Case File For The Scoundrel Lingo


Episode 428 describes two violent murders in the rural areas around Merchantville, New Jersey, in the 1890s. A rough farm-hand is the first suspect in the first case, but suspicion suddenly turns to the victim’s uncle/husband and attention to a trial full of courtroom theatrics. Then a nearly identical murder a year later adds a new wrinkle to the case. But that’s still not all.


Culled from the historic pages of the New York Daily World, the Philadelphia Inquirer and other newspapers of the era.

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  • Also from Pulpular Media:

  • Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.

  • Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

  • Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.

  • Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!

  • Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, and Dave Sams.

  • Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

  • Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

  • Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer


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Kid McCoy Down For The Count


Episode 427 documents a dramatic fall from grace when a beloved American prizefighter and silent film star falls for a married woman, who seemed destined to be his ninth or tenth wife. His marital history is as complicated and murky as her business dealings, and their affair takes a tragic turn late one hot august night.


Culled from the historic pages of the Los Angeles Times and other newspapers of the era.

  • A creation Of Pulpular Media

  • Also from Pulpular Media:

  • Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.

  • Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

  • Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require. For this episode, Patrons have access to nearly an hour of alternate takes and deleted scenes, including the tragic-comic story of how Kid McCoy’s eighth wife, the Hollywood dancer Dagmar Dahlgren, reacts to her ex-husband’s plight.

  • Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!

  • Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, and Rachel Schott.

  • Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

  • Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

  • Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer


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The Tragic Leggit Ordeal


Episode 425 tells of the end of the road for Walter Ligget, who made his fame as a journalist who supported unions, exposed the criminal element, crusaded against graft and corruption, and dared to speak truth to power, so the powerful (whoever they may be) try and try again to get their revenge.

Culled from the historic pages of the Minneapolis Star and other newspapers of the era.

  • A creation Of Pulpular Media

  • Also from Pulpular Media:

  • Portals to Possibility, an improvised mock-talk show that proves you don’t have to be human to be good people. Visit pulpular.com/portals2 for a brand-new episode.

  • Catastrophic Calamaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything!

  • Some listeners choose to support this podcast by checking in at the Safe House at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian, to get early access, exclusive content, and whatever personal services you require.

  • Some listeners don’t want to pledge monthly support but just want to send a few bucks this way. You can do that at www.buymeacoffee.com/crimehistorian. You can also subscribe to a $5 monthly or $50 annual membership!

  • Musical contributors include Nico Vitesse, Lucia La Rezza, Joyie, Danielle Mo, Dave Sams, and Rachel Schott.

  • Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com.

  • Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.

  • Media management by Sean Miller-Jones

  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer


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