24 episodes

Buried deep in the past of a quiet southern town lies the legend of Billy Sunday Birt, the most dangerous man in Georgia history. A chance meeting one spring day unravels the truth behind the notorious figure and uncovers new secrets along the way.

"A wild tale of moonshine, murder, and mayhem" - Vulture

2021 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Limited Series

In the Red Clay Imperative

    • True Crime
    • 4.7 • 230 Ratings

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Buried deep in the past of a quiet southern town lies the legend of Billy Sunday Birt, the most dangerous man in Georgia history. A chance meeting one spring day unravels the truth behind the notorious figure and uncovers new secrets along the way.

"A wild tale of moonshine, murder, and mayhem" - Vulture

2021 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Limited Series

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Brutal, Savage, Senseless. | Chapter 1, Season 2

    Brutal, Savage, Senseless. | Chapter 1, Season 2

    Host Sean Kipe looks into the details of a 50-year-old unsolved triple homicide as details come to light that finally close the case. Billy Sunday Birt and Georgia’s “Dixie Mafia” are held responsible, but is that the whole story?
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    • 40 min
    The Informer | Chapter 2, Season 2

    The Informer | Chapter 2, Season 2

    Stoney discusses why he feels his father was not responsible for the Durham murders. In fact, he questions whether it was the "Dixie Mafia" at all. 
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    • 40 min
    Nothing As It Seems | Chapter 3, Season 2

    Nothing As It Seems | Chapter 3, Season 2

    Sean speaks with the Sheriff who closed the Durham case and learns there is more to the story than meets the eye.
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    • 38 min
    The Company of Wolves | Chapter 4, Season 2

    The Company of Wolves | Chapter 4, Season 2

    The main suspect widely believed to have set up the hit on the Durham family is examined.
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    • 37 min
    Black Sheep | Chapter 5, Season 2

    Black Sheep | Chapter 5, Season 2

    Sean looks deeper into the past of Dixie Mafia member Billy Wayne Davis.
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    • 37 min
    Beneath the Chestnut Tree | Chapter 6, Season 2

    Beneath the Chestnut Tree | Chapter 6, Season 2

    Sean speaks with the retired GBI agent who helped rekindle the investigation after decades of little to no progress. A family member of the Durham's finally steps forward.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
230 Ratings

230 Ratings

tarty42 ,

Well Done

Best podcast I’ve heard. Well done!! Say hi to Stoney for us in Niagara Fall Canada.

CarlyBelle05 ,

Billy Sunday Birt

IF I could give TEN stars I would!
Ltd means of making good money in those days in order to take care of your family.
VERY different World 🗺 50s 60s 70s
NO Birth Control NO Credit NO VISAs
Lots Of kids $$$ NO infra structure (outhouses, etc)
Moonshine stills raided burned chopped up dismantled ... by corrupt Government officials wanting THEIR monopoly on THE alcohol market!
Making DAMN sure THEY got THEIR Federal Taxes.
Who are THE real criminals?
Let’s SEE what the “good folk” of today will do for a living WHEN the Government strips them of ALL decent opportunities to make a living AND feed your family.
When times are desperate-People WILL become desperate! NO judgement!
Excellent Podcast-Love THE Birts!

LittleFootGoose ,

Phenomenal

I listened to your podcast on Billy Sunday birt all weekend, I couldn’t put it away. I laughed, cried and smiled for the 6 hours I drove from home to work and back again. You did an incredible job having Stoney present his story of his father, good bad or ugly, in the way it needed to be heard. No filters needed! Such an amazing life one man could live while it was witnessed from a young boy. By far one of the best podcast I’ve listened to in a long time. I hope to get a bottle of that whiskey some day in Ontario, Canada.
Great work, to everyone and thanks for sharing this quiet south history with us.
Long distance driving, long time listening
Lisa

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