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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past through newspaper accounts in the golden age of yellow journalism.
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The Hawes Family Horror

2:14:16 | Jul 8th

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 Faceb...Show More
Death Of A Ghost Writer

1:04:40 | Jul 2nd

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Australian Aviatrix And Her SuitorsEpisode 341 tells the scandalous story of one of Miami, Florida’s mos...Show More
Jealous Murder At The Brown Palace Bar

2:09:34 | Jun 23rd

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--aris...Show More
The Torch Singer & The Tobacco Heir

2:01:32 | Jun 16th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Scandal At ReynoldaEpisode 338 weaves the tale of mystery surrounding the shocking death of the youngest son...Show More
A Murder Half-Avenged

1:26:21 | Jun 9th

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Diabolical Meeks Family MassacreScoundrels abound in Episode 337, when an ex-convict is assassina...Show More
Murder On The McKenzie Trail

1:20:22 | Jun 3rd

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Campfire Cremation Of John LinnEpisode 336 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Marlene Re...Show More
The Sugar Hollow Memorial Day Murder

1:50:04 | May 27th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Lumberjack And The Boatman’s WifeEpisode 335 tells of another scandalous eternal triangle that ends in m...Show More
Battered Bodies In Stetson Pond

1:01:10 | May 20th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Trial Of Arthur SargentEpisode 334 is a simple tale: Three men go fishing on a boat, one man comes back ...Show More
Drunk Enough For A Fight

1:17:07 | May 14th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Emil Sanger’s Rage Like all episodes of True Crime Historian, Episode 333 is a cautionary tale, this time ab...Show More
Double Double Murder

1:21:47 | May 6th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Crimes Of The Citrus KingEpisode 332 tells the story of a prominent businessman and his relationship wit...Show More
A Corpse In The Attic Next Door

1:13:06 | Apr 28th

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --  A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The $2.35 MurderEpisode 331 is dedicated to listener Kalie Jansen who recommended this strange story...Show More
The Biddle Brothers Bandit Gang

1:46:00 | Apr 22nd

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...And The Jailer’s Wife’s BetrayalEpisode 330 is the exciting story of the Biddle Brothers of Pittsburgh, whose...Show More
The Millionaire Orphan

1:34:08 | Apr 14th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Tragic Typhoid ConspiracyEpisode 329 tells of an unusual modus operandi, the use of typhoid germs as a me...Show More
Moonlight Murder On Lake Palourde

1:20:31 | Apr 7th

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Laboeuf Triangle Episode 328 revisits one of our favorite tropes, the love triangle gone awry. Th...Show More
The Assassination Of Jesse James

1:32:38 | Apr 1st

The Assassination of Jesse James YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Exploits Of The Outlaw James Gang Episode 326 finishes off Wild West M...Show More
The Tall Love Of Laura Bullion

1:10:46 | Mar 24th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Thorny Rose Of The Wild Bunch Episode 324 tells the tale of a young woman who would do anything for the...Show More
The End Of John Wesley Hardin

1:18:48 | Mar 17th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Grand Mogul Of The Texas Desperados Episode 322 relates the downfall of one of the most desperate despe...Show More
The Colusa Tragedy

1:20:22 | Mar 11th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Capture Of Hong Di Episode 321 continues our exploration of stories from the Old West, this one from a ...Show More
Trouble At Tombstone

1:42:41 | Mar 5th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Earp Brothers Take A Stand Episode 319 takes us on a journey to one of the most famous gunfights in Old...Show More
The Hardscrabble Poison Widow

1:39:29 | Feb 25th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... She Conversed With The Devil Episode 317 explores the bizarre tale of Martha Wise who becomes so tired of t...Show More
The Hardscrabble Poison Widow

1:35:30 | Feb 25th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... She Conversed With The Devil Episode 317 explores the bizarre tale of Martha Wise who becomes so tired of t...Show More
The Gun Alley Murder

1:29:47 | Feb 18th

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --  A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Mysterious Case Of Alma Tirtschke Episode 315 is Dedicated to Peter Quinn, a listener down unde...Show More
The Gun Alley Murder

1:26:47 | Feb 18th

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Mysterious Case Of Alma Tirtschke Episode 315 is Dedicated to Peter Quinn, a listener down unde...Show More
No Mercy For The Swashbuckling Scoundrel

1:26:53 | Feb 11th

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --  A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... A Secret Crime Spree Revealed By Murder Episode 313 is the action-packed story of a pair of bands w...Show More
No Mercy For The Swashbuckling Scoundrels

1:22:53 | Feb 11th

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... A Secret Crime Spree Revealed By Murder Episode 313 is the action-packed story of a pair of bands w...Show More
The Incident At Cherry Creek

1:07:55 | Feb 4th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Bannon Buries Bodies In The Haven Barn Episode 312 tells the story of a disappearing farming family in Nort...Show More
The Incident At Cherry Creek

1:03:56 | Feb 4th

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Bannon Buries Bodies In The Haven Barn Episode 312 tells the story of a disappearing farming family in Nort...Show More
The Flypaper Poisoner

1:11:00 | Jan 29th

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of History’s most prolific murderers. The Lady Bluebeard Lyda Southard Episode 310 finishes off Lady Serial Killers Month with the tale of Lyda Trueblood Meyer Southard, who is credited ...Show More
The Flypaper Poisoner

1:07:31 | Jan 28th

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of History’s most prolific murderers. The Lady Bluebeard Lyda Southard Episode 310 finishes off Lady Serial Killers Month with the tale of Lyda Trueblood Meyer Southard, who is credited ...Show More
Harvest Time On The Murder Farm

1:38:14 | Jan 22nd

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...Show More
The Black-Eyed Borgia Of Baldwin

1:56:02 | Jan 15th

SERIAL KILLER CLIPSA reading of Yesterday’s News exploring one of History’s most prolific murderers. Mrs. Creighton’s Cocoa And Egg Nog Episode 307 is the epic tale of the serial killer Mary Frances Quevada Avery Creighton, who is generally credited ...Show More
A Wretched Witch Of A Wife

1:19:26 | Jan 8th

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 fi...Show More
A Body In The Cement Shanty

1:02:28 | Dec 31st, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Racine Street Bridge Horror Episode 303 takes us back to 1909 Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where a teenage girl...Show More
A Fatal Drinking Party

1:04:58 | Dec 27th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Brutal Murder Of Ethel Mae Atkins Episode 301 is an especially sordid tale, and I don’t belive a...Show More
Mind's Eye: Premiere Episode

30:45 | Dec 25th, 2018

Commercial-Free Premiere Episode What if your worst nightmare was real? In Mind’s Eye, the first fiction podcast from the Parcast Network, Homicide Detective Kate McClay is having horrifying dreams. The only thing that can stop it? Catching a serial ...Show More
The Basement Butcher Of Prospect Place

1:04:48 | Dec 17th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Brownell-Bennett Dismemberments Episode 300 recounts a grisly pair of murders that are uncovered...Show More
Shot In The Arms Of The Law

1:10:11 | Dec 10th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Berthe Claiche’s Revenge Episode 297 relates the sad story of Berthe Claiche, whom we met briefly in last w...Show More
The Soiled Sicilian Bride

1:29:45 | Dec 3rd, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Josephine Terranova’s Revenge Episode 297 is a sad story about a young immigrant woman so abused by her rela...Show More
Bullet Shakes Tinseltown

1:18:26 | Nov 26th, 2018

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.The Murder Of William Desmond Taylor Episode 295 recaps one of Hollywood’s first and most sensational murder cases. After his death, the mysteri...Show More
Virginia Venus And The Sidewalk Sheik

1:09:46 | Nov 19th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... A Rampage In Richmond Episode 293 may start out like your ordinary love triangle gone awry, but the ...Show More
The Mad Butcher Of Kenmore Avenue

1:27:11 | Nov 12th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... AKA The Lipstick Killer And His Imaginary Accomplice Hang onto your seats, folks, this one is another wild r...Show More
Escape From The Asylum

1:04:31 | Nov 5th, 2018

Escape From The AsylumYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Pearce Insanity Plot Episode 289 is a scandalous story that shook two Midwestern ...Show More
The Amador Deathbed Confession

