A podcast of fascinating facts! What do extraterrestrial radio signals and a mushroom from Texas have in common? What is a “number station“ and why is it so spine-tinglingly creepy? Join comedians Shane Rogers and Duncan MacEwan for an entertaining and hilarious deep-dive into obscure facts from science, history and pop culture. A new topic each week!

August 12, 2021

Crimes of the Century: The Lindbergh Baby, the Mona Lisa Heist, and the Fatty Arbuckle Scandal

Why have only a few particular murders and heists and scandals been immortalized in popular culture? Join Shane and Duncan for a dive into three famous capers of the 1900s to help uncover the x-factors that elevate a garden-variety crime to legend status. 


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In this episode: 

  • Charles Lindbergh
  • The Aerial Daredevil Lindbergh
  • Aviator Worship
  • Air Mail ServiceThe Orteig Prize
  • John Alcock and Arthur Brown
  • The Kidnapping of the Lindburgh Baby
  • The Ransom Notes
  • John Condon, Intermediary
  • The Body is Found
  • Gold Certificates Break the Case
  • Bruno Richard Hauptmann
  • The Trial
  • Theft of the Mona Lisa
  • The Louvre in the Early 1900s
  • Louis Beroud
  • Leonardo da Vinci and the History of the Painting
  • Francesco and Lisa Giocondo
  • Louis Lepine
  • Pablo Picasso, Suspect
  • Vencenzo Peruggia
  • Alfredo Geri and Giovanni Poggi
  • Roscoe "Fatty" Arbuckle
  • Fatty, Chaplin, and the Keystone Kops
  • Memorial Day at the Saint Francis Hotel in San Francisco
  • Virginia Rappe
  • Bambina Maude Delmont
  • The Death
  • First Trial
  • Second Trial
  • Third Trial and Exoneration
  • William B Goodrich


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