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Hosted by Hollywood producer and media strategist Ben Mathis, Kickass News brings you the poltical leaders, the artists, and the innovators who make this country great.
With nearly 20 years of experience in the movie business and in politics working with Senators, Governors, U.S. Presidents and World Leaders, Ben Mathis brings a fun, fresh perspective to politics, culture and current events.
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Most Recent Episode
Award-winning Author Deirdre Bair on Al Capone's Life, Legacy & Legend
1 day ago
Two time American Book Award winning author Deirdre Bair digs deep into the notorious gangster who ruled Chicago with an iron fist in her new biography Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend. Today she’ll share how she got unprecedented access to the surviving relatives of Al Capone and how their stories passed down through the family revealed the human side of the notorious gangster. She’ll cut through some of the many myths surrounding Capone including the famous baseball bat scene and talk about the Harvard Business School case study on his illegal empire. She’ll talk about the security measures he put in place including a bulletproof desk chair, secret tunnels, and throngs of bodyguards famously referred to as Capone’s wall of meat. She’ll discuss the security precautions Al Capone took and divulge where the gangster hid out when things got too hot in Chicago. She’ll dispel the legend of Elliott Ness and talk about the people who really caught Al Capone including one prominent lady lawyer in the 1920’s. If you enjoyed today’s podcast, then you can order Deirdre Bair's book Al Capone: His Life, Legacy, and Legend on Amazon or you can download the audio version for free at www.audibletrial.com/kickassnews. Visit her at www.deirdrebairauthor.com. Please subscribe to Kickass News on iTunes and take a moment to take our listener survey at www.podsurvey.com/KICK. And support the show by donating at www.gofundme.com/kickassnews. Visit www.kickassnews.com for more fun stuff.