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A PODCAST ABOUT LADYKILLERS - women who kill, and how we talk about them, by Elena Colman and Jo Hauge

Latest Episodes

25 – Amy Fisher

EThis month we're talking about another much maligned early 90s woman: Amy Fisher, referred to as the Long Island Lolita because the press are gross, what else is new. When she was 17, Amy Fisher shot Mary Jo Buttafuco, the wife of her 39 year old boyfriend Joey Buttafuco. We discuss what a scumbag Joey Buttafuco is, the media circus that surrounded her trial, and the sad aftermath of all of this. Other topics include: if pics of the inside of your body are the ultimate nudes, why no one has invented a she–poo, and whether Amy Fisher is the Long Island Jeremy Corbyn. Content notes: discussion of medical issues related to covid, other medical issues including heart issues, gynecology and head injuries, attempted murder by shooting, sexual assault, statutory rape, racist police, underage sex work and trafficking, victim blaming and whorephobia.

62 minJUL 29
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25 – Amy Fisher

24 – Typhoid Mary

EThis month we talk about Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary or the OG superspreader, an Irish immigrant who was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever and who was forcibly quarantined by the city of New York in the early 1900s. The story often goes that Mary Mallon infected hundreds of people with Typhoid Fever as an act of deliberate murder, which is (surprise!) not true. We discuss Mary’s experience of being quarantined, why she was portrayed as singularly infectious and evil, other individuals who have been named superspreaders, and the idea of the “patient zero” of the AIDS epidemic. Other topics include: a review the experience of having mild coronavirus (0 stars), pandemic memes, licking toilets and 19th century lesbians nicknamed “Uncle”. Our theme song is performed by Killjoys, our DIY band that we do with our pal Ashley! Our EP is out on bandcamp and spotify, please give it a listen! CONTENT NOTES: If you want non–corona related escapism this is not the episode for that! Includes discussion of having mild coronavirus and about the pandemic more broadly, infectious disease chat (HIV/AIDS, SARS, TB and Syphilis as well as Typhoid Fever), racism and classism in relation to disease, non–graphic mentions of vomiting and emetophobia, bad and gross 19th century medical practices, and medical mistreatment and coercion.

91 minAPR 30
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24 – Typhoid Mary

23 – Parachute Murder

ETo make up for our long absence, this month we tackle not one but (technically) TWO PARACHUTE MURDERS! Els Van Doren her friend Els ‘Babs’ Clottemans were having an affair with the same man. All three of them were members of the same parachuting club, and in 2006 Clottemans murdered Van Doren by cutting the lines of her parachute before a jump. We discuss this case as well as a UK parachute murder (not by a woman), the Netflix series Don’t Fuck With Cats, and get real meta about true crime as a genre. Other topics include: Jo’s new habit of swinging naked across swimming pools, how buff Elena is becoming, and, as usual, piss. Our theme song is by Killjoys, our DIY band that we do with our pal Ashley! Our EP is coming out THIS SUNDAY, you can listen to it here: https://killjoys.bandcamp.com or on spotify or buy it on cassette if you come to our gig on Sunday the 23rd of feb at DIY Space For London @ 7:30pm. CONTENT NOTES: discussions of gynaecolog, endometriosis, HRT/testosterone, suicide, murder and domestic abuse.

80 minFEB 20
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23 – Parachute Murder

22 – Lorena Bobbitt

EThis month we tackle another non–murdering but much maligned woman from the 90s, Lorena Bobbitt, who cut her husband John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis off after he raped her. The case was an absolute media circus, vendors sold hot dogs and pants with pictures of knives on them outside the courthouse and John Wayne Bobbitt went on late night television to guess the punchline of jokes about the incident. We talk about the amazon documentary (stream it illegally!), John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut, the porno, and men who think their wives are waiting with bated breath for dick–chopping to become legal. We also discuss whether one million dilfs is too many dilfs, adventures in accidental romance novel purchasing, whether human spit melts ice and what constitutes a sexy ghost. Our theme song is by Killjoys, our DIY band that we do with our pal Ashley! Our EP is coming out in the new year! CONTENT NOTES: coercive abortion, domestic violence and abuse, a lot of discussion of sexual assault and rape c...

