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What if your mother left to follow a cult… or you woke up in a morgue… or if your boat got caught in a storm and began to sink -- what would you do? This is Actually Happening brings you extraordinary true stories of life-changing events told by the people who lived them. From a man who finds out a celebrity crush isn’t who she seems to a woman stranded in a Mexican desert fighting to survive, these stories will have you on the edge of your seat waiting to hear what happens next.
 
Serial is a podcast from the creators of This American Life, hosted by Sarah Koenig. Serial unfolds one story - a true story - over the course of a whole season. The show follows the plot and characters wherever they lead, through many surprising twists and turns. Sarah won't know what happens at the end of the story until she gets there, not long before you get there with her. Each week she'll bring you the latest chapter, so it's important to listen in, starting with Episode 1. New episode ...
 
Markis, Hannah, Devonte, Abigail, Jeremiah, and Sierra Hart—six beautiful black children, ranging in age from 12 to 19—were all adopted by Sarah and Jennifer Hart, both white. On Jen’s Facebook page, it looked as if they were the perfect blended family, even earning the nickname “Hart Tribe” from friends. Then, on March 26, 2018, the family’s GMC Yukon was found belly-up on the rocks below California’s Highway 1. The news of the murder-suicide shocked their friends and made national headline ...
 
Following a Peabody nomination and two Webby nominations for Best General Series and Best Documentary Podcast for Season One: The College Admission Scandal, Season Two of Gangster Capitalism has the NRA is in the crosshairs. This season we dissect how the past year has rocked the country’s most powerful special interest organization like none other. Internal power struggles have exposed the group’s questionable, and possibly illegal practices which now threaten the nearly 150-year old nonpro ...
 
Football star Aaron Hernandez went from the bright lights of the Super Bowl to a convicted murderer in a few years. The Boston Globe’s Spotlight Team, best known for its investigation of the sexual abuse scandal inside the Catholic Church, takes a hard look at the crisis facing football through the lens of Aaron Hernandez’s life and terrible crimes. From Wondery, the podcast team that brought you Dr. Death, Spotlight asks: Did a brain badly damaged by football contribute to Hernandez’s viole ...
 
Sometimes the human mind goes to dark places… Sometimes those dark delusions… Turn into reality… A reality of so shaded in grey, once all is said and done, the healthy mind is drawn into the documented retelling of these tragic events. Trying to find logic, reason, and understanding where there may be none. This IS the Dark side of Wikipedia. A podcast all about true crime, murderers, dark history, tragic events, and shocking true stories.
 
We are a boots on-the-ground, investigative, serialized podcast. Season 2: On March 21, 2015, 32 year old Eric Cates and his beloved dog, Gypsy, were found murdered behind the old Empire School in the tiny Walker County town of Empire, AL. Their bodies were found burned in the cab of Eric's truck. Their murders remain unsolved even though the crime is rumored to have been witnessed by a large crowd of people. In Season 2 of Secrets True Crime, Amber and private investigation firm Echo 7 Foxt ...
 
We’re at our most vulnerable when we go to our doctors. We trust the person at the other end of that scalpel. We trust the hospital. We trust the system. Christopher Duntsch was a neurosurgeon who radiated confidence. He claimed he was the best in Dallas. If you had back pain, and had tried everything else, Dr. Duntsch could give you the spine surgery that would take your pain away. But soon his patients started to experience complications, and the system failed to protect them. Which begs t ...
 
One death can change the world. At least, that's what assassins believe. Assassinations recounts history's most dramatic deaths.Through little-known facts, "what-ifs?" and examining assassin's motives, we examine how one murder can alter the course of history. A new episode releases every Monday. Assassinations is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
Everyone’s heard of Ghislaine Maxwell (Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged partner in crime). But there’s a shadowy figure who hangs above her who you likely don’t know: her father, media tycoon Robert Maxwell. His rise from nothing to fall… from the deck of his super yacht under mysterious circumstances is straight out of a crime novel. His favorite daughter Ghislaine’s theory: her father was murdered. From Somethin’ Else, makers of ‘The Immaculate Deception’ and ‘The Fault Line: Bush, Blair and Iraq ...
 
Have you ever spent hours looking for something you simply lost? How about a hundred years? How about looking for a missing airplane? Or a vanished civilization? Every other Monday, Gone searches for everything lost. From D. B. Cooper to the Holy Grail, the Etruscan language to early Russian cosmonauts; if it disappeared, we’re looking. After all, just because something is gone, doesn’t mean it can’t be found. Gone is a production of Cutler Media and part of the Parcast Network.
 
