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From DNA testing to the Dixie Mafia, Crime Capsule brings you new stories of true crime in American history. Join writer and host Benjamin Morris for exclusive interviews with authors from Arcadia Publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past. Crime Capsule: history so interesting it’s criminal.

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Rendered in painstaking detail, accounts of high-profile killings and courtroom intrigue filled the pages of Stark County's early newspapers. The triple hanging of three teenage boys in 1880 seized the attention of the entire community. When George Saxton, notorious womanizer and President McKinley's brother-in-law, was shot dead on the front lawn of his widowed lover in 1898, the whole nation looked on. For the brutal slaying of his wife, James Cornelius became the first local prison inmate executed in the electric chair in 1906. Using contemporary local newspaper accounts, Kim Kenney, author of Canton's Pioneers in Flight and coauthor of Stark County Food tells the story of eight Stark County murders, unfolding the grisly details while honoring the lives cut short by violence. Buy HERE
Hey, Crime Capsule fans, it's Ben here. We are putting the finishing touches on our new series on Crimes of Passion for the hot summer months. And as we do that, we have a special treat to share with you. We have an exciting new podcast from the award-winning Sarah Ferris Media, known for producing true crime hits like Conning the Con and Stop the Killing. Their latest release is called Watching Two Detectives and it is amazing. Hosted by retired New South Wales homicide detectives Scott Rogan and Peter Hogan, this podcast offers a unique and authentic perspective on some of the most intriguing cases they have ever worked on. The first season, titled If Tomorrow Never Comes, delves into the murder of Michael Furlong, a case that took an unexpected turn when the detectives reached out to Michael's family. Luke Furlong, Michael's son, had waited over 20 years to speak to the detectives who solved his father's case, turning this podcast into a heartfelt journey of truth and healing. What sets watching two detectives apart is its focus on the emotional impact on the victim's family and the continuous struggles they face, like confronting the potential release of the suspect every six months. chilling details of the case, including poisoned toothpaste and an elaborate drug smuggling plan, also add layers of suspense and intrigue. You can binge the entire first season early on Apple podcasts and Patreon, making it perfect for those who can't wait for weekly releases.  Trust us. You are not going to want to miss this podcast. We will see you back here at Crime Capsule next week for Crimes of Passion. But until then, enjoy Watching Two Detectives.  Listen on Apple Podcasts: [ https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/watching-two-detectives/id1740792484] Subscribe on Patreon: [https://www.patreon.com/WTDPODCAST/home]
Hi, Crime Capsule fans. It's your host, Benjamin, here. I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying the Fourth of July in style. We won't keep you from your burgers on the grill and your fireworks. We are sending out a quick reminder about our current giveaway. We are extending our deadline. To mark our 100th episode, Arcadia Publishing is giving away not one but two books from our most recent guests, and they can be yours with just one email. The first is a physical copy of Kate Zeliznack's The Doodler Murders of San Francisco. And the second book is a digital copy of Rita Shuler's Murder in the Midlands. All you have to do to enter is email crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com with your name, city, and just one thing you would like to hear on a future Crime Capsule episode. A place, a topic, a murderer, could be anything, you name it. We are always looking for new ideas for books to cover and authors to interview, so we would love to hear from you about what you want to hear more about. Tell us your name, city, and interest for a future show, and we will select two names from the pile to give these books away. Again, we are extending our deadline to next week, July 11th. That email is Crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts .com. Drop us a line. Thanks again for everything and we will see you soon. Happy Fourth, Crime Capsule, History So Interesting, It's Criminal.