82 min2019 NOV 9
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22 – Lorena Bobbitt

21 – Betty Broderick

EIs there a western hemisphere? Is David Byrne nice? Would Betty Broderick have worn a scrunchie? These are some of the important questions we tackle in this episode. Our murderess this month is Betty Broderick, who shot her ex husband Daniel Broderick and his new wife Linda Kolkena after Dan left her for the younger woman. The case became notorious because Betty claimed that being dumped after having spent her life raising their children and putting him through medical and law school drove her to kill them and she had no other choice. Our new theme song is by Killjoys, our band that we do with our pal Ashley! CONTENT NOTES: physical and emotional domestic abuse, mental illness, child abuse, whorephobic language and murder with a gun.

68 min2019 SEP 8
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21 – Betty Broderick

20 – The Eriksson Twins

EThis month we talk about the Eriksson twins Ursula and Sabina, famous for repeatedly running into traffic on the M6 in what was reported as a case of folie à deux or shared psychosis. We discuss that event, the murder of Glenn Hollinshead and why folie à deux stories are so fascinating/spooky. We also discuss whether our neighbours are dead, nuclear submarines, the Florida Man birthday meme and paw patrol. Content notes: discussion of death, self harm, someone being severely injured in traffic, mental illness including sedation of a mentally ill person and psychiatric hospitals, and murder by stabbing. Sorry that we sound a little bit like we're under water, we're working on making remote recording sound better!

79 min2019 JUN 20
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20 – The Eriksson Twins

19 – Katherine Knight

EThis month we discuss Katherine Knight, our first patreon requested ladykiller! Katherine Knight is sometimes referred to in the press as “Australia's Hannibal Lecter” even though the only thing they properly have in common is questionable taste in interior design. We also got press tickets to an opera, Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel which we review because we are opera critics now. We also discuss the fact that we are moving, third nipple piercings and whether we want a coyote as a pet, and mourn the loss of South East London queer dance parties (RIP Pash Neck). CONTENT NOTES: Abusive relationships and violence, animal cruelty, rape, CSA, child abuse, alcoholism, suicide, attempted suicide, attempted cannibalism, semi–graphic description of the mutilation of a dead body.

78 min2019 APR 26
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19 – Katherine Knight

18 - Brynn Omdahl (LA Special Part Two)

ELA SPECIAL PART TWO! In this part we’re telling you all about the 1998 murder of comedian Phil Hartman (of The Simpsons and SNL fame) by his wife Brynn Omdahl, and reveal our youtube search histories and turn of the millennium daytime television habits. This episode also features the return of comic sans watch and a Happy Wanderer reprise. Jo gets kink shamed and shows off about their $10 tattoo and Elena explains how she’s the same person as Mara Wilson. CONTENT NOTES discussion of toxic relationships and domestic problems, drug and alcohol abuse, the enabling of that abuse, and murder.

46 min2019 MAR 13
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18 - Brynn Omdahl (LA Special Part Two)

17 - LA Special Part One

ELA SPECIAL! This month we are doing a two parter, part one is an LA update feat. friend of the show Dan (playing the role of a crowd of thousands) where we chat about LA murder tourism, discuss The Stranger Beside Me and make Dan try Zankou Chicken’s garlic dip. Also contains: greyhound bus misadventures, Mac DeMarco impressions, Buzzballs, being friends with exes, Elena singing The Happy Wanderer and a goth spa cult. CONTENT NOTES discussion of accidental deaths and autopsies, brief vomit mention, discussions of drug and alcohol use + we drink buzzballs.

49 min2019 FEB 19
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17 - LA Special Part One

16 – Brenda Spencer

EThis month the topic is Brenda Spencer, known as the grandmother of school shootings and the inspiration for The Boomtown Rats’ pretty average song I Don’t Like Mondays. We discuss Spencer’s early life, the shooting and the aftermath but as is pretty standard for us we spend most of our time talking about how the case has been discussed by media and psychologists (spoiler alert: it’s prob–le–ma–tique). We also talk about our upcoming trip to LA (!!!!), the norwegian death metal scene and DIY electrics. Elena explains what angel dust and bath salts are and continues reviewing non–alcoholic wheat beers and Jo reviews government subsidised speed (ADHD meds). PS please get in touch if you like us and are from LA and want to let us do a house show in your house, have an idea for an LA murder we can do while we’re there or have other LA related goss/tips! CONTENT NOTES this episode contains discussion of mental health meds, school shootings and briefly other mass shootings, physi...

