What happens when you’re up at 3AM, researching future podcast episodes and find the most twisted publication about the city of Brotherly Love? You create a mini episode!
The Strangers’ Guides were like Yelp in the 1800s, advising visitors to TwistedPhilly where to go, and in some cases where not to go. One little Strangers’ Guide is a veritable map of Victorian whorehouses from 1848. This thing reads like a tame version of Playboy stories, while ad the same time admonishing young men for even considering visiting a house of ill repute, which the author obviously did or he’d have no idea about where to visit and where to avoid.
Who knew Philly was twisted even during the Victorian times?