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  • Tomato Can Blues | Mary Pilon

    Tomato Can Blues

    • UNABRIDGED (29 mins)
    • By Mary Pilon
    • Narrated By Bobby Cannavale
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    Charlie Rowan was a small-time cage fighter in rural Michigan who couldn't get a break.

    His punches weren't landing. He owed money to impatient people. He needed to start over, but he didn't know how.

    Then, at home on the sofa, he came up with a plan.

    Original long-form journalism from The New York Times, read by the actor Bobby Cannavale.

    Raleigh says: "the good, the bad and the ugly"
  • The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game | Mary Pilon

    The Monopolists: Obsession, Fury, and the Scandal Behind the World's Favorite Board Game

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Mary Pilon
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers and multiple media outlets, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins.

    Kate M. says: "Interesting and fun (but BADLY read)"
  • The Monopolists | Mary Pilon

    The Monopolists

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Mary Pilon
    • Narrated By Chris Sorensen
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Most people think that Monopoly was invented by an unemployed Pennsylvanian who sold his game to Parker Brothers during the Great Depression in 1935 and lived happily - and richly - ever after. That story, however, is not exactly true. The Monopolists reveals the unknown story of how Monopoly came into existence, the reinvention of its history by Parker Brothers, the lost female originator of the game, and one man's lifelong obsession to tell the true story about the game's questionable origins.

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