The Black Dahlia

UNSOLVED!

A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.

The Murder Of Elizabeth Short

By listener request, Episode 196 follows the first month of the investigation of one of Hollywood’s most celebrated murder mysteries that begins when of a 22-year-old party girl turns up tortured, murdered, and mutilated by the side of a busy boulevard. She was such a runabout that when her body was identified by fingerprints, no one had realized she hadn’t been seen in five days. But the body was fresh.



  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Some incidental music by Chuck Wiggins
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Sunday Magazine #16

A Collection Of True Crime Short Stories–

Three British Bluebeards

Old England is not so jolly for episode 195 as we take a look at three different cases with a body count of at least four wives and one mistress. First up, from the snarky true crime pioneer Edmund Pearson we have the story of a distinguished poisoner. Following that, “The Ugly Romeo” tells of a serial bathtub murderer, and we’ll close with the grisly story of a married man who loved his girlfriend to pieces.

Featured in this Episode:

  • Prologue: Ossified Man Aids In Arrest Of Monkey
  • Nineteen Dandelions by Edmund Pearson
  • The Ugly Romeo by Frank Cipriani
  • The Crumbles Bungalow Murder


  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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