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Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper
The streets of wartime London are pitch black and the darkness offers cover to a murderer every bit as terrible as Jack the Ripper. During one awful week in February 1942 he viciously attacks women night after night. But the victims of the so-called Blackout Ripper are now all but forgotten.   In this season of Bad Women, historian Hallie Rubenhold and criminologist Alice Fiennes share new details from the archives to tell the extraordinary and moving stories of the women who died and why their deaths were swept from view.     And don't miss season one of Bad...
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Ratings & Reviews
4.6 stars from 1,925 ratings
Excellent Podcast
Excellent research and a fresh perspective on the topics.
Jmsmommy via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/22
Much Needed Feminist Perspective
I really enjoyed the first season and it opened my eyes to the lives of the women who were murdered. The emphasis on social history is excellent. I am really enjoying the second season and am grateful that Pushkin shared for free the bonus episode about “Britain’s brown babies.” A very important,...Read full review »
Ammick76 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 11/22/22
Excellent podcast keep up the good work Forget the so called ripperologists
Sukey johal via Apple Podcasts · Canada · 11/21/22
Recent Episodes
Published 11/22/22
Unlike white GIs, it was made virtually impossible for African-American servicemen to marry the women they met and fell in love with in the UK during World War Two. If these couples had children, those so-called "Brown Babies" were stigmatized and scorned - with many ending up in grim children's...
Published 11/22/22
Seamstress Doris Staples doesn't want to see Private John Waters any more... but the American soldier has other ideas. He goes to her workplace to make sure she doesn't "step out" with any other man... and carries with him a pistol. Men were expected to seek an outlet for their sexual appetites,...
Published 11/15/22
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