Stephanie Hoover Has That Story

Did Spiritualists Kill Harry Houdini?

July 13, 2020 Stephanie Hoover Season 1 Episode 8
Stephanie Hoover Has That Story
Did Spiritualists Kill Harry Houdini?
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Stephanie Hoover Has That Story
Did Spiritualists Kill Harry Houdini?
Jul 13, 2020 Season 1 Episode 8
Stephanie Hoover

Harry Houdini, in the last years of his life, stepped up his efforts to debunk fraudulent Spiritualists. In 1924, he exposed Margary, one of the Spiritualism movement's most touted mediums. When Houdini died unexpectedly two years later, some wondered if perhaps vengeful Spiritualists had precipitated his death. In this episode, Stephanie discusses this conspiracy theory, as well as Houdini's campaign to publicly discredit Margary, one of Spiritualism's boldest frauds.

To read Stephanie's feature article (on which this episode is based) visit:
http://www.cloudedinmystery.com/did-spiritualists-kill-houdini.html.

To view photos and other documents associated with this episode, visit StephanieHoover.com and click on the "podcast" tab, then click on the Episode 8 artwork.

Show Notes

Harry Houdini, in the last years of his life, stepped up his efforts to debunk fraudulent Spiritualists. In 1924, he exposed Margary, one of the Spiritualism movement's most touted mediums. When Houdini died unexpectedly two years later, some wondered if perhaps vengeful Spiritualists had precipitated his death. In this episode, Stephanie discusses this conspiracy theory, as well as Houdini's campaign to publicly discredit Margary, one of Spiritualism's boldest frauds.

To read Stephanie's feature article (on which this episode is based) visit:
http://www.cloudedinmystery.com/did-spiritualists-kill-houdini.html.

To view photos and other documents associated with this episode, visit StephanieHoover.com and click on the "podcast" tab, then click on the Episode 8 artwork.