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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is a podcast about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is advised.

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    • 4.9 • 172 Ratings

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is a podcast about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is advised.

    S2E25: The Truro Serial Murders

    S2E25: The Truro Serial Murders

    Writer: Gemma Harris
    In Adelaide and around the southern coastline, residents and tourists alike flock to the pristine beaches that offer some respite from the sweltering heat. But if you drive north of the city, the landscape is a different story. Leaving the outskirts of the city, the historic bluestone buildings give way to suburban and industrial sprawl. Aside from the wheat fields, the terrain further inland quickly becomes desolate and harsh. The grass - where there is any - is brown, not green. As you travel along the straight, flat road, the distance between towns becomes greater, and in between there is no sign of human life as far as the eye can see. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, the remoteness of this part of the state seems like the middle of nowhere, and it’s easy to feel completely cut off from civilisation. And while red dirt and flat plains stretch for miles all the way to the horizon, whether in the pitch black of night or the blazing heat of a mid-summers day, there is nowhere to run if you need to make a hasty escape from something. Or someone. In the dead of night, the only light to show the way is the moon overhead. With no one around for miles, the silence is deafening.
    CW: Sexual Abuse, Rape, Extreme Violence 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Black Label S2E9: House of Horrors

    Black Label S2E9: House of Horrors

    Writer: Fiona Guy 
    Listener, the case you are about to hear is the darkest I’ve covered this season. The acts carried out behind closed doors in this case are among the most heinous that can be imaged. In 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee, a loving family had their world ripped apart. Evil entered their lives in the days after Thanksgiving in that year. They could never have known it was coming. There were no warning signs. There’s a saying that’s often banded around. That it’s the quiet ones we have to watch and look out for. This case is an example of why sometimes that statement is absolutely true.
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    S2E25: Renae Marsden - With Friends Like These - Part 02

    S2E25: Renae Marsden - With Friends Like These - Part 02

    Writer: Gemma Harris
    Now more than ever, social media dominates our lives. At the click of a button, it’s easy to connect with people over numerous online platforms whom you’ve never even met in real life. And if someone is a friend of a friend, it’s even easier. Our guard is often immediately lowered.

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    • 1 hr 11 min
    S2E24: Renae Marsden - With Friends Like These - Part 01

    S2E24: Renae Marsden - With Friends Like These - Part 01

    Writer: Gemma Harris
    Relevant help lines:
    US:
    Suicide prevention: 1 800 784 2434 or 1 800 273 8255
    UK:
    Sane 07984 967 708
    Canada:
    Crisis Services Canada 1 833 456 4566
    Australia:
    Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
    Lifeline 13 11 14
    Australia: 1800RESPECT

    US: National Domestic Violence Hotline 1800 799 SAFE

    Canada: Assaulted Women’s Helpline 1-866-863-0511

    UK: National Domestic Abuse Helpline 0808 2000 247
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Lost Episodes: Halloween Specials '18 and '19

    Lost Episodes: Halloween Specials '18 and '19

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    • 47 min
    Black Label S2E8: Lauren Giddings

    Black Label S2E8: Lauren Giddings

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    • 1 hr 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
172 Ratings

172 Ratings

!LGold! ,

The best

My absolute favourite podcast hands down!!!

packerpete. ,

Aussie True Crime Podcast Junkie

The long time between episodes makes it ever so more delicious. The expectation builds and the product never fails to deliver. The best of the best narration surpassed only by Jack Luna. Fabulous stuff!!!
PackerPete from Perth, Western Australia.

Cocowera ,

Epic podcast but......

Jeff McDonald had someone come forward and say they were there with the killers this women also admitted to being on drugs. She said she was involved and a witness saw her and her friends. The crime scene was destroyed and evidence thrown away including DNA under the finger nails. You read out the FBI fabricated scenario. Come on man. Stop gliding by key information as a person said she was apart of it! Stop it dude!

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