• S3 EP10 The Murderess of Richmond

    19 MAG 2024 · For the season three finale, Amy tells the grisly story of the Barnes Mystery. In 1879 London, a wealthy widow called Julia Martha Thomas, met a terrible fate after hiring career criminal, Kate Webster as her live-in maid.  Listen now to uncover the twists and turns of this chilling tale, from the details of the crime to the incredible discovery of Julia's skull more than a century later. In the burning question segement, Freya discusses the reasons behind reoffending and Amy tackles the science behind carbon dating.  
    54 min. 31 sec.
  • S3 EP9 The Doomsday Cult of Margaretta Peter

    12 MAG 2024 · This episode covers fascinating and tragic story of Margaretta Peter, a 19th-century Swiss woman born on Christmas day and whose religious fervor wreaked havoc on her followers and led to her own doom.  Listen now to uncover the truth behind Margaretta Peter's descent into madness and the gruesome end she met in her pursuit of religious ecstasy.  In the burning questions segment, Amy discusses the science behind what causes episodes of mass hysteria and Freya dives into the history of mental illness and how attitudes and treatment have developed over time. 
    53 min. 18 sec.
  • S3 EP8 The Train Robbery Gone Wrong

    15 DIC 2023 · This episode explores the life and crimes of the DeAutremont Brothers from the Pacific Northwest of America. During the 1920s, Roy, Ray and Hugh DeAutremont's criminal enterprise gained them great notoriety as they became the targets of one of the most expensive and extensive manhunts at the time. Thankfully, Edward Heinrich – known as America's Sherlock Holmes and credited as the father of forensic criminology – was on the case. In the burning questions segment, Amy gushes over the work of Edward Heinrich showcasing some of his groundbreaking forensic techniques while Freya covers the moral and ethical issues surrounding plea bargains.
    53 min. 21 sec.
  • S3 EP7 The Doomed Franklin Expedition

    7 OTT 2022 · In this episode, Freya tells you all about one of the biggest mysteries of the 19th Century –the 1845 Franklin expedition to find the fabled Northwest Passage in the Canadian Arctic region. Sadly, this voyage did not end in victory but endless questions about what really happened to the 129 men onboard, including details of their grizzly fate as they reached heights of unimaginable desperation. In the burning questions segment, Amy does not shy away from answering what happens to a body in ice posthumously and Freya talks about why we all love a good mystery.
    1 h 7 min. 6 sec.
  • S3 EP6 The Father of Modern Organised Crime

    28 GIU 2022 · After a ambiguous hiatus, the hosts have returned for the second half of the Historical Crimes season. This episode explores the rollercoaster life of ex-Mafia boss, Lucky Luciano. An Italian-born gangster who wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty during his climb to the top spot of the New York Mafia in the 1920s. To this day, Lucky is credited as the father of modern organised crime in the USA. As part of the burning questions segment, Freya discusses the various motives for joining the Mafia and Amy talks about police corruption highlighting a particularly disturbing example.
    1 h 7 min. 23 sec.
  • S3 EP5 The Essex Witch Trials

    12 LUG 2021 · To mark the midway point of the historic crimes season, Freya takes you all the way back to 1645 and the groundbreaking witch trial against residents of Manningtree, Essex, which sparked a frenzy that resulted in the mass persecution of women all over, including in a little known place called Salem, Massachusetts. That's right! This is the story of the self-appointed Witchfinder General, whose methods and misogynistic rampage inspired the Salem witch trials among so many others.
    1 h 2 min. 6 sec.
  • S3 EP4 The Serial Killer John Haigh

    5 LUG 2021 · This week Amy fills you in on all the details surrounding the crimes committed by British serial killer, John Haigh, also known as the Acid Bath Murderer. After a life of fraudulent activities in the early 20th century, John's crimes escalated to match his obsession with gaining wealth. In the burning questions segment, Freya goes into detail about redivicism rates in the UK and how they are trying to tackle reoffenders. While Amy gives you a second serial killer story which tells you about the original killer who inspired John Haigh.
    57 min. 35 sec.
  • S3 EP3 The Kidnapping of Charley Ross

    28 GIU 2021 · On this week's episode, Freya dives into the infamous kidnapping of little Charley Ross from his home in Philadelphia, just before independence day in 1874. Charley's case gained mass attention across the US and earns its place in history as the first kidnapping for ransom in the states. The case is also notorious for being the inspiration behind the phrase 'never take candy from a stranger'. In the burning questions segment, Amy gives her insight into familial DNA and how it could be used to locate a family lineage, while Freya weighs up the pros and cons of excessive media attention on cases of kidnappings.
    57 min. 20 sec.
  • S3 EP2 The Assassination of Rasputin

    21 GIU 2021 · Tasked with covering a historic assassination, this week Amy dives into the real man connected to the infamous fate of Anastasia and the whole Romanov family. Grigori Rasputin went from a peasant status all the way to the Tsar's wife's most valued companion, until he met a grisly fate. In the burning questions segment, Freya questions why societies throughout history even have royal families and put people on pedestals. While Amy covers the most common assassination methods and why they are used.
    1 h 2 min. 14 sec.
  • S3 EP1 Burning Questions About Genocide

    14 GIU 2021 · Following on from the first episode of the new season, which focused on what historians believed to be the first ever genocide. Freya and Amy have tasked each other with answering two very poignant burning questions on this harrowing topic. Amy explains what forensic techniques are used to help identify the victims of a mass incident and Freya discusses the psychology behind those who commit genocide and how it perhaps touches a little too close to home for everyone.
    25 min. 11 sec.

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A true crime podcast hosted by lifelong best friends, Amy and Freya. Each season the duo tackles a new theme, aided by their respective forensics and social science backgrounds.

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