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sbfightfan
01-06-2010, 02:51 AM
Here are a few topics I thought would make for interesting Rippercast episodes
1)Suspect James Kelly
2)James Maybrick and the diary(let the fun begin)
3)The panel discussing their favorite JTR books(maybe their top 3)
4)An episode focusing on why these series of crimes are so fascinating to us.To me the Ripper crimes and the Zodiac crimes are totally fascinating.I think it's the whole whodunit scenario.
5)An episode on other famous unsolved crimes.I think this has been kicked around before.
Let me know what you think of my suggestions and I would love to hear some others.

Ryan_Miller
01-25-2010, 06:30 PM
I agree on the topic of James Kelly. Kelly is the subject I have been the most interested in whether he was Jack or not. It would be great to hear you guys and gals focus on Kelly, a suspect who I feel many don't know much about.

DirectorDave
02-23-2010, 11:46 PM
I would like "The Trial of Jack the Ripper" where they have a guest each putting forward a Prominent suspect and a 3 Judge panel announces the verdict on who based on the evidence is the murderer.

As mentioned above James Kelly is a must at some point.....and regrettably (although I'm sure it will be fun) "James Maybrick : The 'Journal' of Jack the Ripper"

Madam Red
02-24-2010, 12:00 AM
4)An episode focusing on why these series of crimes are so fascinating to us.To me the Ripper crimes and the Zodiac crimes are totally fascinating.I think it's the whole whodunit scenario.

I think you should save this idea for a special occassion, like the anniversary of the site or something.

Probably go with James Kelly for the next episode.

Kaspar
04-01-2010, 02:17 AM
I would love to have an accesment of Jacob Levy as a suspect - how much can be verified and what is pure speculation.

ianincleveland
04-02-2010, 12:38 PM
I would like "The Trial of Jack the Ripper" where they have a guest each putting forward a Prominent suspect and a 3 Judge panel announces the verdict on who based on the evidence is the murderer.

As mentioned above James Kelly is a must at some point.....and regrettably (although I'm sure it will be fun) "James Maybrick : The 'Journal' of Jack the Ripper"

Well really theyd all have to be found Not Guilty as theres no overwhelming evidence against any of them,just a lot of (in some cases VERY) circumstantial evidence

tnb
04-13-2010, 01:29 PM
What about some 'police official specific' episodes? We have had individual podcasts on suspects, for obvious enough reasons, but while it wouldn't solve anything (do the suspect ones really hope to?) surely a detailed look at the lives and careers of people like Swanson, Macnaghten, Anderson or Abberline for example would be of interest to many with a more socio-historical interest in the case as a whole?

Inevitably there are some, ahem, pitfalls inherent with a lot of the names above which could easily swallow a whole podcast, but I'm sure Jonathan could steer people in the right direction!

snoo
04-26-2010, 01:16 AM
I'll second the police as a great subject, and I'd like to make my own:

Medical Examiners and Forensic Pathology
Since, I'd love to have a piece covering the autopsies and medical examiners. There is a wide latitude of discussion possible, from the wider career and character of an individual like Dr. Bond, to a rundown of actual involvement in the Ripper case, to a discussion of what were the the capabilities of forensic pathology at the time. I'm sure there are confusions and debatable conclusions in their official statements.

I'd welcome any and all approaches.


"From Hell"
I'm one of those who has a soft spot (for lack of a better term) for possibility that the "From Hell" letter might authentically be from the Ripper, following the lines John Douglas took on the subject. However, I sense that public opinion has been moving toward the conclusion that it's a fake from a medial student or corpse supplier. I'd love to hear a good discussion of the evidence and theories, more than really came out in the Rippercast covering the letters in general.

As much as, or more than, those signed with variations of the famous moniker, "From Hell" is worth exploring even if the conclusion is that it was a hoax. It's as worthy as anything chalked on a wall in Goulston street of it's own Rippercast.

Cap'n Jack
04-26-2010, 10:16 PM
Snoo, what in the hell makes you, or anyone else believe that the 'From Hell' letter is a fake?

snoo
04-27-2010, 12:50 AM
Snoo, what in the hell makes you, or anyone else believe that the 'From Hell' letter is a fake?

I said I believe that there is a reasonable possibility of the Lusk Letter being from the murder. I'd like to know why other's believe it's fake... or genuine. That's why I suggested the topic.

Tom_Wescott
04-27-2010, 01:05 AM
Hi snoo. That subject's actually been discussed to death and is relatively simple to answer. The medical opinion was that the kidney portion could not have come from Eddowes, and there was nothing in the letter that suggested it had to have come from the killer, therefore there's really nothing to support it having come from the Ripper.

Yours truly,

Tom Wescott

snoo
04-27-2010, 07:10 AM
The quality of medial opinion of the time is worth discussing in light of the the character of the examiners, specific circumstances of the case and modern experience.

By all means let Rippercasts forcusing on new material, but "dead horse" subjects such as the graffiti have also made enjoyable and useful programs. Touchstones on a topic.

It's because of, not in spite of, the incredibly voluminous discussions on the minutia of the Ripper case that I've read over the decades that makes me welcome the focused discussion of topics such as the Lusk Letter on Rippercast.

