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Unspeakable Scotland

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Expect “shock and aww, naw!” as we hear the gory details of an unspeakable true life crime. Join Janice Forsyth, Scotland’s top arts broadcaster, as she listens to the details of an arresting true crime story for the first time. Presented by a weekly guest star, uncover the gritty and gorier aspects of Scotland in this chilling conversational storytelling podcast. This is history as you’ve never heard it before.Upcoming guests include crime writers Denise Mina, Val McDermid and comedian Robert Florence.For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/unspeakablescotland

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Expect “shock and aww, naw!” as we hear the gory details of an unspeakable true life crime. Join Janice Forsyth, Scotland’s top arts broadcaster, as she listens to the details of an arresting true crime story for the first time. Presented by a weekly guest star, uncover the gritty and gorier aspects of Scotland in this chilling conversational storytelling podcast. This is history as you’ve never heard it before.Upcoming guests include crime writers Denise Mina, Val McDermid and comedian Robert Florence.For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/unspeakablescotland

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Unspeakable Scotland

Latest release on Dec 28, 2020

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The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail 16 days ago

Warning: This podcast has few episodes.

This means there isn't enough episodes to provide the most popular episodes. Here's the rankings of the current episodes anyway, we recommend you to revisit when there's more episodes!

Rank #1: The Appin Murder / by Chris Dolan

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Chris Dolan (award-winning novelist and playwright) tells the story of the Appin Murder - a chilling tale set in the aftermath of the 1745 Jacobite Uprising. Listen for a surprising connection to Robert Louis Stevenson's 1886 novel, 'Kidnapped'!


Chris Dolan bio: https://saraband.net/contributor/chris-dolan/

For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/unspeakablescotland

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Dec 28 2020

58mins

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Rank #2: The Greenock Stowaways / by Denise Mina

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Crime writer and playwright Denise Mina tells the story of the Greenock Stowaways. In 1868, seven young Scottish boys boarded a ship bound for Canada and endured extreme hardship and cruelty. They suffered at the hands of the crew and faced the terrifying reality of the frozen landscape. This is a different kind of horror story.


Denise Mina: http://www.denisemina.com

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Dec 21 2020

43mins

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Rank #3: The Case of John Adam / by Douglas Skelton

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Janice sits down with crime writer Douglas Skelton to hear the case of John Adam (1835). It's a tale of greed and murder in the Highlands, with a whisper of the supernatural. It starts with the discovery of a body on the Black Isle...


Douglas Skelton: http://douglasskelton.com

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Dec 14 2020

49mins

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Rank #4: Buck Ruxton / by Val McDermid

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Val McDermid - celebrated and best-selling Scottish crime writer - kicks off the very first episode of 'Unspeakable Scotland' (a new true crime series from The Big Light). Janice Forsyth listens to her tell the story of Buck Ruxton - an Indian-born British physician. The gruesome murder case is recognised for its contribution to forensic science, but some of the details are hard to stomach. Get comfortable, turn up the volume and prepare to be spooked by this unspeakable true life crime.


Val McDermid: https://www.valmcdermid.com

Tom Wood's book, 'Ruxton: The First Modern Murder': https://www.waterstones.com/book/ruxton/tom-wood/9781789720723


Additional research from the Glasgow Police Museum: http://www.policemuseum.org.uk

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Dec 07 2020

50mins

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Rank #5: EPISODE 0: Introducing 'Unspeakable Scotland'

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Janice Forysth introduces a new series of unspeakable true life stories featuring some of Scotland's best storytellers.


For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/unspeakablescotland

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Dec 03 2020

5mins

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Rank #6: TRAILER: 'Unspeakable Scotland'

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Expect “shock and aww, naw!” as we hear the gory details of an unspeakable true life crime. Join Janice Forsyth, Scotland’s top arts broadcaster, as she listens to the details of an arresting true crime story for the first time. Presented by a weekly guest star, uncover the gritty and gorier aspects of Scotland in this chilling conversational storytelling podcast. This is history as you’ve never heard it before. Upcoming guests include crime writers Val McDermid, Denise Mina, and Douglas Skelton.


For more information about the podcast, visit: www.thebiglight.com/unspeakablescotland

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Dec 03 2020

1min

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