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The Poisoners' Cabinet

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Would you like to drink cocktails and talk about poison? Join hosts Nick and Sinead every Friday as they investigate history's most famous poisoners and macabre murderers, and create a curious cocktail inspired by the tales that they tell. Expect vicious Victorians, dark humour and risky libations.Remember, your loved ones ARE trying to kill you...Join the chilling chat on Instagram & Facebook @thepoisonerscabinet, on Twitter @thepoisonerscab and find us on Patreon for even more episodes.Written, produced and presented by Sinead Hanna and Nick Gordon
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We're off to Suffolk at the turn of the 20th century for a spot of murder mystery!Who killed Rose Harsent? What secrets did she have to hide? And where can you find a cannon for every mood?The secret ingredient is...smoke!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and FacebookSources this week include wiki, Unsolved Casebook, East Anglian Daily Times and They Got Away With Murder.
We're telling a pretty modern tale this week as we consider the case of Dorothea Puente.How did she earn the nickname Death House Landlady? How much did she know about what was buried in her garden? And is potato water the greatest poison of them all?The secret ingredient is potato! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
Happy New Year to you all! We're leaving 2021 with bang, covering a case that ticks all of our favourite boxes - poison, sex, blackmail, terrible doctors and weird finishing schools. What happened to socialite Madeleine Smith? What scandals took place in high society Glasgow in the 1850s? And will we raise the alarm?The secret ingredient is chocolate AND coffee!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
We're back with our festive special! And it's time to talk about the most notorious serial killer of all time - Jack The Ripper himself.We give you a quick history of the killings and then offer up some saucy suspects for you to consider. In true Christmas style, we have several cocktails ready for this episode and boy did we enjoy them!The secret ingredient is...WhitechapelJoin us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
While we're on our festive break, we thought we'd bring you another little taster of what we do over on Patreon with our Trilogy of Terror!Three compelling tales from Mr Nick that will chill and tickle you in equal measures.What became of the poor Chelsea reverend? Does the evil eye stalk you? And why are brush factories funny?Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
This week we head to France during the Second World War where something unsettling has been found in the house of supposed respected doctor, Marcel Petiot.What drove this man to kill? Was he working for anyone but himself? And can you ever stoke a fire with a baguette?The secret ingredient is...cyanideJoin us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
This week we wander well into the 20th century but we're dealing with troublesome butlers. Namely Archibald Hall...What drove this butler to murder? Can we believe everything he said? And are jackalopes real?The secret ingredient is....rabbit!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
We're off to Poland for the tale of Father Denke, a much loved member of his community who had something to hide behind his front door...What drove Karl Denke to commit his crimes? Is hunger the greatest poison of them all? And can any good come from mixing condiments in cocktails?The secret ingredient is...pork!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
We're back in England to tell the perplexing tale of George Joseph Smith who did away with three wives...How did George get away with murder for so long? What happened to these ladies as they took their baths? And will tomatoes ever make it on to the podcast?The secret ingredient is...soap!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
This week, we finally head to South American to tell the tale of flame-haired tyrant Catalina de los Ríos y Lísperguer.What drove this woman's ambitions? Is she unfairly represented compared to men of the era? And can a colour be a flavour?The secret ingredient is...red!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
It's the Halloween special and we're talking about witches! Both Nick and Sinead have some tales for you about allegedly murderous witches and famous witch hunters, including Agnes Waterhouse and The Witchfinder General himself!And we encounter the most divisive cocktail we've ever had on the show...The secret ingredient is...a cat!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
We're off to Australia for a mad tale involving a vomiting tiger shark, a human arm and a web of crime around Sydney's shores.How did a single arm end up in the fish's stomach? Who did the arm belong to? And is this the best cocktail we've had in a while?!Download, subscribe and join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
Spooky month continues with the famed tale of the Greenbrier Ghost, who returned from the dead to ensure her murderer met justice...What happened to Erasmus Shue's other wives? Are you Team Nick and treat such tales with cynicism? Or are you Team Sinead and believe ghosts basically run your dreams? The secret ingredient is...a GHOST!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
Spooky month continues as we tell the tale of William Dove, a terrible farmer whose faith in a local wizard would end in murder...Was the wizard really helping William? What type of cake do cows like? And why did no one listen to the one druggist who knew about strychnine?!The secret ingredient is...coins!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
Happy spooky month! We're tackling one of (apparently) several murders in red barns, with the sensational and slightly spooky tale of William Corder and Maria Marten.What happened to lovely young Maria? Why are red barns so ominous? And are all moles Mexican?The secret ingredient is...a mole!Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook
We're off to Colorado this week to tell the tale of Alfred Packer, who took drastic measures to survive the mountains....or did he?What happened to his fellow travellers on their way through the San Juan Mountains? Why did he keep pretending to be an excellent guide? And will Nick's double standards ever cease?The secret ingredient is...a corpse!Download, share and join us on Patreon! Find us on social media @thepoisonerscabinet
Ep 80 is loose! And we're telling the troubling tale of Dr Hazzard whose patients found the road the wellness was a barren one...Was Dr Hazzard a serial killer? What drove these people to willingly starve themselves to death? And what's your favourite quack cure? This one is a real thinker - and has some trigger warnings.The secret ingredient is...oranges!Download, tell your friends and follow us on social @thepoisonerscabinet
It's a big gruesome tale this week as we cover the case of the acid bath killer, John Haigh!What drove Haigh to murder? Was he really a bloodsucker? And is Latin the greatest poison of them all?The secret ingredient is...a fur coat!Download, subscribe and follow us @thepoisonerscabinet, and join us on Patreon! 
Ep 78 is loose! And we're heading back to the wilds of Essex for another poison panic tale, from Mary May...What happened to Mary May's brother? Would you join a burial club? And will Nick ever recover from wine and tequila?This week's secret ingredient is ...ginger beerDownload, subscribe and follow us @thepoisonerscabinetExcellent resources this week from Poison Panic by Helen Barrell.
We're off to the USA for the gruesome tale of the Atlanta Ripper, who brought terror to the African American community of Atlanta in 1911.What drove the assailant to kill? Will we ever know their identity? And will Sinead ever stop being angry about the newspaper reports of the time?This week's secret ingredient is...railway tracks!Download, subscribe and join us on social media @thepoisonerscabinet and on Patreon!
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Melanie Wood

Love, love, LOVE this show. My absolute favorite podcast. Fascinating stories, amazing cocktails, and talented and funny hosts. The full package!

May 13th
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Emma Jane

I bloody love this show! well researched and so interesting. great hosts that perfectly balance each other. I look forward to it every week!

Apr 29th
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Louis Brodigan

I reckon hemlock will be in the mix too being known since ancient times. Indeed, Socrates was offered exile or death by hemlock, he chose hemlock. A simple mixture of hemlock, monkshood and digitalis will see off all-comers. Many other plants are poisonous. Its not actually that hard if you know your plants and fungi. (Destroying Angel, Death Cap) There is cyanide in laurel leaves and yew berries, and the strongest being ricin, from caster oil plants and I think maybe flax. The world's most famous nerve poison. On a par with novochok 5 and VX anyway. Chemical nerve agents. Will you be doing the Tokyo tube attack? Great show.

Apr 27th
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Debbie Robertson

Brilliant episode and so well researched - thankyou!

Apr 25th
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