America’s most well-known serial killer-rapist-necrophile is Caustic Soda’s next Evil Man In History. Kevin, Toren, and Joe discuss Ted Bundy, the “sadistic sociopath who took pleasure from another human’s pain and the control he had over his victims, to the point of death, and even after.”
Who was the Mistress of Murder Hill — In 1908, a fire leveled the Indiana home of Belle Gunness. Four bodies were found in the cellar, and it seemed possible that Gunnes might have escaped. When about a dozen more bodies were found, Gunness was revealed as a serial killer.
Succubi, oni, pishacha – call them what you will. Whether they’re scapegoats for serial killers or epilepsy, demons have been a part of human culture for aeons. The boys talk history, news and pop culture, plus as a special bonus: practical tips on how to summon a demon!
Why was the murder rate higher in the middle ages than it is now? What factors have pushed the practice of killing men down the social order and should we worry about the first increase in the murder rate for over two hundred years? Laurie discusses the history of murder Pieter Spierenburg, author of A History of Murder; Personal Violence in Europe from the Middle Ages to the present and Joanna Bourke author of An Intimate History of Killing. He also hears of the surprise of Antje Bednarek, a German sociologist pursuing an ethnography of Young Scottish Conservatives - she hadn’t realised that tracking them down would be such a tricky business.