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Switchblade Sisters Social Club

A true crime podcast where two sisters exploit their worst fears for your entertainment. You're welcome! www.switchbladesisterssocialclub.com

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S3E14 Steven Keogh Secrets of a Murder Detective
This week’s Switchblade Sisters Social Club podcast episode features a very special guest: former Scotland Yard murder detective, Steve Keogh! 🎙️ Steve is launching a groundbreaking new course called “Murder Investigation for Crime Writers” 📚 as well as a brand new podcast of the same name 🎧 - the first podcast dedicated to helping crime writers enhance the authenticity of their stories by gaining a better understanding of how murders are investigated in the UK 🇬🇧 You may have already caught Steve’s phenomenal TV show, “Secrets of a Murder Detective”, which launched in February 📺 Come play with us and find out Steve’s plan for a zombie apocalypse.  Steve Keogh’s Website https://stevekeogh.com/ Watch him on TV https://stevekeogh.com/tvseries Read his books!  https://stevekeogh.com/books Take his course!b (Of course we are affiliates! We love everything he does!) https://steve-keogh.thinkific.com/courses/murder-investigation-for-crime-writers-free-course?ref=19c3ba
50:14 15/05/2024
S3E13 The Staircase: The Owl theory
The staircase case involves Michael Peterson, an American novelist, and his wife Kathleen Peterson, who was found dead at the bottom of a staircase in their home in Durham, North Carolina, in 2001. Michael was accused of murdering Kathleen, but he claimed she fell down the stairs accidentally. During the trial, the prosecution argued that Michael had beaten Kathleen to death, citing evidence such as blood spatter patterns and the presence of a fireplace poker. However, Michael's defence team presented an alternate theory, suggesting that Kathleen's death was an accident caused by her falling down the stairs. One particularly intriguing aspect of the case is the "owl theory," which proposes that Kathleen may have been attacked by an owl near the staircase, leading to her fall. Supporters of this theory point to microscopic feathers and wood splinters found in Kathleen's hair as potential evidence of an owl attack. In today’s episode, we interview Tiddy Smith, author of ‘Death by Talons: Did An Owl 'Murder' Kathleen Peterson?’ and try to answer that eternal question, ‘Was it that bastard owl?!’ Link to all the places you can buy Death by Talons, including Amazon and Audible (in right hand menu) https://wildbluepress.com/death-by-talons-tiddy-smith-true-crime/ Tiddy Smith on Twitter/X https://twitter.com/smithtiddy Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
56:01 08/05/2024
S3E12 The Victorian Case of Mrs Hood
Join us as we look at the haunting case of Mrs. Hood, whose lifeless body was discovered on the shores of Great Yarmouth in the year 1900. Who was she? Why was she in Great Yarmouth? And who the hell killed her?!  Tune in to our latest episode now available on all major podcast platforms, and don't forget to subscribe for future updates on our events, merch and episodes! Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content. SOURCE The Mysterious Mrs Hood: A True Victorian Mystery of Scandal, Arson, Murder & Betrayal by Kim Donovan
68:00 01/05/2024
S3E11 Silibil N’ Brains - The Great Hip Hop Hoax
Ever heard of Silibil N’ Brains? It's the greatest hoax since someone convinced the world that pet rocks were a thing! Picture this: two blokes decide to prank the music industry by pretending to be a hot new rap duo from California. Spoiler alert: They're from Dundee! Join us as we unpack the wild journey of these two lads as they navigate their way through interviews, record deals, and even a music video shoot, all while maintaining their utterly fake American personas.  And then in the People’s Pulse, take a trip down memory lane as we talk about favourite childhood toys.  Come play with us! Silibil N’ Brains on Spotify ⁠https://open.spotify.com/artist/365hWJLgTNrUbQqb0bIaFp?si=jJltdRRxSpa5ggKcxTYpcg⁠ Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content. SOURCES The Great Hip Hop Hoax documentary currently available to stream on amazon prime California Schemin’ book by Gavin Bain (reissued as ‘Straight Outta Scotland’)  https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/the-psychological-effects-of-method-acting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silibil_N%27_Brains  https://www.theguardian.com/music/musicblog/2010/apr/18/silibil-n-brains-california-schemin California Schemin’ book by Gavin Bain https://www.amazon.co.uk/California-Schemin-Gavin-Bain/dp/1847375553/ref=sr_1_4?crid=2YA0MRECEJJUC&dib=eyJ2IjoiMSJ9.vh5MM1TswLHFSgUAI7VasuNZswBDE6yOfcxtiHFnunwBvyHj-H7hkW5NlW27Q-RfNCW3fxWHn-6jq3B6EI5kz7TtOU2fisy4ZLVOuXjMpZK-k2CeSrkK9nN5TCUSfhWtVTzt3ioJ70DnLOe7-fPtKB6dAIqK7izMdJqLEuVg6LLU6VsScIcuCjv5j4zrI1-iPy30IFUrCvP7_yMvX-9F8UeGf3tPqFdBYbCpRgSBmPc.u0l2VL7waZDP9bNJACG05ZMxOBLvH3ZV5SRuotHhiZ0&dib_tag=se&keywords=california+scheming&qid=1713337080&sprefix=california+scheming%2Caps%2C81&sr=8-4
