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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. We take painstaking research... more

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Episodes

Stephen Sondheim . . . and Even More Assassins (Assassins)

In 1990, Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman created Assassins, a musical about the nine men and women who have attempted... more

23 Feb 2024 · 41 minutes
Fright Night at the Lyceum (Madame Tussaud and the Chamber of Horrors)

After marrying and starting a family, Madame Tussaud accepted an offer to partner with another showman and exhibit her handiwork... more

22 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 6 minutes
Tussaud and the Terror (Madame Tussaud and the Chamber of Horrors)

As the French Revolution ran its course, the monarchy crumbled, and the nation descended into wanton violence. During the Reign... more

08 Feb 2024 · 1 hour, 11 minutes
Introducing Who ARTed? - The Stockholm Art Heist

Today, I'm sharing an episode of the delightful art history podcast, Who ARTed?, hosted by Kyle Wood. This episode is... more

31 Jan 2024 · 7 minutes
The Phantom of the Bastille (Madame Tussaud and the Chamber of Horrors)

On July 12, 1789, a crowd of protestors furious over King Louis XVI’s policies swarmed Madame Tussaud and Philippe Curitus’s... more

24 Jan 2024 · 59 minutes
The Den of Illustrious Thieves (Madame Tussaud and the Chamber of Horrors)

Born in 1761, Madame Tussaud studied the art of wax modeling under Philippe Curtius, owner of the most famous wax... more

10 Jan 2024 · 54 minutes
Introducing Queen of Crime: Madame Tussaud and the Chamber of Horrors

Introducing Queen of Crime: Madame Tussaud and the Chamber of HorrorsShow notes and full transcripts available at www.artofcrimepodcast.com. If you'd like... more

03 Jan 2024 · 3 minutes
The Herculean Labor of Sculpting the Perseus

The Perseus of Benvenuto Cellini is justly considered a masterpiece of Renaissance sculpture. Believe it or not, this statue almost... more

20 Dec 2023 · 19 minutes
Before Borat: The Dreadnought Hoax

In 1910, four Abyssinian royals toured the H.M.S. Dreadnought, the most technologically advanced ship in the British Royal Navy. Afterward,... more

13 Dec 2023 · 21 minutes
Introducing History Uncovered: The Disappearance of Michael Rockefeller

Today, we're joined by Austin Harvey, co-host of History Uncovered, a podcast that explores the natural world and the world... more

29 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
The Art of Crime
Stephen Sondheim . . . and Even More Assassins (Assassins)
The Art of Crime