Infamous America

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Historical True Crime — assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena, we'll cover them all. This is historical true crime that dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of America's past.

Episode Date
DB COOPER 1 | “The Skyjacking”
1965
This is the story of one of the most infamous unsolved crimes in American history. In November of 1971, a man calling himself “Dan Cooper” hijacks an airplane out of Portland, Oregon. He demands four parachutes and a ransom of $200,000. When he receives the money, he leaps out of the back of the plane and disappears into the stormy night. And the legend of the D.B. Cooper begins… Join Black Barrel+ for early access and bingeable seasons: blackbarrel.supportingcast.fm/join For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
Jul 08, 2020
ALCATRAZ 5 | “The Greatest Escape”
2058
In the waning days of the prison, three inmates perform arguably the greatest prison break in American history. It’s immortalized by Hollywood in the 1979 film, “Escape From Alcatraz,” starring Clint Eastwood. And the escape remains one of the great unsolved mysteries of American crime. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
Jun 24, 2020
ALCATRAZ 4 | “The Hole”
1639
Alcatraz cools down for a few years after the battle, but eventually the escape attempts resume. Some inmates are desperate to flee the harsh conditions on the island. Some seem like they are simply wired to escape, regardless of the facility or its location. Those who fail and return to the prison inevitably end up in the isolation cells known as The Hole. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
Jun 17, 2020
ALCATRAZ 3 | “Battle of Alcatraz”
1766
The most violent escape attempt in the history of Alcatraz, and possibly the American prison system, rocks the island in May of 1946. Six inmates take over D Block and end up in a siege against prison guards, the FBI and the Marines. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
Jun 10, 2020
ALCATRAZ 2 | “Blastout”
1599
In the 1940s, the situation on Alcatraz took a dark turn. A brutal escape attempt claims two lives, but also turns a guard into a hero. And then “Doc” Barker, of the infamous Barker Gang, leads a breakout that always has a violent conclusion, and long lasting effects. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
Jun 03, 2020
ALCATRAZ 1 | “Fortress of Isolation"
1558
The history of Alcatraz Island is written by the escape attempts. In the earliest days of American occupation, it was a fort. And from the very beginning, military prisoners tried to escape. As the fort became obsolete, the facility transitioned into a full-time military prison, and prisoners kept trying to escape. Then barracks on the island are converted into a civilian prison, and the real escape attempts begin. Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R, Best Fiends! For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
May 27, 2020
UPDATE | Bonus content is here!
491
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May 26, 2020
BOOTH 8 | "Rathbone and Robinson"
765
This bonus episode tells two short stories: the tragedy of Major Henry Rathbone and his fiancee Clara Harris, and the brave tale of Private George Robinson. The attack on President Lincoln haunted Rathbone for the rest of his life and drove him to madness. The attack on Secretary of State Seward turned Robinson into a hero.
May 20, 2020
BOOTH 7 | "Useless"
2205
In the Season Finale, Booth and Herold decide to spend one more night at the Garrett farm and the choice leads to the final confrontation. The 16th New York cavalry traps the fugitives at the farm, and a brief siege ends the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth. For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.
May 12, 2020
BOOTH 6 | "The Garrett Farm"
1662

Booth and Herold finally make it to Virginia, but they are not welcomed with hospitality. As they continue their trek south, they meet three Confederate soldiers who agree to help them. Ultimately, the soldiers deliver the fugitives to the site of their last stand: the Garrett farm. Meanwhile, Edwin Stanton's top manhunter discovers the clue that leads the searchers to Booth's doorstep.

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May 05, 2020
BOOTH 5 | "American Brutus"
1711

Booth and Herold attempt a dangerous river crossing and it does not go as planned. Edwin Stanton's manhunt snares more conspirators, including those who helped Booth during the escape. And in Washington, hundreds of thousands of people pack the capital city for the funeral ceremonies of President Lincoln.

