True Crime Historian

True Crime Historian

By Pulpular Media

Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism

Episodes

A Body Between The Rails

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Reily Mattock MurderEpisode 198 is centered on one of my favorite murder tropes, the so-called “eternal triangle,” between the cranky old farmer, his fading wife, and the handsome young farmhand. Yeah, that’s not going to end well, but they might have gotten away with it if they had just put the body across the tracks. It’s all in the details.Culled from the historic pages of the Hamilton Journal-News and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
17/06/211h 59m

The Farmer Digs A Grave

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Scoundrel Gershon MarxEpisode 447 retains a lot of the discrepancies in the reporting of the story, so don’t be alarmed at conflicting versions of the same incidents. I can’t say for certain that they ever got some of the names right, but nothing could be more wrong in so many ways than the theatrical adaptation of the case that takes place at the denouement.A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
10/06/211h 24m

The Hermit Of Grand Lake

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Clue Of The Antique DimesEpisode 445 is the tale of a pair of simple-minded lumberjack cousins who go to extreme and cruel measures to exact revenge against a mountain recluse. But what price will they pay?Culled from the historic pages of the Denver Post and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
03/06/211h 19m

The Millionaire And The Mad French Maid

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Ordeal Of C. Frederick KohlEpisode 444 is the strange story of a double tragedy. On one side we have a woman apparently driven insane with the desire to avenge crimes that exist only in her own mind. Her obsession has serious consequences for an innocent man.Culled from the historic pages of the San Francisco Examiner, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
27/05/211h 9m

Assassination At Kokomo Junction

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Gillooly/Lannon AffrayEpisode 443 tells the story of the first officer to be killed in the line of duty in Kokomo, Indiana. But was the violent action against him provoked, or spurred on by a notorious local gang? The question divided the growing Indiana town.Culled from the historic pages of the Kokomo Saturday Tribune, the 1882 History of Howard County, and Jackson Morrow’s 1909 History of Howard County.We offer a special thanks to the staff at the Howard County Library’s genealogy room and listener Anthony R Jones, no relation, who saw the mobile production unit outside that library, where I was engaged in research on another matter. After I got his message telling me to look into the Mollihan gang, I dug around and came up with this episode.Residents of the Safe House can take a deeper dive into Kokomo’s criminal past in the case file posted at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
20/05/211h 7m

The Tragedy At Crooked Creek

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Murder In The OzarksEpisode 442 shows how a small town in Arkansas splits down the middle when the son of the local justice of the peace is accused of the brutal murder of a popular young lady.Culled from the historic pages of the Daily Arkansas Gazette, the Arkansas Democrat, and other newspapers of the era.Take a deeper dive into this case by perusing the case file in the Safe House library at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, which includes several articles on a contemporary view of the story.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
13/05/211h 18m

The Pleasant Valley War

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...An End To The Graham-Tewksbury FeudEpisode 439 looks into one of the great family and land feuds of the Old West, the classic squabble between the sheep herders and cattle ranchers. Oddly, the best descriptions of the central event comes from a preliminary hearing for one of the accused. By the time the incident got to an actual trial, the newspapers seemed to have lost interest. Good story though, with good reliable tropes, including one of my favorites, what I like to call “courtroom shenanigans.”Culled from the historic pages of the Arizona Republic, the Arizona Weekly Star, and other newspapers of the era.If you want to dig deeper on this case, check in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, where you can listen to an extended edit of this episode that includes more information on the hearing testimony, or dig really deep and explore the official case file.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/05/211h 34m

Historical True Crime Showcase

Episode 440 gives True Crime Historian listeners a chance to discover your second-favorite historical true crime podcast with this showcase, to which we were invited to contribute a short story. Our own entry comes near the end, but it’s worth the wait. It’s a highly interesting tale about a Colorado sheriff who invents a device to let condemned prisoners execute themselves.If you would like to follow up on some of the other podcasts in the showcase, here are the links:Ghost Town: https://www.ghosttownpod.com/ Lady Justice: https://linktr.ee/lady.justice.podcastYe Olde Crime: https://www.yeoldecrimepodcast.com/Dial-a-Crime: https://dial-a-crime.pinecast.co/True Crime Historian: https://www.truecrimehistorian.com/Old Timey Crimey: https://linktr.ee/oldtimeycrimey
29/04/211h 7m

Murder In The Klondike

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Homer Bird’s Gold Fever Episode 438 takes place during the great Alaskan gold rush when a group of adventurous businessmen from New Orleans leave their families and risk all in a quest to gain riches beyond imagination. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well, but the most interesting part of this drama is the influence of two women in the defendant’s life. One, a literal gold-digger, the other, the faithful wife who stands by her husband’s side til the bitter end.Culled from the historic pages of the Times-Picayune, The Washington Times, and other newspapers of the era.If you want to dig deeper on this case, check in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, where you can listen to an extended edit of this episode that includes more information on the background and family life of the murderer and the victim, or dig really deep and explore the official case file.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/04/211h 2m

Hoosier Desperados

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Scoundrel Frank BadgleyEpisode 347 is dedicated to the True Crime Historian patron Kim Parkhurst, who discovered several scoundrels, including the subject of this story, on the Indiana branch of her family tree. Her people seem to be as shady as my own, so we may have other stories from them down the road. Ms. Parkhurst, by the way, is a splendid artist. If you’re in need of a smile, and who isn’t, check out the whimsical paintings in her Etsy shop under the name Toadbriar. Culled from the historic pages of the Hammond Indiana Times, the Indianapolis Times, and other newspapers of the era.If you want to dig deeper into this case, complete your registration at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian where you can listen to an extended edit with 30 minutes of additional content, including an attempted jail break from the Michigan City prison that further shows Badgely’s connection to members of the infamous Dillinger gang, or you can delve into the entire case file with complete coverage of Badgley and Brown’s trial.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, Rachel Schott and David Hisch.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
15/04/211h 28m

Murder Or Medicine

Murder Or Medicine?YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Bosson’s Bitter Whiskey And BananasEpisode 436 comes from a request by True Crime Historian patron Marlene Resch, who wanted to hear a story from her home Lane County, Oregon. So I dug up this sordid tale of a man who stands trial for the murder of his wife, with allegations of insurance fraud and lust for his young sister-in-law, who turns out to not have the best reputation herself.Culled from the historic pages of the Eugene Guard, the Eugene Morning Register, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
08/04/211h 37m

Answering The Description

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Montgomery Grocer Murder MysteryEpisode 433 follows the investigation of a robbery gone south down South, and while the family battles over the will, police arrest many different suspects, but it takes three years before they get a confession from an unexpected place.Culled from the historic pages of the Montgomery Advertiser, the Montgomery Times, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
01/04/211h 18m

Ambush At The Lazy Day Ranch

The Deadly Trout Creek Land SquabbleEpisode 281 is dedicated to listener and patron Kimberlee Anderson, who shares a hometown with the defendants in this case. Although first reports said that Mrs. Alice Harris was a widow, it turns out she was a divorcee whose ex-husband was of THE Harris family of Harrisville, Utah. This story seems like it could’ve been a classic John Ford western, a land dispute in the Utah desert that turns deadly. I think maybe Maureen O’Hara as Alice Harris and Robert Mitchum as the wisecracking Tackman.
25/03/211h 6m

Red Lilac And The White Witch Of Buffalo

Remastered episode from the True Crime Historian vaultYESTERDAY'S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalismThe Cayuga Ouija Board MurderEpisode 94 takes place in 1930, when the famed diorama artist Henri Marchand created a set of spectacular dioramas for a Buffalo New York Museum, had an affair with one of his models, Lila Jameson, called Red Lilac by her Cayuga tribe. She so fell in love with him that she tricked a superstitious elderly woman into committing a horrible crime so she and her artist could be together. Indian Drumming tracks courtesy Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
18/03/2159m 20s

Escape From The Asylum

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Remastered From The True Crime Historian VaultThe Pearce Insanity PlotEpisode 289 is a scandalous story that shook two Midwestern cities in the late 1930s when a woman came forward with a bizarre tale of abduction, adultery, assault, addiction and absconsion. That’s why I’m putting this story on my A-list. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/03/211h 5m

The Soiled Sicilian Bride

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Josephine Terranova’s RevengeEpisode 297 is a sad story about a young immigrant woman so abused by her relatives that when the truth is revealed to her newlywed husband, he breaks off the union. The teenage bride believes she has but one recourse: To do what God commands.Culled from the historic pages of the New York World and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
05/03/211h 31m

The East Orange Bathtub Mystery

YESTERDAY’S NEWSA reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.The Sad Death of Ocey SneadEpisode 51 is about the tragic death of an apparently widowed young woman named Ocey Snead, short for Oceania, who was found drugged and drowned in a nearly empty house in East Orange, New Jersey. Three elderly sisters, Ocey’s mother and mother-in-law and aunt, were charged with her murder, but they say “suicide,” or maybe an accident. That Ocey and her husband were first cousins is one of the least sordid details of this tale.
26/02/211h 2m

Massacre At The Love Bungalow

Encore EditionRemastered from the True Crime Historian VaultSeven Dead at TaliesinIn Episode 46, we relive a somewhat famous crime involving the noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the night that his apparently crazed butler -- yes, the butler did it! -- slaughtered seven people at Wright’s Wisconsin rural home he named Taliesen after the ancient Welsh poet, and built as a hide-away for himself and the love of his life, Mamah Borthwick, who was among the dead.This episode comes with a vocabulary word. Wright and Mamah referred to their flight from their former lives as their “hegira,” which Websters defines as a journey especially when undertaken to escape from a dangerous or undesirable situation. It also refers to a period of Islamic history when Muhammad's departure from Mecca to Medina in AD 622 was prompted by the opposition of the merchants of Mecca and marking the consolidation of the first Muslim community. So when you make a journey marking a significant change in your life situation, you can refer to it as your hegira.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
19/02/2153m 33s

Dark Strangler Of The Continent

Remastered from the True Crime Historian ArchivesSERIAL KILLER CLIPSA special edition of YESTERDAY’S NEWS exploring America’s most prolific villains.The Heinous Crimes of Earle NelsonFor Episode 52, we go north of the border into Canada on the trail of the sinister killer known as “The Dark Strangler.” He killed at least 18 women in a half-dozen United States cities, traveling thousands of miles and staying in boarding houses, leaving police without even a vague idea of his identity. Then he ventured north into Canada to continue his spree, but two murders in, the Canadian police join forces to track the man down by following the trail of the various hats he used to disguise himself.
12/02/211h 1m

The Pow-Wow Hex Murders

Encore EditionYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Spooky Doings In Pennsylvania Dutch CountryEpisode 91 of True Crime Historian gives us a little lesson in the Pennsylvania Dutch Powwow mysticism traditions. Although it sounds like the Native American word for an inter-tribal gathering of dancing and feasting, the origins of the term in this context are obscure but refer to more European form of healing and the casting of spells — and hexes. In this story, a simple minded fellow named John Blymyer tries to rid himself and his friends of an evil curse. Yeah. Not gonna end well.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
05/02/2151m 3s

The Bell In The Belfry

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Terrible Murders of Blanche Lamont and Minnie WilliamsAd-Free Safe House EditionEpisode 85 begins with a maniac leaving the mutilated bodies of young women lying around the Emanuel Baptist Church in San Francisco, 1895. Suspicion quickly falls on the young Sunday school superintendent, a strange young fellow who fancies himself something of the ladies man. The trial of Theodore Durrant turned out to be a long, drawn-out affair, but the intricate details of the case enchanted newspaper readers across the country.
29/01/211h 33m

British Dude Stuffed In Trunk

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The 1885 Preller-Maxwell Murder Of St. LouisEpisode 101 spans three years and three continents as a pair of British dandies meet on the steamer ship coming out of Liverpool and make a pact to travel together across the United States and on to Auckland, New Zealand. One of them only makes it as far a St. Louis before his body is found packed in a trunk in a hotel room and his partner gone with all of his traveling money. The case, the chase, the trial and the final reckoning all make national headlines and a celebrity out of the murderer, but that’s not going to make this end any better for him.
22/01/211h 43m

Hypnotized By The Devil

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Evelyn Ramadka, Queen Of The Chicago Vampires Episode 225 at first seems like a run-of-the-mill burglary case, a good girl gone bad, until we start getting to know the defendant as the story takes careen plot turns, compounded by the sensational press coverage--and a mysterious surprise ending.
15/01/211h 30m

The Albury Torch Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Mystery Of The Pyjama GirlEpisode 432 comes from a request from a listener Down Under, the story of a mysterious body found smoldering in a country culvert. It takes ten years to identify the body and name a suspect, but one interested physician claims they misidentified the victim and pinned the crime on the wrong man. Weigh the evidence yourself, and let me know you’re verdict.
08/01/211h 29m

Naomi's Infernal New Year's Surprise

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...A Deadly Package At Seat PleasantEpisode 430 tells of another holiday celebration ending in tragedy, when a mysterious package makes its way to the home of a young recently secretly married expectant mother. Suspicion falls at once to the family of her secret husband, and the husband himself.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
01/01/211h 27m

Olive Jones’s Gruesome Christmas Vigil

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The End Of The Skinny And Stumpy Affair Episode 429 is our very special holiday episode, in which a disenchanted housewife pulls the trigger on her lover and claims self-defense. Let’s see how that works out for her.Culled from the historic pages of the Louisville Courier-Journal and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
25/12/201h 13m

Mystery At The Laconey Mill

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Case File For The Scoundrel LingoEpisode 428 describes two violent murders in the rural areas around Merchantville, New Jersey, in the 1890s. A rough farm-hand is the first suspect in the first case, but suspicion suddenly turns to the victim’s uncle/husband and attention to a trial full of courtroom theatrics. Then a nearly identical murder a year later adds a new wrinkle to the case. But that’s still not all.Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily World, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/12/202h 0m

The Secret Love Shack Suicide Pact

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Kid McCoy Down For The CountEpisode 427 documents a dramatic fall from grace when a beloved American prizefighter and silent film star falls for a married woman, who seemed destined to be his ninth or tenth wife. His marital history is as complicated and murky as her business dealings, and their affair takes a tragic turn late one hot august night.Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require. For this episode, Patrons have access to nearly an hour of alternate takes and deleted scenes, including the tragic-comic story of how Kid McCoy’s eighth wife, the Hollywood dancer Dagmar Dahlgren, reacts to her ex-husband’s plight.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, and Rachel Schott.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
11/12/201h 38m

Death Of The Bulky Crusading Editor

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Tragic Leggit OrdealEpisode 425 tells of the end of the road for Walter Ligget, who made his fame as a journalist who supported unions, exposed the criminal element, crusaded against graft and corruption, and dared to speak truth to power, so the powerful (whoever they may be) try and try again to get their revenge. Culled from the historic pages of ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, and Rachel Schott.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
04/12/201h 39m

A Thanksgiving Mutiny At Folsom Prison

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Trial Of The Big Beef SextetEpisode 424 takes place on Thanksgiving day, 1927, but it’s not your typical heartwarming holiday tearjerker. Rather, it’s the story of a pack of Folsom prisoners carrying out a long-laid plan to make a big break from the big house. Needless to say, it doesn't end particularly well for any of them when two guards and ten prisoners meet their deaths as a result.Culled from the historic pages of the San Francisco Examiner, Sacramento Bee, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, and Rachel Schott.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
27/11/202h 12m

Tragedy At Good Ground

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Lawrence/Foster/Disbrow AffairEpisode 423 delves into a love triangle gone awry. When two sides of the triangle, including an expert swimmer and sailor, are found drowned dead in a Long Island bay, suspicion immediately falls upon the third, even though the coroner declares the whole thing an accident.Culled from the historic pages of The New York World, The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, The New York Tribune, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
20/11/201h 23m

Popular Justice: Rise Of The Montana Vigilantes

TALES OF THE WILD WEST, stories of the scoundrels, outlaws, and folk heroes of the American FrontierThe Bloody Record Of Henry Plummer And His GangEpisode 422 hearkens back to the wild wild West, in the days following the great gold rush. Much of the story takes place in Bannack, Montana, which is now a state park and ghost town, and follows the career of one of the most notorious gangs of the day and the rise of the citizen's committee that puts an end to it.Adapted from the books "The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough and "The Montana Vigilantes, Or Popular Justice In The Rocky Mountains" by Thomas J. Dimsdale, the first newspaperman in Montana.***Here are some links to clarify some of the terms and words used in this episode:Sheep Eater Indians https://www.bitterrootranch.com/stories-from-the-ranch/history-local-tribe-sheep-eater-indians/Define “levant”: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levantPlacer mines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placer_mining#:~:text=Placer%20mining%20%2F%CB%88pl,excavating%20equipment%20or%20tunneling%20equipment.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/11/201h 33m

Popular Justice: Rise Of The Montana Vigilantes

TALES OF THE WILD WEST, stories of the scoundrels, outlaws, and folk heroes of the American FrontierThe Bloody Record Of Henry Plummer And His GangEpisode 422 hearkens back to the wild wild West, in the days following the great gold rush. Much of the story takes place in Bannack, Montana, which is now a state park and ghost town, and follows the career of one of the most notorious gangs of the day and the rise of the citizen's committee that puts an end to it.Adapted from the books "The Story of the Outlaw" by Emerson Hough and "The Montana Vigilantes, Or Popular Justice In The Rocky Mountains" by Thomas J. Dimsdale, the first newspaperman in Montana.***Here are some links to clarify some of the terms and words used in this episode:Sheep Eater Indians https://www.bitterrootranch.com/stories-from-the-ranch/history-local-tribe-sheep-eater-indians/Define “levant”: https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/levantPlacer mines: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Placer_mining#:~:text=Placer%20mining%20%2F%CB%88pl,excavating%20equipment%20or%20tunneling%20equipment.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/11/201h 31m

A Body Under The Stairs

A Body Under The StairsAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Mrs. Peete’s Private BurialsEpisode 420 recalls one of America’s lesser-known serial killers, Louise Peete. There’s never been a book or a movie about her, yet during her murderous career, especially her first crime, her Southern charm and polite matronly manner made her a nation-wide front page sensation, with some newspapers printing literally every word of her trial as well as fawning feature stories.Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Express, the Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers from the era.For more information on this case, I have uploaded my case file with clippings of the complete trial coverage to the Safe House Library. See for yourself at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, where you can access the many treasures of the True Crime Historian Vault not available anywhere else.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/11/202h 5m

A Body Under The Stairs

A Body Under The StairsAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Mrs. Peete’s Private BurialsEpisode 420 recalls one of America’s lesser-known serial killers, Louise Peete. There’s never been a book or a movie about her, yet during her murderous career, especially her first crime, her Southern charm and polite matronly manner made her a nation-wide front page sensation, with some newspapers printing literally every word of her trial as well as fawning feature stories.Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Express, the Los Angeles Times, and other newspapers from the era.For more information on this case, I have uploaded my case file with clippings of the complete trial coverage to the Safe House Library. See for yourself at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, where you can access the many treasures of the True Crime Historian Vault not available anywhere else.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/11/202h 4m

For Love of Posey

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Suitor V. The Shotgun Episode 419 tells the story of a family’s downfall, precipitated by a general disdain for the 25-year-old suitor of a 17-year-old daughter. Things go particularly awry when the suitor makes a valiant last-ditch effort to win the love of the family he hoped to be his in-laws, but a shotgun blast proves more potent than true love. Culled from the historic pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
29/10/201h 48m

For Love of Posey

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Suitor V. The Shotgun Episode 419 tells the story of a family’s downfall, precipitated by a general disdain for the 25-year-old suitor of a 17-year-old daughter. Things go particularly awry when the suitor makes a valiant last-ditch effort to win the love of the family he hoped to be his in-laws, but a shotgun blast proves more potent than true love. Culled from the historic pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
29/10/201h 47m

