A Murderess Affair
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info_outline Chandler House of Horrors: April McLaughlin Animal Hoarding 10/20/2023
Chandler House of Horrors: April McLaughlin Animal Hoarding 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
info_outline LIVE from Scaredycon! Women in Horror and the Real Life Stories Behind Them! 09/16/2023
LIVE from Scaredycon! Women in Horror and the Real Life Stories Behind Them! 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 know the story itself so I thought this would be an interesting one to do.) Then, leaning into the more spooky things, we’ve got Veronica a 2017 supernatural horror film loosely based on the 1991 Vallecas case when Estafania Gutierrez Lazaro mysteriously died after using a ouija board. Let's get spooky.
info_outline The Phantom of Heilbronn and Margaret Sweeney 09/05/2023
The Phantom of Heilbronn and Margaret Sweeney 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: : :
info_outline Hitman for Hire: Jazmin Paez and Wendy Lynn Wein 08/15/2023
Hitman for Hire: Jazmin Paez and Wendy Lynn Wein 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 want to hire someone to murder others. The website reports these claims to police, and it leads to them catching the would-be murderer. It’s all very Tiger King of them.
info_outline Tilly Devine: ‘Queen of Woolloomooloo’ 07/17/2023
Tilly Devine: ‘Queen of Woolloomooloo’ 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.
info_outline Kate Leigh: Australia's "Queen of the Underworld" 06/23/2023
Kate Leigh: Australia's "Queen of the Underworld" 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.
info_outline Riina: The Ghostbuster of Melanasia 10/21/2022
Riina: The Ghostbuster of Melanasia 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.
info_outline Onake Obavva AND Kaitlin Armstrong Updates 09/01/2022
Onake Obavva AND Kaitlin Armstrong Updates 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.
info_outline Annie Dookhan | The Corrupt Chemist 08/04/2022
Annie Dookhan | The Corrupt Chemist 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
info_outline The Janes Collective | How Women of the 1960's-70's fought anti-abortion laws. 06/26/2022
The Janes Collective | How Women of the 1960's-70's fought anti-abortion laws. 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 country and against freedoms that we've worked so hard for. but we can make a difference and we can make a future...we need to turn our anger into action. because it's when we stay hopeless and helpless that we become victims. We are not victims, we are the hero of our story."
info_outline Currently Wanted | Kaitlin Armstrong 06/14/2022
Currently Wanted | Kaitlin Armstrong This week we're talking about current fugitive Kaitlin Armstrong, wanted in connection to the murder of Moriah "Mo" Wilson. Armstrong was last on surveillance footage at the Newark International Airport. US Marshals are currently offering $5,000 for any information in connection to her arrest. Support the Wilson Family here: https://www.gofundme.com/f/moriah-wilson-fund This week I also had the pleasure of talking to @FanbaseWeekly and @refallisonleigh to discuss the latest in news! This was so much fun to do and an absolute blast to be on! Check out the full episode here: https://tinyurl.com/fanbaseweekly
info_outline Keumalahayati | The Admiral of the Modern Age 05/25/2022
Keumalahayati | The Admiral of the Modern Age This week we’re talking about Keumalahayati-one of the first female admirals of the navy in what would be modern day Sumatra, Indonesia. She is also known as Malahayati, and led an entirely female armada made up of women who’d been widowed.
info_outline MINISODE #1| The Jade Benning Case 05/11/2022
MINISODE #1| The Jade Benning Case This is a mini episode release because there is a currently breaking case! Jade Benning has been arrested on suspicion of a murder that was committed 26 years ago. Let's talk about what we know so far. Check back on Friday for a full length episode!
info_outline Wu Zetian | The Only Female Empress 05/04/2022
Wu Zetian | The Only Female Empress Let's talk about Wu Zetian, also known as Wu Zhao, the only legitimate soverign female emperor to rule in Chinese history. Her story is full of controversy, and to dig through it is to untwist the many truths and lies that are found there.
info_outline The Mirabal Sisters | Las Mariposas 04/28/2022
The Mirabal Sisters | Las Mariposas In the 1950's the Dominican Republic was trapped in the cruel regime of Rafael Trujillo. It wasn't until three sisters both literally and figuratively slapped him in the face that the nation was able to turn against Trujillo's regime.
info_outline Elena Skordelli | The Media Murder 04/13/2022
Elena Skordelli | The Media Murder Today we’re taking a little trip to the Republic of Cyprus, an island nation south of Turkey in the Mediterranean Sea, in order to talk about Elena Skordelli. She was a television presenter who in 2010 was accused alongside her brother and another accomplice for murdering the CEO of Sigma TV, a company that Elena had recently been fired from.
info_outline Stephanie St. Clair | Queen of Harlem 02/10/2022
Stephanie St. Clair | Queen of Harlem Hello and welcome to A Murderess Affair. It’s black history month and to celebrate we’re talking about Stephanie St. Clair, who battled hardcore mobsters, police-both corrupt and not, and other gangsters who tried to take over the piece of New York she’d carved out for herself and taken control of. She’s probably one of the most badass women in history and I’ve been really looking forward to covering her story.
