Most Notorious Episode about The Poisoned Glass is now available!

The very wonderful Erik Rivenes interviewed me about The Poisoned Glass for his Most Notorious podcast and the episode was released this evening. I’ve never been on a podcast and I’m a big fan of Most Notorious, so as you can imagine, this was both exciting and intimidating. You can check out the episode here.…

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Take this Hammer

Huddie William Ledbetter was better known as Leadbelly, and he is one of the greatest bluesmen ever. I need to write a separate post about his life to do him any kind of justice but today I just wanted to write about two of his songs: Take This Hammer and The Midnight Special. I like Leadbelly a…

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The Incredible Life of Mata Hari: Her Head Held High (Part IV)

The French were surveilling Mata Hari warily, and knew her whereabouts as soon as she returned to Paris on January 4, 1917. A month passed; then the French investigators sprung the trap. On February 13, Mata Hari was arrested in Paris at Élysée Palace Hôtel, and charged with being a double agent, working against France…

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