110 - Weird and Spooky Rhode Island 🐙

Down Time with Cranston Public Library

May 31 2022 • 45 mins

This week Tayla is joined by Kelly Sullivan Pezza and Sara Corben to talk about the weird and interesting history of Rhode Island. Kelly is an author and journalist who focuses on the paranormal side of local history. Sara is the host of the podcast Weird Island, which focuses on the odder side of Rhode Island’s history. They also discussed the Sopranos and reading nonfiction. During The Last Chapter they discuss the question: What book or author do you consider a guilty pleasure?

Like what you hear? Rate and review Down Time on Apple Podcasts or your podcast player of choice! If you’d like to submit a topic for The Last Chapter you can send your topic suggestions to downtime@cranstonlibrary.org. Our theme music is Day Trips by Ketsa and our ad music is Happy Ukulele by Scott Holmes. Thanks for listening!

Browse books by Kelly Sullivan Pezza
Remembering Smithfield by Jim Ignasher
The Narragansett Historical Register
Young Rich Widows by Kimberly Belle, Layne Fargo, Cate Holahan & Vanessa Lillie
All Over But the Shoutin’ by Rick Bragg
The Singing Creek Where the Willows Grow: The Mystical Nature Diary of Opal Whiteley by Benjamin Hoff
The Early Stories of Truman Capote by Truman Capote

The Sopranos (1999-2007)
Land Girls (2009-2011)
The Dust Bowl (2012)
Moon Knight (2022)
Catfish: The TV Show (2012- )

Kelly Sullivan Pezza (website)
Weird Island Podcast (website)