Alix is a lawyer, podcaster, and lover of all things horror. Alix also really likes animals.
Polly is the first canonical victim of Jack the Ripper. She also lived a full and complex life; one that probably resonates with a lot of people even now. She also never appeared to engage in any form of sex work, but the assumption that she did marred not only her investigation but investigations of further victims.  Polly's story was taken from her twice. First by her murderer, and again by the investigation, coroner's inquest, and everyone else who reported a simplified and fabricated version of her story. We hope to help restore some of her truth.  Promo: Tone Deaf: A Theatre Nerd's Guide for their Musically Challenged Spouse We didn't do anything for Black History Month, BUT! Tone Deaf does an amazing musical theatre Black History series during February. Please check them out, it's excellent! Resources:  The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019 If you want to support us directly, please consider becoming a patron at 
Our new story begins. Marvin has a unique hunger and ability. How he deals with the first and uses the second will determine what happens next.  CW: Racism, language, sex, elderly people dying. Read the transcript Don't forget to vote at
It's episode 2 on our coverage of the victims of Jack the Ripper and this episode we actually tell the story of the Whitechapel Murders. These are the 11 unsolved murders that took place in Whitechapel from 1888 to 1891, five of which are considered officially as victims of the notorious serial killer Jack the Ripper. We also start the episode talking about Karens and the dawn of society's hatred of sex work, it makes sense we promise. And we talk a little bit about how difficult it is to review this case because there's a lot of missing information and a lot of mis-information.  Promo from Top of the Round -  Find them on Twitter @totrcast References: The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper, Hallie Rubenhold 2019 My MOM! no but really. Code Switch - What's in a 'Karen'? Last Podcast on the Left episodes on Jack the Ripper 254-258 This site: for the letters we covered
Hey friends! We're back, and it looks like we're actually on track to maintain some semblance of a schedule. Today we're starting a series on not so much Jack the Ripper, but on the victims of Jack the Ripper and the environment that enabled their murders and the poor publicity after the fact. In this first episode we mostly talk about how shitty it was to live in poverty in Victorian London and how the story we all know may not be the actual truth. 90% of the research for this series was taken from The Five, by Hallie Rubenhold. It is incredibly well researched and well written and I highly recommend it if you're at all interested in the subject. Promo: Microphones and Monsters @ 
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Sep 4th, 1990
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