Colonel Swope and Dr. Hyde


Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…

The Kansas City Typhoid Murders

Episode 206 tells the story of a dark shadow that fell over Kansas City when the death of philanthropist Colonel Thomas H. Swope resulted in a murder trial, the defendant a member of his own family. Did Dr. Hyde also infect the family with typhoid, too? Or the victim of a lingering family grudge?

  • Incidental music by Nico Vettese
  • 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