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Old Timey Crimey #123: Charley Ross - “Tea Party”

Old Timey Crimey #123: Charley Ross - “Tea Party”

July 23, 2021

The kidnapping that changed kidnapping in America. 

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Sources: 

Heather Thomas. Library of Congress Blog.

PBS: Whyy.

Findagrave.

Thomas Everly. Pennsylvania History: A Journal of Mid-Atlantic Studies.

Carrie Hagen. SmithsonianMag.

Carrie Hagen. We Is Got Him: The Kidnapping that Changed America

Ryan Fin. Medium.

Meaghan Good. The Charley Project.

Jason Lucky Morrow. Historical Crime Detective.

History.com.

USHistory.org.

Newspapers.com:

Philadelphia Inquirer.

Yonkers Statesman.

Chronicling America:

NY Herald.

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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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!

Furiously. 

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Sources:

“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

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

Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey Mini Crimey #1: Mary Edens and the Babbs Switch Schoolhouse Fire

Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey Mini Crimey #1: Mary Edens and the Babbs Switch Schoolhouse Fire

November 23, 2019

A special treat for you this weekend--a surprise look at what we're doing over on Patreon. For this inaugural Mini Crimey, Kristy tells Scott all about a little girl named Mary Edens, a horrible fire, and a mystery that endured for decades. We also introduce a man with a truly fantastic name as well as a HUGE...sense of integrity. 

Plus: how to build the perfect death trap, Milton Berle shows up, and Scott plays to his strengths. 

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Sources:

Jay Grelen. “Journalist Honors Pledge to Family of Missing Girl.” The Oklahoman. https://oklahoman.com/article/2679856/journalist-honors-pledge-to-family-of-missing-girl

“Babbs Switch Fire.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Babbs_Switch_fire

Old Timey Crimey #36: Pauline Picard - “Is this yours?”

Old Timey Crimey #36: Pauline Picard - “Is this yours?”

November 22, 2019

This week we're looking at the tragic and unforgettable case of Pauline Picard, a toddler who disappeared from France in 1922--and then came back. Or did she?

Plus: reminiscing about childhood roaming, book talk, and frog talk.

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And remember, if you've been hanging on to a random human skull for a while, maybe just donate it to the local theater.

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Sources:

“The Mysterious Disappearance of Little Pauline Picard.” The Occult Museum. http://www.theoccultmuseum.com/mysterious-disappearance-little-pauline-picard/

“Two Girls, One Slain, Resemble Lost Child.” New York Times, retrieved from https://www.whaleoil.net.nz/2017/07/photo-of-the-day-1093/#more-320894.

Kenova22. “Cold Case: What happened to Pauline Picard in 1922?” https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/7b1hh9/cold_case_what_happened_to_pauline_picard_in_1922/

Renee Reeves. “The Bizarre Case of Pauline Picard.” Morbidology. https://morbidology.com/the-mysterious-case-of-pauline-picard/

Wikipedia

Ozy.com

Old Timey Crimey #33: The Denver Crime Family - “Murder! Murder!”

Old Timey Crimey #33: The Denver Crime Family - “Murder! Murder!”

November 1, 2019

This week, it's listener suggestion time! We're off to the Bootlegger's Convention with a look at the kingpins who ruled Denver during the waning days of Prohibition--and yes, there are horrible Italian accents galore. We'll look at the power struggles, the turf wars, and criminal drama from the streets to the courtroom. We also have dynamite enthusiasts, a gourmet recipe for schmazzadoule, and the gangster boy band.

Learn about our brand new giveaway! Send us your creepy stranger stories, and you might get a sticker. We shared ours--it's only fair. Send them to oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com

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And remember, garlic belongs in your food, not in your enemies. Mmm, garlic....