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Apr 28, 2020
BOOTH 4 | "Manhunt"
1506

Booth and Herold navigate a swamp with the help of a stranger and then lay low while Army patrols scour the countryside. In Washington, Secretary Stanton's forces finally arrest one of the attackers. In the rest of the country, churchgoers experience the darkest Easter Sunday they've ever known as they mourn the passing of the President.

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Apr 21, 2020
BOOTH 3 | "Enemies, Foreign and Domestic"
1620

Booth and Herold continue to flee south and arrive at the farm of Dr. Samuel Mudd. Mudd gives them aid, but then learns about the assassination and forces them to leave. In Washington, President Lincoln passes away and grief spreads across the nation.

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Apr 14, 2020
BOOTH 2 | "Wild With Fright"
1485

While Booth and Herold hurry toward their first destination, Washington descends into the chaos behind them. Ford's theatre is mayhem as the audience learns of the attack on President Lincoln. Secretary of War Edwin Stanton rushes around the city to discover the extent of the bloodshed and officially begins the manhunt for John Wilkes Booth.

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Apr 07, 2020
BOOTH 1 | "Assassin"
1988

John Wilkes Booth assassinates the first president in American history on Good Friday, April 14, 1865. At the same time, Lewis Powell savagely attacks the Secretary of State. Washington City turns into chaos as people pour into the streets and exchange  nightmarish rumors. And the largest manhunt in U.S. history begins.

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Mar 31, 2020
DILLINGER 10 | "No Escape"
2092

In the Season Finale, Dillinger plans one last robbery. He wants a big score to send him into retirement, but he doesn't know that someone close to him is working with Special Agent Melvin Purvis. Purvis and the "woman in red" organize the final conflict. The end of John Dillinger's story is here.

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Mar 18, 2020
DILLINGER 9 | "Public Enemy No. 1"
1874

Dillinger continues robbing banks as his girlfriend, Billie Frechette, receives a prison sentence. As law enforcement draws closer to Dillinger, he has plastic surgery to alter his famous face. Then Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson rob a bank in South Bend, Indiana that becomes their bloodiest heist to date. The Bureau of Investigation officially labels John Dillinger, "Public Enemy No. 1."

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Mar 11, 2020
DILLINGER 8 | "Showdown at Little Bohemia"
2100

John Dillinger suffers a setback at the hands of Special Agent Melvin Purvis: he watches helplessly as his girlfriend, Billie Frechette, walks into a trap. After her arrest, Dillinger and his gang lay low at a resort called Little Bohemia. Special Agent Purvis rallies his men for an attack on lodge and a deadly confrontation with Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson.

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Mar 04, 2020
DILLINGER 7 | "Federal Fugitive"
1959

In the wake of Dillinger's daring prison break, the Bureau of Investigation officially joins the hunt for the most wanted robber in America. John Dillinger and Baby Face Nelson team up for a bank robbery for the first time. Dillinger and his girlfriend Billie Frechette narrowly escape capture, but their time together is running out.

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Feb 26, 2020
DILLINGER 6 | "Crown Point"
2203

John Dillinger kills a cop during a gun battle outside a bank. He and the gang head to Arizona to avoid the police in the Midwest, but Dillinger soon finds himself back in jail in Indiana. He then stages the most daring -- and controversial -- escape of his career.

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Feb 19, 2020
DILLINGER 5 | "Hostages"
2307

Dillinger regains his freedom after a violent jail break. He reunites with a young woman named Billie Frechette, who has a checkered past. Dillinger narrowly escapes capture in Chicago and then squares off against the police during a robbery for the first time.

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Feb 12, 2020
DILLINGER 4 | "Prison Break"
2047

Young outlaw Lester Gillis arrives on the national scene and forms a connection to John Dillinger. Meanwhile, Dillinger makes a major decision: he's going to break his friends out of prison. With Dillinger's help, ten convicts make a daring escape. But as they run for freedom, Dillinger unwittingly walks into a trap.

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Feb 05, 2020
DILLINGER 3 | "Partners In Crime"
1965

Banks fall one by one as Dillinger finds his groove as a robber after his release from prison. But the action isn't always glamorous. His early conspirators are not up to the task and he finds himself in frustrating situations. Then he teams up with Harry Copeland and goes on a roll. In the process, he discovers his dream car and meets his next girlfriend.

