Infamous America dives into the wildest and darkest chapters of American history. Assassins, gangsters, mobsters and lawmen; manhunts, scandals and unexplained phenomena — we'll cover them all. It's historical true crime.
info_outline BLACK SOX | Mike Nola Interview 09/25/2019
BLACK SOX | Mike Nola Interview 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.
info_outline BLACK SOX | "Eight Men Out" 09/11/2019
BLACK SOX | "Eight Men Out" The scandal crashes down on the White Sox players and 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.
info_outline BLACK SOX | "Say It Ain't So" 09/04/2019
BLACK SOX | "Say It Ain't So" 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.
info_outline BLACK SOX | "The Fix" 08/28/2019
BLACK SOX | "The Fix" 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.
info_outline BLACK SOX | "The Bankroll" 08/21/2019
BLACK SOX | "The Bankroll" 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.
info_outline BLACK SOX | Prologue 07/31/2019
BLACK SOX | Prologue 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.
info_outline SALEM | Interview: Elizabeth Peterson 11/21/2018
SALEM | Interview: Elizabeth Peterson 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.
info_outline SALEM | Interview: Rachel Christ 11/14/2018
SALEM | Interview: Rachel Christ 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.
info_outline SALEM | Interview: Emerson Baker 11/07/2018
SALEM | Interview: Emerson Baker 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?
info_outline SALEM | "Legacy" 10/31/2018
SALEM | "Legacy" 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.
info_outline SALEM | "The Rope" 10/24/2018
SALEM | "The Rope" 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...
info_outline SALEM | "Wildfire" 10/17/2018
SALEM | "Wildfire" 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.
info_outline SALEM | "Deceivers" 10/10/2018
SALEM | "Deceivers" 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.
info_outline SALEM | "The Devil" 10/03/2018
SALEM | "The Devil" 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.
info_outline Introducing Season One | SALEM 09/25/2018
Introducing Season One | SALEM 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.