47:03 24/04/2024
S3E10 Ellen Greenberg - Murder or Suicide?
TRIGGER WARNING - Suicide (allegedly) We’re diving deep into the mysterious case of Ellen Greenberg – the woman who baffled investigators by seemingly being stabbed a whopping 20 times, yet it was deemed a suicide. It’s the ultimate whodunit with a twist that even Sherlock Holmes would tip his hat to! Join us as we try not to trip over the sheer absurdity of it all. Spoiler alert: it’s a rollercoaster ride of jaw-dropping revelations and head-scratching moments. Who knows? You might just crack the case before we do (and if you do, please drop us a line – we could use the help)! Susie’s Sister Merch https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/160085869 Merchant Navy Merch https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/160085762 Notorious Lesbian Merch https://www.redbubble.com/shop/ap/160085591 SOURCES https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-11166011/Cops-REOPEN-case-woman-stabbed-20-times-ruled-suicide-killer.html https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzK2d68NCds&ab_channel=ProsecutorsPodcast https://thiswastv.com/ellen-greenberg-documentary/ https://www.oxygen.com/accident-suicide-or-murder/season-2/episode-1/behind-the-locked-door https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vHS-kSn4raU&ab_channel=Patrick%E2%80%99sDarkCorner https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FDFEtJthfM&ab_channel=TrueCrimeStories%7CTyNotts
56:56 17/04/2024
S3E09 Brandon Lee & The Curse of The Crow
In this episode of our true crime podcast, we delve into the tragic and mysterious death of Brandon Lee, son of legendary martial artist Bruce Lee, and the eerie circumstances surrounding the production of the film that marked his untimely demise - "The Crow". "The Crow" was a cult classic in the making, set to propel Brandon Lee to stardom. However, what began as a promising venture took a sinister turn during the filming of a pivotal scene. Brandon Lee was fatally wounded by a prop gun that was supposed to fire blanks but instead discharged a live round, leaving the cast and crew stunned. As investigators delved into the incident, they uncovered a series of unsettling occurrences surrounding the production. Tales of accidents, mishaps, and unexplained phenomena gave rise to the belief that the film was cursed. Was it mere coincidence or something more sinister at play? Join us as we unravel the mysteries behind "The Crow", exploring the shadowy corners of Hollywood and the eerie coincidences that surrounded Brandon Lee's tragic demise. From conspiracy theories to paranormal speculation, we'll sift through the evidence and attempt to shed light on one of Hollywood's darkest mysteries. Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
53:27 10/04/2024
S3E8 Bathing in Blood: The Twisted Tale of Lady Bathory
A brand new episode has just dropped! We're diving headfirst into the bathtub of history to scrub up some gossip about the one and only... drumroll please... Lady Bathory! We're unraveling the scandalous tale of the Hungarian Countess with a penchant for, well, bathing in blood. Tune in on your preferred podcast platform and prepare to be entertained, educated, and possibly slightly disturbed. And don't forget to spread the word faster than gossip in a small town – because sharing is caring, right? Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
33:00 03/04/2024
S3E7 The College Admissions Scandal
We're thrilled to announce the release of a gripping new episode on our podcast that dives deep into the infamous US college admissions scandal involving Rick Singer. From Hollywood elites to prominent CEOs, the scandal exposed a dark underbelly of privilege and fraud within the college admissions process. Thank you for your continued support, and we hope you enjoy this episode as much as we enjoyed making it for you.
