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Women Committing Crimes

Women Committing Crimes

By Elizabeth Chase
This is a podcast about women criminals throughout history.
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Rosemary West
In the 1970s and 1980s, Rosemary and Fred West committed some of the most heinous sex crimes in British history. These depraved individuals, raped, tortured and murdered young women, including their own daughter. Luckily, Fred is dead, baby, while Rosemary rots in a prison in England. Join me on for this terrible story. Music: Sources:,,,,,
June 30, 2022
Mata Hari
I'm back!!! It's been way too long, but I am back unveiling one of the most famous spies, Mata Hari. Was she a willing spy or naïve and punished for being a sexually bold woman in a time of deep repression. Listen to find out. Music by Byron Alexander: Sources:  Femme Fatale: Love, Lies, and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari by Pat Shipman. Harper Perennial, 2007.
June 02, 2022
Andrea Yates
On June 20, 2001, Andrea Yates drowned her 5 children in the family bathtub. She was diagnosed with Postpartum Psychosis and found not guilty by reason of insanity. Join me in learning about mental health issues, Postpartum Psychosis, and how a family failed both a mother and her children. Sources: Wikipedia, CNN.Com,,,,,,,,,,,, Resources: · National Postpartum Depression Warmline: 1-800-PPD-MOMS,, where you can find local help, · National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255, Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE, PSI helpline at 800-944-4773 Byron Alexander's Album:
February 08, 2022
Karla Homolka
Women Committing Crimes is back!! And I am hitting the ground running! Join me as I talk about this months WCC, Karla Homolka, the Barbie of the Ken and Barbie of Murderous Mayhem. They committed heinous sex crimes and murder on underage girls. Disclaimer: disturbing subject matter. Seriously.  Link to Byron Alexander's amazing album, Square One: Sources: Invisible Darkness: The Strange Case of Paul Bernardo and Karla Homolka by Stephen Williams, 1996., National Center for Biotechnology Information DSM-5 American Psychological Association
January 04, 2022
Jane Toppan
Sex, drugs, and the elderly. Yeah, you read it right.
October 13, 2021
Martha Stewart
This is a special episode of Women Committing Crimes! Byron Alexander joins me as a special guest for this fabulous episode about M Diddy, Martha Stewart! We had an amazing time recording this episode and hope you are ready for a lot of laughs and a lot of information.
September 28, 2021
Mary Reed and Anne Bonney
Mary Reed and Anne Bonney both dressed as men to become pirates, but "plead the belly" in the end.
September 08, 2021
Susan Newell
She's the last female to swing for murder in Scotland, all for a drop of ale. 
August 25, 2021
Lorena Bobbitt
A victim of domestic abuse takes revenge on the one thing men value the most. 
August 04, 2021
Cheng Chiu Ping
Sister Ping, the mother of all Snakeheads. Was she a benevolent woman helping people from her village or a human smuggler making a fortune off of other peoples' misery?
June 29, 2021
Jeanne Weber
The Ogress of Gouette d'Or
June 15, 2021
Lydia Eschevarria
Do laws apply equally to the famous (infamous) and the regular people? Hell no they don't! Tami talks about Puerto Rican actress, Lydia Eschevarria, who got away with murder-for-hire. A living Novella!!
June 08, 2021
Sofia Ivanova
Sonya Golden Hand, master con-artist in the Russian Empire.
June 02, 2021
Enriqueta Marti
The Vampire of  Barcelona
May 12, 2021
Maria Licciardi
Tami discusses the female crime boss from Naples, Italy, and reveals she's a fan girl. 
April 28, 2021
Sada Abe
Creepy choke sex, severed junk, and a failed Geisha; this week it's Sada Abe!!!
April 14, 2021
So Much!!!
We are going on a 1-week hiatus due to this next woman being so fascinating! It's taking much longer than usual to research this one. Join us next week. I promise it will be worth the wait! In the meantime, please give a listen to Off Kilter, No Filter; a podcast about anything and everything with me and Byron Alexander! It's a fantastic time!
April 06, 2021
Chelsea O'Mahoney
Let's get to Happy Slapping and ramping with Chelsea O'Mahoney and her idiot gang in London, England. Actually, let's not. Happy slapping is deadly!
March 31, 2021
Sandra Smith
Sandra Smith was an accessory to a murder and swung for it! Email: Website: #womencommittingcrimes
March 23, 2021
Heidi Fleiss
The Hollywood Madam  Email: Website:
March 17, 2021
Helene Jegado
The "pious poisoner" killing people with that sweet, sweet arsenic and having something in common with Marie Antoinette. Shunk!!! Email me at: Titter: @CrimesWomen or #womencommittingcrimes Facebook: Women Committing Crimes group
March 09, 2021
Elizabeth Holmes
A bamboozling Steve Jobs impersonator, Elizabeth Holmes, takes your blood and your money. Email at: Facebook Group: Women Committing Crimes #womencommittingcrimes Follow me: @CrimesWomen Support this podcast!!!!
March 03, 2021
Katherine Knight
Holy Cow! It's been a bit! We're back after a brief hiatus due to Texas becoming a third world country. But now it's on to Katherine Knight, the first women in Australian history to be sentenced to life in prison. Who could have seen it coming? I promise you will.  Tweet at @CrimesWomen Email at Facebook group at Women Committing Crimes podcast
February 24, 2021
Eleanor Dumont
Madame Mustache, Black Jack, and the mining camps of the California Gold Rush. Join Tami as she talks about the first female Black Jack dealer in the United States. Email at
February 07, 2021
Klara Mauerova
Child abuse, histrionic personality disorder, cannibalism, and a big bunch of WTF?!?!?
January 30, 2021
Thank You!
A big Thank You! to the listeners and a warning for next week's podcast. Email me at
January 23, 2021
Alice Kyteler
She was accused of witchcraft for being a successful widow. But she was not the one they punished. Alice Kyteler, the witch of Ireland. Email me at
January 16, 2021
Miyuki Ishikawa
Oni-Samba, Demon Midwife, killing babies in post-WWII Japan. How many? Why? And what fungus is among us in Texas? You can email me at
January 09, 2021
Maria de Roux Manning
A love triangle, a murder, a public hanging, and 30,000-50,000 witnesses. Maria de Roux Manning and her husband kill her lover and Charles Dickens watches them swing.  Email me at
December 26, 2020
Griselda Blanco
The Cocaine Godmother
December 13, 2020
Maria Catherina van der Linden-Swanenburg
The most prolific poisoner!
December 07, 2020
Sophie the Pampered Prisoner
Sophie Charlotte Elisabeth Ursinus, the pampered arsenic murderess.
November 28, 2020
Nisreen Mansour al-Forgani
Gaddafi's Killer
November 21, 2020
El Mataviejitas Juana Barraza
The Little Old Lady Killer from Lucha Libre!
November 14, 2020
Patty Hearst
Brainwashed or willing accomplice, Patty Hearst.
November 14, 2020
Laura Bullion
Laura Bullion was a train robber who ran with the Wild Bunch.
November 14, 2020
Introduction to Women Committing Crimes
This is a podcast about women criminals. No dramatization. Just the true crime facts.
November 14, 2020
The Baby Killers
Mother and daughters kidnap and kill babies in India.
November 07, 2020
Ching Shih
The most badass pirate in history!
October 31, 2020
Lizzie Borden
Lizzie Borden took an ax, gave her mother 40 whacks . . . or did she?
October 31, 2020