Episode 65: The Kingfish (4.21.2017)
In 1928, Huey P. Long became the youngest Governor in Louisiana’s history. He bragged that he bought lawmakers like “sacks of potatoes, shuffled ‘em like a deck of cards.” By the time he was 39 years old, he’d made his way to the U.S. Senate. And just a couple of weeks after his 42nd birthday, he was dead. Buried 16 feet deep on the front lawn of the state Capitol, with no autopsy.
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Artwork by Julienne Alexander.
Music in this episode: “He Went Away” by Podington Bear, “Fellowships of Paper” by Blue Dot Sessions, “Click Clack” by David Szesztay, “Stipple” by Blue Dot Sessions, “Rain on Glass” by Podington Bear, “Romance” by David Szesztay, “Park Bench” by Podington Bear, and “Paper Trail” by Blue Dot Sessions.