It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.
The Brutal Hoia Baciu Forest
Today we travel to Romania where everything is terrifying and awesome. Come on, it's the birthplace of Dracula (Vlad the Impaler) and it's got one of the scariest forests on this planet. The Hoia Baciu forest is a place where the trees bend like a rule, there is a dead zone in the center that might be a portal to hell, it may have been the location of one of the earliest doomed Romanian settlements and a truly macabre slaughter may have taken place there. Need more? Trust us, there is an endless slew of mystery and terror lurking in this place. The locals won't go in there after night falls, will you?
Listener Tales 67
Listener tales 67 is brought to you; by you, for you, from you and all about you!!!! This installment has another fun theme because…IYKYK. Category is: Haunted College Tales and you guys served. We’ve got tales with guinea pig pictures attached, (it meant a lot to me, okay?) multiple haunted sorority homes and even a home invading back rubber?? Gross. If you’ve got a listener tale please send it on over to Morbidpodcast@gmail.com with “Listener Tales” somewhere in the subject line :)
The Clutter Family Murders
In 1959 the state of Kansas was absolutely shocked to find that one of its most prominent and well-liked families, The Clutters, had been murdered. Richard Hickock and Perry Smith, two convicts that had recently been released from prison were the ones responsible. Both had been told by a fellow inmate while incarcerated that the Clutter family had a large amount of cash stashed in a safe on their property. The two broke into the family home and searched for the safe, they then woke up the family when they couldn't find it, tortured and murdered them one by one.
thank you to exquisite David White for research assistance
Capital Wire Service. 1959. "Two Itinerant Laborers Held for Murder Quiz." Topeka Daily Capital, November 20.
Capote, Truman. 1965. "In Cold Blood." The New Yorker, September 25.
Cowan, Carole. 2005. "Persons Unknown." New York Times, Jan 23: F6.
Garden City Telegram. 1965. "Last Words Attack Capital Punishment." Garden City Telegram, April 14: 1.
Gonsalves, Antone. 1984. "25 years later, 'In Cold Blood' murders still haunt." United Press International, November 11.
Greer, Bob. 1959. "Clutter Family Murders." Garden City Telegram, November 16: 1.
Hegeman, Roxana. 2009. "The Stains of In Cold Blood Still Fresh 50 Years Later." Guelph Mercury, November 10.
Hickock, Richard. 1960. "Spectre of Noose Haunts Prisoner." Topeka Daily Capital, March 25.
Kalbfleisch, Gay. 1959. "Empty Shell Cases, Fatal Shot Found." Topeka Daily Capital, November 19: 1.
Keglovitts, Sally J. 2004. "In Cold Blood Revisited: A Look Back at an American." Federal Probation: A Journal of Correctional Philosophy and Practice 68 (1).
Kull, Ron. 1960. "Crime Plans Listed." Topeka Daily Capital, 03 24: 1.
—. 1960. "'They'll Both Get the Rope'." Topeka State Journal, March 23: 1.
—. 1960. "'Wells Was to Get Cut,' Says Hickock." Topeka State Journal, March 26.
McAvoy, Gary. 2019. And Every Word is True. Bremerton, WA: Literati Editions.
New York Times. 1959. "Wealthy Farmer, 3 of Family Slain." New York Times, November 16: 39.
State Journal News Services. 1960. "Jury Tours Clutter Farm; Death Asked." Topeka State Journal, March 23.
State of Kansas vs. Hickock & Smith. 1961. 363 P.2d 541 (Supreme Court of Kansas, July 8).
Time Magazine. 1960. "Kansas: The Killers." Time Magazine, January 18.
Topeka State Journal. 1965. "Clutter Case Reporter Finds Relief in End of Long Story." Topeka State Journal, April 14: 1.
United Press International. 1959. "Fear, Grief Follow Murder Shock." Topeka Daily Capital, November 16: 1.
Wondery Presents: Frozen Head
Hosted by Ash Kelley and Alaina Urquhart from the hit show Morbid.
When 90-year-old Laurence Pilgeram drops dead on the sidewalk outside his condo, you might think that’s the end of his story. But, really, it’s just the beginning. Because Laurence and others like him have signed up to be frozen and brought back to life in the future. And that belief will pull multiple generations of the Pilgeram family into a cryonics soap opera filled with dead pets, gold coins, grenades, fist fights, mysterious packages, family feuds, Hall of Fame baseball legends, and frozen heads — lots of frozen heads. From Wondery, comes a story about life, death, and what comes next.
