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

Sunday Magazine #16

A Collection Of True Crime Short Stories–

Three British Bluebeards

Old England is not so jolly for episode 195 as we take a look at three different cases with a body count of at least four wives and one mistress. First up, from the snarky true crime pioneer Edmund Pearson we have the story of a distinguished poisoner. Following that, “The Ugly Romeo” tells of a serial bathtub murderer, and we’ll close with the grisly story of a married man who loved his girlfriend to pieces.

Featured in this Episode:

  • Prologue: Ossified Man Aids In Arrest Of Monkey
  • Nineteen Dandelions by Edmund Pearson
  • The Ugly Romeo by Frank Cipriani
  • The Crumbles Bungalow Murder


  • 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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Sunday Magazine #15

A Collection of True Crime Short Stories–

Two Sordid Ladies

Episode 193, Sunday Magazine #15, consists of  two stories, one of passion and lust, one of lust for power.

“She Shot to Kill” is two stories from the 1893 Omaha Daily Bee that tells of a deadly love triangle. There’s a great contrast between the first day’s coverage and the second, then no more mention is made of the affair.

“The Woman In The Wall” comes from the a vintage issue of True Detective (56; 4), the story of a woman so consumed by ambition that she turns on the people who help her on her journey. But you know, like most of the journeys we discuss, this one’s not going to end well.



  • 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

Sunday Magazine #7

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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The Showgirl and the Con Man


YESTERDAY’S NEWS

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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