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S'laughter: True Crime Podcast

S'laughter: True Crime Podcast

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A UK true crime podcast with a comedy twist. 30 somethings Lucy and Emma tell each other true crime stories, whilst injecting a little dark humour along the way. Nominated in the true crime category in the British Podcast Awards 2018. Lucy and Emma ...Show More

54:35 | Oct 29th, 2016

Welcome to the first episode of S'laughter! Each week Lucy and Emma will be bringing you two murderers, partly to entertain you and partly so that they can vent their morbid fascination with the subject. This week we have Britain's youngest and Brita...Show More

22:30 | Sep 6th

You voted for The Bikini Killer, a round the world trip of the life of Charles Sobhraj for the slash and dash this week. Sorry it's been a long time coming. Definitely recommend researching this one and reading more after! For information regarding ...Show More
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44:13 | Aug 4th

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45:05 | Jul 22nd

After an unprecedented break, we're back with an old horrific tale from Emma, and a big question mark from Lucy. For information regarding your data privacy, visit

41:55 | Jun 21st

This week is a gang murder from Lucy who tells the story of Shakilus Townsend and the honeytrap that ended in his murder. Emma tells another oldie of sister duo Catherine Flannagan and Magaret Higgins, the black widows of Liverpool. For information ...Show More

15:59 | Jun 16th

You voted for Chris Watts as this week's Slash and Dash mini episode. If you find the story interesting, check out the footage of him online. There is a lot on youtube covering this case for all you super sleuths. For information regarding your data...Show More

44:52 | Jun 2nd

Emma tells the story of the not-so-peaceful Charles Peace, a stalker and murderer from times gone by. Lucy tells us the UK's answer to Dr Death, breast disease doctor Ian Paterson who wrongly diagnosed and treated hundreds of patients in Bristol and ...Show More

10:55 | May 26th

Conman, magician, furniture enthusiast.... Bernady de Sigoyer had it all, until he lost his head.

54:03 | May 14th

Men murdering women.... heard it all before? You might not have heard it quite like this...

16:45 | Apr 28th

This week you voted for the German Sewer Murders. This unsolved case has been linked to one specific individual. We also put out a call for other, proper podcasters to solve this unsolved crime!

57:09 | Apr 21st

It's the Easter holidays and the sun is out, and I think you can hear in our voices we're more chilled and happy-go-lucky than usual. This episode has Emma telling us the story of a body found in the stables, and Lucy tells us about the man who used ...Show More

13:46 | Apr 10th

The patreon vote has earned you the tale of Giorgio Vizzardelli...his giant tabs were not the strangest thing about him.

54:57 | Apr 2nd

This episode has a look at the infamous Soham Murders and surprising triple homicide from WW2.

13:27 | Mar 17th

This week's mini-episode voted for by our wonderful patrons!

1:04:18 | Mar 4th

It's episode 69 guys! This week Emma tells us more about Harold Jones and his connection to Jack the Stripper, and Lucy tells us about the disappearance of Arlene Fraser and the unusual tactics employed in finding her killer. There's a bit of distort...Show More

46:44 | Feb 9th

This week it's an episode of killer kids! Two tales of outlandish offspring who murdered for pleasure.

20:33 | Jan 30th

You voted for the terminator, which is the story of Antoly Onoprienko, a spree killer from Ukraine.

1:03:16 | Jan 22nd

In our first episode of 2019, Emma tells the story of the Mckay kidnapping - a high profile kidnapping that was meant to beRupert Murdock's wife. Lucy tells a recent story which is currently in appeal, the murder of James Knight by Emma Jayne Magson ...Show More

13:51 | Jan 11th

Due to a mild January blunder, this should now replace the accidentally repeated episode! Thank you to the S'laughter Supporters who pointed it out!