Kitty The Tiger Girl

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Teen Mother In A Murder TrialEpisode 418 concerns a robbery gone awry and features a colorful woman in the case, a teenage bigamist and mother, whose salty ways and love for her baby make her a little bit endearing, in spite of her crimes. The Tesmer case, referred to in the prologue, is the subject of Episode 234, Mrs. Carrick’s Rouge And Whiskers, available only to residents of the Safe House. Reserve your bunk at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian where you can enjoy other treasures from the True Crime Historian vault, exclusive episodes, ad-free editions of all new episodes, and whatever personal services you require.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Opening theme by Dave SamsIncidental music by Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, and Danielle Mo.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/10/201h 9m

Kitty The Tiger Girl

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...Teen Mother In A Murder TrialEpisode 418 concerns a robbery gone awry and features a colorful woman in the case, a teenage bigamist and mother, whose salty ways and love for her baby make her a little bit endearing, in spite of her crimes. The Tesmer case, referred to in the prologue, is the subject of Episode 234, Mrs. Carrick’s Rouge And Whiskers, available only to residents of the Safe House. Reserve your bunk at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian where you can enjoy other treasures from the True Crime Historian vault, exclusive episodes, ad-free editions of all new episodes, and whatever personal services you require.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Opening theme by Dave SamsIncidental music by Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, and Danielle Mo.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/10/201h 8m

The Toddler’s Testimony

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Cincinnati Kitchen Sink SlashingEpisode 417 takes place at the turn of the last century Cincinnati, when a man allegedly finds his wife’s brutally murdered body in the kitchen sink and his four-year-old son sound asleep in his bed. Burglars did it, the man says, but his son will tell a different story.Culled from the historic pages of the Cincinnati Enquirer and other newspapers of the era.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, and Danielle Mo.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
15/10/201h 18m

The Toddler’s Testimony

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Cincinnati Kitchen Sink SlashingEpisode 417 takes place at the turn of the last century Cincinnati, when a man allegedly finds his wife’s brutally murdered body in the kitchen sink and his four-year-old son sound asleep in his bed. Burglars did it, the man says, but his son will tell a different story.Culled from the historic pages of the Cincinnati Enquirer and other newspapers of the era.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, and Danielle Mo.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
15/10/201h 17m

Monster On The Run

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Ghastly Kidnapping And Murder Of Marion ParkerEpisode 415 relates one of the most difficult crimes we’ve yet to tell, a terrible kidnapping and brutal murder of 12-year-old girl by a smiling, charming monster. No other word for William Edward Hickman. The details of the crime were so disturbing that the newspapers could not report on them, but even the broad outline as presented will give you chills.Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.***If this story has aroused your indignation and it’s still crying out for justice, check out our supplemental editions in the Safe House Salon at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. The first is a report from the great pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who covered the trial for the Los Angeles Examiner, and the other a first-person report from Hickman’s execution by a reporter from the San Francisco Daily News.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to listen to this podcast advertising-free by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico VitesseSome music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/10/201h 44m

Monster On The Run

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Ghastly Kidnapping And Murder Of Marion ParkerEpisode 415 relates one of the most difficult crimes we’ve yet to tell, a terrible kidnapping and brutal murder of 12-year-old girl by a smiling, charming monster. No other word for William Edward Hickman. The details of the crime were so disturbing that the newspapers could not report on them, but even the broad outline as presented will give you chills.Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.***If this story has aroused your indignation and it’s still crying out for justice, check out our supplemental editions in the Safe House Salon at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. The first is a report from the great pulp author Edgar Rice Burroughs, who covered the trial for the Los Angeles Examiner, and the other a first-person report from Hickman’s execution by a reporter from the San Francisco Daily News.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to listen to this podcast advertising-free by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico VitesseSome music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/10/201h 44m

Blackmail Or Bullets?

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Shooting Showgirls Lillian Graham And Ethel ConradEpisode 414 tells the story of a pair of young vaudeville actresses who come up with a scheme to dupe an older former lover of a great sum of money. But when he calls their bluff, they choke and shoot the old fellow in the leg. Three times. It’s hard to find a hero in this tale. They’re all kinda skeezy.Culled from the historic pages of the New York Sun and other newspapers of the era.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to listen to this podcast advertising-free by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Lucia La RezzaSome music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
02/10/201h 36m

Blackmail Or Bullets?

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism...The Shooting Showgirls Lillian Graham And Ethel ConradEpisode 414 tells the story of a pair of young vaudeville actresses who come up with a scheme to dupe an older former lover of a great sum of money. But when he calls their bluff, they choke and shoot the old fellow in the leg. Three times. It’s hard to find a hero in this tale. They’re all kinda skeezy.Culled from the historic pages of the New York Sun and other newspapers of the era.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Some listeners choose to listen to this podcast advertising-free by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Lucia La RezzaSome music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
02/10/201h 36m

A French Maid's Dirty Laundry

Episode 413 is the sordid little tale of a French Canadian girl who gets wrapped up in an ugly situation involving her employers, a womanizing laundry owner and his suffering wife.
25/09/201h 41m

The Taxi Dancer's Death Ride

Episode 412 is an action-packed adventure that begins with the body of a pretty girl on a dark lonely road and includes a policeman killed in the line of duty, more than a thousand shots fired in a showdown with the villains, a couple of attempted jailbreaks, and a double-dose of lethal justice.
17/09/201h 29m

Killer Caught By A Thread

Episode 411 details the events following the discovery alongside the famed Mulholland Drive of a body sewn up in a makeshift canvas bag fashioned from an old awning.
11/09/201h 11m

Fall River Nurse Found In Tiverton Ditch

Episode 411 relates the events following the discovery alongside the famed Mulholland Drive of a body sewn up in a makeshift canvas bag fashioned from an old awning.
04/09/201h 20m

The Girod Street Assassination Ambuscade

Episode 408 explores the lead-in and aftermath of one of the most deadly vigilante actions in American history.
27/08/202h 30m

Meat Juice Mischief

This one involves an American woman who marries a Brit old enough to be her father, and is then charged with his poisoning.
20/08/201h 1m

The Perth Ballroom Tragedy

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.Audrey Jacob Stands TrialEpisode 406 comes from a special request from one of my many listeners Down Under, this one the tragic story of a spurned young woman who settles the score on the dance floor. And we’re not talking about a tango competition, but her trial is a dramatic one and the resolution is indeed surprising.Culled from the historic pages of the Perth Mirror, the Perth Daily News, and other newspapers of the era***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Download Best Fiends, like best friends without the R, for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Visit catastrophiccalamities.com for new episodes twice a month.Some listeners choose to support this podcast by signing up for a premium account on Himalaya, the official podcast player of True Crime Historian, where you can get the first month free by using the promotional code HISTORIAN when you check out.Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Joyie.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
13/08/201h 28m

A Mother-In-Law's Revenge

A fun-loving dentist is charged with the double-barrel shotgun murder of his father-in-law.
06/08/201h 48m

Austin Family Found In Cistern

Episode 403 explores the story of a man who leaves his family battered and murdered in a cistern under their Austin home, and heads out of town on the midnight train.
30/07/201h 23m

Baby Amy & The Broadway Gigolo

Episode 402 tells the story of a discontented wife and her young paramour, who set in motion a plan to stage a robbery to get money for a quick Reno divorce.
23/07/2059m 23s

Petroleum, Politics, Passion

Episode 401 tells the salacious story of a leading politician who shows up at a private hospital with a gunshot wound.
16/07/201h 42m

Interred In An Irrigation Ditch

Episode 400 employs a trope we’ve seen before: the cranky old farmer whose wife takes up with the farm hand and well, it just doesn’t end well for anybody.
09/07/201h 5m

Sweet Singer Strangled In A Stable

Episode 398 explores the tragic murder of a Chicago housewife and the subsequent confession of the simple minded young man who found the body in a refuse pile.
02/07/201h 9m

The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer

Episode 120 tells the story of Clara Phillips, a former Hollywood bathing beauty and chorus girl, who decides she wants to have a chat with a young lady whom she believes is canoodling with her husband.
25/06/201h 36m

The Elm City Tragedy

Episode 397 tells the story of a young girl in late 1800’s New England who falls in with a fast crowd with fatal results.
18/06/201h 30m

Pirates On The Penguin

Episode 396 relates the puzzling story of a family apparently attacked on their cabin cruiser on an inky summer night.
10/06/201h 4m

Mother Chose Murder

Pulp Non-Fiction: A Celebration Of The Pioneers Of True CrimeThe Cleveland Kaber Conspiracy By Marjorie Wilson Episode 114, remastered from the True Crime Historian VaultBack in the golden ages of newspapers, it was common for them to publish serialized novels of romance, adventure,and intrigue, but true crime serials were not quite so common. But here is a novella-length story published in nineteen chapters in five parts by newspapers in 1921 when Eva Kaber was standing trial for leading a plot to murder her invalid husband. It’s a crazy, crazy story of Italian assassins, fortune tellers, and Pinkerton detectives conspiring with amateur spies to bring an elaborate murder plot to light.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
05/06/202h 27m

What Happened To Alma Kellner

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Fiendish Slaughter Of An Innocent ChildEpisode 394 relates the tragic tale of an eight-year old girl who fell into the clutches of a degenerate murderer. The hero of this story is a Louisville, Kentucky, detective who not only pieces together the crime, but embarks on a cross-country chase for the alleged murderer, who proves to be slippery even behind bars.Culled from the historic pages of the Louisville Courier-Journal and other newspapers of the era.***Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
29/05/201h 33m

A Cowardly Blow In The Dark

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Barber And The Gambler’s Wife Stand TrialEpisode 393 takes us back to the Gilded Age and the salacious story of a professional gambler who is fatally attacked as he leaves his house to go to the hotel where he operates. Blame falls on his barber, who confesses to the crime and implicates the gambler’s wife, accusing her of not only having an interracial affair with him, but also with a younger man who just moved to town. All three are arrested, but who is really the culprit?Culled from the historic pages of the Lincoln Evening Call, the Nebraska State Journal, and other newspapers of the era.The University of Nebraska hosts a website Gilded Age Plains City that gives more details and historical context to the Sheedy murder case: http://gildedage.unl.edu/***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/05/201h 43m

Farmer's Wife Left For Dead

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Brothers Face Gas Chamber TogetherEpisode 392 explores the case of two brothers charged with the murder of a Colorado farmer and his “chore boy.” The chief witness against them is the farmer’s wife, who made a miraculous getaway and recovery.Culled from the historic pages of the Fort Collins Express and other newspapers of the era.***Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHI want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
14/05/201h 8m

The Blue-Eyed Six

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Indiantown Creek Insurance Murder PlotEpisode 390 explores what was reported to be the first murder case in the English-speaking world where six men receive a guilty verdict on one indictment, the result of a plot to murder a man in order to receive the benefits of a bunch of insurance policies. It doesn’t really end well for anyone.Culled from the historic pages of The Lebanon Daily News, the Philadelphia Times, and other newspapers of the era.***Expand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian.Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHDownload Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
07/05/201h 52m

Girl Buried In A Barrel

The Awful Fate of Mary Ann RheinhardtEpisode 109 explores the heinous crime of the scoundrel Edward Reinhardt of Manhattan and Staten Island, who got tangled up with two women, got them both in trouble, and apparently, had to pick a favorite. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well. And when they find the barrel buried on the shore of Silver Lake, all sorts of scandal comes tumbling out.
06/05/2054m 26s

The Dim-Witted Milkman And The Gambler's Wife

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Murder In The Attic With Pipe, Gun, and KnifeEpisode 389 details one of the clumsiest murder plots we’ve yet to encounter, and is jam-packed with some of our favorite tropes: A love triangle gone awry and a trunk murder, to name a couple, with a large dose of crowded courtroom hijinx, including a highly inappropriate kiss between defendants.Culled from the historic pages of the Bridgeport Times, The Bridgeport Telegram, and other newspapers of the era.***Are you paying more money in interest than you need to on your credit cards? Refinance your debt today with a Credit Card Consolidation loan from LightStream. Apply today to get a special interest rate discount and save even more by applying at www.lightstream.com/historian.I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
30/04/201h 39m

The Servant Girl's Trunk Of Horrors

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Domestic Scandal In Sioux FallsEpisode 388 is not a classic trunk murder, per se, but one of the most dramatic scenes in the narrative comes when the prosecutor opens up a dead girl’s trunk in front of witnesses to speculate on the abuses its contents portend. Two families are ripped apart in this gripping drama where evidence is thin but accusations are as abundant and brutal as the wounds on the poor girl’s dead body.Culled from the historic pages of Sioux Falls Argus Leader and other newspapers of the era.***I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian .Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
23/04/201h 1m

Dead Woman On Trial

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...A Hung Jury For Hazel CombsEpisode 387 starts out conventionally enough: A woman murders her husband to collect the double indemnity insurance policy. But when after she cheats the hangman at the end of Act II, the story doesn’t stop there. Because of the legal technicalities of the insurance she took out, a jury still has to determine whether or not she committed the crime in Act III.***Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
16/04/201h 11m

The Escapes And Execution Of Elroy Kent

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Vermont DesperadoEpisode 386 tells the epic story of one of New England’s most persistent scoundrels. It’s the kind of story I delight in finding, that in another context would make a great Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaasen novel, this one about a slippery but dim-witted thief, that would almost be comic if there wasn’t a tragic loss of life in Act II, and even when he gets his come-uppance in Act III, there’s still a couple of strange twists in the tale. No spoilers, but let’s just say #botchedexecution.Culled from the historic pages of the Brattleboro Reformer, the Burlington Free Press, the Rutland Weekly Herald, and other newspapers of the era.***Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCHSign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHDownload Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/04/201h 3m

The Count Of Gramercy Park

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Slippery Scoundrel Gerald ChapmanEpisode 384 tells the story of a so-called gentleman thief who fearlessly went for the big scores, even while the object of a nation-wide man-hunt. This is another action-packed episode loaded with gunfights, jailbreaks, courtroom breakdowns, and all kinds of shenanigans. Act III starts with a rather odd, melodramatic feature story published while this creep was waiting for the hangman. Culled from the historic pages of the Atlanta Constitution, the Hartford Courant, and various New York newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
26/03/201h 38m

Under The Windsor Hearthstone

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Murderous Journeys Of Frederick DeemingEpisode 383 is another request from a listener Down Under, the story of a man who brutally murdered his wife and buried the body inside the house, then disappeared. Although they capture him at the end of Act II, Act III reveals an even more gruesome murder on the opposite side of the globe. He’s a slippery one, but he gets his comeuppance.Culled from the historic pages of the Australian Age, the Liverpool Mercury, and other newspapers in the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
20/03/201h 26m

The Brown-Out Strangler

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Court Martial Of Pvt. Eddie LeonskiEpisode 382 is dedicated to the Australian scoundrel Philip Quinn, a dedicated listener from Down Under who wanted to hear more about the case of Eddie Leonski, an American soldier who terrorized Melbourne with a murder spree while the city was under mandated “brown-outs,” reductions in the use of lighting to make it less of a air raid target. The only good contemporary coverage of the case was during the trial, which was conducted by the American Army and not the local government, so you’ll have to wait for the defense in Act III to learn the strange story behind the soldier’s deadly impulse.Culled from the historic pages of the Melbourne Age, the Perth Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
08/03/201h 40m

Black Bart, The PO8 Highwayman

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...True Tales From The Old WestRemastered from the True Crime Historian VaultEpisode 63 tells the story of the scoundrel Charley Bowles who took the moniker Black Bart from a villain in a dime novel, but I think he used it ironically because it didn’t really fit his gentlemanly style. He only robbed coaches carrying treasure belonging to the Wells Fargo Company, apparently in revenge for a mining dispute in Nevada. When he left his doggerel poetry at the scene of the crime, he would sign it “Black Bart PO8” spelling poet with a numeral, text-message style long before the internet, way ahead of his time. Culled from the historic pages of the Washington Evening Star, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCHExpand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in he American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free!Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
02/03/2054m 34s

Murders Of The Buncombe County Mankiller

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...An Incident In The Blacksmith’s ShopEpisode 380 tells the story of a violent rampage and its aftermath, when a jealous man shoots a rival down in cold blood and then bashes his head with a hammer. There are enough witnesses that there’s no question his guilt, and the third act details the extremes he will take to avoid a date in the electric chair.Culled from the historic pages of the Asheville Gazette-News, the Charlotte Observer, and other newspapers of the era.***Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
24/02/201h 14m

Florence Buzzell's Love Diary

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Implication Of Fred Wheeler Episode 379 tells the scandalous and tragic story of a young business school student who enters into an unfortunate relationship with her sponsor, a wealthy cattle dealer 30 years her senior. He’s on the scene when she turns up dead with a mysterious gunshot wound in her head, and the resulting trial is a textbook example of a judicial circus with surprise witnesses, courtroom theatrics, and a crowd of overly exuberant spectators. Pay particular attention to the subplot involving the dead girl’s mother.Culled from the historic pages of the Boston Globe, the New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the easy-to-use podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
17/02/201h 49m

The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

PULP NONFICTION: A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...Face-To-Face With Pretty Boy FloydThe centerpiece of Episode 378 is a quest for an interview with the infamous bank robber and murderer Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd by Oklahoma reporter Vivian Brown. Although her reporting verges on glorifying Floyd’s celebrity, something we try to avoid, her six-part series published in the days between Floyd’s death in Ohio and his home-town burial, she also provides a deep insight into the way citizens viewed Depression-era bandits as anti-establishment folk heroes. But let’s not forget that Floyd murdered at least seven people, even if we don’t count the Kansas City Massacre.Culled from the historic pages of the East Liverpool Ohio Evening Review, the Oklahoma News, and other newspapers of the era. ***Show recommendation of the week - MONSTER MADNESS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/madness to listen to the latest episodes. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
10/02/201h 43m

You'll Never Hang Me!