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Jan 29, 2020
DILLINGER 2 | "Three Midnights"
2042

Fast cars and machine guns become vital tools for gangsters, including Al Capone's mob in Chicago. A German thief pioneers modern heist tactics before his violent death. And after a brutal massacre, J. Edgar Hoover changes the policies of the Bureau of Investigation to enable it to fight an unprecedented crime wave. All this happens while John Dillinger sits in prison. As his sentence winds down, he prepares to enter a whole new world.

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Jan 22, 2020
DILLINGER 1 | "Birth of a Criminal"
1850

Public Enemy No. 1 — that was John Dillinger in the early 1930s. He robbed banks and took hostages and shot it out with the cops for 13 months. But before he was the first celebrity criminal in modern America, he was an unskilled petty thief who idolized the Old West outlaw Jesse James.

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Jan 15, 2020
BILLY THE KID 10 | "The Legend"
2647

The outlaw lifestyle finally catches up with Billy the Kid. A shootout claims the life of one of his oldest friends; he is sentenced to hang for his actions in the Lincoln County War; and he proves one last time that no jail can hold him. But a nighttime rendezvous in Fort Sumner lands him in the crosshairs of sheriff Pat Garrett.

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Jan 08, 2020
BILLY THE KID 9 | "Wanted: Dead or Alive"
1889

Billy's violent end draws near. After another bloody shootout, he officially becomes "Billy the Kid" and the governor puts a price on his head. Pat Garrett becomes sheriff of Lincoln County and lures Billy into a trap. In the ensuing firefight, Billy loses another friend.

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Jan 01, 2020
BILLY THE KID 8 | "On The Run"
1836

Exactly one year after the murder of John Tunstall, a Lincoln County miracle occurs: Jimmy Dolan and Billy Bonney make peace. The two warring factions agree to stop fighting, but the armistice doesn't hold. As Billy pursues a risky plan to earn a pardon from the new governor, a murder shatters the peace agreement and threatens Billy's hopes for amnesty.

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Dec 25, 2019
BILLY THE KID 7 | "Lincoln County War, Part 2"
1650

The Lincoln County War ends with a murderous finale. The Dolan faction strikes a lethal blow, but it doesn't destroy the Regulators. The Regulators reach a crossroads. Each man must decide: is he in or out?

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Dec 18, 2019
BILLY THE KID 6 | "Lincoln County War, Part 1"
1908

Another Regulator captain dies. The Regulators continue their quest for vengeance. Alex McSween assembles his force; Jimmy Dolan assembles his force; and the battle finally arrives in Lincoln.

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Dec 11, 2019
BILLY THE KID 5 | "Regulators"
1986

In the wake of John Tunstall's murder, a group of his loyal fighters form a posse called the Regulators to bring his killers to justice. Within days, they murder three men. Then they target Sheriff Brady in the streets of Lincoln. The killing reaches its peak with an unexpected shootout that has a devastating impact on the posse.

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Dec 04, 2019
BILLY THE KID 4 | "Shots Fired"
1801

The conflict brewing in Lincoln County reaches the point of no return. Sheriff Brady and Jimmy Dolan organize a posse to attack John Tunstall and Alex McSween. The first shots fired ignite a war that takes a heavy toll on both sides.

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Nov 27, 2019
BILLY THE KID 3 | "The Machine"
1896

Tensions mount as Jimmy Dolan discovers the method he will use to destroy John Tunstall and Alex McSween. With support from the Santa Fe ring, Dolan begins to dismantle Tunstall's operation.

Henry "Kid" Antrim transforms himself into William H. Bonney. He rides with Jesse Evans' outlaw gang, but as war looms in Lincoln County, Billy switches sides and joins the men who will soon form a legendary posse.

