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Old Timey Crimey #46: Peter Kurten, The Vampire of Dusseldorf - “I’m not a platypusologist”

Old Timey Crimey #46: Peter Kurten, The Vampire of Dusseldorf - “I’m not a platypusologist”

January 31, 2020
This week, we head to Dusseldorf to meet its infamous "vampire," Peter Kurten. A man who kept the police, the press, and the public guessing as he went on a reign of terror across the city.
 
Plus, confused stomachs, monkey warnings, and a gaggle of Gertrudes.
And remember: there are monsters out there.

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Sources:
 
“Peter Kurten: Biography.” Biography.com. https://www.biography.com/crime-figure/peter-kurten

 
“Moulder.” Dictonary.com. https://www.dictionary.com/browse/moulder
 
“Peter Kurten.” Murderpedia/BBC/Crime Library. https://murderpedia.org/male.K/k/kurten-peter.htm
 
Colton Kruse. “Crocodile Moats Are Fiction, But Bear Moats Are Not.” Ripley’s Believe it or Not.
https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/crocodile-moats/
 
Kaushik Patowary. “The Bear Moat of Český Krumlov Castle.” https://www.amusingplanet.com/2017/02/the-bear-moat-of-cesky-krumlov-castle.html
 
“Peter Kurten.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Kurten
 
Katie Serena. “Peter Kürten — The Sadistic Crimes of The Vampire Of Düsseldorf.” https://allthatsinteresting.com/peter-kurten
 
“North Rhine Westphalia.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/North_Rhine-Westphalia#Historical_population
 
“Serial Murderer.” FBI.gov. https://www.fbi.gov/stats-services/publications/serial-murder#five
1931: Peter Kurten, the Vampire of Dusseldorf. Executedtoday.com
 
Biography.com
 
The Killer Book of Serial Killers by Tom & Michael Philbin
 
Old Timey Crimey #45: The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders - “World’s Worst Treasure Hunt”

Old Timey Crimey #45: The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders - “World’s Worst Treasure Hunt”

January 24, 2020

This week, we delve into the murders that made a whole town change its name, which were only solved because of one brave, resourceful 19-year-old Canadian. 

Plus: The Little Rascals Yot Club, strong feelings about Canadian bacon, and Tom Mix trivia. 

And remember: you can only have three names if you're a Nascar driver, a barrister, or a serial killer. 

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Sources:

“The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.” Crime Museum. https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killers/wineville-chicken-coop-murders/

“Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_murders

“The LAPD: 1900-1925.” LAPD Online. http://www.lapdonline.org/history_of_the_lapd/content_basic_view/1108

Joe Domanick. “Public Corruption, L.A.-Style: Where Have the Notorious Gone?” L.A. Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-jan-25-op-11942-story.html

Gina Dimuro. “The Murders That Caused A Town To Change Its Name – And Inspired An Angelina Jolie Movie.” All That’s Interesting. https://allthatsinteresting.com/wineville-chicken-coop-murders

“Record Will Prove Birth Farm Killer.” Madera Tribune. https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=MT19290201.2.2&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1

“Held Guilty Murders at Death Farm.” Medera Tribune. https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=MT19290208.2.2&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1

“Tom Mix.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Mix

“Silent-film star Tom Mix dies in Arizona car wreck; brained by ‘Suitcase of Death’.” History.com.  https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/silent-film-star-tom-mix-dies-in-arizona-car-wreck-brained-by-suitcase-of-death

Amanda Sedlak-Hevener. “12 Grim Facts About The Northcott Family And The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.” Ranker. https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-wineville-chicken-coop/amandasedlakhevener

Mara Bovsun. “As many as 20 boys in Wineville, Calif., die at the hands of sadistic sex maniac Gordon Stewart Northcott in the late 1920s.” 

NY Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/california-crop-horror-1920s-article-1.1229595

theoccultmuseum.com

Riverside Public Library: James Jeffrey Paul research materials https://www.riversideca.gov/library/history_aids_northcutt.asp

New York Times

Old Timey Crimey #44: Tarrare - “Meow”

Old Timey Crimey #44: Tarrare - “Meow”

January 17, 2020

The myth, the meme, the man. 