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Insanity (Or Not) Of Douglas Van VlackEpisode 377 takes a deep plunge into the story of a troubled young couple in a flight from justice that ends in great double tragedies. The second act details a sensational and contentious trial as Douglas Van Vlack’s defense team try to keep him from the gallows by telling the story of his traumatic life. The third act tells how the scoundrel tries to take matters into his own hands when the insanity plea fails.Culled from the historic pages of the Idaho Evening Times and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - MYSTERIES AND URBAN LEGENDS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/maul and enter promo code LEGENDS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
03/02/202h 5m

The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Bullets For Sheriff Maxwell And Family Episode 376 is an action-packed thriller with a jailbreak, a prison break, a couple of car chases, a bank robbery, and then some. At the center of it all is the law-enforcing family of Sheriff Hugh Maxwell of Plymouth County, Iowa, who make the ultimate sacrifice in their pursuit of justice. Culled from the historic pages of the Sioux City Journal, the Des Moines Register, and other newspapers of the era. *** Research Update: SIOUX CITY, Ia., Oct. 8, 1921 - Harry Smith, one of a gang of five bank robbers who were sentenced to life terms for the murder of William Maxwell, son of Sheriff Hugh Maxwell, at Lemars and who later effected his escape from Fort Madison, has been re-arrested and is being held in the Ward county jail at Minot, N. D., for the murder of a deputy sheriff in Kenmare, N. D., according to advices received by the Sioux City police.A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
27/01/201h 7m

A Bloody Family Bed

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Triple Confessions Of Willie LeeEpisode 374 tells the story of an awful family murder in Boonville, Indiana, when a lazy young man takes an axe to his parents and brother on the eve of his wedding day. What offenses the family committed to deserve such a fate seems to be all in the mind of the accused, and it takes him a few tries to get his story straight.Culled from the historic pages of the Evansville Press and other newspapers of the era.******A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
20/01/201h 20m

Mystery Tour In A Buick 8

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Vanishing Of Clyde ArmourEpisode 373 tells the story of two young men who go on a road trip together, but only one of them makes it as far as Santa Fe, and he pretends to be the other. In the meanwhile, an Iowa family goes on a desperate hunt for their missing brother.Culled from the historic pages of the Sante Fe New Mexican and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - THE APEX AND THE ABYSS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/apex and enter promo code ABYSS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
13/01/201h 16m

Atrocity At St. Peter Street

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...La Chataine Juliette And The Perverted Professor Of Magnetic PhysiologyEpisode 372 delves into the history of one of the most hideous villains to ever stalk American streets, a predator so vile that he ranks up there with Albert Fish in his depravity. Even if you don’t believe in capital punishment, I think you’ll agree that Etienne Deschamps deserved his punishment, and then some.Culled from the historic pages of the New Orleans Times-Democrat, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and other newspapers of the era***Show recommendation of the week - OBSCURA. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/obscura and enter promo code OBSCURA at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/01/201h 32m

The Main/Swayne Affair

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.The Napavine Hatchet MurderWhen I started in on Episode 371, I thought it was going to be a salacious story of a seedy sexual situation gone awry. What turned out to be more interesting is the subplot of the district attorney forced to bring a half-baked case to trial in order to avoid the appearance of his own complicity in a rumored conspiracy. Culled from the historic pages of the Tacoma Times, the Oregon Daily Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - TRUE CRIME FAN CLUB. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/TCFC and enter promo code TCFC at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
29/12/191h 24m

The Plymouth Sex Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.A Band-Aid Solution To The MysteryEpisode 370 tells the story of a World War II era veteran whose mental issues earned him an honorable discharge from service, but he slips through the system, wreaking havoc among the women in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. What does it take to get creeps like this off the street? Murder, apparently.Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Wilkes-Barre Record, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - WESTSIDE FAIRYTALES. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/westside and enter promo code WESTSIDE at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/12/191h 5m

Mr. & Mrs. Bluebeard

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Martha Beck’s Lonely Hearts Club Episode 368 tells the tragicomic tale of a romantic and business partnership that goes awry when a woman’s jealousy overpowers her professional detachment. It’s also a love story of a passion so profound that they take their love all the way to the electric chair. Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, the Lansing State Journal, and other newspapers of the era. *** Show recommendation of the week - MORBIDOLOGY. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/morbidology and enter promo code MORBIDOLOGY at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE! *** Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscura The Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOO Crime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesalad Out of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
16/12/191h 12m

Hard Cider And Insults

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Struck By An Axe And KilledEpisode 367 is a holiday tale more bone-chilling than heart-warming. It takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving, when family and friends get together for games and good times. The cautionary part of the tale here is, be aware of what topics are best to be avoided. This time, the touchy subject is not politics, but eyewear.Culled from the historic pages of the Trenton Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other newspapers of the era.***Follow and share these other awesome true crime shows on Himalaya to win a trip to the Stanley Hotel!Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscuraThe Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOOCrime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesaladOut of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/12/1957m 19s

An Acid Bath For The Suffragist

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Lillian Scheib Mystery Episode 366 tells the sad story of a woman found dead in a bathtub, so decomposed that police first assume it is her husband, as she is sick and convalescing somewhere. When the truth is revealed and the husband found alive, he soon becomes a suspect as officials assume murder. Is the chauffeur a murderer, or a victim of police harassment. Culled from the historic pages of the New York World and other newspapers of the era. *** Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscura The Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOO Crime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesalad Out of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
02/12/191h 28m

The Lake Bluff Furnace Girl

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Burning Love Of Elfrieda KnaakEpisode 364 tells an unusual story of a broken-hearted young woman found naked and fatally burnt in the basement of a police station. Her family, the police, and the general public find it hard to believe that she could have torched herself in such a horrific manner, so the hunt is on for proof of a murder.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscuraThe Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOOCrime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesaladOut of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
25/11/191h 4m

The Boy Said 'Papa Shot'

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Cuba Triple MurderEpisode 363 takes place in rural Ohio, when a woman, her daughter, and her daughter’s suitor are gunned down in front of three young children. The daughter’s ex-husband says he arrived at the scene just after the shots were fired, but in her dying breath his ex-mother-in-law claims he was the culprit. The kids can’t get their story straight, so it’s up to you to put it all together.Culled from the historic pages of the Wilmington News-Journal and other newspapers of the era.***Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscuraThe Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOOCrime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesaladOut of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/11/191h 21m

Evil Plan Drunkenly Botched

Evil Plan Drunkenly BotchedAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Greenlease Kidnapping TragedyEpisode 362 takes on one of the most evil crimes imaginable as told from the point of view of the perpetrator. By the time police caught up with Carl Austin Hall, he had made so many mistakes in the kidnapping and murder of a six-year-old boy that he knew the game was up, so he told the story in a coldly matter-of-fact 36-page confession, here adapted for the first two acts. The third act, we’ll call “the comeuppance”.Culled from the historic pages of the Kansas City Times, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Himalaya is not just a podcast player, but it’s a network, too, with other true crime podcasts you might enjoy, like CRIMELINES. Host Charlie Worroll [pronounced ‘war-all’] gives the most in-depth analysis by bringing in appropriate historic and cultural context to look beyond simply what happened, and consider WHY it happened. Download the Himalaya app or go to www.himalaya.com/crimelines and enter promo code CHARLIE at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!Don’t forget you can always support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and gives you access to exclusive content, remastered episodes from the True Crime Historian vault, and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/11/191h 29m

Duchess Spinelli's Crime School

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Halfwit Gang Of Golden Gate AvenueAlthough there’s nothing funny about real-life murder, if Episode 361 were fictional, you could shelve it right next to Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaisson and the wacky characters they create who walk in the realm of dark comedy. The downfall of this gang that couldn’t shoot straight begins when one of its members decides to surrender and deliver state’s evidence when it begins to look like his days are numbered. And, it turns out, he was right.Culled from the historic pages of the San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
04/11/191h 24m

Allegations Of Arsenic Ice Cream

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteriesThe Father Stood TrialEpisode 360 details one of the most chaotic cases I’ve yet to come across. The investigation left a lot of unanswered questions and the prosecution seems motivated by political pressure and retaliation rather than evidence. Was the youngster murdered by his father or one of his playmates? Let me know what you think.Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald and other newspapers of the era, with special thanks to the librarian at the Grand Rapids library who gave me access to her big drawer of murder. If you’ve got a great historic murder in your hometown that I’ve yet to cover, let me know and I’ll get it on my list, and maybe even come to your town to investigate.Check out the trailer to the new podcast Bad Batch.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
28/10/191h 29m

Sunday Magazine #24 (Sampler)

Sunday Magazine #24Women in CrimePULP NONFICTION: A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...“My Knife Cuts Deep” by Fred W. Johnsonthis is one example of the premium scandalous content you can find in the Safe House, whether you join through Himalaya Plus on the Himalaya app where Sunday Magazine #24 is available now with two more tales of history’s wicked women,“Bad Time For Betty” by Loy Warwick“Pour Me Another... Just Like The Other” by Stephen J. HoytOr you can become a scoundrel at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian where in addition to monthly readings from the pioneers of true crime, you can also have access to weekly remastered editions from the True Crime Historian vault.
27/10/1925m 37s

The Largest Sheriff In Oregon

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Terror Of All Toughs Killed By Horse ThiefEpisode 358 is dedicated to the Safe House Scoundrel Marlene Resch who required a story from her home town of Eugene, Oregon, and we are happy to oblige. The victim in this story was the law enforcement officer in Episode 336, Murder On The McKenzie Trail, and together they sum up the history of capital punishment in Lane County Oregon, the only two executions there.Culled from the historic pages of the Oregon Daily Journal, The Eugene Guard, The Eugene Morning Register, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
21/10/191h 2m

The Mysterious Post Mistress Of West Palm Beach

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Trial Of Lena ClarkeEpisode 357 is a crazy blend of murder, embezzlement, and a ghost story. When a former post office clerk is found murdered in the hotel room of a woman who had been a co-worker, there are hints of either a connection the spirit world or madness, but still, a Florida courtroom is stunned the depths of the suspect’s mysticism as revealed in her trial.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
14/10/191h 37m

Blinded By Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Senator, The Embezzler, And The Girl They LovedEpisode 356 takes a look at a scandalous murder and failed suicide attempt that leaves the perpetrator blind and a state senator defending not only his own honor, but that of the young lady who got the worst of the whole affair.Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily News, the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
07/10/191h 6m

The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana

The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña AnaYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Killing Billy The KidEpisode 355 takes us back to the Old West with a profile of one of the classic rivalries of the era: The lanky Sheriff Pat Garrett v. the notorious William Bonney, aka Billy the Kid, including a narrative of their fateful last encounter as told by the sheriff himself.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
30/09/191h 10m

The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

The Duquesne Door-To-Door KillerAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...A Debaucher Of Children Gets His RevengeEpisode 354 is a real trip to the dark side as it recounts the rampage of a local beat patrolmen the result of having his ugly perverted secrets revealed. Although he was responsible for a lot of lives lost and hurt forever, there’s some satisfaction in watching him get some of what he deserves, public humiliation as well as the state’s own vengeance.Culled from the historic pages of the Pittsburgh Press, the Sun-Telegraph, the Post-Gazette, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
23/09/191h 22m

Ready For Rope

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Murder Of Sheriff Rogers At GlencoeEpisode 353 takes place in late 19th century Minnesota, but plays out like a classic Western tale. You know the one, where a pair of strangers come into town, shoot the sheriff, and incite the citizenry to take the law into their own hands.Culled from the historic pages of the Minneapolis Star, the St. Paul Tribune, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Catastrophic Calmaties, exploring the famous and forgotten tragedies of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries where host Susan Ferman answers the age-old question: What could go wrong? Spoiler alert: Everything! Episode One now available at www.calamities.us.Also, stay tuned for new episodes of Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals to catch up before season two drops.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
16/09/191h 16m

Gin! Jazz! Guns!

Gin! Jazz! Guns!YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Real ‘Chicago’ MurdersEpisode 252 explores the two murders that inspired the hit musical “Chicago,” which was based on a play by Maurine Watkins, who did some reporting on both cases as a reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I’ll be joined by my colleague Susan Ferman, whose own podcast Catastrophic Calamities, will premiere next week on the Pulpular Media network. Susan will read about the case of Beulah Annan, who became Roxy Hart on stage. I will read the case of Belva Gaertner, who became Velma Kelly.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune, the New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era.This episode includes a reference to a fellow murderess Sabela Nitti, whose story you can hear about in True Crime Historian 230, The Ugly Duckling Murderess.Hula Lou on YouTube***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/09/191h 36m

Tragedy At The Trysting Place

Tragedy At The Trysting PlaceYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Ladies’ Man Lawyer & The Mysterious BlondeEpisode 151 recalls a fatal shooting on a dark country road when a pair of unemployed thugs set out to rape and plunder unsuspecting couples looking for a quiet place to canoodle. They get more than they bargained for when their mark turns out to be a well-armed attorney.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
01/09/191h 15m

The Bad Boy Butcher Of Hollywood

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Murder Of Myrtle MellusEpisode 350 relates the tale of a love triangle ending in tragedy when a Hollywood socialite is found murdered after one of her regular trysts with her young lover. There’s a lot of drinking and debauchery involved in this, and we never really get all the details of this sordid liaison, but just enough to spark the imagination.Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
25/08/191h 39m

Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Tragic Despair Of Etta ButtsEpisode 349 is dedicated to loyal listener Kellie Fenner who wanted to hear more about this case from her hometown Grand Rapids, Michigan, the sad sad story of a mother who committed the unthinkable act of murdering her own children. I actually did the research on this one during a camping tour of Michigan, and since it came up a little shorter than a normal episode, I’m including a revamped version of episode 67, another tragic story from Michigan, this one from the Upper Peninsula mining community of Calumet. We spent quite a bit of time in Calumet this trip, and I visited the memorial to this tragedy and paid my respects to the victims. You can read more about it on my social media channels or at www.truecrimehistorian.com/calumet.Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald, the Grand Rapids Press, and other newspapers of the era.PLUS: Bonus Episode from the True Crime Historian Vault: “The Calumet Christmas Catastrophe: Panic At The Italian Hall”***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/08/1951m 38s

Blood On The Bridge

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Murder Of Bessie LittleEpisode 348 takes place in Dayton, Ohio, just up the Great Miami River from my hometown. I’m trying to come up with a name for this particular narrative trope, the murder of a woman by the man whose child she is carrying, consequently, the murder of an unborn child as well. There is some question in this case whether Bessie Little was actually pregnant, but the point is, somebody thought she was.Culled from the historic pages of the Dayton Herald and other newspapers of the era. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Stay tuned for our next podcast, premiering soon: Catastrophic Calmaties. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/08/191h 22m

Secrets Of A Meddling Mother-In-Law

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Trunk In Minnie Lee Griffin’s BasementEpisode 347 is a cautionary tale about what can go wrong if you get too involved in the lives of your grown children. When the widow Minnie Lee Griffin thought that her son-in-law was being pursued by a beautiful neighbor, she resorted to subterfuge to save her daughters marriage, and eventually to murder.Culled from the historic pages of the Atlanta Constitution, The New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era. ***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
05/08/191h 20m

The Candy Kid Escapes

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Demise Of The Whittemore GangEpisode 345 follows the end of the career of the leader of  a notorious East Coast gang that terrorized Baltimore and several New York Cities in their bloody quest for money and diamonds. The exciting narrative includes descriptions of several of the gang’s violent heists.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a week reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
28/07/191h 19m

Shoot-Out At Wolf Creek

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Scoundrel Albert BrownleeEpisode 344 takes place in the Pacific Northwest and follows the career of a World War I veteran who returns to a life of crime. This fellow’s a peck of trouble, and since the Huns didn’t get him, the state of Oregon will.Culled from the historic pages of the Eugene Morning Register, the Eugene Guard, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/07/191h 2m

Rampage On Seventh Street

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scoundrel Herman Kabansky There’s a lot of action packed into Episode 343. In addition to a drunken shooting spree and a heroic policeman, the story packs in an escape from jail, an attempted suicide, and a whole lot of courtroom and jailhouse dramatics. Culled from the historic pages of the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the Washington Evening Star. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a week reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
14/07/1947m 13s

The Hawes Family Horror

AN EYE FOR AN EYE: A story of the criminal justice system at its most extreme--inflicting the death penalty.A Bloody Riot In BirminghamEpisode 342 is dedicated to listeners Paula Wellman and Marcie Braden, who along with the Historic Birmingham Facebook group suggested this case and provided me with tons of research. It is a double tragedy, a brutal family murder followed by a massacre in the city streets as a diligent sheriff flexes the strong arm of the law.Culled from the historic pages of the Birmingham Age, The Montgomery Advertiser, The Atlanta Constitution, and from the 1888 book “The Hawes Horror” by Goldsmith B. West.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a week reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
08/07/192h 8m

Death Of A Ghost Writer

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Australian Aviatrix And Her SuitorsEpisode 341 tells the scandalous story of one of Miami, Florida’s most sensational murders when a young writer is found dead in a sleeping porch, a bullet in his head and two suicide notes on the table. Public interest is high because the other two sides of the fatal triangle are two world-famous, record-holding aviators.For your scandalization and indignation...Culled from the historic pages of the Miami News and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a week reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
02/07/1958m 50s

Jealous Murder At The Brown Palace Bar

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Degradation Of Sassy SpringerEpisode 340 tells of a double murder--one intentional, one accidental--arising out of an unusual love triangle among a married wealthy Denver socialite and two men, both of whom were her lovers, neither of them her husband. Does that make it a love quadrangle?Culled from the historic pages of the Denver Post and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a week reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
23/06/192h 3m

The Torch Singer & The Tobacco Heir

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Scandal At ReynoldaEpisode 338 weaves the tale of mystery surrounding the shocking death of the youngest son of the tobacco king R.J. Reynolds when he is found dead in the family’s palatial North Carolina home. Although the coroner immediately ruled it a suicide, other officials felt differently, and suspicion fell on the young man’s new bride and his best friend.Culled from the historic pages of the Cincinnati Enquirer, the New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
16/06/191h 55m

A Murder Half-Avenged

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Diabolical Meeks Family MassacreScoundrels abound in Episode 337, when an ex-convict is assassinated in cold blood by the men he’s about to turn state’s evidence on. That would be bad enough, but what makes it intolerable is the fact that the turncoat’s wife and daughters are with him when the attack takes place, and his assailants don’t care.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/06/191h 19m

Murder On The McKenzie Trail

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Campfire Cremation Of John LinnEpisode 336 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Marlene Resch, who wanted to hear a historic case from her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. So I dug around a bit and found this cowboy story which turns out to have been the first execution in Lane County.Culled from the historic pages of the Eugene Guard, the Morning Register, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Dave.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sam s. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
03/06/191h 14m

The Sugar Hollow Memorial Day Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Lumberjack And The Boatman’s WifeEpisode 335 tells of another scandalous eternal triangle that ends in murder. The victim this time is the husband, and both his comely wife and the illiterate man who cuckolded him go on trial for his murder.Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Record, the Wilkes=Barre Times Leader-Evening News, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
27/05/191h 44m

Battered Bodies In Stetson Pond

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Trial Of Arthur SargentEpisode 334 is a simple tale: Three men go fishing on a boat, one man comes back the next day saying the other two were drowned in an accident on the pond. But was it an accident? We’d let the jury decide but for a rare motion with unusual timing by the prosecuting attorney that makes the outcome a certainty.Culled from the historic pages of the Bangor Daily Whig and Courier, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
20/05/1955m 42s

Drunk Enough For A Fight

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Emil Sanger’s RageLike all episodes of True Crime Historian, Episode 333 is a cautionary tale, this time about rage, when a normal businessman gets so  heated about a squabble mixing family and business that he lays out his own ruin. I wouldn’t go so far as to say anyone was asking to be murdered, but... I’ll let you be the judge.Culled from the historic pages of the Milwaukee Journal and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
14/05/191h 11m

Double Double Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Crimes Of The Citrus KingEpisode 332 tells the story of a prominent businessman and his relationship with a young woman that gets him in all kinds of hot water. But the remarkable thing about this story is how history repeats itself, and twenty years later, he finds himself in another fine mess.Culled from the historic pages of the Tampa Times, the Tampa Bay Times, the Tampa Tribune, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/05/191h 17m

A Corpse In The Attic Next Door

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --  A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The $2.35 MurderEpisode 331 is dedicated to listener Kalie Jansen who recommended this strange story of a  Syracuse, New York woman who came up missing during a brutal snowstorm, and the surprising way in which the mystery unfolded.Culled from the historic pages of the Syracuse Herald and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
28/04/191h 6m

The Biddle Brothers Bandit Gang

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...And The Jailer’s Wife’s BetrayalEpisode 330 is the exciting story of the Biddle Brothers of Pittsburgh, whose ransack of a humble home turns to homicide, and leads to a line-of-duty death of one of the city’s beloved officers. I was well into recording this episode before I realized that there was a movie based on this story. I’ve got a prize ready for the first person to contact me via email or social media with the name of the actress who played the jailer’s wife.Culled from the historic pages of the Pittsburgh Press, the Pittsburgh Daily Post and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/04/191h 39m

The Millionaire Orphan

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Tragic Typhoid ConspiracyEpisode 329 tells of an unusual modus operandi, the use of typhoid germs as a method of poisoning when an Illinois attorney goes on trial for the murder of a young man he raised after the death of his mother, who happened to leave her son a million dollar estate. A big welcome back to our friend Susan Ferman, who will read passages written during the trial by the Chicago Tribune’s ace female reporter Genevieve Forbes Herrick about some of the women involved in the case.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
14/04/191h 28m

Moonlight Murder On Lake Palourde

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Laboeuf TriangleEpisode 328 revisits one of our favorite tropes, the love triangle gone awry. The people involved here weren’t rich and famous, but ordinary people tragically caught up in their passion.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for two brand-new episodes.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why the, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app.***Opening theme and some incidental music by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
07/04/191h 14m

The Assassination Of Jesse James

The Assassination of Jesse James YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Exploits Of The Outlaw James Gang Episode 326 finishes off Wild West Month with the epic tale of one of the most notorious bands of outlaws to plague the American frontier. It’s a wild ride, so hang on. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
01/04/191h 26m

