The Fiend Of Nebraska

PULP NONFICTION —

A celebration of the pioneers of true crime…

Life And Confession Of Stephen Dee Richards

Episode 203 takes us to the prairies of Nebraska to explore the state’s first serial killer, Stephen Dee Richards. His confession and the reporting of his murder come from a sensational trail pamphlet published shortly after his death, the 19th century version of a true crime podcast.



  • 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
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Murder Of The Blonde Butterfly

UNSOLVED

A special edition of Yesterday’s News exploring one of history’s most baffling murder mysteries.

The Saga Of Ruth Freed’s Itchy Trigger Finger

Episode 222 tells of the unsolved murder of a professional party girl in post-Prohibition Chicago. Well, technically it’s unsolved as no one was ever arrested or tried for the murder, but I think it’ll be pretty clear who the alleged culprit is.


The Castle Murder referred to is the subject of episode 210 “Only Death Can Cure Him.”



  • The diary of Audrey Villette read by Susan Ferman
  • 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
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

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The Secret Of Wolf’s Creek

PULP NONFICTION —

A celebration of the pioneers of true crime…

The Case Of The Hanging Dog

Episode 221 comes from the pages of the classic True Detective Magazine, May 1945, the story of a missing man, a murdered dog, and a decomposing body found in the swamps of Northeastern Ohio.



  • Incidental music courtesy podcastmusic.com
  • 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
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

The Pied Piper of Tucson

YESTERDAY’S NEWS —

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

Teenage Sex And Murder Club

Episode 220 takes us to Tucson, Arizona in the 1960s, when a police find a charismatic young man responsible for the disappearance of three teenage girls as the leader of a bizarre little party cult. But even when the murder cases are closed, the exciting story continues to include a daring prison break and a deadly prison brawl.




  • 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
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

Sunday Magazine #17

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Three International Manhunts

When Justice Triumphed: Strange Murder Of An Aged Romeo. In Argentina, a family feud gets settled in a grisly way.

Black Cat Doomed: Britain’s First Ride Murderer. Scotland Yard attempts to track down gangsters that seem to have been taking lessons from their American colleagues.

Saskatchewan Killer: A lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Mounted Police begins to wonder if he can live up to their motto as he chases a murderer back and forth across the American border.

Culled from historical syndicated newspaper features and classic pages of true crime pulp magazines.



  • 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
  • Richard O Jones, Executive Producer