59:27 | Oct 29th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Murder Of The Mythical Helen Johnson Episode 288 goes out to True Crime Historian patron Aisha B., who reque...Show More
The Ragged Stranger

1:04:56 | Oct 22nd, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...The Heinous Crime Of Carl Wanderer Episode 286 relates one of the most reprehensible double murders we’...Show More
Something Went Wrong Somewhere

1:07:00 | Oct 17th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Rosewood Massacre Episode 284 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Mary Virginia Avery who lives ...Show More
Slain In The Sammamish Slough

1:19:52 | Oct 8th, 2018

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.Who Killed Lettie Whitehall? Episode 282 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Vivia Boe, who requested an episode from her hometown, Both...Show More
Ambush At The Lazy Day Ranch

1:04:28 | Oct 1st, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Deadly Trout Creek Land Squabble Episode 281 is dedicated to listener and patron Kimberlee Anderson, who...Show More
Storming The Santa Clara County Jail

1:14:11 | Sep 24th, 2018

The Kidnapping Of Brooke L. Hart YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Mob rule threatens the city of San Jose, California in Episode 279 whe...Show More
A Sophisticated Scoundrel

1:06:25 | Sep 17th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The End Of Gordon Fawcett Hamby Episode 277 is a fascinating portrait of a cold-blooded psychopat...Show More
The Wyoming Valley American Tragedy

1:13:24 | Sep 10th, 2018

Pregnant Church Worker Found Dead In Harvey’s Lake If the tropes in Episode 275 sound a bit like Episode 96, “The Body In Big Moose Lake,” the familiarity was not lost on the people of the day, either. The 1906 murder of Grace Brown in Big Moose Lake...Show More
The Late Night Newlywed Shooting

1:06:06 | Sep 4th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... A Bad Year For The Crabbs Episode 274 tells the tragic story of the Crabb family of Delavan, Illinois. On...Show More
Premium Episode Preview: Valentine's Day Decapitation

07:29 | Sep 1st, 2018

The Meat Cutter’s Madness A Safe House Special The main source document for Episode 273 comes from my personal files, something I dug out after doing last week’s regular episode about the professor that decapitated his wife and spent the rest of his...Show More
The Deranged Ex-Professor’s Confession

1:29:43 | Aug 27th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Why I Decapitated My Wife When I first encountered the headlines that led me to episode 272, they had m...Show More
A Good Girl’s Journey Brutally Interrupted

1:01:21 | Aug 20th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... It Happened In A Fargo Hotel Episode 270 examines a case that baffled police then, and still today, there...Show More
The Tri-State Gang & The Moll Who Knew Too Much

1:07:38 | Aug 13th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Executed For A Worthless Haul Episode 268 takes us back to the years just after Prohibition when ...Show More
A Savage Attack In The Blackberry Patch

1:27:43 | Aug 6th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The True Crime Of Charles Wilson Against Mamie Walsh Episode 266 details a random, impulsive act in the w...Show More
New Podcast Preview: I, Survivor

11:19 | Jul 31st, 2018

One of my favorite story tropes is the strong woman who overcomes adversity in life. I’ve come across a new show called “I, Survivor” from my friends at Wondery that’s all about the strong woman. Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get...Show More
In The Poor Dutch Girl’s Shanty

1:21:46 | Jul 30th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Betrayal Of Gerretje Haast Although there is a verdict and a lot of drama in Episode 265, many deta...Show More
The Omaha Sniper

1:01:35 | Jul 23rd, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Frank Carter, Maniac Episode 263 explores the psyche of a purely evil man, but also a witty, high...Show More
The Accidental Assassination Of The Father Of Greater New York

1:58:59 | Jul 16th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Unveiling The Scandalous Hannah Elias Episode 261 begins with a prominent citizen of New York City being ...Show More
Kidnapped By A Moral Leper

1:00:58 | Jul 9th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tragic Ordeal Of Sally Horner Episode 260 relates the sad, short life of Florence Sally Horner, who e...Show More
Brutal Murder In Apple Valley

1:12:02 | Jul 2nd, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scoundrel John Arthur Pender In episode 259, a woman and her toddler son are brutally murdered in the...Show More
Olivia Stone And Her Spirit Lawyer

1:18:51 | Jun 26th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The First Mrs. Kinkead Episode 258 tells the sad story of a nurse who fell in love with her patient. If y...Show More
Like A Moth To The Flames Of Fate

1:41:12 | Jun 22nd, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Florodora Beauty Takes The Stand Episode 257 is another of our favorite tropes, the love triangle gon...Show More
The Lizzie Edition Part V: Edmund Pearson's 'The Borden Case'

3:28:56 | Jun 19th, 2018

Episode 256 we return to the mother of all murder mysteries, the case of Lizzie Borden in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the verdict in her sensational trial, June 20, 1893. We again turn to the godfather of American True Crime, Edmund Pea...Show More
A Climax Of Repression

1:50:59 | Jun 15th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Stanford Bathtub Murder Episode 255 examines the sensational events following the discovery of a woma...Show More
Hangman’s Day

1:12:54 | Jun 11th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Inept Executioner of Wise County Episode 254 has a different format than usual. I was perusing an old True Detective Magazine and found a story written from the point of view of...Show More
Burned Alive In A Georgia Pyre

55:59 | Jun 8th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Hodges Massacre And It’s Awful Aftermath Put on your favorite indignation hat, my friend, bec...Show More
Sunday Magazine 23: When Justice Fails

1:01:09 | Jun 4th, 2018

Episode 252 tells of two cases where the wheels of justice had a blow-out and people were convicted of crimes they did not commit. Twenty-Three Years Skidoo: What Was Justice In This Case? by Peter Levis. After a night of rough drinking and showing o...Show More
The Great Beattie Wife Murder

2:00:46 | Jun 1st, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Starring Beulah Binford As ‘The Woman In The Case’ Episode 251 is the story of one of the most se...Show More
Sunday Magazine #22: Done In By Details

1:27:19 | May 28th, 2018

Episode 250 tells about two elaborately planned murders, one on the East Coast, one on the West, that would have been perfect except one was a little too clever, one a little too careless. Later on, we’ll hear from one of True Crime Historian’s favor...Show More
Searching For The Elusive Sea Cinderella

1:47:57 | May 25th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Case Against Professor Kane Episode 249 digs into the case of a college professor accused of drowning...Show More
Sunday Magazine #21: The Peck's Addition Produce Murders

1:02:51 | May 22nd, 2018

Episode 248 looks at two strange murders from my hometown. They take place in a part of town known as Peck’s Addition, named for the doctor who originally purchased and plotted the lots. Peck’s Addition is bottom land near the Great Miami River, and ...Show More
A Bullet To The Editor

1:05:28 | May 18th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Soteldo-Barton Affair Episode 247 strikes close to home for me. Having worked for 25 years in a newsr...Show More
Sunday Magazine #20: European Trunk Murders II

1:08:30 | May 14th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... *** Episode 246 explores two more European trunk murders told by two pioneers of true crime, reporters R.O. Scallon of the New York World and Peter Levins of the New York Daily News...Show More
Slain For Her Own Salvation

1:08:03 | May 11th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Boy Preacher And His Teenage Wife Episode 245 tells the scandalous tale of a young preacher with a Da...Show More
Mary Pearcy's Perambulator

1:23:44 | May 8th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Murders of Phoebe Hogg and Phoebe Hogg Episode 244 tells of a murder in Victorian London so v...Show More
The West Virginia Mail Order Bluebeard

1:37:02 | May 4th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Torture In The Quiet Dell Slaughter Garage Episode 243 is the sordid tale of a man who pursue...Show More
A Lover in the Attic

20:00 | Apr 30th, 2018

YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. - This episode is probably one of the most bizarre murder cases on record, about a woman who kept a secret lover for 18 years -- in her attic. You know th...Show More
The Bloody Burdell Bond Street Murder

1:01:36 | Apr 27th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Two Twists On A Classic Tale Episode 242 is dedicated to listener Peter Boe who wanted me to do this case so badly he sent me a book. For a lot of reasons, I can’t read a 298-page b...Show More
The Portland Green Trunk Murder Mystery

