Sinopse

a dead cat on the line: a phrase used to describe a situation in which something is wrong. || A weekly international true crime podcast. Follow co-hosts Allie and Sarah - and guests! - as they discuss the cases that shaped cultures, countries and criminal landscapes.

Episódios

  • Synonymous With the Idea of Evil - Extra

    Synonymous With the Idea of Evil - Extra

    07/08/2019 Duração: 05min

    Our editor, Ruth, and her grandmother sit down to discuss her grandmother's memories of the Moors murders and living next to the mother of Ian Brady. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • Desperate, Discouraged, and Ready for Anything

    Desperate, Discouraged, and Ready for Anything

    31/07/2019 Duração: 59min

    This week Allie shares the story of Pearl Hart and her infamous stagecoach robbery. Tune in to hear our discussions on cowboy aesthetics, wild west dating games, and crazy escape attempts. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • General Agents for the Devil

    General Agents for the Devil

    24/07/2019 Duração: 01h20min

    Sarah gets spooky and shares the story of one of the most famous witch trials in England - the Pendle witch trials. Tune in for discussions on obnoxiously long book titles, accidental magic, witch pissing contests, and Good Omens. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • Sometimes People Do Bad Things - Part 2

    Sometimes People Do Bad Things - Part 2

    17/07/2019 Duração: 47min

    Allie and Sarah continue their story about Fyre Festival. This week we dive straight into the disaster and discuss topics such as memes, Lord of the Flies, and the startling dichotomy of human behavior. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • Sometimes People Do Bad Things - Part 1

    Sometimes People Do Bad Things - Part 1

    10/07/2019 Duração: 47min

    Allie presents the first part of one of her favorite recent fraud cases - the Fyre Festival. This week we talk about memes, childhood criminal enterprises, and the beginning of disaster. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • Synonymous With the Idea of Evil - Part 2

    Synonymous With the Idea of Evil - Part 2

    03/07/2019 Duração: 58min

    Sarah continues her presentation of the Moors murders. We finish up the case this week by discussing media malpractice, how to date photographs with just a dog, and the exciting world of the UK prison system. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • Synonymous With the Idea of Evil - Part 1

    Synonymous With the Idea of Evil - Part 1

    26/06/2019 Duração: 01h21min

    Sarah presents the first half of our discussion of the Moors murders. This week we discuss red flags, wholesome book clubs, and all the things we hate about this case. Grab your comfort items, because this one's a dark one. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • Have You Even Seen a Heist Movie?

    Have You Even Seen a Heist Movie?

    19/06/2019 Duração: 51min

    Allie discusses the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum theft. Join us as we talk about gossip columns, wax mustaches, and all the possible suspects! View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • The Loathsome Object

    The Loathsome Object

    12/06/2019 Duração: 01h13min

    Sarah presents the story of Jack Saul while discussing the finer points of LGBT culture in the 1800s, self-insert fanfic, and possible royal scandal. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • The Worst Family Reunion Ever

    The Worst Family Reunion Ever

    05/06/2019 Duração: 01h49s

    The last of our three Brazil cases! Vit (@oceanyia) presents the story of Eliza Samudio, while also helping us clarify the difference between football and soccer, Brazilian nicknames, and celebrity responsibility. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages. Follow Vit at @oceanyia on Twitter

  • Media Killed the Teenage Star

    Media Killed the Teenage Star

    29/05/2019 Duração: 48min

    In our second case from Brazil, Vit (@oceanyia) presents the story of Eloá Cristina Pimentel. Join us as we discuss hostage crisis techniques, media blunders, and the trials of being a teenager. If you are in a violent relationship and need help, these are a few hotlines you can call. -USA National Domestic Violence Hotline: 1- 800-799-7233 -Brazil domestic violence number: Ligue 180 -UK Domestic Violence Helpline: 0808-2000-247 -Japan's Purple Dial — Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence Telephone Counseling: 0120-941-826 View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages. Follow Vit at @oceanyia on Twitter

  • Never Ask For a Receipt From a Love Hotel

    Never Ask For a Receipt From a Love Hotel

    22/05/2019 Duração: 54min

    Allie's friend, Vit (@oceanyia), presents the story of Suzane von Richthofen, including a crash course on Brazilian culture and media impact. View images for this case on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages. Follow Vit at @oceanyia on Twitter

  • In Memory of Amber

    In Memory of Amber

    15/05/2019 Duração: 58min

    Allie tells the story of Amber Hagerman, whose case resulted in the creation of the AMBER Alert System and National Sex Offender Registry. We also discuss the finer points of the US legal system, international impact, and crazy Texas weather. You can view images for this and other cases on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages. If you like what we do, consider supporting us through our Ko-fi account.

  • Ships Ahoy, Naughty Boy!

    Ship's Ahoy, Naughty Boy!

    08/05/2019 Duração: 50min

    Sarah presents the story of Doctor Hawley Harvey Crippen, an American murderer in Edwardian London and the story behind the phrase “guilty as Crippen” - whilst dropping by to discuss the culture of vaudeville theatre, the finer points of disguise via drag and the hottest new technology of the 1900s. You can view images for this and other cases on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

  • One for the Books

    One for the Books

    01/05/2019 Duração: 55min

    Allie presents the story of Kitty Genovese. Join us as we discuss fake news, the accuracy of bystander effect, and the creation of the 911 system. You can view images for this and other cases on our Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook pages.

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