West Cork

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In West Cork, it’s simply known as ‘the murder’. In 1996 French film producer Sophie Toscan du Plantier is found dead near her holiday home. There are no witnesses and no known motive. The police suspect one man in this community but they can’t make a charge stick and he refuses to leave, living under the glare of suspicion ever since. 

This series brings together an incredible cast of characters, many of whom have never spoken publicly before. The family of the victim bring to life a woman lost; the suspect puts forward his defence; and local people explain what it’s like to have the living embodiment of their unsettled nerves still resolutely among them. Reported and hosted by Jennifer Forde and Sam Bungey. 

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  • “The hosts beautifully communicate how a tragedy can impact a town and its people in devastating ways.” Time magazine 
  • “Meticulous and thoughtful … The podcast is vastly more soulful than so many of its peers, in large part by functioning as an exploration of how a tragedy, mixed with spectacle, can redefine and consume the terms of a place, a person, and a time." Nick Quah, Vulture 
  • “One of the few podcasts that caused us to drive in pointless extra loops in total silence, just so we could hear another episode. West Cork is the new Serial. It may even be better.” India Knight, The Times 
  • "Knocked me out like no other podcast since S-Town. A masterpiece." Patrick Radden Keefe, author of Say Nothing 

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This is absolutely one of the best podcasts I have ever listened to. Well researched, balanced and in-depth, it offers an interesting insight into a horrific crime and some of the farcical circumstances which surrounded it. Highly recommend.
The podcast that got me hooked on True Crime podcasts, and the story set in one of my favourite places in the world, West Cork.

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Podcast Details

Podcast Status
Active
Started
Mar 9th, 2021
Latest Episode
Mar 29th, 2021
Release Period
Monthly
Episodes
14
Avg. Episode Length
34 minutes
Explicit
No
Language
English

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