The Murder of Julia Wallace Podcast

Murder of Julia Wallace

An insurance salesman goes out on a call from a mysterious man to a location that doesn’t exist. When get gets home, he finds his wife brutally murdered. After a police investigation, he is charged with the crime, found guilty and sentenced to death. Today we have the story of the gruesome murder of Julia Wallace.

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Lana Turner and Murder!

Lana Turner

She was only 14. Her mother was one of the biggest stars on Hollywood. One night she grabbed a sharp knife from the kitchen, ran upstairs, coming face to face with mom’s abusive boyfriend. Today we have the story a Lana Turner, her daughter, a gangster, and a future James Bond!

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The Story of Louis Le Prince

Louis Le Prince

The year was 1890. A 49 year old artist and inventor named Louis Le Prince was about to become world famous for his invention. He boarded a train in Dijon France on the way to Paris. He never arrived and no one ever found out what happened. This is the story of Louis Le Prince!

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The Tale of Leaded Gasoline

leaded Gasoline

Back in the early days of gasoline-powered automobiles, engine had a problem with knocking. The answer, the oil companies thought, was to mix highly toxic lead into the gas. This poison came out in the exhaust and into the air, the air that kids breath.

Lead is a highly poisonous substance. According to the Mayo Clinic, in adults, is can cause things like high blood pressure, Joint and muscle pain, difficulties with memory or concentration, headache, Abdominal pain, mood disorders, reduced sperm count and abnormal sperm, miscarriage, stillbirth or premature birth in pregnant women and, of course, death. For children, is can cause things like, developmental delay, Learning difficulties, Irritability, Loss of appetite, Weight loss, Sluggishness and fatigue, Abdominal pain, Vomiting, Constipation, Hearing loss and Seizures. And for 60 years is was added to automotive fuel

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The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery

The Flannan Isles

On the 20th of December 1900, the lighthouse tender Hesperus approached the Flannan Isles with supplies for the lighthouse. When they approached, they new something was wrong. There were no signs of the three-man crew. The island was search. The men were gone and they were never seen again. This is the story of the Flannan Isles Lighthouse mystery.

Missing were 43-year-old James Ducat, a married man with four children, and who had been on Eilean Mor as the lighthouse was constructed. He would be the Principal keeper. The second assistant was the married 28-year-old Thomas Marshall and the third man was an occasional Keeper, 40-year-old Donald McArthur. McArthur was an old soldier who was filling in for the first assistant keeper William Ross who was on sick leave.

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The Tale of Soapy Smith

Soapy Smith

His name was Jefferson Randolph Smith II. He was born in Newnan, Georgia on November 2, 1860 and he would be known as Soapy, one of the most notorious con men in the old west. From the Shell Game and Three-card Monte to a fake telegraph and investments, if there was a way to take advantage of people, Soapy was involved. Today I tell his story!

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A Double Feature

A Coffee with Jeff Double Feature

Yes, two stories this week. First, the story of Bridget Driscoll, a 44 year old mother who was run over by a car that was going a little over walking speed. She was the first pedestrian killed by a automobile, and second, the story of one of the worse animated films ever made, the 2012 film Foodfight!

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The Flatwoods Monster

Flatwoods Monster

On September 12, 1952 in the little village of Flatwoods, West Virginia, a group of seven, two adults and five children, investigated something that had crash or landed on a hill. In the darkness, with only a flashlight that came across something scared them and they never forgot. What was it? Today I tell the tale of the Flatwoods Monster!

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Gerald Bull & the Supergun

Gerald Bull

Canadian Dr. Gerald Bull had a lifelong dream to build a Super Gun, one that could shoot scientific instrument into outer space. It began in 1961, and for almost 30 years he tried to make his dream come true. In 1990, it looked as if he might actually build it but it was for the wrong people.

Canadian Dr. Gerald Bull had a lifelong dream to build a Super Gun, one that could shoot scientific instrument into outer space. It began in 1961, and for almost 30 years he tried to make his dream come true. In 1990, it looked as if he might actually build it but it was for the wrong people.

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Acoustic Kitty, Smokey Bear & Boaty McBoatface

Boaty McBoatface!

In a thrilling podcast, I present three tales of suspense! First, a C.I.A. program to turn house cats in to Russian spies! The second story is the origins of the fire preventing hero, Smokey Bear, and the, why isn’t the new ship named Boaty McBoatface!

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