22 episodes

A podcast about the seedy underworld of true crime in Minneapolis.

Season one is focused on notorious mobster Kid Cann.

Season two: Single Barrel Edition is deep dives into other characters.

Volsteadland Collected Sounds Media

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 9 Ratings

A podcast about the seedy underworld of true crime in Minneapolis.

Season one is focused on notorious mobster Kid Cann.

Season two: Single Barrel Edition is deep dives into other characters.

    The Activity Continues Podcast (our sister show)

    The Activity Continues Podcast (our sister show)

    Our sister podcast, The Activity Continues is a podcast where a couple of dorks (Amy & Megan) chat about the TV show, The Dead Files and other creepy shit. Each week we each choose an episode to dissect and chat about.
    See our socials (links below) or our blog for extras. 
    So grab your hankies, hop in the Cadillac, and join us when… The Activity Continues.
    Season two starts in just a week! 
    MERCH!
    Our new T-shirt Store, Bonfire: https://www.bonfire.com/store/collected-sounds-merch/
    Other stuff, Red Bubble:  https://www.redbubble.com/people/theactivitycont/explore?asc=u
     
    Support your hosts
    Megan’s Etsy Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/CraftJewelerybyMegan
    Amy’s Podcast Production page: http://www.collectedsounds.com/
    Amy’s other show, Volsteadland: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/
    Donate to the show: https://www.podpage.com/the-activity-continues/support/
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theactivitycontinues
     
    If you’d prefer to watch the video versions of our episodes, please see our YouTube Channel
    https://bit.ly/TAC_videos
     
    Disclaimer:
    This podcast is in no way affiliated with the Travel Channel, Painless TV, or the TV show The Dead Files or any of its cast or crew. We’re just a couple of fans that love the show and want to build a community of like-minded people who would enjoy hanging out and discussing the episodes and similar content.
     
    Content Warning:
    This is a general content warning, many of the episodes of the TV show talk about murders, some even involving children. So that may come up in our conversation as well. So please proceed with that in mind. But if you already watch The Dead Files you’ll be prepared.
     
    Also, while Amy and Steve's swears are bleeped on TV, ours are not.
     
    Credits:
    Hosted by: Amy and Megan
    Produced by Amy at Collected Sounds Media, LLC.
    Theme song. “Ghost Story” and segment music by Cannelle https://melissaoliveri.com/
     
    Socials:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theactivitycontinues
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theactivitycontinues/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheActivityCont  
     
    Other:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theactivitycontinues
    Website: https://bit.ly/TACOfficial
    YouTube: https://bit.ly/TAC_videos
    Newsletter sign up: http://eepurl.com/hWnBLL
    Say hello at theactivitycontinues@gmail.com
    Send us cool stuff at:
    Collected Sounds Media, LLC
    8014 Olson Memorial Hwy 55 No.240
    Golden Valley, MN 55427-4712

    Thank you for listening, take care of yourselves. We’ll see you next week!

     
    #paranormal
    #thedeadfiles
    #truecrime
    #comedy
    #ghosts
    #physicalmedium
    #history



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/volsteadland/donations

    • 1 min
    Red Herrings and Scandal

    Red Herrings and Scandal

    This is our 17th episode, it's Season 2 Episode 4. “Red Herrings and Scandal”.
    We have a different format for you this time. We sat down with our friend Amoreena to chat about another famous person who was charged with the Mann Act, aka White Slavery Act. This is the charge that basically brought down Kid Cann in the 1960s.

    Amoreena is the friend who has done some wonderful artwork for us and when I asked her to do the artwork for the Marilyn Tollefson episode, she said, “Oh the Mann Act, that’s what they tried to get Charlie Chaplin for!” It sounded like an interesting story so I asked her to join us for an episode to tell us what she knows. What resulted was a fun discussion about old Hollywood and the gossip machine. By the way, the woman who was at the center of the charge was Joan Barry.

