Wondery presents GURU: The Dark Side of Enlightenment
When we face challenges in life, we seek answers from people we believe can help us. When tragedy strikes an exclusive retreat with a self-help superstar, many people are left to wonder: how far is too far? James Arthur Ray was an Oprah-endorsed self-help teacher who achieved fame, fortune, and influence. But friends and family members of his followers questioned his unorthodox methods, and tried to stop him. From Wondery, the makers of “Dirty John,” “Dr. Death,” and “The Shrink Next Door,” comes a story about the dark side of enlightenment. Hosted by journalist Matt Stroud. Listen today at wondery.fm/morbid_guru
4 Jul 2020
Listener Tales 20
It's a scary truly Listener Tales edition this week, kids. Tonight we have a terrifying reminder to always walk with a buddy, a horrific hometown murder, a seriously close call with a killer, a plague doctor with a cursed foot, a brush with the Manson family and one seriously ghoulish old lady. Spooky season may be winding down for the rest of the world but in here, its all year 'round. Join us, ghouls. Thanks to our sponsors! Pretty Litter Get the world’s smartest litter without leaving home by visiting PrettyLitter.com and use promo code MORBID for 20% off your first order. That’s PrettyLitter.com, promo code MORBID for 20% off. PrettyLitter.com, promo code MORBID. Embr Right now Embr Wave is offering our listeners $50 off when you go to embrwave.com/morbid. That’s E-M-B-R wave.com/morbid. Hunt a Killer Right now, just for our listeners you can go to HuntAKiller.com/MORBID and use promo code MORBID at check out for 20% off your first box. Head to HuntAKiller.com/MORBID for 20% off and to show support for our podcast. HuntAKiller.com/MORBID.
1 Nov 2020
Episode 147: The Mysterious and Tragic Death of Kenneka Jenkins
This case is baffling and seems like it deserves a second look. 19 year old Kenneka Jenkins was found dead of exposure, in a hotel freezer (with the door latched) after attending a hotel room party that same evening. There is a trail of strange Facebook Live videos and choppy surveillance film that provide more questions than answers. Is this a terrible and tragic accident or did something more sinister happen to Kenneka? Thanks to our sponsors! Skylight Frame Now, as a special holiday offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go SkylightFrame.com and enter code MORBID. FirstLeaf Sign up today to get 6 bottles of wine for only $29.95, plus free shipping for a year! Just go to Try Firstleaf.com/MORBID.
14 Jun 2020
Live Show 11/19 Providence, RI
Weirdos! It's a holiday treat! This episode is the audio from out live show at AS220 in Providence, RI on 11/19. We apologize in advance for the sub par audio quality but it's a live show, so we did our best. We cover Leopold and Loeb and the mysterious death of Thelma Todd. Enjoy! Check out our sponsors! Quip Quip, makers of the quip electric toothbrush wants you to know the one single discovery that matters most for your dental care. It is simply this, that if you have good habits, you are good. And if you go to GetQuip.com/Morbid, RIGHT NOW, you’ll get your first refill FREE. The Bouqs Company You know, good things come in flower packages. Celebrate life’s moments with farm-fresh Bouqs! Get 25% off your order from The Bouqs Company with code morbid at Bouqs.com/Morbid
2 Dec 2019
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Episode 85: Dennis Rader "BTK" Part 1 So Much and Not Enough
Yes, this is a long episode but this loser has a lot of layers to peel back. In Part 1, we talk about Dennis Rader's childhood, his marriage and his first foray into the world of Bind, Torture, Kill. It's a bumpy and weird ride, guys. Dennis Rader is a strange and frustrating case. ***There is description of two children who were murdered in this episode. We announce it and give ample time to skip if this is something you are not comfortable listening to!*** Thanks to our beautiful sponsor for this episode, Daily Harvest! Visit DaileyHarvest.com and enter code MORBID for $25 off your first box!
