Yesterday's Chip Paper
About This Show
Fortnightly(ish) podcast delving into incredible, macabre and bizarre stories from historic 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.
Most Recent Episode
33. Three* Barn-Burnings outside Chemung, New York
*There were more, but we liked this title. The Elliot family was one of the preeminent farming families of 1870s Chemung County, NY. Until, one fateful day, one brother sold another brother some inadequate horses and caused a rift that lasted a generation. Join Violet and Jim for a tale of barn-burnings, shootings that are possibly not shootings, reckless tales of arson, some more arson and then a bit more arson for good measure and discover a rivalry for the ages. Also in this episode; Jim finds the most wholesome poem about customs violations ever written, as well as letters about life hacks that aren't at all useful or hacks in any way. Yesterday's Chip Paper is the podcast where hosts Violet and Jim delve into historical newspaper archives to unearth forgotten gems in their pages. From true crime to true strangeness, there's no limit to what we can discover. Archives used in this episode: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk www.newspapers.com
Rated 5 out of
John Mt Wellington
We chortled all through dinner
These two presenters are good diggers of tantalising stories. They are fun to listen to and what better than a bit of mayhem and abject misery to wile away our family time with.
Date published: 2017-02-24