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True Crime Historian

Wondery Arts
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Jan 15, 2021

Hypnotized By The Devil

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

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Jan 08, 2021

The Albury Torch Murder

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

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Jan 01, 2021

Naomi’s Infernal New Year’s Surprise

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

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Dec 25, 2020

Olive Jones’s Gruesome Christmas Vigil

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

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Dec 18, 2020

Mystery At The Laconey Mill

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

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Dec 11, 2020

The Secret Love Shack Suicide Pact

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

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Dec 04, 2020

Death Of The Bulky Crusading Editor

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

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Nov 27, 2020

A Thanksgiving Mutiny At Folsom Prison

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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 Trial Of The Big Beef Sextet

Episode 424 takes place on Thanksgiving day, 1927, but it’s not your typical heartwarming holiday tearjerker. Rather, it’s the story of a pack of Folsom prisoners carrying out a long-laid plan to make a big break from the big house. Needless to say, it doesn’t end particularly well for any of them when two guards and ten prisoners meet their deaths as a result.

Culled from the historic pages of the San Francisco Examiner, Sacramento Bee, and other newspapers of the era.
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A creation Of Pulpular Media
Also from Pulpular Media:
Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.
Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!
Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.
Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!
***
Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, and Rachel Schott.
Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.
Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
Media management by Sean Miller-Jones
Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

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