Podcast, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018

Podcast, Saturday Dec. 8, 2018

Flood Brothers Disposal presents The Skinny & Houli Show and tonight the lads reunite with their old pal from the early days of the show back in 2010, DEA Agent Rick Barrett. Barrett is also known as The History Detective because of his many appearances on the show in years past bringing us history, primarily of Chicago’s Irish police officers serving with distinction. Barrett is a whirlwind of stories, from his early attempts on the Chicago police test, his dad fixing the results, going off to work the DEA and the government. Ricky tells great stories of his work investigating maybe the biggest gangster in Chicago history, Larry Hoover. “Bigger than Al Capone, killed more people at least.” Ricky barely stops for a breath as he finally takes us along on his most famous investigation of Constable Quinn, the first actual Chicago police officer killed in the line of duty. Chicago police brass didn’t want to admit that Barrett found an Irishman and not the “other guy” they had found and given a star of honor, but Barrett was doggedly determined to make sure the Irish man was given the honor and he did not give up, until respect was given by the City of Chicago. Barrett is a hero to the Irish community and we’re so proud to be his pals! Listen in for a lesson in tenacity, grit, and sheer belief in the justice of your cause. Bravo History Detective!