Malice & Mocktails
By Katie Totman
Just two sisters sharing cases of murder, mayhem and the darker parts of history with mocktail recipes thrown in for good measure.
Connect with us on Instagram @maliceandmocktails and on Twitter @maliceandmocks.
Do you have a case or mocktail suggestion? Email me at Maliceandmocktails@gmail.com.
Connect with us on Instagram @maliceandmocktails and on Twitter @maliceandmocks.
Do you have a case or mocktail suggestion? Email me at Maliceandmocktails@gmail.com.
Episode 22 - The Ballad of Sam Bass
Happy Malice Monday! In episode 22, Katie tells us about the infamous bandit Sam Bass. A gambler, Indiana native, and robber of trains, stagecoaches, and banks, young Sam Bass becomes so legendary that a ballad is later written about him following his death. We hope you enjoy this week's episode. We had some audio issues too and we apologize if any parts sound not so great. Still working on how to best fix those things. Listen to Alan Lomax singing The Ballad of Sam Bass This week's mocktail is brought to you by Derick aka mocktailwiz on Instagram. We share with you an alcohol free cinnamon maple old fashioned. Check out the full recipe and reel on Derick's page and give him a follow :-) SOURCES https://www.tsl.texas.gov/outofthestacks/did-you-know-in-texas-history-texas-outlaw-sam-bass/ https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-sambass/ https://www.legendsofamerica.com/black-hills-bandits/ https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/city-departments/planning-and-development-services/historic-preservation-2/historic-round-rock-collection/sam-bass/ https://www.roundrocktexas.gov/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/ballad_of_sam_bass.pdf https://newspaperarchive.com/odessa-american-dec-10-2015-p-2/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-express-news-may-08-1976-p-19/ Sam Bass & Gang by Rick Miller
January 30, 2023
Ep 23 - Bloody Boone Helm
We sort of get an extra episode this month with there being five Mondays! This week is an Emily episode and she tells us all about a monster of a man, Boone Helm. Boone was very capable with a Bowie knife and used it on many of his victims. Our mocktail comes from Drinking for Two by Diana Licalzi and Kerry Benson. Find them on Instagram at @dietitian.diana and @healthycrayvings respectively. We absolutely love them and their books, please give them a follow. SOURCES Very cool storymap of Boone Helm and his rampage https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-boonehelm/ https://943litefm.com/boone-helm/ https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-weekly-globe-sep-27-1890-p-7/ Boone Helm - Wikipedia Boone Helm - Kentucky Cannibal (barkerville.com) Levi Boone Helm – Murderer, Cannibal & Thief – Legends of America Vigilante days and ways; the pioneers of the Rockies; the makers and making of Montana and Idaho : Langford, Nathaniel Pitt, 1832-1911 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive Frontier Justice - Montana Vigilantes (archive.org) The vigilantes of Montana; or, Popular justice in the Rocky mountains; being a correct and impartial narrative of the chase, trial, capture, and execution of Henry Plummer's road agent band, together with accounts of the lives and crimes of many of the robbers and desperadoes, the whole being interspersed with sketches of life in the mining camps of the "Far west." : Dimsdale, Thomas Josiah, d. 1866 : Free Download, Borrow, and Streaming : Internet Archive $1,000 in 1858 → 2023 | Inflation Calculator (officialdata.org) Thoroughbred valuation - Wikipedia Boot Hill - Wikipedia
January 30, 2023
Episode 21 - I'll Be Your Huckleberry; The Legendary Doc Holliday
It's Malice Monday and today we're talking about the legendary John Henry "Doc" Holliday. Doc led an interesting yet short life, hopping around from Georgia to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico and Colorado. I touch on his involvement in Tombstone, AZ and the OK Corral, though that might be an episode all its own. Stay tuned! Find us on most social media platforms at maliceandmocktails and you can email us at email@example.com. SOURCES https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-docholliday/ https://www.britannica.com/biography/Doc-Holliday https://www.historynet.com/doc-holliday/ https://www.biography.com/personality/doc-holliday http://plainshumanities.unl.edu/encyclopedia/doc/egp.ii.035 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Doc_Holliday http://blog.truewestmagazine.com/2021/03/the-arduous-quest-to-locate-doc.html
January 16, 2023
Mocktail Week! - Shrubs!
Shrubs are my new favorite mocktail game changer! The shrubs of today are basically drinking vinegars; typically made with fruits, herbs, sugar and vinegar. I like to mix mine with sparkling water. Enjoy!
January 14, 2023
Mocktail Week! - Non-Alcoholic Drinks Named After Celebrities
Did you know that Shirley Temple allegedly did not like her namesake drink, and even filed a lawsuit to prevent a bottling company from using her name when trying to create a bottled version of the famed drink? Join us as we talk about the origin of the Shirley Temple, the Roy Rogers, and the Arnold Palmer drinks.
January 13, 2023
Mocktail Week! - Club Soda vs Seltzer Water
Apparently there is a difference between the two and Emily tells us all about it!
January 12, 2023
Mocktail Week! - The Brief History of Root Beer
The Mocktail Week celebration continues with the history of root beer. Katie freakin' LOVES root beer and wanted to share a brief history with everyone. This is a super short episode and we hope you enjoy.
January 11, 2023
Mocktail Week! - Mauve Madness and the Invention of Tonic Water
Mocktail Week officially began on Sunday, and we're bringing you some fun bonus episodes all week in celebration! National Mocktail Week was founded by Marnie Rae; wife, mom, soberista and all around bad ass lady! Find out more about Marnie and her journey here: marnierae.com In this bonus episode Emily tells us all about the history of tonic water. I still drink it sometimes, but you can use it in a variety of mocktails if it is your flavor. Let us know what you think!
January 10, 2023
Episode 20 - The Senseless Murder of Hal Gosling, US Marshal
Happy Monday, mockstars! Today's episode takes place in 1880s Texas and tells the tragic story of how US Marshal Hal Gosling lost his life to two federal prisoners trying to escape going to federal prison from a moving train. It is absolutely bonkers and so sad. Our featured podcast this week is The Graveyard Girls! Find them wherever you get your podcasts and you can listen to their trailer at the beginning of this episode. SOURCES https://www.historynet.com/marshal-goslings-final-train-ride/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-sunday-light-feb-27-1898-p-8/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-feb-26-1885-p-4/ https://newspaperarchive.com/galveston-daily-news-feb-22-1885-p-13/ https://sophienburg.com/true-crime-stories-u-s-marshal-hal-gosling/ https://newspaperarchive.com/galveston-daily-news-feb-22-1885-p-4/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-marcos-free-press-feb-26-1885-p-2/ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/197978129/james-buchanan-pitts?_gl=1*49gc0a*_ga*MTU0NzQyNTAwNi4xNjY2Nzk2NjI5*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*MTY3MjE2ODQ4My4xNi4xLjE2NzIxNjg2NTIuNTIuMC4w www.usmarshals.gov
January 09, 2023
Episode 19 - John Wesley Hardin, Texas Outlaw
We're back, along with Malice Mondays! We missed y'all and are back with an episode about an infamous Texas outlaw - John Wesley Hardin. Hardin roamed all over the state of Texas, eventually finding himself in El Paso where he meets his demise. Tune in to hear all about it! Emily and I are so excited for 2023 and what is will bring. We have plans to beef up the Patreon page with additional content, maybe explore creating merch for you, and even writing a companion mocktail recipe book (zoinks!). Thank you so much for listening and supporting the show. We love you! SOURCES https://newspaperarchive.com/stephenville-empire-tribune-feb-05-1943-p-3/ https://newspaperarchive.com/brownwood-bulletin-may-26-1974-p-1/ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/1346/john-wesley-hardin https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-daily-express-aug-30-1877-p-1/ John Wesley Hardin: Dark Angel of Texas by Leon Metz https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wesley_Hardin https://www.legendsofamerica.com/we-johnwesleyhardin/ https://bluebonnetnews.com/2021/06/23/texas-tales-the-bullet-that-killed-notorious-gunman-john-wesley-hardin/
January 02, 2023
Episode 18 - The Case of Violette Noziere
Malice Mondays are back y'all! We hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving/day(s) off. This week's episode was shared with me by Miss Mei Day and Miss Ruby Wilde of the amazing podcast, Vintage Homicide. They provided most of, if not all, of the research and info for the case and I want to give them a HUGE thank you!! Check out their trailer at the beginning of the podcast, and you can also find them wherever you get your podcasts. Vintage Homicide (buzzsprout.com) In 1933, Violette Noziere was 18 years old when she murdered her father and attempted to murder her mother. Was it intentional or an accident? Listen to find out. SOURCES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violette_Nozi%C3%A8re_(murderer) https://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,748275,00.html https://newspaperarchive.com/burlington-daily-hawk-eye-gazette-dec-24-1934-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/greenville-evening-banner-dec-20-1934-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/huron-evening-huronite-dec-20-1934-p-6/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-nov-19-1933-p-58/
December 05, 2022
Episode 17 - Three Emmas and the Death of Otto Koehler
