MONDAY MARCH 25
This is not a typical story of Internet stalking. It is an unusual case of friendship and deception so pitiless and unyielding that it opened a door to Hell
into the author’s life. This is an unforgettable story for today’s digital world driven by social media in all of its permutations and cruelest forms.
The story begins with Susan Fensten’s online search for her father’s family, a search that soon turns into a two-year frightening odyssey of internet stalking and threats when a posting on a genealogy message board brings her into contact with what she thinks are distant cousins, but what turns out to be a sociopath.
Through email correspondence with her new “family”, evidence of mental illness, dark family secrets, a struggle over wealth and bizarre criminal histories emerge. She quickly becomes the focus of sexual obsession and suspicion, and her life is completely turned upside down. She soon becomes the target of dozens of frightening characters including real verifiable convicted sex offenders in an elaborate cyber-hoax that includes threats of kidnapping, murder, rape, torture and cannibalism.
TUESDAY MARCH 26
WEDNESDAY MARCH 27
1963 A SLICE OF BREAD AND JAM
Amid the derelict terraced houses of Manchester's Hulme, one boy experiences adventures, abuse, crippling poverty and an encounter with The Moors Murderers.
A raw and often funny snapshot of 7-year-old Tommy's brutal young life. He moves us through his daily struggle with poverty and neglect in 1960s Manchester like it's the most natural thing in the world.
Tommy lives at the heart of a large Irish family in derelict Hulme, ruled by an abusive and alcoholic father and a drunk, negligent mother. Alongside his siblings he begs or steals a few pennies to bring home to his parents to avoid a beating, while looking for something to eat and a little adventure along the way. With an unlikely sense of fun and a huge dose of good humour, Tommy introduces us to his foul-mouthed and chaotic family members. Deeply flawed they may be, but amongst the violence, grinding poverty and distinct lack of hygiene and morality lies a strong sense of loyalty and, above all, a spirit of survival.
THURSDAY MARCH 28
FRIDAY MARCH 29
MIKE BROWNE - DARK POUTINE PODCAST
Dark Poutine Podcast – True Crime and Dark History is an unabashedly Canadian weekly podcast that covers true crime, dark history and other creepy topics from the perspective of two real live Canadians. Dark Poutine was born on Halloween 2017, and is now approaching a million downloads.
Mike Browne is the creator and researcher; he is joined by co-host and longtime friend Scott Hemenway. Together they record the weekly show in Mike’s homemade studio in Surrey, British Columbia
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