Manage episode 291094285 series 2295409
Amanda and Sarah pull a freaky Friday by taking on subjects the other would most likely do. Sarah taps into Amanda's secretive, shit-talking Scorpio nature with an amusing look at poison pen letters. Amanda makes a go at being Sarah with the very historical, very French case of Madame de Montespan, La Voisin, and the Affair of the Poisons. Other subjects covered include touching circus animals, being Bonnie Raitt, and impersonating Julia Child.
Amanda recommends the book The Pisces and the FreeFrom TV show Cruel Summer. Sarah recommends the true crime-based horror film Lizzie, now playing on Shudder.
- Project Gutenberg (MEMOIRS OF MADAME DE MONTESPAN, By Madame de Montespan)
- Headstuff (Catherine Monvoisin And The Affair Of The Poisons)
- Grunge (The Most Extreme Poisoning Cases in History)
- Château de Versailles (Madame de Montespan)
- Wikipedia/Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, Marquise de Montespan
- Wikipedia/La Voisin
- Wikipedia/Affair of the Poisons
- Forgotten Lives (The Dark Life of the French King’s Satanic Mistress | Madame de Montespan)
- Newspapers.com (Poison Pen Notes Bestir English Town. A Doris Hewitt in the story.)
- Eastern Daily Press (‘The Unknown Hand’: the curious case of Sheringham’s poison pen letters)
- Shedunnit (Poison Pen)
- CrimeReads (THE POISON PEN LETTER: THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY'S STRANGEST CRIME WAVE)