68:40 27/03/2024
S3E6 Phoebe Handsjuk - Suicide or Homicide
In this week's episode, we're looking into the case of Phoebe Hansdjuk. Who was she? What happened? Was it an accident, suicide or murder?! S We've got just the thing to lighten the mood after all that intense speculating. We hit you with the ultimate moral quandary: would you rather risk the embarrassment of your internet search history being laid bare for all to see OR have your innermost thoughts broadcasted like a loudspeaker? We also share our internet search history with you. It’s much more boring than it sounds. Just like us.  And brace yourselves because Randa has a new crush! Who could it be, you ask? You’ll just have to listen to find out.  Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
41:19 20/03/2024
S3E5 Influencer Belle Gibson
Buckle up, buttercups, because the latest episode of the Switchblade Sisters Social Club is here. In this episode, our very own detective diva Dee goes into the bewildering world of Belle Gibson, the scam influencer who could sell sand to a desert. We explore how Gibson hoodwinked the world into believing she cured her cancer with a diet, wellness apps, and sheer audacity.  But wait, there's more! We wrap up with the much-anticipated People's Pulse segment. We hit the streets (figuratively, because let's face it, we’re not leaving our comfy sofas) to ask our dear listeners, “What would you do for £10,000?” The answers we got were wild. Don't forget to rate, review, and revel in the madness with us.  SOURCES BBC doc Bad Influencer: The Great Insta Con Wikipedia (apple HQ and munchausen) The Search For Instagram's Worst Con Artist? - ITVX 2 parter  https://www.theguardian.com/society/2015/apr/29/jules-gibson-munchausen-by-internet-sickness-bloggers-fake-it-whole-pantry https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tCN2Uvyz72k&ab_channel=60MinutesAustralia
62:08 13/03/2024
S3E4 Dave's Mum, Connie Navarro
So, the Connie Navarro case isn't just about Connie herself but her son, Dave Navarro. Yes, that Dave Navarro, the guitar wizard from Jane's Addiction and the Red Hot Chili Peppers, and love of teenage (& 40 year old) Dee’s life. Now, before Dave became a rock god and a makeup icon, he was just a kid caught in a real-life horror story. In 1983, his mother, Connie, and her friend were tragically murdered by a former boyfriend, John Riccardi. And not in a "who-done-it" mystery way, but in a "we-know-who-did-it-but-can't-find-him" way. Riccardi became a master of hide-and-seek, evading capture for almost a decade, which is impressive in a dark, definitely-not-a-role-model way. We also have a bunch of film recommendations for you in our favourite 90s film People’s Pulse.  Spotify playlist https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Y5zWMYXqfMzXaW9LBf6wn?si=af7cc9582aab467c 90s Film  Suggestions from The People’s Pulse Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistlestop Cafe Pulp Fiction Benny & Joon Scream Natural Born Killers What’s Eating Gilbert Grape? Clueless South Park: The Movie Human Traffic Leon Blair Witch Project Trainspotting Fight Club Seven Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure Empire Records My Cousin Vinnie Pretty Woman Terminator 2 The Crow Goodfellas Casino Saving Private Ryan The Full Monty Interview with the Vampire Drop Dead Fred Reservoir Dogs Cruel Intentions Lion King Romper Stomper Usual Suspects Devil’s Advocate Mallrats  Clerks Muppet’s Christmas Carol Aladdin 10 Things I Hate About You My Best Friend’s Weddings
51:17 06/03/2024
S3E3 The Tylenol Murders
