The Corpse Collector

Episode 1

Originally published in 2016; featuring a new introduction about TwistedPhilly Podcast.

In August of 1987, Harrison “Marty” Graham lived in his North Philadelphia apartment for about four years.  On August 9 Marty was evicted because of horrific odors emanating from his third floor apartment.  When his landlord’s son was unable to open Marty’s bedroom to clear out the unit, Philadelphia police were called to investigate.  What they saw through a keyhole on the other side of Marty’s bedroom door was too gruesome to be believed.

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Bonus Mini Ep: Best Little Whorehouse in TwistedPhilly

What happens when you’re up at 3AM, researching future podcast episodes and find the most twisted publication about the city of Brotherly Love?  You create a mini episode!

The Strangers’ Guides were like Yelp in the 1800s, advising visitors to TwistedPhilly where to go, and in some cases where not to go.  One little Strangers’ Guide is a veritable map of Victorian whorehouses from 1848.  This thing reads like a tame version of Playboy stories, while ad the same time admonishing young men for even considering visiting a house of ill repute, which the author obviously did or he’d have no idea about where to visit and where to avoid.

Who knew Philly was twisted even during the Victorian times?