Gussie Humann’s Little Secret

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

The Murder of Harry Dewey Garb

Episode 145 takes into the life story of 18-year-old bad girl Gussie Humann, and an ill-conceived plan to get back at an old boyfriend that resulted in her becoming the youngest person indicted for first degree murder in Queens County, New York. It’s a winding, twisting road, that begins with a deathbed accusation, a number of varying confessions, and the bad girl’s shameful secret.

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

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A Nightclub Girl In A Curfew Town

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

The Escapades Of Velma West

Episode 145 takes us into the scandalous world of a restless young flapper and her secret life. Before it’s over, we’ll have a brutal murder, a scandalous revelation, a sensational confession, a daring prison break, and drama galore. Hang on, everybody. This one’s a roller coaster.

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

If you’re curious about the other escapees, Virginia Brawley was captured in Van Wert, Ohio, in September, three months after the escape, when she was the passenger in a car stolen by two wanted bandits. Two years later, Florence Sheline gave herself up in Denver, Colorado, tired of life on the run.

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