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Stories of the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.

Stories of the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.
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Cincinnati, OH

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Stories of the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.

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English


Episodes

Rampage On Seventh Street

7/14/2019
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YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scoundrel Herman Kabansky There’s a lot of action packed into Episode 343. In addition to a drunken shooting spree and a heroic policeman, the story packs in an escape from jail, an attempted suicide, and a whole lot of courtroom and jailhouse dramatics. Culled from the historic pages of the Washington Post, the Washington Times, and the...

Duration:00:49:25

The Hawes Family Horror

7/7/2019
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AN EYE FOR AN EYE: A story of the criminal justice system at its most extreme--inflicting the death penalty. A Bloody Riot In Birmingham Episode 342 is dedicated to listeners Paula Wellman and Marcie Braden, who along with the Historic Birmingham Facebook group suggested this case and provided me with tons of research. It is a double tragedy, a brutal family murder followed by a massacre in the city streets as a diligent sheriff flexes the strong arm of the law. Culled from the historic...

Duration:02:11:16

Death Of A Ghost Writer

6/30/2019
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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 Suitors Episode 341 tells the scandalous story of one of Miami, Florida’s most sensational murders when a young writer is found dead in a sleeping porch, a bullet in his head and two suicide notes on the table. Public interest is high because the other two sides of the fatal triangle are two world-famous,...

Duration:00:59:40

Jealous Murder At The Brown Palace Bar

6/23/2019
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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 Springer Episode 340 tells of a double murder--one intentional, one accidental--arising out of an unusual love triangle among a married wealthy Denver socialite and two men, both of whom were her lovers, neither of them her husband. Does that make it a love quadrangle? Culled from the historic pages of the Denver Post and...

Duration:02:06:34

The Torch Singer & The Tobacco Heir

6/16/2019
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YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... Scandal At Reynolda Episode 338 weaves the tale of mystery surrounding the shocking death of the youngest son of the tobacco king R.J. Reynolds when he is found dead in the family’s palatial North Carolina home. Although the coroner immediately ruled it a suicide, other officials felt differently, and suspicion fell on the young man’s new bride and...

Duration:01:57:32

A Murder Half-Avenged

6/9/2019
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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 Massacre Scoundrels abound in Episode 337, when an ex-convict is assassinated in cold blood by the men he’s about to turn state’s evidence on. That would be bad enough, but what makes it intolerable is the fact that the turncoat’s wife and daughters are with him when the attack takes place, and his assailants don’t...

Duration:01:23:21

Murder On The McKenzie Trail

6/2/2019
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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 Linn Episode 336 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Marlene Resch, who wanted to hear a historic case from her hometown of Eugene, Oregon. So I dug around a bit and found this cowboy story which turns out to have been the first execution in Lane County. Culled from the historic pages of the Eugene...

Duration:01:16:37

The Sugar Hollow Memorial Day Murder

5/27/2019
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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 murder. The victim this time is the husband, and both his comely wife and the illiterate man who cuckolded him go on trial for his murder. Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Record, the Wilkes=Barre Times Leader-Evening News, and...

Duration:01:47:19

Battered Bodies In Stetson Pond

5/19/2019
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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 Sargent Episode 334 is a simple tale: Three men go fishing on a boat, one man comes back the next day saying the other two were drowned in an accident on the pond. But was it an accident? We’d let the jury decide but for a rare motion with unusual timing by the prosecuting attorney that makes the outcome a certainty. Culled from...

Duration:00:56:10

Drunk Enough For A Fight

5/13/2019
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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 about rage, when a normal businessman gets so heated about a squabble mixing family and business that he lays out his own ruin. I wouldn’t go so far as to say anyone was asking to be murdered, but... I’ll let you be the judge. Culled from the...

Duration:01:13:07

Double Double Murder

5/5/2019
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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 King Episode 332 tells the story of a prominent businessman and his relationship with a young woman that gets him in all kinds of hot water. But the remarkable thing about this story is how history repeats itself, and twenty years later, he finds himself in another fine mess. Culled from the historic pages of the Tampa...

Duration:01:20:05

A Corpse In The Attic Next Door

4/28/2019
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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 Murder Episode 331 is dedicated to listener Kalie Jansen who recommended this strange story of a Syracuse, New York woman who came up missing during a brutal snowstorm, and the surprising way in which the mystery unfolded. Culled from the historic pages of the Syracuse Herald and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of...

Duration:01:11:24

The Biddle Brothers Bandit Gang

4/21/2019
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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 Betrayal Episode 330 is the exciting story of the Biddle Brothers of Pittsburgh, whose ransack of a humble home turns to homicide, and leads to a line-of-duty death of one of the city’s beloved officers. I was well into recording this episode before I realized that there was a movie based on this story. I’ve got a prize...

Duration:01:44:53

The Millionaire Orphan

4/14/2019
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YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Tragic Typhoid Conspiracy Episode 329 tells of an unusual modus operandi, the use of typhoid germs as a method of poisoning when an Illinois attorney goes on trial for the murder of a young man he raised after the death of his mother, who happened to leave her son a million dollar estate. A big welcome back to our friend Susan Ferman, who will...

Duration:01:29:22

Moonlight Murder On Lake Palourde

4/6/2019
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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. The people involved here weren’t rich and famous, but ordinary people tragically caught up in their passion. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media We invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an...

Duration:01:16:45

The Assassination Of Jesse James

3/31/2019
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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 Month with the epic tale of one of the most notorious bands of outlaws to plague the American frontier. It’s a wild ride, so hang on. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya...

Duration:01:29:37

The Tall Love Of Laura Bullion

3/24/2019
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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 man she loves, even go to prison for him. The couple were associated with the gang known as the Wild Bunch, featuring such notorious characters as Black Jack Ketchum, Butch Cassidy, and Harry Longbaugh, also known as the Sundance Kid. Culled...

Duration:01:07:46

The End Of John Wesley Hardin

3/17/2019
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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 desperados of the Old West, John Wesley Hardin, the man so mean that it is alleged he shot a fellow just for snoring. Culled from the historic pages of the Galveston Daily News, The El Paso Times, and other newspapers of the era. You can find out more...

Duration:01:15:47

The Colusa Tragedy

3/10/2019
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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 ranch near Colusa when a Chinese cook, a mere boy of 17, opens fire with a rifle during the family meal. After a flight from justice, an unlikely hero captures the fugitive, who is put on trial while a vengeful crowd gathers outside demanding the...

Duration:01:17:22

Trouble At Tombstone

3/5/2019
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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 West history, the shoot-out at the OK corral. The first two thirds relates the story from the newspaper accounts of the day, while the third act gives a first-person account from Wyatt Earp himself. Culled from the historic pages of the...

Duration:01:38:41