Pseudocide looks at infamous, grisly cases of death fraud. Plus: deliciously devellish scares in At Your Peril, and a rich true crime investigation in West Cork
Spotify’s new podcast about people who faked their own deaths is a hub of tangled twists and turns. Alice Fiennes and Poppy Damon host the show, but in the first episode they let key players tell the story of the “Belrose Bomb”. Brett Boyd was left with life-changing injuries after a parcel bomb exploded at his home, but the circumstances around the attack were already a mystery when suspect Roberto de Heredia disappeared. Future episodes include a blogger who staged a hoax, a 14th-century nun who vanished to escape her life, and MP John Stonehouse, who pretended to have drowned.