Category: Bad History

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 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…

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,…