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A weekly True Crime Podcast released on Wednesday. Riddle Me That! is hosted by a True Crime and Mystery enthusiast who takes a deep dive into the facts of Unsolved Cases, Disappearances, and Mysteries. If you love all things mysterious, you are going to love Riddle me that! Email me with case suggestions at riddlemethatpod@gmail.com and check us out on Twitter at Riddle Me That Podcast @podcastriddle

Riddle Me That! True Crime Jules Ph.D.

    • True Crime
    • 4.4 • 18 Ratings

A weekly True Crime Podcast released on Wednesday. Riddle Me That! is hosted by a True Crime and Mystery enthusiast who takes a deep dive into the facts of Unsolved Cases, Disappearances, and Mysteries. If you love all things mysterious, you are going to love Riddle me that! Email me with case suggestions at riddlemethatpod@gmail.com and check us out on Twitter at Riddle Me That Podcast @podcastriddle

    Conversations w/ Indie Podcaster/The Trail Went Cold: The Circleville Letters

    Conversations w/ Indie Podcaster/The Trail Went Cold: The Circleville Letters

    In this episode Robin Warder, my co-host from the Path Went Chilly, as well as the host of the Trail Went Cold tells Jeff from Indie Podcaster and I about the Circleville letters. Along the way we question the popular theories as to who the letter writer or letter writers may be.

    Support the show:

    patreon.com/julesandashley

    Here is Robin's original Trail Went Cold description of the show/sources:

    August 19, 1977. Circleville, Ohio. After receiving a phone call, an angry Ron Gillispie frantically drives away from his home and dies after crashing into a tree. For the past several months, Ron’s wife, Mary Gillispie, had been receiving anonymous threatening letters expressing anger about her alleged affair with another man. In total, over a thousand anonymous letters would be sent to residents of the area during this time period. Five-and-a-half years later, Mary would find a homemade booby trap containing a gun belonging to Ron’s former brother-in-law, Paul Freshour. Paul is accused of being the author of the anonymous letters and spends ten years in prison for Mary’s attempted murder, but the threatening letters continue to be sent while Paul is incarcerated. Was Paul Freshour the mysterious “Circleville Writer” or was he framed and wrongly imprisoned? For our special two-year anniversary show of “The Trail Went Cold”, we will be chronicling a case which was voted on by our listeners: the bizarre saga of “The Circleville Letters”. Special thanks to listener Jamie Sciullo for narrating the opening of this episode, and Tyler from “The Minds of Madness” podcast for providing the voice of the Circleville Writer.

    Also, a big thanks to Esther Gamez for providing us with another terrific piece of cover art for this episode. Be sure to check out Esther’s Facebook and Tumblr pages to see more of her artwork.

    Additional Reading:

    https://unsolved.com/gallery/poison-pen-murder/

    https://circlevilleletters.wordpress.com/

    http://unsolvedmysteries.wikia.com/wiki/Circleville_Writer

    check out all of Robin's episodes on:

    thetrailwentcold.com

    Jeff's show Indie podcaster:

    podcastfather.com

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/indie-podcaster/id1574186253

    • 1 hr 27 min
    INTRODUCING Life Paranormal with V: Clairvoyance and Demonic Encounters

    INTRODUCING Life Paranormal with V: Clairvoyance and Demonic Encounters

    Show description:

    Life Paranormal with V Podcast is about terrifying paranormal and unexplained encounters. It helps people who have experienced these events learn different ways to cope and heal from them. V tells her own personal stories and encounters with the spirit world and beyond. The show brings on special guest hosts who also speak about their own experiences. It is always spooky season on Life Paranormal with V!

    Clairvoyance and Demonic Encounters

    For today's episode I have brought on my friend Greg, we share stories about growing up being clairvoyants and how this has impacted our lives. Having intuitive gifts and being able to communicate with the spirit world can become a difficult and lonely road. Today the two of us will discuss the negative & positive experiences we have had as clairvoyants. Greg also speaks about his first paranormal encounter and shares his most TERRIFYING experiences with demonic entities. Oh yes and you must stay and listen to his story about the panda from hell!!

