22 episodes

Blinders Off is a podcast about St. Louis. Your hosts Matthew and Lucas explore the past, present, and weirdness of St. Louis. In a city older than the United States, there is plenty to explore. We’ve covered stories you wouldn’t typically expect in a radio show format: A lawsuit involving a building mural that has stretched into a decade long fight. Sensor microphones installed in hidden locations to track gunfire. The confusion of St. Louis city street design, and more. Join us as we explore the highs and lows of the Lou.

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    • Politics
    • 5.0, 11 Ratings

Blinders Off is a podcast about St. Louis. Your hosts Matthew and Lucas explore the past, present, and weirdness of St. Louis. In a city older than the United States, there is plenty to explore. We’ve covered stories you wouldn’t typically expect in a radio show format: A lawsuit involving a building mural that has stretched into a decade long fight. Sensor microphones installed in hidden locations to track gunfire. The confusion of St. Louis city street design, and more. Join us as we explore the highs and lows of the Lou.

    STL Neighborhoods: Vandeventer 58 of 79

    STL Neighborhoods: Vandeventer 58 of 79

    Vandeventer is not just the name of a road.  It's a crucial neighborhood of the original northern half of the city! Maybe you’ve seen part of Vandeventer sitting in Forest Park. Matt and Lucas attempt to explain the murky history of its namesake and once again learn of an unsung St. Louis hero. Find more at blindersoff.show

    • 16 min
    Necropolis Pt. 3: The Great Fire of 1849

    Necropolis Pt. 3: The Great Fire of 1849

    The Great Fire of 1849 is something of a forgotten tragedy in St. Louis history.  Join your brave hosts and Christopher Alan Gordon of the Missouri Historical Society as they explore the cause and lasting effects of the "Appalling Calamity."

    • 33 min
    STL Neighborhoods: Midtown 37 of 79

    STL Neighborhoods: Midtown 37 of 79

    Midtown is one of St. Louis' most well - loved neighborhoods...but how well do you know the area? Can you tell the difference between “Historic Midtown”, “Midtown”, and “midtown”? Matt & Lucas explore current boundaries, historical neighborhood designations, Art Deco cop shops, as well as test their knowledge of landmarks.

    • 16 min
    CBD: Gateway Drugs, Part 1

    CBD: Gateway Drugs, Part 1

    What is CBD? And why is it on sale seemingly everywhere? Is it legal? What does the future of medical marijuana mean for this new, popular business? Follow Matt & Lucas as they dig into Farm Bills, talk to CBD retailers, visit a research lab, and learn about the history and future of CBD treats (who doesn’t like Gummy Bears?)

    • 47 min
    STL Neighborhoods: Marine Villa 18 of 79

    STL Neighborhoods: Marine Villa 18 of 79

    We are launching ongoing miniseries: STL Neighborhoods. We have 79 of them in St. Louis City. How were they formed? Where are they located? How did they get their names? We have a lot of questions. Join Matthew and Lucas as they try to learn as much as they can about the city we live in neighborhood by neighborhood.  The first neighborhood: Marine Villa.

    • 16 min
    Introducing STL Neighborhoods

    Introducing STL Neighborhoods

    Why do we have 79 neighborhoods in St. Louis? When did they form? How did they earn their names? How do you even make a neighborhood?

    These are just some of the questions we'll explore in our new miniseries: STL Neighborhoods. 

    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
11 Ratings

11 Ratings

greypatches ,

Fascinating and Well Written Production

I was recommended to this podcast by a friend and boy, I am glad I subscribed. The stories are St. Louis centric and delve into some very interesting aspects of the area. I have learned a lot about what makes this city tick and how it's history has shaped current problems and traditions.
The production itself is top quality and well edited. This is a real gem!

Powerful Eric ,

Fantstic! HIghly Recommend!

Wow! Thiese guys did their homework! This is a very interesting and entertaining program. A stand out show for sure. Must listen!!!

LicoriceTattoo ,

Compelling

Great podcast. It really draws you in. Production is also top notch.

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