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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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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


Episodes

A Royal Slashing

1/18/2018
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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 Murder Of The Duchess Of Praslin Episode 213 is dedicated to listener Clare Stevenson, who reached out after watching the 1940 movie “All This, And Heaven, Too,” the story of a scandalous murder in the courts of France that helped precipitate the French Revolution. Based on dispatches to London, the real story is not quite the Hollywood...

Duration: 01:13:56


The Jealous Rage Of Martha Place

1/13/2018
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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... First Lady Of The Electric Chair Episode 212 tells the story behind the first walk of a woman to the electric chair. One cold winter night, a woman apparently attacks her husband with an axe as he walks through the door, leaving him for dead in the entryway. Besides this gruesome sight, neighbors are about to discover a whole house full of...

Duration: 01:12:19


A Wild Ride In Paris, Texas

1/11/2018
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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... Two Doomed Fugitives Episode 211 is truly a historic case, the story behind the first execution under the Lindbergh kidnapping law, which called for the death penalty in cases where a kidnapping victim is taken across state lines, even if they remain unharmed. So when a pair of fugitives takes hostage a pair of small-town policemen in...

Duration: 01:12:17


Only Death Can Cure Him

1/7/2018
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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 Brickbat Moron Serial Murders Episode 210 is a dark journey through five murders in two widely separated states, all perpetrated by a simple minded man, using bricks as weapons. Each case has enough drama to be an episode of its own. Taken together, it’s five times as ugly. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod...

Duration: 01:15:12


Two Acquitted Women

1/4/2018
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Duration: 01:16:43


Introducing American History Tellers

1/3/2018
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The Cold War, the Gold Rush, the Space Race. Every part of your life -the words you speak, the ideas you share- can be traced to our history, but how well do you really know the stories that made America? American History Tellers takes you to the events, the times and the people that shaped our nation. And they'll show you how our history affected them, their families and affects you today. Hosted by Lindsay Graham (not the Senator). From Wondery, the network behind Tides Of History,...

Duration: 00:08:49


The Kidnapped Canadian Preemie

12/31/2017
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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... Baby Irene And Her Two Mothers Episode 208 seems to start out like a murder case: An elderly man marries a girl forty years younger and suddenly dies three months later. But it turns out to be something much more complicated, even an international incident, the macguffin being an adorable tiny baby girl. The final decision on the case being...

Duration: 02:12:08


For The Hand Of Hattie Shreck

12/28/2017
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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 Islip Murder Of Cynthiana Clock Hawkins Episode 207 tells the tragic story of a young man so beguiled by love and consumed by greed that he commits a most heinous crime when his mother refuses to give her blessing. His careless circumstantial trail quickly trumps his vain effort to pin the crime on the proverbial drifter. *** Hosted by...

Duration: 01:29:26


Mrs. Buzzi Faces The Chair

12/24/2017
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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 Botched Fake Suicide Of A Millionaire Contractor Episode 206 is not just your typical love triangle gone awry, but the story of a woman about to be scorned, retaliating in advance. There’s also some intriguing family drama, a conspiracy among sisters, and a re-trial that proves to be more sensational than the first. That rarely...

Duration: 01:58:58


Colonel Swope and Dr. Hyde

12/21/2017
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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 Kansas City Typhoid Murders Episode 205 tells the story of a dark shadow that fell over Kansas City when the death of philanthropist Colonel Thomas H. Swope resulted in a murder trial, the defendant a member of his own family. Did Dr. Hyde infect the family with typhoid, too? Or was he just the victim of a lingering family...

Duration: 01:49:32


The Miser’s Poke Of Gold

12/17/2017
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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 Travels Of Clara Elizabeth Skarin Episode 204 tells the interesting tale of a young woman who shoots her aged benefactor and loots his trunk for a poke full of gold, then goes on a spending spree to update her wardrobe. Was it self-defense, or premeditated. That’s the question. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod...

Duration: 01:49:15


The Fiend With The Wristwatch Tattoo

12/14/2017
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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... The Kidnapping And Murder Of Betty Schnaidt I dedicate episode 203 to listener Charlene Hall, who not only requested a show about a brutal murder and kidnapping in her hometown, but also sent me her personal collection of clippings to form the basis for this story. Turns out, Charlene’s hometown murder was the culmination of a summer of terror...

Duration: 01:22:54


The Milk Cow Murder

12/10/2017
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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... Assassination of Nancy Parker Episode 202 takes us inside the mind of an unhinged woman, but not too deeply. The story takes a lot of strange contradictory turns as the layers are peeled back and everyone tries to get the story straight. Or not. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod Simple...

Duration: 01:09:29


Close Calls For Catherine Cassler

12/7/2017
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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 Murders Of William Lindstrom, Cammie Soutar, And Maybe One Other Guy Episode 201 tells the story of a woman’s allegedly murderous career in Chicago and Indiana. Three times, a murder or otherwise suspicious death took place near Mrs. Cassler, and she even spent some time condemned to the gallows, but fate twisted in her favor every time. She...

Duration: 02:05:57


The Mystery Of Pearl Bryan's Head

12/3/2017
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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... A Foul Deed In Ft. Thomas In celebration of our 200th episode, I’m going to share one of my favorite local stories. The murder itself took place a state over, but one of the convicted murderers lived for a time in my hometown, and the sad story of Pearl Bryan is well-known in the three states involved, with many dubious legends and rumors...

Duration: 02:24:00


Grandma Nusbaum And Her Somewhat Youthful Lover

11/30/2017
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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... Elderly Carpenter Murdered With Hammer So Episode 199 tells what happens when a grandmother with a grumpy but somewhat wealthy old husband befriends a younger man when he is released from prison and begins paying him $250 a month for his, um, affections. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well. It’s a grand, sordid conspiracy, just like we like...

Duration: 01:16:50


A Body Between The Rails

11/24/2017
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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 Reily Mattock Murder Episode 198 is centered on one of my favorite murder tropes: the so-called eternal triangle between the cranky old farmer, his fading wife, and the handsome young farmhand. Yeah, you know that’s not gonna end well, but they might’ve gotten away with it if they had just put the body across the tracks. Details,...

Duration: 01:59:07


Introducing Young Charlie

11/20/2017
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How did Charles Manson become an evil, cunning monster? In August 1969, the world is shocked by the savage murders of movie star Sharon Tate and four others at the sprawling Hollywood Hills estate she shared with film director Roman Polanski. The following night, another couple is brutally slaughtered and panic spreads among Los Angeles residents. Four months later, the mastermind behind these vicious crimes is arrested, and the public learns the name that would haunt it to this day:...

Duration: 00:11:21


Lizzie Nutt’s Sad Experience

11/19/2017
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PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Murders Of Honor Episode 197 gives us not one, but two murders arising over the defense of a young lady’s reputation. The Pennsylvania trials garnered national attention and the great orator Indiana Senator Daniel Voorhees served as counsel for the defense in the second trial, delivering a remarkable 100-minute closing speech. The highlights are excerpted near the end of this tale, adapted from a pamphlet published...

Duration: 01:48:37


Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge

11/16/2017
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Rick chats with Francey Hakes of Best Case Worst Case about their favorite episodes on each other’s podcasts! Feast on these shows @ www.Wondery.com/Thanskgiving

Duration: 00:09:01

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