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True crime from the old days with Kristy & Scott

    Old Timey Crimey #45: The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders - "World's Worst Treasure Hunt"

    Old Timey Crimey #45: The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders - "World's Worst Treasure Hunt"

    This week, we delve into the murders that made a whole town change its name, which were only solved because of one brave, resourceful 19-year-old Canadian. 
    Plus: The Little Rascals Yot Club, strong feelings about Canadian bacon, and Tom Mix trivia. 
    And remember: you can only have three names if you're a Nascar driver, a barrister, or a serial killer. 
    Make sure to come to our FB group, Twitter, Reddit, or Insta and give us some much needed brain bleach. And you'll be our heroes if you give us a 5-star review!  
    Don't forget about our Patreon, where you can get OTC business cards, access to bonus Old Tiny Crimeys, and exclusive early access to new full eps! Or you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com. 
    Sources:
    “The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.” Crime Museum. https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/serial-killers/wineville-chicken-coop-murders/
    “Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wineville_Chicken_Coop_murders
    “The LAPD: 1900-1925.” LAPD Online. http://www.lapdonline.org/history_of_the_lapd/content_basic_view/1108
    Joe Domanick. “Public Corruption, L.A.-Style: Where Have the Notorious Gone?” L.A. Times. https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-jan-25-op-11942-story.html
    Gina Dimuro. “The Murders That Caused A Town To Change Its Name – And Inspired An Angelina Jolie Movie.” All That’s Interesting. https://allthatsinteresting.com/wineville-chicken-coop-murders
    “Record Will Prove Birth Farm Killer.” Madera Tribune. https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=MT19290201.2.2&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1
    “Held Guilty Murders at Death Farm.” Medera Tribune. https://cdnc.ucr.edu/?a=d&d=MT19290208.2.2&e=-------en--20--1--txt-txIN--------1
    “Tom Mix.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Mix
    “Silent-film star Tom Mix dies in Arizona car wreck; brained by ‘Suitcase of Death’.” History.com.  https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/silent-film-star-tom-mix-dies-in-arizona-car-wreck-brained-by-suitcase-of-death
    Amanda Sedlak-Hevener. “12 Grim Facts About The Northcott Family And The Wineville Chicken Coop Murders.” Ranker. https://www.ranker.com/list/facts-about-wineville-chicken-coop/amandasedlakhevener
    Mara Bovsun. “As many as 20 boys in Wineville, Calif., die at the hands of sadistic sex maniac Gordon Stewart Northcott in the late 1920s.” 
    NY Daily News. https://www.nydailynews.com/news/justice-story/california-crop-horror-1920s-article-1.1229595
    theoccultmuseum.com
    Riverside Public Library: James Jeffrey Paul research materials https://www.riversideca.gov/library/history_aids_northcutt.asp
    New York Times

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Old Timey Crimey #44: Tarrare - "Meow"

    Old Timey Crimey #44: Tarrare - "Meow"

    The myth, the meme, the man. 
    This week, special guest Amber joins us to discuss Tarrare, the recently meme-d medical oddity who sent dogs, cats, and anyone with a nose running in fear, probably dry heaving all the way. We'll have some metabolism speculation, lay out a wide swath of theories, and talk about how Tarrare's condition led to a somewhat hilariously failed espionage attempt. When it comes down to it, the real question is: was there was a line in the sand this man's hunger WOULDN'T shove him right past? Make sure to come to our our FB group, Twitter, Reddit, or Insta and tell us which theory (or theories!) you like, or bring us some new ones. You'll be our heroes if you give us a 5-star review! Don't forget about our Patreon, where you can get OTC business cards, access to bonus Old Tiny Crimeys, and exclusive early access to new full eps! Or you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com. And remember: Pickers unite! Sources:Mark Oliver. “The Story Of Tarrare, The Insatiable Glutton Who Ate Everything From Human Flesh To Live Eels.” All That’s Interesting. https://allthatsinteresting.com/tarrare George M. Gould and Walter L. Pyle. “Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine.” http://www.gutenberg.org/files/747/747-h/747-h.htm Emlen, Samuel. “The Journal of Foreign Medical Science and Literature, Volume 10.” https://books.google.com/books?id=ZkT3Tvt2ItUC&pg=PA138&lpg=PA138&dq#v=onepage&q&f=false Erica Hersh. “7 Possible Causes for Polyphagia.” https://www.healthline.com/health/polyphagia Kris Levin. “The Medical Mystery Of Tarrare, A Cannibalistic French Spy.” Ripleys Believe it or Not. https://www.ripleys.com/weird-news/tarrare/ “Chief Surgeon to the French Army, Commander of the Légion d'Honneur, Baron of the Empire.” Napoleon & Empire. https://www.napoleon-empire.com/personalities/percy.php Esther Inglis-Arkell. “What Caused These Men to Eat Cats and Candles?” Gizmodo. https://io9.gizmodo.com/what-caused-these-men-to-eat-cats-and-candles-1685293458 “Prader-Willi Syndrome.” NIH – Genetics Home Reference. https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/prader-willi-syndrome“Pica.” National Eating Disorder Association. https://www.nationaleatingdisorders.org/learn/by-eating-disorder/other/pica wikipedia.org names.org reddit.com/r/theydidthemonstermath vox.com Fortean Times 

    • 1 hr 9 min
    Old Timey Crimey #43: The Murder of the Century - "Ducktectives"

    Old Timey Crimey #43: The Murder of the Century - "Ducktectives"

    You wouldn't expect to find Santa's sack floating in the East River in NYC, but three boys certainly found a sack, and it held quite the surprise. Their discovery would lead to a sensational murder trial, a race for clues between reporters and detectives, and a circulation war that would define journalism for decades to come. Join us for the trial of the century!
    Plus: Scott's multiple psychic crime predictions, 19th century bro behavior, and a method of body identification that's not fit to print.
    You'll be our heroes if you give us a 5-star review! You can also follow us on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're at it, hit us up on our FB group, Twitter, Reddit, or Insta to talk Old Timey Crime.     
    Don't forget about our Patreon, where you can get OTC business cards, access to bonus Old Tiny Crimeys, and exclusive early access to new full eps! Or you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com.
    And don't forget...find that head!
    Sources:Paul Collins. The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars. Broadway Books, 2011.