We are not ready for this, but here we go. Let’s take a look at the Tylenol murders of 1982, a story that's equal parts chilling and absurdly influential in the world of over-the-counter medication. Imagine it's the early '80s. Hairstyles are big, music is synth-heavy, and people everywhere are popping Tylenol like it's candy for everything from headaches to hangnails. Then, suddenly, Tylenol goes from being everyone's go-to pain reliever to the star of a horror show. In the Chicago area, seven people drop dead after taking Tylenol capsules laced with cyanide. Yes, cyanide, the stuff of Agatha Christie novels and Cold War espionage, not something you'd expect to find in your headache meds. We then lighten the mood with yours and our favourite songs from the 90s, now available on this Spotify playlist! You’re welcome!  https://open.spotify.com/playlist/4Y5zWMYXqfMzXaW9LBf6wn?si=af7cc9582aab467c Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
61:48 28/02/2024
S3E2 Carl Tanzler and Poor, Sweet Elena
Ah, the Carl Tanzler case, a tale that tiptoes the fine line between a Gothic romance and a plot rejected for being too bizarre for even the most outlandish sitcom. Picture this: Carl Tanzler falls head over heels for a young Cuban-American patient named Maria Elena Milagro de Hoyos. This isn't your garden-variety crush; we're talking about a grand, transcendental love that refuses to acknowledge such petty boundaries as, oh, mortality. So what happens when Elena succumbs to tuberculosis? Does Carl accept this tragic end? Does he f*ck!  Romantic? Creepy? Oddly endearing? You decide. Also, check out our new Sexy Listener merch! Because you are officially the sexiest of listeners!  And finally, we find out what you would do for £100. Shame on you.  Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content. SOURCES: https://museumfacts.co.uk - I could murder a podcast  - Hollywood crime scene podcast - Mysteries and the Macabre - All That’s Interesting - Horror Obsessive
42:48 21/02/2024
S3E1 The Enigma of the Circleville Letters
We usually steer clear of unsolved mysteries (because, let's face it, they're infuriating), but today, we're making an exception. Why? Because Dee stumbled upon the Circleville Letters Mystery, and trust us, it's too bizarre to pass up! How does one terrify an entire town with nothing but a pen, paper, and some outrageously creepy creativity? And possible muuuuurderrr? If 'The Watcher' left you checking your mailbox with a pair of tongs, wait till you hear about the Circleville Letters. This is some grade-A freaky, terrifying, anonymous-pervert-level stuff. Don't forget to leave us a review if you love the show (or even if you don't; we appreciate honesty!). Stay curious, stay safe, and remember – the pen isn't just mightier than the sword, it’s also creepier. Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content. SHOUT OUTS Endeesphere & Neurodiversity Training https://neurodiversity-training.com/ Strange and Unexplained Podcast Lisa Mostin Opera Singer SOURCES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circleville,_Ohio  https://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/circleville-letters-mail-gallery/2/ https://unsolvedmysteries.fandom.com/wiki/Circleville_Writer https://thoughtcatalog.com/christine-stockton/2021/06/who-wrote-the-circleville-letters/ https://allthatsinteresting.com/circleville-letters https://www.cbsnews.com/news/circleville-letters-author-unmask/ Whatever Remains  48 Hours  Unsolved Mysteries
72:26 14/02/2024
BONUS EPISODE: Author & ex-mobster Louis Ferrante
Last year, Dee wrote an article on the most impactful true crime books of 2023, and she included Louis Ferrante’s Borgata Trilogy Volume One: Rise of Empire. For those who don’t know him, Louis went from mobster to a bestselling author. His life took a turn from dodging bullets to dodging crazy true crime podcast hosts. But we nabbed him for an interview anyway.  Just like the mafia, we have our ways.  Need the answer to the following questions? What does Mickey Rourke have to do with a rap song?  How has modern tech fucked the mafia? How does one start a mob career? Can former mobster Louis help Dee with her dating life? How do mob nicknames come about? Then this is the episode for you!  AND REMEMBER, SNITCHES GET STITCHES! Signing off Dee ‘The Dagger’ Safieh PS Season 3 starts next week! We can’t believe it either!
