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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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Episodes

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
Bigfoot: the Origin Story

Our second episode examining the very real history of Bigfoot. This time we're looking at ancient Native American rock art... more

15 Apr 2024 · 35 minutes
Deadly Dancing Plague of 1518

When people think of Medieval diseases, hysterical dancing is not usually what first comes to mind. Yet in 14th and... more

10 Apr 2024 · 39 minutes
Bigfoot: Hunt for the Truth

Does Bigfoot really walk among us? Today we start a three-part mini-series exploring the very real histories of Bigfoot and... more

08 Apr 2024 · 36 minutes
Jack the Ripper

What is it about this case that holds the imagination after all these years? When did that fascination with it... more

04 Apr 2024 · 51 minutes
Medieval Mass Murdering Monk: Malmesbury Abbey

Malmesbury Abbey in Wiltshire was an institution of national significance from the late seventh century until the dissolution of the... more

01 Apr 2024 · 27 minutes
The Murdering Midwife of Covent Garden

‘If only walls could talk’ is a phrase which feels particularly relevant to mysterious murder cases throughout history. And in... more

28 Mar 2024 · 55 minutes
Who is the Real Dracula? The Bloody History

This is the incredible history of Dracula, from medieval ruler Vlad the Impaler, to Bram Stoker and the Victorian theatre... more

25 Mar 2024 · 38 minutes
England's Worst Witch Trial: Pendle Witches

Inside the heavy walls of Lancaster Castle, the darkest & deadliest of English witch trials played out in 1612 -... more

21 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
St Patrick: Pirates, Snakes and Goatees

He wasn't Irish. He didn't wear green. There were no snakes. So who was the real St Patrick? How did... more

17 Mar 2024 · 46 minutes
Medieval Torture: The Dark History

This episode contains descriptions of execution and torture.To be Hanged, Drawn & Quartered. Put on the Rack. Impaled on a... more

14 Mar 2024 · 42 minutes
'Black Widow': Serial Killer of Victorian England

Mary Ann Cotton is known as the first British female serial killer. A trail of bodies, many her own children,... more

11 Mar 2024 · 54 minutes
After Dark: Myths, Misdeeds & the Paranormal
England's Worst Witch Trial: Pendle Witches
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Inside the heavy walls of Lancaster Castle, the darkest & deadliest of English witch trials played out in 1612 - the Pendle... more