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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
30. Ernest Welsh and the Sceptical Experts
3 days ago
Ernest William Welsh invented a lot of stuff. Maybe. Possibly. From creating instruments of death to starting feuds with fellow inventors, there's nothing Ernest can't do. Join Jim and Violet as we explore the life of a man with a laundry list of inventions accredited to him and who really, really wants to kill lots of people as soon as possible. This guy's a non-Wiki, he is suspiciously under-represented on the internet or elsewhere.
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