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Episode 42: Archibald Hall. This week Emma tells the tale of Archibald Hall an opportunistic lothario from Glasgow whose crimes spanned the length and breadth of the UK. Through his life Hall used many aliases, had many lovers and committed many crimes, including petty theft, burglary and eventually murder. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by …
 
Episode 41: Alex Stuart. This week Joannagh tells us about the case of Alexandra Stuart, a young woman killed after a violent knife attack fueled by drink and drugs. Joannagh discusses the troubled background of the killer Nicholas Rogers and examines his mental health issues in the lead up to Alex's murder. Case research by Joannagh Shanks Produce…
 
Bonus Episode: Interview with Thomas Leonard Ross QC. Before joining the Scottish bar in 2000, Thomas was a partner in a busy Glasgow solicitor’s practice, specializing in criminal defence. Since calling at the Scottish bar, Thomas has established himself as one of the country’s busiest criminal trial counsel – having conducted more than 250 trials…
 
Episode 40: Gordon McLean. This week Emma tells us about Gordon McLean, an award winning screenwriter and comic artist who has been missing since Boxing Day 2019. Emma details the last known movements of Gordon on trains from Glasgow through Edinburgh and finally to Dalmeny Station where he was last seen. We hope this episode can jog memories and h…
 
Episode 39: Mark Ayton. This week Joannagh tells of the death of Mark Ayton, a 19-year-old killed after a drunken verbal altercation turned violent. We hear details of how the unusual pathology report altered the direction of the case and the effect the incident had on the small community in which it occurred. Case research by Joannagh Shanks Produ…
 
Episode 38: Helen Kane. This week Emma brings us the unsolved case of Helen Kane, a mother of four, who was killed as she made her way home from an anniversary celebration. Emma talks through the inadequate evidence gathering practices of the 1970's and the difficulties this causes in attempting to solve this case 50 years later, and also discusses…
 
Bonus Episode: Interview with Peter Bleksley on the Hunt for Kevin Parle. Peter Bleksley is an author, broadcaster, former undercover detective with Scotland Yard and also remembered as 'The Chief' from Channel 4's 'Hunted'. Peter joins us again to talk about his ongoing hunt for notorious fugitive Kevin Parle. Parle - who has been on the run since…
 
Bonus Episode: Interview with Peter Bleksley on Alistair Wilson's murder. Peter Bleksley is an author, broadcaster, former undercover detective with Scotland Yard and also remembered as 'The Chief' from Channel 4's 'Hunted'. Episode 21 of Murder She Spoke covered the death of Alistair Wilson - commonly known as the banker from Nairn who was shot de…
 
Episode 37: Jimmy Boyle & Craig Millar. A double bill this week as Joannagh tells us the story of former Glasgow gangster Jimmy Boyle, who put his violent past behind him by embracing hss artistic abilities and Emma tells us of the tragic unsolved case of Craig Millar, an abandoned newborn whose death brought a community together in mourning. Case …
 
Episode 36: Tracey Wylde. This week Emma brings us the tragic story of Tracey Wylde, a young mother whose murder would spark a long running investigation in which Tracey would not be the only innocent person to suffer. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by Emma Taylor & Joannagh Shanks Editing by Shaun O'Neill Music by Tribe of Noise Sources of …
 
Episode 35: The Moors Murderers. This week Joannagh brings us the story of two of the UK's most notorious killers, Ian Brady and Myra Hindley. Over two years the sadistic couple tortured and killed five young victims, one of whom would never be found again, their remains lost to the Saddleworth Moor where they are thought to be buried. Case researc…
 
Episode 34: Madeleine Smith. This week Emma delves into the history books to bring us the case of Madeleine Smith, a prominent Scottish socialite whose clandestine romance would result in scandal and one of the most famous murder trials of its time. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by Emma Taylor & Joannagh Shanks Editing by Shaun O'Neill Musi…
 
Episode 33: Shamsuddin Mahmood. This week Joannagh tells us of a crime that rocked a small community in Orkney, when a young waiter was gunned down in a restaurant in front of horrified diners. The episode looks at the possible motivations for the killing as well as interference in the investigation from within police ranks. Case research by Joanna…
 
Episode 32: Linda Peacock. This week Emma tells us of the murder of Linda Peacock, a young girl whose murder investigation and the subsequent trial would result in the groundbreaking use of a controversial area of science; forensic odontology, to secure a conviction. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by Emma Taylor & Joannagh Shanks Editing by …
 
Episode 31: The Yorkshire Ripper. This week Joannagh tells us about the unfortunate women who fell victim to the Yorkshire Ripper during a reign of terror lasting five years in the north of England in which police were overwhelmed and taken in by a hoaxer who would have a devastating effect on the investigation. Case research by Joannagh Shanks Pro…
 
