Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast

The Case of the Ragged Stranger

May 03, 2021 MaxMin Labs, LLC Season 2 Episode 7
Fact or Fiction: A Mostly-True Crime History Podcast
The Case of the Ragged Stranger
Show Notes

In the early 1920's, Chicago reporters Charles MacArthur and Ben Hecht encountered and sensationalized the highly unusual murder of a young mother-to-be, Ruth Wanderer.  These two reporters, who  went on to become decorated Hollywood screenwriters, called Ruth Wanderer's tragic story, The Case of the Ragged Stranger!  Listen carefully because it's tricky to know which parts of the story are Fact or Fiction.  Ready to play?