Episode 1 – Forensic Botany & Ecology
Lynda and Cass explore the world of forensic botany and ecology with leading expert Professor Patricia Wiltshire.
The team discuss how plant regrowth can be used to track a killer’s path months after a crime was committed and the infamous Soham murders – a case that Patricia's botanical evidence helped to crack and a trail that Lynda attended.
Over seven episodes, Lynda and Cass will investigate seven branches of forensics: discussing their own experiences, talking with experts, hearing how real life crime scenes are worked, exploring the latest innovations and demonstrating how CSI fact is even more thrilling than CSI fiction.
Discover more at: www.lyndalaplante.com/listening-to-the-dead/
Patricia Wilshire's new book Traces - The Memoir of the forensic scientist is out now in audiobook, ebook and paperback.
This podcast was made by Bonnier Books UK
Director: Jon Watt
Assistant Director: Laura Makela
Producer: Chris Attaway
Theme music: Game Over by Magic in the Other
Interview music: Sweeney by Mike Relm