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Bless this Mess: A Southern True Crime Podcast

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Podcast covering murder, mystery, and mayhem with a southern twist!

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Podcast covering murder, mystery, and mayhem with a southern twist!

iTunes Ratings

540 Ratings
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Pretty good

By morgan childress - May 21 2020
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I like the podcast but I mostly just keep listening because stew is funny

Great Show

By Batman of Columbus - May 10 2020
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Stu/Stewart is naturally funny. The cases are well researched.

iTunes Ratings

540 Ratings
Average Ratings
469
17
14
11
29

Pretty good

By morgan childress - May 21 2020
Read more
I like the podcast but I mostly just keep listening because stew is funny

Great Show

By Batman of Columbus - May 10 2020
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Stu/Stewart is naturally funny. The cases are well researched.
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Bless this Mess: A Southern True Crime Podcast

Latest release on May 21, 2020

The Best Episodes Ranked Using User Listens

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Rank #1: 9. Darlie Routier Part 1

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On June 6, 1996, at 2:31 am, 911 dispatchers in Rowlett, Texas, received a call from 5801 Eagle Drive, the Routier home. Routier told the operator that her home had been broken into and that an intruder had stabbed two of her sons, Devon and Damon, and attacked her. Join us while we discuss this case and the possible culprits. 

Sep 23 2017

1hr 3mins

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Rank #2: 18. Texas Campsite Massacre

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On the evening of November 14, 2015 a friendly neighbor in the small town of Tennessee Colony, TX stops to help a family pull their RV out of the mud when it gets stuck.  The family, camping nearby, has a beer with the nice guy who helped them out.  The next morning, six would be dead with one survivor who lived out a real life horror film hiding in the woods from their attacker.  Join us while we discuss the case of William Mitchell Hudson and the massacre that occurred at a campsite in rural east Texas.

Sources:  Kelan Lyons from The Eagle newspaper

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Dec 11 2017

1hr 16mins

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Rank #3: 57. The Murder of Hope Hall

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In 1994, Hope Hall was busy making her dreams come true.  Through hard work and focus, she landed a job as a Production Assistant at the local Richmond, Virginia TV station.  Soon, though, Hope would not be the one producing the news, she would be the news.  After being brutally murdered in her apartment, the case goes cold.  It would take developing a DNA database to finally catch the killer.

Sources:  "Johnson vs. Commonwealth" WWBT, and "Forensic Files:  Breaking News"

Music courtesy of Blanche, find their music on iTunes!

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Dec 17 2019

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Rank #4: 26. Kristy D. Ray

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January 29, 1993, Kristy Ray goes missing from her home in Chalybeate, Mississippi.  The community quickly gets involved and just a day later a suspect is turned in by his own family.  Join us while we discuss this horrific case of a beautiful, young woman that should have never come in contact with this evil person.  

Music courtesy of Blanche, find their music on iTunes!

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Feb 05 2018

1hr 14mins

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Rank #5: 54. The Murder of Gary Larson

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In 1986, in Edmond, Oklahoma, Gary Larson is in bed with his girlfriend.  They hear a noise so he gets up to check it out.  He is confronted by a man wearing nothing but underwear and gloves.  By the end of the night, Gary will be dead and his girlfriend will have endured hours of torture.  It will take 18 years but police finally track down this peeping-tom turned murderer.  

Sources: The Daily Oklahoman, "Solved", and "Forensic Files"

Music courtesy of Blanche, find their music on iTunes!

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Oct 29 2019

55mins

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Rank #6: 6. Austin Yogurt Shop Murders Part 1

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Four teenage girls were murdered in Austin, TX.  Join us while we explore the possible murderers and why this case is still unsolved. 

Aug 20 2017

51mins

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Rank #7: 40. Kim Medlin

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In March of 1997, Kim Medlin had a lot going for her.  She was happily married and working on building her dream life with her husband.  They had moved to Monroe, North Carolina to buy some land, start a horse farm, and fix up the home they bought for when they would eventually start a family.  But something happened to Kim in the early morning hours of March 29, her car was left on the side of the road, still running.  When her body was discovered on Easter Sunday, the small town of Monroe was on edge, who could have killed this beautiful young woman and why?  Join us while we discuss the case of Kim Medlin and the shocking discovery of her murderer.

Sources: Forensic Files, various newspaper articles via Google

Music courtesy of Blanche, find their music on iTunes!

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May 02 2018

1hr 2mins

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Rank #8: 14. Bardstown, Kentucky

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Bardstown, Kentucky, four murders and one missing person in a three year period.  What is happening in this small town in the south? It is quaint and beautiful but still holds its secrets. Join us while we discuss the recent crimes in Bardstown that are still unsolved to this day.

If you have any information on the unsolved murders of Jason Ellis, Kathy Netherland, Samantha Netherland, or Tommy Ballard or information on the missing person case of Crystal Rogers please contact the Attorney Generals Office, Department of Criminal Investigation at 866-524-3672.

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Nov 05 2017

1hr 9mins

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Rank #9: 56. The Murder of Diane Holik

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In 2001, Diane Holik was living a great life in Austin, Texas.  She had a great career, beautiful home, and tons of friends that loved her.  The only thing Diane felt she was missing was a partner to spend her life with so when she meets a successful business man from Houston online, she thinks she has found the one.  They quickly become engaged and she makes plans to sell her home in Austin and move to Houston.  But one stormy night in November, Diane's plans would be halted when someone comes into her home and murders her.

