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EQUAL IN DEATH: The Last Public Execution in Ohio – 1844

1/16/2018
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On February 9, 1844, Esther Foster and William Graham were jointly executed by hanging, in Columbus, Ohio, on the same scaffold. It was the last public execution held in the state. Foster was an African-American woman and Graham was a white man. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Ohio State Journal, February 9, 1844. Historical Lights and Shadows of the Ohio State Penitentiary (1893), by Daniel J. Morgan History of Franklin County, Ohio (1855), by William T. Martin. GUEST HOST: Heather Wright...

Duration:00:24:59


THE WITCH OF PLUM HOLLOW – 1891

1/8/2018
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The life and true story of “Mother” Elizabeth Barnes, the so-called “witch” of Plum Hollow, Ontario. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: The Wise Woman of Plum Hollow, Ottawa Free Press, March 16, 1891. My Grandmother Was Mother Barnes - The Witch of Plum Hollow, by Roy Barnes. The Plum Hollow Witch, Ontario Rewind (October 27, 2016). GUEST HOST: Sarah Norton of The Salty Canadian Podcast. GUEST VOICES: Intro / Extro - Brandon Cruz of Interdimensional RSS and the Submitted For Your...

Duration:00:28:12


NEW YEAR'S CALLS

1/4/2018
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It was a very popular custom, during the 19th century, for people to make a short visit to their friends and neighbors on New Year’s day or eve. In this episode, we will discuss that tradition, and our own effort to revive it, here in the internet age. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: New year's Calls, Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 29, 1855. New Year's Day, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 02, 1858. The Fat Man's New Year Calls, Cleveland Plain Dealer, January 02, 1861. PARTICIPATING...

Duration:01:12:26


CHRISTMAS EVE ON WALL STREET – 1882

12/24/2017
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A spontaneous practical joke, on Christmas Eve 1882, at the New York Stock Exchange, ignited a wild chain reaction of very silly shenanigans. And that wasn’t the only place of business where that happened. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Fun at the Stock Exchange; Rollicking Brokers Anticipating the Joys of Merry Christmas, New York Times, December 24, 1882. Fun at the Exchanges, New York Times, December 25, 1881 Grocery Mens’ Jubilee: A Day of Much Amusement at the Exchange, New York...

Duration:00:20:04


THE LYNCHING OF THE OUTLAW JEFFERSON DAVIS - 1873

12/20/2017
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On July 26, 1873, a man calling himself Jefferson Davis was beaten, shot, and dragged through the streets of Ragersville, Ohio, before finally being hung from a tree, by an angry mob. This is the true story of the lynching -- and its extremely strange aftermath. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Cleveland Plain Dealer, 07/28/1873; 08/01/1873; 08/05/1873. Hangtown: The True Story of the Lynching of Jefferson Davis, by Rhonda Hogarth. Haunted Tuscarawas County [Ohio], by Debra Robinson. GUEST...

Duration:00:22:02


THE PARTY OF THE CENTURY – 1896

12/15/2017
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On a cold dark night in December of 1896, many of the richest men in New York City were enjoying themselves at a bachelor party, when it was suddenly and unexpectedly raided by the police, on the basis of a tip that “indecent entertainment” was taking place at the party, including the famous exotic dancer Little Egypt and other similar performers. This episode tells the story of the party and its aftermath. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: New York Times, December 21-24, 27 & 29-31, 1896;...

Duration:01:16:52


EVIL GOES ON TRIAL – 1888

10/31/2017
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The story of Madame Editha Diss DeBar, a fake psychic and professional con artist, who fooled Luther Marsh, a nice old man (a retired judge!) into believing she had amazing and miraculous powers to communicate with the dead, including his late wife. In 1888, she nearly fleeced him of his entire life savings, until she and her cronies were arrested for conspiracy to commit fraud, and were put on trial. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: New York Sun, March 29, 1888. New York Tribune, April 2 & May...

Duration:00:49:55


KIDNAPPERS, PIRATES AND PICK-POCKETS – 1920

10/19/2017
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This is a “true crime” episode which also opens up a unique “slice of life” from two totally different stories and two completely different locations in 1920: the nation of China and Cleveland, Ohio (sort of). HISTORICAL REFERENCES: 30 Men Arrested by Crew of S.S. Roosevelt, After Crooks Rob Excursionists, Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 7, 1920. American Saves Girls from Chinese Pirates, Cleveland Plain Dealer, September 8,1920. GUEST VOICES: Miss C.S.K. Neilson: Minna...

