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Old Timey Crimey #24: The Tottenham Outrage - “Benny Hill Music”

Old Timey Crimey #24: The Tottenham Outrage - “Benny Hill Music”

August 30, 2019

This week, Kristy and Scott wander back to England in 1909, when a rubber robbery turned into a police chase that's equal parts tragic and hilarious.

We've got cops borrowing guns from bystanders a tramjacking that turns into a tramchase, and some seriously inept criminals. Like, "commit a robbery within yelling distance of a police station" inept. All in all, this two hour chase would cover six miles, and the bandits would expend a shocking 400 rounds of ammunition. 

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Sources:

“1909 Tottenham Outrage Robbery.” The Shady Old Lady’s Guide to London. http://www.shadyoldlady.com/location.php?loc=441

“Aliens Act 1905.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aliens_Act_1905

“An Outrage That Appalled a Nation.” BBC News Magazine. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/7844916.stm#blq-main

Belam, Martin. “The ‘Tottenham Outrage’ Centenary.” http://www.currybet.net/cbet_blog/2009/01/the-tottenham-outrage-centenar.php

Fathers, David. “The World’s Most Bizarre Heist Chase Happened in Tottenham.” Londonist. https://londonist.com/london/tottenham-outrage-1909

“FN M1900.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FN_M1900

“Hijack.” Etymonline.com. https://www.etymonline.com/word/hijack

Nye, Eric. “Pounds Sterling to Dollars: Historical Conversion of Currency.” University of Wyoming. https://www.uwyo.edu/numimage/currency.htm

“The Tottenham Outrage—1909.” Summerhill Road. http://tottenham-summerhillroad.com/tottenham_outrage1909.htm (map also available there)

“Tottenham Outrage.” London Remembers. https://www.londonremembers.com/subjects/jacob-lepidus

“Tottenham Outrage.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tottenham_Outrage

“Webley Revolver.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Webley_Revolver

Weindling, Dick. “The Tottenham Outrage: the West Hamstead Connection.” History of Kilburn and West Hampstead. http://kilburnwesthampstead.blogspot.com/2016/06/the-tottenham-outrage-west-hampstead_29.html

 

Old Timey Crimey #23: Eugene Francois Vidocq - “Halloween Costume Indecisiveness”

Old Timey Crimey #23: Eugene Francois Vidocq - “Halloween Costume Indecisiveness”

August 23, 2019

Scott and Kristy look at Eugene Francois Vidocq, a man who just couldn't decide what he wanted to be--unless he was escaping from jail. From traveling entertainer to swordsman, from traitor to fake aristocrat, he did it all and SO. MUCH. MORE.

This man did not know how to handle a promotion or learn from experience, but he knew how to keep everyone guessing.

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Sources: 

Ashley, Mike. “The Great Detectives: Vidoqc.” The Strand Magazine. Issue 4. https://strandmag.com/the-magazine/articles/the-great-detectives-vidocq/

Blazeski, Goran “Eugene Vidocq: The ex-convict who became the world’s first private investigator.”
The Vintage News. https://www.thevintagenews.com/2016/11/03/eugene-vidocq-the-ex-convict-who-became-the-worlds-first-private-investigator/

“Eugene Francois Vidocq.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eug%C3%A8ne_Fran%C3%A7ois_Vidocq

FlourishingAnyway. “Eugène Vidocq: The Convict Who Became the Father of Modern Criminal Investigation.” Owlcation. https://owlcation.com/social-sciences/Eugne-Franois-Vidocq-The-Convict-Who-Became-the-Father-of-Modern-Criminal-Investigation

Friendly, Michael “A.-M. Guerry’s Moral Statistics of France: Challenges for Multivariable Spatial Analysis” by https://arxiv.org/pdf/0801.4263.pdf#page=31&zoom=100,0,657

“Galley Slave.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galley_slave

Old Timey Crimey #22: Louis Le Prince - “The More You Don’t Know”

Old Timey Crimey #22: Louis Le Prince - “The More You Don’t Know”

August 16, 2019

Kristy and Scott take a look at the mysterious case of Louis Le Prince, a man with fabulous facial hair and a true passion for invention. He should have become one of the top names in the annals of innovation, but fate--or maybe Thomas Edison--got in the way. We'll look at the case and the four main theories that try to explain just what happened to this historical genius. 

