True Crime Diary
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.

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.

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.

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