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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

The Tri-State Gang & The Moll Who Knew Too Much

8/12/2018
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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... Executed For A Worthless Haul Episode 268 takes us back to the years just after Prohibition when gangsters no longer had illegal alcohol to excite their purpose. This gang terrorized three states until their number came up, as it always does, and their story not only contains some daring and ill-conceived heists, but internal strife and a...

Duration:01:07:34

A Savage Attack In The Blackberry Patch

8/5/2018
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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 True Crime Of Charles Wilson Against Mamie Walsh Episode 266 details a random, impulsive act in the wilds of frontier Oregon. When a pretty little 14 year old girl turns up brutally murdered and possibly raped, the town of Milwaukie and nearby villages teeter on the brink of mob violence for several weeks until... well, no spoilers here. Thanks to...

Duration:01:31:13

New Podcast Preview: I, Survivor

7/31/2018
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One of my favorite story tropes is the strong woman who overcomes adversity in life. I’ve come across a new show called “I, Survivor” from my friends at Wondery that’s all about the strong woman. Women get assaulted. Women get attacked. Women get harassed, manipulated, intimidated, but women are survivors. Time and time again, she persists, even against all odds. Hosts Jenna Brister and Wagatwe Wanjuki share their stories, and those of the men and women who fought back, who won, and who...

Duration:00:11:17

In The Poor Dutch Girl’s Shanty

7/29/2018
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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 Betrayal Of Gerretje Haast Although there is a verdict and a lot of drama in Episode 265, many details of this case remain oblique. Only two people know what happened in that shack on the windswept Colorado prairie, and they aren’t talking, but there are many subtle clues to pique your imagination. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your...

Duration:01:24:16

The Omaha Sniper

7/22/2018
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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... Frank Carter, Maniac Episode 263 explores the psyche of a purely evil man, but also a witty, highly entertaining individual, a textbook sociopath. Culled from the historic pages of the Omaha World Herald and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, and...

Duration:01:04:50

The Accidental Assassination Of The Father Of Greater New York

7/15/2018
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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... Unveiling The Scandalous Hannah Elias Episode 261 begins with a prominent citizen of New York City being gunned down on the street in a case of mistaken identity. But finding the real reason behind the killing, officials uncover a questionable liaison between another prominent citizen and a woman who is living in comfortable circumstances that belie...

Duration:02:01:44

Kidnapped By A Moral Leper

7/8/2018
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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 Ordeal Of Sally Horner Episode 260 relates the sad, short life of Florence Sally Horner, who endured a two-year kidnapping by a convicted sex offender. If that’s not sad enough for you, stick around for the twist at the end. A creation Of Pulpular Media Support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, and see what...

Duration:01:03:29

Brutal Murder In Apple Valley

7/1/2018
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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 John Arthur Pender In episode 259, a woman and her toddler son are brutally murdered in their remote Oregon cabin. Suspicion falls on a neighbor who had been given their mail, found unopened at the crime scene. With intense courtroom testimony and a handful of plot twists, this one will keep you guessing. Did he, or didn’t he? Culled...

Duration:01:14:30

Olivia Stone And Her Spirit Lawyer

6/25/2018
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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 First Mrs. Kinkead Episode 258 tells the sad story of a nurse who fell in love with her patient. If you can believe her story, she may have been led on a bit, maybe outright deceived by his promises of marriage. But then, he marries another and the nurse turns stalker. For your delight and indignation A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter....

Duration:01:22:07

Like A Moth To The Flames Of Fate

6/21/2018
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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 Florodora Beauty Takes The Stand Episode 257 is another of our favorite tropes, the love triangle gone awry, another showgirl and another man about town who wants to eat his cake and take it to Europe, too. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. Do your hair a favor with all natural Nutrafol and get your first...

Duration:01:45:12

The Lizzie Edition Part V: Edmund Pearson's 'The Borden Case'

6/18/2018
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Episode 256 we return to the mother of all murder mysteries, the case of Lizzie Borden in commemoration of the 125th anniversary of the verdict in her sensational trial, June 20, 1893. We again turn to the godfather of American True Crime, Edmund Pearson, the librarian who wrote slyly humorous takes of famous murder cases. His landmark essay, simply titled The Borden Case, makes up the first 119 pages of Pearson’s Studies in Murder, from which this episode is adapted. Bewilderment and...