At 11.52pm on August 10, 2002, unassuming rugby fan David Breckenridge called his best friend from a phone box and told him he was on his way over to watch an international match on TV. Eight minutes later he was dead. The person, or persons, who stabbed and bashed the Sydney man to death the night after his 28th birthday remain at large. Investigative reporter Nicole Hogan's five-part true crime podcast series on the perplexing and brutal, unsolved murder of an ordinary guy.
 
Mike Thevis was the son of Greek immigrants, living the American Dream in 1970s Atlanta. He was married and had five kids. He owned one of the largest homes in Atlanta, full of fine art and exquisite furnishings. He built a highly successful business empire. But Thevis made many enemies along the way. This is the story of Mike Thevis, family man, and one of the most notorious criminals you’ve never heard of.
 
Did you yearn for those weekend airings of “Are You Afraid of the Dark” or “Unsolved Mysteries” as a child? Then this show is especially for you. An investigative journalist and a parapsychologist go head-to-head in this irreverent competition to captivate other spooky nerds like themselves. With each episode, hosts Kimberly and Edward are given a different topic to research. Both receive one week to dive into archives and historical essays to find the TRUE crime, paranormal event, or utterl ...
 
The LISK (Long Island Serial Killer) investigation began in May 2010 with the disappearance of sex worker Shannan Gilbert. In the following months, Suffolk County Police uncovered human remains from nine more murders, including those of the "Gilgo 4", all sex workers whose bodies were disposed of similarly. Inspired by the New York Times best-selling book "Lost Girls: An Unsolved American Mystery", follow the series as it’s told through previously unheard interviews with family members, frie ...
 
Sometimes, news stories echo in our minds for years after they’ve occurred. With each season of Shattered, we select one of those complex, true stories and take an in-depth look. Season 4 charts the life and death of Jimmy Hoffa. Season 3 tells the story of a string of murders that took place in the mid-1970s in Oakland County, Michigan. Many people know the case as the Oakland County Child Killer. Season 2 tells the story of Rick Wershe Jr., also known as White Boy Rick. At 14, Rick became ...
 
The phone hacking scandal that closed News of the World was big, but that was just the tip of the iceberg. At the bottom of that iceberg of 'dark arts' - hacking, burglary, bugging, and bribing bent cops - is the body of Daniel Morgan. It’s been described by an Assistant Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police as “one of the most disgraceful episodes in the entire history of the Metropolitan Police Service.” Over the three decades since Daniel was killed, five failed police investigations an ...
 
If someone you love is diagnosed with cancer you want them to get the best treatment from the best doctors. In 2013, patients in Michigan thought Farid Fata was that doctor. Between his prestigious education, years of experience and pleasant bedside manner, Fata was everything you could want in a doctor. But he was not who he appeared to be. From Wondery, this is the story of hundreds of patients in Michigan, a doctor, and a poisonous secret. Laura Beil, returns with a second season of the a ...
 
| Winner Best Podcast – NZ Radio Awards 2019 | | Winner Gold Medal – New York Festivals Radio Awards 2019 | | Winner Best Investigative Radio/Audio Series – The AIBs 2019 | Gail Maney was sent to prison on her son’s birthday. The police said she’d put a hit on a man who stole drugs from her. She went to jail for 15 years. She’s consistently denied having anything to do with the disappearance of Deane Fuller-Sandys. In fact, she says, she never even met him. She isn't sure he was murdered at ...
 
BackStory is a weekly public podcast hosted by U.S. historians Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, Nathan Connolly and Joanne Freeman. We're based in Charlottesville, Va. at Virginia Humanities. There’s the history you had to learn, and the history you want to learn - that’s where BackStory comes in. Each week BackStory takes a topic that people are talking about and explores it through the lens of American history. Through stories, interviews, and conversations with our listeners, BackStory makes histo ...
 
Retreat to the parlour with Maxwell and Jennifer! There, be enthralled by spooky and fantastic tales of weird history, strange science, and the paranormal. Drawn from their curated collection and choice listener submissions, your Ambassadors of Odd craft an enchanting, weekly podcast experience to delight the mind and stir the senses. They’ve been expecting you. Have a seat by the fire. Welcome to Odd Tonic.
 
Twenty-five years ago, Selena Quintanilla-Perez was already a legend in the Tejano music world and on the verge of superstardom. But on March 31, 1995, Selena’s close friend Yolanda Saldívar pulled a gun from her purse and fired a single bullet. Selena was pronounced dead a short time later. Selena’s murder left her family, friends and fans around the world stunned, heartbroken and speechless. In the days, months and years that followed, one question would linger: "why?" Why would someone wh ...
 
