Jack the Ripper case kicks off UON team’s new radio show and podcast

Date 7.03.2022

The leading authority on Jack the Ripper will be sharing his expertise on the gruesome case on new radio show from University of Northampton’s humanities academics.

Jack the Ripper and the Misuse of History is the first episode of Oh! The Humanities show, which airs on NLive Radio on Wednesday 9 March.

The monthly programme, which will also be available as a podcast following broadcast, will look at themes in English and history with Northampton’s academic staff, studio guests and students.

Episode one host Drew Gray, subject lead for Culture at the university, will be joined by two experts: Paul Begg who is the leading authority on the Ripper case and Adam Wood from Mango Books who is the current editor of the Ripperologist Magazine.

The show will look at the Whitechapel murder case of 1888 and what we think we know about it, as well as exploring the phenomenon of Ripperology and why it has drawn so much criticism recently.

The University of Northampton will be hosting a conference called Jack the Ripper: New Conversations this August, and this episode will explore why this is necessary.

Oh! The Humanities airs from 9pm to 11pm on the second Wednesday of every month on NLive Radio. Listen online at nliveradio.com, via the station’s dedicated smart phone app, via smart speaker “Launch N Live Radio” or on 106.9fm in Northampton.