Category: Bad History

Episode 46: Ghosts of the Pandemic, Part 1: Arrival

As America prepared to fight World War I, the deadliest pandemic the world has ever seen arrived silently. 50 million…

The Devil You Know: The John Hoskins Murders

I have always loved Adams County. Located in the southwestern portion of the state, Adams county is the least populous…

Table Scraps, Vol. 2

History is a forgetful creature. While there is much about our past that we know, there is so much more…

Struck Down in the Dark – The Charles Englehart Murder

I’m not afraid of the dark. I take my trash out in the middle of the night without a flashlight,…

Struck Down in the Dark – The Charles Englehart Murder

Charles Englehart was attacked outside of his car one dark night in 1935. A harmless 70-year-old man liked by everyone,…

The Bandits in the Blizzard

Paul Schroeder ran through the repair shop, trying to avoid the hail of bullets flying towards him. He raised his…

Episode 39: The Robbers Who Should Have Quit

In 1921, a former newspaper editor and a barber decided to rob a bank in rural Iowa. Expecting little resistance,…

The Robbers Who Should Have Quit

Some people just don’t know when to quit. Granted, that’s a trait that we normally admire. The sports team that…

Episode 38: The Spencer Family Massacre, Part 2

The murder of the Spencer family was one of the worst crimes to ever take place in Clark County, Missouri….

The Spencer Family Massacre, Part 2

Most of us take our lives for granted. We wake up and go about our day with hardly a thought…