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From DNA testing to the Dixie Mafia, Crime Capsule brings you new stories of true crime in American history. Join writer and host Benjamin Morris for exclusive interviews with authors from Arcadia Publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past. Crime Capsule: history so interesting it’s criminal.

From DNA testing to the Dixie Mafia, Crime Capsule brings you new stories of true crime in American history. Join writer and host Benjamin Morris for exclusive interviews with authors from Arcadia Publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past. Crime Capsule: history so interesting it’s criminal.

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From DNA testing to the Dixie Mafia, Crime Capsule brings you new stories of true crime in American history. Join writer and host Benjamin Morris for exclusive interviews with authors from Arcadia Publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past. Crime Capsule: history so interesting it’s criminal.

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English


Episodes

Holiday Horror Teaser

11/24/2022
Happy Thanksgiving! Join us in one week when we kick off our series on Holiday Horror, brought to you by Evergreen Podcast, Killer Podcasts and the History Press. Host Benjamin Morris kicks off the genre with an interview with Andrew Amelinckx about his book Exquisite Wickedness: Two Murders and the Making of Poe’s “The Tell-Tale Heart”.

Duration:00:04:56

Haunted Joplin: An Interview with author Lisa Livingston-Martin Part 2

11/17/2022
The barrier between Joplin's boisterous past and its present is as flimsy as a swinging saloon door. Lisa Livingston-Martin kicks it wide open in this ghostly history. In her expert company, tour a hotel with a reputation made from equal parts opulence and tragedy. Visit that house of horrors, the Stefflebeck Bordello, where guests regularly got the axe and were disposed of in mine shafts. Navigate through angry lynch mobs and vengeful patrols of Civil War spirits. Catch a glimpse of Bonnie...

Duration:00:45:23

Haunted Joplin: An Interview with author Lisa Livingston-Martin Part 1

11/10/2022
The barrier between Joplin's boisterous past and its present is as flimsy as a swinging saloon door. Lisa Livingston-Martin kicks it wide open in this ghostly history. In her expert company, tour a hotel with a reputation made from equal parts opulence and tragedy. Visit that house of horrors, the Stefflebeck Bordello, where guests regularly got the axe and were disposed of in mine shafts. Navigate through angry lynch mobs and vengeful patrols of Civil War spirits. Catch a glimpse of Bonnie...

Duration:00:58:23

The Lake Michigan Triangle: An Interview with author Gayle Soucek

11/3/2022
Sudden, violent storms and rocky shoals have claimed the lives of countless mortals foolish enough to brave the treacherous surf of Lake Michigan. But is there another, unnatural force at work? A force that spirited away a ship’s captain from a locked cabin without a trace? A force that caused a perfectly airworthy jet to fly into the waves, taking all its passengers to a watery death? Perhaps these tragedies are linked to numerous UFO sightings over the lake. Or perhaps a clue might be...

Duration:01:01:19

The 1788 Morristown Ghost Hoax: An Interview with Author Peter Zablocki

10/27/2022
The saga of the Morristown ghost has been told around campfires and dinner tables in Morris County for generations. Local legend claimed that British Loyalists secretly buried stolen Patriot treasure on Schooley Mountain as they fled the oncoming forces of George Washington during the Revolutionary War. Years later, in 1788, a former schoolteacher from Connecticut, Ransford Rodgers, convinced local prominent Morristown families that a ghost was protecting the true location of the treasure...

Duration:01:08:02

California's Haunted Route 66: An interview with author Brian Clune Pt 2

10/20/2022
From the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert to the haunted Santa Monica Pier, California’s Route 66 is the guideline for a truly spirited road trip. The road is lined with ghost towns such as Ludlow, a town that lived and died twice, and Goffs, now a dusty museum where the shades of the past walk the streets. In Barstow, a hundred-year-old rail station hosts long-dead passengers still waiting for their trains, and in Monrovia, the Aztec Hotel entertains spirits from a bygone era, as does the...

Duration:00:51:47

California's Haunted Route 66: An interview with author Brian Clune

10/13/2022
From the stark beauty of the Mojave Desert to the haunted Santa Monica Pier, California’s Route 66 is the guideline for a truly spirited road trip. The road is lined with ghost towns such as Ludlow, a town that lived and died twice, and Goffs, now a dusty museum where the shades of the past walk the streets. In Barstow, a hundred-year-old rail station hosts long-dead passengers still waiting for their trains, and in Monrovia, the Aztec Hotel entertains spirits from a bygone era, as does the...

Duration:00:50:09

Bizarre Brooklyn: Stories of the Tragic, Macabre and Ghostly, An Interview w/ author Allison Chase PT. 2

10/6/2022
Every day, millions of New Yorkers walk past the ghosts of Brooklyn’s history in broad daylight. Park-goers stroll by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, yet few read the historic marker, revealing that it is actually a grave holding up to fifteen thousand bodies. The iconic Park Slope Armory is simply a beautiful landmark to most onlookers, but its secrets include numerous haunted halls and a hidden tunnel to Prospect Park buried underneath. Two planes crashed into each...

Bizarre Brooklyn: Stories of the Tragic, Macabre and Ghostly, An Interview w/ author Allison Chase

9/29/2022
Every day, millions of New Yorkers walk past the ghosts of Brooklyn’s history in broad daylight. Park-goers stroll by the Prison Ship Martyrs Monument in Fort Greene Park, yet few read the historic marker, revealing that it is actually a grave holding up to fifteen thousand bodies. The iconic Park Slope Armory is simply a beautiful landmark to most onlookers, but its secrets include numerous haunted halls and a hidden tunnel to Prospect Park buried underneath. Two planes crashed into each...

