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Old Timey Crimey #134: The Hammersmith Ghost - ”Perfectly Dead”

Old Timey Crimey #134: The Hammersmith Ghost - ”Perfectly Dead”

October 8, 2021

Spookyween continues with an examination of the Hammersmith Ghost, which terrorized people in a London village until someone paid the ultimate price. Plus, Kristy tells Amber the creepy, ridiculous details of an old superstition, the Dead Man's Hand. 

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Sources:

Jane Alexander in Londonist

Claire Feikert-Ahalt on LOC Blog

Apparitions: or, the mystery of ghosts, hobgoblins, and haunted houses, by Joseph Taylor

Sara Luehmann on Hammersmith & Fulham

BBC.

Newgate Calendar

Wiki: Hammersmith

Ross Macfarlane at the Wellcome Library.

British and Irish Legal Information Institute.

Old Bailey Online.

George Dillard on History of Yesterday.

The Murder of the Hammersmith Ghost — 1804 | by Jed Graham | Genius in a Bottle

Frank Baker MD in The American Anthropologist Journal

Newspapers.com: The Times

 

Music: 

Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6740-headless-horseman
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Old Timey Crimey #131: Victor Licata - ”Dope Evil”

Old Timey Crimey #131: Victor Licata - ”Dope Evil”

September 17, 2021

One night of horrifying violence that would have a reverberating effect on American attitudes toward marijuana for decades. Plus a rant, some snark, and reminiscing about the DARE program. 

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Sources: 
Paul Guzzo in the Tampa Bay Times
, and also here, Inside Detective Magazine via Reefer Madness Museum, JAMA Psychiatry, Earl Perkins in Thursday Review, Laura Smith on Timeline, Assassin of Youth via Herb Museum, Crimedoor, Mara Bovsun on NY Daily news

Wiki: Ybor City. Assassin of Youth. Decriminalization of Marijuana.

Newspapers.com:

The Brainard Clipper, Knoxville Journal, Anniston Star, El Paso Times.

Chronicling America:

Times-News

Music: 

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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Headless Horseman by Alexander Nakarada
Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/6740-headless-horseman
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Old Timey Crimey #127: Brooke Hart - “Beep Beep”

Old Timey Crimey #127: Brooke Hart - “Beep Beep”

August 20, 2021

A young man is kidnapped, and an entire town loses its mind. 

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Sources:

Swift Justice: Murder and Vengeance in a California Town by Harry Farrell

Findagrave.

Nor Call Media Museum. 

Newspapers.com:

Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

San Francisco Examiner

Brooklyn Times Union

Oakland Tribune

California Digital Newspaper Collection:

San Jose Mercury News

Amanda Sedlak-Hevener on Ranker

Bob Calhoun on SF Weekly. 

Scott Herhold on Mercury News. 

Carl Nolte on SF Gate. 

Timothy Hughes on Rare and Early Newspapers. 

Jack Major on Major Smolinski

Wikipedia

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

 

Old Timey Crimey #126: Jessie Costello - “Jawdropper”
Old Timey Crimey #124 - Timey After Timey in Pennsylvania

Old Timey Crimey #124 - Timey After Timey in Pennsylvania

July 30, 2021

In the first official Timey After Timey, Amber talks about Irene Schroeder's bonkers crime spree in the 1930s, and Kristy discusses the murder of Laurie Show in the 1990s. 

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Sources: 

Irene Schroeder

https://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/schroeder-irene.htm

https://www.wvgenweb.org/marshall/dague-schroeder.pdf

https://www.ncnewsonline.com/news/local_news/schroeder-dague-executed-85-years-ago-today/article_bdeb542a-2c5d-5e61-851b-3d27c442d92d.html

https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/99299417/irene-schroeder

The book Family & Lies: Before there was Bonnie and Clyde There Was Gramma and Glenn by DJ Everette

 

Laurie Show Murder

Paul Smith. Fox43

Keith Schweigert. Fox43.

