Category Archives: History

The Murder of Julia Wallace Podcast

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 … Continue reading

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Lana Turner and Murder!

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 … Continue reading

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The Tale of 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, … Continue reading

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The Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery

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 … Continue reading

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The Tale of 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 … Continue reading

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A 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, … Continue reading

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The 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 … Continue reading

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Gerald Bull & the Supergun

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 … Continue reading

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Acoustic Kitty, Smokey Bear & 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 … Continue reading

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The Samuel Brannan Story

In 1848, a worker of John Sutter found gold in California. Sutter had reason for wanting to keep the find quiet, but he didn’t count on Samuel Brannan, who was soon running down the street yelling “Gold! Gold on the … Continue reading

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