The Bootleggers Ep. 7: R for Rum

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Bootleggers 7

Joshua Rich is an upstanding citizen – a husband, a father, a farmer, a godly man. But the thing about fate is that when circumstances conspire against a fellow, all of those worldly recommendations mean nothing. And when gangsters are the method through which a man’s fate is received? Expect armageddon. 

The Bootleggers Ep. 7: R for Rum (Downloadable mp3 – right click the link and choose “Save Link As…”)

This episode was primarily recorded in Rochester, NY, but secondary recording sessions happened in Pittsburgh, PA, Baltimore, MD, Hoboken, NJ, and Portland, OR. This is our first truly transcontinental podcast episode!

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Written, Directed, and Edited by Karl Sparks

Recording Engineered by Magnifique Nsengimana

Voice Actors (in order of audibility):

Joshua Rich – Peter Bryk

Sam Standard – Dillion Shrock

Ruddy Chesterfield – Jon Baker

Seamus McCafferty – Elliot Kindler

Marshal Tate – Greg Madejski

Sergeant Mather – Tom Hilimire

Wendolyn Marie O’Harren – Kira Redzinak

Blue Nose – Karl Sparks

Frankie – M. J. P.

Spider – Tony Dipiazza

Operator – Rachel Ezra

Consierge – Justin Schilling

Vinny ‘Lunchbox’ Gallows – Corbin Lichtinger

The Pocket Radio Theater theme is by The Pueblano Boys 2011 – Used with permission.

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

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:

Photography by Carrie Klocke.

Special thanks to WRUR’s The Sting ( for the use of their recording studio and expertise.

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