Classic tales of the
SCANDALS, SCOUNDRELS, and SCOURGES
of the past as told from the
HISTORIC NEWSPAPERS in the
GOLDEN AGE of YELLOW JOURNALISM
Homer Bird’s Gold Fever
Episode 438 takes place during the great Alaskan gold rush when a group of adventurous businessmen from New Orleans leave their families and risk all in a quest to gain riches beyond imagination. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well, but the most interesting part of this drama is the influence of two women in the defendant’s life. One, a literal gold-digger, the other, the faithful wife who stands by her husband’s side til the bitter end.
From The Vault
The Murder Of Mary Phagan
Episode 183 tells of one of the most infamous cases of an innocent man wrongly accused. When a teenage factory girl is found dead in the basement of an Atlanta pencil manufacturer, blame falls on the mild-mannered Jewish superintendent of the plant, and the jury takes the word of a drunken janitor. It’ll take 70 years for the truth to come out.