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Lizzie Borden Audio

Author: Kate Lavender

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Lizzie Borden Audio is a new episodic series that appeals to lovers of the dark and macabre nature of a historical true crime investigation from the famous 1892 case. Told from multiple witnesses utilizing the primary source transcripts with short musical interludes, it is the first podcast made entirely from trial testimony with humorous bits of music to accent the absurd and sometimes comical nature of the crime. All work is nonfiction and comes from the trial, the published works of Borden scholars, and the newspapers of the time. 

11 Episodes
Emma Borden, the older spinster sister to Lizzie Borden gave her inquest testimony to District Attorney Hosea Knowlton sometime during August 9-11, 1892 less than a week after the murders of her father and stepmother. The testimony takes on new meaning now that we know Emma was present with Lizzie in Fairhaven while she was asking for chloroform at Hypolyte Martel's Apothecary two weeks before the murders which can be verified with the latest book from the prestigious Fall River Historical Society's "The Jennings Journals 1892." Includes a short interlude from "one who reads but only a woman" written anonymously to D.A. Knowlton to not forget "the burnt dress" from "The Knowlton Papers" by the Fall River Historical Society.Emma Borden: Brenda McGinnisDistrict Attorney Knowlton: Tim DennisOne Who Reads But Only a Woman: Brenda McGinnisLast Dance: by eBunnySpring is Coming: by Jack WhiteNarrator: Don Sharp Produced by Kate LavenderTrial transcripts provided with permission by Stefani Koorey, Ph.D. and the website of
The original witness statements from the case of Lizzie Borden by the Fall River Police Department immediately following the discovery of Andrew and Abby Borden's mutilated heads by their youngest daughter. Dennis Alexander as announcerTim Dennis as the Mayor of Fall RiverKati Dery as Bridget Sullivan & Lucy ColletteDavid Loftus all other voicesTanya Montoya as Lizzie BordenJody McCoy as Mrs. Buffington ChurchillAll Music licenses purchased from MelodyLoops.comSpooky Pumpkins by Audiocalm: license #5178Quirky Clarinet by Eitan Epstein Music license #9167 Produced by Kate LavenderRecorded at KBOO Radio in Portland, Oregon.https://www.lizziebordenaudio.comhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.substack.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's witness statements provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and Music license# =last 4 digits
The exciting conclusion of the Inquest of Lizzie Borden as D.A. Knowlton queries Lizzie about the inconsistencies in her stories on the day of the murders.  Also discussed the eating of pears in the hot loft of the barn while looking out a closed window when she was "too sick to eat breakfast," looking for pieces of lead she "never found" to go fishing, her attempt to buy prussic acid,  and purchasing cheap dress material with a pattern in New Bedford.  Last, Knowlton asked her eight times if she wore an apron on the day of the murders.  Martin Dodge as Narrator Retro Comic  Music by MelodyLoopsDennis Alexander as announcerTanya Montoya as Lizzie BordenTim Dennis as D.A. Hosea KnowltonLady Blue sung by Christine RotondoDirected & Produced by Kate LavenderRecorded at KBOO Radio, Portland, OregonMusic & Lyrics of Lady Blue by Kate Lavenderhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.comhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.substack.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's inquest testimony provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and 
D.A. Knowlton interrogates the 32 year-old-spinster daughter of the great Andrew J. Borden of Fall River revealing a sophisticated and clever liar.  All pleasantries have subsided as Lizzie uses her own brand of Bullshit & Bitchcraft to confuse her nemesis. Narrator: Martin DodgeAnnouncer: Dennis AlexanderLizzie Borden: Tanya MontoyaD.A. Hosea Knowlton: Tim DennisDirected & Produced by Kate LavenderRecorded at KBOO Radio, Portland, OregonRetro Comic Theme V2  by AG MusicPurchased at https://www.lizziebordenaudio.comhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.substack.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's inquest testimony provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and 
