A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–
Four Freaky Tales
Spider Attic Ghost Killer:
The truly bizarre tale of a man who stalked an elderly couple by living in their attic, sneaking down to forage meals from their fridge.
The Texas Candy Bar Murders:
The coroner called it suicide, but others questioned how the young mother-to-be shot herself in back of the head.
The Nurse and Her Nagging Aunty:
Another botched suicide when someone other than the suicide ends up dead.
The Dissection of Antoine Le Blanc:
The story of an immigrant who within months of getting off the boat plots a murder before he learns the language. He was from France, or Switzerland or somewhere. His punishment will make your skin crawl. To find out more, visit Weird New Jersey.
Theme Music by Dave Sams
Media management by Sean R. Jones
Production assistance by Emily Simer Braun
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A reading from America’s historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism.
The Complicated Romance of Fannie Brice and Notorious Nicky Arnstein
In this episode, we’ll take a little break from murder and mayhem for a love story with a different kind of mayhem. The world of Broadway was quite aghast when Fannie Brice, a star of the Ziegfield Follies, took up with New York gambler Julius Wilford Arnstein, better known as Nicky. Their story was adapted into the musical “Funny Girl.”
The first act is a Sunday magazine article that was published while Nicky was serving time in the Leavenworth prison, and act two is a telling of the conclusion of the romance by Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s star reporter Alice Cogan.
Musical direction by Dave Sams
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