Oct. 9, 2019

Failed Publicity Stunts

Failed Publicity Stunts

It would be pretty meta if this episode failed


On this week's episode, we discuss several failed publicity stunts, like the one in "Crush, Texas."

Crush, Texas was a temporary "city" established as the site of a one-day publicity stunt in the U.S. state of Texas in 1896. William George Crush, general passenger agent of the Missouri–Kansas–Texas Railroad (popularly known as the "Katy", from its "Em-Kay-Tee" initials), conceived the idea in order to demonstrate a staged train wreck as a public spectacle. No admission was charged, and train fares to the crash site were offered at the reduced rate of US$2 from any location in Texas.

 

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