30 episodes

A true crime podcast hosted by lifelong best friends, Amy and Freya. Each season the duo tackles a new theme, aided by their respective forensics and social science backgrounds.

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A true crime podcast hosted by lifelong best friends, Amy and Freya. Each season the duo tackles a new theme, aided by their respective forensics and social science backgrounds.

    S3 EP5 The Essex Witch Trials

    S3 EP5 The Essex Witch Trials

    To mark the midway point of the historic crimes season, Freya takes you all the way back to 1645 and the groundbreaking witch trial against residents of Manningtree, Essex, which sparked a frenzy that resulted in the mass persecution of women all over, including in a little known place called Salem, Massachusetts. That's right! This is the story of the self-appointed Witchfinder General, whose methods and misogynistic rampage inspired the Salem witch trials among so many others.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S3 EP4 The Serial Killer John Haigh

    S3 EP4 The Serial Killer John Haigh

    This week Amy fills you in on all the details surrounding the crimes committed by British serial killer, John Haigh, also known as the Acid Bath Murderer. After a life of fraudulent activities in the early 20th century, John's crimes escalated to match his obsession with gaining wealth.

    In the burning questions segment, Freya goes into detail about redivicism rates in the UK and how they are trying to tackle reoffenders. While Amy gives you a second serial killer story which tells you about the original killer who inspired John Haigh.

    • 57 min
    S3 EP3 The Kidnapping of Charley Ross

    S3 EP3 The Kidnapping of Charley Ross

    On this week's episode, Freya dives into the infamous kidnapping of little Charley Ross from his home in Philadelphia, just before independence day in 1874. Charley's case gained mass attention across the US and earns its place in history as the first kidnapping for ransom in the states. The case is also notorious for being the inspiration behind the phrase 'never take candy from a stranger'.

    In the burning questions segment, Amy gives her insight into familial DNA and how it could be used to locate a family lineage, while Freya weighs up the pros and cons of excessive media attention on cases of kidnappings.

    • 57 min
    S3 EP2 The Assassination of Rasputin

    S3 EP2 The Assassination of Rasputin

    Tasked with covering a historic assassination, this week Amy dives into the real man connected to the infamous fate of Anastasia and the whole Romanov family. Grigori Rasputin went from a peasant status all the way to the Tsar's wife's most valued companion, until he met a grisly fate.

    In the burning questions segment, Freya questions why societies throughout history even have royal families and put people on pedestals. While Amy covers the most common assassination methods and why they are used.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    S3 EP1 Burning Questions About Genocide

    S3 EP1 Burning Questions About Genocide

    Following on from the first episode of the new season, which focused on what historians believed to be the first ever genocide. Freya and Amy have tasked each other with answering two very poignant burning questions on this harrowing topic. Amy explains what forensic techniques are used to help identify the victims of a mass incident and Freya discusses the psychology behind those who commit genocide and how it perhaps touches a little too close to home for everyone.

    • 25 min
    S3 EP1 The First Ever Genocide

    S3 EP1 The First Ever Genocide

    To kick off an entirely new season focused on the topic of historic crimes, Freya dives deep into the past and recalls not one, not two but three ancient wars. This is the true story behind what historians believe to be the first ever genocide, where the ancient civilisations of Rome and Carthage battled in out until only one remained.

    The burning questions for this episode cover the topic of genocide more in-depth and are available to listen to right now over on part two.

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

TheInsanelyDangerousRetroPod ,

An Extremely fun show

Having found this show towards the end of last year, i found myself consuming season 1 very quickly. The Halloween specials and Season 2. A really informative and well thoughtout format. Interesting cases that are delivered in a great story telling way. Reallly easy listening, you will find yourself wanting more episodes. Cannot wait for Season 3

Temoork ,

WOW!

I happened to come across this gem of a Podcast during the Christmas period of 2020 and it kept me entertained through my days at work! I find myself laughing and giggling at the banter between both Amy and Freya! They both bring a unique insight in to the case they’re discussing and dissecting! Looking forward to season 2!!!1

But It Was Aliens podcast Kev ,

All killer no filler.

Ah how lovely to hear a British accent. This show examines true crime in quick-fire form. The show begins with a scene-setting creepy intro ‘theme’ (it’s tense, horror-like sound effects) before the hosts introduce themselves and jump straight in to the story of the episode. I love shows that get right in to it!

The show is nicely edited so that there are no awkward pauses in the conversation meanwhile the hosts clearly have a very good relationship - they bounce off of each other with laughs and jokes. The lighthearted tone and jokey relationship really helps the listener to ease in to the show and the time flies by. Episodes are 15-20 minutes which also helps the time to fly by - this show is extremely binge-able.

The case is worked through with key facts presented before the hosts offer their own conclusion at the end.

Overall, this is a really likeable and enjoyable show. If you’re in to true crime and want to blitz some cases, you simply can’t pick much better than this show. Give it a try.

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