Today in True Crime-logo

Today in True Crime

Parcast

Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

Location:

United States

Networks:

Parcast

Description:

Crime never takes a day off, and neither does Parcast. Every day, we flip back the calendar and examine a true crime event from the same date. It might be the anniversary of an important case being solved, the end of a landmark trial, or a serial killer’s birthday-- whatever the date, there’s no ordinary day in true crime history. In each episode, we present a short true crime story, then analyze the impact of that historic day’s events. Today in True Crime is a Parcast Original, with new episodes daily.

Language:

English


Episodes

July 3, 2020: Last Great Auks Killed

7/3/2020
On this day in 1844, the last pair of great auks was killed. Due to overhunting from eager collectors, these penguin-like birds were wiped off the earth.

Duration:00:12:40

July 2, 2020: James Garfield Shot

7/2/2020
On this day in 1881, President James Garfield was shot by Charles J. Guiteau. Garfield would survive another 79 days before succumbing to his bullet wounds.

Duration:00:14:32

July 1, 2020: The Wonderland Murders

7/1/2020
On this day in 1981, members of the drug-peddling Wonderland Gang were viciously beaten to death in their home on Wonderland Avenue in Los Angeles. Guest hosted by Molly Brandenburg from the Parcast series, Medical Mysteries.

Duration:00:13:26

June 30, 2020: The Glasgow Airport Bombing

6/30/2020
On this day in 2007, Kafeel Ahmed and Bilal Abdulla drove a Jeep Cherokee filled with propane canisters and barrels of gasoline into the entrance of Glasgow Airport in a failed terrorist attack.

Duration:00:13:31

June 29, 2020: Lewis and Clark Expedition Flogging

6/29/2020
On this day in 1804, two members of the Lewis and Clark Expedition were court-martialed for breaking into the party’s stores and drinking while on duty.

Duration:00:12:36

June 28, 2020: Castro Seizes Oil Refineries

6/28/2020
On this day in 1960, dictator Fidel Castro began seizing control of American oil refineries in Cuba. The incident caused the relationship between the United States and Cuba to deteriorate beyond repair for decades.

Duration:00:13:19

June 27, 2020: Nazi Saboteurs Captured

6/27/2020
On this day in 1942, the FBI captured the last of eight Nazi saboteurs planning to decimate the American war machine.

Duration:00:13:52

June 26, 2020: Yorkshire Ripper Kills Shop Assistant

6/26/2020
On this day in 1977, 16-year-old Jayne MacDonald was murdered on her way home from a night out with friends. It was the fifth in a string of murders by the mysterious killer known as the Yorkshire Ripper.

Duration:00:14:17

June 25, 2020: Nyleen Kay Marshall Disappears

6/25/2020
On this day in 1983, four-year-old Nyleen Kay Marshall vanished in the Helena National Forest.

Duration:00:13:37

June 24, 2020: UpStairs Fire

6/24/2020
On this day in 1973, 32 members of the Metropolitan Community Church were killed in an arson attack at the UpStairs Lounge in New Orleans, Louisiana. Guest hosted by Kate Leonard from the Parcast series, Daily Quote.

Duration:00:12:01

June 23, 2020: June Days Uprising Begins

6/23/2020
On this day in 1848, workers in Paris revolted against France’s newly installed conservative government. It marked the beginning of a historic 4-day uprising known as June Days.

Duration:00:13:49

June 22, 2020: Mississippi Burning

6/22/2020
On this day in 1964, FBI officers were called to Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of three civil rights workers. What they uncovered would shock the nation.

Duration:00:14:23

June 21, 2020: Flag Burning Protected

6/21/2020
On this day in 1989, the United States Supreme Court ruled that flag burning is protected by the First Amendment of the Constitution.

Duration:00:11:47

June 20, 2020: Marion Wilson Jr. Executed

6/20/2020
On this day in 2019, 42-year-old Marion Wilson Jr. was executed by lethal injection. He was the 1500th person to be executed in the United States since the return of the death penalty in 1976.

Duration:00:14:34

June 19, 2020: Mussolini Arrested

6/19/2020
On this day in 1903, one of the most infamous Italians in history, Benito Mussolini, was arrested—for neither the first, nor the last time.

Duration:00:13:56

June 18, 2020: Battle of Orgreave

6/18/2020
On this day in 1984, a miner’s union strike in Orgreave, South Yorkshire, devolved into a bloody clash with local policemen.

Duration:00:12:46

June 17, 2020: Wiedmann to the Guillotine

6/17/2020
On this day in 1939, kidnapper and serial murderer Eugen Wiedmann was sent to the guillotine in Versailles, France...

Duration:00:13:07

June 16, 2020: George Stinney Executed

6/16/2020
On this day in 1944, 14-year-old George Stinney became the youngest American to be executed in the 20th century. But he may have been killed for a crime he didn’t even commit…

Duration:00:12:23

June 15, 2020: Margaret Jones Executed

6/15/2020
On this day in 1648, midwife and medicine woman Margaret Jones was executed for witchcraft in Boston. She was the first woman killed for the crime in Massachusetts Bay Colony, pre-dating the infamous Salem Witch Trials by almost 50 years.

Duration:00:14:40

June 14, 2020: First Transport to Auschwitz

6/14/2020
On this day in 1940, a group of 728 Polish prisoners were forced on a train from Tarnów to Auschwitz. Less than half survived.

Duration:00:14:26