A Cowardly Blow In The Dark


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YESTERDAY’S NEWS -- Tales of classic scandals, scoundrels and scourges told from historic newspapers in the golden age of yellow journalism... The Barber And The Gambler’s Wife Stand Trial Episode 393 takes us back to the Gilded Age and the salacious story of a professional gambler who is fatally attacked as he leaves his house to go to the hotel where he operates. Blame falls on his barber, who confesses to the crime and implicates the gambler’s wife, accusing her of not only having an interracial affair with him, but also with a younger man who just moved to town. All three are arrested, but who is really the culprit? Culled from the historic pages of the Lincoln Evening Call, the Nebraska State Journal, and other newspapers of the era. The University of Nebraska hosts a website Gilded Age Plains City that gives more details and historical context to the Sheedy murder case: http://gildedage.unl.edu/ *** I want you to start living a happier life today. BetterHelp can be the way to find one. As a listener, you’ll get 10% off your first month by visiting www.BetterHelp.com/historian . Binge on your favorite shows from around the world, not just your country, with Express VPN, and get three months free by signing up at www.expressvpn.com/TCH Sign up for The Great Courses Plus and receive your first month free at the special True Crime Historian landing page: http://thegreatcoursesplus.com/TCH Expand your mind with knowledge at The Great Courses Plus, where you can start with a course in The American West: History, Myth, and Legacy or wherever your brain takes you at www.thegreatcoursesplus.com/tch, and get a full month of unlimited access free! Download Best Fiends for your device and join me in a fanciful quest in this challenging and cheerful puzzle game. *** A creation Of Pulpular Media Also from Pulpular Media: Portals to Possibility, an improvised comedy about an alternate reality, where monsters are real--and hilarious!!! Visit pulpular.com/portals for a brand-new episode. Catastrophic Calmaties, Exploring the famous and forgotten disasters of the 19th and 20th centuries. What could go wrong? Everything! Want to get a jump on the next episode of True Crime Historian? Why then, download the new podcast app Himalaya and get all new episodes a day early, then drop a buck in the tip jar for True Crime Historian. Or sign up for Himalaya Plus and for premium content and other special features. Or you can support your favorite podcaster at www.patreon.com/truecrimehistorian. Just a dollar an episode reserves your bunk at the safe house and access to exclusive content and whatever personal services you require. *** Opening theme by Nico Vitesse. Incidental music by Nico Vitesse, Chuck Wiggins, and Dave Sams. Some music and sound effects licensed from podcastmusic.com. Closing theme by Dave Sams and Rachel Schott, engineered by David Hisch at Third Street Music. Media management by Sean Miller-Jones Richard O Jones, Executive Producer

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