True Crime Diary
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.

Dick Turpin: Butcher, highwayman and killer

Dick Turpin: Butcher, highwayman and killer

March 28, 2021

In this episode we discuss the notorious highwayman Richard Turpin, the reinvention of the postal service, going off half-cocked, drunken shenanigans and horse-thievery but just the brown ones.

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

Tim Evans and John Christie: The Rillington Place Murders

Tim Evans and John Christie: The Rillington Place Murders

March 14, 2021

In this episode we discuss the miscarriage of justice which was the execution of Timothy Evans, the serial killer next door, friend of the podcast Albert Pierrepoint, and why you shouldn't redecorate your dingy rental flat.

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

Charles Peace: The Killer with a Thousand Faces

Charles Peace: The Killer with a Thousand Faces

February 28, 2021

In this episode we discuss notorious killer and cat burglar Charles Peace, the merits of walnut juice whatever that is, and the movie that never was. Oh, and knob jokes.

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

John Tunstall: Murder, Revenge and the Lincoln County War

John Tunstall: Murder, Revenge and the Lincoln County War

February 14, 2021

In this episode we discuss the murder of shop keeper and rancher John Tunstall, the rise and fall of Billy the Kid, the way to Amarillo, the role of the Roman Empire in the American West, the shortest and worst word games ever created, and Jed can't remember the theme to The High Chaparral.

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

Bentley & Craig: Let him have it

Bentley & Craig: Let him have it

January 31, 2021

In this episode we discuss Derek Bentley and Christopher Craig's rooftop shenanigans and the shooting of Sidney Miles, how guns work, Jed gets all poetic, Mark gets all controversial, and Rue knows a guy.

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

Crime of the Century: The Great Brink’s Robbery

Crime of the Century: The Great Brink’s Robbery

January 17, 2021

In this episode we discuss the Great Brink's Robbery of 1950 in Boston, Massachusetts, and Rue gets a little muddled. Then there's fleeing.

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

Mark Chapman: John Lennon’s biggest fan

Mark Chapman: John Lennon’s biggest fan

January 3, 2021

In this episode we discuss the murder of John Lennon by Mark David Chapman, conspiracy theories, gun bras and for some reason Lindsay Lohan.

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

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