Episode 23 – Book ’em Dan O (Halloran): Our first Big Name Heathen Politician

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Dan Halloran was the first public big name Heathen, who served on the New York City Council, a position that is more powerful than many state government jobs. He was also the founder of what was once the largest Theodish groups in North America. What happened to make this great man fall so far? Join us for a episode on one of the most controversial figures in Heathenry today.



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Corrupt city councilman Didnât respect his Religionâs rules, either. (2013, April 6). Intelligencer. https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2013/04/halloran-didnt-respect-religions-rules-either.html
Councilman Halloran faces inquiry over romance with another former staffer. (2013, April 29). New York Post. https://nypost.com/2013/04/29/councilman-halloran-faces-inquiry-over-romance-with-another-former-staffer/
Disgraced excouncilman says hes a political prisoner. (2017, October 28). New York Post. https://nypost.com/2017/10/28/disgraced-ex-councilman-says-hes-a-political-prisoner/
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Halloran: Lancmans record Does not match his personal commitment to his faith. (12, May 21). Observer. https://observer.com/2012/05/halloran-lancmans-record-does-not-match-his-personal-commitment-to-his-faith/
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Meng: Troubled and deeply saddened by fathers arrest; Halloran declines to comment. (12, July 24). Observer. https://observer.com/2012/07/grace-meng-troubled-and-deeply-saddened-by-fathers-arrest/
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Traffic cop ratted out by councilman over donut run hits back in slander claim. (2010, November 4). New York Post. https://nypost.com/2010/11/04/traffic-cop-ratted-out-by-councilman-over-donut-run-hits-back-in-slander-claim/
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