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Square Mile of Murder is a true crime podcast recorded and produced in Glasgow, Scotland. Join Taylor and Kat as they describe lesser known, famous, and infamous crimes and make sarcastic comments and bad puns along the way!

Square Mile of Murder is a true crime podcast recorded and produced in Glasgow, Scotland. Join Taylor and Kat as they describe lesser known, famous, and infamous crimes and make sarcastic comments and bad puns along the way!


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Square Mile of Murder is a true crime podcast recorded and produced in Glasgow, Scotland. Join Taylor and Kat as they describe lesser known, famous, and infamous crimes and make sarcastic comments and bad puns along the way!




54: HH Holmes (Part 2)

We are back with part 2 of our take on notorious serial killer HH Holmes. Last week we told you about his early life and crimes and this week we take a closer look at what happened next. We discuss the infamous "Murder Castle" which may not have been as sinister as it was made out to be. We pick apart how the press at the time kept upping Holmes' body count. And of course we tell you all about the crimes that Holmes committed and how he was eventually caught. We had lots of fun researching...


53: H.H. Holmes (Part 1)

This week we're celebrating one whole year since we started the podcast! For this very exciting occasion we decided to dive into a case we've been wanting to cover for a while: Chicago's devil, H.H. Holmes. In part one of this two part episode we cover Holmes's early life, his endless schemes, how he ended up in Chicago, the construction of his infamous "murder castle", and his first confirmed murders. Join us next week in part two where we dive into the two major versions of Holmes's crimes...


52: Georgia Tann Children's Home

Even the most seemingly respectable orphanages and adoption companies can be a front for child tracking rings, and today we’re going to tell you the story of one such organisation: The Tennessee Children’s Home Society, sometimes known as the Georgia Tann Children’s Home. The Tennessee Children's Home Society began as a non-profit orphanage in 1897. But in the 1920s, under the direction of Georgia Tann, it served as a child trafficking hub. Estimates say that nearly 5,000 children were...


51: Murf the Surf

Can decades of preaching in prisons wipe out a youth filled with crime? That's what Jack Roland Murphy AKA Murf the Surf tried to do. He was involved in the biggest jewel heist in New York City history, won surfing championships, scaled Miami Beach buildings as a cat burglar, and ultimately landed in prison for two brutal murders. Today we tell the story of his life and crimes and discuss whether Murf's devotion to religion in and after prison can make up for the havoc he wreaked as a young...


50: Serial Killer in the Making

It's our 50th episode! And we've run out of Square Mile of Murder cases from Glasgow's history, so for episode 50 we're taking on another infamous Scottish case. Sometimes referred to as the limbs in the Loch killer, today we're talking about William Beggs. First captured in 1987 for the brutal murder of Barry Oldham, Beggs was tried and convicted of murder and sentenced to life in prison. But just three years later he was released after a successful appeal based on a technicality. Listen in...


49: UWantMe2KillHim?

The phrases “stranger than fiction” and “you couldn’t make it up” are frequently attached to a whole plethora of true crime cases, every documentary, book and podcast evenly remotely related to true crime has utter those phrases. But we think we have found one of the greatest “stranger than fiction, you couldn’t make it up” cases. One evening in late June 2003, 16-year-old Mark lured his friend, 14-year-old John, into an alley in an area known as Goose Green, which is in Altrincham, an...


48: 10 Rillington Place

This week’s episode was one suggested by one of our lovely patrons, Laura! Thanks so much for the suggestion Laura, this one is a doozy! Today we're diving into the life and crimes of John "Reg" Christie who committed eight murders at 10 Rillington Place in London. A perfect storm of timing, historical events, perception, and the law helped this man get away with brutal crimes for years. And we're gonna get into it all, so listen in! FURTHER READING:...


47: The Ballad of Cowboy Bob

In the early 1990s, a stoic man pulled off a string of bank robberies in the Dallas suburbs. He was dubbed “Cowboy Bob” by the FBI agents who were left scratching their heads trying to find him. When they finally found him, Cowboy Bob turned out to be quite the surprise. The first bank robbery occurred in May 1991 at the American Federal Bank in Irving Texas. Cowboy Bob walked into the bank and up to a young female teller. He was about 5’10” tall, a large imposing man with a bit of a paunch....


46: The Christmas Criminal

Today we're talking about one of the most prolific criminals we've ever heard of. This dastardly fellow strikes every year, and even the authorities do nothing to stop him. Listen in as we cover the case of this Christmas Criminal. Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays, and Happy New Year to you all, thanks so much for listening this year! FURTHER READING: https://tyroneeagleeyenews.com/santa-clause-criminal/ (Santa Clause: Criminal)...


45: Serial Killer Charles Sobhraj (Part 2)

We’re picking up where we left off last week with the story of serial killer, Charles Sobhraj, nicknamed the Serpent for his ability to slither out of pretty much every situation including multiple prisons in Europe, the middle east, and India. We wrapped up last week in 1975 when Sobhraj had tricked his younger brother Andre into taking his place in a Greek jail. The Greek prison service weren’t happy about this trick. So, Andre was then extradited to neighbouring Turkey where he was...