Duration:00:33:47


AN ASSAULT, A LYNCHING, AND THE END OF INNOCENCE – 1856

10/7/2017
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In October 1856, an angry mob in Manchester, Ohio, lynched a man named Bill Terry. He was accused of a brutal assault on a young woman, Margaret Morris. This was the first lynching to take place in Ohio. HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Adams County Democrat, October 31, 1856. Cleveland Plain Dealer, December 9 and 24, 1856. GUEST VOICES: Bill Terry: Cole Johnson from the Cole Sportz podcast and the Revelations podcast. Margaret Morris: Erica Jones from the Martinis and the Macabre...

Duration:00:39:51


DID AN AIRCRAFT FLY OVER NEW YORK CITY IN 1876?

9/25/2017
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According to an article published in a respected New York newspaper in 1876, a local inventor successfully built and flew an aircraft over the city. Did it really happen? HISTORICAL REFERENCE: Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, December 30, 1876. GUEST HOST: Anabelle D-C of Anabelle Audios EPISODE MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com – Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses / by/3.0 At Rest Improbable Teddy Bear...

Duration:00:07:27


THE OHIO “FLYING MACHINE” MYSTERY OF 1897

9/22/2017
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In 1897, numerous individuals across Ohio reported that they had seen an airship in the sky, hovering over their city or town. This was years before the first successful flight of a motorized aircraft was supposed to have occurred – according to the history books. What is the explanation for this? HISTORICAL REFERENCES: Newspaper Articles: Akron Beacon and Republican, April 16, 20, 22; May 4, 5, 13, 1897. Athens Messenger and Herald, April 22, 1897. Akron Times-Democrat, April...

Duration:01:07:14


THE CROCODILE TEARS OF ELLA NELSON – THE “NOT GUILTY” KILLER

8/22/2017
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION In New York City, in February 1891, a young woman named Ella Nelson shot and killed her married boyfriend, yet in a wild trial, a jury declared her “Not Guilty”. This shocking case made nationwide headlines at the time, but is hardly known today. This episode tells the story of what happened -- and why. HISTORICAL REFERENCE SOURCES Transcript of Trial of Ella Nelson, Trial #14, John Jay College, pp. 23-26. District Attorney Indictment Files, Court of General...

Duration:00:48:03


WILD AND CRAZY OHIO - 1897

8/3/2017
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EPISODE SUMMARY: The year 1897 was a hotbed of news reports of encounters with bizarre and unexpected animals and other wild creatures, in random places in Ohio. GUEST VOICES: Newspaper Reporter: Nick Alexander from the BroOhio podcast Foraker Village [Ohio] Mother: Kate Shaw from the Strange Animals podcast Adams County [Ohio] teen-age girl: Emily Peck Prokop from The Story Behind podcast Emanuel Hendrick, Jr: Dennis Serra from the Evil podcast. Host Intro, “Listener...

Duration:00:45:51


MINI-EPISODE

7/23/2017
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EPISODE DESCRIPTION: The tragic impact of the lynching of Joseph Lytle on his sister-in-law, Martha Lytle. GUEST VOICES: Newspaper Reporter: Steven Cardinal of Aural Traditions podcast. Listener Warning: Ali McLennan of In Sight podcast. Host Intro & Extro Aphorism: Annabelle D-C of AnabelleAudio@gmail.com NEWS ARTICLE SOURCE: Driven Crazy By The Action Of The Findlay Mob, Cleveland Plain Dealer, May 17, 1892. BACKGROUND MUSIC: Kevin MacLeod of Incompetech.com – Licensed under...

Duration:00:09:10


THE LYNCHING OF THE HATCHET MAN

7/15/2017
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THE LYNCHING OF THE HATCHET MAN. This first episode will feature a quick summary of what this podcast is about, and what listeners can expect to hear in the future. This is immediately followed by our first featured story: The saga of Joseph Lytle, a middle-aged bully, who was lynched by an angry mob in 1892, in Findlay, Ohio, after he attacked his ex-wife and daughters with a hatchet, and left them for dead, in a pool of blood. GUEST VOICES: Our deep thanks to the following...

Duration:01:14:13