Colonel Swope and Dr. Hyde

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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

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