This week we're going to be learning about the Tokaimura Criticality Accident from Japan, in which three workers received high doses of radiation - one of them, Hisashi Ouchi, receiving the most radiation ever received by a human. I
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32: Who Killed Tammy Vincent?
22:26This week we're taking a look at the case of Tammy Vincent, who was unidentified for almost 3 decades. Thanks to advances in DNA technology, she eventually got identified, only to find that that led to few further answers about who killed her. Can we help find answers?
32: The Tragic Story of the Aberfan Disaster
37:18In 1966, thousands of tonnes of mining waste fell on top of a small welsh village called Aberfan. Sadly, the majority of this landed on the primary school, burying the majority of the village's children alive. How did this come to happen and why?
31: Unidentified: Clocaenog Forest Man
18:57This week we're exploring a John Doe case from here in the UK. In 2015 a male body found in Clocaenog Forest in Wales and it's suspected that he'd been there a long time before this discovery. Who is he and how did he end up where he did?
30: The World's Most Radioactive Man: Tokaimura Criticality Accident
26:47This week we're going to be learning about the Tokaimura Criticality Accident from Japan, in which three workers received high doses of radiation - one of them, Hisashi Ouchi, receiving the most radiation ever received by a human. I
29: The Canary Girls: The Forgotten Women of World War 1
16:31This week we're taking another look at piece of forgotten history, the UK's Canary Girls, who during World War 1 put their lives at risk to play their part in the war efforts. Why have they been pushed to the side?
28: Where is Lauren Spierer?
41:29This week we're taking a look at the decade old disappearance of Lauren Spierer, who disappeared after a night out with friends. With there never being a single clue found as to what happened to her, it's important to share her story as far as possible with the hope that one day, it might reach the right person.
27: UNIDENTIFIED: Grundy County Jane Doe / Jane Seneca Doe
28:28This week we're taking a look at another unidentified woman, Grundy County Jane Doe or Jane Seneca Doe, who was found in a ditch in Grundy County, Illinois in the 70s. Despite having found a close familial match through genetic genealogy, investigators are still missing that one puzzle piece that could provide an answer as to who our Jane Doe was. This case is SO close to being solved and all it's going to take is one person with information to provide all the answers.
26: The Crimes of Israel Keyes
56:36This week we're covering our first serial killer on the podcast, by taking a deep dive into the crimes of Israel Keyes, who managed to go undetected between 2001 and 2012. We know details of three of his murders, but there are thought to be 8 more that we know nothing about at all - who are his victims?
25: What Was the Satanic Panic?
57:23This week we're exploring a very interesting piece of history: the Satanic Panic. How deep does the cause of the panic go, could it have been avoided and what have the repercussions been over the coming years?
24: Let's Get Justice for Saswati Jana
26:05This week I'm going to be sharing the story of the murder of Saswati Jana, in West Bengal, India, earlier this year. I worked closely with Saswati's cousin to tell this story, and the family are desperate to get the word out in any way they can. They know who committed the crime, and more public pressure means the police are more likely to prosecute.