Episode 082

Elvis & Why He Died Young W/ Sally Hoedel

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Why did the world lose the King of Rock & Roll at the age of 42? The institutionalized answer has been drugs and decadence. Author and Elvis scholar Sally Hoedel begs to differ. She posits that Elvis was born with disease and/or dysfunction in nine of the eleven bodily systems and that his legendary drug use was an effort to self medicate. She proves her thesis with painstakingly sourced research into Elvis’s family tree, deep dives into medical records and interviews with those who knew him. Sally joins us to discuss her revelatory book,  Elvis: Destined To Die Young.