Episode 2: A Treasury of Victorian Murder, Volume 1

 

On episode 2, we read the first volume of A Treasury of Victorian Murder. We discuss the morbid fascination humans have with true crime. And of course, talk about our most recent random discoveries.

A note from Laura: “Early in the episode, Laura confused the Japanese film Tampopo with Akira Kurosawa’s Dodes’ka-den. She is mortified by the mistake.”

A note from Nathania: “I made a mistake last episode calling this game I played a Pong clone when I meant Breakout clone. Don’t be too hard on yourself.”

A note from Kathryn: “Laura used confusion. It was SUPER effective.”

Links:
Interview with Rick Geary, author of A Treasury of Victorian Murder – The Morton Report
Why Were Victorians Obsessed with Death? – The Unhinged Historian
The Victorians’ grisly fascination with murder – History Extra
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The Lunar Chronicles
Marina Amaral