It's Malice Monday mockstars, and it is time for a new episode. A big thank you to my friend Kim for sharing it with me. This week I tell Emily about the death of Otto Koehler, millionaire and president of the San Antonio Brewing Company. Although married, Otto had two mistresses - one of which ends up killing him. Was it self defense or murderous intent? Listen to find out! GIVEAWAY! There is still time to enter. In the episode I misspoke saying you could find the form in our LinkedIn (oops!) - you can actually find it in our Linketree in our IG bio. It can also be found here: https://linktr.ee/maliceandmocktails Connect with us on all the socials and by email! maliceandmocktails on everything but Twitter (maliceandmocks) and our email is firstname.lastname@example.org. SOURCES https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-may-06-1913-p-5/ - Emma Hedda Burgemeister is granted citizenship https://newspaperarchive.com/brownsville-herald-nov-13-1914-p-4/ https://newspaperarchive.com/victoria-daily-advocate-nov-13-1914-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/bryan-daily-eagle-nov-24-1914-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-jan-03-1915-p-6/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-sep-30-1917-p-5/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-jan-19-1918-p-8/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-jan-20-1918-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-apr-24-1918-p-11/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-dec-24-1915-p-1/ https://atpearl.com/about/history/ http://www.mysahistory.com/emma.html https://www.sanantoniomag.com/the-tale-of-pearl-brewerys-three-emmas/ https://maps.lib.utexas.edu/maps/sanborn/s-u/txu-sanborn-san_antonio-1912-vol4-368.jpg https://historybyday.com/pop-culture/the-true-tale-of-the-three-emmas/
November 21, 2022
Episode 16 - The Vampire of Dusseldorf: Peter Kurten
Hello mockstars! Buckle up because this week Emily tells me all about Peter Kurten. This episode has ALL the trigger warnings - rape, torture, animal cruelty, strangulation, arson, and much more. This dude was a piece of work and an absolute monster. Please be warned...This one is also longer than normal, and in hindsight perhaps it should have been two parts. Let us know what you prefer for future episodes. Shout out to our podcast of the week, Cryptic Soup Podcast! Find them on IG @crypticsouppod and check out their website https://crypticsouppod.com/ **GIVEAWAY** I am still working out the deets on this and how to enter. Stay tuned! I will have it up and ready by the end of the week!! SOURCES Peter Kurten's Head | Wisconsin Dells (wisconsinfrights.com) Peter Kürten - Wikipedia Peter Kürten - Crimes, Last Words & Facts - Biography Peter Kurten: The Vampire of Dusseldorf | Crime + Investigation UK (crimeandinvestigation.co.uk) 23 May 1931 - "MY HORRIBEE DEEDS" - Trove (nla.gov.au) - This is a newspaper Peter Kürten | German serial killer | Britannica
November 15, 2022
Episode 15 - The Kidnapping of Adolph Coors, III
Happy Malice Monday, mockstars! My ladies, Courtney and Michelle, over at In the Nick of Crime came up with Malice Mondays and we love it! On this episode Emily and I talk about the failed kidnapping and tragic murder of Adolph Coors, III. In February 1960, Adolph makes his way to the Coors Brewery and stops to be a good Samaritan to a fellow driver when he is ambushed and things take a tragic turn. Our podcast of the week is Crime Scenes and Cupcakes hosted by MaryAnne! Check out her trailer at the beginning of the episode, and add her podcast to your playlist if you want more true crime in your life. Our mocktail this week is a keto and instantpot friendly root beer recipe. I love root beer...Emily, however, does not, but I rolled with it anyway. You can also make this in a slow cooker. The book this recipe comes from is called Keto Instant Pot by Maria Emmerich. SOURCES The Death of an Heir" Adolph Coors III and the Murder That Rocked an American Brewing Dynasty by Philip Jett https://www.fbi.gov/news/stories/-a-look-back-at-the-coors-kidnapping-case https://www.fbi.gov/history/artifact-of-the-month/march-2017-coors-kidnapping-ransom-note https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adolph_Coors_III https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Corbett_Jr. https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/coors-brewery-heir-is-kidnapped https://newspaperarchive.com/mount-vernon-register-news-feb-10-1960-p-1/ https://longreads.com/2017/09/26/the-death-of-an-heir-adolph-coors-iii-and-the-murder-that-rocked-an-american-brewing-dynasty/
November 07, 2022
Episode 14 - Happy Halloween: Irish Lore & Samhain Traditions
Happy Halloween, mockstars! Join Emily and me this week as we talk about Samhain traditions and Irish lore. We had some audio challenges, mainly on my end, so there may be some slight echoes in the recording. I hope it does not distract from the episode. Our podcast of the week is Crime Bae podcast. Check out their trailer at the beginning of the episode, and find them everywhere you get your podcasts! https://crimebaepodcast.buzzsprout.com/ Our mocktail this week comes from a website called A Taste of Home. You can find them on IG @tasteofhome. Cider Wassail (AF Version) Ingredients 2 quarts apple cider 1-1/2 cups orange juice 3/4 cup pineapple juice 1 tablespoon brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice 2 cinnamon sticks (3 inches) Dash ground cinnamon Dash ground cloves Directions In a large saucepan, combine all of the ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20-30 minutes. Discard cinnamon sticks. Serve hot in mugs. SOURCES https://www.irishamericanmom.com/irish-halloween-superstitions-foretelling-romance-love-and-marriage/ https://www.unitedlanguagegroup.com/blog/gaelic-irish-differences#:~:text=The%20Irish%20language%20is%20sometimes,a%20language%20unto%20its%20own. https://www.justapinch.com/recipes/side/side-potatoes/traditional-irish-colcannon.html https://emeraldisle.ie/samhain https://irishmyths.com/2022/08/21/samhain-mythology/ https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2021/10/31/irish-hell-caves-halloween-sahmain https://www.learnreligions.com/feast-with-the-dead-2562707 https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/monster-mythology-puca#:~:text=The%20p%C3%BAca%20 https://www.bitesize.irish/gaelic-irish-language/ https://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/cider-wassail/ https://fussfreeflavours.com/soul-cake-recipe/
