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Over the course of a just over a hundred years, Las Vegas has gone from being a small railway stop on the Union Pacific line to the entertainment capital of the world & one of the most exciting cities on the planet, welcoming millions of visitors every year.

And through its relatively short history, the city has seen some pretty interesting things - and that's what I'm going to share with you.

*Welcome to Sin City Stories - The Fascinating, Bizarre and Sometimes Tragic History of Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada*

Sin City Stories Jeff Walker

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Over the course of a just over a hundred years, Las Vegas has gone from being a small railway stop on the Union Pacific line to the entertainment capital of the world & one of the most exciting cities on the planet, welcoming millions of visitors every year.

And through its relatively short history, the city has seen some pretty interesting things - and that's what I'm going to share with you.

*Welcome to Sin City Stories - The Fascinating, Bizarre and Sometimes Tragic History of Fabulous Las Vegas, Nevada*

    Sin City Stories - Volume 7: What Might Have Been

    Sin City Stories - Volume 7: What Might Have Been

    Las Vegas is built on dreams. Whether it's the people who travel to the city every year dreaming if scoring a big jackpot or the investors, developers, designers and architects who dream of having their next big project come to life on the world-famous Vegas Strip.
    Unfortunately, not every dream comes true.
    From a resort based on a disastrous maiden voyage, to a hotel & casino built around professional wrestling, to what would have been the first ever "mega-resort" the history of Las Vegas is filled with these so-called "shattered dreams."
    That's what this episode of Sin City Stories is all about, as we go on a deep dive and share What Might Have Been...

    That's what this episode of Sin City Stories is all about as we go on a deep dive and share what might have been...


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    • 44 min
    Sin City Stories - Volume 6: 10/1/17

    Sin City Stories - Volume 6: 10/1/17

    WARNING: This episode of Sin City Stories contains descriptions of an event that some listeners may find disturbing or triggering. Listener discretion is advised.
    October 1, 2017.
    It's a date burned into the memories of both Las Vegas residents and visitors. On that day, the Vegas Strip - a spot normally associated with fun and frivolity - became a site of terror for thousands attending a nearby country music festival.
    From his suite on one of the high floors at a nearby hotel, a gunman opened fire on the crowd, committing the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Dozens were killed, hundreds were wounded and Las Vegas was shaken to the core.
    But who would perpetrate such and attack...and why? What was the response from the city, the country and the world? And how has Las Vegas healed since this tragic event.
    That's what you'll find in this episode, as we take a deep dive into 10/1/17.


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    • 39 min
    Sin City Stories - Season 2 Trailer

    Sin City Stories - Season 2 Trailer

    SEASON 2 OF SIN CITY STORIES IS COMING!
    During Season 1, I took you on a deep dive into some fascinating Las Vegas history. And now, I'm happy to announce that I've started working on episodes for Season 2!
    There's still lots of history to tell and I'm very excited to share more of it with you. Just some of the episodes planned include the disastrous 2007 NBA All-Star Game, epic casino implosions and the storied career of a legendary magic duo.
    I can't wait to take a deep dive into these stories - and many MANY others!
    NEW EPISODES WILL LAUNCH STARTING IN APRIL 2021!


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    • 1 min
    Sin City Stories Volume 5: Atomic Vegas

    Sin City Stories Volume 5: Atomic Vegas

    It's a little-known fact that just over 60 miles away from the glitz & glamour of the Las Vegas Strip, the United States Government used to test atomic weapons.
    Just as the Cold War with Russia was beginning to heat up, the US Department of Energy began testing nuclear bombs in the Nevada desert. The blasts lit up the sky and the mushroom clouds could be seen for miles around - including from the rooftops of the hotels in downtown Vegas.
    But how did the nuclear age find its way to Las Vegas? And what effect did it have on the city & its culture?
    That's what this episode is all about as we take a deep dive into Atomic Vegas.


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    • 36 min
    Sin City Stories Volume 4: A Cunning Display Of Stunts

    Sin City Stories Volume 4: A Cunning Display Of Stunts

    The Las Vegas Strip attracts a lot of different types of people. Vacationers, gamblers, foodies, partiers...and daredevils. And there's one specific spot on the Strip that's been particularly appealing to those who make their living defying death:
    The Fountains at Caesars Palace.
    Since Caesars Palace opened in 1966, the usually-serene spot on Las Vegas Boulevard has played host to multiple brave - and crazy - people who've attempted to jump their motorcycles over the famed fountains.
    Some have succeeded while others have failed SPECTACULARLY.


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    • 22 min
    Sin City Stories Volume 3: The Fabulous Flamingo

    Sin City Stories Volume 3: The Fabulous Flamingo

    The Las Vegas Strip has its fair share of iconic hotels & resorts, perhaps none of which are more steeped in history and folklore than The Flamingo.
    Part of the Vegas landscape since the mid-1940's, it was the brainchild of a Los Angeles-based night club owner, restaurant owner & entertainment news publisher who wanted to build one of the most luxurious hotels & casinos that Las Vegas had ever seen.
    But that's not what legend & pop culture would have you believe.
    And, as you'll find out in this episode of Sin City Stories, sometimes the truth is way more interesting than fiction.


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    • 35 min

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Can’t Wait!

As a Vegas fanatic, I can’t wait for this show to officially start. Lots of great history in the city and it’ll be fun to listen to some of those stories told!

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