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A podcast where we drink wine and talk about Ancestry DNA results gone wrong, crimes and cold cases solved by DNA evidence, and everything in between. Part true crime, part family mayhem and anything else our weird little hearts desire.

Join hosts Becky Barnes and Rachael Nalevanko on a journey through some of the wackiest, scariest, and most unbelievable DNA stories you’ve ever heard.

http://www.Chardonnayanddna.com

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Chardonnay & DNA Chardonnay and DNA

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 22 Ratings

A podcast where we drink wine and talk about Ancestry DNA results gone wrong, crimes and cold cases solved by DNA evidence, and everything in between. Part true crime, part family mayhem and anything else our weird little hearts desire.

Join hosts Becky Barnes and Rachael Nalevanko on a journey through some of the wackiest, scariest, and most unbelievable DNA stories you’ve ever heard.

http://www.Chardonnayanddna.com

Find us on **Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!**

Instagram: @chardonnayanddna

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/chardonnayandDNA

Twitter: @ChardonnayDNA

    It's never a mannequin...

    It's never a mannequin...

    On this weeks episode the ladies discuss who they'd bring back from the dead to have dinner with (and two that are alive. Rachael's entire story is a correction! Listen to the sad tale of Elmer McCurdy, the bandit who's postmortem career was much more successful than when he was alive. Check out the patreon and support the show! https://www.patreon.com/chardonnayanddna

    • 59 min
    Damn Helen

    Damn Helen

    On this episode of Chardonnay & DNA, Rachael gags at Becky's mention of Fireball whiskey and the gals design their ideal Halloween costumes. Becky tells us about the infamous Tylenol Poisonings of the 80s plus a CONSPIRACY THEORY!
    Sources:
    https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2011/09/26/self-published-book-claims-conspiracy-in-tylenol-poisonings/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fchicago.cbslocal.com%2F2011%2F09%2F26%2Fself-published-book-claims-conspiracy-in-tylenol-poisonings%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR0YssH82-nzD7C4zf1XQ2N_46OqJnh_dnyKl9SOg0yZSrHWKrnMi_GXDxw&h=AT1WBd2HW7IsRQqCNjYG7-Bu5miCKaz2zBrGZyS7PGTqqQWZLF7pB4TEmnQmtlbZ2l-HLHdKW2DaQYnEoDfbpeQPBgJl9yXV_m-fOHRuCpFUJuPaVbR93VaAbeRPVMth_K8k8mM)
    https://abc7chicago.com/tylenol-killings-chicago-poisonings-1982/483704/ (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fabc7chicago.com%2Ftylenol-killings-chicago-poisonings-1982%2F483704%2F%3Ffbclid%3DIwAR2_m0UItJV7LdxOVsPSLeLVwQBj4zSbTX5ESwxYlL6rBWG6DTbpKa8u4dU&h=AT1WBd2HW7IsRQqCNjYG7-Bu5miCKaz2zBrGZyS7PGTqqQWZLF7pB4TEmnQmtlbZ2l-HLHdKW2DaQYnEoDfbpeQPBgJl9yXV_m-fOHRuCpFUJuPaVbR93VaAbeRPVMth_K8k8mM)
    https://abcnews.go.com/WN/suspected-1982-tylenol-killer-james-lewis-subpoenaed-boston/story?id=9513004 (https://l.facebook.com/l.php?u=https%3A%2F%2Fabcnews.go.com%2FWN%2Fsuspected-1982-tylenol-killer-james-lewis-subpoenaed-boston%2Fstory%3Fid%3D9513004%26fbclid%3DIwAR26eWkEY52AOfsem9i5aunpkwEa9Wm9NiCIZgXmqDM8DPNUc1JjNt1EWWM&h=AT1WBd2HW7IsRQqCNjYG7-Bu5miCKaz2zBrGZyS7PGTqqQWZLF7pB4TEmnQmtlbZ2l-HLHdKW2DaQYnEoDfbpeQPBgJl9yXV_m-fOHRuCpFUJuPaVbR93VaAbeRPVMth_K8k8mM)
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chicago_Tylenol_murders?fbclid=IwAR2k_hymKldJqkW9mx_Auv65DX4KqTL4tZLQm9oiIMCKU83cok2w2SPpmn0)
    https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2011/09/26/the-tylenol-mafia (https://www.chicagoreader.com/Bleader/archives/2011/09/26/the-tylenol-mafia?fbclid=IwAR1IgNSUxCSrPyNp0hA8WtoDm573Stc74QJhp5WdEs_gjh6i-990UAtUP08)

    • 54 min
    Papa was a great big slut. RIP.

    Papa was a great big slut. RIP.

    It's a bonus episode! The ladies go back to their roots and read some shocking DNA Reveals! 

    Check out the patreon and support the show! https://www.patreon.com/chardonnayanddna

    • 24 min
    Forbidden Noodles

    Forbidden Noodles

    On this weeks episode, Rachael annoys Becky with some really bad jokes. The ladies then delve into the story of the ancient Chinese community of Lajia, and a previously assumed familial connection among the remains that was recently debunked. 

    • 38 min
    Sugarland

    Sugarland

    On todays episode, the ladies start off with some cheesy pick-up lines. Rachael then dampens the mood and tells us the tragic story of the Sugarland 95 and how they are using DNA to identify the found bodies to reconnect them with their families. 

    For more Information visit:
    https://www.fortbendisd.com/sugarland95
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/morning-mix/wp/2018/07/18/bodies-of-95-black-forced-labor-prisoners-from-jim-crow-era-unearthed-in-sugar-land-after-one-mans-quest/

    • 57 min
    Every day is a new nightmare

    Every day is a new nightmare

    On this episode of Chardonnay and DNA, Becky and Rachael talk about the crimes that sparked their fascination for MURRRRRDER. Becky tells us about accused murderer Pervis Payne, who is scheduled to be executed in December. 

    Sources  

    https://murderpedia.org/male.P/p/payne-pervis.htm

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Payne_v._Tennessee

    https://www.innocenceproject.org/shelby-county-criminal-court-ordered-dna-testing-for-pervis-payne-facing-execution/

    https://www.innocenceproject.org/pervis-payne-wrongful-conviction-what-to-know-innocent-tennessee/

    Sign the petition @ https://www.innocenceproject.org/petitions/stop-execution-pervis-payne/?p2asource=fact_07222020

    • 58 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
22 Ratings

22 Ratings

niece#1 ,

Lol (literally)

This is a funny podcast! 😂 ha-ha hilarious

TripleC83 ,

Lots of laughs and a bit of murder

Just getting into podcasts and I love this one. Becky and Rachael are relatable and will keep you laughing and entertained. A little murder, a little wine, and a whole lot of DNA.

Arnoldsmurf4 ,

You have to listen to these lovely ladies!!

If you are all about some murder and DNA stories then this is the podcast for you!! These girls go above and beyond to give great podcasts!! I can’t wait till every Monday (most people hate Monday's but I look forward to them because I get to listen to a new episode!!) and they do have bonus episodes as well!! They are so down to earth and Rachel reminds me so much of my sister it’s not even funny!! I love their stories and look forward to ones I haven’t heard about, and they do cover a lot of them that I haven’t heard about!! They also make me burst out laughing at work and people look at me like I’m a nut job because they can’t see my bluetooth wireless earbuds I have in, so that’s pretty funny in itself!! Please go check them out and give them a listen!! You will love it! Thank you ladies for being so awesome and you have a listener for life! Love you all, and take care during these hard times right now!! And keep on being awesome!!! 💜 You both rock! This is Nikki McClellan btw!! Your biggest fan ever!! 😂💜😂💜😂

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