4 episodes

A podcast from the Seance room: Macabre Victoriana, dark history, forgotten folklore, ghosts, haunted objects & places, historical true crime, the paranormal & unexplained, poisoners in petticoats & criminals in corsets & crinolines plus much more with a special focus on our home down under, Australia. Hosted by Suzanne & Karina.

Laudanum & Lace Laudanum & Lace

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A podcast from the Seance room: Macabre Victoriana, dark history, forgotten folklore, ghosts, haunted objects & places, historical true crime, the paranormal & unexplained, poisoners in petticoats & criminals in corsets & crinolines plus much more with a special focus on our home down under, Australia. Hosted by Suzanne & Karina.

    Picnic At Hanging Rock Part 2

    Picnic At Hanging Rock Part 2

    In part two of our 'Picnic at Hanging Rock' episode we discuss numerous theories about what happened to the missing girls and try and get to the bottom of one of Australia’s most puzzling unsolved mysteries. We will also try to answer the question – is the story fact or fiction? As well as delve into several similar disappearances in Victoria, Australia in the 19th century. Some of which bear an uncanny resemblance to the events in 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'. We decode the book's missing final chapter, it's symbolism and the hidden meaning within. But are we any closer to finding Miranda, Marion & Mrs McCraw... maybe! But you will have to listen to find out.

    Please note that we may discuss deceased people & historical accounts of suicide, murder & sexual assault. So if this episode raises any issues for you please call Lifeline - 131114 or visit the Beyond Blue website in Australia. Alternatively internet search your local crisis hotline in your country.

    We discuss snippets of history within this podcast and would additionally like to acknowledge indigenous & first nations people and their history including the traditional custodians of the land wherever the events that we discuss take place. We pay our respects to the people and their elders both past, present & emerging.

    This Episode was written & produced by Suzanne Boleyn & Karina Eames.

    Editing, music & sound design by Adrian Henderson.

    This podcast is copyright Laudanum & Lace 2021. No part may be used or reproduced without written permission.

    Samples and quotes within this episode are used with regard to fair use and fair dealing for the purposes of journalism & criticism.

    The information contained in all Laudanum and Lace is for entertainment & general information purposes only and while we endeavor to keep the information as accurate as possible, up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products, services, or related graphics contained for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. We always welcome your feedback and comments in regards to the content & love to hear from listeners.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Picnic At Hanging Rock Part 1

    Picnic At Hanging Rock Part 1

    On Saint Valentines day in 1900 a group of girls from an exclusive ladies boarding school set out for a picnic at hanging rock. But what should have been an idyllic day turned into a nightmare that would have far reaching and catastrophic effects on all involved. Three young ladies and their governess would never return from the rock. Their disappearance would go down in Australian history as one of the most puzzling unsolved mysteries of the nation. But what really happened at the rock on that summer’s day in 1900? We will explore the book and author Joan Lindsay, the film, the story's hidden symbolism and the actual rock, as well as mysterious and supernatural events that surround Picnic at Hanging Rock.

    Please note that we may discuss deceased people & historical accounts of suicide, murder & sexual assault. So if this episode raises any issues for you please call Lifeline - 131114 or visit the Beyond Blue website in Australia. Alternatively internet search your local crisis hotline in your country.

    We discuss snippets of history within this podcast and would additionally like to acknowledge indigenous & first nations people and their history including the traditional custodians of the land wherever the events that we discuss take place. We pay our respects to the people and their elders both past, present & emerging.

    This Episode was written & produced by Suzanne Boleyn & Karina Eames.

    Editing, music & sound design by Adrian Henderson.

    This podcast is copyright Laudanum & Lace 2021. No part may be used or reproduced without written permission.

    Samples and quotes within this episode are used with regard to fair use and fair dealing for the purposes of journalism & criticism.

    The information contained in all Laudanum and Lace is for entertainment & general information purposes only and while we endeavor to keep the information as accurate as possible, up to date and correct, we make no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, about the completeness, accuracy, reliability, suitability or availability with respect to the information, products, services, or related graphics contained for any purpose. Any reliance you place on such information is therefore strictly at your own risk. We always welcome your feedback and comments in regards to the content & love to hear from listeners.

    • 1 hr 4 min
    Till Death Do Us Part

    Till Death Do Us Part

    Ghost Brides & Bridezillas from beyond the grave! Laudanum & Lace uncovers ghostly women in white, wedding day tragedies, unrequited love, ghost marriages, strange burials, supernatural wedding crashers and haunted wedding dresses. You will meet an assortment of Miss Havisham-like characters including the real life Miss Havisham from Australia who inspired her as we explore the image of the doomed bride that has become popular in literature, art, poetry and film. Til Death do us part will take on new meaning and make us question does death truly part us?

    Please note that we may discuss deceased people & historical accounts of suicide, murder & sexual assault. So if this episode raises any issues for you please call Lifeline - 131114 or visit the Beyond Blue website in Australia. Alternatively internet search your local crisis hotline in your country. 

    We discuss snippets of history within this podcast and would additionally like to acknowledge indigenous & first nations people and their history including the traditional custodians of the land wherever the events that we discuss take place. We pay our respects to the people and their elders both past & present.

    This Episode was written & produced by Suzanne Boleyn & Karina Eames.

    Editing, music & sound design by Adrian Henderson.

    This podcast is copyright Laudanum & Lace 2021. No part may be used or reproduced without written permission.

    Samples and quotes within this episode are used with regard to fair use and fair dealing for the purposes of journalism & criticism.

    • 1 hr 3 min
    Christmas Ghosts

    Christmas Ghosts

    A Christmas themed episode in which we will be talking about the age old tradition of telling Ghost Stories at Christmas time and the supernatural origins of Christmas. We will explore traditional folklore and discuss some of our favourite Christmas Ghost stories and films, as well as discuss true Christmas hauntings and have a look at what was in the headlines in Australian newspapers around Christmas time more than a hundred years ago. Your hosts Suzanne & Karina will look beyond the colourful tinsel and gifts and begin to unwrap ancient Yule and midwinter traditions that are enlivened with all kinds of ghostly and magical beings. We will take a look at how Christmas was almost cancelled but was saved by ghosts….



    Please note that we may discuss deceased people & historical accounts of suicide, murder & sexual assault. So if this episode raises any issues for you please call Lifeline - 131114 or visit the Beyond Blue website in Australia or google your local crisis hotline in your country. 



    We discuss snippets of history within this podcast and would additionally like to acknowledge indigenous & first nations people and their history including the traditional custodians of the land wherever the events that we discuss take place. We pay our respects to the people and their elders both past & present.



    This Episode was written & produced by Suzanne Boleyn & Karina Eames.

    Editing, music & sound design by Adrian Henderson.

    • 1 hr

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