The Ghastly Stockton Trunk Episode

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

The Life, Loves, And Crimes Of Emma LeDoux

Episode 157 tells the scandalous tale of a California woman who loved not wisely but too often. It’s hard to say from the newspaper reports and court records how the corpse in the trunk actually met its demise, but Emma Le Doux would never escape the consequences, for a time becoming only the second woman in California to be sentenced to the noose.
Theme Music by Dave Sams
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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A Trial Without Music

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

The Scarsdale Apple Orchard Torch Murder Scandal

Episode 156 is the scandalous tale that begins with the charred body of a young woman, identified only by a mole on an unburned leg. Turns out she was married. And had a boyfriend. Police solve the case quickly, but the decision of the jury is to be whether it was a crime of passion, manslaughter, or premeditated first degree murder. Here are the facts. You decide.

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

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The Fainting Jazz Baby Murder Ordeal

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

Dorothy Ellingson Shoots Her Mother

Episode 155 sends us back into the jazz age with another tale of a bad girl gone worse. It seems like a cut and dry case, and it is, but there’s a great deal of drama between her arrest and the somewhat anti-climactic trial. By the way, the sheiks referred to in the story are not from the Middle East, but because of the popularity of popularity of the Rudolph Valentino film, “sheik” became jazz slang for good-looking playboy types.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Memphis Blues” by W.C. Handy, “St. Louis Blues” by W.C. Handy, “That’s A Plenty” by Lew Pollack, “Way Down Yonder in New Orleans” by John Turner Layton, Jr. and lyrics by Henry Creamer, “There’ll Be Some Changes Made” (“Changes”) is a popular song by Benton Overstreet (composer) and Billy Higgins, public domain, performed by the U.S. Coast Guard Dixieland Band
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Sunday Magazine #9

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Two Crazed Gunmen

Episode 154 brings us two tales of two fellows who find their lives out of control, and try to get it back, the wrong way.
“A Lifetime Of Hate: Thomas Fay Redfern’s Revenge.” After nearly 20 years of stewing about how one man did him wrong, at least in his own mind, a Louisville, Kentucky, native comes home to get his revenge. The second act, “George Yerigan Shoots Up the Place,” tells the story of a man whose troubles actually began on the battlefields of France. He brings back many war souvenirs, and a good case of shell shock.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Widow’s Theme” by Chuck Wiggins, commissioned.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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Murder Behind Closed Doors

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

Peggy Nash Tells How She Killed Her Husband

Episode 153 involves a domestic dispute, shots fired. What drew me to this story, actually, was the patience of the woman charged. Wait til you hear all of the altercations she had with this man before she finally put an end to it. I’m not justifying homicide, but… well, I’ll tell the story, you supply your own horror, outrage, and indignation. They’ll talk about a previous incident in the family history, and as a bonus, I’ve included a short story at the end that covers some of that, so stay through past the credits.

Theme Music by Dave Sams
“Widow’s Theme” by Chuck Wiggins, used with permission.
“Jazz Baby” by Blanche Merrill and M.K. Jerome, 1919, and “Hall of the Mountain King” by Edvard Grieg, 1875, transcribed from public domain piano rolls.
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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