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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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Great Irish Famine: Coffin Ships & the Dark Truth (Part 2)

1847 was the darkest year in the spiralling horror of the Great Irish Famine. It is known in Ireland as... more

20 May 2024 · 41 minutes
Oliver Cromwell's Decapitated Head & Charles II's Revenge

***Warning: today's episode contains graphic description of violence***In 1661 Oliver Cromwell was hung and beheaded...the only problem was he'd been... more

15 May 2024 · 38 minutes
The Great Famine: Ireland’s Darkest Chapter (Part 1)

One million people died. Two million emigrated. The Great Irish Famine was the world turned upside down. The darkest chapter... more

13 May 2024 · 36 minutes
Historical Origins of Harry Potter Monsters

***Spoiler Alert: this episode contains spoilers for the Harry Potter books and films***Giant snakes, winged horses and hooded demons. The... more

08 May 2024 · 41 minutes
True Story of the Mutiny on the Bounty

Violence, sex, betrayal, death and ... SHIPS! This is the story of how a voyage that began with scientific aims... more

06 May 2024 · 43 minutes
Execution of Charles I

In 1649, Charles I had his head chopped off for treason. It's a unique, divisive moment in English history. Was... more

01 May 2024 · 39 minutes
1811 Ratcliffe Highway Murders: Birth of True Crime

Horror struck the East End of London twice in December 1811. Two brutal sets of murders within a few days... more

29 Apr 2024 · 40 minutes
Cannibalism in Scotland: Legend of Sawney Bean

According to legend, Sawney Bean and Agnes "Black" Douglas raised a clan of cannibals in a remote Scottish cave. They... more

24 Apr 2024 · 32 minutes
What is the Yeti?

Did you know legendary mountaineer Edmund Hillary found evidence of the Yeti? Or that David Attenborough is on board with... more

22 Apr 2024 · 33 minutes
The Georgian Husband with Fourteen Wives

Charles Hamilton allegedly had fourteen wives according to the newspapers, but the headline was that Charles used to be called... more

17 Apr 2024 · 38 minutes
After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
Great Irish Famine: Coffin Ships & the Dark Truth (Part 2)
After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal