11 episodes

In 1922, near the banks of the Raritan River, a small city priest and a choir singer were slaughtered in the one of the most infamous unsolved double homicides of the 20th century. Incompetent cops, political operatives, and the poorest and most powerful families in New Jersey were all swallowed in the circus that followed. One hundred years later, a group of researchers and artists have collaborated with the church most closely associated with the murders to explore the personal and social consequences of the crime. Join us as we explore a horrific mystery, and together we'll learn what it means to us as citizens here in the 21st century.

That's How the Story Goes: the Hall-Mills Murders Podcast Thinkery & Verse

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    • 5.0 • 6 Ratings

In 1922, near the banks of the Raritan River, a small city priest and a choir singer were slaughtered in the one of the most infamous unsolved double homicides of the 20th century. Incompetent cops, political operatives, and the poorest and most powerful families in New Jersey were all swallowed in the circus that followed. One hundred years later, a group of researchers and artists have collaborated with the church most closely associated with the murders to explore the personal and social consequences of the crime. Join us as we explore a horrific mystery, and together we'll learn what it means to us as citizens here in the 21st century.

    11. [BONUS] "I want to go. I want to go now, mommy!" Mateo and Mommy explore "The Murder Church"

    11. [BONUS] "I want to go. I want to go now, mommy!" Mateo and Mommy explore "The Murder Church"

    In July 2020, Mateo ( 2 years old) and "Mommy" (Karen Alvarado, Producer of Podcast/Co-AD of Thinkery & Verse) walked through the empty chapel and small rooms of The Church of Saint John the Evangelist, the home parish of the slain preacher and...

    • 19 min
    10. [BONUS] "Careful, very fragile!" The archives at Saint John's, Part 2

    10. [BONUS] "Careful, very fragile!" The archives at Saint John's, Part 2

    Our collaboration with the Church of Saint John the Evangelist has enabled us to access their archives, a collection that dates back to the church's founding in 1861. In the vestry book, Karen Alvarado finds the moment where Edward Hall hires James...

    • 55 min
    9. The Doctor is in! Unpacking the theories with Dr. Bob Belvin

    9. The Doctor is in! Unpacking the theories with Dr. Bob Belvin

    If you've been listening along, you know what hosts Kaitlin Ormerod Hutson and Johnny Kavanagh think about whodunit. However, their theory is just one of many. Tune in this episode to hear what other theories there are, and to discuss the case with none...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    8. "The Fires of Hell." Frances Hall and the Stevens brothers are brought to trial

    8. "The Fires of Hell." Frances Hall and the Stevens brothers are brought to trial

    Without further ado, let’s jump right back in to where we last left off in the summer of 1926. It has been almost four years since the murders, and it seems like everyone has forgotten about Edward Hall and Eleanor Mills. But a mix of partisan politics...

    • 1 hr 8 min
    7. [BONUS] The Archives at Saint John's, Part 1

    7. [BONUS] The Archives at Saint John's, Part 1

    Our collaboration with the Church of Saint John the Evangelist has enabled us to access their archives, a collection that dates back to the church's founding in 1861. Hosted by Kaitlin Ormerod Hutson, with special guests Karen Alvarado and J. M....

    • 40 min
    6. Two in a field

    6. Two in a field

    On September 15th, neither Frances Hall nor James Mills report to the police that their spouses are missing. On September 16th, two young people stumble across the bodies of Edward Hall and Eleanor Mills on a lover's lane just outside of New Brunswick,...

    • 1 hr 3 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

J-Kava ,

A fun new take on true crime!

The hosts have great chemistry and really fall into a nice groove a few episodes in!
The murder itself is one I’d never heard of and seems pretty obscure in the modern day so I’d say it’s a must listen for true crime buffs, and the interviews after are a fun twist!

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