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True Crime Historian - Early Access

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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 Oklahoma Phantom Terror

Ad-free AvailablePULP NONFICTION: A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...Face-To-Face With Pretty Boy FloydThe centerpiece of Episode 378 is a quest for an interview with the infamous bank robber and murderer Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd by Oklahoma reporter Vivian Brown. Although her reporting verges on glorifying Floyd’s celebrity, something we try to avoid, her six-part series published in the days between Floyd’s death in Ohio and his home-town burial, she also provides a deep insight into the way citizens viewed Depression-era bandits as anti-establishment folk heroes. But let’s not forget that Floyd murdered at least seven people, even if we don’t count the Kansas City Massacre.Culled from the historic pages of the East Liverpool Ohio Evening Review, the Oklahoma News, and other newspapers of the era. ***Show recommendation of the week - MONSTER MADNESS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/madness to listen to the latest episodes. ***A creation Of Pulpular ...

106 MIN1 w ago
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The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

You'll Never Hang Me!

Ad-free AvailableAN 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 Insanity (Or Not) Of Douglas Van VlackEpisode 377 takes a deep plunge into the story of a troubled young couple in a flight from justice that ends in great double tragedies. The second act details a sensational and contentious trial as Douglas Van Vlack’s defense team try to keep him from the gallows by telling the story of his traumatic life. The third act tells how the scoundrel tries to take matters into his own hands when the insanity plea fails.Culled from the historic pages of the Idaho Evening Times and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - MYSTERIES AND URBAN LEGENDS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/maul and enter promo code LEGENDS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an imp...

128 MIN2 w ago
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You'll Never Hang Me!

The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Bullets For Sheriff Maxwell And FamilyEpisode 376 is an action-packed thriller with a jailbreak, a prison break, a couple of car chases, a bank robbery, and then some. At the center of it all is the law-enforcing family of Sheriff Hugh Maxwell of Plymouth County, Iowa, who make the ultimate sacrifice in their pursuit of justice.Culled from the historic pages of the Sioux City Journal, the Des Moines Register, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media: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.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime H...

69 MIN3 w ago
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The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

A Bloody Family Bed

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Triple Confessions Of Willie LeeEpisode 374 tells the story of an awful family murder in Boonville, Indiana, when a lazy young man takes an axe to his parents and brother on the eve of his wedding day. What offenses the family committed to deserve such a fate seems to be all in the mind of the accused, and it takes him a few tries to get his story straight.Culled from the historic pages of the Evansville Press and other newspapers of the era.******A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media: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.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True...

85 MINJAN 19
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A Bloody Family Bed

Mystery Tour In A Buick 8

Ad-free AvailableAN 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 Vanishing Of Clyde ArmourEpisode 373 tells the story of two young men who go on a road trip together, but only one of them makes it as far as Santa Fe, and he pretends to be the other. In the meanwhile, an Iowa family goes on a desperate hunt for their missing brother.Culled from the historic pages of the Sante Fe New Mexican and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - THE APEX AND THE ABYSS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/apex and enter promo code ABYSS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media: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.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgott...

78 MINJAN 12
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Mystery Tour In A Buick 8

Atrocity At St. Peter Street

Ad-free AvailableEarly Access EditionAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...La Chataine Juliette And The Perverted Professor Of Magnetic PhysiologyEpisode 372 delves into the history of one of the most hideous villains to ever stalk American streets, a predator so vile that he ranks up there with Albert Fish in his depravity. Even if you don’t believe in capital punishment, I think you’ll agree that Etienne Deschamps deserved his punishment, and then some.Culled from the historic pages of the New Orleans Times-Democrat, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and other newspapers of the era***Show recommendation of the week - OBSCURA. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/obscura and enter promo code OBSCURA at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternat...

92 MINJAN 5
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Atrocity At St. Peter Street

The Main/Swayne Affair

Ad-free AvailableEarly Access EditionUNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.The Napavine Hatchet MurderWhen I started in on Episode 371, I thought it was going to be a salacious story of a seedy sexual situation gone awry. What turned out to be more interesting is the subplot of the district attorney forced to bring a half-baked case to trial in order to avoid the appearance of his own complicity in a rumored conspiracy. Culled from the historic pages of the Tacoma Times, the Oregon Daily Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - TRUE CRIME FAN CLUB. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/TCFC and enter promo code TCFC at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a bran...