Sources:  "Russo V. State" and "Dateline: After the Storm"

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Dec 01 2019

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Rank #10: 20. Shelby Wilkie

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Join us while we discuss the 2012 New Years disapearance of Shelby Wilkie from Asheville, NC.  Her husband is going to the public saying she is a runaway mother suffering from postpartum depression however clues point police in a different direction.

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Jan 01 2018

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Rank #11: 10. Darlie Routier Part 2

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This episode we discuss the use of the terms "So basically, yeah...", "So, um", and "But, um".

Oh and we conclude the case of Darlie Routier.

Did she, didn't she?!

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Oct 02 2017

1hr 20mins

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Rank #12: 25. The Bathtub Killer

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In 1996, Arlington, Texas was still reeling from the unsolved case of Amber Hagerman, the 9-year old girl who was abducted and murdered and the reason behind the AMBER Alert system.  That same year, a new murderer and rapist would emerge terrifying young women in the area, he would come to be known as the Bathtub Killer.  Join us while we discuss this monster and the brave women that would survive his terror and give police clues that would stop him.

PS Cara promises to never do an Australian accent (or any accent) ever again if you keep listening. 

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Jan 28 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #13: 39. Jennifer Schuett

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In August of 1990, Jennifer Schuett is an 8 year old girl getting ready to start third grade in Dickinson, Texas.  Jennifer had always been afraid of the dark and since she could remember, she always slept in bed with her mom at night since it was just the two of them.  Well one night, Jennifer was restless and her mom asked if she could, just for this night, go sleep in her room.  That evening, a man would kidnap Jennifer and leave her for dead in a field.  Join us while we discuss the case of Jennifer Schuett and the 20 year journey to bring this monster to justice.

Source:  https://www.clintonschoolspeakers.com/content/jennifer-schuett-case-study and 48 Hours:  Afraid of the Dark

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Apr 25 2018

1hr 12mins

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Rank #14: 55. The Murder of Quincy Brown

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In May of 1996, Eddie and Elise Makdessi were enjoying a nice night out in Virginia Beach, Virginia.  The evening would quickly turn into a nightmare when they entered their apartment and were attacked.  The night would end with only Eddie surviving, Elise and their attacker both dead.  As police investigate the murder, they soon realize all is not as it seems with Eddie and Elise.  Join us while we discuss the strange case of the Makdessi’s and how an innocent man was caught in their lies.

Sources: "Forensic Files" and "48 Hours Mystery"

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Nov 12 2019

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Rank #15: 38. Blind Rage// Ruie Ann Park

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May 1981, Ruie Ann Park is a prominent member of society but not necessarily the most liked in the small town of Van Buren, Arkansas When she ends up dead in her home, bludgeoned to death, the town quickly suspects her alcoholic son and the people he has in his life.  With not enough evidence to get a conviction, the case would go unsolved until a taped confession emerges revealing the true murderer.

Source:  Blind Rage by Anita Paddock.

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Apr 18 2018

1hr 8mins

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Rank #16: 31. Mary Lynn Witherspoon

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Mary Lynn Witherspoon was gorgeous, smart, well liked, and living in a beautiful home in the historic South of Broad area of Charleston, South Carolina.  There was just one problem, a huge problem, her former boyfriends son had been stalking her for the last 22 years.  With lax stalking laws and Mary Lynn’s caring soul, she was left with little to no options.  Join us while we discuss the tragic case of Mary Lynn and how her sister and family carried on her legacy by making South Carolina a little safer for victims of stalking. 

Sources:  Dateline NBC, South Carolina Crimes of Passion, Obsession: Dark Desires, and Look Who's Stalking Mary

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Mar 06 2018

1hr 18mins

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Rank #17: 27. When Nashville Lost Its Innocence Part 1// Marcia Trimble

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On February 25, 1975, 9 year old Marcia Trimble was a typical little girl.  She loved playing with her Barbies, watching Little House on the Prairie, and being in her Girl Scout Troop.  It was Girl Scout cookie season and Marcia needed to make some deliveries in her neighborhood, she heads across the street to Mrs. Maxwell's house, telling her parents she would be back soon.  But this would not happen, join us while we discuss the disappearance of Marcia Trimble, the little Girl Scout that would change Nashville forever.  

Source for this series is "A Season of Darkness" by Doug Jones and Phyllis Gobbell

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Feb 14 2018

1hr 1min

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Rank #18: 12. Jessica McCord

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Tonight we discuss the truly evil woman you are glad you never married, Jessica McCord.  She manipulated anyone in her path and it lead to the murder of two innocent people in Alabama.

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Oct 25 2017

1hr 17mins

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Rank #19: 23. Murder One and the Rest Come Easy Part 1// Alday Family Murders

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On May 5, 1973, three prisoners escape a Maryland prison and would commit one of the most heinous acts in Georgia history.  Join us while we discuss the famous Alday family murders in Donalsonville, GA where an entire family was nearly wiped out.

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Jan 15 2018

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Rank #20: 36. Jessica Dishon

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In Bullitt County, Kentucky 17 year old Jessica Dishon goes missing leaving a few belongings behind including a cellphone with the numbers “9-1” dialed on the screen. It would take 17 days to find her body and the scene was horrific, she had been brutally murdered. With a bungled police investigation, this case went cold making the family suffer for years and wondering “Who killed Jessica?”.

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Mar 28 2018

1hr 5mins

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