39 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.

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    • 4.1, 20 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.

    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
    38. PIC Intro: We Got It From You, Mom!

    38. PIC Intro: We Got It From You, Mom!

    It's day 1 in our series on the Prison Industrial Complex. Luckily, this episode isn't too heavy because it's just an intro. We're talking about the history of prisons in very broad terms, dating all the way back to pre-U.S. - Mama England. Promo: https://www.gettingoffpod.com/Resources:https://www.historyrevealed.com/eras/victorians/in-a-nutshell-debtors-prisons/https://www.pbs.org/tpt/slavery-by-another-name/themes/peonage/https://www.pbs.org/opb/historydetectives/feature/british-navy-impressment/Encyclopedia BritannicaPeterson, James Braxton, et al. Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners. For Beginners, 2016.Brunch and Budget Podcast - Eps 50-54Abolishprisons.orghttps://www.prisonpolicy.org/https://www.sentencingproject.org/13th. Directed by Ava DuVernay, 2016

    • 1 hr 6 min
    37. Supernovas Interruptus: Interview with Tamara Young (Alix's Mom)

    37. Supernovas Interruptus: Interview with Tamara Young (Alix's Mom)

    We're going in a vastly different direction today! Alix's mom, Tamara, is coming on to tell us about space and stars and black holes and all sorts of super large and sometimes super small things that tend to strike existential horror, rather than our normal tangible monster/murderer horror. This started from a conversation about an astronomy class Tamara was teaching on Halloween, and the dead stars, zombie stars, vampire stars, etc from that lesson. We're so excited to have Tamara as our first guest! Promo: The Petri Dish Podcast - https://thepetridishpodcast.tumblr.com/Resources:- ALIX'S MOM!

    • 1 hr 27 min
    36. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 2: The Uprising

    36. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 2: The Uprising

    Thanks for waiting for us for a whole month! We're back with part 2 of the Attica Prison Uprising. This part consists of how the initial riot broke out and how the riot became a proper civil rights protest. We talk about the negotiations between prisoners and prison officials for better conditions, then the bloody and tragic ending, and the legacy Attica left. Promo: https://asylum94.com/boston-harbor-horror/Resources:https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts Attica Part 1 & 2"Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann ThompsonAttica (Cinda Firestone, US, 1974) - Documentary"The True Story of the Attica Prison Riot" by Larry Getlen - https://nypost.com/2016/08/20/the-true-story-of-the-attica-prison-riot/

    • 1 hr 15 min
    35. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 1: The lead up

    35. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 1: The lead up

    We're starting a series on the Prison Industrial Complex soon, but Alix bit off more than she can chew (again) so we're beginning this series with a single introduction story. The Attica Prison Uprising shows a lot of the nuances that we hope to cover during our next heavy political series from horrible criminal justice policies to horrible prison conditions. Today we're talking about the circumstances leading up to the Attica Prison Uprising, an outline of the prison, the prison conditions, and the political climate in 1971.Promo: Ignorance Was Bliss https://twitter.com/iwbpodcastResources:https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts Attica Part 1 & 2"Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann ThompsonAttica (Cinda Firestone, US, 1974) - Documentary

    • 1 hr 9 min
    34. Bruce McArthur; a modern serial killer

    34. Bruce McArthur; a modern serial killer

    It's the first episode of December and we unintentionally did an episode on a recent serial killer who played a mall Santa. Bruce McArthur terrorized the Gay Village of Toronto from at least 2010 to 2017. He was arrested in early 2018, and sentenced early 2019. Sunshine and Alix cover the investigation and the victims, then spend a little time talking about the politics of his particular crimes. It turns out - crime is political. Promo: 5 and 30 with Ruk https://fiveandthirtywithruk.podbean.com/Resources:https://www.nytimes.com/2019/02/08/world/canada/bruce-mcarthur-toronto-sentenced.htmlhttps://www.vanityfair.com/style/2018/07/toronto-serial-killer-bruce-mcarthur-accused-landscaperhttps://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/bruce-mcarthur-serial-killer-toronto-canada-gay-village-court-case-trial-a8763641.htmlhttps://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47046262https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-47047394https://www.cnn.com/2019/02/08/us/bruce-mcarthur-toroto-serial-killer-sentencing/index.htmlhttps://www.theguardian.com/world/2018/jun/23/bruce-mcarthur-toronto-gay-serial-killer

    • 1 hr 32 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

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.

JayB143 ,

Tried and denied.

I tried to listen, hoping to find a decent history/crime podcast, but instead I found half done research flavored with pseudo intellectual politics which all ended with white supremacy/nationalism. Word of advice, when someone does not agree with you, it does not automatically make them “alt-right white power nationalists”.

warlock.actual ,

Spooky Good Times

Exploration of the strange & paranormal with wit, often dry wit. Much love for this podcast. The hosts make me chuckle while presenting extensive research on the most fascinating subjects in a really accessible — and amusing — way. Giving historical & cultural & political context for everything is the cherry on top. Keep it up!!

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