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TwistedPhilly

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here's more mischief, mayhem and nefarious goings on in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection than Billy Penn could have ever imagined. TwistedPhilly features stories from Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania at large, including true crime, history and hauntings, legends plus some of the coolest and creepiest places to visit. Who knows what I'll get up to in the twisted city of Philly. PS - there's an Explicit icon for a reason (sometimes I cuss.)

Latest Episodes

Halloween Happenings 2019

EEpisode 116 Are you ready for a supersized, super spooky TwistedPhilly Halloween Happenings? If you’re looking for scary adventures, family fun, fall festivals, spooky shopping, twisted events, ghost tours, Halloween bars and so much more, look no further. Listen to Deana Marie’s recommendations for some of the best ways to celebrate fall and Halloween in … Continue reading "Halloween Happenings 2019"

42 MIN5 days ago
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Halloween Happenings 2019

Mount Moriah Cemetery & the Friends of Mount Moriah

EEpisode 115 Incorporated in 1855, Mount Moriah Cemetery sat high up on a hill next to Cobbs Creek at the edge of Southwest Philadelphia. Like Laurel Hill Cemetery in the 1830s, the location of Mount Moriah was chosen for it’s distance from the busy city, the pastoral setting and beautiful views. Originally 54 acres, the … Continue reading "Mount Moriah Cemetery & the Friends of Mount Moriah"

61 MIN2 weeks ago
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Mount Moriah Cemetery & the Friends of Mount Moriah

Twisted Artist Series featuring Cabinet of Curious Clay

EEpisode 114 For about a year I’ve wanted to start a series called Twisted Artists, where I bring a Pennsylvania artist or crafter who’s work I appreciate onto the show to get to know them, their mediums, learn more about their creations and how they began their journey as creators. I am a huge fan … Continue reading "Twisted Artist Series featuring Cabinet of Curious Clay"

41 MINSEP 15
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Twisted Artist Series featuring Cabinet of Curious Clay

“If I Stop Today, It Was Still Worth It” – The Story of Gia Marie Carangi

EEpisode 113 Her faced graced the cover of vogue and cosmopolitan dozens of times. She represented brands like Dior, Versace, Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. She was photographed by some of the world’s greatest photographers including Francesco Scavullo and Richard Avedon. She popularized the concept of a single name long before Madonna. And she grew … Continue reading "“If I Stop Today, It Was Still Worth It” – The Story of Gia Marie Carangi"

65 MINSEP 2
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“If I Stop Today, It Was Still Worth It” – The Story of Gia Marie Carangi

Part 2: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

EEpisode 112 NOTE: If you have not yet listened to part 1, pause this episode and listen to part 1 first. Judge Mark Ciavarella sent thousands of children from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to juvenile detention centers for infractions that in many cases might have landed them in after school detention. But even the school districts … Continue reading "Part 2: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal"

46 MINJUL 30
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Part 2: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

Part 1: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

EEpisode 111 In January 1996, attorney Mark Ciavarella was appointed a Luzerne County judge in Wilkes Barre, PA. Less than a year later he was made a juvenile judge, a position which according to the Pennsylvania State Juvenile Judge’s Bench Book gave him responsibility for presiding over juvenile cases and overseeing the entire juvenile delinquency … Continue reading "Part 1: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal"

44 MINJUL 30
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Part 1: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

Cinema in the Cemetery: Young Frankenstein

EEpisode 110 This is a special feature from my second show: Educating Jeremy, a movie podcast I co-host with Jeremy Collins, host of the Podcasts We Listen To podcast. Jeremy and I watch movies I love, yet he’s never seen, then we talk about the films, what he liked (or didn’t like,) and talk a … Continue reading "Cinema in the Cemetery: Young Frankenstein"

62 MINJUL 10
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Cinema in the Cemetery: Young Frankenstein

Twisted Road Trip: The Old St. John’s County Jail

EEpisode 109 Last week I was on the road for business, not far from St. Augustine, Florida. On my last evening in town I found myself standing outside the Old St. John’s County Jail, or the old jail as it’s called by many today. The old jail is just shy of 130 years old. It … Continue reading "Twisted Road Trip: The Old St. John’s County Jail"

34 MINJUL 3
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Twisted Road Trip: The Old St. John’s County Jail

Juneteenth in the City of Brotherly Love

EEpisode 108 Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the end of the Civil War. In honor of this period in American history, I want to share with you a few stories of abolitionist history from Philadelphia. The … Continue reading "Juneteenth in the City of Brotherly Love"

32 MINJUN 26
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Juneteenth in the City of Brotherly Love

Pride in the City of Brotherly Love

EEpisode 107 On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the city of Philadelphia celebrated pride month with our annual Pride Parade and Festival hosted by Philly Pride Presents. If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen some of the photos of that amazing event. This annual celebration takes considerable effort on the part of so many … Continue reading "Pride in the City of Brotherly Love"