1:18:23 | Apr 24th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Money Was The Motive Episode 241 is another variation on one of our favorite tropes, the trunk murder. This one takes place in the Pacific Northwest when a shady couple of tra...Show More
Murder Of The Phantom Twins

1:06:12 | Apr 20th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial Of The Mother of Dolls Episode 240 is one of those cases where you just know that someone is of...Show More
The Grocer And The Trigger-Happy Thugs

1:04:08 | Apr 17th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Rev. Executioner Tightens The Noose Episode 239 not only gives you two executions for the pri...Show More
Don’t Drop The Dynamite

1:06:49 | Apr 13th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Boston Broker Bomber’s Attack On Wall Street Episode 238 takes an inside look on the mad business of ...Show More
Sunday Magazine #19: Two European Trunk Murders

57:51 | Apr 9th, 2018

Episode 237 The Heroic Widow And The Bloodthirsty Bandits: A frail Mexican woman rides a burro through hours of anguish to save her kidnapped American benefactor. Murder In The Palm Of His Hand: When a Kentucky divorcee shows up with four bullet hol...Show More
The Baby In The Beer Bar

1:07:50 | Apr 6th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Tragedy Of Joyce Joan Shouse Episode 236 is a down and dirty story of a negligent mother, a s...Show More
The Cross-Country Candy Caper

1:31:49 | Apr 3rd, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Case Of The Deadly Bon-Bons Just about every sensational murder case is hailed as too strange for fic...Show More
Mrs. Carrick’s Rouge And Whiskers

1:04:07 | Mar 30th, 2018

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Search For The Sheba Bandit Episode 234 is not only a murder mystery, but it also explores the history of attitudes regarding alternativ...Show More
Sunday Magazine #18: A Clue At The Kitchen Window

1:07:30 | Mar 26th, 2018

Case of the Smoking Corpse: When a young man stumbles upon an smoking corpse, police not only solve a murder but break up a caper to rid the banks of all the cash in Indianapolis, starting with a clue from a horseshoe. A Clue At The Kitchen Window (T...Show More
The Squirrel Hill Affair

1:20:01 | Mar 23rd, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Jealous Husband Murders Rival, Wounds Wife Episode 232 is really just your average love triangle gone awr...Show More
Robbed Of A Grave

1:25:03 | Mar 18th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Avondale Horror Episode 231 is a dark, dark tale of what happens when the population doesn’t ...Show More
The Ugly Duckling Murderess

1:07:16 | Mar 16th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Sabella Nitti Gets Almost Pretty Episode 230 turned out to be the exception to the rule in the 1920s, when a woman not only gets convicted of murder, but also faces execution for he...Show More
Introducing This Is War

09:22 | Mar 13th, 2018

A raw look at the combat and homecoming experience from American veterans who have been deployed in Iraq and Afghanistan. “This Is War” chronicles the trials of combat vets both abroad and at home. Subscribe today: wondery.fm/thisiswar
The White Cloud Rolling Pin Murder Conspiracy

1:10:55 | Mar 12th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tribulation Of Meda Dudgeon Hodell Episode 229 is a rich tale from the swamplands of Michigan, an eve...Show More
The Blackmailing Butterfly Of Broadway

1:11:30 | Mar 9th, 2018

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. Vivian Gordon’s Final Caper Though the body was found in the Bronx, Episode 228 is a dark, twisting ride to the seedy  side of Broadway near...Show More
Joan Kiger And The Dream Intruders

1:13:03 | Mar 5th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Covington Kiger Conspiracy Charge Episode 227 is the strange tale of a teenage girl who admittedly sh...Show More
The Tragedy Of The Schoolteacher Sisters

1:07:47 | Mar 2nd, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Killed By The Dapper Bootlegger Episode 226 is dedicated to True Crime Historian listener Kalie J...Show More
Hypnotized By The Devil

1:30:12 | Feb 26th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Queen Of The Chicago Vampires Episode 225 at first seems like a run of the mill burglary case, until we g...Show More
Buried Alive In The Desert

1:14:44 | Feb 23rd, 2018

UNSOLVED! A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling mysteries. The Ordeal Of June Robles Episode 224 explores the sensational kidnapping for ransom of a young Tucson girl, the granddaughter of one of the city’s ...Show More
The Fiend Of Nebraska

1:09:49 | Feb 19th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Life And Confession Of Stephen Dee Richards Episode 223 takes us to the prairies of Nebraska to explore the state’s first serial killer, Stephen Dee Richards. His confession and the...Show More
Murder Of The Blonde Butterfly

1:05:57 | Feb 16th, 2018

UNSOLVED A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Saga Of Ruth Freed’s Itchy Trigger Finger Episode 222 tells of the unsolved murder of a professional party girl in post-Prohibition Chicag...Show More
The Secret Of Wolf's Creek

53:30 | Feb 12th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Case Of The Hanging Dog Episode 221 comes from the pages of the classic True Detective Magazine, May 1945, the story of a missing man, a murdered dog, and a decomposing body fou...Show More
The Pied Piper Of Tucson

1:19:50 | Feb 9th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Teenage Sex & Murder Club Episode 220 takes us to Tucson, Arizona in the 1960s, when a police find a ...Show More
Case Of The Tangled Clues

1:05:17 | Feb 6th, 2018

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Long Island Gas Station Murder Episode 219 is the first person report of Long Island detective Felix Di Martini as he investigates the death of a benevolent small businessman, t...Show More
Three International Manhunts

1:11:38 | Feb 6th, 2018

Sunday Magazine #17 When Justice Triumphed: Strange Murder Of An Aged Romeo. In Argentina, a family feud gets settled in a grisly way. Black Cat Doomed: Britain’s First Ride Murderer. Scotland Yard attempts to track down gangsters that seem to have ...Show More
The Priest And His Dismembered Wife

1:44:29 | Feb 3rd, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Mutilation Of Anna Aumuller Episode 217 is more than just a murder. It starts out one of yo...Show More
A Sip Of Abortionist Ale

1:39:16 | Jan 29th, 2018

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Mysterious Murder Of Dr. William H. Wilson Episode 215 comes not only with a mysterious poisoning, but a side dish of “illegal operation...Show More
Young Love, Serious Crime

1:02:26 | Jan 26th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Teller And His Teenage Moll Episode 215 is dedicated to True Crime Historian listener Virgil Kay, who sen...Show More
The King Of The Osage Hills

1:24:20 | Jan 23rd, 2018

FROM THE OFFICIAL FILES -- A true crime story culled from historic documents in law enforcement archives. A Terrible Reign Of Murder Episode 214 digs deep into the files of the FBI and one of its early successful investigations during the tenure of...Show More
A Royal Slashing

1:13:57 | Jan 19th, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder Of The Duchess Of Praslin Episode 213 is dedicated to listener Clare Stevenson, who reached ou...Show More
The Jealous Rage Of Martha Place

1:12:20 | Jan 14th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... First Lady Of The Electric Chair Episode 212 tells the story behind the first walk of a woman to ...Show More
A Wild Ride In Paris, Texas

1:09:56 | Jan 12th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... Two Doomed Fugitives Episode 211 is truly a historic case, the story behind the first execution u...Show More
Only Death Can Cure Him

1:15:13 | Jan 9th, 2018

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty... The Brickbat Moron Serial Murders Episode 210 is a dark journey through five murders in two widel...Show More
Introducing American History Tellers

18:49 | Jan 3rd, 2018

The Cold War, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? American History Tellers takes you to the eve...Show More
The Kidnapped Canadian Preemie

2:12:09 | Jan 1st, 2018

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Baby Irene And Her Two Mothers Episode 208 seems to start out like a murder case: An elderly man marries ...Show More
For The Hand Of Hattie Shreck

1:29:26 | Dec 29th, 2017

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 Islip Murder Of Cynthiana Clock Hawkins Episode 207 tells the tragic story of a young man so ...Show More
Mrs. Buzzi Faces The Chair

1:58:59 | Dec 25th, 2017

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 g...Show More
Colonel Swope and Dr. Hyde

1:49:32 | Dec 22nd, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Kansas City Typhoid Murders Episode 205 tells the story of a dark shadow that fell over Kansas City w...Show More
The Miser’s Poke Of Gold

