Todd McComas left a 21-year career as a detective with the Indiana State Police to pursue a career in standup comedy and podcasting. His standup has always featured incredible and hilarious stories from his own career as a detective and now he’s getting back to the business of crime. In season 1, Todd as features an unsolved quadruple murder, that he actually had some involvement with, known as The Burger Chef Murders. In season 2, he shifts to telling the story of infamous crimes and the people who committed them. Everything from fraud to murder. He draws from his own experience and knowledge, as a police detective, to offer insight and perspective into the criminal investigation and the criminals responsible.
The Gabby Petito Case
The murder of Gabby Petito has taken over social media as the search for her fiancé Brian Laundrie enters its 15th day. Many listeners have asked me to discuss the case and give my thoughts. Cases this fresh are always difficult to cover because so much is unknown and police remain so tight-lipped on significant things they know. But I did my best to add my insight into what I believe the police are doing and how I think this thing will end up.
Badlands Season 2: Sportsland
BADLANDS is a true-crime anthology podcast from Jake Brennan, creator and host of the award-winning music and true crime podcast DISGRACELAND.
BADLANDS Season 2: Sportsland is all about the shocking rise and fall of sports legends. Listen each week for wild stories about Mike Tyson, Oscar Pistorius, Aaron Hernandez, Evel Knievel, Tonya Harding, Pete Rose, Sonny Liston, Spider Sabich, Ty Cobb, and, of course, O.J. Simpson.
This episode preview dives into legendary boxer Mike Tyson. His arrival as a prodigious 18-year-old professional boxer in the 1980s represented a major paradigm shift in the sport. But just as quickly as he rose, Mike Tyson began to fall. This is just a preview of Sportsland, but you can listen to full episodes at [link]*.
The Menendez Brothers
Lyle and Erik Menéndez are American brothers who were convicted in 1996 for the murders of their parents, José and Mary Menéndez. They appeared to be a wealthy and powerful family who were living the American dream. But in one of the most publicized trials in our nation's history, we'd learn that their lives were actually a nightmare.
The Truck Stop Killer
Robert Benjamin Rhoades, also known as The Truck Stop Killer, is an American serial killer and rapist. He was convicted for only two murders but police suspected him of torturing, raping, and killing more than fifty women between 1975 and 1990.
Frank "Pee Wee" Matthews
Frank Matthews is one of the most successful heroin traffickers in U.S. history. He was way bigger than Frank Lucas and Nicky Barnes and yet, no one knows his name. Maybe that's because he's never stood trial. Frank Matthews has been a fugitive from justice for over 48 years and this is his story.
The Amazon Review Killer
Todd Christopher Kohlhepp, aka The Amazon Review Killer, is an American killer that is an exception to the rule. An exception to the rule because he is both a serial killer and a mass murderer.
Bromance for Todd. He’s like the big brother with all the cool stories.
Can’t stop listening, really haven’t listened to an episode that I didn’t get into. Smart and funny
Love the Show
Love the stories and the guests keep it up