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The Horrifying Crimes of Dellen Millard and Mark Smich
Dellen Millard and Mark Smich are two of the world's biggest fuck boys, and unfortunately cold-blooded killers. Dellen, better known as "Dell", had everything in his life served to him on a silver platter and never bothered to finish much of anything. Mark Smich lived a life carrying out petty thefts and selling single cigarettes outside of a high school he no longer went to. The two of these a******s crossed paths due to some catastrophe in the stars and decided that they wanted to steal a truck. Their plan of doing so would lead to murder and an investigation that would uncover several other mysterious deaths.
Thank you to the vivacious David White for research assistance
Alamenciak, Tim. 2013. "Shocking Twist in Kidnap Mystery." Toronto Star, May 12.
BBC News. 2018. Dellen Millard killed father as he slept and inherited millions. September 24. Accessed January 4, 2023. https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-45632106.
Brocklehurst, Ann. 2016. Dark Ambition: The Shocking Crime of Dellen Millard & Mark Smich. Toronto, ON: Viking.
Casey, Liam. 2019. "Serial killer Dellen Millard appeals conviction and sentence for father's murder." CBC News, January 22.
—. 2018. "Wayne Millard Was 'Very Happy' in the Weeks Before His Death, Trial Hears." Globe and Mail, June 18.
Clairmont, Susan. 2013. "Police Probe Millard Links to Other Cases." Guelph Mercury, May 18.
—. 2022. "Killers Could Get Earlier Parole Eligibility." The Spectator, November 26.
—. 2013. "Smich Cowers in Court Before Justice of Peace." The Spectator, May 24.
Crib Foreign, Robert, Liam Casey, and Jennifer Pagliaro. 2013. "Jailhouse Interview: Dellen Millard Says He Didn't Kill Tim." London Community News, December 2013.
Hayes, Molly. 2013. "Tim Bosma was a 'Hard-Working Country Boy'." Guelph Mercury, May 15.
—. 2013. "Search Extends to Waterloo Farm." The Spectator, May 14.
—. 2013. "Timothy Bosma Put His Pickup Truck Up for Sale on Two Different Website." The Spectator, May 9.
Leitner, Richard. 2013. "Bosma Suspect's 'Ambition' Tattoo Unique: Police." Flamborough Review, May 10.
London Community News. 2013. "Have You Seen Tim Bosma?" London Community News, May 8.
Magi, Kim. 2013. "Tim Bosma Search: Police Arrest Man in Mississauga." Mississauga News, May 11.
Metroland Media. 2013. "'I Am Broken Because Part of Me is Gone'." Brant News, May 15.
Peterborough Examiner. 2018. "Courtroom Erupts with Cheers after Millard, Smich Sentenced for Babcock Murder." Peterborough Examiner, February 26.
Listener Tales 66
Listener Tales 66!!! It's like route 66 but completely different. This installment of Listener Tales includes a tale about those hellacious 2016 killer clowns, a grandmother reincarnated into a little brother, a FUCKING wild tale of a flesh pedestrian making their presence known to several campers and so much more!! You guys are the cats meow and we are so obsessed with you!!! If you've got a listener tale please send it in to Morbidpodcast@gmail.com with "Listener Tale" somewhere in the subject line.
Tired of the bad reviews!! Love you weirdos
I’ve been listening for like 4 years so I’ve been around long enough to see that yes there have been some changes, but I still love the morbid girls and everything they do! So tired of the negative comments, you can’t please everyone! If this is not your podcast style then move on, but some of us love the banter and chit chat🥰
Lol the paywall an ads are nuts
WAY to many 5 minute ads all over the podcast. EVERYTHING BEHIND A PAYWALL? That’s crazy I go to listen to a podcast an the top 4 episodes are behind a paywall?? It just seems all about money now. Many pods have found ways to make their extra content behind a paywall without changing what got everyone on board. It’s disappointing but anything for a buck. An it’s pretty annoying that victims under a certain age are talked about as “babies an haven’t started life yet” but suspects an even murders the same age are grown adults that deserve the worst? But 20 is 20 no matter what they did or how they died. As a black man I feel like that’s a scary way to view things. They charge our kids as adults simply based off thinking like this.
Way too much chit chat…
Not sure how this podcast is so highly rated? I guess people like that kind of narrative but i really dont… They talk wayy too much but not even about the story! You get lost in all that chitchat. The show is call Morbid and the stories probably are but it doesn’t feel like it.