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Almost Lost To History

Christopher Gehrke

The most entertaining, murderous, and captivating stories from century old newspapers. All the biggest headlines…. a century or two late!
Who Stole the Cheese in Bangor, Wales, 1854

28:50 | Mar 16th

Another episode riddled with crime, murder, suicide, and theft.  Can you figure out who stole the cheese? Hint: it's an unlikely suspect. I want you to let me know if you think the punishment fits the crime in many of these cases.  We have a good amo...Show More
Trouble For Wives in Aberdeen, Scotland, 1893

38:36 | Mar 8th

We go back to our standard format this week in Aberdeen, Scotland, 1893. There is plenty of crime, more in the way of wife beating, murder, and some unusual accidents.  Do I keep off my soapbox about anti-vaxxers, or do I let them have it in this fun...Show More
New Episode Delay Explained

00:57 | Mar 5th

Unfortunately, I recorded a new episode Monday, and when I went to edit the audio volume was all over the place and it sounded like garbage.  Due to my work schedule, I will not be able to record and edit until Thursday.  I apologize for the delay, b...Show More
Lincoln's Assassination Avenged

1:29:23 | Feb 26th

This week we are changing things up. Instead of focusing on a specific paper, we are looking at a specific event. Lincoln's assassination and how justice was obtained.  We start on the date of the assassination and end with the hanging of 4 of the co...Show More
The Mutilated Mustache of Abbyville, Kansas, 1897 (Part 2)

44:59 | Feb 20th

Hello my friends. We are spending another week in Abbyville, Kansas exploring different legal cases that end with some surprising results. A boy narrowly escapes one of the most powerful jaws on the planet through the quick action of his father, and ...Show More
Choking on Rabies in Abbyville, Kansas, 1897 (Part 1)

38:29 | Feb 12th

Abbyville, Kansas is a city full of #fakescience, rabies, and plenty of interesting facts. This city makes you put on your thinking cap to debunk all the nonsense they throw at you!  Please make sure to go to iTunes/Apple Podcast to rate and review. ...Show More
So Much Death in Birmingham, England, 1857

36:02 | Feb 5th

SO MUCH DEATH. Birmingham, England is a city riddled with murders, thief's, and butcher shops that will serve you the family pet, and to top it off, we have arguably one of the best alias's for a criminal that has ever existed. So, grab your Fido bur...Show More
A Thief Like No Other In Knoxville, TN, 1870

38:15 | Jan 29th

This week, we dive into the Knoxville Weekly Chronicle in the year 1870.  There is another run-in with Native Americans, a speech by Charles Dickens, and a thief that does the unthinkable. Tune in every Tuesday for new episodes.  Please rate and revi...Show More
Multiple Train Casualties In Albany, NY, 1852

49:48 | Jan 19th

January is a cold month in Albany, NY full of Indians, old timey politics, and some fatalities. Hear the stories and some of the history behind them in this weeks episode.  Be sure to subscribe in order to be notified when new episodes are uploaded. ...Show More