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Stylish stories by a Latina PhD candidate and former 9-1-1 police radio dispatcher who researches true crime, mysteries, tragedies, eccentrics, and the beauty of the bizarre--all told with vintage flair and big hair.

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Stylish stories by a Latina PhD candidate and former 9-1-1 police radio dispatcher who researches true crime, mysteries, tragedies, eccentrics, and the beauty of the bizarre--all told with vintage flair and big hair.

    11. Truman Capote & Ann Woodward: Miss Bang-Bang, Part 2

    11. Truman Capote & Ann Woodward: Miss Bang-Bang, Part 2

    A glamorous but ostracized socialite shoots her husband in their home one night but claims she thought he was a prowler. High society (mostly) takes her word for it...until Truman Capote, the author of the first true crime novel, In Cold Blood, reminds the public of the Woodwards' fraught relationship and accuses Ann of murder by writing a vicious short story about her. This is part 2, which focuses on Ann and Billy Woodward and the infamous shooting.

    At the 45-second mark, Batty the podcat joins in with the cutest little squeak ever.

    This is the fourth episode in the podcast's second season, "Stranger than Fiction." Click on our website link below for source information.

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    Host: Paris Brown

    Produced, written, & edited by: Paris Brown

    Recorded at The Dope Spot Studios (http://thedopespotstudios.com/), Pomona, CA., USA.

    Music:
    Dr. Frankenstein. "Theme for 'The Mad Thinker'" from The Cursed Tapes: Stolen Songs from Dr. Frankenstein's Lab, 2005
    and
    Tchaikovsky. "Piano Concerto No. 1," 1874-75. Performed by the NBC Symphony Orchestra, 1941.
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    • 1 hr 10 min
    10. Truman Capote: The Socialite, the Shooting, and the Suicide, Part 1

    10. Truman Capote: The Socialite, the Shooting, and the Suicide, Part 1

    A glamorous but ostracized socialite shoots her husband in their home one night but claims she thought he was a prowler. High society (mostly) takes her word for it...until Truman Capote, the author of the first true crime novel, In Cold Blood, reminds the public of the Woodwards' fraught relationship and accuses Ann of murder by writing a vicious short story about her. This is part 1, which focuses on Capote's own tumultuous life.

    This is the third episode in the podcast's second season, "Stranger than Fiction." Click on our website link below for source information.

    If you like this episode, please subscribe and rate us with 5 stars on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.

    Host: Paris Brown

    Produced, written, & edited by: Paris Brown

    Recorded at [The Dope Spot Studios](http://thedopespotstudios.com/), Pomona, CA., USA.

    Music:
    Dr. Frankenstein. "Theme for 'The Mad Thinker'" from The Cursed Tapes: Stolen Songs from Dr. Frankenstein's Lab, 2005
    and
    Tchaikovsky. "Piano Concerto No. 1," 1874-75, as performed by Martha Argerich, 1975.
    Creative Commons attribution license.

    Podcast artwork by: Nathalie Rattner (nathalierattnerart@gmail.com; IG: [nathalie_rattner](https://www.instagram.com/nathalie_rattner/)).

    Logo lettering by: St. Anchor Graphics (IG:[ st.anchor](https://www.instagram.com/st.anchor/)).

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    • 35 min
    9. Assia Wevill: The Oven Suicides, Part 2

    9. Assia Wevill: The Oven Suicides, Part 2

    In 1969, Assia Wevill--hailed as a great beauty and advertising talent--bizarrely committed suicide in the same manner as her paramour's wife six years earlier. To add to the tragedy, she killed her 4-year-old daughter, Shura. This is the story of a woman tormented by the dead poet Sylvia Plath, the refusal of Sylvia's husband Ted to commit to her even after he fathered her child, and the memory of her escape from Hitler and the Holocaust.

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    Host: Paris Brown
    Produced, written, & edited by: Paris Brown

    Music by: Dr. Frankenstein. "Theme for 'The Mad Thinker'" from The Cursed Tapes: Stolen Songs from Dr. Frankenstein's Lab, 2005
    and by
    Punch Deck. "Oppressive Ambiance," 2018, under a Creative Commons attribution license.

    Podcast artwork by: Nathalie Rattner (nathalierattnerart@gmail.com); IG: https://www.instagram.com/nathalie_rattner/.
    Logo lettering by: St. Anchor Graphics; IG: https://www.instagram.com/st.anchor/.

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    SOURCES AND RECOMMENDED READING:

    Hughes, Ted. “Ted Hughes Calls Letter about Marriage to Sylvia Plath ‘Libellous.’ The Guardian, 20 Apr 1989.

    Koren, Yehuda and Eilat Negev. A Lover of Unreason: The Life and Tragic Death of Assia Wevill. Robson, 2006.

    Middlebrook, Diane. Her Husband: Hughes and Plath—A Marriage. Viking, 2003.

    Sigmund, Elizabeth. “I Realized Sylvia Knew about Assia’s Pregnancy.” The Guardian, 22 Apr 1999.

    Stadlen, Matthew. “Frieda Hughes: ‘I was 14 when I Discovered My Mother Committed Suicide.” The Telegraph, 31 Oct 2015.

    Wevill, Assia. “Sea Witch Hair Colour Commercial.” 1965. History of Advertising Trust. http://www.hatads.org.uk/catalogue/record/f42d2656-397d-4c2a-a698-a989d795a15c

    • 1 hr 20 min
    8. Sylvia Plath: The Oven Suicides, Part 1

    8. Sylvia Plath: The Oven Suicides, Part 1

    Some people best know Sylvia Plath for her unusual mode of suicide; others remember her for as one of the first authors to write openly about her own mental illness. But there's even more to her than that: the early loss of her father, the obsessive desire to be an over-achiever, that time she made national news as a missing person, the desire to find a 'perfect' husband, and the wild betrayal she felt when that perfect husband had an affair. But what exactly caused the author of THE BELL JAR to kill herself at age 30?

