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George Remus & THE BESTEST New Year’s Eve Party EVER!

George Remus & THE BESTEST New Year’s Eve Party EVER!

December 31, 2020
“So, the party. It's New Year's Eve 1921 to 1922. Remus is going to throw this massive party. He invites 100 people of the finest families in Cincinnati, and he’s going to give them all kinds of crazy party gifts. This is the party you want to go to.  If you’re a gentleman you get a diamond stick pin. And you get a brand new Pontiac car if you’re a lady. And this is 1921, cars are a luxury item in 1921.”
 
Tour Guide Tell All wants to celebrate New Year's Eve in style, with the absolute best New Year's Eve party in history!  We are taking you back to the 1920s, where Prohibition forms the backdrop for a forgotten but fascinating criminal bootlegger.
 
Help us welcome 2021 as we discuss George Remus, a man who could entertain with the best of them, the so-called "King of the Bootleggers", and the real-life inspiration for one of the most famous figures in American literature, Jay Gatsby.
 
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You’re Listening to: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King
Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
Christmas Traditions at the White House

Christmas Traditions at the White House

December 26, 2020

"But really, most of what I think the average American Family associates with Christmas or the Holiday Season is a 20th century invention, so we don't have a lot of records of early Presidents throwing these big shindigs because that's not what Americans did back then. But because the White House is a family home....we've had families celebrating the holidays there, going all the way back to 1800."

 

Tour Guide Tell All is getting into the holiday spirit by sharing the history of Christmas at the White House! Learn about how different holiday traditions began and what to expect if you ever visit the people’s house during the holidays!

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega 

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

The Outrageous and Tragic Life of Evalyn Walsh McLean

The Outrageous and Tragic Life of Evalyn Walsh McLean

December 17, 2020

“(Evalyn Walsh McLean) is so famous that she took this big trip to Russia, and Cole Porter wrote about her. And this is when I turn my chair around backwards and I lean over to show teenagers how hip I am. 'Cole Porter was like a rapper in that he would drop references to the hottest chicks, the most important people, and all the tabloid drama!' And so the fact that she gets referenced in this Cole Porter song is definitely a testament to the fact that she was like a Kardashian, that level of notoriety and fame. And the line is: 'When Mrs. Ned McLean (God bless her) / can get Russian Reds to "yes" her / then I suppose / Anything goes....'"

 

Tour Guide Tell All continues it's look into the outrageous lives of some of Washington DC's wildest women, and in this episode we focus on Evalyn Walsh McLean. Once one of the most famous and envied women in the world, she suffered a great many tragedies which may or may not have been caused by one of the most famous pieces of jewelry she came to own, the notoriously "cursed" Hope Diamond.

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You’re Listening To: Canden Arciniega, Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega 

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

The Petticoat Affair

The Petticoat Affair

December 10, 2020

“The Petticoat Affair is an amazing name. To me, it reads like a bodice-ripper title - this would be some sultry book you would take to the beach or it sounds like an old period movie.  I love this story because  it combines several things that you and I love which is women's history, there are some really interesting women who play in this story; presidential history, we're going to mention a lot of names that have come up in previous episodes; and it's sort of this great little scandal."

 

Tour Guide Tell All digs into the life and marriages of one beautiful DC woman, which became not just local gossip but a literal issue of national importance.  Learn how Andrew Jackson upended his Cabinet, the double standards for women in the 19th Century, and what Martin Van Buren has to do with any of this.  

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega 

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

The Salacious Scandals of Warren G.Harding

The Salacious Scandals of Warren G.Harding

December 3, 2020
“I read this, and I feel that this is the most true statement about Warren Harding that has ever happened, one of his biographers said of him that he starts out life as a small town newspaper editor and that was as far as his talents SHOULD have taken him in life. That was the summit of his intellectual ability.”
 
Here it is, friends, the one you’ve been waiting for, the one we’ve been promising: our holiday gift after a long year…. It's Warren Harding, y’all!
 
The Scandalous OG, our 29 th President and his many loves.
Grab a good stiff drink, settle in and enjoy the Most Underratedly Scandalous US President.
 
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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King
Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega 
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
American Indians in Washington DC

American Indians in Washington DC

November 26, 2020

"...it's kind of heartbreaking to me to think that there was an entire community of people, a whole culture that not only has been wiped away from the earth, but the only legacy left - doesn't even pronounce their name right."

