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RedHanded the podcast jumps head first into all manner of macabre madness. We cover everything from big time serial killers (and those you may never have heard of), to hauntings, possessions, disturbing mysteries, bizarre whodunits and basically anything that tickles our creepy fancy. So, join us, plug in, sit back and prepare for scares.
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The much-told legend of Rasputin – the giant, wild-eyed, well-hung, wandering Siberian monk who seduced the Tsarina herself – is mostly a bunch of absolute borscht.   But the real story is just as wild. H&S look at the life of a peasant who infiltrated Russian nobility, embodying the tensions of a nation – a charismatic zealot who mysteriously healed the Romanovs’ sickly heir.  So join us to find out how Russia went from Romanovs to Revolution; the possible MI6 ties to Rasputin’s death; and a classic, quick-fire RedHanded rundown of…the entire First World War.
Between 1828 and 1997, over 150,000 indigenous Canadian children were forcibly taken from their families, and placed in church-run ‘residential schools’.  Their heads were shaved, they were forbidden from speaking their native languages, and their cultures were forcibly and violently suppressed.  This is the story of one of the darkest chapters in Canada’s colonial history, and the cultural genocide of the country’s indigenous peoples. 
In 2009, having served just 13 months of the cushiest jail sentence this side of Scandinavia, Jeffrey Epstein was free – and legally protected from any future punishment. But there were hundreds of people that knew what he really was: a dangerous, influential and insatiable child rapist with a sophisticated network of fixers. They knew he had to be stopped. In this second episode of our two-parter, H&S look at the tireless legal and journalistic efforts to bring him down; go deeper into the involvement of Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew; and find out what kind of justice – if any – was served. Plus: what happened in that jail cell in 2019? 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
Medieval torture, the very words probably fill you with equal parts fear and curiosity…and that’s because no period of human history were the methods employed more devious, imaginative, and downright excruciating than in Medieval times. Join H&S as they take you through five of the most brutal ways countless poor souls met their end in Medieval Europe.
The story of Jeffrey Epstein – the billionaire financier with an industrial-scale web of child abuse implicating some of the most powerful people in the world – sounds like some half-baked conspiracy theory. But it’s all true. And to answer the question of how he went from humble origins to sex-trafficking minors over to his private island, we have to start at the very beginning.  So, who exactly was Jeffrey Epstein? How did socialite and media heiress Ghislaine Maxwell accelerate his ambitions? And how the hell did they keep getting away with it? 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
With over 200,000 unsolved cases of murder and missing persons in the US alone, even the most advanced forensic technology and top criminal investigators can't crack them all. But fear not – for there are some who believe that the key to solving these cold cases lies in the world of the paranormal. That's right, we're talking about psychic detectives.  This week on ShortHand, we're delving into the effectiveness of supernatural sleuths. So, grab your crystal balls and light some candles, because this is one investigation you won't want to miss.
Sheree Warren left her job in Salt Lake City on a mild October evening in 1985. She told a coworker she was headed to meet her estranged husband, Charles Warren, at a car dealership. But she never made it, Sheree vanished. When her car mysteriously surfaced weeks later, hundreds of miles away in Las Vegas, no one could say how it got there. When a young mother disappears under unexplained circumstances, police always turn suspicious eyes towards the husband. And although there was distrust around Charles Warren, he wasn’t the only suspect when Sheree went missing. She also had a boyfriend, a former cop named Cary Hartmann, who lived a sinister double life. Season three follows two suspects– men who both raised suspicion for investigators. But with two strong persons of interest with competing facts and evidence, it muddied the murder investigation. This season, host Dave Cawley, digs into the lives of these two men, the details of the case and examines the intersections between domestic abuse and sexual violence. The COLD team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren? Listen to COLD: The search for Sheree, early and ad- free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app:  https://wondery.app.link/colds3_rh
On 13 November 2022, four University of Idaho students – Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin – were found stabbed to death in their beds. Six weeks later the police (under the glare of immense public scrutiny) arrested a PhD student, Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 2,500 miles away in Pennsylvania. Last week the probable cause affidavit was released, revealing jaw-dropping evidence against the 28 year old. In this episode Suruthi and Hannah work their way through the timeline of events, how the investigation unfolded and what we know so far about Kohberger… Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
In a vault, underneath a mosque in Baghdad, is a book whose very existence is considered morally and spiritually unforgivable. Three keys are required to open the vault: one owned by a spiritual leader, one by the chief of police, and one by an unnamed, anonymous citizen. In 1997, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein ordered for a 605-page, 6,000-verse Quran to be written entirely in his blood. Since both its creation and destruction are strictly forbidden in Islamic law – it poses the ultimate dilemma for Iraqi authorities. H&S find out the origins of a cursed artefact.
There aren't many true crime figures bigger than Joe Metheny. The 450-pound killer cook, who rampaged his way through south Baltimore's homeless community in the early 90s, claimed to have taken the lives of at least 10 victims...  But how does someone go from a quiet, high-achieving young boy to a homeless crack addict with a taste for murder? New merch at percivalclo.com! Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
As one of the most influential, beloved, and reported figures in recent history, the death of the Princess of Wales caused an international state of mourning. But as the dust settled, a narrative started to develop; one in which Diana’s death was no accident, but instead a cold-blooded murder ordered by the crown.  So what really caused the death of Diana Spencer? Find out in this week’s episode of ShortHand. GET YOUR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TICKETS: https://redhandedpodcast.com/ Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
Modern medicine’s come a long way since the days of old where doctors would drill a hole in your head for a cold, prescribe you a tobacco-smoke enema, suggest you brush your teeth with urine, or give you heroin as cough medicine. But things really did get a whole hell of a lot worse before they got better…  Lobotomies were performed on tens of thousands of psychiatric patients, misbehaving children, “hysterical” women, JFK’s sister, and the former First Lady of Argentina – all just in the last 80 years.  Press play, it's a no brainer... New merch at percivalclo.com! Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
In the concluding part of our deep dive into this murky case, Suruthi and Hannah explore the high drama of the trial that everyone was talking about. And examine the evidence for and against Scott Peterson, including a dissection of those infamous tapes… Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com  Merch: Percivalclo.com now for brand new, premium merch! Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off
There have been some very interesting developments in the Delphi case (including the release of Richard Allen’s probable cause affidavit!) And the girls did a deep dive into the ins and outs of the latest bombshell news on Under the Duvet this earlier month…   Here’s your chance to catch up! Press play now to hear the Delphi update from RedHanded’s weekly Patreon-exclusive show, Under the Duvet!   To find out more about Patreon and the hundreds of hours of bonus RedHanded content waiting for you, head over to Patreon.com/RedHanded now.   (And for our latest exclusive and limited new merch, head to Percivalclo.com now, and use code REDHANDED10 for 10% off your first order!)
When beautiful, eight-and-a-half-month-pregnant Laci Peterson vanished without a trace on Christmas Eve 2002, headlines across the US exploded. As much as the media and the public obsessed over the case, and the seemingly odd behaviour of her husband Scott, no one was prepared for the shocking revelations that were to come… Leaving people asking: did Scott Peterson kill his wife, or is he just the unluckiest man alive? Merch pre-orders start Friday 16 Dec at  percivalclo.com Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
This Christmas, we thought it was only fitting to take you on a tour of the most frightening festive folklore we could find.   We’ve got spectral horses, metal-nosed crones, flagellating fiends and, most importantly, hairy little gremlins with enormous dicks… Happy Holidays!!! GET YOUR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TICKETS: https://redhandedpodcast.com/ Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
Kirk Anderson was abducted from an LDS meeting house in Surrey by his ex-partner – and ex-beauty queen – Joyce McKinney.  He said he was taken to a small rural cottage, tied to a bed, and sexually assaulted for three days. According to McKinney, everything was above board – Kirk just liked things kinky.  But the British tabloids only cared about one thing: the wisecracking Southern belle Joyce McKinney made for great headlines. All the papers needed was a picture of her naked, to sell the story of the century. And they'd do anything to get it.
For centuries, a question has fascinated scientists: can you identify a murderer based on their physical or neurological characteristics? And, if so – what could you do about it?  In this week’s ShortHand, we sum up the research into criminal brain chemistry, and look at the dangers of explaining away acts of extreme violence. Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
Kidnapped, attacked and left disembowelled in the desert by two men who claimed to have been possessed by demons, Alison Botha suffered one of the most torturous ordeals we’ve ever covered. The men responsible met through a shared love of cheap drinks, sexual assault and the occult, but nothing can explain the brutality of their crimes. Welcome to a case we’ve been avoiding for years… and for good reason.
The Holocaust is possibly the most infamous genocide in history – and through it all, one man, in particular, stood out for his brutality. His sadistic actions, and depraved “medical experiments” during the Holocaust earned him the name “Angel of Death”, and cemented his legacy as one of the most evil men of the 20th century. This is the story of Josef Mengele.  Rolf Mengele Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFQaDSv1IKg
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L S

