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The historical true-crime podcast that uncovers old blood with each new episode. Join us as a historian investigates history's most fascinating cases of true crime.

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    • 4.9 • 13 Ratings

The historical true-crime podcast that uncovers old blood with each new episode. Join us as a historian investigates history's most fascinating cases of true crime.

    Of Fire and Blood: Massacre at Frank Lloyd Wright's Love Bungalow

    Of Fire and Blood: Massacre at Frank Lloyd Wright's Love Bungalow

    In the summer of 1914, a fire broke out at the love bungalow of Frank Lloyd Wright and his mistress Mamah Borthwick. When the smoke cleared, it became clear that a horrible massacre had taken place, leaving seven dead. Who wanted to kill everyone at Taliesin, and why?For Magic Mind's limited offer that gets you up to 48% off your first subscription or 20% off one-time purchases, use code OLDBLOOD20 at checkout.You can claim it at: https://magicmind.com/oldbloodSources:Borthwick, Mark. A Brave...

    • 1 hr 16 min
    Destroying Angel: A Hollywood Mystery

    Destroying Angel: A Hollywood Mystery

    Two actors fled Hollywood for Salt Lake City in 1928. One was bludgeoned to death, and the other would call upon none other than Charlie Chaplin for help. As authorities scrambled to uncover what happened to the murdered Don Solovich, Hollywood’s most famous actors fought to keep their secrets safe. Before long, the tiny Utah town learned that Chaplin had been subpoenaed to testify and prepared themselves for a Hollywood invasion. What exactly did the King of Comedy know about the murder of h...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    Woman in White: The Dictaphone Murder Trial

    Woman in White: The Dictaphone Murder Trial

    In the summer of 1914, someone shot through the window of a Long Island doctor’s office, killing a woman inside. When investigators found a dictaphone installed inside the office, they began to suspect the doctor’s jealous wife, who claimed to have been upstairs the evening in question. When the wife’s alibi changed her testimony, Americans had to decide whether to believe the jealous wife or the black maid who contradicted her. Who was the woman in white seen outside the doctor's office just...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Hell Broke Loose: The Servant Girl Killer

    Hell Broke Loose: The Servant Girl Killer

    Before Jack the Ripper, there was the Servant Girl Annihilator. The man who stalked Austin, Texas, in 1885, preying upon the city’s black servant girls. When he targeted two white women in a shocking Christmas Eve attack, all hell broke loose. Who was this servant girl killer, and was he the same man that terrorized London in 1888?Sources:Galloway, J. R. The Servant Girl Murders: Austin, Texas 1885 (BookLocker, 2010) and the book’s website https://www.servantgirlmurders.com/History Detec...

    • 1 hr 7 min
    The Wallpaper Widow: The Murder of Mary Emsley (Part II)

    The Wallpaper Widow: The Murder of Mary Emsley (Part II)

    A widow is found brutally murdered in London's East End in the summer of 1860. Four decades later, Sherlock's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle was still trying and failing to solve the mystery. Can we do better than Sherlock Holmes?Sources:Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Debatable Case of Mrs. Emsley." Strand Magazine. May, 1901."JAMES MULLINS. Killing; murder. 22nd October 1860." Old Bailey Proceedings Online. October, 1860. https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/record/t18601022-874McKay, Sinclair. The Mile ...

    • 51 min
    The Wallpaper Widow: The Murder of Mary Emsley

    The Wallpaper Widow: The Murder of Mary Emsley

    A widow is found brutally murdered in London's East End in the summer of 1860. Four decades later, Sherlock's creator, Arthur Conan Doyle was still trying and failing to solve the mystery. Can we do better than Sherlock Holmes?Sources:Doyle, Arthur Conan. "The Debatable Case of Mrs. Emsley." Strand Magazine. May, 1901."JAMES MULLINS. Killing; murder. 22nd October 1860." Old Bailey Proceedings Online. October, 1860. https://www.oldbaileyonline.org/record/t18601022-874McKay, Sinclair. The Mile ...

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

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History and true crime

History and true crime come together in this well researched podcast. Excited to add it to my podcast repertoire.

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Just what I was looking for

First of all: I love Elise’s voice and sense of humor. The material is well explained and very interesting. I looked for a podcast that would cover old (real old) true crime and this one is the only one I found told in a interesting and straight to the story manner. I get annoyed by story tellers that get opinions and everyday blah-blah-blah mixed with the case’s fact and relevance. Elise does none of that. I highly recommend this podcast. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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