True Crime Diary
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.

A short special Thank You message

A short special Thank You message

January 1, 2021

It's a new year and a new series, and we wanted to take a moment to say thank you very much for listening. This short 6:32min message includes a few outtakes from Season 1, and due to a technical glitch, 10min of silence. Enjoy.

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

Burke & Hare: Edinburgh’s anatomy murders

Burke & Hare: Edinburgh’s anatomy murders

December 20, 2020

In this episode we discuss William Burke and William Hare the West Point murderers, Dr Robert Knox who suspiciously didn't know anything, graveyard security, and when is a bay not a bay.

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

Turpin & Lucas: Canada’s last capital criminals

Turpin & Lucas: Canada’s last capital criminals

December 6, 2020

In this episode we discuss Ronald Turpin and Arthur Lucas the last people to hang in Canada, what can happen when hanging goes wrong, and how we would choose to be executed given the option.

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

Dan “D.B.” Cooper: One giant leap for Dan-kind

Dan “D.B.” Cooper: One giant leap for Dan-kind

November 22, 2020

In this episode we discuss the holding to ransom of Flight 305 and subsequent mysterious disappearance of Dan Cooper in 1971, the logistics of storming a hijacked aircraft, and the likelihood of jumping out of a plane and landing in an outdoor pillow emporium.

Guy Fawkes: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

Guy Fawkes: Gunpowder, Treason & Plot

November 8, 2020

In this episode we discuss Guy Fawkes and the 1605 Gunpowder Plot to blow up The Houses of Parliament, how gunpowder is actually more dangerous than it sounds, and how you've been going on about Guy Fawkes this whole time.

Featuring special guest vocalisations by Floss Leicester, and a withered old man.

In a minor but unfortunate error, James VI is described as James IV, but I'm not going to cry about it.

Dennis Nilsen: Killing for Company

Dennis Nilsen: Killing for Company

October 25, 2020

In this episode we discuss notorious British serial killer Dennis Nilsen, how his dog Bleep looks like animated devil-dog Mr Pickles, Fanfare of the Common Man and the best day of my life, while Rue seems to know too much about disposing of a body.

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