Hi, Crime Capsule fans. It's your host, Benjamin, here. I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for joining us these past two months for our 100th-episode celebration. If you've heard me say it once, you've heard me say it a thousand times. We still can't quite believe we made it this far. We're wrapping things up.  Now, before we go, every good party has party favors, and this one is no exception. To mark the 100th, Arcadia Publishing is giving away not one, but two books authored by our most recent guests, and they can be yours with just one simple email. The first. is a physical copy of Kate Zaliznack's The Doodler Murders of San Francisco, which you can hear more about in our interview with Kate just a few weeks ago, and the one last year. The second book is a digital copy of Rita Shuler's Murder in the Midlands, which she told us about in some detail just last week. All you have to do to enter is email us at crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com. Again, that's crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com. In that email, include your name, your city, and one topic that you would like to hear on a future crime capsule episode. We are always on the lookout for new ideas for books to cover and authors to interview.  So we would love to hear from you about what you would like to hear more about. It could be paranormal, could be heists, could be spies, could be lady murderers, could be anything. Just tell us your name, your city, and one topic you would like to hear about on a future show, and we will select two names from the pile to give these books away to. Now, here's the thing time is ticking. You have one week to do this, so get on it. Our entries are going to close on July 4th. Now again, that email is crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com. In the meantime, we'll prepare our next full series of original episodes for you. No spoilers, but it's gonna be killer.  So thanks again for everything and we will see you soon. Get this week, but before we get to that, we just wanted to say it's been a real journey, a labor of love and a labor of joy, and we could not have done it without you. We're grateful to our staff at Evergreen and Arcadia. We're grateful to our authors, our guests, but most of all to you, our listeners who tune in each week to hear the latest in true crime writing and scholarship. So thanks. Here's to the next 100.
This week, we welcome Rita Shuler back to discuss everything from her books to the Alex Murdaugh murders in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle's murder remained a cold case for 37 years until the dogged work of two detectives. Investigators periodically revisited the case over the years, but it remained the department's top cold case for thirty-seven years. Special Agent Lt. Rita Shuler worked on the case shortly after she joined the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and she just couldn't let it go, not even after her retirement in 2001. In May 2015, Lt. Shuler teamed up with new investigator Corporal Gean Johnson, and together they uncovered key evidence that had been overlooked. With new advancements in DNA and fingerprint technology, they brought the case to its end in just four months. Join Shuler as she details the gruesome history of this finally-solved case. Listening to Rita's experiences was insightful and a testament to law enforcement professionals' dedication and hard work. If you're interested in learning more about these fascinating cases and Rita's perspective, be sure to check out her previous episodes on Crime Capsule. #CrimeCapsule #LawEnforcement #PodcastEpisode #Justice #Collaboration #Persistence #Timing Buy her book HERE
Chapel Hill has seen its share of violence and murder, but it has been able to push those instances aside and keep the ambiance of a Norman Rockwell–style small town. A walk through the campus of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill can be inspiring, but the school has a darker side that has been well hidden. Over the years, there have been many murders that have taken place among the oak trees and in the dorms and frat houses on campus. Many of the murders are unsolved and remain mysteries to this day. The victims know the truth, though, that evil has no boundaries. Local historian Rick Jackson narrates the mysteries of one of North Carolina’s quaintest towns. Rick Jackson is a native North Carolinian who grew up in Durham and now lives with his family in Wake Forest, just outside Raleigh. He currently teaches business and economic courses to high school students after spending many years in banking and finance in various positions. He has always had a passion for history and the stories of the people that lived it. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Campbell University and an MBA from The University of Mount Olive. PURCHASE HERE
CC-100th Teaser 2

