Episode 257 LIVE: Jack the Ripper

On this blood-drenched installment, Tom and Jenny are finally getting around to discussing the OG of unidentified serial killers, the mysterious madman known as Jack the Ripper. In 1888, amid the crushing poverty of the East End in London, a shadowy figure stalked prostitutes, slaughtering and mutilating at least five of them over a relatively brief period. The murderer was never caught, and over the ensuing century, countless theories about the identity of the killer have swirled around, some of them more fanciful than others. So join 13 O’Clock on a journey through the dim, cobblestone streets of Victorian London as we break down the horrific crimes and the numerous suspects that have come to light in the years since, on a grisly episode 257.

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Episode Nine: Serial Poisoners, Ripper Suspects – George Chapman & Thomas Neill Cream

The name of Jack the Ripper is known the world over, but what is less well known is that Victorian-era London was a general cesspit of crime and degeneracy, and that Jack the Ripper wasn’t even the only serial killer prowling the cobblestoned and gaslighted streets. On this episode, Tom and Jenny discuss two of the cruelest and most insidious: George Chapman and Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, both avid poisoners of women, and both, incidentally, suspects in the Jack the Ripper case.