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From DNA testing to the Dixie Mafia, Crime Capsule brings you new stories of true crime in American history. Join writer and host Benjamin Morris for exclusive interviews with authors from Arcadia Publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past. Crime Capsule: history so interesting it’s criminal.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 19 Ratings

From DNA testing to the Dixie Mafia, Crime Capsule brings you new stories of true crime in American history. Join writer and host Benjamin Morris for exclusive interviews with authors from Arcadia Publishing, writing the hottest books on the most chilling stories of our country’s past. Crime Capsule: history so interesting it’s criminal.

    Murder in Stark County, Ohio: An Interview with author Kim Kenney

    Murder in Stark County, Ohio: An Interview with author Kim Kenney

    Rendered in painstaking detail, accounts of high-profile killings and courtroom intrigue filled the pages of Stark County's early newspapers. The triple hanging of three teenage boys in 1880 seized the attention of the entire community. When George Saxton, notorious womanizer and President McKinley's brother-in-law, was shot dead on the front lawn of his widowed lover in 1898, the whole nation looked on. For the brutal slaying of his wife, James Cornelius became the first local prison inmate executed in the electric chair in 1906.
    Using contemporary local newspaper accounts, Kim Kenney, author of Canton's Pioneers in Flight and coauthor of Stark County Food tells the story of eight Stark County murders, unfolding the grisly details while honoring the lives cut short by violence.
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    • 31 min
    New Show: Watching Two Detectives

    New Show: Watching Two Detectives

    Hey, Crime Capsule fans, it's Ben here. We are putting the finishing touches on our new series on Crimes of Passion for the hot summer months. And as we do that, we have a special treat to share with you. We have an exciting new podcast from the award-winning Sarah Ferris Media, known for producing true crime hits like Conning the Con and Stop the Killing. Their latest release is called Watching Two Detectives and it is amazing. Hosted by retired New South Wales homicide detectives Scott Rogan and Peter Hogan, this podcast offers a unique and authentic perspective on some of the most intriguing cases they have ever worked on.
    The first season, titled If Tomorrow Never Comes, delves into the murder of Michael Furlong, a case that took an unexpected turn when the detectives reached out to Michael's family. Luke Furlong, Michael's son, had waited over 20 years to speak to the detectives who solved his father's case, turning this podcast into a heartfelt journey of truth and healing. What sets watching two detectives apart is its focus on the emotional impact on the victim's family and the continuous struggles they face, like confronting the potential release of the suspect every six months. chilling details of the case, including poisoned toothpaste and an elaborate drug smuggling plan, also add layers of suspense and intrigue. You can binge the entire first season early on Apple podcasts and Patreon, making it perfect for those who can't wait for weekly releases. 
    Trust us. You are not going to want to miss this podcast. We will see you back here at Crime Capsule next week for Crimes of Passion. But until then, enjoy Watching Two Detectives. 
    Listen on Apple Podcasts: [ https://podcasts.apple.com/au/podcast/watching-two-detectives/id1740792484]
    Subscribe on Patreon: [https://www.patreon.com/WTDPODCAST/home]

    • 3 min
    100th Celebration Giveaway

    100th Celebration Giveaway

    Hi, Crime Capsule fans. It's your host, Benjamin, here. I hope you are having a great summer and enjoying the Fourth of July in style. We won't keep you from your burgers on the grill and your fireworks. We are sending out a quick reminder about our current giveaway. We are extending our deadline. To mark our 100th episode, Arcadia Publishing is giving away not one but two books from our most recent guests, and they can be yours with just one email. The first is a physical copy of Kate Zeliznack's The Doodler Murders of San Francisco. And the second book is a digital copy of Rita Shuler's Murder in the Midlands. All you have to do to enter is email crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com with your name, city, and just one thing you would like to hear on a future Crime Capsule episode. A place, a topic, a murderer, could be anything, you name it. We are always looking for new ideas for books to cover and authors to interview, so we would love to hear from you about what you want to hear more about. Tell us your name, city, and interest for a future show, and we will select two names from the pile to give these books away. Again, we are extending our deadline to next week, July 11th. That email is Crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts .com. Drop us a line.
    Thanks again for everything and we will see you soon. Happy Fourth, Crime Capsule, History So Interesting, It's Criminal. 

