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A light hearted look at the darkside of History

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A lighthearted look at the Darkside of History.
🇬🇧 English
last modified
2019-11-12 20:49
last episode published
2019-11-09 06:01
publication frequency
5.72 days
Tim Scott, Charles Walters and Brandy Herrmann author  
Tim Scott owner  
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Society & Culture History Comedy



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The Real Story Behind The Exorcist

The 1973 film "The Exorcist" was based on a true story of Demonic Possession. Join us as we discuss the real story and the strange things which occured while the film was being made. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

The Doodler Murders

In 1974 fourteen men were found brutally murdered in San Francisco. The case remains unsolved. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Dweebcon Live 2019: The Traveling Hangman

Join us for DweebCon Live with Special Guests: Comedian Nicholas Starr, Southern Fried True Crime Host Erica Kelley, Already Gone host Nina Instead and Spy Stories host Karen Michelle. With script by Nina Instead. For information regarding your data ...

The World According to Ida Wood

The true story of Ida Wood one of the richest women in the world with a dubious past For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

A Beautiful Suicide: The Death of Evelyn McHale

When 23 year old Evelyn McHale jumped off the Empire State Building on May 1,1947 she had no idea she was about to become famous around the world. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

The Jigsaw Murders

In 1935, Dr. Buck Ruxton was charged with murdering his wife and housekeeper in a crime that shocked England. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

The Straw Hat Riot

In September 1922, when the men of New York City committed a fashion faux pas by wearing their staw hats beyond the socially acceptable date of September 15th, a riot ensued. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

The Death of Rudolph Valentino

Join us as we discuss the life and tragic death of America's first movie star. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

History of the Guillotine

Join us as we discuss the men and women who have met their fate on the chopping block. For information regarding your data privacy, visit acast.com/privacy

Colonel Justice: A Lynching in California

In 1933, when a pair of thugs kidnapped and murdered a popular businessman in San Jose, local citizens took the law into their own hands.

The Chilling, Unsolved Murder of The Dardeen Family

On November 18, 1987, Keith Dardeen, his pregnant wife Elaine and their 3 year old son were brutually murdered in their Illinois home. Despite numerous theories and leads the case remains unsolved.

The Bizarre Disappearance of The Jaminson Family

On October 8, 2009, Bobby Dale, his wife Sherilynn and their 6 year old daughter Madyson Jaminson seemingly disappeared off the face of the earth. After a 10 year investigation, police still are unclear what happened to them.

The Mysterious Suicide Mansion

The Lemp Mansion in St.Louis is said to be haunted. Over the years, It has been the home of many mysterious deaths and suicides. 

City of Ruin: The Texas City Disaster

On April 16,1947, the port of Texas City,Texas was destroyed when a ship containing 2,200 tons of ammonium nitrate exploded. The accident killed 581 people and left hundreds more hurt or missing. It is still considered one of the deadliest industrial a...

Grave Robbers: The Plot to Steal President Lincoln's Corpse

In 1876, three small time crooks planned to rob AbrahamLincoln's grave, steal his corpse and hold it for ransom.

Demon of the Belfry:The Emmanuel Baptist Church Murders

When two young ladies were burtally murdered and their mutalated bodies found at that Emmanuel Baptist Church in San Francisco, suspicion immediately fell upon a young Sunday school teacher named Theo Durrant.

The Thrill Killer: Serial Killer Richard Fran Biegenwald

Join us as we discuss Serial Killer Richard Fran Biegenwald

Aloha Means Forever: The Honolulu Strangler

In 1985, five women were kidnapped, sexually assaulted and murdered in Honolulu, Hawaii. No one has ever been charged for these brutal attacks.

Making it Rain: The Life of Charles Hatfield

In 1915, when the City of San Diego hired Charles Hatfield to make it rain, they got more than they bargained for.

The Pleasant Ridge Privy Disaster

On September 23, 1904 35 students, at the Pleasant Ridge School in Ohio, sought shelter from a storm in a dilapidated outhouse. When the outhouse floor gave way panic ensused. The result was deadly.

The Mysterious Princess Caraboo

In 1817 a mysterious woman appeared in the small village of Almondsbury, England.

The Man Who Refused to Salute Hitler: The Death of August Landmesser

Ship Builder August Landmesser is known for his defiance for refusing to salute German Chancelor Adolph Hitler.

Monkey Business: The Disappearance of Moe Davies

When a young American couple learned that they couldn't have children they decided to raise a monkey as their child. It did not end well.

The Curious Case of the Edrington Murders

Two unsolved murders, 157 years apart with so many uncanny similarities.