Duration:00:58:05

Supernatural Lore of Southern Utah with Author Darren M. Edwards

9/22/2022
From the fanciful and revelatory to the horrifying and sorrowful, the folklore of southern Utah hints at a complex history. Whether spiritual or spooky, home-grown legends are a window to understanding local culture. Visit Grafton, Utah’s most haunted ghost town. Explore what haunts Southern Utah University in Cedar City, the St. George Temple and Touquerville’s “murder house.” Learn about skinwalkers and the theft of Native American beliefs. Examine the numerous urban legends surrounding...

Duration:01:03:05

Season 2 Coming Soon...

9/15/2022
Get ready for season 2 of Crime Capsule, beginning on 9/22/22. You're in for a treat. Catch up on the latest episodes of Crime Capsule NOW at Evergreen Podcasts or wherever you get your favorite shows!

Duration:00:02:02

The San Francisco Doodler Murders: Interview w/ Author Kate Zaliznock & Laurie Krill Pt. 2

9/8/2022
In 1974, a series of San Francisco’s most horrific unsolved murders began. In less than two years, the man police called “The Doodler” took at least five lives, terrorized the LGBTQ community and left three survivors forever changed. Initial reports claimed that the murderer didn’t approach his victims with the knife he used to kill them, but that the suspect shared skilled drawings—sketches of faces and animals—before leaving a string of gay men to bleed out on the sands of Ocean Beach....

Duration:00:49:52

The San Francisco Doodler Murders: Interview w/ Author Kate Zaliznock & Laurie Krill

9/1/2022
In 1974, a series of San Francisco’s most horrific unsolved murders began. In less than two years, the man police called “The Doodler” took at least five lives, terrorized the LGBTQ community and left three survivors forever changed. Initial reports claimed that the murderer didn’t approach his victims with the knife he used to kill them, but that the suspect shared skilled drawings—sketches of faces and animals—before leaving a string of gay men to bleed out on the sands of Ocean Beach....

Duration:00:53:36

The San Francisco Doodler Murders- Teaser

8/18/2022
In 1974, a series of San Francisco’s most horrific unsolved murders began. In less than two years, the man police called “The Doodler” took at least five lives, terrorized the LGBTQ community and left three survivors forever changed. Initial reports claimed that the murderer didn’t approach his victims with the knife he used to kill them, but that the suspect shared skilled drawings—sketches of faces and animals—before leaving a string of gay men to bleed out on the sands of Ocean Beach....

Duration:00:01:03

The Hunt for the Last Public Enemy in Northeastern Ohio: Interview w/ Author Julie Thompson

7/28/2022
The last Public Enemy No. 1 of the Depression era, Alvin “Creepy” Karpis reportedly compiled a record of fifty-four aliases, fifteen bank robberies, fourteen murders, three jailbreaks and two kidnappings. His criminal career came to an end when J. Edgar Hoover and his famed G-Men apprehended the man they wanted more than any other in New Orleans. From there, Karpis found himself confined on Alcatraz Island, where he spent nearly twenty-six years - more than any inmate in the prison’s...

Duration:01:28:32

Oklahoma Originals: Early Heroes, Heroines, Villains & Vixens: An Interview with Author Jonita Mullins

7/21/2022
Fascinating characters filled the history of the Twin Territories as it became the state of Oklahoma. For some, it represented the end of a hard trail, while others sought a new beginning in a land of opportunity. Whatever their reason for coming to this heartland of America, those early Oklahomans left an indelible mark on the landscapes and streetscapes of the state today. From explorers and settlers of the early nineteenth century to oil tycoons and social activists in the first years of...

Duration:01:10:08

Missouri's Wicked Route 66: An Interview w/ Lisa Livingston

7/14/2022
Tracing Route 66 through Missouri represents one of America's favorite exercises in nostalgia, but a discerning glance among the roadside weeds reveals the kind of sordid history that doesn't appear on postcards. Along with vintage cars and picnic baskets, Route 66 was a conduit humming with contraband and crackling with the gunplay of folks like Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James and the Young brothers. It was also the preferred byway of lynch mobs, murderous hitchhikers and mad scientists. Stop...

Duration:00:46:39

Missouri's Wicked Route 66: An Interview w/ Lisa Livingston PT 1

7/7/2022
Tracing Route 66 through Missouri represents one of America's favorite exercises in nostalgia, but a discerning glance among the roadside weeds reveals the kind of sordid history that doesn't appear on postcards. Along with vintage cars and picnic baskets, Route 66 was a conduit humming with contraband and crackling with the gunplay of folks like Bonnie and Clyde, Jesse James and the Young brothers. It was also the preferred byway of lynch mobs, murderous hitchhikers and mad scientists. Stop...

Duration:00:52:53

Summer Teaser

6/23/2022
We'll be back in 2 weeks...

Duration:00:01:02

Texas Oblivion: An Interview with Author E.R. Bills PT 2

6/16/2022
On February 2, 1963, a tanker with thirty-nine men aboard departed Beaumont and never returned. In the mid-spring of 1882, Billy the Kid’s friend, foe and equal escaped Huntsville Penitentiary and vanished. On December 9, 1961, a young boy in Wichita Falls disappeared without a trace. On November 18, 1936, a father and son were swallowed by a “Walled Kingdom.” On December 23, 1974, three girls went to a Fort Worth mall and were never seen or heard from again. This collection explores twenty...

Duration:01:18:29