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Historical True Crime Podcast: The Infamous Women of History

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 9 Ratings

Historical True Crime Podcast: The Infamous Women of History

    Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova | The Torturous Widow

    Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova | The Torturous Widow

    Happy almost Halloween!! I seriously cannot wait to celebrate my favorite holiday of the year.

    And what better way to celebrate throughout the month than by talking about a Russian noble who murdered many of the servants working there as a twisted sort of revenge for her lover having an affair with another woman.

    Her name was Darya Nikolayevna Saltykova. 

    • 13 min
    Tillie Klimek | The "Psychic" Poisoner

    Tillie Klimek | The "Psychic" Poisoner

    Otillie “Tillie” Klimek was born on October 22nd 1877 in Poland. She was considered to be a “psychic”, predicting the deaths of the people around her with astounding accuracy. Almost a little too accurate, as it turned out.

    Let's talk about Tillie Klimek and her much less heard of cousin Nellie, who were responsible for the deaths of over 10 people. 

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    • 15 min
    Jovita Idar: The Journalist

    Jovita Idar: The Journalist

    If you didn’t know, this month is Latinx Appreciation Month. It runs from September 15-October 15th and I figured I’d take advantage to use this time to talk about a woman from history that not many people may know about. A woman who was considered to be a trailblazer for many, a great teacher, and the woman who stared down a group of Texas Rangers and forced them to turn back from where they had planned on ransacking her work.

    • 10 min
    Anna Zwanziger | The Poisonous Housekeeper

    Anna Zwanziger | The Poisonous Housekeeper

    Our murderess of the week is Anna Zwanzinger of Bavaria, Germany. She would poison her employers with arsenic, and then help nurse them back to health so they held her in higher favor and were grateful of her. Not exactly the best way to win employee of the month. 

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    • 12 min
    Yiya Murano: Argentina's Serial Killer

    Yiya Murano: Argentina's Serial Killer

    This week we are taking a trip to Argentina, where we’re learning about Maria de las Mercedes Bernardina Bolla Aponte de Murano, better known as Yiya Murano. Her case is one of the most famous in Argentina, and she was imprisoned for sixteen years for committing 3 different murders. 

    Sixteen years really doesn’t seem like much when it comes to killing 3 different people, if I’m being honest. 

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    • 11 min
    Nakano Takeko: The Last Samurai

    Nakano Takeko: The Last Samurai

    Hello and welcome to A Murderess Affair! My name is Gabrielle and this week our murderess is one who I believe should be known as one of the true “Last Samurai”. Her name is Nakano Takeko, and she taught, formed, and led a one woman army against overwhelming imperial forces. Her tale is one of tragedy and bravery, and she died in battle at age 21. 

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    • 11 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings

9 Ratings

jencovi ,

Well Done

This podcast is great! The episodes aren’t long. The host delivers interesting facts without drawing out mundane details. My only complaint is the intro music. I don’t know why but it drives me crazy. However, that doesn’t take away from the overall quality of the podcast and I give it five stars ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

LizabethO ,

Excited to have found this podcast!

Well done!

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