Killed by Desk

22 Tea Krulos - Writer / Journalist (Milwaukee Punk Scene)

Episode Summary

From working at a pharmacy to bartending, Tea Krulos always showed a passion for discovering and sharing the stories of the people that he met along the way. From an early age, this was shared through zines, a blog and later in local newspapers and regional publications. A chance introduction to the world of real life superheroes pushed Tea to become a published author, leading to books about those superheroes as well as paranormal investigators, doomsday preppers and conspiracy theorists, each a fascinating look at these subcultures. In our conversation we discuss growing up in Wisconsin, how being part of the punk rock subculture helped Tea relate to his book subjects, and how its possible to make ends meet while traveling the country to meet people and research his projects. Get ready for a fascinating look at both the writing process and the funny (and sometimes dangerous) things that happen when you immerse yourself into Tea’s type of work. For Full Length Episodes And Merchandise Go To https://www.patreon.com/killedbydesk Follow: Killed By Desk Insta: @killedbydeskpodcast Twitter: @killedbydesk Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/killedbydesk LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/killedbydesk Links: Tea Krulos https://teakrulos.com/ Mr. T’s Book https://www.amazon.com/Mr-T-Man-Gold-Autobiography/dp/0312550898 The Watchman https://wiki.rlsh.net/wiki/The_Watchman Phoenix Jones https://wiki.rlsh.net/wiki/Phoenix_Jones Matter-Eating Lad https://cdn3-www.mandatory.com/assets/uploads/2013/05/mattereaterlad6581.jpg https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Matter-Eater_Lad Paste-Eating Pete (RIP) https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Paste-Eater_Pete_(Earth-97061) Safety Dance was about pogoing https://boingboing.net/2020/09/14/watch-blondies-debbie-harry.html Noone wants to read about this https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1PKRh3GjwI Milwaukee Paranormal Conference https://teakrulos.com/2020/10/08/teas-weird-week-a-brief-history-of-the-milwaukee-paranormal-conference/ American Ghost Walks https://americanghostwalks.com/ Al Capone’s Ghost Gets Around https://www.cultofweird.com/paranormal/ghost-of-al-capone/ https://teakrulos.com/2019/07/26/teas-weird-week-chasing-the-ghosts-of-al-capone-and-a-rant-about-geraldo/ Could Bigfoot be an Alien? https://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/2015/10/is_bigfoot_an_extraterrestrial.html Steve Austin https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=671270173427737 Denise Mercedes https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/nyregion/permanent-punk-invasion.html White Lady https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White_Lady Brady St Pharmacy https://www.yelp.com/biz/brady-street-pharmacy-milwaukee The Domes https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/Explore/The-Domes Jayne County https://youtu.be/x8iCLbnu1rk?t=44 Rev Norb https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/07/06/better-worse-rev-norb-revisits-his-punk-rock-columns-90-s/448849001/ Ronnie Dobbs https://youtu.be/h8wk7bqXX1I?t=60 Loose Bruce and Rusty https://teakrulos.com/2012/06/16/horsemen-2/ Phantom Patriot https://wiki.rlsh.net/wiki/Phantom_Patriot Feral House https://feralhouse.com/ Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth https://feralhouse.com/bubblegum-music-is-the-naked-truth/ American Hardcore https://feralhouse.com/american-hardcore/ Glamour Ghoul https://bookshop.org/books/glamour-ghoul-the-passions-and-pain-of-the-real-vampira-maila-nurmi/9781627311007 Backyard Wrestling needs better https://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Wrestling-Primas-Official-Strategy/dp/076154464X Landmark Lanes https://www.landmarklanes.com/ Skill Crane (Possibly Haunted) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P58qcbPyv8 T Model Ford https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Qgv-l4lJU Mike Lucas https://youtu.be/pyp_kv4XALg?t=32 Mothman https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothman

Episode Notes

Links:

Tea Krulos

https://teakrulos.com/

Mr. T’s Book

https://www.amazon.com/Mr-T-Man-Gold-Autobiography/dp/0312550898

The Watchman

https://wiki.rlsh.net/wiki/The\_Watchman

Phoenix Jones

https://wiki.rlsh.net/wiki/Phoenix\_Jones

Matter-Eating Lad

https://cdn3-www.mandatory.com/assets/uploads/2013/05/mattereaterlad6581.jpg

https://dc.fandom.com/wiki/Matter-Eater\_Lad

Paste-Eating Pete (RIP)

https://marvel.fandom.com/wiki/Paste-Eater\_Pete\_(Earth-97061)

Safety Dance was about pogoing

https://boingboing.net/2020/09/14/watch-blondies-debbie-harry.html

Noone wants to read about this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G1PKRh3GjwI

Milwaukee Paranormal Conference

https://teakrulos.com/2020/10/08/teas-weird-week-a-brief-history-of-the-milwaukee-paranormal-conference/

American Ghost Walks

https://americanghostwalks.com/

Al Capone’s Ghost Gets Around

https://www.cultofweird.com/paranormal/ghost-of-al-capone/

https://teakrulos.com/2019/07/26/teas-weird-week-chasing-the-ghosts-of-al-capone-and-a-rant-about-geraldo/

Could Bigfoot be an Alien?

https://www.masslive.com/news/worcester/2015/10/is\_bigfoot\_an\_extraterrestrial.html

Steve Austin

https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=671270173427737

Denise Mercedes

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/29/nyregion/permanent-punk-invasion.html

White Lady

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White\_Lady

Brady St Pharmacy

https://www.yelp.com/biz/brady-street-pharmacy-milwaukee

The Domes

https://county.milwaukee.gov/EN/Parks/Explore/The-Domes

Jayne County

https://youtu.be/x8iCLbnu1rk?t=44

Rev Norb

https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/entertainment/music/2017/07/06/better-worse-rev-norb-revisits-his-punk-rock-columns-90-s/448849001/

Ronnie Dobbs

https://youtu.be/h8wk7bqXX1I?t=60

Loose Bruce and Rusty

https://teakrulos.com/2012/06/16/horsemen-2/

Phantom Patriot

https://wiki.rlsh.net/wiki/Phantom\_Patriot

Feral House

https://feralhouse.com/

Bubblegum Music is the Naked Truth

https://feralhouse.com/bubblegum-music-is-the-naked-truth/

American Hardcore

https://feralhouse.com/american-hardcore/

Glamour Ghoul

https://bookshop.org/books/glamour-ghoul-the-passions-and-pain-of-the-real-vampira-maila-nurmi/9781627311007

Backyard Wrestling needs better

https://www.amazon.com/Backyard-Wrestling-Primas-Official-Strategy/dp/076154464X

Landmark Lanes

https://www.landmarklanes.com/

Skill Crane (Possibly Haunted)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4P58qcbPyv8

T Model Ford

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1Qgv-l4lJU

Mike Lucas

https://youtu.be/pyp\_kv4XALg?t=32

Mothman

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothman