Fatty’s Fateful Pajama Party

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

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

Hollywood’s First Sex Scandal

Episode 143 digs back into the early days of the motion picture industry, before Hollywood became synonymous with greed and lust and power. It only took a murder charge to bring down one of the biggest stars of the day, and even though it seems like poor Fatty got a bum rap on the deal, it’s probably the only reason Arbuckle’s work is not held in as high regard as Keaton and Chaplin today.

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Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Wedding Day Dead

AN EYE FOR AN EYE —

A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring the criminal justice system at its most extreme: Inflicting the Death Penalty…

The Murder Of The Groom

Episode 142 tells the story of a St. Louis family with a tendency to resort to gun violence to solve their financial woes, imaginary or otherwise. The first crime was over a loan of $2,000 that probably never happened. Then, two years later, the woman who survived the incident turns her eye toward her brother’s insurance policy, and the prospect of a marriage and a new beneficiary gets her to thinking. Yeah. That’s not gonna end well.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Whispers Of The Devil

PULP NONFICTION —

A celebration of the pioneers of true crime…

Life, Crimes and Confession of Bridget Durgan

Episode 141 conveys the confession of an Irish immigrant, young but hardened by life, who after getting fired from her housekeeping job, resolves to murder her mistress. Once she gets the idea in her head, she can’t let it go. Adapted from a sensational pamphlet published in 1867, the first act is purported to be a confession penned by the culprit’s own hands, and the second part… well, let’s just say it’s not gonna end well for Bridget Durgan.

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Additional Music by Chuck Wiggins
Media Management by Sean R. Jones
Production Assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Sunday Magazine #6

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

The Bigamist And Her Murderous Husband

The Sweetwater Double Homicide

First up is the sordid tale of a love octangle or some such, when the suspiciously widowed husband of a girl married five times without a divorce gets fed up with the legal harassment from his wife’s elderly suitor–yeah, that’s not gonna end well.
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The Storybook Taxi Bandit

Murder At 8:13

This action-packed tale begins with a fidgety stranger walking into an Indiana cafe, soon followed by an interstate manhunt.

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Stalking The Tiger Girl

The Bandit Queen of 1927

And our finale “Stalking The Tiger Girl,” tells of a Los Angeles detective’s pursuit of a sassy, auburn-haired hold-up artist, who suddenly found repentance–after her arrest.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
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Media Management by Sean R. Jones
Production Assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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