October 31, 2022
Episode 13 - The First Documented Vampire: Petar Blagojevic
Hello, Mockstars! This is the first ever Emily episode!! She tells us all about Petar Blagojevic, likely the first documented vampire. Our podcast of the week is Eye for an Eye podcast hosted by Jules, Matt, and Lisa. Find them wherever you get your podcasts and check out their trailer at the beginning of this week's episode. Eye for an Eye podcast website Mockstars, we are SO CLOSE to reaching 300 followers in Instagram! Help us reach this goal so we can have our first ever giveaway. Once we reach this threshold we will give away a copy of the book Mocktail Party by Kerry Benson and Diana Licalzi. Cheers! SOURCES Petar Blagojević - Wikipedia Decomposing Bodies in the 1720s Gave Birth to the First Vampire Panic | History| Smithsonian Magazine ANNO, Wiener Zeitung, 1725-07-21, Seite 12 (onb.ac.at) Copia eines Schreibens aus dem Gradisker District – Wikisource Kisiljevo Cemetery – Kisiljevo, Serbia - Atlas Obscura Death and Dying brochure-English proof read (culturaldiversity.com.au) Serbia Milks its Bloody Vampire Legends | Balkan Insight Upiór - Wikipedia Stefan Dušan - Wikipedia Serbia - Economy | Britannica
October 24, 2022
Episode 12 - Hidden Skeletons: The Curious Case of Eugene Butler
Hold on to your butts, it’s gonna be a bumpy ride! Emily shared this case with me and it is bonkers. Eugene Butler lived a quiet and unassuming life in the late 19th and early 20th century in Niagara, ND, with the occasional night ride across the countryside. He’d later be committed but perhaps not for the reasons you may think based on the episode title. Join us as we talk a little bit about what Eugene may or may not have done. Our featured podcast this week is Coffee & Crime: a true crime podcast hosted by Lisa-Marie Imray. We just love her! Every week she sits down with a delicious cup of joe and talks all things true crime. Check out her trailer at the beginning of the episode. You can also find her all over social media @coffeencrimepodcast, and you can find her podcast everywhere you get your podcasts! We also have an ANNOUNCEMENT! We are so close to having 300 followers on Instagram. Once we reach that threshold we are going to host a giveaway of Mocktail Party written by Kerry Benson, MS, RD & Diana Licalzi, MS, RD! I love this book and I hope you will, too. Help us reach our follower goal so we can launch our very first giveaway. We're @maliceandmocktails on IG. Thank you so much to all our listeners and followers! We love you! Finally, this week's mocktail is Katie's take on the classic Irish Coffee cocktail. She was inspired by Lisa-Marie's podcast, Coffee & Crime! Traditionally made using strong black coffee and Irish whiskey, we'll simply sub for a whiskey alternative - whatever your favorite it. ingredients 5-6oz brewed coffee; can be hot or iced 1.5oz whiskey alternative of your choice sweetener of choice, to taste frothed cream 1. Pour the brewed coffee into your favorite mug. Add in sweetener of your choosing. If using cold brew I would recommend using a simple syrup so it all mixes well. 2. Add in the whiskey alternative and give everything a stir. 3. Top with the frothed/whipped cream; to get that classic look, pour over the back of a spoon into the mug. Enjoy! Cheers :-) SOURCES https://newspaperarchive.com/courier-democrat-jul-01-1915-p-2/ https://newspaperarchive.com/courier-democrat-jul-08-1915-p-2/ https://newspaperarchive.com/devils-lake-inter-ocean-feb-12-1904-p-5/ https://newspaperarchive.com/fargo-forum-and-daily-republican-feb-06-1904-p-8/ https://newspaperarchive.com/fargo-forum-and-daily-republican-mar-07-1904-p-3/ https://ghostsofnorthdakota.com/2017/06/23/the-strange-tale-of-the-midnight-rider-serial-killer-eugene-butler/ https://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/butler-eugene.htm Ghosts of North Dakota Wikipedia Article
October 17, 2022
Episode 11 - The Mysterious Disappearance of Hisashi Fujimura
