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Old Timey Crimey #133: Haunted Dolls - ”Disembodied Voices”

Old Timey Crimey #133: Haunted Dolls - ”Disembodied Voices”

October 1, 2021

Spookyween commences with an examination of dolls that just so happen to be surrounded by weird activity. It's a total coincidence, clearly. Also a coincidence: that the podcast host wouldn't allow us to upload episode art. 

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The Robert The Doll Website.

Wiki: Richard Steiff, Teddy Bear, The Living Doll

Historic Houston

Haunted Rooms

Ella Morton. Slate.

Scott Eyman on Sun Sentinel.

Melissa Bastek on Horror Obsessive

Demonic Dolls: True Tales of Terrible Toys by John Harker

Old City Ghosts

LOC: Key West Citizen

Megan Grant on Bustle. 

Brie Schwartz on Redbook. 

Claire Reid on Ladbible.

Annabel Fenwick Elliott on the Daily Mail.

Xavier Piedra on The Lineup. 

Bri Stokes on Buzzfeed. 

Aaron Sagers on Den of Geek. 

Harold the Haunted Doll. 

Melissa Mason on Pedestrian. 

Amy's Crypt. 



Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
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Old Timey Crimey #109: Velma West - “Log Cabin”

Old Timey Crimey #109: Velma West - “Log Cabin”

April 16, 2021

She's not just a small town girl living in a lonely world, and she won't take the midnight train going anywhere. She will, however, take the roadster to a bridge party in Cleveland. 

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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Secret of Tiki Island Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Mark Gribben. Malefactor’s Register. http://malefactorsregister.com/wp/nightclub-girl-in-a-curfew-town/

Wikipedia. Perry, OH. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Perry,_Ohio#Demographics. Gene Malin. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gene_Malin

Mark Gilson. “The Historic Nursery Belt of Lake County.” Gardenopolis Cleveland. https://www.gardenopoliscleveland.org/2018/06/the-historic-nursery-belt-of-lake-county-part-1/

Murderpedia. https://murderpedia.org/female.W/w/west-velma.htm

Richard Raponi. Cleveland Historical. https://clevelandhistorical.org/index.php/files/show/1879

Sarah Pruitt. History.com. https://www.history.com/news/gay-culture-roaring-twenties-prohibition

Natalie Zarrelli. Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/in-the-early-20th-century-america-was-awash-in-incredible-queer-nightlife

Cindy. Scandals and Sweets. https://scandalsandsweets.com/velma-west-iron-flapper-a-sad-ending-to-a-sad-life/

Mark J. Price. Beacon Journal. https://www.beaconjournal.com/article/20140622/news/306229547

Newspapers.com: Lancaster Eagle-Gazette, Brownsville Herald, News-Journal, The Circleville Herald, Times Herald


LOC: Brownsville Herald. https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn86063730/1927-12-26/ed-1/seq-6/#date1=1926&index=0&rows=20&words=Velma+West&searchType=basic&sequence=0&state=&date2=1928&proxtext=%22velma+west%22&y=10&x=11&dateFilterType=yearRange&page=1



Old Timey Crimey #74: The Colorado Mine Massacres - “Self-Explanatory Titles”

Old Timey Crimey #74: The Colorado Mine Massacres - “Self-Explanatory Titles”

August 14, 2020

Scott, Amber, and Kristy talk about not one, but two Colorado miners' strikes, in Ludlow and Columbine, that led to tragedy. 

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Charles Bayard. Pacific Historical Review. “The 1927-1928 Colorado Coal Strike.” https://www-jstor-org.pitt.idm.oclc.org/stable/4492179?seq=1#metadata_info_tab_contents

Howard Zinn. Zinn Education Project. “Ludlow massacre.” https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/tdih/ludlow-massacre/

Wikipedia. “Ludlow massacre.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ludlow_Massacre; “John Chase” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Chase_(general)#Chase_and_Mother_Jones; “Columbine Mine Massacre,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Columbine_Mine_massacre; “Milka Sablich,” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Amelia_Milka_Sablich

Ben Mauk. The New Yorker. “The Ludlow Massacre Still Matters.” https://www.newyorker.com/business/currency/the-ludlow-massacre-still-matters

Caleb Crain. The New Yorker. “There Was Blood.” https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/01/19/there-was-blood

PBS. “American Experience: The Rockefellers. “http://www.shoppbs.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/rockefellers/sfeature/sf_8.html

