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Cincinnati, OH

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Wondery

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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


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Tracking Harry Tracy

9/22/2017
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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 Last Desperado Of The Wild West Episode 180 takes us to the final days of the Old West and the search for the notorious outlaw Harry Tracy, who made a daring, deadly escape from the Oregon penitentiary and embarked on a deadlier two month flight from justice. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third...

Duration: 02:08:42


The Walloomsac River Conspiracy

9/18/2017
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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... How Mary Rogers Murdered Her Husband Episode 179 tells the story of a sordid little plot to commit murder in 1902, set in motion by a young married woman of questionable reputation. One boyfriend helps her in her plot. Another testifies against her. And when she receives her sentence, she cries for her girlfriend. *** Theme Music by Dave...

Duration: 01:19:46


Husbands Full of Lead

9/14/2017
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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... Betty Martin & Mildred Bolton Take Aim Episode 178 takes us to Chicago in the 1930s, when two women stand trial for very similar crimes: murdering their husbands, the second one inspired by the first. Both women are a little crazy, maybe a lot crazy, but their demeanor during their trials and the very different outcomes make for an interesting...

Duration: 01:16:19


Life, Confession And Atrocious Crimes Of Antoine Probst

9/10/2017
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PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Cruel Murder of the Deering Family Episode 177 is adapted from an 1866 trial pamphlet published in Philadelphia. One of the earliest expressions of true crime in print, trial pamphlets were often embellished from newspaper accounts of the case and, like this one, a bloody mass murder on a farmer’s family just after the Civil War, were released within days of the final disposition. To see a collection of etchings from...

Duration: 01:15:30


Inferno in Ypsilanti

9/7/2017
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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 Michigan Petting Party Murders Episode 146 tells of a most horrible and most quickly resolved murder. When four teenagers are found dead on a country road, public indignation runs high, and under the pressure of the gathering mob, justice moves swiftly. The bodies are found on a Tuesday, and by Friday, the case is resolved. A “blind pig” was...

Duration: 01:37:31


A Deadly Brawl at Turtle Creek

9/3/2017
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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... Amos Lunsford Meets His Match Episode 175 comes by way of a request from a listener in North Carolina, who wanted to know more about this incident, a fight over a horse at a church revival camp that got out of hand. There might have been whiskey involved. Go figure. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at...

Duration: 01:05:55


Fatal Family Fire

8/31/2017
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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 Eldorado Oberst Massacre Episode 174 begins with a family of seven found incinerated in their farmhouse. The only surviving member of the family was the 17 year old son, who was at the movies with a friend. His story changes so dramatically and so frequently, that justice has a hard time catching up. *** Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel...

Duration: 01:26:18


Charged With The Heinous Crime of Voting While Female

8/27/2017
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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 Susan B. Anthony Featuring Emily Simer Braun as Susan B. Anthony Episode 173 explores the prosecution of one of the most hideous crimes in American history, trying to sway an election by voting. By a woman!. Just kidding. The real crime here is the way the judge handed down the decision. Listen, and tell me if you agree. Theme...

Duration: 01:25:51


The Lizzie Edition, Part IV

8/24/2017
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The Great Borden Hearing Begun. While Lizzie Borden waits in the Taunton jail for her preliminary hearing to see if she is to go on trial for the murder of her father and stepmother, the community’s sympathy is expressed in interviews to people close to her and the appearance of “a wild-eyed man” ready to take the blame from her shoulders. We will continue “The Lizzie Edition” in June 2018, the 125th anniversary of the famous trial of Lizzie Borden. *** Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by...

Duration: 01:37:52


The Crumhorn Mountain Mallet Murder

8/21/2017
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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... Little Eva’s Roadhouse Plot Episode 171 relates the sordid tale of a plot to collect insurance money. After Eva Cool, a Cooperstown, New York roadhouse proprietress, purchased $10,000 in policies for her handyman, she asks him and her best friend to go for a ride in the country in a car she just borrowed. Yeah, that’s not gonna end...

