Old Timey Crimey
Old Timey Crimey #58: Roger Tichborne - “Shy Tortoise”

Old Timey Crimey #58: Roger Tichborne - “Shy Tortoise”

April 24, 2020

This week, we talk about a man who was maybe a nobleman or maybe not? Probably not. Almost definitely not. But he sure seemed to think so! 

Plus, the best deformations....whaaat? Crikey Mikey, and some wikipedia translations. 

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“The Tichborne Claimant, a Victorian mystery.” Ennever.com http://www.ennever.com/histories/history19478.php

“Roger Tichborne.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tichborne_case

Albert Borowitz. “Blood & Ink: An International Guide To Fact-Based Crime Literature.”

Dana Schwartz. “The Butcher Baronet.” Noble Blood Podcast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/6RC60PaO0sKQbEF9WVKypw?si=tPTGMRDNTV2lEXTNcPCYIw

Francesca Kettle. “‘For the Snark was a Boojum, you see.’ The case of The Claimant, The Medals and The Poem.” Vides/Oxford. https://open.conted.ox.ac.uk/sites/open.conted.ox.ac.uk/files/resources/Create%20Document/For%20the%20Snark%20was%20a%20Boojum_Francesca%20Kettle.pdf

Lewis Carroll. “The Hunting of the Snark.” https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poems/43909/the-hunting-of-the-snark



Stacy Conrad, mentalfloss.com


Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #18: The God Machine

Bonus Episode - Old TINY Crimey #18: The God Machine

April 20, 2020

Scott tells us all about John Murray Spears and New Motive Power. Amber does some fun googling. 

Old Timey Crimey #56: Elijah Parish Lovejoy - “Prayer Bros”

Old Timey Crimey #56: Elijah Parish Lovejoy - “Prayer Bros”

April 10, 2020

This week, we delve into the fascinating life and premature death of Elijah Parish Lovejoy, a man whose belief in doing the right thing was so strong, it made him a martyr.

Plus: the first underwater newspaper, the world's tallest man, and supremely ironic profession names!

“Elijah Parish Lovejoy.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elijah_Parish_Lovejoy
“Congregational Church. Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Congregational_church
“Reverend Elijah Parish Lovejoy.” Presbyterian Historical Society. https://www.history.pcusa.org/history-online/presbyterian-history/honored-names/reverend-elijah-parish-lovejoy
Edward Beecher. “Narrative of riots at Alton : in connection with the death of Rev. Elijah P. Lovejoy. “ https://archive.org/details/ASPC0002443400/page/n17/mode/2up
“Alton, Illinois.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alton,_Illinois
Encyclopedia Britannica
Youtube: The History Guy

Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey #16: Whipping Tom

Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey #16: Whipping Tom

April 7, 2020


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Old Timey Crimey #55: The Villisca Axe Murders - “Nightmare Carrot”

Old Timey Crimey #55: The Villisca Axe Murders - “Nightmare Carrot”

April 3, 2020

A little something from the "Forgotten Archives" this week--an episode recorded nearly a year ago, in late April 2019, and never published. It's a trip back to simpler times, and also a horrific axe murder.

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Orrin Grey. "Serial Suspects: Who Committed the Villisca Axe Murders?" The Lineup. https://the-line-up.com/villisca-axe-murders-suspects

Mike Dash. "The Ax Murderer Who Got Away." Smithsonian Magazine. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-ax-murderer-who-got-away-117037374/

"Villisca Axe Murders House." https://www.villiscaiowa.com/

"Villisca Axe Murders." Thinking Sideways Podcast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2CgHgKrjper6ZFjsNHNJgA?si=szm_AL3tRaWYMPCbhLSDoQ

"Villisca Axe Murders." Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Villisca_axe_murders

Bonus Episode: Old TINY Crimey #15 - William Bury

Bonus Episode: Old TINY Crimey #15 - William Bury

March 30, 2020

To quote Scott, "If only he were a bank robber. If only...."

So he wasn't a bank robber. But was he Jack the Ripper? Find out the weird answers to that question. 

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Old Timey Crimey #54: Radium Girls Part 2 - “Fisticuff Encounter”

Old Timey Crimey #54: Radium Girls Part 2 - “Fisticuff Encounter”

March 27, 2020

This week, we conclude our trip through the horrors of industrial poisoning. It's either haunted or it's radium, folks. 

Plus, Scott's new mascot and horrible radium puns galore. Horrible, horrible, horrible. 

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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/

Bonus Episode - Old Tiny Crimey #14: The Denver Mint Robberies

Bonus Episode - Old Tiny Crimey #14: The Denver Mint Robberies

March 23, 2020

A little something extra from us at Old Timey Crimey! Two robberies. Sixty years apart. One hilarious plaque. 


"Mint Robbery.” Wall St. of the Rockies. http://wallstreetoftherockies.com/mint-robbery/

Measuring Worth. Measuringworth.com

“1922 robbery of the U.S. Mint in Denver.” Denver Post Archive. http://blogs.denverpost.com/library/2013/04/01/1922-robbery-of-the-u-s-mint-in-denver/7198/

Nicole Henley. “A Robbery at the Denver U.S. Mint That Was Never Solved.” Medium. https://medium.com/of-misdeeds-and-mysteries/the-great-mint-robbery-1b197d7e2014

“Denver Mint Robbery.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Denver_Mint_robbery

“Harvey Bailey.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harvey_Bailey

Rob Harrigan. “One Never Knows Where the Bullets Will Fly.” http://coloradorestlessnative.blogspot.com/2011/04/one-never-knows-when-bullets-will-fly.html

Old Timey Crimey #49: The Lindbergh Baby - “Spite-Powered Flying”

Old Timey Crimey #49: The Lindbergh Baby - “Spite-Powered Flying”

February 21, 2020

This week, we look at the kidnapping case that rocked the nation--the Lindbergh baby. 

Plus, a disappointing frog war and a whole new career path: wood examiner!

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Michael D'Antonio, Los Angeles Times.

Crime Museum. 

Katie Serena, All That's Interesting.

“Lindbergh Kidnapping.” FBI.gov. https://www.fbi.gov/history/famous-cases/lindbergh-kidnapping

“Hopewell, NJ.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hopewell,_New_Jersey

“Charles Lindbergh.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Lindbergh

“Charles Nungesser.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Nungesser

“Anne Morrow Lindbergh.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anne_Morrow_Lindbergh

Katie Serena. “The Tragic Story of The Lindbergh Baby Kidnapping.” https://allthatsinteresting.com/lindbergh-baby-kidnapping

“Testimony of Dr. John F. Condon. “ Famous Trials. https://famous-trials.com/hauptmann/1406-condontestimony

“The Go-Between: Charles Lindbergh Jr.” True Crimecast. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7w3kfHu1PdvYuB8TF6QbWO?si=TdJauBkFT_uoiTPKbcfxzg

David Johnson. “Lindbergh Kidnapping Remembered.” Infoplease. https://www.infoplease.com/history/us/lindbergh-kidnapping-remembered

“Lindbergh Baby Kidnapped From Home of Parents on Farm Near Princeton.” New York Times. Retrieved from https://famous-trials.com/hauptmann/1402-nytimes2

“Charles Lindbergh.” Biography. https://www.biography.com/historical-figure/charles-lindbergh

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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“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.
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
The Killer Book of Serial Killers by Tom & Michael Philbin
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