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It’s the spring of 2018 in Austin, Texas. A devastating package bomb explodes at a home, killing the man who picked up the package, and law enforcement officials think it’s an isolated incident. Within days, the Austin community and the entire nation find there is plenty to worry about as a trail of destruction rips through the city. Following the first season of the true-crime podcast The Orange Tree, season two of Darkness tells the story of Austin’s serial bomber. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darkness-podcast/support

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It’s the spring of 2018 in Austin, Texas. A devastating package bomb explodes at a home, killing the man who picked up the package, and law enforcement officials think it’s an isolated incident. Within days, the Austin community and the entire nation find there is plenty to worry about as a trail of destruction rips through the city. Following the first season of the true-crime podcast The Orange Tree, season two of Darkness tells the story of Austin’s serial bomber. Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/darkness-podcast/support

    Sneak Peek: Devilish Deeds

    Sneak Peek: Devilish Deeds

    "Devilish Deeds" is out now wherever you get your podcasts!

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    About episode one, "Wicked Work":

    As the capital of Texas celebrates the coming of a new year with exuberance, a dark shadow eclipses the city as an unknown killer stalks the streets. A Black woman working as a servant to a rich white Austinite is murdered, and her boyfriend barely survives. In a city rife with violence, the brutality of the killing shakes up its citizens. And the terror has only just begun.

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    • 10 min
    Introducing: Devilish Deeds

    Introducing: Devilish Deeds

    Coming soon: A new historical true crime podcast from The Drag

    In 1885, a few years before Jack the Ripper went on a killing spree in London, an axe-wielding killer stalked the streets of the dusty frontier town of Austin, Texas. The victims, mostly Black women who worked as servants for Austin’s wealthy white residents, were brutally killed in the middle of the night. In a new podcast from the creators of the popular true crime series “Darkness,” host Megan Parker brings you back to the time when the first known American serial killer terrorized a community.

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    • 4 min
    Bonus: The bomber’s confession tape | Austin Bomber

    Bonus: The bomber’s confession tape | Austin Bomber

    In this bonus episode, host Ashley Miznazi and executive producer Katey Psencik Outka interview Paul Watler, a First Amendment lawyer and former journalist. In April 2018, nearly a month after the bombings, Paul wrote an opinion column published in several Texas newspapers urging law enforcement agencies to release the bomber’s confession tape.

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    • 28 min
    Episode 6: 19 days | Austin Bomber

    Episode 6: 19 days | Austin Bomber

    It has been nearly three weeks since the first bomb killed Stephan House, beginning an unprecedented time of terror in Austin. Law enforcement officials are closing in on the top suspect, and no one knows what will happen as the net closes around him.


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    • 51 min
    Episode 5: Delivering Darkness | Austin Bomber

    Episode 5: Delivering Darkness | Austin Bomber

    At a FedEx distribution center near San Antonio, a package explodes. Law enforcement officials quickly realize that another package that likely has a bomb in it has also been shipped via FedEx, and they race to find it. An FBI agent works to match receipts for equipment bought in the Austin area that could be used to make a bomb with a database of vehicles. She finds a match and officials believe they have identified the bomber.


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    • 41 min
    Episode 4: The Trip Wire | Austin Bomber

    Episode 4: The Trip Wire | Austin Bomber

    In a residential neighborhood on the other side of the city from where the three bombings had struck, a young man parks his truck and strings a wire across the sidewalk. The wire is connected to an explosive device, and the trap is set for random victims. As Austinites descend into panic, law enforcement officials get their first big break in the case.


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    • 34 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
4.4K Ratings

4.4K Ratings

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great podcasts

Amazing hosts!! cant wait for more

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Scott in KC ,

Season 1 was fantastic. Season 2, umm…

The two young ladies who narrate “The Orange Tree,” Haley Butler and Tinu Thomas, speak in conversational tones and appear to be seasoned reporters. I was impressed or maybe stunned is a better description to learn they were only 21 when they made this podcast. I found the content gripping and the interviews compelling. These two young ladies are rock stars. Well done! After breezing thru the seven episodes, I was excited to start the second season.

I don’t want to be too harsh on “Austin Bomber,” but the narration is a massive drop off from season one. Very monotone, delivery is too slow as she just reads a script with voice inflection at the wrong times. A complete departure from the conversational tone of The Orange Tree. The content is interesting, but it doesn’t seem to flow nearly as well as season one. At times I found myself wanting to skip forward to an interview to avoid her long readings. I don’t want to keep going, as I’m sure this is 1000x better than what I could produce, but I was just so surprised at the drop off.

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