Pleadings from Asbury Park
a fake marriage, a dead baby, and 21 absinthe frappes
The amazing story of Laura Biggar, the Anna Nicole Smith of 1901, and her crazy plot to steal an inheritance that may or may not have been rightfully hers.
Categories: Biography, History, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Least Popular, Series 4
one woman, thirty aliases, forty years and too many crimes to count
The greatest and most notorious Spiritualist swindler of all time was a woman from Kentucky who looked a bit like Lola Montez (if you squinted).
Categories: Biography, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 3
Hurricane Coming Through
the astonishing career of Herbert Lee Washington, baseball's only designated runner
In 1974, Herb Washington was the world's fastest human... but could he turn raw speed into a professional baseball career?
Categories: Biography, Series 2, Sports & Leisure
Be My Bebe
everyone deserves a best friend - even Richard M. Nixon
Bebe Rebozo was Nixon's best friend -- but was he a kind, generous man or a diabolical manipulator?
Categories: Biography, History, Series 2
Monster without a Mask
the life and times of Rondo Hatton (1894-1946)
They called him the Glutton of Glands, the Monster without Makeup, the Brute, the Creeper. His friends called him Rondo.
Categories: Biography, Entertainment & Media, Series 1
The Ugliest Man in Baseball
big, rugged, and in his way, beautiful
He may have had the best worst nickname in baseball, but "Ugly" Johnny Dickshot was more than just a pretty face. He was also a character.
Categories: Biography, Series 1, Sports & Leisure
He Fired When Ready
the Spanish-American war's forgotten hero
He was the most celebrated war hero of his day, but is virtually forgotten today. We explore the life of Charles Vernon Gridley (1844-1898).
Categories: Biography, History, Series 1