72:27 07/02/2024
BONUS EPISODE: Criminologist Dr Honor Doro Townshend
In this week's episode of Switchblade Sisters Social Club, we sit down with the one, the only, Dr Honor Doro Townshend! Yes, you read that right – the criminology wizard and star of Crime + Investigation Play's hottest shows, #Dead2Me and Body in the Suitcase, graces our humble podcast with her brilliant mind and possibly a few crime scene tape snippets. Honor shares some behind-the-scenes tidbits about her shows – like how she can't look at suitcases the same way anymore. Tune in for chilling tales, humorous anecdotes, and even a few tips for staying safe, such as Ask for Angela and Clare’s Law. And don’t forget, you can use code SSSCLUB to sign up to Crime + Investigation Play for a whole year for just £14.99. That’s 50% off!!
55:45 31/01/2024
We Knew The Moon Throwback - Anton Lavey & The Church of Satan
In this sinfully entertaining episode, we dive deep into the world of Anton LaVey, the charmingly wicked founder of the Church of Satan. Don't worry, no souls were sold in the making of this podcast... or so we think! Here's what you'll unearth in this episode: Bold and Bald - what’s up with Anton’s hair?' Satanic Panic or Publicity Stunt? - We'll explore how LaVey turned shock into stock, making the Church of Satan a household name with just a few cloven-hoofed steps. Anton in Popular Culture - what about his career in film and music? His 11 Commandments - how much do we agree with them? Whether you're a devout sceptic or a curious occultist, this episode promises to bring a little light-hearted darkness to your day. So, tune in, turn up the volume, and maybe light a candle or two (for ambiance, of course). Let's explore the shadowy silliness of the sinister! And also, should out to Mrs Maguire, our middle school art teacher and ultimate Queen of Goth, for teaching us it is ok to be one of the weirdos. Who was your Mrs Maguire?
58:58 24/01/2024
We Knew The Moon Throwback - The Creepy World of Cults
During our short season break, let us take you to a time before video podcasts, when Randa was a mere guest co-host on Dee’s podcast, and let us share with you this vintage episode on Cults.  We ask the following questions: Are Trump followers a cult and why the f*ck are we even still having to talk about them as a thing?! Which Safieh sister would make the better cult leader? (Randa, obvs) Has anyone ever joined a cult by accident? (yes, several of Dee’s friends actually) Anyone surprised Dee hasn’t accidentally joined a cult herself? Check, check, check, check it out.  And we will be back soon for a brand new season! 
68:02 17/01/2024
S2E20 Natalia Grace - 6 or 22, surely you can tell?
