Southern Discomfort


April 1, 2021



Podcast Switcheroo

Mike Burton of Genuine Chit-Chat has a different guest on his show each episode and on this one, he speaks with Janine Mercer; host of the ODDentity podcast, creator of Corvus review, founder of PodMoth Media and friend of the show!


In brief, this was recorded in September 2020 and Mike & Janine’s conversation starts with a small amount of COVID/lockdown talk, before discussing Janine’s hearing issues and the weirdness of 2020 before they talk the fun of collecting. The chat then changes gear into a discussion on cryptids, vampires, legends, werewolves and aliens, before talking about where Janine’s intrigue into the weird & wonderful came from, plus they discuss “hung jesus”, religion & legends/monsters, and the conversation ends with a small discussion on politics.

Janine’s details - ODDentity Site: - Corvus Review: - PodMoth Media:


Mike’s details: Spotify:

IG: @Genuine_ChitChat - Twitter: @GenuineChitChat - 


You can listen to Genuine Chit-Chat on Spotify (, Apple ( & Google Podcasts (, YouTube, Stitcher, Podbean & the usual podcast apps!

Mike also has other show, called Star Wars: Comics In Canon and it can be found on Spotify & the other podcast apps on the feed of Comics In Motion. Episodes topics include Lando comics, the Journals of Old Ben Kenobi, Count Dooku, Darth Vader, Kylo Ren, Darth Maul, how C-3PO got his red arm & more!

Mike also has a Patreon, with an exclusive new show “Afterthoughts”, with 2 episodes being *FREE* to anyone (SW: The Phantom Menace & The Witcher Season 1), plus there is much more, so if you want to support the show and get more content, check it out at


Miracle on the Mississippi…The history of Louisiana’s Leper colony

Miracle on the Mississippi…The history of Louisiana’s Leper colony

March 22, 2021

Miracle on the Mississippi

Leprosy in Louisiana

The history of Louisiana’s Leper colony.


Drink du jour:

Snoball juice
7% ABV
50 IBU

Tangerine Sour Pop
4.5% ABV
10 IBU
Urban South Brewery
New Orleans, Louisiana

Triumph at Carville a tale of leprosy in America
Wilhelm, John.; Squires, Sally, 1947-; Wilhelm Group, Inc.; PBS Home Video.
[United States] : PBS Home Video; 2008

Fucking Floyd

Fucking Floyd

March 9, 2021

WTF Franklin?


Hop in and hold on this one is a wild, winding whirlwind of a ride.  The story of Franklin Delano Floyd.  An American murder and rapist on death row.


Drink du jour:


The Floor Is Lava

Pontoon Brewing

IPA - New England

7.5% ABV

40 IBU


This New England style Milkshake IPA is erupting with 2lbs of real strawberries, guava and kiwi, then aged on vanilla and lactose to create a fruity, creamy IPA. Our latest Serious Series release is packed full of flavor, making it dangerously good for those who dare to drink. No Touchy!


Bobby Dunbar

Bobby Dunbar

February 17, 2021

A Case for Solomon : Bobby Dunbar and the Kidnapping That Haunted a Nation 

Margaret Dunbar Cutright

Tal McThenia



The Ghost of Bobby Dunbar-

Till Death Do Us Part

Till Death Do Us Part

December 1, 2020

Drink DuJour: Blood & Honey American Ale
Revolver Brewing- Grandbury, Texas
 blood orange peel, Texas honey, and a blend of spices

Guinn, Jeff. Go Down Together: The True Untold Story of Bonnie & Clyde. Simon & Schuster, 2009.

Carlton, Genevieve. “A Blonde Bombshell, A Satanic Curse, and Rumors of Decapitation: The Tragic Story of Jane Mansfield’s Death.” June 2020,

Barrow, Blanche Caldwell. My Life with Bonnie and Clyde. University of Oklahoma Press, 2005

The Highwaymen. John Lee Hancock. Netflix, 2019. Film

Witch Please

Witch Please

October 30, 2020

Louisiana is so mysterious and wonderful from ghosts and voodoo to the haunted French Quarter, from monsters in the swamp to pirates. We have a few stories for you tonight in the spirit of Halloween. So sit back and get uncomfortable.

