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Ignorance Was Bliss

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Sometimes the only difference between us and them... is who gets a key. Almost anything can seem normal. Are you sure you really want to know?

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Sometimes the only difference between us and them... is who gets a key. Almost anything can seem normal. Are you sure you really want to know?

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I love Kate

By Traces TW - Jan 06 2020
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Kate is awesome. Great podcast.

Good conversations

By Citrus Sunshine - Sep 20 2019
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The conversations are always interesting and often helpful in understanding people and even myself.

iTunes Ratings

145 Ratings
Average Ratings
119
8
2
7
9

I love Kate

By Traces TW - Jan 06 2020
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Kate is awesome. Great podcast.

Good conversations

By Citrus Sunshine - Sep 20 2019
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The conversations are always interesting and often helpful in understanding people and even myself.
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Ignorance Was Bliss

Latest release on Feb 19, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

Updated by OwlTail about 15 hours ago

Rank #1: 229 -- Box of Squirrel -- stories and friendships -- with the Ladies of Strange

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First, go check out the 6 February 2020 episode of The Ladies of Strange, because that might give you a bit of context about a few of the references here.

But mostly, enjoy what happens when friends get together and swap stories. All kinds of stories.

Guest: The Ladies of Strange

Intro/Outro: Tiffany, The Ladies of Strange

Disclaimer: Harlan, Dice Shame

Promos: Dungeon Digressions and Mariticide

Artwork: Mike and Jen Gagne, Asylum 94 Productions

Facebook group: The Asylum

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), Sudio Sweden headphones (code IWB15 for 15% off)

Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Feb 06 2020

1hr 30mins

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Rank #2: 211 -- Contempt -- Narcissistic Personality Disorder -- with Rachel from We're All Mad Here

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Going back to my roots with a structured look at a complicated topic: where is the line between egotism and a full-on disorder?

Guest: Rachel, We're All Mad Here

Disclaimer: Devon Ryan

Promos: Top of the Round and True Crime Finland

Artwork: Emily -- UnapologeticArtist

Facebook group: The Asylum

Cast Junkie Discord server: https://discord.gg/V287EFn

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), Sudio Sweden headphones (code IWB15 for 15% off)

Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Dec 24 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #3: 088 -- Uncontrolled Darkness -- Schizoaffective Disorder -- with Sinead from Mens Rea

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Nobody wants a serious and persistent mental illness. Seriously, nobody. But if forced to choose, there are reasonably acceptable ones, and then there is that one really, really bad one. The worst: Schizoaffective Disorder. 

Sinead, from the Mens Rea podcast, returns to parse out the possibilities of what that’s like. 

Disclaimer: Mariticide 

Promos: Mysteries and Urban Legends and Voice of the Victim 

Sponsors: Sudio Sweden (code IWB for 15% off) and Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off) 

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

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Jan 04 2019

1hr 5mins

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Rank #4: 219 -- More Than One Story -- surviving rape and stalking -- with Marissa F Cohen

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Rape isn't always violent. Abuse isn't always obvious. Stalking isn't always dramatic. And recovery is never, never easy.

Guest: Marissa F. Cohen

Intro/Outro: Chriss, The Atomic Library

Disclaimer: Mike, Boston Harbor Horror

Promos: Nothing Rhymes With Murder and A Podcast About Something

Artwork: Minna, True Crime Finland

Facebook group: The Asylum

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), Sudio Sweden headphones (code IWB15 for 15% off)

Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Jan 14 2020

1hr 29mins

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Rank #5: 057 -- A Zebra with an Invisible Disease -- with warbaby from Murderous Minors: killer kids

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As a parent, I often think that the worst thing that could ever happen would be the death of a child. Mine, or another, it almost doesn't matter. The mere concept is almost beyond expression.

But what if there's something even scarier? 

Warbaby from Murderous Minors: killer kids helps me lose sleep over a truly awful, all-but-next-door case.

Disclaimer: Murder Blows

Promos: Good Nightmare and It's Always Funny in Philly

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Oct 19 2018

57mins

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Rank #6: 097 -- What the Little Dog Witnessed -- with Patrick A Bowmaster

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Patrick A Bowmaster, author of “What the Little Dog Witnessed,” joined me to discuss his previous, current, and future works, on a variety of topics. 

"During the interview Patrick discusses both his current true crime work, What the Little Dog Witnessed: The True Crime of Ed Hubbard & Willie Roberts from Pulpular Media as well as a book he is writing on his uncle, U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Harry J. Schmitt. He is currently seeking a publisher for this later text." 

Disclaimer: Michael, from Go Postal 

Promos: Crime on the Mind and Classic Original Show 

Sponsors: Sudio Sweden (code IWB for 15% off) and Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off) 

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Jan 30 2019

1hr 13mins

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Rank #7: 158 -- Trust Your Gut -- child medical emergency -- with Donna

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Kids get sick all the time. But sometimes, they get REALLY sick.

