Jan 21st, 2013
During the autumn of 1888, London’s impoverished Whitechapel district was haunted by an unseen, unheard and unknown killer dubbed “Jack the Ripper,” who violently attacked prostitutes in the early morning hours. Ultimately, the murders went unsolved. In the intervening 124 years, investigators around the world have proposed theories about the killer’s identity, from outlandish Masonic plots to Royal Family intrigue. Did Lewis Carroll embed secret codes into Alice in Wonderland confessing to the crimes? Did members of the Royal Family stage the murders in order to take our guns away? And at what point into this episode did we realize that it’s maybe difficult to make jokes about a series of violent, psychosexual murders? Join Brian, Gene and Lee as they investigate Jack the Ripper.