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Do you like your history haunted? Then Macabre London is the podcast for you. Every fortnight we'll unravel a tale that's gruesome, horrifying or downright macabre. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/macabrelondon
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Macabre London Podcast Nikki Druce

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Do you like your history haunted? Then Macabre London is the podcast for you. Every fortnight we'll unravel a tale that's gruesome, horrifying or downright macabre. Support this show at http://supporter.acast.com/macabrelondon
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    Why Was The 1904 Olympics a Complete Shambles? | Wild Dogs, Poison, Cheating and Dust!

    Why Was The 1904 Olympics a Complete Shambles? | Wild Dogs, Poison, Cheating and Dust!

    The weird history of the 1904 Olympics is insane. The Louisiana Worlds Fair hosted the 1904 Olympics Games and the marathon event was so poorly organised it nearly caused many of the competitors to lose their lives. Wild dogs, poison, cheating and dust wreaked havoc with the runners and it's surprising anyone managed to finish let alone win!
    Join me today for another Macabre Mini Mystery as I delve into the 1904 Olympic Marathon.
    *I made a few geographical mistakes in the video (was concentrating on the story, not the place, oops!) So....  
    St. Louis is pronounced “Lewis” and only called by the French pronunciation as a nickname or slang. I keep saying Louisiana, but the 1904 St. Louis olympics were in St. Louis, Missouri. The Louisiana Purchase includes territory that is now divided into several states, Missouri among them.
    So before you feel the need to email me or to leave a 1 star review, please know, geography is hard, particularly if you're not from there!! *
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    If you are new here, you may not know that Macabre London is a fortnightly podcast and YouTube show that delves into Londons haunted and gruesome history alongside discovering Macabre mini Mysteries from all over the world! These are on alternate weeks from each other so you get one London based tale and one from around the world on alternate fortnights.
    If you like it here, then come and join our ghoul gang, hit that subscribe button and come to the dark side, it's fun here, we have stories!
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_Purchase_Exposition#People_on_display
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    • 21 min
    Fake Doctor Murders Patients | The Lambeth Poisoner - Part two

    Fake Doctor Murders Patients | The Lambeth Poisoner - Part two

    Thomas Neill Cream was a real nasty piece of work! He used his position of power as a doctor to manipulate his patients, offering them treatments they couldn't afford for free and then used those medications to poison his victims!If you like dangerous victorian mysteries and twisted tales then this one is for you.Join me today as I dive into the world of the infamous Lambeth Poisoner and uncover his story and that of his victims.This is part of a two part episode of Macabre London. Watch part one here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hNla4DEHDbY or listen here: https://play.acast.com/s/macabrelondon/dangerousdoctorpoisonspatients-thelambethpoisonerFor more information on how you can help S** workers, please click this link: SWARM collective - helping adult workers: https://www.swarmcollective.org/blog/the-swedish-model----------------------------If you are new here, you may not know that Macabre London is a fortnightly podcast and YouTube show that delves into Londons haunted and gruesome history alongside discovering Macabre mini Mysteries from all over the world! These are on alternate weeks from each other so you get one London based tale and one from around the world on alternate fortnights.If you like it here, then come and join our ghoul gang, hit that subscribe button and come to the dark side, it's fun here, we have stories!----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------PATREON——————————-If you like the podcast and YouTube shows and would like them to continue then please support us on Patreon. You can donate for as little as a price of a cup of coffee and you’ll get even more Macabre London.Our patrons get access to exclusive content and money off our new merchandise when it lands plus some exclusive goodies too (tier dependent)!www.patreon.com/macabrelondonThank you to our executive producer patrons - Barry, Sam, Sarah, Kate, Veronica & MaryAnd to all of our $5 tier patrons...AlexisAmyAndrewDeniseHelenJamesKarenKimberlyMelanieMickeyRachelSabrinaWendyPlus HUGE thanks to all of our other patrons too!ONE OFF DONATIONS————————————————You can make a one off donation to support the show via the PayPal link here:paypal.me/macabrelondonAMAZON WISHLIST——————————————————If you’d like to purchase something that will help the production of the show or help with research then please visit my Amazon wish list. The price range starts pretty low too which means it caters for a range of budgets and really helps the show to continue. Thanks so much if you've bought me something from me list, it's so kind of you and you're the bestest.http://amzn.eu/dJxEf1V​​​​​​SOCIAL MEDIA---------------------------------------------Insta: @macabrelondonpodcastTwitter: @macabrelondonFacebook: @macabrelondonEmail: macabrelondon@hotmail.comWebsite: www.macabrelondon.comMERCH IS NOW AVAILABLE!!!--------------------------------------------------After years of running the podcast, I've finally got round to getting some t-shirts made. They're extremely limited and this design may not be repeated again so if you want one, get it now so you don't miss out.https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/MacabrelondonSources:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joliet_Correctional_Centerhttps://accesspharmacy.mhmedical.com/content.aspx?bookid=1163&sectionid=65101681https://cac.mcgill.ca/campus/evolution.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gilmour_Lumber_CompanyPenny Illustrated Paper - Saturday 25 June 1892Beverley and East Riding Recorder - Saturday 19 November 1892https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Undersheriffhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Billington_(executioner)https://murderpedia.org/male.C/c/cream-thomas-neill.htm

