Episode 51: Smollop: Michael Malloy

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I’m as drunk as an oak tree!
–Gareth

time periods:

Enjoy this Victrola dedication to Malloy, “How You Gonna Wet Your Whistle (When the Whole Darn World Goes Dry?)” by Billy Murray, recorded 1919-02-14, in Camden, New Jersey:
https://youtu.be/OmjcmqgB_aI
Malloy’s Findagrave’s entry, Hartsdale, New York
Michael “Iron Mike” Malloy is featured in this fascinating book, which describes all the ways Americans accidentally and purposefully killed themselves and each other during this time period:
The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York
Iron Mike’s unofficial theme song. Drink a toast to him, won’t ya?

Band names from this episode:

  • Wee Chill
  • Saint Whiskey
  • Coffin Polisher
  • The Murder Trust
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