Jack the Ripper, Part V – Slaughter in Buck’s Row

This is the fifth episode of Richard Walker’s new podcast series on Jack the Ripper.

In this podcast Richard takes a look at the early life* and times of the first canonical victim – Mary Anne (“Polly”) Nichols – in the notorious case. The keynote for the podcast is, in Richard’s words, the question: “how did this 43-year-old woman end up alone in the early hours of August 31st, 1888 on the mean streets of Whitechapel?”

That, Richard says, is “the question I want to answer.”

Richard Walker is the actor, adventurer (he sailed across the Pacific in a tiny two-man skiff) and veteran, high-powered guide who’s created a new version of the Ripper Walk. His walk is called Jack the Ripper’s Whitechapel. It’s an exclusive VIP Ripper walk (it’s a guaranteed small group tour – the numbers are strictly limited).

*N.B. Richard’s “biography” of Polly Nichols is a two-parter. This podcast is the first part.

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