#14 There’s No Basement in the Alamo

This is a big one, folks! Another dive into one of the United States’s not so fine moments, the execution of Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. Then Mariel tells the story of a woman from across the pond, Ruth Ellis, whose execution rocked Britain and fueled what would become the abolishment of all hangings and eventually all death penalties. Digressions include a SimsTM adaptation of Netflix’s You, “Chronic Hormone Syndrome,” and other things that we are kind of obsessed with right now. Thanks for listening!

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Ethel and Julius Rosenburg post arrest, 1950
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Ethel and Julius Rosenburg post conviction of espionage, 1951
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The two sons of Ethel and Julius (Robert age 6 on the right and Michael age 10 on the left), along with Julius’ mother marching in a demonstration for clemency for Ethel andJulius in front of the White House, 1953.
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Robert (left) and Michael (right) Rosenburg reading about their parents’ execution in the Daily News paper 
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David Greenglass, Ethel’s Brother, in court 1956
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The “Six Principals in the Russian Atomic Spy Ring”
From Left to Right: Anatoli Yakolvev; Julius Rosenburg; Ethel Rosenburg; Klaus Fuchs; David Greenglass; Harry Gold
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Ruth Ellis
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Ruth posing during a photoshoot, 1954
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Ruth Ellis and David Blakely at the Little Club in London, 1955
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Ruth Ellis and her lover, Desmond Cussen
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Ruth with her son Andre Ellis 
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 Crowds gather outside Wandsworth prison on the day of Ellis' execution
Crowds outside of Wandsworth Prison on the day of Ruth’s execution
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