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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The Santa Claus Man
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.