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McGillicuddy and Murder’s Pawn Shop is set in 1921. Maude, the main character and narrator, gets a diary and begins to write in it. The only problem is, her life is boring. She types all day until her fingers are sore, and then comes home, sleeps, and does it all over again. She wishes her life was an adventure. And it isn’t. That is, until one day, when she discovers an unusual pawn shop. She finds a tiny fragment of china—with nothing on it but a bright blue eye. Maude takes the china eye ...
 
Afoot, the mystery podcast! What makes a mystery a mystery? It’s a genre with a puzzle at the middle, but which takes many forms across all media. We talk books, comics, TV, movies, audio plays, theatre, and more, and stretch boundaries while staying true to the form. Find us on Twitter @afootcast and our reading recommendations and upcoming books at Goodreads.
 
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Thank you for listening! To experience more adventure and support the show: www.minervasweeneywren.com Follow @megmccauleyink on Instagram and Twitter Give a dollar and become magic: patreon.com/sweeneywren Visit the store: https://www.threadless.com/shop/@McGillicuddyandMurdersPawnShop Intro music by Darren Curtis: www.darrencurtismusic.com…
 
Thank you for listening! To experience more adventure and support the show: www.minervasweeneywren.com Follow @megmccauleyink on Instagram and Twitter Give a dollar and become magic: patreon.com/sweeneywren Visit the store: https://www.threadless.com/shop/@McGillicuddyandMurdersPawnShop Intro music by Darren Curtis: www.darrencurtismusic.com…
 
It's Pride month, and you know what that means: It's time for a deep dive into the structural oppression of queer people in America, the exploitative underbelly of New York's mob-owned gay bars, and the night those tensions boiled over in 1969. What exactly was banned by sodomy laws and other laws used to target queer New Yorkers? Why was the mafia…
 
Your Right to Swing Your Fist Ends Where My Nose Begins: Season 3, Episode 12 of McGillicuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop. www.minervasweeneywren.com Here's how you can support McGillcuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop: Follow Minerva Sweeney Wren: https://twitter.com/MinervaSweeneyW https://www.instagram.com/minervasweeneywren/ or Review! https://podcasts.app…
 
This week, we cover one of the most shameful war crimes in American history--and the shockingly light sentence of the only man successfully convicted for it. What happens when business tactics are applied to warfare? Why did it take so long for William Calley's crimes to come to light? And why did so many Americans, including the president, believe…
 
Haunted House: Season 3, Episode 11 of McGillicuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop. www.minervasweeneywren.com Here's how you can support McGillcuddy and Murder's Pawn Shop: Follow Minerva Sweeney Wren: https://twitter.com/MinervaSweeneyW https://www.instagram.com/minervasweeneywren/ or Review! https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mcgillicuddy-and-murders…
 
This week, we bring you a story about a suspicious suicide, a vengeful spirit, and the wrath of the emperor. Why was a ghostly accountant out for revenge? How good was the Qing dynasty CSI team? And how did one of the most regimented legal systems in history end up with such a weird, orientalist misrepresentation in the English-speaking world? Show…
 
This week, we're covering the strange, sad case of Mary Mallon, one of America's most notorious killers—who never technically committed a crime. When is it illegal to spread a disease? Why did the Health Department have the power to detain people indefinitely? Does Mary deserve her infamy, or was she a victim of a system that was stacked against he…
 
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