Prohibition

A Physician, a Rabbi, and a Bootlegger Walk into a Pharmacy

A Physician, a Rabbi, and a Bootlegger Walk into a Pharmacy

By 1920, America was officially a dry country. In theory. In practice, the law came with enough loopholes that opportunists found plenty of ways to make, trade, sell, and guzzle vast quantities of alcohol. Some turned to religion and some walked into a pharmacy with a doctor’s note. Still others knew how to rig the system so well that they made their fortunes and got away with murder.

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  • Host: Sharon McMahon
  • Executive Producer: Heather Jackson
  • Audio Producer: Jenny Snyder
  • Writers and Researchers: Sharon McMahon, Heather Jackson, Valerie Hoback, Amy Watkin, Mandy Reid