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Episode 60: Poisoned Chocolate: The Nehlsen Murder/Suicide of 1910

Heartrending events in the life of Margaretha Nehlsen had brought her to the very depths of despair. No one knew…

Poisoned Chocolate: The Nehlsen Murder/Suicide of 1910

  Starting in about 1820 and ending at the turn of the 20th Century, cultural norms in Western Europe began…

Episode 59: ‘Call Me Randy:’ The Soft-Spoken Killer

Mary Schlais was murdered on a cold February morning in 1974, just as a man named Randy was making his…

‘Call Me Randy:’ The Soft-Spoken Killer

  When the residents of Dunn County, Wisconsin woke up on the morning of February 15, 1974, none of them…

Episode 58: One Bad Ride: The Murder of Mary Schlais

  Mary Schlais was a beautiful young artist with her entire life ahead of her. A veteran hitchhiker, one bad…

One Bad Ride: The Murder of Mary Schlais

The young woman walked slowly along the shoulder of the road, loose gravel crunching under her feet. Her oversized green…

Episode 57: Steam and Fury: The Lansing Steamboat Disaster of 1867

  Steamboats are an iconic part of the history of the Mississippi River. In the case of the steamboat Lansing,…

Steam and Fury: The Lansing Steamboat Disaster of 1867

  The Mississippi River, despite its nickname the “Big Muddy,” is surrounded by natural beauty. Bluffs over look the water…

Death Curve: The Legend of Julia Markham

The first time that I remember hearing about a place called “dead man’s” anything was when I was over at…

Episode 56: Death Curve: The Legend of Julia Markham

The Death Curve of Cambridge, Illinois, will forever be linked to the story of a woman who committed a horrible…