Guest: Donna

Disclaimer: Mo, Targeted

Promos: Sunshine Summit August 2019 and Murder Blows

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Facebook group: The Asylum

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Artwork: Emily -- UnapologeticArtist

Jul 23 2019

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: 002 -- Safe at Home -- Half and Susanne Zantop

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Sometimes, you're in your home. The doors are locked. You're careful about who you let in... and yet tragedy finds you anyway. A huge and grateful shout-out to Dick from the True Crime Brewery podcast for his patience and feedback about this case. Promos from the Mens Rea and Asian Madness podcasts... thanks for trusting me with your voices! This episode derived significant information from the 2003 book "Judgment Ridge," by Mitchell Zuckoff and Dick Lehr. I might have reached different conclusions about the boys, but I fully admire the depth of their research and thought. Other sources include the Boston Globe, the New Hampshire Union Leader and WMUR.  Thank you for listening. Please send feedback my way, through your podcatcher of choice, on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram at IWBpodcast, or by email at IWBpodcast@gmail.com.

Mar 01 2018

50mins

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Rank #9: 228 -- I Hope You Can Help Me -- the tale of June and Jennifer Gibbons -- with Moxie from Your Brain on Facts

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Where do you stop, and your closest friend -- or enemy -- begin? The Gibbons twins have a fascinating story that we try to parse out. Among other rabbitholes.

Guest: Moxie LaBouche, Your Brain on Facts

Intro/Outro: Rachel, We're All Mad Here

Disclaimer: Evan Tess, This Planet Needs a Name

Promos: Scary Stories and Apple for the Teacher

Artwork: Mike and Jen Gagne, Asylum 94 Productions

Facebook group: The Asylum

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), Sudio Sweden headphones (code IWB15 for 15% off)

Merch: https://bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Feb 04 2020

1hr 37mins

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Rank #10: 116 -- I Miss Me -- loss and recovery

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This ran as a Facebook Live video on 17 March 2019, so if you saw that, you've heard this. 

If not, this is why March is so hard for me. Big bad hard.

Disclaimer: Chris, Play Comics and Meddling Kids

Promos: Myths and Murders and Relic

Facebook group: The Asylum 

Sponsors: Sudio Sweden (code IWB15 for 15% off) and Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off) 

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Mar 19 2019

45mins

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Rank #11: 148 -- Pame and Greggggg -- Pamela Smart -- with Heather from Nature vs Narcissism

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Revisiting the case of Gregg(ggg) Smart and his wife, the horrible awful no good very bad Pame(la).

Guest: Heather, Nature vs Narcissism / Status: Pending / Ohio 88 / Coast to Ghost

Disclaimer: Emily

Promo: Real Dudes

Shout-out: Killer Jobs

LIVE SHOW TICKETS ON SALE NOW -- July 12, 2019: iwbpodcast.com/live-show

True Crime Podcast Festival: tcpf2019.com

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Facebook group: The Asylum

Sponsors: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Artwork: Emily -- UnapologeticArtist

Jun 23 2019

1hr 27mins

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Rank #12: 196 -- Partners -- audio drama and relationships -- with Eddie Louise of Sage and Savant

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Any good story has a basis in reality. Especially a love story.


Guest: Eddie Louise, Sage & Savant


Disclaimer: Alix, Pomegranates and Pitchforks

Promos: A 9th World Journal and Moonbase Theta, Out

Artwork: Erin Schwartz


“You Matter” donations/drawing: https://podcastsmatter.home.blog

Discover Pods Awards suggestions:

Most Innovative -- Ear Hustle ..... True Crime -- Disgraceland ..... Sports -- Fish Nerds ..... Interview Style -- holy crap that's me ..... History -- The Story Behind ..... Kids & Family -- Mirths & Monsters or Varmints ..... TV & Movies -- Epic Film Guys ..... Fiction/Audio Drama -- Girl in Space ..... Arts -- Oh No! Lit Class ..... Health & Fitness -- Hate to Weight ..... People's Choice -- Dark Poutine

Ask Kate Anything survey here!!



Facebook group: The Asylum

Cast Junkie Discord server: https://discord.gg/V287EFn


Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off), Sudio Sweden headphones (code IWB15 for 15% off)

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Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Nov 17 2019

1hr 28mins

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Rank #13: 131 -- Sexy Sadistic Slayer Sheila LaBarre -- with Bloody Murder

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The last time I talked about Sheila LaBarre, it was Episode 27, with the Voice of the Victim podcast. This time, it's a different style , with a lot more walruses.

Tara and Barney are so smart and so great, and I have no idea why they put up with me. Mostly sustained groveling, I think.   

