The Cardiff Crypt Podcast

Welcome to the Cardiff Crypt Podcast, where we will uncover Cardiff’s sinful and horrifying past, delving deep into the archive of the city’s history and take you on a journey that illustrates how even the bloodiest corners gradually fall into the mundane.

Episode I:

Executions are rare in today’s society, but during the 16th and 17th century, a crime punishable by death was common practice. Failure to follow and swear allegiance to the religious changes made by each monarch was considered a crime.

Following the start of the English Reformation in the 16th century, legislation was passed making it treasonous to be under the jurisdiction of the Pope, including being a Catholic, or harbouring a Catholic priest. All individuals found guilty of treason were sentenced to death by being hung, drawn, and quartered. 

This episode tells the harrowing story of Death Junction in Cardiff, a tainted nickname that plagues the place since it was formerly home to more sinister activity than traffic and perilous crossings.

The Cardiff Crypt Podcast contains scenes of violence, gore and torture. Listener discretion is advised.