Welcome back, friends! This week I tell Emily about yet another unsolved case - that of Hisashi Fujimura. This case takes place in 1931, several hundred miles off the coast of the eastern United States, between New York and Nova Scotia. Was it an act of malice? An accident? A case of wanting to start anew? Join us as we discuss the possible outcomes and what may have actually happened. Shout out to Sips of Crime, a true crime podcast hosted by Michelle and Kandi. Please listen to their trailer at the top of the episode - you can also find them all over social media at sipsofcrime, and on their website at www.sipsofcrime.com. Listen to them everywhere you get your podcasts. This week's mocktail is complements of Mocktail Party written by Kerry Benson, MS, RD and Diana Licalzi, MS, RD. Emily bought this book for me recently and I absolutely love it! A big thank you to the authors, Kerry and Diana, for allowing me to share this recipe with you. Please check out their books for more mocktail recipes! Aperol-less Spritz Serves 4 Ingredients 2 sprigs fresh thyme 4 sage leaves 2 tsp lemon juice 1C orange juice 1/2C grapefruit juice 1/2C pomegranate juice 1/2C white grape juice 1tsp apple cider vinegar 2C seltzer Steps 1. Muddle the fresh thyme and sage with the lemon juice in the bottom of a pitcher. 2. Add the remaining ingredients except the seltzer to the pitcher. Stir - this can also be done ahead of time! 3. Fill four glasses with ice and divide the mixture among the glasses. Top with seltzer - about half a cup. 4. Garnish extra herbs and orange slices. Sources https://newspaperarchive.com/cedar-rapids-evening-gazette-and-republican-aug-29-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/san-antonio-light-mar-05-1939-p-59/ https://newspaperarchive.com/jefferson-city-post-tribune-jul-20-1931-p-11/ https://newspaperarchive.com/washington-dc-washington-evening-star-aug-18-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/fairfield-daily-ledger-aug-18-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/el-paso-herald-post-aug-20-1931-p-2/ https://newspaperarchive.com/madison-wisconsin-state-journal-aug-20-1931-p-10/ https://cabinliners.weebly.com/belgenland-first-class-1928.html https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SS_Belgenland_(1914)#1931_showboat_cruises https://www.ggarchives.com/OceanTravel/Brochures/RSL-1924-SteamshipBelgenland.html#gsc.tab=0
October 10, 2022
Episode 10 - Jesse Pomeroy
Wow, we made it to episode 10! To capture this awesome milestone join me as I tell Emily all about Boston's boy torturer and killer, Jesse Pomeroy. Jesse's rein of terror took place in the 1870s, so I am taking you way back. Emily also shares with me a mocktail she found on TikTok (@themindfulmocktail) called a Simple Sunrise Mocktail. It is a super simple AF version of the classic tequila sunrise - just swap out the tequila with your zero proof tequila of choice. Ritual makes a pretty good tequila alternative, and there are several others out there on the market now including Spiritless, Free Spirits, and Sobrii. I have not personally tried these so cannot vouch for their flavor palette, but they are on my list to try :-) Shoutout to Always Talking Crime podcast hosted by Kimi Thompson! Check out her trailer at the beginning of the episode, and you can find her on Spotify and Podbean, and everywhere you get your podcasts. She is also all over social media and can be found in Instagram and Facebook. SOURCES Fiend: The Shocking True Story of America’s Youngest Serial Killer by Harold Schechter https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jesse_Pomeroy https://charlestownhistoricalsociety.org/chs_events/massachusetts-state-prison-charlestown/ https://digboston.com/past-incarceration-remembering-charlestowns-forgotten-prison/ https://newspaperarchive.com/cincinnati-commercial-tribune-jan-31-1926-p-9/ https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-post-sep-29-1907-p-43/ https://newspaperarchive.com/boston-sunday-post-may-02-1909-p-21/ https://newspaperarchive.com/ironton-iron-county-register-jul-30-1874-p-6/ https://newspaperarchive.com/new-york-herald-jul-21-1874-p-10/ https://newspaperarchive.com/new-york-herald-jul-21-1874-p-11/ https://newspaperarchive.com/portland-daily-press-apr-24-1874-p-3/ http://www.murderbygaslight.com/2010/08/jesse-pomeroy-boston-boy-fiend.html https://allthatsinteresting.com/jesse-pomeroy
October 03, 2022
Episode 9: Leopold and Loeb
Hello friends! Apologies for the late posting of this week's episode. Join me as I share with Emily the tragic murder of Bobby Franks by Nathan Leopold and Richard Loeb. These two fools think they have planned the "perfect crime" when they decide to kidnap and murder Bobby Franks. One minor slip up will be their downfall...not so perfect after all. Several shout outs in this episode!! Check out Nocturnal Distractions and their trailer at the beginning of the episode. You can find them HERE. I mention Sips of Crime and Evil Pudding in the episode. Go check them out if you need more true crime in your life. This week's mocktail is my take on a drink I found over at Spirited Spirits podcast called The Axe Murderer. So far I love their content and cases, so please check them out. You can find the original drink on their IG page HERE. I will post the recipe I come up with later in the week on our IG and FB pages! SOURCES Murder Among Friends: How Leopold and Loeb Tried to Commit the Perfect Crime by Candace Fleming https://chicagology.com/notorious-chicago/leopoldloeb/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/leopold-and-loebs-criminal-minds-996498/ https://homicide.northwestern.edu/crimes/leopold/ https://www.britannica.com/biography/Leopold-and-Loeb https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/americanexperience/features/monkeytrial-leopold-and-loeb-trial/ https://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/leopold-and-loeb-gain-national-attention https://newspaperarchive.com/racine-journal-times-jan-29-1936-p-8/ https://www.hpherald.com/news/local/lost-hyde-park-springtime-is-for-lovers/article_c5af7c6e-bd9f-11eb-aacd-779da1769005.html http://chicagocrimescenes.blogspot.com/2009/09/nathan-leopolds-home.html https://homicide.northwestern.edu/database/5866/ http://law2.umkc.edu/faculty/projects/ftrials/leoploeb/darrowclosing.html - Clarence Darrow’s speech https://chicago.suntimes.com/2022/4/22/23032424/clarence-darrow-leopold-loeb-speech-closing-arguments
