A Body Between The Rails

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

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

The Reily Mattock Murder

Episode 198 is centered on one of my favorite murder tropes: the so-called eternal triangle between the cranky old farmer, his fading wife, and the handsome young farmhand. Yeah, you know that’s not gonna end well, but they might’ve gotten away with it if they had just put the body across the tracks. Details, details.



  • 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