Welcome to Midwretched! The home of the most heartless of the heartland. Join us, Tommy and Mick, as we share the best true crime the midwest has to offer.
Episode 45: Khoua Her: A Family Massacre
A woman calls 911, confused and disoriented. Before the operator can understand what is going on, the woman confesses to killing her 6 children. In this week’s case, Mick tells the tale of Khoua Her, a woman with a traumatic past who does the unthinkable. We look for the “whys” and try to make sense of this tragic case.
Please forgive us for the audio quality! Mick didn’t realize the mic wasn’t working until she went to edit it.
Episode 44: The Murder of Kari Nunemaker
Kari Nunemaker was a beautiful, vibrant 16 year old girl growing up in the sleepy small town of Wakarusa, Indiana. On January 28, 1991, she was excited for a fun day of shopping and watching soccer games with close friends. When she didn't return home that night, the clock began ticking on a vicious murder that would take 14 years to see solved.
Episode 43: The Murder of Sister Margaret Ann Pahl
This week’s episode takes us back to 1980s Toledo, OH, where we explore corruption, abuse, and murder in the Catholic Church. When the accomplished and respected Sister Margaret Ann Pahl is murder, a local priest becomes the prime suspect. But the investigation is quickly shut down and any progress is stunted. Decades later, when a survivor of clerical abuse comes forward to name her abusers, that priest is back in the spotlight. In this episode, communities, cultures, and crime collide, and Tommy and Mick struggle to tease out the many threads of this story.
*In this episode, we will discuss issues of child sexual abuse and clerical abuse*
Episode 41: The I-70 Strangler/Herb Baumeister Case(s)
In the 1980’s, amid the boom of up and coming suburban sprawl near Indianapolis, a serial strangler targeted gay men and male sex workers, leaving their abused bodies along the I-70 corridor. As the 80’s rolled over into the 90’s, those murders suddenly stopped, but a new series of vicious murders seemed to be an escalation of those original crimes. Join Tommy as she guides Mick through these cases and into the life of one of the Midwest’s most prolific and heartless serial killers.
Episode 41: The Death of Kelly Stough
Kelly Stough was a beautiful young woman living in Detroit. She had a loving family and dreams of becoming a designer. Sadly, her life was cut short. Her death triggered a nationwide conversation about trans rights and hate crime laws. Although this 2018 case is still sitting in court, Mick walks us through the known events of that day and each side of this case. We also celebrate the life and spirit of Kelly
Episode 40: Anita Knutson
18 year old Anita Knutson was a vibrant, beloved college student living and preparing for a bright future in Minot, North Dakota. Known for her big, fun personality and deep sense of compassion, when she was murdered, it was both an unspeakable tragedy and a dark mystery. Who killed Anita Knutson, and why?
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I'm a huge fan. Each story is well-researched and analyzed very well. You get great story-telling from a natural-born storyteller and some really interesting insights from a trained psychology background. I doubt you'll find anything else out there that digs this deep into these stories. They seem to have a lot of fun telling these stories, but they're also super respectful of victims and these situations. Overall, a great listen and definitely for the more hardcore crime podcast lovers. If that's you, I'd give it a dozen listens or so.
This Midwesterner is loving a true crime podcast focused on the horrors in our back yards. The comedic relief is well-timed in a way that doesn’t make fun out of terrible things happening. I caught up to the first few episodes quickly and now I find myself anxiously refreshing for a new one!
Also love the focus here on “forgotten” crimes and victims. There are crimes that have been covered by shows, podcasts, books, etc. A lot of Midwretched’s cases center around less commonly covered victims. 5 stars!!
Yeeaaaah, Umm, No, OMG
I found this podcast while searching for stories on a case from my childhood. Sadly, these girls told the story terribly.
They sound very young, so I give them some leeway for having limited vocabularies and storytelling abilities. Unfortunately, once the narrative redundancies and valley girl babble is removed...the content remaining can be told in 5 minutes.
If you like gossip, judgey youngsters, and a lot of “uhhh...yeah, no” type of responses, then this is totes your jam. If you’re looking for substance and quality dialogue, go elsewhere.