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After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
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This is After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds and the Paranormal. The podcast that takes you to the shadiest corners of the past, unpicking... more

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Amelia Dyer: Victorian Baby Farm Killer

Some estimates have it that Amelia Dyer killed more than 400 babies. It's hard to say for sure because so... more

29 Nov 2023 · 40 minutes
The Real Origins of Witches

Have you ever wondered what the ancient origins of witchcraft is? How did the black-hat-broomstick stereotype emerge? And what causes... more

27 Nov 2023 · 34 minutes
Victorian Death Photography: Postmortem Posers

The Victorians created the unsettling art of death photography - posing their deceased love ones in family portraits as if... more

23 Nov 2023 · 27 minutes
Mother Shipton: Tudor Prophetess of England's Doom

Did a Tudor prophetess correctly predict the English Civil War, the Crimean War, the sinking of the Titanic, World War... more

20 Nov 2023 · 35 minutes
The Real Witch Hunts: Persecution & Panic

Witch hunts blazed across Europe from the 1400s right into the 1700s. Their terror has been burned into the collective... more

16 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
The Man Who Hanged Nazis: Albert Pierrepoint

For Albert Pierrepoint, execution was a family affair. His father and uncle were hangmen and from the 1940s until the... more

12 Nov 2023 · 37 minutes
Ghost Fetishes: From Ancient World to Victorians

What is spectrophilia? Well, it's a fetish for ghosts (as well as mirrors), so being turned on by anything lurking... more

09 Nov 2023 · 25 minutes
Origins of the Loch Ness Monster

What lurks beneath the dark waters of Loch Ness? The legendary monster? A piece of Celtic folklore? A warning of... more

06 Nov 2023 · 41 minutes
Guy Fawkes & the 1605 Gunpowder Plot

Other countries celebrate their victories and independence. But in Britain, we celebrate a bungling terrorist from the 17th century. Why?... more

01 Nov 2023 · 49 minutes
Hammersmith Ghost: How to Murder a Poltergeist

Can it be murder if you think you're killing a ghost? In 1804 the London suburb of Hammersmith was being... more

29 Oct 2023 · 31 minutes
After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
Amelia Dyer: Victorian Baby Farm Killer
After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal