40 episodes

Do you like your history haunted? Then Macabre London is the podcast for you. Every fortnight we'll unravel a tale that's gruesome, horrifying or downright macabre. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/macabrelondon

Macabre London Podcast Nikki Druce

    • Places & Travel
    • 4.6 • 66 Ratings

Do you like your history haunted? Then Macabre London is the podcast for you. Every fortnight we'll unravel a tale that's gruesome, horrifying or downright macabre. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/macabrelondon

    Always Be Kind To Spiders, They May Just Be Magic | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 4

    Always Be Kind To Spiders, They May Just Be Magic | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 4

    Welcome to door number four of Macabre London's Abhorrent Advent Calendar. Today we reveal how tinsel was made...allegedly.


    I hope you enjoy and if you did, please thumbs up the video and tell your friends! Remember to subscribe as I'll be releasing an episode every single day in December until Christmas Day.
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    Patreon
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    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    Thank you to our executive producer patrons - Barry & Sam


    And to all of our other patrons


    Karen
    Toby
    Ry Fr
    Sabrina
    Melanie
    Katri
    Olivia
    Andrew
    Alexis
    Ren


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon


    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V


    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreLondon


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
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    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.
    ———————————————————


    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes*


    Sources
    ---------------
    https://www.ukraine.com/blog/spiders-and-their-webs-are-not-showed-the-door-on-ukrainian-christmas/


    https://www.countryliving.com/life/g5065/christmas-spider-tradition/


    http://spiderwisdom.com/?p=41


    https://www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com/spider-and-the-christmas-tree-ukrainian-story

    • 7 min
    Did The Nazi's Find The Yeti? | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 3

    Did The Nazi's Find The Yeti? | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 3

    Welcome to door number three of Macabre London's Abhorrent Advent Calendar. Today we reveal the origins of the Abominable Snowman and reveal how he got his name.


    I hope you enjoy and if you did, please thumbs up the video and tell your friends! Remember to subscribe as I'll be releasing an episode every single day in December until Christmas Day.
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    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    Thank you to our executive producer patrons - Barry & Sam


    And to all of our other patrons


    Karen
    Toby
    Ry Fr
    Sabrina
    Melanie
    Katri
    Olivia
    Andrew
    Alexis
    Ren


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon


    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V


    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreL...


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.
    ———————————————————


    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes*


    Sources
    ---------------


    https://www.oddizzi.com/teachers/explore-the-world/physical-features/mountains/mountain-case-study/himalayas/living-in-the-himalayas/


    https://www.insidehimalayas.com/wildlife-himalayas-might-see/


    https://www.livescience.com/25072-yeti-abominable-sno

    • 10 min
    Who is the Anti Santa and why should you be scared | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 2

    Who is the Anti Santa and why should you be scared | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 2

    Welcome to door number two of Macabre London's Abhorrent Advent Calendar. Today we reveal who the Anti Santa is and why you should be scared of him!


    I hope you enjoy and if you did, please thumbs up the video and tell your friends! Remember to subscribe as I'll be releasing an episode every single day in December until Christmas Day.
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    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    Thank you to our executive producer patrons - Barry & Sam


    And to all of our other patrons


    Karen
    Toby
    Ry Fr
    Sabrina
    Melanie
    Katri
    Olivia
    Andrew
    Alexis
    Ren


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon


    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V


    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreL...


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.
    ———————————————————


    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes*


    Sources
    ---------------
    https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/history-of-christmas?li_source=LI&li_medium=m2m-rcw-history


    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Knecht_Ruprecht


    https://germangirlinamerica.com/who-is-knecht-ruprecht/


    https://www.history.com/topics/christmas/santa-claus


    http

    • 6 min
    Why you should always leave an extra cookie out for Santa | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 1

    Why you should always leave an extra cookie out for Santa | Abhorrent Advent Calendar - Door 1

    Welcome to door number one of Macabre London's Abhorrent Advent Calendar. today we reveal the reason why children leave out snacks for Santa and the horrifying reason children in South Africa leave out a few extra.


    I hope you enjoy and if you did, please thumbs up the video and tell your friends! Remember to subscribe as I'll be releasing an episode every single day in December until Christmas Day.
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    Thank you to our executive producer patrons - Barry & Sam


    And to all of our other patrons


    Karen
    Toby
    Ry Fr
    Sabrina
    Melanie
    Katri
    Olivia
    Andrew
    Alexis


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon


    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V


    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreL...


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.
    ———————————————————


    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes*


    Sources
    ---------------https://www.stuff.co.nz/travel/themes/74702704/the-weirdest-christmas-traditions-around-the-world


    https://www.npr.org/2018/12/29/680847297/holiday-traditions-game?t=1606056866854


    https://dailyhive.com/va

    • 6 min
    Introducing Macabre Mini Mysteries - Flight 5390

    Introducing Macabre Mini Mysteries - Flight 5390

    Welcome to Macabre Mini Mysteries!