    My show description:
    Life Paranormal with V Podcast is about terrifying paranormal and unexplained encounters. It helps people who have experienced these events learn different ways to cope and heal from them. V tells her own personal stories and encounters with the spirit world and beyond. The show brings on special guest hosts who also speak about their own experiences. It is always spooky season on Life Paranormal with V!

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Conversations w/ Robin Warder: The Murders of Nancy & Daniel Benoit

    Conversations w/ Robin Warder: The Murders of Nancy & Daniel Benoit

    This is the story of professional wrestler Chris Benoit and his spiral downwards into (most likely) the effects of traumatic brain injury as well as drugs and alcohol, resulting in his choice to murder those closest to him, his wife Nancy and 7 year old son Daniel before taking his own life. This is an incredibly complex case because of the time period. We explore CTE & KFAB in this episode, which is a passion case of Robin's since most of you know he is a HUGE wrestling fan.

    Support the show:

    Patreon.com/julesandashley

    Patreon.com/thetrailwentcold

    • 1 hr 15 min
    ITRODUCING Curly Conspiracies: The Persian Princess Mummy

    ITRODUCING Curly Conspiracies: The Persian Princess Mummy

    This is legitimately one of my don't want to miss it podcasts every week. Each episode is typically around 30 minutes so it's perfect while preparing dinner or going for a walk. This is a fun and evidence based way to explore popular conspiracy theories. Description of episode & podcast below.

    Description of Show:

    Curly Conspiracies podcast is a show filled with mysteries, conspiracies, and things that go bump in the night. Each episode covers deep topics that bring laughter, curiosity, and a new perspective of events that have taken place in our history. Join Holly and Brooke every Thursday for a new mystery or conspiracy theory that will blow your tin foil hat off!

    During a murder investigation, a tip leads police to a video of a mummified 2,600 year old Persian Princess circulating the dark web in Pakistan being sold on the black market. Details about this discovery made scientists skeptical about its authenticity. Once more research was done though, what they found was much more disturbing than they had ever imagined.



    Picture: https://unsplash.com/photos/_r9XDE_KFuM

    Sources:
    Sources:
    https://archive.archaeology.org/0101/etc/persia.html
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/4749861.stm
    https://sites.psu.edu/emmatilton/2016/01/21/are-you-my-mummy/
    https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2001/06/modern-mummy-mystery
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/science/horizon/2001/persianmummytrans.shtml
    https://www.maryhallbergmedia.com/post/the-mystery-of-the-persian-princess-mummy
    https://www.grunge.com/69067/untold-truth-mummies/
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-mummy-hoax-might-be-wrapped-up-in-a-modern-murder
    https://web.archive.org/web/20141021175641/http://www.pakistanpressfoundation.org/news-archives/22661/
    https://listverse.com/2019/09/14/creepy-mysteries-that-are-still-unsolved/
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nOoAdLHpkSc

    • 26 min
    Conversations w/ Weird Distractions: The Unsolved Murder of Betty Shanks

    Conversations w/ Weird Distractions: The Unsolved Murder of Betty Shanks

    Join me & Alex from the Weird Distractions podcast as we chat one of Australia's oldest cold cases: the murder of 22 year old Betty Shanks in 1951 in Brisbane. Was it a case of mistaken identity? was it tied to Betty's recent lottery win? tune in and find out.

