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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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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.

    Black Label S2E2: Mother

    Black Label S2E2: Mother

    Writer: Fiona Guy
    Content Warning: Graphic Audio,  Maternal Filicide 
    The maternal instinct of a mother is an all-encompassing level of emotion. To love, nurture, and protect their child is biologically embedded, a bond that can never be broken. That is how it should be. But life is a complex matrix of relationships, emotions, and decision-making, and the human psyche is a powerful fighting force.  Maternal filicide, the murder of a child by their mother, is a murky understudied arena where those natural instincts are replaced with an entirely different kind of drive. A drive that takes away the very life they previously gave so lovingly. 

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    • 50 min
    S2E28: Rebecca Zahau - Butterfly

    S2E28: Rebecca Zahau - Butterfly

    San Diego DA:
    Summer Stephan: summer.stephan@sdcda.org
    Summer's secretary: patricia.ramirez@sdcda.org
    ph: 61 953 13639
    Crimedoor link:
    https://crimedoor.com/
    Facebook link:
    Justice for Rebecca M. Zahau 1979-2011 | Facebook


    Writer: Gemma Harris
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    • 1 hr 21 min
    S2E27: Lisa Nowak - The Diaper Astronaut + Q&A Fireside Chat

    S2E27: Lisa Nowak - The Diaper Astronaut + Q&A Fireside Chat

    Writers: Heather Sutfin, Josh Lam
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    • 38 min
    S2E26: Morgan Huxley - Here By The Sea

    S2E26: Morgan Huxley - Here By The Sea

    Neutral Bay’s commercial centre is Military Road. One of the busiest arterial roads on the lower north shore, it’s the main gateway to Sydney’s picturesque and world renowned northern beaches. The most popular and historic commercial establishment in Neutral Bay is The Oaks Hotel which opened in 1885. As the social hub of the suburb, The Oaks is an institution where lower north shore residents relax, celebrate, or enjoy a quiet drink. It’s certainly not a place locals go, expecting to not make it home.
    Writer: Gemma Harris
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    • 1 hr 13 min
    S2E25: The Truro Serial Murders

    S2E25: The Truro Serial Murders

    Writer: Gemma Harris
    In Adelaide and around the southern coastline, residents and tourists alike flock to the pristine beaches that offer some respite from the sweltering heat. But if you drive north of the city, the landscape is a different story. Leaving the outskirts of the city, the historic bluestone buildings give way to suburban and industrial sprawl. Aside from the wheat fields, the terrain further inland quickly becomes desolate and harsh. The grass - where there is any - is brown, not green. As you travel along the straight, flat road, the distance between towns becomes greater, and in between there is no sign of human life as far as the eye can see. If you’re unfamiliar with the area, the remoteness of this part of the state seems like the middle of nowhere, and it’s easy to feel completely cut off from civilisation. And while red dirt and flat plains stretch for miles all the way to the horizon, whether in the pitch black of night or the blazing heat of a mid-summers day, there is nowhere to run if you need to make a hasty escape from something. Or someone. In the dead of night, the only light to show the way is the moon overhead. With no one around for miles, the silence is deafening.
    CW: Sexual Abuse, Rape, Extreme Violence 
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    • 1 hr 15 min
    Black Label S2E9: House of Horrors

    Black Label S2E9: House of Horrors

    Writer: Fiona Guy 
    Listener, the case you are about to hear is the darkest I’ve covered this season. The acts carried out behind closed doors in this case are among the most heinous that can be imaged. In 2016 in Knoxville, Tennessee, a loving family had their world ripped apart. Evil entered their lives in the days after Thanksgiving in that year. They could never have known it was coming. There were no warning signs. There’s a saying that’s often banded around. That it’s the quiet ones we have to watch and look out for. This case is an example of why sometimes that statement is absolutely true.
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    • 1 hr 27 min

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