9 Aug 2019
Episode 215: The Torture and Murder of Shanda Sharer
Shanda Sharer was 12 years old when she met a girl named Amanda. Amanda was already involved in a troubling relationship with a girl named Melinda Loveless and when Amanda and Shanda started hanging out Melinda became even more possessive of Amanda and started threatening Shanda. Melinda would tell anyone who would listen that she was going to kill Shanda someday, but for some reason no one took her seriously. One night Melinda gathered a group of friends including: Lauri Tacket, Hope Rippey and Toni Lawrence. The mission was to trick Shanda into thinking Amanda wanted to see her, but Amanda was not there. Three of the four girls then brutally tortured and murdered 12 year old Shanda Sharer, while one did nothing to stop them. This story is incredibly difficult to get through, but just like all of our cases, deserves to be told so that the memory of Shanda never fades. Books used for researching the case: Cruel Sacrifice by Aphrodite Jones Little Lost Angel by Michael Quinlan As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Right now, get twelve free meals—including free shipping- when you go to HelloFresh.com/morbid12 and use code morbid12 Capsule: To sign up, visit capsule.com to get your prescription hand delivered today—for free BetterHelp: This podcast is sponsored by BetterHelp and Morbid listeners get 10% off their first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid Firstleaf: Go to TRY Firstleaf.com/morbid to get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!!
8 Mar 2021
A Morbid Hang with Rainn Wilson as Terry Carnation from Dark Air with Terry Carnation
In this special bonus episode, Alaina & Ash had the magical privilege to sit down with the paramour of the paranormal, Terry Carnation. You can catch him providing terrifying true tales on Radio Rental and in his upcoming podcast Dark Air with Terry Carnation, where he will be taking calls from spooky storytellers all around the globe. Make sure you tune in to Dark Air with Terry Carnation on April 1, 2021, everywhere you listen to podcasts. Also, doesn't he sound a little like Rainn Wilson? ;-)
11 Mar 2021
Episode 210: Willie Pickton Part 1
I don't even know what to write about this WILD CASE. We’re finally diving into Willie Pictkotn, it’s filthy, it’s dirty, it’s squalor, it’s vile and it’s only the beginning. This is part one of Willie Pickton, we’ll get into the story of his childhood, take a glimpse into his family’s life and then we’ll find ourselves somehow deeper in this foul hole when we reach his adulthood. This is only the tip of the iceberg, and we are horrified. As always, thank you to our sponsors: Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/MORBID Warby Parker: Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/morbid ThriveMarket: Join Thrive Market today to get 25% off your first order AND an exclusive FREE gift! ThriveMarket.com/MORBID. Stamps: special offer that includes a 4- week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale with promo code MORBID at Stamps.com
21 Feb 2021
Episode 216: The Mysterious & Cursed Turnbull Canyon
Alaina brings us across the country tonight to Turnbull Canyon in California. We’ve got a medley of things here: Plane crashes, murders, cult activity and more. Hold onto your butts, it’s about to get wild in here. Forgotten Tales Video on the plane crash The Girl Who Wouldn't Die by Erika Hayasaki As always, thank you to our sponsors: Hellofresh: Go to HelloFresh dot com slash morbid12 and use code morbid12 for twelve free meals, including free shipping!Simplisafe: Go to SIMPLISAFE.com/morbid today to customize your system and get a free security camera. Stamps.com: Just go to Stamps.com, click on the Microphone at the TOP of the homepage and type in MORBID. Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/MORBID. Hunt a Killer: Right now, you can go to HuntAKiller.com/MORBID and use MORBID, for 20% off your first box.
