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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 Murderous Journeys Of Frederick Deeming

Episode 383 is another request from a listener Down Under, the story of a man who brutally murdered his wife and buried the body inside the house, then disappeared. Although they capture him at the end of Act II, Act III reveals an even more gruesome murder on the opposite side of the globe. He’s a slippery one, but he gets his comeuppance.

From The Vault

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The Many True Crimes of Tillie Klimek and Nellie Koulik 

In Episode 100, a man goes to a doctor because he’s not feeling well and the doctor says, “Sounds like arsenic poisoning,” and suddenly there are four women in jail who discovered that arsenic is more effective in getting rid of a husband than divorce. The ringleader of them all, however, not only poisoned her husband, but just about anybody who crossed her, including an annoying dog. Before it was through, more than 20 deaths would be attributed to Tillie Klimek. For our 100th episode, we take a look at one of Chicago’s most prolific serial killers and her disciples. 



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