September 27, 2022
Episode 8: The Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, Harry Powers
Hi friends! In Episode 8 we cover several murders committed by the Bluebeard of Quiet Dell, Harry Powers. Shoutout to M3: Murder Mystery and Mayhem! Check out their trailer at the beginning of the episode. You can also find all their socials HERE Mocktail of the Week - my hot take on a classic Old Fashioned, but zero proof Ingredients 2oz Ritual Zero Proof Whisky Alternative, you can also use a strong black tea as the base for this drink. Brew like normal and let cool completely 2 dashes Angostura bitters 1 sugar cube or 1 bar spoon simple syrup Place the sugar cube into the bottom of a chilled rocks glass and add bitters. Muddle the sugar cube and bitters with a spoon or muddler. If you are using simple syrup, combine the bitters with the syrup in the glass. Add the whisky and stir. Add one large ice cube or a few smaller cubes. Stir until chilled, about 30 seconds. Garnish with an orange peel. SOURCES https://web.archive.org/web/20120324101310/http://www.wvgazette.com/mediafiles/document/2009/03/17/Bluebeard_I090317193022.pdf https://www.morbidtourism.com/locations/id/606a1c2bc892bc9da3b0864a https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Powers https://newspaperarchive.com/morgantown-dominion-post-sep-13-2007-p-23/ https://newspaperarchive.com/cumberland-news-apr-13-1957-p-4/ https://newspaperarchive.com/raleigh-register-apr-12-1957-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/charleston-gazette-mar-19-1932-p-6/ https://newspaperarchive.com/havre-daily-news-mar-19-1932-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/bluefield-daily-telegraph-aug-30-1931-p-1/ (and page 4) https://newspaperarchive.com/coshocton-tribune-sep-05-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/madison-capital-times-aug-29-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/valley-morning-star-feb-08-1959-p-8/ https://newspaperarchive.com/decatur-daily-aug-31-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/sheboygan-press-aug-31-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/burlington-burlington-gazette-aug-31-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/xenia-evening-gazette-aug-31-1931-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/appleton-post-crescent-nov-25-1931-p-1/
September 19, 2022
Episode 7: The Bath Consolidated School Bombing
The Bath Consolidated School bombing took place on May 18, 1927, and was committed by a man named Andrew Kehoe. This week I'll share with Emily and our listeners this monster's background and how he managed to take out his anger toward its citizens on the school and subsequently their children....I'm not crying, you're crying :-( Shoutout to my friends Courtney and Patrick over at Evil Pudding podcast! You can find them on Spotify and Apple podcast. Also shoutout to my friend Wendy over at Demolished Salt Lake! You can find her on Spotify and Apple podcast This week's mocktail recipe is compliments of Shantelle Pace aka she_thebartender over on Instagram. She is also on TikTok under the same handle. I used her zero proof cosmopolitan recipe and tweaked it a bit because I was lacking Seedlip Grove, so I opted for Lyre's Orange Sec and White Cane. I think it turned out pretty well. Definitely check out Shantelle's page for the original and other delicious drink recipes. SOURCES Maniac: The Bath School Disaster and the Birth of the Modern Mass Killer by Harold Schechter https://www.washingtonpost.com/history/2022/05/24/bath-consolidated-school-massacre-uvalde/ https://www.lenconnect.com/story/news/columns/2021/12/28/bob-wessel-tecumseh-man-responsible-1927-school-bombing-bath/9024475002/ https://www.fox47news.com/neighborhoods/dewitt-st-johns/today-is-the-94th-anniversary-of-the-bath-school-bombing-deadliest-school-massacre-in-u-s-history https://books.google.com/books?id=L1uj6s-d44UC&pg=PA175#v=onepage&q&f=false https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_tuberculosis#Twentieth_century https://www.hmdb.org/m.asp?m=196788 http://www.okemosalumni.org/000/4/8/8/29884/userfiles/file/The%20Story%20of%20Bath%20by%20Sherrie%20Paty%20%2766%20edited.pdf https://newspaperarchive.com/amarillo-daily-news-may-19-1927-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/dubuque-telegraph-herald-and-times-journal-may-19-1927-p-1/
September 12, 2022
August has been bonkers…and I don’t have the spoons
Hi friends! I wanted to hop on to let you I’m still here albeit frazzled and kinda sad. Have a listen for an update and thank you so much for following along. I also want to clarify that I’m open to all new friends, not just sober ones! Em and I will be back soon with some awesome episodes! We love you ❤️❤️
August 31, 2022
Episode 6: The Newton Boys
