5 Jan: When Bonnie Met Clyde

America’s most notorious outlaws, Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow, first bonded over a cup of condensed milk hot chocolate on 5th January, 1930.

The couple went on to traverse the States on a shooting spree, committing up to thirteen murders, before being ambushed and gunned down in Louisiana four years into their relationship.

In this episode, Arion, Rebecca and Olly reveal how Barrow’s descent into criminality began with the most unlikely of offences; explain how the pair’s devotion to their families in Texas proved part of their undoing; and recall how their stolen Ford V8, ‘The Death Car’, spent 40 years as a travelling tourist attraction… 

Further Reading:

• ‘Biography of Bonnie and Clyde, Depression-Era Outlaws’ (ThoughtCo, 2020): https://www.thoughtco.com/bonnie-and-clyde-1779278

• ‘Oddball Texas – A Guide to Some Really Strange Places,

By Jerome Pohlen’ (Chicago Review Press, 2006): 


• ‘Bonnie and Clyde’ (Warner Bros, 1967):

#30s #Crime #US