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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.

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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.

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Very enjoyable

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Give this one a listen. Very enjoyable.

Love this narrator

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Wow! It’s like listening to an old story teller from some other time! I love this!

iTunes Ratings

497 Ratings
Average Ratings
375
49
28
17
28

Very enjoyable

By ray1/23:4;5(6$7$8 - Dec 02 2019
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Give this one a listen. Very enjoyable.

Love this narrator

By Bananapanic - Aug 26 2019
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Wow! It’s like listening to an old story teller from some other time! I love this!

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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.

Murder Of The Phantom Twins

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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.

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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

Apr 20 2018

1hr 6mins

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The Black Dahlia

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UNSOLVED
A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.

The Murder Of Elizabeth Short

By listener request, Episode 196 follows the first month of the investigation of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated murder mysteries that begins when of a 22-year-old party girl turns up tortured, murdered, and mutilated by the side of a busy boulevard. She was such a runabout that when her body was identified by fingerprints, no one had realized she hadn’t been seen in five days. But the body was fresh.

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Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Some incidental music by Chuck Wiggins

Media management by Sean R. Jones

Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Nov 17 2017

1hr 7mins

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A Wretched Witch Of A Wife

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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

Jan 08 2019

1hr 19mins

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Brutal Murder In Apple Valley

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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.

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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

Jul 02 2018

1hr 12mins

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The Cross-Country Candy Caper

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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.

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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

Apr 03 2018

1hr 31mins

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Duchess Spinelli's Crime School

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...

The Halfwit Gang Of Golden Gate Avenue

Although there’s nothing funny about real-life murder, if Episode 361 were fictional, you could shelve it right next to Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaisson and the wacky characters they create who walk in the realm of dark comedy. The downfall of this gang that couldn’t shoot straight begins when one of its members decides to surrender and deliver state’s evidence when it begins to look like his days are numbered. And, it turns out, he was right.

Culled from the historic pages of the San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune, and other newspapers of the era.

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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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Nov 04 2019

1hr 33mins

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The Lizzie Edition, Part I

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Butchered in Broad Day --
Episode 166...

In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of America’s greatest murder mystery, True Crime Historian brings you “The Lizzie Edition,” and in-depth look at the murder of Andrew J. Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892, and the trial of his daughter Lizzie Borden the following June....

Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by Mary Lee Demarest, 1861, performed by Davide Severi with Plava Kuca on Violin....

Media Management by Sean R. Jones...

Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun...

Dedicated to Rachel Michelle Jones, whose enthusiasm for the case prompted this monumental treatment.

Aug 04 2017

1hr 28mins

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

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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
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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

Jun 19 2018

3hr 28mins

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The Mysterious Post Mistress Of West Palm Beach

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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 Clarke

Episode 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.

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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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Oct 14 2019

1hr 44mins

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A Corpse In The Attic Next Door

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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 Murder

Episode 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.

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We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.

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.

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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-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Apr 28 2019

1hr 13mins

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Mrs. Buzzi Faces The Chair

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YESTERDAY’S NEWS --
Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...

The Botched Fake Suicide Of A Millionaire Contractor

Episode 206 is not just your typical love triangle gone awry, but the story of a woman about to be scorned, retaliating in advance. There’s also some intriguing family drama, a conspiracy among sisters, and a re-trial that proves to be more sensational than the first. That rarely happens.

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Incidental music by Nico Vettese

Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean R. Jones

Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Dec 25 2017

1hr 58mins

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The Milk Cow Murder

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YESTERDAY’S NEWS --
Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...

Assassination of Nancy Parker

Episode 202 takes us inside the mind of an unhinged woman, but not too deeply. The story takes a lot of strange contradictory turns as the layers are peeled back and everyone tries to get the story straight. Or not.

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Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean R. Jones

Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Dec 12 2017

1hr 9mins

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A Body In The Cement Shanty

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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.
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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

Dec 31 2018

1hr 2mins

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Slain For Her Own Salvation

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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.
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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

1hr 8mins

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Secrets Of A Meddling Mother-In-Law

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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 Basement

Episode 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

Aug 05 2019

1hr 26mins

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The Mystery Of Pearl Bryan's Head

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE --
A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...

A Foul Deed In Ft. Thomas

In celebration of our 200th episode, I’m going to share one of my favorite local stories. The murder itself took place a state over, but one of the convicted murderers lived for a time in my hometown, and the sad story of Pearl Bryan is well-known in the three states involved, with many dubious legends and rumors abounding, and it’s said that her spirit haunts a Northern Kentucky nightclub. But what I really like about this story is that it has one of the most remarkable descriptions of an execution that I’ve come across. Enjoy.

