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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past told through vintage newspaper accounts from the golden age of yellow journalism.

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Latest Episodes

Interred In An Irrigation Ditch

Episode 400 employs a trope we’ve seen before: the cranky old farmer whose wife takes up with the farm hand and well, it just doesn’t end well for anybody.

66 MIN3 h ago
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Interred In An Irrigation Ditch

Sweet Singer Strangled In A Stable

Episode 398 explores the tragic murder of a Chicago housewife and the subsequent confession of the simple minded young man who found the body in a refuse pile.

69 MIN1 w ago
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Sweet Singer Strangled In A Stable

Torture House And Other Stories (Plus Exclusive)

Exclusive EpisodeExclusive Himalaya Premium Edition Weekend Armchair #30 The Case Of The Frozen Foot by George Vedder Jones. Syndicated newspaper article published in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 15, 1950. When detectives found the burglar the shoe would fit, they also found a murderer. The Case Of The Missing Daughter by Paul Levins. Syndicated newspaper article published in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 1949. One woman was branded. Another almost hanged. Their accuser was convicted of perjury. Yet today, almost three centuries later, the controversy over Elizabeth Canning’s abduction still rages. Torture House by Detective Lieutenant William Oeltjen, assistant chief of detectives, Louisville Police Department, as told to Frederick Lord Two life-long friends in deadly combat locked within these dark walls of torture. Into their tragic story was woven more mystery and diabolical plotting than ever was told until this startling article was written. Adapted from True Detective, Feb...

76 MIN1 w ago
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Torture House And Other Stories (Plus Exclusive)

The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer

Episode 120 tells the story of Clara Phillips, a former Hollywood bathing beauty and chorus girl, who decides she wants to have a chat with a young lady whom she believes is canoodling with her husband.

96 MIN2 w ago
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The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer

The Elm City Tragedy

Episode 397 tells the story of a young girl in late 1800’s New England who falls in with a fast crowd with fatal results.

91 MIN3 w ago
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The Elm City Tragedy

Pirates On The Penguin

Episode 396 relates the puzzling story of a family apparently attacked on their cabin cruiser on an inky summer night.

66 MINJUN 11
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Pirates On The Penguin

Mother Chose Murder

Pulp Non-Fiction: A Celebration Of The Pioneers Of True Crime The Cleveland Kaber Conspiracy By Marjorie Wilson Episode 114, remastered from the True Crime Historian Vault Back in the golden ages of newspapers, it was common for them to publish serialized novels of romance, adventure,and intrigue, but true crime serials were not quite so common. But here is a novella-lengthstory published in nineteen chapters in five parts by newspapers in 1921 when Eva Kaber was standing trial for leading a plot to murder her invalid husband. It’s a crazy, crazy story of Italian assassins, fortune tellers, and Pinkerton detectives conspiring with amateur spies to bring an elaborate murder plot to light. *** I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian . Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three month...

147 MINJUN 6
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Mother Chose Murder

What Happened To Alma Kellner

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Fiendish Slaughter Of An Innocent Child Episode 394 relates the tragic tale of an eight-year old girl who fell into the clutches of a degenerate murderer. The hero of this story is a Louisville, Kentucky, detective who not only pieces together the crime, but embarks on a cross-country chase for the alleged murderer, who proves to be slippery even behind bars. Culled from the historic pages of the Louisville Courier-Journal and other newspapers of the era. *** Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian . Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express...

94 MINMAY 29
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What Happened To Alma Kellner

A Cowardly Blow In The Dark

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Barber And The Gambler’s Wife Stand Trial Episode 393 takes us back to the Gilded Age and the salacious story of a professional gambler who is fatally attacked as he leaves his house to go to the hotel where he operates. Blame falls on his barber, who confesses to the crime and implicates the gambler’s wife, accusing her of not only having an interracial affair with him, but also with a younger man who just moved to town. All three are arrested, but who is really the culprit? Culled from the historic pages of the Lincoln Evening Call, the Nebraska State Journal, and other newspapers of the era. The University of Nebraska hosts a website Gilded Age Plains City that gives more details and historical context to the Sheedy murder case: http://gildedage.unl.edu/ *** I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way ...

106 MINMAY 22
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A Cowardly Blow In The Dark

Farmer's Wife Left For Dead

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... Brothers Face Gas Chamber Together Episode 392 explores the case of two brothers charged with the murder of a Colorado farmer and his “chore boy.” The chief witness against them is the farmer’s wife, who made a miraculous getaway and recovery. Culled from the historic pages of the Fort Collins Express and other newspapers of the era. *** Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCH I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian . Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH Expand ...

