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Kate Leigh: Australia's "Queen of the Underworld"

A Murderess Affair

Release Date: 06/23/2023

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A Murderess Affair

This past Friday was also National Haunted House day, which worked out perfectly as it also inspired our latest episode. Now, this is one that is actually local to where I am in Arizona, and I heard about it from a friend and knew immediately that this is something I needed to talk about. So, guys, gals, and nonbinary pals, let’s talk about the Chandler, AZ House of Horrors, aka April McLaughlin

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The first! Ever! Live! Episode!  Thank you so much to everyone who came out and made Scaredycon so much fun to be at, a million thanks to Taproom-120 for hosting, ScaredyCast and everyone else for putting this together. I had a great time being part of it and 100000% can't wait for the next one.  In this episode we talk about women from horror movies who's stories were inspired by real life events. First off is the movie The Orphan, and her real life counterpart Barbara Skrlova  (have you guys heard about this one? A lot of people know it’s based on a real story but don’t...

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Hello and welcome to A Murderess Affair, the podcast about women in history known for mayhem and murder. This week, we’re talking about a woman who recently made the news and then also a woman who caused a lot of mystery and chaos to many investigators-The Phantom of Heilbronn. There’s actually a little bit of a theme, without giving too much away.   Listen to the podcast here:  Follow me on social media:  : :  

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Today we’re talking about not one, but two different women. Yes, it is a double episode today, of sorts. And the reason is because I went down a rabbit hole, as I tend to do, and I was originally going to just talk about one woman this happened to, but apparently it has happened to at least two within the past year.  Now, there’s a website, which I’m not going to name directly but I promise it exists, that falsely advertises hitmen for hire. Something that started as a joke according to the “About” section, and yet has now been used multiple times to find people who actually...

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Hello and welcome to A Murderess Affair, my name is Gabrielle and this is the podcast where we talk about women in history known for mayhem and murder. We’re continuing a theme of sorts, by talking about a woman who was mentioned last week as the arch-enemy of Kate Leigh. Any guesses?  Tilly Devine, that’s who. Born Matilda Mary Twiss in September 1900, she was involved in a wide range of criminal activities. Sly grog, razor gangs, and prostitution just to name a few.   

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to A Murderess Affair. It's been a while friends but I am SO EXCITED to be back and making episodes again. This week we're talking about Kate Leigh, Australia's Queen of the Underworld, and her rise to power. She also had a vicious and bloody history in Australia's Razor Gang War against fellow Australian kingpin Tillie Devine, and that's something that we're actually going to cover in next week's episode! If you're interested, make sure you follow the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, and can't wait to hear what you think of this week's episode. 

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Let’s talk about the legend of Riina- called Melanasia’s female ghostbuster. She is known as the legendary leader of Pacific warriors who, when cannibalistic ghosts kidnapped two women from the Solomon Islands, rose to the cause and was able to rescue them. 

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This week we're talking about "Onake" Obavva, a South Indian woman who took on an army by herself in the late 1700s, smashing men over the head with a club as they tried to sneak one by one into her town. This is a story you won't want to miss.    Let's also talk about the Kaitlin Armstrong updates! Finally caught after 43 days on the run, here's what we know so far. 

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Annie Dookhan is a convicted felon who pled guilty to falsifying evidence that affected up to 34,000 cases in the state of Massachusetts. She worked as a chemist for the Massachusetts Department of Public Health Drug Abuse Laboratory.  She was recently the subject of a Netflix series How to Fix a Drug Scandal and I highly recommend watching it if you haven't already

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In the wake of the Roe v Wade decision, it is easy to feel hopeless, and angry. I wanted to make an episode that talked about the women who came before us, and how they fought against a system that was determined to deny them their basic human rights and access to healthcare.  Today we're going to talk about the Jane Collective, the women who came before us who helped women in need obtain abortion and healthcare at a time where they could be tried for felony murder.  About the recent Supreme Court decision, founder Heather Booth said,  "It's certainly against the promise of this...

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Hello everyone! Welcome back to A Murderess Affair. It's been a while friends but I am SO EXCITED to be back and making episodes again. This week we're talking about Kate Leigh, Australia's Queen of the Underworld, and her rise to power. She also had a vicious and bloody history in Australia's Razor Gang War against fellow Australian kingpin Tillie Devine, and that's something that we're actually going to cover in next week's episode! If you're interested, make sure you follow the podcast wherever you listen to podcasts, and can't wait to hear what you think of this week's episode.