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Incidental music by Nico Vettese

Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean R. Jones

Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Dec 04 2017

2hr 24mins

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Harvest Time On The Murder Farm

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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

Jan 22 2019

1hr 38mins

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Allegations Of Arsenic Ice Cream

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UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries

The Father Stood Trial

Episode 360 details one of the most chaotic cases I’ve yet to come across. The investigation left a lot of unanswered questions and the prosecution seems motivated by political pressure and retaliation rather than evidence. Was the youngster murdered by his father or one of his playmates? Let me know what you think.

Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald and other newspapers of the era, with special thanks to the librarian at the Grand Rapids library who gave me access to her big drawer of murder. If you’ve got a great historic murder in your hometown that I’ve yet to cover, let me know and I’ll get it on my list, and maybe even come to your town to investigate.


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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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Oct 28 2019

1hr 38mins

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Kidnapped By A Moral Leper

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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.
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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

Jul 09 2018

1hr

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The Great Beattie Wife Murder

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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.
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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

Jun 01 2018

2hr

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Hard Cider And Insults

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YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...

Struck By An Axe And Killed


Episode 367 is a holiday tale more bone-chilling than heart-warming. It takes place the weekend after Thanksgiving, when family and friends get together for games and good times. The cautionary part of the tale here is, be aware of what topics are best to be avoided. This time, the touchy subject is not politics, but eyewear.

Culled from the historic pages of the Trenton Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and other newspapers of the era.


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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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Dec 09 2019

1hr 1min

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An Acid Bath For The Suffragist

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UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.

The Lillian Scheib Mystery 

Episode 368 tells the sad story of a woman found dead in a bathtub, so decomposed that police first assume it is her husband, as she is sick and convalescing somewhere. When the truth is revealed and the husband found alive, he soon becomes a suspect as officials assume murder. Is the chauffeur a murderer, or a victim of police harassment. 

Culled from the historic pages of the New York World and other newspapers of the era.

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  2. The Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOO
  3. Crime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesalad
  4. Out of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out
  5. Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir


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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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Dec 02 2019

1hr 35mins

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The Lake Bluff Furnace Girl

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YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...

The Burning Love Of Elfrieda Knaak

Episode 364 tells an unusual story of a broken-hearted young woman found naked and fatally burnt in the basement of a police station. Her family, the police, and the general public find it hard to believe that she could have torched herself in such a horrific manner, so the hunt is on for proof of a murder.

Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.

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Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. 

  1. Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscura
  2. The Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOO
  3. Crime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesalad
  4. Out of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out
  5. Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir


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Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.

Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Nov 25 2019

1hr 12mins

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The Boy Said 'Papa Shot'

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YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...

The Cuba Triple Murder

Episode 363 takes place in rural Ohio, when a woman, her daughter, and her daughter’s suitor are gunned down in front of three young children. The daughter’s ex-husband says he arrived at the scene just after the shots were fired, but in her dying breath his ex-mother-in-law claims he was the culprit. The kids can’t get their story straight, so it’s up to you to put it all together.

Culled from the historic pages of the Wilmington News-Journal and other newspapers of the era.

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Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. 

  1. Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscura
  2. The Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOO
  3. Crime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesalad
  4. Out of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out
  5. Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choir

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A creation Of Pulpular Media

Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.

Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Nov 18 2019

1hr 30mins

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Evil Plan Drunkenly Botched

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Evil Plan Drunkenly Botched

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 Greenlease Kidnapping Tragedy

Episode 362 takes on one of the most evil crimes imaginable as told from the point of view of the perpetrator. By the time police caught up with Carl Austin Hall, he had made so many mistakes in the kidnapping and murder of a six-year-old boy that he knew the game was up, so he told the story in a coldly matter-of-fact 36-page confession, here adapted for the first two acts. The third act, we’ll call “the comeuppance”.

Culled from the historic pages of the Kansas City Times, The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, and other newspapers of the era.

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Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Himalaya is not just a podcast player, but it’s a network, too, with other true crime podcasts you might enjoy, like CRIMELINES. Host Charlie Worroll [pronounced ‘war-all’] gives the most in-depth analysis by bringing in appropriate historic and cultural context to look beyond simply what happened, and consider WHY it happened. Download the Himalaya app or go to www.himalaya.com/crimelines and enter promo code CHARLIE at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!