Hey Switchblade Sister (in this case, this term is gender-neutral and means you are a member of our Social Club,  In the season finale of Switchblade Sisters Social Club, we look at the perplexing case of Natalia Grace. The Natalia Grace case is a real head-scratcher wrapped in a mystery and served with a side of "you can't make this stuff up." Picture this: a couple adopts what they think is a sweet, innocent 6-year-old girl from Ukraine. Plot twist: things start to get a bit "The Orphan" movie-esque. Natalia, the supposed child, turns out to be more 'Benjamin Button' than 'Annie'. The parents begin to suspect she's not the youngster she claims to be. Why? Oh, just little things, like her having a full set of pubic hair and a vocabulary richer than Shakespeare. The plot thickens as Natalia starts doing things that would make the average 6-year-old blush. Like, allegedly trying to shove her adoptive mom into an electric fence (not your typical game of tag). This leads to what might be Randa’s quote of the season - "You either throw someone into an electric fence or you don’t." New merch idea? I think sooooooo!  So what’s up with Natalia? Surely you can tell if someone is 6 or 22? Is she a child? Is she an adult posing as a child? We may never know. And true to their cultural roots, we masterfully execute the podcast equivalent of an Arab Goodbye. Neither of us want to say goodbye to the season, so we stand in the audio hallway for ages remembering things we have to say before we go.  For example, our season break. DON’T PANIC! We will be releasing vintage episodes of We Knew The Moon, Dee’s former podcast, with guest host, the one, the only, Randa! And the topics are delicious. We also have some awesome bonus episodes coming up too!  Oh and buy our merch, because, as Randa says in the OTHER quote of the season, "There's nothing that makes me happier than seeing our faces across people’s boobs." Signing off from Season 2,  Dee & RandaThe Safieh Sisters Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content. SOURCES AND SHOUTOUTS Safieh Sisters Spotify Playlist - https://open.spotify.com/playlist/17jhng4eDpaM7giQWv7Z2z?si=33c6ad17abb74fbb Gendered Intelligence - a charity that exists to increase understandings of gender diversity and improve trans people's quality of life. https://genderedintelligence.co.uk/ Trans Dimension - grassroots groups and charities with a track record of supporting the trans communityhttps://transdimension.uk/ Our merchhttps://sssc-4.creator-spring.com/ Gelata Meyhouse - Turkish restaurant in Twickenhamhttps://www.galatameyhouse.co.uk/ The Curious Case of Natalia Grace - Documentaryhttps://www.imdb.com/title/tt27896931/ Natalia Grace Bernett full interview with Dr. Phil- Child or Adult Sociopath https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ce-WmXeQqrQ&ab_channel=SaMajeste Colin Sutton tour dates https://www.instagram.com/c0linsutt0n/ Lazy Mule Art https://www.instagram.com/lazy_mule_art/ Lazymule.redbubble.com Women & Crime Podcast https://womenandcrimepodcast.com/ Criminal Justice Corner Podcast https://criminaljusticecorner.com/ Six-year-old orphan or ‘con artist’ adult? Revisiting the strange story of Natalia Grace - The Guardian https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2023/jun/04/natalia-grace-docuseries-hbo-discovery-ukrainian-orphan-con-artist
85:16 10/01/2024
S2E19 Talhotblond - Brian Barrett & Thomas Montgomery
Are you ready to get stuck into one of the most twisted tales of deception, jealousy, and online personas gone terribly wrong? Buckle up, because our latest episode covers the infamous "talhotblond" case that will leave your jaw on the floor! Here's a sneak peek: Picture this - middle-aged man, a steelworker (let's call him "Tom"), finds himself entangled in an online love triangle with a teenage hottie (aka "talhotblond") and a young co-worker.  Cue the chaos: Jealousy erupts, and the virtual world spills into a tragic real-life crime. Spoiler alert: it ends with a twist you'd never see coming, even if you were Sherlock himself! So, grab your headphones and prepare for an episode packed with deceit, mistaken identities, and a cautionary tale about the dangers of online relationships. Trust us, you'll be texting your friends about this one! Remember, not everyone online is who they claim to be... so maybe think twice before sending that flirty emoji 😉. Stay safe (and sceptical). Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content. SHOUTOUTS AND SOURCES Talhotblond, the 2009 documentary by director Barbara Schroeder Dee’s NYE Signature Brew, YurMum, INME, JAime Lenman, lockjaw, lesley and jimbo (james white) (we are following all these accounts Becky Holmes, author of “Keannu Reeves is not in love with you” @deathtospinach on twitter. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Keanu-Reeves-Not-Love-You-ebook/dp/B0CBWM71WF/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=&sr= Romance Fraud - https://www.sussex.police.uk/romance-fraud#:~:text=Romance%20fraud%20is%20a%20serious,Romance%20fraud%20anonymously%20to%20Scamalytics%20 Upskirting Laws - https://www.gov.uk/government/news/upskirting-law-comes-into-force
78:58 03/01/2024
S2E18 That Jinxsy Robert Durst
We’re just two girls, standing in front of a podcast listener, asking them to love us. And hopefully this treatment of the Robert Durst case by Randa ‘The Younger Safs’ Safieh-Angeles will help you fall deeper and harder than you ever have for us.  All we can say is wtaf?!  Let us take you on a journey through this fucked up adventure, starting with Durst’s bonkersly privileged childhood, to the disappearance of his first wife, to the murder of his best mate to the murder that brought him down finally.  And thank Baby Jesus for the People’s Pulse to bring us back on a level.  Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
57:01 27/12/2023
S2E17 John Cannan and maybe Suzy Lamplugh?