Robert
04-28-2010, 02:49 AM
If it hasn't already been done, a podcast involving a qualified doctor to discuss the many medical issues involved in the case, would be welcome. The trouble is, docs seem pretty thin on the ground when it comes to Ripperology.

The Grave Maurice
04-28-2010, 03:11 AM
You know what I'd love to hear? An interview with Philip Sugden. Perhaps SPE could put Jon in touch with him. It's highly unlikely that Sugden would do it, I know, but wouldn't it be wonderful!

JTRSickert
04-28-2010, 02:55 PM
One who definitely deserves a one-on-one interview is Donald Rumbelow. Also, even though most serious Ripperologists disagree with her conclusions, I'd be willing to listen to Patricia Cornwall to see what she had to say. She should at least be given the chance to have her opinions heard.

Tom_Wescott
04-28-2010, 08:41 PM
It's because of, not in spite of, the incredibly voluminous discussions on the minutia of the Ripper case that I've read over the decades that makes me welcome the focused discussion of topics such as the Lusk Letter on Rippercast.

I see where you're coming from here. A discussion on whether or not it was legitimate would be pointless, but certainly a discussion of who did write it would be of much interest. I'd certainly enjoy discussing my theory that the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee itself (namely Joseph Aarons) concocted the hoax.

Suggestions for upcoming broadcasts

Although I don't listen to the podcasts myself, I intend to catch up on many of them once I have a new laptop and internet service, so some peeps I'd love to hear from are:

Scott Nelson
RJ Palmer
Chris Phillips
Rob House
AP Wolf
Chris Scott
Debra Arif
Don Souden

Yours truly,

Tom Wescott

Simon Wood
04-28-2010, 08:46 PM
Hi Tom,

I'd certainly enjoy discussing my theory that the Whitechapel Vigilance Committee itself (namely Joseph Aarons) concocted the hoax.

Spot on.

Regards,

Simon

Monty
04-28-2010, 08:47 PM
Believe me, a Podcast with Mark Ripper would be well worth listening to.

Half those you name Tom have appeared.

Monty
:)

Tom_Wescott
04-28-2010, 08:55 PM
Half those you name Tom have appeared. I'm not surprised and I'm looking forward to hearing them. There's still the matter of the other half. :) There's many people I didn't name, such as yourself, who I was aware had appeared.

Yours truly,

Tom Wescott

Monty
04-28-2010, 08:59 PM
I think the public has heard enough of me Tom.

You would make a good guest though.

Monty
:)

Tom_Wescott
04-28-2010, 09:07 PM
Thanks, Monty. I wouldn't mind getting on there and talking some sh*t.

Yours truly,

Tom Wescott

m_w_r
04-29-2010, 01:52 AM
Believe me, a Podcast with Mark Ripper would be well worth listening to.

Monty,

Thanks for the endorsement, but I don't really know anything. The internet is full of useful stuff which I'm actively plundering, but this doesn't make my bottom-line ignorance podcastable.

Speaking personally, I think I'd like to hear Jonathan in the guest's chair, rather than the host's. Different set of rules, and what the guy doesn't know isn't worth knowing.

Regards,

Mark

Monty
04-29-2010, 08:41 AM
From what Ive heard of some Mark, good knowledge isnt always a requirement.

Besides, you have a lyrical voice. You can talk about The Girls Aloud and make it sound like you know your Cheryl from your Nadine.

Monty
:)

Kaspar
05-03-2010, 01:23 PM
Bumping - Jacob Levy.

Credibility as a suspect - is there any evidence that can dismiss him outright?

JTRSickert
06-29-2010, 09:44 PM
Haven't had an episode for a while. is there going to be any in the near future?

spyglass
06-29-2010, 11:58 PM
Hi all,
I would like to hear a discussion about the Special Branch Ledgers as this seems to be the hot topic of the moment on the boards.

KatBradshaw
07-04-2010, 09:14 PM
I would love to hear one about the social impact of the crimes. I know Paul Begg does an excellent job on this but the chance for people to discuss things such as the ideas about alcoholism, prostitution, the rich poor divide would be good.

Also one on the Star's campaign again Charles Warren and its use of the Ripper Murders to target him futther would be good. I was meant to do my dissertation on this but couldn't get down from Manchester to the archives.

jmenges
07-05-2010, 08:31 AM
My 4-year old son has been diagnosed with an illness. Rippercast (under my helm) will be recording sporadically.

JM

Phil Carter
07-05-2010, 11:16 AM
Hello JM,

My kindest thoughts go to your son for a speedy recovery, and to you and your family during this difficult time.

sincerely

Phil

tnb
07-05-2010, 05:30 PM
Hello JM,

My kindest thoughts go to your son for a speedy recovery, and to you and your family during this difficult time.

sincerely

Phil

Couldn't put it any better myself. Get well soon Menges Jr.

KatBradshaw
07-05-2010, 08:45 PM
I am very sorry to hear that Jonathan. I hope he will be better soon! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!

Steadmund Brand
06-16-2011, 09:16 PM
Good afternoon.. I had an idea for a new show, how about how the Olympic games and all the construction will have an impact on whats left of the historic sites and what it will mean to the "Ripper walk" industry....I do look foward to another show, no matter what the topic

Steadmund Brand