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Johnny, O Johnny: The Cruel War

Follow us to the battlefields to uncover the hidden history of the women who fought in the American Civil War....

Omie Wise: America’s Oldest Murder Ballad

Oh, listen to my story, I’ll tell you no lies How John Lewis did murder poor little Omie Wise Follow us 200...

Bowling Green: The Kentucky Tragedy

While recent rumors of a massacre in Bowling Green have been greatly exaggerated, 200 years ago, the brutal honor killing...

Laugh In The Dark: Elmer McCurdy

Season two of The Most Wonderful Wonder begins with one of our favorite outlaw stories, the twisted tale of Elmer McCurdy,...

New Year Greetings

Friends and Strangers, As 2016 comes to a close, we’d like to extend our deepest gratitude to all of you...

The Trolley Car Swing Part II: Joice Heth

Leaving Murderous Mary hanging in a Tennessee rail yard, we head to New England to look upon the human curiosity whose...

The Trolley Car Swing Part I: Murderous Mary

We leave at 5:00, pulling out of Boston on streetcar 393, bound for east Tennessee where we’ll witness a circus...

Preacher and The Slave

The Preacher and the Slave

Don’t waste any time in mourning. Organize! We set out for Utah by way of the Pacific Northwest in search...

Poor Ellen Smith Part III: Accidental Mummies

Our most recent death-filled trip down the dark alleys of time comes to an end, as all things must, in...

POOR ELLEN SMITH PART II: OZARK BURYINGS

We put on our coats and head to the snowy regions of the North for tales of deadly encounters with packs...

Poor Ellen Smith Part I: Human Wolves

Blood marks the spot where we begin our journey in North Carolina. Leaving in a cloud of smoke, we head...

Beautiful Ohio Part III: Bloodland

In addition to the notorious criminals we profiled in our last episode, Leavenworth’s stone walls once held a murderous king,...

Beautiful Ohio: Part II

Cincinnati, Ohio, scene of the infernal machine murders and the demise of Martha, the last passenger pigeon, fades in the...

Beautiful Ohio: Part I

  Our species has a terrible propensity for violence. Throughout history, humans have shown surprising ingenuity when it comes to means...

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Hadacol Bounce: Part II

Leaving the border towns, we hop a train with a singing brakeman, take a short detour to Kenya, and visit...

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