John Brinkley. The Carter Family. Goat Testicles. Million Watt Radio Station. An Interview with Pope Brock

What do goat testicles and a radio station in Mexico in the 1930’s have to do with country music legends The Carter Family, the popularization of country music, and O Brother, Where Art Thou? A lot! And it’s all due to one man: John R. Brinkely, the notorious quack doctor of the 1920-30’s, who made millions of dollars implanting goat testicles into impotent men, all the while implanting country music into the hearts of radio listeners around the world. Join us as we sit down at the table to talk about Mr. Brinkley with Pope Brock, author of Charlatan: America’s Most Dangerous Huckster, the Man Who Pursued Him, and the Age of Flimflam.


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