87 MIN2019 DEC 29
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The Main/Swayne Affair

The Plymouth Sex Murder

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.A Band-Aid Solution To The MysteryEpisode 370 tells the story of a World War II era veteran whose mental issues earned him an honorable discharge from service, but he slips through the system, wreaking havoc among the women in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. What does it take to get creeps like this off the street? Murder, apparently.Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Wilkes-Barre Record, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - WESTSIDE FAIRYTALES. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/westside and enter promo code WESTSIDE at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular...

67 MIN2019 DEC 22
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The Plymouth Sex Murder

Mr. & Mrs. Bluebeard

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Martha Beck’s Lonely Hearts ClubEpisode 369 tells the tragicomic tale of a romantic and business partnership that goes awry when a woman’s jealousy overpowers her professional detachment. It’s also a love story of a passion so profound that they take their love all the way to the electric chair.Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, the Lansing State Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - MORBIDOLOGY. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/morbidology and enter promo code MORBIDOLOGY at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. Obscu...

75 MIN2019 DEC 15
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Mr. & Mrs. Bluebeard

Executioner Tales (Plus Exclusive)

Exclusive EpisodeWeekend Magazine #26Episode 368 goes out to the scoundrel Cindy Lassiter, who sent me a clip of an obituary for the executioner of Oklahoma in 1948, an amazing final interview with a dying man with dozens of deaths to his credit, not all of them in the death chamber. It’s a fascinating study and piqued my interest, so I poked around a little bit and found a few more obituaries and feature articles about executioners, including an interview with Amos Lund, an old friend from Episode 95 The Haunted Hangman, that I hadn’t seen before.The Common Hangman: A Sketch Of Calcraft (0:04)Haunted Forever By The Gallows’ Grim Shadow (18:36)How A Man Should Be Hanged (34:43)Strange Double Life Of The Hangman (51:10)Afraid of Death? Not the Hangman (1:05:30)

86 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Executioner Tales (Plus Exclusive)

Latest Episodes

The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

Ad-free AvailablePULP NONFICTION: A celebration of the pioneers of true crime...Face-To-Face With Pretty Boy FloydThe centerpiece of Episode 378 is a quest for an interview with the infamous bank robber and murderer Charles “Pretty Boy” Floyd by Oklahoma reporter Vivian Brown. Although her reporting verges on glorifying Floyd’s celebrity, something we try to avoid, her six-part series published in the days between Floyd’s death in Ohio and his home-town burial, she also provides a deep insight into the way citizens viewed Depression-era bandits as anti-establishment folk heroes. But let’s not forget that Floyd murdered at least seven people, even if we don’t count the Kansas City Massacre.Culled from the historic pages of the East Liverpool Ohio Evening Review, the Oklahoma News, and other newspapers of the era. ***Show recommendation of the week - MONSTER MADNESS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/madness to listen to the latest episodes. ***A creation Of Pulpular ...

106 MIN1 w ago
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The Oklahoma Phantom Terror

You'll Never Hang Me!

Ad-free AvailableAN 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 Insanity (Or Not) Of Douglas Van VlackEpisode 377 takes a deep plunge into the story of a troubled young couple in a flight from justice that ends in great double tragedies. The second act details a sensational and contentious trial as Douglas Van Vlack’s defense team try to keep him from the gallows by telling the story of his traumatic life. The third act tells how the scoundrel tries to take matters into his own hands when the insanity plea fails.Culled from the historic pages of the Idaho Evening Times and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - MYSTERIES AND URBAN LEGENDS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/maul and enter promo code LEGENDS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an imp...

128 MIN2 w ago
Comments
You'll Never Hang Me!

The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...Bullets For Sheriff Maxwell And FamilyEpisode 376 is an action-packed thriller with a jailbreak, a prison break, a couple of car chases, a bank robbery, and then some. At the center of it all is the law-enforcing family of Sheriff Hugh Maxwell of Plymouth County, Iowa, who make the ultimate sacrifice in their pursuit of justice.Culled from the historic pages of the Sioux City Journal, the Des Moines Register, and other newspapers of the era.***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media: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.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime H...

69 MIN3 w ago
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The Escapes Of The Plymouth County Desperadoes

A Bloody Family Bed

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism...The Triple Confessions Of Willie LeeEpisode 374 tells the story of an awful family murder in Boonville, Indiana, when a lazy young man takes an axe to his parents and brother on the eve of his wedding day. What offenses the family committed to deserve such a fate seems to be all in the mind of the accused, and it takes him a few tries to get his story straight.Culled from the historic pages of the Evansville Press and other newspapers of the era.******A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media: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.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!Want to get a jump on the next episode of True...

