Episode 77: Fred Burton and Kate Winkler Dawson on Death in the Air: The True Story of a Serial Killer, the Great London Smog


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Apr 17 2019 35 mins   3

It happened unexpectedly. The whole city was afraid. No one could see. Many could not breathe. And amid the terror of London's Great Smog of 1952, a different, equally sinister drama was underway.

The London Smog killed an estimated 12,000 people. But those were not the only people who died in those dark days.

Kate Winkler Dawson’s book, Death in the Air, tells two parallel stories of the Great Smog, both of which left victims choking.