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Podcast 55 - Illegal Alcohol, Part 1 - Moonshining (PREMIUM version)

July 4, 2018

Gena and Jean discuss various aspects of moonshine, from early days in the 1600s and 1700s to about the time of prohibition. In the second half of the program, Jean adds a song about the practice of moonshine, written by Albert Frank Beddoe. The aspects of moonshine and various laws relating to it are covered, with Internet sources cited here and available, as links, at <>. Also mentioned in the first half are the connection between NASCAR and moonshining, as well as the debate about that relationship and, in the second portion, some of the moonshine vocabulary and recipes are provided.

Photo above is from the Library of Congress, Harpers Weekly, North Carolina depiction, dated 1879

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