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CLARA'S CRAZY IDEA - 1893

3/8/2019
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The story of the woman who gave birth to the Public Defender system, for the U.S., in 1893. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Books: Babcock, Barbara, Woman Lawyer: The Trials of Clara Foltz (2011). Drachman, Virginia, Sisters In Law: Women Lawyers In Modern American History (1998). Law Reviews: Schwartz, Mortimer, Brandt, Susan & Milrod, Patience, Clara Shortridge Foltz: Pioneer in the Law, 27 Hastings Law Review 545 (1976). Babcock, Barbara, Clara Shortridge Foltz: Constitution-Maker, 66...

Duration:01:16:29

SLAVERY IN DISGUISE - 1892

2/27/2019
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The tragic story of how, during the years between the late 1870s and early 1940s, the states of the American South used the criminal courts to effectively re-establish slavery for hundreds of thousands of black people, and poor whites -- through forced work on privately-owned plantations, mines and factories -- withstanding the Emancipation Proclamation of 1863, and the prohibition added to the U.S. Constitution in 1864. Also: Police Blotter & Court News - July 27, 1855. HISTORICAL...

Duration:00:40:42

A TEEN LOVE STORY - 1890

2/9/2019
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The adventures (mis-adventures?) of two young teen couples, from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, who ran away from home, to Cleveland, Ohio, in September 1890, to elope. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 10 & 11, 1890. Pittsburgh Dispatch, September 10 & 11, 1890. (a harsher view of the events). Associated Press, news reports, September 10 & 11, 1890. GUEST VOICES: Guest Narrator - Kathy Obuszewski – free lance voice artist. Instagram Etsy Twitter Mrs. Caddy -...

Duration:00:38:45

THE KIDNAPPING OF THE LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR - 1929

1/22/2019
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The story of the kidnapping of the lieutenant governor of Idaho in 1929, by a crew of incompetent gangsters. Also: Police Blotter & Court News, November 16, 1886. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: The Kidnapping of the Lieutenant Governor McClary, Daryl C., William B. Kinne, Lieutenant Governor of Idaho, Is kidnapped On June 12, 1929, History Link (2006). Unintended Consequences of a Noble Experiment, Notes from the Latah County Historical Society (April 7, 2015). Kinne Kidnapping: Idaho...

Duration:00:38:36

THE MIDNIGHT BAND OF MERCY - 1893

1/4/2019
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The story of an organized group of relentless ladies, who were serial killers, in New York City, 1893. Also: Police Blotter & Court News, January 17, 1870. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: The Midnight Band of Mercy - Online articles and information: Hartwell, Sarah, 1893: The Midnight Band of Mercy vs. The New York SPCA (a very detailed article, with commentary and fascinating verbatim reprints of news stories about the Midnight Band of Mercy. from the time period). New York Cat Ladies and...

Duration:01:21:39

CHRISTMAS SPECIAL

12/20/2018
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Campbell Playhouse audio drama of A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, as broadcast on nationwide radio, December 24, 1939, featuring the voices of Orson Welles, as narrator, and Lionel Barrymore, as Ebeneezer Scrooge. GUEST VOICE: Charles Dickens - Michael Marshall - freelance voice artist. Miscellaneous: Outro Aphorism (voice) – Kit Caren, co-host of the Forgotten News Podcast. Host Intro – Nina Innsted, the host of the Already Gone podcast. Dickens Quote: Dickens, Charles,...

Duration:01:13:10

CHRISTMAS DAY IN JAIL - 1865

12/16/2018
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The story of Christmas Day in jail, 1865, Cuyahoga County, Ohio. Also: Police Blotter & Court News, Washington D.C., December 18, 1882. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Christmas in Jail - 1865 Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 26, 1865. Police Blotter & Court News: Washington Republican, December 18, 1882. GUEST VOICES: Christmas in Jail - 1865 - Narrator - Eleiece Krawiec - freelance voice artist Police Blotter & Court News - Reporter, Cleveland Plain Dealer - Brandi T - freelance...

Duration:00:28:06

WHAT KATIE WOULDN'T TELL - 1884

11/24/2018
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The story of the murder of Kate McDonnell, an Irish-American girl, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania in 1884, and her inexplicable deathbed effort to hide the identity of her killer. Also: Police Blotter & Court News, Cleveland, Ohio, January 5, 1864. Note: This is our most unusual Police Blotter segment, featuring an all-star cast of podcasters. HISTORICAL REFERENCES. What Katie Wouldn't Tell: Newspapers - The Pittsburgh Dispatch, February 28, 1884. The Cleveland Plain Dealer,...

Duration:00:34:01

THE MAYOR AND THE LITTLE OLD LADY - 1935

11/4/2018
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A story about an incident in the life of Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia of New York City in 1935, and how it directly pertains to the people of the U.S., right now, in 2018. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Manning, Brennan, The Ragamuffin Gospel (2008). Cerf, Bennett, Try and Stop Me (1944), p. 268-269. McCullough, Donald, Say Please, Say Thank You: The Respect We Owe One Another (1999), p. 159-160. GUEST VOICES: Narrator (Featured Story) - Scott Ennis of Stories of Yore Podcast. Host Intro –...

