Download the App!

show episodes
 
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. And 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 (patreon.com/thepoisonerscabinet) for even more episodes. Written, produced a ...
 
Loading …
show series
 
Ep 121 is loose and we're off to Liverpool to try to find out what happened in the home of William and Julia Wallace... Who killed Julia? Where is 25 Menlove Gardens East? And how fast can you kill someone? The secret ingredient is...chess! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook…
 
The greatest axeman of them all? It's time to tell the gruesome story of the fabled Axeman who terrorised New Orleans in 1918. Who was this mystery killer? What did he have against grocers? And should we listen to letters instructing us to play jazz or die? The secret ingredient is...jazz! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and co…
 
The much requested, very gruesome tale that rocked America - the slaying of the Moore family in their family home of Villisca. Who would want to kill an entire family? Why did the killer cover the mirrors? And why were there so many suspects yet no conviction? The secret ingredient is...mirrors! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, …
 
Ep 118 is loose! And we're off to the wilds of Ohio to meet Martha Wise, the so-called Borgia of America. How did Martha earn this hefty reputation? What would you bring to a box social? And what does the rain whisper to you? The secret ingredient is...rain! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Tw…
 
Ep 117 is loose! We're back in the Old West to tell the tale of Boone Helm, who had appetites for more than just gold... Was Boone simply trying to survive in a harsh world? Why was he determined to cause trouble where ever he went? And what was up with his horse antics? The secret ingredient is....gold! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes eve…
 
We're in Kansas City and in the home of the very wealthy Swope family, who are about to fall ill to a nasty bout of typhoid. OR ARE THEY? Who was Dr Hyde? What secrets lay in his past? And how many goats should have been in this story? The secret ingredient is...pills! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on I…
 
Ep 115 is loose - and it's a big one! It's time to visit 10 Rillington Place where some terrible crimes were committed. Who was John Christie and his neighbour Timothy Evans? What was hidden in the pantry? And what the hell was going?! This is a great one for discussion, but mix a stiff drink as it's not pretty! The secret ingredient is...the Numbe…
 
A member of London's high society has been murdered! But is the murder scene really all the it seems? Who was Lord Russell and who would want him dead? Are books a bad influence? And what witchcraft did Nick use in this week's cocktail? The secret ingredient is...cognac! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on…
 
We have a classic cocktail of poison, burnings and Kentish history this week as we tell the tragic tale of John Lott, a lonely farmer whose marriage proved fatal. Was Susannah Lott a calculating killer or a naive victim? Should you ever have guests over on your wedding night? And where do pirates get their milk? The secret ingredient is...nutmeg! J…
 
Murder at the theatre! Expect drama by the bucket load as we tell the tale of William 'Breezy Bill' Terriss and his rival Richard 'Mad Archer' Prince... Why would anyone want William Terriss dead? What is the ultimate price of fame? And who knew that Nick once saw a ghost in a theatre? The secret ingredient is...DRAMA. Join us on Patreon to get ext…
 
Ep 111 is loose! We're in Lancaster to tell the tale of deadly doctor, Buck Ruxton also (briefly) known as The Jigsaw Killer.... What drove this beloved local doctor to kill? Why did he keep showing up at the police station? And had his defence team ever seen a woman? The secret ingredient is.... peaches! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes ev…
 
We're off to Malaysia this week for modern case of witchcraft, music and murder with the tale of Mona Fandey What was hidden in Mona shack in the jungle? What did a hat and cane have to offer a prominent politician? And should you ever sing in court? The secret ingredient is...a fancy hat! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and co…
 
It's time to prove once and for all that doctors really are the greatest poison of them all with the tale of poor Jane Wooler. Who was poisoning this simple lady? Why didn't her team of doctors save her? And where's the weirdest place you've been poisoned? The secret ingredient is...bees! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and com…
 
We're jumping into the 20th century with the tale of notorious serial killer, Charles Sobhraj aka The Serpent. What started Charles on his life of crime? What drove him to murder so many people on their route to enlightenment? And how much death would you tolerate in a tourism campaign? The secret ingredient is...a snake! Join us on Patreon to get …
 
This week we're in Kent for a full on tale of family drink, drugs and drama with the Lyddons. What happened to Dr William Lyddon? How do you like your chicken served? And will YOU go to Herne Bay? The secret ingredient is...a bunch of keys! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook…
 
It's a good old fashioned poisoning story this week with the tale of Catherine Wilson, and a new toxic treat to enjoy! Was Catherine really a cunning killer? Did she make an honest mistake with some acid? And how do you take your saffron? The secret ingredient is....crocus! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us…
 
We're back with Season 3, and have a bumper episode for you looking at the Victorian penchant for poisonous wallpaper, and the case of killer landlady Mary Ann Burdock. Where do deadly dyes come from? Was Napoleon killed by his own house? And what did Mary Ann put into her tenant's gruel? The secret ingredient is...green! Join us on Patreon to get …
 