1:49:15 | Dec 18th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Travels Of Clara Elizabeth Skarin Episode 204 tells the interesting tale of a young woman who shoots ...Show More
The Fiend With The Wristwatch Tattoo

1:22:54 | Dec 15th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Kidnapping And Murder Of Betty Schnaidt I dedicate episode 203 to listener Charlene Hall, who not onl...Show More
The Milk Cow Murder

1:09:29 | Dec 12th, 2017

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 deep...Show More
Close Calls For Catherine Cassler

1:47:57 | Dec 8th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murders Of William Lindstrom, Cammie Soutar, And Maybe One Other Guy Episode 201 tells the story of a...Show More
The Mystery Of Pearl Bryan's Head

2:24:00 | Dec 4th, 2017

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 favor...Show More
Grandma Nusbaum And Her Somewhat Youthful Lover

1:16:51 | Dec 1st, 2017

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... Elderly Carpenter Murdered With Hammer So Episode 199 tells what happens when a grandmother with ...Show More
A Body Between The Rails

1:58:22 | Nov 25th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Reily Mattock Murder Episode 198 is centered on one of my favorite murder tropes: the so-called eter...Show More
Lizzie Nutt’s Sad Experience

1:47:52 | Nov 21st, 2017

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Murders Of Honor Episode 197 gives us not one, but two murders arising over the defense of a young lady’s reputation. The Pennsylvania trials garnered national attention and the gre...Show More
Introducing Young Charlie

21:21 | Nov 20th, 2017

How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In August 1969, the world is shocked by the savage murders of movie star Sharon Tate and four others at the sprawling Hollywood Hills estate she shared with film director Roman Polanski. The fo...Show More
The Black Dahlia

1:07:02 | Nov 17th, 2017

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 celebra...Show More
Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

19:01 | Nov 16th, 2017

Rick chats with Francey Hakes of Best Case Worst Case about their favorite episodes on each other’s podcasts! Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanksgiving  True Crime Historian Binge: This American Life - Ep 199 “The House on Loon Lake” ...Show More
Sunday Magazine #16: Three British Bluebeards

1:32:29 | Nov 14th, 2017

A Collection Of True Crime Short Stories Old England is not so jolly for episode 195 as we take a look at three different cases with a body count of at least four wives and one mistress. First up, from the snarky true crime pioneer Edmund Pearson we ...Show More
The Convict Bridegroom And His Aged Wife

1:18:33 | Nov 10th, 2017

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 Mahoney Trunk Murder of Seattle Episode 194 takes place in the Pacific Northwest when an elderly ...Show More
Sunday Magazine #15

1:09:37 | Nov 6th, 2017

Two Sordid Ladies Prologue: Death’s Deception (Prologue). True Detective, volume 56, number 4 Episode 193, Sunday Magazine #15, consists of  two stories, one of passion and lust, one of lust for power. “She Shot To Kill” is two stories from the 189...Show More
Snakes On The Witness Stand

2:25:19 | Nov 4th, 2017

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... Episode 192 gets a bit epic, but it’s the story that keeps on giving, with two botched murders and...Show More
What Happened To Grace

1:37:26 | Oct 30th, 2017

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 Atrocities Of Albert Fish Episode 191 is without a doubt the vilest case you will ever hear o...Show More
Jealous Wife Double Murder, Part One

1:34:28 | Oct 24th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Rosier Affair Episode 189 is the first part of a story that is so twisted, snarled, and sensational t...Show More
Body In The Bayou

1:17:14 | Oct 20th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Haynesville/Homer Hammer Murder The scandal in Episode 188 unfolds in the small towns dotting the bay...Show More
Saving Mother From The Gallows

1:21:09 | Oct 16th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Baldwin Trunk Murder Episode 188 takes us to Prohibition Era Los Angeles, where a galavanting doctor ...Show More
The Great New Jersey Swamp Mystery

1:33:26 | Oct 14th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Doctor’s Wife And The Dumpy Little Chicken Man Episode 186 explores another eternal triangle resultin...Show More
Dead? Or Dead Drunk?

1:13:54 | Oct 10th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Golden Gate Park Tunnel Tragedy Episode 185 takes us to the West Coast, just after prohibition, when ...Show More
The Farmer, His Wife, And The Gangling Hand

1:06:51 | Oct 6th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Willow Love Triangle Murder Plot Episode 184 takes us into Pennsylvania Dutch territory where two loc...Show More
Mob Justice for Leo Frank

2:07:31 | Oct 3rd, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder of Mary Phagan Episode 183 tells of one of the most famous cases of an innocent man wrongly ac...Show More
Pretty Hostess Slain in Cemetery

1:07:54 | Sep 29th, 2017

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 Peoria Hallmark Sex Murder Episode 182 tells the story of a young sex fiend, whose aggressive...Show More
Introducing Hollywood & Crime

20:21 | Sep 29th, 2017

Season 2 of Hollywood and Crime begins with the conclusion of “The Black Dahlia Serial Killers.” In 1947 young Elizabeth Short’s body was found completely severed at the waist. During that same period close to a dozen other women were also murdered a...Show More
Mystic Murder for Money

1:27:28 | Sep 26th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Philadelphia Arsenic Ring Episode 181 takes us down a dark road of spiritualism and witchcraft, of an...Show More
Sidebar: The South Philly Witch Doctor

1:04:13 | Sep 26th, 2017

Sidebar to "Mystic Murder for Money: The Philadelphia Arsenic Ring." A first-person account of how Morris Bolber and the gift of "the evil eye" established a faith healing practice that led to one of the largest murder-for-hire schemes ever uncovered...Show More
Tracking Harry Tracy

1:59:55 | Sep 23rd, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Last Desperado Of The Wild West Episode 180 takes us to the final days of the Old West and the search...Show More
The Walloomsac River Conspiracy

1:12:14 | Sep 19th, 2017

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... How Mary Rogers Murdered Her Husband Episode 179 tells the story of a sordid little plot to commi...Show More
Husbands Full of Lead

1:07:00 | Sep 15th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Betty Martin & Mildred Bolton Take Aim Episode 178 takes us to Chicago in the 1930s, when two women stand...Show More
Life, Confession And Atrocious Crimes Of Antoine Probst

1:07:06 | Sep 12th, 2017

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Cruel Murder of the Deering Family Episode 177 is adapted from an 1866 trial pamphlet published in Philadelphia. One of the earliest expressions of true crime in print, trial pa...Show More
Inferno in Ypsilanti

1:29:08 | Sep 9th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Michigan Petting Party Murders Episode 176 tells of a most horrible and a most quickly resolved murde...Show More
A Deadly Brawl at Turkey Creek

57:55 | Sep 4th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Amos Lunsford Meets His Match Episode 175 comes by way of a request from a listener in North Carolina, wh...Show More
Fatal Family Fire

1:18:18 | Sep 1st, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Eldorado Oberst Massacre Episode 174 begins with a family of seven found incinerated in their farmho...Show More
Charged With The Heinous Crime of Voting While Female

1:19:37 | Aug 28th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial of Susan B. Anthony Featuring Emily Simer Braun as Susan B. Anthony Episode 173 explores the p...Show More
The Lizzie Edition, Part IV

1:31:07 | Aug 26th, 2017

The Great Borden Hearing Begun. While Lizzie Borden waits in the Taunton jail for her preliminary hearing to see if she is to go on trial for the murder of her father and stepmother, the community’s sympathy is expressed in interviews to people clos...Show More
The Crumhorn Mountain Mallet Murder

1:22:22 | Aug 23rd, 2017

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... Little Eva’s Roadhouse Plot Episode 171 relates the sordid tale of a plot to collect insurance mo...Show More
The Lizzie Edition, Part III

1:15:34 | Aug 18th, 2017

Still in the middle of the inquest, Fall River officials finally feel as though they have enough evidence to make an arrest for the murder of Andrew J. Borden. She is sent to the jail in Taunton, Mass., where the matron turns out to be an old family ...Show More
The Skeleton of Islip Woods

1:02:34 | Aug 15th, 2017

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... Confession of the Bigamist Otto Mueller ___ Episode 169 concerns the search for the killer of a y...Show More
The Lizzie Edition, Part II

