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West Cork
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...
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4.7 stars from 3,435 ratings
So incredibly well done
Just brilliant. West Cork has the best sound design I’ve heard in any podcast. Wonderfully written and reported. So many podcasts in this genre feel exhibitionist, but Jennifer and Sam seem completely earnest in trying to understand what happened. They do a beautiful job of honoring Sophie’s...Read full review »
ebows22 via Apple Podcasts · United States of America · 09/19/22
More please!
Please could we have another series of this superbly atmospheric podcast? It’s such a haunting story and it seems so much has happened since- I’d love to have an update.
Radionoush via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 09/13/22
He did it or did he?
I personally think he did and will probably find the time to tell him how I think
davey_g_t via Apple Podcasts · Great Britain · 08/02/22
Recent Episodes
New Feature Episode: This is the story of an unusual trial. An Englishman on trial in a French court for a murder committed in Ireland. At every other point in this 25 year saga, Ian Bailey has loomed large, but this trial wasn’t like that, because Ian Bailey wasn't there.  This story is about...
Published 05/14/21
Published 05/14/21
West Cork, Ireland is an outpost at the edge of Europe, the jumping-off point for America. Rugged windswept and coastal, it was a place of farmers and fisherman until the 1960’s, when it was discovered by the ‘blow-in’s.’ People who drove until the road ran out, artists and urban runaways – a...
Published 03/29/21
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