14 Mar 2021
Episode 132: The Mysterious Murder of Karina Holmer
During the Summer Solstice of 1996, Karina Holmer, a 20 year old nanny from Sweden was found brutally slain, severed in half at the waist in a dumpster in Boston. Was it her host family from the wealthy town of Dover, Ma? Was it the mysterious man with the dog? Was it a strange rocker who lived nearby? This unsolved case haunts Boston to this day. Tonight, we don't figure it out but we sure try. Sources: https://truecrimedaily.com/2015/08/07/the-brutal-unsolved-murder-of-karina-holmer/ https://www.southcoasttoday.com/article/19960628/News/306289960 https://www.wgbh.org/news/local-news/2019/06/24/remembering-karina-holmer-by-name-not-just-by-the-crime-that-killed-her https://apps.bostonglobe.com/true-crime/half-a-body/ Thanks to our sponsors for this episode: Hunt A Killer Right now, just for our listeners you can go to HuntAKiller.com/MORBID and use promo code MORBID at check out for 20% off your first box. Care/Of For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code morbid50
16 Apr 2020
Episode 168: Ian Brady & Myra Hindley AKA The Moors Murderers Part 3
Oh man guys. Part 3 of the Moors Murderers is going to take years off your life or at least rob a small part of your soul. This week we cover the last two murders of Lesley Ann Downey and Edward Evans. Luckily this week we get the satisfaction of hearing how these two horrific beasts, Myra and Ian were brought to justice. Hold tight to those butts! Books Alaina read for the case: Ian Brady:The Untold Story of the Moors Murders By Dr. Alan Kneightly Evil Relations By David Smith & Carol Ann Lee Depraved: The Moors Murders By C.G.C. Cook The Monstering of Myra Hindley By Nina Wilde As always, thank you to our sponsors Caliper: Get 20% off your first order when use promo code MORBID at trycaliper.com/morbid Hunt a killer: Go to huntakiller.com/morbid and use promo code MORBID at checkout for 20% off your first box
29 Aug 2020
Episode 204: **AD FREE** The Mysterious Disappearance of Brittanee Drexel Part 2
It's here! This is the conclusion to our discussion about the mysterious and truly tragic disappearance of 17 year old Brittanee Drexel from Myrtle Beach, SC in 2009. In this part we discuss the Taylor family's possible/alleged involvement, theories of human trafficking and also read some listener emails from people who personally know Jennifer Oberer, Alanna Lippa and John Grieco. This case needs to be solved, guys. The FBI is still offering a $25,000 reward for any information leading to this case being solved. To the Drexel Family, we hope you get the justice that you and Brittanee deserve.
25 Jan 2021
Episode 126: The West Memphis 3 Part 4
It's finally here....the conclusion of our month-long coverage of the West Memphis 3. In this last episode, we talk about Damien, Jason and Jessie's lives in prison, the movement to free them, John Mark Byers and Terry Hobbs' roles in this case and the three's lives outside of prison walls. West of Memphis Doc https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2130321/ https://innocenceproject.org/west-memphis-three-go-free/ HBO Paradise Lost 1 The Child Murders at Robin Hood Hills HBO Paradise Lost 2 Revelations HBO Paradise Lost 3 Purgatory Devil's Knot by Mara Leveritt Life After Death by Damien Echols Dark Spell: Surviving the Sentence by Mara Leveritt Almost Home by Damien Echols Visit our sponsors! Hunt A Killer Right now, just for our listeners you can go to HuntAKiller.com/Morbid and use promo code MORBID at check out for 20% off your first box. HelloFresh Go to HelloFresh.com/morbid9 and use code morbid9 for 10 free meals including free shipping CauseBox The best part is that of course I got my listeners an exclusive discount- go to www.causebox.com/morbid and use the code morbid to get your first box for 30% off- as in you can get your first box worth over $250+ for less than $39.
