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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.

Tracks

282: Episode 282 - Jeffrey Epstein: Foul Play - Part 2
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 legal and journalistic efforts to bring him down; go deeper into the involvement of Ghislaine Maxwell and Prince Andrew; and find out what kind of justice – if any – was served. Plus: what happened in that jail cell in 2019? 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
85:28 26/01/2023
ShortHand: Medieval Torture
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.
28:54 24/01/2023
281: Episode 281 - Jeffrey Epstein: Along Came a Spider - Part 1
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 socialite and media heiress Ghislaine Maxwell accelerate his ambitions? And how the hell did they keep getting away with it? 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
72:04 19/01/2023
ShortHand: Visions of Murder – Crime & Clairvoyants
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 supernatural sleuths. So, grab your crystal balls and light some candles, because this is one investigation you won't want to miss.
22:37 17/01/2023
Introducing COLD: The Search for Sheree
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 suspicious eyes towards the husband. And although there was distrust around Charles Warren, he wasn’t the only suspect when Sheree went missing. She also had a boyfriend, a former cop named Cary Hartmann, who lived a sinister double life. Season three follows two suspects– men who both raised suspicion for investigators. But with two strong persons of interest with competing facts and evidence, it muddied the murder investigation. This season, host Dave Cawley, digs into the lives of these two men, the details of the case and examines the intersections between domestic abuse and sexual violence. The COLD team seeks to answer the question: what really happened to Sheree Warren? Listen to COLD: The search for Sheree, early and ad- free by subscribing to Wondery Plus in Apple Podcasts or the Wondery app:  https://wondery.app.link/colds3_rh
09:17 13/01/2023
280: Episode 280 - The Idaho Student Murders
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. In this episode Suruthi and Hannah work their way through the timeline of events, how the investigation unfolded and what we know so far about Kohberger… Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
89:15 12/01/2023
ShortHand: Saddam Hussein’s Blood Quran
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 strictly forbidden in Islamic law – it poses the ultimate dilemma for Iraqi authorities. H&S find out the origins of a cursed artefact.
21:35 10/01/2023
Bonus Patreon Upcycle - Joe Metheny: Hate, Heroin & Human Hog Roasts
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? New merch at percivalclo.com! Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
38:21 05/01/2023
ShortHand: The Death of Princess Diana
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. GET YOUR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TICKETS: https://redhandedpodcast.com/ Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
30:30 03/01/2023
Bonus Patreon Upcycle - Lobotomies: Piece of Mind
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 sister, and the former First Lady of Argentina – all just in the last 80 years.  Press play, it's a no brainer... New merch at percivalclo.com! Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
36:24 29/12/2022
279: Episode 279 - Scott Peterson: Trial by Media? - Part 2
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… Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com  Merch: Percivalclo.com now for brand new, premium merch! Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off
77:51 22/12/2022
RedHanded Merch Drop!
It’s time for new merch! Yes, that’s right, our brand new line of merch will be available for pre-order from 16 December! But this is no ordinary podcast merch...this one-off range is brought to you in collaboration with the premium clothing brand, Percival, who are known for their beautifully embroidered designs, and high-quality material. This is a LIMITED run of premium merch - and stock won't last forever, so don't sleep on it, people! This merch will make an excellent Christmas present, so just head to www.percivalclo.com now, and use code REDHANDED10 for 10% off your first order!
01:21 16/12/2022
Delphi Update: Patreon Round-Up - December 2022
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!   To find out more about Patreon and the hundreds of hours of bonus RedHanded content waiting for you, head over to Patreon.com/RedHanded now.   (And for our latest exclusive and limited new merch, head to Percivalclo.com now, and use code REDHANDED10 for 10% off your first order!)
35:05 16/12/2022
278: Episode 278 - Scott Peterson: Sex, Lies & Fishing Boats - Part 1
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? Merch pre-orders start Friday 16 Dec at  percivalclo.com Code: REDHANDED10 for 10% off 2023 North American Tour Tickets: redhandedpodcast.com
128:38 15/12/2022
ShortHand: Big Man on Krampus & Further Festive Folklore
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!!! GET YOUR NORTH AMERICAN TOUR TICKETS: https://redhandedpodcast.com/ Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
27:40 13/12/2022
277: Episode 277 - Joyce McKinney: Mormon Sex in Chains
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. All the papers needed was a picture of her naked, to sell the story of the century. And they'd do anything to get it.
54:07 08/12/2022
ShortHand: The Warrior Gene
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. Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
30:48 06/12/2022
276: Episode 276 - Alison Botha: Left for Dead
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.
56:00 01/12/2022
ShortHand: Josef Mengele - The Angel of Death
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=JFQaDSv1IKg
25:04 29/11/2022
275: Episode 275 - The Assassination of Olof Palme
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 and police conspiracies, have swirled around one of the most extensive murder investigations in history. And then, in 2020, investigators called a press conference – to announce that they had finally found the killer…
60:59 24/11/2022
ShortHand: Did Gonorrhoea Give Us Grandparents?
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… Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
08:38 22/11/2022
Bonus - Patreon Round-Up: October 2022
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 content you can handle!
24:19 18/11/2022
274: Episode 274 - Larry Hillblom: Who’s Your Daddy?
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.
59:57 17/11/2022
ShortHand: Jared Fogle - Subway’s Paedophile PR Disaster
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... Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
24:14 15/11/2022
273: Episode 273 - The Delphi Murders: The Man in the Woods - Part 2
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 twist that threw us all… Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
86:43 10/11/2022
ShortHand: The European Witch Craze – Part 2
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? Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
30:48 08/11/2022
272: Episode 272 - The Delphi Murders: In Plain Sight - Part 1
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… Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
63:52 03/11/2022
ShortHand: The European Witch Craze – Part 1
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 witchcraft. In the first half of our two-parter on Europe's witch hunters, H&S look at how it grew into a state-sanctioned frenzy, why it lasted for over 200 years, and some of the more gruesome torture methods they used to extract confessions... Become a patron: Patreon Order a copy of the book here (US & Canada): Order on Wellesley Books Order on Amazon.com Order a copy of the book here (UK, Ireland, Europe, NZ, Aus): Order on Amazon.co.uk Order on Foyles Follow us on social media: Instagram Twitter Visit our website: Website Sources available on redhandedpodcast.com
24:15 01/11/2022
271: Episode 271 - LIVE: Halloween Special Part 2 – Stalin’s Cannibal Island & Marcel Petiot
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
56:42 27/10/2022
ShortHand: Drunk Women Caught RedHanded LIVE
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…  Check out Drunk Women Solving Crime, every week, wherever you listen to your podcasts. And to donate to your local food bank, click here.
62:30 25/10/2022