Episode 149 – Canada’s Hangmen

Join us as we explore the fascinating lives and careers of John Radclive and Arthur Ellis, two men who were tasked with carrying out the ultimate punishment – the death penalty. With hundreds of hangings between them, both have a claim to the title of Canada’s Hangman. We delve into the complex and often controversial world of capital punishment, and the profound impact it can have on those responsible for administering justice. Whether you’re a true crime enthusiast or simply curious about this dark chapter in Canadian history, this is a must-listen episode. Tune in now to learn more about these enigmatic and compelling figures.

Warning: The episode contains graphic descriptions of hangings. Please, take care.

Other Haunted Talks episodes mentioned in the show:

Ep 59 – The Unknown Hangman – Questions surround the identity of an unknown hangman in Alberta.
Ep 129 – Canadian Women & Capital Punishment – We examine the rare occasions when women were executed and the circumstances surrounding those cases.


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