43:34 | Dec 18th, 2018

What are the latest updates in the 'babes in the wood' murder case? Why wouldn't you want a homeless, alcoholic 20-year-old as your live-in nanny? What does it take for a policeman to commit murder? These are some of the questions we cover in this we...Show More

16:16 | Dec 11th, 2018

The patrons voted for My Grannie's a Hottie this week. It's the story of Earl Leonard Nelson (not an Earl). Remember you can support the podcast and vote in slash and dashes at for just one dollar a month (less...Show More

1:05:03 | Dec 3rd, 2018

This week is a tale from the Midlands as Emma tells us about the empty gas meter murder. Then Lucy reveals the story of the Yorkshire Ripper and how he was finally caught.

46:15 | Nov 19th, 2018

A cop-killing cannibal and a jealous teen star in this episode. There were a couple of audio issues at the start of this episode, but its all plain sailing after the first few minutes. Love ya.

19:13 | Nov 13th, 2018

You voted for the dullest sounding story of the lot, but it turned out to be a doozy. This is the story Charles Starkweather and Caril Fugate. Also, some discussion of American ages of consent, and old shitty old cars.

51:50 | Nov 4th, 2018

This week Emma tells the story of Steve Wilkins, a young lad who started off innocently stowing away in planes, but ended up taking things down a much darker path. Lucy's tells us about the double life of Heather Stephenson Snell. In some ways she's ...Show More

14:16 | Oct 29th, 2018

It's Halloween, it's our 2 year anniversary and it's the listener vote!

1:00:49 | Oct 22nd, 2018

A missing nightdress becomes a mother's nightmare in the most horrific way when Lucy tells a true crime tale from the Victorian era and Emma tries (and fails) to not constantly reference Making a Murderer Part 2.

33:14 | Oct 6th, 2018

It's a familiar name this week, the story of Ian Simpson. Unfortunately, Lucy's story got destroyed by a bug in editing, and as we edit our own podcasts, we have no idea how to get it back, so you're just going to have to put up with the one story th...Show More

13:17 | Oct 1st, 2018

Look, it's a school night, and when we record on a school night we always go a bit nuts. So, apologies for the particularly morbid humour, but when you've been teaching teenagers all day this is a natural side effect. It's the case of Leonarda Ciancu...Show More

1:18:23 | Sep 23rd, 2018

It's an accidental Babes in the Wood special. The bad news is that means we're talking about child murder. The good news is, you get it all in one hit so if that's not something you're into listening about, this might be episode to avoid. You can als...Show More

16:12 | Sep 16th, 2018

Cumming in your ears, its a mini-episode voted for by you, you filthy minded people!

57:35 | Sep 8th, 2018

Welcome back S'laughter supporters! Get back in the swing of things with two gruesome tales of crimes concealed... one with concrete and one by simply flushing it away.

21:57 | Sep 2nd, 2018

Lucy and Emma are back talking about the Gensee River Killer, Arthur Shawcross. It's as unpleasant as it sounds.

53:23 | Jul 24th, 2018

In this week's episode it's Scottish heavy with Lucy's tale of Robert Mone, who committed a series of crimes, some involving his cell mate and lover Thomas McColloch, and then even when they're put away for good, the public are still not safe from th...Show More

57:46 | Jul 9th, 2018

This week we learn that Tudor times were full of sexy wife-swapping fun and that Emma still isn't over the Unabomber.

13:29 | Jul 4th, 2018

You voted for Grandma's Demise which is the murderer Walter de Giusti who murdered the grandmother of famous Argentinian pianist and singer Fito Paez. And, more Love Island.

1:13:18 | Jun 26th, 2018

This week Emma and Lucy discuss the unexplained case of the Eriksson twins, and the theories that have been suggested to explain their behaviour. Emma tells the story of Gorge Joseph Smith and the brides in the bath. Thanks to those of you who have w...Show More

22:45 | Jun 17th, 2018

You voted for the Ken and Barbie killers from Ontario, Canada. To vote next time, don't forget to check out our patreon!

47:57 | Jun 11th, 2018

This week Emma tells the story of a cupboard that was less the gateway to Narnia and more the gateway to a murder investigation and Lucy shows off her questionable geography skills (apologies to all Scandinavian countries affected by this episode).

