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A true-crime podcast that takes a seat, dangles its legs over the edge and stares into the abyss.

The Dark Divide The Dark Divide

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 49 Ratings

A true-crime podcast that takes a seat, dangles its legs over the edge and stares into the abyss.

    Ep. 13 - Something Borrowed, Something Blue

    Ep. 13 - Something Borrowed, Something Blue

    On February 24, 1986, John Ruetten came home to his Van Nuys apartment to discover that his wife, Sherri Rasmussen had been beaten and murdered. The Los Angeles Police Department was quick to call it a burglary gone wrong, with no suspects ever being brought to justice. The case went cold, with evidence waiting on technology to catch up. For over two decades, friends and family of Sherri would hold steadfast to the belief that there was something much more sinister to be found than a robbery. In 2009, new detectives with fresh eyes would be assigned the file, and would shock the state of California as evidence would lead them no further than their own front door.


     


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    Measured Paces & Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod via incompetech.com
    The Dark Glow of the Mountains, Cylinder 9 & Temperature of the Air by Chris Zabriskie via via chriszabriskie.com


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    *A special thanks to CBS 48 Hours "One of Their Own", "In Plain Sight" by Steven Mikulan via LA Mag, Trials & Tribulations blog, The Los Angeles Times & The Lazarus Files by Matthew McGough for providing amazing information that allowed this episode to be possible.


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    • 1 hr 35 min
    Ep. 12 - Two Can Keep A Secret

    Ep. 12 - Two Can Keep A Secret

    On the eve of her 22nd birthday, a British tourist named Grace Millane would go missing during a backpacking trip in Auckland, New Zealand. Soon after alerting the public for leads in finding her, authorities would begin investigating it as a homicide, resulting in an arrest within days of her disappearance. But for two years, name suppression would wrap the case in a thick sense of confusion, bewilderment and even resentment among the nation. What had happened to Grace and who was responsible? 


     


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    Measured Paces & The Ambient by Kevin MacLeod via incompetech.com


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    *A special thanks to We Can't Consent To This UK, The Journal of Criminal Law, News Hub NZ, The New Zealand Herald, Stuff News and Radio New Zealand for providing amazing information that allowed this episode to be possible.


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    • 45 min
    Ep. 11 - Cupid After Dark

    Ep. 11 - Cupid After Dark

    Ah, February, month of love. It's tradition in many countries to give tokens of our affection to the one whose heart was struck by cupid like a gold rush. But on Valentine's Day 2010, Richard Schoeck would unfortunately walk right into a trap disguised as a romantic rendezvous, reminding us that amidst the delicate flower arrangements and construction paper cards bordered with frilly lace, there is at times, a much darker side to love.


     


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    Almost in F Tranquility, Measured Paces, Mesmerize by Kevin MacLeod via incompetech.com
    Take Off and Shoot a Zero by Chris Zabriskie via chriszabriskie.com



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    *A special thanks to Crime Watch Daily, Snapped, The Gainesville Times and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution for providing amazing information that allowed this episode to be possible.


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    • 31 min
    Ep. 10 - Down the Hatch

    Ep. 10 - Down the Hatch

    The downtown Eastside of Vancouver, British Columbia is not only considered "Canada's poorest postal code" but is also no stranger to tragedy or crime. The streets contain an unpolished tarnish compared to the rest of the city. Between it's vintage diners and abandoned corner stores, it's peppered with sex workers and drug addicts among the overwhelming homeless population. Unfortunately, there are some who also see this as an opportunity to take advantage of those who are mistakenly considered transient or deemed insignificant by societal standards. One Canadian serial killer would prove this brutal circumstance to be very much true. Known as the "Boozing Barber", Gilbert Paul Jordan is thought to be responsible for at least 10 murders but, maybe because of his unexpected and peculiar method, would only pay the price for one.


     


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    • 18 min
    Ep. 9 - Fight or Flight

    Ep. 9 - Fight or Flight

    Quintessential teenager, Adrianne Jessica Jones, was happy and free under the Texas sun. Like any teenage experience, we expect the key elements to usually play a part: high school, hobbies, friends, boys. What we don't expect is a bend in the road, swiftly steering us right into the middle of a story about obsessive desire, a possible tryst and a murder plot. Who knew young love could be so deadly? 


     



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    • 22 min
    Ep. 8 - Dangers, Toils and Snares

    Ep. 8 - Dangers, Toils and Snares

    Ryan Poston, a young attorney at law from Fort Mitchell, Kentucky, is shot to death by his girlfriend, Shayna Hubers, in October 2012. Two people, one gun, and left in the aftermath: only one story. Like other similar cases, the final question always begging to be answered is: was it self-defense or cold-blooded murder?


     


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    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
49 Ratings

49 Ratings

Tareck33 ,

Amazing podcast

Love this podcast. I just discovered it, and actively bingeing. It has everything I love. Depth, maturity, details, a lovely host, clean from profanities, good pace, neat background music,… and more. Feels like the host has been doing this forever. Well you have my blessings to continue to do what you do. 💕

SailingToEverywhere ,

The Dark Divide Sends You to An Amazing Abyss

You absolutely need to listen to this podcast if you're down with hauntingly descriptive narratives, stories that not many others have delved in to. This podcast will take you comfortably to the edge, and push you over the edge just enough to make you feel relieved to be pulled back in again. Honestly- this pod is well worth the listen- the listener becomes part of the story- there are so many detailed nuances. Definitely give it a listen. Actually,
Listen to these episodes on repeat to hear different details.You won't regret it.

ushnuu ,

Dark and depressing — in the best way!

Despite the wait between episodes, this is one of my absolute favourite podcasts. The topics are dark and often depressing, but told in such a riveting way. This show takes on very different topics than most other true crime podcasts, and the host does a wonderful job with the writing and the presentation. I recommend this to anyone who enjoys true crime!

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