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  • Writer's pictureKayla Caldwell

Episode 31 - The Indigestion Twenties

Extra! Extra! Read Listen all about it! Kayla and Helayne cover the wildly stupid, poorly planned murder of Roaring Twenties Motorboating Magazine editor Albert Snyder by Ruth Snyder and her lover, corset designer Judd Gray. It's a 20s murder mystery! So snuggle in with your favorite indie true crime podcast hosts, grab a joint, and listen to this story so bananas it was called "The Dumbbell Murders" for the sheer stupidity of the criminals.

Here are some photos to help you visualize the crimes:

The woman, the myth, the legend - Ruth Snyder

The camera, strapped sneakily to one reporter's leg

The most famous tabloid photo of the 20s

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Ruthless Ruth // David J. Krajicek // New York Daily News

The 1927 Murder That Became a Media Circus — And a Famous Movie // Becky Little // History

The Chilling Story Behind The Housewife Murderer Sent To The Electric Chair // Genevieve Carlton // Ranker

The Shocking Story Behind This Photo Of Ruth Snyder’s Execution // Katie Serena // All That’s Interesting

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