From the Bloody Murder show notes: 

Diagnosed as acutely delusional and sadistic, rabbit-lovingSheila LaBarre murdered at least two of her boyfriends, Michael Deloge and Kenneth Countie, on her remote farm in Epping, New Hampshire. She said she had died of a drug overdose and was sent back to Earth as an angel with special powers here to seek vengeance on paedophiles. The problem was that her victims were not paedophiles. She would seduce slightly built, transient men, move them into her house and completely dominate their lives. Then she would torture them into confessing to being paedophiles on tape, before killing them and burning their remains.

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Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Facebook group: The Asylum

Sponsors: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Artwork: Emily -- UnapologeticArtist

Apr 29 2019

1hr 17mins

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Rank #14: 173 -- Born with your Walls Down -- borderline personality disorder, friendships and being a decent human being -- with Alysa Lucas

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Borderline Personality Disorder gets a bad rap. Friendship is underrated. So what happens when the two are combined?

Guest: Alysa, Best Forevers and Fatal-i-teas

My episode on Best Forevers ....... and our panel with Nothing Rhymes With Murder

Disclaimer: Justin Troing, LifeWorld

Promos: Under the Shroud and Magus Elgar

Artwork: Minna, True Crime Finland

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Facebook group: The Asylum

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Sep 14 2019

1hr 48mins

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Rank #15: 080 -- It Wasn't Easy -- ER Nursing with Megan

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Lots of us indulge (or maybe wallow?) in dark humor, from time to time, because we're human and it's kinda funny and many of us are jerks. But there is a special flavor of humor that seems to run in the health care field.

Megan works in an ER, and she agreed to come talk to me about her experiences. And maybe share a few totally inappropriate, and completely hilarious, stories...

Disclaimer: NicolePromos: Nordic True Crime and The Backrow Fantasy Show

Sponsors: Sudio Sweden (code IWB for 15% off) and Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Dec 13 2018

1hr 10mins

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Rank #16: 003 -- Cocktail PTO McDonalds Party -- Schizophrenia

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What does it mean to actually have schizophrenia? Not just, what might it mean or what does it look like, but what does it feel like?

Enormous sloppy THANK YOU to my supporters on Patreon!! I had absolutely no expectations that anything would come of setting up a page, so I'm already blown away. Options for stickers, a master key, and other perks at the IWB Asylum available at http://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Promos from the Blood on the Rocks and Spoop Hour podcasts. Gratitude just for listening. So much gratitude.

Mar 08 2018

43mins

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Rank #17: 126 -- Go, Me -- self-image, emotional abuse

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How do you know what's normal and what's not? And how do you overcome the not-normal, later on?

Guest: Shelly

Intro/Outro: Danielle, from Hoosier Homicide

Disclaimer: Erica and Billy, from Martinis and the Macabre

Promos: Cult of Domesticity and Nighttime

Network: Himalaya

Facebook group: The Asylum

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Artwork: Emily -- UnapologeticArtist

Apr 14 2019

54mins

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Rank #18: 105 -- Evil Chickens -- toxic friendship -- with Courtney from The Cult of Domesticity

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Friendship is great and lovely and wonderful... until it's not. 

Courtney, from The Cult of Domesticity podcast, tells her not-happily-ever-after story.

Disclaimer: Paul, from Varmints

Promos: Cutting Class podcast and Fatal-i-teas

Facebook group: bit.ly/iwbasylum

Sponsors: Sudio Sweden (code IWB for 15% off) and Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off) 

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

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Feb 19 2019

1hr 33mins

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Rank #19: 133 -- A Mountain of Nope -- Danny Rolling -- with Courtney from The Cult of Domesticity

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In the world of true crime, we're often fascinated more by some cases than others. Courtney joined me to talk about one that has appalled me for a very long time...

Danny Rolling, media-nicknamed the "Gainesville Ripper" after a series of horrific crimes in August 1990, was just a bad dude. But he had some latent talents that could have pulled his entire life in a different direction.

Guest: Courtney, The Cult of Domesticity

Disclaimer: Amy G.

Promos: Livestream For The Cure and That's Weird

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather, Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Facebook group: The Asylum

Sponsors: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch: bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Artwork: Emily -- UnapologeticArtist

May 08 2019

1hr 35mins

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Rank #20: 175 -- Keep it Very Real -- diagnosis, childhood trauma and being OK -- with Millie

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If life throws one more diagnosis at you, is that always a bad thing?

Guest: Millie

Disclaimer: Justin, Obscura

Promos: Podcast Junkie and Out of the Shadows

Artwork: Melissa Clarke

Network: Himalaya (presented by Heather,Sunshine & PowerCuts)

Facebook group:The Asylum

Sponsor: Bath By Bex (code CBDkate for 15% off)

Merch:bit.ly/iwbpodcastmerch

Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/IWBpodcast

Music: DFA by OnlyMeith

Sep 20 2019

1hr 21mins

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