1:21:07 | Aug 11th, 2017

Part II: The Hunt Progresses. The surviving members of the Borden household are being held as prisoners in their own home, even while officials literally take it apart searching for clues. Yet they remain mum on the contents of the ongoing inquest, l...Show More
The Case of the Kidnapped Incubator Baby

2:05:16 | Aug 8th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Fiasco at the World’s Fair__ There’s a lot of crazy in episode 167, and it’s a little confusing at first ...Show More
The Lizzie Edition, Part I

1:28:55 | Aug 4th, 2017

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, Massach...Show More
Sunday Magazine #14

1:30:00 | Jul 31st, 2017

Sunday Magazine #14 Episode 165 Murder by Dynamite: An explosion in the men’s room of a department store sets off a wave of copycats, including one plot to murder a young lawyer by boobytrapping his car with dynamite. Terror in La Paz: Our first tr...Show More
Searching for the Desperado Will Harris

1:26:58 | Jul 28th, 2017

Search for the Desperado Will Harris YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scourge of Sugar Creek_ Episode 164 we ask the rhetorical quest...Show More
Sunday Magazine #13

1:17:38 | Jul 24th, 2017

The Man Who Owned Manhattan: The story of a determined private detective who sets out to crack one of the classic con games and match wits with a man with “an educated laugh.” Love & Money: Two Motives. A tale of the 1870s about a blackmail case evol...Show More
Introducing Tides of History

15:46 | Jul 20th, 2017

From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, political, religious, and cultural change that shape the world and everyone who lives on it. In t...Show More
Sunday Magazine #12

1:31:20 | Jul 17th, 2017

Sentenced To Die: When a large blond man, claiming to be a good samaritan, brings a badly beaten fellow into the hospital, it sparks an intricate game of cat and mouse that crosses several states and one international border. No Judge Or Jury: The Ca...Show More
The Sicilian Trunk Job

1:08:54 | Jul 14th, 2017

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 Fillipo Caruso ___ Episode 161 takes us on a trip across the Midwest, from the Ita...Show More
Sunday Magazine #11

1:17:17 | Jul 10th, 2017

Talking Needles Solving The Murder Of Anna Nosko. In the days before all the scientific CSI, intelligent investigators could still put together an airtight case based on unlikely forensic evidence. True Detective Mysteries, November, 1925. Convicted...Show More
In The Devil's Beef Tub

1:09:39 | Jul 7th, 2017

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... Buck Ruxton’s Double Jigsaw Puzzle Murder Episode 159 takes us once again to the British Isles, ou...Show More
Sunday Magazine #10

1:24:42 | Jul 3rd, 2017

A Town in the Grip of Terror: Amarillo, Texas, had been a calm place where little happened, but two shocking murders and three attacks changed it into a town in the grip of terror. After listening to the story, visit www.truecrimehistorian.com/magazi...Show More
The Ghastly Stockton Trunk Episode

1:12:15 | Jun 30th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Life, Loves, And Crimes Of Emma LeDoux ___ Episode 157 tells the scandalous tale of a California woma...Show More
A Trial Without Music

1:14:58 | Jun 26th, 2017

A Trial Without MusicYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scarsdale Apple Orchard Torch Murder Scandal ___ Episode 156 is the scandalous tal...Show More
The Fainting Jazz Baby Murder Ordeal

1:35:37 | Jun 23rd, 2017

Dorothy Ellingson Shoots Her Mother Episode 155 sends us back into the jazz age with another tale of a bad girl gone worse. It seems like a cut and dry case, and it is, but there’s a great deal of drama between her arrest and the somewhat anti-climac...Show More
Sunday Magazine #9

1:25:29 | Jun 19th, 2017

Episode 154 brings us two tales of two fellows who find their lives out of control, and try to get it back, the wrong way. ___ “A Lifetime Of Hate: Thomas Fay Redfern’s Revenge.” After nearly 20 years of stewing about how one man did him wrong, at le...Show More
Murder Behind Closed Doors

1:12:19 | Jun 16th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS — Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism… Peggy Nash Tells How She Killed Her Husband Episode 153 involves a domestic dispute, shots fired. What drew ...Show More
Sunday Magazine #8

1:14:04 | Jun 12th, 2017

Three Lady Conspirators...Episode 152 brings us a trio of deadly, dastardly females. ___ “Bathsheba Spooner’s Well Of Secrets: The First American Murderess”, in which the daughter of an exiled Loyalist would become the first woman tried for murder in...Show More
The Puppy Love Hatchet Murder

1:14:33 | Jun 9th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Nagging Mother Killed In Her Own Kitchen ___ Episode 151 is the twisted little tale of a family quarrel gone...Show More
The Baldwin Hills Babes In The Woods Murders

1:35:04 | Jun 6th, 2017

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 Crossing Guard Confesses Episode 150 is the brutal tale of one of the most fiendish murders on rec...Show More
The Case Of The Tell-Tale Love Letters

1:14:51 | Jun 2nd, 2017

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 Percy Thompson By His Wife’s Young Lover ___ For Episode 149 we make a journey to Engl...Show More
Many Marriages, Many Murders

1:24:54 | May 29th, 2017

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 Approximately 55 Wives of Johann Hoch ___ Episode 148 tells the unlikely story of a German immig...Show More
The Decapitated Captain

1:54:00 | May 26th, 2017

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 Tri-State Head And Hands Murder Plot ___ The cast of characters in Episode 147 includes a previ...Show More
Sunday Magazine #7

1:30:08 | May 22nd, 2017

Sunday Magazine #7 -- Four Freaky Tales ... ___ Spider Attic Ghost Killer: The truly bizarre tale of a man who stalked an elderly couple by living in their attic, sneaking down to forage meals from their fridge. The Texas Candy Bar Murders: The coro...Show More
Gussie Humann's Little Secret

1:25:22 | May 19th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Murder of Harry Dewey Garbe ___ Episode 145 takes into the life story of 18-year-old bad girl Gussie...Show More
A Nightclub Girl In A Curfew Town

04:57 | May 15th, 2017

A Nightclub Girl In A Curfew Town YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Escapades Of Velma West ___ Episode 144 takes us into the scandalous ...Show More
Fatty's Fateful Pajama Party

1:23:30 | May 12th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Hollywood’s First Sex Scandal ___ Episode 143 digs back into the early days of the motion picture industry, ...Show More
Wedding Day Dead

1:00:38 | May 9th, 2017

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 The Groom __ Episode 142 tells the story of a St. Louis family with a tendency to re...Show More
Whispers Of The Devil

1:07:13 | May 6th, 2017

PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Life, Crimes and Confession of Bridget Durgan ___ Episode 141 conveys the confession of an Irish immigrant, young but hardened by life, who after getting fired from her housekeeping j...Show More
Sunday Magazine #6

2:26:32 | May 2nd, 2017

A Collection Of True Crime Short Stories___ The Bigamist And Her Murderous Husband The Sweetwater Double Homicide First up is the sordid tale of a love octangle or some such, when the suspiciously widowed husband of a girl married five times without...Show More
The Bremerton Party Massacre

1:55:52 | Apr 29th, 2017

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... Six Dead At Erland’s Point ___ Episode 139 is the gruesome story of a home invasion, circa 1934, a c...Show More
The Diary Of The Greenwich Village Madcap

1:33:17 | Apr 25th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Complicated Death of Starr Faithfull ___ Episode 138 is the case that inspired the John O’Hara novel and...Show More
Fred Fanning's False Confession

1:08:31 | Apr 22nd, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Who Killed The Widow Short? ___ Episode 137 is the quirky story of the death of a beloved widow in Topeka, K...Show More
The Trials Of Otis Clark, Etc.

