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The French Chronicles
57 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Episode 58 - The Black Plague
Wanna hear about a pandemic that is not the current one? Tune in as we discuss the Black Plague, how it came to Europe, and the damage it did...
48 minutes | Dec 29, 2021
Episode 57 - A 2-Star S*x Tape
The world of French football was shaken up recently by a s*x tape scandal that lasted a few years before a verdict was finally reached in the fall of 2021. Would this scandal, involving French football star Karim Benzema, have been as mediatized if his name hadn't appeared in the case? Tune in to find out the whole story and what we make of it.
38 minutes | Dec 15, 2021
Episode 56 - Gilles de Rais
Wanna meet the historical figure that inspired the characters of Dracula and Blue Beard? Here is Gilles de Rais, old pal of Joan of Arc, that thought that human sacrifice would summon the Devil and grant him wishes...
31 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
Episode 55 - A Catfish & an Ankle Shooting
We are doing something different today! You won't get one long story, but rather two short pieces of weird french news relating to True Crime. Let us know if you like this format!
44 minutes | Nov 10, 2021
Episode 54 - The Pact
Police is baffled by a murder comitted in Caumont, North of France, in March 2013. Their most likely suspect has an air tight alibi, so they are back to square one. But they were far from imagining that it would be another case, 40 km from Caumont, that would help them solve their mystery.
39 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
Episode 53 - Murder à la Breaking Bad
Toulouse, South of France, August 2015. People are looking for any possible way to cool off. Anaïs was worried. She hadn’t heard from her friend Eva for a few days. She tried calling, texting, Facebook messaging… But Eva was just silent. So Anaïs posted on Eva’s Facebook wall, asking if anyone had seen or been in contact with Eva over the last few days...
37 minutes | Aug 11, 2021
Episode 52 - Fabrice Motch, The "Dark Knight"
It’s 2017. Three defendants appear in court to be tried for the alleged murder of a garage owner who disappeared in 1996 in Magny-les-Hameaux in the Yvelines, not far from Paris. It’s a crime that would not have been solved nor judged if there had not been another crime committed before. Indeed, one crime can hide another. This is the story of Fabrice Motch, the "Black Knight".
47 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Episode 51 - La Marquise de Brinvilliers, Serial Poisoner
Today, again, we are going back in time. Marie-Madeleine d'Aubray, Marquise de Brinvilliers was a French aristocrat who was accused and convicted of murdering her father and two of her brothers in order to inherit their estates. Wanna hear her story? Did she really do it? Gather around, and listen...
42 minutes | Jul 14, 2021
Episode 50 - The Secret Story of Dawson College
On September 13, 2006, a tall man with a mohawk and sporting a long black trench coat gets out of his car and walks a few blocks over to a college in Montreal’s center city carrying a heavy bag. In the meantime, two friends meet up for lunch in the cafeteria when suddenly, shots are fired. They both fall to the ground. One is unresponsive and the other one is still breathing. Find out about their fate in this new podcast about the Dawson College shooting.
47 minutes | Jun 30, 2021
Episode 49 - The Quadruple Murder of Vaulx-le-Penil
Our story begins on September 16, 1995. Gilberte, Stéphanie’s mom, leaves her a few voice messages on her machine, but she does not get back to her. She doesn’t really worry, until September 23, around 1pm, when she gets a call. She picks up, and on the other side, she hears the voice of Donald’s mother, asking her : are the kids with you? She answers : no. Gilberte will begin her own investigation....
63 minutes | Jun 16, 2021
Episode 48 - Charles Sobhraj
Conman, jewel thief, drug dealer and murderer, Charles Sobhraj eluded the police along the hippie trail in South East Asia in the 70s. Referred to as the Bikini Killer, the Serpent or the Charles Manson of the East, he was a modern time chameleon. It is estimated that he killed about 20 people but no one will ever know the exact number. In those days, some of the borders such as in Hong Kong and Thailand weren’t carefully looked after. So people could come and go as they please and that is exactly what Charles Sobhraj did.
59 minutes | Jun 2, 2021
Episode 47 - La Bête du Gévaudan
Historians, scientists, pseudoscientists and conspiracy theorists have all proposed theories about what the Beast was. Among the suspects: a Eurasian wolf, an armored war dog, a striped hyena, a lion, some kind of prehistoric predator, a werewolf, a dog-wolf hybrid and a human... Take a deep dive with us into historical events and theories surrounding one of the biggest French mysteries : La Bête du Gévaudan.
51 minutes | May 19, 2021
Episode 46 - Double Indemnity, the Yves Dandonneau Story
On a windy road, lit with moonlight, in the South of France, a read Austin is on fire. Inside it, a man. Who is it? What happened? This is the story of Yves Dandonneau and a case of double indemnity.
52 minutes | May 5, 2021
Episode 45 - The Murder of Laetitia Perrais
January 19, 2011, it’s very cold. Jessica is getting ready for school. It’s approximately 7:15am. She is a bit late, so she hurries to get dressed. As she runs out, she yells to her foster family : J’y vais! à tout à l’heure! And runs out onto the misty road. As she approaches the bus stop, she sees something. Something on the road. As she walks closer, a wave of fear washes over her : on the road, on its side, is lying her twin sister’s red scooter. It’s cold, a little frozen over, the lights are out, it clearly has been there for a while...
58 minutes | Apr 21, 2021
Episode 44 - The Butcher of Lyon
The Butcher of Lyon... No, it's not a case of someone chopping up chicken bones for a living, it goes way deeper than that and all the way back to WWII when horror was at its culmination. Find out who he was and what he did...
52 minutes | Apr 7, 2021
Episode 43 - The Paris Catacombes
Paris is beautiful, Paris is the City of Lights, of Love, bla bla bla... Yeah. What about the mythic Paris Catacombs, eh? Wanna know more about them? Wanna some spooky spook-spook stories? This is the right episode for you, where we discuss the WHY of the Paris Catacombs and share some creepy-spooky stories that happened deep, deep, underneath Paris. "Arrête, c’est ici l’empire de la mort." "Stop, for here is the empire of Death."
36 minutes | Mar 24, 2021
Episode 42 - The King of Manipulation
It's not only in America, as we saw it happen in Waco, Texas, that brainwashing into a cult can happen. It has also happened right here, in Québec. Here is the story of Linda Quinn.
54 minutes | Mar 10, 2021
Episode 41 - The Forgotten Women of Quebec
In Canada, statistics show that Indigenous women and girls are much more likely to experience violence than non-Indigenous women. According to Statistics Canada, between 2001 and 2015, homicide rates for Indigenous women were nearly six times higher than for non-Indigenous women. The same goes for the Province of Quebec. Join us as we talk about two missing girls and a mother of 7 who "mysteriously" died in a hospital...
35 minutes | Feb 24, 2021
Episode 40 - The Montreal Polytechnique Massacre
On December 6, 1989, Marc Lépine entered a mechanical engineering class at the École Polytechnique de Montreal and ordered the women and men to opposite sides of the classroom. He separated nine women, instructing the men to leave...
43 minutes | Feb 10, 2021
Episode 39 - The Dogs of Egletons
Two cases in one today. And we will see how low people can go, how petty they can get, sowing death and destruction over the town of Egletons, in Corrèze. But... do you reap what you sow?... Tune in to find out.
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