    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s and even beyond, in Minneapolis (and also beyond…Hollywood, this time). In each episode, we chose a story from that era to present to you.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Amy and Heather
    Guest: Amoreena
    Theme Music: "The Last Prayer (to Isadore Blumenfeld)" by Paolo For Lee
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvxy2QNc1fvaFTeASVuM-rA
    Background Music: "The Velvets" (instrumental version) by Cannelle
    http://www.patreon.com/melissaoliveri
    Artwork: Amoreena

    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on the gangster mobster life in Minneapolis in the 1920s through 1960s, please let me know. We’d love to get in touch and chat about it or use your story in the podcast. Anonymous of course, unless you want credit!
    You can leave a message (voice or text) on the website: http://www.volsteadland.com/ Just click on the little microphone at the bottom right of the page.
    You can also call 612-424-1684 (leave voicemail or text), or Email: Volsteadland@gmail.com
    We'd love to hear from you for any reason! Just send us a note to tell us how we're doing!
    You can follow us (for free) on Patreon without subscribing and you'll still get updates! https://www.patreon.com/join/volsteadland
    Or visit:
    Our website: http://www.volsteadland.com/
    Blog: http://www.volsteadland.com/blog
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volstead_land
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volstead_land/

    Get your own Volsteadland T-shirt: https://www.bonfire.com/store/volsteadland-merch/
    Join the Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volsteadland/
    Watch the video versions of these episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl6C7cj_ckyCXgkE92kTnVw

    Extra Links:

    Movies:
    Trailer: The Cat’s Meow (2001) https://youtu.be/jy9SS59oQFQ
    The Great Dictator (1940) https://youtu.be/2vOacn2ZcOs
    Trailer: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) https://youtu.be/1qn6HxTJp0k
    Whole movie: Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood (2018) https://amzn.to/3OpWlcb
    Chaplin (1992) https://amzn.to/3vz5IO6
    Trailer: Chaplin (1992) https://youtu.be/8UAy9ynS-l4
    The Kid (1921) https://youtu.be/LQE0c1Zugx8


    Books:
    Full Service: My Adventures in Hollywood and the Secret Sex Lives of the Stars
    https://amzn.to/3OqDcGZ
    Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger https://amzn.to/3L6qJ9t
    My Autobiography by Charlie Chaplin https://amzn.to/3L6rvTV

    Other:
    Joan Barry https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joan_Barry_(American_actress)

    [Amazon links are affiliate links]

    Contact:
    Say hello at Volsteadland@gmail.com
    612-424-1684
    Send us cool stuff at:
    Collected Sounds Media, LLC
    8014 Olson Memorial Hwy 55 #240
    Golden Valley, MN 55427-4712

    Volsteadland is produced by me, Amy, at Collected Sounds Media and is part of the Collected Sounds Indie Podcast Network.

    Thanks for listening!


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/volsteadland/donations

    • 23 min
    Introducing: The Activity Continues: The Villisca Ax Murder House.

    Introducing: The Activity Continues: The Villisca Ax Murder House.

    Introducing: The Activity Continues: The Villisca Ax Murder House.
    This week I’m bringing to you, an episode of my other podcast, The Activity Continues.
    The Activity Continues is a podcast where a couple of dorks (Amy & Megan) chat about the TV show, The Dead Files and other creepy shit. Each week we each choose an episode to dissect and chat about.
    This is our 13th episode, but not to worry, they are not linear and you don’t have to listen to any others before this one to get what the show is about. This episode was recorded on April 10, 2022 and aired on The Activity Continues feed on April 15, 2022.
    Please give it a listen and I hope you enjoy it. If you’re interested in more, such as hearing part two, follow us on any podcast app https://pod.link/1605227442 or on the podcast’s website: https://www.podpage.com/the-activity-continues/
    **content warning this episode is full of discussions of some really yucky stuff: Child murder, sexual acts and brutal murder. Proceed at your own discretion**.
    Wow, this episode was a doozy.
    You will hear us reference a listener story in the intro, but we ended up cutting the episode into two parts. So that part will be in Part 2. The next one will be out next week.
    So grab your hankies, hop in the Cadillac, and meet us in the Murder House where… The Activity Continues.

    Stuff we talked about in this episode:
    Our promo partner podcasts this month are
    “Haunted UK”: https://www.instagram.com/hauntedukpodcast/
    “Shittin’ Bricks”: https://shittin-bricks.captivate.fm/
    Movie: “There’s Something Wrong with Aunt Diane” https://amzn.to/3jCyKH5
    Book: “The Man from the Train” https://amzn.to/3uEbPkZ
    The Villisca Ax Murder House website: http://www.villiscaiowa.com/index.php
    Amy’s sources: https://www.podpage.com/the-activity-continues/blog/sources-for-episode-13-the-villisca-ax-murder-house-part-1
    See our socials (links below) or our blog for extras.
    If you’d prefer to watch the video version please subscribe to our YouTube Channel
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVV6T7fLheh4BqGIP_FF5wg
    Disclaimer:
    This podcast is in no way affiliated with the Travel Channel or the TV show The Dead Files or any of its cast or crew. We’re just a couple of fans that love the show and want to build a community of like-minded people who would enjoy hanging out and discussing the episodes.

