Episode 341

GCP: Rainy Day Rabbit Holes


May 29th, 2024

1 hr 31 mins

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About this Episode

GCP invites podcasters Shea & Jody from the Rainy Day Rabbit Holes podcast to discuss podcasting, Tacoma life, and the Union Club!

00:00 - GCP welcomes Shea & Jody by popping a few cold ones, talking about their Juneau beers! Shea & Jody are hosts of the Rainy Day Rabbit Holes podcast, discussing Pacific Northwest history. They share how their bond formed during a 9-day Alaskan cruise and camping trip, leading to their podcasting journey. The gang marvels at Shea and Jody's extensive research, particularly using Newspapers.com, and discusses favorite Tacoma episodes, including the Top of the Ocean, Ray Gamble, and the Maury Island Incident.

20:00 - 20:00 - GCP talks about one of their most popular episodes featuring Mark Sargeant, a well-known Flat Earth advocate, and how the 'Coaster Questions' segment originated. Shea and Jody share their own experiences with Mark and discuss the backlash from that episode. They tease the upcoming discussion about the Union Club.

40:32 - Returning from the break, the gang delves into the history of the Union Club, where they are recording. Shea and Jody highlight the club's beginnings in the late 1800s and early 1900s, including President Taft's visit to Tacoma. This segment showcases the depth of their research and their signature irreverent humor.

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Episode Links

  • Check out the Rainy Day Rabbit Holes Podcast — Journey through PNW's best stories with your hosts Shea & Jody. Indigenous tales, pioneers, and coastal explorations await – your immersive guide to the Northwest-with a side of hilarity! Get ready to lose yourself in the mist, discover the unknown, and embrace the magic that only the Pacific Northwest can offer.
  • Newspapers.com — The largest online newspaper archive, established in 2012. Used by millions for genealogy and family history, historical research, crime investigations, journalism, and entertainment.