Why did we do this to ourselves? Well, we chose to do a true crime podcast, so we have no one to blame for our nightmares than ourselves.  John Cannan is a British murderer, serial rapist, and suspected serial killer. He was convicted in 1988 for multiple crimes, including the murder of Shirley Banks in Bristol (1987), attempted kidnapping of Julia Holman (1987), rape of a woman in Reading (1986), and several other sexual offences and abductions​​. Cannan is also the prime suspect in the disappearance of Suzy Lamplugh, an estate agent who vanished in 1986 after meeting a man known as 'Mr. Kipper'.  Thank fuck for the People’s Pulse, lightening the mood at the end of each episode, because this one was GRIM. Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
73:27 20/12/2023
S2E16 Sweet Sweet Dorothy Stratten
In this episode, Randa takes the lead, sharing the tragic story of Dorothy Stratten, a young Canadian model and actress whose life was cut short in a brutal murder.  Dorothy Stratten, born in Vancouver, Canada, quickly rose to stardom after being discovered by Playboy. Her life seemed like a fairytale, but it turned into a nightmare due to her abusive and controlling husband, Paul Snider.  To lighten the mood, so we can all sleep at night, we move on to The People’s Pulse, where we confess their own fashion crimes and share some of yours.  Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
42:29 13/12/2023
S2E15 Scottish Cannibal Sawney Bean
Today, Dee tells Randa the chilling tale of Sawney Bean, a legendary figure in Scottish folklore. Imagine Dee, full of dramatic flair and armed with a stack of research, eagerly presenting the case to Randa, reacting with a blend of disbelief, disgust and eye rolls.  Dee starts by setting the scene: the misty, eerie landscapes of Scotland, where Sawney Bean, the alleged head of a cannibalistic clan, supposedly lurked in the 16th century. She describe how Bean and his family were said to have lived in a coastal cave, emerging at night to rob and consume unwary travellers. This one is for Isla @criminallygoodbooksyork Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
70:08 06/12/2023
S2E14 Dominique Strauss-Kahn
Let us revel in Dominique Strauss-Kahn’s dramatic fall from grace, as he gets in the shit for sexual assault and a whole bunch of other gross and incident activities.  Once a prominent political figure, serving as the head of the International Monetary Fund and as France's Finance Minister, DSK was considered a potential candidate for the French presidency. However, in 2011, he was charged with sexually assaulting a maid, Nafissatou Diallo, in New York City, leading to his resignation from the IMF and derailing his political career.  Although he pleaded not guilty and the case was dismissed due to doubts about the victim's credibility, the incident sparked other allegations of sexual misconduct against him. French journalist Tristane Banon accused him of attempted rape, although an investigation into her case was later dropped.  And then, to lighten the mood, today’s People’s Pulse question is ‘Have you ever shit yourself?’ Don’t forget to keep an eye on our Instagram stories to submit your responses to be read out during the People’s Pulse.  Come play with us! Or, in the spirit of today’s very French affair, viens jouer avec nous! Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
68:33 29/11/2023
S2E13 Deadly Affair: Penny McAllister & Susan Christie
The case involving Penny McAlister and Susan Christie is fucking tragic. Penny and Duncan McAlister had an exciting marriage while Duncan pursued his career as an officer in the British Army. They moved to Armagh in 1990, where they became involved in the diving community and met Susan Christie, a young soldier with the Ulster Defence Regiment (UDR)​​. Susan and Duncan soon started an affair, which took a dark turn on March 27, 1991, when Penny McAllister was killed during a walk in Drumkeeragh Forest.  Come join us on this terrifying journey. Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
84:16 22/11/2023
S2E12 The Menendez Brothers
