Reflections of History

From Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper Stalks London’s War-Torn Streets

From Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper Stalks London’s War-Torn Streets

Reflections of History - October 13, 2022 - 16:14

Here’s a preview of Bad Women: The Blackout Ripper. Over a single week in February 1942, a depraved serial killer stalked London’s dark and WWII bomb-ravaged streets, hunting for victims in the city’s bars and clubs. But the victims of the so-called Blackout Ripper are now all but forgotten. Using new research from police files, court transcripts and exhaustive genealogical studies, season 2 of Hallie Ruben hold’s Bad Women reconstructs the lives of the women The Blackout Ripper brutally attacked and murdered and examines why the war years proved to be perilous for so many women. Listen to Bad Women at:

Previous Episode

October 13th: The Second Bush-Dukakis Presidential Debate

October 13, 2022 - 03:60
On October 13, 1988, George Bush and Michael Dukakis meet in debate.

Next Episode

October 14th: Theodore Roosevelt Is Shot

October 14, 2022 - 04:36
On October 14, 1912, Theodore Roosevelt is shot—but still gives a speech.

About The Show

C13Originals and Pulitzer Prize winner and best-selling author Jon Meacham, co-creators of the Webby Award-winning Best Podcast Series It Was Said and the acclaimed podcast Hope,Through History, join together again on a daily series that guides listeners through critical moments in our history. Every Monday through Friday, Meacham travels back to impactful events that occurred on that date in history—the birth of a visionary filmmaker, the debut of an iconic athlete, the discovery of a lifesaving cure, a triumphant legal victory. You’ll learn how that event shaped politics, art, culture, sports and science, and why it’s still relevant today.