85 MINJAN 19
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A Bloody Family Bed

Mystery Tour In A Buick 8

Ad-free AvailableAN 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 Vanishing Of Clyde ArmourEpisode 373 tells the story of two young men who go on a road trip together, but only one of them makes it as far as Santa Fe, and he pretends to be the other. In the meanwhile, an Iowa family goes on a desperate hunt for their missing brother.Culled from the historic pages of the Sante Fe New Mexican and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - THE APEX AND THE ABYSS. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/apex and enter promo code ABYSS at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media: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.Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgott...

78 MINJAN 12
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Mystery Tour In A Buick 8

Atrocity At St. Peter Street

Ad-free AvailableEarly Access EditionAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...La Chataine Juliette And The Perverted Professor Of Magnetic PhysiologyEpisode 372 delves into the history of one of the most hideous villains to ever stalk American streets, a predator so vile that he ranks up there with Albert Fish in his depravity. Even if you don’t believe in capital punishment, I think you’ll agree that Etienne Deschamps deserved his punishment, and then some.Culled from the historic pages of the New Orleans Times-Democrat, the New Orleans Times-Picayune and other newspapers of the era***Show recommendation of the week - OBSCURA. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/obscura and enter promo code OBSCURA at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternat...

92 MINJAN 5
Comments
Atrocity At St. Peter Street

The Main/Swayne Affair

Ad-free AvailableEarly Access EditionUNSOLVED: A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.The Napavine Hatchet MurderWhen I started in on Episode 371, I thought it was going to be a salacious story of a seedy sexual situation gone awry. What turned out to be more interesting is the subplot of the district attorney forced to bring a half-baked case to trial in order to avoid the appearance of his own complicity in a rumored conspiracy. Culled from the historic pages of the Tacoma Times, the Oregon Daily Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - TRUE CRIME FAN CLUB. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/TCFC and enter promo code TCFC at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a bran...

87 MIN2019 DEC 29
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The Main/Swayne Affair

The Plymouth Sex Murder

Ad-free AvailableYESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.A Band-Aid Solution To The MysteryEpisode 370 tells the story of a World War II era veteran whose mental issues earned him an honorable discharge from service, but he slips through the system, wreaking havoc among the women in the Wyoming Valley in Pennsylvania. What does it take to get creeps like this off the street? Murder, apparently.Culled from the historic pages of the Wilkes-Barre Times Leader, the Wilkes-Barre Record, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - WESTSIDE FAIRYTALES. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/westside and enter promo code WESTSIDE at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***A creation Of Pulpular MediaAlso from Pulpular Media:Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular...

67 MIN2019 DEC 22
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The Plymouth Sex Murder

Mr. & Mrs. Bluebeard

Ad-free AvailableAN EYE FOR AN EYE -- A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty...Martha Beck’s Lonely Hearts ClubEpisode 369 tells the tragicomic tale of a romantic and business partnership that goes awry when a woman’s jealousy overpowers her professional detachment. It’s also a love story of a passion so profound that they take their love all the way to the electric chair.Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily News, the Detroit Free Press, the Lansing State Journal, and other newspapers of the era.***Show recommendation of the week - MORBIDOLOGY. Download the Himalaya app or go to https://www.himalaya.com/morbidology and enter promo code MORBIDOLOGY at checkout to get 30 days of premium content, FREE!***Want to contribute even more to End the Backlog? Use promo code GIVEBACK for any of the shows below to get the first month to their Premium channel, FREE! All proceeds made will be donated. Obscu...

75 MIN2019 DEC 15
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Mr. & Mrs. Bluebeard

Executioner Tales (Plus Exclusive)

Exclusive EpisodeWeekend Magazine #26Episode 368 goes out to the scoundrel Cindy Lassiter, who sent me a clip of an obituary for the executioner of Oklahoma in 1948, an amazing final interview with a dying man with dozens of deaths to his credit, not all of them in the death chamber. It’s a fascinating study and piqued my interest, so I poked around a little bit and found a few more obituaries and feature articles about executioners, including an interview with Amos Lund, an old friend from Episode 95 The Haunted Hangman, that I hadn’t seen before.The Common Hangman: A Sketch Of Calcraft (0:04)Haunted Forever By The Gallows’ Grim Shadow (18:36)How A Man Should Be Hanged (34:43)Strange Double Life Of The Hangman (51:10)Afraid of Death? Not the Hangman (1:05:30)

86 MIN2019 DEC 13
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Executioner Tales (Plus Exclusive)
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