The Bathing Beauty’s New Hammer

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

The Brutal Murder of Alberta Meadows

Once upon a time, 1922 to be exact, Clara Phillips, a former Hollywood bathing beauty and chorus girl, decides she wants to have a chat with a young lady whom she believes is canoodling with her husband. She stops and buys a brand new hammer on the way.
Yeah. That’s not gonna end well.
This episode is filled with a lot of poignant stories of the incident from a variety of points of view, including a daring escape from justice.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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A Tale of Two Wives

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

A Double Dose of Arsenic

When Edith Carew, an English society woman living in the British expatriate community in Yokohama, went to trial for poisoning her husband, the press couldn’t help but compare it to the case of Florence Maybrick, which took place in Liverpool a few years earlier. And after her conviction, Mrs. Carew was sent back to Britain to serve out her sentence and was placed in the same cell as Mrs. Maybrick. Very interesting… There’ll be a compare and contrast quiz later, so pay attention.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Research Assistance by Anna from AGP Stories
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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