By Matt and Melissa Dunphy
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Matt and Melissa Dunphy buy a magic theater from a pedophile, discover treasure, and become accidental amateur archaeologists.
||ExplicitEpisode 01: Introduction||Melissa and Matt consider investing in a live/work space and discover a real estate listing for a theater with a sordid past.||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 02: Money||Melissa and Matt are frustrated by architects and banks. Will they prevail?||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 03: Demolition||Melissa and Matt tear down walls and make surprising discoveries.||1/27/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 04: Dig||Melissa and Matt unearth old pottery, and make a strong effort to stop unearthing old pottery.||2/3/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEpisode 05: Ceramics in America||Melissa and Matt get a visit from experts in the field of ceramics, and learn more about what they've found.||2/10/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
Funny, engrossing, a wild ride
Who knew buying a theater could be such a bonkers adventure? Melissa and Matt reveal the secrets of buying and restoring their historical-yet-trashed property in Philly as they turn it into something beautiful, with a full theater coming soon. Highly recommended!
On paper, “Young couple buys old theater and renovated it to be a work/living space”, sounds interesting but fairly cut and dry. In reality, this story takes some wild turns (Pedophiles! Magicians! Archeology!) that make for a fascinating listen. Matt and Melissa have a warm, engaging, accessible approach that makes it feel like you’re listening to two friends telling you a crazy story over a couple of beers. Definitely recommend!
Historical Dumpster Diving Fun!
I couldn’t even remember why I started listening to this podcast, but I got sucked right into their story telling. It’s full on fascinating, entrepreneurial fun. I was laughing out loud when they declared, at the end of the third episode, what the point of their podcast was. I’d listened for three hours already, simply enjoying the ride, and didn’t even realize we’d end up here, digging for historical treasures in an old poop hole.