82 episodes

Exploring the intersection of faith and true crime.

The Unlovely Truth Lori Morrison

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 37 Ratings

Exploring the intersection of faith and true crime.

    Season 2, Episode 29: Surviving Schizophrenia with Someone You Love: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

    Season 2, Episode 29: Surviving Schizophrenia with Someone You Love: Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker

    Would you recognize the symptoms of schizophrenia in your children? Don and Mimi Galvin didn’t at first. Robert Kolker’s book “Hidden Valley Road” not only tells of the Galvin family struggles, but how their participation in schizophrenia studies have helped scientists looking for better treatments and maybe even a cure.


     


    Mary Galvin, the youngest family member, endured horrific neglect and abuse. She often felt like an outcast of society, and this gave her a new connection to her six brothers who each had a mental health diagnosis. They needed so much help that home care assistance was not a realistic option. So Mary took on much of the care of her brothers herself. It was her way of surviving schizophrenia and its effect on her family.


     


    My guest this week, Maree Dee, hosts a private FaceBook community called Embracing Faith and Mental Illness from a Caregiver’s Perspective. Her website, www.embracingtheunexpected.com, is full of great resources for anyone who is close to someone struggling with mental illness, and so much more. Check out that link and the others below!


     


    Visit my website and join my email list


     


    Buy your copy of "Hidden Valley Road"


     


    Maree Dee's website


     


    Listen to my episode on "The Lost Girls" by Robert Kolker


     


    Robert Kolker's website

    • 24 min
    Season 2, Episode 28: Women’s Safety on Campus: Bluegrass by William Van Meter

    Season 2, Episode 28: Women’s Safety on Campus: Bluegrass by William Van Meter

    I’m a mom who went through the worry of dropping off two daughters at college, well aware that I could no longer protect them in the way that I had when they were still home with me. Katie Autrey probably thought she was safe on the campus of Western Kentucky University, and she would have been if the two men charged with her murder hadn’t crashed a campus party that night. It seemed like a slam dunk case, but one jury didn’t agree. Was justice served?


     



    Buy "Bluegrass"


     


    Organizations that promote safety on college campuses


     


    Visit my website to join my email list


     

    • 26 min
    Season 2, Episode 27: There Should've Been a Book: The Most Vulnerable Victims

    Season 2, Episode 27: There Should've Been a Book: The Most Vulnerable Victims

    Americans are slightly obsessed with stories about serial killers. There are at least a dozen published books about Ted Bundy and the same for Charles Manson, not to mention everything written about John Wayne Gacy, Wayne Williams, Gary Ridgway, and others. But as retired cold-case investigator Paul Holes told Rolling Stone magazine, cultural changes like fewer women hitchhiking made it harder for these and other roving killers to find victims. 


     


    But there was still one vulnerable group of women who was willing get in a car with a stranger - sex workers. The man known as the Green River Killer, Gary Ridgway, even admitted that he chose prostitutes as his victims because he thought he was much less likely to get caught. For a time, he was right.







    Serial killer cold case information


     


    Murder Accountability Project website


     


    Are these cases linked?


     


    Are there really fewer serial killers these days?


     


    Jeffery Lee Guillory's family believes he is innocent of some of the murders he is accused of


     


    Season 1 Episode 8: Murder in the Bayou, Part 1


     


    Season 1 Episode 9: Murder in the Bayou, Part 2


     


    Scroll to the bottom to sign up for your free copy of "Service From The Sofa" prayer guide 

    • 8 min
    Season 2, Episode 26: Behind Blue Curtains: An Amish Story of Survival, Escape and Pursuit of Justice by Molly Maeve Eagan and Lizzy Hershberger

    Season 2, Episode 26: Behind Blue Curtains: An Amish Story of Survival, Escape and Pursuit of Justice by Molly Maeve Eagan and Lizzy Hershberger

    Lizzy Hersberger grew up in what is probably the most conservative subgroup of the Old Order Amish community - the Swartzentruber Amish. She didn’t have indoor plumbing and wasn’t allowed to attend school beyond the eighth grade. Worst of all, when she was sexually assaulted by a member of her community, she was the one who was blamed, and cast out of their fellowship at the age of 15. Join me and my guest Molly Maeve Eagan, who is a trauma-informed writer, survivor activist and award-winning investigative journalist. You won’t want to miss her insights into surviving abuse. 


     


    Visit the Voices of Hope website


     


    Find Voices Of Hope on FaceBook


     


    Visit Molly's website


     


    Visit my website and join my email list


     


    Find Molly on FaceBook @MollyMaeve and @NeverStandAloneUSA


     


    She’s also on Instagram @MollyMaeve and Twitter @CptsdRecovery


     

    • 32 min
    Season 2, Episode 25: There Should've Been a Book: Turning Grieving to Giving

    Season 2, Episode 25: There Should've Been a Book: Turning Grieving to Giving

    Sandra Latrail Robinson was just 32 years old when her life was senselessly stolen from her during the course of a robbery. Her mother and her four children want to know what happened. Let’s help them find the answers they deserve by sharing this episode with everyone we can.


    And if you’re feeling inspired to help other children who have lost a parent, check out the link below to the website of The National Alliance for Grieving Children.


    I’ve never seen the show “WandaVision”, but I love a quote from the character Vision (played by the fabulous Paul Bettany - go watch the Oscar-Award winning movie “A Beautiful Mind” if you haven’t yet), “But what is grief if not love persevering?” Just as Sandra’s mother and children persevere in their love for Sandra, let’s persevere in the search for justice.


     


    If you have any information, please call the GBI at 912-389-4103.


     


    Submit a tip online


     


    Georgia Bureau of Investigation information


     


    News article from 2016


     


    News article from 2017


     


    Information on reward


     


    Crime Stats from Neighborhoodscout.com


     


    The National Alliance for Grieving Children


     


    Visit my website and join my email list

    • 6 min
    Season 2, Episode 24: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman

    Season 2, Episode 24: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison by Piper Kerman

    Piper Kerman could have been any one of us. I had no idea that the hit Netflix series Orange is the New Black was based on the true crime memoir that detailed her experiences and what she learned from spending a year in federal custody.


     


    My guest today is James Early, a fellow podcaster and volunteer in prison ministry. James actually serves at the same prison that is the setting for most of the action in this week’s book. You’ll be fascinated by how his work there changed his life.


     


    Check out these great resources:


     


    Buy the book


     


    James' website


     


    James' podcast


     


    Visit my website and join my email list


     

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
37 Ratings

37 Ratings

aliciakenworthy ,

Powerful intersection of faith and true crime

There are a lot of true crime podcasts out there. That Lori decided to approach hers through an angle of faith sets this one apart and I’m grateful to have discovered it. I’m not particularly religious myself but I strongly believe that our justice system alone rarely gives us healing. Finding truth and peace requires something else.

ThelmaandLouise2018 ,

Excited to Hear Lori

I am thrilled that Lori is doing a podcast on true crime books and combining Christian faith. Great topic for the world we live in. Lori is insightful and has a great voice. Perfect title for this topic. Can’t wait for next episode

meahme84 ,

The Unlovely Truth

Love this podcast ! Can’t wait for the next one to drop

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