Niki T. Ingram. Philadelphia Bar. (review of book)

Jed Reinert. Lancaster Online.

Lambert v Blackwell et all. Judyrecords.

Murderpedia.

Ted Anthony. Herald-Journal

Laura Fries. Variety.

Tom Jicha. Sun Sentinel.

Kristal Hawkins. TruTV.

The Stalking of Laurie Show on YouTube.

 

Music: 

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
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Old Timey Crimey #114: The Princes in the Tower (Pt 2) - “Princeducken”

Old Timey Crimey #114: The Princes in the Tower (Pt 2) - “Princeducken”

May 21, 2021

We continue to delve into one of history's greatest mysteries--what happened to the young would-be king of England after his uncle sent him and his brother to the tower? We finish up this two-parter with a discussion of theories and bones. Featuring special guest, Hugo-nominated fanzine editor Chris Garcia!

Find more of Chris: Dial-a-Crime, Zodiac Speaking, Short Story Short Podcast, Journey Planet, The Drink Tank & Claims Department

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Music: 

Chill Wave by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3498-chill-wave
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Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

Ben Johnson. Historic UK. https://www.historic-uk.com/HistoryUK/HistoryofEngland/The-Princes-in-the-Tower/

Meilan Solly. Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/did-richard-iii-order-deaths-his-nephews-they-slept-tower-london-180976930/

Rebecca Starr Brown. https://rebeccastarrbrown.com/2017/03/02/edward-ivs-marriage-to-elizabeth-woodville-in-context/

Historic Royal Palaces. https://www.hrp.org.uk/tower-of-london/history-and-stories/the-princes-in-the-tower/

Matt Lewis. History hit. https://www.historyhit.com/what-led-to-george-duke-of-clarences-execution-by-wine/

“George Northcroft.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Northcroft#Orthodontics

English Monarchs. https://www.englishmonarchs.co.uk/plantagenet_12.htm#menu

Magalshi. Adventures of a Tudor Nerd. https://adventuresofatudornerd.com/tag/anthony-woodville/

Matthew Lewis. The History Press. https://www.thehistorypress.co.uk/articles/what-if-the-princes-in-the-tower-survived-into-tudor-england/

David Crowther. The History of England. https://thehistoryofengland.co.uk/resource/the-1483-timeline/

Wolverton & District Archaeological and Historical Society. https://www.mkheritage.org.uk/wdahs/docs/edward.html

Bruce Heydt. British Heritage. https://britishheritage.com/history/pretender-throne-perkin-warbeck

Leanda de Lisle. Tudor Times. https://tudortimes.co.uk/guest-articles/lady-margaret-beaufort-hero-or-villain

https://www.historyextra.com/period/medieval/did-richard-iii-really-kill-princes-in-tower-debate-historians/

https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2021/02/historian-bolsters-case-that-richard-iii-murdered-the-princes-in-the-tower/

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/princes-tower-will-ultimate-cold-case-finally-be-solved-after-more-500-years-10466190.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Princes_in_the_Tower

https://www.livescience.com/richard-iii-nephew-murders.html

Croyland Chronicles

Chronicle of London

The usurpation of Richard the Third: Dominicus Mancinus ad Angelum Catonem de occupatione Regni Anglie per Ricardum Tercium libellus

History Extra Podcast: Princes in the Tower

 

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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Music:

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
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Secret of Tiki Island Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
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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

https://www.newspapers.com/search/#query=%22edward+west%22&p_province=us-oh&dr_year=1926-1927

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

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

 

Old Timey Crimey #87: Amelia Dyer - “SOCIETY”

Old Timey Crimey #87: Amelia Dyer - “SOCIETY”

November 13, 2020

Amber and Kristy talk about one of the most prolific serial killers, and how she turned a profit with her murders. Kristy also gets mad at society. SOCIETY. 

