Series 6 of the Ancient and Esoteric Order of the Jackalope podcast ran from December 28, 2020 April 11, 2021, featuring episodes from #7 and #13 on the first armored car robbery in America; the Jersey Devil; Zion, IL; and the world’s greatest salesman.
He Could Eat It All
the glitter, glamor, and gluttony of Diamond Jim Brady (1856-1917)
In an age of excess, he was the most excessive one of all. This week, we look back at the life of legendary salesman and gourmand Diamond Jim Brady. Read More...
Marching to Shibboleth
a sordid story of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism, and figs
Forty miles north of Chicago lies Zion, IL, a sleepy city with a sordid history of faith healing, financial fraud, flat Eartherism... and figs? Read More...
there's an animal roaming round the town that is certainly gaining great renown
For one week in January 1909, the Jersey Devil walked among us. Maybe. Read More...
The Prophet of the Pacific
from San Francisco to Honolulu to Bombay, first class all the way
Sometimes a journey of ten thousand miles starts with mailing yourself from San Francisco to Honolulu. Read More...
The Terror of Gillikin Country
they terrorized the rust belt for years, and the cops were none the wiser
For years the Monongahela Valley was terrorized by the Torso Burchianti Gang. Except maybe that gang wasn't quite as fearsome as the cops thought... Read More...