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Nominated for 4 Australian Podcast Awards, including 2019 Best Independent True Crime. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven't been done to death on other shows. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.

Bloody Murder - A True Crime Podcast Tara Sariban and Barney Black

    • True Crime
    • 4.1, 316 Ratings

Nominated for 4 Australian Podcast Awards, including 2019 Best Independent True Crime. Barney Black and Tara Sariban discuss the dark details of lesser know true crime stories from Australia and around the world. As avid listeners of true crime podcasts they aim to add to the conversation by talking about murders that haven't been done to death on other shows. Their humour comes from some rather unusual places but never at the expense of the victims or their families.

    156. The Children of Thunder Cult Murders – Part Two

    156. The Children of Thunder Cult Murders – Part Two

    If you thought Part One was outrageous, you ain't seen nothing yet! The Children of Thunder were a cult of former Mormons who committed five horrendous murders in the year 2000. Their leader, Taylor Helzer, had convinced his followers that he had the gift of revelation and truly spoke the word of God.


    His plan for an organisation called “Transform America” was supposed to bring harmony to the world and ring in Christ's millennial reign of peace. So obviously murder, kidnapping, sex trafficking, drugs and extortion would be involved!


    TCNT: Loraine Ledwell tells us about a virtual tour called The Big Cat Murder Mystery. you can find it here https://seeyour.city


    Aussie As: A Queensland woman has a close encounter of the “Nope” kind with a toilet-python.


    For sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com.


    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month!


    Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder


    Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!


    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise.


    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!


    We love our patrons and to show them how much we do them we're holding monthly give-aways. 
    For our May prize we’re giving away a pair of Bloody Murder Leggings! Look sexy and dangerous cool, with bloody murder all over ya walking arms. For a chance to win just be a Bloody Murder Patron at a level of $5 or above.
     
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    • 1 hr 6 min
    154. The Children of Thunder Cult Murders – Part One

    154. The Children of Thunder Cult Murders – Part One

    The Children of Thunder were a cult of former Mormons who committed five murders in the year 2000. They believed these brutal killings would bring harmony to the world and begin Christ's millennial reign of peace.


    Their leader, Taylor Helzer, convinced his followers he had the gift of revelation and truly spoke the word of God. And according to him, God was super into drugs, sex trafficking, kidnapping, extortion, murder and dismemberment.


    TCNT: Indigo Wolf tells us about the band "The Gits".


    Aussie As: A drunk man breaks into a reptile enclosure in Western Australia and tries to ride a large crocodile.


    For sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com.


    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month!


    Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder


    Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!


    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise.


    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.


    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!


    We love our patrons and to show them how much we do them we're holding monthly give-aways. 
    For our May prize we’re giving away a pair of Bloody Murder Leggings! Look sexy and dangerous cool, with bloody murder all over ya walking arms. For a chance to win just be a Bloody Murder Patron at a level of $5 or above.


    Bloody Murder is supported by BetterHelp
    BetterHelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, grief, self esteem and more. You can connect with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential and it's so convenient.  
    You can now get help at your own time and at your own pace. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist.  
    As a Bloody Murder listener you get 10% off your first month with the Discount code: BLOODYMURDER
    So why not get started today? Go to betterhelp.com/bloodymurder
    Simply fill out a questionnaire to help them assess your needs and get matched with a counselor you’ll love.  
    That’s: betterhelp.com/bloodymurder 
    With the discount code: BLOODYMURDER
     
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    • 1 hr 1 min
    153. The Millionaire Bondage Murder

    153. The Millionaire Bondage Murder

    When Multi Millionaire Peter Shellard met Shirley Withers it was love at first sight, then it was sexy bondage, then embezzment and bank fraud, then it was murder most foul bound with dog leads, ropes and an electrical cord with the added sparkle of an anal suppostory.


    The bizzarre murder of wealthly ecentric Peter Shellard is a sideshow of carnivaleque characters, a plethora of possible enemies, phone taps and a hitman, eventually revealing a sad trail of greed, hubris and vengeance.


    TCNT: Drake tells us about the FX television series "Mr Inbetween"


    Aussie As: A fisherman fights off a crocodile, after his boat crashed, by throwing stubbies of beer at it.


    For sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com.


    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month!


    Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder


    Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get Bloody Murder Stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!


