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Blinders Off


Feb 25, 2019

What is the Veiled Prophet organization? What is its history in St. Louis? Learn about the 1877 Labor Strike, debutante balls, the power of peashooters, and how a single group can help expose a closely guarded civic secret. Also, join us in our love of the term “Beloved Despot.” Visit us at: www.blindersoff.show Additional show notes and research are available here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1INP4ZqT4FqvqroL4v_5IeeD1oYvlbZV0JD__dO6IeI4/edit?usp=sharing Send us for feedback, thoughts, sponsoring the show, or ideas for episodes: blindersoffpodcast@gmail.com Interview guests include: Dr. Thomas Spencer Professor of History and Dean of the Honors College, Texas A&M University at Kingsville, author of The St. Louis Veiled Prophet Celebration: Power on Parade, 1877-1995 https://www.amazon.com/St-Louis-Veiled-Prophet-Celebration/dp/0826212670/ref=sr_1_1?keywords=power+on+parade&qid=1551113323&s=gateway&sr=8-1 Joe Schwartz Author, The Veiled Prophet of Saint Louis https://www.amazon.com/Veiled-Prophet-Saint-Louis-ebook/dp/B00BZBJ5RM/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?keywords=the+veiled+prophet+of+st.+louis+joe+schwarcz&qid=1550953558&s=gateway&sr=8-1-fkmr0