The Case Files reveals compelling real-life stories behind some of the most astonishing cases in recent legal history - from murder, to devastating medical negligence. With unparalleled access to those closest to the events, the series explores how, when faced with a battle for justice, people were able to use the legal system to right wrongs and get redress. Award winning journalist Kate Gerbeau meets both victims and their lawyers to uncover how the law can help and who to speak to if it c ...
 
True crime cases from the state of Maine and New England, and unsolved murders from small town, USA. These are the crime stories your hometown doesn’t want to talk about; the homicides buried deep in the newspaper archives of local American history. These are the cold cases you’ve probably never heard of before. With detailed storytelling, Murder, She Told connects with the family, friends, and investigators who know these cases best, and explores the dark underbelly of the safest places in ...
 
The Comedy's Best Kept Secret Tour is a Stand Up Comedy Tour that has crossed the United States 5 times, and performed more than 300 shows. This podcast features comedians from the tour talking candidly and openly as they travel the country, in a car to upcoming comedy gigs. You can see the tour live in your area, by visiting www.comedysbestkeptsecret.com for dates and locations.
 
Let's Talk About Sects is an award-winning monthly podcast focusing on a different cult each episode. Sarah takes a storytelling, deep dive approach, looking at the history of a sect's leaders, the recruitment of members, their experiences, psychological aspects, and notable incidents during its existence. You can support us on Patreon, with a one-off donation, and on Pozible. “A fascinating and well-researched look into cults and the charismatic leaders behind them.” Peter Wells, The Sydney ...
 
Subscribe now to hear brand new releases from the foremost experts and researchers surrounding the most interesting subject ever! You hear in-depth interviews about true hauntings, UFO sightings, real alien encounters, vile serial killers, strange creatures, secret societies, underground bases, spirit contact, ancient ruins, time travel, real exorcisms, mysterious disappearances, and much more! Subscribe on Apple Podcasts for the best listening experience. Become a 'Mysterious Radio Truther' ...
 
It's Scary Time. Lock your doors, check under the bed, and turn on a night light because it's time for the scariest stories, history, and conversations ever heard. Every week an independent creator tells us about the paranormal, ghosts, monsters, hauntings, creepy places, enchanted objects, aliens, and more. Best of all if you like the creator you can follow them for more great content... if you dare. RSS Services Provided Free by Casttools.com
 
Documentaries. We all love them. They educate, manipulate and enlighten us to the world. A good documentary can get everyone talking, and on this podcast, bad documentaries can do that too. The Documenteers podcast features a guy named Bob Sham, and a revolving cast of enthusiasts, discussing a myriad of documentary topics. True crime, nature, sports, music, history, the classics and more. The hosts give heartfelt analysis that is never too serious. Sometimes real emotions actually occur. Do ...
 
Let’s do something new! I am turning my book UNWAVERING: A BORDER AGENT’S JOURNEY into a podcast! Follow my journey from small-town New Jersey to the Southwest Border to Iraq to Washington, D.C. Each week I will be releasing multiple chapters of my book. ABOUT: From Homeland Security expert, Dr. Jason Piccolo, comes the Second Edition of his best-selling book Unwavering. With the border of the United States experiencing an unprecedented surge of human and drug traffic flowing north from Mexi ...
 
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Gloriavale Christian Community has found itself in the New Zealand media headlines on multiple occasions. Its founder was once jailed for sexual abuse, but community members were convinced that it he was jailed for preaching the gospel. Followers claim that their way of life is all about the common good and nobody having more than anyone else. Form…
 
Shirley McAvoy had been missing for over a month when her estranged husband showed up to winterize her mobile home in Pittsfield, Maine in October of 1990. When he opened the door, he had no idea of the horrifying crime scene awaiting him inside. Shirley was last seen with a mystery man who called himself "Jerry", and the day she went missing, this…
 
He lived the narcissistic life that he wanted to live. Taking along with him anyone who would follow, and those he brought into the world. In the end, those closest to him would all go down in flames. Literally. As Michael Philpott would set fire to his own home burning down evidence of his crime and six lives that he created. His insane story is w…
 
Creepypastas, frightful TikToks, online horror stories… Loey Lane and Eleanor Barnes are taking you into the spookiest corners of the web in their new Spotify Original from Parcast, Internet Urban Legends. Meet the hosts and hear their debut episode on the Watcher House — a terrifying saga that unfolded in 2014 after the Broaddus family bought thei…
 
“I cannot get over the fact that this actually happened. It felt strangely prophetic.” Producers: Whit Missildine, Andrew Waits Episode Summary: Growing up with an unreliable mother, a woman develops severe OCD with multiple phobias, until she must confront the most improbable scenario Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening Website: www.thisis…
 