This case came up in our episode with the gorgeous Adam from Graveline Tours, when he took us all on a virtual true crime tour of LA and showed off his most excellent hair. We also learned a lot about postcode snobbery in LA.  So what case is it today? It’s the Menendez Brothers!  This is a controversial criminal case involving Lyle and Erik Menendez, who were convicted of murdering their parents, José and Kitty Menendez, in their Beverly Hills home on August 20, 1989. The brutality of the murders was highlighted by the fact that the parents were shot with 15 rounds from two 12-gauge shotguns, resulting in their bodies being almost unrecognisable. The case gained notoriety not only because of the gruesome nature of the crime but also because of the complex legal and emotional issues involved. The brothers initially claimed that they acted in self-defence after enduring years of sexual and emotional abuse. This claim of abuse became a central aspect of their defence during the trials. So help us answer our age-old (since April this year) question: when does the abused become the abuser? At what point are you no longer a victim, but a perpetrator? Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
64:00 21/11/2023
S2E9 Ann Ming's Fight for Justice for Julie Hogg
In November 1989, Julie Hogg went missing. Weeks passed without any indication of her whereabouts. Then, in February 1990, her mother discovered Julie's body hidden behind a bath panel in her own home. The primary suspect was Billy Dunlop. Dunlop was tried twice for her murder, but on both occasions, the juries failed to reach a verdict. As a result, he was formally acquitted. Historically in the UK, the "double jeopardy" law prevented a person from being tried for the same crime twice. However, due to changes in the law in 2003, which allowed retrials for certain serious offenses if "new and compelling" evidence emerged, Dunlop became the first person in England and Wales to be retried for the same crime after being acquitted. In 2006, almost 17 years after Julie Hogg's murder, Dunlop pleaded guilty to her manslaughter and was sentenced to life in prison. Almost entirely because of the legend that is Julie’s mother, Ann Ming.  Join us as we talk about this case through Ann’s eyes.  SHOUT OUTS For the Love of Julie: A nightmare come true. A mother’s courage. A desperate fight for justice by Ann Ming Muriel's magpie @murielsmagpie Support after Murder and Manslaughter support group https://samm.org.uk/ Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
62:42 21/11/2023
S2E11 The Soap-Maker of Correggio Leonarda Cianciulli
TRIGGER WARNING: BABY DEATHS AND MISCARRIAGES Leonarda Cianciulli, the notorious Soap-Maker of Correggio, could have given the local housewares boutique a run for their money—if only her product line wasn't so... macabre. This enterprising yet deranged Italian homemaker turned her victims into soap and teacakes, which is certainly one way to deal with the wartime shortage of cleaning supplies and sweets. As it turned out, the secret ingredients for her organic, locally sourced goods were far too unsettling, and her culinary and cosmetic entrepreneurship landed her in jail. Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
68:12 21/11/2023
S2E10 Dr Donald Cline - The Infertility Scandal
In this episode, we look into the controversial life and practices of Dr Donald Cline, an Indiana fertility specialist who made headlines for his unethical practices. From the late 1970s to the 1980s, Cline used his own sperm to inseminate unsuspecting patients, resulting in the births of at least 50 children, but possibly over 90. Join us as we navigate the profound ethical questions and human stories at the heart of Dr Donald Cline's frankly disgusting practices. Randa Safieh-Angeles is a social media manager and content creator and Dee Safieh is a writer. Visit our socials or⁠⁠⁠ ⁠website ⁠⁠⁠⁠for more info and to work with us! And check out⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our merch⁠⁠⁠⁠! One more thing, check out⁠⁠⁠ ⁠our Patreon⁠⁠⁠⁠ for unedited videos of each of our episodes, as well as bonus content.
62:13 03/11/2023

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