Welcome to Based on a True Crime, a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.

Episode 18: Maria Marten & Murder in the Red Barn

Note: In this episode we use an outdated term for the Romani people. We are very sorry and appreciate our listeners taking the time to set us straight!

On May 18, 1827, Maria Marten left home to meet her lover, William Corder, at the Red Barn, a local landmark in Polstead, England. One year later, her stepmother, Ann Marten, has a series of prophetic dreams which led to the discovery of Maria’s body buried under the barn.

The Red Barn murder, as it became known, captured the public’s interest, inspiring broadsides, ballads, and plays, and made the barn a tourist destination. In 1935, the story was first adapted for the screen in the British melodrama “Murder in the Red Barn”. This is Based on a True Crime.

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Based on a True Crime is a podcast where Chelsea’s love of true crime and David’s love of horror movies intersect. Each week we will be discussing murders and/or mysteries, along with the pop culture they have spawned.

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