Perry Eberhart. Lafayette History “The 1927 Columbine Mine Massacre: Trouble in Serene.” https://www.lafayettehistory.com/the-1927-columbine-mine-massacre-trouble-in-serene/

Sam Lowry on Libcom. https://libcom.org/history/1927-colorado-miners-strike-and-columbine-mine-massacre

University libraries/University of Washington




Old Timey Crimey #73: The Lawson Family Murders - “Raisins Are the Real Crime”

Old Timey Crimey #73: The Lawson Family Murders - “Raisins Are the Real Crime”

August 7, 2020

Scott, Amber, and Kristy discuss the Lawson family murders of 1929, with bonus hatred for dried grapes. 

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Neill Caldwell. The Stokes News. “90 Years Gone.” https://www.thestokesnews.com/news/23397/90-years-gone

Murder of the Lawson Family. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murder_of_the_Lawson_family

Robert B. Waltz and David G. Engle. “Lawson Murder, The (Charlie Lawson).” The Ballad Copyright Index,
Fresno State. http://www.fresnostate.edu/folklore/ballads/LF35.html

M. Bruce Jones and Trudy J. Smith. “White Christmas, Bloody Christmas.” 

Brooke Cain. The News & Observer. “All in the family: Notorious NC murders that struck close to home.” https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/article222789440.html

Wautaga Democrat & Elizabeth City, NC Independent, accessed via LOC Chronicling America. https://bit.ly/2EuJk1r





 rockinghamnow.com by Susie C. Spear



Old Timey Crimey #65: Leonarda Cianculli - “Advice for Fortune Tellers”

Old Timey Crimey #65: Leonarda Cianculli - “Advice for Fortune Tellers”

June 12, 2020

Scott, Amber, and Kristy discuss Leonarda Cianculli, the Soap Maker of Correggio. Scott explains what's wrong with fortune tellers, palm readers, and "psychics."

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Ryan Green. “The Curse: The Shocking True Story of Superstition, Human Sacrifice, and Cannibalism.”
“Montella.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montella
“Reggio Emilia.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reggio_Emilia
“Irpina Earthquake.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1930_Irpinia_earthquake
Paul Ginsburg. “Family Politics: Domestic Life, Devastation and Survival, 1900-1950.” https://www.google.com/books/edition/_/UBQ2BQAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=0
Justin Rowlatt. “Sodium: Getting rid of dirt - and murder victims.” https://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-27257822

Old Timey Crimey #63: Alfred Rouse - “Big Strong Hand”

Old Timey Crimey #63: Alfred Rouse - “Big Strong Hand”

May 29, 2020

This week, we take a look at Alfred Rouse (and his unit) and the Blazing Car Murder.  The guy just kept forgetting he was married!


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“Alfred Rouse 'blazing car murder': Dozen missing people ruled out.” BBC. https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-northamptonshire-41886193

Alfred Arthur Rouse. murderpedia. https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/rouse-alfred.htm

Great Fire of Northampton. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Fire_of_Northampton

Hardingstone. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hardingstone

Alfred Rouse. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Rouse

1931: Alfred Arthur Rouse, Blazing Car Murder. Executed Today. http://www.executedtoday.com/tag/alfred-rouse/

Dr. Kevan Manwaring. “The Automobile Murder.” The Bardic Academic. https://thebardicacademic.wordpress.com/2013/10/03/the-automobile-murder/

Helena Normanton. “Trial of Alfred Arthur Rouse” https://archive.org/stream/in.ernet.dli.2015.173609/2015.173609.Trial-Of-Alfred-Arthur-Rouse_djvu.txt

Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #22: Stephanie St. Clair AKA “Queenie”

Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #22: Stephanie St. Clair AKA “Queenie”

May 18, 2020

Amber's in love with a badass lady gangster, and she tells Scott and Kristy all about her.

Jason Porath. “Stephanie St. Clair.” Rejected Princesses. https://www.rejectedprincesses.com/princesses/stephanie-st-clair
Rose Lander. “The Secret History Of Female Gangsters.” Refinery29https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/female-gangsters-secret-history
“Stephanie St. Clair.” Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephanie_St._Clair
“Stephanie St. Clair.” The Mob Museum. https://themobmuseum.org/notable_names/stephanie-st-clair/


Old Timey Crimey #53: Radium Girls Part 1 - “Irelish”

Old Timey Crimey #53: Radium Girls Part 1 - “Irelish”

March 20, 2020

They had the most glamorous job in town--and the most deadly. This week, we're talking about the radium girls.

