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Best Friends Amanda and Courtney deep dive into true crime cases with an empathetic standpoint. They focus awareness mainly on lesser known crimes and crimes against those deemed extra vulnerable. Occasionally, the hosts will cover more well known cases due to relevance or a particularly fascinating element. The bees (the honeybee) is seen as synonymous with victims and survivors. We must always protect the bees. We must always let their voices be heard. We must not stifle the buzz of the bees, so bee vigilant, for when you mess with the bees, you get the hive. 

Welcome to A Nefarious Nightmare.

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    • True Crime
    • 4.6 • 77 Ratings

Best Friends Amanda and Courtney deep dive into true crime cases with an empathetic standpoint. They focus awareness mainly on lesser known crimes and crimes against those deemed extra vulnerable. Occasionally, the hosts will cover more well known cases due to relevance or a particularly fascinating element. The bees (the honeybee) is seen as synonymous with victims and survivors. We must always protect the bees. We must always let their voices be heard. We must not stifle the buzz of the bees, so bee vigilant, for when you mess with the bees, you get the hive. 

Welcome to A Nefarious Nightmare.

    Rise with the sun

    Rise with the sun

    Content/Trigger warning - mentions of mental health and sexual exploitation/trafficking

    December 18, 2011, 23 year old Phoenix Coldon left her parent’s house in Missouri and was never seen again. Her SUV was found abandoned in the middle of the road and no one seemed to be suspicious. While this case does have some twists and turns, we all just want to know, what happened to Phoenix Coldon?

    Special thanks to Chey Vyshnya for her help in research and writing for this case!

    Sources: 
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/phoenix-coldon 
    https://missingsouls.com/the-disappearance-of-phoenix-coldon/ Oxygen Documentary. Who is She? The Disappearance of Phoenix Coldon

    #tcpf2023
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    Email - anefariousnightmare@gmail.com

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    • 25 min
    He Always Sang

    He Always Sang

    Content/Trigger warning - mention of Domestic Violence and/or potential hate crime, mention of self harm and suicidal ideation, Murder

    Alex VanDalsen left on foot late evening on February 3, 2021. He was later found dead, police haven’t been very helpful with answers and his mother and the rest of his family just want closure as to the mystery surrounding his death. We had the pleasure of interviewing Jennifer VanDalsen, and we invite you all to listen to her dive in so that you all can draw your own conclusions and help get more eyes on this case. Todays episode is a major revision of A Purple Handgun; the unsolved case of Alex VanDalsen, which originally aired January 14, 2022.
    CALL TO ACTION - 
    podcasters and creators - please keep this case in circulation, please cover this case. Let’s get more eyes on it. Alex VanDalsens family needs closure and justice needs to be seen. This case is still unsolved and we want to bring this case way more attention and a deeper investigation. If you would like ANY information you may visit the links in the show notes, you can reach out to us as well if you need a point in the right direction. LETS APPLY PRESSURE.

    HOW YOU CAN HELP - 

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/257154219690892/?ref=share 

    https://www.change.org/p/federal-bureau-of-investigation-we-want-to-see-alex-s-case-reopened-and-investigated-correctly-this-time

    https://gofund.me/2a06dd91

    https://www.hrc.org/resources/additional-concerning-deaths-of-transgender-and-gender-non-conforming-individuals

    SOME PODCASTS THAT HAVE COVERED THIS CASE -

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/episode-113-alex-vandalsen/id1484887495?i=1000544688361

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/what-happened-to-alex-vandalsen/id1625613219?i=1000590011612

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/mysterious-death-alex-blake-vandalsen/id1607028250?i=1000555251629

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/sierra-shields-alex-blake-vandalsen-update/id1598176524?i=1000576213823

