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The author Earnest Hemingway once remarked: “Always do sober what you said you’d do drunk. That will teach you to keep your mouth shut.”
It was a maxim Suruthi Bala and Hannah Maguire kept in mind when they met at a party two years ago.
Over a few glasses of wine, the pair discovered they shared a passion for true crime and vowed to start a podcast based on the subject. That was 100 episodes of RedHanded ago.
Their podcast, which looks at some of the most fascinating crimes in modern history, has since proved incredibly popular.
Despite dealing with a gruesome topic, Suruthi and Hannah’s conversational approach has been a hit and last week the pair announced a string of UK live shows.
The tour run will visit five major cities across the UK, including a visit to Glasgow’s Oran Mor on September 19.
Between now and then though there’s plenty of time to get acquainted with the show, and catch up all the way to the 100th episode, which was released last week.
The cases the pair look at come from around the world – The Central Park Five, Raymond Buys and Otto Warmbier.
“It would be my worst nightmare to come across a really interesting case but because it wasn’t British we wouldn’t be able to do it,” said Hannah.
“We won’t do cases where we don’t have anything to add to the conversation, like doing Jack the Ripper, or doing Ted Bundy – what do we have to add to that?”
A deep dive into a case fresh from the headlines. Earlier this year, the American media was rocked with a college admissions scandal, which found celebrities like Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin accused of illegal tactics to get their children access to top schools.
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