Wednesday, November 21, 2018

19. Murderous Melodies: Killing You Softly With Our Songs Thanksgiving special


Murderous Melodies
Crime may not pay but it sure does provide an entertaining way for a singer to tell a unique story. 
The murder ballad has been around for as long as singing and murder itself. 
The murder ballad, a sub-genre from the ballad, is a song that tells a narrative about 
a crime often including the 'why’ as well as the fallout. Join Cam and Jen as we attempt (badly) 
to sing (please have ear plugs ready) and discuss some tunes you may have never known 
were based on a twisted true tale. 

New listener discretion by the wonderfully fabulous OctoberpodVHS    Do yourself a favor and check him out!

Promos for our friends

Bad At Love Podcast
People Are Wild Podcast

Links for the songs so you can hear them they way they were supposed to sound.

Love gone wrong between Frankie Baker and Allen Britt:
This song has been covered by many greats such as the above Jimmie Rogers. Also check out   Johnny Cash's version:

Murder committed by 'Stack' Lee Shelton over a hat:
"Stack O' Lee" by Mississippi John Hurt:

Murder of Georgia Moses:
"Georgia Lee" by Tom Waits

Maria Marten Murder:
"Murder in the Red Barn" by Tom Waits

The Moor Murders-Ian Brady and Myra Hindley:
"Suffer Little Children" by The Smiths

Grover Cleveland Elementary Shooting by Brenda Spencer:
"I Don't Like Mondays" by The Boomtown Rats

Gary Ridgeway 'Greenriver Killer':
"Deep Red Balls" by Neko Case

Abduction of a 14 year old girl by Gerald Friend:

Jennifer Levin/ murdered by the Preppy Killer Robert Chambers:

Sunday, November 18, 2018

18. Playing God: Larry Gene Bell

 In 1985, seventeen-year-old Sharon Faye Smith ("Shari") was abducted from the driveway of her Lexington County, South Carolina home. Quickly, authorities gathered.  A manhunt and search was launched as they desperately looked for this beautiful young girl. A phone call to her distraught family was about to change everything. Could the police locate the psychopath before it was too late or would he strike again?

Promos from our friends
Go Postal
Everyone Has a Story

Forensic Files:

Shuler, Rita Y. (2007). Murder in the Midlands: Larry Gene Bell and the 28 Days of Terror That Shook South Carolina. The History Press. ISBN 1-59629-250-4.

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

17. On The Edge Of Sanity: Dale Merle Nelson 2 episodes

In 1970, after a day of heavy drinking, Dale went on a rampage and murdered 8 people.
Not much has been published about Dale's killing spree, so we set out to find all the details.
Join us as we talk about Dale and his decent into madness.  Or was he really insane?
Warning: These episodes deal with graphic violence and details not meant for kids to h
ear.  Or for anyone to hear really.  Please be aware that it may contain triggers and cause nightmares.

Promos this week are from our friends:
We Too
Moms And Murder

Photos by John Denniston

The Limits of Sanity By Larry Still:  Book is out of Print

Our Halloween Episode 2018: Three Mile House

Happy Halloween 2018!
Since it's our favorite time of the year, we decided to do something more ghostly that murdery.
Join us as we tell a few personal unexplained happenings.  Then Jen tells us about her favorite haunted house close to St Louis.  We bet you've never heard of this place!
This week we have promos from our friends:
It's Haunted...Now What
Florida Men
Extra special shout out to Cam.  She spent HOURS putting this baby together!  Thanks, buddy!

Haunted Odyssey by Jim Longo 

16. Killer Next Door: William Lester Suff

A man searching for cans thinks he sees a mannequin. As the man got closer, he could see it was not a mannequin but the body of a young woman. There were few clues but sadly it wouldn’t be long before this California killer would again come calling. And again. And again and many more times.

This is the story of a man who lived a seemingly normal life right alongside the officers who were desperately looking for a madman. Little did they realize he was right in front of them. Please join us as we discuss the ‘Riverside Killer’ also known as the ‘Lake Elsinore Killer’ William Suff.