Sep 28 2022
Brad Holden: Telling stories of Seattle's Roadhouses, Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger, & Psychedelic Pioneer, and Probation
Seattle area author Brad Holden talking about his latest book Lost Roadhouses of Seattle. Brad co-wrote the book with Peter Blecha.
Brad is an Author. Historian. Finder of Old Things.
During our conversation we talk about Brad's fascination with Seattle's seedy past. Brad has written three books and he calls them his trilogy.
Lost Roadhouses of Seattle: Prohibition came early to Washington State--in 1916--and kicked off an unforgettable era of nightlife.
Seattle Mystic Alfred M. Hubbard: Inventor, Bootlegger, & Psychedelic Pioneer: Perpetual motion machines, booklegging, first radio station in Seattle and LSD.
Seattle Prohibition: Bootleggers, Rumrunners, & Graft in the Queen City: The story of prohibition in Seattle. The personalities, the exploits, and the adventures.
All three books are well researched and tell the story of Seattle's battle with booze during the 1920's Brad has an ability to make the history come alive. All three books are page turners.
Brad is also one of the hosts of the podcast Dim Lights & Stiff Drinks. The podcast talks abou the history of the eccentric collection of dive bars, historic taverns, and interesting drinking establishments in the Seattle, WA area. Each episode is recorded in the bar featured in the episode. Highly entertaining and informative.
Listen as Brad shares his backstory and how history has always been important to him. One enjoyable tidbit is the story of when Brad saw his book in a store for the first time.
If you like history, seedy bars, and tall tales this episode is for you!
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