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 via the magic power of the internet 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
18. Selected Tales from Criminal History. And a Potato.
In this episode, Jim goes a little off piste and takes liberties with what is and isn't a newspaper, but nonetheless unearths squalid stories of a half-hanged man and the most lavish con man who ever conned.
In our letters to the editor, we have mystery vegetables that are probably hilarious and a poem from a child with no friends.
Yesterday's Chip Paper is a fortnighly(ish) history podcast that looks at true crime, bizarre stories, and curious characters from historic newspaper archives. Your hosts, Jim and Violet, are two amateur researchers based on opposite sides of the Atlantic - Jim in New York and Violet in London - who come together twice a month to tell each other about the bonkers tales they've found in historic newspaper archives from across the world.
Archives used in this episode:
British Newspaper Archive www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk/
The New Newgate Calendar @ archive.org
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