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Welcome to The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, which started off life as a weekly written blog in 2016, and has now made the jump into a weekly one man and his mic, matter of fact straight talking podcast. In it, the host Paul looks at and recounts in-depth true crime cases from the UK and Ireland - solved or unsolved crimes, but more often than not the lesser known and obscure ones.

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The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 661 Ratings

Welcome to The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, which started off life as a weekly written blog in 2016, and has now made the jump into a weekly one man and his mic, matter of fact straight talking podcast. In it, the host Paul looks at and recounts in-depth true crime cases from the UK and Ireland - solved or unsolved crimes, but more often than not the lesser known and obscure ones.

Follow us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/TheTrueCrimeEnthusiast/) , Twitter (https://twitter.com/tc_enthusiast) , Instagram (https://www.instagram.com/truecrimeenthusiast/) Wordpress Blog (https://truecrimeenthusiast.wordpress.com) and contact us on

truecrimeenthusiast@gmail.com.

Also, you can support the show at Patreon for extra content and offers:

The True Crime Enthusiast Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/thetruecrimeenthusiast)

    Amazon Music Presents: Killer Psyche Daily

    Amazon Music Presents: Killer Psyche Daily

    When a shocking crime occurs, former FBI Profiler Candice DeLong will have a lot to say about it. On KILLER PSYCHE DAILY, Candice digs into the motivations and behaviors of the criminal masterminds and killers who are dominating the headlines. For 10 minutes, five days a week, she draws on her years of experience to break down complex criminal cases, look back at the historic crimes that still haunt us today, and share new insights.

    With new episodes every Monday through Friday, KILLER PSYCHE DAILY delivers a lot of true crime in just a little bit of time. Listen only on Amazon Music: www.amazon.com/KPD_us_pfd_AA_110122

    • 4 min
    Monsters Of Norfolk

    Monsters Of Norfolk

    We are off to the county of Norfolk, on the east coast of the UK, and back to the mid 1980's, to hear two accounts of absolute horror this time on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast.

    When you've heard them, I'm sure you'll see why they made the cut for this series "Monsters Of" episode. No other word will suffice. 

    The episode contains details and descriptions of crimes and events, involving offences of a sexual nature involving children, and with descriptions of injury detail, that some listeners may find disturbing, and or distressing, so discretion is advised whilst listening.

    Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Playlist Tracks



    The Sherlocks - Was It Really Worth It?
    Doves - Push Me On


    The True Crime Enthusiast's Fundraiser For Macmillan Cancer Support

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    Remembering Catherine, Samantha, Anne and Ellen.

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Someone's Daughter, Someone's Mum

    Someone's Daughter, Someone's Mum

    We are off to the town of Birkenhead, in Merseyside, and back to the early noughties this time around on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, for an incredibly sad tale in which you will undoubtedly be struck by the question:

    How much grief can one family possibly have? 

    The episode contains details and descriptions of crimes and events, involving involving injury detail, and depicting drug use, that some listeners may find disturbing, and or distressing, so discretion is advised whilst listening.

    Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Playlist Tracks



    Future Islands - Spirit
    Suzanne Vega - Blood Makes Noise


    The True Crime Enthusiast's Fundraiser For Macmillan Cancer Support

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    Links


    Families Fighting For Justice
    OLLY (Our Lost Love Years)

    References


    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Murder+victim%27s+father+in+rooftop+protest+over+cut+in+killer%27s...-a0147991233
    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/killer-chopped-off-chantels-head-3523586
    https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/murderer-who-wont-reveal-hid-3680224
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/4749109.stm
    https://familiesfightingforjustice.org/our-stories/
    https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/702734.remembering-chantel/
    https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2009/may/22/families-fighting-for-justice
    https://sublimetruecrime.com/podcast/ep-6-the-murder-of-chantel-taylor/
    https://www.pressreader.com/uk/the-sunday-post-dundee/20120219/285821485266610
    https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/827529.why-no-justice-for-chantel/
    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/end-soft-touch-sentences-killers-without-3516420
    https://www.liverpoolecho.co.uk/news/liverpool-news/chantels-killer-sent-down-life-3523537
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/merseyside/4647416.stm
    https://www.google.co.uk/books/edition/How_to_Solve_a_Crime/ogAmEAAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&dq=stephen+wynne+birkenhead+2004+murder&pg=PT19&printsec=frontcover
    https://www.wirralglobe.co.uk/news/11270573.prison-bosses-blasted-as-chantel-taylors-killer-is-allowed-back-into-birkenhead/
    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Life+for+killer+who+hacked+Wirral+mother+to+pieces.-a0141330979
    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/Police+hold+two+men+over+missing+Chantel.-a0133455407
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zcySoUpD3Xs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PgU5J8zTVBU




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    Remembering Chantel, and her family.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    Amazon - Introducing: I HEAR FEAR

    Amazon - Introducing: I HEAR FEAR

     Nothing is as terrifying as the sounds we hear in the dark. The slow creak of a door opening late at night... or a whisper in a room when you thought you were alone... or a distant scream in the wind. One noise at the wrong time or place can scare us for days.
     
     Each episode of I HEAR FEAR plunges the listener into a tale inspired by real events, from a deadly dance party to a cursed film set. Join host and two-time Oscar nominee Carey Mulligan for six immersive stories designed to jangle your nerves and haunt your dreams.
     
     Listen – if you dare. Only on Amazon Music.
     
