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A true crime podcast hosted by lifelong best friends, Amy and Freya. Each season the duo tackles a new theme, aided by their respective forensics and social science backgrounds.

A true crime podcast hosted by lifelong best friends, Amy and Freya. Each season the duo tackles a new theme, aided by their respective forensics and social science backgrounds.

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United Kingdom

Description:

A true crime podcast hosted by lifelong best friends, Amy and Freya. Each season the duo tackles a new theme, aided by their respective forensics and social science backgrounds.

Language:

English


Episodes

S3 EP6 The Father of Modern Organised Crime

6/28/2022
After a ambiguous hiatus, the hosts have returned for the second half of the Historical Crimes season. This episode explores the rollercoaster life of ex-Mafia boss, Lucky Luciano. An Italian-born gangster who wasn't afraid to get his hands dirty during his climb to the top spot of the New York Mafia in the 1920s. To this day, Lucky is credited as the father of modern organised crime in the USA. As part of the burning questions segment, Freya discusses the various motives for joining the...

Duration:01:07:10

S3 EP5 The Essex Witch Trials

7/12/2021
To mark the midway point of the historic crimes season, Freya takes you all the way back to 1645 and the groundbreaking witch trial against residents of Manningtree, Essex, which sparked a frenzy that resulted in the mass persecution of women all over, including in a little known place called Salem, Massachusetts. That's right! This is the story of the self-appointed Witchfinder General, whose methods and misogynistic rampage inspired the Salem witch trials among so many others.

Duration:01:02:06

S3 EP4 The Serial Killer John Haigh

7/5/2021
This week Amy fills you in on all the details surrounding the crimes committed by British serial killer, John Haigh, also known as the Acid Bath Murderer. After a life of fraudulent activities in the early 20th century, John's crimes escalated to match his obsession with gaining wealth. In the burning questions segment, Freya goes into detail about redivicism rates in the UK and how they are trying to tackle reoffenders. While Amy gives you a second serial killer story which tells you about...

Duration:00:57:35

S3 EP3 The Kidnapping of Charley Ross

6/28/2021
On this week's episode, Freya dives into the infamous kidnapping of little Charley Ross from his home in Philadelphia, just before independence day in 1874. Charley's case gained mass attention across the US and earns its place in history as the first kidnapping for ransom in the states. The case is also notorious for being the inspiration behind the phrase 'never take candy from a stranger'. In the burning questions segment, Amy gives her insight into familial DNA and how it could be used...

Duration:00:57:20

S3 EP2 The Assassination of Rasputin

6/21/2021
Tasked with covering a historic assassination, this week Amy dives into the real man connected to the infamous fate of Anastasia and the whole Romanov family. Grigori Rasputin went from a peasant status all the way to the Tsar's wife's most valued companion, until he met a grisly fate. In the burning questions segment, Freya questions why societies throughout history even have royal families and put people on pedestals. While Amy covers the most common assassination methods and why they are...

Duration:01:02:13

S3 EP1 Burning Questions About Genocide

6/14/2021
Following on from the first episode of the new season, which focused on what historians believed to be the first ever genocide. Freya and Amy have tasked each other with answering two very poignant burning questions on this harrowing topic. Amy explains what forensic techniques are used to help identify the victims of a mass incident and Freya discusses the psychology behind those who commit genocide and how it perhaps touches a little too close to home for everyone.

Duration:00:25:11

S3 EP1 The First Ever Genocide

6/14/2021
To kick off an entirely new season focused on the topic of historic crimes, Freya dives deep into the past and recalls not one, not two but three ancient wars. This is the true story behind what historians believe to be the first ever genocide, where the ancient civilisations of Rome and Carthage battled in out until only one remained. The burning questions for this episode cover the topic of genocide more in-depth and are available to listen to right now over on part two.

Duration:00:58:34

Valentines Special

2/14/2021
Returning for the most romantic day of the year, Freya and Amy will talk you through two true crime stories that demonstrate how love can go so very wrong, whilst also sharing listener-submitted stories about memorable v-day experiences. In the Valentines Special, Freya dives into what happened to Mary Stauffer and her 8-year-old daughter Beth, in a tale of unrequited love that reveals the drastic actions one man took to possess his obsession of 15 years. Afterwards, Amy shares the historic...

Duration:02:10:59

S2 EP10 The Family Annihilator Chris Foster

1/17/2021
The finale episode is upon us and this week Amy closes up the Murder for Money season with a devastating case that happened very close to home. Back in 2008, millionaire Christopher Foster fell down a path of no redemption and those closest to him paid the price, this is the story of what happened. In the last burning questions segment of the season, Freya tackles familicide, which is the area of forensic psychology that fascinates her the most, and Amy runs through all the pros and cons of...

Duration:01:19:44

S2 EP9 Did Wallace Souza Kill for TV Ratings and Success?