Don't miss Kristy's Edison Elephant Outrage, Scott's incredible obliteration of supposed new evidence in the case, and some exclamation point guidelines. 

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Sources: 

Baggs, Robert K. "The Mysterious Disappearance of Louis Le Prince, Father of Cinematography.” FStoppers. https://fstoppers.com/originals/mysterious-disappearance-louis-le-prince-father-cinematography-156151

Casey, Kieron. “The Mystery of Louis Le Prince, The Father of Cinematography.” Science + Media Museum. https://blog.scienceandmediamuseum.org.uk/louis-le-prince-created-the-first-ever-moving-pictures/

Cutler, Max. Cutler, Ron. Tinker, Becky. Brandenburg, Maggie. Rossner, Richard.“Camera Shy The Disappearance of Louis Le Prince.” GONE podcast. Cutler Media/Parcast Network.

Flynn, Arabella. “Monday Mystery: The Disappearance of Louis Le Prince.” Unsolicited Advice. http://ariflynn.blogspot.com/2017/01/monday-mystery-disappearance-of-louis.html

Gupta, Atreyee. “The Disappearance of Louis Le Prince.” ScienceDirect. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1369702108701603

Hannaford, Alex. "The Mystery of Leeds' Long-Lost Movie Pioneer.” The Telegraph. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/film/the-first-film/louis-le-prince-inventor-true-story/

Herbert, Stephen. “Louis Aime Augustin Le Prince.” Who’s Who of Victorian Cinema. http://www.victorian-cinema.net/leprince

History.com Editors. “Edison Patents the Kinetograph.” History. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/edison-patents-the-kinetograph

Joe, Devin, Steve. “Louis Le Prince.” Thinking Sideways Podcast.

Lantero, Allison. “The War of the Currents: AC Power vs. DC Power.” Energy.gov. https://www.energy.gov/articles/war-currents-ac-vs-dc-power

“Louis Le Prince.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Le_Prince
Lolo. “Louis Le Prince.” Time Graphics. https://time.graphics/line/139129,

“Thomas Edison.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Edison#Motion_pictures

Old Timey Crimey #21: The Erdington Murders - “Fish Nibbles”

Old Timey Crimey #21: The Erdington Murders - “Fish Nibbles”

August 9, 2019

This week, we wander from 1817 to 1974 to examine two murders with some striking similarities. Was it pure coincidence, or was something sinister at play? Don't worry, Kristy has an entirely out-there conspiracy theory for you--and Scott's just as shocked as anyone. 

Along the way, we have some international food talk in which we insult both other cultures and our own, Kristy kicks Scott out, and your intrepid co-hosts make each other wildly uncomfortable with our speculation about lacerations and bloody shoes. 

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Old Timey Crimey #20: Belle Gunness - “Picnic at the Murder Farm”

Old Timey Crimey #20: Belle Gunness - “Picnic at the Murder Farm”

August 2, 2019

She was 6 feet, 200 pounds of pure murder. This week, Scott and Kristy delve into the case of Belle Gunness, frequent flyer of insurance companies, banks, and probably any establishment that sells both cleavers and poison. She was the Spiderwoman to H.H. Holmes's Spiderman, and if they'd met, they'd either have killed each other or killed even more people--if that's possible. 

Don't miss our list of La Porte, Indiana's many luminaries--seriously, don't miss this--along with so, so many air quotes that you can't see because this is an audio medium. But don't worry, we'll tell you. 

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