The Tall Love Of Laura Bullion

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Thorny Rose Of The Wild Bunch Episode 324 tells the tale of a young woman who would do anything for the man she loves, even go to prison for him. The couple were associated with the gang known as the Wild Bunch, featuring such notorious characters as Black Jack Ketchum, Butch Cassidy, and Harry Longbaugh, also known as the Sundance Kid. Culled from the historic pages of the St. Louis Times-Dispatch, the St. Louis Republican, and other newspapers of the era. Epilogue. Ben Kilpatrick did not get out of federal prison until 1911. By that time, Laura Bullion had been involved with several other men and was living in Memphis. They never reconnected. Kilpatrick was killed in an attempted train robbery in 1912. Laura Bullion worked as a seamstress and interior designer in Memphis until she died of heart disease at age 85 in 1961, the last surviving member of the Wild Bunch. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love,  will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
24/03/191h 4m

The End Of John Wesley Hardin

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Grand Mogul Of The Texas Desperados Episode 322 relates the downfall of one of the most desperate desperados of the Old West, John Wesley Hardin, the man so mean that it is alleged he shot a fellow just for snoring. Culled from the historic pages of the Galveston Daily News, The El Paso Times, and other newspapers of the era. You can find out more about the career of John Sellman, the man who killed John Wesley Hardin and 13 other outlaws, by registering at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. A bonus episode, “14 Notches On A Colt 45” will be published Thursday for patrons pledging just a dollar a month or more. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get each new episode a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
17/03/191h 12m

The Colusa Tragedy

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Capture Of Hong Di Episode 321 continues our exploration of stories from the Old West, this one from a ranch near Colusa when a Chinese cook, a mere boy of 17, opens fire with a rifle during the family meal. After a flight from justice, an unlikely hero captures the fugitive, who is put on trial while a vengeful crowd gathers outside demanding the extreme penalty of the law. Culled from the historic pages of the the San Francisco Examiner and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get each new episode a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
11/03/191h 15m

Trouble At Tombstone

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Earp Brothers Take A StandEpisode 319 takes us on a journey to one of the most famous gunfights in Old West history, the shoot-out at the OK corral. The first two thirds relates the story from the newspaper accounts of the day, while the third act gives a first-person account from Wyatt Earp himself.Culled from the historic pages of the Tombstone Epitaph, the Arizona Daily Star, the San Francisco Examiner, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get each new episode a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/TrueTake care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
05/03/191h 37m

The Hardscrabble Poison Widow

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...She Conversed With The DevilEpisode 317 explores the bizarre tale of Martha Wise who becomes so tired of the scorn of her family and their objection to her dating life after the death of her husband, that she starts putting arsenic in their drinking water. Not everyone dies, so the intense family drama carries over into her sensational trial and damning testimony from a cousin made invalid from the poison and the suicide of a sister-in-law.Culled from the historic pages of the Akron Beacon Journal and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/TrueTake care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
25/02/191h 34m

The Hardscrabble Poison Widow

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... She Conversed With The Devil Episode 317 explores the bizarre tale of Martha Wise who becomes so tired of the scorn of her family and their objection to her dating life after the death of her husband, that she starts putting arsenic in their drinking water. Not everyone dies, so the intense family drama carries over into her sensational trial and damning testimony from a cousin made invalid from the poison and the suicide of a sister-in-law. Culled from the historic pages of the Akron Beacon Journal and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
25/02/191h 35m

The Gun Alley Murder

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --  A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Mysterious Case Of Alma TirtschkeEpisode 315 is Dedicated to Peter Quinn, a listener down under who brought this case to my attention, the sad tale of a 12 year old girl who disappeared while running errands for her family. Her body was found naked and outraged the following morning. Based on the testimony of some spurious witnesses, as you shall hear, the crown executed the owner of a wine shop near the alley. But did they get the right man.Culled from the historic pages of the Melbourne Age and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/TrueTake care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/02/191h 25m

The Gun Alley Murder

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Mysterious Case Of Alma Tirtschke Episode 315 is Dedicated to Peter Quinn, a listener down under who brought this case to my attention, the sad tale of a 12 year old girl who disappeared while running errands for her family. Her body was found naked and outraged the following morning. Based on the testimony of some spurious witnesses, as you shall hear, the crown executed the owner of a wine shop near the alley. But did they get the right man. Culled from the historic pages of the Melbourne Age and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/02/191h 26m

No Mercy For The Swashbuckling Scoundrel

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --  A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...A Secret Crime Spree Revealed By MurderEpisode 313 is the action-packed story of a pair of bands who met in juvenile jail, and embarked on a short-lived but deadly crime spree through the Wyoming Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania that included two murders, a shooting to kill, several home invasions, and a general disregard and disdain for social order and the rule of law. But they’ll get what’s coming to them.Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Record, the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Start your new year off right with a subscription to Care/Of to bring personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
11/02/191h 20m

No Mercy For The Swashbuckling Scoundrels

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... A Secret Crime Spree Revealed By Murder Episode 313 is the action-packed story of a pair of bands who met in juvenile jail, and embarked on a short-lived but deadly crime spree through the Wyoming Valley of Eastern Pennsylvania that included two murders, a shooting to kill, several home invasions, and a general disregard and disdain for social order and the rule of law. But they’ll get what’s coming to them. Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Record, the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Start your new year off right with a subscription to Care/Of to bring personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
11/02/191h 22m

The Incident At Cherry Creek

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Bannon Buries Bodies In The Haven Barn Episode 312 tells the story of a disappearing farming family in North Dakota, who were said to have gone out West for the health of the wife and mother. But the young man left in charge has a strange story to tell, and it keeps changing. When the truth is revealed, if it is revealed, the community seeks its own justice. Horror and indignation Culled from the historic pages of the Bismarck Tribune and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Start your new year off right with a subscription to Care/Of to bring personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
04/02/191h 3m

The Incident At Cherry Creek

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Bannon Buries Bodies In The Haven Barn Episode 312 tells the story of a disappearing farming family in North Dakota, who were said to have gone out West for the health of the wife and mother. But the young man left in charge has a strange story to tell, and it keeps changing. When the truth is revealed, if it is revealed, the community seeks its own justice. Horror and indignation Culled from the historic pages of the Bismarck Tribune and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Start your new year off right with a subscription to Care/Of to bring personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
04/02/191h 3m

The Flypaper Poisoner

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of History’s most prolific murderers. The Lady Bluebeard Lyda Southard Episode 310 finishes off Lady Serial Killers Month with the tale of Lyda Trueblood Meyer Southard, who is credited with killing four husbands, a brother-in-law, and her own baby. Along with a sordid marital history, this tale has the bonus of a daring prison escape and a 15-month flight from justice. Culled from the historic pages of the Honolulu Star Bulletin, the Salt Lake City Telegram, and other newspapers of the era. A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Start your new year off right with a subscription to Care/Of to bring personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
29/01/191h 5m

The Flypaper Poisoner

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of History’s most prolific murderers. The Lady Bluebeard Lyda Southard Episode 310 finishes off Lady Serial Killers Month with the tale of Lyda Trueblood Meyer Southard, who is credited with killing four husbands, a brother-in-law, and her own baby. Along with a sordid marital history, this tale has the bonus of a daring prison escape and a 15-month flight from justice. Culled from the historic pages of the Honolulu Star Bulletin, the Salt Lake City Telegram, and other newspapers of the era. A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Start your new year off right with a subscription to Care/Of to bring personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
28/01/191h 7m

Harvest Time On The Murder Farm

SERIAL KILLER CLIPSA reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of History’s most prolific murderers. The Mysteries Of Belle Gunness Episode 308 examines the strange story of Belle Gunness, which came to light only after her house burned down with her body presumably inside and a dozen or so bodies buried in the yard. There’s a lot of conjecture and debate about this case still going on today. Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune, the St. Louis Post Dispatch, and other newspapers of the era. A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/01/191h 33m

The Black-Eyed Borgia Of Baldwin

SERIAL KILLER CLIPSA reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of History’s most prolific murderers. Mrs. Creighton’s Cocoa And Egg Nog Episode 307 is the epic tale of the serial killer Mary Frances Quevada Avery Creighton, who is generally credited with three poisonings, although she was acquitted in court on the first two. But 12 years later, she will find herself ensnared in a tangled web of adultery, pedophilia, and murder when she conspires with her live-in lover to poison his wife so that he can marry her teenage daughter. It’s a long and sordid tale, so settle in with your favorite beverage. Horror and indignation Culled from the historic pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
15/01/191h 52m

A Wretched Witch Of A Wife

SERIAL KILLER CLIPSA reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most prolific murderers. The Lizzie Halliday Horrors Episode 305 kicks off Lady Serial Killers Month with the strange story of Lizzie Halliday, the perpetrator of at least five, maybe six murders, and once you hear about those, you’ll wonder if maybe there weren’t a few more than that. In addition to six murders, the spice in this tale includes a near-lynching and the lunatic antics of the prisoner, the first American woman to receive a death sentence in the electric chair. Amusement and indignation, Culled from the historic pages of the Middletown Times, the New York World, and other newspapers of the era. *** If you’re a true fan of True Crime Historian and want to catch the next episode a day early, I invite you to download the Himalaya app and follow this show for exclusive first access. Himalaya is the brand new official podcast player of True Crime Historian, where you can find every single podcast you currently love and or will love in the future. Yeah, Himalaya has got your back. It’s free, it’s the easiest to use, and we’re adding cool new features everyday. Go to your app store, download Himalaya, and don’t forget to follow True Crime Historian once you’re there and drop a quarter in the tip jar! *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
08/01/191h 15m

A Body In The Cement Shanty

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Racine Street Bridge HorrorEpisode 303 takes us back to 1909 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where a teenage girl disappears while walking home from her married sister’s house. The area was known as a dark, dangerous place, but she’d made the journey many times. Until one fateful dark night...Culled from the historic pages of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other newspapers of the era.A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
31/12/1858m 29s

A Fatal Drinking Party

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Brutal Murder Of Ethel Mae Atkins Episode 301 is an especially sordid tale, and I don’t belive all of the lurid details were revealed, although many of them hinted at as police and people who knew her inadvertently reveal uncomfortable truths even as they try to protect the dignity of the victim. But I think she just went on a bender and things took a dark fatal turn. What do you think? Culled from the historic pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers of the era. *** If you think this episode is worth a couple of bucks, I invite you to download the Himalaya app for your smart phone where you can listen and give True Crime Historian some tip jar love. Himalaya is the official podcast player of True Crime Historian, where you can listen to new episodes 24 hours before they’re released to other players. Himalaya has features that you don’t normally find in podcast players, such as featured playlists. So download Himalaya (spell) and don’t forget to follow True Crime Historian. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
27/12/181h 2m

Mind's Eye: Premiere Episode

Commercial-Free Premiere Episode What if your worst nightmare was real? In Mind’s Eye, the first fiction podcast from the Parcast Network, Homicide Detective Kate McClay is having horrifying dreams. The only thing that can stop it? Catching a serial killer. Mind’s Eye is brought to you from Parcast, the storytelling team behind hit shows like Serial Killers, Cults and Unsolved Murders: True Crime Stories. To hear more, visit www.parcast.com/mindseye
25/12/1830m 45s

The Basement Butcher Of Prospect Place

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Brownell-Bennett DismembermentsEpisode 300 recounts a grisly pair of murders that are uncovered when New York City residents begin finding stray body parts around Brooklyn. The reporting isn’t terribly graphic, but there are a few ghastly descriptions. There’s your trigger warning.Culled from the historic pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, the New York Daily News, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
17/12/181h 2m

Shot In The Arms Of The Law

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Berthe Claiche’s RevengeEpisode 297 relates the sad story of Berthe Claiche, whom we met briefly in last week’s episode when she gave a necklace to her cellmate, Josephine Terranova. I normally like to mix things up a bit, but these two tales have a lot in common, interesting back stories about immigrants struggling to adapt to American ways, courtroom theatrics, and sympathetic abused female defendants. Not that murder is ever a good idea, but if I were in their shoes... What do you think?Culled from the historic pages of the New York Evening World, the New York Sun, and other newspapers of the era.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tenderloin,_Manhattanhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grisette_(person)$10 in 1906=$275 in 2018***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
10/12/181h 7m

The Soiled Sicilian Bride

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Josephine Terranova’s Revenge Episode 297 is a sad story about a young immigrant woman so abused by her relatives that when the truth is revealed to her newlywed husband, he breaks off the union. The teenage bride believes she has but one recourse: To do what God commands. Culled from the historic pages of the New York World and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. Get pre-measured food to make your meals straight to your door with Hello Fresh! www.hellofresh.com/TRUE60. Get six meals free with the promotional code TRUE60 when you check out. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
03/12/181h 29m

Bullet Shakes Tinseltown

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.The Murder Of William Desmond TaylorEpisode 295 recaps one of Hollywood’s first and most sensational murder cases. After his death, the mysterious past life and personal entanglements of William Desmond Taylor lead in a dozen different directions, but none apparently toward a solution to the case. But there’s a reason the case aroused so much sensation.Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Get pre-measured food to make your meals straight to your door with Hello Fresh! www.hellofresh.com/TRUE60. Get six meals free with the promotional code TRUE60 when you check out.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
26/11/181h 18m

Virginia Venus And The Sidewalk Sheik

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...A Rampage In RichmondEpisode 293 may start out like your ordinary love triangle gone awry, but the city of Richmond, Virginia is scandalized by the revelations that come out about the young people of their city during the shocking trial.Culled from the historic pages of the Richmond Times Dispatch and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Get pre-measured food to make your meals straight to your door with Hello Fresh! www.hellofresh.com/TRUE60. Get six meals free with the promotional code TRUE60 when you check out.If you like hearing about historical scoundrels here, you’ll also like The Gray Mask, a true spy podcast.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
19/11/181h 9m

The Mad Butcher Of Kenmore Avenue

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...AKA The Lipstick Killer And His Imaginary AccompliceHang onto your seats, folks, this one is another wild ride down psychopath lane. Folks in a nice Chicago neighborhood are scandalized when a string of murders go from fearsome to gruesome. Police get their man--or men, depending on how you look at it--almost by accident when the culprit is arrested for another crime. His crimes are heinous and involve a child, so tread carefully if your sensitive to that stuff, but I will tell you that the reporting isn’t overly graphic.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Get pre-measured food to make your meals straight to your door with Hello Fresh! www.hellofresh.com/TRUE60. Get six meals free with the promotional code TRUE60 when you check out.If you like hearing about historical scoundrels here, you’ll also like The Gray Mask, a true spy podcast.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/11/181h 27m

Escape From The Asylum

Escape From The AsylumYESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Pearce Insanity PlotEpisode 289 is a scandalous story that shook two Midwestern cities in the late 1930s when a woman came forward with a bizarre tale of abduction, adultery, assault, addiction and absconsion. That’s why I’m putting this story on my A-list.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Get pre-measured food to make your meals straight to your door with Hello Fresh! www.hellofresh.com/TRUE60. Get six meals free with the promotional code TRUE60 when you check out.0***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
05/11/181h 4m

The Amador Deathbed Confession

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Murder Of The Mythical Helen JohnsonEpisode 288 goes out to True Crime Historian patron Aisha B., who requested a murder from her hometown of Pleasanton, California. Although a lot of these historic stories have humorous elements when considered in modern light, I don’t normally treat them as comedies. There may or may not be any actual murders in this one, but there are plenty of accusations and much ado about Mrs. Amador’s allegations that makes it a comedy of errors that would make Shakespeare proud. Wait ‘til they get to the bones.Also, since this story came up a little shorter on time than most episodes, stay tuned after the credits for a bonus short short story.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to commercial free editions of all new episodes, exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
29/10/1859m 28s

The Ragged Stranger

AN EYE FOR AN EYE: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Heinous Crime Of Carl WandererEpisode 286 relates one of the most reprehensible double murders we’ve yet to encounter. They’re all reprehensible, but there’s no question that the act of Carl Wanderer was spawned by truly evil intent.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/10/181h 4m

Something Went Wrong Somewhere

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Rosewood MassacreEpisode 284 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Mary Virginia Avery who lives near what used to be Rosewood, Florida, where the probably unfounded accusation of a black man for assaulting a white woman led to the destruction of the town and the banishment from Levy County of all of its citizens. Because incidents like this were numerous and under-reported, I’ve included accounts of some of the racial unrest in that area that researchers believe contributed to the rage that was exhibited that night, and also some passages from a report produced in 1993 based on interviews with survivors. Although I’ve edited the news reports to lighten the obvious racial bias, there are times when I felt it important to read them as written, so be aware that the language may be strong at times. History is not always pretty, and I don’t think it endorses the racism of the day to bring it into light. I believe that all of my stories are cautionary tales, and it’s too easy to see echoes of these events in modern America.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
17/10/181h 7m

Slain In The Sammamish Slough

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.Who Killed Lettie Whitehall?Episode 282 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Vivia Boe, who requested an episode from her hometown, Bothell, Washington. In scouring the archives, I found this tragic story that takes place in the vicinity. It’s usually hard to get a full episode from an unsolved case as there’s usually no resolution and a good story needs an ending. This one has a lot of middle, to be sure, as law enforcement thrashes around and blames every man in town for the poor girl’s death. They finally charge a guy, but the evidence is thin. One clue still bugs me, tho. How do you explain the missing tooth?***Culled from the historic pages of the Seattle Daily Times and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
08/10/181h 19m

Ambush At The Lazy Day Ranch

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Deadly Trout Creek Land SquabbleEpisode 281 is dedicated to listener and patron Kimberlee Anderson, who shares a hometown with the defendants in this case. Although first reports said that Mrs. Alice Harris was a widow, it turns out she was a divorcee whose ex-husband was of THE Harris family of Harrisville, Utah. This story seems like it could’ve been a classic John Ford western, a land dispute in the Utah desert that turns deadly. I think maybe Maureen O’Hara as Alice Harris and Robert Mitchum as the wisecracking Tackman.***Culled from the historic pages of the Salt Lake City Herald Republican, the Salt Lake City Tribune, the Ogden Standard, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
01/10/181h 4m

Storming The Santa Clara County Jail

The Kidnapping Of Brooke L. Hart YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Mob rule threatens the city of San Jose, California in Episode 279 when the scion of a beloved wealthy family, the owners of the town’s biggest department store, is kidnapped by a pair of opportunistic thugs. When the young man’s body is recovered from the waters of the San Francisco Bay, the crowd gathers around the Santa Clara County jail, and the governor of California lets popular justice take its course.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
24/09/181h 14m

A Sophisticated Scoundrel

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The End Of Gordon Fawcett HambyEpisode 277 is a fascinating portrait of a cold-blooded psychopath and sociopath, an erudite Canadian seaman who allegedly traveled the world committing the most dastardly robberies. But when he goes too far and murders a friend, his conscience finally gets to him and his eight year career comes to a crashing halt and the light of day.Culled from the historic pages of the New York Herald and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
17/09/181h 6m

The Wyoming Valley American Tragedy

Pregnant Church Worker Found Dead In Harvey’s LakeIf the tropes in Episode 275 sound a bit like Episode 96, “The Body In Big Moose Lake,” the familiarity was not lost on the people of the day, either. The 1906 murder of Grace Brown in Big Moose Lake inspired novelist Theodore Dreiser to write “An American Tragedy,” which became an instant classic when it was published in 1925. The story you are about to hear struck such a familiar chord that the press made many comparisons and headlines described the murder of Freda McKechnie and the trial of Bobby Edwards in the same terms. Theodore Dreiser was called upon by the New York Post to cover the trial, and he makes a brief appearance in our story when he receives an admonition from the bench.***Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Wilkes-Barre Evening News and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
10/09/181h 13m

The Late Night Newlywed Shooting

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...A Bad Year For The CrabbsEpisode 274 tells the tragic story of the Crabb family of Delavan, Illinois. One minute, they were well-respected bankers, pillars of the community. But the aftermath of a tragic death in the family mansion led to charges of manslaughter, perjury, and embezzlement, and another untimely death.Culled from the historic pages of the Bloomington, Illinois, Pantagraph and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
04/09/181h 6m

