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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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    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 152 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.

    S2E22: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 02

    S2E22: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 02

    In April 2017, following some months of debate, Charlottesville voted to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. But this stalled in early May, when a temporary injunction issued by the court prohibited the removal of the statue for another 6 months. By this time, the city’s former Lee Park had become the preferred venue for various neo-Confederate and far right wing political groups to hold public events in Charlottesville. This included demonstrations protesting the removal of the statues. These protests were met with peaceful resistance from anti-racism counter-protestors, but tensions between the two groups usually escalated. Attempts to keep them separated weren’t always successful, and intervention by law enforcement only served to further incite backlash from both sides. It’s against this socio-political backdrop that today’s story unfolded.
    Writer: Gemma Harris
    CW: Graphic Audio
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1 
    http://www.catriceology.com/ 
    https://www.christianpicciolini.com/ 
    https://www.splcenter.org/ 
    https://www.heatherheyerfoundation.com/
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    • 46 min
    S2E21: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 01

    S2E21: Heather Heyer - Pay Attention - Part 01

    In April 2017, following some months of debate, Charlottesville voted to remove the statue of Robert E Lee. But this stalled in early May, when a temporary injunction issued by the court prohibited the removal of the statue for another 6 months. By this time, the city’s former Lee Park had become the preferred venue for various neo-Confederate and far right wing political groups to hold public events in Charlottesville. This included demonstrations protesting the removal of the statues. These protests were met with peaceful resistance from anti-racism counter-protestors, but tensions between the two groups usually escalated. Attempts to keep them separated weren’t always successful, and intervention by law enforcement only served to further incite backlash from both sides. It’s against this socio-political backdrop that today’s story unfolded.
    Writer: Gemma Harris
    CW: Graphic Audio
     
    https://www.ibramxkendi.com/how-to-be-an-antiracist-1 
    http://www.catriceology.com/ 
    https://www.christianpicciolini.com/ 
    https://www.splcenter.org/ 
    https://www.heatherheyerfoundation.com/
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    • 45 min
    Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

    Black Label S2E5: Facebook Live Murders

    In this age of widespread social media, the ability to upload and live stream video has given a world stage to some of the most vicious violent acts humans are capable of. Where once these acts took place in hiding with doors firmly closed, today's technological world means doors and geography no longer provide any barriers. Interpersonal violence is not contained to one spot. One moment in time that only those physically present witness and are left haunted by. Social media, in its rush to expand and develop, has slid down a slope of human depravity.

    Writer: Fiona Guy
    CW: Extreme Graphic Audio
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    • 57 min
    Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

    Black Label S2E4: Mathew Borges

    Mathew Borges was a teenager entirely different from Lee Manuel Viloria-Paulino. While Lee was happy, positive, and able to impart encouraging wisdom to his friends on life and meaning, Mathew was a darker soul. 
    CW: Detailed Descriptions of Extreme Violence 
    Writer: Fiona Guy
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    • 54 min
    S2E20: James Byrd Jr - On The Map

    S2E20: James Byrd Jr - On The Map

    Writer: Gemma Harris
    What you’re about to hear didn’t happen all that long ago. Unfortunately for the victim in today’s story, more extensive legislative protection came too late for what transpired one unusually hot June in east Texas. But it proved to be the catalyst for much-needed reform when it comes to prosecuting hate crimes, and for taking a small step towards attempting to address pervasive and entrenched racism. And as we know, we still have a long, long way to go. 
    CW: Graphic Descriptions of Violence, Racially Motivated Violence
    thebyrdfoundation.org
    mvfhr.org (Murder Victims' Families for Human Rights)
    https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd (Official George Floyd Memorial Fund)

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Black Label S2E3: Tori Stafford

    Black Label S2E3: Tori Stafford

    Writer: Fiona Guy
    On a February winters night in the city of Woodstock in Ontario, Canada, two individuals met by chance at a Pizza Parlour. There was an instant connection between them. A spark. But this wasn’t a positive meeting of souls. It wasn’t the start of something beautiful. That night was the start of a rapid descent towards a heart-breaking ending for an innocent 8-year-old girl.
    CW: Child Sexual Abuse, Child Death, Extreme Descriptions of Violence, Graphic Audio
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    • 1 hr 23 min

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4.7 out of 5
152 Ratings

152 Ratings

Keri.79 ,

Awesome!

I’ve been listening to true crime podcasts for about 3 years and just found your show after listening to everything out there! I have no idea how I have never come across Obscura before. I LOVE it! You are a fantastic storyteller and show such respect to victims. Insane amount of research and detail! I’ve heard many stories sometimes several times, and yet your show still has interesting new details. I’m so pumped I found a new binge worthy podcast! 😍🙏🏻

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