44. Annie - The Victims of Jack the Ripper

• March 16th, 2021

This episode is about the story of Annie Chapman. Born in a precarious position to an enlisted man and his dollymop, Annie experienced a life of tragedy from childhood to her very end. This is almost certainly our saddest story in this series, but that doesn't mean that she doesn't deserve to have her story told and the record of her life set straight.

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References again entirely from

  • The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019

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43. Polly - The Victims of Jack the Ripper

• February 23rd, 2021

Polly is the first canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. She also lived a full and complex life; one that probably resonates with a lot of people even now. She also never appeared to engage in any form of sex work, but the assumption that she did marred not only her investigation but investigations of further victims. 

Polly's story was taken from her twice. First by her murderer, and again by the investigation, coroner's inquest, and everyone else who reported a simplified and fabricated version of her story. We hope to help restore some of her truth. 

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We didn't do anything for Black History Month, BUT! Tone Deaf does an amazing musical theatre Black History series during February. Please check them out, it's excellent!

Resources: 

  • The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019

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42. Jack the Ripper ep 2 - The Whitechapel Murders

• February 2nd, 2021

It's episode 2 on our coverage of the victims of Jack the Ripper and this episode we actually tell the story of the Whitechapel Murders. These are the 11 unsolved murders that took place in Whitechapel from 1888 to 1891, five of which are considered officially as victims of the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper.

We also start the episode talking about Karens and the dawn of society's hatred of sex work, it makes sense we promise. And we talk a little bit about how difficult it is to review this case because there's a lot of missing information and a lot of mis-information. 

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References:

  • The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019
  • My MOM! no but really.
  • Code Switch - What's in a 'Karen'?
  • Last Podcast on the Left episodes on Jack the Ripper 254-258
  • This site: https://www.casebook.org/ripper_letters/ for the letters we covered
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41. Jack the Ripper ep 1 - Victorian England Sucked

• January 18th, 2021

Hey friends! We're back, and it looks like we're actually on track to maintain some semblance of a schedule.

Today we're starting a series on not so much Jack the Ripper, but on the victims of Jack the Ripper and the environment that enabled their murders and the poor publicity after the fact.

In this first episode we mostly talk about how shitty it was to live in poverty in Victorian London and how the story we all know may not be the actual truth.

90% of the research for this series was taken from The Five, by Hallie Rubenhold. It is incredibly well researched and well written and I highly recommend it if you're at all interested in the subject.

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40. The History of Slashers

• October 31st, 2020

Sunshine and Alix are finally back! Much like one of the villains from these horror franchises... (dumb joke is dumb)

Point is: A, we had to get back by Halloween. I mean... horror podcast. B, today we're covering the history of slasher films because it's so damn fun and it felt topical. We start with an early history of horror films in general, then follow the trail of the slasher from Agatha Christie's mystery novels to the Golden Age of Slashers in the 80s and then... wherever the hell we are now.

We are so grateful to everyone who has patiently waited, but like, still excitedly, for our return. 2020 has been a kick in the ass for everyone and your support has been a tremendous boon to us. 

Resources:

- Luckily for this episode, this information mostly lives rent free in Alix's brain already

- Horrible Reviews: (this is a Dutch youtuber I'm really fond of and I got some of the information for the history of horror movies from his channel) But in particular - this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=twMMoy-omXw 

- Going to Pieces: The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film, 2006. Directed by Jeff McQueen

- Nightmares in Red, White and Blue, 2009. Directed by Andrew Monument

- Literally every film (and book) discussed in this episode

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39. The Ghost Ship Palatine - Featuring Mike from Boston Harbor Horror

• February 4th, 2020

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

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

• January 28th, 2020

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 Britannica

Peterson, James Braxton, et al. Prison Industrial Complex for Beginners. For Beginners, 2016.

Brunch and Budget Podcast - Eps 50-54

Abolishprisons.org

https://www.prisonpolicy.org/

https://www.sentencingproject.org/

13th. Directed by Ava DuVernay, 2016

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

• January 21st, 2020

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!

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36. The Attica Prison Uprising Part 2: The Uprising

• January 14th, 2020

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 Thompson

Attica (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/

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

• December 10th, 2019

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/iwbpodcast

Resources:

https://www.missedinhistory.com/podcasts Attica Part 1 & 2

"Blood in the Water" by Heather Ann Thompson

Attica (Cinda Firestone, US, 1974) - Documentary

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