Bank and train robbers? You bet! Join me and Emily this week as we talk a little bit about the infamous Newton Boys and their antics across Texas and the midwest in the 1920s. Sources https://newspaperarchive.com/taylor-daily-press-jan-21-1922-p-1/ and page 4 https://newspaperarchive.com/ada-evening-news-mar-11-1922-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/nebraska-state-journal-nov-18-1924-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/galveston-daily-news-mar-07-1919-p-8/ https://www.texasalmanac.com/drupal-backup/images/CityPopHist%20web.pdf https://sophienburg.com/true-crime-series-break-in-of-first-national-bank/ https://sophienburg.com/a-bank-robbery-in-downtown-new-braunfels/ https://www.nbtexas.org/2242/1930s https://newspaperarchive.com/new-braunfels-herald-zeitung-jul-12-1973-p-18/ https://newspaperarchive.com/new-braunfels-herald-zeitung-jul-26-1973-p-16/ https://newspaperarchive.com/new-braunfels-herald-zeitung-jun-20-1974-p-13/ https://americanhistory.si.edu/america-on-the-move/lives-railroad
August 16, 2022
Episode 5: A Terrible Case of Murder for Profit
Detroit, Michigan. February 1940 - the charred body of Dorsey Bowman is found at a city dump by a group of school children. Police soon uncover a murder for profit plot with the discovery of a second body. Join me and Emily as we tackle this crazy bonkers case - vintage true crime is wild, y'all! Hop on over to www.patreon.com/maliceandmocktails for additional maps, pictures and other details of this case. SOURCES/RESOURCES https://www.loc.gov/resource/g4114dm.g03985195104/?sp=74&st=image&r=0.416,0.56,1.011,0.621,0 https://newspaperarchive.com/uniontown-morning-herald-apr-23-1940-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/detroit-tribune-mar-26-1949-p-12/ https://newspaperarchive.com/monitor-leader-may-04-1944-p-16/ https://newspaperarchive.com/benton-harbor-news-palladium-nov-19-1940-p-14/ https://newspaperarchive.com/benton-harbor-news-palladium-apr-08-1940-p-12/ https://newspaperarchive.com/escanaba-daily-press-apr-10-1940-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/la-crosse-tribune-and-leader-press-apr-08-1940-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/zanesville-signal-apr-08-1940-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/athens-sunday-messenger-apr-07-1940-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/dubuque-telegraph-herald-apr-08-1940-p-2/ https://legislature.mi.gov/documents/2009-2010/CommitteeDocuments/House/Intergovernmental%20and%20Regional%20Affairs/Testimony/Committee13-3-31-2009.pdf https://www.nationalww2museum.org/war/articles/automobile-rationing-world-war-ii https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2015/01/detroit-in-the-1940s/384523/#img01 Boneyards: Detroit Under Ground by Richard Bak https://books.google.com/books?id=tv2osBIqxn4C&pg=PA22&lpg=PA22&dq=john+kasap+murderer&source=bl&ots=TYjWQP3qDn&sig=ACfU3U3XAMeGLw5VvAw7x38Sj63EDZ3oWw&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwj-zsPjnKT5AhWoLzQIHafnCmgQ6AF6BAgUEAM#v=onepage&q=john%20kasap%20murderer&f=false
August 08, 2022
Episode 4: Howard Unruh's Walk of Death
On September 6, 1949, Howard Unruh walked out onto his street in Camden, NJ, and within 20 minutes had killed 13 of his neighbors and wounded three. This week I will share with you the case of the first mass shooter in US history, Howard Unruh. This week's mocktail is inspired by a copycat cocktail my friend Tom found on Diznify.com. It is called Galaxy's Edge Jedi Mind Trick and the original can be found at Oga's Cantina in Disney World's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge. Below is my zero proof version: Zero Proof Jedi Mind Trick 7.5 oz Grapefruit flavored sparkling water 1 oz Welches white grape juice 1 oz Orgeat; I used Liber & Co., but you can make your own and there are other brands. 2 tsp blue curacao syrup; look for alcohol free versions Juice from half a lime A few dashes of grapefruit bitters Step 1 - Combine all ingredients into a shaker filled with ice, shake or stir, then strain into your favorite vessel. SOURCES AND RESOURCES Rampage by Harold Schechter - https://haroldschechter.com/books/rampage https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/story-first-mass-murder-us-history-180956927/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Howard_Howard https://newspaperarchive.com/corpus-christi-caller-times-jul-22-1951-p-22/ https://newspaperarchive.com/davenport-democrat-and-leader-sep-07-1949-p-8/ https://newspaperarchive.com/madison-wisconsin-state-journal-sep-07-1949-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/holland-evening-sentinel-sep-05-1949-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/syracuse-herald-journal-sep-06-1949-p-43/ https://newspaperarchive.com/washington-evening-star-sep-07-1949-p-1/ https://newspaperarchive.com/denton-record-chronicle-sep-09-1949-p-6/ https://newspaperarchive.com/bluefield-daily-telegraph-sep-09-1949-p-48/ https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/43322680/howard-barton-Howard?_gl=1*1uipxxz*_ga*MjEzMTM1OTA1MC4xNjQ1NTQ1MDkx*_ga_4QT8FMEX30*MTY1NzcyNTQ3OS40OS4xLjE2NTc3MjYyMTYuMA.. https://www.ojp.gov/ncjrs/virtual-library/abstracts/analysis-recent-mass-shootings https://archive.nytimes.com/www.nytimes.com/library/national/090749nj-
August 01, 2022
