Episode 31: Wisconsin’s Gangster History

The Prohibition and the Great Depression of the 1920s and ’30s were lucrative times for outlaws like Al Capone and John Dillinger. Outlaws that they were, they were often on the run, and that usually meant Wisconsin. Wooded and rural, Wisconsin was popular among Chicago-based gangsters for its isolation, not to mention the convenient places to stash booze being smuggled in from Canada. Join the Beer, Cheese, and Murder Gals as we scratch the surface of Wisconsin’s gangster history!

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