Episode 24 – Prison Breaks

 

Prison Breaks are very popular in the movies and TV but they are just as insetting when it comes to real life.  This episode we are covering a bunch of cases of what we think are compelling prison breaks.  This episode we collaborate with a friend of the show beer podcast What The Hops from Buffalo New York.

Frank Freshwaters

This is the real life Shawshank Redemption case with a little bit of Florida Man thrown in.

Beer pairing for this story is Florida Cracker by Cigar City Brewing

Sources
Wikipedia
Wikipedia
WKYC

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Attica Correctional Facility

In 1971 a prison riot broke out and would go on for 4 days.

Sources
AG.NV.Gov
AG.NV.Gov
Democrat and Chronicale
News.wbfo.org
The Guardian
New Yorker
Attica (1974) director Cinda Firestone
Blood in the Water: The Attica Prison Uprising of 1971 and Its Legacy by Heather Ann Thompson (2016)

Alcatraz Prison Break

In 1962 a few inmates made a break from it in the inescapable prison.

Beer pairing for this story is Mischief from The Bruery.

Sources
Wikipeida
History
NY Post

The First Canadian Helicopter Prison Break

Kent Institution is the only Maximum Security  Federal Prison in British Columbia and the Yukon Territory and it turns out that it was a bit to easy to break out of back in 1990.

Beer pairing for this story is As If from Twin Sails Brewing

 

Sources
UPI
Vancouver Sun
National Post
O Canada
CSC.SCC.GC.CA
Wikipedia
Wikipedia

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Episode 5 – Theme Parks and Freak Shows

 

This episode we get down and dirty with the theme of Theme Parks and Freak Shows.  Be ready for the weird and depraved.

A Selfish Shellfish: The Story of Grady Stiles Jr.

Young love, family conflict, murder and not one but 2 bearded ladies. I can’t make this shit up.

This story paired with Funk Royal from Brasserie Dunham out of Dunham Quebec.  This beer was a  Foeder grisette saison with local Mont-Royal plums.

Sources
News Interactive
Historic Mysteries
Wikipedia

Audio Clip used under Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LQftYK2n8o&feature=youtu.be

Rape, Murder and the Holy Land

When a former religious theme park called Holy Land USA in Connecticut falls into disrepair and decay things were bound to go wrong.  Unfortunately this night spelled a tragic end to a vibrant young woman’s life.  Chloe Ottman will forever be remembered as a extremely friendly person that would befriend anyone she met.

This story paired with Vanishing Monk Belgian Witbier from Old Yale Brewing.

Sources
The New Journal at Yale
Messy Nessy Chic
Wikipedia
Courant
Register Citizen
NBC Connecticut
NBC Connecticut
CBS News

Audio Clip used under Canadian Copyright Law for Fair Use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH3RPzqrlwY
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9V8ObRE2uWE

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