The TENTH episode of @criminalbroads
has just hit the sizzling hot streets of the internet superhighway!! I present you with: LIZZIE BORDEN, LLC. Link in bio, or find it wherever you get your podcasts!
We all know the story: Lizzie Borden may or may not have taken an ax (okay, a hatchet) and given her mother (okay, stepmother) forty whacks (okay, nineteen). We know for sure that there were two deaths, and a lot of blood. But something sprung to life the day of those brutal double murders: the Lizzie Borden industry.
In this episode, I interview Lizzie historian Stefani Koorey and dig up clips of odd Lizzie-themed objects to present an overview of Lizzie as a cultural touchstone. I cover the crimes themselves, but also the myths, misinformation, and weird products that have sprung up around the Lizzie Borden biz. Because today, you can buy a pair of Lizzie Borden earrings, watch a Lizzie Borden rock opera, see a couple of Lizzie Borden-themed horror movies, go to a Lizzie Borden ballet, buy a Lizzie Borden Candle, drink a Lizzie Borden Cocktail, and stay at the Lizzie Borden B&B—but the one thing you can never, ever do is know exactly what Lizzie Borden was thinking on August 4, 1892.