The Case of the Kidnapped Incubator Baby


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

Fiasco at the World’s Fair

There’s a lot of crazy in episode 167, and it’s a little confusing at first because there’s so much of it going around, but even once the source of the crazy is obvious, the story is just picking up. I never thought I’d be doing a crime story about a child custody case, but I never heard of a child custody case like this one. Hold on, everybody. This one is a wild ride.

Accouchment: the process of giving birth to a baby.

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


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The Lizzie Edition

In commemoration of the 125th anniversary of America’s greatest murder mystery, True Crime Historian brings you “The Lizzie Edition,” and in-depth look at the murder of Andrew J. Borden in Fall River, Massachusetts, on August 4, 1892, and the trial of his daughter Lizzie Borden the following June.

Part I: Butchered in Broad Day

The town of Fall River, Massachusetts, reels when a prominent businessman and his wife are found brutally murdered in their own home. With no weapon and no obvious motive, police try to determine if the murderer was an intruder or a member of the household. August 4-8, 1892.

Part II: The Hunt Progresses

The surviving members of the Borden household are being held as prisoners in their own home, even while officials literally take it apart searching for clues. Yet they remain mum on the contents of the ongoing inquest, leaving ample room for speculation.

Part III: Lizzie Has Been Arrested

Still in the middle of the inquest, Fall River officials finally feel as though they have enough evidence to make an arrest for the murder of Andrew J. Borden. She is sent to the jail in Taunton, Mass., where the matron turns out to be an old family friend.


Theme music “My Ain Countrie” by Mary Lee Demarest, 1861, performed by Davide Severi with Plava Kuca on Violin.
Media Management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

Dedicated to Rachel Michelle Jones, whose enthusiasm for the case prompted this monumental treatment.


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