Drink dujour:
Voodoo: Tin Roof Brewing
Born in Baton Rouge

French 75
Fun fact: The name for the French 75 comes from the 75-millimeter howitzer, or field gun, used by soldiers in World War I.

• Ice
• 1 1/2 ounces cognac
• 1 teaspoon lemon juice
• 1/4 teaspoon simple syrup
• 2 3/4 ounces Champagne, chilled
• Lemon twist
• Place the cognac, lemon juice, and simple syrup in a shaker filled with ice and shake just long enough to chill.
• Pour into a chilled Champagne glass, top with the Champagne, and add the lemon twist
Wikipedia › wiki › USS_Kidd_(DD...USS Kidd (DD-661) - Wikipedia

Wikipedia › wiki › USS_Kidd_(DD...USS Kidd (DD-661) - Wikipedia


Atlas Obscura
Arcadia Publishing





Mysterious Death of Jessica Johnson

Mysterious Death of Jessica Johnson

October 17, 2020

Drink du jour:

Mississippi Sweet Tea

  • 3/4 oz Vodka (I used Deep Eddy Lemon Vodka)
  • 3/4 oz White rum (I used Bayou Spiced Rum)
  • 3/4 oz Silver tequila
  • 3/4 oz Gin
  • 3/4 oz Triple sec
  • 3/4 oz Amaretto
  • 3/4 oz Sweet and Sour
  • Cola, to top
  • Garnish: Lemon wedge

Rampart Rage

Rampart Rage

September 20, 2020

Rampart Rage

The story of Zack Bowen and Addie Hall.
The gruesome tale of a French Quarter couple. Zack Bowen, an Army Veteran coldly strangles his girlfriend and then does the unthinkable. Grab your drink and get ready to get uncomfortable.
Drink du jour:
Voodoo the face
1/2 oz. Coconut Rum
1/2 oz. Banana Rum
1/2 Spiced Rum
1 oz. Pineapple juice
Voodoo Doll Dixie Beer
Dixie Brewing Company
Brown, Ethan. Shake off the Devil. New York: Henry Holt and Co., 2009


She’s DTF

She’s DTF

September 13, 2020

Natural Porn Killers
Two porn star lovers, one a  Former U.S. Marine and the other a wife and mom turned porn star hook up to kill just for the fuck of it...Literally. 

drink du jour:
Cake by the Ocean
All ingredients should be chilled, or you can shake them in a shaker with ice.
    •    2 ounces cake flavoured vodka may substitute vanilla or whipped cream flavour
    •    2 ounces coconut rum
    •    2 ounces pineapple juice
    •    2 ounces orange juice
    •    Club soda optional
    •    Maraschino cherries sprinkles, pineapple, and orange slices for garnish (optional)
*Warning- this drink is sweet and will sneak up on you.

Avast, ye Matey

Avast, ye Matey

August 22, 2020

Drink D'Jour

All Jacked Up

3 ounces Pineapple juice

1 ounce Spiced Rum

½ ounce Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey

½ ounce Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey

½ ounce Monin Almond Orgeat

½ ounce lime juice

1 orange wedge for garnish

1 cherry for garnish

1 pineapple wedge for garnish


Stewart, Virgil A. The history of Virgil A. Stewart: and his adventure in capturing and exposing the great "western land pirate" and his gang, in connexion with the evidence; also of the trials, confessions, and execution of a number of Murrell's associates in the state of Mississippi during the summer of 1835, and the execution of five professional gamblers by the citizens of Vicksburg, on the 6th July, 1835 New York, NY: Harper and Brothers, 1836.


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