True Crime Diary
The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery

August 10, 2021

In this episode we discuss the 1963 Great Train Robbery, scuttling, a phone box full of money, scuttling, and that guy from Bugsy Malone who robbed a robber. And scuttling.

John Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One

John Dillinger: Public Enemy Number One

July 20, 2021

In this episode we discuss bank robber and killer John Dillinger, the Bonnie & Clyde parallel, cosmetic surgery, the woman in the red/orange dress, and the awesome power of a moustache.

Ned Kelly: The Bullet-proof Bushranger

Ned Kelly: The Bullet-proof Bushranger

July 5, 2021

In this episode we discuss Australia's Ned Kelly - Freedom fighter or murderous criminal, wearing a bucket on your head, the paradox of Back to the Future Part 3, the danger in tattoos, Mick Jagger, and Jed achieves a word.

The Girl with the Pretty Feet: The Brighton Trunk Case

The Girl with the Pretty Feet: The Brighton Trunk Case

June 22, 2021

In this episode we discuss a case or two, Spillsbury not Pillsbury, wooden trunks not woollen trunks, wheels or no wheels, and Jed struggles to get a handle on it.

Bonus episode: Escaping Alcatraz

Bonus episode: Escaping Alcatraz

June 14, 2021

In this bonus episode we discuss the inmates of Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, Frank Morris and the Anglin brothers' famous escape, the Native American occupation of the island and Sean Connery's accent.

The Thames Torso Murders

The Thames Torso Murders

June 7, 2021

In this episode we discuss the Thames Torso Murders otherwise know as the Embankment Murders, thighs and pillows, that time Jed found a body in a river, that time Mark found a body in a river, and Rue probably put a body in a river.

This episode was recorded during Lockdown and experienced some sound variation.

Bonnie & Clyde: The Barrow Gang

Bonnie & Clyde: The Barrow Gang

May 24, 2021

In this episode we discuss Bonnie Parker & Clyde Barrow, running around robbing banks, Georgie Fame and Serge Gainsbourg, and putting the 'ear' in souvenir.

This episode was recorded during Lockdown and experienced some sound variation.

H. H. Holmes: The World’s Fair Murder Castle

H. H. Holmes: The World’s Fair Murder Castle

May 10, 2021

In this episode we discuss America's first serial killer H. H. Holmes and his poorly named Murder Castle, insurance scams, skeletons for sale, and all manner of devious shenanigans. Thankfully, Martin Scorsese hasn't made a movie about it.

This episode was recorded during Lockdown and experienced some sound variation.

The Shark’s Arm: The Fish and the Fiends

The Shark’s Arm: The Fish and the Fiends

April 25, 2021

In this episode we discuss Australia's Shark Arm Case, the preferred tattoos of sea-farers, the buoyancy of shoes, how shooting yourself in the head can really give you a headache, and have right old shark's arm of a time.

This episode was recorded in Lockdown and experienced some sound variation.

The Krupp Diamond: Robbery, War crimes and Romance

The Krupp Diamond: Robbery, War crimes and Romance

April 11, 2021

In this episode we discuss the theft of the Krupp Diamond, big guns, shaving fruit pastilles, one pound fish, and terrible Richard Burton impersonations. Oh, and the FBI are really great even if they say so themselves.

This episode was recorded during Lockdown and experienced some sound variation.

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