Friends, we’ve seen some twists in our day. The broken-down car in the getaway plot, or the Mafioso who ended up kidnapping himself. But this one—we admit, we never saw this one coming. At...
Reader, you know us. There’s nothing we love more on Crime Capsule than the story of a good solid crime. Not because we condone them, but because we’re fascinated by them: public officials turned frightfully corrupt. Heists...
It’s often said that American history advances by fits and starts, taking two steps forward, one step back. Arenas in which the underprivileged or marginalized have had to fight for their freedoms—women’s rights, civil rights, the labor...
A tribute to foot soldiers in the Birmingham movement is on the plaque and in the scene depicted in this sculpture at Kelly Ingram Park. Normally on Crime Capsule, we’re interested in criminals...
After last month’s discussion with Teresa Nordheim, our next victim—er, guest—on Crime Capsule is Parker Anderson, longtime Arizona historian and author of the brand-new Arizona Gold Gangster Charles P. Stanton: Truth & Legend in Yavapai’s Dark Days....
Meet Dale H. Maple: native of California, top of his class, Harvard graduate. A precocious student with an IQ over 150. Fluent in twenty languages before the age of 25. And to top it all off, one...
As readers know, the ongoing health crisis has disrupted nearly every sector of our society, often in surprising ways. In late March, veteran author and historian Teresa Nordheim had planned to release her new book on true...
With nearly every headline you can find these days about the health crisis, it would be easy to forget that here in America, it’s still an election year. This fall, in whatever form it takes—whether by voting booth, mail-in-ballot, or...
On Sunday, April 5, HBO premiered a new documentary series on the Atlanta Child Murders: a terrifying period between 1979 and 1981 when at least 30 African-American children and young men disappeared without a trace or were...
There's nothing better than putting down your work, turning on a true crime podcast and doing.....anything, really. In alphabetical order (no favoritism here!) we're gathering our favorite true crime podcast episodes for you, our lovely readers. Check...