info_outline Fredegund| The Assassin Queen 01/25/2022
Fredegund| The Assassin Queen Today we’re talking about Fredegund the Assassin Queen-probably one of the most hysterically evil people I’ve had the fortune of reading about. In a nutshell, Fredegund was the epitome of every evil mistress or wife. A consort who gained the affection of a king, she either killed or hired someone to kill any who may get in the way of her and later, her son's reign.
info_outline Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime 01/04/2022
Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime Let's talk about Elize Matsunaga, who made headlines in Brazil when she killed her millionaire husband Marcos Matsunaga, dismembered his body, and disposed of the body parts in an abandoned wooded area outside São Paulo. Her story has recently been featured in Netflix's most recent true crime docuseries called Elize Matsunaga: Once Upon a Crime.
info_outline Charlotte Badger: Convict, Pirate...or none of the above? 12/11/2021
Charlotte Badger: Convict, Pirate...or none of the above? In this episode, we talk about Charlotte Badger and the mysterious, if oftentimes exaggerated, mark that she left on history. Rumored to be one of Australia's first pirates, a convict on the run, Charlotte Badger definitely has a story that you want to hear.
info_outline Omaima Nelson: The Cannibal 12/03/2021
Omaima Nelson: The Cannibal Ick ick ick ick ick okay guys this one is a gross one today, like even I was hesitant about covering this one because it’s really messed up so consider this your overall warning about Omaima Nelson and how she murdered her husband. She is most commonly compared to Hannibal Lector and Jeffrey Dahmer, some of the most famous cannibals out there so just know that’s where we’re going today.
info_outline Linda and Charlotte Mulhall | The Scissor Sisters 11/14/2021
Linda and Charlotte Mulhall | The Scissor Sisters Our story this week takes us to Ireland, and we’re not just talking about one murderess, but two. Sisters, who murdered their mother’s abusive boyfriend and became internationally known as the Scissor Sisters. Their names are Linda and Charlotte Mulhall, from Dublin, Ireland.
info_outline Shayna Hubers | Halloween Trope Bingo 10/23/2021
Shayna Hubers | Halloween Trope Bingo Today, we’re talking about Shayna Hubers, who I heard about in this wonderful book called Porn and Murder. This is an actual book that I own on my kindle account. Shayna was convicted of murdering her on again/off again boyfriend Ryan Poston in 2012.
info_outline A Halloween Affair: Guen Aguilar 10/15/2021
A Halloween Affair: Guen Aguilar It’s October aka the best month of the year and it’s time to get spooky! Or, at least more spooky than usual. This month, we’re going to be tying our women to the tropes we find most often in horror movies. Our first murderess? A woman who strangled her best friend for around $2000. Her name was Guen Garlejo Aguilar and she murdered Jane Parangan La Puebla in the early 2000s.
info_outline Sultan Razia | The Only Female Muslim Ruler of Delhi 09/08/2021
Sultan Razia | The Only Female Muslim Ruler of Delhi Razia Sultana, South Asia’s first female ruler. She was a sultan who broke across many barriers, first female ruler being only one of them.
info_outline Olive Yang: Burma's Female Warlord. 08/18/2021
Olive Yang: Burma's Female Warlord. This week we're talking about Yang Kyin Hsiu, aka "Olive" Yang. She was royalty turned warlord, who’s CIA supplied army had opium delivery routes all across the golden triangle. She also helped fund public schools in rural areas and dated famous Burmese actress Wah Wah Win Shwe. You can see how she definitely caught my attention.
info_outline The Doctor of the Wild West 08/03/2021
The Doctor of the Wild West This week, we’re talking about Marie Equi, a Wild West style of doctor who was devoted to provide care to those who were working class or poor. She was one of the first 60 women to be a physician in Oregon, and was the only female doctor from the Oregon team to help with the 1906 San Francisco earthquake disaster.
info_outline Jeanne de Clisson | The Lioness of Brittany 06/05/2021
Jeanne de Clisson | The Lioness of Brittany This episode we talk about the "Lioness of Brittany", a woman who took revenge against King Philip IV by becoming a pirate and commandeering war ships known as the Black Fleet. Outraged by the execution of her husband, Jeanne de Clisson haunted the French fleet for 13 years during her piracy career, before deciding to marry and retire. Her story is definitely one you should know!
info_outline Timoclea of Thebes 04/24/2021
Timoclea of Thebes After the disgusting woman of last week’s episode, Ghislaine Maxwell and her involvement with Epstein, I felt like it was important to cover a woman who’s story ended with her getting her own justice.Now, trigger warning for mentions of rape, but our story is Timoclea of Thebes, who murdered the man who raped her by pushing him down a well and throwing heavy stones on him until he died.