Classic tales of the 

SCANDALS, SCOUNDRELS, and SCOURGES

of the past as told from the

HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS in the

GOLDEN AGE of YELLOW JOURNALISM

Featured EPisode

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The Repudiated Confessions Of Richard Ivens

Episode 398 explores the tragic murder of a Chicago housewife and the subsequent confession of the simple minded young man who found the body in a refuse pile. He later claims the confession was forced from him, but he pays the ultimate price for the crime anyway.

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The True Crime Of Hawley Harvey Crippen

Episode 105 crosses the Atlantic Ocean a couple of times as the little American Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen flees his London practice with a young stenographer at his side and the body of his wife left buried in the cellar of their posh home. This case has historical significance in that it was the first time the wireless telegraph was used in tracking a fugitive from justice across the sea.


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