Rank #1: Episode 45: Dale Cregan and Elvira Barney
On this new year's episode of S'laughter, Lucy and Emma discuss gang member Dale Cregan who killed multiple people in Manchester, and Elvira Barney, the socialite who caused a scandal in the 1920s. Happy new year to all our listeners!
Rank #2: Episode 53: The Pendle Witches and Malcolm 'The Fox' Fairley
This week Emma and Lucy tell each other about the UK's most famous witch trials and a serial rapist who went by The Fox, but when caught turned out to be Macolm Fairley.
Rank #3: Episode 69: Jack the Stripper and The Disappearance of Arlene Fraser
It's episode 69 guys! This week Emma tells us more about Harold Jones and his connection to Jack the Stripper, and Lucy tells us about the disappearance of Arlene Fraser and the unusual tactics employed in finding her killer. There's a bit of distortion at the beginning but I promise you, it does stop after a while!
Rank #4: Episode 44: John Sweeney & Archibald Hall
This week Emma tells the tale of the 'Sketchbook Killer', whose artistic flair would come back to bite him, while Lucy brings you an (almost) festive story of a sticky-fingered butler.
Rank #5: Episode 38: John Cannan & Edward Low
This week Lucy and Emma discuss a case of a Lady-killer who proved too creepy for an 80's dating VHS and a horn-piping, rubber-hosing, double-teaming pirate.
Rank #6: Episode 42: Brian Newcombe & Marie-Therese Kouao
This week, Emma discusses a casanova killer, who stole more than just hearts across England and Scotland, while Lucy brings a case of child abuse that went unchecked.
Rank #7: Episode 60: Babes in the Wood
It's an accidental Babes in the Wood special. The bad news is that means we're talking about child murder. The good news is, you get it all in one hit so if that's not something you're into listening about, this might be episode to avoid. You can also find out why it's so easy to get sick days round our way.
Rank #8: Episode 46: Dr William Palmer & Mark Hobson
This week there is some semblance of an episode in between Emma's worrying rants about the Unabomber. Please do not encourage her further. Despite that, there's another horrific story of a doctor, who exploited his position to do away with people and a man who decided that you can't kill one twin without killing the other...
Rank #9: Episode 36: Joanna Dennehy & Donald Merrett
This Week Lucy and Emma have exciting news to announce about the S'laughter meet up! If that wasn't enough, Lucy brings you a story of the woman with the most understanding landlord in history... many won't replace carpets, let alone remove a body. Also the tale of a cold-hearted son with a sexy, sailor vibe that Emma is totally here for..
Rank #10: Episode 43: Kenneth Regan and Bill Horncy and Clive Richards
Another two true crime stories for you to enjoy over a cuppa, or while doing something a little more productive. This week's stories involve a whole family murderered for their business, and a guy with very small ears.
Rank #11: Episode 47: Gemma Barker and Robert Elmer Kleason
Emma and Lucy lend their usual dark comedy to the tales of Gemma Barker (don't google it first, you'll ruin it!) and Robert Elmer Kleason. This episode contains one transatlantic murderer, and one story with tales of non-consensual sexual acts. There is some clicking during the first 20 minutes, but to edit them out you'd have to wait another week. So no 1* reviews please, but we are still accepting 5* reviews with open arms.
Rank #12: Episode 41: The Enfield Poltergeist and the Murder of Charles Walton
In our halloween special we discuss the most famous ghostly events from UK history, The Enfield Poltergeist, and the murder of Charles Walton because it has loads of 'witchy s**t'.
Rank #13: Episode 33: Dr Buck Ruxton & The Murder of Suzanne Capper
This week Lucy and Emma learn the lesson from a murderous doctor that cleanliness is next to godliness... or at least will remove evidence of your misdeeds. They also discuss a case so awful that a case of genital lice is the nicest thing about it.
Rank #14: Episode 35: John and Mark & Daniel Gonzalez
This week Lucy and Emma discuss a twisted tale of teenage online intrigue, while revealing almost a little too much about their own online habits as teenagers. Lucy also uses the case of Daniel Gonzalez to show off her psychology knowledge... but watch out for the odd rogue 'David'!
Rank #15: Episode 58: Robert Mone and Arthur Furguson
In this week's episode it's Scottish heavy with Lucy's tale of Robert Mone, who committed a series of crimes, some involving his cell mate and lover Thomas McColloch, and then even when they're put away for good, the public are still not safe from the name Mone. Emma brings us tale on con-man Arthur Furguson, as well as bonus story of an extra conman, Stanley Lowe. We're taking a break of a few weeks but we'll be back in September so enjoy, and please continue to rate, review and subscribe and listen to the back catalogue!
Rank #16: Episode 48: The Peasenhall murder and The Beast of Hornchurch
This week, Lucy and Emma have a breakdown in communication by each presenting the story of an unsolved murder!
Rank #17: Episode 3: Shaw & Evans and Trevor Hardy
This week Emma and Lucy use their telepathic connection to bring two murders from the 70's era. Also hear about our reactions to milestones in the podcast and Emma's convincing argument for the romance of a kitchen floor.
Rank #18: Episode 68: Sharon Carr & Harold Jones
This week it's an episode of killer kids! Two tales of outlandish offspring who murdered for pleasure.
Rank #19: Episode 51: Angus Sinclair and Nurse Waddingham
Emma and Lucy power through Lucy's nasty cold to bring you a new episode. This week they discuss Angus Sinclair, a Scottish serial killer who is linked to a series of murders of young women, a poor woman from Nottingham trying to make money for her family by devious means.
Rank #20: Episode 50: Patrick Hassett and Anxiang Du
On episode 50 Emma tells Lucy about the murder of Candice Williams in Birmingham, and Lucy tells Emma about a massacre in Northampton due to a fight over money. They also worry about how much of the stupid things they say their pupils will remember. Hopefully very little.