D.A. Knowlton interrogates Lizzie Borden during her inquest until she admits she was alone with Abby Borden between 9:00 and 10:40 am when her father returned to the house. Soon thereafter, her father and then later, her stepmother are found dead and she declares she was up in the barn loft "looking for sinkers" and neither heard nor saw anyone.Narrator: Martin DodgeLizzie Borden: Tanya MontoyaD.A. Hosea Knowlton: Tim DennisDirected & Produced by Kate LavenderSpooky Pumpkin by MelodyLoops.comMusic: Darkness Falls by MelodyLoopsRecorded at KBOO Radio, Portland, Oregonhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.comhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.substack.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's inquest testimony provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and 
Lizzie Borden was summoned to appear for questioning before Judge Blaisdell and D.A. Hosea Knowlton for the first day of her inquest five days after the suspicious murders of her father and stepmother.  She was the last person to see each person alive moments before their deaths even though they occurred two hours apart. Announcer: Dennis AlexanderNarrator: Martin DodgeLizzie Borden: Tanya MontoyaD.A.Hosea Knowlton: Tim DennisDirected & Produced: Kate LavenderRecorded at KBOO Radio, Portland, Oregon.Music: Powerful Rocket by MelodyLoops.comPumpkin Fiction & Spooky Pumpkin by MelodyLoopshttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.comhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.substack.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's inquest testimony provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and 
100% testimony from the famous criminal trial of Lizzie Borden told from multiple witnesses as neighbors, spinsters, relatives, and police officers give their statements in a capital case that profiles the political history of women and minorities that is still relevant today. Announcer by Dennis AlexanderNarrated by Larry Andrews Recorded at KBOO RadioMusic by MelodyLoops.comMastered at Auphonic.comWritten & Produced by Kate Lavender https://www.lizziebordenaudio.comhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.substack.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's inquest testimony provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and 
On August 4, 1892, Dr. John Coughlin, the Mayor of Fall River, arrived at the residence of Andrew and Abby Borden only forty minutes after their brutal murders. Despite the passage of time, his meticulous notes and observations remain relevant today. Coughlin's observations include a haunting insight into the nature of the crime: the same person who killed Mr. Borden was responsible for Mrs. Borden's death. He was baffled by the lack of blood at the crime scene and the absence of any evidence that could identify the perpetrator. There were no blood drops leaving the crime scene from Mrs. Borden to Andrew Borden and no bloody footprints leaving the building.The person committing the deed cleaned up all traces of their work. John Morse who was in town visiting relatives was still wearing the same clothes he arrived in the day before and was seen by several witnesses eliminating him as the first suspect. "The same deliberate hand that inflicted death upon the man guided the weapon that cut off Mrs. Borden's life. I cannot satisfy myself how a person could have done such a deed with so little blood around and leave no mark of his presence left behind." Dentist M.M. Park played by David Loftus Special Appearance by Jack ConeMayor Dr. John Couglin played by David LoftusAll other voices played by David LoftusMusic in order of appearance: Gloria in Excelsis by Raffaele De LeonardoDisturbed Anxiety by eBunny Cute Puzzle Box by Roman CanoProduced by Kate LavenderAll information contained in this podcast was selected from the scholarly work of the Fall River Historical Society with "The Knowlton Papers" and "The Jennings Journals 1892." You can order these books online. Outro voiceover by Don Sharp of Sharp VoiceOvers
