In the first half of the program, George Knapp welcomed author Bill Friedman, who recounted inside stories about the organized crime origins of the Las Vegas Strip. In the latter half, investigative journalist Toby Rogers (book link) shared the untold story of mafia legend Silvio Eboli, a Genovese mob scion who developed an ongoing organized crime operation which involves the sale of marijuana throughout the New York metropolitan area.
Jan Irvin sent in a set of images to accompany his 12/28/11 appearance. He writes of this image: "Amanita is the mushroom of the fairy tales, the mushroom of the elves and gnomes and dwarves. And of course Santa Claus has elves – Santa is an Elf. Santa is also the mushroom, shown here with his red and white garb and black boots – just like the mushroom."
View Irvin's full set of images here.