The Bootleggers Ep. 6: Glory, Glory!

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Bootleggers 6

As Father Dioguardi might say, we are all called to serve the Lord in different ways. Some are the Lord’s stethoscope, some are the Lord’s eyes, some are thorns in the side of the Lord. Not many, however, are called to be the Lord’s fireax. On May 11, 1921, Maude Booth was, and this is her story.

The Bootleggers Ep. 6: Glory, Glory! (Downloadable mp3 – right click the link and choose “Save Link As…”)


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Written, Directed, and Edited by Karl Sparks.

Recording Engineered by Magnifique Nsengimana

Voice Actors (in order of appearance):

Madame DeBlanche – Bronwyn Lucas

Wendolyn Marie O’Harren – Kira Redzinak

Lucille Wharton – Laura Shum

Mrs. Chamberlin – Jennifer Mackiewicz

Maude Booth – Kelli Connolly

Women of the WCTU: Robynne Smith, Brooke Nelson, Melissa Smith, Rachel Fabi

Ruddy Chesterfield – Jonathan Baker

Pete – Magnifique Nsengimana

Nick Lullaby – Clarence Ling

Waiter – Karl Sparks


The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011 – https://soundcloud.com/pueblano-boys-2011. Used with permission.

Boy Gone Bad (instrumental) was written by Meridian Splendor, and was commissioned for this podcast.

Battle Hymn of the Republic was written by Julia Ward Howe, and was recorded by the U.S. Army Band. As a government production, this recording is in the public domain. Downloaded on 6/10/15 from the following URL: https://archive.org/details/TheBattleHymnOfTheRepublic_993

Our closing music is “Maple Leaf Rag” by Scott Joplin (written in 1899), recorded by Zachary Brewster-Geisz using orchestra software – this recording was released under a Public Domain Mark 1.0 license and downloaded on 3/7/15 from the following URL: http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Scott_Joplin/Frog_Legs_Ragtime_Era_Favorites/03_-_scott_joplin_-_maple_leaf_rag


Photography by Carrie Klocke.


Special thanks to WRUR’s The Sting (thesting.wrur.org/) for the use of their recording studio and expertise.


Special thanks to Ruthie McNeely for a useful discussion of historical background.


This Radio Drama uses these sounds from freesound.org:

Glass Break by Tobiasz ‘unfa’ Karoń (http://unfamusic.com/)

crumpling paper by stinkpit (http://www.freesound.org/people/stinkpit/)

Door Slam by viznoman (http://www.freesound.org/people/viznoman/)

Chair squeak by sacredmatt (http://www.freesound.org/people/sacredmatt/)

Ducks Geese & Birds in a Park by digifishmusic (http://www.digifishmusic.com/)

Cough (2) by OwlStorm (http://nataliekirk.com/)

cough by cmusounddesign (http://www.freesound.org/people/cmusounddesign/)

Empty (medium) Room – Tone | Stereo MS by sons_pt (http://www.freesound.org/people/sons_pt/)

match strike 03 by Corsica_S (https://www.facebook.com/corsica.ess)

dressing-nylons by sound_ims (http://www.freesound.org/people/sound_ims/)

LIGHTBULB SMASH 002 by sandyrb (http://www.freesound.org/people/sandyrb/)

big smash no 2 by drewkelly (http://www.freesound.org/people/drewkelly/)

QUICK_SMASH_002 by JoelAudio (http://www.freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/135461/)

HEAVY_SMASH_002 by JoelAudio (http://www.freesound.org/people/JoelAudio/sounds/135461/)

Various other sounds released under the creative commons license 0 were also used, and we thank the talented audio folks who contribute to freesound.org, as well as the staff and volunteers of freesound.org.

One Response

  1. Ian referred me to this- Great story, research, sound effects, and accents!

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