Mon. May 27th, 2024
Margaret Mitchell (L), Newt Gingrich (R)

Margaret Mitchell (US Navy); Newt Gingrich (Gage Skidmore)

S1E4: The Devil Went Down to Georgia | Margaret Mitchell & Newt Gingrich


Looking for some southern hospitality? Well, there’s some of that. This week, Alicia brings you the trashy divorce of Gone With The Wind author and Atlanta native Margaret Mitchell, while Stacie shares the long and trashy story of the several weddings, divorces, and many, many affairs of former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich.

Stuff we talk about:

Here are some of the sources that Alicia relied on for the Margaret Mitchell story:

A Dynamo Going to Waste: Letters to Allen Edee, 1919-1921. Letters from Mitchell to a college friend after her return to Atlanta following her mother’s death.

Southern Daughter: The Life of Margaret Mitchell.

Margaret Mitchell, Reporter. The collected writings from Mitchell’s time at the Atlanta Journal Sunday magazine.

When we turn our attention to trashbag Newt Gingrich, Stacie leaned heavily on this 1984 profile by David Osborne that appeared in Mother Jones, The Swinging Days of Newt Gingrich. Gail Sheehy’s The Inner Quest of Newt Gingrich, from a 1995 edition of Vanity Fair was also extremely illuminating. Here is Michael Sean Winters’s Callista Gingrich to the Vatican? from the National Catholic Reporter.

Here’s Callista Gingrich’s wowza Instagram.

(Newt Gingrich photo at top by Gage Skidmore)

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