122. The Santa Claus Man | USA

Transcript

In New York City in 1913, letters addressed to Santa, ended up at the ‘dead letter office’. Once postal workers determined that a letter could definitely NOT be delivered, it was destroyed. It was very sad that these wishes went to dust, and that is where one man saw an opportunity. A man who became known as the Santa Claus Man: John Duval Gluck.

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Resources

Book

The Santa Claus Man

Podcast Series

Christmas Past: My Dear Santa – A True Crime Christmas Caper

Web

Wikipedia – John Duval Gluck

Articles

104 years ago, the nation’s first public Christmas Tree went up in Madison Square Park

Virginia, there is a Santa Claus

Created & Produced by Sonya Lowe

Narrated by Noel Vinson

Audio editing: Sonya Lowe

Music: “Nordic Medieval” by Marcus Bressler

Additional Voiceovers: Bert MacLan as Homer Mellan, Katie Sparkle as Elise Eppes, Eva Stone as Mary

Background track: Doblado Studios: https://www.youtube.com/c/DobladoStudios

Music Tracks ‘Merry Christmas – Sleighing Song’ & ‘Santa Claus is Coming to Town’ from archive.org

This True Crime Podcast was researched using open source or archive materials.