A Brief Case
EP 54: India‘s Bandit Queen - Phoolan Devi

EP 54: India‘s Bandit Queen - Phoolan Devi

November 30, 2021

Phoolan Devi always gets her revenge. 

When she was eleven, Phoolan had been married off to a man nearly three times her age. He was abusive and she ran away, again and again. She would eventually get her revenge - dragging him out of his home, stabbing him, and leaving him for dead. 

When her gang of bandits turned on her, she was abducted. Brought to a village, raped, beaten, humiliated. After escaping, she would get her revenge again. She would lead a new gang, and seek out the very men who degraded her. And when she couldn't find them, she would have 22 young men from that same village killed...

 

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EP 53: The Killer Geisha - Sada Abe

EP 53: The Killer Geisha - Sada Abe

November 23, 2021

Sada Abe wanted a memento of their time together, a souvenir of sorts. She couldn't just drag his body around, that would be impractical. Even if she decapitated him, his head was just a tad inconvenient to carry around.

Sada considered the dead man's body again.

Being with Kichizō Ishida had brought her great pleasure and her fondest memories were when they were making love. With that in mind, she took out a kitchen knife and chopped off his penis and testicles...

 

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EP 52: The Chinese Man and His Sex Dungeon Plan

EP 52: The Chinese Man and His Sex Dungeon Plan

November 16, 2021

Li Hao had a plan. He didn't just want to kidnap women to use them, that would be too mundane. He had ambition. 

He was going to kidnap women, trap them, then he would sell them, he was going to be their pimp. That wasn't enough, he wasn't just going to rape them, he was going to make porn to sell on the internet.

He would run his online sex empire from a secret, filthy, disgusting dungeon. It was hidden under a cellar, accessible only by a sixty centimetre opening in the ground. 

In total, Li Hao managed to kidnap six women. Of those six women, he killed two, burying them in the same dungeon the rest were trapped in...

 

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EP 51: The Man Who Bankrupted Barings Bank - Nick Leeson

EP 51: The Man Who Bankrupted Barings Bank - Nick Leeson

November 2, 2021

Barings bank was established in 1762. It was the United Kingdom's oldest merchant bank and at one point, was called 'the sixth great European power.

Nick Leeson was a wunderkind.

Everything he touched, everything he traded turned to gold. He didn't even pass his Math A'levels, yet he seemed to have an instinctive grasp of the market. He was eventually placed in charge of the Singapore branch of the Barings bank.

About four years after Nick became the General Manager of the Singapore branch, Barings bank was sold for one British Pound. How did Nick bankrupt the Barings Bank...?

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EP 50: Anthony Ler & His 15-year-old Hitman (Part 2)

EP 50: Anthony Ler & His 15-year-old Hitman (Part 2)

October 26, 2021

They always suspect the husband...

Anthony Ler knew this, he couldn't kill her himself. He needed someone to commit the murder for him. But he wasn't a criminal, he didn't have criminal friends, where was he going to get a hitman? 

In 2001, Anthony Ler convinced a 15-year-old boy to commit the crime...

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EP 49: Anthony Ler & How He Planned His Wife‘s Murder (Part 1)

EP 49: Anthony Ler & How He Planned His Wife‘s Murder (Part 1)

October 19, 2021

Was Anthony Ler Singapore's worst husband? 

When his wife was pregnant, he cheated on her. Rather than get a normal job to support his family, he opened different businesses - a graphic design studio, a modelling agency, a magazine...

When Annie had enough, when she decided that she was going to divorce him, Anthony hired a hitman...

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EP 48: The 13-year-old Girl Kidnapped by North Korea - Megumi Yokota

EP 48: The 13-year-old Girl Kidnapped by North Korea - Megumi Yokota

October 12, 2021

It was 15th November 1977. Megumi Yokota was walking home from school in a peaceful Japanese seaside town in the Niigata Prefecture.

Her home was just seven minutes away, but she would never arrive. Instead, she would be kidnapped by two spies, shut in a dark room for hours, then forced to live in North Korea for the rest of her life.

Megumi would never see her family again... 

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EP 47: Deaths and Disappearances in Asia‘s Devil Triangle

EP 47: Deaths and Disappearances in Asia‘s Devil Triangle

October 5, 2021

It was once a moving lake, a geographical phenomenon. Then, a nuclear test site, a camel reserve, and an archeological research site. 

But more than anything, the Lop Nur is an area in China known for it's mysterious disappearances. It's sometimes called 'Asia's Devil Triangle' or 'The Sea of Death'.

On 17th June 1980, experienced Chinese scientist and explorer, Peng Jia Mu went on an expedition into the Lop Nur. He was never seen again...

 

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EP 46: The Hello Kitty Murder

EP 46: The Hello Kitty Murder

September 28, 2021

Imagine you're a Hong Kong policeman in 1999, you're in a shabby apartment.

It's decorated in Hello Kitty. There's Hello Kitty everywhere, from the utensils to the walls, there's plushies scattered all over the apartment. 

You tear open an extra-large mermaid hello kitty, the one the 13-year-old girl wouldn't stop looking at. What're you expecting to find?

Definitely not the skull of 23-year-old Fan Man-Yee, who died after a month of brutal, inhumane, disgusting torture...

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EP 45: The Thai Monk Who Murdered

EP 45: The Thai Monk Who Murdered

September 21, 2021

Boonpeng Heep Lek was a monk. 

But he was not humble, he was not religious, he was not kind. 

Boonpeng was a gambler, a womanizer, and possibly Thailand's first serial killer (though it was never proven).

Though they did find - one body, in an iron chest, then another...

Were there more...?

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