Premium Episode Preview: Valentine's Day Decapitation

The Meat Cutter’s Madness A Safe House Special The main source document for Episode 273 comes from my personal files, something I dug out after doing last week’s regular episode about the professor that decapitated his wife and spent the rest of his life in a hospital for the criminally insane. Although I was an arts/entertainment writer for most of my journalism career, I actually started on the hard news side as an editor and bureau chief, supervising three reporters in the Cincinnati suburb of Fairfield, Ohio. In 1990, one of my reporters covered a murder that took place on Valentine’s Day, when a man decapitated his wife in a psychotic rage. That summer, the reporter came back from a hearing with a copy of the psychiatrist’s report filed with the court, and it was so dramatic and bizarre that I made a copy and stashed it away without any plan, just a writer’s need to have it, little realizing that I would someday be True Crime Historian. So after the last show, I remembered this case and I rooted around my storage unit, broke open a filing cabinet that I’d lost the key to, and found the file. So this story is only about 28 years old, the freshest episode yet! Unlike the deranged professor of Episode 272, however, this mad decapitator did not spend the rest of his life locked up. He’s out there somewhere today, declared sane and walking free. The fact that this happened on Valentine’s Day is even richer when reminded that the holiday actually commemorates a beheading: https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/st-valentine-beheaded To hear the doctor’s report and learn what drove the meat cutter to such a gruesome task, please visit www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. This episode will be available to patrons at all levels.
01/09/187m 29s

The Deranged Ex-Professor’s Confession

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Why I Decapitated My Wife When I first encountered the headlines that led me to episode 272, they had me at wife decapitation, but it turns out to be so much more: a trunk murder, a sordid love triangle, a broken-hearted aged father and two poor waifs left without a mother. Plus some of the most spirited and detailed reporting you’ll find. *** Culled from the historic pages of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
27/08/181h 29m

A Good Girl’s Journey Brutally Interrupted

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... It Happened In A Fargo Hotel Episode 270 examines a case that baffled police then, and still today, there is some doubt cast on the verdict. But at the time, when the body of an innocent young farm girl turns up brutally raped and murdered in a Fargo, North Dakota, hotel room, fingers turn toward the night clerk, admittedly the town Lothario. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
20/08/181h 1m

The Tri-State Gang & The Moll Who Knew Too Much

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Executed For A Worthless Haul Episode 268 takes us back to the years just after Prohibition when gangsters no longer had illegal alcohol to excite their purpose. This gang terrorized three states until their number came up, as it always does, and their story not only contains some daring and ill-conceived heists, but internal strife and a flight from justice. This episode comes from the suggestion of listener Bill Murray. I don’t know if it’s the same Bill Murray of film and television fame, but I’m not saying it’s not. Culled from the historic pages of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Baltimore Sun, the Newport News Daily News, and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
13/08/181h 7m

A Savage Attack In The Blackberry Patch

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The True Crime Of Charles Wilson Against Mamie Walsh Episode 266 details a random, impulsive act in the wilds of frontier Oregon. When a pretty little 14 year old girl turns up brutally murdered and possibly raped, the town of Milwaukie and nearby villages teeter on the brink of mob violence for several weeks until... well, no spoilers here. Thanks to listener Peter Boe, who once again turns up a doozy. For your outrage and indignation. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/08/181h 27m

In The Poor Dutch Girl’s Shanty

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Betrayal Of Gerretje Haast Although there is a verdict and a lot of drama in Episode 265, many details of this case remain oblique. Only two people know what happened in that shack on the windswept Colorado prairie, and they aren’t talking, but there are many subtle clues to pique your imagination. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, and see what kind of loot you can haul out of the Safe House. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
30/07/181h 21m

New Podcast Preview: I, Survivor

One of my favorite story tropes is the strong woman who overcomes adversity in life. I’ve come across a new show called “I, Survivor” from my friends at Wondery that’s all about the strong woman. Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who live rising above the trauma of their experiences. Please listen to this 10-minute sample episode, and if you’d like to hear more, you can Subscribe to I, Survivor today www.wondery.fm/isurvivor
28/07/1811m 19s

The Omaha Sniper

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Frank Carter, Maniac Episode 263 explores the psyche of a purely evil man, but also a witty, highly entertaining individual, a textbook sociopath. Culled from the historic pages of the Omaha World Herald and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, and see what kind of loot you can haul out of the Safe House. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
23/07/181h 1m

The Accidental Assassination Of The Father Of Greater New York

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Unveiling The Scandalous Hannah Elias Episode 261 begins with a prominent citizen of New York City being gunned down on the street in a case of mistaken identity. But finding the real reason behind the killing, officials uncover a questionable liaison between another prominent citizen and a woman who is living in comfortable circumstances that belie her humble origins. Then things get messy. This story has a strong racial element to it. Whenever possible, I have tempered the rough language that was common in the day, except in direct quotes or when it is relevant to the narrative. In those cases, I read it as published. Culled from the historic pages of the New York World and other newspapers of the era. A creation Of Pulpular Media Claim your bunk at the safe house and get access to commercial-free episodes, weekly specials, all the loot you care to haul away, and the personal services of True Crime Historian. Visit patreon.com/truecrimehistorian for details. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. C Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
16/07/181h 58m

Kidnapped By A Moral Leper

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tragic Ordeal Of Sally Horner Episode 260 relates the sad, short life of Florence Sally Horner, who endured a two-year kidnapping by a convicted sex offender. If that’s not sad enough for you, stick around for the twist at the end. A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, and see what kind of loot you can haul out of the Safe House. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening theme and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/07/181h 0m

Brutal Murder In Apple Valley

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scoundrel John Arthur Pender In episode 259, a woman and her toddler son are brutally murdered in their remote Oregon cabin. Suspicion falls on a neighbor who had been given their mail, found unopened at the crime scene. With intense courtroom testimony and a handful of plot twists, this one will keep you guessing. Did he, or didn’t he? Culled from the historic pages of the Oregon Daily Journal, the Oregonian, and other newspapers of the era. A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, and see what kind of loot you can haul out of the Safe House. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
02/07/181h 12m

Olivia Stone And Her Spirit Lawyer

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The First Mrs. KinkeadEpisode 258 tells the sad story of a nurse who fell in love with her patient. If you can believe her story, she may have been led on a bit, maybe outright deceived by his promises of marriage. But then, he marries another and the nurse turns stalker.For your delight and indignationA creation Of Pulpular MediaZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
26/06/181h 18m

Like A Moth To The Flames Of Fate

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Florodora Beauty Takes The Stand Episode 257 is another of our favorite tropes, the love triangle gone awry, another showgirl and another man about town who wants to eat his cake and take it to Europe, too. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/06/181h 41m

The Lizzie Edition Part V: Edmund Pearson's 'The Borden Case'

Episode 256 we return to the mother of all murder mysteries, the case of Lizzie Borden in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the verdict in her sensational trial, June 20, 1893. We again turn to the godfather of American True Crime, Edmund Pearson, the librarian who wrote slyly humorous takes of famous murder cases. His landmark essay, simply titled The Borden Case, makes up the first 119 pages of Pearson’s Studies in Murder, from which this episode is adapted.Bewilderment and indignation***A creation Of Pulpular MediaOpening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
19/06/183h 28m

A Climax Of Repression

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Stanford Bathtub Murder Episode 255 examines the sensational events following the discovery of a woman found dead in the bathtub, bludgeoned to death, and all circumstantial evidence pointing to the husband. I’m not so sure. The prosecution theory makes some sense, but I think they failed to prove a crucial element that would have convinced me. Drop me an email or a message on Facebook and tell me if you think the same way, what that missing element might be. Culled from the historic pages of the Oakland Tribune, the San Francisco Chronicle, and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
15/06/181h 50m

Hangman’s Day

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Inept Executioner of Wise County Episode 254 has a different format than usual. I was perusing an old True Detective Magazine and found a story written from the point of view of the hangman of Wise County, Virginia, telling the stories of the five men whose heads he put in nooses. It was an interesting story, but something wasn’t quite right about it. So I did some research on the individual cases, and have woven some news stories of the day in with the executioner’s tale, an exercise in point of view as it were. It’s interesting to note that the ghostwriter of the True Detective story was James Taylor Adams, the beloved folklorist of Wise County. For your delight and indignation, *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
11/06/181h 12m

Burned Alive In A Georgia Pyre

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Hodges Massacre And It’s Awful Aftermath Put on your favorite indignation hat, my friend, because episode 253 is going to be one of those. This case was mentioned in the coverage of the Padrick case, episode 245, Slain For Her Own Salvation, and it piqued my interest and the interest of some listeners, so I looked into it. I hesitated going on. We live in tense times but I decided it’s important to remember how ugly things can get. All of my stories are cautionary tales, and we should never forget the dark past so we won’t go there again. That said, I do have two trigger warnings for this story. The newspapers of the day routinely used what you might call the soft N-word in describing African-Americans. I don’t like changing history, but I edited these when I could just for decency sake, but when it was necessary for context or in direct quotes, I read what was written. Also, I want to let you know that this narrative includes graphic descriptions of mob violence, so you might be prepared to fast-forward a little if it gets too intense for you. The Hodges family massacre sparked a wave of lynchings and other crimes against African-Americans in Georgia and nearby states. According to the Tuskegee Institute, between 1882 and 1964, 4,743 people were lynched in the United States, 3,446 of them African-Americans, 73 percent. Georgia racked up 531, 92 percent African-American, more lynchings than any other state except Mississippi, 581. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
08/06/1855m 59s

Sunday Magazine 23: When Justice Fails

Episode 252 tells of two cases where the wheels of justice had a blow-out and people were convicted of crimes they did not commit. Twenty-Three Years Skidoo: What Was Justice In This Case? by Peter Levis. After a night of rough drinking and showing off his roll of money from selling some stock, a farmer goes missing. When his body finally turns up, a lot of fingers point in the same direction, but is it the right one? Uncle Amos Dreams A Dream, by Edmund Pearson. A farmer with visions of his missing son-in-law summoning him from the grave may seem like a flimsy reason to start an investigation, but it did, though it takes some time to arrive at the real truth. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
04/06/181h 1m

The Great Beattie Wife Murder

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Starring Beulah Binford As ‘The Woman In The Case’ Episode 251 is the story of one of the most sensational murders of its day when the spoiled son of a well-to-do Richmond, Virginia, commits a ghastly crime. The entire nation is enthralled by the salacious details of the case and photos of his beautiful young paramour, a girl with a bad reputation though still in her teens, graces front pages everywhere. Culled from the historic pages of the Richmond VA Times Dispatch, the Washington Times and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
01/06/182h 0m

Sunday Magazine #22: Done In By Details

Episode 250 tells about two elaborately planned murders, one on the East Coast, one on the West, that would have been perfect except one was a little too clever, one a little too careless. Later on, we’ll hear from one of True Crime Historian’s favorite pioneers of true crime, the inimitable Edmund Pearson, but the first story comes from the classic pages of True Detective Magazine. The Red Pepper Clue by Donald Russell. Looks like the man was killed by a passing auto while he was drinking. Then why were there spices in the vicinity? The Man Who Was Too Clever, by Edmund Pearson. He planned it down to every detail, including a double alibi. But he was done in by his own enthusiasm. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
28/05/181h 27m

Searching For The Elusive Sea Cinderella

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Case Against Professor Kane Episode 249 digs into the case of a college professor accused of drowning his wife for the love of another woman, but the prosecution first has trouble identifying her, then tracking her down, then getting the court to allow her testimony and love letters as evidence. I love a good fall from grace story, but what I really like about this case is the devotion shown by the professors father, a renown surgeon who lives in a small Pennsylvania town founded by his father. Stick around after the credits for a little bonus story about him. Culled from the historic pages of the Newport News, Virginia, Daily Press, the Kane, Pennsylvania Republican, and other newspapers of the era. A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
25/05/181h 47m

Sunday Magazine #21: The Peck's Addition Produce Murders

Episode 248 looks at two strange murders from my hometown. They take place in a part of town known as Peck’s Addition, named for the doctor who originally purchased and plotted the lots. Peck’s Addition is bottom land near the Great Miami River, and until a flood protection project in 1913 helped keep the river at bay, the land was occupied and farmed by some of the city’s poorest citizens. So I guess it’s no wonder that a crop would be a matter of life and death. The Peck’s Addition Half-Acre of Corn Murder: Concerns a deadly mix-up over who’s supposed to be planting the potatoes and corn. The Peck’s Addition Melon Patch Murder: He kept telling those boys to quit stealing his melons, so when their father starts making a road through his melon patch, things turn ugly. The Scoundrel William Condon: Banjo Murderer. This is a little orphan story, one that I came across and found so much promise in, but there’s just no more to it. You don’t come across a banjo murder every day, though maybe you should. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
22/05/181h 2m

A Bullet To The Editor

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Soteldo-Barton Affair Episode 247 strikes close to home for me. Having worked for 25 years in a newsroom with very little security, the possibility of an indignant individual bursting in with a gun and opening fire because he didn’t like what was printed was a constant, albeit low-grade, fear. In this case, when the bullets start flying and witnesses ducking out the door, it’s hard to tell who shot who. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/05/181h 5m

Sunday Magazine #20: European Trunk Murders II

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... *** Episode 246 explores two more European trunk murders told by two pioneers of true crime, reporters R.O. Scallon of the New York World and Peter Levins of the New York Daily News. The Brighton Trunk Murder By Peter Levin, tells of how an American trunk murder led to the discovery of three other trunk murders in Britain. Levin’s report will be followed by the Guardian’s report on the trial from one of the cases, including a statement by the accused. The Lake Como Honeymoon Trunk Murder By R.O. Scallan. When a American newlywed woman’s body turns up in a trunk in an Italian lake, police expect to find the groom’s body floating nearby. But alas, not a double murder, but a honeymoon squabble gone too far. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
14/05/181h 8m

Slain For Her Own Salvation

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Boy Preacher And His Teenage Wife Episode 245 tells the scandalous tale of a young preacher with a David complex, who in order to save his wife’s soul, takes her life, and the life of her mother, just so he could get away. Culled from the historic pages of the Augusta Chronicle and other newspapers of the era. Elliott Padrick remained confined in the Georgia State Prison in Milledgeville for 39 years until his death on March 12, 1961. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
11/05/181h 8m

Mary Pearcy's Perambulator

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Murders of Phoebe Hogg and Phoebe Hogg Episode 244 tells of a murder in Victorian London so vicious and violent and ghastly that some people believe to this day that the perpetrator was the infamous Jack The Ripper. Or Jill The Ripper as it were, for this brutal murder of a mother and her babe fell squarely upon Mary Eleanor Wheeler Pearcy, who will pay dearly for her crime. *** *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
08/05/181h 23m

The West Virginia Mail Order Bluebeard

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Torture In The Quiet Dell Slaughter Garage Episode 243 is the sordid tale of a man who pursued women he presumed were wealthy with long distance love letters in order to swindle them of their money. Yeah, that’s a story we’ve heard before, but this one goes an extra step darker with a gruesome murder of women and children. Consider that your trigger warning. The West Virginia community was so outraged by the crime that the lingering crowds began to worry the police. And for good reason. You’ll want to join them. There are some excellent first-hand accounts of the events of this story, and because the victim was from Chicago, the Tribune sent their ace reporter Genevieve Forbes Herrick to West Virginia to interview the principals. We welcome back Susan Ferman to read Ms. Herrick’s reports. Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune, Pittsburgh Press and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Opening and incidental music by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music also by Chuck Wiggins. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
04/05/181h 37m

A Lover in the Attic

YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. - This episode is probably one of the most bizarre murder cases on record, about a woman who kept a secret lover for 18 years -- in her attic. You know that’s not going to end well. - Not too much more to say about it as the story speaks for itself. You heard the set-up. It gets weirder... - Music by Dave Sams - www.truecrimehistorian.com/1930dolly
30/04/1820m 0s

The Bloody Burdell Bond Street Murder

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Two Twists On A Classic Tale Episode 242 is dedicated to listener Peter Boe who wanted me to do this case so badly he sent me a book. For a lot of reasons, I can’t read a 298-page book in a single episode, so I found something just as interesting: Two versions of the case by two true crime pioneers, the first by distinguished journalist Alfred Henry Lewis and the second by True Crime Historian favorite Edmund Pearson. It’s interesting how they approach it from different perspectives, with different details. And we’ll end with an obituary that tells of the interesting life of the defendant after she leaves Bond Street. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first bottle for $10 with subscription and promotional code TRUE at Nutrafol.com. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
27/04/181h 1m

The Portland Green Trunk Murder Mystery

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Money Was The Motive Episode 241 is another variation on one of our favorite tropes, the trunk murder. This one takes place in the Pacific Northwest when a shady couple of transients tries to pull a long con on a wealthy, recently widowed rancher. Getting rid of the body is always the tricky part. Culled from the historic pages of True Detective Magazine, the Oregon Daily Journal and other newspapers of the era. *** ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
24/04/181h 18m

Murder Of The Phantom Twins

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial Of The Mother of Dolls Episode 240 is one of those cases where you just know that someone is off their rocker, but it’s hard to figure out exactly who. Things get weird when a husband charges his wife with murdering twin babies that he never saw. So what was he pushing around in the double stroller the last couple of months. Culled from the historic pages of the Munster Times, the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Some incidental music by Nico Vitesse Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
20/04/181h 6m

The Grocer And The Trigger-Happy Thugs

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Rev. Executioner Tightens The Noose Episode 239 not only gives you two executions for the price of one, but an executioner that has to choose between his moral convictions and his duty under the law. What I like most about this story, though, is the fierce teenage daughter who shows no fear when it comes to facing down these half-witted bandits. If the final scene doesn’t raise the hair on your neck, I don’t know what will.Culled from the historical pages of the Des Moines Tribune, the Des Moines Register and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
17/04/181h 4m

Don’t Drop The Dynamite

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Boston Broker Bomber’s Attack On Wall Street Episode 238 takes an inside look on the mad business of stock trading during the boom of the late 1800s as we hear the news of a bombing attack on an office of one of the titans of Wall Street, the second richest man in the world. The dust is barely settled when the lawsuits begin, and you’ll get a kick out of the reason why. Culled from the pages of the New York World and other newspapers of the era. Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
13/04/181h 6m

Sunday Magazine #19: Two European Trunk Murders

Episode 237 The Heroic Widow And The Bloodthirsty Bandits: A frail Mexican woman rides a burro through hours of anguish to save her kidnapped American benefactor. Murder In The Palm Of His Hand: When a Kentucky divorcee shows up with four bullet holes in her back, police turn to the old paraffin test to eliminate suspects and see through alibis. The Ingenious Bluebeard of Kensal Rise: The silver-tongued George Albert Crossman sure had a way with the ladies. He had three of them living in one house, each oblivious to the real nature of his relationship with the others. You know that’s not gonna end well. The Corpse In The Oversize Trunk: Across the channel in France, police try to track down the mysterious body and the distinctive trunk that it was hidden in. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Hear the mystery explained at Unexplained Mysteries on your favorite podcast player. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/04/1857m 51s

The Baby In The Beer Bar

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Tragedy Of Joyce Joan Shouse Episode 236 is a down and dirty story of a negligent mother, a sexually frustrated hunchback, and one terrible night in a hotel cafe. There’s a lot of blame to go around on this one. Culled from the historical pages of the Louisville Courier Journal and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true Hear the mystery explained at Unexplained Mysteries. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/04/181h 7m

The Cross-Country Candy Caper

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Case Of The Deadly Bon-Bons Just about every sensational murder case is hailed as too strange for fiction or the most remarkable in history, but episode 235 really is unique, a murder inflicted on two persons unknown to the assailant from a distance of nearly 3,000 miles. Add into that the usual sleazy scandals, and this one is ripe for your horror and indignation. Culled from the historical pages of the San Francisco Call, San Francisco Chronicle, The Wilmington Delaware Morning News and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
03/04/181h 31m

Mrs. Carrick’s Rouge And Whiskers

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Search For The Sheba Bandit Episode 234 is not only a murder mystery, but it also explores the history of attitudes regarding alternative lifestyles. Now that we’re living in an age where gender is a fluid thing, it’s interesting to hear how the police and the press respond when the main suspect doesn’t quite fit into the sexual norms of nearly a century past. Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
30/03/181h 4m

