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Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism…
The Murder of Mary Phagan
Episode 183 tells of one of the most famous cases of an innocent man wrongly accused. When a teen-age factory girl is found dead in the basement of an Atlanta pencil manufacturer, the blame falls onto the mild-mannered Jewish superintendent of the plant, and the jury takes the word of a drunken janitor. It will take 70 years for the truth to come out.
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Theme Music by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music
Incidental music by Nico Vettese
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun