True Crime Diary
The Richmond Murder: One of Victorian Britain’s Most Notorious Crimes

The Richmond Murder: One of Victorian Britain’s Most Notorious Crimes

February 28, 2022

In this episode we discuss the Barnes Mystery otherwise known as the Richmond Murder, West London's best bridges, a crash-course in foot matching, and whether Sir David Attenborough is London's greatest detective.

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre

February 15, 2022

In this episode we discuss the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Al Capone and 'Bugs' Moran, Some Like it Hot, Public Enemies, Syphillis, and our special guest talks about Alcatraz and the middle of nowhere.

This episode features our special guest Will Roe, podcast producer at The Times and The Sunday Times.

Patty Hearst: I, Tania

Patty Hearst: I, Tania

January 31, 2022

In this episode we discuss the 1974 kidnapping of Patty Hearst, when is an army not an army, urban guerrillas and urbane guerrillas, the past tense of diving, and John Wayne has the last word.

The Black Dahlia: Mystery and make-believe

The Black Dahlia: Mystery and make-believe

January 17, 2022

In this episode we discuss the murder of Elizabeth Short, the sensationalist press, miniature golf versus crazy golf, multiple Orsons, unlikely confessions and the unlikeliest of suspects.

Season 3 introduction

Season 3 introduction

December 29, 2021

In this short Season/Series introduction, we look back at why we started the podcast in the first place, we express gratitude and not a little surprise regarding our listeners, which episodes we like the most, and a little of what and who are coming up in the new Season/Series.

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.

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