An in-depth look at unusual cultural and historical events
Episode 8: The Little Black Box
On her afternoon bus route, Mary Gillespie tears a sign from the Letter Writer off a post at 5 Points Pike...
Sadly it's an event she is all too familiar with after 6 years of near constant harassment to her and her family.
But this time? The Circleville Letter Writer has something new for her.
Episode 7: Stolen Treasure
Every story that has a hero has to have a villain. On this episode we look at the one person in Circleville that so many believe framed Paul Freshour, his ex-wife, Karen Sue Freshour.
Is she really our villain - or is she the one that's actually been wrongfully accused?
Episode 6: Half Gallon of Gasoline & 40 Ounces of Lighter Fluid
Did Paul Freshour's feud with law enforcement really start the night of his brother-in-law's fatal crash on Five Point's Pike or could it of all begun a decade earlier with a deadly riot at Ohio Pen?
Season 3 Episode 5: Five Points Pike
There's one event that changed the Circleville Letter Writer from just being content to send their vile accusations in the mail to attempted murder, - the death of Ronald Gillespie. But was his sudden death an accident or murder? What happened that night on Five Points Pike?
Season 3 Episode 4: Ron, Mary, Karen & Paul
What could possibly drive someone to write thousands of anonymous letters? And who in the town of Circleville could be hiding so much rage? On this episode, we introduce some of the families involved and get to know what makes up an anonymous threatener.
Season 3 Episode 3: The known story of Circleville
Chances are you've heard of the Circleville letter writer...but how much of what is known and told over and over again are facts?
Exquisitely researched, Marie does a great job taking a fresh look at a story a lot of True Crime fans may know. Reminiscent of the quality of S-Town - if you’re a fan of that type of podcast you’ll like this!
I was looking forward to this podcast, until I hit play. After listening to other podcasts, I realize the tremendous talent other podcasters have at delivering a story. Unfortunately Marie is not one of them.
Hard to take seriously
It’s a quirk of mine I guess but in the very first episode Ms Mayhew said something was “understanded,” instead of “understood.” Then in the second episode she referred to Paul Freshour as Paul Freshouser. So if the writing is this full of errors, how can anyone take anything else too seriously? I’ll pass on the rest.