Crimary School is a podcast that seeks to educate and honor, all while having a little bit of fun. Hosted by Caroline Hale and friends, this bi-monthly podcast delves into true crime stories that you may have never heard before.
W is for the Wiccan Blue Moon Murders
By July 31, 2015, Richard Smith's co-workers at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola, Florida were getting concerned. They hadn't seen Richard since he left work days earlier. Police arrived at his family home to find a horrifying sight: Richard, his mother, Voncile, and brother, John - all brutally murdered. Investigators had an interesting first thought: could this be a Wiccan ritual killing, prompted by a rare blue moon? Could it be the work of witches? Find out in this fascinating episode featuring Mercedes Nagel. Check out our Instagram, @crimaryschool, for visual guides and sources!
B is for Brown's Chicken Massacre
On January 8, 1993, in Palatine, Illinois, officers would arrive at Brown's Chicken and Pasta to find a grisly scene: 7 employees, including the two owners, were found dead in the restaurant's coolers. After investigating a series of leads over nearly a decade - in a shocking twist - this haunting mystery was finally solved. Loren Ketelsen joins Caroline Hale as they uncover one of the most notorious mass murders in Chicagoland history. Check out our Instagram, @crimaryschool, for visual guides and sources!
D is for Laurie Dann
On May 20, 1988, a madwoman would wreck havoc on the North Shore of Chicago, Illinois. Join Caroline and her brother, Charlie Hale, as they uncover Laurie Dann's beyond peculiar descent into madness that would rock the quiet, affluent suburbs forever. Check out @crimaryschool on Instagram for photos, an interactive tour of spots on her infamous "hit list", as well as source materials. Original score by Grace Hale.
H is for The Hamiltons
John and Susan Hamilton were happily living out their empty-nesting life in Oklahoma. The prominent OBGYN and his wife were no stranger to the finer things in life: lavish dinner parties, high-society dinners and over-the-top gifts. But on Valentine's Day, 2001, the facade came crashing down. Secret checks, an abortion clinic, strip clubs, lies, and ultimatums? Check! Caroline is joined by her boyfriend, Matt Frierdich, for this twisted tale of uxoricide. Check out our Instagram @crimaryschool!
W is for the Whitehead Twins
Twins share lots of things: birthdays, parents, and DNA. But twin sisters Jasmiyah and Tasmiyah Whitehead also shared a deep dark secret: on January 13, 2010, they murdered their mother in cold blood. Caroline is joined by her own twin sister, Madeleine, as they retrace the steps of these twisted sisters that fateful day. Check out @crimaryschool on Instagram for visual guides and source materials! Original music by Grace Hale.
H is for The Highway Killer
In the 1980s, Larry Eyler murdered 21 teenage boys and young men in Illinois and Indiana. Eyler is also known as the Highway Killer, because his victims were found close to or accessible via the Interstate highway system. And one of these bodies was found a little too close to home for today’s co-host, MC Wick. Follow along as Caroline and MC unveil Eyler's reign of terror across the Midwest. Don't forget to check out our Instagram, @crimaryschool, for visual guides and source material!
Never wanted to go to school more!
Now I’m not one that normally listens to crime adjacent podcasts but these cases have been so intriguing from the jump! I love how Caroline makes it fun (in a non morbid way) and the format is so intimate and inviting like friends hanging out and talking about a crazy case. Kinda like roommates in college in a way. The production, the research, and the guests make it a one of a kind listening experience and I cannot wait for new episodes to drop! When class is in session I’m at full attention!
Entertained for hours
This podcast has me hooked! Have always found these stories interesting and this has a way of keeping you entertained.
Crimary School is very well produced. Caroline clearly puts so much time into crafting the stories around each murder story. If you enjoy listening to crime podcasts, this is the one for you!