Case Notes: S01E08 – The Yorkshire Ripper, part 2 of 5

CONTENT RATING: PG-18

For half a decade, the Yorkshire Ripper terrorised northern England, attacking and murdering at least twenty women. In the second of this five-part miniseries, embattled police receive letters and a tape claiming to be from the murderer. Is this the breakthrough they have been looking for? En clair is a podcast about forensic linguistics, literary detection, and language mysteries from past to present. Below you will find data, audio credits, further reading, and a transcript of the podcast. Continue reading

Case notes: S01E06 – The Pendle Witch Trials

CONTENT RATING: PG-16

Between 1400-1750, at least 40,000 Europeans were executed for cursing, casting spells, and other forms of witchcraft. This episode looks in particular at the Pendle Witch Trials, and asks just how reliable the evidence and records used to convict the so-called witches really were. Below you will find data, audio credits, further reading, and a transcript of the podcast. Continue reading

Case notes: S01E00 – Welcome waffle

CONTENT RATING: UNIVERSAL

Welcome to en clair. Rather than including extended waffly intros on every episode saying the same sorts of things over and over, I’ve put it all in this one podcast, one time. This prelude to the series answers questions like: How do I subscribe to the en clair podcast? Who is responsible for en clair? What is en clair about? What is the age-appropriacy of the content? What kinds of cases will be covered? How are these cases researched? What is the general structure of an episode? What is the intended schedule? What tech do you use to make en clair? Why the name en clair? And more. Continue reading