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Two women, from opposite sides of the Atlantic, talk about murder, mystery and the macabre. This is your international true crime podcast, hosted by Annie and Johanna.

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Two women, from opposite sides of the Atlantic, talk about murder, mystery and the macabre. This is your international true crime podcast, hosted by Annie and Johanna.

    E46: MURDER - Barbara Songhurst & Christine Reed

    E46: MURDER - Barbara Songhurst & Christine Reed

    In 1953 Teddington, England, was a town buzzing about the upcoming coronation of Elizabeth II. After the long hard years of World War II, the nation was looking forward to celebrating, and very few people in the charming town on the Thames realized a brutal rapist and murderer was on the loose. This is the story of the murder of 16 year old Barbara Songhurst and her best friend, 18 year old Christine Reed, the victims of the Towpath Murders.  

    • 53 min
    E45: Habsburg Tragedies (Part II)

    E45: Habsburg Tragedies (Part II)

    In the second part, Annie and Johanna talk about the murder of Empress Elisabeth I. in Geneva and the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife, Duchess Sophie in Sarajevo, which ultimately started WW I. 

    • 42 min
    E44: Habsburg Tragedies (Part I)

    E44: Habsburg Tragedies (Part I)

    The Habsburg dynasty ruled Austria for 640 years. In this two part episode we focus on the last decades of the dying empire. This week Annie and Johanna talk about the tragic and scandalous deaths of Crown Prince Rudolf and his 17 year old mistress Mary Vetsera.

    • 53 min
    E43: MURDER - Dagmar Fuhrich

    E43: MURDER - Dagmar Fuhrich

    In 1963 a brutal murder took place in the Viennese Staatsoper. The victim of the crime, that shocked the whole nation, was a 10 year old ballet student. 

    • 46 min
    E42: Sergeant Al Powell

    E42: Sergeant Al Powell

    On December 24, 1988, Sergeant Al Powell, of the LAPD would face the most difficult day of his long and storied career on the force. Join us, as we reflect on the shocking and tragic hostage situation that turned strangers into friends and terrorists into thieves.

    • 46 min
    E41: MACABRE - Spontaneous Human Combustion

    E41: MACABRE - Spontaneous Human Combustion

    Wait, is spontaneous combustion really a thing? Annie decides to finally look into the subject of people spontaneously bursting into flame and burning to ash, and she’s going to tell Johanna everything. 

    • 47 min

Customer Reviews

TudorHistoryNerd ,

Loved it!

I’ve always been a fan of cold cases and I love your interjections of comedy into tragic tales! I’ve actually been to Smuttynose, and stayed on Star, so I was hooked from Episode one. I also really liked your two-parter on Rebecca Zahau and the episode on Lauren Astley, but the first one is still my favorite. The story of the Hontvets really is tragic, and deserves to be heard where it is widely unknown. Keep up the good work!

KJMont ,

Historical Crime!

So we’ll deliver and researched. Love having the view of an American and European. Love it!

Bryan and Andy ,

Perfect balance

A great, perfectly balanced podcast of humor and information. Would love a Netflix documentary show hosted by both of you!

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