    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.


    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.


    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 250 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!


    We love our patrons and to show them how much we do them we're holding monthly give-aways. 
    The winner of April’s prize, the fabulous Sudio FEM Wireless Ear Buds is… Leah Heinrich!
    For our May prize we’re giving away a pair of Bloody Murder Leggings! Look sexy and dangerous cool, with bloody murder all over ya walking arms. For a chance to win just be a Bloody Murder Patron at a level of $5 or above.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 52 min
    152. The Book of Sam

    152. The Book of Sam

    In 1996 in Melbourne, a 13 year old boy became one of the youngest people in Australia to be found guilty of murder.


    We can't use his real name, as the courts have suppressed his details and sealed his records, so we're going to call him Sam West. From an early age, Sam's life seemed to be destined to be one of poverty, criminality and misery. But could Sam make his own fate and escape where he had come from to a better future?


    In a series of bad associations and even worse decisions, teenage Sam's aspirations would come undone after attempting to rob taxi driver Peter Coe.


    TCNT: FlibberTiGibbetey tells us about the podcast Hollywood Crime Scene with Rachel Fisher and Desi Jedeikin.


    Aussie As: Methed-up Jimbo goes on a day long car-jacking rampage in the ACT before stealing a cops gun and terrorising a hospital.


    For sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com.


    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month!


    Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder


    Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!


    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.


    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.


    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 250 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!


    We love our patrons and to show them how much we do them we're holding monthly give-aways. 
    The winner of April’s prize, the fabulous Sudio FEM Wireless Ear Buds is… Leah Heinrich!
    With its wireless design and minimalistic charging case, Fem is the perfect match for any adventure. They are splash, rain and sweat proof, and they hold a total of 20 hours playtime, 6 hours in a single charge. Fem also introduces a four-microphone system and new touch controls for an enhanced sound quality experience. It also features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology compatible with IOS and Android, and up to 10 meters of range.
    For Bloody Murder Listeners Sudio are offering free worldwide shipping and 15% off with the code BLOODYMURDER15 at checkout! Visit sudio.com
    For our May prize we’re giving away a pair of Bloody Murder Leggings! Look sexy and dangerous cool, with bloody murder all over ya walking arms. For a chance to win just be a Bloody Murder Patron at a level of $5 or above.


    Bloody Murder is supported by BetterHelp
    BetterHelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, grief, self esteem and more. You can connect with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential and it's so convenient.  
    You can now get help at your own time and at your own pace. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist.  
    As a Bloody Murder listener you get 10% off your first month with the Discount code: BLOODYMURDER
    So why not get started

    • 1 hr 8 min
    150. The Cape Cod Serial Killer - Part Two

    150. The Cape Cod Serial Killer - Part Two

    This is Part 2 of The Cape Cod Serial Killer… if you haven’t listened to part one and you want anything we’re saying to make sense, go back and listen to Episode 149 before listening to this one.


    Patricia Walsh and Mary Anne Wysocki went to Cape Cod for a weekend away on January 24th, 1969 and were never seen alive again. After searching for weeks near the remote cemetery in Truro, police uncovered the dissected and disassembled bodies of four missing young women. All the murdered young women were last seen with 24 year old carpenter and ladies man Tony Costa.


    TCNT: Tracey Stewart reviews the book: “A Death in Belmont” by Sebastian Junger


    Aussie As: Residents in a Tasmanian town fall prey to the pushy antics of Mr Bat.


    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month!


    Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder


    Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!


    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise.


    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.


    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 250 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!


    We love our patrons and to show them how much we do them we're holding monthly give-aways. 
    This month, we have a special prize! we're giving away some FEM Sudio Wireless Ear Buds.
    With its wireless design and minimalistic charging case, Fem is the perfect match for any adventure. They are splash, rain and sweat proof, and they hold a total of 20 hours playtime, 6 hours in a single charge. Fem also introduces a four-microphone system and new touch controls for an enhanced sound quality experience. It also features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology compatible with IOS and Android, and up to 10 meters of range.
    For Bloody Murder Listeners Sudio are offering free worldwide shipping and 15% off with the code BLOODYMURDER15 at checkout! Visit sudio.com
    For a chance to win a pair of the fabulous Sudio FEM Wireless Earbuds just join our bloody murder patreon for a level above $5!


