Scandal Water

Scandal Water

Peculiar Stories from the Stage, Screen, and Everything In Between


May 21, 2024 41 mins

Lacy, fingerless gloves. Neon colors. Legwarmers over spandex, with a complementary headband. Parachute pants. Shoulder pads. Swatch watches. Permed hair with massive bangs, plastered in place with hair spray. 

If you’ve ever worn any of the above, you’re going to love time-traveling back to the 1980s with us!

What would YOU choose as 3 defining entertainment events, works, or artists of the decade? That’s the question we asked our...

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It was the decade that gave us feathered hair ala Farrah Fawcett, bell bottom jeans, a sensational White House scandal, Evil Knievel’s daredevil stunts, and (for many) a phobic fear of swimming in the ocean. 

We’re of course talking about the 1970s… and in this far out episode, we take you back there!

From “Happy Days” to “Star Wars” to “Smokey and the Bandit” and its accompanying CB radio craze, we’ve already dedicated several pre...

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A simple mention of the Kentucky Derby immediately brings to mind images of powerful racehorses thundering down the track, fashionable ladies in elaborate, feathery hats, and screaming fans urging their Derby pick to victory. 

But do you know how it all started? Neither did we, two native Kentuckians, and what better time to address that deficit than on this very special occasion… the historic 150th running of the Kentucky Derby!


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As both the recent media frenzy over Kate Middleton’s disappearance and the popularity of the Netflix series “The Crown” demonstrate, the public’s interest in the Royal Family has not only remained strong over the decades, at some points, it has even bordered on obsessive.

And no one’s life serves as a better illustration of this point than Diana, Princess of Wales, whose brother Charles spoke these words in her eulogy: “...of all ...

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Millions of people, including the usually stoic Simon Cowell, were moved by Nightbirde’s story and original song “It’s OK” when she auditioned on America’s Got Talent in June of 2021, earning a golden buzzer.

Sadly, the talented singer, songwriter, and poet, whose real name is Jane Marczewski, was forced to resign from the competition a few months later to focus on her health, after receiving devastating news regarding her cancer’s...

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With a last-second shot from the star shooter, the underdog team defeats its powerhouse opponent, becoming the smallest school ever to win the state basketball championship.

Sound like the ending of “Hoosiers”? It should, because it’s what happened in the true story that inspired the beloved film.

Referred to as the Milan Miracle, in 1954 the Milan High School Indians defeated the Muncie Central Bearcats in front of an audience of...

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“Hi, my name is Matthew, although you may know me by another name. My friends call me Matty. And I should be dead.”

Tragically, these words found at the start of Matthew Perry’s 2022 memoir turned out to be prophetic. Less than a year later the world was stunned to learn of his passing on October 28, 2023, at the age of 54. 

This week, using his very personal book “Friends, Lovers, and the Big Terrible Thing: A Memoir” as our prim...

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“I still believe, in spite of everything, that people are truly good at heart.”

These were the words written by 15-year-old Anne Frank just months before Nazis raided the Secret Annex and sent the inhabitants to concentration camps, where all but her father ultimately perished. 

One of the most well-known teens in history, this extraordinary young woman’s work, Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl, ranks among the top-10 best-sell...

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You know him as “Buddy,” the team captain who sported #14 on the Hickory High basketball team… once he rejoined, that is.

But in real life, he’s actor and motivational speaker Brad Long, and in this fascinating episode he speaks with Candy and Ashley about his life-changing experience filming the movie “Hoosiers.”

You won’t want to miss this conversation during which Brad answers questions that have lingered for nearly 40 years… 


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Gene Hackman feared that starring in the movie “Hoosiers” would kill his career.

Instead, 38 years after its release in 1986, “Hoosiers” remains one of the most beloved sports movies of all time. 

Suggested by listener Merle, who served as an extra during the filming of “Hoosiers,” this lively episode takes you back to 1985, when this soon-to-be classic was filmed.