     Listen to I Hear Fear: www.amazon.com/IHF_us_pfd_AA_110122

    • 6 min
    The Lost Boys: Part 8 - The Aftermath

    The Lost Boys: Part 8 - The Aftermath

    The Lost Boys series arc comes to a close this time around on The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast, looking at developments that have happened concerning the events mentioned within the arc over the subsequent years, right up to the present day.

    It's also time for me to vent, too. 

    The episode contains details and descriptions of crimes and events, involving children, involving injury detail, and involving descriptions of a sexual nature involving children, that some listeners may find offensive, disturbing, and or very highly distressing, so discretion is advised whilst listening.

    Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Playlist Tracks



    Crows - Hang Me High
    Yeah Yeah Yeah's - Date With The Night


    The True Crime Enthusiast's Fundraiser For Macmillan Cancer Support

    References: - 

    Documentaries




    Sidney Cooke - Dispatches (29th Oct 1998) 

    Sidney Cooke - Panorama (Apr 1998)
    Lennie Smith - Dispatches
    Crimewatch File - The Lost Boys

    Books


    "Lambs To The Slaughter" - Ted Oliver And Ramsey Smith (Mar 1993)
    "Catching Monsters" - David Bright (Nov 2013)
    "Real Life Crimes - And How They Were Solved" - Issue 8

    Sites


    Operations Stranger and Orchid: Lennie Smith | theneedleblog (wordpress.com)
    Timeline: Sidney Cooke And Associates | theneedleblog (wordpress.com)
    https://spotlightonabuse.wordpress.com/category/operation-orchid-stranger-and-related/page/2/
    LONDON PAEDOPHILE RINGS – Operations & Who’s Who? – scepticpeg (wordpress.com)
    Operation GreenLight - Press Reports : Op's Stranger, Orchid & Cooke connections,1983-2014 (webbrain.com)

    Operation Stranger (Jan ’86 – ’89?) | theneedleblog (wordpress.com)
    https://islingtonsurvivors.co.uk/jason-swift-2/

    https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/07/timeline-sidney-cooke-and-associates/
    https://www.thefreelibrary.com/I+didn%27t+know+human+beings+could+do+such+evil+things+..%3B+IF+YOU+EVER...-a060681507
    https://www.romfordrecorder.co.uk/news/crime/unfinished-podcast-shoebury-paedophile-ring-files-released-8550318
    https://www.murderuk.com/leslie-bailey-sidney-cookewith-robert-oliver-lennie-smith.html
    https://www.essexnewsandinvestigations.com/single-post/probe-into-an-historic-paedophile-ring-with-links-to-the-gang-who-killed-jason-swift-re-opened
    https://scepticpeg.wordpress.com/2018/01/04/operation-hedgerow-pt-2-dont-open-the-box-you-will-never-get-the-lid-back-on/
    https://theneedleblog.wordpress.com/2015/01/15/operation-stranger-and-jason-swift-court-of-appeal-judgment-1992/
    https://ianpace.wordpress.com/tag/operation-orchid/

    Assorted newspaper articles available from British Newspaper Archive/Newspapers.com

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    Remembering Jason, Barry, Mark, and all of the other boys.

    • 1 hr 2 min
    The Lost Boys: Part 7 - Worst Of The Monsters

    The Lost Boys: Part 7 - Worst Of The Monsters

    The penultimate part of The Lost Boys comes here this time around, and following the terrible crimes we've heard of, the lost boys that we've come to know, and the tireless and remarkable investigations you've heard me recount to bring some semblance of justice for Jason, Barry, and Mark - I started last episode bringing you the monsters behind the tale.

    And whilst all offenders involved throughout the tale truly deserve the moniker "Monster" - I did save the two most deserving of it, I think, for this time around, for last.

    The episode contains details and descriptions of crimes and events, involving children, involving injury detail, and involving descriptions of a sexual nature involving children, that some listeners may find offensive, disturbing, and or very highly distressing, so discretion is advised whilst listening.

    Music used in this episode: "The Descent" by Kevin Macleod. All music used is sourced from https://filmmusic.io/ and used under an Attribution Licence (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    Playlist Tracks




    Primal Scream - Exterminator 

    Laura Marling - A Hard Rain's Gonna Fall


    The True Crime Enthusiast's Fundraiser For Macmillan Cancer Support

    References: - 

    Documentaries




    Sidney Cooke - Dispatches (29th Oct 1998) 

    Sidney Cooke - Panorama (Apr 1998)
    Lennie Smith - Dispatches
    Crimewatch File - The Lost Boys

    Books


    "Lambs To The Slaughter" - Ted Oliver And Ramsey Smith (Mar 1993)
    "Catching Monsters" - David Bright (Nov 2013)
    "Real Life Crimes - And How They Were Solved" - Issue 8


    Sites

    Assorted newspaper articles available from British Newspaper Archive/Newspapers.com

    Follow/Contact/Support The True Crime Enthusiast Podcast



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    Remembering Jason, Barry, Mark, and the other boys.

    • 1 hr 28 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
661 Ratings

661 Ratings

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Stellar Podcast

True crime thoughtfully conveyed. Paul is a unique Humanitarian. Bring back Crime Watch!

LRJalarned ,

The exploding dad

Sad to say but with the abuse the Brown family went through by the hands of the father, “what goes around comes around”.

Sale cat ,

Like a kindly but macabre bed time story.

This pod is a juxtaposition of an avuncular, kindly narrator reading a Poe tale. The stories tend to be about an hour, told without hurry. The research is clearly considerable and sets this one apart. I cannot imagine how much work goes into it. The narrator is respectful and at times a bit puckish. No snark to undeserving targets. One of my favorites.

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