Episode 51: Smollop: Michael Malloy

I’m as drunk as an oak tree!

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:
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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