The Poisoners' Cabinet

The Poisoners' Cabinet

Would you like to drink cocktails and talk about poison? Join hosts Nick and Sinead every Friday as they investigate history's most famous poisoners and macabre murderers, and create a curious cocktail inspired by the tales that they tell. Expect vicious Victorians, dark humour and risky libations.Remember, your loved ones ARE trying to kill you...Join the chilling chat on Instagram & Facebook @thepoisonerscabinet, on Twitter @thepoisonerscab and find us on Patreon for even more episodes.Written, produced and presented by Sinead Hanna and Nick Gordon

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January 28, 2022 48 min

We're telling a good old fashioned tale of poison, rivalry, afternoon tea an murder this week with the story of Herbert Armstrong.
Was this slight man a cold hearted killer? Would you join him for afternoon tea? And what's up with his gardening methods?
The secret ingredient is....scones!
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It's a Dry January review! This mini episode features Sinead's top buys and recommendations for alcohol-free drinks following her vigorous testing this month. 

Brands include Lyres, EDI, CleanCo, Crossip and some honourable mentions for Beavertown and Brooklyn Brewery. 

We'd like to do more of these episodes each month on different drinks, or any subjects you would like us to consider, so feel free to comment with suggest...

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January 21, 2022 63 min

We're setting sail for a tale on the high seas, as Nick tells us all about the blood thirsty Cheng i Shih, perhaps the most deadly pirate of them all!
How did Cheng i Shih rise to power? How many ships did she command? And what's her deal with garlic water?
The secret ingredient is...caterpillars!
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January 14, 2022 54 min

We're off to Suffolk at the turn of the 20th century for a spot of murder mystery!
Who killed Rose Harsent? What secrets did she have to hide? And where can you find a cannon for every mood?
The secret ingredient is...smoke!
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We're telling a pretty modern tale this week as we consider the case of Dorothea Puente.
How did she earn the nickname Death House Landlady? How much did she know about what was buried in her garden? And is potato water the greatest poison of them all?
The secret ingredient is potato!
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Happy New Year to you all! We're leaving 2021 with bang, covering a case that ticks all of our favourite boxes - poison, sex, blackmail, terrible doctors and weird finishing schools.
What happened to socialite Madeleine Smith? What scandals took place in high society Glasgow in the 1850s? And will we raise the alarm?
The secret ingredient is chocolate AND coffee!
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December 24, 2021 74 min

We're back with our festive special! And it's time to talk about the most notorious serial killer of all time - Jack The Ripper himself.
We give you a quick history of the killings and then offer up some saucy suspects for you to consider. In true Christmas style, we have several cocktails ready for this episode and boy did we enjoy them!
The secret ingredient is...Whitechapel
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While we're on our festive break, we thought we'd bring you another little taster of what we do over on Patreon with our Trilogy of Terror!
Three compelling tales from Mr Nick that will chill and tickle you in equal measures.
What became of the poor Chelsea reverend? Does the evil eye stalk you? And why are brush factories funny?
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December 3, 2021 56 min

This week we head to France during the Second World War where something unsettling has been found in the house of supposed respected doctor, Marcel Petiot.
What drove this man to kill? Was he working for anyone but himself? And can you ever stoke a fire with a baguette?
The secret ingredient is...cyanide
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This week we wander well into the 20th century but we're dealing with troublesome butlers. Namely Archibald Hall...
What drove this butler to murder? Can we believe everything he said? And are jackalopes real?
The secret ingredient is....rabbit!
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We're off to Poland for the tale of Father Denke, a much loved member of his community who had something to hide behind his front door...
What drove Karl Denke to commit his crimes? Is hunger the greatest poison of them all? And can any good come from mixing condiments in cocktails?
The secret ingredient is...pork!
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We're back in England to tell the perplexing tale of George Joseph Smith who did away with three wives...
How did George get away with murder for so long? What happened to these ladies as they took their baths? And will tomatoes ever make it on to the podcast?
The secret ingredient is...soap!
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November 5, 2021 47 min

This week, we finally head to South American to tell the tale of flame-haired tyrant Catalina de los Ríos y Lísperguer.
What drove this woman's ambitions? Is she unfairly represented compared to men of the era? And can a colour be a flavour?
The secret ingredient is...red!
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It's the Halloween special and we're talking about witches! Both Nick and Sinead have some tales for you about allegedly murderous witches and famous witch hunters, including Agnes Waterhouse and The Witchfinder General himself!
And we encounter the most divisive cocktail we've ever had on the show...
The secret ingredient is...a cat!
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We're off to Australia for a mad tale involving a vomiting tiger shark, a human arm and a web of crime around Sydney's shores.
How did a single arm end up in the fish's stomach? Who did the arm belong to? And is this the best cocktail we've had in a while?!
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Spooky month continues with the famed tale of the Greenbrier Ghost, who returned from the dead to ensure her murderer met justice...
What happened to Erasmus Shue's other wives? Are you Team Nick and treat such tales with cynicism? Or are you Team Sinead and believe ghosts basically run your dreams?
The secret ingredient is...a GHOST!
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Spooky month continues as we tell the tale of William Dove, a terrible farmer whose faith in a local wizard would end in murder...
Was the wizard really helping William? What type of cake do cows like? And why did no one listen to the one druggist who knew about strychnine?!
The secret ingredient is...coins!
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Happy spooky month! We're tackling one of (apparently) several murders in red barns, with the sensational and slightly spooky tale of William Corder and Maria Marten.
What happened to lovely young Maria? Why are red barns so ominous? And are all moles Mexican?
The secret ingredient is...a mole!
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We're off to Colorado this week to tell the tale of Alfred Packer, who took drastic measures to survive the mountains....or did he?
What happened to his fellow travellers on their way through the San Juan Mountains? Why did he keep pretending to be an excellent guide? And will Nick's double standards ever cease?
The secret ingredient is...a corpse!
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September 17, 2021 54 min

Ep 80 is loose! And we're telling the troubling tale of Dr Hazzard whose patients found the road the wellness was a barren one...
Was Dr Hazzard a serial killer? What drove these people to willingly starve themselves to death? And what's your favourite quack cure? This one is a real thinker - and has some trigger warnings.
The secret ingredient is...oranges!
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