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With crime-stopping old ladies, fortune-telling dogs and professional walkers-on-heads, it’s all go in the first mini episode for 2019. Join your hosts, Jim and Violet, as they unravel the most surreal, ridiculous, and utter nonsense shorter stories from the historical newspaper archives.
HEALTH AND SAFETY WARNING: Do not attempt to recreate the 1894 wine recipe described in this episode. If by some miracle it doesn’t kill you, you’ll wish it had.
Yesterday's Chip Paper is a fortnightly(ish) podcast that looks at true stories found in historic newspapers from across the world. With hundreds of years of history at their fingertips, the only real limit to the stories that are told is that they have to have happened - or, at least, been reported. Whether it's true crime, mass hysteria or unusual reporting of famous events, it's always guaranteed to be downright bonkers.
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Archives used in this episode:
British Newspaper Archive https://www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk
Trove (National Library of Australia) http://trove.nla.gov.au/