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Nov 20, 2019
BILLY THE KID 2 | "Crooks, Killers and Thieves"
1971

Lincoln County in southeastern New Mexico Territory grows into a hotbed of corruption and murder. Men named Murphy, Dolan and Brady align themselves against others called Tunstall, McSween and Chisum. An outlaw gang kills and steals at will, and it’s about to add a new man to its roster.

The forces of the Lincoln County War arrange themselves before the arrival of William H. Bonney.

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Nov 13, 2019
BILLY THE KID 1 | "Henry Antrim alias Kid"
1955

A mischievous boy becomes a petty thief. The petty thief becomes a drifter. The drifter becomes a killer. The mysterious and scattered life of Henry McCarty begins in the American West.

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Nov 06, 2019
BILLY THE KID 0 | Prologue
326

The life of the most infamous outlaw in the history of the American West is steeped in mystery. This is the story of Henry McCarty, aka Henry Antrim, otherwise known as William H. Bonney, glorified in legend as Billy the Kid.

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Oct 30, 2019
BLACK SOX 8 | Mike Nola Interview
2395

Mike Nola is the official historian of the Shoeless Joe Jackson virtual Hall of Fame at BlackBetsy.com. He relates stories of the most famous member of the Black Sox in a free wheelin’ interview that chronicles Joe’s life and career. In addition, he talks about the Shoeless Joe film that is moving through the pipeline in Hollywood.

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Sep 25, 2019
BLACK SOX 7 | Jacob Pomrenke Interview
2029

Jacob Pomrenke is the chairman of the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research committee. He separates fact from fiction in an interview that dissects the most prominent myths of the Black Sox scandal.

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

For more details, please visit www.blackbarrelmedia.com. Our social media pages are: @blackbarrelmedia on Facebook and Instagram, and @bbarrelmedia on Twitter.

For everything you want to know about sports business, check out the Sports Business Radio podcast. Each week, Brian Berger interviews sports icons and moguls about their successes.

Sep 18, 2019
BLACK SOX 6 | "Eight Men Out"
3371

The scandal crashes down on eight Chicago White Sox players and 10 gamblers. The criminal trial is a fiasco, though it ends well for the defendants. But the new commissioner of baseball is not beholden to the courts and he levies the ultimate punishment against the players.

After years of failed appeals, the players make new lives for themselves. Most play with outlaw teams across the country while three former teammates in Chicago enjoy Hall of Fame careers. And the story ends with a memorable reunion of the two of the greatest hitters of all time.

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Sep 11, 2019
BLACK SOX 5 | "Say It Ain't So"
2462

After the World Series, Major League Baseball experiences an offseason of turmoil: White Sox owner Charlie Comiskey investigates his players; the National Commission begins to collapse; and Boston sends its best player to New York.

As the 1920 season plays out, rumors of a World Series conspiracy fade from memory… until the final week of the year. Three White Sox players testify before a grand jury and the scandal erupts in the newspapers.

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Sep 04, 2019
BLACK SOX 4 | "The Fix"
2552

The World Series plays out as rumors of a conspiracy run wild through the inner circles of baseball. Suspicion rises. Tension builds in the White Sox clubhouse. The gamblers double cross the players. The players double cross the gamblers. In the end, no one wins.

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Aug 28, 2019
BLACK SOX 3 | "The Bankroll"
2194

As the regular season winds down, the talk of a World Series fix heats up. Chicago White Sox players meet with two sets of gamblers and name a price to lose the Series. The gamblers weave a complicated web to raise the money before the Series begins.

One group secures the help of the biggest gambler of them all, Arnold Rothstein. On the eve of Game One, the deal is done and everyone waits to see if the players will go through with the fix...

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Aug 21, 2019
BLACK SOX 2 | "A Turbulent Year"
2475

In a time of great upheaval around the world, America experiences outbreaks of violence and fear. Walter Johnson, Ty Cobb and the other stars of the Deadball Era rise to prominence and fans flock to stadiums to watch them play.

The Chicago White Sox navigate the 1919 season and by the end of the year, they are on the verge of a World Series berth. Behind the scenes, some of the players begin to discuss the possibility of a big payday during the Series, much bigger than the bonuses they would earn for participating in the event.

