Blood Ties Podcast

Blood Ties Podcast

By Blood Ties Podcast

A Wansell family brunch is never deathly dull. Blood Ties is a weekly true crime podcast.

Episodes

4: S06E04: BTK

11/05/2048m 20s

10: S04E10: Robert Black

Robert Black is one of the most monstrous pedophiles and serial killers ever to commit crimes in the UK, yet few people know his name. He would eventually be convicted of the sexual assault and murder of four girls. What can his past tell us about his crimes?    BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS:  French crime thriller: "The Reunion". CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/08/1933m 41s

7: S04E07: Ted Bundy, Part I

The team tell the story of serial killer Ted Bundy and his crimes.  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
22/07/1936m 46s

6: S04E06: The Ungrateful Son

Stephen Seddon was hailed a hero after it was reported that he helped rescue his parents, Bob and Patricia, and their 17-year-old disabled grandson, Daniel,  when  the car he was driving plunged into a canal.  But just a few months later he murdered them in cold blood... CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
15/07/1935m 40s

5: S04E05: The Brides in the Bath

"He was callous, cruel, exploitative...but also remarkably charismatic." George Joseph Smith was a serial killer and bigamist. In 1915 he was convicted and hanged for the murder of three women. But how did he get away with his crimes for so long? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
08/07/1932m 54s

3: S04E03: Moors Murders Part I

Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are two of the most notorious killers in British history. What do their back stories tell us about their motivation to murder? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
24/06/1934m 30s

2: S04E02: The Scalp Hunter

One of Merseyside's most dangerous killers, John Sweeney, is serving life in prison for murdering his former girlfriends and dumping their bodies in canals across Europe. He spent years on the run before being arrested and sentenced to life in prison.  How did John Sweeney manage to evade capture for so long - and why will he never be allowed out? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
17/06/1931m 32s

1: S04E01: The Real Peaky Blinders

How much of the much loved gangster TV show is based on true events?  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
10/06/1936m 3s

S04 Blood Ties is coming back!

A sneak peak at what's in store for season 4.
08/06/192m 7s

6: S03E06: Season Finale: The Northumbrian Manhunt

What is the story behind Raoul Moat, a 37-year-old bodybuilder from Newcastle-upon-Tyne, who went on the run after shooting three people in two days? Geoffrey and Molly delve into his past to find answers.
15/04/1945m 27s

5: S03E05: The Green Chain Killer

How did Robert Napper go from 'peeping tom' to stalker, rapist and serial killer? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
01/04/1941m 48s

4: S03E04: The Monster Butler

How does someone go from a common conman to a callous killer? Archibald Hall, known as the Monster Butler, loved living a luxurious lifestyle, this motivated him to murder whilst in the service of aristocratic families. Geoffrey and Molly explore his crimes and motivations.  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
18/03/1949m 25s

3: S03E03: The Smirking Mini-Cab Killer

Twenty-two year old Sian O'Callaghan left a nightclub in Swindon in the early hours of 19th March 2011. She was never seen again. Why did Christopher Halliwell murder her? And what can we learn from the extraordinary investigation that brought him to justice? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
04/03/1948m 23s

3: S03E03: Stefano Brizzi, The Cannibal Killer

This is not a tale for the faint-hearted. So-called Breaking Bad cannibal killer Stefano Brizzi was convicted of strangling police officer Gordon Semple during a bondage sex session, before cooking and trying to eat him. CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
18/02/1950m 10s

2: S03E02: Dr Death, Harold Shipman

Harold Shipman was a GP. He was also one of the most prolific serial killers in British history. What led this medical practitioner to kill so many of those who trusted him with their care? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
04/02/1953m 34s

1: S03E01: The Babes in the Wood

Nicola Fellows and Karen Hadaway were just nine years old when they were murdered on 9 October 1986 in Sussex, UK. Yet It wasn't until 10 December 2018 that their killer, Russell Bishop faced justice. What is the truth behind their killings and the long road to justice?  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
21/01/1948m 4s

27: S02E27: The Wests Part II

Fredric and Rosemary West committed at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987. Geoffrey Wansell is a leading expert on their story, having written Fred West's biography.
07/01/1939m 24s

26: S02E26: The Wests Part I

Fredric and Rosemary West committed at least 12 murders between 1967 and 1987. Geoffrey Wansell is a leading expert on their story, having written Fred West's biography. CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
24/12/1843m 40s

25: S02E25: Mary Bell

When Mary Bell was a child aged between 10 and 11 she strangled to death two young boys in Scotswood, an inner-city suburb of Newcastle upon Tyne. What can her tragic life reveal about her motivations and the circumstances of her crimes? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1847m 0s