This sheds a little light on Epsteins death. Why was Trump's Attorney General so keen to rule it suicide? https://youtu.be/ASp4KiVqNDQ

Jan 31st
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Sammy Watkins

is it just me that had the episode repeat itself after about an hour and a half?

Jan 15th
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Ciara G

A really well researched episode 👏🏼

Jan 13th
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Gwenda Chapman

too much chatter between hosts

Jan 3rd
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Peter Jones

another couple of pyjama laptop non entities who class this as work. behave yourselves.

Jan 3rd
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L S

Wow! So interesting!!

Jan 3rd
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geegee

the first podcast I have ever had to turn off. so sorry for this woman good lord. as soon as you said she survived I was done. my god.

Dec 1st
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Angela Setford

Bad

Dec 1st
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

Interesting theory!

Nov 22nd
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Angela Setford

Cor this episode was unbelievable! I want to read more! How have I never heard of him?!

Nov 17th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

Well this one is intense. I'm so glad for the breakthrough.

Nov 5th
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Angela Setford

Wow I really enjoyed this one. Interesting and very sad.

Nov 4th
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Jennifer June

what was the name of the podcast you recommended during this episode?

Nov 3rd
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

nice bite

Oct 19th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

interesting

Oct 12th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

Excellent episode. Repressed memory has a lot to answer for

Oct 5th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

well shorthanded is interesting

Oct 4th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

Interesting case

Sep 29th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

oh wow

Sep 24th
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Katie the Book and Yarn Dragon

British Jeremy Springer is vile.

Sep 20th
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