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Kate Moore. “Radium Girls.”

Oak Ridge Associated Universities https://www.orau.org/ptp/collection/Miscellaneous/radiumdance.htm

"Radium." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium#History

"Radioactive Quackery." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radioactive_quackery

Atomic Heritage Foundation.

Kate Moore, Buzzfeed.

Jacopo Prisco, CNN.

Rebecca Hersher, NPR.

Alexandra Charitan, Roadtrippers.com.

Nicole Fontaine, ConnecticutHistory.org.

Eleanor Swanson. "Radium Girls." https://coloradopoetscenter.org/poets/swanson_eleanor/radium.html

"Radium Girls." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radium_Girls

"Radium Girls." Stuff You Missed in History Class. https://www.iheart.com/podcast/stuff-you-missed-in-history-cl-21124503/episode/the-radium-girls-30207948/

Old Timey Crimey #52: The Missing Postman of Stradbally - “Round Ebony Stick”

Old Timey Crimey #52: The Missing Postman of Stradbally - “Round Ebony Stick”

March 13, 2020

This week, we talk about the missing postman of Stradbally. Where did he go? What happened to him? How many people are covering for someone, and how many people can you arrest at once?

Plus, the rule of nipples, some gentle mail jumor, and POWERful names.

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Ben Potesky and John Naffziger. “The Missing Postman of Stradbally is found - Irish Nation Shocked.” Drunk Mysteries. https://www.drunkmysteries.com/new-blog/2019/1/6/the-missing-postman-of-stradbally

“British War Medal.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_War_Medal

“Disappearance of Larry Griffin.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disappearance_of_Larry_Griffin

Thomas McCarthy. “The Strange Case of the Country Postman Who Vanished One Christmas Day.” Irish Times. https://www.irishtimes.com/culture/books/the-strange-case-of-the-country-postman-who-vanished-one-christmas-day-1.565467

Pat Flynn. “The Missing Postman.” Independent.ie. https://www.independent.ie/irish-news/the-missing-postman-26713401.html

“Mary Griffin.” Find a grave. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/193064044/mary-griffin

Conor Kane. “Bid to solve missing postman mystery.” Irish Times. https://www.irishtimes.com/news/bid-to-solve-missing-postman-mystery-1.533376

Mary Ellen Breen. “Search For Missing Postman Postponed Due To Intense Public Interest.” Waterford News. https://waterford-news.ie/2012/09/26/search-for-missing-postman-postponed-due-to-intense-public-interest/

“The Missing Postman of Stradbally.” Thinking Sideways Podcast. http://www.thinkingsidewayspodcast.com/the-missing-postman-of-stradbally/?fbclid=IwAR3JmUycJyItj_O9euHlXktbXyrRia7RxyeKDnB4fwKF5o0qMsG-t0LXN2w


Old Timey Crimey #50: The Bath School Massacre - “Reading Saves”

Old Timey Crimey #50: The Bath School Massacre - “Reading Saves”

February 28, 2020
It's our 50th episode! To celebrate, we're going to talk about a horrible massacre.
This week, a man known around town as "The Dynamite Farmer," and also known as that guy who pinches pennies, kills his neighbor's dog, and argues with everyone. Then, to top all that off, he does the unthinkable, and we proceed to try to make sense of the senseless.
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Lorraine Boissoneault. “The 1927 Bombing That Remains America’s Deadliest School Massacre.” Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/1927-bombing-remains-americas-deadliest-school-massacre-180963355/
“James J. Couzens.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_J._Couzens
“Bath School Disaster.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bath_School_disaster
“Science Made Simple: Why Water Can Make a Grease Fire Worse.” Allstate. https://www.allstate.com/blog/why-water-can-make-grease-fire-worse-im/
“Andrew Kehoe.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andrew_Kehoe
Julie Mack. MLive. “22 things you may not have known about the 1927 Bath school massacre.” https://www.mlive.com/news/2017/05/10_things_you_probably_didnt_k.html
Troy Taylor and Rene Kruse. "A Pale Horse was Death."
Monty J. Ellsworth. "The Bath School Disaster."
"Maniac Bomber's Wife Amonth is 43 Victims." United Press.
"Interview with Arnie Bernstein." University of Michigan Press. 2009.
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