Episode 3: The Servant Girl Annihilator & the Austin Moon Towers
Austin, Texas, 1884. There is a killer on the loose, seemingly targeting servant women and girls. Join me and my guest co-host, Emily, as we dive into this unsolved case and explore possible theories. This episode ran a bit long and I decided to just go with it :-) A HUGE thank you to Chris Marshall with Sans Bar for this week’s mocktail recipe. You can find the full recipe HERE. Check out Sans Bar at https://www.thesansbar.com! SOURCES & RESOURCES Hollandsworth, Skip. Midnight Assassin: The Hunt for America’s First Serial Killer. New York: Picador, 2015. https://library.austintexas.gov/ahc/brief-history-austin http://www.servantgirlmurders.com/ https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Moonlight_tower https://theculturetrip.com/north-america/usa/texas/austin/articles/how-a-19th-century-serial-killer-led-to-austins-moonlight-towers/ https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/austin-moonlight-towers https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Austin,_Texas https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Servant_Girl_Annihilator https://www.statesman.com/story/news/history/2019/05/23/on-christmas-day-1871-austins-first-railroad-altered-city-forever/5079567007/ https://www.kvue.com/article/news/history/austin-moonlight-towers-origins-history/269-88b34d2f-0d99-4c7d-851e-ae9258b880f2 https://austonia.com/servant-girl-annihilator https://newspaperarchive.com/the-austin-weekly-statesman-jun-10-1886-p-7/ https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/investigation/texas-servant-girl-murders/ https://newspaperarchive.com/the-austin-weekly-statesman-may-14-1885-p-3/ https://newspaperarchive.com/the-austin-weekly-statesman-may-28-1885-p-4/ https://newspaperarchive.com/the-austin-weekly-statesman-dec-31-1885-p-7/ https://newspaperarchive.com/the-austin-weekly-statesman-jan-07-1886-p-5/ https://newspaperarchive.com/the-austin-weekly-statesman-may-27-1886-p-5/
July 25, 2022
No Episode This Week
Hi friends! I posted some to social media last week about this, but there won’t be a new episode out until next Monday, July 25. A few travel conflicts prevented me from recording and editing in time to publish today. Apologies! I hope everyone has a great week.
July 18, 2022
Episode 2 - 81 Minutes: The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Heist
81 minutes. That is how long it took for two men to commit the biggest art heist in history. To this day, the 13 works of art that were stolen are still missing. Join me this week as I share details about this case and who may have been involved. Anyone with information about the stolen artworks should contact the Gardner Museum directly. Confidentiality is assured. Anthony Amore Director of Security 617 278 5114 email@example.com RESOURCES "This is a Robbery: The Biggest Art Heist in History." Directed by Colin Barnicle, 2021. Netflix, www.netflix.com/watch/81085937 https://www.bostonteapartyship.com/tea-blog/isabella-stewart-gardner-and-the-book-of-tea-part-1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isabella_Stewart_Gardner_Museum_theft https://diginole.lib.fsu.edu/islandora/object/fsu:185344/datastream/PDF/view https://www.gardnermuseum.org/sites/default/files/uploads/files/Museum-Overview-English.pdf https://www.bostonmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2013/03/0211Boston-Heist-FINAL-2.jpg - Awesome infographic showing the museum floor plan, the thieve’s route and the timeline. https://www.moviemaker.com/this-is-a-robbery-art-thief-isabella-stewart-gardner-museum-myles-connor-jr/ https://www.smithsonianmag.com/smart-news/a-new-clue-emerges-in-the-gardner-museum-art-heist-saga-180979651/ https://www.npr.org/2007/05/31/10588693/stolen-fine-art-organized-crimes-new-commodity
July 11, 2022
Episode 1: The Murders of Isabella Ruxton and Mary Rogerson
The untimely deaths of Isabella Ruxton and Mary Rogerson took place on September 15, 1935. Their dismembered bodies were discovered in a ravine over two weeks after their deaths and Buck Ruxton, Isabella's husband and a well liked local surgeon, is the prime suspect. This case helped bring forensic science techniques to the forefront of criminal investigations, specifically in the UK. You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or on IG @maliceandmocktails. Cheers! RESOURCES http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/ruxton.html https://murderpedia.org/male.R/r/ruxton-buck.htm http://www.policemuseum.org.uk/crime-casebook/interesting-cases/the-ruxton-murders-1935/ https://www.express.co.uk/entertainment/books/1454154/buck-ruxton-bernard-spilsbury-murder-crime-execution “Dr. Buck Ruxton Charged with Murder." The Courier and Advertiser, Monday, October 14, 1935, p. 7. Accessed through www.britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk on June 29, 2022. https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/15996 - Image of a pamphlet advertising the Illuminations. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buck_Ruxton https://www.nlm.nih.gov/exhibition/visibleproofs/galleries/cases/ruxton.html https://www.irishtimes.com/news/offbeat/jigsaw-murders-the-gruesome-case-of-a-jealous-gp-1.2759634 http://aboutforensics.co.uk/buck-ruxton/
July 04, 2022