Podcast by Fat, French and Fabulous
Podcast by Fat, French and Fabulous
Episode 67: The Montreal Massacre, Part Two -- Aftermath
The École Polytechnique massacre remains to this day the deadliest mass shooting in Canadian history, but beyond the deaths of 14 women and the later suicide of two survivors, the massacre had a massive and lasting impact on Canadian politics and policy. It marks the beginning of the divergence of Canadian and American gun control laws.
Episode 66: The Montreal Massacre, Part One -- Marc Lépine
Canada is a relatively peaceful nation. Low violence. Low crime. Compared to their neighbours to the south, Canada rarely experiences American-style mass gun violence. However, that hasn't always been the case.
Ten years before Columbine. Nearly two decades before Virginia Tech. Montreal Polytechnique was the scene of a misogyny-fueled terrorist attack that yet ranks among the deadliest school shootings of the modern era, with 14 women dead.
Part of the story lies with the personal history of the killer: Marc Lépine, Noted Woman-Hater and F*****g Loser.
Episode 65: Virginia Hall, Part Two -- The Limping Lady of Lyon
The life of a wartime spy behind enemy lines is often nasty, brutish, and short with the most dangerous positions carrying an expected lifespan of weeks or months. A spy, once burned, risks death should they return to the fray. Which isn't to say that none of them do.
Episode 64: Virginia Hall, Part One -- Traveller, Translator, Secretary, Spy
Virginia Hall was a woman of talent and frustrated ambition -- denied again and again from a position as an American diplomat, first on account of her sex and second on account of her status as an amputee. In a different world, she would have remained nothing more than an over-qualified secretary, but as with the advent of the Second World War, she became something more: one of the most successful and adaptable intelligence agents working inside Vichy France.
Episode 63: The Unkillable Michael Malloy
In 1932, during the waning hours of prohibition and the dawn of the Great Depression, a group of unscrupulous criminals, headed by speakeasy owner Tony Marino, came up with a dastardly plot to come up with some quick cash: to take out three life insurance policies on a haggard, homeless drunk named Michael Malloy. They figured Malloy wasn't far off from the grave, and they wouldn't need to lift a finger to send him on his way. But it turns out that Iron Mike Malloy was a lot more durable than they ever suspected.
Episode 62: Project Habakkuk
During the second World War, U Boat Wolf Packs stalked the Atlantic, harassing and sinking various Allied military and merchant vessels, threatening the vital resource lines supplying Britain. A long swath of ocean lay outside the range of land-based anti-submarine aircraft, known as "the Gap". Then, British inventor Geoffrey Pyke had an idea: a giant unsinkable aircraft carrier constructed entirely out of ice.
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Love the hosts’ energy and can tell that they have done a lot of research for the show. Really enjoyed listening to the disappearance of Dorothy Arnold.