17:10 | Jun 3rd, 2018

Lewis Hutchinson was a mad Scottish bastard... anyone surprised by that?

48:29 | May 29th, 2018

This week Lucy tells the tale of the DEFINITELY BRITISH John Scripps who committed murders in Asia, and Emma tells the tale of another cunning woman who really stitched up a husband and wife.

21:48 | May 23rd, 2018

This week's listener vote throws up some interesting names, some dubious accents and some really shitty attempts at murder.

18:49 | May 13th, 2018

This is a set up! You keep voting for the most horrendous crimes on the list! You only have yourselves to blame...

1:10:03 | May 6th, 2018

This week Emma and Lucy discuss two more cases from UK true crime: Lucky Lord Lucan who turned out to be not-so-lucky when it comes to identifying people from behind and Kenneth Erskine, who... welll... just ew...

11:54 | Apr 29th, 2018

You voted for the tragic tale of an award winning journalist who was attacked on a submarine by Peter Madsen.

1:00:32 | Apr 22nd, 2018

This week Emma and Lucy tell each other about the UK's most famous witch trials and a serial rapist who went by The Fox, but when caught turned out to be Macolm Fairley.

12:57 | Apr 17th, 2018

This week's mini episode is the murder of Maddie Carlin by Joshua Phillips, as well as some discussion of Levi Sparks and whether children should be tried as adults.

57:45 | Apr 3rd, 2018

A reupload of Episode 52. Emma discusses David Chenery-Wickens, a tv makeup artist who made some real-life special effects, and Lucy discusses Theresa Riggi who hurt her children under the mentality of 'if I can't have them, no one can.'

12:28 | Mar 30th, 2018

To duffer or not to duffer? Well, the patrons voted for it, so we have no other choice....

1:02:00 | Mar 26th, 2018

Emma and Lucy power through Lucy's nasty cold to bring you a new episode. This week they discuss Angus Sinclair, a Scottish serial killer who is linked to a series of murders of young women, a poor woman from Nottingham trying to make money for her f...Show More

14:12 | Mar 18th, 2018

You voted for the tale of Katherine Knight, possible our most unbelievable true crime story so far.

40:20 | Mar 11th, 2018

On episode 50 Emma tells Lucy about the murder of Candice Williams in Birmingham, and Lucy tells Emma about a massacre in Northampton due to a fight over money. They also worry about how much of the stupid things they say their pupils will remember. ...Show More

15:10 | Mar 5th, 2018

You folks voted for a horrific tale of a terrorist attack at a summer camp in Oslo. Not sure 'enjoy' is the right word, but kill some time with this.

55:26 | Feb 26th, 2018

This week Lucy tells you of a marriage that ended in a massacre, but not for reasons you might expect and Emma delves into the archives for a tale of Tudor conspirators.

54:13 | Feb 12th, 2018

This week, Lucy and Emma have a breakdown in communication by each presenting the story of an unsolved murder!

08:09 | Feb 3rd, 2018

Slash and Dash! A new episode of our mini series, where we discuss a lucky coincidence.

1:14:14 | Jan 28th, 2018

Emma and Lucy lend their usual dark comedy to the tales of Gemma Barker (don't google it first, you'll ruin it!) and Robert Elmer Kleason. This episode contains one transatlantic murderer, and one story with tales of non-consensual sexual acts. There...Show More

11:00 | Jan 20th, 2018

You voted to hear the case of a Malaysian pop-star-turned-Witch-Doctor who used her powers for evil....SLASH..... and DASH

1:12:37 | Jan 15th, 2018

This week there is some semblance of an episode in between Emma's worrying rants about the Unabomber. Please do not encourage her further. Despite that, there's another horrific story of a doctor, who exploited his position to do away with people and...Show More

15:21 | Jan 10th, 2018

You voted for the story of Rodney Alcala, the Dating Game killer. Pretty grim. Warning: contains details of rape and violence towards women and children.