94 min2019 JAN 8
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16 – Brenda Spencer

Latest Episodes

25 – Amy Fisher

EThis month we're talking about another much maligned early 90s woman: Amy Fisher, referred to as the Long Island Lolita because the press are gross, what else is new. When she was 17, Amy Fisher shot Mary Jo Buttafuco, the wife of her 39 year old boyfriend Joey Buttafuco. We discuss what a scumbag Joey Buttafuco is, the media circus that surrounded her trial, and the sad aftermath of all of this. Other topics include: if pics of the inside of your body are the ultimate nudes, why no one has invented a she–poo, and whether Amy Fisher is the Long Island Jeremy Corbyn. Content notes: discussion of medical issues related to covid, other medical issues including heart issues, gynecology and head injuries, attempted murder by shooting, sexual assault, statutory rape, racist police, underage sex work and trafficking, victim blaming and whorephobia.

62 minJUL 29
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25 – Amy Fisher

24 – Typhoid Mary

EThis month we talk about Mary Mallon, better known as Typhoid Mary or the OG superspreader, an Irish immigrant who was an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever and who was forcibly quarantined by the city of New York in the early 1900s. The story often goes that Mary Mallon infected hundreds of people with Typhoid Fever as an act of deliberate murder, which is (surprise!) not true. We discuss Mary’s experience of being quarantined, why she was portrayed as singularly infectious and evil, other individuals who have been named superspreaders, and the idea of the “patient zero” of the AIDS epidemic. Other topics include: a review the experience of having mild coronavirus (0 stars), pandemic memes, licking toilets and 19th century lesbians nicknamed “Uncle”. Our theme song is performed by Killjoys, our DIY band that we do with our pal Ashley! Our EP is out on bandcamp and spotify, please give it a listen! CONTENT NOTES: If you want non–corona related escapism this is not the episode for that! Includes discussion of having mild coronavirus and about the pandemic more broadly, infectious disease chat (HIV/AIDS, SARS, TB and Syphilis as well as Typhoid Fever), racism and classism in relation to disease, non–graphic mentions of vomiting and emetophobia, bad and gross 19th century medical practices, and medical mistreatment and coercion.

91 minAPR 30
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24 – Typhoid Mary

23 – Parachute Murder

ETo make up for our long absence, this month we tackle not one but (technically) TWO PARACHUTE MURDERS! Els Van Doren her friend Els ‘Babs’ Clottemans were having an affair with the same man. All three of them were members of the same parachuting club, and in 2006 Clottemans murdered Van Doren by cutting the lines of her parachute before a jump. We discuss this case as well as a UK parachute murder (not by a woman), the Netflix series Don’t Fuck With Cats, and get real meta about true crime as a genre. Other topics include: Jo’s new habit of swinging naked across swimming pools, how buff Elena is becoming, and, as usual, piss. Our theme song is by Killjoys, our DIY band that we do with our pal Ashley! Our EP is coming out THIS SUNDAY, you can listen to it here: https://killjoys.bandcamp.com or on spotify or buy it on cassette if you come to our gig on Sunday the 23rd of feb at DIY Space For London @ 7:30pm. CONTENT NOTES: discussions of gynaecolog, endometriosis, HRT/testosterone, suicide, murder and domestic abuse.

80 minFEB 20
Comments
23 – Parachute Murder

22 – Lorena Bobbitt

EThis month we tackle another non–murdering but much maligned woman from the 90s, Lorena Bobbitt, who cut her husband John Wayne Bobbitt’s penis off after he raped her. The case was an absolute media circus, vendors sold hot dogs and pants with pictures of knives on them outside the courthouse and John Wayne Bobbitt went on late night television to guess the punchline of jokes about the incident. We talk about the amazon documentary (stream it illegally!), John Wayne Bobbitt: Uncut, the porno, and men who think their wives are waiting with bated breath for dick–chopping to become legal. We also discuss whether one million dilfs is too many dilfs, adventures in accidental romance novel purchasing, whether human spit melts ice and what constitutes a sexy ghost. Our theme song is by Killjoys, our DIY band that we do with our pal Ashley! Our EP is coming out in the new year! CONTENT NOTES: coercive abortion, domestic violence and abuse, a lot of discussion of sexual assault and rape c...

