Blood and Business

Blood and Business

Vintage Americana true crime stories of the most impactful sibling relationships in history. SEASON 2 OUT NOW! Video episodes available on YouTube; bonus content on Patreon!🎙✨ … blood always thicker than water, or will the love of money break even the tightest of bonds?


April 10, 2022 38 mins

By the time he died, Walt Disney and his Imagineers had mastered the art of magic using every communication medium known to man. In 1966, Walt Disney Productions estimated that around the world 240 million people saw a Disney movie, and almost 7 million made the trek to a place that felt more like a dream than reality, a place pulled right out of Walt’s imagination… Disneyland. It was here that Walt spent most of his time in the la...

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When we left Roy & Walt at the end of the first episode of their story, they were barely able to afford food, and Walt had just left Kansas City to meet up with his big brother in LA. They are going to found the first cartoon studio in Hollywood. They don't have a plan, they don't know if they'll be able to survive as entrepreneurs, but they have each other. Betrayal, mental breakdowns, marriage... and the birth ...

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April 10, 2022 61 mins

Today we’re taking a deep-dive into a family riddled with controversy and carnage. Every player involved has blood on their hands, yet there is no doubt they are “America's royal family” You may love them, you may despise them. They are... the Kardashians. Think what you want about this family, but there is no denying that they have shaped more of our culture than most of us realize. They brought a new level of transparency an...

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Today we’re looking at a brother duo whose imagination and belief in each other changed the world. Their influence is more alive today than ever before, and their mark has been recorded in every nation on earth. They shaped the landscape of the entertainment industry we know today, and are some of the most influential people in all of American history. Their biggest mission? To spark joy & happiness in as many hearts as possibl...

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April 10, 2022 47 mins

I always thought of the Kardashians as an accident, but in doing this research I have come to realize they are far from it. It’s so calculated that it almost doesn't even seem real... how could someone have that much foresight to create such a massive... empire essentially? Or WAS it partly an accident? Could someone really think that they’d be able to create something so huge?!  Kim, Kris, Kourtney, Khloe, Robert & Rob… W...

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“I have made no provision in this my will for my sister, Lee B. Radziwill, for whom I have great affection, because I have already done so during my lifetime.”
- Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

“My sister spoke a rather lovely and convincing French, but I got to live a more French life.”
 - Princess Lee Radziwill

This is the true story of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis & Princess Lee Radziwill… we’ve read all the biogra...

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Today we’re talking about sister duo literally born and bred for the world stage. They were 2 of the most glamorous women of the 20th century. One changed the white house forever, and set a new template for what a First Lady of the United States could be, and would be. The other would wander for a lifetime, trying to find her own limelight and step out of the shadows of her sister. Their lifelong quest?? Money, Power, and Glory. An...

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They were alike in a lot of ways -- Both loved the arts, and they were both guilty of spending actual fortunes on the contents of their closets… Both loved everything European. But their favorite place was Lasata, East Hampton New York, where their father encouraged the genius and beauty in everything they did. 

But they were different people at their core. One loved to sink into the back of the classroom with her nose in a book; on...

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On December 2nd, 1936 John Ringling died. He had $311 in the bank. His estate was officially appraised at $23,500,000. Today, that would be almost half a billion dollars.

Members of the Ringling family controlled the circus until 1967 when they sold it to the Feld family, who kept the name. In 2017 The Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus closed out its last tour and walked off the lot for the last time ever.

This is t...

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Today we’re taking a visit to the cemetery… to remember a part of American history, whose grave is still warm to the touch. As a child I attended a show myself alongside my sisters, but our kids will only hear tales and myths of the animals, the ringleaders, the tents…  You may mourn their passing, or you may disagree with the ethics of the entire idea and be glad this chapter has come to a close... This sibling set founded the lon...

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The Greatest Show on Earth -- a slogan adopted in 1919 when The Ringling Brothers Circus combined with the Barnum & Bailey Circus to begin the last ever chapter of the historic American Circus. In a time before YouTube, or television the circus was a seriously big deal.  And as long as we have known the circus , it’s always been a family affair. The first place the world ever saw such a show, such an idea, was in the seventeent...

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October 24, 2022 52 mins

We're back!!! Tune in for all the updates, what to expect for season two, and a spooky story for your All Hallows' Eve! 👻

WARNING: Do not listen to today’s episode by yourself on a run before the sun comes up, or doing dishes near an open window at night.

Today we are telling a story of sisters who played the prank heard ‘round the world. It is our oldest story yet. Do you feel that chill in the air?… W...

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"Today we are telling a story of siblings born and bred to run the world. They were the most infamous family of the 20th century. Their story drips with controversy, their names whispered through the decades since they left their voices echoing in time & space. Their hands helped mold the America we know, sharing with their country dreams of landing on the moon, freedom for everyman, and by example they inspired generation...

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In this episode Cassie and Bethany discuss the pedigree of the most prominent and powerful family in America during the 20th century... how the Kennedy Family, within two generations, went from poverty to presidency... and how one person "made the whole thing possible" through planning and a whole lot of prayer... Welcome to the very first Kennedy Family Meeting.

If you have not listened to last week's episo...

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"Let’s take a trip to America’s golden age… to the home of the wealthiest family in the nation—they lived so far above society that the children didn’t even know about the Great Depression until they went to college at Harvard though they lived through it themselves. Their childhood was spent on yachts between movie stars and politicians, but despite all they have, one of those boys might be dead before he even reaches adultho...

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December 5, 2022 64 mins

In this episode Cassie and Bethany discuss JFK and Lem Billings’ intimate relationship, the different dynamic that each sibling had with one another, and the fact that the kids did not know about The Great Depression until they went off to college... This is The Kennedy Family Meeting Episode Two.

If you have not listened to last week's episode, you can listen to The Kennedy Siblings Episode 2 on:
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"The Kennedys were the most famous family of the 20th century, they were talked about, written about, and photographed more than any other group known to man during their lifetime… but one member slipped by almost entirely unnoticed. Or maybe it just seemed that way… maybe she was left behind… or maybe, in the end, she was the reason behind everything..."

This is the true story of the infamous American royal fami...

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In this episode Cassie and Bethany discuss the tragedy of Rosemary’s birth, the conspiracies that could be behind it, and dissect what we can learn about Rosemary’s life and relationship with her family through the events that transpired in The Kennedy Siblings Episode 3. Welcome to the Kennedy Family Meeting Episode 3 Part 1.

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In this episode Cassie and Bethany discuss what Rosemary’s family really thought of her disability. Were they ashamed of who she was, or did they only conceal her differences to protect her from the harsh world that existed outside their front door?  Welcome to the Kennedy Family Meeting Episode 3 Part 2.

If you have not listened to last week's episode, you can listen to The Kennedy Siblings Episode 3 on:
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"Imagine you are the best kept secret in the wealthiest, most powerful family in America. Your mother says that what happened to you was the first occurrence of what is known to the whole world as The Kennedy Curse. You’re the most unlikely of characters, and yet you are the one, out of all the golden children, to change the world the most…"

This is the true story of the infamous American royal family… the Kenned...

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