1:05:22 | Jan 2nd, 2018

On this new year's episode of S'laughter, Lucy and Emma discuss gang member Dale Cregan who killed multiple people in Manchester, and Elvira Barney, the socialite who caused a scandal in the 1920s. Happy new year to all our listeners!

1:04:32 | Dec 19th, 2017

This week Emma tells the tale of the 'Sketchbook Killer', whose artistic flair would come back to bite him, while Lucy brings you an (almost) festive story of a sticky-fingered butler.

13:47 | Dec 10th, 2017

It's another slash and dash. Ok, coco pops maybe aren't a huge feature of this crime but it's a ruddy interesting story! Wrap up warm and enjoy another true crime story from Lucy and Emma.

49:22 | Dec 3rd, 2017

Another two true crime stories for you to enjoy over a cuppa, or while doing something a little more productive. This week's stories involve a whole family murderered for their business, and a guy with very small ears.

09:59 | Nov 26th, 2017

You voted for Indonesian killer Ahmad Suradji, the worst serial killer you've never heard of. The motto of the story is, never follow your dreams.

55:10 | Nov 19th, 2017

This week, Emma discusses a casanova killer, who stole more than just hearts across England and Scotland, while Lucy brings a case of child abuse that went unchecked.

12:23 | Nov 5th, 2017

Thanks to our supporters on Patreon who voted for this week's episode! You have chosen to hear the case of Dr Samuel Perera- a dentist who gave everyone the creeps and rightly so!

51:19 | Oct 28th, 2017

In our halloween special we discuss the most famous ghostly events from UK history, The Enfield Poltergeist, and the murder of Charles Walton because it has loads of 'witchy shit'.

10:45 | Oct 21st, 2017

You voted for Penis Origami this week, which is the case of spree killer Nikko Jenkins from Colorado, USA.

49:38 | Oct 15th, 2017

Technical issues mean that the tale of George Psalmanazar has been cut slightly short... Before his death, he went on to become a theological essayist and friend of Samuel Johnson (author of the flipping dictionary), but I'm sure you'll agree that no...Show More

52:43 | Oct 1st, 2017

This week Lucy brings a tale of police corruption that sounds like something conceived by the writers of Line of Duty, while Emma discusses the drastic measures taken to end an abusive marriage.

13:02 | Sep 23rd, 2017

It's a new Slash and Dash voted for by our patrons! This time it's a preteen getting revenge on her parents for loving her, and trying to protect her. How very dare they.

1:24:01 | Sep 17th, 2017

This week Lucy and Emma discuss a case of a Lady-killer who proved too creepy for an 80's dating VHS and a horn-piping, rubber-hosing, double-teaming pirate.

06:40 | Sep 9th, 2017

A minisode voted for by the lovely people who support us on Patreon! If it puts you off your dinner then you've no one to blame but yourself!

1:12:53 | Jul 16th, 2017

This Week Lucy and Emma have exciting news to announce about the S'laughter meet up! If that wasn't enough, Lucy brings you a story of the woman with the most understanding landlord in history... many won't replace carpets, let alone remove a body. ...Show More

28:25 | Jul 1st, 2017

It's been a hectic week and Emma and Lucy have been struggling to keep up with life, so this week it's a mini episode. They discuss prison reformer and all round good egg, Elizabeth Fry.

52:46 | Jun 25th, 2017

This week Lucy and Emma discuss a twisted tale of teenage online intrigue, while revealing almost a little too much about their own online habits as teenagers. Lucy also uses the case of Daniel Gonzalez to show off her psychology knowledge... but wat...Show More

52:52 | Jun 17th, 2017

In this episode Emma and Lucy try to educate abut some theories of mental health, and tell you about two more British murderers, one who got what they deserve,

1:25:52 | Jun 12th, 2017

This week Lucy and Emma learn the lesson from a murderous doctor that cleanliness is next to godliness... or at least will remove evidence of your misdeeds. They also discuss a case so awful that a case of genital lice is the nicest thing about it.