CC-100th Teaser 2

2024-06-0602:23

Join us next week as we resume our 100th episode celebration.
In 1978, Elaine Fogle was found murdered in her home in rural South Carolina. After months of investigation by local and state investigators, the case went cold. But one of those investigators, Lieutenant Rita Shuler, wouldn't let it go: Shuler would spend the next 40 years pursuing Fogle's case until she finally cracked it -- and then wrote a book about it. This episode is part one of our two-part interview with Shuler, author of "The Lowcountry Murder of Gwendolyn  Elaine Fogle: A Cold Case Solved", out now from Arcadia Publishing.For decades, evidence of the 1978 murder of Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle lay in the evidence room at the Walterboro Police Department. Investigators periodically revisited the case over the years, but it remained the department’s top cold case for thirty-seven years. Special Agent Lieutenant Rita Shuler worked on the case shortly after she joined the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and she couldn’t let it go, not even after her retirement in 2001. In May 2015, Lieutenant Shuler teamed up with new investigator Corporal Gean Johnson, and together they uncovered key evidence that had been overlooked. With new advancements in DNA and fingerprint technology, they brought the case to its end in just four months. Join host Ben Morris as he interviews Rita Shuler, author of Murder in Pleasanton: Tina Faelz and the Search for Justice, published by The History Press. Find us on your favorite podcast provider, or on evergreenpodcasts.com.
Four decades after Jeannette DePalma's tragic death, authors Jesse P. Pollack and Mark Moran present the definitive account of the shocking Springfield township cold case. As Springfield residents decorated for Halloween in September 1972, the crime rate in the quiet, affluent township was at its lowest in years. That mood was shattered when the body of sixteen-year-old Jeannette DePalma was discovered in the local woods, allegedly surrounded by strange objects. Some feared witchcraft was to blame, while others believed a serial killer was on the loose. Rumors of a police cover up ran rampant, and the case went unsolved - along with the murders of several other young women. Jesse P. Pollack is a New Jersey native who has served as a contributing writer and correspondent for Weird NJ magazine since 2001. In addition to Death on the Devil's Teeth, Pollack is the author of The Acid King (Simon & Schuster, 2018) and co-directed a 2021 documentary of the same name. Pollack is the co-host of Podcast 1289, the True Crime Movie Club podcast and the Devil's Teeth podcast. Mark Moran graduated from Parsons School of Design. In the early 1990s, Moran teamed up with Mark Sceurman to create Weird NJ magazine, the ultimate travel guide to New Jersey's local legends and best-kept secrets. The magazine has since spawned several books and a History Channel television series. Moran and Sceurman can be seen on the Travel Channel television series Paranormal Caught on Camera. Buy the book HERE
Congratulations to Crime Capsule for reaching 100 episodes. Today, we're celebrating returning a former guest, Kate Zaliznock, author of The San Francisco Doodler Murders. In 1974, one of San Francisco's most horrific unsolved serial murder cases began. In less than two years, the man police called "The Doodler'? took at least five lives, terrorized the LGBTQ community, and left three survivors forever changed. Initial reports claimed the murderer didn't approach his victims with the knife he used to kill them but that the suspect shared skilled drawings--sketches of faces and animals--before leaving several gay men to bleed out in the sands of Ocean Beach. Police investigations and activist efforts to uncover the killer led to several suspects but no definitive identification of the artist of death. Author Kate Zaliznock shines a light on this riveting cold case.
Celebrating 100 episodes, host Benjamin Morris reflects on milestones and the journey to reaching this momentous occasion. He acknowledges the support of Christen Thompson from Arcadia and the History Press, who played a pivotal role in bringing the podcast to life. Join the celebration as they delve into the backstory of how a simple idea evolved into a successful podcast.
100th Episode Teaser