John Morse was the first person that gave his inquest to District Attorney Hosea Knowlton after the suspicious murders of Andrew & Abby Borden on August 4, 1892, just a few hours after he left the house to pursue his errands after spending the night in the same room that Abby's body was found brutally hacked about the head the same way as her husband with no bloody footprints leaving the crime scene. D.A. Knowlton grilled him with questions attempting to piece together a plan with Emma or Lizzie to kill their father and stepmother. Many people believe that Uncle John had something to do with the murders but Morse, a lifelong bachelor, showed he had a deep fondness for the extended family he'd known for over 30 years and was invited back for the noonday meal when he came upon the crowds at the house and a guard at the door. Music provided by:eBunny for "Enchanted Violin" from AudioJungle/Envato in the IntroSpring is Coming by Jack White played at the OutroDavid Loftus as John Vinnicum Morse and psychopath Philip Gordon Reed from "The Knowlton Papers" published by the Fall River Historical Society.Dennis Alexander: AnnouncerTanya Montoya as Lizzie Borden and Tim Dennis as Fall River Police Officer during a room search of Lizzie Borden's bedroom taken from "The Jennings Journals 1892." Guest appearance by radio star Jack Cone. "Everywhere that I looked not a trace of crimson could be found." Thanks, Jack, you're a class act! Cameo appearance by Arielle Nissenblatt @arithisandthat as Lizzie Borden at the pharmacy the day b4 the murders. "Ten cents of prussic acid, please." You rule! Jack White's music can be purchased from Amazon and Apple Music and everywhere music is sold. His royalty-free music is available at MelodyLoops.comProduced by Kate LavenderTranscriptions of trial testimony provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and the website of
Listen while reading the transcript.  Emma Borden and Alice Russell discuss the burning of the Bedford Cord Dress after the murders. Brenda McGinnis as Emma Borden, Mrs. Cyrus W. Tripp, Mrs. Jane Gray & Gossipy Church Lady.Rina Sklar as Alice Russell.David Loftus as Eli Bence, Dr. Albert E. Chase, Officer Harrington & others.S.W. Conser as Eli Bence, Officer Medley, Reads the "Love Letter to Lizzie" and lawyer, Andrew Jennings & others.S.W. Conser as spectral voices in Greek Chorus. Host of "Words & Pictures" @KBOO Radio.Ken Jones as Officers Doherty & Harrington.Larry Andrews as Officer Harrington.Christie Quinn reads 2 passages from Parallel Lives from the Fall River Historical Society.Rolf Semprebon as Officers Doherty & Harrington. Host of "Sounds Unsound" @KBOO Radio.James Krzmarzick as D.A. Willaim A.Moody's Opening Statement at the Superior Court Trial.Jody McCoy as Mrs. Churchill.Kati Dery as Bridget Sullivan with PSHAW!Ha! Ha! Ha!Martin Dodge as Outro.Samantha an ominous child voice.Scary male voice: Jack Dabdoub.Lady Blue: Lyrics & Melody by Kate Lavender, Vocals by Christine Rotondo.Music by AudioJungle and songs were titled: Mysterious Clocks.RoyaltyFree Music by MelodyLoops.comOminous Orchestra by Elena NaumovaSadness Inside by Erick McNerneySadness Through the Window by AudioblycaIrish Pub by Alexander LisenkovFunny Bassoon by Eitan Epstein Music https://www.lizziebordenaudio.comhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.substack.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's witness statements provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and 
Defense Lawyer Ex-Governor George Robinson discusses "that one blue dress with the theory there were 2 bloody dresses to burn" and the prosecution's pursuit of "the Bedford Cord dress" played by Dennis Alexander.Next door neighbor Mrs. Churchill testifies her discovery of Abby Borden's body upstairs in the guest room after Lizzie's urging played by Jody McCoy. Officer Medley, Assist. Marshall John Fleet, Charles Cook, business manager, and Reverend  Jubb was played by David Loftus.Bridget Sullivan played by Kati Dery James "Chocolate" Dixon played Constable F.L. Edson and Dr. Albert C. Dedrick notices a bowl of bloody water in the guestroom after he placed his fingers in Abby Borden's wounds.Tanya Montoya as Lizzie Borden.Gwyn LaRee as Mrs. Bowen and Mrs. Perry Gifford, Seamstress. Assist. Marshall Fleet, Officers Doherty & Harrington played by Tim Dennis.Dennis Fitzpatrick as Hiram C. Harrington, Andrew Borden's brother-in-law.  Music by Theme song: Golden Age of Modern Empires.Recorded at KBOO Radio in Portland, Oregonhttps://www.lizziebordenaudio.comTranscriptions of Lizzie's witness statements provided with permission by Stefani Koorey and 
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