Duration:00:14:00

THE VANISHING OF DAVID LANG - 1880

10/24/2018
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In 1880, in Gallatin, Tennessee, a farmer named David Lang, apparently vanished from the face of the earth, in front of his wife, children and friends. HISTORICAL REFERENCES The Vanishing of David Lang: Palmer, Stuart, Fate Magazine, July 1953, How Lost Was My Father?, pp. 75-85 (1931 interview of Sarah Lang, and related article & documents, as presented by Mr. Palmer, the author). Bierce, Ambrose, The Difficulty of Crossing a Field (short story, fiction), contained within published...

Duration:01:34:44

THE VANISHING OF DAVID LANG - 1880

10/24/2018
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In 1880, in Gallatin, Tennessee, a farmer named David Lang, apparently vanished from the face of the earth, in front of his wife, children and friends. HISTORICAL REFERENCES, GUEST INFORMATION AND ALL OTHER PERTINENT DETAILS, WILL BE POSTED ON 10/25/2018.

Duration:01:34:44

Introducing: WHISPERED TRUE STORIES

10/18/2018
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Kit Caren has something important to tell you.

Duration:00:05:10

THE ANTI-FUNGAL MAYOR WHO NEVER WAS - 1967

10/11/2018
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STRANGE — BUT FORGOTTEN: MINI-EPISODE # 5. In July 1967, thousands of newspapers, across the United States, published the news that a can of foot powder had been elected as mayor of a town in Ecuador. But, the story was completely untrue. How were they all duped? HISTORICAL REFERENCES Foot Powder Wins Election, Hands Down, Reuters (news service), July 17, 1967. Foot Powder Produces Headaches in Ecuador, New York Times, July 18, 1967. Correction, United Press International, July 20,...

Duration:00:21:09

THE CHILD BRIDE OF ATHENS COUNTY – 1940

9/26/2018
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The very weird story of the marriage of a 10 year old girl with a 21 year old man, in January 1940, in Athens County, Ohio - including the decades of aftermath. This was an event which made headlines across the U.S., at the time. The second part of episode will feature the latest installment of our popular segment Police Blotter and Court News, with short tales of small time crime from 1868. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Child Bride: Three Get Ohio Terms in Child Marriage, Cleveland Plain...

Duration:00:47:25

THE CASE OF THE TORTURED SCHOOL TEACHER – 1911

8/26/2018
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This episode tells the story of Mary Chamberlain. a young teacher in Beverly, Kansas, in 1911, who was dragged from a buggy on an isolated road in the woods, stripped naked, and covered with hot tar by a gang of five men, while several others stood nearby, to “watch the fun”. The episode also tells the aftermath of the incident, including the arrest and trial of the assailants. The second part of episode will feature the latest installment of our popular segment Police Blotter and Court...

Duration:00:58:03

THE LAST STAGECOACH ROBBERY IN THE UNITED STATES - 1899

7/20/2018
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On this first anniversary episode of the Forgotten News Podcast, we tell the story of the last stagecoach robbery in the United States, which took place in Arizona in 1899. There will also be a Police Blotter and Court News segment (August 28, 1886), and shout-outs for everyone who gave reviews on iTunes over the past 3 months. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: The Last Stagecoach Robbery / The Life of Pearl Hart: Brown, Wynne L., More than Petticoats: Remarkable Arizona Women (2003). Love, Frank,...

Duration:01:02:53

THE LAST STAGECOACH ROBBERY IN THE UNITED STATES - 1899

7/20/2018
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On this First Anniversary Episode of the Forgotten News Podcast, we tell the story of the very last stagecoach robbery in the United States, which took place in Arizona in 1899. GUEST VOICE: Erin Fleming, host of the Redrum Blonde true crime podcast. PLEASE TAKE NOTE: Unfortunately, the posting of detailed show notes will be delayed until sometime on Friday, July 20. 1899.

Duration:02:23:18

JACK THE RIPPER, SHAKESPEARE AND WINNIE THE POOH: A TRUE CRIME STORY - 1891

6/20/2018
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You are going to have to listen to this episode, if you want to find out what connects Jack the Ripper, Shakespeare, Winnie the Pooh - and New York City in 1891. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Shakespeare / Jack The Ripper Mystery: Gardner, Charles W., The Doctor and The Devil (1894). Willemse, Cornelius, Behind the Green Lights (1931). Sante, Luc, Low Life (1990). Begg, Paul, The Forgotten Victims (2014). Tully, Jim, Prisoner 1167: The Madman Who Was Jack the Ripper. Sugden, Philip The...

Duration:01:16:06

5 MYSTERY LYNCHINGS IN OHIO: 1877-1932

5/16/2018
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There were 21 lynchings in the State of Ohio, between 1856 and 1932. This episode tells the stories of the 5 lynchings, for which the least amount of information exists. These lynchings took place in 1877 (two), 1892, 1920 and 1932. There is also be a Police Blotter and Court News column, from March 1, 1869. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Simeon Garnet a.k.a. Simon Garnett New York Times, September 4, 1877. Atlanta Constitution, September 4, 1877. U.S. Census, 1860, 1870. Luther Scott New...

Duration:00:58:23