As Nick & Sinead are on an end of season mini-break AND recover from a mild bout of Covid, we're bringing you another free taster of our Patreon episodes! This episode was recorded in January 2022, and is another collection of terrifying tales, this time with the twist of foolishness. We look at a murder trial disrupted by spirits, the London Beer …
 
It's our end of season wrap up and we're taking the time to look back at some of the highlights of the past two years of The Poisoners' Cabinet. We talk through some of your favourite episodes, the best and worst cocktails and share theories about what could be the greatest poison of them all... Thank you all for your incredible support throughout …
 
We've got a mystery to solve this week, as we tell the tale of Alfred Monson and his pupil Cecil. What happened on a shooting holiday at the Scottish estate? Why was Alfred so angry at a tourist attraction? And how SHOULD you hold a gun? The secret ingredient is...a shotgun! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow u…
 
We're back in Australia this week talking about the famous outlaw, Ned Kelly and his gang Was Ned a hero or a mere killer? Does he deserve his reputation? And can horses testify in court? The secret ingredient is....a horse! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitter and Facebook See acast.com/p…
 
We're in good old Blighty this week, it's the 1930s and a body has been found in a burned out car in Northampton. Who was Alfred Rouse? Do you think he looked like Hitler? And have we found the weirdest pub name of them all? The secret ingredient is...a cigar! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram …
 
Ep 100 is loose!! We can't believe we've hit 100 episodes, so who better to celebrate this landmark with than Dracula himself? Where did the legend of Dracula spring from? Who was Vlad III and how did he earn his nickname? And how much staging IS involved in your average tyranny? The secret ingredient is...a dragon! Join us on Patreon to get extra …
 
We're off on a lovely bike ride through the English countryside, where one young lady is about to meet a gruesome fate.... Who would have wanted Bella Wright dead? Who was the man on the green bicycle? And was it really all down to crows? The secret ingredient is....a bicycle! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow…
 
Ep 98 is loose! And we're headed down under this week to tale the tale of Australia's greatest serial killer, John Lynch. Was God talking to John? What drove him to murder? And does anything beat a good rocking chair? The secret ingredient is...white rum! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and come and follow us on Instagram Twitt…
 
We're telling a good old fashioned tale of poison, rivalry, afternoon tea an murder this week with the story of Herbert Armstrong. Was this slight man a cold hearted killer? Would you join him for afternoon tea? And what's up with his gardening methods? The secret ingredient is....scones! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week, and com…
 
It's a Dry January review! This mini episode features Sinead's top buys and recommendations for alcohol-free drinks following her vigorous testing this month. Brands include Lyres, EDI, CleanCo, Crossip and some honourable mentions for Beavertown and Brooklyn Brewery. We'd like to do more of these episodes each month on different drinks, or any sub…
 
We're setting sail for a tale on the high seas, as Nick tells us all about the blood thirsty Cheng i Shih, perhaps the most deadly pirate of them all! How did Cheng i Shih rise to power? How many ships did she command? And what's her deal with garlic water? The secret ingredient is...caterpillars! Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes every week…
 
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 Facebook Sources this we…
 
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 an…
 
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 chocol…
 
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 secre…
 
In this edition of our special interview series Matt chats with Kevin Eustace of the wonderful We Need To Talk About Ghosts and The Dark Paranormal podcasts about his top 10 horror movies. . . . . Listen to We Need To Talk About Ghosts and The Dark Paranormal. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook. Thank you to Kev for taking part, @jmepants_ for o…
 
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…
 
In our latest special guest interview we chat to the people inside The Poisoners' Cabinet, the wonderful Nick and Sinead! They give us an insight into what sends shivers up their spine as we discuss their truly intriguing top 5 horror movie lists. . . . . Listen to The Poisoners' Cabinet Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/1GnWWXfbamXf6XQ7DZmm4…
 
In our third special guest interview, we chat to Olly, creator of The History Emporium & Pals podcast. Olly shares his compelling top ten horror movies, and tells us how an unfortunate parenting decision led to a particularly intense first experience of the genre . . . . . Listen to The History Emporium & Pals Podcast https://linktr.ee/HEAPP Thank …
 
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...cyanide Join us on Patreon to get extra episodes eve…
 
In the second of a series of exciting interviews with fellow podcasters, we chat to Jerry and Lacey of Hardly Paranormal fame. We discuss their top ten horror movie lists, we're treated to some spooky jokes (if you've heard their podcast, you know...) and find out what attracts the pair to the genre. . . . . Listen to Hardly Paranormal Hardly Paran…
 
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 Fac…
 
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 e…
 
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…
 
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 …
 
After a bit of a hiatus we are back with a bang! In the first of a series of exciting interviews with fellow podcasters, we chat to Emma of Real Life Ghost Stories fame. Emma gives her list of the top ten horror movies of all time, and we get to know what really gives her the creeps. . . . . Listen to Real Life Ghost Stories www.reallifeghoststorie…
 
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 Pa…
 
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 fo…
 
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 Pa…
 
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…
 
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, a…
 
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!…
 
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.…
 
Loading …

Quick Reference Guide

Copyright 2022 | Sitemap | Privacy Policy | Terms of Service
Google login Twitter login Classic login