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.
Listener Tales 48
This episode is available free on 8/19 and is available early and ad-free on Wondery+
Listener tales 48!!! We’ve got almost abductions, a woman being stalked but really wanting to win her work competition and a Bridgewater triangle appearance!! If you have a listener tale please send it to Morbidpodcast@gmail.com with “listener tale” somewhere in the subject line :)
Justice for Katie Palmer
This episode is available for free on 8/17 and is available early and ad-free on Wondery+
On the morning of April 21st John Palmer and his wife Katie decided to start their day off with a nice walk together before the craziness of their day to day ensued. They didn’t know that one of their neighbors would also be out that morning, driving his F-250, impaired to say the least. Katie and John were both hit by that man, Cory Todd Foster. John suffered serious injuries that left him in the ICU and unfortunately, Katie was killed in the crash. Cory Todd Foster, who has a 20 year history of vehicular crimes including DWI, reckless driving and speeding faced absolutely no charges.
A huge thank you to John Palmer for speaking to us about Katie's life and the injustice surrounding her death.
There are so many injustices in this case that will leave you infuriated, but the fight is not over. There will be justice for Katie Palmer, and all of us can have a hand in helping. For more information and updates on Katie’s case these are the best links:
Katie Palmer Project
Justice For Katie Palmer Webpage
Justice For Katie Palmer Facebook Group
Justice For Katie Palmer Twitter
The Murder of William Desmond Taylor
This episode is available free on 8/15 and is available early and ad-free on Wondery+
William Desmond Taylor was a big name in Hollywood back in the day, starring and directing plenty of hit films. Hollywood has always been rife with controversy and such was the case when William was found dead in his apartment, having been shot with a rare .38 caliber gun. The police felt like whoever had killed William had actually been wrapped up in a hug with him when they pulled the trigger. Was it Mabel Normand who had been at his home just minutes before he was killed, or could it have been Mary Miles Minter and her crazy Stage Mom ™ Charlotte Shelby? OR could it have been the woman who confessed with her dying breath? Decide for yourself and let us know what you think!
Listener Tales 47
Listener Tales 47!!!! You guys, like are you alright? This one was so crazy! There’s carjacking, there’s Charles Manson and there’s more. Enjoy, hold onto your butts and keep it weird until the next listener tale. If you have a Listener Tale that you would like to send in, go ahead and send it on over to Morbidpodcast@gmail.com with “Listener Tale” somewhere in the subject line :)
Haunted Hotels Vol. 1
We’ve got a new installment for ya partners, HAUNTED HOTELS! Alaina brings us to the Langham hotel in London and then to Ben Lomond Suites in Utah while Ash brings us to the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel and then to Hotel Savoy. It’s gonna be creepy and ghostly up in here because we’ve got all things that are good; ghostly elevators, mirror Marilyn ghosts, spectral weapons and so much more. Hold onto your butts and if you would like to suggest a Haunted Hotel for our next episode please send to Morbidpodcast@gmail.com with “Haunted Hotels” somewhere in the subject line :)
Sam and Colby visiting The Langham Hotel in London (Hilarious)
Jack the Ripper Part 5
YOU HAVE REACHED THE CONCLUSION!!!! Alaina’s final part of Jack the Ripper is here and we are talking all things suspects, confirmation bias, science, mitochondrial DNA and Patricia Cornwell. Do we know who Jack the Ripper is by now? No. Do we know who he isn’t? Sorta. Stay tuned for years to come because Alaina claims one day she will have our answers!!!
"SOMEDAY I WILL"- Alaina
Check out these great books on the case:
Jack the Ripper and The Case For Scotland Yard's Prime Suspect by Robert House
The Complete Jack the Ripper by Donald Rumbelow
The Five: The Untold Lives of the Women Killed by Jack the Ripper by Hallie Rubenhold
The Hidden Lives of Jack the Ripper's Victims by Robert Hume
The Ripper Code by Thomas Toughill
Jack the Ripper: Scotland Yard Investigates by Stewart Evans & Donald Rumbelow
Jack the Ripper: The definitive Casebook by Richard Whittington-Eagan
Portrait of a Killer: Jack the Ripper by Patricia Cornwell
An even DEEPER dive into this case:
Season 3 of Unobscured with Aaron Mahnke
Also check out these sites on the case:
Casebook: Jack The Ripper
Jack the Ripper Tour
Love this podcast.
A bit too much hilarity for the topic
I have listened to a lot of these episodes and while the material is definitely interesting and pretty well-researched, and I do realise that some levity is required with this kind of material, I felt that these women were often too flippant with the topic. The repeated exclamations of ‘I literally feel ill right now’ or ‘OMG I’m nearly crying’ come across as silly and disingenuous and do nothing to endear the listener.
morbid has entered their flop era officially, the quality of their content has declined, despite having more money. the fan base gives off ultimate cringe high school bully/regina george vibes and the hosts both reek of sell out, get your bag i guess???