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Meet the Podcaster: George Drake, Jr. and the “Fifth and Ludlow” Mystery

drakePodcaster George Drake, Jr. will set up shop at the Dayton Metro Library on Saturday, November 23, for a “Meet the Podcaster” open house. Curious listeners are invited to drop by the Library’s Bassani Theater, 215 E. Third Street, between 3:00-5:30 p.m. for a behind-the-scenes look at the creation of his new podcast, "Fifth and Ludlow."

“Fifth and Ludlow” is a story of 1920s Dayton, inspired by a mysterious letter found beneath a bathtub. In 2008, a Dayton family was remodeling the bathroom of their 1927 house when they unearthed the letter and two envelopes in near perfect condition, dating back over 90 years. The letter, from a man simply named "Will," is vague, secretive, and mysterious. The envelopes paint an even more confusing picture. The first installment of the five-part podcast will be released on December 2.

The Library’s drop-in “Meet the Podcaster” event is free and open to the public. There will be listening stations and materials that inspired the podcast, along with stories of how it all came together.

George Drake, Jr. is a 2019 recipient of the Artist Opportunity Grant program, funded by the Montgomery County Arts & Cultural District (MCACD) and administered by Culture Works.

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