1:32:13 | Apr 18th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Herrin Coal Mine Massacre ___ Episode 136 comes by way of a request from Herrin, Illinois, where a True ...Show More
The Glickstein Tragedies/The Battered Bride Bathtub Murder

2:25:06 | Apr 15th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels, and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Examination Room Murder Major Green Collared By The Collar For Episode 135 we’ve put together a double-...Show More
The Good Friday Beekman Place Bathtub Murder

1:31:16 | Apr 11th, 2017

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... Crime Club Founder Found Dead ___ Episode 134 takes place five months and one city block from Episod...Show More
Tears Of The Weeping Willow

1:49:33 | Apr 8th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial Of Vera Stretz The next two episodes of True Crime Historian will be a pair of murders, of sort...Show More
Sunday Magazine #5

1:07:04 | Apr 4th, 2017

A Pair Of Chilling Confessions --“The Confession of ‘Texas Jim’ Baker” ... “The Vampire of Dusseldorf” ___ The first half of episode 132 is a first person account of the crimes of James “Texas Jim” Baker, who is said to have killed, usually by poison...Show More
The Erstwhile Housekeeper

1:32:48 | Mar 31st, 2017

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 Botched Execution of Eva Dugan ___ Episode 131 concerns the murky relationship between the myste...Show More
Sunday Magazine #4

2:03:10 | Mar 28th, 2017

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories -- A Trio of Pernicious Characters: A Murderer, A Bigamist, And A Bank Robber ___ First up, a frightful scream in the night leads police to gruesome torch slaying and a scandalous love triangle in “Murder by F...Show More
Was It Mother? Or A Maniac?

50:00 | Mar 25th, 2017

UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. Pittsbugh’s Feely Murder Mystery Put on your thinking caps for this one, friends. It’s about as cold a case as you can get, about 80 years cold...Show More
Model Murder

1:38:07 | Mar 21st, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... What The Dog Saw At Beekman Place __ This episode is one of the creepiest and sleaziest yet, when the mad Bo...Show More
Black Jack Desperados

2:01:41 | Mar 17th, 2017

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 Botched Execution of Tom Ketchum ___ This episode takes us back to the Old West with the tale of...Show More
Gypsy The Serial Killer Elephant

1:18:15 | Mar 13th, 2017

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS --A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring some of History’s most prolific murderers... Rampage At Valdosta ___ For this episode, True Crime Historian presents its first non-human perpetrator, a great big crazy brilliant elephant f...Show More
Eyes Of The Murderous Nymph

2:05:57 | Mar 11th, 2017

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 Saga of Ida and Paul V. Hadley ___ Ida Hadley was so passionate for her husband Paul that they c...Show More
Flight Of The Red Rose Murderer

1:32:09 | Mar 7th, 2017

PULP NONFICTION -- A reading from the pioneers of true crime... The Minot Redemption ___ This classic potboiler from the pages of True Detective Mysteries Magazine concerns a party of sailors landing in a private speakeasy in the San Pedro Harbor dur...Show More
The Potato Sack Torch Murder

1:10:09 | Mar 4th, 2017

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... Death of a Teenage Stenographer ___ Fifteen year old Ruth Wheeler, recent graduate of a secretarial ...Show More
Assassination At The State House

1:27:14 | Feb 27th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Kentucky Conspiracy ___ The Commonwealth of Kentucky was thrown into political turmoil over the election...Show More
The Boy With One White Eye

1:39:43 | Feb 25th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Brutal Crimes and Punishment of Jesse Pomeroy This episode concerns one of the most heinous crimes eve...Show More
The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer

1:36:35 | Feb 21st, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels, and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Brutal Murder of Alberta Meadows ____ Once upon a time, 1922 to be exact, Clara Phillips, a former Holl...Show More
A Tale of Two Wives

1:22:11 | Feb 18th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... A Double Dose of Arsenic When Edith Carew, an English society woman living in the British expatriate communi...Show More
Sunday Magazine #3

1:40:00 | Feb 14th, 2017

True Crime Short Stories -- As I do my research in the dark dusty archives trying to find exciting stories of the scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, I often come upon feature stories about interesting crimes and criminal personalities in ...Show More
A Hatchet In Her Handbag

54:12 | Feb 11th, 2017

PULP NONFICTION --A reading from the pioneers of true crime... The Murder Of The Butcher Pops Wagner ___ This episode Sweet 16-year-old Lena Theresa Neinstedt, known as Terry, a pretty eighth-grade dropout with a habit of stealing government checks o...Show More
Assassination of a Gambler

1:18:40 | Feb 7th, 2017

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 Corruption of Lt. Charles Becker ___ This episode is about the story of police corruption in New ...Show More
Under The Haunted Oak

1:19:54 | Feb 4th, 2017

UNSOLVED -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring history’s most baffling murder mysteries... The Brutal Murder of Gussie Pfeiffer ___ This is a baffling case indeed. The body of a young factory girl who had been missing for three days is f...Show More
Mother Chose Murder

2:27:13 | Jan 31st, 2017

PULP NONFICTION --A reading from the pioneers of true crime... The Cleveland Kaber Conspiracy By Marjorie Wilson ___ Back in the golden ages of newspapers, it was common for them to publish serialized novels of romance, adventure and intrigue, but tr...Show More
A Ladder At The Window

1:20:58 | Jan 28th, 2017

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 Lindbergh Tragedy ___ Here at True Crime Historian, we take kind of a perverse pride in bringin...Show More
The Mad Pastor of Rattle Run

1:01:22 | Jan 24th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Bloody Murder Among the Pews ___The inside of the Battle Run Michigan Methodist Church was smeared with bloo...Show More
The Mystery of My Husband’s Body in My Trunk

1:23:05 | Jan 21st, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.... Madame Bessarabo’s Explanation ___When the body of a missing international businessman was found in an uncl...Show More
The Philadelphia Trunk Murder

39:59 | Jan 17th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The True Crimes of Edward F. Keller ___ This episode follows the criminal career of one Edward F. Keller, ...Show More
Girl Buried in a Barrel

57:39 | Jan 14th, 2017

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 Awful Fate of Mary Ann Rheinhardt ___ This episode explores the heinous crime of the scoundrel Ed...Show More
Shot Dead on Deadline

43:46 | Jan 10th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Trial of Miss Edith Colby, Girl Reporter ___This episode tells a sordid little tale of a battle between ...Show More
The Prosecutor Stands Accused

1:12:57 | Jan 7th, 2017

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Mysterious Murder of Harriet Moss McDaniel ___ In the midst of a campaign for re-election, the prosecutor of Buchanan County Missouri becomes the def...Show More
The Duke’s Dubious Double Life

43:21 | Jan 2nd, 2017

PULP NONFICTION -- A reading from the pioneers of true crime.Edmund Pearson’s ‘The Curious Druces’ To ring in the New Year, we return to one of our favorite pioneers of true crime, Edmund Pearson. A librarian by profession, Pearson moonlighted as a t...Show More
Singer Buried in the Cellar

1:25:01 | Dec 30th, 2016

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... This episode crosses the Atlantic Ocean a couple of times as the little American Dr. Hawley Harvey Cr...Show More
"The Pretty Imposter" & "Granny Knot"

24:44 | Dec 26th, 2016

A pair of short true crime stories.Theme music by Dave Sams.
Star Spangled Scoundrels

1:02:31 | Dec 23rd, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism....Imagine a high-ranking government attorney being shot down in cold blood, in broad daylight, in front of th...Show More
For Betsy's Sake

1:07:42 | Dec 19th, 2016

AN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty --The Heinous Crime of William Showers ... The small farming village of Annville, Pennsylvania, is scan...Show More
British Dude Stuffed in Trunk

1:54:46 | Dec 15th, 2016

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 Preller-Maxwell Murder of St. Louis This episode spans three years and three continents as a pa...Show More
The Polish Ladies Poison Plot

1:06:57 | Dec 12th, 2016

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS --Stories of the world's most prolific serial killers told from historic newspaper accounts in the golden age of yellow journalism -- The Many True Crimes of Tillie Klimek and Nellie Koulik -- __ So a man goes to a doctor because...Show More
Murder in Conestoga Creek

51:56 | Dec 9th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWSThe Crocodile Tears of Calvin Dellinger ____ Early one brisk fall morning in 1888, a group of railroad men spy the drowned body of Mary Catherine Dellinger on the bank of Conestoga Creek in rural Pennsylvania. The evidence is thin and...Show More
Lucy's Lethal Love

1:09:28 | Dec 5th, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism -- The Crescent City Quadrangle Scandal -- This episode is a rare love quadrangle that comes to light when a wo...Show More
Married Then Murdered

