EP 91 - Girl has no Chill

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By Mackenzie Prather. Discovered by Player FM and our community — copyright is owned by the publisher, not Player FM, and audio is streamed directly from their servers. Hit the Subscribe button to track updates in Player FM, or paste the feed URL into other podcast apps.
Welcome back to Death by Champagne, the podcast here to keep you up at night! We are back to our regular format this week with two stories. Mack starts us off with an old but still very tragic slew of arsenic murders all committed by the one and only Bertha Giffords, dubbed America's first female serial killer. Liv brings us something light-hearted and discusses the origins of Ursula Shipton, aka Mother Shipton, her notorious prophecies and possible proof of her existence.
This episode contains foul language, discussions about murder (including child murder), witches and some lore. We’ll do our best to stay on track, but the bottles are popped!
Sources
Bertha Giffords
Missouri’s Murderous Matrons, Victoria Cosner, Lorelai Shannon, Arcadia Publishing
Poison was weapon for 'Missouri's Murderous Matrons', Harry Levins, St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 14, 2019
World Health Org on Arsenic
http://www.berthagifford.com/
https://www.morsemillhotel.com/
STL Post-Dispatch, Oct. 26, 1993
Mysterious Heartland Blog
Republican Tribune (Union, Missouri), Aug 28, 1928
Tainted Legacy, S. Kay Murphy - Bertha Gifford’s great-granddaughter explores her family history
S. Kay Murphy Blog - Article on the case, and how impossible it is to know the truth.
Mother Shipton
The Legend of Mother Shipton by Sharon Bennett Connolly
The Eerie Prophecies of Mother Shipton that Terrified all of England by Nancy Bilyeau
Wikipedia: Mother Shipton
Wikipedia: Thomas Wolsey

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