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The Art of Crime
The Art of Crime
Gavin Whitehead

The Art of Crime is a history podcast about the unlikely collisions between true crime and the arts. Season 1 is titled... more

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Inquest Scenes (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

In 1913, Marie Belloc Lowndes published her novel, The Lodger, inspired by a story that painter Walter Sickert heard from... more

18 Jan 2023 · 28 minutes
The Men Who Caught Crippen (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

In 1910, Dr. Hawley Harvey Crippen poisoned his wife, Cora, and fled to Canada with his mistress in disguise. Detective... more

03 Jan 2023 · 32 minutes
We're Back on Wednesday, January 4

Just a quick announcement that we're returning with the first of four special episodes on Wednesday, January 4th, 2023. 31GXoRNNb7myXGYRnKTe

22 Dec 2022 · 1 minute
Verdict: Not Guilty (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

We look back at the artists we’ve covered this season and consider what we’ve learned about the Whitechapel murders and... more

14 Dec 2022 · 32 minutes
Master Mason: Michael Maybrick (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

Singer and composer Michael Maybrick was the Victorian equivalent of a pop star in 1889 when his older brother, James,... more

30 Nov 2022 · 58 minutes

Two important announcements about upcoming episodes of The Art of Crime.If you have questions about the show, send them to... more

23 Nov 2022 · 1 minute
The Man Who Knew Too Much: Walter Sickert (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

One of the most important painters of his generation, Walter Sickert gravitated toward scenes of low life and at times... more

09 Nov 2022 · 57 minutes
Murder in Verse: James Kenneth Stephen (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

When the Prince of Wales, later King Edward VII, hired the brilliant James Kenneth Stephen to tutor his eldest son,... more

26 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
Anagramamaniacs: Lewis Carroll (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

Lewis Carroll was teaching math at Oxford when he befriended Alice Liddell, a colleague’s daughter. Even though their friendship ended... more

12 Oct 2022 · 58 minutes
Jekyll, Hyde, and Jack the Ripper: Richard Mansfield (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)

In 1887, American actor Richard Mansfield originated the dual role of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde in Boston. His performance... more

28 Sep 2022 · 52 minutes
The Art of Crime
Inquest Scenes (Artists Accused of Being Jack the Ripper)
The Art of Crime