33 MINJUN 18
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Pride in the City of Brotherly Love

Latest Episodes

Halloween Happenings 2019

EEpisode 116 Are you ready for a supersized, super spooky TwistedPhilly Halloween Happenings? If you’re looking for scary adventures, family fun, fall festivals, spooky shopping, twisted events, ghost tours, Halloween bars and so much more, look no further. Listen to Deana Marie’s recommendations for some of the best ways to celebrate fall and Halloween in … Continue reading "Halloween Happenings 2019"

42 MIN5 days ago
Comments
Halloween Happenings 2019

Mount Moriah Cemetery & the Friends of Mount Moriah

EEpisode 115 Incorporated in 1855, Mount Moriah Cemetery sat high up on a hill next to Cobbs Creek at the edge of Southwest Philadelphia. Like Laurel Hill Cemetery in the 1830s, the location of Mount Moriah was chosen for it’s distance from the busy city, the pastoral setting and beautiful views. Originally 54 acres, the … Continue reading "Mount Moriah Cemetery & the Friends of Mount Moriah"

61 MIN2 weeks ago
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Mount Moriah Cemetery & the Friends of Mount Moriah

Twisted Artist Series featuring Cabinet of Curious Clay

EEpisode 114 For about a year I’ve wanted to start a series called Twisted Artists, where I bring a Pennsylvania artist or crafter who’s work I appreciate onto the show to get to know them, their mediums, learn more about their creations and how they began their journey as creators. I am a huge fan … Continue reading "Twisted Artist Series featuring Cabinet of Curious Clay"

41 MINSEP 15
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Twisted Artist Series featuring Cabinet of Curious Clay

“If I Stop Today, It Was Still Worth It” – The Story of Gia Marie Carangi

EEpisode 113 Her faced graced the cover of vogue and cosmopolitan dozens of times. She represented brands like Dior, Versace, Armani and Yves Saint Laurent. She was photographed by some of the world’s greatest photographers including Francesco Scavullo and Richard Avedon. She popularized the concept of a single name long before Madonna. And she grew … Continue reading "“If I Stop Today, It Was Still Worth It” – The Story of Gia Marie Carangi"

65 MINSEP 2
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“If I Stop Today, It Was Still Worth It” – The Story of Gia Marie Carangi

Part 2: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

EEpisode 112 NOTE: If you have not yet listened to part 1, pause this episode and listen to part 1 first. Judge Mark Ciavarella sent thousands of children from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, to juvenile detention centers for infractions that in many cases might have landed them in after school detention. But even the school districts … Continue reading "Part 2: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal"

46 MINJUL 30
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Part 2: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

Part 1: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

EEpisode 111 In January 1996, attorney Mark Ciavarella was appointed a Luzerne County judge in Wilkes Barre, PA. Less than a year later he was made a juvenile judge, a position which according to the Pennsylvania State Juvenile Judge’s Bench Book gave him responsibility for presiding over juvenile cases and overseeing the entire juvenile delinquency … Continue reading "Part 1: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal"

44 MINJUL 30
Comments
Part 1: The Luzerne County “Kids for Cash” Scandal

Cinema in the Cemetery: Young Frankenstein

EEpisode 110 This is a special feature from my second show: Educating Jeremy, a movie podcast I co-host with Jeremy Collins, host of the Podcasts We Listen To podcast. Jeremy and I watch movies I love, yet he’s never seen, then we talk about the films, what he liked (or didn’t like,) and talk a … Continue reading "Cinema in the Cemetery: Young Frankenstein"

62 MINJUL 10
Comments
Cinema in the Cemetery: Young Frankenstein

Twisted Road Trip: The Old St. John’s County Jail

EEpisode 109 Last week I was on the road for business, not far from St. Augustine, Florida. On my last evening in town I found myself standing outside the Old St. John’s County Jail, or the old jail as it’s called by many today. The old jail is just shy of 130 years old. It … Continue reading "Twisted Road Trip: The Old St. John’s County Jail"

34 MINJUL 3
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Twisted Road Trip: The Old St. John’s County Jail

Juneteenth in the City of Brotherly Love

EEpisode 108 Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States on June 19, 1865, more than two years after the end of the Civil War. In honor of this period in American history, I want to share with you a few stories of abolitionist history from Philadelphia. The … Continue reading "Juneteenth in the City of Brotherly Love"

32 MINJUN 26
Comments
Juneteenth in the City of Brotherly Love

Pride in the City of Brotherly Love

EEpisode 107 On Sunday, June 9, 2019, the city of Philadelphia celebrated pride month with our annual Pride Parade and Festival hosted by Philly Pride Presents. If you follow me on social media, you’ve seen some of the photos of that amazing event. This annual celebration takes considerable effort on the part of so many … Continue reading "Pride in the City of Brotherly Love"

33 MINJUN 18
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Pride in the City of Brotherly Love

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