Episode 79: Lizzie Borden RevistedPosted 29 October 2016 by The History Chicks
Is there a better time to revisit our favorite Victorian More-Than-Likely Murderess, Lizzie Borden, than right now? We think not.
Lizzie Borden took an axe gave her mother 40 whacks, when the evil deed was done, she gave her father 41.
Hatchet. Step-mother. Closer to 28 whacks total. And the big question: did Lizzie even do it? We talk about the family, the times, the build-up, the weirdness, speculation and aftermath of the headline grabbing story the changed the quiet life of a 32-year-old Lizzie Borden. (And her father and stepmother, natch.)
Since we first recorded this in 2011, there’s been some improvement in our sound. We’ve cleaned up the audio a little, and cried at the sound of the five-year-old at the beginning who is now in middle school. (WAH!)
There are so many places you can look more into the life and mystery of Lizzie- here are our ORIGINAL SHOWNOTES with books, movies and links to get you going on your own detective work…did she or didn’t she?