1:20:26 | Dec 2nd, 2016

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 -- What Happened in the Guttenberg Woods This episode is another story of a honeymoon trip gone awry, bu...Show More
The Body in Big Moose Lake

1:21:52 | Nov 28th, 2016

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 -- 'Billy' Brown's Tragic Affair -- Today’s episode is a tragic story of young love gone bad. Real bad. ...Show More
The Haunted Hangman

1:04:07 | Nov 25th, 2016

AN EYE FOR AN EYE --Exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty -- San Quentin Executioner Amos Lunt -- In this episode we explore a different point of view of capital punishment, a behind the scenes look a...Show More
Red Lilac and the White Witch of Buffalo

1:08:54 | Nov 20th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS -- tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. -- In 1930, the famed diorama artist Henri Marchand created a set of spectacular dioramas for a Buffalo New Y...Show More
Something Horrible Happened in Hawaii

1:37:30 | Nov 18th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS__Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.__ In this episode, True Crime Historian takes you to the island paradise of Hawaii, not yet a state in 1932 whe...Show More
A Family of Outlaws: The Reckless Reno Gang

26:20 | Nov 14th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION__A tribute to the pioneers of True Crime__ From "The Pinkertons: A Detective Dynasty" by Richard Wilmer Rowan __ After the Civil War, the Reno Brothers explored a new way to rob trains that inspired the James and Younger gangs. But ev...Show More
The Powwow Hex Murder

59:26 | Nov 10th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS__ Classic tales of the most notorius scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism__ The York Witch Trial __ This episode of True Crime Historian gives us a little lesson i...Show More
The Blonde Butcher Trunk Murder

39:47 | Nov 7th, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS, tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. The Escapes and Escapades of Winnie Ruth Judd In the fall of 1931, Phoenix resident shows up in a Los Angeles...Show More
Lizzie Gillespie Killed by Twin Brother

52:38 | Nov 4th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS__Classic tales of scandals, scoundrels, and scourges from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalilsm... __Family Tragedy in Rising Sun __In a lot of these stories from the old newspapers, the press coverage often tak...Show More
Chasing the Fox of Gangsterdom

1:08:03 | Oct 31st, 2016

Crane Neck Nugent, Prohibition TriggerThe Gangster Chronicles Book Two, Chapter Six __Crane Neck gets arrested in a Florida speakeasy, then is quickly in the wind again. Meanwhile, the hunt for his former partner and archenemy Bob Zwick continues. Wh...Show More
The Shaw Smile Slashing (A Quick Shot of Murder)

04:34 | Oct 29th, 2016

EXTRA! Edition___When I'm researching a story, I always keep my eye out for interesting headlines to see if they lead me to interesting murder cases. __One of the most frustrating things is when I find a good headline and a compelling story, but I ca...Show More
The Purcell Nicotine Poison Puzzle

1:23:10 | Oct 28th, 2016

Or, Death of a Composer- UNSOLVED - A special edition of Yesterday’s News examining some of history’s most perplexing mysteries. - This episode involves the body of a songwriter and real estate speculator found tied to a chair with an expression of s...Show More
The Hit at Symmes Corner

37:35 | Oct 24th, 2016

Crane Neck Nugent, Prohibition AssassinThe Gangster Chronicles 2.5 Crane Neck returns to Cincinnati to do a favor for his old boss, Fat Wrassman: Even the score for the hit on George Murphy. But it means going after his partner, Bob “The Fox” Zwick. ...Show More
The Belle in the Belfry

1:41:39 | Oct 20th, 2016

AN EYE FOR AN EYE - A reading of Yesterday's News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty. - - Although this episode begins with the disappearance of young Blanche Lamont, it is the body of her fri...Show More
The St. Valentine's Day Massacre

48:49 | Oct 16th, 2016

Crane Neck Nugent, Prohibition TriggerThe Gangster Chronicles 2.4 - Crane Neck Nugent’s career included work with the gang of Fred “Killer” Burke of St. Louis, whom he got to know when they served together as machine gunners in World War I. While no ...Show More
The Cyanide Widow

47:03 | Oct 14th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION -- A reading from the pioneers of true crime.The sensational trial of Jessie Costello captured the public’s attention in the spring and summer of 1933, after her husband, a fire department captain, died of an apparent heart attack aft...Show More
The Assassination of Robert Andres

1:04:37 | Oct 10th, 2016

Crane Neck Nugent: Prohibition Trigger -The Gangster Chronicles 2.3 - With the heat turned up high in Ohio, Crane Neck retreats to Kansas City to join the gang of his Army mentor Fred “Killer” Burke, the leader of his own gang there. A Toledo job goe...Show More
Poison in the Pepper Box

1:13:04 | Oct 7th, 2016

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS - A reading of Yesterday’s News exploring some of History’s most prolific murderers. - Although Louise Vermilya of Chicago was never convicted of a crime, history lays around 10 deaths at her door, mostly family members and sui...Show More
The Gangster Called "Fat"

35:07 | Oct 3rd, 2016

The Gangster Chronicles 2.2.2- George "Fat" Wrassman figures heavily (so to speak) in the saga of Crane Neck Nugent. While this case doesn't bear directly on Nugent's story, it tells you the kind of man that Fat was, and will help inform some of the ...Show More
Cincinnati Gangster War (Crane Neck's Early Hits)

48:53 | Oct 3rd, 2016

Crane Neck Nugent: Prohibition Trigger- The Gangster Chronicles 2.2.1 - YESTERDAY'S NEWS - The murders of Gus Fitch, Bob Sollick, Glenn Hiatt, Martin Dailey and Buddy Ryan. Crane Neck Nugent was involved in four of these, and will soon avenge a fifth...Show More
Bald Knobber 2: The Botched Execution of Chief Bull Creek Dave

1:10:50 | Sep 30th, 2016

AN EYE FOR AN EYE- A reading of Yesterday's News exploring the judicial system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty - This episode is a sequel to the tale of The Giant Vigilante Captain Nat Kinney, about one of the Bald Knobber masked vi...Show More
What the Cab Driver Forgot

44:09 | Sep 26th, 2016

Crane Neck Nugent, Prohibition Trigger - The Gangster Chronicles 2.1 - YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism The second volume of The Gangster Chronicles explores one of the many side effects...Show More
Bushranger: Ned Kelly and the Ambush at Stringybark Creek

37:41 | Sep 23rd, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. - This episode, our 75th, comes from another request by an overseas listener, this time from the great down under. My Aussie friend said I should look ...Show More
The Poison Pastor

44:52 | Sep 19th, 2016

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. - Crimes of the Scoundrel Clarence V.T. Richeson - This episode explores the tawdry case of Clarence Vi...Show More
The Ogress of Reading

52:32 | Sep 16th, 2016

SOLEMNLY SWORN AN EYE FOR AN EYE OVERSEAS EDITION - The Trial and Execution of Amelia Dyer - This episode comes at the request of a listener across the great pond in the United Kingdom. - We will be exploring the testimony from the trial of...Show More
The Pig Woman's Tale, Part VI

1:08:32 | Sep 12th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION - A reading from the pioneers of true crime - This is the final episode exploring the sensational Hall-Mills murder trial of 1926. - In this episode, we’ll hear the end of the testimony of the defendant Mrs. Frances Hall, and the ...Show More
Twice Sentenced to Life, Murders Thrice

34:24 | Sep 9th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A reading from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism - The Scoundrel Enos Stoner - This episode, my seventy-first, probably holds the record for the most number of datelines, because it’s the scope of the s...Show More
The Pig Woman's Tale, Part V

45:58 | Sep 5th, 2016

When a friend of mine started pitching Hall-Mills murder to me as a potential episode, I was immediately enthralled by the tale of an Episcopalian rector and his tragic affair with the choir singer, but when he told me the case hinged on the eyewitne...Show More
Trail of the Red Ax

1:02:23 | Sep 2nd, 2016

UNSOLVED!- Exploring one of history's most baffling murder mysteries. - The Villisca Ax Murders Mystery This episode starts with a brutal axe murder that scandalized the quiet town of Villisca, about 2,000 souls in the summer of 1912, when a fami...Show More
The Pig Woman's Tale, Part IV

