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Episode 45 Mary Elizabeth Tyler

Mary Elizabeth Tyler was referred to as “the heartbeat of the Klan” during a Congressional investigation of the group’s rise in the 1920s. Tyler and her business partner, Edward Clarke, used their Atlanta publicity company, Southern Publicity Association, to fuel efforts to rebrand the KKK and launch the Women’s KKK. Tyler used media campaigns and…

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Episode 44 Clementine Hunter and the FBI Folk Art Forgery File

One of the most detailed records of daily life along Louisiana’s Cane River was told through the paintings of a self taught folk artist who lived on Melrose Plantation near Natchitoches. Her art is treasured history and remains a favorite among folk art collectors. For decades, a trio of suspects took advantage of her works,…

Episode 43 The Sleeping Preacher X+Y=Z

SUBSCRIBE AND LISTEN FOR FREE: Apple Podcasts | Google Play | Radio Public | RSS Feed In the late 19th century, Constantine Sanders was known as Alabama’s Sleeping Preacher. Often writing down premonitions and visions from a “trance state” that would be signed by his “companion” X+Y=Z. Was Sanders evil? Possessed? Or haunted by X+Y=Z? A “sleeping preacher” as they have been…

Episode 42: Mystery of Missing Heiress Jacqueline Levitz

In October 1995, an heiress who had tired of high society life in Palm Beach, relocated to Vicksburg, Mississippi. She was drawn to Vicksburg because she wanted to be near family. She bought her home on Riverwood Circle because it overlooked the Mississippi River. She wanted to wake up to the view of the river…

Episode 41 Trapper Nelson Wild Man of Loxahatchee

A panther trapping, gator wrestling Florida man once called an area along the Loxahatchee River home. He lived as a recluse in the 1930s. But by the 1940s he was hosting wealthy tourists from Jupiter Island. They visited his river jungle zoo that became one of the top attractions in the area. On July 30,1968,…

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