5 min) stories for fans of quick, to-the-point...||9/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit008- Silent Sam-demonium||Story: Brother, have you seen my Vermeer? The crazy secret life of stolen art masterpieces. For more information on the Isabella Stewart Gardner heist covered in this podcast, check out Master Thieves by Steven Kurkjian. Or get a quick overview ...||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinicast A3 - The Genius of Steve Allen||Most people under 50 only know Steve Allen, if at all, as the answer to the trivia question, "Who was the first host of the Tonight Show?" Those who remember his normie comedy stylings would hardly call him a genius. But I'm here to talk you through...||8/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean007 - Cetacean Information||Story: THE MAN WHO SAVED THE WHALES - The true story of Abraham Gesner, the obscure Canadian geologist whose big discovery in 1846 made whaling unprofitable just as most whale species were on the brink of extinction. Guest: Dr. Ari Kohen,...||7/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinicast A2 - What is Mass for Shut-ins?||A brief look at the ORIGINAL Mass for Shut-ins - not this podcast, but the 1962-1992 public service broadcast on WGN-TV out of Chicago. I have discovered that the reference was not nearly as recognizable as I thought at first, so consider this an...||7/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean006 - Hold Mein Beer||The Red Square Pilot, Dr. Lisa Wade, Voter Suppression||6/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMinicast A1 - Emergency! Emergency!||The terrifying tones of the Emergency Broadcast / Alert System are a lot more interesting than you think. And since you think they're not interesting at all, I have a very low bar to clear. Minicasts will be in the area of 5 minutes, posted between...||6/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit005 - For Unlawful Canal Knowledge||Timothy Rich, the Stamp that Mailed the Panama Canal, DPRK||5/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit004 - Wild Mood Swings||SSgt. Katie Schmid, The Rogue Typesetter of Victorian London, Duverger's Law||4/26/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit003 - Markov Chains||Mike Konczal, Georgi Markov, and Gerrymandering||3/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Explicit002 - Fuselage Mucilege||Seth Wilson, picnicking in the DMZ, and voter suppression||2/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||Clean001 - I am Eagle! I am Eagle!||Helen Clarkson (CEO, the Climate Group), Impeachment, and more||1/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love this podcast
I listen to a ton of political podcasts and this is my favorite. Ed had the best 3-4 minute explanation of why third party candidates can’t get a foothold in US politics that I’ve ever heard, and I’ve used it myself to look smart (without attribution!). Honestly I was thinking of restarting from the beginning, it’s that good.
Best for people who like learning while being entertained
Terrific show by a very knowledgeable guy. Seems perfect for a bigger network like How Things Work, which I listen to a lot of. But I feel fortunate that this guy is available to us through his own goodwill. Excellent educator. Excellent story teller. Knows a lot of arcane and obscure things. But can make them all relatable. Highly recommended!
Keeps getting even better!
This is my favorite podcast. It’s interesting and informative and doesn’t blather on and on the way many podcasts tend to. Also, gin cocktail recipes!
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