23 Mar 2020
Introducing What Makes A Killer
Audioboom presents: What Makes a Killer. Listen to new episodes of What Makes a Killer for a look into the life and crimes of the world’s most infamous serial killers. Featuring interviews with family members, forensic experts, law enforcement, and witnesses. What Makes a Killer premieres 10/31. Subscribe to What Makes a Killer on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-makes-a-killer/id1483611909
1 Nov 2019
Episode 130: The History of the Ouija Mini Morbid
We decided to take a slightly lighter subject after a heavy episode this week. Tonight, we dive deep into the emergence of spiritualism and the creation and demonizing of the Ouija Board. We end it all with a couple of listener tales specifically referencing some Ouija Board madness! Come on in, it is spooky as hell in here! Visit our sponsors! Best Fiends Best Fiends has thousands of levels already, with new levels, events, and characters added every month. It’s hours of fun right at your fingertips—and you can even play offline! With over 100 million downloads and tons of five-star reviews, Best Fiends is a must-play! Download Best Fiends FREE on the Apple App Store or Google Play. That’s FRIENDS without the R – Best Fiends! Daily Harvest Go to DailyHarvest.com and enter promo code MORBID to get twenty-five dollars off your first box! That’s promo code MORBID for twenty-five dollars off your first box at DailyHarvest.com
6 Apr 2020
Episode 62: Israel Keyes Part 1
Israel Keyes is one of those cases that will have you wondering why he isn't talked about more when it comes to prolific and BRUTAL serial killers. Using a home base in Anchorage, Alaska, this douche rocket took lives all over the lower states on a killing spree that spanned miles and years. His patience, planning and savagery are honestly unmatched. In Part 1 we will take a look at his religious upbringing, some of his weird self imposed rules and three of the confirmed murders attributed to his reign of terror. Stay tuned for Part 2 where this dive goes deep.Check out Murder Apparel and use our code MORBID for 25% offGo get yourself a KillerTrace subscription box using our code MORBID2018
27 Apr 2019
Crime Countdown Presents: Halloween Special
Guys!! It’s a special Halloween 🎃 episode of Crime Countdown! If you haven’t checked out our other podcast with Parcast, give this one a listen. We think your will love it, especially when digging out that extra nightlight tonight. Enjoy! -Alaina & Ash
27 Oct 2020
Episode 100: Jeffrey Dahmer Part 1
IT'S OUR 100TH EPISODE, WEIRDOS! For this special episode, we are doing the case that is by far most requested. The one, the only....Jeffrey Dahmer. Obviously, Jeff is probably one of the most, If not THE most well known serial killers out there. In Part 1, we cover his childhood and teen years before sliding right into his first two murders. Bring your butts because you will definitely need to hold on to them. Sources: A Father's Story by Lionel Dahmer: https://www.amazon.com/Fathers-Story-Lionel-Dahmer/dp/068812156X Dahmer's Confessions by John Borowski: https://www.amazon.com/Dahmers-Confession-Milwaukee-Cannibals-Statements/dp/0997614021 Stone Phillips' Last Interview with Dahmer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOCUQKReBk8 Check out our sponsors for this episode! Bouqs: The Bouqs Company delivers beautiful, farm-fresh, sustainably grown flowers, plants AND awesome gifts. Visit Bouqs.com/Morbid and use promo code MORBID for 25% off your first order. Upstart: The revolutionary lending platform that knows you’re more than just your credit score and offers smarter interest rates to help you pay off high interest credit card debt. Visit Upstart.com/Morbid to see how low your rate is! Best Fiends: The free to download challenging but casual puzzle game that will have you hooked. Download Best Fiends, that's Friends without the R, on the App Store now.
11 Nov 2019
Episode 56: The Horrific Murder of Jason Sweeney Mini Morbid
16 year old Jason Sweeney was a sweet, kind, hard working kid with a bright future. Unfortunately, Jason also unknowingly surrounded himself with jealous,violent people who posed as his friends only to end it all for him. This case is brutal. Sources: https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-xpm-2003-06-29-0306290275-story.html https://www.inquirer.com/philly/news/20150220_Man_resentenced_to_life_without_parole_in_the_brutal_2003_slaying_of_Fishtown_teen.html http://malefactorsregister.com/wp/beyond-redemption/ https://tulsaworld.com/archive/national-briefs-boy-slain-after-being-lured-to-field-by-girlfriend/article_b6b2e5f4-957d-598d-b3e7-389772f8ceed.html
2 Apr 2019