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30 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
AM098: Murder of JonBenét Ramsey
If you like unsolvable murders with heaps of contradictory evidence and an inscrutable ransom note, you've come to the right episode. JonBenét Ramsey was killed in 1996 but even a decade-late confession has brought us no closer to knowing who's responsible. Listen to see if you can figure out whether the pineapple is important.
21 minutes | Sep 29, 2021
AM097: Battle of Bunker Hill
22 minutes | Sep 11, 2021
AM096: Murders Around the World II
29 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
The year was 1912. The ocean was below freezing. The lifeboats were inadequate. The punctures of an iceberg took down the world's largest ship in under three hours. Based on the 1997 blockbuster, Titanic.
27 minutes | Jul 1, 2021
AM094: Israel Keyes
Meet Israel Keyes: loner, carpenter, killer. Keyes murdered at least eight victims and committed a variety of other crimes. He wouldn't want us talking about him.
23 minutes | Jun 9, 2021
AM093: Great Chicago Fire
Chicago in 1871 was a rapidly growing city full of wooden buildings. Two things it lacked were an adequately equipped fire department and precipitation. After three dry months, a barn on the city’s south side went up in flames. The tenacious fire crossed rivers and overwhelmed the city.
27 minutes | May 26, 2021
AM092: John List and Other Family Annihilators
When faced with a difficult financial situation, John List chose the worst possible option.
23 minutes | May 12, 2021
AM091: Nat Turner Rebellion
For a few days in August, 1831, Nat Turner led a rebellion that shocked and terrified the enslavers of Southampton County, Virginia and hastened abolition.
26 minutes | Apr 28, 2021
AM090: Tuberculosis Part II
Episode 2 on tuberculosis explores some of the pre-antibiotic methods for dealing with the disease. You should probably try sitting outside and drinking milk before considering surgical options. Neither will cure you but you might be inspired to write a poem before you expire.
25 minutes | Apr 14, 2021
AM089: Tuberculosis Part I
Too robust to be contained by just one episode, tuberculosis will be difficult to conquer. TB has been infecting humans since the dawn of agriculture and it remains a significant cause of death today. And it's not just for lungs. Did you know you can get tuberculosis in your spine?
22 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
AM088: Dr. Crippen
Disguises. Poison. A headless body. Cora Turner disappeared after a dinner party in 1910. Her duplicitous husband, Dr. Crippen, would be prosecuted for the crime but some believe in his innocence.
26 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Ever since people first raised their eyes to the heavens and saw a balloon up there, they wanted to jump out of it for some reason. Same for airplanes. So now we have skydiving.
23 minutes | Feb 25, 2021
AM086: Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
Dejected by the Confederacy's defeat in the Civil War, one sad actor hatches a plot. All things didn’t quite go to plan, but Abraham Lincoln was fatally shot in Ford’s Theatre. Listen to find out where the subplots failed.
26 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
AM085: 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami
29 minutes | Jan 28, 2021
AM084: Mary I
27 minutes | Jan 13, 2021
AM083: Hinterkaifeck Murders
The tale of the Hinterkaifeck murders is as enigmatic as it is sordid. The suspects are plentiful but the evidence is lacking. Creepy footprints, a rambunctious cow, and a short jail term preceded the events of the day.
25 minutes | Dec 16, 2020
AM082: Medieval Deaths of Interest
Once upon a time, there lived various kings and emperors and noblemen. Some of them died peacefully in their beds. Others died screaming bloody murder. This episode explores the latter.
25 minutes | Nov 25, 2020
AM081: Manhattan Project
29 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
AM080: B.T.K. Part III
28 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
AM079: B.T.K. Part II
There are four more B.T.K. murders in this episode. But that's not all. Rader's poetic side will emerge and we'll all hate it. Plus, I'll tell you what "frotteurism" means.
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