    Content Warning:
    This is a general content warning, many of the episodes of the TV show talk about murders, some even involving children. So that may come up in our conversation as well. So please proceed with that in mind. But if you already watch The Dead Files you’ll be prepared.

    Also, while Amy and Steve's swears are bleeped on TV, ours are not.

    Credits:
    Hosted by Amy and Megan
    Produced by Amy at Collected Sounds Media, LLC.
    Theme song “Ghost Story” and segment music by Cannelle http://www.patreon.com/melissaoliveri

    Socials:
    Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/theactivitycontinues
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theactivitycontinues/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheActivityCont

    Other:
    Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/theactivitycontinues
    Website: https://www.podpage.com/the-activity-continues/
    YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVV6T7fLheh4BqGIP_FF5wg
    Newsletter sign up: http://eepurl.com/hWnBLL
    Say hello at theactivitycontinues@gmail.com
    Send us cool stuff at:
    Collected Sounds Media, LLC
    8014 Olson Memorial Hwy 55 #240
    Golden Valley, MN 55427-4712



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/volsteadland/donations

    • 1 hr 9 min
    The Gangster Mind

    The Gangster Mind

    This episode is called “The Gangster Mind” and it’s about the criminal mind, psychology and history of the gang and gangsters. It is episode three of season two: Single Barrel Edition. Heather is presenting.

    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s and even beyond, in Minneapolis. Each episode we chose a story from that era to present to you.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Amy and Heather
    Theme Music: "The Last Prayer (to Isadore Blumenfeld)" by Paolo For Lee
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvxy2QNc1fvaFTeASVuM-rA
    Background Music: "The Velvets" (instrumental version) by Cannelle
    http://www.patreon.com/melissaoliveri
    Voiceover Marilyn Ann Tollefson: Melissa Oliveri
    Artwork for this episode: David Gentner

    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on the gangster mobster life in Minneapolis in the 1920s through 1960s, please let me know. We’d love to get in touch and chat about it or use your story in the podcast. Anonymous of course, unless you want credit!
    You can leave a message (voice or text) on the website: http://www.volsteadland.com/ Just click on the little microphone at the bottom right of the page.
    You can also call 612-424-1684 (leave voicemail or text), or Email: Volsteadland@gmail.com
    We'd love to hear from you for any reason! Just send us a note to tell us how we're doing!
    You can follow us (for free) on Patreon without subscribing and you'll still get updates! https://www.patreon.com/join/volsteadland
    Or visit:
    Our website: http://www.volsteadland.com/
    Blog: http://www.volsteadland.com/blog --where you’ll find our sources
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volstead_land
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volstead_land/

    Get your own Volsteadland T-shirt: https://www.bonfire.com/store/volsteadland-merch/
    Join the Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volsteadland/
    Watch the video versions of these episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl6C7cj_ckyCXgkE92kTnVw

    Extra Links:
    Maryville University https://online.maryville.edu/
    Coursera: https://www.coursera.org/
    Our Sources for this episode: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/blog/sources-for-the-gangster-mind-season-2-episode-3

    Sources:
    For this particular episode, please see our blog post with the full list and links.
    Personal stories, Newspapers.com, and articles from personal collections.

    Volsteadland is produced by me, Amy, at Collected Sounds Media and is part of the Collected Sounds Indie Podcast Network.

    Thanks for listening!



    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/volsteadland/donations

    • 36 min
    Izzy’s Funny Valentine

    Izzy’s Funny Valentine

    This episode is called “Izzy’s Funny Valentine” and it’s about Marilyn Ann Tollefson. It is episode one of season two: Single Barrel Edition.

    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis. Each episode we chose a story from that era to present to you. This time Amy is covering the life of Marilyn Ann Tollefson, the woman who at one time, loved Isadore Blumenfeld then ultimately took him down.

    Happy Valentine’s Day, we hope your Valentine is truer to you than either of these people were to each other.