Creepypastas, frightful TikToks, online horror stories… Loey Lane and Eleanor Barnes are taking you into the spookiest corners of the web in their new Spotify Original from Parcast, Internet Urban Legends. Meet the hosts and hear their debut episode on the Watcher House — a terrifying saga that unfolded in 2014 after the Broaddus family bought thei…
 
My special guest tonight is author & researcher Gary Bates who's here to discuss why he thinks UFO's are really demons according to the Bible. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or wherever you listen to audio! bizarreti…
 
A murder described as “too awful to contemplate”, that is the crime that John Myles Sharpe was found guilty of. His victims: his wife and only child. Just how could someone turn so cold, dark and evil to take the lives of those who rely on and trust in them in such a cruel and horrific way? We try to contemplate all of these questions today on The …
 
Subscribe to Reverie True Crime on Spotify: https://spoti.fi/3pMQZvk Follow on Apple Podcasts: https://apple.co/3a44XTo Follow everywhere else: https://bit.ly/3lj7M6s Latoya Ammons and her family moved to Gary, Indiana in late 2011. Their lives would change forever when they started experiencing major paranormal activity and demonic possession in t…
 
Walter, 43 years old at the time, chatted up a girl he believed to be twelve by the name of "Beth". He expressed his desire to meet the girl, get her naked, and have sex. He also showed interest in eating his own sperm, telling her it tasted like pancake batter and that he would ejaculate on her body and lick the sperm off to make sure she didn't g…
 
Tonight my special guest is Dr. Terence Palmer who's here to discuss his years of research into a scientific explanation for spirit possession. Get his book Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or wherever you listen to au…
 
William Ramsey joins me tonight on my new podcast called Bizarre Times to discuss one of the most infamous sexual deviants in recent years. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or wherever you listen to audio! bizarretimes…
 
He was at one time one of the most trusted and beloved names in UK television and radio. He would survive most of his career free to abuse and go about his sadistic lifestyle. Today we hear the true story behind the dark world of Jimmy Savile. More at http://www.darksideofwiki.comBy Dark Side of Wikipedia
 
This is a release from K-Town's show called Bizarre Times. Tonight, Sylvia Shultz joins me to discuss how a woman spent 44 years of her life locked away in a utica crib to the point of scratching her eyes out, pulling her teeth, loosing the ability to speak and resembling a skeletal figure...covered in rags. The mindset of care takers in those earl…
 
A Preachers Wife and Her lover Arrested for the murder of her husband! Butt Injections went the wrong result in one woman behind bars after a nationwide manhunt. Father Daughters lovers finally meet lady justice after being found guilty on murder charges. Those stories and more, today on Dark Side of Wikipedia…
 
My special guest tonight is author Rob Shelsky who's here to discuss theories about aliens occupying the moon. Get his book. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or wherever you listen to audio! bizarretimespodcast.com Wan…
 
A world covered in a shadow of darkness. This is where we find ourselves today. The long-term effects of the stress, anxiety, and depression that have touched all of us are coming to the surface. Along with the negative emotions seem to come hostile forces that feed off our pain. How do we deal with this? How do we overcome the negativity and try t…
 
My special guest tonight is Dr. Scott Kolbaba who's here to discuss his experiences with the supernatural surrounding his patients. Get his book. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or wherever you listen to audio! bizarr…
 
14-year-old Christopher Rines wasn't a bad kid. He skipped school a lot and snuck out at night, but he wasn't a bad kid. In April of 1991, after a night out with friends gone wrong, Christopher disappeared. And the local police department in Pittsfield, Maine wrote him off as a teenage runaway. But the weeks passed with no sign of Christopher... un…
 
On May 6, 1937, the Hindenburg disaster occurred in Manchester Township, New Jersey, United States. The German passenger airship LZ 129 Hindenburg caught fire and was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. There were 35 fatalities in total, but how and why did such a horrible disaster occur?…
 
“I was forced into being vulnerable, I was forced into being present, I was forced into existing suddenly with my lights turned on.” Producers: Whit Missildine, Sara Marinelli Episode Summary: Grappling with her identity and disruptive health anxiety, a woman reaches in adulthood with a dream job and strong community, when suddenly her worst-case s…
 
For 17 years, journalist Chris Hansen has famously conducted hidden camera investigations to catch, confront (“Have a seat...”) and arrest adult men engaging in sexually explicit online chats in hopes of luring underage girls and boys into having sex. He’s confronted men from all walks of life - plumbers, doctors, clergy, teachers, even law enforce…
 
