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Episode 27: The Girl on the Velvet Swing

We are discussing true crime on the podcast today. My guest for this episode is the historian and author Simon Baatz. Simon is a New York Timesbest-selling author and currently teaches American legal history at John Jay College, City University of New York He joins me via Skype to discuss his latest book "The Girl in the Velvet Swing: Sex, Murder, and Madness at the Dawn of the Twentieth Century" about the 1906 murder of a prominent New York architect at the hands of a millionaire playboy in front of hundreds in a theater at Madison Square Garden. At the center of the murder and the sensational trial that followed was a young Broadway chorus girl named Evelyn Nesbit.

NOTE TO PARENTS:This episode does deal with the grown-up theme of sexual assault and may not be suitable for listening in the presence of little ears.    

To learn more about Simon Baatz, visit www.simonbaatz.com.

Key Points in Today's Podcast

Some of the major topics I discuss with Brian in this episode are:

For the Ever Curious

If you are interested in learning more about Simon Baatz, consider checking out these resources:


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