Yesterday's Chip Paper
About This Show
Fortnightly(ish) podcast delving into incredible, macabre and bizarre stories from historical newspapers.
Violet and Jim are two amateur researchers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic, Violet in London and Jim in New York, and every couple of weeks or so they get together to discuss the stories, poems and letters to the editor that they’ve found in the archives.
Whether it’s global headline-making stories completely forgotten today or unusual reporting of famous events, it’s always guaranteed to be downright bonkers.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
YCP Extra! Eagle-punching, dangerous film fans and history's worst watchman
4 days ago
In this edition of Yesterday's Chip Paper Extra!, Jim and Violet explore desperate fights between boys and eagles, incompetent night watchmen, the dangerous world of overenthusiastic film buffs, and a cantankerous character from Jim’s past. Yesterday's Chip Paper is the podcast where your hosts, Jim and Violet, scour historical newspaper archives and unearth forgotten stories. From mad scientists to murderers, elaborate con artists to the elaborately conned, the only limit to what we can find is that someone, somewhere has to have written about it. You can find us on Facebook and Twitter @paperpodcast, and on email at firstname.lastname@example.org Archives used in this episode: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk www.newspapers.comRead more »