RedHanded the podcast jumps head first into all manner of macabre madness. We cover everything from big time serial killers (and those you may never have heard of), to hauntings, possessions, disturbing mysteries, bizarre whodunits and basically anything that tickles our creepy fancy. So, join us, plug in, sit back and prepare for scares.


February 2, 2023 76 min
The much-told legend of Rasputin – the giant, wild-eyed, well-hung, wandering Siberian monk who seduced the Tsarina herself – is mostly a bunch of absolute borscht.  

But the real story is just as wild. H&S look at the life of a peasant who infiltrated Russian nobility, embodying the tensions of a nation – a charismatic zealot who mysteriously healed the Romanovs’ sickly heir. 

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Between 1828 and 1997, over 150,000 indigenous Canadian children were forcibly taken from their families, and placed in church-run ‘residential schools’.  Their heads were shaved, they were forbidden from speaking their native languages, and their cultures were forcibly and violently suppressed. 

This is the story of one of the darkest chapters in Canada’s colonial history, and the cultural genocide of the country’s indigenous peo...
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In 2009, having served just 13 months of the cushiest jail sentence this side of Scandinavia, Jeffrey Epstein was free – and legally protected from any future punishment. But there were hundreds of people that knew what he really was: a dangerous, influential and insatiable child rapist with a sophisticated network of fixers. They knew he had to be stopped.

In this second episode of our two-parter, H&S look at the tireless leg...
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January 24, 2023 28 min
Medieval torture, the very words probably fill you with equal parts fear and curiosity…and that’s because no period of human history were the methods employed more devious, imaginative, and downright excruciating than in Medieval times.

Join H&S as they take you through five of the most brutal ways countless poor souls met their end in Medieval Europe.
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The story of Jeffrey Epstein – the billionaire financier with an industrial-scale web of child abuse implicating some of the most powerful people in the world – sounds like some half-baked conspiracy theory. But it’s all true. And to answer the question of how he went from humble origins to sex-trafficking minors over to his private island, we have to start at the very beginning. 

So, who exactly was Jeffrey Epstein? How did socia...
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With over 200,000 unsolved cases of murder and missing persons in the US alone, even the most advanced forensic technology and top criminal investigators can't crack them all. But fear not – for there are some who believe that the key to solving these cold cases lies in the world of the paranormal. That's right, we're talking about psychic detectives. 

This week on ShortHand, we're delving into the effectiveness of...
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January 13, 2023 9 min
Sheree Warren left her job in Salt Lake City on a mild October evening in 1985. She told a coworker she was headed to meet her estranged husband, Charles Warren, at a car dealership. But she never made it, Sheree vanished. When her car mysteriously surfaced weeks later, hundreds of miles away in Las Vegas, no one could say how it got there.
When a young mother disappears under unexplained circumstances, police always turn suspicio...
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On 13 November 2022, four University of Idaho students – Maddie Mogen, Kaylee Goncalves, Xana Kernodle and Ethan Chapin – were found stabbed to death in their beds.

Six weeks later the police (under the glare of immense public scrutiny) arrested a PhD student, Bryan Christopher Kohberger, 2,500 miles away in Pennsylvania.

Last week the probable cause affidavit was released, revealing jaw-dropping evidence against the 28 year old.
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In a vault, underneath a mosque in Baghdad, is a book whose very existence is considered morally and spiritually unforgivable. Three keys are required to open the vault: one owned by a spiritual leader, one by the chief of police, and one by an unnamed, anonymous citizen.

In 1997, Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein ordered for a 605-page, 6,000-verse Quran to be written entirely in his blood. Since both its creation and destruction are...
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There aren't many true crime figures bigger than Joe Metheny. The 450-pound killer cook, who rampaged his way through south Baltimore's homeless community in the early 90s, claimed to have taken the lives of at least 10 victims... 

But how does someone go from a quiet, high-achieving young boy to a homeless crack addict with a taste for murder?

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January 3, 2023 30 min
As one of the most influential, beloved, and reported figures in recent history, the death of the Princess of Wales caused an international state of mourning. But as the dust settled, a narrative started to develop; one in which Diana’s death was no accident, but instead a cold-blooded murder ordered by the crown. 
So what really caused the death of Diana Spencer? Find out in this week’s episode of ShortHand.

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Modern medicine’s come a long way since the days of old where doctors would drill a hole in your head for a cold, prescribe you a tobacco-smoke enema, suggest you brush your teeth with urine, or give you heroin as cough medicine.

But things really did get a whole hell of a lot worse before they got better… 

Lobotomies were performed on tens of thousands of psychiatric patients, misbehaving children, “hysterical” women, JFK’s sist...
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In the concluding part of our deep dive into this murky case, Suruthi and Hannah explore the high drama of the trial that everyone was talking about.

And examine the evidence for and against Scott Peterson, including a dissection of those infamous tapes…

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There have been some very interesting developments in the Delphi case (including the release of Richard Allen’s probable cause affidavit!)
And the girls did a deep dive into the ins and outs of the latest bombshell news on Under the Duvet this earlier month…
Here’s your chance to catch up! Press play now to hear the Delphi update from RedHanded’s weekly Patreon-exclusive show, Under the Duvet!
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When beautiful, eight-and-a-half-month-pregnant Laci Peterson vanished without a trace on Christmas Eve 2002, headlines across the US exploded.

As much as the media and the public obsessed over the case, and the seemingly odd behaviour of her husband Scott, no one was prepared for the shocking revelations that were to come…

Leaving people asking: did Scott Peterson kill his wife, or is he just the unluckiest man alive?

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This Christmas, we thought it was only fitting to take you on a tour of the most frightening festive folklore we could find.
We’ve got spectral horses, metal-nosed crones, flagellating fiends and, most importantly, hairy little gremlins with enormous dicks…

Happy Holidays!!!


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Kirk Anderson was abducted from an LDS meeting house in Surrey by his ex-partner – and ex-beauty queen – Joyce McKinney. 

He said he was taken to a small rural cottage, tied to a bed, and sexually assaulted for three days. According to McKinney, everything was above board – Kirk just liked things kinky. 

But the British tabloids only cared about one thing: the wisecracking Southern belle Joyce McKinney made for great headlines. A...
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December 6, 2022 30 min
For centuries, a question has fascinated scientists: can you identify a murderer based on their physical or neurological characteristics? And, if so – what could you do about it? 

In this week’s ShortHand, we sum up the research into criminal brain chemistry, and look at the dangers of explaining away acts of extreme violence.

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Kidnapped, attacked and left disembowelled in the desert by two men who claimed to have been possessed by demons, Alison Botha suffered one of the most torturous ordeals we’ve ever covered.

The men responsible met through a shared love of cheap drinks, sexual assault and the occult, but nothing can explain the brutality of their crimes. Welcome to a case we’ve been avoiding for years… and for good reason.

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The Holocaust is possibly the most infamous genocide in history – and through it all, one man, in particular, stood out for his brutality. His sadistic actions, and depraved “medical experiments” during the Holocaust earned him the name “Angel of Death”, and cemented his legacy as one of the most evil men of the 20th century. This is the story of Josef Mengele. 

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