Episode 30: Malcolm Webster. This week Emma tells the almost unbelievable story of Malcolm Webster, a compulsive liar and fraudster whose crimes would escalate into arson and murder and who would spark an investigation stretching all the way from Scotland to New Zealand. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by Emma Taylor & Joannagh Shanks Editing…
 
Bonus Episode: The Shattered Window Podcast Review We were incredibly lucky to be given early access to a brand new investigative podcast series from Emily G Thompson (host of Morbidology podcast) and Eileen McFarlane (host of CrimeLapse podcast). Episodes 1 and 2 are being released to the general public on 23 November 2020, however Patreons can ac…
 
Episode 29: Amanda Duffy. This week Joannagh tells the story of Amanda Duffy, an aspiring drama student brutally murdered and mutilated after a night out with friends. This episode goes into the facts of the case as well as the controversy surrounding both the trial and a unique aspect of Scots Law. Case research by Joannagh Shanks Produced by Emma…
 
Episode 28: Rhys Bonner. This week Emma tells us of the mysterious circumstances surrounding the death of Rhys Bonner as well as the questions raised around the conduct of the Police in the course of the investigation. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by Emma Taylor & Joannagh Shanks Editing by Shaun O'Neill Music by Tribe of Noise Huge thanks…
 
Episode 27: Burke & Hare. This week is a suitably macabre Halloween episode in which Joannagh delves into the story of the infamous Edinburgh body snatchers Burke & Hare. This Halloween season, Spirits and Demons are walking amongst us, some may have even managed to sneak into this Podcast, keep an ear out for their influence throughout the episode…
 
Episode 26: Robbie McIntosh. This week Emma tells us not only of the initial heinous crime carried out by Robbie McIntosh in Dundee, but also the repercussions of releasing a depraved individual who has not been reformed, back into society. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by Emma Taylor & Joannagh Shanks Editing by Shaun O'Neill Music by Trib…
 
Episode 25: Henry Gallagher. On 18 May 1980, four medical students were playing football when one accidentally knocked the ball over the fence at number 2 Roseangle in Dundee, Scotland. Whilst retrieving the ball, the student glanced through the window of the house and was arrested by what he saw. Inside was what police later described as a crime s…
 
Episode 24: Allan Bryant Jr. On 2 November 2013, 23 year old Allan was enjoying a night out in his home town of Glenrothes, Scotland as most young people do. After attending an engagement party, Allan and friends went to Styx nightclub. At closing, Allan can be seen on CCTV leaving the club but that was the last known sighting of him. What happened…
 
Episode 23: Jodi Jones. Content Warning: This case involves the death of a child. As always, we want our listeners to look after themselves, so if you feel that this episode may be distressing for you we would advise you to possibly skip this episode or listen to another one instead. Jodi was 14 years old when she was found brutally murdered just a…
 
Episode 22: Dr Thomas Cream. A doctor with a penchant for chloroform who performed illegal abortions. He was linked to the death of many with strychnine playing a major role. Who was this man, why did he leave such chaos in his wake and why have some reports considered whether he could have been Jack the Ripper? Listen now as Emma takes us through …
 
We've been holding out on you! We've got a special interview with the inspirational, best selling author Mary Turner Thomson. In it, we chat about her book The Bigamist, her upcoming sequel the psychopath and delve into research and experience of personality disorders. This is one not to be missed. You can find The Bigamist online now and Mary's fo…
 
Episode 21: Alistair Wilson. Alistair Wilson had a normal family and what appeared to have been a normal life. So why was he shot dead in a picturesque seaside town in Scotland in what seemed to be an execution style hit? Why was he holding a blue envelope when he went back into the house to speak to his wife? Where did the envelope go? Why did the…
 
Episode 20: Kimberley Mackenzie. Kimberley was a 37 year old mother of three living in Montrose, Scotland who was brutally murdered and dismembered. Her case came to be known as the 'Body in Bins' murder after her remains were scattered in bins throughout Montrose. Listen as Emma takes us through the case and gives us some insight into Kimberley's …
 
Episode 19: Joy Gardner. On 28 July 1993 at 07:40 in Crouch End, London, five police officers and an immigration official arrived to deport Joy Gardner and her son to Jamaica. At 08:04 - 24 minutes after officers had arrived at Joy's flat - an ambulance was called as Joy was unresponsive. Four days later Joy was pronounced dead. Why was Joy bound w…
 
Episode 18: Mikaeel Kular. Content Warning: This case involves the death of a child. As always, we want our listeners to look after themselves, so if you feel that this episode may be distressing for you we would advise you to possibly skip this episode or listen to another one instead. This is the case of Mikaeel Kular, a three year old boy who li…
 
Episode 17: Colin Norris AKA The Angel of Death. Colin Norris began killing shortly after graduating as a nurse in Scotland. Eventually tried and convicted of four counts of murder and one of attempted murder, howwever some believe his conviction to be 'unsafe' and are convinced of his innocence. Listen as Joannagh takes you through the case. Case …
 
Episode 16: Sandy Davidson. In 1976 four year old Sandy played in the front garden of his grandparents house in Ayrshire, Scotland just a few doors down from where he lived with his parents. Within a matter of minutes, he had vanished leaving behind his two year old sister who is still searching for answers to his disappearance. Listen as Emma take…
 
Episode 15: Carol Lannen & Elizabeth McCabe i.e. The Templeton Woods Murders. Two women discovered naked, bound and strangled in Templeton Woods in Dundee, Scotland 11 months apart. Their bodies were found in areas a mere 150 yards apart. Despite the similarities, police do not believe the murders to be connected. Listen as we cover the theories co…
 
Episode 14: Edward William Pritchard. "Doctor" Edward William Pritchard practiced medicine in the late 1800's but his past was vague and sketchy. Eventually convicted of two murders and suspected of a third, he was the last person to be publicly hanged in Scotland. Listen now as Joannagh tells you the macabre story and gives you a few wee bits of S…
 
Episode 13: Mandy Barnett. 22 year old Mandy spoke regularly with her boyfriend who was imprisoned for murder. Unable to reach her at the time of their usual call, concerns for her wellbeing were raised and she was found murdered in her Edinburgh flat. Join us as Emma takes us through the case. Case research by Emma Taylor Produced by Emma Taylor a…
 
Episode 12: Saima Ahmed. In August 2015, Saima Ahmed was 36 years old when she mysteriously disappeared from Wembley train station in London. Four months later, 400 miles away, her skull was found in a remote area on the outskirts of Edinburgh. To this day her family still have many unanswered questions. Listen as we discuss the specifics of her di…
 
Episode 11: Barry Wallace. 18 year old Barry Wallace was enjoying a Christmas night out with work colleagues and left to meet friends in the centre of Kilmarnock. At some point in the evening, he encountered a monster later dubbed as the 'Limbs In The Loch Murderer' who committed abhorrent acts on him and abruptly ended his young life. Listener dis…
 
Episode 10: Sheku Bayoh. This week Emma tells us about the tragic case of Sheku Bayoh, a black man who died whilst in police custody. Though it happened in 2015, the parallels to George Floyd's murder are chilling. Listen as Emma takes us through the events and the current status of the case. If you enjoy our show, please consider leaving us a 5 st…
 
Episode 9: Caroline Glachan. Caroline was a 14 year old girl who was devastatingly found dead on her mother's 40th birthday. The circumstances around Caroline's death are unusual and police believe someone holds the key to solving the case, as the family approach 24 years without answers. Please see our Instagram page @murdershespokepod for further…
 
Episode 8: Alesha MacPhail. Listener discretion is advised as this episode contains details of the murder and sexual assault of a child. Alesha was just six years old when she was cruelly snatched from her bed whilst visiting her father and his girlfriend on the Isle of Bute during the school summer holidays in 2018. In this episode we discuss the …
 
Episode 7: Annie Börjesson Part 2. Annie had moved from Sweden and was making a life for herself in the capital of Scotland. In December 2005 she was found dead on a beach in Ayrshire - approximately 80 miles from where she lived in Edinburgh. Her death is surrounded in suspicion and conspiracies and there are so many questions left unanswered. Lis…
 
Episode 7: Annie Börjesson Part 1. Annie had moved from Sweden and was making a life for herself in the capital of Scotland. In December 2005 she was found dead on a beach in Ayrshire - approximately 80 miles from where she lived in Edinburgh. Her death is surrounded in suspicion and conspiracies and there are so many questions left unanswered. Lis…
 
As podcasters, we have a platform and duty to speak up and call out injustice. In light of the murder of George Floyd, we have come together in solidarity to use our platform to speak up against racial injustice and amplify the voices of black podcasters that deserve more recognition. Racism is prevalent in all industries; from the media who under-…
 
Episode 6: Suzanne Pilley. Suzanne made her way to work in Edinburgh city centre on a normal Tuesday morning in 2010 and was never seen again. This month marks the 10 year anniversary of her going missing. It's time she was found and brought home. Listen as we take you through the case of her disappearance and the subsequent police investigation.…
 
Episode 4: Ann Ballantine AKA The Union Canal Murder. A young woman aged only 20 years old and just setting out in life and finding her own independence, last seen in November 1986. She was discovered in the Union Canal in Edinburgh in January 1987 having been bound and rolled in carpet. Over 30 years later her family are still awaiting justice.…
 
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