14 episodes

A podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Kid Cann.

Volsteadland Collected Sounds Productions

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

A podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Kid Cann.

    The Insiders

    The Insiders

    This episode is our season one Finale. Our cocktail is the Fancy Free. So mix one up and join us while we talk about some of the sources and online research we’ve done.

    The Fancy Free:
    2 ounces rye whiskey
    ½ ounce maraschino liqueur
    Dash of Angostura bitters
    Dash of orange bitters
    Orange twist, for garnish

    Stir all liquid ingredients with ice. Strain into a rocks glass filled with ice. Garnish with an orange twist.

    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Isadore Blumenfeld, a.k.a. Kid Cann.

    Collected Sounds Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/collected-sounds
    Tales from the Shift Podcast: https://redcircle.com/shows/tales-from-the-shift

    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on Isadore Blumenfeld, aka Kid Cann, 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/
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volstead_land
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volstead_land/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Volsteadland
    Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/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

    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

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


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

    • 1 hr 13 min
    The Wrap-Up

    The Wrap-Up

    This episode is the end of Kid Cann’s story. Tonight, we drank Bourbon and Ginger Beer, and Bev Wine So mix one up and join us while we talk about the end of Kid Cann’s reign in Minneapolis. This is a long one because I didn’t want to split it into two. The flow wouldn’t have been right.

    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Isadore Blumenfeld, a.k.a. Kid Cann.

    Here’s the Facebook Group if you want to join us over there https://www.facebook.com/groups/volsteadland

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    https://bit.ly/30NvrXm
    Also, I was wrong, it’s $47/8-pack if you’re not a subscriber, but it drops to $39 if you are.

    The perfumery we talked about, Sucreabeille https://sucreabeille.com/

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    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on Isadore Blumenfeld, aka Kid Cann, 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: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/ 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: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/. You can sign up for updates and you’ll get an email each time we upload something new.
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/Volstead_land
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/volstead_land/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Volsteadland
    Facebook Discussion Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/volsteadland/
    Get your own Volsteadland merch: https://www.bonfire.com/store/volsteadland-merch/

    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

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


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

    • 1 hr
    Sneak Peek: Afterward

    Sneak Peek: Afterward

    For this episode, I’m giving you a sneak peek at a series I’m producing over on my other podcast, Collected Sounds.

    I am reading to you the short story called “Afterward” by Edith Wharton. This story was written in 1910. It is an ironic ghost story about greed and retribution. This is my favorite so far of the ones I’ve done.
    Happy Spooky Season!

    Credits
    This independent podcast is produced by Amy at Collected Sounds Productions.
    Host: Amy Elle
    Story: “Afterward” by Edith Wharton (public domain).
    Theme music by Cannelle, written especially for Collected Sounds. https://www.patreon.com/melissaoliveri
    Story background music is Beethoven’s Sonata No. 19 in G Minor, Op. 49 No. 1 - I. Andante. The artist is Daniel Veesey and I got it from the Free Music Archive.
    If you have any other suggestions for stories for me to read to you, please let me know. You can reach me at collectedounds@gmail.com or at 612-424-1684 (leave voice or text message). Or you can visit our website and leave a voice or text message there. https://www.podpage.com/collected-sounds/
    Collected Sounds Socials:
    Twitter: https://twitter.com/collectedsounds
    Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/collectedsounds/
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/collectedsounds/

    Volsteadland Info:
    Our website: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/
    You can sign up for updates and you’ll get an email each time we upload something new.
    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/

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


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

    • 22 min
    The Wum Wing

    The Wum Wing

    This episode is about The Syndicate’s Rum Ring and the murder of its’ Fixer. Our cocktail is Bootleg (originated right here in Minneapolis!) So mix one up and join us while we talk about bootleggers finally paying for their crimes and what not to do if you don’t want to end up in a ditch with 14 bullets in you (spoiler alert: keep your mouth shut)

    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Isadore Blumenfeld, a.k.a. Kid Cann.

    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on Isadore Blumenfeld, aka Kid Cann, 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: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/ 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: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/ . You can sign up for updates and you’ll get an email each time we upload something new.
    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/

    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

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


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

    • 21 min
    The Aftermath

    The Aftermath

    This episode is about the aftermath of the murder trial. Our cocktail is The Bootleg So mix one up and join us while we talk bribing juries, extortion, and attempted murder.
    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Isadore Blumenfeld, a.k.a. Kid Cann.
    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on Isadore Blumenfeld, aka Kid Cann, 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: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/v Just click on the little microphone at the bottom right of the page. We can't wait to hear from you!
    Phone: 612-424-1684 (leave voicemail or text)
    Email: Volsteadland@gmail.com
    Leave a voice or text message on our site: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/
    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: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/ . You can sign up for updates and you’ll get an email each time we upload something new.
    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/
    Donate: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/c3c784fc-1d5d-4d9e-9488-314dea1dd91a/donations

    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

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


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

    • 29 min
    The Bumbling Crew Pt.2

    The Bumbling Crew Pt.2

    This episode is part two of The Bumbling Crew, the continuation of the trail of Kid Cann for the murder of Walter Liggett and the aftermath. Our cocktail is the Scofflaw So mix one up and join us while we talk testimonies that make no sense, frustrating procedures and questionable practices.
    Volsteadland is a podcast about the seedy underworld of the 1920s and 30s in Minneapolis, focusing on notorious mobster Isadore Blumenfeld, a.k.a. Kid Cann.
    If you or your parents, grandparents, etc. have any stories, folklore, or anything really, on Isadore Blumenfeld, aka Kid Cann, 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!
    Phone: 612-284-4463 (leave voicemail or text)
    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: https://www.podpage.com/volsteadland/
    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/
    Donate: https://app.redcircle.com/shows/c3c784fc-1d5d-4d9e-9488-314dea1dd91a/donations

    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 Elanian
    http://www.patreon.com/melissaoliveri

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


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

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

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.

Amberlynn17 ,

Love this

This is a great podcast! So interesting

TheRealMrsO ,

Entertaining and Informative

I’ve learned so much about the history of Minneapolis and the hosts do such a great job of making it entertaining, like hanging out with friends having drinks. Great podcast!

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