82 min2019 NOV 9
Comments
22 – Lorena Bobbitt

21 – Betty Broderick

EIs there a western hemisphere? Is David Byrne nice? Would Betty Broderick have worn a scrunchie? These are some of the important questions we tackle in this episode. Our murderess this month is Betty Broderick, who shot her ex husband Daniel Broderick and his new wife Linda Kolkena after Dan left her for the younger woman. The case became notorious because Betty claimed that being dumped after having spent her life raising their children and putting him through medical and law school drove her to kill them and she had no other choice. Our new theme song is by Killjoys, our band that we do with our pal Ashley! CONTENT NOTES: physical and emotional domestic abuse, mental illness, child abuse, whorephobic language and murder with a gun.

68 min2019 SEP 8
Comments
21 – Betty Broderick

20 – The Eriksson Twins

EThis month we talk about the Eriksson twins Ursula and Sabina, famous for repeatedly running into traffic on the M6 in what was reported as a case of folie à deux or shared psychosis. We discuss that event, the murder of Glenn Hollinshead and why folie à deux stories are so fascinating/spooky. We also discuss whether our neighbours are dead, nuclear submarines, the Florida Man birthday meme and paw patrol. Content notes: discussion of death, self harm, someone being severely injured in traffic, mental illness including sedation of a mentally ill person and psychiatric hospitals, and murder by stabbing. Sorry that we sound a little bit like we're under water, we're working on making remote recording sound better!

79 min2019 JUN 20
Comments
20 – The Eriksson Twins

19 – Katherine Knight

EThis month we discuss Katherine Knight, our first patreon requested ladykiller! Katherine Knight is sometimes referred to in the press as “Australia's Hannibal Lecter” even though the only thing they properly have in common is questionable taste in interior design. We also got press tickets to an opera, Jack the Ripper: The Women of Whitechapel which we review because we are opera critics now. We also discuss the fact that we are moving, third nipple piercings and whether we want a coyote as a pet, and mourn the loss of South East London queer dance parties (RIP Pash Neck). CONTENT NOTES: Abusive relationships and violence, animal cruelty, rape, CSA, child abuse, alcoholism, suicide, attempted suicide, attempted cannibalism, semi–graphic description of the mutilation of a dead body.

78 min2019 APR 26
Comments
19 – Katherine Knight

18 - Brynn Omdahl (LA Special Part Two)

ELA SPECIAL PART TWO! In this part we’re telling you all about the 1998 murder of comedian Phil Hartman (of The Simpsons and SNL fame) by his wife Brynn Omdahl, and reveal our youtube search histories and turn of the millennium daytime television habits. This episode also features the return of comic sans watch and a Happy Wanderer reprise. Jo gets kink shamed and shows off about their $10 tattoo and Elena explains how she’s the same person as Mara Wilson. CONTENT NOTES discussion of toxic relationships and domestic problems, drug and alcohol abuse, the enabling of that abuse, and murder.

46 min2019 MAR 13
Comments
18 - Brynn Omdahl (LA Special Part Two)

17 - LA Special Part One

ELA SPECIAL! This month we are doing a two parter, part one is an LA update feat. friend of the show Dan (playing the role of a crowd of thousands) where we chat about LA murder tourism, discuss The Stranger Beside Me and make Dan try Zankou Chicken’s garlic dip. Also contains: greyhound bus misadventures, Mac DeMarco impressions, Buzzballs, being friends with exes, Elena singing The Happy Wanderer and a goth spa cult. CONTENT NOTES discussion of accidental deaths and autopsies, brief vomit mention, discussions of drug and alcohol use + we drink buzzballs.

49 min2019 FEB 19
Comments
17 - LA Special Part One

16 – Brenda Spencer

EThis month the topic is Brenda Spencer, known as the grandmother of school shootings and the inspiration for The Boomtown Rats’ pretty average song I Don’t Like Mondays. We discuss Spencer’s early life, the shooting and the aftermath but as is pretty standard for us we spend most of our time talking about how the case has been discussed by media and psychologists (spoiler alert: it’s prob–le–ma–tique). We also talk about our upcoming trip to LA (!!!!), the norwegian death metal scene and DIY electrics. Elena explains what angel dust and bath salts are and continues reviewing non–alcoholic wheat beers and Jo reviews government subsidised speed (ADHD meds). PS please get in touch if you like us and are from LA and want to let us do a house show in your house, have an idea for an LA murder we can do while we’re there or have other LA related goss/tips! CONTENT NOTES this episode contains discussion of mental health meds, school shootings and briefly other mass shootings, physi...

94 min2019 JAN 8
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16 – Brenda Spencer
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