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October 14, 2019
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
October 7, 2019
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
October 7, 2019
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
September 30, 2019
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
September 23, 2019
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
September 16, 2019
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
September 9, 2019
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
September 1, 2019
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
August 25, 2019
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
August 18, 2019
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
August 12, 2019
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
August 5, 2019
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
July 28, 2019
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
July 22, 2019
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
July 14, 2019
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 Exclusive Ad-Free Safe House EditionThere’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 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
July 8, 2019
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
July 2, 2019
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
June 23, 2019
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
June 16, 2019
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
June 9, 2019
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
June 3, 2019
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
May 27, 2019
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
May 20, 2019
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
May 14, 2019
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Emil Sanger’s Rage Like 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
May 6, 2019
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
April 28, 2019
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
April 22, 2019
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
April 14, 2019
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
April 7, 2019
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 Triangle Episode 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
April 1, 2019
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
March 24, 2019
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
March 17, 2019
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
March 11, 2019
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
March 5, 2019
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 Stand Episode 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 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. *** 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
February 25, 2019
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
February 18, 2019
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
February 11, 2019
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
February 4, 2019
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
January 29, 2019
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
January 22, 2019
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
January 15, 2019
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
January 8, 2019
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
December 31, 2018
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 Horror Episode 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 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
December 27, 2018
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
December 17, 2018
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 Dismemberments Episode 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 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
December 10, 2018
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Berthe Claiche’s Revenge Episode 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,_Manhattan https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grisette_(person) $10 in 1906=$275 in 2018 *** 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
December 3, 2018
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
November 26, 2018
UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.The Murder Of William Desmond Taylor Episode 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 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
November 19, 2018
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 Richmond Episode 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 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. 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-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
November 12, 2018
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 Accomplice Hang 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 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. 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-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
November 5, 2018
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 Plot Episode 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 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.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. Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
October 29, 2018
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 Johnson Episode 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 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 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. Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
October 22, 2018
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 Wanderer Episode 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 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 Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
October 17, 2018
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Rosewood Massacre Episode 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 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 Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
October 8, 2018
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 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 Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
October 1, 2018
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 Squabble Episode 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 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 Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
September 24, 2018
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 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
September 17, 2018
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 Hamby Episode 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 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
September 10, 2018
Pregnant Church Worker Found Dead In Harvey’s Lake If 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 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
September 4, 2018
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 Crabbs Episode 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 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
September 1, 2018
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.
August 27, 2018
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
August 20, 2018
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
August 13, 2018
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
August 6, 2018
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
July 30, 2018
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
July 23, 2018
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
July 16, 2018
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
July 9, 2018
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
July 2, 2018
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
June 26, 2018
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The First Mrs. Kinkead Episode 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 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 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. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
June 22, 2018
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
June 19, 2018
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 Media 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. Jones Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
June 15, 2018
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
June 11, 2018
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
June 8, 2018
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
June 4, 2018
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
June 1, 2018
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
May 22, 2018
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
May 18, 2018
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
May 14, 2018
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
May 11, 2018
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
May 8, 2018
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
May 4, 2018
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
April 30, 2018
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
April 27, 2018
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
April 24, 2018
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
April 20, 2018
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
April 17, 2018
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
April 13, 2018
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
April 9, 2018
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
April 6, 2018
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
April 3, 2018
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
March 30, 2018
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
March 26, 2018
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
March 23, 2018
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
March 18, 2018
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 Horror Episode 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. @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
March 16, 2018
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
March 12, 2018
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
March 9, 2018
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
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