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humans are worse

humans are worse

By Jessica Dunne
Take a deep dive into the awful things people do and explore the ways in which humankind is full of idiots. Trust me, I'm a forensic scientist.

Humans are worse is a true crime podcast dedicated to the tomfoolery of our furry friends, because cats may be jerks, but humans are worse.
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E11. rugby playing ostriches and a baby lawnmower
Cats always want attention at the most inconvenient of times, but especially when you're trying to sleep!  This week's episode covers the cases of sleepwalking murders, Kenneth Parks and Antonio Nieto, one used the defense effectively and one was caught in a very creative lie.
December 21, 2020
E10. salt and pepper eyeballs
This week we take a close look at Clarice's nightmare fueled double eyelids and discuss the heinous acts of the Texas eyeball killer.
December 14, 2020
E9. aggression and ketchup
This week we discuss feline anger issues and how to calm the situation. Spoiler: it involves getting more cats. Win win. We take a look at the "vampire schizophrenic" James Riva and the thought process behind his gruesome crime. Ever wondered what ketchup and oil tastes like? Me neither. 
November 30, 2020
E8. purring and controversy
All cats are attention seekers, but how far will they go? Too far, apparently.  This week we have our first listener request! The controversial (we love a good controversy) case of Jack Kevokian, who earned a name as "Dr Death" after helping with a number of very public assisted suicides.
November 24, 2020
E7. the great disappearing act
In this week's episode we discuss why "my cats were hiding from me" is a perfectly valid excuse for being late. We cover one of first instances of forensic evidence being used in a case to solve the 1934 murder of Helen Priestly and the forensic evidence that led to the arrest of a very surprising individual.
November 16, 2020
E6: cat hair and mispronounciation
This week's episode is full of cats. Get your lint rollers ready, that's a lot of hair!  We cover the murder of Shirley Duguay and crime fighting kitty cat that saves the day. This case added a new avenue to forensic hair examination, but how useful is it in day to day investigations?
November 09, 2020
E5. desperation and carrots
In this episode, Norman makes a splash and the cats share their disagreement with a conviction based on the persuasive skills of the prosecution. This week's episode explores the unlikely conviction of Keli Lane for the death of her baby, Tegan. With no body and therefore no proof of foul play, what lead a jury to the guilty verdict? PSA: Do not drink every time I say "actually", you may die.
November 06, 2020
E4. the blame game
The following episode was recorded and edited in one day, but who is really to blame? I say, the cats. But who really knows. WARNING: This episode contains some cold, hard facts. This episodes takes a look at the gruesome murder of Christine Jessop, a wrongful conviction and a happy(ish) ending.
October 26, 2020
E3. norman and the mysterious poop
This week we get an insight into a controversial case and Norman's bowel movements. I don't think I need to elaborate, I say too much in the episode as it is. During this week's episode we discuss the highly sensationalised murder of Meredith Kercher and the media frenzy surrounding Amanda Knox. A scapegoat or master manipulator? We prefer to consider all of the facts of the case.
October 19, 2020
E2. one satanist, zero cats
This episode is hosted by one crazy lady, minus the cats. But there's a whole lot of victims plus twisted satanist with an obsession for murder. See, maths can be fun. In this episode we cover the horrifying crimes of Canadian serial killer, Isreal Keyes who went to extreme lengths to trick a family into handing over ransom money.
October 12, 2020
E1. pears and people meat
For the first ever episode of humans are worse, you're introduced to a self proclaimed crazy cat lady, her two noisy fur babies and a chilling true crime story that will leave you hungry for more.  During this episode we discuss the infamous Ice Box murders and take a look at the blood evidence that can't be easily cleaned away.
October 05, 2020