    • 2 min
    Crime Capsule 100th Celebration Giveaway

    Crime Capsule 100th Celebration Giveaway

    Hi, Crime Capsule fans. It's your host, Benjamin, here. I just wanted to take a moment and say thank you for joining us these past two months for our 100th-episode celebration. If you've heard me say it once, you've heard me say it a thousand times. We still can't quite believe we made it this far. We're wrapping things up. 
    Now, before we go, every good party has party favors, and this one is no exception. To mark the 100th, Arcadia Publishing is giving away not one, but two books authored by our most recent guests, and they can be yours with just one simple email. The first. is a physical copy of Kate Zaliznack's The Doodler Murders of San Francisco, which you can hear more about in our interview with Kate just a few weeks ago, and the one last year. The second book is a digital copy of Rita Shuler's Murder in the Midlands, which she told us about in some detail just last week. All you have to do to enter is email us at crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com. Again, that's crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com. In that email, include your name, your city, and one topic that you would like to hear on a future crime capsule episode. We are always on the lookout for new ideas for books to cover and authors to interview. 
    So we would love to hear from you about what you would like to hear more about. It could be paranormal, could be heists, could be spies, could be lady murderers, could be anything. Just tell us your name, your city, and one topic you would like to hear about on a future show, and we will select two names from the pile to give these books away to. Now, here's the thing time is ticking. You have one week to do this, so get on it. Our entries are going to close on July 4th. Now again, that email is crimecapsule@evergreenpodcasts.com. In the meantime, we'll prepare our next full series of original episodes for you. No spoilers, but it's gonna be killer. 
    So thanks again for everything and we will see you soon. Get this week, but before we get to that, we just wanted to say it's been a real journey, a labor of love and a labor of joy, and we could not have done it without you. We're grateful to our staff at Evergreen and Arcadia. We're grateful to our authors, our guests, but most of all to you, our listeners who tune in each week to hear the latest in true crime writing and scholarship. So thanks. Here's to the next 100. 

    • 4 min
    100th Celebration with author Rita Shuler

    100th Celebration with author Rita Shuler

    This week, we welcome Rita Shuler back to discuss everything from her books to the Alex Murdaugh murders in the Lowcountry of South Carolina.
    Gwendolyn Elaine Fogle's murder remained a cold case for 37 years until the dogged work of two detectives. Investigators periodically revisited the case over the years, but it remained the department's top cold case for thirty-seven years. Special Agent Lt. Rita Shuler worked on the case shortly after she joined the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division (SLED), and she just couldn't let it go, not even after her retirement in 2001. In May 2015, Lt. Shuler teamed up with new investigator Corporal Gean Johnson, and together they uncovered key evidence that had been overlooked. With new advancements in DNA and fingerprint technology, they brought the case to its end in just four months. Join Shuler as she details the gruesome history of this finally-solved case.
    Listening to Rita's experiences was insightful and a testament to law enforcement professionals' dedication and hard work. If you're interested in learning more about these fascinating cases and Rita's perspective, be sure to check out her previous episodes on Crime Capsule.
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    • 38 min
    100th Episode with Rick Jackson

    100th Episode with Rick Jackson

    Chapel Hill has seen its share of violence and murder, but it has been able to push those instances aside and keep the ambiance of a Norman Rockwell–style small town. A walk through the campus of the University of North Carolina–Chapel Hill can be inspiring, but the school has a darker side that has been well hidden. Over the years, there have been many murders that have taken place among the oak trees and in the dorms and frat houses on campus. Many of the murders are unsolved and remain mysteries to this day. The victims know the truth, though, that evil has no boundaries. Local historian Rick Jackson narrates the mysteries of one of North Carolina’s quaintest towns.
    Rick Jackson is a native North Carolinian who grew up in Durham and now lives with his family in Wake Forest, just outside Raleigh. He currently teaches business and economic courses to high school students after spending many years in banking and finance in various positions. He has always had a passion for history and the stories of the people that lived it. He holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Campbell University and an MBA from The University of Mount Olive.

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    • 27 min

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