reviewed: Small Town Murder
New to this podcast but totally addicted
Really enjoy this podcast! I’ve been listening to true crime for a while (dateline, wondery and crime junkie are some of my favorites) and cannot believe I didn’t come across this gem sooner. These guys are both hilarious and sensitive at the same time and I enjoy this so much that I don’t even mind when I have to run errands as it means more listening 🤣Wanted to comment on Episode #20, where James and Jimmie mentioned a “quick” child in connection with the murder victim... I’m an early medievalist and that concept actually dates to the medieval/ancient periods, when a woman could feel the child move inside her (“the quickening”) - a clear sign that she was successfully pregnant (Queen Mary I of England had, shortly before her death proclaimed that she was pregnant, but it was really (horribly) a huge tumor so she was of course not pregnant and in fact she croaked soon afterwards, much to the chagrin of her unsavory husband Philip II of Spain, who had major ambitions to est a catholic empire in Europe. ... so the long and short of it is that a moving child was really seen as clear proof that a woman was in fact pregnant). also just listened to episode #17, set in England, which I really enjoyed (I did my PhD in York, UK, and so it was fun to hear a story from that side of the pond (though of course the crime was horrific)). I particularly loved the references to the tenth century (my wheelhouse) and Domesday Book. If you guys do another England episode please feel free to hit me up for historical details on localities that you cover ☺️ I’d be super honored. Thanks for the great job you do. Love it!!
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