This week’s episode of PTA’s The Occasional Podcast is a special edition Halloween show, dressed up as a true crime podcast for the occasion. The show’s host explore the swift rise and fall of the retail store chain known as Crazy Eddie’s.
The story of Crazy Eddie’s Electronics is perhaps one of the most dramatic turn of events in the history of HiFi. It is one that is wrought with lies, deception, fraud, and inevitably criminal prosecution. The show is rejoined by co-host Bryan Beasley for this detailed rendition of the tall tale of Crazy Eddie’s stores, one that ends with the stealing millions of dollars from customers, the government and share holders.
The Occasional Podcast is riding high into their 8th season. Previous episodes include Our We Heading Towards a Tube Shortage?, interviews, how to’s and more from audio’s greatest talents, including Michael Fremer and Pacific Audio Fest 2022 Best of Show, another interesting conversation about the History Of The BBC’s LS3/5a Loudspeaker, A Beginner’s Guide To Tube Amplifiers and A View From The Booth: Reference Systems, Accuracy & Why Audiophiles Love Jazz So Much: including rare interview with the late audio legend engineer Al Schmitt. The finale from season 5 includes the yearly “best of awards” and you can also find episodes covering British HiFi, Subwoofers/Setup/Tips, and the how to: Budgeting From Entry Level To High End. Season 4 highlights include Joseph Audio, Pro-Ject Turntables, and Rob Watts. One can still download this season’s educational show with TOP’s Beginners Primer To High Fidelity Digital Audio alongside the latest on Two-Way Speaker Design. Fan favorite What Is Mastering? What Happens When An Album Is Remastered? is also still available as well. If you are interested in further exploring the analog realm, the Guide To Buying A Turntable (and records) might point you in the right direction.
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