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Aug 28, 2018

We talk about the fascinating case of Aileen Wuornos, a woman whose tragic life became the fodder for books and documentaries, and who was brought to the screen by Charlize Theron, an ironic fate for a girl who felt so invisible.    


Aug 21, 2018

The Black Dahlia murder galvanized a post-war America and cemented the image of Hollywood as a den of sin that would eat up innocent girls full of big dreams.  But what we know about the Black Dahlia really tells us more about ourselves than about her.  Trigger warning: This episode contains graphic depictions of...


Aug 14, 2018

Empress Theodora began a prostitute in a brothel in the Eastern Roman Empire, but when she began performing on the stage, she quickly caught the eye of the Emperor, and he made her his co-regent.  She ruled so well she was made into a saint after she died.  Talk about a glow up! 


Aug 7, 2018

In 1734 a massive fire gutted Montreal.  The fire burned so fast and so fierce that in the end over half the town had been destroyed.  The blame quickly came down on the head of a slave named Angelique and her lover, a white houseboy that worked in the same house.  Although the trial was swift as was her execution,...


Aug 7, 2018

Lizzie Lape was an Ohio Madame who was a pioneer in every way.  She married eight times, ran a chain of bordellos, was involved in political intrigue, was sued for child support and was the first Madame to be sued by the state.