Tough As Old Boots with Alice Fraser
How do 6 stolen boots, a snake and drawing lots result in a man being eaten? Welcome to the horrible tale of Alexander Pearce 1790-1824. Who would eat humans... even when he strictly didn't 'need' to.
Alice Fraser takes the stage at The British Museum to tell you all about this stealer of boots and muncher of people.
Alice Fraser is a comedian and podcaster (Tea with Alice -
I'm on episode 46: Iszi Lawrence - Jiu Jitsu womanhood and fatphobiacast Released24 July 2017 "Iszi Lawrence drinks Diet Coke and Alice drinks Vanilla Rooibos in Yumchaa in Soho. From fighting to gender to fatphobia in one pot of tea. Iszi can be found on twitter @iszi_lawrence Alice is at @aliterative as ever.")
Alice Fraser is at The Edinburgh Fringe 19.55 at The Udderbelly on Bistro Square with her show Ethos. Go see her! She is AWESOME.
In other news:
BBC Radio 4's Making History is over for another series. However you can still catch up on iplayer or download the podcast here. This series alone I've investigated icy prisons, poisonous plants, pre-reformation pews and Women's Victorian public toilets - or lack thereof! In the last episode I was in studio with Tom Holland talking about St Edmund, The Southall Youth Movement and Steam Trains. Toot toot!