30:39 | Aug 29th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION- A reading from the pioneers of true crime - Murder Under the Crab Apple Tree By Damon Runyon - This episode is the fourth of six exploring the sensational Hall-Mills murder trial of 1926. - The murder took place four years earlier...Show More
The Calumet Christmas Catastrophe

45:35 | Aug 26th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A reading from America's historical newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism - Panic at the Italian Hall - This episode comes from the request of a listener in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan who wanted to know more ab...Show More
The Pig Woman's Tale, Part III

41:26 | Aug 22nd, 2016

PULP NONFICTION - A reading from the pioneers of true crime - This episode is the third of six exploring the sensational Hall-Mills murder trial of 1926. The murder took place four years earlier, when the bodies of the Episcopalian rector Edward ...Show More
The Death Cell Confession of Anna Marie Hahn

47:09 | Aug 19th, 2016

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. - This episode comes at the request of a faithful listener in Cincinnati who wanted to hear more about A...Show More
The Pig Woman's Tale, Part II

41:03 | Aug 15th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION - A reading from the pioneers of true crime - Murder Under the Crab Apple Tree By Damon Runyon
Black Bart, The PO8 Highwayman

53:58 | Aug 12th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS- A reading from America's historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. - Until recently, I presumed that Black Bart was a fictional character, like the Lone Ranger or Dudley Do-right, but I was recently set straight on...Show More
The Pig Woman's Tale, Part I

44:38 | Aug 8th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION - A reading from the pioneers of true crime. - Murder Under the Crab Apple Tree By Damon Runyon - When a friend of mine started pitching Hall-Mills murder to me as a potential episode, I was immediately enthralled by the tale of a...Show More
The Pollock Diamond Robbery

27:31 | Aug 5th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION- A reading from the pioneers of true crime. - From the Archives of the Pinkertons by Cleveland Moffett - This episode begins with a daring train robbery and tells the story of how one of America’s most famed detectives, the esteemed W...Show More
The Showgirl and the Con Man

30:04 | Aug 1st, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS - A reading from America's historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. - The Complicated Romance of Fannie Brice and Notorious Nicky Arnstein - In this episode, we’ll take a little break from murder and mayhem for a ...Show More
The Lincoln Tomb Raiders

54:30 | Jul 29th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION- A reading from the pioneers of True Crime. - Captain Tyrrell’s Stories of the Secret Service - In this episode, we turn again to the writing of Captain Patrick D. Tyrrell, a former investigator for the Secret Service who set down ma...Show More
The White Slavery Suicide Pact

54:48 | Jul 22nd, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS - A reading of America’s historic newspapers from the golden age of yellow journalism. - Murder in the Marberry Resort - In this episode, we get an unusual glimpse into the world inside a bordello at the turn of the previous century...Show More
Part 2: Revenge of the Anarchists (Punishment)

34:46 | Jul 18th, 2016

AN EYE FOR AN EYEA special edition of Yesterday’s News with stories of the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty. - The Chicago Haymarket Riot of 1886 Part 2: Punishment - In my last episode, I began the story of t...Show More
Part 1: Revenge of the Anarchists (Crime)

37:58 | Jul 15th, 2016

EYE FOR AN EYE - A special edition of Yesterday’s News with stories of the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty. - The Chicago Haymarket Riot of 1886 - I scheduled this episode over two months ago, and when I star...Show More
Killer Cat Woman

43:59 | Jul 11th, 2016

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS - A reading from America’s historic newspapers exploring our most prolific murderers. - The Crimes of Winona Green Freeman - The centerpiece of this episode is a long report from the St. Louis Post Dispatch reporter Frederick H. ...Show More
Sins of the Seventh Angel

49:18 | Jul 8th, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS- A reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. - King Ben and the Curse of the House of David - In this episode, I want to explore portions of a five-part investigative expose that the Detroit F...Show More
The Dark Strangler of the Continent

1:09:24 | Jul 3rd, 2016

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS - A special edition of YESTERDAY’S NEWS exploring America’s most prolific villains. - The Heinous Crimes of Earle Nelson - For this episode, we go north of the border into Canada on the trail of the sinister killer known as ...Show More
The East Orange Bathtub Murder

1:10:11 | Jun 30th, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS A reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. The Sad Death of Ocey Snead Today’s story is about the tragic death of an apparently widowed young woman named Ocey Snead, short for Oceania, who...Show More
Sunday Magazine: A Trilogy of True Crime Adventures

38:32 | Jun 27th, 2016

"Turned into a Tigress by her Borgia Blood""How a Criminal Acrobat Makes a Living Out of His Genuine Broken Neck" "How a Little Dog Avenged the Murder of His Master" - Back when newspapers were still a big deal, the Sunday paper was really something ...Show More
Edmund Pearson's "The Third Passenger"

26:42 | Jun 24th, 2016

PULP NONFICTION A reading from the pioneers of true crime as a literary genre. - Or, What’s in That Package, Mr. Wainwright? - In this episode, I’m bringing you another story from Edmund Pearson, a late nineteenth/early 20th century true crime write...Show More
The Demented Dynamiter of Bath

46:39 | Jun 20th, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS- A reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism, - The Michigan School House Massacre In this episode, we’ll take a look at the most tragic school massacre in American history, this one perpetrate...Show More
Torture at the Chicken Ranch

42:53 | Jun 17th, 2016

EYE FOR AN EYE - A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring America’s judicial system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty. - The Awful Crimes of the Northcott Family - In this episode, we follow the unusual narrative of the Northco...Show More
Massacre at the Love Bungalow

1:02:24 | Jun 12th, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS A reading of historic newspapers from the golden age of yellow journalism. - Seven Dead at Taliesin - In this episode, we take a look at a somewhat famous crime involving the noted architect Frank Lloyd Wright and the night th...Show More
A Deadly Family Feud

44:53 | Jun 10th, 2016

EYE FOR AN EYEA special edition of YESTERDAY’S NEWS that looks at the American justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the death penalty. - The Execution of J.G. Rawlings and His Accomplice - This episode takes us back to the turn of the last ...Show More
Dillinger at the Biograph

1:05:25 | Jun 6th, 2016

THE GANGSTER CHRONICLES A special edition of Yesterday’s News focusing on the notorious scoundrels of the Prohibition and Depression eras. The Final Chapter of the Dillinger Saga - The first volume of this this series has been devoted to the explora...Show More
Preacher's Baby Girl / Gangster's Wife

43:08 | Jun 3rd, 2016

YESTERDAY’S NEWS- A reading of historical newspapers from the golden age of yellow journalism. - The Trial and Travails of Norma Brighton Millen - On Sunday, I will be presenting the final chapter of the Dillinger saga, which I recorded from the main...Show More
Anarchist Kills Them All

36:47 | May 30th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWSA reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. - Today I bring you the sad tale of a family massacre. This will be the first time I’ve reported on a murder/suicide, because you rarely get to hea...Show More
Hanged Three Times and Lived

31:39 | May 27th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWSA reading from America's historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism. Luke Brannon Thwarts a Lynching - The Classic Village of Oxford, Ohio, got so riled up over a shooting in a local saloon, that they bust open the ja...Show More
The Bloody Benders

49:39 | May 23rd, 2016

SERIAL KILLER CLIPS Original newspaper accounts of America’s most prolific murderers. - This episode, we’re looking at the legend of a Kansas family that killed at least 11 visitors to their roadhouse in the early 1870s. They aroused suspicion by ch...Show More
Quadruple Electrocution: Four Murders, Four Executions

40:15 | May 20th, 2016

EYE FOR AN EYEA special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the American criminal justice system at its most extreme, inflicting the death penalty. - Although this episode stands alone, it is something of a follow-up to "The Shocking Death of Willi...Show More
The Ten-Spot Murder Plot

1:07:25 | May 15th, 2016

YESTERDAY'S NEWS A Reading of Historic Newspapers from the Golden Age of Yellow Journalism - This episode tells the sordid tale of a Methodist minister suffering from a midlife crisis and in losing his faith falls into the path of sin and degrada...Show More