35 episodes

Welcome, would you like a drink...? Join hosts Nick and Sinead every Friday as they investigate the deeds and misdoings of history's most famous poisoners - and create a new cocktail inspired by each case. From meticulously planned murders to tragic accidents, expect vicious Victorians, suspicious dumplings, macabre humour and risky libations. Remember, your loved ones ARE trying to kill you...

The Poisoners' Cabinet The Poisoners Cabinet

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 33 Ratings

Welcome, would you like a drink...? Join hosts Nick and Sinead every Friday as they investigate the deeds and misdoings of history's most famous poisoners - and create a new cocktail inspired by each case. From meticulously planned murders to tragic accidents, expect vicious Victorians, suspicious dumplings, macabre humour and risky libations. Remember, your loved ones ARE trying to kill you...

    Ep 31 - Tillie Klimek & The Nasty Knitting

    Ep 31 - Tillie Klimek & The Nasty Knitting

    Tillie Klimek like to cook, knit and poison her husbands. It takes some Hard Candy to win her heart

    • 45 min
    Ep 30 - The Affair of the Poisons

    Ep 30 - The Affair of the Poisons

    Nick concludes his European trilogy with the Affair of the Poisoners. It would take a Bloodhound to uncover these poisonsers' secrets

    • 1 hr 13 min
    Ep 29 - Martha Needle, The Richmond Poisoner

    Ep 29 - Martha Needle, The Richmond Poisoner

    Should Martha Needle really have suffered so for her crimes? We sample a Golden Cadillac and discuss

    • 50 min
    Ep 28 - Elizabeth Ridgeway & The Caustic Confessions

    Ep 28 - Elizabeth Ridgeway & The Caustic Confessions

    Burnt at the stake for her murderous ways, do you believe Elizabeth Ridgeway was a serial killer? An Aviation will give you wings

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Bonus Episode - Expert Witness: Carla Valentine

    Bonus Episode - Expert Witness: Carla Valentine

    Join us and mortician Carla Valentine for another Expert Witness chat

    • 36 min
    Ep 27 - Belle Gunness & Murder At The Farm

    Ep 27 - Belle Gunness & Murder At The Farm

    The farm can be a dangerous place, especially if you meet Belle Gunness - watch out for those Tipsy Pigs!!!

    • 57 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
33 Ratings

33 Ratings

Mrs_Sloan ,

Perfect Poison

This podcast is an absolute tonic 😉
The tales are grim but the hosts are not! Nick and Sinead have a brilliant rapport and tell these grisly tales in such a way you’ll be hooked. The cases are dark, interesting, well researched and brilliantly told.

So are you ready to drink cocktails and talk about poisons? Or drink poisons and talk about cocktails? ☠️🖤

CarleyMarie5 ,

Pandemic perfection

I love this podcast! I found my way here from Real Life Ghost Stories (go check them out too they’re fab).

The balance between humour and all-seriousness is great, if Sinead wasn’t cackling along the stories would be a bit heavy to swallow (aye aye). Thank you for getting me through quarantine without going insane guys!

Tim Cloke ,

Intoxicatingly whimsical!

It is often said that one should wait until a podcast has 5 episodes before diving in, for this is how long it takes most to get into their stride. If one was to binge the first five episodes of this podcast, drinking the cocktails along with the charming hosts, then you may find that your own poisoning becomes the subject of one of their episodes. But fear not! Like an expertly mixed Martini, this podcast is strong from the first sip!
Nick and Sinead’s personalities bounce off each other beautifully and they both lend a playfulness reminiscent of late Victorian fairground barkers, beckoning the listener forth to listen, drink and be merry. And guess what? You’ll learn something too. Not least that your family ARE trying to kill you.
The stories are well chosen, thoroughly researched and Nick and Sinead have their own equally entertaining interpretations that somehow succeed in striking that tricky balance between finding the humour in the frequent absurdity of the poisonings, preserves the tone of their era and yet is respectful to the victims. Bravo! I’ll drink a dram of arsenic to your success! Oh no...

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