Episode 86

Finishing Hold


Finishing Hold

Published on April 8, 2016

A Selected Bibliography
* Dr. Sam: An American Tragedy by Jack Harrison Pollack
* Summer of Shadows: a Murder a Pennant Race and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation, by Jonathan Knight, a very readable popular history book that pulls off a maybe-ill-advised trick of balancing the story of the Sheppard case with the Indians 1954 season surprisingly well.
* Endure and Conquer, Sam Sheppard and F. Lee Bailey’s version of things, written in 1966. Agenda aside, it’s a fascinating read. Especially his account of the prison years.
* Murder, Culture, and Injustice: Four Sensational Cases in American History, by Walter Hixson.
* “Dr. Sam Sheppard The Ex-Convict who Revolutionized Professional Wrestling,” from The Wrestler, May, 1970.
* The bulk of the details from the last section of story are pulled from contemporary newspaper articles from the Mansfield News-Journal, the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, the Dover Daily Reporter, The Escanaba Daily Press, the Detroit Free Press, the Nashville Tennessean, The Tyrone Daily Herald, and The Washington Post

* We hear a snippet of Runaway by Ólafur Arnalds up top.
* Then Debut by Christopher Ferreira.
* A bit of Saturday Evening from Tomasz Bednarczyk
* Ralph Van Raat plays John Adams’ China Gates.
* The recurring flute piece is Wasser-Wunder from Tibor Szemző and Group 180
* Deadmau5 plays Invidia.
* Lawrence English plays Watching it Unfold.
* The radio snippet is a bit of a cheat. It’s from the World Series from that year. Only broadcast I could find from ’54.

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