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Would you like to drink cocktails and talk about poison? Join hosts Nick and Sinead every Friday as they investigate history's most famous poisoners and macabre murderers, and create a curious cocktail inspired by the tales that they tell. Expect vicious Victorians, dark humour and risky libations and remember, your loved ones ARE trying to kill you...Join the chilling chat on Instagram & Facebook @thepoisonerscabinet, on Twitter @thepoisonerscab and find us on Patreon (patreon.com/thepoisonerscabinet) for even more episodes.Written, produced and presented by Sinead Hanna and Nick Gordon

The Poisoners' Cabinet The Poisoners' Cabinet

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 89 Ratings

Would you like to drink cocktails and talk about poison? Join hosts Nick and Sinead every Friday as they investigate history's most famous poisoners and macabre murderers, and create a curious cocktail inspired by the tales that they tell. Expect vicious Victorians, dark humour and risky libations and remember, your loved ones ARE trying to kill you...Join the chilling chat on Instagram & Facebook @thepoisonerscabinet, on Twitter @thepoisonerscab and find us on Patreon (patreon.com/thepoisonerscabinet) for even more episodes.Written, produced and presented by Sinead Hanna and Nick Gordon

    Ep 110 - Mona Fandey & The Magic Hat

    Ep 110 - Mona Fandey & The Magic Hat

    We're off to Malaysia this week for modern case of witchcraft, music and murder with the tale of Mona Fandey
    What was hidden in Mona shack in the jungle? What did a hat and cane have to offer a prominent politician? And should you ever sing in court?
    The secret ingredient is...a fancy hat!
    Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook

    • 52 min
    Ep 109 - The Woolers & The Evil Enemas

    Ep 109 - The Woolers & The Evil Enemas

    It's time to prove once and for all that doctors really are the greatest poison of them all with the tale of poor Jane Wooler.
    Who was poisoning this simple lady? Why didn't her team of doctors save her? And where's the weirdest place you've been poisoned?
    The secret ingredient is...bees!
    Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook. And check out Linda Stratmann's books for more great stories!

    • 54 min
    Ep 108 - Charles Sobhraj, The Serpent

    Ep 108 - Charles Sobhraj, The Serpent

    We're jumping into the 20th century with the tale of notorious serial killer, Charles Sobhraj aka The Serpent.
    What started Charles on his life of crime? What drove him to murder so many people on their route to enlightenment? And how much death would you tolerate in a tourism campaign?
    The secret ingredient is...a snake!
    Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook

    • 58 min
    Ep 107 - Dr Lyddon & His Bitter Brother

    Ep 107 - Dr Lyddon & His Bitter Brother

    This week we're in Kent for a full on tale of family drink, drugs and drama with the Lyddons.
    What happened to Dr William Lyddon? How do you like your chicken served? And will YOU go to Herne Bay?
    The secret ingredient is...a bunch of keys!
    Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
    This week's promo is from The Ghost Gig.
    Sources include Murder by Gaslight by Leonard Piper and Kent Murders by Linda Stratmann.
    The image is of modern day West Street, Faversham

    • 55 min
    Ep 106 - Catherine Wilson & The Caring Crocus

    Ep 106 - Catherine Wilson & The Caring Crocus

    It's a good old fashioned poisoning story this week with the tale of Catherine Wilson, and a new toxic treat to enjoy!
    Was Catherine really a cunning killer? Did she make an honest mistake with some acid? And how do you take your saffron?
    The secret ingredient is....crocus!
    Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook

    • 47 min
    Ep 105 - Wicked Wallpaper & Mary Ann Burdock's Colourful Crimes

    Ep 105 - Wicked Wallpaper & Mary Ann Burdock's Colourful Crimes

    We're back with Season 3, and have a bumper episode for you looking at the Victorian penchant for poisonous wallpaper, and the case of killer landlady Mary Ann Burdock.
    Where do deadly dyes come from? Was Napoleon killed by his own house? And what did Mary Ann put into her tenant's gruel?
    The secret ingredient is...green!
    Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook

    • 1 hr 9 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
89 Ratings

89 Ratings

Lilabette ,

Fun With Your Macabre

Learn how to make tasty tipples, or even horrible ones, based on the weekly case, then listen to tales of poisoning and macabre murders through the ages. Lots of fun to listen to the best friend hosts bantering about the case, very interesting to find out details you might not have known, and also hear how the entire story played out, all the way to the bitter end. Though maybe not so bitter as the hosts do add just the right amount of levity. Absolutely look forward to new episodes every Friday; it’s a great way to start the weekend.

Kat Ski ,

Fantastic!!!

Such a fun and entertaining podcast! I enjoy the banter and humor in addition to the historical stories and cocktail experiments.
I’m just upset I hadn’t heard of this podcast before I taught a class on poisons at a writers conference this past spring.

Nis941 ,

So much fun

I’ve never been much into true crime before but I absolutely enjoy this podcast. It like hanging out with friends each episode.

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