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True Crime Historian

By True Crime Historian / Wondery

Stories of the famous and forgotten scandals, scoundrels and scourges of the past, told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.

  1. 1.
    Bonus: Thanksgiving Binge16 November 2017
    9:01
  2. 2.
    The Black Dahlia16 November 2017
    1:07:02
  3. 3.
    Sunday Magazine #16: Three British Bluebeards13 November 2017
    1:32:29
  4. 4.
    The Convict Bridegroom And His Aged Wife9 November 2017
    1:18:32
  5. 5.
    Sunday Magazine #155 November 2017
    1:17:44
  6. 6.
    Snakes On The Witness Stand3 November 2017
    2:34:25
  7. 7.
    What Happened To Grace29 October 2017
    1:39:37
  8. 8.
    Jealous Wife Double Murder, Part Two27 October 2017
    1:38:19
  1. 9.
    Jealous Wife Double Murder, Part One23 October 2017
    1:44:09
  2. 10.
    Body In The Bayou19 October 2017
    1:26:52
  3. 11.
    Saving Mother From The Gallows15 October 2017
    1:29:32
  4. 12.
    The Great New Jersey Swamp Mystery13 October 2017
    1:41:49
  5. 13.
    Dead? Or Dead Drunk?9 October 2017
    1:13:54
  6. 14.
    The Farmer, His Wife, And The Gangling Hand5 October 2017
    1:06:51
  7. 15.
    Mob Justice for Leo Frank2 October 2017
    2:07:31
  8. 16.
    Introducing Hollywood & Crime29 September 2017
    16:35
  9. 17.
    Pretty Hostess Slain in Cemetery28 September 2017
    1:16:18
  10. 18.
    Sidebar: The South Philly Witch Doctor25 September 2017
    1:13:01
  11. 19.
    Mystic Murder for Money25 September 2017
    1:36:15
  12. 20.
    Tracking Harry Tracy22 September 2017
    2:08:42
  13. 21.
    The Walloomsac River Conspiracy18 September 2017
    1:19:47
  14. 22.
    Husbands Full of Lead14 September 2017
    1:16:19
  15. 23.
    Life, Confession And Atrocious Crimes Of Antoine Probst11 September 2017
    1:15:30
  16. 24.
    Inferno in Ypsilanti8 September 2017
    1:37:32
  17. 25.
    A Deadly Brawl at Turkey Creek3 September 2017
    1:05:55
  18. 26.
    Fatal Family Fire31 August 2017
    1:26:18
  19. 27.
    Charged With The Heinous Crime of Voting While Female27 August 2017
    1:19:37
  20. 28.
    The Lizzie Edition, Part IV25 August 2017
    1:31:07
  21. 29.
    The Crumhorn Mountain Mallet Murder22 August 2017
    1:22:21
  22. 30.
    The Lizzie Edition, Part III17 August 2017
    1:15:34
  23. 31.
    The Skeleton of Islip Woods14 August 2017
    1:04:15
  24. 32.
    The Lizzie Edition, Part II10 August 2017
    1:22:48
  25. 33.
    The Case of the Kidnapped Incubator Baby7 August 2017
    2:06:57
  26. 34.
    The Lizzie Edition, Part I3 August 2017
    1:30:36
  27. 35.
    Sunday Magazine #1430 July 2017
    1:31:41
  28. 36.
    Searching for the Desperado Will Harris27 July 2017
    1:28:39
  29. 37.
    Sunday Magazine #1323 July 2017
    1:19:19
  30. 38.
    Introducing Tides of History20 July 2017
    15:28
  31. 39.
    Sunday Magazine #1216 July 2017
    1:33:01
  32. 40.
    The Sicilian Trunk Job13 July 2017
    1:10:35
  33. 41.
    Sunday Magazine #119 July 2017
    1:18:58
  34. 42.
    In The Devil's Beef Tub6 July 2017
    1:11:20
  35. 43.
    Sunday Magazine #102 July 2017
    1:26:23
  36. 44.
    The Ghastly Stockton Trunk Episode 29 June 2017
    1:13:56
  37. 45.
    A Trial Without Music25 June 2017
    1:16:39
  38. 46.
    The Fainting Jazz Baby Murder Ordeal22 June 2017
    1:37:18
  39. 47.
    Sunday Magazine #918 June 2017
    1:27:10
  40. 48.
