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Welcome to the Forgotten News podcast. This is your window to hear true stories from long ago. Stories that once made headlines. Stories that people thought would be unforgettable, but soon were lost in the sands of time, or were buried deep in the dustbin of history. In this podcast, we brush off the sand and dust, and share those stories with you, today — as fresh as when they were first told.

Welcome to the Forgotten News podcast. This is your window to hear true stories from long ago. Stories that once made headlines. Stories that people thought would be unforgettable, but soon were lost in the sands of time, or were buried deep in the dustbin of history. In this podcast, we brush off the sand and dust, and share those stories with you, today — as fresh as when they were first told.

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Welcome to the Forgotten News podcast. This is your window to hear true stories from long ago. Stories that once made headlines. Stories that people thought would be unforgettable, but soon were lost in the sands of time, or were buried deep in the dustbin of history. In this podcast, we brush off the sand and dust, and share those stories with you, today — as fresh as when they were first told.

Language:

English

Contact:

(216) 916-4534


Episodes

THE JEWEL OF LIBERTY - 2020

10/23/2020
Our election special: in more ways than one! Abraham Lincoln called the right to vote "the jewel of liberty, within the family of freedom". We 100% agree. Hear us discuss some historical election trivia, and -- shudder! -- we give our opinions, and our (first-ever!) endorsement. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Unfortunately, because of limitations on the length of our show notes, by our host website, we cannot provide a list of our reference sources, on this page. However,...

Duration:00:55:36

HALLOWEEN 2020 - WITH SPOOKY STORIES !!!

10/9/2020
It's our annual Halloween episode! Scary stories -- and more. Be sure to listen! (Yes, its released kind of early for Halloween, but we want to squeeze one more episode into October). Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Nashville American, September 26, 1886. Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 26, 1886. GUEST NARRATORS: SquirelFeed, free-lance voice artist. Megan Skeels, host of The Shallow Dive Podcast and free-lance voice artist. Jerry Kokich, free-lance actor &...

Duration:01:19:04

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF ETHEL ROSE ROGERS

9/27/2020
In 1951, Ethel Rose Rogers was a student at Lousiana State University who was found dead from a gunshot in her dormitory room. According to the official ruling, she accidentally killed herself. But, could it actually have been a homicide, or a suicide? Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES The Mysterious Death of Ethel Rose Rogers: The Monroe News-Star, November 4, 1951 (Monroe, Louisiana). The Greenwood Commonwealth, November 3, 1951 Greenwood, Mississippi. The Monroe News-Star,...

Duration:01:18:06

THE SWIMMING POOL

7/31/2020
In the summer of 1947, the city government of Warren, Ohio, caved in to demands by white racists in the community, and attempted to exclude black people from the public swimming pool. Hear the story of the hard-fought lawsuit, that successfully smashed the restriction, a year later. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES Culver v. City of Warren, 84 Ohio App. 373, 83 N.E.2d 82 (Ohio 1948). Unfortunately, because of unexpected limitations on the length of our show notes, by our host...

Duration:01:01:04

THE NAPOLEON OF THE CRIME WORLD

7/14/2020
Hear the story of Harry Raymond, a “gentleman thief” in the 19th century, who became a millionaire, through robberies and swindles, yet he died broke, homeless, and buried in a graveyard for the poor. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: The Napoleon of The Crime World Lyons, Sophie, Why Crime Does Not Pay. Chapter 2 (1913). Sante, Luc, Low Life (1990), pp. 197-250. Police Blotter & Court News Cleveland Plain Dealer, July 19, 1859. GUEST VOICES: The Napoleon of The Crime...

Duration:01:14:54

THE DEVIL IN CRAWFORD COUNTY

6/19/2020
In 1882, Frank Fisher, a black man, 41, was accused of a sexual assault on Barbara Rettig, a white girl, age 13, in the woods of Crawford County, Ohio. He was lynched by an angry mob. But -- was he actually innocent? Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Unfortunately, because of limitations on the length of our show notes, by our host website, we cannot provide a list of our reference sources, on this page. However, we will be happy to provide that information, in regard t this...

Duration:01:01:36

SCARY TRUE STORIES FROM LISTENERS!

6/1/2020
Hey! It's half-way to Halloween! Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Are You Superstitious?, San Francisco Chronicle, December 19, 1889. Halloween Hoax at Frankenstein Castle, U.S. Armed Forces Radio Network (1952; audio introduction added in 1968, for rebroadcast on Halloween). Looking For Spooks, Associated Press, July 17, 1888 (reprint from Brooklyn Eagle newspaper). LISTENER SUBMISSIONS: Alec and Sam, hosts of Spooky Adventures of Alec and Sam podcast. Cathy (pseudonym...

Duration:01:19:01

THE STORY OF THE DOMENECH MANUSCRIPT

5/16/2020
In 1850, Father Emmanuel Domenech was given an ancient document, containing many pages of strange drawings and symbols. He became convinced it was a long-lost Native American manuscript. In 1860, he published a lengthy book about it. Unfortunately, he was wrong. Embarrassingly wrong. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Domenech, Manuscrit Pictographique Americain [American Pictographic Manuscript], (book, 1860). Pletzholdt , Julius, The Hieroglyphic Hoax, The Saturday Review...

