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Author: Pulpular Media

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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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The Biddle Brothers Bandit Gang
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...And The Jailer’s Wife’s BetrayalEpisode 330 is the exciting story of the Biddle Brothers of Pittsburgh, whose ransack of a humble home turns to homicide, and leads to a line-of-duty death of one of the city’s beloved officers. I was well into recording this episode before I realized that there was a movie based on this story. I’ve got a prize ready for the first person to contact me via email or social media with the name of the actress who played the jailer’s wife.Culled from the historic pages of the Pittsburgh Press, the Pittsburgh Daily Post and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support 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.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. 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 Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
The Millionaire Orphan
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Tragic Typhoid ConspiracyEpisode 329 tells of an unusual modus operandi, the use of typhoid germs as a method of poisoning when an Illinois attorney goes on trial for the murder of a young man he raised after the death of his mother, who happened to leave her son a million dollar estate. A big welcome back to our friend Susan Ferman, who will read passages written during the trial by the Chicago Tribune’s ace female reporter Genevieve Forbes Herrick about some of the women involved in the case.Culled from the historic pages of the Chicago Tribune and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support 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.***Opening theme by Nico Vitesse.Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sames. 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 Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

The Millionaire Orphan

2019-04-1401:30:45

Moonlight Murder On Lake Palourde
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 Laboeuf Triangle Episode 328 revisits one of our favorite tropes, the love triangle gone awry. The people involved here weren’t rich and famous, but ordinary people tragically caught up in their passion.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaWe invite you to check out Pulpular Media’s newest production, Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for two brand-new episodes.Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why the, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support 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.Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app.***Opening theme and some incidental music 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 Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer
The Tall Love Of Laura Bullion
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Thorny Rose Of The Wild Bunch Episode 324 tells the tale of a young woman who would do anything for the man she loves, even go to prison for him. The couple were associated with the gang known as the Wild Bunch, featuring such notorious characters as Black Jack Ketchum, Butch Cassidy, and Harry Longbaugh, also known as the Sundance Kid. Culled from the historic pages of the St. Louis Times-Dispatch, the St. Louis Republican, and other newspapers of the era. Epilogue. Ben Kilpatrick did not get out of federal prison until 1911. By that time, Laura Bullion had been involved with several other men and was living in Memphis. They never reconnected. Kilpatrick was killed in an attempted train robbery in 1912. Laura Bullion worked as a seamstress and interior designer in Memphis until she died of heart disease at age 85 in 1961, the last surviving member of the Wild Bunch. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support 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. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love,  will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app. *** 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 Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
The End Of John Wesley Hardin
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Grand Mogul Of The Texas Desperados Episode 322 relates the downfall of one of the most desperate desperados of the Old West, John Wesley Hardin, the man so mean that it is alleged he shot a fellow just for snoring. Culled from the historic pages of the Galveston Daily News, The El Paso Times, and other newspapers of the era. You can find out more about the career of John Sellman, the man who killed John Wesley Hardin and 13 other outlaws, by registering at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. A bonus episode, “14 Notches On A Colt 45” will be published Thursday for patrons pledging just a dollar a month or more. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get each new episode a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support 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. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app. *** 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 Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer
The Colusa Tragedy
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Capture Of Hong Di Episode 321 continues our exploration of stories from the Old West, this one from a ranch near Colusa when a Chinese cook, a mere boy of 17, opens fire with a rifle during the family meal. After a flight from justice, an unlikely hero captures the fugitive, who is put on trial while a vengeful crowd gathers outside demanding the extreme penalty of the law. Culled from the historic pages of the the San Francisco Examiner and other newspapers of the era. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Can’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get each new episode a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Support 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. Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/True Take care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com. Don’t forget to use the secret code TCH to get $100 of free delivery credit for your first seven days when you download the Postmates app. *** 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 Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

The Colusa Tragedy

2019-03-1101:17:57

Trouble At Tombstone
YESTERDAY’S NEWS --Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Earp Brothers Take A StandEpisode 319 takes us on a journey to one of the most famous gunfights in Old West history, the shoot-out at the OK corral. The first two thirds relates the story from the newspaper accounts of the day, while the third act gives a first-person account from Wyatt Earp himself.Culled from the historic pages of the Tombstone Epitaph, the Arizona Daily Star, the San Francisco Examiner, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get each new episode a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support 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.Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/TrueTake care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com.***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 Miller-JonesRichard O Jones, Executive Producer

Trouble At Tombstone

2019-03-0501:39:00

The Hardscrabble Poison Widow
YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...She Conversed With The DevilEpisode 317 explores the bizarre tale of Martha Wise who becomes so tired of the scorn of her family and their objection to her dating life after the death of her husband, that she starts putting arsenic in their drinking water. Not everyone dies, so the intense family drama carries over into her sensational trial and damning testimony from a cousin made invalid from the poison and the suicide of a sister-in-law.Culled from the historic pages of the Akron Beacon Journal and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support 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.Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/TrueTake care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com.***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
The Gun Alley Murder
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 Mysterious Case Of Alma TirtschkeEpisode 315 is Dedicated to Peter Quinn, a listener down under who brought this case to my attention, the sad tale of a 12 year old girl who disappeared while running errands for her family. Her body was found naked and outraged the following morning. Based on the testimony of some spurious witnesses, as you shall hear, the crown executed the owner of a wine shop near the alley. But did they get the right man.Culled from the historic pages of the Melbourne Age and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaCan’t wait for the next episode to drop? Download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, and drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian.Support 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.Z-O-L-A Zola, the wedding company that will do anything for love, will give you $50 off your registry when you land at Zola.com/TrueTake care of your body with a subscription to Care/Of and get personalized vitamin and supplement packs right to your door, and get 50 percent off your first month with the secret code TCH50 when you check out at takecareof.com.***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

The Gun Alley Murder

2019-02-1801:27:42

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