    Support the show:

    Patreon.com/julesandashley

    Weird Distractions episode:

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-62-the-unsolved-murder-of-betty-shanks/id1507696925?i=1000525328776

    https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/2864622?searchTerm=betty+shanks

    https://mypolice.qld.gov.au/museum/2014/11/25/vault-unsolved-murder-betty-shanks/

    https://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/national/queensland/betty-shanks-an-enduring-mystery-20120920-2695g.html

    https://www.couriermail.com.au/news/queensland/ipswich/betty-shanks-murder-cracked-by-ipswich-author/news-story/2dc6ae03571751bb5878d75695d2c95c

    https://nestheprint.com/uncategorized/2020/04/21/betty-shanks-australias-oldest-cold-case/

    This is an episode of my friend Charlie from Crimelines former show In Sight that I heard several years back on the case & it's very detailed:

    https://podtail.com/en/podcast/in-sight-1/betty-shanks/

    • 1 hr
    Introducing my FAVORITE cult-centric pod: TSFU- ep. 71 The Family

    Introducing my FAVORITE cult-centric pod: TSFU- ep. 71 The Family

    I HIGHLY recommend you check out this podcast from one of my nearest and dearest Ashley & her co-host Cam. If you love Cults...this is literally your new favorite podcast.

    TSFU the Podcast is a true crime comedy podcast about cults, murder and other generally horrific stuff. TSFU hosts Ashley and Cam tell enthralling stories, using comedy and thorough research to explore what inspires people to do the awful things they do. Nature? Nurture? Society? Let's investigate from our couches together... while we play murder bingo!
    TSFU Ep. 71- The Family.mp3
    This week the gals talk about notoriously brutal Australian cult, The Family. Jeepers Creepers!


    Ash dives into the life of Anne Hamilton-Byrne, and how she eventually became the leader of a yoga/LSD/baby-napping/Children of the Corn cult. Born Evelyn Edwards, Anne grew up poor and spent time in orphanages in rich neighborhoods as a child. Seeing how the upperclass lived, she always knew that she wanted a piece of the pie. When Evelyn's first husband died, she reinvented herself as a glamorous yoga teacher and medium named Anne Hamilton. Preaching a mishmash of Christianity, Eastern mysticism and apocalyptic prophecy, she convinced hundreds that she was Jesus, using large quantities of LSD on her members and herself. One day she had a vision that the world was going to end in some horrific way and that she needed to start a master race of children who would be left to re-educate what's left of the world. So she basically began stealing babies and made them all look alike, with the same clothes, haircuts and bleached blonde hair. Likely going for a Von Trapp family vibe, she gave them more of a Children of the Corn look. And things only get more insane and tragic from there.... it's not just yoga you guys!!



    Play the new and improved version of "Cult Bingo" with us for a chance to win a FREE month of Patreon! Find bingo at tsfuthepodcast.com/bingo!


    Or if you'd like to support your gals and the show, you can head over to patreon.com/TSFU and join for as little as $5 a month! That's less than a latte! And in honor of spooky season, throughout the months of October and November, you get a 15% discount if you sign up for our annual membership! That's only 14 cents a day for tons of swell Patreon perks!


    You can find links to all of our sources, our Discord, our super sweet merch store, and more at tsfuthepodcast.com!


    Follow us @tsfuthepodcast on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook!


    Audio engineering by Evette Darensbourg.



    Sources: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/blog/the-family-matching-haircuts-apocalyptic-p

    • 1 hr 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
18 Ratings

18 Ratings

Selene Mayhew ,

10/10

This podcast is FANTASTIC! If you want a professional perspective on a lesser known case this is definitely the pod for you. HIGHLY recommend

tincrepes ,

Well meaning but a bit questionable

I think Jule’s heart is in the right place, but her very specific cultural context leads her to some conclusions about behaviour that are not fair to either the victims or the people that are the implied offenders. All the victims are angels. This is a bad take and actually removed the person’s humanity. For example Faith hedgepath sounds like she had a mean streak and so it would be expected that sometimes she’d get into arguments with people and have enemies. I did see in a few episodes that the “facts” were incorrect or there were important elements that were selectively ignored. I do question why she put “PhD” if she seems to not be an expert on any of this. I was under the impression that she was an expert in something to do with unsolved crimes but she doesn’t seem to know much about any of the investigations or forensics? It’s not awful but I felt very gross listening to obvious errors and assumptions about what’s normal and how people use language.

Pinkwrist5 ,

Great detail & discussions less reading

The treatment of Maura’s case was great but it felt like the host was reading too much instead of just speaking naturally.

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