44 episodes

Pomegranates and Pitchforks is a horror and true crime podcast that brings true stories and not so true stories together in beautiful and disturbing harmony.

Alix is a creep, and Sunshine is her creep enabling best friend. Together they tackle all things horror. History, politics, science, and sociology - from zombies to serial killers.

Pomegranates and Pitchforks Pomegranates and Pitchforks

    • True Crime
    • 4.1 • 22 Ratings

Pomegranates and Pitchforks is a horror and true crime podcast that brings true stories and not so true stories together in beautiful and disturbing harmony.

Alix is a creep, and Sunshine is her creep enabling best friend. Together they tackle all things horror. History, politics, science, and sociology - from zombies to serial killers.

    44. Annie - The Victims of Jack the Ripper

    44. Annie - The Victims of Jack the Ripper

    This episode is about the story of Annie Chapman. Born in a precarious position to an enlisted man and his dollymop, Annie experienced a life of tragedy from childhood to her very end. This is almost certainly our saddest story in this series, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't deserve to have her story told and the record of her life set straight.
    Promo from Seen and Not Heard Podcast - look for them on Twitter @SeenNotHeardPod
    References again entirely from
    The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019

    • 1 hr 31 min
    43. Polly - The Victims of Jack the Ripper

    43. Polly - The Victims of Jack the Ripper

    Polly is the first canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. She also lived a full and complex life; one that probably resonates with a lot of people even now. She also never appeared to engage in any form of sex work, but the assumption that she did marred not only her investigation but investigations of further victims. 
    Polly's story was taken from her twice. First by her murderer, and again by the investigation, coroner's inquest, and everyone else who reported a simplified and fabricated version of her story. We hope to help restore some of her truth. 
    Promo: Tone Deaf: A Theatre Nerd's Guide for their Musically Challenged Spousehttps://tonedeafmusical.com/We didn't do anything for Black History Month, BUT! Tone Deaf does an amazing musical theatre Black History series during February. Please check them out, it's excellent!
    Resources: 
    The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019
    If you want to support us directly, please consider becoming a patron at www.patreon.com/pompitchpod 

    • 1 hr 19 min
    42. Jack the Ripper ep 2 - The Whitechapel Murders

    42. Jack the Ripper ep 2 - The Whitechapel Murders

    It's episode 2 on our coverage of the victims of Jack the Ripper and this episode we actually tell the story of the Whitechapel Murders. These are the 11 unsolved murders that took place in Whitechapel from 1888 to 1891, five of which are considered officially as victims of the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.
    We also start the episode talking about Karens and the dawn of society's hatred of sex work, it makes sense we promise. And we talk a little bit about how difficult it is to review this case because there's a lot of missing information and a lot of mis-information. 
    Promo from Top of the Round - www.totrpodcast.com Find them on Twitter @totrcast
    References:
    The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019
    My MOM! no but really.
    Code Switch - What's in a 'Karen'?
    Last Podcast on the Left episodes on Jack the Ripper 254-258
    This site: https://www.casebook.org/ripper_letters/ for the letters we covered

    • 1 hr 48 min
    41. Jack the Ripper ep 1 - Victorian England Sucked

    41. Jack the Ripper ep 1 - Victorian England Sucked

    Hey friends! We're back, and it looks like we're actually on track to maintain some semblance of a schedule.
    Today we're starting a series on not so much Jack the Ripper, but on the victims of Jack the Ripper and the environment that enabled their murders and the poor publicity after the fact.
    In this first episode we mostly talk about how s****y it was to live in poverty in Victorian London and how the story we all know may not be the actual truth.
    90% of the research for this series was taken from The Five, by Hallie Rubenhold. It is incredibly well researched and well written and I highly recommend it if you're at all interested in the subject.
    Promo: Microphones and Monsters @ https://microphonesandmonsters.com 

    • 1 hr 34 min
    40. The History of Slashers

    40. The History of Slashers

    Sunshine and Alix are finally back! Much like one of the villains from these horror franchises... (dumb joke is dumb)
    Point is: A, we had to get back by Halloween. I mean... horror podcast. B, today we're covering the history of slasher films because it's so damn fun and it felt topical. We start with an early history of horror films in general, then follow the trail of the slasher from Agatha Christie's mystery novels to the Golden Age of Slashers in the 80s and then... wherever the hell we are now.
    We are so grateful to everyone who has patiently waited, but like, still excitedly, for our return. 2020 has been a kick in the ass for everyone and your support has been a tremendous boon to us. 
    Resources:
    - Luckily for this episode, this information mostly lives rent free in Alix's brain already
    - Horrible Reviews: (this is a Dutch youtuber I'm really fond of and I got some of the information for the history of horror movies from his channel) But in particular - this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twMMoy-omXw 
    - Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 2006. Directed by Jeff McQueen
    - Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, 2009. Directed by Andrew Monument
    - Literally every film (and book) discussed in this episode

    • 1 hr 50 min
    39. The Ghost Ship Palatine - Featuring Mike from Boston Harbor Horror

    39. The Ghost Ship Palatine - Featuring Mike from Boston Harbor Horror

    In today's episode, Sunshine and Alix are accompanied by Mike Gagne of Boston Harbor Horror. Mike brings tales of the ocean, namely the Ghost Ship Palatine. It's a bit silly, but it's fun, and Alix continues to be terrified of the ocean.
    Promo: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/all-the-things-that-keep-us-up-at-night/id1492793721

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

CRR1988 ,

Glad I found this.

Keep it up, ladies. Hilarious and fits right along with my other favorite crimedy podcasts like Morbid, Dead Drunk and RedHanded. If you like any of those mentioned, you’ll be right at home here.

Choder Jack ,

Entertaining

I started by listening to the Columbine and Dean Coryll (Candyman) topics, which I am familiar with having grown up 20 minutes from Columbine HS and now living in The Heights Houston. There are some other really good topics covered in this podcast. I think the hosts are likeable and enthusiastic which makes for an entertaining episodes. However, I felt like a lot more research was needed as it sometimes lacks or misses facts that are essential to the story. Sometimes it sounds like they are reading straight from a Wikipedia page. Overall it’s a good starting point if you’re interested in the topic, but there are better podcasts if you really want to go down the rabbit hole and get into the nitty gritty details.

AlphaMHC ,

Spooky topics well researched

Fun and informative podcast. The two ladies have great chemistry with one another. Sometimes the topics they cover give them a lot of reasons to sight (eg Prison Industrial Complex and Attica), but all of it is always exhaustively researched.

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