RedHanded

RedHanded

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.

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December 8, 2022 54 min
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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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. 

Rolf Mengele Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JFQaDSv1I...
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In February 1986, the prime minister of Sweden was walking home from the cinema, when a man stepped out of a shop doorway and shot him in the neck with a .357 Magnum. The killer ran down a side street – and disappeared without a trace.

The mystery surrounding Olof Palme’s death is a Swedish national obsession that's barely left the headlines in the decades since. Hundreds of theories, from international hitmen to lone gunmen a...
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There are plenty of things that separate us from the animal kingdom. But one of the weirdest and most inexplicable is that we can grow so bloody old – way past reproductive age. 

And one theory is that we owe our longevity to none other than the sexually transmitted infection, gonorrhoea. How? Well, you’ll have to listen to find out…

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November 18, 2022 24 min
Are you the kind of financially savvy Spooky Bitch who wants to try before you buy?
Then why don't you have a listen to all of the very best BONUS CONTENT that we put out on Patreon last month?

This month we've got some great clips of our on tour shenanigans, plus us watching some of the goriest horror movie moments as voted by you!

If you like what you hear, head on over to Patreon.com/RedHanded for all the extra conten...
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In 1995, the billionaire founder of DHL disappeared off of the face of the planet and left behind a closet full of skeletons. The aftermath stirred up one of the most colossal, convoluted shit storms you’ve never heard of. Two plane crashes, underage sex trafficking, missing DNA, cover-ups, private detectives, and a billion dollars of inheritance left in the air – this is the story of Larry Hillblom.
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Jared Fogle was an all-American megastar. Famous for losing almost half his body weight on a diet consisting of Subway sandwiches, crisps and diet soda, Jared became one of the richest stars in TV advertising history. He also started The Jared Foundation, an international paedophile ring, masquerading as a charity fighting childhood obesity.

Join us this week for Jared Fogle, a tale of Italian herbs and sleaze...

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On 28 October 2022, in a move that shocked absolutely everyone, investigators in Indiana arrested 50 year old Richard Allen for the murders of Abby Williams and Libby German.

In this episode (that underwent a frantic rewrite in light of these recent developments), Suruthi and Hannah discuss the arrest of Allen, the personality profile of the Delphi killer and what we do know about the crime scene - plus the unbelievable catfishing...
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In part two of our special on Europe’s witch craze, we take a look at how the insanity spread to the UK thanks to a paranoid new king and a 19-year-old, self-styled Witchfinder General. Plus: what really goes down at a witches’ sabbath, and why did women make up 90% of the thousands killed?

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On 14 February 2017, the bodies of 13-year-old Abby Williams and 14-year-old Libby German were found in the woods in Delphi, Indiana.
Libby’s phone was discovered not far from the crime scene, and the videos she  had recorded on it quickly made this case one of the most infamous of recent decades…

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For over a thousand years, witches were believed to be local soothsayers who used their powers for everyday charms and spells. But in the 16th and 17th centuries, Europe was suddenly gripped by a new idea: that witches were part of an organised demonic network, plotting with the devil himself to cloud the whole world in evil.

And to stop the armies of darkness, more than 200,000 people were executed across Europe for the crime of ...
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Recorded live in Columbus, Ohio, at Obsessed Fest 2022, H&S bring you a historical Halloween special. The girls look back at the horrors of Stalin’s cannibal island, and at one of the world’s most prolific serial killers, who terrorised Nazi-occupied Paris.

Episode with slideshow: https://youtu.be/vDarJBeELEY
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In this highly anticipated mash-up at the London Podcast Festival 2022, Drunk Women Solving Crime meet RedHanded for a night of cava, chaos and olden-timey crime… 

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Lock your doors and shut your windows – it’s that time of year again! H&S are back with their annual Halloween story swap. In part one, the girls bring you the tragic case of the Liske family, followed by the chilling, unsolved disappearance of estate agent Suzy Lamplugh.


2022 LIVE SHOW TICKET LINKS:
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Elizabeth Holmes and her startup, Theranos, are now infamous. With millions of lives put at risk, and hundreds of millions of dollars flushed down the toilet, they serve as the ultimate cautionary tale of “fake it till you make it” gone wrong. 

But with her sentence approaching, we ask why anyone trusted Elizabeth Holmes in the first place – first with their money, and then with American lives…
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October 13, 2022 60 min
Krugersdorp, a town northwest of Johannesburg, has always had high levels of violent crime. But when South Africa’s own satanic panic kicked into full force in the early 90s, its citizens had an altogether more unholy threat on their hands.

This is the story of a godly rivalry that spun out of control – taking in vampires, werewolves and the murders of eleven people. And behind it all, a 48th-generational satanic witch with 1,000 ...
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October 11, 2022 24 min
Few places live up to their reputation like Aokigahara, known in the West as Japan’s ‘Suicide Forest’. 

Dense woodland, purported magnetic interference and tales of ghostly Yurei make navigating the forest difficult – but finding a secluded place to contemplate your existence is all too easy. Every year, dozens of people travel to Aokigahara to take their lives. But why? This week, we discuss the dark Japanese folklore and siniste...
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This case takes the notion of life imitating art to a newly macabre extreme. In 2010, Blake Leibel released his graphic novel, Syndrome. Described as The Truman Show meets Se7en, the story follows a rogue neuropathologist as he attempts to find a cure for evil, using a condemned serial killer as his guinea pig.

Initially met with a lukewarm response, the novel garnered international attention in 2015 after Leibel seemed to use its...
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