Duration:03:32:11

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6/14/2018
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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 Stanford Bathtub Murder Episode 255 examines the sensational events following the discovery of a woman found dead in the bathtub, bludgeoned to death, and all circumstantial evidence pointing to the husband. I’m not so sure. The prosecution theory makes some sense, but I think they failed to prove a crucial element that would have convinced me....

Duration:01:52:29

Hangman’s Day

6/10/2018
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PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Inept Executioner of Wise County Episode 254 has a different format than usual. I was perusing an old True Detective Magazine and found a story written from the point of view of the hangman of Wise County, Virginia, telling the stories of the five men whose heads he put in nooses. It was an interesting story, but something wasn’t quite right about it. So I did some research on the individual cases, and have woven some...

Duration:01:15:55

Burned Alive In A Georgia Pyre

6/7/2018
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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 Hodges Massacre And It’s Awful Aftermath Put on your favorite indignation hat, my friend, because episode 253 is going to be one of those. This case was mentioned in the coverage of the Padrick case, episode 245, Slain For Her Own Salvation, and it piqued my interest and the interest of some listeners, so I looked into it. I hesitated...

Duration:00:57:58

Sunday Magazine 23: When Justice Fails

6/3/2018
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Episode 252 tells of two cases where the wheels of justice had a blow-out and people were convicted of crimes they did not commit. Twenty-Three Years Skidoo: What Was Justice In This Case? by Peter Levis. After a night of rough drinking and showing off his roll of money from selling some stock, a farmer goes missing. When his body finally turns up, a lot of fingers point in the same direction, but is it the right one? Uncle Amos Dreams A Dream, by Edmund Pearson. A farmer with visions of...

Duration:01:01:09

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5/31/2018
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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... Starring Beulah Binford As ‘The Woman In The Case’ Episode 251 is the story of one of the most sensational murders of its day when the spoiled son of a well-to-do Richmond, Virginia, commits a ghastly crime. The entire nation is enthralled by the salacious details of the case and photos of his beautiful young paramour, a girl with a bad...

Duration:02:03:46

Sunday Magazine #22: Done In By Details

5/27/2018
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Episode 250 tells about two elaborately planned murders, one on the East Coast, one on the West, that would have been perfect except one was a little too clever, one a little too careless. Later on, we’ll hear from one of True Crime Historian’s favorite pioneers of true crime, the inimitable Edmund Pearson, but the first story comes from the classic pages of True Detective Magazine. The Red Pepper Clue by Donald Russell. Looks like the man was killed by a passing auto while he was...

Duration:01:27:44

Searching For The Elusive Sea Cinderella

5/24/2018
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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 Case Against Professor Kane Episode 249 digs into the case of a college professor accused of drowning his wife for the love of another woman, but the prosecution first has trouble identifying her, then tracking her down, then getting the court to allow her testimony and love letters as evidence. I love a good fall from grace story, but what I...

Duration:01:47:56

Sunday Magazine #21: The Peck's Addition Produce Murders

5/20/2018
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Episode 248 looks at two strange murders from my hometown. They take place in a part of town known as Peck’s Addition, named for the doctor who originally purchased and plotted the lots. Peck’s Addition is bottom land near the Great Miami River, and until a flood protection project in 1913 helped keep the river at bay, the land was occupied and farmed by some of the city’s poorest citizens. So I guess it’s no wonder that a crop would be a matter of life and death. The Peck’s Addition...

Duration:01:02:51

A Bullet To The Editor

5/17/2018
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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 Soteldo-Barton Affair Episode 247 strikes close to home for me. Having worked for 25 years in a newsroom with very little security, the possibility of an indignant individual bursting in with a gun and opening fire because he didn’t like what was printed was a constant, albeit low-grade, fear. In this case, when the bullets start flying and...

Duration:01:05:42