    The shorter versions of Macabre London... that aren't from London!


    Today we explore the horrifically scary Flight 5390 where one of the pilots was sucked from the plane after a window dislodged and fell away.
    Join me to find out what happened next.


    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    Thank you to our executive producer patrons - Barry & Sam


    And to all of our other patrons


    Karen
    Toby
    Ry Fr
    Sabrina
    Melanie
    Katri
    Olivia
    Andrew
    Alexis


    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon


    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V


    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreLondon


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.
    ———————————————————


    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit
    www.audible.com/macabrelondon to get your trial. *this is an affiliate code for US customers only* *If you use this code, you’ll be supporting us so we are able to continue bringing you episodes*


    Sources
    ---------------


    https://www.dailymotion.com/video/x19jxa7


    https://admiralcloudberg.medium.com/the-near-crash-of-british-airways-flight-5390-89a4370c92bb


    https://home.bt.com/news/on-this-day/june-10-1990-miracle-of-ba-flight-5390-as-captain-is-sucked-out-of-the-cockpit-and-survives-11363985642960


    https://

    • 21 min
    John Dee - Angels, Demons and Wife Swapping in the British Empire

    John Dee - Angels, Demons and Wife Swapping in the British Empire

    It’s unlikely today that if you were to question a scientist about their research that they would cite magic as one of their avenues of study.


    To one scientific pioneer, magic was just a part of his arsenal of tools for questioning and understanding anything and everything. So much so that he even sought the advice of angels to aid him in his quest to understand how the universe worked, even delving into demonology.


    As a royal advisor and metaphysicist the world was an unending portal of unexplored possibility, but some things should be left undiscovered, especially when they lead you not only toward the path of spiritual enlightenment but also toward the occult, danger, madness and the very real threat of execution.


    This time on Macabre London, we uncover the story of John Dee and his associate Edward Kelley.
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    Patreon
    ——————————-
    If you like the podcast and would like it to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.
    Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands!


    www.patreon.com/macabrelondon


    Thank you to our executive producer patrons - Barry & Sam


    And to all of our other patrons


    Karen
    Toby
    Ry Fr
    Sabrina
    Melanie
    Katri
    Olivia
    Andrew
    Alexis




    One off donations
    ————————————————


    You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:


    paypal.me/macabrelondon


    Amazon Wishlist
    ——————————————————
    If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.


    http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V


    MERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!


    After two years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.


    https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabreLondon


    You can now watch our episodes! There are hosted versions of each podcast available on YouTube by me, your (g)host Nikki Druce! Featuring photos and pictures to really set the scene and to bring the episodes to life....or death in some cases.
    Make sure you check it out and subscribe if you like it and tell your friends. Just search Macabre London podcast on the YouTube website and you’ll find the show. As we’re brand new on YouTube we’d love it if you could share the show around so we can reach more people. Please like, comment and subscribe too so you don’t miss any shows.
    ———————————————————


    If you like this episode, please like, share and subscribe. It helps people to find the podcast which helps the Macabre Family grow! Please leave us a review, this also helps us to be discovered on iTunes and helps you guys in turn as more listeners helps the podcast grow into something bigger and better!!


    All stories in this episode were written and researched by Nikki Druce and are not to be reproduced in any aspect without consent.
    ———————————————————


    Social media
    ——————————
    You can find Macabre London online @macabrelondonpodcastvon Instagram and @macabrelondon on Facebook and Twitter.
    You can also email us at macabrelondon@hotmail.com


    Sponsors
    ————————-
    Download your free audiobook that you get to keep forever by using our code when you sign up for a 30 day free trial with audible.com
    Simply visit

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
66 Ratings

66 Ratings

Jarphall ,

Great History Show!

The thing I love about this show is how informative it is. I love the fact that the subjects are always unusual and interesting as well as the production. It’s not overly chatty, like some I can mention, but it tells you the story in an easy to digest way. Brilliant!

TheWalkingNotFeelingVeryWell ,

Interesting topics.

Good podcast for listening to while going for long aimelss walks through London in the middle of the night (as I have been wont to do recently, at least during the lockdown). Contrary to one negative review here, I find nothing wrong with the presentation, it's far from a "dreary monotone" as that review weirdly and inaccurately claimed, it's in fact perfectly listenable, even "atmospheric". However, if I had a criticism it's that the stories could be more thorougly researched, some seem to rely on just one source, hence loses a star.

GavinBarraclough ,

Speak up love.

Interesting subject matter but it’s stuff you can find anywhere, delivered in a dreary monotone that’s dangerous to listen to if you’re driving. It sounds like a media studies project rather than a credible podcast. Given the high quality of many podcasts out there, this one needs to up its game.

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