 
Canden and Rebecca talk about the original inhabitants of what is the DC area today, the Nacotchtank tribe.
 
If you want to text to find out whose land you're on: +1-907-312-5085
 
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You’re Listening To: Canden Arciniega & Rebecca Fachner
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King
Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
 
Myths About Thanksgiving

Myths About Thanksgiving

November 19, 2020
“The Pilgrims are zealots, you used the correct word. We don’t like to discuss that because the Pilgrims give us warm and fuzzies, but the truth is they’re basically religious zealots. They idea we have is that the Pilgrims came here for religious freedom, not really so much, no. I mean they wanted to worship according to their own beliefs, that part is true, but they also came here to isolate themselves too. They wanted isolation from all other religious inputs”
 
Happy Thanksgiving!  Tour Guide Tell All is taking you back to the First Thanksgiving and discussing all things related to your favorite food-based holiday. We get into the reason for the season by discussing the Pilgrims, and why that is not a name that they would have recognized or even liked, the Mayflower and its difficult trans-Atlantic journey, and the Native Americans they encountered when they arrived.
 
Grab some Pumpkin pie and join us for a romp through America’s oldest holiday. Or is it???
 
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  • Mayflower by Rebecca Fraser
  • Mayflower by Nathanial Philbrick
  • 1491 by Charles Mann
You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King
Technical & Admin Work Done During Toddler Naptime: Canden Arciniega
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero
Alice Pike Barney

Alice Pike Barney

November 12, 2020

“So she and Oscar Wilde, her new friend, spend a day at the beach and they get to talking and sharing and Alice reveals how much she used to love art, the art studies she did as a young woman, and how she misses it."

Tour Guide Tell All digs into the scandalous life of Alice Pike Barney, one of the Gilded ladies of Embassy Row. Learn about her unconventional lifestyle, her wild daughters, her Sheridan Circle mansion, and why we love to talk about this New Woman on our Dark Side of Dupont Circle Tour.

 

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You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner & Becca Grawl

The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Dan King

Technical & Admin Work Done During Naptime: Canden Arciniega 

Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

Election of 1912

Election of 1912

November 3, 2020

“We are going to talk about the election of 1912, which is a doozy. There’s a lot going on, and some of our favorite and least favorite characters in American history are going to play starring roles in what we are about to talk about.”

 

Tour Guide Tell All celebrates Election Day…. Our Way!! We are bringing you the nitty gritty of one of the wildest and most tumultuous elections in US history, an election full of fascinating characters, feuds and even an assassination attempt on a candidate!  We are going back in time to 1912 to talk all things Teddy Roosevelt, Taft and Woodrow Wilson.  

 

Join Becca and Rebecca as we dig into the elements that make this such watershed moment in American political history.  

 

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Rebel Rose, the Confederate Spy

Rebel Rose, the Confederate Spy

October 29, 2020

“My supposition is that Rose O’Neal Greenhow had sex appeal. I think she had the kind of thing you can’t capture in a photo, particularly at the time. There is obviously something beguiling in her manner because she is so good at this. She has numerous friendships that people just give her information, there’s got to be something about her that helps with that, I feel like.”

Tour Guide Tell All ends our scandalous and dark October with a rollicking spy yarn. We go back to the Civil War to discuss one of the most infamous spies of the era, Rose O’Neal Greenhow. Greenhow was a well placed and dedicated Confederate spy with great connections in the Union government and she played a pivotal role in one of the earliest episodes of the Civil War.
Come along as we wrap up our October with a wily and resourceful woman and her scandalous exploits.

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    This is Rose’s Wikipedia page which is really useful because it has several of famous photos of her, some of which we talk about on the pod:
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rose_O%27Neal_Greenhow
  • Her spy cipher: https://www.wdl.org/en/item/2706/
  • Her archival papers at Duke:
    https://library.duke.edu/rubenstein/scriptorium/greenhow/
  • National Archives has her seized letters!!
    https://www.archives.gov/research/military/civil-war/greenhow
  • Her death: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/rose-greenhow-dies
  • Her grave in Wilmington, NC
    https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1772/rose-o%27neal-greenhow
  • The book that she writes about her exploits:
    https://docsouth.unc.edu/fpn/greenhow/menu.html

You’re Listening To: Rebecca Fachner and Rebecca Grawl
The Person Responsible for it Sounding Good: Canden Arciniega 
Intro/Outro Music: Well-Seasoned from Audio Hero

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