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Apr 2, 2020

Vandeventer is not just the name of a road.  It's a crucial neighborhood of the original northern half of the city! Maybe you’ve seen part of Vandeventer sitting in Forest Park. Matt and Lucas attempt to explain the murky history of its namesake and once again learn of an unsung St. Louis hero.

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Mar 2, 2020

The Great Fire of 1849 is something of a forgotten tragedy in St. Louis history.  Join your brave hosts and Christopher Alan Gordon of the Missouri Historical Society as they explore the cause and lasting effects of the "Appalling Calamity."

Homegrown Guest: Josh Stevens of Reedy Press.  https://www.reedypress.com/

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Jan 24, 2020

Midtown is one of St. Louis' most well - loved neighborhoods...but how well do you know the area?  Can you tell the difference between “Historic Midtown”, “Midtown”, and “midtown”? Matt & Lucas explore current boundaries, historical neighborhood designations, Art Deco cop shops, as well as test their...


Dec 13, 2019

What is CBD?  And why is it on sale seemingly everywhere?  Is it legal? What does the future of medical marijuana mean for this new, popular business? Follow Matt & Lucas as they dig into Farm Bills, talk to CBD retailers, visit a research lab, and learn about the history and future of CBD treats (who doesn’t like...


Oct 2, 2019

We are launching ongoing miniseries: STL Neighborhoods. We have 79 of them in St. Louis City. How were they formed? Where are they located? How did they get their names? We have a lot of questions. Join Matthew and Lucas as they try to learn as much as they can about the city we live in neighborhood by neighborhood.