Duration:00:55:43

THE FIRST TRUNK MURDER

4/24/2020
In 1887, in New York City, a man murdered his business partner, then attempted to hide the crime, by stuffing his body in a trunk, and shipping it to a fake address in Baltimore. And, that is only a small fragment of the story! Listen, to learn the rest. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Unfortunately, because of limitations on the length of our show notes, by our host website, we cannot provide a list of our reference sources, on this page. However, we will be happy to...

Duration:01:24:53

BULLETIN

4/16/2020
Important information for listeners.

Duration:00:00:55

THE WILD AND TROUBLED LIFE OF NELLIE JACKSON

3/23/2020
In 1899, a young white woman and two black men were stripped naked, and violently attacked, by an angry mob, incited by the Ku Klux Klan, in the small town of West Liberty, Ohio. But, this story does not end there. Listen, to learn the rest. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES Unfortunately, because of limitations on the length of our show notes, by our host website, we cannot provide a list of our reference sources, on this page. However, we will be happy to provide that...

Duration:01:40:43

THE WILD LIFE AND TROUBLED TIMES OF NELLIE JACKSON

3/23/2020
In 1899, a young white woman and two black men were stripped naked, and violently attacked, by an angry mob, incited by the Ku Klux Klan, in the small town of West Liberty, Ohio. But, this incident was just the tip of the iceberg. Listen, to find out the story behind the story. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES The Wild Life and Troubled Times of Nellie Jackson: [Unfortunately, the specific details and sources will not be able to be provided, until later this week; no later...

Duration:01:28:38

STREET CORNER HOMICIDE: THE TRAGIC DEATH OF LOU MARSH

2/15/2020
Support this podcast In 1963, Lou Marsh was a college student, employed by the city of New York, as a youth outreach worker. He was beaten to death, by members of a street gang, who were angry that he had convinced the other members, not to start a violent battle with another gang. HISTORICAL REFERENCES The Death of Lou Marsh: Lou Marsh by Phil Ochs (singer / songwriter) (1963). Peerman, Dean, Death Down a Dark Street, The Christian Century (Feb. 6, 1963). Samuels, Gertrude, Death Of...

Duration:01:16:08

AN ALERT TO OUR LISTENERS

2/4/2020
This will only take a few moments of your time. So, please listen. Support this podcast

Duration:00:05:23

THE LYNCHING OF ALBERT GUEST, OUTLAW

1/20/2020
Strange — But Forgotten: Mini-Episode #6. The story of the lynching of Albert Guest, a multiple murderer and rapist, by an angry mob, in 1885, in New Straightsville, Ohio. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Columbus Dispatch, May 22 & 23, 1885. Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 26, 1885. The Collected Works of Abraham Lincoln, Vol. 6, p. 396-97 (1953). GUEST VOICES: Guest Co-Host - Erin Fleming of the Redrum Blonde podcast. News Article Narrator– Sean Lenhart, actor and voice...

Duration:00:30:42

2019 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

12/21/2019
On this episode, we feature a presentation of the 1939 radio broadcast of "A Christmas Carol", featuring the voices of Orson Welles and Lionel Barrymore. ENJOY !!! Merry Christmas! - from your hosts - Jim and Kit. ==== with Guest Voice: Jerry Kokich ==== Support this podcast

Duration:01:18:31

TEXAS TRUE CRIME - JUNE 2, 1939

12/20/2019
This episode features stories of random crime and death, across the state of Texas, during the 24 hours of June 2, 1939. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Texas True Crime: Crime and Death Take No Holidays (syndicated radio program, June 2, 1939). Police Blotter and Court News: The Hamilton Spectator (newspaper, January 13, 1845). GUEST VOICES: Narrator - Krista Tomlinson, co-host, 36 Times podcast. Police Blotter Intro Title Voice - Eryn Pluim, Crime Crazy...

Duration:01:00:23

A DOUBLE NIGHTMARE IN ATHENS COUNTY - 1881

11/15/2019
In the autumn of 1881, the community of Athens, Ohio, was the scene of the lynching of Christopher Davis, a young black man, and a violent attack on Lucinda Luckey, a widow. On this episode, you will hear their interconnected story. Support this podcast HISTORICAL REFERENCES A Double Nightmare In Athens County: Hanged By A Mob, Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 21, 1881. Editorial comment, Cleveland Plain Dealer, November 21, 1881. Chris Davis, Lynched By Mob, Athens Gazette (Athens, Ohio),...

Duration:01:00:01

STRANGE THINGS FOUND IN THE WOODS

10/31/2019
Some random stories of unusual things that people have found in the woods, here and there, over the past 150+ years. The stories are fun and interesting, so check it out. Listeners: We apologize for the fact that the volume of the audio is uneven. Unfortunately, no matter what we did, we could not fix the problem, despite hours of editing. We we did not have enough free time to re-record the whole episode. Sorry about that! Also: When we recorded, Jim had a sore / hoarse throat, which...

Duration:01:27:39

A HIATUS, A HERO, AND AN OUTLAW

6/23/2019
In 1947, in New York, an innocent man was convicted and sent to prison, for a murder he didn't commit. A newspaper reporter was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for proving him innocent, and winning his release. Also: Police Blotter, July 8, 1895 (Guthrie, Oklahoma). THE HERO: EDWARD MOWERY Edward Mowery, Reporter, Dies; Won a Pulitzer Prize in 1953, New York Times, December 21, 1970. Hoffner Walks Out, A Free Man, The People’s Almanac # 2 (1978), pp. 712-13. Man Awarded $112,291 For Wrongful...

Duration:00:35:36