The Mystery Of Pearl Bryan’s Head

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A Foul Deed In Ft. Thomas

In celebration of our 200th episode, I’m going to share one of my favorite local stories. The murder itself took place a state over, but one of the convicted murderers lived for a time in my hometown, and the sad story of Pearl Bryan is well-known in the three states involved, with many dubious legends and rumors abounding, and it’s said that her spirit haunts a Northern Kentucky nightclub. But what I really like about this story is that it has one of the most remarkable descriptions of an execution that I’ve come across. Enjoy.



  • Incidental music by Nico Vettese
  • 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

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Grandma Nusbaum And Her Somewhat Youthful Lover

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…

Elderly Carpenter Murdered With Hammer

So Episode 199 tells what happens when a grandmother with a grumpy but somewhat wealthy old husband befriends a younger man when he is released from prison and begins paying him $250 a month for his, um, affections. Yeah, that’s not gonna end well. It’s a grand, sordid conspiracy, just like we like ‘em.



  • Theme music performed by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music.
  • Incidental music by Nico Vettese
  • Media management by Sean R. Jones
  • Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun

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