1/10/2021
In the penultimate episode of the Murder for Money season, Freya tackles the outlandish story of Brazilian politician Wallace Souza, who was accused of running a drug empire and orchestrating murders to be filmed on his TV show. Is it all true or is there more to the story? In the burning questions segment, Amy dives into how criminal gangs operate and how investigators catch up with them, and Freya narrows in on what makes us all so curious about morbid topics like murder? You can also...

Duration:01:42:12

S2 EP8 Ari Squire's Insurance Fraud Fiasco

1/3/2021
Kicking off a whole new year, Amy tells the true story of Ari Squire, a man who went to absolutely shocking lengths to start over back in 2008. Find out exactly what he had planned and how it all came crumbling down right here. In the burning questions segment, Freya explains the various ways people try to fake their own death and why they are motivated to do this, and Amy tackles the topic of odontology and how it works exactly. You can also find a full list of the resources we used to...

Duration:01:15:02

Christmas Special

12/25/2020
To keep you company this festive period, the girl's wanted to gift you with an extra special episode of A Killer Podcast. First up, Amy covers the horrific true story of the Covina Massacre back on Christmas Eve 2008 and Freya tackles the unsolved disappearance of The Five Sodder Children, who may have vanished from their home on Christmas Eve, before a house fire broke out, or perished in the flames without a trace... Have a Killer Christmas and New Year!

Duration:01:49:18

S2 EP7 The Man Who Walked on his Grave

12/20/2020
Keeping in line with last season, Freya has declared today's episode 7 as her favourite of the entire Murder for Money season. On topic is the true story of Ramon Sosa and the tumultuous relationship between him and his wife, Maria De Lourdes Sosa, better known as Lulu. The lengths at which people go to in this story to do both evil and good are sure to amaze you. In the burning questions segment, Amy tackles what type of evidence and how much of it is needed to convict someone for...

Duration:00:33:49

S2 EP6 The Family Poisoner Janie Lou Gibbs

12/13/2020
On this week's episode, Amy tells the story of Janie Lou Gibbs who by all appearances was a loving wife, Mother and Grandmother and a devoted Christian. Then one by one, all her close family members started to die from strange illnesses and sweet, little Janie seemed to come out of the situation all the richer... Listen to the episode and let us know what you think, is she classified as a serial killer or a family annihilator? In the burning questions segment the girl's fear they are giving...

Duration:00:45:48

S2 EP5 The Greedy Doctor John Bodkin Adams

12/6/2020
Halfway through the Murder for Money season and Freya tackles one of Britain's most infamous doctors who is alleged to have killed between 8 and 163 of his patients, although he was never convicted. What was the doctor's motive, the money and possessions he gained from his patients will or just a noble intention to help his elderly patients die peacefully? Listen along as the hosts dive into all the juicy details of the case. For the burning question segment, Amy explains the effect of...

Duration:00:45:45

S2 EP4 The Cover-Up of Linda Anderson's Murder

11/29/2020
This week Amy discusses who and what caused the death of single-mother, Linda Anderson back in 2003 and how greed had a key part to play in this calculated and evil murder plot. In the burning questions segment, Freya tackles the psychology of matricide and Amy explains what mixing painkillers and alcohol does to the body. You can find a full list of the resources we used to create this episode at our website witworld.co.uk/podcast

Duration:00:43:27

S2 EP3 The Double-Cross of Chris Morris

11/22/2020
In today's episode, Freya narrates a case that is full of twists and turns and with a truth that is sure to surprise you! Going back to the start of 1990 in Florida, the duo look at what happened to Chris Morris on that cold January day which led him to be found dead in his own car. In the burning questions segment Amy goes into all the details about blood pattern analysis and Freya tackles how addiction alters our brain and why it is a chronic illness. If you feel that you are suffering...

Duration:01:21:38

S2 EP2 The Hit on William Walker

11/15/2020
For her first case of the Murder for Money season, Amy talks us through the truth behind the death of William Walker back in 2013. In the burning questions segment, Freya covers the reasons behind committing murder for money and Amy fills us in on how exactly mobile location tracking works. You can find a full list of the resources we used to create this episode at our website witworld.co.uk/podcast

Duration:00:34:38

S2 EP1 The Brides in the Bath

11/8/2020
Kicking off a whole new season based on the theme of 'Murder for Money', Freya dives into the infamous brides in the bath murders, committed by serial killer, George Joseph Smith in England back at the beginning of the 20th Century. In the burning question segment, the girls discuss hypnotism and exactly what happens to body when the throat is flooded with water. You can find a full list of the resources we used to create this episode at our website witworld.co.uk/podcast

Duration:00:28:09

Halloween Special Part 2

10/31/2020
In the second part of our Halloween Special, Amy tells her scary story that will hopefully keep you feeling haunted long after tonight. On topic today is the true story of the Canadian Ant Hill Kids Cult and all the horrifying abuse that went down back in 1977 until 1989. Be warned, this is not for the faint-hearted. You can find a full list of the resources we used to create this episode at our website witworld.co.uk/podcast

Duration:01:07:03