24: S02E24: The Mysterious Mr Kipper

John Cannan is a murderer and rapist serving three life sentences. He is the only suspect in the murder of Suzy Lamplugh, who vanished in July 1986. Could he be The Mysterious Mr Kipper?  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1850m 15s

23: S02E23: The Devil's Disciple

Patrick David Mackay is a British serial killer who confessed to murdering eleven people between 1974 and 1975. CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1849m 29s

22: S02E22: The World's End Killer

In October 1977 two seventeen-year-old girls are last seen alive leaving the World's End pub in Edinburgh's Old Town. It would take until 2014 for Angus Sinclair to be found guilty of their murder, but just how many other crimes could he be behind? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1847m 21s

21: S02E21: 10 Rillington Place II

Welcome to part II of "10 Rillington Place". All told John Christie murdered at least eight people, including his wife Ethel, between 1943 and 1953. But everything is not as it seems- could this house be home to two stranglers rather than one?
12/12/1836m 7s

20: S02E20: 10 Rillington Place

Welcome to the home of serial killer John Christie: 10 Rillington Place, London. All told Christie murdered at least eight people, including his wife Ethel, between 1943 and 1953. But everything is not as it seems- could this house be home to two stranglers rather than one? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1844m 36s

19: S02E19: The Killing of Joanna Yeates

Twenty-five year old landscape architect Joanna Yeates went missing in December 2010 in Bristol; a false accusation and a high-profile investigation ensued. What is the truth behind her murder? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1851m 10s

18: S02E18: Who Killed Jill Dando?

The 26th April 2019 will mark twenty years since Jill Dando, a BBC Crimewatch presenter, was shot and killed on her doorstep by a single bullet. Her murder has never been solved. Geoffrey Wansell talks through everything we know about the case that continues to haunt the nation. CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1849m 42s

17: S02E17: Firebrand

"A female terrorist, a firebrand, a knifewoman." Model and barmaid Tracie Andrews appeared at a press conference on the 3rd December 1996 with a bruised face, clutching the hand of a mother who had lost her son. Both women appealed for information from the public. Andrews said her fiancé, Lee Harvey, had been the victim of a road rage attack from "a fat man with staring eyes." It turned out Andrews herself had committed the crime, having stabbed her partner over 40 times with a pen knife. Her lawyer would later argue the press had made it impossible for Andrews to receive a fair trial: "her name and picture quickly became synonymous with unmitigated wickedness, cunning and duplicity in the collective public mind." CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1844m 22s

16: S02E16: Jack the Stripper

When six women were found dead in and around the River Thames in the mid '60s, they were dubbed "The Hammersmith Nude Murders" and their killer "Jack the Stripper". All of the victims had worked as prostitutes, all had been strangled and all were discovered without any clothes. Over fifty years on, are we any closer to knowing the true identity of this serial murderer? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1846m 5s

15: S02E15: Bible John

Bible John is an unidentified serial killer who murdered three women between 1968 and 1969 in Glasgow. He earned the nick name 'Bible John' because witnesses said he quoted from the Old Testament. But could Bible John really be serial killer Peter Tobin? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1849m 16s

14: S02E14: The Last Woman Hanged in Britain

Ruth Ellis was a model and nightclub hostess. After being convicted of the murder of her lover, David Blakely, she was put to death by hanging in 1955. Was she the victim of a cruel boyfriend? Or a calculated killer? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1850m 16s

13: S02E13: The Stirland Murders

Joan and John Stirland were murdered on the 8th August 2004 in the seaside resort of Trusthorpe. Mrs Stirland's son, Michael O'Brien, had killed another man outside a pub in Nottingham a year earlier, and the couple had been in fear for their lives ever since. Timothy Spencer QC would later describe Joan and John Stirland as the victims of "a calculated, ruthless and merciless execution." CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1846m 53s

11: S02E12: Lee Rigby's Killers

On a Wednesday afternoon in May 2013, off-duty British Army soldier Lee Rigby was attacked and killed by Michael Adebolajo and Michael Adebowale near the Royal Artillery Barracks in southeast London. The two men told passers-by that they had committed the murder to avenge the killing of Muslims by the British armed forces. Who were these men? And what led them to commit such a brutal crime, seemingly with no attempt to conceal their guilt? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1848m 54s

11: S02E10: The Railway Killers Part II

British rapists and serial killers, John Duffy and David Mulcahy, together attacked numerous women and children at railway stations in the 1980s. In this two part special find out the story of their crimes.
12/12/1831m 4s