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Aug 14, 2019
BLACK SOX 1 | "The Glory Days"
2250

Baseball’s progression from an amateur activity to a professional sport is full of great stories. Hear about the myths and legends of early baseball; the pioneers and the inventors; the moguls and the superstars.

And the gamblers.

It all leads to the formation of 1919 Chicago White Sox and sets in motion the elements of one of the most infamous scandals in baseball history.

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Scandal Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Aug 07, 2019
BLACK SOX 0 | Prologue
310

It's been 100 years since the most infamous event in baseball history. In 1919, a group of Chicago White Sox players conspired to lose the World's Series. This the story of legendary players like Shoeless Joe Jackson; baseball moguls like Charles Comiskey; and ruthless gamblers like Arnold Rothstein.

This is the true story of "Eight Men Out."

Special thanks to the SABR Black Sox Research Committee for assistance in this production.

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Jul 30, 2019
SALEM 8 | Interview: Elizabeth Peterson
1807

Elizabeth Peterson is the Director of the Witch House and Pioneer Village in Salem. The Witch House is the home of judge Jonathan Corwin and has been preserved as a museum to give visitors a rare glimpse into the life of a judge of the Salem witch trials. We met Elizabeth in the house to hear about the lives of Puritans, the perspective of the judges during the trials, and much more.

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Nov 21, 2018
SALEM 7 | Interview: Rachel Christ
2010

Rachel Christ is the Director of Education at the Salem Witch Museum. We met at the museum for a great discussion about the history of witchcraft, the Salem crisis in context with the witch hunts in Europe, and modern witch hunts, as well as many other things.

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Nov 14, 2018
SALEM 6 | Interview: Emerson Baker
2493

Professor Emerson Baker is an authority on the Salem witch trials. His book, "A Storm of Witchcraft," was a vital resource for this show. In this episode, he shines a light on many aspects of crisis, including his thoughts on the biggest question of all: How did this happen?

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Nov 07, 2018
SALEM 5 | "Legacy"
2834

The Salem witch trials reach their darkest point as more innocent lives are lost. When the crisis touches the highest level of government, the governor finally stops the trials. The outbreak slowly fades away, but it haunts all involved for the rest of their lives. For the next 300 years, family members, scholars and historians try to understand it all went so horribly wrong.

Oct 31, 2018
SALEM 4 | "The Rope"
2610

The Salem Witch Trials finally begin, and they produce scandalous moments that no one will forget. The results are predictable and the executions begin. And even as the accused are condemned to hang, the afflicted girls name new witches. But doubts about the trials slowly creep into the public's voice...

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Oct 24, 2018
SALEM 3 | "Wildfire"
2602

Witchcraft spreads rapidly through Salem Village and the surrounding towns. The number of afflicted rises, and so does the number of accused. Fear races through the community as it becomes clear that anyone could be a witch. No one is safe as the afflicted girls are now haunted by ghosts of the dead. And the crisis claims its first life.

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Oct 16, 2018
SALEM 2 | "Deceivers"
2477

The crisis escalates beyond the afflictions of four girls. Numerous people in Salem Village have frightening experiences with witchcraft, and the girls name four women as the sources of the devilry. Magistrates hold the first public examinations of the accused women and the results are explosive.

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Oct 10, 2018
SALEM 1 | "The Devil"
2166

When two girls fell ill in January 1692, no one suspected the affliction would lead to one of the most infamous events in American history. The Puritans of Salem Village believed the Devil had attacked their community and they would stop at nothing to find the witches who were Satan's minions.

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Oct 02, 2018
Introducing Season One | SALEM
314

There are people whose names will live forever in American history: John Wilkes Booth, Benedict Arnold, Bonnie and Clyde. There are robberies, manhunts, prison riots and unexplained phenomena that are still debated today. We'll journey through all of them on this show.

In Season One, we'll tell the story of the Salem Witch Trials. This isn't the version you learned in history class...

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Sep 25, 2018