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True Crime Historian

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

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Dead Woman On Trial

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

1hr 11mins

16 Apr 2020

Rank #1

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Dillinger’s Bloody Escape

THE GANGSTER CHRONICLES 1.1Yesterday's NewsA Reading from America’s Historic Newspapers-In this first volume of "The Gangster Chronicles," we will follow the trail of terror blazed by one of America's most famous, perhaps most beloved, gangsters, John Dillinger. From the time he was paroled from the Michigan City prison in May, 1933, to the time he was gunned down by police on a Chicago sidewalk in front of the Biograph Theater 14 months later, John Herbert Dillinger was one of America's most notorious scoundrels. Chapter One will detail some of Dillinger's earliest known robberies and his murderous escape from the Lima jail. We plan to tell the Dillinger saga in five chapters. After this first one, you can expect a new installment at 7 p.m. on the first Sunday of the month. We're considering the options for Volume 2 and are welcome to suggestions. Please email us at truecrimehistorian@outlook.com with your thoughts.-Music by Audionautix. Theme song by Josh Woodward.

29mins

11 Jan 2016

Rank #2

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Mother Chose Murder

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

2hr 27mins

5 Jun 2020

Rank #3

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What Happened To Alma Kellner

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

1hr 33mins

29 May 2020

Rank #4

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The Hawes Family Horror

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

2hr 8mins

8 Jul 2019

Rank #5

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The Black Dahlia

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

1hr 7mins

17 Nov 2017

Rank #6

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The Lizzie Edition, Part I

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

1hr 28mins

4 Aug 2017

Rank #7

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The Mysterious Post Mistress Of West Palm Beach

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

1hr 37mins

14 Oct 2019

Rank #8

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The Lake Bluff Furnace Girl

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Burning Love Of Elfrieda KnaakEpisode 364 tells an unusual story of a broken-hearted young woman found naked and fatally burnt in the basement of a police station. Her family, the police, and the general public find it hard to believe that she could have torched herself in such a horrific manner, so the hunt is on for proof of a murder.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. Obscura: https://www.himalaya.com/obscuraThe Box of Oddities: https://www.himalaya.com/BOOCrime Salad: https://www.himalaya.com/crimesaladOut of the Shadows: https://www.himalaya.com/Out Invisible Choir: https://www.himalaya.com/choirA 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

1hr 4mins

25 Nov 2019

Rank #9

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The Plymouth Sex Murder

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

1hr 5mins

22 Dec 2019

Rank #10

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Duchess Spinelli's Crime School

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

1hr 24mins

4 Nov 2019

Rank #11

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The Bad Boy Butcher Of Hollywood

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

1hr 39mins

25 Aug 2019

Rank #12

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Jealous Murder At The Brown Palace Bar

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

2hr 3mins

23 Jun 2019

Rank #13

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The Duquesne Door-To-Door Killer

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

1hr 22mins

23 Sep 2019

Rank #14

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Little Sweethearts Drowned In Cistern

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

51mins

18 Aug 2019

Rank #15

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Dillinger’s Indiana Outlaws

THE GANGSTER CHRONICLES 1.2A reading from America’s historic newspapers from the golden age of yellow journalism-Law enforcement officials and fellow bandits alike lose their lives in the hunt for the desperate criminals who escaped from the Michigan City prison and murdered a sheriff in getting John Dillinger out of jail. In the meantime, Dillinger and his companions continue their spree of mayhem across the Mid [...]

40mins

8 Feb 2016

Rank #16

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Allegations Of Arsenic Ice Cream

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

1hr 29mins

28 Oct 2019

Rank #17

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The Main/Swayne Affair

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

1hr 24mins

29 Dec 2019

Rank #18

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A Bloody Family Bed

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

1hr 20mins

20 Jan 2020

Rank #19

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A Cowardly Blow In The Dark

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

1hr 43mins

22 May 2020

Rank #20