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.Read more »
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George A. Witzhoff was born in Switzerland in the 1860s. Following the death of his father, he moved to the US to become proficient in the art of dentistry. Teeth didn't cut it for George, however. In fact, George had a particular talent for con-artistry, theft and escape. Join Jim and Violet as we explore the sordid life of a man who came to be known as 'America's Arch-Bigamist'. Yesterday's Chip Paper is a bimonthly podcast where your hosts - two Transatlantic researchers with a fondness for the unusual - delve into historical newspaper archives to unearth forgotten stories from days gone by. From mad scientists to murderers, sapient pigs to sausage kings, the only limit to the stories we tell is that someone has to have written about it. Archives used in this episode: www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk www.newspapers.com https://www.nytimes.com/1908/01/22/archives/witzhoff-fears-victims-wants-to-be-tried-where-there-are-fewest.html https://trove.nla.gov.au/ http://idnc.library.illinois.edu/cgi-bin/illinois?a=p&p=home&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN-------- https://cdnc.ucr.edu/cgi-bin/cdnc https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/ Intro/Outro - The International Rag (Al Jolson & Sophie Tucker) All music comes with thanks to the Free Music Archive. Read more »
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