    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-murder-of-alex-vandalsen-by-beyond-the/id1517878293?i=1000556946284

    https://www.spreaker.com/episode/48406263

    SOURCES - 

    Jennifer VanDalsen (Alex VanDalsens mother)

    https://www.legacy.com/us/obituaries/jconline/name/alex-vandalsen-obituary?id=32775735

    https://www.tiktok.com/@alexblake18?_t=8Z3pldFUHZC&_r=1

    https://www.purdueexponent.org/city_state/article_d0bda22d-d9a1-53e1-8bb7-f0ce90bbc155.html

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    • 41 min
    NOT SO NEFARIOUS NEW YEAR

    NOT SO NEFARIOUS NEW YEAR

    We decided to sit down with our friends Chey Vyshnya and Sonya Coen to reflect on the highs and lows of 2022 and what we are leaving behind - as well as what we will bring with us into 2023. We then each tell a Florida man story.

    This episode is unlike our episodes on both the NSNC and A Nefarious Nightmare feeds. With that being said, a brief content warning - there is strong language. 

     We really just wanted to sit back and hang out. There will be brief mention of a few grisly crimes but the main objective is for all of us to reflect and start this year off with a positive mindset and lots of love while talking about a few Florida man or Florida man - like stories. 

    To those of you who have been with us since the beginning, to those just getting into our stories and to those who have mentored us along the way, we love and appreciate you so much. Thank you for sticking with us, and we are so pleased to spend 2023 with you! Cheers to a better year ahead. 
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    • 53 min
    Recap / INTRODUCING METHOD AND MADNESS

    Recap / INTRODUCING METHOD AND MADNESS

    Amanda and Courtney give a few updates on some cases covered in season 3, and close out by introducing Method and Madness podcast, a podcast you all should absolutely check out!
    ________________________________________________________________________________
    On Tuesday, April 21st, 2020, 39-year-old John Palmer and his wife, 38-year-old Katie Palmer set out for a morning walk in their rural neighborhood in Denison, Texas. It was a sunny morning with temperatures in the mid-60s. The road they were walking is residential- with homes and a country club- not a road with significant traffic early in the morning. There are no sidewalks and the couple was walking facing the direction of oncoming traffic.
    At 7:45 am, as they walked alongside the asphalt road- they were hit from behind- by their neighbor Cory Foster, who was driving a 2019 Ford F250 pickup truck.
    John and Katie didn’t even hear the truck coming- they were both injured, Katie, fatally.
    Katie passed away from her injuries the next day, just after midnight. John has recovered and has spent every day since, not only grieving the loss of his soulmate; but also waiting for and then fighting for justice.
    The man that killed his wife had alcohol in his system, was driving with a fogged-up windshield, on the wrong side of the road, and still walks free.
    Thank you to John Palmer for joining me and for fighting for Katie every single day.
    Join the fight:
    Justice for Katie Palmer | Facebook
    ___________________________________________________________
    Method & Madness is researched, written, hosted, and produced by Dawn Gandhi
    Sound Editing by moInspo
    Music by Timmoor from Pixabay
    REACH OUT:
    methodandmadnesspod@gmail.com
    FOLLOW:

    Instagram.com/MethodAndMadnessPod

    Twitter.com/MethodPod

    ___________________________________________________________

    For a list of sources used, visit the podcast website:
    Method & Madness Podcast
    Methodandmadnesspodcast.com
    Thank you for listening!

    CALLS TO ACTION -
    Brett Smith has failed many families while serving as the District Attorney of Grayson County. ENOUGH IS ENOUGH! Smith must resign!

    Here is District Attorney Brett’s Smith contact information:
    Email - smithb@co.grayson.tx.us
    Phone - (903) 813-4361

    Call and email District Attorney Brett Smith and let him know that you support Justice for Katie Palmer, victims and their families and that you demand he step down immediately.  

    Tarif Alkhatib -
    Please email Director Steven McCraw (Steven.McCraw@dps.texas.gov), Deputy Director Dwight Mathis (Dwight.Mathis@dps.texas.gov) and Inspector General Phillip Ayala (Phillip.Ayala@dps.texas.gov) and demand that Cpl. Tarif Alkhatib (BADGE # DPS12958) be fired immediately.