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Sources:

Betty K. Alt & Sandra K. Wells. “Mountain Mafia: Organized Crime in the Rockies.” (book)

Jade Cutler. “10 Fun Facts About Denver’s History.” https://ondenver.com/10-fun-facts-about-denvers-history/

“Gangland warfare during Colorado’s bloody bootleg days.” The Denver Post Archive. http://blogs.denverpost.com/library/2013/01/08/gangland-warfare-colorados-bloody-bootleg-days/5740/

Historical Currency Conversions. https://futureboy.us/fsp/dollar.fsp

World Population Review. http://worldpopulationreview.com/us-cities/denver-population/

Becky Talley. “Our Coloradans Then: Joe Roma, Pint-Sized Giant of the Denver Crime Family.” https://ourcommunitynow.com/local-culture/our-coloradans-then-joe-roma-pint-sized-giant-of-the-denver-crime-family

“Denver crime family.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_crime_family

Sam Carlino. “Colorado's Carlino Brothers: A Bootlegging Empire.” Arcadia Publishing. (book)

Dick Kreck. “Denver’s Brother Hoods.” Denver Post. https://www.denverpost.com/2006/11/03/denvers-brother-hoods/

Mafia Wiki. https://mafia.wikia.org/wiki/Mafia_Wiki

Dollar Times. dollartimes.com

genealogy.com

Episode art photo courtesy Denver Post.

Old Timey Crimey #29: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon - “Burger King and Paralysis”

Old Timey Crimey #29: The Mad Gasser of Mattoon - “Burger King and Paralysis”

October 4, 2019

We're starting off our month-long Halloween series with a fit of the vapors! Our first Halloween episode will take us to the mad, mad world of Mattoon, Illinois in 1944, where the "Phantom Anesthetist" attacked dozens of people with...well, we still don't know. But we have theories and rampant speculation, as always.

And don't miss several seriously random fun facts involving fast food restaurants, popular comic books, and well-known children's writers. Plus helium voices and a truly beautiful Broadway song commemorating this week's topic. 

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Thanks for listening, and remember: just, you know, don't gas people. 

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Sources:

Bsonstott. “Information on Farley Lewellyn.” Reddit: Unresolved Mysteries. https://www.reddit.com/r/UnresolvedMysteries/comments/6pcuva/information_on_farley_llewellyn/

Bellows, Alan. “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Damn Interesting. https://www.damninteresting.com/the-mad-gasser-of-mattoon/

Carlson, Debbie. “The Mattoon Mad Gasser – Looking Back At A Textbook Case Of Mass Hysteria.”  BELT Magazine. https://beltmag.com/the-mattoon-mad-gasser-looking-back-at-a-textbook-case-of-mass-hysteria/

Cox, Ray. “Botetourt's Mad Gasser reports of 1930s discounted as mass hysteria.” The Roanoke Times. https://www.roanoke.com/news/local/botetourt-s-mad-gasser-reports-of-s-discounted-as-mass/article_0aa70661-bb5e-5b6d-a424-c836062e99ff.html

“Flit Gun.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flit_gun

Grubin, Don and Madsen, Lars. “Lie detection and the polygraph: A Historical Review.” Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology. Vol. 16 Issue 2. P. 357-359.

Klickna, Cindy. “The Case of the Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Illinois Times. https://illinoistimes.com/article-70-the-case-of-the-mad-gasser-of-mattoon.html

MacGowan, Doug. “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon, Illinois.” Historic Mysteries. https://www.historicmysteries.com/the-mad-gasser/

“Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mad_Gasser_of_Mattoon

“Mattoon, IL.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mattoon,_Illinois

Mio, Leslie. “The Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” Eastern Illinois University. https://www.eiu.edu/localite/gasserhome.php

Morphy, Rob. “Mad Gassers of America.” Mysterious Universe. https://mysteriousuniverse.org/2011/06/mad-gassers-of-america/

Slocum, Jake. “6 Famous Unsolved Mysterious with Really Obvious Solutions.” Cracked. https://www.cracked.com/article_16671_6-famous-unsolved-mysteries-with-really-obvious-solutions.html

“Victims of Gas Prowler Now 25.” Charleston Daily Courier. https://www.eiu.edu/localite/9-9-44.JPG

“The Mad Gasser of Mattoon.” American Hauntings. https://www.americanhauntingsink.com/madgasser?rq=mad%20gasser

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

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