Don’t forget you can always support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and gives you access to exclusive content, remastered episodes from the True Crime Historian vault, and whatever personal services you require.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Nov 12 2019

1hr 36mins

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Duchess Spinelli's Crime School

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...

The Halfwit Gang Of Golden Gate Avenue

Although there’s nothing funny about real-life murder, if Episode 361 were fictional, you could shelve it right next to Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaisson and the wacky characters they create who walk in the realm of dark comedy. The downfall of this gang that couldn’t shoot straight begins when one of its members decides to surrender and deliver state’s evidence when it begins to look like his days are numbered. And, it turns out, he was right.

Culled from the historic pages of the San Francisco Examiner, the Oakland Tribune, and other newspapers of the era.

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Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.

Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.

***

Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Nov 04 2019

1hr 33mins

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Allegations Of Arsenic Ice Cream

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UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries

The Father Stood Trial

Episode 360 details one of the most chaotic cases I’ve yet to come across. The investigation left a lot of unanswered questions and the prosecution seems motivated by political pressure and retaliation rather than evidence. Was the youngster murdered by his father or one of his playmates? Let me know what you think.

Culled from the historic pages of the Grand Rapids Herald and other newspapers of the era, with special thanks to the librarian at the Grand Rapids library who gave me access to her big drawer of murder. If you’ve got a great historic murder in your hometown that I’ve yet to cover, let me know and I’ll get it on my list, and maybe even come to your town to investigate.


Check out the trailer to the new podcast Bad Batch.


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Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.

Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.

***

Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Oct 28 2019

1hr 38mins

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Sunday Magazine #24 (Sampler)

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Sunday Magazine #24

Women in Crime

PULP NONFICTION: A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...

“My Knife Cuts Deep” by Fred W. Johnson


this is one example of the premium scandalous content you can find in the Safe House, whether you join through Himalaya Plus on the Himalaya app where Sunday Magazine #24 is available now with two more tales of history’s wicked women,

  • “Bad Time For Betty” by Loy Warwick
  • “Pour Me Another... Just Like The Other” by Stephen J. Hoyt

Or you can become a scoundrel at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian where in addition to monthly readings from the pioneers of true crime, you can also have access to weekly remastered editions from the True Crime Historian vault.

Oct 27 2019

25mins

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The Largest Sheriff In Oregon

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AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...

The Terror Of All Toughs Killed By Horse Thief

Episode 358 is dedicated to the Safe House Scoundrel Marlene Resch who required a story from her home town of Eugene, Oregon, and we are happy to oblige. The victim in this story was the law enforcement officer in Episode 336, Murder On The McKenzie Trail, and together they sum up the history of capital punishment in Lane County Oregon, the only two executions there.

Culled from the historic pages of the Oregon Daily Journal, The Eugene Guard, The Eugene Morning Register, and other newspapers of the era.

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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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Oct 21 2019

1hr 10mins

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The Mysterious Post Mistress Of West Palm Beach

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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 Clarke

Episode 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.

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Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.

Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Oct 14 2019

1hr 44mins

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Blinded By Murder

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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 Loved

Episode 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.

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Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.

Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Oct 07 2019

1hr 13mins

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The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana

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The Dandy Sheriff Of Doña Ana

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...

Killing Billy The Kid

Episode 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.

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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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Sep 30 2019

1hr 16mins

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The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

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The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

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 Debaucher Of Children Gets His Revenge

Episode 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.

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Also from Pulpular Media:

Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features.

Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Sep 23 2019

1hr 29mins

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Ready For Rope

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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 Glencoe

Episode 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.

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We 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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Sep 16 2019

1hr 22mins

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Gin! Jazz! Guns!

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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’ Murders

Episode 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.

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We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Sep 09 2019

1hr 43mins

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Tragedy At The Trysting Place

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Tragedy At The Trysting Place

YESTERDAY’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 Blonde

Episode 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.

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We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Sep 01 2019

1hr 21mins

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The Bad Boy Butcher Of Hollywood

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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 Mellus

Episode 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.

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We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.

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.

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Aug 25 2019

1hr 48mins

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Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

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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 Butts

Episode 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”

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Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.

Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

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Aug 18 2019

1hr 40mins

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Blood On The Bridge

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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 Little

Episode 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

Aug 12 2019

1hr 28mins

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Secrets Of A Meddling Mother-In-Law

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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 Basement

Episode 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

Aug 05 2019

1hr 26mins

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