The Enduring Mystery of Jack the Ripper
Unsolved HistoriesMay 18, 2024x
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The Enduring Mystery of Jack the Ripper

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This episode of Unsolved Histories, hosted by Joe Foster, delves into the infamous case of Jack the Ripper, a serial killer who terrorized the Whitechapel district of London in the late 19th century. The podcast examines the gruesome murders of five women, all prostitutes, discussing the killer's possible knowledge of human anatomy and the extensive investigations that failed to capture him. It also explores the victims' backgrounds, the speculation around the murderer's identity, the impact of the media, and the advancements in forensic science prompted by the case. Various suspects are discussed, including Montague John Druitt, Aaron Kosminski, Dr. Thomas Neill Cream, Francis Tumblety, and Walter Sickert, though none have been definitively proven to be Jack the Ripper. The episode concludes by reflecting on the killer's lasting influence on popular culture, forensic science, and the portrayal of serial killers in media.

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Unsolved Histories is produced and hosted by Joe Foster. Edited by Joe Foster. Cover art by Joe Foster.