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Music:

Evil Plan by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3725-evil-plan
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Breaktime by Kevin MacLeod
Link: https://incompetech.filmmusic.io/song/3457-breaktime
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

 

Tony Rennell on Murderpedia. “The baby butcher: One of Victorian Britain's most evil murderers exposed.” 

Wikipedia. “Typhus.” “Amelia Dyer.” “Poor Law Amendment Act.” 

Wikitree. “Amelia Elizabeth (Hobley) Dyer.” 

Little Falls Weekly Transcript via LOC. 

Sarah Lee. BBC. “Amelia Dyer: The Victorian nurse who strangled babies."

BBC. “Victorian baby killer Amelia Dyer evidence found in loft.” 

Donna Patricia Ward. History Collection. “The Horrifying Truth of Britain’s Baby Butcher Amelia Elizabeth Dyer Revealed.” 

https://www.thefamouspeople.com/profiles/amelia-dyer-34349.php

https://www.in2013dollars.com/uk/inflation/1836

https://www.xe.com/currencyconverter/convert/?Amount=9197.93&From=GBP&To=USD

https://allthatsinteresting.com/amelia-dyer

https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-berkshire-39330793

 

Old Timey Crimey #78: Jolly Jane Toppan - “Vegan Caramel”

Old Timey Crimey #78: Jolly Jane Toppan - “Vegan Caramel”

September 11, 2020

Hellooooo, nurse! No wait...go away, nurse, go away! This week, Scott, Amber, and Kristy talk about Jolly Jane Toppan, a nurse who cared about her patients in quite the opposite way a nurse should. 

 

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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
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

Kate Hickey. IrishCentral.com. “The deadly Irish American serial killer nurse Jolly Jane.” 
New England Historical Society."Jolly Jane Toppan, the Killer Nurse Obsessed With Death." 
Measuring Worth.com
Crime Museum. “Jane Toppan.” 
Boston Female Asylum Records, transcribed by Ann S Lainhart.. Joseph P Healey Library Digital Collections. 
Jane Toppan.” Emily Allen, Alana Averill, Emmeline Cook. Department of Psychology, Radford University. 
Harold Schechter. Fatal: The Poisonous Life of a Female Serial Killer. 
Atropine. K. McLendon & CV Preuss. National Institutes of Health
Jennifer Myers. Lowell Sun. “For 10 years, ‘Jolly Jane’ Poured Her Poison.” 
Find A Grave. https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162743788/elizabeth-stanford-brigham
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/162740485/ann-c-toppan
Bianca Myrtil. Film Daily
Amanda Sedlak-Hevener. Ranker. “13 Disturbing Facts About Jane Toppan, AKA 'The Angel Of Death.” 
St. Paul Globe on LOC.  Chronicling America « Library of Congress 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jane_Toppan
Allthatsinteresting.com by Katie Serena.  
Deadly women wiki

Introducing Detectives by the Decade

Introducing Detectives by the Decade

June 15, 2020

A podcast exploring the history of forensic science, tracing the timeline from primitive toxicology to DNA. Host Kristy Baxter discusses the scientists, detectives, and cases that drove the development of investigative techniques from the 1500s to the 21st century. 

Premiering June 25, 2020. New episodes release every Thursday wherever you listen to podcasts. 

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Music: Deadly Roulette by Kevin MacLeod. Link: https://filmmusic.io/song/3625-deadly-roulette License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

Sources:

“Forensics in antiquity.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forensics_in_antiquity

“Lollia Paulina.” https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lollia_Paulina

Kristina Killgrove. “These Three Forensic Science Techniques From Ancient Rome Reveal Shocking Gaps In Modern Methods.” Forbes. https://www.forbes.com/sites/kristinakillgrove/2018/11/28/these-three-forensic-science-techniques-from-ancient-rome-reveal-shocking-gaps-in-modern-methods/#22a754df58fe

William Garrett Cothran. “CSI: Rome - a dive into ancient forensics.” Sea Lion Press. https://www.sealionpress.co.uk/post/csi-rome-a-dive-into-ancient-forensics

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