“I’m the Naughty Boy.”
you love science — but probably not nearly as much as Bayard Peakes did
On July 14th, 1952 a mysterious man walked into the office of the American Physical Society and murdered secretary Eileen Fahey for no apparent reason.
Categories: Science & Nature, Series 5 Published: September 14, 2020
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, Series 4 Published: June 1, 2020
A Menace to the West
David Grundman goes shooting at a stationary target -- and breaks off more than he can handle
When a man fights a cactus, you probably don't expect the cactus to win.
Categories: Most Popular, Series 3, Wild Card, Wonders of the Natural World Published: April 6, 2020
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 Published: March 23, 2020
an icon finally gets her due
The story of the "weeping icon" has it all - a 102-year-old flying nun, the Gulf War, armed robbery, John Gotti, religious schism, and insurance fraud. Hear the amazing truth in this week's episode, "Goodnight, Irene"!
Categories: Footsteps into the Unknown, Hoaxes, Frauds & Forgeries, Series 2, Wild Card Published: December 16, 2019
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 fiend combining the worst aspects of Rasputin and Al Capone?
Categories: Biography, History, Series 2 Published: December 2, 2019