Sunday Magazine #18: A Clue At The Kitchen Window

Case of the Smoking Corpse: When a young man stumbles upon an smoking corpse, police not only solve a murder but break up a caper to rid the banks of all the cash in Indianapolis, starting with a clue from a horseshoe. A Clue At The Kitchen Window (The Strangulation in Apartment 16): From the classic pages of True Detective Magazine, a young man discovers a girl he just picked up dead in her apartment. He has an alibi and there are many leads to follow, but the young man’s story doesn’t sit right with some of the detectives on the case. True Detective Magazine, November 1948 (vol. 50; no. 2). *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
26/03/181h 7m

The Squirrel Hill Affair

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Jealous Husband Murders Rival, Wounds Wife Episode 232 is really just your average love triangle gone awry, but there are mysteries to be solved here, and the real reason I like this story is that the bad girl in this case is not the instigator, but a survivor, the victim of a jealous husband, a strong Southern woman with flair and flaws of her own. Culled from the historic pages of the Pittsburgh Post, the Pittsburgh Daily Press and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
23/03/181h 20m

Robbed Of A Grave

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Avondale HorrorEpisode 231 is a dark, dark tale of what happens when the population doesn’t die fast enough to keep the medical schools supplied with cadavers for dissecting: The resurrectionists start hitting people over the head to hasten the process and get their points. The reporting also includes some interesting stories about the craft of the grave robber.Culled from the historic pages of the Cincinnati Enquirer and other newspapers of the era.***Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymediaIt’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT!ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApronBe a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true***Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
18/03/181h 25m

The Ugly Duckling Murderess

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Sabella Nitti Gets Almost Pretty Episode 230 turned out to be the exception to the rule in the 1920s, when a woman not only gets convicted of murder, but also faces execution for her alleged crime. Public indignation and sympathy for the defendant were both so inflamed that it becomes part of the story. Culled from historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era, featuring reporting and commentary by legendary Chicago journalist Genevieve Forbes Herrick, whose contributions will be read by guest voice Susan Ferman. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
16/03/181h 7m

The White Cloud Rolling Pin Murder Conspiracy

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tribulation Of Meda Dudgeon Hodell Episode 229 is a rich tale from the swamplands of Michigan, an ever-changing story that includes a faked suicide, a pair of murders, an attempted double lynching, confessions out the wazoo, as well as charges of police corruption and coercion, even a couple of ghost stories, all centered on a simple 20-year-old country girl, the bride of a much older man. Yeah, it’s that kind of country. Culled from the historic pages of the Detroit Free Press and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/03/181h 10m

The Blackmailing Butterfly Of Broadway

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. Vivian Gordon’s Final Caper Though the body was found in the Bronx, Episode 228 is a dark, twisting ride to the seedy  side of Broadway near the end of Prohibition, with a heavy dose of family drama swirling around a tale teeming with underworld villainy and police corruption. There were plenty of people with a motive to murder Vivian Gordon. Was it the cops? The crooks? Or some combination thereof? It’s a stumper. Told from the historic pages of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/03/181h 11m

Joan Kiger And The Dream Intruders

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Covington Kiger Conspiracy Charge Episode 227 is the strange tale of a teenage girl who admittedly shot her brother and her father in the middle of the night, thinking she was shooting at burglars. Did she kill her family because of a nightmare? Was the girl insane? Or were there more sinister forces at work? Seems like no one can decide. What do you think? *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Be a part of the story. Get in the game at huntakiller.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
05/03/181h 13m

The Tragedy Of The Schoolteacher Sisters

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Killed By The Dapper Bootlegger Episode 226 is dedicated to True Crime Historian listener Kalie Jansen, who recommended this sad story of two sisters, gunned down and left dead by the roadside after a Christmas holiday with their elderly parents. It takes some clever police work and legal maneuvering to find justice in this case. Culled from the historic pages of the Miami Daily Record, the Oklahoman, and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music from podcastmusic.com and musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
02/03/181h 7m

Hypnotized By The Devil

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Queen Of The Chicago Vampires Episode 225 at first seems like a run of the mill burglary case, until we get to know the defendant as the story takes careening plot turns compounded by the sensational press coverage, and a mysterious surprise ending. Told from the historic pages of the Oshkosh Northwestern, the Chicago Tribune, the Chicago Interocean and other newspapers of the era. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
26/02/181h 30m

Buried Alive In The Desert

UNSOLVED! A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling mysteries. The Ordeal Of June Robles Episode 224 explores the sensational kidnapping for ransom of a young Tucson girl, the granddaughter of one of the city’s pioneers. It’s a story as frustrating as it is heartbreaking as a legion, literally, of pursuers doggedly but fruitlessly seek the kidnappers. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
23/02/181h 14m

The Fiend Of Nebraska

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Life And Confession Of Stephen Dee Richards Episode 223 takes us to the prairies of Nebraska to explore the state’s first serial killer, Stephen Dee Richards. His confession and the reporting of his murder come from a sensational trail pamphlet published shortly after his death, the 19th century version of a true crime podcast. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
19/02/181h 9m

Murder Of The Blonde Butterfly

UNSOLVED A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Saga Of Ruth Freed’s Itchy Trigger Finger Episode 222 tells of the unsolved murder of a professional party girl in post-Prohibition Chicago. Well, technically it’s unsolved as no one was ever arrested or tried for the murder, but I think it’ll be pretty clear who the alleged culprit is. *** The Castle Murder referred to is the subject of episode 210 “Only Death Can Cure Him.” *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** The diary of Audrey Villette read by Susan Ferman Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
16/02/181h 5m

The Secret Of Wolf's Creek

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Case Of The Hanging Dog Episode 221 comes from the pages of the classic True Detective Magazine, May 1945, the story of a missing man, a murdered dog, and a decomposing body found in the swamps of Northeastern Ohio. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Incidental music courtesy podcastmusic.com Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
12/02/1853m 30s

The Pied Piper Of Tucson

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Teenage Sex & Murder Club Episode 220 takes us to Tucson, Arizona in the 1960s, when a police find a charismatic young man responsible for the disappearance of three teenage girls as the leader of a bizarre little party cult. But even when the murder cases are closed, the exciting story continues to include a daring prison break and a deadly prison brawl. *** Culled from the historic pages of the Arizona Daily Star. For a different perspective on this case, I encourage you to check out the book “I, A Squealer,” by Richard Bruns. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
09/02/181h 19m

Case Of The Tangled Clues

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Long Island Gas Station Murder Episode 219 is the first person report of Long Island detective Felix Di Martini as he investigates the death of a benevolent small businessman, the owner of a service station. His dogged pursuit of the culprit was told in the classic pages of True Detective magazine, historic purveyors of sensational true crime, April 1945. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/02/181h 5m

Three International Manhunts

Sunday Magazine #17 When Justice Triumphed: Strange Murder Of An Aged Romeo. In Argentina, a family feud gets settled in a grisly way. Black Cat Doomed: Britain’s First Ride Murderer. Scotland Yard attempts to track down gangsters that seem to have been taking lessons from their American colleagues. Saskatchewan Killer. A lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins to wonder if he can live up to their motto as he chases a murderer back and forth across the American border. Culled from historical syndicated newspaper features and classic pages of true crime pulp magazines. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
06/02/181h 11m

The Priest And His Dismembered Wife

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Mutilation Of Anna Aumuller Episode 217 is more than just a murder. It starts out one of your everyday girl gone bad headless torso murders, but the finding of the body parts only opens a sweeping international criminal case that gets the feds involved. This story has a big pile of drama around every corner, including some impressive courtroom theatrics, but is so laced with lies and deceit that it might have been easier to put Anna’s body back together than to get at the entire truth of the matter. But whatever story is true, any one of them will make your blood curdle. Promise. *** Culled from the historic pages of the New York Sun and the New York Times *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
03/02/181h 44m

A Sip Of Abortionist Ale

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Mysterious Murder Of Dr. William H. Wilson Episode 215 comes not only with a mysterious poisoning, but a side dish of “illegal operations.” Either it’s a devilishly clever plot, or perhaps the police didn’t really give it their all, considering the scandalous nature of Dr. Wilson’s practice. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
29/01/181h 39m

Young Love, Serious Crime

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Teller And His Teenage Moll Episode 215 is dedicated to True Crime Historian listener Virgil Kay, who sent me the case file on this story of a pair of bandits on the run, a 27-year-old exhibitionist and his 17-year-old moll, a tough girl who was said to be the brains behind the operation, such as it was. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
26/01/181h 2m

The King Of The Osage Hills

FROM THE OFFICIAL FILES -- A true crime story culled from historic documents in law enforcement archives. A Terrible Reign Of Murder Episode 214 digs deep into the files of the FBI and one of its early successful investigations during the tenure of J.Edgar Hoover, when the Bureau of Investigations looked into the murder of as many as 60 to 70 Osage Indians. The file includes a report by Agent Frank Smith as well as statements by informants who helped break the conspiracy. True Crime Historian welcomes guest reader Susan Ferman as Katherine Cole, one of these informants. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** The statement of Katherine Cole read by Susan Ferman Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
23/01/181h 24m

A Royal Slashing

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder Of The Duchess Of Praslin Episode 213 is dedicated to listener Clare Stevenson, who reached out after watching the 1940 movie “All This, And Heaven, Too,” the story of a scandalous murder in the courts of France that helped precipitate the French Revolution. Based on dispatches to London, the real story is not quite the Hollywood version, but I can definitely see Bette Davis as Henriette DeLuzy. *** Culled from the pages of the London Observer and the London Times. *** Claude Debussy’s Violin Sonata in G minor, L. 140, performed by Oliver Colbentson, courtesy musopen.org. Written in 1917, it was DeBussy’s final composition. The premiere, which was on May 5, 1917, was Debussy's last public performance. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
19/01/181h 13m

The Jealous Rage Of Martha Place

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... First Lady Of The Electric Chair Episode 212 tells the story behind the first walk of a woman to the electric chair. One cold winter night, a woman apparently attacks her husband with an axe as he walks through the door, leaving him for dead in the entryway. Besides this gruesome sight, neighbors are about to discover a whole house full of horrors. *** Culled from the historic pages of the New York World and Brooklyn Daily Eagle For the story behind the very first execution by electric chair, listen to Episode 19: The Shocking Death Of William Kemmler. To learn more about the Mrs. Knack referred to in this episode, call up Episode 14, “The Long Island Torso Murder.” *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron ZOLA is the wedding registry that will do anything for love. Receive a $50 credit towards your registry when you sign up at zola.com/true *** Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
14/01/181h 12m

A Wild Ride In Paris, Texas

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Two Doomed Fugitives Episode 211 is truly a historic case, the story behind the first execution under the Lindbergh kidnapping law, which called for the death penalty in cases where a kidnapping victim is taken across state lines, even if they remain unharmed. So when a pair of fugitives takes hostage a pair of small-town policemen in their own car... Well,  you know that’s not going to end well. This is also a historic episode because since it’s a federal case, we have our first guest appearance of a President of the United States, except for that time we tried to steal Lincoln’s body in episode 59. *** For more information about the Lindbergh Kidnapping, give “A Ladder At The Window”, Episode 113, a listen. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Story compiled from the reports of the The Paris News, The Miami Daily News-Record, The Abilene Reporter, The Casper Star-Tribune, The Arizona Republic, The Corsica Daily Sun, The Chillicothe (Missouri) Constitution Tribune, and the Salt Lake Tribune. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
12/01/181h 9m

Only Death Can Cure Him

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Brickbat Moron Serial Murders Episode 210 is a dark journey through five murders in two widely separated states, all perpetrated by a simple minded man, using bricks as weapons. Each case has enough drama to be an episode of its own. Taken together, it’s five times as ugly. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
09/01/181h 15m

Two Acquitted Women

05/01/181h 16m

The Kidnapped Canadian Preemie

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Baby Irene And Her Two Mothers Episode 208 seems to start out like a murder case: An elderly man marries a girl forty years younger and suddenly dies three months later. But it turns out to be something much more complicated, even an international incident, the macguffin being an adorable tiny baby girl. The final decision on the case being dramatically made by the famed federal Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis, who incidentally, was born right down the road from me. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Australian and Canadian listeners can get a 30-day free trial at Ship Station. *** Incidental music by Chuck Wiggins Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun *** Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
01/01/182h 12m

For The Hand Of Hattie Shreck

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Islip Murder Of Cynthiana Clock Hawkins Episode 207 tells the tragic story of a young man so beguiled by love and consumed by greed that he commits a most heinous crime when his mother refuses to give her blessing. His careless circumstantial trail quickly trumps his vain effort to pin the crime on the proverbial drifter. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Australian and Canadian listeners can get a 30-day free trial at Ship Station. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
29/12/171h 29m

Mrs. Buzzi Faces The Chair

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Botched Fake Suicide Of A Millionaire Contractor Episode 206 is not just your typical love triangle gone awry, but the story of a woman about to be scorned, retaliating in advance. There’s also some intriguing family drama, a conspiracy among sisters, and a re-trial that proves to be more sensational than the first. That rarely happens. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Australian and Canadian listeners can get a 30-day free trial at Ship Station. *** Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
25/12/171h 58m

Colonel Swope and Dr. Hyde

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Kansas City Typhoid Murders Episode 205 tells the story of a dark shadow that fell over Kansas City when the death of philanthropist Colonel Thomas H. Swope resulted in a murder trial, the defendant a member of his own family. Did Dr. Hyde infect the family with typhoid, too? Or was he just the victim of a lingering family grudge? *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron Australian and Canadian listeners can get a 30-day free trial at Ship Station. Simple Contacts. They don’t call it simple for nothing. *** Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
22/12/171h 49m

The Miser’s Poke Of Gold

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Travels Of Clara Elizabeth Skarin Episode 204 tells the interesting tale of a young woman who shoots her aged benefactor and loots his trunk for a poke full of gold, then goes on a spending spree to update her wardrobe. Was it self-defense, or premeditated. That’s the question. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Simple Contacts. They don’t call it simple for nothing. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
18/12/171h 49m

The Fiend With The Wristwatch Tattoo

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Kidnapping And Murder Of Betty Schnaidt I dedicate episode 203 to listener Charlene Hall, who not only requested a show about a brutal murder and kidnapping in her hometown, but also sent me her personal collection of clippings to form the basis for this story. Turns out, Charlene’s hometown murder was the culmination of a summer of terror and a brutal cross-country kidnapping spree. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Simple Contacts. They don’t call it simple for nothing. It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Additional music by Chuck Wiggins Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
15/12/171h 22m

The Milk Cow Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Assassination of Nancy Parker Episode 202 takes us inside the mind of an unhinged woman, but not too deeply. The story takes a lot of strange contradictory turns as the layers are peeled back and everyone tries to get the story straight. Or not. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Simple Contacts. They don’t call it simple for nothing. It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
12/12/171h 9m

Close Calls For Catherine Cassler

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murders Of William Lindstrom, Cammie Soutar, And Maybe One Other Guy Episode 201 tells the story of a woman’s allegedly murderous career in Chicago and Indiana. Three times, a murder or otherwise suspicious death took place near Mrs. Cassler, and she even spent some time condemned to the gallows, but fate twisted in her favor every time. She did spend more than two years in jail, but overall, it seems she got pretty lucky indeed. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Simple Contacts. They don’t call it simple for nothing. It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
08/12/171h 47m

The Mystery Of Pearl Bryan's Head

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...A Foul Deed In Ft. ThomasIn celebration of our 200th episode, I’m going to share one of my favorite local stories. The murder itself took place a state over, but one of the convicted murderers lived for a time in my hometown, and the sad story of Pearl Bryan is well-known in the three states involved, with many dubious legends and rumors abounding, and it’s said that her spirit haunts a Northern Kentucky nightclub. But what I really like about this story is that it has one of the most remarkable descriptions of an execution that I’ve come across. Enjoy.***Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymediaMember of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpodSimple Contacts. They don’t call it simple for nothing.***Incidental music by Nico VetteseTheme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer Braun
04/12/172h 24m

Grandma Nusbaum And Her Somewhat Youthful Lover

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Elderly Carpenter Murdered With Hammer So Episode 199 tells what happens when a grandmother with a grumpy but somewhat wealthy old husband befriends a younger man when he is released from prison and begins paying him $250 a month for his, um, affections. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well. It’s a grand, sordid conspiracy, just like we like ‘em. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Simple Contacts. They don’t call it simple for nothing. /true *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music by Nico Vettese and Chuck Wiggins Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
01/12/171h 16m

A Body Between The Rails

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Reily Mattock Murder Episode 198 is centered on one of my favorite murder tropes: the so-called eternal triangle between the cranky old farmer, his fading wife, and the handsome young farmhand. Yeah, you know that’s not gonna end well, but they might’ve gotten away with it if they had just put the body across the tracks. Details, details. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod *** Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
25/11/171h 58m

Lizzie Nutt’s Sad Experience

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Murders Of Honor Episode 197 gives us not one, but two murders arising over the defense of a young lady’s reputation. The Pennsylvania trials garnered national attention and the great orator Indiana Senator Daniel Voorhees served as counsel for the defense in the second trial, delivering a remarkable 100-minute closing speech. The highlights are excerpted near the end of this tale, adapted from a pamphlet published shortly after the conclusion of the trial. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Some incidental music by Chuck Wiggins Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
21/11/171h 47m

The Black Dahlia

UNSOLVEDA special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.The Murder Of Elizabeth ShortBy listener request, Episode 196 follows the first month of the investigation of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated murder mysteries that begins when of a 22-year-old party girl turns up tortured, murdered, and mutilated by the side of a busy boulevard. She was such a runabout that when her body was identified by fingerprints, no one had realized she hadn’t been seen in five days. But the body was fresh.***Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymediaMember of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod***Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Some incidental music by Chuck WigginsMedia management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer Braun
17/11/171h 7m

Sunday Magazine #16: Three British Bluebeards

A Collection Of True Crime Short Stories Old England is not so jolly for episode 195 as we take a look at three different cases with a body count of at least four wives and one mistress. First up, from the snarky true crime pioneer Edmund Pearson we have the story of a distinguished poisoner. Following that, “The Ugly Romeo” tells of a serial bathtub murderer, and we’ll close with the grisly story of a married man who loved his girlfriend to pieces. Nineteen Dandelions by Edmund Pearson The Ugly Romeo by Frank Cipriani The Crumbles Bungalow Murder *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
14/11/171h 32m

The Convict Bridegroom And His Aged Wife

AN EYE FOR AN EYE A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Mahoney Trunk Murder of Seattle Episode 194 takes place in the Pacific Northwest when an elderly wealthy widow marries a man fresh out of Walla Walla prison, then disappears on their honeymoon two months later. I think we know where this is going, and yeah, it’s not gonna end well. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Some incidental music by Chuck Wiggins Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
10/11/171h 18m

Sunday Magazine #15

Two Sordid Ladies Prologue: Death’s Deception (Prologue). True Detective, volume 56, number 4 Episode 193, Sunday Magazine #15, consists of  two stories, one of passion and lust, one of lust for power. “She Shot To Kill” is two stories from the 1893 Omaha Daily Bee that tells of a deadly love triangle. There’s a great contrast between the first day’s coverage and the second, then no more mention is made of the affair. “The Woman In The Wall” comes from the a vintage issue of True Detective (56; 4), the story of a woman so consumed by ambition that she turns on the people who help her on her journey. But you know, like most of the journeys we discuss, this one’s not going to end well. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
06/11/171h 9m

Snakes On The Witness Stand

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Episode 192 gets a bit epic, but it’s the story that keeps on giving, with two botched murders and moral charges to boot, and things go from crazy to crazier when they bring a pair of rattlers named Lethal and Lightning into the courtroom. The Trial Of Rattlesnake James, The Red-Headed Bluebeard *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible. @audible Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
04/11/172h 25m

What Happened To Grace

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Atrocities Of Albert Fish Episode 191 is without a doubt the vilest case you will ever hear on this program because I don’t think I could find one worse if I tried. There is a lot of evil discussed here, torture and cannibalism and more. Consider this your trigger warning. I’d turn back if I were you. At least, put the kids to bed and plug in your ear buds. Keep this between us. Happy Halloween. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible. @audible Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life. *** Check out my guest appearance on the “Gone Cold” podcast! *** Incidental music by Nico Vettese Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
30/10/171h 37m

Jealous Wife Double Murder, Part One

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Rosier Affair Episode 189 is the first part of a story that is so twisted, snarled, and sensational that we broke it down into two episodes because one show couldn’t hold all the drama. It starts out looking like another love triangle gone awry, but... well, just hang on. This is a bumpy one. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible. @audible Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
24/10/171h 34m

Body In The Bayou

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Haynesville/Homer Hammer Murder The scandal in Episode 188 unfolds in the small towns dotting the bayou country of northern Louisiana. When the town grocer goes missing, his wife declares that he’s run out on her. But then a former boarder returns to take up lodging in her home. Yeah. That’s not gonna end well. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible. @audible Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. @BlueApron *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
20/10/171h 17m

Saving Mother From The Gallows

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Baldwin Trunk Murder Episode 188 takes us to Prohibition Era Los Angeles, where a galavanting doctor gets a snootful of juice, and then more than what he bargained for. Factor in a devoted teenage son who will do anything to protect his mother and a somewhat bewildered boyfriend to come up with another scandalous tale. ***Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymediaMember of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpodTransform your commute.  Ride with Audible. @audibleSophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life.You spend a third of your life in your sheets. Are you making the most of that time? Try Brooklinen, get $20 off and free shipping with the promo code “TRUECRIME”. @brooklinen*** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
16/10/171h 21m

The Great New Jersey Swamp Mystery

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Doctor’s Wife And The Dumpy Little Chicken Man Episode 186 explores another eternal triangle resulting in murder. This time, it’s the youngish wife of an elderly doctor who plots with a neighboring poultry salesman to put a deadly end to her marriage. Obviously, it doesn’t end well for them or they wouldn’t be on this show. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible. @audible Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life. ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You spend a third of your life in your sheets. Are you making the most of that time? Try Brooklinen, get $20 off and free shipping with the promo code “TRUECRIME”. @brooklinen *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
14/10/171h 33m

Dead? Or Dead Drunk?