70 MINMAY 15
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Farmer's Wife Left For Dead

Latest Episodes

Interred In An Irrigation Ditch

Episode 400 employs a trope we’ve seen before: the cranky old farmer whose wife takes up with the farm hand and well, it just doesn’t end well for anybody.

66 MIN3 h ago
Comments
Interred In An Irrigation Ditch

Sweet Singer Strangled In A Stable

Episode 398 explores the tragic murder of a Chicago housewife and the subsequent confession of the simple minded young man who found the body in a refuse pile.

69 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Sweet Singer Strangled In A Stable

Torture House And Other Stories (Plus Exclusive)

Exclusive EpisodeExclusive Himalaya Premium Edition Weekend Armchair #30 The Case Of The Frozen Foot by George Vedder Jones. Syndicated newspaper article published in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 15, 1950. When detectives found the burglar the shoe would fit, they also found a murderer. The Case Of The Missing Daughter by Paul Levins. Syndicated newspaper article published in the San Francisco Chronicle, October 30, 1949. One woman was branded. Another almost hanged. Their accuser was convicted of perjury. Yet today, almost three centuries later, the controversy over Elizabeth Canning’s abduction still rages. Torture House by Detective Lieutenant William Oeltjen, assistant chief of detectives, Louisville Police Department, as told to Frederick Lord Two life-long friends in deadly combat locked within these dark walls of torture. Into their tragic story was woven more mystery and diabolical plotting than ever was told until this startling article was written. Adapted from True Detective, Feb...

76 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Torture House And Other Stories (Plus Exclusive)

The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer

Episode 120 tells the story of Clara Phillips, a former Hollywood bathing beauty and chorus girl, who decides she wants to have a chat with a young lady whom she believes is canoodling with her husband.

96 MIN2 w ago
Comments
The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer

The Elm City Tragedy

Episode 397 tells the story of a young girl in late 1800’s New England who falls in with a fast crowd with fatal results.

91 MIN3 w ago
Comments
The Elm City Tragedy

Pirates On The Penguin

Episode 396 relates the puzzling story of a family apparently attacked on their cabin cruiser on an inky summer night.

66 MINJUN 11
Comments
Pirates On The Penguin

Mother Chose Murder

Pulp Non-Fiction: A Celebration Of The Pioneers Of True Crime The Cleveland Kaber Conspiracy By Marjorie Wilson Episode 114, remastered from the True Crime Historian Vault Back in the golden ages of newspapers, it was common for them to publish serialized novels of romance, adventure,and intrigue, but true crime serials were not quite so common. But here is a novella-lengthstory published in nineteen chapters in five parts by newspapers in 1921 when Eva Kaber was standing trial for leading a plot to murder her invalid husband. It’s a crazy, crazy story of Italian assassins, fortune tellers, and Pinkerton detectives conspiring with amateur spies to bring an elaborate murder plot to light. *** I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian . Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three month...

147 MINJUN 6
Comments
Mother Chose Murder

What Happened To Alma Kellner

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Fiendish Slaughter Of An Innocent Child Episode 394 relates the tragic tale of an eight-year old girl who fell into the clutches of a degenerate murderer. The hero of this story is a Louisville, Kentucky, detective who not only pieces together the crime, but embarks on a cross-country chase for the alleged murderer, who proves to be slippery even behind bars. Culled from the historic pages of the Louisville Courier-Journal and other newspapers of the era. *** Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian . Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express...

94 MINMAY 29
Comments
What Happened To Alma Kellner

A Cowardly Blow In The Dark

YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Barber And The Gambler’s Wife Stand Trial Episode 393 takes us back to the Gilded Age and the salacious story of a professional gambler who is fatally attacked as he leaves his house to go to the hotel where he operates. Blame falls on his barber, who confesses to the crime and implicates the gambler’s wife, accusing her of not only having an interracial affair with him, but also with a younger man who just moved to town. All three are arrested, but who is really the culprit? Culled from the historic pages of the Lincoln Evening Call, the Nebraska State Journal, and other newspapers of the era. The University of Nebraska hosts a website Gilded Age Plains City that gives more details and historical context to the Sheedy murder case: http://gildedage.unl.edu/ *** I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way ...

106 MINMAY 22
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A Cowardly Blow In The Dark

Farmer's Wife Left For Dead

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... Brothers Face Gas Chamber Together Episode 392 explores the case of two brothers charged with the murder of a Colorado farmer and his “chore boy.” The chief witness against them is the farmer’s wife, who made a miraculous getaway and recovery. Culled from the historic pages of the Fort Collins Express and other newspapers of the era. *** Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCH I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian . Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH Expand ...

70 MINMAY 15
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Farmer's Wife Left For Dead
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