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On the Show — Paul Begg and Brian Young

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Paul Begg.jpgPaul Begg has a career background in newspapers and publishing as well as being a freelance writer, as he says, "For far more years than I care to think about." He is interested in historical mysteries and has written books about mysterious disappearances, the Mary Celeste, a history of the C.I.D. at Scotland Yard, and several books examining different aspects of the Jack the Ripper case.

Paul says that he is lucky enough to live in a small village in the foothills of Snowdonia, Wales.

His books include: "Jack the Ripper: The Definitive History," "Jack the Ripper: The Forgotten Victims," "Jack the Ripper: CSI: Whitechapel," and "Mary Celeste-The Greatest Mystery of the Sea."

brianyoung.jpgBrian Young, our resident skeptic, makes a return visit to the Paracast to talk about Jack the Ripper with his friend Paul Begg. Brian is a writer, researcher, historian, cigar connoisseur, and has a special interest in the history as well as the myths and legends of Jack the Ripper.

Brian co-hosts the Transatlantic History Ramblings podcast along with Lauren Davies, heard on Spotify and other streaming platforms. His book is "The Wrestlers’ Wrestlers: The Masters of the Craft of Professional Wrestling."

Our cohost will be Tim Swartz.

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Thursday, May 16th at 1:00 Pacific (4:00 PM Eastern)
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Broadcast and Streaming Date:
May 19, 2024
I learned a lot about Jack the Ripper on this episode and I've also keyed up some articles and videos I found about the Mary Celeste as I was unfamiliar with that occurrence.

The only experience I really have with Jack the Ripper is the film From Hell, which I always assumed was mostly fiction. However, I did enjoy the film and have always been interested in some other serial killers who were never caught (most notably, the Zodiac killer).