    Content warning: story about dick pics. (PG13) and sex work.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Amy and Heather
    Theme Music: "The Last Prayer (to Isadore Blumenfeld)" by Paolo For Lee
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvxy2QNc1fvaFTeASVuM-rA
    Background Music: "The Velvets" (instrumental version) by Cannelle
    http://www.patreon.com/melissaoliveri
    Voiceover Marilyn Ann Tollefson: Melissa Oliveri
    Artwork for this episode:

    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on the gangster mobster life in Minneapolis in the 1920s through 1960s, please let me know. We’d love to get in touch and chat about it or use your story in the podcast. Anonymous of course, unless you want credit!
    You can leave a message (voice or text) on the website: http://www.volsteadland.com/ Just click on the little microphone at the bottom right of the page.
    You can also call 612-424-1684 (leave voicemail or text), or Email: Volsteadland@gmail.com
    We'd love to hear from you for any reason! Just send us a note to tell us how we're doing!
    You can follow us (for free) on Patreon without subscribing and you'll still get updates! https://www.patreon.com/join/volsteadland
    Or visit:
    Our website: http://www.volsteadland.com/
    Blog: http://www.volsteadland.com/blog
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volstead_land
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volstead_land/

    Get your own Volsteadland T-shirt: https://www.bonfire.com/store/volsteadland-merch/
    Join the Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volsteadland/
    Watch the video versions of these episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl6C7cj_ckyCXgkE92kTnVw

    Extra Links:
    Original version of My Funny Valentine by Mitzi Green. https://youtu.be/iHC9b2uAGXs

    Sources:
    Personal stories, Newspapers.com, and articles from personal collections.

    Volsteadland is produced by me, Amy, at Collected Sounds Media and is part of the Collected Sounds Indie Podcast Network.

    Thanks for listening!


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/volsteadland/donations

    • 51 min
    A Match Made in Crime

    A Match Made in Crime

    This episode is about George “Machine Gun” Kelly and is episode one of season two: Single Barrel Edition.

    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis. Each episode we chose a story from that era to present to you. This time Heather is covering the life of George “Machine Gun Kelly” and his wife, Kathryn.

    Credits:
    Hosts: Amy and Heather
    Theme Music: "The Last Prayer (to Isadore Blumenfeld)" by Paolo For Lee
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCvxy2QNc1fvaFTeASVuM-rA
    Background Music: "The Velvets" (instrumental version) by Cannelle
    http://www.patreon.com/melissaoliveri
    Voiceover Kathryn Kelly: Melissa Oliveri
    Artwork for this episode: David Gentner

    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on the gangster mobster life in Minneapolis in the 1920s through 1960s, please let me know. We’d love to get in touch and chat about it or use your story in the podcast. Anonymous of course, unless you want credit!
    You can leave a message (voice or text) on the website: http://www.volsteadland.com/ Just click on the little microphone at the bottom right of the page.
    You can also call 612-424-1684 (leave voicemail or text), or Email: Volsteadland@gmail.com
    We'd love to hear from you for any reason! Just send us a note to tell us how we're doing!
    You can follow us (for free) on Patreon without subscribing and you'll still get updates! https://www.patreon.com/join/volsteadland
    Or visit:
    Our website: http://www.volsteadland.com/
    Blog: http://www.volsteadland.com/blog
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volstead_land
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volstead_land/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Volsteadland
    Get your own Volsteadland merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/volsteadland-merch/
    Watch the video versions of these episodes: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCl6C7cj_ckyCXgkE92kTnVw

    Links we promised you:
    Amy’s other podcast, “The Activity Continues” https://www.podpage.com/the-activity-continues/
    The film we discussed, "Machine Gun Kelly": https://amzn.to/3rFGGed
    Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volsteadland/




    Volsteadland is produced by me, Amy, at Collected Sounds Media and is part of the Collected Sounds Indie Podcast Network.
    Thanks for listening!


    Support this podcast at — https://redcircle.com/volsteadland/donations

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Lasc0028 ,

Volsteadland is a true diamond in the rough!

Wow! I cannot say enough good things about Volsteadland. First and foremost, it is rare to find a podcast that feels wholly unique, especially in such a saturated podcasting landscape. The fact that Volsteadland focuses on a specific time period in one Minnesota city allows the hosts to delve quite deeply into the topic and educate their listeners on specific details. I had not heard much about Twin Cities crime from the 20’s and 30’s before this podcast, but with each episode I feel myself becoming an expert. After listening to all the details of his notoriety, I was shocked that I had never heard of Kid Cann before! I love that Volsteadland perfectly balances research from both written archives and local stories that have permeated the Twin Cities throughout the decades. On top of all of that, Amy and Heather exude a wonderful chemistry. They play off of one another so well, and it’s clear as a listener that they are enjoying themselves. Their voices are silky smooth and comforting. This podcast is truly a joy to listen to!

kid Cann! ,

Podcast

You need to call me at the number I texted you last week I have smoking with my family and we have some consensus on making a book or more

TaigaRaider ,

So focused

I always love finding a show with such a laser focus on a specific time and place. The depth of exploration here is impressive because it’s such a specific slice of history. Handled brilliantly. Recommend 10/10.

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