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True Crime Historian

Author: Pulpular Media

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True Crime Historian remembers the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels, and scourges of the past through newspaper accounts in the golden age of yellow journalism.
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The Mad Butcher Of Kenmore Avenue
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...AKA The Lipstick Killer And His Imaginary AccompliceHang onto your seats, folks, this one is another wild ride down psychopath lane. Folks in a nice Chicago neighborhood are scandalized when a string of murders go from fearsome to gruesome. Police get their man--or men, depending on how you look at it--almost by accident when the culprit is arrested for another crime. His crimes are heinous and involve a child, so tread carefully if your sensitive to that stuff, but I will tell you that the reporting isn’t overly graphic.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.Get pre-measured food to make your meals straight to your door with Hello Fresh! www.hellofresh.com/TRUE60. Get six meals free with the promotional code TRUE60 when you check out.If you like hearing about historical scoundrels here, you’ll also like The Gray Mask, a true spy podcast.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
Something Went Wrong Somewhere
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Rosewood MassacreEpisode 284 is dedicated to True Crime Historian patron Mary Virginia Avery who lives near what used to be Rosewood, Florida, where the probably unfounded accusation of a black man for assaulting a white woman led to the destruction of the town and the banishment from Levy County of all of its citizens. Because incidents like this were numerous and under-reported, I’ve included accounts of some of the racial unrest in that area that researchers believe contributed to the rage that was exhibited that night, and also some passages from a report produced in 1993 based on interviews with survivors. Although I’ve edited the news reports to lighten the obvious racial bias, there are times when I felt it important to read them as written, so be aware that the language may be strong at times. History is not always pretty, and I don’t think it endorses the racism of the day to bring it into light. I believe that all of my stories are cautionary tales, and it’s too easy to see echoes of these events in modern America.*** A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
The Wyoming Valley American Tragedy
Pregnant Church Worker Found Dead In Harvey’s LakeIf the tropes in Episode 275 sound a bit like Episode 96, “The Body In Big Moose Lake,” the familiarity was not lost on the people of the day, either. The 1906 murder of Grace Brown in Big Moose Lake inspired novelist Theodore Dreiser to write “An American Tragedy,” which became an instant classic when it was published in 1925. The story you are about to hear struck such a familiar chord that the press made many comparisons and headlines described the murder of Freda McKechnie and the trial of Bobby Edwards in the same terms. Theodore Dreiser was called upon by the New York Post to cover the trial, and he makes a brief appearance in our story when he receives an admonition from the bench.***Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Record, Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Wilkes-Barre Evening News and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaSupport your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar a month reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require.ZipRecruiter. The smartest way to hire.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.Media management by Sean R. JonesProduction assistance by Emily Simer BraunRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
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Nai Nosnikliw

content is good, but cannot stand the narrator. Bizarre vocal cadence.

Nov 1st
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corp Azilum

The casual racism you find in old articles is disconcerting at times.

Sep 19th
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Alta Sheridan

This was a wonderful story. Thanks for saving it from oblivion

Sep 8th
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Jessica Ressler

I LOVE this podcast BUT listening to that impression of a Norwegian accent was painful!

Aug 24th
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Jaymes Moynihan

I keep thinking om listening to Nicolas Cage lol

Aug 22nd
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Casey Lee

Intro audio is messed up

Jun 19th
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Kelly Ann

love the series 💚

Jun 6th
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