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Old Timey Crimey #108: Violet Gibson - “Trains and Ladies”

Old Timey Crimey #108: Violet Gibson - “Trains and Ladies”

April 9, 2021

A woman born into privilege tries to change history and comes closer than anyone else to doing so--and she doesn't even travel in time! That we know of. 

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"Dear You," short story about Gibson: https://accenti.ca/dear-you/

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Council Grove Republican, The Plain Speaker, The Age, Albuquerque Journal, Yonkers Herald via Newspapers.com https://www.newspapers.com/image/343683720/?terms=%22violet%20gibson%22&match=1

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Nora McGreevy. Smithsonian Mag. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/1926-irish-woman-shot-benito-mussolini-and-almost-altered-history-forever-180977286/

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Brian Koberlein. Forbes Magazine. https://www.forbes.com/sites/briankoberlein/2015/10/23/why-its-impossible-to-go-back-in-time-and-kill-baby-hitler/?sh=499e972229c0












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

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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 #15: The Sodder Children

Old Timey Crimey #15: The Sodder Children

June 28, 2019

Kristy and Scott take a deep dive into the case of the Sodder children and a Christmas house fire that left nothing but questions in the ashes. Along the way, we'll run into some memorable characters, although some are memorable in the worst way--we're looking at you, Fire Chief F.J. Morris. And after we marvel at the lengths parents will go to for their children, Kristy happens upon a theory that ruins Christmas for everyone. 



June 20, 2019

While Kristy is gallivanting around Europe, Scott welcomes in special guest Beast to discuss the hilarious yet ultimately tragic case of the incredibly hard to kill Michael Malloy! So sit back, relax, and pour yourself a nice tall glass of horse linament for this week's Old Timey Crimey. Be sure to leave us a 5-star review on iTunes. Don't forget to follow us here on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts, and hit us up on our FB group or Twitter. 

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