1:14:59 | Jun 4th, 2017

In this episode Lucy reveals the host of police f*ck ups in the investigation of the Grindr killer, and Emma tells a story of twists and turners in the hunt for a murder in the Orkney Islands. She also attempts a Scottish accent, but, you can't win '...Show More

01:57 | May 29th, 2017

A taster of our new patreon content - mother daughter S'laughter. Plus details of our first S'laughter meetup.

56:01 | May 28th, 2017

Lucy and Emma discuss a mysterious story of inheritance and forged identities, as well as a mysterious disappearance and conflicting stories. "If you're gonna live in my house, you're gonna look at my wang."

53:27 | May 20th, 2017

This week the S'laughter girls discuss the Ian Brady and Myra Hindley murders, as requested by many listeners. They also give some recommendations of some true crime series, as well as reveal the secret patreon content that will be up next month. If ...Show More

37:52 | May 13th, 2017

This week, Emma and Lucy look at a case of murder by that 'magic bullet': Arsenic! The only solicitor ever to be hanged in the UK teaches us that 'excuse fingers' is not an acceptable excuse for poisoning...

38:08 | May 7th, 2017

This week, Lucy and Emma discuss a twisted fire-starter and learn that the patron saint of arsonists is none other than... Bruce Lee!

52:17 | Apr 30th, 2017

Emma and Lucy fail the bechdel test by discussing two male murderers in this week's episode. They also establish the excuse, "I left him in the hollow of a tree," is not a good enough alibi.

46:43 | Apr 23rd, 2017

This week Emma and Lucy discuss the desperate measures gone to in order to avoid the most evil of all states: spinsterhood. They also consider whether you really need brain-smarts if you've got gun-smarts.

1:12:28 | Apr 2nd, 2017

This week Lucy discusses the guy who put the 'great' into 'great train robbery' and the girls learn that there's nothing you can't achieve with some plastic surgery and a Brazilian child. Emma then takes you back to the 19th Century for a killer doct...Show More

1:15:26 | Mar 25th, 2017

This week Lucy and Emma bring two cases which continue to perplex. We find that being a computer wizard isn't enough to hide your secrets and wearing a camouflage jacket won't hide your stabbing rampage...

51:48 | Mar 22nd, 2017

This week Lucy and Emma bring you two killers. What do a child strangler and a cannibal have in common?.... Broadmoor!

1:01:52 | Mar 12th, 2017

This week Emma and Lucy celebrate International Women's Day with an all-girl special. So ovary up and hear the tales of some badass ladies doing bad shit.

1:15:26 | Mar 5th, 2017

This week Lucy spills the T on the 'teacup poisoner', who let his dreams of murder brew until they became reality, putting the fear of god into every polite English person. Emma then discusses a case of where, the more you try and tell people you're ...Show More

48:46 | Feb 26th, 2017

This week, hear the tale of a bungled contract killing and that of the Black Panther, who was brilliant at creeping, but shit at riddle writing.

48:57 | Feb 19th, 2017

This week Lucy and Emma tread a fine line when discussing the case of a 'missing' child, explain the stages of the 'paedophile spectrum' and let you know why you should NEVER fuck with the Swiss.

13:49 | Feb 16th, 2017

Chicago, you earned this, partly for being our top listeners this week and partly for having so much frickiiinnn murder. You made it a tough choice, but here we read the story of deadly double act Leopold and Loeb.

55:20 | Feb 11th, 2017

This week Lucy and Emma discuss a killer-doc and a Hammersmith haunting.... along with the twisted logic behind rewarding a doctor in your will who has failed to keep you alive and the ethics of watching someone leave your house.

1:04:37 | Feb 4th, 2017

This week we look at a New Romantic murderer and a Victorian Casanova killer.... it takes all kinds...

1:20:50 | Jan 28th, 2017

This week we discuss everyone's favourite 90's throwback: the IRA! Not the actual IRA... but a conman who was able to capitalise on the turmoil. In addition, Lucy brings the last woman to be hanged in Britain... but she's not completely sure she des...Show More

08:49 | Jan 25th, 2017

Our first UK slash and dash - Edinburgh made it to the top of the leader board this week. Emma and Lucy discuss a teenage tale of murder, and talk about what they got up to in their spare time as teenagers - spoiler alert, they just watched TV.