    FIND METHOD AND MADNESS ON ALL PODCATCHERS, including the following:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/method-madness/id1550871868?i=1000577032012
    https://open.spotify.com/episode/0a0A2Pr3tzaoPY1IkqGf7R?si=pASOqiTARBmlVWRWw2vIzg
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Justice for Jacob Landin

    Justice for Jacob Landin

    Content/Trigger warning - Domestic Violence, mention of Sexual Assault, Murder of a minor

    Today we will be discussing statistics on Domestic Violence and child abuse. We also will briefly remind you about narcissism because we firmly believe that the offender in this case was a complete narcissist. In fact, when you hear all of these statistics and the key traits of narcissism, and then listen to Eric tell what happened to his brother, Jacob Landin, you will be able to pinpoint WHY we believe this to be the case. We want to amplify Jacob's voice as much as possible and we want to do so with pure integrity and compassion. His story needs to be told and we are so grateful to Eric for being open and vulnerable enough to tell it. 


    Sources - 

    Eric Carter-Landin - interview

    Domestic Violence statistics - https://www.socialsolutions.com/blog/domestic-violence-statistics/

    Child abuse - 
    https://www.childhelp.org/child-abuse-statistics/
    https://americanspcc.org/child-maltreatment-statistics/
    https://victimsofcrime.org/child-sexual-abuse-statistics/

    Narcissism - 
    https://www.emedicinehealth.com/what_are_the_nine_traits_of_a_narcissist/article_em.htm

    https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12144-998-1007-6

    Links for Justice - 
    https://www.facebook.com/justiceforjacoblandin

    https://www.change.org/p/da-clint-wellborn-please-reopen-the-case-of-the-murder-of-jacob-landin

    https://www.trueconsequences.com/

    Subscribe to Eric’s show on Apple - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/true-consequences/id1484748807

    On spotify - 
    https://open.spotify.com/show/4g37tYpDvgEsGQdJ5r7b8E?si=01H6CSWdSAiVKHzbKe15nQ

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    • 54 min
    The murders of Naasire Johnson and Eric Pope

    The murders of Naasire Johnson and Eric Pope

    Content/Trigger warning - potential for hate crime, mention of animal cruelty

    Violence against those who are in the lgbtq+ community or those who identify as such still occurs to this day. We feel that this community is especially vulnerable because once again, here it is late 2022, and we still see hatred and violence against this community. Today we will be discussing two cases that are similar in setting and need a ton of awareness. Very little is out there on both victims so, let’s change that! It’s important to remember that they both happened in Philadelphia, and the victims just so happen to be gay. These crimes were not deemed as hate crimes, but we will leave that up to you all to decide. 



    SOURCES:

    https://epgn.com/2022/07/13/philly-man-who-allegedly-killed-his-gay-lover-held-for-trial/

    https://www.phillyunsolvedmurders.com/cases/unsolved-murders-archive/unsolved-murders-2022/2046-naasire-johnson-dc-22-22-009407

    https://southfloridagaynews.com/National/philadelphia-man-allegedly-killed-his-gay-lover.html 

    https://www.metroweekly.com/2022/06/philadelphia-man-charged-with-killing-gay-lover-and-burning-his-corpse/ 

    https://epgn.com/2022/08/16/homicides-of-gay-men-wont-be-reported-as-hate-crimes/ 

    https://www.southcoasttoday.com/story/news/2022/05/03/philadelphia-man-charged-murder-new-bedford-native-eric-pope/9613844002/ 

    https://www.gaytimes.co.uk/life/eric-pope-tributes-pour-in-for-caring-gay-patron-who-died-after-being-punched-by-bouncer/ 

    https://www.metroweekly.com/2022/05/bouncer-accused-of-killing-gay-d-c-man-now-in-police-custody/ 

    AUDIO:
     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRkHBeiZj18 

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    • 25 min

Customer Reviews

4.6 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

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Excellent

Well researched, great discussion, and hosts that genuinely care about the cases/people they’re covering. Thanks for doing what you do, Y’all

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