    • 2 hrs 26 min
    Old Timey Crimey #42: Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels - "Pulling a Shackleton"

    Old Timey Crimey #42: Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels - "Pulling a Shackleton"

     This week, we're diving into the misnomer-iest case of all--the theft of the Irish Crown Jewels! Or rather, the theft of the not-technically-Irish not-crown-jewels! We'll talk the circumstances of the case, possible suspects, and new developments even decades after the theft. 
    Plus, don't miss: Irish pub names, the wonder of Antarctic cafes, and casting our new 70s buddy cop show!
    You'll be our heroes if you give us a 5-star review! You can also follow us on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're at it, hit us up on our FB group, Twitter, Reddit, or Insta to talk Old Timey Crime.     
    Don't forget about our Patreon, where you can get OTC business cards, access to bonus Old Tiny Crimeys, and exclusive early access to new full eps! Or you can paypal us at oldtimeycrimey@gmail.com.
    And remember...check the safe every so often. 
    Sources: 
    “On This Day: The Irish Crown Jewels disappear from Dublin Castle in 1907.” Irish Central. https://www.irishcentral.com/roots/history/irish-crown-jewels-stolen
    “History: A Short Intruction to the History of Dublin Castle.” Dublin Castle. https://www.dublincastle.ie/history/
    “Order of St. Patrick.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Order_of_St_Patrick
    “The Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels, 1907.” History Ireland. https://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/the-theft-of-the-irish-crown-jewels-1907/
    David Murphy. “Frank Shackleton.” History Ireland. https://www.historyireland.com/20th-century-contemporary-history/frank-shackleton/
    Jennifer Duffy. "Theft of the Irish Crown Jewels" https://www.dublincastle.ie/the-theft-of-the-irish-crown-jewels/ 
    “Irish Crown Jewels.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Irish_Crown_Jewels
    The Daily Beast
    uwyo.edu

    • 1 hr 5 min
    Old Timey Crimey #41: Gilles de Rais - "The Tommy Wiseau of Evil"

    Old Timey Crimey #41: Gilles de Rais - "The Tommy Wiseau of Evil"

    This week, we delve into what may be history's first recorded serial killer, Gilles de Rais. This man fights alongside Joan of Arc and also murders many, many children--maybe? He definitely takes his financial advice from sorcerers, as we all should. 
    Plus! A demon familiar/Nigerian prince, choreographed executions, and our favorite witch hunter returns!
    You'll be our heroes if you give us a 5-star review! You can also follow us on Podbean, Stitcher, Spotify, or wherever you get your podcasts. While you're at it, hit us up on our FB group, Twitter, Reddit, or Insta to talk Old Timey Crime.    
    Don't forget about our Patreon, where you can get OTC business cards, access to bonus Old Tiny Crimeys, and exclusive early access to new full eps!
    And remember, if you're in a painting of a trial, make sure you practice your Vanna White gestures. You'll need them.
    Sources:
     
    “Gilles de Rais: History’s First Serial Killer?” Encyclopedia Britannica https://www.britannica.com/story/gilles-de-rais-historys-first-serial-killer
    “Siege of Orleans.” Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/event/Siege-of-Orleans
    “House of Plantagenet.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/House_of_Plantagenet
    “Hundred Years’ War.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hundred_Years%27_War
    “Gilles de Rais.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilles_de_Rais
    Margot K. Juby. “Gilles de Rais Was Innocent.” http://gillesderaiswasinnocent.blogspot.com/2019/
    Kathy Benjamin. “Why Can’t You Wear White After Labor Day?” https://www.mentalfloss.com/article/12424/why-cant-you-wear-white-after-labor-day
    “Witch-cult hypothesis.” Wikipedia. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Witch-cult_hypothesis
    Sonya Vatomsky. “The Modern Movement to Exonerate a Notorious Medieval Serial Killer.” Atlas Obscura. https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/gilles-de-rais-bluebeard
    “Gilles De Rais, The Child Serial Killer Who Fought Alongside Joan Of Arc.” All That’s Interesting. https://allthatsinteresting.com/gilles-de-rais
    Tim Flight. “10 Details About Gilles de Rais: Pedophile, Satanist, Murderer… Or the Most Misjudged Man in History.” History Collection. https://historycollection.co/10-details-about-gilles-de-rais-pedophile-satanist-murderer-or-the-most-misjudged-man-in-history/2/

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey #6: The Babes in the Woods

    Bonus Epsiode - Old TINY Crimey #6: The Babes in the Woods

    Get a taste of our Patreon content with this rollercoaster of a tale with an Old TINY Crimey. In this special holiday bonus minisode, we get super non-festive and discuss the tragic, mysterious murders of three young girls. 
    Plus: Weird fictional character names, a small truckload of theories, and embarrassing price checks. 
    Thanks Jamie! You're officially an honorary Private Dick. You've more than earned it.
    Our regular free episode will post as usual on Friday, because Old Timey Crimey knows no holiday breaks. Have a merry, happy, whatever-you-celebrate time!

    • 29 min

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