24 episodes

Buried deep in the past of a quiet southern town lies the legend of Billy Sunday Birt, the most dangerous man in Georgia history. A chance meeting one spring day unravels the truth behind the notorious figure and uncovers new secrets along the way.

"A wild tale of moonshine, murder, and mayhem" - Vulture

2021 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Limited Series

In the Red Clay Imperative

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 7.1K Ratings

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Buried deep in the past of a quiet southern town lies the legend of Billy Sunday Birt, the most dangerous man in Georgia history. A chance meeting one spring day unravels the truth behind the notorious figure and uncovers new secrets along the way.

"A wild tale of moonshine, murder, and mayhem" - Vulture

2021 Webby Award Honoree, Podcast Limited Series

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Brutal, Savage, Senseless. | Chapter 1, Season 2

    Brutal, Savage, Senseless. | Chapter 1, Season 2

    Host Sean Kipe looks into the details of a 50-year-old unsolved triple homicide as details come to light that finally close the case. Billy Sunday Birt and Georgia’s “Dixie Mafia” are held responsible, but is that the whole story?
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    • 40 min
    The Informer | Chapter 2, Season 2

    The Informer | Chapter 2, Season 2

    Stoney discusses why he feels his father was not responsible for the Durham murders. In fact, he questions whether it was the "Dixie Mafia" at all. 
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    • 40 min
    Nothing As It Seems | Chapter 3, Season 2

    Nothing As It Seems | Chapter 3, Season 2

    Sean speaks with the Sheriff who closed the Durham case and learns there is more to the story than meets the eye.
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    • 38 min
    The Company of Wolves | Chapter 4, Season 2

    The Company of Wolves | Chapter 4, Season 2

    The main suspect widely believed to have set up the hit on the Durham family is examined.
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    • 37 min
    Black Sheep | Chapter 5, Season 2

    Black Sheep | Chapter 5, Season 2

    Sean looks deeper into the past of Dixie Mafia member Billy Wayne Davis.
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    • 37 min
    Beneath the Chestnut Tree | Chapter 6, Season 2

    Beneath the Chestnut Tree | Chapter 6, Season 2

    Sean speaks with the retired GBI agent who helped rekindle the investigation after decades of little to no progress. A family member of the Durham's finally steps forward.
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    • 43 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
7.1K Ratings

7.1K Ratings

Rogueshadow023 ,

Amazing

I moved to Winder as a teenager and have lived there ever since. I remember hearing few things here and there about the Dixie mafia and honestly just kind of thought it was a tall tail. amazing story Sean great job, and it’s great that stony turned out to be such a great guy even with the things that he saw going on around him

emannd1990 ,

Addicted

I can’t even find the right words right now to explain just how amazing this podcast is or how great Sean Kipe. I’ve heard 3 podcasts from Sean now and each one of them had me HOOKED. I’m left here just wanting more. This podcast specifically is so different from any I have ever heard before. 10/10 recommend along with anything else Sean has done.

AR Brantley ,

In the Red Clay

Impeccable, professional, and laser-focused, documented look at a the infamous Dixie Mafia - through the eyes of the eldest son of the infamous Billy Sunday Birt and other law/legal officials. In Seasons 1 & 2. Sean Kipe has a true gift for guiding interviews and questions that sift through the “chaffe” and finding the important “kernels” of truth in a multi-leveled layer of murderous evil. A riveting, emotional, impactful work that is at both disturbing and, simultaneously, wonderfully transparent and transformative and redemptive. Truly a work that deserves national recognition for its incredible merits as fantastic investigative reporting and for the postive impacts on both the lives of families involved with these horrific times and for those who have listened - receiving clarity for the first time of “bits and pieces,” of hearsay and quiet speculation. Amazing. Simply amazing. Thank you, Sean.

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