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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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Larry The Geezer- Family Jewels True Crime Podcast

By guitarpicker61 - Apr 12 2020
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Love the subjects and love Richard’s presentation. Great podcast.

Very enjoyable

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

iTunes Ratings

540 Ratings
Average Ratings
408
51
29
20
32

Larry The Geezer- Family Jewels True Crime Podcast

By guitarpicker61 - Apr 12 2020
Read more
Love the subjects and love Richard’s presentation. Great podcast.

Very enjoyable

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

Latest release on May 29, 2020

All 137 episodes from oldest to newest

What Happened To Alma Kellner

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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 Fiendish Slaughter Of An Innocent Child

Episode 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.

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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

May 29 2020

1hr 36mins

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A Cowardly Blow In The Dark

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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 Barber And The Gambler’s Wife Stand Trial

Episode 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/

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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

May 22 2020

1hr 46mins

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Farmer's Wife Left For Dead

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Brothers Face Gas Chamber Together


Episode 392 explores the case of two brothers charged with the murder of a Colorado farmer and his “chore boy.” The chief witness against them is the farmer’s wife, who made a miraculous getaway and recovery.


Culled from the historic pages of the Fort Collins Express and other newspapers of the era.

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Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH

Expand 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. 

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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

May 14 2020

1hr 10mins

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The Blue-Eyed Six

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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 Indiantown Creek Insurance Murder Plot


Episode 390 explores what was reported to be the first murder case in the English-speaking world where six men receive a guilty verdict on one indictment, the result of a plot to murder a man in order to receive the benefits of a bunch of insurance policies. It doesn’t really end well for anyone.


Culled from the historic pages of The Lebanon Daily News, the Philadelphia Times, and other newspapers of the era.

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Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH

Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. 

***

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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

May 07 2020

1hr 54mins

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Girl Buried In A Barrel

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The Awful Fate of Mary Ann Rheinhardt

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

May 06 2020

54mins

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The Dim-Witted Milkman And The Gambler's Wife

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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...

Murder In The Attic With Pipe, Gun, and Knife

Episode 389 details one of the clumsiest murder plots we’ve yet to encounter, and is jam-packed with some of our favorite tropes: A love triangle gone awry and a trunk murder, to name a couple, with a large dose of crowded courtroom hijinx, including a highly inappropriate kiss between defendants.

Culled from the historic pages of the Bridgeport Times, The Bridgeport Telegram, and other newspapers of the era.

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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

Apr 30 2020

1hr 43mins

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The Servant Girl's Trunk Of Horrors

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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...

Domestic Scandal In Sioux Falls

Episode 388 is not a classic trunk murder, per se, but one of the most dramatic scenes in the narrative comes when the prosecutor opens up a dead girl’s trunk in front of witnesses to speculate on the abuses its contents portend. Two families are ripped apart in this gripping drama where evidence is thin but accusations are as abundant and brutal as the wounds on the poor girl’s dead body.

Culled from the historic pages of Sioux Falls Argus Leader and other newspapers of the era.

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Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. 

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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

Apr 23 2020

1hr 5mins

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Dead Woman On Trial

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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...

A Hung Jury For Hazel Combs


Episode 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.

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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.

***

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

Apr 16 2020

1hr 15mins

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The Escapes And Execution Of Elroy Kent

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The Vermont Desperado

Episode 386 tells the epic story of one of New England’s most persistent scoundrels. It’s the kind of story I delight in finding, that in another context would make a great Elmore Leonard or Carl Hiaasen novel, this one about a slippery but dim-witted thief, that would almost be comic if there wasn’t a tragic loss of life in Act II, and even when he gets his come-uppance in Act III, there’s still a couple of strange twists in the tale. No spoilers, but let’s just say #botchedexecution.

Culled from the historic pages of the Brattleboro Reformer, the Burlington Free Press, the Rutland Weekly Herald, and other newspapers of the era.

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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

Apr 09 2020

1hr 8mins

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The Count Of Gramercy Park

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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 Slippery Scoundrel Gerald Chapman

Episode 384 tells the story of a so-called gentleman thief who fearlessly went for the big scores, even while the object of a nation-wide man-hunt. This is another action-packed episode loaded with gunfights, jailbreaks, courtroom breakdowns, and all kinds of shenanigans. Act III starts with a rather odd, melodramatic feature story published while this creep was waiting for the hangman. 

Culled from the historic pages of the Atlanta Constitution, the Hartford Courant, and various New York newspapers of the era.

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Expand 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. 

***

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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

Mar 26 2020

1hr 41mins

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