Classic tales of the 

SCANDALS, SCOUNDRELS, and SCOURGES

of the past as told from the

HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS in the

GOLDEN AGE of YELLOW JOURNALISM

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The Bloody Record Of Henry Plummer And His Gang

Episode 422 hearkens back to the wild wild West, in the days following the great gold rush. Much of the story takes place in Bannack, Montana, which is now a state park and ghost town, and follows the career of one of the most notorious gangs of the day and the rise of the citizen's committee that puts an end to it.

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Diary Of A Greenwich Village Madcap

The Complicated Death Of Starr Faithfull

Episode 138 is the story that inspired the John O’Hara novel and the Elizabeth Taylor film “Butterfield 8,” the sad, sordid tale of a beautiful girl with an evocative name and a traumatic past that put her on the road to ruin. The finding of her body on a Long Island beach led to probe deep into the social fabric of three cities on two continents. The telling of the story isn’t particularly graphic, but it does go into dark, dark places. Just so you know.


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