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Yesterday's Chip Paper

Incredible, macabre and bizarre true stories from historic newspapers.

Sep 6, 2017

Euphrasie Mercier and her siblings were set for life, until a revolution left them penniless. Years of trying to make ends meet, spells in asylums and failed businesses followed until, one fateful day, Euphrasie crossed paths with Elodie Menetret, a kind and generous woman followed by the faint whiff of scandal. This meeting would lead to Elodie's disappearance, Euphrasie's rise to riches and a scandal that would shock France and captivate the world. 

Also in this episode: A rare intentionally bad poem and a very chill abandoned baby.

Yesterday's Chip Paper is a bi-monthly podcast in which your hosts, Violet and Jim, scour newspaper archives for curiosities long since forgotten. From murders to mutinies, mad scientists to mass hysteria, the only limit to the stories we find is that they have to have made headlines. 

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