10: S02E10: The Railway Killers Part I

British rapists and serial killers, John Duffy and David Mulcahy, together attacked numerous women and children at railway stations in the 1980s. In this two part special find out the story of their crimes.  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1837m 46s

9: S02E09: The Grindr Killer

Stephen Port used online gay social network Grindr to meet victims before drugging, raping and murdering them in his Barking flat. Join this week to hear about the tangled web The Grindr Killer wove and the clues the police missed... CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1847m 49s

8: S02E08: The Cross Bow Cannibal

In May 2010 Stephen Griffiths appeared in the magistrates' court giving his name as the Crossbow Cannibal. By December he was found guilty of the three brutal murders he was charged with. Who was Stephen Griffiths? And why did he commit these crimes?  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1840m 37s

7: S02E07: I Kill Cops

How did David Bieber, originally from Florida USA and the son of a middle school principal, end up a convicted cop killer in the United Kingdom?  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1843m 37s

6: S02E06: The Hair in the Hand Killer

Italian Danilo Restivo is a ritual-style killer with a perverted obsession with hair. Why did it take so long for him to face justice?  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1842m 47s

5: S02E05: The Blue Beard Killer

Glyn Dix used a knife, hacksaw and scissors to cut up his second wife Hazel's body after they argued over what to watch on television. The victim's son, Adam Langford, found Dix bloodied and standing over his wife's body. Dix told him: "We've had a little argument." How was this killer able to strike twice? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1846m 15s

4: S02E04: The Twilight Teenagers

Two teenage sweethearts became Britain's youngest double murderers when they knifed a dinner-lady and her daughter to death in their beds. The killers then took a bath together to wash the blood off themselves, watched a Twilight vampire film and had sex. CREDITS: Producer: Poppy Damon Artwork: George Leigh Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1842m 40s

3: S02E03: The Child Snatcher

What happened to murdered April Jones and who is Mark Bridger? This week Blood Ties explores the crime that shocked the nation.  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1844m 4s

2: S02E02: The One Eyed Gangster

Dale Cregan was described in the British press as a "cold-blooded cop killer" when he murdered two policewomen with a Glock gun and his 'calling card' hand grenades in September 2012. What drove him to such extreme violence? And how did he lose his eye?  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1845m 4s

1: S02E01: The Snuff Porn Addict

A shop worker lured a police detective's teenage daughter to his family home and took pictures of himself murdering her. Georgia Williams, 17, was choked to death by Jamie Reynolds, 23, in May 2013. Could the police have done more to prevent her death? CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1848m 0s

6: S01E06: The Bus Stop Killer

"He was a monster.....who could be charming at first ....". In the season finale Geoffrey Wansell shares his detailed knowledge and theories about convicted murderer Levi Bellfield AKA The Bus Stop Killer. CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/181h 3m

5: S01E05: The Sneighton Strangler

Mark Martin killed three homeless women in Nottingham between December 2004 and January 2005. He later said his ambition was to become "Nottingham's first serial killer". CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1853m 54s

4: S01E04: The Ordinary Abductor

This week Geoffrey and Molly discuss psychopathic and sadistic murderer Peter Tobin: a convicted Scottish serial killer and sex offender who committed his crimes between 1991 and 2006. CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1850m 2s

3: S01E03: The Third Female Serial Killer

In this episode Molly and Geoffrey discuss the sad story of Joanna Dennehy- the UK's third most prolific female serial killer. She was convicted of three murders and two further attempted murders in 2013. CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1857m 59s

2: S01E02: The Dore Wedding Day Massacre

Join Molly and Geoffrey as they discuss the life and crimes of Arthur Hutchinson, the man responsible for The Dore Wedding Day Massacre, one of the most brutal and shocking crimes in Sheffield's history. It was on October 23rd 1983 that three members of the same family were murdered just hours after a joyous wedding celebration.  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1843m 13s

1: S01E01: The Teacup Poisoner

Molly and Geoffrey kick off the season with an exploration of English serial killer Graham Young, who started murdering his victims at the age of just fourteen.  CREDITS:  Producer: Poppy Damon  Artwork: George Leigh, www.georgeleigh.com  Music: Dan Wansell CONTACT:  Twitter: @BloodTies_Pod Instagram: bloodties_pod Email: bloodties.podcast@gmail.com
12/12/1838m 51s

Season 1 Trailer

Family brunch is never deathly dull with true crime expert Geoffrey Wansell and his daughter Molly. Blood Ties: a true crime podcast. Episode One goes live 9pm Sunday...
12/12/182m 24s
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