55:26 | Jan 20th, 2017

This week, Emma and Lucy join forces to bring you the twisted tale of Priest-killer Patrick Mackay. Also contains a dramatic reading from the rabbit hole of murder forums.

51:14 | Jan 14th, 2017

This week Emma and Lucy both travel back in time to bring you two very Victorian, but very different cases of murder. Lucy becomes slightly obsessed with idea of a 'tramp's kitchen' and Emma once again advocates for prostitution as a lifestyle choice...Show More

08:12 | Jan 12th, 2017

We always welcome feedback and constructive criticism... not so much from a drunken Luke...

1:04:03 | Jan 7th, 2017

TRIGGER WARNING: This episode features discussion specifically about sexual assault. It also discusses burning flesh in acid.. so there's something to offend everyone!

46:32 | Dec 30th, 2016

This week Emma and Lucy discuss just one murderer, but don't worry, he was a proper busy boy: infamous Scottish mumbler, Dennis Nilsen.

16:03 | Dec 28th, 2016

The Big Apple was top of the Listener-board this week, so we use creative license to bring you a tale from (what we assume is nearby) Staten Island!

49:24 | Dec 23rd, 2016

Put down your presents and unwrap nearly an hour's worth of bizarre chat with Emma and Lucy. This week we shine our fairy lights on the Underground killer and the saint of the festive season.

1:00:51 | Dec 19th, 2016

Quality over quantity is not something we believe in here at S'laughter HQ, so get ready for a barrel full of crime as Emma and Lucy bring you three stories from the UK, as well as a bonus listener email that is well worth waiting until the end for!

1:11:42 | Dec 10th, 2016

This week Emma and Lucy discover that while drunk podcasting can be fun, hungover podcasting will lead to HOURS of editing. Try and spot the million and one cracks in what they managed to piece together this week... but actually its good. Pinky promi...Show More

11:42 | Dec 7th, 2016

The top city for this minisode takes Emma and Lucy back to America to bring you a tale of murder in Seattle. Listen as they yet again display their ignorance about guns, as well as the merits of partying solo!

1:09:16 | Dec 3rd, 2016

This week Emma and Lucy discuss the truth behind BBC's latest crime drama and look into the life of Peter Tobin aka the Cliff Richard of murder. The message is becoming more and more clear... check your fucking loft!

1:15:05 | Nov 26th, 2016

This week s'laughter commits Manslaughter as they invite a male guest to join Emma and Lucy in discussing the stranger than fiction murders by Fred and Rose West.

08:03 | Nov 23rd, 2016

For God's sake, when will Emma get closer to the microphone! Until that time, Lucy will continue to entertain with the tale from our latest top city and the first outside the USA! Love to Brisbane!

42:27 | Nov 19th, 2016

This week, Emma and Lucy bestow pseudonyms on the youngest double murderers, discuss the benefits of getting gypped off and ask the age old question- 'IS IT ARSENIC?'

18:44 | Nov 15th, 2016

The second minisode is here and our top city of the week certainly gave us a good one. We will forver be much more suspicious of strange sounds coming from the attic...

44:48 | Nov 12th, 2016

This week Emma and Lucy use their telepathic connection to bring two murders from the 70's era. Also hear about our reactions to milestones in the podcast and Emma's convincing argument for the romance of a kitchen floor.

12:13 | Nov 8th, 2016

Emma and Lucy just can't get enough! Each week the mini episode will bring you a murder from the city which has listened to us the most. Get your city featured by spreading the word and so your city reaches the top of the leader board!

54:42 | Nov 4th, 2016

This week Emma and Lucy bring two new murderers to the podcast-sphere. We learn the power of the double bluff in getting away with murder and get hot under the collar with Fifty Shades of Graham...