Midnight Sex Talk – Mother’s Day Psycho Special!
Especially for Mother’s Day, we’re pondering the cult of the serial killer, and looking at why these ultimate transgressors, who are on the extreme sexual margins of society, get quite so much attention, sometimes to the point of apparent canonisation.
Al Needham tells us what it was like growing up in the seventies in the shadow of the Yorkshire Ripper, and Alex Fitch talks up the daddy of the modern day psychos, Ed Gein. Jeffrey Dahmer, Dennis Nielsen and Ted Bundy get a look-in, and no show like this would be complete without the Wests.
Sadly, our guest couldn’t make it at the last minute, but rest assured he was a celebrity – his ex-boyfriend was Denis Nielsen’s unemployment officer!
This is our last live show of the current season. Kim is very busy in a new job, and I’m writing my book. But don’t go away – we’ve got lots more shows still to podcast, and there’ll be some new ones as well. We’ll be back in the studio in the summer. Meanwhile, we hope you’ve enjoyed all our shows, and thanks for listening.