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Golden Gate Park Tunnel Tragedy Episode 185 takes us to the West Coast, just after prohibition, when a girl turns up dead, strangled, and “violated” as they say, in Golden Gate Park, just after being unceremoniously ejected from a rich man’s hotel apartment after refusing his advances. The man has an alibi. See if you buy it. ***Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymediaMember of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpodTransform your commute.  Ride with Audible. @audibleSophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You spend a third of your life in your sheets. Are you making the most of that time? Try Brooklinen, get $20 off and free shipping with the promo code “TRUECRIME”. @brooklinen*** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
10/10/171h 13m

The Farmer, His Wife, And The Gangling Hand

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Willow Love Triangle Murder Plot Episode 184 takes us into Pennsylvania Dutch territory where two local farmers are found murdered in the woods a month apart. Though not related, the second murder sparks intense local interest, especially when the farmer’s wife is discovered in a salacious love affair. *** Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible. Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life. You can eat like a gourmet and cook like a chef in your own kitchen with Blue Apron, a better way to cook. Hosted by Wondery. Member of the BombPod Media Network. *** Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
06/10/171h 6m

Mob Justice for Leo Frank

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder of Mary Phagan Episode 183 tells of one of the most famous cases of an innocent man wrongly accused. When a teen-age factory girl is found dead in the basement of an Atlanta pencil manufacturer, the blame falls onto the mild-mannered Jewish superintendent of the plant, and the jury takes the word of a drunken janitor. It will take 70 years for the truth to come out. *** Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible. Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Incidental music by Nico Vettese Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
03/10/172h 7m

Pretty Hostess Slain in Cemetery

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Peoria Hallmark Sex Murder Episode 182 tells the story of a young sex fiend, whose aggressive pursuit of his nefarious goals ends up with a body in a ditch. Police find a diary he kept of his exploits, and is used in court as evidence -- for the defense. *** This episode made possible by....Transform your commute.  Ride with Audible.You spend a third of your life in your sheets. Are you making the most of that time? Try Brooklinen, get $20 and free shipping with the promo code “TRUECRIME”.Sophistication. It’s all part of The Intercontinental Life.*** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
29/09/171h 7m

Mystic Murder for Money

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Philadelphia Arsenic Ring Episode 181 takes us down a dark road of spiritualism and witchcraft, of an elaborate web that led to an estimated 200 deaths by various means including arsenic poisoning, and two executions and 12 life sentences as a consequence. In a sidebar that I am posting as a separate episode, “The South Philly Witch Doctor,” you can hear a first-person account of the mystic practices behind this stunning conspiracy. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
26/09/171h 27m

Sidebar: The South Philly Witch Doctor

Sidebar to "Mystic Murder for Money: The Philadelphia Arsenic Ring." A first-person account of how Morris Bolber and the gift of "the evil eye" established a faith healing practice that led to one of the largest murder-for-hire schemes ever uncovered. *** Cello Sonata no. 1 in D Major, Op. 18 by Anton Rubenstein, courtesy musopen.org.
26/09/171h 4m

Tracking Harry Tracy

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Last Desperado Of The Wild West Episode 180 takes us to the final days of the Old West and the search for the notorious outlaw Harry Tracy, who made a daring, deadly escape from the Oregon penitentiary and embarked on a deadlier two month flight from justice. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun *** Member of the BombPod Media Network
23/09/171h 59m

The Walloomsac River Conspiracy

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... How Mary Rogers Murdered Her Husband Episode 179 tells the story of a sordid little plot to commit murder in 1902, set in motion by a young married woman of questionable reputation. One boyfriend helps her in her plot. Another testifies against her. And when she receives her sentence, she cries for her girlfriend. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
19/09/171h 12m

Husbands Full of Lead

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Betty Martin & Mildred Bolton Take Aim Episode 178 takes us to Chicago in the 1930s, when two women stand trial for very similar crimes: murdering their husbands, the second one inspired by the first. Both women are a little crazy, maybe a lot crazy, but their demeanor during their trials and the very different outcomes make for an interesting study in compare and contrast. One of them is pretty, the other one pudgy. Which one do you guess gets acquitted? *** Betty Martin faded into history. I hope she fared better. Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
15/09/171h 7m

Life, Confession And Atrocious Crimes Of Antoine Probst

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Cruel Murder of the Deering Family Episode 177 is adapted from an 1866 trial pamphlet published in Philadelphia. One of the earliest expressions of true crime in print, trial pamphlets were often embellished from newspaper accounts of the case and, like this one, a bloody mass murder on a farmer’s family just after the Civil War, were released within days of the final disposition. To see a collection of etchings from the trial pamphlet: www.truecrimehistorian.com/1866probst. Text and images Courtesy of Cornell University Law Library, Trial Pamphlets Collection and The Library Company of Philadelphia. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
12/09/171h 7m

Inferno in Ypsilanti

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Michigan Petting Party Murders Episode 176 tells of a most horrible and a most quickly resolved murder. When four teenagers are found dead on a country road, public indignation runs high, and under the pressure of the gathering mob, justice moves swiftly. The bodies are found on a Tuesday, and by Friday, the case is resolved. A “blind pig” was a low-class underground form of drinking establishment where the proprietor could not legally sell a drink, but could charge admission to an animal oddity or curiosity, and provide a complimentary cocktail. In some regions, they were called “blind tigers”. This bizarre practice, with cookies instead of imaginary animals, is alive and well in Washington, D.C., today in the cannabis trade. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
09/09/171h 29m

A Deadly Brawl at Turkey Creek

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Amos Lunsford Meets His Match Episode 175 comes by way of a request from a listener in North Carolina, who wanted to know more about this incident, a fight over a horse at a church revival camp that got out of hand. There might have been whiskey involved. Go figure. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
04/09/1757m 55s

Fatal Family Fire

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Eldorado Oberst Massacre Episode 174 begins with a family of seven found incinerated in their farmhouse. The only surviving member of the family was the 17 year old son, who was at the movies with a friend. His story changes so dramatically and so frequently, that justice has a hard time catching up. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
01/09/171h 18m

Charged With The Heinous Crime of Voting While Female

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial of Susan B. Anthony Featuring Emily Simer Braun as Susan B. Anthony Episode 173 explores the prosecution of one of the most hideous crimes in American history, trying to sway an election by voting. By a woman!. Just kidding. The real crime here is the way the judge handed down the decision. Listen, and tell me if you agree. Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. “Sound Off” by John Philip Sousa, performed by the United States Marine Corps Band, via musopen.org Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
28/08/171h 19m

The Lizzie Edition, Part IV

The Great Borden Hearing Begun.While Lizzie Borden waits in the Taunton jail for her preliminary hearing to see if she is to go on trial for the murder of her father and stepmother, the community’s sympathy is expressed in interviews to people close to her and the appearance of “a wild-eyed man” ready to take the blame from her shoulders.We will continue “The Lizzie Edition” in June 2018, the 125th anniversary of the famous trial of Lizzie Borden.***Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by Mary Lee Demarest, 1861, performed by Davide Severi with Plava Kuca on Violin.Media Management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunDedicated to Rachel Michelle Jones, whose enthusiasm for the case prompted this monumental treatment.
26/08/171h 31m

The Crumhorn Mountain Mallet Murder

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Little Eva’s Roadhouse Plot Episode 171 relates the sordid tale of a plot to collect insurance money. After Eva Coo, a Cooperstown, New York roadhouse proprietress, purchased $10,000 in policies for her handyman, she asks him and her best friend to go for a ride in the country in a car she just borrowed. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
23/08/171h 22m

The Lizzie Edition, Part III

Still in the middle of the inquest, Fall River officials finally feel as though they have enough evidence to make an arrest for the murder of Andrew J. Borden. She is sent to the jail in Taunton, Mass., where the matron turns out to be an old family friend.
18/08/171h 15m

The Skeleton of Islip Woods

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Confession of the Bigamist Otto Mueller ___ Episode 169 concerns the search for the killer of a young woman whose body is found in a remote Long Island development over a year after her death. The one clue takes the investigation to Europe, with sudden and surprising results. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___
15/08/171h 2m

The Lizzie Edition, Part II

Part II: The Hunt Progresses. The surviving members of the Borden household are being held as prisoners in their own home, even while officials literally take it apart searching for clues. Yet they remain mum on the contents of the ongoing inquest, leaving ample room for speculation.Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by Mary Lee Demarest, 1861, performed by Davide Severi with Plava Kuca on Violin.Media Management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunDedicated to Rachel Michelle Jones, whose enthusiasm for the case prompted this monumental treatment.
11/08/171h 21m

The Case of the Kidnapped Incubator Baby

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Fiasco at the World’s Fair__ There’s a lot of crazy in episode 167, and it’s a little confusing at first because there’s so much of it going around, but even once the source of the crazy is obvious, the story is just picking up. I never thought I’d be doing a crime story about a child custody case, but I never heard of a child custody case like this one. Hold one, everybody. This one is a wild ride.__ Glossary: __ Accouchment: the process of giving birth to a baby. __ Theme Music by Dave Sams __ Media management by Sean R. Jones __ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun __
08/08/172h 5m

The Lizzie Edition, Part I

Butchered in Broad Day --Episode 166...In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of America’s greatest murder mystery, True Crime Historian brings you “The Lizzie Edition,” and in-depth look at the murder of Andrew J. Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892, and the trial of his daughter Lizzie Borden the following June....Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by Mary Lee Demarest, 1861, performed by Davide Severi with Plava Kuca on Violin....Media Management by Sean R. Jones...Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun...Dedicated to Rachel Michelle Jones, whose enthusiasm for the case prompted this monumental treatment.
04/08/171h 28m

Sunday Magazine #14

Sunday Magazine #14 Episode 165 Murder by Dynamite: An explosion in the men’s room of a department store sets off a wave of copycats, including one plot to murder a young lawyer by boobytrapping his car with dynamite. Terror in La Paz: Our first trip to South America in the story of a clever serial killer and master of disguise with his mind set on strangling as many pretty young girls as he can. Theme Music by Dave Sams “Transcendental Etudes: Harmonies du Soir” by Franz Liszt, performed by Andreas Xenopoulos; “Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2” by Franz Liszt performed by the U.S. Navy Band, courtesy musopen.org. “Tinta Verde” by Augustin Bardi and “Cobade” by Antonio de Bassi performed by Bert Alink, and “Don Perez Freire” by Agustin Barrios Mangore performed by Edson Lopes, courtesy musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
31/07/171h 30m

Searching for the Desperado Will Harris

Search for the Desperado Will Harris YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scourge of Sugar Creek_ Episode 164 we ask the rhetorical question, Will the real Will Harris please stay jail. It seems Will Harris was the go-to non de plume for a number of Southern scoundrels around the turn of the 20th century. At times that the press is confused, the police are confused, and  the town folk are confused, shedding doubt on whether or not they have THE real desperado, or an imposter, or just another desperado by the same name. Vocabulary: Persiflage: light and slightly contemptuous mockery or banter.Smilax: a climbing asparagus, the decorative foliage of which is used by floristsTheme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
28/07/171h 26m

Sunday Magazine #13

The Man Who Owned Manhattan: The story of a determined private detective who sets out to crack one of the classic con games and match wits with a man with “an educated laugh.” Love & Money: Two Motives. A tale of the 1870s about a blackmail case evolving into murder. Mr. Bravo’s Burgundy: From our favorite Pioneer of True Crime, the inimitable Edmund Pearson, comes the scandalous tale of a widow, her doctor, her bosom companion, and her beleaguered second husband. Theme Music by Dave Sams La Reine de la Mer by John Philip Sousa, performed by the United States Marine Band, and Hungarian Rhapsody no. 2, S. 244/2, by Franz Liszt, performed by the United States Navy Band, www.musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
24/07/171h 17m

Sunday Magazine #12

Sentenced To Die: When a large blond man, claiming to be a good samaritan, brings a badly beaten fellow into the hospital, it sparks an intricate game of cat and mouse that crosses several states and one international border. No Judge Or Jury: The Case of the Missing Family. When the Haven family moved west for the mother’s health, they seemed to have left their farm in good hands. But where, exactly, did they go? The Kahuna Murder Suicide Note: This story revolves around the translation of a suicide note that is both touching and hair-raising. Kahuna, by the way, is Hawaiian folk spiritualism, more or less comparable to a witch doctor or voodoo. "Surf Shimmy" Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com). Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ “Aloha Oe,” traditional Hawaiian Tune, performed by Barbara Browning, Creative Commons. Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
17/07/171h 31m

The Sicilian Trunk Job

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Murder of Fillipo Caruso ___ Episode 161 takes us on a trip across the Midwest, from the Italian slums of Chicago, where an Italian produce salesman meets a terrible fate at the hands of his countrymen, aboard a train to Pittsburgh, where his body was found several days later. In this story, the press and the police work together to break down the brotherhood of silence to crack this horrible crime. Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ “Bushwick Tarantella” courtesy incompetech.com/ ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
14/07/171h 8m

Sunday Magazine #11

Talking Needles Solving The Murder Of Anna Nosko. In the days before all the scientific CSI, intelligent investigators could still put together an airtight case based on unlikely forensic evidence. True Detective Mysteries, November, 1925. Convicted By A Silk Thread When a young girl is found half-naked and totally dead on a garden path, the police find their case hanging quite assuredly by a thread. Death Wears A Blue Mask On Sylvania’s Fifteenth Tee. A golf outing turns to tragedy when the party reaches the isolated fifteenth tee. Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Minuet in Am by Henry Purcell and Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg, courtesy musopen.org
10/07/171h 17m

In The Devil's Beef Tub

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Buck Ruxton’s Double Jigsaw Puzzle Murder Episode 159 takes us once again to the British Isles, our first excursion into Scotland with the story of a physician (some accounts call him a gynecologist) accused of dismembering his wife and the nanny of their children, scattering their parts in a deep bowl-like valley near the town of Moffat, so named as it was known as a good spot for hiding stolen cattle. Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Clips at True Crime Historian.com
07/07/171h 9m

Sunday Magazine #10

A Town in the Grip of Terror: Amarillo, Texas, had been a calm place where little happened, but two shocking murders and three attacks changed it into a town in the grip of terror. After listening to the story, visit www.truecrimehistorian.com/magazine10 to find out what happened to the scoundrels. The Widow of Hallu: Police Inspector Lejeune had never seen a woman like her. She was fat to the point of obesity. Her eyes were round, child-like; her voice was a stifled whisper. But this huge simple woman had committed murder, had pounded the life from her husband in a fit of maniacal rage. From the pages of the classic pulp magazine “True Detective,” Vol. 4, no. 1. Theme Music by Dave Sams Incidental music for “The Widow of Hallu” by Dana Boule from the album “Songs For Paris.” Used with permission. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
03/07/171h 24m

The Ghastly Stockton Trunk Episode

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Life, Loves, And Crimes Of Emma LeDoux ___ Episode 157 tells the scandalous tale of a California woman who loved not wisely but too often. It’s hard to say from the newspaper reports and court records how the corpse in the trunk actually met its demise, but Emma Le Doux would never escape the consequences, for a time becoming only the second woman in California to be sentenced to the noose. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
30/06/171h 12m

A Trial Without Music

A Trial Without MusicYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scarsdale Apple Orchard Torch Murder Scandal ___ Episode 156 is the scandalous tale that begins with the charred body of a young woman, identified only by a mole on an unburned leg. Turns out she was married. And had a boyfriend. Police solve the case quickly, but the decision of the jury is to be whether it was a crime of passion, manslaughter, or premeditated first degree murder. Here are the facts. You decide. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
26/06/171h 14m

The Fainting Jazz Baby Murder Ordeal

Dorothy Ellingson Shoots Her Mother Episode 155 sends us back into the jazz age with another tale of a bad girl gone worse. It seems like a cut and dry case, and it is, but there’s a great deal of drama between her arrest and the somewhat anti-climactic trial. By the way, the sheiks referred to in the story are not from the Middle East, but because of the popularity of popularity of the Rudolph Valentino film, “sheik” became jazz slang for good-looking playboy types.
23/06/171h 35m

Sunday Magazine #9

Episode 154 brings us two tales of two fellows who find their lives out of control, and try to get it back, the wrong way. ___ “A Lifetime Of Hate: Thomas Fay Redfern’s Revenge.” After nearly 20 years of stewing about how one man did him wrong, at least in his own mind, a Louisville, Kentucky, native comes home to get his revenge. ___ “George Yerigan Shoots Up the Place,” tells the story of a man whose troubles actually began on the battlefields of France. He brings back many war souvenirs, and a good case of shell shock. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ "Widow's Theme" commissioned from Chuck Wiggins. ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun___
19/06/171h 25m

Murder Behind Closed Doors

YESTERDAY’S NEWS — Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism… Peggy Nash Tells How She Killed Her Husband Episode 153 involves a domestic dispute, shots fired. What drew me to this story, actually, was the patience of the woman charged. Wait til you hear all of the altercations she had with this man before she finally put an end to it. I’m not justifying homicide, but… well, I’ll tell the story, you supply your own horror, outrage, and indignation. They’ll talk about a previous incident in the family history, and as a bonus, I’ve included a short story at the end that covers some of that, so stay through past the credits. Theme Music by Dave Sams “Widow’s Theme” by Chuck Wiggins, used with permission. “Jazz Baby” by Blanche Merrill and M.K. Jerome, 1919, and “Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg, 1875, transcribed from public domain piano rolls. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
16/06/171h 12m

