So, we’re in our 23rd week of the podcast which is a pretty neat achievement I think. And we thought it was time to slow things down and take a look back at the past ten episodes. One of the most fun things about doing Legends of Philadelphia are all the great comments, emails, and DMs we get on the social medias. Listeners clued us in when we were wrong and shared new stuff that we didn’t know before. Today we’re going to dig through the mail bag and talk about topics for the next ten episodes.
Unfortunately one sporting event that won’t be happening this year is the 2020 Tokyo olympics. That would have been a few weeks ago if the world wasn’t dealing with COVID-19. But this isn’t the first time the Olympics have been canceled/postponed/disrupted. In 1980, at the height of the cold war, the USA decided to skip the Moscow summer olympics. Instead the US opted to host their own olympic ceremonies right here in the city of brotherly love. So, this week we’re going to talk about Philadelphia’s often forgotten 1980 bootleg olympics.
This week we’re going to do something a little different. We’re going to talk about a product South Fellini offers. It’s called The Palette of Philadelphia. It’s a carefully assembled list of pigments sourced from around the city and each one corresponds to a person, place, or food that is essential to Philly. So in this episode we’re going to try to explain the inside jokes and references behind the Palette of Philadelphia.
This week we thought it would be a good chance to talk about the importance of sanitation workers in Philadelphia. Among the many side effects of Covid has been a noticeable slow-down in our trash collection services right now. Some of the old timers are particularly nervous about the lingering piles of trash -- because they’ve seen it before. Mountains of garbage piled twenty foot high, oozing putrid goo leaking into the street, and an odor they would never forget... Join us now as we reminisce about the 1986 Philadelphia Sanitation Workers Strike.