Welcome to our first Txikisode. (mini episode; txiki=small).
This week Julie and Douglas take turns sharing headlines from the Basque Country and beyond.
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Otros episodios de "Crimes of the Basquelands"
1:48:39This week Julie and Douglas dive deep into the shocking Bilbao fraud case that sent shockwaves through the city and involved an intricate network of high-profile individuals. Settle into this longer episode as we unravel the tangled web of bankers, politicians, lawyers, and a curious check for €243,592 that sent this case to trial.No content warnings for this week apart from the risk of serious eye-rolling.
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Zugarramurdi Witch Trials
38:31In this week's episode, we're flipping the script as Douglas takes the lead with a fascinating historical story about the Basque witch trials. Set in the 17th century, this tale provides a unique perspective by exploring the lives of both the inquisitors who were tasked with finding witches and the accused themselves.Content Warning: this episode contains some descriptions of violence
Tragedy at the school in Ortuella
1:20:44This week Julie and Douglas discuss the very tragic and shocking event that occurred at the Marcelino Ugalde public school in Ortuella Bizkaia in October of 1980. Content warning: this story involves the death of children and might not be suitable for all listeners. Listen with discretion.
Sacamantecas of Vitoria (Part 2)
1:30:13This week Julie and Douglas return to 1800s Vitoria-Gasteiz to discuss the escalation of the crimes of De Garayo (the sacamantecas) that lead to his eventual capture and punishment. If you haven't listened to EP4 yet, go back and listen to the first part of our story before this one in order to get the full tale!Content warning: This episode contains some descriptions of sexual assault, violent crime and descriptions of historical capital punishment.
Sacamantecas of Vitoria (Part 1)
1:04:14This week, Julie and Douglas are headed to Vitoria-Gasteiz to discuss Euskadi's own version of a 'Jack-the-Ripper' case at the turn of the 20th century. Dubbed 'El Sacamantecas', this man's reign of terror in the capitol of the Basque Country presented the townspeople with their own personification of the 'Boogieman.'Content Warning: depictions of violence against women, sexual assault, violence and sexual assault against a child.
55:01This week Julie and Douglas discuss what you get when you combine two “bad apples”, 95 kilos of speed, a Santander nightclub and a brothel on the outskirts of a picturesque Basque town. Join us as we unravel this complex story and try to keep up with the myriad of players involved.Content Warning: references to drug use and class A drugs, armed robbery and a brief mention of the needle-spiking of women.
Shaolin Monk of Bilbao
1:11:29In today´s episode Julie and Douglas discuss the rise and demise of a popular martial arts instructor. This pseudo spiritualist opens a dojo in the capital of Bizkaia (Biscay) which ultimately became the scene of a crime that blindsided Bilbao.Content warning: descriptions of violence against women, sexual assault, one reference to offensive racial language.