Sunday Magazine #8

Three Lady Conspirators...Episode 152 brings us a trio of deadly, dastardly females. ___ “Bathsheba Spooner’s Well Of Secrets: The First American Murderess”, in which the daughter of an exiled Loyalist would become the first woman tried for murder in the newly formed United States of America.___ Here’s some information on the The Spooner Well. ___ “The Strange Crime Of The Merry Widow Of Bicester” takes us to battle-torn England during World War II, when as if there wasn’t enough death and suffering, a jealous mistress plots to take out her man’s wife. ___ “Tiny Error Of The Wily Widow” transports us to the plains of the Dakotas and another plot to get rid of a wealthy husband for a younger man. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Harpsichord Concerto no. 1 in D minor by Johann Sebastian Bach, courtesy of musopen.org. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun 152_magazine008
12/06/171h 14m

The Puppy Love Hatchet Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Nagging Mother Killed In Her Own Kitchen ___ Episode 151 is the twisted little tale of a family quarrel gone extreme. There are a couple of different explanations as to how things got so heated on that July afternoon in 1936, but my take is that four beers in a 110-pound girl coming home to a chronically nagging mother with a hatchet nearby... Yeah, whether it started over dinner or a kiss or something else, that’s not gonna end well. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1936macknight
09/06/171h 14m

The Baldwin Hills Babes In The Woods Murders

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... A Crossing Guard Confesses Episode 150 is the brutal tale of one of the most fiendish murders on record in California, or anywhere, that a dogged prosecutor pins on the town’s simple minded crossing guard. The man confesses four times, but I dunno... I think they might have gotten the wrong maniac. See what you think. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1922dyer
06/06/171h 35m

The Case Of The Tell-Tale Love Letters

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Murder Of Percy Thompson By His Wife’s Young Lover ___ For Episode 149 we make a journey to England in the 1920s and hear about the torrid affair between a successful milliner, but unhappy wife, and a young sailor eight years her junior. She writes saucy letters to his ports of call while he’s away that seem to indicate a plan for murdering her husband. She says she was role-playing, just showing how much she loved him. He had a different interpretation. ___ Trial Booklet: https://ia801304.us.archive.org/26/items/in.ernet.dli.2015.126770/2015.126770.Trial-Of-Frederick-Bywaters-And-Edith-Thompson.pdf___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1922thompson
02/06/171h 14m

Many Marriages, Many Murders

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Approximately 55 Wives of Johann Hoch ___ Episode 148 tells the unlikely story of a German immigrant who managed to wed dozens of women, mostly widows that he met through personal ads in German newspapers in several American cities. Soon as he could get his hands on their money, he’d run. Sometimes, his cons wouldn’t work, and he’d resort to murder. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ “In the Hall of the Mountain King” from the Peer Gynt Suite by The Musopen Orchestra ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1905hoch
29/05/171h 24m

The Decapitated Captain

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Tri-State Head And Hands Murder Plot ___ The cast of characters in Episode 147 includes a previously convicted murderer who works as a driver and “sort of a secretary” for an eccentric former opera singer, three thugs that he met in prison, and a fire captain who often bragged of his success in the market after his retirement, amassing a fortune worth more than two million dollars in today’s money. The inept plot to murder for the papers covers three states and a nationwide manhunt that resulted in the first mass execution in the state of Indiana.___ Theme Music by Dave Sams___ Media management by Sean R. Jones___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1936miller
26/05/171h 54m

Sunday Magazine #7

Sunday Magazine #7 -- Four Freaky Tales ... ___ Spider Attic Ghost Killer: The truly bizarre tale of a man who stalked an elderly couple by living in their attic, sneaking down to forage meals from their fridge. The Texas Candy Bar Murders: The coroner called it suicide, but others questioned how the young mother-to-be shot herself in back of the head. (34:13) The Nurse and Her Nagging Aunty: Another botched suicide when someone other than the suicide ends up dead. (50:23) The Dissection of Antoine Le Blanc: The story of an immigrant who within months of getting off the boat plots a murder before he learns the language. He was from France, or Switzerland or somewhere. His punishment will make your skin crawl. (1:11:11) To find out more, visit Weird New Jersey: http://weirdnj.com/stories/antoine-leblanc/ ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/magazine007
22/05/171h 30m

Gussie Humann's Little Secret

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder of Harry Dewey Garbe ___ Episode 145 takes into the life story of 18-year-old bad girl Gussie Humann, and an ill-conceived plan to get back at an old boyfriend that resulted in her becoming the youngest person indicted for first degree murder in Queens County, New York. It’s a winding, twisting road, that begins with a deathbed accusation, a number of varying confessions, and the bad girl’s shameful secret. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1921garbe
19/05/171h 25m

A Nightclub Girl In A Curfew Town

A Nightclub Girl In A Curfew Town YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Escapades Of Velma West ___ Episode 144 takes us into the scandalous world of a restless young flapper and her secret life. Before it’s over, we’ll have a brutal murder, a scandalous revelation, a sensational confession, a daring prison break, and drama galore. Hang on, everybody... This one’s a roller coaster. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
15/05/174m 57s

Fatty's Fateful Pajama Party

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Hollywood’s First Sex Scandal ___ Episode 143 digs back into the early days of the motion picture industry, before Hollywood became synonymous with greed and lust and power. It only took a murder charge to bring down one of the biggest stars of the day, and even though it seems like poor Fatty got a bum rap on the deal, it’s probably the only reason Arbuckle’s work is not held in as high regard as Keaton and Chaplin today. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ ___ bit.ly/1921arbuckle
12/05/171h 23m

Wedding Day Dead

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Murder Of The Groom __ Episode 142 tells the story of a St. Louis family with a tendency to resort to gun violence to solve their financial woes, imaginary or otherwise. The first crime was over a loan of $2,000 that probably never happened. Then, two years later, the woman who survived the incident turns her eye toward her brother’s insurance policy, and the prospect of a marriage and a new beneficiary gets her to thinking. Yeah. That’s not gonna end well. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
09/05/171h 0m

Whispers Of The Devil

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Life, Crimes and Confession of Bridget Durgan ___ Episode 141 conveys the confession of an Irish immigrant, young but hardened by life, who after getting fired from her housekeeping job, resolves to murder her mistress. Once she gets the idea in her head, she can’t let it go. Adapted from a sensational pamphlet published in 1867, the first act is purported to be a confession penned by the culprit’s own hands, and the second part... well, let’s just say it’s not gonna end well for Bridget Durgan. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ... Additional music by Chuck Wiggins... ___ Media management by Sean R. Jones... ___ Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun...
06/05/171h 7m

Sunday Magazine #6

A Collection Of True Crime Short Stories___ The Bigamist And Her Murderous Husband The Sweetwater Double Homicide First up is the sordid tale of a love octangle or some such, when the suspiciously widowed husband of a girl married five times without a divorce gets fed up with the legal harassment from his wife’s elderly suitor--yeah, that’s not gonna end well. ___ The Storybook Taxi Bandit Murder At 8:13 The Storybook Taxi Bandit This action-packed tale begins with a fidgety stranger walking into an Indiana cafe, soon followed by an interstate manhunt. __ Stalking The Tiger Girl The Bandit Queen of 1927 And our finale “Stalking The Tiger Girl,” tells of a Los Angeles detective’s pursuit of a sassy, auburn-haired hold-up artist, who suddenly found repentance--after her arrest. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Additional music by audionautix.com and from public domain piano rolls converted to midi. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/magazine006
02/05/172h 26m

The Bremerton Party Massacre

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Six Dead At Erland’s Point ___ Episode 139 is the gruesome story of a home invasion, circa 1934, a case that seemed so random that it took over a year to crack one of the most brutal mass murders witnessed by the Pacific Northwest. The small-town police are at first presented as in over their heads, but they remained dogged in their pursuit, and justice will be served. Eventually. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1934bremerton
29/04/171h 55m

The Diary Of The Greenwich Village Madcap

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Complicated Death of Starr Faithfull ___ Episode 138 is the case that inspired the John O’Hara novel and Elizabeth Taylor film “BUtterfield 8,” the sad, sordid tale of a beautiful girl with an evocative name and a traumatic past that put her on a road to ruin. The finding of her body led to a probe deep into the social fabric of three cities on two continents. The telling of the story isn’t especially graphic, but it does go to dark, dark places. Just so you know. Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1931faithfull
25/04/171h 33m

Fred Fanning's False Confession

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Who Killed The Widow Short? ___ Episode 137 is the quirky story of the death of a beloved widow in Topeka, Kansas. She was old and in ill health, and no one suspected any foul play until her caretaker--allegedly her late husband’s nephew--suddenly confessed to the crime, but then the autopsy told another story entirely. Was Fred Fanning covering for someone? Or did someone have undue influence over his mind, if he had one? I’m True Crime Historian Richard O Jones and I give you: Fred Fanning’s False Confession Who Killed The Widow Short? ___ Playlist Here are some other True Crime Historian episodes about poisoners and/or confessions: The Mystery of My Husband’s Body In My Trunk The Death Cell Confession Of Anna Marie Hahn The Murderous Mania Of Jolly Jane, Part I The Murderous Mania Of Jolly Jane, Part II The Cyanide Widow ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
22/04/171h 8m

The Trials Of Otis Clark, Etc.

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Herrin Coal Mine Massacre ___ Episode 136 comes by way of a request from Herrin, Illinois, where a True Crime Historian listener Chris Baines wanted to know more about some hometown dark history, about the time a local mining company imported 50 guys from Chicago to bust a strike, 25 men to ship the coal that had been dug, and 25 men to stand guard with rifles and a machine gun to make sure the work got done. Yeah. That’s not gonna end well. ___ Playlist If you liked this episode, here are a few others about social unrest and/or rivalries gone too far. Revenge of the Anarchists (Part 1: Crime) Revenge of the Anarchist (Part 2: Punishment) A Deadly Family Feud Mystery at the American Saloon The Demented Dynamiter of Bath ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1922herrin
18/04/171h 32m

The Glickstein Tragedies/The Battered Bride Bathtub Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels, and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Examination Room Murder Major Green Collared By The Collar For Episode 135 we’ve put together a double-header expanding on the theme of the past two episodes. Both of these cases were mentioned in “The Good Friday Beekman Place Bathtub Murder” and Tears of the Weeping Willow.” First is the story of how an unfortunate relationship brought tragedy upon tragedy to a physician’s family, and then we’ll explore the case of a housewife caught unaware by a burglar carrying a deadly weapon. ___ Recommended Episodes: The East Orange Bathtub Murder The Chinatown Trunk Murder The Wicked Working Girl of Fall River The Belle in the Belfry ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Violin Concerto in E minor #15 by Felix Draeseke, performed by Julia Röntz - Wolfgang Müller-Steinbach, courtesy musopen.org Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ 1937marycase
15/04/172h 25m

The Good Friday Beekman Place Bathtub Murder

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Crime Club Founder Found Dead ___ Episode 134 takes place five months and one city block from Episode 133, Tears Of The Weeping Willow. They are otherwise unrelated, except that both incidents begin with sexual assaults that end in murder. In this one, an up-and-coming author and recent bride makes the grave mistake of opening the door of her upscale Manhattan East Side apartment to a young man who wanted to talk about her love seat. Without many clues to go on, police pin their hopes on a stray piece of twine left at the scene of the crime. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams String Quartet no. 15 in Dm, K. 421 and String Quartet no. 19 in C 'Dissonant', K. 465 by Mozart, performed by the Musopen String Quartet. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun bit.ly/1936titterton
11/04/171h 31m

Tears Of The Weeping Willow

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial Of Vera Stretz The next two episodes of True Crime Historian will be a pair of murders, of sorts, as they both took place within a swank New York City block of each other within months of each other. First up, Episode 133 is the story of a scholarly young artist whose married fiance tries to take things too far. This story is performed by True Crime Historian producer Emily Simer Braun, reprising the role of Alice Cogan, ace reporter for the Brooklyn Daily Eagle, whose wise-cracking reporting we first heard in episode 16, “Momsies Deadly Love.” Theme Music by Dave Sams String Quartet no. 6 in Fm, Op. 80 by Felix Mendelssohn performed by the Musopen String Quartet Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1936stretz
08/04/171h 49m

Sunday Magazine #5

A Pair Of Chilling Confessions --“The Confession of ‘Texas Jim’ Baker” ... “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” ___ The first half of episode 132 is a first person account of the crimes of James “Texas Jim” Baker, who is said to have killed, usually by poison, nine men around the world. His gleeful rendering of his story was published after his capture in 1930. The second half is culled from a pair of Sunday magazine articles that includes copious quotes from the sworn confession of the man dubbed “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” as told in court. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata performed by Paul Pitman, courtesy musopen.org Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/2017magazine05
04/04/171h 7m

The Erstwhile Housekeeper

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Botched Execution of Eva Dugan ___ Episode 131 concerns the murky relationship between the mysterious hired wife, a Tuscon rancher, and a young man who came to stay. It’s also about the dogged chase for the fugitive conducted by a determined sheriff, but the scene that strikes me most takes place in the office of a prison warden when they confront the suspected murderer with an unsettling relic of her crime. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1927mathis
01/04/171h 22m

Sunday Magazine #4

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories -- A Trio of Pernicious Characters: A Murderer, A Bigamist, And A Bank Robber ___ First up, a frightful scream in the night leads police to gruesome torch slaying and a scandalous love triangle in “Murder by Fire” by Brandon Wright, from the pages of the classic pulp magazine Master Detective. ___ At the 39-minute mark, we have “The Abominable Mr. Yelverton,” a cheeky tale by Edmund Pearson, one of my favorite early true crime writers, tells the story of a British aristocrat caught in a bigamy scandal. And finally, at precisely the one-hour mark, “The American Exchange Bank Robbery” by Cleveland Moffett, another of our Pulp Nonfiction favorites, comes from the files of the Pinkerton Detective Agency. They got the money back, they know who did it, but mysteries still abound. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams The Colonel Bogey March by Kenneth Alford, performed by the U.S. Navy Band, courtesy musopen.org. The Peer Gynt Suite by Edvard Grieg, performed by the Musopen Symphony. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/2017magazine04
28/03/172h 3m

Was It Mother? Or A Maniac?

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. Pittsbugh’s Feely Murder Mystery Put on your thinking caps for this one, friends. It’s about as cold a case as you can get, about 80 years cold, and officials at the time couldn’t even agree on what exactly happened in the back room of that family home, whether it was a murder or a murder/suicide. I don’t expect we can solve it from a few newspaper clippings, but there does seem to be some irregularities. Certainly, some political undertones. I dunno. What do you think? ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Additional music by Chuck Wiggins Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1936feely
25/03/1750m 0s

Model Murder

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... What The Dog Saw At Beekman Place __ This episode is one of the creepiest and sleaziest yet, when the mad Bohemian debauchery that made Greenwich Village famous spills over into the posh East Midtown. The colorful cast of real-life characters includes a woman who ran a prohibition speakeasy, her beautiful model daughter and her artistic friends, and an estranged husband who is disgusted by the whole thing, but addicted to pornography. And wait til you hear the eerie confession! You’re gonna love it. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1937gedeon
21/03/171h 38m

Black Jack Desperados

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Botched Execution of Tom Ketchum ___ This episode takes us back to the Old West with the tale of the Black Jack gang, terrors of the Southwest from about 1896 to 1991 when its leader, Tom Ketchum, was finally captured trying to pull off a train robbery solo. He didn’t know the conductor had been robbed once before and carried a sawed off shotgun. Yeah. That’s not gonna end well. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Additional incidental music by Chuck Wiggins Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1901ketchum
17/03/172h 1m

Gypsy The Serial Killer Elephant

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS --A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring some of History’s most prolific murderers... Rampage At Valdosta ___ For this episode, True Crime Historian presents its first non-human perpetrator, a great big crazy brilliant elephant first known as Empress when imported into the United States in 1871. She killed so many handlers that she was sentenced to death many times, but doing so was so difficult that she was just passed from show to show. Along the way someone changed her name to Gypsy, and she spent the last decade of her tragic life with the Harris Nickel Plate Circus. She claimed at least seven victims, but she was crazy for a reason, and if you’re an animal lover, I’ve got to warn you that you’re about to get a big dose of outrage and indignation. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Carnival of the Animals: Elephants by Camille Saint-Saëns courtesy Creative Commons. Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1902gypsy
13/03/171h 18m

Eyes Of The Murderous Nymph

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Saga of Ida and Paul V. Hadley ___ Ida Hadley was so passionate for her husband Paul that they called her a nymphomaniac in court. But I get ahead of myself. Their trouble really started in Beaumont, Texas, when a man makes eyes at Ida and Paul shoots him. This steamy story spans five years and includes three trials, attempted and successful jailbreaks, multiple flights from justice across five states, and two murders -- one of them from a moving train! ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1916hadley
11/03/172h 5m

Flight Of The Red Rose Murderer

PULP NONFICTION -- A reading from the pioneers of true crime... The Minot Redemption ___ This classic potboiler from the pages of True Detective Mysteries Magazine concerns a party of sailors landing in a private speakeasy in the San Pedro Harbor during prohibition. Told from the perspective of a detective on the case, this is a tale of sin and redemption, of an escape from justice and ill-fated love, and the efforts of an amateur sleuth in discovering the fugitive. Theme Music by Dave Sams Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1925desilva
07/03/171h 32m

The Potato Sack Torch Murder

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Death of a Teenage Stenographer ___ Fifteen year old Ruth Wheeler, recent graduate of a secretarial school, excitedly picked up a referral from her alma mater and headed to her first job interview in a building on East 75th Street in New York City. She was not seen again alive. Two days later, a man living in the same building discovered that someone had dumped a gunny sack full of trash on his fire escape. But there was something not quite right about that bundle of garbage. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1910wheeler
04/03/171h 10m

Assassination At The State House

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Kentucky Conspiracy ___ The Commonwealth of Kentucky was thrown into political turmoil over the election of its governor in 1899. The Republican candidate, William S. Taylor, first appeared to win the election by a narrow margin, but the votes were challenged by his opponent, William Justus Goebel, who eventually won the seat by an act of the legislature. ___ Tensions run high in the days before his inauguration, and as you can tell by the prologue, these Kentuckians took their politics seriously. Deadly seriously. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1900goebel
27/02/171h 27m

The Boy With One White Eye

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Brutal Crimes and Punishment of Jesse Pomeroy This episode concerns one of the most heinous crimes ever committed by a teenager. Jesse Pomeroy was but 14 years old when he was arrested for abducting and torturing young boys and sent to the state reformatory. He was released after a little more than a year, due either to the pleading of his mother or some kind of bribery, you be the judge. But anyway, you know it’s not gonna end well. At 15 years old, Jesse Pomeroy was the youngest person to be convicted of first degree murder and sentenced to die. Theme Music by Dave Sams Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ___ bit.ly/1874pomeroy
25/02/171h 39m

The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels, and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Brutal Murder of Alberta Meadows ____ Once upon a time, 1922 to be exact, Clara Phillips, a former Hollywood bathing beauty and chorus girl, decides she wants to have a chat with a young lady whom she believes is canoodling with her husband. She stops and buys a brand new hammer on the way. Yeah. That’s not gonna end well. This episode is filled with a lot of poignant stories of the incident from a variety of points of view, including a daring escape from justice. The Bathing Beauty’s New Hammer Theme Music by Dave Sams Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun ____ bit.ly/1922phillips
21/02/171h 36m

A Tale of Two Wives

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... A Double Dose of Arsenic When Edith Carew, an English society woman living in the British expatriate community in Yokohama, went to trial for poisoning her husband, the press couldn’t help but compare it to the case of Florence Maybrick, which took place in Liverpool a few years earlier. And after her conviction, Mrs. Carew was sent back to Britain to serve out her sentence and was placed in the same cell as Mrs. Maybrick. Very interesting... There’ll be a compare and contrast quiz later, so pay attention. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories Media management by Sean R. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
18/02/171h 22m

Sunday Magazine #3

True Crime Short Stories -- As I do my research in the dark dusty archives trying to find exciting stories of the scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, I often come upon feature stories about interesting crimes and criminal personalities in Sunday magazine sections. They’re not enough for an entire episode, so I’ve strung a few of them together for you. The first two are of a piece: -- Murder for $2.45, which tells of how a newsboy finds the clue to solving a professional, sorta, murder, while ... -- The Waitress and the Death Row War Hero ties in the murder of a theater tycoon with a bit of romantic int