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Murderabilia

Written by: Poppy Damon, Alice Fiennes
Length: 3 hrs
4 out of 5 stars (20 ratings)

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Some people amass artwork. For others, it's stamps. But why would you want to collect the possessions of a serial killer?

Journalists Poppy Damon and Alice Fiennes travel from New York to Scotland to probe one of the internet’s strangest subcultures – the people from all over the world who can spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on so-called “murderabilia”.

From the Muswell Hill Murderer, Dennis Nilsen, to Charles Manson, the duo explore the grisly yet lucrative business in trading everything from handwritten letters to prisoners' hairbrushes.

They also examine our seemingly insatiable appetite for the macabre, asking if there is a link between serial killer collectables and the true crime podcasting boom? Poppy and Alice hear that sometimes collectors are drawn to the idea that these objects could offer insight into the minds of dark figures like Charles Manson, Ted Bundy, or The Night Stalker.

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What the critics say

"There seems to be no end to people's fascination with the darker corners of the criminal mind." (The Times)

"True crime is one of podcasting's biggest genres, but the subjects of this six-part series take their love of the grisly stuff to the next level by collecting mementos of murder. British reporters Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon are measured and non-judgemental as they meet a range of enthusiasts." (The Guardian Guide

"This new Audible podcast looks at people who collect memorabilia from murderers and serial killers. Producers Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon talk to these people and wonder, you know, why. We meet Charles Manson fans; also those of Dennis Nilsen, the Moors murderes... all the greats." (The Observer)

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unbelievable

I had no idea that people would be fascinated with belongings of a serial killer. it makes you wonder what they are thinking. this story was both interesting and informative.