This week, special guest Amber joins us to discuss Tarrare, the recently meme-d medical oddity who sent dogs, cats, and anyone with a nose running in fear, probably dry heaving all the way. We'll have some metabolism speculation, lay out a wide swath of theories, and talk about how Tarrare's condition led to a somewhat hilariously failed espionage attempt.
 
When it comes down to it, the real question is: was there was a line in the sand this man's hunger WOULDN'T shove him right past?
 
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And remember: Pickers unite!
 
Sources:
Mark Oliver. “The Story Of Tarrare, The Insatiable Glutton Who Ate Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels.” All That’s Interesting. https://allthatsinteresting.com/tarrare
 
George M. Gould and Walter L. Pyle. “Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine.” http://www.gutenberg.org/files/747/747-h/747-h.htm
 
Emlen, Samuel. “The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature, Volume 10.” https://books.google.com/books?id=ZkT3Tvt2ItUC&pg=PA138&lpg=PA138&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false
 
Erica Hersh. “7 Possible Causes for Polyphagia.” https://www.healthline.com/health/polyphagia
 
Kris Levin. “The Medical Mystery Of Tarrare, A Cannibalistic French Spy.” Ripleys Believe it or Not. https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/tarrare/
 
“Chief Surgeon to the French Army, Commander of the Légion d'Honneur, Baron of the Empire.” Napoleon & Empire. https://www.napoleon-empire.com/personalities/percy.php
 
Esther Inglis-Arkell. “What Caused These Men to Eat Cats and Candles?” Gizmodo. https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-caused-these-men-to-eat-cats-and-candles-1685293458
 
“Prader-Willi Syndrome.” NIH – Genetics Home Reference. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/prader-willi-syndrome
“Pica.” National Eating Disorder Association. https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/other/pica
 
wikipedia.org
 
names.org
 
reddit.com/r/theydidthemonstermath
 
vox.com
 
Fortean Times
 

Old Timey Crimey #43: The Murder of the Century - “Ducktectives”

Old Timey Crimey #43: The Murder of the Century - “Ducktectives”

January 10, 2020

You wouldn't expect to find Santa's sack floating in the East River in NYC, but three boys certainly found a sack, and it held quite the surprise. Their discovery would lead to a sensational murder trial, a race for clues between reporters and detectives, and a circulation war that would define journalism for decades to come. Join us for the trial of the century!

Plus: Scott's multiple psychic crime predictions, 19th century bro behavior, and a method of body identification that's not fit to print.

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And don't forget...find that head!

Sources:
Paul Collins. The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars. Broadway Books, 2011.

Old Timey Crimey #42: Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels - “Pulling a Shackleton”

Old Timey Crimey #42: Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels - “Pulling a Shackleton”

January 9, 2020

 This week, we're diving into the misnomer-iest case of all--the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels! Or rather, the theft of the not-technically-Irish not-crown-jewels! We'll talk the circumstances of the case, possible suspects, and new developments even decades after the theft. 

Plus, don't miss: Irish pub names, the wonder of Antarctic cafes, and casting our new 70s buddy cop show!

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And remember...check the safe every so often. 

Sources: 

“On This Day: The Irish Crown Jewels disappear from Dublin Castle in 1907.” Irish Central. https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-crown-jewels-stolen

“History: A Short Intruction to the History of Dublin Castle.” Dublin Castle. https://www.dublincastle.ie/history/

“Order of St. Patrick.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_St_Patrick

“The Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels, 1907.” History Ireland. https://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-theft-of-the-irish-crown-jewels-1907/

David Murphy. “Frank Shackleton.” History Ireland. https://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/frank-shackleton/

Jennifer Duffy. "Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels" https://www.dublincastle.ie/the-theft-of-the-irish-crown-jewels/ 

“Irish Crown Jewels.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Crown_Jewels

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