The man who broke barriers in the world of aviation, Charles Lindbergh. Also, the man who would have his life torn apart and plagued by disaster, as his child was kidnapped from his home in 1932. Who stole the Lindbergh baby and why? Who could act out such a deplorable crime, and what were the motives. Today, the Lindbergh Baby, on the Dark Side of…
 
Subscribe to AnaLITical on Overcast - https://bit.ly/3wuqXQI Subscribe on Spotify - https://spoti.fi/3cMP7y6 Subscribe Everywhere else - https://bit.ly/3ujRVsA "A Rose for Emily" by William Faulker was first published in 1930, and was his first short story to be published in a national magazine. As a pioneer of Southern Gothic literature, Faulkner …
 
A one-time civil rights attorney turned religious terrorist, Fred Phelps was one of the most hated individuals in the US. As the leader of a cult-like church in Topeka Kansas, Phelps would terrorize families at military funerals, and other public venues, spewing his hate and brainwashing his followers. Truly a shell of a human, today we discuss the…
 
Author and Reseacher Dr. Melvyn Willin sits down with me to discuss his book about the supernatural aspects of some music. His book is called Music, Witchcraft and the Paranormal. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or wh…
 
As a little girl, Christie Williams discovered she had a fascination with the paranormal. An intrigue sparked by Robert Stack and Unsolved Mysteries in the 1980s. Could the world be that mysterious? Could ghosts really exist? Christie Williams bravely went into that world on a mission to get answers. From paranormal investigations to taking on owni…
 
Tonight, my special guest is John Olsen who's here to discuss his 4th book called Stranger U.S. that centers around more anomalies occurring in the Western part of the United States. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or…
 
Grab an old priest, young priest, and add a squirt of holy water to your sangria, cuz HHP is unearthing true reports of the religious ritual known as “exorcism." Made infamous by the 70s horror classic “The Exorcist,” parishes around the globe have seen sharp increases in pleas for help with demonic possessions in the last 10 years. Team Edward pre…
 
In 2018, Newport Beach orthopedic surgeon and former Bravo reality star Dr. Grant Robicheaux and his girlfriend Cerissa Riley were charged with 17 felonies, including raping and drugging multiple women. Were they the "Bonnie and Clyde" of sex crimes, as one victim told detectives? Or sexually-liberated "swingers" framed by a conviction-hungry prose…
 
On the night of July 17, 1996 a Boeing 747 headed to Paris experienced a sudden change of plans, as it suddenly plummeted to the ground, killing all 230 souls on board. It would take years for analysis to reveal a suspected cause of the crash, a cause that to this day remains in question. More at http://www.darksideofwiki.com…
 
On a hot July night in 1806, in the frontier town of Augusta, Maine (before the state had its name), Captain James Scales Purrington took an axe and a straight edge razor, and murdered his wife and 7 of their children before killing himself. This horrifying act shocked the town. What kind of man would slaughter his children? Did James Purrington ha…
 
My special guest tonight is author and researcher Joshua Cutchin who's here to discuss the phenomena surrounding Bigfoot and other folklore creatures. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Amazon Music, Google Play or wherever you listen to audio! b…
 
A woman who claimed self-defense, in the murders of six separate men soliciting the services of the Sex worker known as Aileen Wuornos. Was she really defending herself, or was she a cold-blooded serial killer, bent on murdering the men who tried to pay her sex? Just what was it about killing these desperate men that were so alluring to Aileen Wuor…
 
“No matter how hard you fight against having no change in your life, it’s going to come anyway.” Producers: Whit Missildine Episode Summary: Growing up in an environment of constant change, a woman vows to find a different path to stability, only to have a shocking revelation turn her world upside down Social Media: Instagram: @actuallyhappening We…
 
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, …
 
Joining me again tonight is author Lee Austin who's here to discuss more about The Book of Enoch and what it says about this perceived planet we live on. We also discuss what Lee says are the real reasons for using the Cern Collider. Now you can listen to more from K-Town from our new podcast called Bizarre Times. Subscribe to 'Bizarre Times" on Ap…
 
William George Bonin, also known as the Freeway Killer, was an American serial killer and twice-paroled sex offender who committed the rape, torture, and murder of a minimum of 21 boys and young men in a series of killings in 1979 and 1980 in Southern California. Bonin is also suspected of committing a further 15 murders. Described by the prosecuto…
 
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, …
 
A charismatic Russian woman arrives in the US on a mission to improve relations between the two countries, and she soon makes some powerful friends. But who is Maria Butina? And who is she working for? As Maria gets closer to the rich and connected she also attracts the attention of the FBI. In the politically charged world of US-Russia relations, …
 
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