Duration: 01:29:36


The Lizzie Edition, Part III

8/17/2017
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Duration: 01:24:04


The Skeleton of Islip Woods

8/13/2017
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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... Confession of the Bigamist Otto Mueller ___ Episode 169 concerns the search for the killer of a young woman whose body is found in a remote Long Island development over a year after her death. The one clue takes the investigation to Europe, with sudden and surprising results. ___ Theme Music by Dave Sams ___ Media management by Sean R....

Duration: 01:02:34


The Lizzie Edition, Part II

8/10/2017
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Episode 168 In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of America’s greatest murder mystery, True Crime Historian brings you “The Lizzie Edition,” an in-depth look at the murder of Andrew J. Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892, and the trial of his daughter Lizzie Borden the following June. Part I: Butchered in Broad Day. The town of Fall River, Massachusetts, reels when a prominent businessman and his wife are found brutally murdered in their own home. With no weapon...

Duration: 01:31:07


The Case of the Kidnapped Incubator Baby

8/6/2017
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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... Fiasco at the World’s Fair__ There’s a lot of crazy in episode 167, and it’s a little confusing at first because there’s so much of it going around, but even once the source of the crazy is obvious, the story is just picking up. I never thought I’d be doing a crime story about a child custody case, but I never heard of a child custody case like...

Duration: 02:15:16


The Lizzie Edition, Part I

8/3/2017
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Butchered in Broad Day -- Episode 166... In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of America’s greatest murder mystery, True Crime Historian brings you “The Lizzie Edition,” and in-depth look at the murder of Andrew J. Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892, and the trial of his daughter Lizzie Borden the following June.... Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by Mary Lee Demarest, 1861, performed by Davide Severi with Plava Kuca on Violin.... Media Management by Sean R....

Duration: 01:38:55


Searching for the Desperado Will Harris

7/27/2017
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Search for the Desperado Will Harris YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Scourge of Sugar Creek _ Episode 164 we ask the rhetorical question, Will the real Will Harris please stay jail. It seems Will Harris was the go-to non de plume for a number of Southern scoundrels around the turn of the 20th century. At times that the press is confused, the police are confused, and the...

Duration: 01:36:57


Sunday Magazine #13

7/23/2017
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Sunday Magazine #13 Episode 163 The Man Who Owned Manhattan: The story of a determined private detective who sets out to crack one of the classic con games and match wits with a man with “an educated laugh.” Love & Money: Two Motives. A tale of the 1870s about a blackmail case evolving into murder. Mr. Bravo’s Burgundy: From our favorite Pioneer of True Crime, the inimitable Edmund Pearson, comes the scandalous tale of a widow, her doctor, her bosom companion, and her beleaguered...

Duration: 01:27:38


Introducing Tides of History

7/20/2017
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From the fall of the Roman Empire to the rise of the modern world: history ebbs and flows over the centuries, driven by great tides of economic, social, political, religious, and cultural change that shape the world and everyone who lives on it. In this new series from Wondery, PhD historian Patrick Wyman (Fall of Rome) brings the cutting edge of that history to listeners in plain, relatable English. Episodes 1 & 2 out now! Subscribe here so you never miss an episode :...

Duration: 00:15:46


Sunday Magazine #12

7/16/2017
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Sunday Magazine #12 Episode 162 Sentenced To Die: When a large blond man, claiming to be a good samaritan, brings a badly beaten fellow into the hospital, it sparks an intricate game of cat and mouse that crosses several states and one international border. No Judge Or Jury: The Case of the Missing Family. When the Haven family moved west for the mother’s health, they seemed to have left their farm in good hands. But where, exactly, did they go? The Kahuna Murder Suicide Note: This...

Duration: 01:41:20


The Sicilian Trunk Job

7/13/2017
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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 Murder of Fillipo Caruso ___ Episode 161 takes us on a trip across the Midwest, from the Italian slums of Chicago, where an Italian produce salesman meets a terrible fate at the hands of his countrymen, aboard a train to Pittsburgh, where his body was found several days later. In this story, the press and the police work together to...

Duration: 01:18:54

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