    Murder Behind Closed Doors15 June 2017
    1:13:27
  41. 49.
    Sunday Magazine #811 June 2017
    1:15:45
  42. 50.
    The Puppy Love Hatchet Murder8 June 2017
    1:16:14
  43. 51.
    The Baldwin Hills Babes In The Woods Murders5 June 2017
    1:36:45
  44. 52.
    The Case Of The Tell-Tale Love Letters1 June 2017
    1:16:32
  45. 53.
    Many Marriages, Many Murders28 May 2017
    1:26:35
  46. 54.
    The Decapitated Captain25 May 2017
    1:55:41
  47. 55.
    Sunday Magazine #721 May 2017
    1:31:49
  48. 56.
    Gussie Humann's Little Secret18 May 2017
    1:27:03
  49. 57.
    A Nightclub Girl In A Curfew Town14 May 2017
    1:49:55
  50. 58.
    Fatty's Fateful Pajama Party11 May 2017
    1:25:11
  51. 59.
    Wedding Day Dead8 May 2017
    1:02:19
  52. 60.
    Whispers Of The Devil5 May 2017
    1:08:54
  53. 61.
    Sunday Magazine #61 May 2017
    2:28:13
  54. 62.
    The Bremerton Party Massacre28 April 2017
    1:57:33
  55. 63.
    The Diary Of The Greenwich Village Madcap24 April 2017
    1:34:58
  56. 64.
    Fred Fanning's False Confession21 April 2017
    1:10:12
  57. 65.
    The Trials Of Otis Clark, Etc.17 April 2017
    1:33:54
  58. 66.
    The Glickstein Tragedies/The Battered Bride Bathtub Murder14 April 2017
    2:26:47
  59. 67.
    The Good Friday Beekman Place Bathtub Murder10 April 2017
    1:32:24
  60. 68.
    Tears Of The Weeping Willow7 April 2017
    1:51:14
  61. 69.
    Sunday Magazine #53 April 2017
    1:10:09
  62. 70.
    The Erstwhile Housekeeper31 March 2017
    1:24:29
  63. 71.
    Sunday Magazine #427 March 2017
    2:04:51
  64. 72.
    Was It Mother? Or A Maniac?24 March 2017
    51:48
  65. 73.
    Model Murder20 March 2017
    1:39:48
  66. 74.
    Black Jack Desperados16 March 2017
    2:03:22
  67. 75.
    Gypsy The Serial Killer Elephant12 March 2017
    1:19:56
  68. 76.
    Eyes Of The Murderous Nymph10 March 2017
    2:10:00
  69. 77.
    Flight Of The Red Rose Murderer6 March 2017
    1:33:50
  70. 78.
    The Potato Sack Torch Murder3 March 2017
    1:13:37
  71. 79.
    Assassination At The State House26 February 2017
    1:28:55
  72. 80.
    The Boy With One White Eye24 February 2017
    1:41:24
  73. 81.
    The Bathing Beauty's New Hammer20 February 2017
    1:38:16
  74. 82.
    A Tale of Two Wives17 February 2017
    1:23:52
  75. 83.
    Sunday Magazine #313 February 2017
    1:41:41
  76. 84.
    A Hatchet In Her Handbag10 February 2017
    55:53
  77. 85.
    Assassination of a Gambler6 February 2017
    1:19:48
  78. 86.
    Under The Haunted Oak3 February 2017
    1:21:35
  79. 87.
    Mother Chose Murder30 January 2017
    2:28:54
  80. 88.
    A Ladder At The Window27 January 2017
    1:22:39
  81. 89.
    The Mad Pastor of Rattle Run23 January 2017
    1:03:03
  82. 90.
    The Mystery of My Husband’s Body in My Trunk20 January 2017
    1:24:46
  83. 91.
    The Philadelphia Trunk Murder16 January 2017
    43:36
  84. 92.
    Girl Buried in a Barrel13 January 2017
    59:20
  85. 93.
    Shot Dead on Deadline9 January 2017
    45:27
  86. 94.
    The Prosecutor Stands Accused6 January 2017
    1:14:38
  87. 95.
    The Duke’s Dubious Double Life1 January 2017
    45:02
  88. 96.
    Singer Buried in the Cellar29 December 2016
    1:26:42
  89. 97.
    "The Pretty Imposter" & "Granny Knot"25 December 2016
    25:52
  90. 98.