    For sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com.
     
    See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.

    • 52 min
    149. The Cape Cod Serial Killer - Part One

    149. The Cape Cod Serial Killer - Part One

    Patricia Walsh and Mary Anne Wysocki went to Cape Cod for a weekend away on January 24th, 1969. When they didn’t return home afterwards, their friends and family were very concerned. The police initially thought the girls had just taken off travelling on an adventure, as many young people were doing at the time.


    The police had also failed to investigate the disappearance of other young women in the area for this reason. They didn’t realise until it was too late that they had a serial killer on their hands. All the murdered young women were last seen with 24-year-old carpenter, ladies man and massive drug pig Tony Costa.


    TCNT: Penny Sousa reviews the book: "Murder in Matheny: The April Holley Story" by Monty Sands.


    Aussie As: Two thieves get way more than they bargained for when they attempt to steal a Cairn's man's ute in the middle of the night.


    Become a Bloody Murder Patron (for as little as $1 per month, which you can cancel at anytime) and have access to dozens of Patron only episodes (including our whole first season and AD FREE episodes released early!) with new patron only content added every month!


    Go to https://www.patreon.com/bloodymurder


    Levels $5 and over go into our monthly merchandise draws and get FREE stickers and hand-made Barney Badges!


    See our website! bloodymurderpodcast.com for all our social media links, contact details, a gallery, fabulous merchandise (check out our new Bloody Murder SHOES! and now STICKERS and BACKPACKS and DUFFEL BAGS!!) and much much more.


    Wanna buy us a drink? Here's a donate link.


    True Crime Nerd Time, a segment on Bloody Murder, needs your help because it stars you! We want you, our listeners, to submit your recommendations for anything true cime related! It could be books, TV shows, movies, documentaries, exhibitions, graphic novels, art, music etc. So send us your brief story (we’ll read it out) or record your story (it can just be a recording on your phone, and we’ll play it!). We will also publish it on our website. Keep it to about 2 mins please or 250 words. Email here! bloodymurderpodcast@gmail.com. Oh and if you give us your postal address we'll send you some stickers as a reward!


    We love our patrons and to show them how much we do them we're holding monthly give-aways. 
    March’s lucky winner of the Bloody Murder “Tara touch my mucles” T-Shirt was Nellie Lurmann. 
    This month, we have a special prize! we're giving away some FEM Sudio Wireless Ear Buds.
    With its wireless design and minimalistic charging case, Fem is the perfect match for any adventure. They are splash, rain and sweat proof, and they hold a total of 20 hours playtime, 6 hours in a single charge. Fem also introduces a four-microphone system and new touch controls for an enhanced sound quality experience. It also features the latest Bluetooth 5.0 technology compatible with IOS and Android, and up to 10 meters of range.
    For Bloody Murder Listeners Sudio are offering free worldwide shipping and 15% off with the code BLOODYMURDER15 at checkout! Visit sudio.com
    For a chance to win a pair of the fabulous Sudio FEM Wireless Earbuds just join our bloody murder patreon for a level above $5!


    For sources, see our website www.bloodymurderpodcast.com.


    Bloody Murder is supported by BetterHelp
    BetterHelp offers licensed professional counselors who are specialized in issues, such as depression, stress, anxiety, relationships, sleeping, trauma, anger, family conflicts, grief, self esteem and more. You can connect with a professional counselor in a safe and private online environment. Anything you share is confidential and it's so convenient.  
    You can now get help at your own time and at your own pace. You can schedule secure video or phone sessions plus chat and text with your therapist.  
    As a Bloody Murder listener you get 10% off your first month with the Discount code:

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
316 Ratings

316 Ratings

Kent Parkstreet ,

Excellent

Entertaining, superbly produced, quality podcast.

sylvoooo ,

Love the style

Love the very Aussie humour in this podcast, it keeps me engaged unlike some other podcasts that drone on and I find I’ve tuned them out and have to relisten. Russian Tara and Sexy Barney are the best!

Barkly Dweller ,

Great pod

At first I didn’t like this podcast as it was totally a different style of presentation but the more I listened the more I enjoyed it and now am hooked . I think Tara and Barney have really nailed it and with the extra bits like “ Aussie As “ make it interesting .

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