62 episodes

Notorious Bakersfield is a podcast that steps back in time to look at some of Bakersfield's most notorious crimes, events, and characters that have impacted this Central California Valley community.

Notorious Bakersfield Robert Petersen

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 98 Ratings

Notorious Bakersfield is a podcast that steps back in time to look at some of Bakersfield's most notorious crimes, events, and characters that have impacted this Central California Valley community.

    Coming Aug. 9th: The Sledgehammer Murders

    Coming Aug. 9th: The Sledgehammer Murders

    Notorious Bakersfield has been on hiatus for the last couple of weeks. 

    I'll be back Tuesday, August 9th with this all-new Notorious Bakersfield story, The Sledgehammer Murders. 

    • 1 min
    Encore: Torie Lynn Knapp

    Encore: Torie Lynn Knapp

    A parole board recommended parole for a convicted murderer. In 2001 Torie Lynn Knapp was brutally stabbed to death by her then 15-year-old son Parker Chamberlin.

    This was a gruesome murder that shocked everyone who knew both the victim and the killer. How could a teenager who appeared to have a close and loving relationship with his mother...kill her...and in such a brutal way?

    It's a question everyone has-the family, friends of the family, and even the detectives who investigated the case.

    • 14 min
    E58: The Wickersham Heist

    E58: The Wickersham Heist

    An organized crime ring burglarized the Wickersham Jewelry store in downtown Bakersfield in 1964.  This is that story.

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    Email: notoriousbakersfield@gmail.com

    • 29 min
    E57: The Bakersfield Eight

    E57: The Bakersfield Eight

    An airplane carrying the Cal Poly Univesity football team crashed on takeoff from a Toldeo, OH area airport.  Eight players on that flight were from Bakersfield or had ties to Bakersfield.  Four of them perished.


    If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Notorious

    Visit the Notorious Bakersfield website: https://www.notoriousbakersfield.com/

    Email: notoriousbakersfield@gmail.com

    • 12 min
    E56: 24 Years Of Hell

    E56: 24 Years Of Hell

    Glenda Crosley killed her husband Sam by running him down with her car. She claimed spousal abuse as justification for this crime.

    Victim of Domestic Violence? Visit this link:
    https://kernalliance.org/

    If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Notorious

    Visit the Notorious Bakersfield website: https://www.notoriousbakersfield.com/

    Email: notoriousbakersfield@gmail.com

    • 23 min
    E55: Deadly Pizza Delivery

    E55: Deadly Pizza Delivery

    Tony Azevedo was murdered in 1996 while delivering pizzas for Pizzaville USA. This is his story.

    If you'd like to support the Notorious Bakersfield podcast, you can buy me a coffee. Visit here to make a donation:
    https://www.buymeacoffee.com/Notorious

    Visit the Notorious Bakersfield website: https://www.notoriousbakersfield.com/

    Email: notoriousbakersfield@gmail.com

    • 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
98 Ratings

98 Ratings

Omihw ,

Great storyteller

I am originally from Saudi Arabia and I’ve been living in Bakersfield for the past five years and this podcast makes me feel i lived here forever, I learned so much from him”good and bad”. What a wonderful narrator.

J##B##P ,

My little brothers podcast.

I’m proud to say, I love my little brothers podcast! That’s right you heard that, he’s my little brother, the notorious Robert Petersen. I had a chance to do his Friday the 13th self tour and it was fantastic! Although I had the notorious one my tour guide which helps with all of his knowledge of the town and research. Not to mention he was born here and has lived here most of his life. The local knowledge is fantastic and fun. I can’t wait to take another tour with him. And you can take that same tour, but drive it yourself.
What a fun evening with you brother. Thank you very much. Love you

Arvin girl ,

Arvin girl

I love all the podcasts I have listened to… great job

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