What true life story inspired “Hoosiers,” and how was the making of...

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Beefed up physiques covered with a sheen of body oil. Stage names like “The Undertaker” and “The Animal.” Entrances accompanied by loud music and deafening cheers (or boos). Action-packed matches, sometimes involving objects like metal chairs or thumbtacks. 

These are just a few of the elements that might spring to mind at the mention of pro wrestling, but the sport is so much more than that.

What role did the carnival play in the ...

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It’s a movie that simultaneously highlights the impact of women during a critical time in U.S. history, celebrates the bonds of sisterhood, and explores the dynamics of sibling rivalry. 

It also happens to be one of America’s most beloved sports films, and to this day, remains the highest-grossing baseball movie of all time.

We are of course talking about the 1992 hit “A League of Their Own,” directed by Penny Marshall and boasting...

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February 27, 2024 40 mins

“Margaret, marry me… because I’d like to date you.”

If you not only immediately recognized that line, but also saw a movie montage of scenes play across your mind, you are likely one of the millions who fell in love with the 2009 hit “The Proposal.”

In this fun episode we discuss the hit rom-com that boasted strong chemistry between romantic leads Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds, an incredible supporting cast that included scene-s...

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Q: What do you get when you combine the witty writing of Bonnie Hunt and Don Lake, with the irresistible charm of lead actors David Duchovny and Minnie Driver, and a lovely Chicago setting?


A: The delightfully funny and heartwarming rom-com “Return to Me” (2000). 


Interspersed with reflections from Minnie Driver* about the filming experience she referred to as “an incredibly happy time,” this episode explores everything from Bo...

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A Valentine’s Day that does not include a look at “The Princess Bride,” one of the greatest– and funniest– love stories of all time? Inconceivable!

“The Princess Bride” (1987) remains a beloved cult classic nearly 40 years after its release… and after you listen to this fun episode, you’ll remember exactly why!

Why did author William Goldman and director Rob Reiner have to fight so hard to bring this fractured fairy tale to the sil...

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February… the time for red roses, chocolate hearts, and romantic comedies! 

To celebrate the season of love this year, Candy and Ashley are going to revisit 4 rom-coms that rank among their personal favorites, starting with the madcap romp that long ago stole Ashley’s heart, “French Kiss” (1995), starring Kevin Kline and Rom-Com Queen Meg Ryan.

In this fun episode, Ashley and Candy take you on a journey through this delightful come...

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It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. 

But when considering their historical or cultural significance, certain photographs are literally priceless.

In this episode– the topic of which was suggested by listener and friend, Jefferson– we share fascinating behind-the-scenes stories related to 3 of the most celebrated and iconic photographs of the 20th century: 

  • The heart-breaking 194...
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Arguably the most famous serial killer of all time, Jack the Ripper has inspired such fascination, the term ‘Ripperology’ was coined to refer to a deep, expert-level study of his crimes, and countless people proudly identify themselves as Ripperologists. 

The notorious murderer has also inspired a number of books and movies, including Alfred Hitchcock’s 1927 thriller “The Lodger: The Story of the London Fog.”

Based on the very firs...

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It features one of the most famous scenes in film history, which happens to take place in a shower. And according to the American Film Institute, it also ranks as the 14th greatest movie of all time.

We are of course talking about Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 classic horror film “Psycho,” starring Janet Leigh, Anthony Perkins, and Vera Miles.

But what some may not realize is that the true crime story that inspired Hitchcock’s classic is...

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What happens when a young woman begins to suspect her sophisticated Uncle Charlie– who happens to be staying in her family’s home for a visit– is the notorious “Merry Widow” killer? That’s the question addressed by Hitchcock’s 1943 classic “Shadow of a Doubt.”

The thriller is reportedly Hitchcock’s favorite movie, one that features Teresa Wright as the strong, plucky heroine, and Joseph Cotten in the role of the charming, sociopath...

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