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    • 30 min
    Dangerous Doctor Poisons Patients! | The Lambeth Poisoner

    Dangerous Doctor Poisons Patients! | The Lambeth Poisoner

    Thomas Neill Cream was a real nasty piece of work! He used his position of power as a doctor to manipulate his patients. Even when some of them ended up dead at quite obviously his hands, he still managed to talk his way out of it! If you like dangerous victorian mysteries and twisted tales then this one is for you.Join me today as I dive into the world of the infamous Lambeth Poisoner and uncover his story and that of his victims. This is part one of a two part episode of Macabre London which will be out in the following week.

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    • 23 min
    The Night Aliens Invaded America | Macabre Mini Mystery

    The Night Aliens Invaded America | Macabre Mini Mystery

    On the evening of the 30th of October 1938, puffs of green gas were seen erupting at regular intervals by astronomers from the planet Mars and that something was headed on its way toward earth.The unusual activity was reported live on the radio to over a million listeners.Once the unidentified flying object had reached our planet, it crash landed in the nowhere town of Grover's Mill New Jersey. What was seemingly a meteorite, was inhabited and what was inside was proving to be decidedly hostile.Radio listeners heard eerie reports from live at the scene and when the Martians started to move, using a deadly heat ray which set anything it touched aflame, the broadcast went silent. Those hearing the broadcast fearing for their lives fled their homes, called their loved ones and police stations received droves of enquiries asking what to do. One man who wasn’t from mars was behind this martian invasion and today we’ll be uncovering the mystery behind the hoax that seemingly fooled a nation as we uncover the macabre mini mystery of Orson Welles' War Of The Worlds.

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    • 33 min
    The Mysterious Death of God's Banker | Roberto Calvi

    The Mysterious Death of God's Banker | Roberto Calvi

    On a drizzly June morning in 1982, the silhouette of a man was seen hanging partly submerged in the river Thames from the underside of Blackfriars Bridge right in the heart of London’s busy financial district.Initially this looked like someone had tragically decided to end their own life but on closer inspection, the body held some strange clues to its demise. Was this man there because he’d decided to kill himself? Or had he been murdered? Grab a pen and a notebook and grab some detangling conditioner because this one is about as entangled as they get. Today on macabre London, we uncover the story of Roberto Calvi, God’s Banker.

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    The cult that changed it all | Heavens Gate

    The cult that changed it all | Heavens Gate

    On the 27th of March 1997 a bizarre tragedy occurred. 39 bodies were found inside a San Diego mansion. All laid out the same way and all seemingly departed the world in the exact same manner but what happened to them?

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Good podcast but stay on topic

London is one of my favorite places places to visit so I enjoy listening to the podcast. However, the host should leave her personal bias out of it. The most recent example is in the 5/21/21 episode. In previous episodes she has talked about how she is against religion . There is nothing wrong with that - she is 100% entitled to her own views and opinions. However, when she talked about the Vatican and the College of Cardinals that elect the next pope, she couldn’t leave it at that - she had to throw in snarky comments about how there are only 32 women that live there and that it’s a “state where you’re not allowed to vote.” She went on to say the Pope is elected by the College of Cardinals and “guess what? Women aren’t allowed to join that group, so it’s one of the last places in the world where women don’t have the vote.” Because of her bias against religion, she clearly refuses to educate herself about the Catholic Church, it’s structure, and the Vatican’s status. If she is going to talk about about an institution about which she knows nothing, it would be better to do some research before recording, and then leave her snarky personal bias and comments out of it.
(And no, I’m not Catholic and strenuously disagree with a lot of their doctrine and teachings. I just think if “opinion piece” is not in a podcast’s description, the host should stick to the topic and not use the podcast as a platform for airing their personal biases and opinions.)

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