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Yesterday's News is a podcast dedicated to the idea that anyone who made history was probably a bit of a hot mess. 

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Yesterday's News is a podcast dedicated to the idea that anyone who made history was probably a bit of a hot mess. 

    Historical True Crime: The Borgias

    Historical True Crime: The Borgias

    The Borgia family can be summed up with a few choice words: treachery, hedonism, scandal, and oh right, a bulk supply of murder. For those who don’t know, the Borgias were one of the most powerful families in Renaissance Italy, and they didn’t gain their social clout from playing nice. From incestuous relationships to poison plots, the members of House Borgia made Game of Thrones look like child’s play.

    Watch your back! On the season finale of “Historical True Crime,” we’re discussing the Sopranos of the 16th century: The scandalous, murderous Borgia family.

    This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/

    Read our articles on the Borgias:

    Lucrezia: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-lucrezia-borgia

    Cesare: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-cesare-borgia/

    Hoe Pope (AKA Papa Borgia AKA Pope Alexander VI): https://www.factinate.com/people/pope-alexander-vi/

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    • 34 min
    Historical True Crime: The Princes in the Tower, History's Ultimate Cold Case

    Historical True Crime: The Princes in the Tower, History's Ultimate Cold Case

    King Richard III lives on in our cultural imagination as one of England’s most nefarious villains, particularly for the suspected murder of his two young nephews while they were confined to the infamous Tower of London in the summer of 1483. 

    No one knew what happened for certain, even in 1675, when workers found the remains of two children buried underneath a staircase in the Tower. 

    Many people assume that these were the long lost princes—but as we'll discuss, there's much more to the story including a scandalous royal marriage, another major suspect, and some wild conspiracy theories. 

    This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/

    Read Dancy's editorial on the Princes in the Tower: https://www.factinate.com/editorial/princes-in-the-tower-historys-greatest-cold-case/

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    • 30 min
    Historical True Crime: An 18th Century Heist!

    Historical True Crime: An 18th Century Heist!

    The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was the eighteenth century's most notorious heist—and for good reason. It's a dramatic story of lust, theft, betrayal, and ultimately, the fall of the freaking Queen of France.

    The players in this con included Marie Antoinette, King Louis XVI, a sly con-woman named Jeanne de la Motte, her gigolo-forger boyfriend, and the dumbest cardinal of all time. Mix them all together, add an absurdly expensive piece of jewelry, and you have yourself the scandal of the 18th century.

    This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here:
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    Read Dancy's editorial on the Affair of the Diamond Necklace: https://www.factinate.com/editorial/the-affair-of-the-diamond-necklace

    Look at dumb historical memes on our Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yesterdaysnewspodcast/

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    Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com 

    And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    Note: We incorrectly identify Louis XVI as Louis XV's son when he is in fact his grandson. Our apologies and thanks to a listener for pointing this error out!

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    • 28 min
    Historical True Crime: The Bullet-Proof Baroness of New Orleans

    Historical True Crime: The Bullet-Proof Baroness of New Orleans

    The humid, cobbled streets of New Orleans’ French Quarter have their fair share of shadowy stories, but none are as notorious as that of Micaela Almonester, the beautiful Baroness de Pontalba. This Creole blueblood’s life was filled with decadent balls, palatial estates, and one infamous crime.

    Plug in your headphones and learn all about New Orleans' "Bullet-Proof Baroness" but take care: It doesn’t get more Southern Gothic than this.

    This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/

    Read more about Micaela Almonester in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-micaela-almonester/

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    • 25 min
    Historical True Crime: The Mayerling Incident

    Historical True Crime: The Mayerling Incident

    On January 30, 1889, tucked away in the Mayerling hunting lodge near Vienna, one of history’s darkest stories unfolded. That morning, servants discovered the lifeless bodies of Crown Prince Rudolf and his 17-year-old mistress Baroness Mary Vetsera. The shocking vignette threw the royal house into instant chaos and left a pervading mystery.

    What led up to that dark day at Mayerling and exactly what happened inside that hunting lodge? Join Dancy and Veronica as they dive into Austria's most infamous crime and dissect the famous "Mayerling Incident." 

    This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/

    Read more about Crown Prince Rudolf in our article: https://www.factinate.com/people/facts-crown-prince-rudolf/

    Read about the Mayerling Incident here:
    https://www.factinate.com/editorial/mayerling-incident/

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    Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com 

    And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!

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    • 27 min
    Historical True Crime: What Happened To The Roanoke Colony?

    Historical True Crime: What Happened To The Roanoke Colony?

    On a misty August day in 1590, John White disembarked from a perilous voyage across the Atlantic ocean. White and his crew had come to America to check on a settlement, but as they approached the Roanoke colony, they realized that something was very wrong: the people of Roanoke had disappeared without a trace. 

    On this episode of "Yesterday's News," Dancy and Veronica explore one of America's most famous vanishing acts: the mystery of "The Lost Colony." 

    This podcast is brought to you by Factinate.com. Visit the site here: https://www.factinate.com/

    Read more about Roanoke in our article: https://www.factinate.com/editorial/roanoke-colony/

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    Join our Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/192592732881383

    Get in touch by emailing yesterdaysnews@factinate.com 

    And if you like what you hear, tell your friends about the show and give us a review on Apple Podcasts!

    See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

    • 30 min

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