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Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 795 , Segment 1
Episode: The Santa Claus Association
- Dec 21, 2020 8:00 pm
- 42:50 mins
John Duval Gluck, started the Santa Claus Association, which answered children’s Christmas letters to the fat man and connected them with philanthropists who could help. But corruption was the downfall of this Progressive-Era showman. Guest: Alex Palmer, author of "The Santa Claus Man: The Rise and Fall of a Jazz Age Con Man and the Invention of Christmas in New York," published in 2016, but the paperback version just came out on November 1st of this year.