The Cincinnati Strangler: Serial Killer Posteal Laskey

A twenty seven year old taxi driver named Posteal Laskey terrorized the Queen City in 1965 by raping and killing seven elderly women. But did the Police arrest the right man?

The Baton Rouge Serial Killer: Derrick Todd Lee

Join us as we discuss the Baton Rouge Serial Killer.

Live from Dweeb Con 2018 : Roch "Moses" TheriaultThe Ant Hill Kids Cult

Join us live from Dweeb Con 2018 as we discuss the distrubing story of Roch "Moses" Theriault and the Ant Hill Kids Cult. Script by Jason Dikes.

The Nazino Affair - Escape from Cannibal Island

In 1933, 6,000 Russian dissidents were deported to Nazino Island in Siberia. The island was sorrounded by arm guards who were ordered to kill anyone who tried to escape. The dissidents,placed on the island without food or shelter, soon resorted to cann...

Scandal:The Sins of Grover Cleveland

The Presidential election of 1884 was rocked by scandal when the Democratic nominee, Grover Cleveland, was accused of Rape.

Blood Sisters: The Tragic Lives of co-joined twins Masha and Dasha

Our very special guest, Ben Fitton from "They Walk Among Us" joins us to discuss the tragic lives of Russia's most famous co-Joined twins Masha and Dasha.

Without A Trace: Ireland's Vanishing Triangle

Between 1993 and 1998, numerous young women disappeared from an area of Ireland dubbed the 'Vanishing Triangle.

Babysitter: The Disappearance of Evelyn Hartley

One dark and lonely night in 1953, in a quiet suburb of Wisconsin, a 15 year old babysitter was kidnapped and never heard from again.

Final Stop: Serial Killer Paul Ogorzow

The S Bahn murders were a series of brutal murders which took place on Berlin's rail system in the early days of World War Two.

The Psychotic Executioner: James C. Woods

James C. Woods was determined to be psychotic by the U.S. Navy, but that didn't stand in his way of becoming head executioner for the Nazi War Criminals. The executions did not go well.

The Hello Kitty Murder

Join Tim and Brandy as we discuss the brutal Hello Kitty Murder

Consensual Murder: The Death of Sharon Lapotka

Sharon Lapotka was a bored, Maryland housewife who her explored her sexual fantasies on the internet. This would eventually lead to her murder.

The Seaside Murders

In August 1977, the small community of Seaside, California, was the sight of a brutal, quadruple homicide that left law enforcement officials baffled.

Great Amherst Mystery: The Haunting of Esther Cox

Join as we discuss the strange haunting of a 19 year old New England girl.

Bully: The Death of Ken McElroy

For years Ken McElroy was known as the town bully. When the justice system failed the citizens of Skidmore, they took the matter into their own hands.

Ray Deford

Kid gets whacked on the head as a baby. Mayhem ensues.

The Penis Snatching Geisha - Murderess Sada Abe

In 1936, geisha Sada Abe became a media sensation when she killed her lover, cut off his penis and carried it around in her hand bag.

The Teacup Poisoner: Serial Killer Graham Fredrick Young

Graham Frederick Young was a whiz at chemistry just ask his 70 victims. Special Thanks to Leanne Flanagan for the topic suggestion.

Checking Out Early - The Winecoff Hotel Fire

The 1946 Atlanta Winecoff Hotel Fire was the most deadliest hotel fire in U.S. history.

The Vampire Clan Murders

Rod Ferrell claimed to be a 500 year old Vampire named Vesago. In 1996, the teenager and self proclaimed leader of a group of teens known as the "Vampire Clan" brutually murdered an elderly Florida couple.

The Poe Elementary School Bombing

On September 15, 1959 Paul Harold Oregeron arrived at the Edgar Allan Poe Elementary School in Houston Texas to enroll his son. He was carrying a briefcase full of dynamite.

Sole Survivor: The Amazing Story of Julianne Koepcke

On Christmas Eve 1971, seventeen year old Julianne Koepcke was on a flight to visit her father. Suddenly, the plane was struck by lightening and Julianne was thrown from the aircraft and landed in the middle of the Peruvian rain forrest. Badly injured,...

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

In February 1959, nine experienced hikers died of mysterious circumstances in the Ural Mountains.

Comrades: The Story of Jumping Joe and Alexandra

How an American POW joined forces with a Russian woman to defeat the Nazis.

Crash Landing: The Death of Lawn Chair Larry

In 1982, Larry Walters achieved his life long dream to fly when he attached some weather balloons to his lawn chair.

The Beast of British Columbia: Serial Killer Clifford Robert Olson

Clifford Robert Oslon was a notorious Candian Serial Killer who charged the police $100,000 to show them where he hid his victim's bodies.