In the Media
Cynthia Canty of Michigan Public Radio and I talk “Tin Can Tourists” and the 100th anniversary of Michigan State Parks. Stateside Radio May 8, 2019: Tim Can Tourists
100 years after Michigan went dry, I reflected on what the state looked like at the start of those bad old days for Hour Detroit. Hour Detroit May 2018: Dry Times: Looking Back 100 Years After Prohibition.
And I joined Cynthia Canty and Rachel Clark from the Michigan History Center to talk about 100 years post-Prohibition. Stateside Radio May 2, 2018: Michigan Said No to Booze 100 Years Ago This Week
In May 2018, I talked (what else) Prohibition history and bars with Daily Detroit’s Happy Hour Podcast.
The folks at Metro Times included my feature on “Bloody July” and the heat-crazed wave of violence of the summer of 1930. Detroit Metro Times July 20, 2016: In Prohibition-Era Detroit, A Bloody July
For NBC, I covered the elusive Pappy Van Winkle bourbon–and whether it’s worth the extreme lengths some folks will go to just to taste it. NBC October 2016: The Bourbon So Exclusive, Even Billionaires Can’t Get It
Here’s an article that I wrote for November 2015’s Hour Detroit magazine about the bar challenge. Special thanks to Steve Wilke, Hour’s amazing editor, and to photographer Cybelle Codish for the great photos. Hour Detroit November 2015: Barchaeology 101
My appearance on WDET with Stephen Henderson all about hunting haunts in Detroit for Halloween. My interview starts at the 21-minute mark: WDET Detroit Today podcast, October 30, 2015
In December 2014, I chatted with documentarians Digging Detroit about bar history, and why we need to protect our old bars: http://diggingdetroit.com/tag/mickey-lyons/
An article for Model D, in which I mostly refuse to answer the question, but provide some interesting questions on what is Detroit’s oldest bar: Model D Media, Detroit’s oldest bar
Another one for Model D, celebrating the legacy of Manya Soviak at Abick’s Bar: Model D, Abick’s Bar
I had a great time talking to Ontario’s Waterloo Record from the Two Way about the smuggling ties between Detroit and Ontario here: http://www.therecord.com/news-story/5215842-when-bootleggers-reigned-bullets-flew-over-waterloo/
Way back in May 2015, Digging Detroit featured the bar challenge in its infancy: http://www.dailydetroit.com.php53-18.ord1-1.websitetestlink.com/2015/05/27/detroit-survived-prohibition-detroit-can-survive-today/
The inklings of an idea for a book came to me from my work designing the Detroit Bus Company’s Scofflaws and Speakeasies tour. Here’s an article from Hour in July 2014 about that process: http://www.hourdetroit.com/Hour-Detroit/July-2014/Touring-the-Town/