44: The Serpent, Charles Sobhraj (Part 1)

Charles Sobhraj was known as The Serpent, the Bikini Killer, and the Hippie Trail Killer. He spent years running cons, schemes, and scams across multiple continents. And his trail of crime eventually led to murder. This week we're bringing you the first half of our take on Sobhraj and his criminal antics. Be sure to listen in before the new BBC/Netflix show about him, The Serpent, premieres on New Years Day! FURTHER READING: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Sobhraj (Charles Sobhraj -...


43: The Lindbergh Kidnapping

On March 1, 1932, baby Charles Lindbergh Jr was kidnapped from his second story bedroom while world famous aviator Charles Lindbergh Sr and his wife were inside the house. They found a ransom note on the windowsill demanding $50,000. What followed next was a whirlwind of communication between the Lindbergh family and the kidnappers, massive press attention, the birth of kidnapping as a federal crime, and the trial of the century. This week we cover all the details of the kidnapping and...


42: Baba Anujka

For today’s case we are going to Eastern Europe and back to the 19th century with the story of Ana Drakšin, more commonly known as Baba Anujka, one of the most prolific poisoners of late 19th-early 20th century Europe. Baba Anujka spent her life studying chemistry and herbalism and spent her twilight years helping women dispatch their abusive husbands with her special "magic water" laced with poison. This week we go through the whole, fascinating story. FURTHER READING:...


41: Jodi Jones

In 2003, 14-year-old Jodi Jones was murdered near her home in Easthouses in Central Scotland. Suspicion quickly fell to her boyfriend, Luke Mitchell. Mitchell had found Jones's body in the woods, had written some concerning essays in his high school classes, and was found to be in possession of a knife with a strange inscription on the sheath. The largely circumstantial case against him went ahead and he was convicted and sentenced to a minimum of 20 years in prison. Listen in as we go...


40: Marion Gilchrist & Oscar Slater

It was the 21st of December 1908 in Glasgow’s Square Mile of Murder. At 7pm young maid Helen “Nellie” Lambie left the flat where she worked for Marion Gilchrist, leaving her 83-year-old mistress in the flat at 15 Queens Terrace, West Princes Street. Nellie left every day at 7 to fetch the newspapers for Miss Gilchrist, a task that usually took her 10 minutes. It was during this short period of time that Nellie Lambie was running errands that her wealthy employer was murdered, and an...


39: Itchy Spies - Jennifer Fairgate & The Isdal Woman

This week we’ve got two cold cases from Norway which remain unsolved, one of which has been back in the news lately due to its being featured on the new series of Unsolved Mysteries on Netflix. Jennifer Fairgate, the pseudonym of the woman found dead at the Plaza Hotel in Oslo, and the Isdal Woman, were both found dead in Norway with no real identification. All attempts to identify them have so far been unsuccessful, and there’s more than air of mystery surrounding their deaths. This is our...


Halloween Special: Spring Heeled Jack!

Happy Halloween everyone! Today we explore the mysterious legend of Spring Heeled Jack. Enjoy the episode and your spooky holiday! 🎃 In Victorian London, a a strange and scary creature terrorised women. He had fireball eyes and spit blue and white flames, and he was never identified. Listen to the story of Spring Heeled Jack and let us know what you think was going on during his reign of terror. FURTHER READING: https://thoughtcatalog.com/january-nelson/2018/08/spring-heeled-jack/ (27 Facts...


38: Andrei Chikatilo (Part 2)

Today Kat and Taylor are back with part two of their look at Soviet Serial Killer, Andrei Chikatilo. Today we cover the rest of Chikatilo's crimes as well as the complex police investigation into the unknown serial killer stalking Russia. From the highly accurate criminal offender profile, to the clever undercover surveillance operations employed by investigators, there's a lot of ground to cover so hit play and jump right in! FURTHER READING: https://allthatsinteresting.com/andrei-chikatilo...


Halloween Special: The Curious Death of Edgar Allan Poe

To finish off our special spooky short stories we're looking at the master of the macabre himself, Edgar Allan Poe. That’s right, the writer who brought us gothic classics like The Raven, The Cask of Amontillado, The Pit and The Pendulum, and The Tell-Tale Heart lived a fascinating life. But that life is not the focus of today’s story. Instead today we’re going to focus on Poe’s death. You see, over 170 years after Poe died, people still can’t figure out his cause of death. FURTHER READING:...


Halloween Special: The Mysterious Death of Zigmund Adamski

On June 11 1980, Trevor Parker arrived at his father’s coal yard in the small Yorkshire town of Todmorden. Everything seemed normal until he looked up and saw a body lying on one of the coal heaps. The dead man was Zigmund Adamski and his death only gets more mysterious the more you learn about it. Is there a perfectly normal explanation for this man's death, or did something more...otherworldly happen? https://countrysidebooks.co.uk/blogs/news/close-encounters-of-a-deadly-kind (Close...