100th Episode Teaser

2024-04-2503:03

Join Crime Capsule in celebrating their 100th episode milestone with a special birthday bash! Starting off with an exclusive interview with director Christen Thompson from the History Press, followed by updates from past guests on their cases. Get ready for promotions, giveaways, and a big birthday bash to wrap it all up. Tune in next week to join the celebration and hear from the team as they express their gratitude to partners and listeners for their support throughout the years.
Before the Flood The lost town of Sopris lies silently beneath the depths of Trinidad Lake. Once a thriving mining community in the late 1800s, it was renowned for abundant coal deposits and a bustling population. Three generations called Sopris home. They fought in the Civil War, homesteaded and immigrated to work in the mines. Unfortunately, the town's fate took a drastic turn with the construction of the Trinidad Dam, which flooded the area and submerged the town. Authors Genevieve Faoro-Johannsen and Robert Daniel Vigil, Jr. preserve an enduring legacy of community and resilience through first-hand accounts, historic photos and never-before-seen maps. Genevieve Faoro-Johannsen's Italian grandfather began his career working in the Sopris mine. Her grandmother was born in Sopris to a Sicilian immigrant. She graduated from Pueblo South High School and attended the University of St. Mary (Saint Mary College) in Leavenworth, Kansas, earning a Liberal Arts degree. Buy HERE
Before the Flood The lost town of Sopris lies silently beneath the depths of Trinidad Lake. Once a thriving mining community in the late 1800s, it was renowned for abundant coal deposits and a bustling population. Three generations called Sopris home. They fought in the Civil War, homesteaded and immigrated to work in the mines. Unfortunately, the town's fate took a drastic turn with the construction of the Trinidad Dam, which flooded the area and submerged the town. Authors Genevieve Faoro-Johannsen and Robert Daniel Vigil, Jr. preserve an enduring legacy of community and resilience through first-hand accounts, historic photos and never-before-seen maps. Genevieve Faoro-Johannsen's Italian grandfather began his career working in the Sopris mine. Her grandmother was born in Sopris to a Sicilian immigrant. She graduated from Pueblo South High School and attended the University of St. Mary (Saint Mary College) in Leavenworth, Kansas, earning a Liberal Arts degree. Buy HERE
People may associate Texas with cattle drives and oil derricks, but the sea has shaped the state's history as dramatically as it has delineated its coastline. Some of that history has vanished into the Gulf, whether it is an abandoned port town or a gale-tossed treasure fleet. Revisit the shipwreck that put Texas on the map. Add La Salle's lost colony, the Texas Navy's forgotten steamship and Galveston's overlooked 1915 hurricane to the navigational charts. From the submarines of Seawolf Park to the concrete tanker beached off Pelican Island, author Mark Lardas scours the coast to salvage the secrets of its sunken heritage. Buy the book HERE
People may associate Texas with cattle drives and oil derricks, but the sea has shaped the state's history as dramatically as it has delineated its coastline. Some of that history has vanished into the Gulf, whether it is an abandoned port town or a gale-tossed treasure fleet. Revisit the shipwreck that put Texas on the map. Add La Salle's lost colony, the Texas Navy's forgotten steamship and Galveston's overlooked 1915 hurricane to the navigational charts. From the submarines of Seawolf Park to the concrete tanker beached off Pelican Island, author Mark Lardas scours the coast to salvage the secrets of its sunken heritage. Buy the book HERE
Settlers came to Central Alabama in the early 1800s with big dreams. Miners panned the streams and combed the hillsides of the state's Gold Belt, hoping to strike it rich. Arbacooche and Goldville were forged by the rush on land and gold, along with Cahaba, the first state capital. Demand for the abundant cotton led to the establishment of factories like Pepperell Mills, Russell Manufacturing Company, Tallassee Mills, Avondale Mills and Daniel Pratt Cotton Gin. Owners built mill villages for their workers, setting the standard for other companies as well. But when booms go bust, they leave ghost towns in their wake. Author Peggy Jackson Walls walks the empty streets of these once lively towns, reviving the stories of the people who built and abandoned them. Peggy Walls is a member of several historical, lineage and writing societies: Tohopeka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Alabama Historical Association, Tallapoosee Historical Society, Alabama Writers' Forum, National League of American Penwomen, Alabama's Writers Conclave and Alabama State Poetry Association. She earned an undergraduate degree in secondary education from AUM and a Master of Arts degree and postgraduate Professional Educators Certification from Auburn University. Her interests are history and lineage research, poetry and art. She is the author of Alabama Gold, a History of the South's Last Mother Lode (2016). She has written articles for journals, the Alabama Review and Alabama Heritage, as well as multiple news articles. Purchase HERE
Settlers came to Central Alabama in the early 1800s with big dreams. Miners panned the streams and combed the hillsides of the state's Gold Belt, hoping to strike it rich. Arbacooche and Goldville were forged by the rush on land and gold, along with Cahaba, the first state capital. Demand for the abundant cotton led to the establishment of factories like Pepperell Mills, Russell Manufacturing Company, Tallassee Mills, Avondale Mills and Daniel Pratt Cotton Gin. Owners built mill villages for their workers, setting the standard for other companies as well. But when booms go bust, they leave ghost towns in their wake. Author Peggy Jackson Walls walks the empty streets of these once lively towns, reviving the stories of the people who built and abandoned them. Peggy Walls is a member of several historical, lineage and writing societies: Tohopeka Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, Alabama Historical Association, Tallapoosee Historical Society, Alabama Writers' Forum, National League of American Penwomen, Alabama's Writers Conclave and Alabama State Poetry Association. She earned an undergraduate degree in secondary education from AUM and a Master of Arts degree and postgraduate Professional Educators Certification from Auburn University. Her interests are history and lineage research, poetry and art. She is the author of Alabama Gold, a History of the South's Last Mother Lode (2016). She has written articles for journals, the Alabama Review and Alabama Heritage, as well as multiple news articles. Purchase HERE
Lost Cities Teaser

Lost Cities Teaser

2024-02-2202:01

Join us in 2 weeks for our new series on Lost Cities.
Blanketed by forests, dotted by lakes, crisscrossed by rivers and surrounded by Great Lakes, Michigan is a good place to hide secrets, bury bodies and stash evidence. Dig deep enough, and you will unearth something sinister. Is the suicide note of a prominent Detroit physician also a confession to murder? Were inmates unlawfully released from Jackson State Penitentiary to carry out a contract killing on a politician before he could turn State's evidence? Who silenced a fiery radio personality known as "the voice of the people'?? Did a notorious serial killer stalk women in Lansing during the 1970s? Join true crime author Tobin T. Buhk as he excavates some of the most vexing unsolved crimes in Michigan history. Buy the book HERE
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