    Star Spangled Scoundrels22 December 2016
    1:04:12
  91. 99.
    For Betsy's Sake18 December 2016
    1:09:23
  92. 100.
    British Dude Stuffed in Trunk15 December 2016
    1:46:28
  93. 101.
    The Polish Ladies Poison Plot11 December 2016
    1:08:38
  94. 102.
    Murder in Conestoga Creek8 December 2016
    53:37
  95. 103.
    Lucy's Lethal Love4 December 2016
    1:11:09
  96. 104.
    Married Then Murdered1 December 2016
    1:22:07
  97. 105.
    The Body in Big Moose Lake27 November 2016
    1:23:33
  98. 106.
    The Haunted Hangman24 November 2016
    1:05:48
  99. 107.
    Red Lilac and the White Witch of Buffalo20 November 2016
    1:00:35
  100. 108.
    Something Horrible Happened in Hawaii17 November 2016
    1:39:11
  101. 109.
    A Family of Outlaws: The Reckless Reno Gang13 November 2016
    28:01
  102. 110.
    The Powwow Hex Murder10 November 2016
    51:08
  103. 111.
    The Blonde Butcher Trunk Murder6 November 2016
    1:22:41
  104. 112.
    Lizzie Gillespie Killed by Twin Brother3 November 2016
    54:19
  105. 113.
    Chasing the Fox of Gangsterdom30 October 2016
    1:09:44
  106. 114.
    The Shaw Smile Slashing (A Quick Shot of Murder)28 October 2016
    6:15
  107. 115.
    The Purcell Nicotine Poison Puzzle27 October 2016
    1:24:51
  108. 116.
    The Hit at Symmes Corner23 October 2016
    39:16
  109. 117.
    The Belle in the Belfry20 October 2016
    1:33:20
  110. 118.
    The St. Valentine's Day Massacre15 October 2016
    50:30
  111. 119.
    The Cyanide Widow13 October 2016
    48:44
  112. 120.
    The Assassination of Robert Andres9 October 2016
    1:06:18
  113. 121.
    Poison in the Pepper Box6 October 2016
    1:14:45
  114. 122.
    The Gangster Called "Fat"2 October 2016
    36:48
  115. 123.
    Cincinnati Gangster War (Crane Neck's Early Hits)2 October 2016
    50:34
  116. 124.
    Bald Knobber 2: The Botched Execution of Chief Bull Creek Dave29 September 2016
    1:12:31
  117. 125.
    What the Cab Driver Forgot25 September 2016
    45:50
  118. 126.
    Bushranger: Ned Kelly and the Ambush at Stringybark Creek22 September 2016
    39:22
  119. 127.
    The Poison Pastor18 September 2016
    46:33
  120. 128.
    The Ogress of Reading15 September 2016
    53:40
  121. 129.
    The Pig Woman's Tale, Part VI11 September 2016
    1:10:13
  122. 130.
    Twice Sentenced to Life, Murders Thrice8 September 2016
    36:05
  123. 131.
    The Pig Woman's Tale, Part V4 September 2016
    47:39
  124. 132.
    Trail of the Red Ax1 September 2016
    1:04:04
  125. 133.
    The Pig Woman's Tale, Part IV28 August 2016
    32:20
  126. 134.
    The Calumet Christmas Catastrophe25 August 2016
    47:16
  127. 135.
    The Pig Woman's Tale, Part III21 August 2016
    43:07
  128. 136.
    The Death Cell Confession of Anna Marie Hahn18 August 2016
    48:50
  129. 137.
    The Pig Woman's Tale, Part II14 August 2016
    42:44
  130. 138.
    Black Bart, The PO8 Highwayman11 August 2016
    55:39
  131. 139.
    The Pig Woman's Tale, Part I7 August 2016
    46:19
  132. 140.
    The Pollock Diamond Robbery4 August 2016
    29:12
  133. 141.
    The Showgirl and the Con Man31 July 2016
    31:13
  134. 142.
    The Lincoln Tomb Raiders28 July 2016
    56:11
  135. 143.
    A Lover in the Attic24 July 2016
    21:41
  136. 144.
    The White Slavery Suicide Pact21 July 2016
    56:29
  137. 145.
    Part 2: Revenge of the Anarchists (Punishment)17 July 2016
    36:27
  138. 146.
    Part 1: Revenge of the Anarchists (Crime)14 July 2016
    39:39
  139. 147.
