Episode 13: Hops n Hemp


Well…we’re not sure how to say this lightly, but we’re releasing this episode on a day where a lot of people celebrate a certain plant. (I guess that’s a good way to put it lightly.) This plant shares a lot of similarities with another plant, which, if you enjoy drinking beer like we do, you know we’re talking about hops! One of the major similarities is the prohibition of the substances that these plants are found in, and in this episode, we’ll be talking in detail about the prohibition of alcohol! And since we’re a Buffalo podcast, we’ll of course talk a bit about Buffalo’s role during the prohibition! So join us, and remember to drink responsibly, which means you’ve gotta drink local!

Music: “Low Bridge” by the Rust Belt Brigade

Above image: the Magaddino Crime Family

Thanks to:

Ellicottville Brewing Co.  (we drank Something’ Hazee)

Ithaca Beer (we drank Flower Power)

If you want further investigation:

Wikipedia article on the Good Templars (first international temperance group, formed in Utica, NY)

American Mafia– Buffalo, NY (more about the Buffalo Crime Family post-Prohibition)

Buffalo Police Then and Now— The Callea Brothers Murders 1933 (more Mafia related stuff)


Andrews, E. (2015, January 16). 10 Things You Should Know About Prohibition. Retrieved from https://www.history.com/news/10-things-you-should-know-about-prohibition

Anti-Saloon League. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anti-Saloon_League

Benedetto Angelo Palmeri. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from http://awiserguy.com/benedetto-angelo-palmeri/

Bootleggers and Bathtub Gin. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 18 from http://prohibition.themobmuseum.org/the-history/the-prohibition-underworld/bootleggers-and-bathtub-gin/

Buffalo crime family. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from http://mafia.wikia.com/wiki/Buffalo_crime_family

Buffalo crime family. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buffalo_crime_family

Bureau of Prohibition. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 18 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bureau_of_Prohibition

DRY AGENT IS HELD FOR KILLING A MAN; Bail Refused to Samuel Kupferman After Witnesses Deny Victim Drew a Pistol. (1924, April 20). New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/1924/04/20/archives/dry-agent-is-held-for-killing-a-man-bail-refused-to-samuel.html

Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eighteenth_Amendment_to_the_United_States_Constitution

Frank X. Schwab. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_X._Schwab

GARAGE OWNER SLAIN KIN SHOT IN DRY RAID; Prohibition Agent Uses Pistol When Alleged Bootleg Band Leader Draws Weapon. (1924, April 19). New York Times. Retrieved from https://www.nytimes.com/1924/04/19/archives/garage-owner-slain-kin-shot-in-dry-raid-prohibition-agent-uses.html

Gold, C.H. (2017, October 2). Marijuana Prohibition Turns 80. Retrieved from https://hightimes.com/news/marijuana-prohibition-turns-80/

Mussen, D. (2014, March 24). Buffalo During Prohibition. Retrieved from http://wyrk.com/buffalo-during-prohibition/

Stefano Magaddino. (n.d.) Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stefano_Magaddino

Temperance movement. (2018). Retrieved on 2018, April 17 from https://www.britannica.com/topic/temperance-movement

Witul, G. (n.d.) Prohibition enforcement nearly causes riot on Buffalo’s East Side. Retrieved from http://ampoleagle.com/prohibition-enforcement-nearly-causes-br-riot-on-buffalos-east-side-p8595-202.htm

Young, Y. (2016, July 16). The Most Infamous Mob Crime Families and Mafia Bosses in Buffalo. Retrieved from http://wblk.com/the-most-infamous-mob-crime-families-and-mafia-bosses-in-buffalo-list/

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