    If you like this episode, please subscribe and rate us with 5 stars on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.

    Host: Paris Brown
    Produced, written, & edited by: Paris Brown

    Music by: Dr. Frankenstein. "Theme for 'The Mad Thinker'" from *The Cursed Tapes: Stolen Songs from Dr. Frankenstein's Lab*, 2005
    and by
    Punch Deck. "Oppressive Ambiance," 2018, under a Creative Commons attribution license.

    Podcast artwork by: Nathalie Rattner (nathalierattnerart@gmail.com); IG: https://www.instagram.com/nathalie_rattner/.
    Logo lettering by: St. Anchor Graphics; IG: https://www.instagram.com/st.anchor/.

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    SOURCES AND RECOMMENDED READING:

    Axelrod, Steven Gould. Sylvia Plath: The Wound and the Cure of Words. Johns Hopkins UP, 1990.

    “Beautiful Smith Girl Missing at Wellesley.” The Boston Daily Globe. 25 Aug. 1953, pp. 1, 9.

    Bolick, Kate. “Who Bought Sylvia Plath’s Stuff?” The New York Times, 21 Apr 2018.

    Callahan, Michael. “Sorority on E. 63rd St.” Vanity Fair, Apr. 2010.

    Frank, Leonard Roy. “Psychiatry’s Unholy Trinity—Fraud, Fear, and Force: A Personal Account.” The Freeman vol. 52, iss. 11. 2002.

    Hayman, Ronald. The Death and Life of Sylvia Plath. Heinemann, 1991.

    Kean, Danuta. “Unseen Sylvia Plath Letters Claim Domestic Abuse by Ted Hughes.” The Guardian, 11 Apr 2017.

    Koren, Yehuda and Eilat Negev. A Lover of Unreason: The Life and Tragic Death of Assia Wevill. Robson Books, 2006.

    Malcolm, Janet. The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes. Alfred A. Knopf, 1994.

    Middlebrook, Diane. Her Husband: Hughes and Plath—A Marriage. Viking, 2003.

    “Missing Co-ed Found.” Chicago Daily Tribune. 27 Aug. 1953, p. 5.

    Nodelman, Ellen Bartlett and Amanda Golden. “Recollections of Mrs. Hughes’s Student.” Plath Profiles vol. 5 (2012), pp. 125-39.

    Plath, Sylvia. “Daddy.” BBC Third Programme. Sep 1962.

    —. The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath. Knopf Doubleday, 2007.

    “Safety Valves for Antique Stoves.” The Antique Stove Communiqué. http://www.antiquestoves.com/toac/Communique/CommuniqueSafetyValves.html

    Summerscale, Kate. “My Father was Not a Monster, Says Daughter of Ted Hughes.” The Telegraph, 15 Nov 2004.

    Wagner-Martin, Linda. Sylvia Plath: A Biography. Simon and Schuster, 1987

    Wilson, Jamie. “Frieda Hughes Attacks BBC for Film on Plath.” The Guardian, 3 Feb 2003.

    Winder, Elizabeth. Pain, Parties, Work: Sylvia Plath in New York, Summer 1953. Harper Collins, 2013.

    • 1 hr 38 min
    Season 2 Teaser

    Season 2 Teaser

    This preview opens the chapters of Season 2! This second season, titled "Stranger Than Fiction" goes into storytelling mode about the strange and tragic lives of some famous--or infamous, as may be the case--of some famously fascinating authors. Topics will include schizophrenia, suicide, high society, beat society, clinical depression, strange deaths, mysterious disappearances, attachment disorder, alcoholism, and obsession.

    • 3 min
    7. Cinnamon Brown: Named for Fame

    7. Cinnamon Brown: Named for Fame

    If your parent had asked you to do something illegal as a teen, how would you have reacted? What it it was murder; what recourse would you have? This is the sad and sordid tale of a selfish Orange Co., CA man who, in 1985, persuaded his 14-year-old daughter to kill her stepmother. It's a tale that delves into the twisted mind of a bad dad who cherished wealth and under-aged young women more than he did his children. When his scheme was uncovered, he doubled down and ordered the killing of more people, including his deceased wife's younger sister--who, in a secret ceremony, had become his sixth wife.

    If you like this episode, please subscribe and rate us with 5 stars on iTunes or your favorite podcatcher.

    Host: Paris Brown
    Produced, written, & edited by: Paris Brown

    Music by: Dr. Frankenstein. "Theme for 'The Mad Thinker'" from *The Cursed Tapes: Stolen Songs from Dr. Frankenstein's Lab*, 2005
    and by
    Julie Maxwell. "Childhood Memories" from *Farther Than All the Stars*, 2016.

    Podcast artwork by: Nathalie Rattner (nathalierattnerart@gmail.com)
    Logo lettering by: St. Anchor Graphics

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    SOURCES AND RECOMMENDED READING:

    Dizon, Lily. “Celebrity ‘Hit Man’ Now Faces Atonement.” Los Angeles Times. 2 May 1992.

    Pinsky, Mark I. “Young Killer in Murder Plot Freed.” Los Angeles Times. 29 Feb 1992.

    Rule, Ann. If You Really Loved Me: A True Story of Desire and Murder. Simon and Schuster, 1991.

    Singular, Stephen, Tim Hill, and Danielle Hill. A Killing in the Family: A True Story of Love, Lies, and Murder. Avon, 1991.

    • 1 hr 12 min

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M Treadaway ,

Marvellous!

Well researched and wonderfully presented. I binge listened the whole two series in two days! True crime and vintage scandal is a perfect cocktail. I can’t wait for the next episode.

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