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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

The Fiend Of Nebraska

2/18/2018
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PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... Life And Confession Of Stephen Dee Richards Episode 203 takes us to the prairies of Nebraska to explore the state’s first serial killer, Stephen Dee Richards. His confession and the reporting of his murder come from a sensational trail pamphlet published shortly after his death, the 19th century version of a true crime podcast. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the...

Duration:01:09:49

Murder Of The Blonde Butterfly

2/15/2018
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UNSOLVED A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Saga Of Ruth Freed’s Itchy Trigger Finger Episode 222 tells of the unsolved murder of a professional party girl in post-Prohibition Chicago. Well, technically it’s unsolved as no one was ever arrested or tried for the murder, but I think it’ll be pretty clear who the alleged culprit is. *** The Castle Murder referred to is the subject of episode 210 “Only Death Can Cure...

Duration:01:05:57

The Secret Of Wolf's Creek

2/11/2018
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PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Case Of The Hanging Dog Episode 221 comes from the pages of the classic True Detective Magazine, May 1945, the story of a missing man, a murdered dog, and a decomposing body found in the swamps of Northeastern Ohio. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network. @bombpod It’s time to step up your watch game. Join the MVMT! ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire. You can eat like a...

Duration:00:53:29

The Pied Piper Of Tuscon

2/8/2018
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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 Teenage Sex & Murder Club Episode 220 takes us to Tucson, Arizona in the 1960s, when a police find a charismatic young man responsible for the disappearance of three teenage girls as the leader of a bizarre little party cult. But even when the murder cases are closed, the exciting story continues to include a daring prison break and a deadly...

Duration:01:21:59

Case Of The Tangled Clues

2/5/2018
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PULP NONFICTION -- A celebration of the pioneers of true crime... The Long Island Gas Station Murder Episode 219 is the first person report of Long Island detective Felix Di Martini as he investigates the death of a benevolent small businessman, the owner of a service station. His dogged pursuit of the culprit was told in the classic pages of True Detective magazine, historic purveyors of sensational true crime, April 1945. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod...

Duration:01:07:59

Three International Manhunts

2/4/2018
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Sunday Magazine #17 When Justice Triumphed: Strange Murder Of An Aged Romeo. In Argentina, a family feud gets settled in a grisly way. Black Cat Doomed: Britain’s First Ride Murderer. Scotland Yard attempts to track down gangsters that seem to have been taking lessons from their American colleagues. Saskatchewan Killer. A lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins to wonder if he can live up to their motto as he chases a murderer back and forth across the American...

Duration:01:15:13

The Priest And His Dismembered Wife

2/2/2018
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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 Mutilation Of Anna Aumuller Episode 217 is more than just a murder. It starts out one of your everyday girl gone bad headless torso murders, but the finding of the body parts only opens a sweeping international criminal case that gets the feds involved. This story has a big pile of drama around every corner, including some impressive...

Duration:01:45:42

A Sip Of Abortionist Ale

1/28/2018
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UNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries. The Mysterious Murder Of Dr. William H. Wilson Episode 215 comes not only with a mysterious poisoning, but a side dish of “illegal operations.” Either it’s a devilishly clever plot, or perhaps the police didn’t really give it their all, considering the scandalous nature of Dr. Wilson’s practice. *** Hosted by Wondery. @wonderymedia Member of the BombPod Media Network....

Duration:01:39:15

Young Love, Serious Crime

1/25/2018
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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... Teller And His Teenage Moll Episode 215 is dedicated to True Crime Historian listener Virgil Kay, who sent me the case file on this story of a pair of bandits on the run, a 27-year-old exhibitionist and his 17-year-old moll, a tough girl who was said to be the brains behind the operation, such as it was. *** Hosted by Wondery....

Duration:01:02:25

The King Of The Osage Hills

1/21/2018
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FROM THE OFFICIAL FILES -- A true crime story culled from historic documents in law enforcement archives. A Terrible Reign Of Murder Episode 214 digs deep into the files of the FBI and one of its early successful investigations during the tenure of J.Edgar Hoover, when the Bureau of Investigations looked into the murder of as many as 60 to 70 Osage Indians. The file includes a report by Agent Frank Smith as well as statements by informants who helped break the conspiracy. True Crime...

Duration:01:25:29

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...

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

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