    Killer Cat Woman10 July 2016
    45:40
  140. 148.
    Sins of the Seventh Angel7 July 2016
    50:59
  141. 149.
    The Dark Strangler of the Continent3 July 2016
    1:01:06
  142. 150.
    The East Orange Bathtub Murder30 June 2016
    1:01:52
  143. 151.
    Sunday Magazine: A Trilogy of True Crime Adventures26 June 2016
    40:13
  144. 152.
    Edmund Pearson's "The Third Passenger"23 June 2016
    28:23
  145. 153.
    The Demented Dynamiter of Bath19 June 2016
    48:20
  146. 154.
    Torture at the Chicken Ranch16 June 2016
    44:34
  147. 155.
    Massacre at the Love Bungalow12 June 2016
    54:05
  148. 156.
    A Deadly Family Feud9 June 2016
    46:34
  149. 157.
    Dillinger at the Biograph5 June 2016
    1:07:06
  150. 158.
    Preacher's Baby Girl / Gangster's Wife2 June 2016
    44:49
  151. 159.
    Anarchist Kills Them All29 May 2016
    38:28
  152. 160.
    Hanged Three Times and Lived26 May 2016
    33:20
  153. 161.
    The Bloody Benders22 May 2016
    51:20
  154. 162.
    Quadruple Electrocution: Four Murders, Four Executions19 May 2016
    41:23
  155. 163.
    The Ten-Spot Murder Plot15 May 2016
    59:06
  156. 164.
    Naughty Nellie Bailey, Frontier Temptress12 May 2016
    51:58
  157. 165.
    Jim Tully's 'The Living Dead: A Death Cell Interview'8 May 2016
    41:04
  158. 166.
    Strangled in a Strange City5 May 2016
    53:56
  159. 167.
    Dillinger at Little Bohemia1 May 2016
    40:17
  160. 168.
    The Chinatown Trunk Murder28 April 2016
    1:06:28
  161. 169.
    The Blond Who Pulled the Trigger24 April 2016
    53:46
  162. 170.
    The Strangler's Wife21 April 2016
    28:39
  163. 171.
    Part Two: The Murderous Mania of Jolly Jane17 April 2016
    58:15
  164. 172.
    Part One: The Murderous Mania of Jolly Jane14 April 2016
    1:00:01
  165. 173.
    Mystery at the American Saloon10 April 2016
    50:44
  166. 174.
    Guilty or Not, They Hung Him Twice7 April 2016
    57:29
  167. 175.
    Dillinger in the Wind3 April 2016
    48:06
  168. 176.
    "The Disappearance of Doctor Parkman"31 March 2016
    35:36
  169. 177.
    The Wicked Working Girl of Fall River27 March 2016
    48:46
  170. 178.
    The Man With the Twisted Foot24 March 2016
    1:17:00
  171. 179.
    Their Secret Died in the Chair20 March 2016
    41:47
  172. 180.
    Girl Did Not Kill Herself13 March 2016
    30:17
  173. 181.
    The Shocking Death of William Kemmler10 March 2016
    37:47
  174. 182.
    Dillinger's Showdown in Tucson6 March 2016
    45:58
  175. 183.
    "Violent Cremation: The Terrible Vengeance of a Father"3 March 2016
    38:24
  176. 184.
    Momsie's Deadly Love28 February 2016
    44:14
  177. 185.
    "The Embarrassments of Mr. Udderzook"25 February 2016
    33:14
  178. 186.
    The Long Island Torso Murder21 February 2016
    45:29
  179. 187.
    The Confession of H.H. Holmes, A Litany of Horror14 February 2016
    50:27
  180. 188.
    The Boy Hanged from a Chair11 February 2016
    24:49
  181. 189.
    Dillinger’s Indiana Outlaws7 February 2016
    42:02
  182. 190.
    Billy Gohl, Admiral of the Floater Fleet31 January 2016
    38:09
  183. 191.
    The Charlie Chaplin Mustache Mystery24 January 2016
    40:59
  184. 192.
    Bald Knobber: The Giant Vigilante Captain Nat Kinney17 January 2016
    35:18
  185. 193.
    Dillinger’s Bloody Escape10 January 2016
    31:32
  186. 194.
    The Red Hand: The Alleged Crime of Thomas Woolfolk3 January 2016
    47:42
  187. 195.
    The Chemical Christmas Murder23 December 2015
    26:13

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