48 episodes

Each week, your hosts Neil & Megan get into a true crime case or just a truly macabre story. We also throw in some strange and interesting tales of oddity.

And remember, we like to take the cases seriously, but not ourselves.

New episodes every Wednesday!

Mortal Musings Podcast Neil & Megan

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 20 Ratings

Each week, your hosts Neil & Megan get into a true crime case or just a truly macabre story. We also throw in some strange and interesting tales of oddity.

And remember, we like to take the cases seriously, but not ourselves.

New episodes every Wednesday!

    41. Venus Xtravaganza & Dorian Corey

    41. Venus Xtravaganza & Dorian Corey

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    This week we take a look at the tragic death of Venus Xtravaganza and the disturbing discovery that was made within the closet of Dorian Corey. 
     
    Our oddity today is the absolutely disastrous Balloon Fest ’86.  
     
    Sources: 
     
    Paris is Burning (1990)
     
    https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/the-first-self-proclaimed-drag-queen-was-a-formerly-enslaved-man-180982311/ 
     
    https://www.advocate.com/crime/venus-xtravaganza#toggle-gdpr 
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Venus_Xtravaganza 
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dorian_Corey 
     
    https://inmagazine.ca/2022/05/may-june-2022-cover-story-the-mystery-of-the-mummy-in-the-drag-queens-closet/ 
     
    https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/a-famous-drag-queen-a-mummy-in-the-closet-and-a-baffling-mystery 
     
    https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=OeQCAAAAMBAJ&pg=PA50&lpg=PA50&dq=drag+queen+and+the+mummy&source=bl&ots=9P9lNELRMV&sig=ExToyAJtmc1naRfg0uv2HqUzj5k&hl=en&ei=KRw-TczzLMeh8QP_j4DbCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result#v=onepage&q&f=false  
    https://medium.com/the-cross-and-the-closet/10s-across-the-board-an-overview-of-ballroom-culture-e5670e565495 
     
     
     
    https://faroutmagazine.co.uk/footage-disastrous-cleveland-balloon-fest/#:~:text=The%20fateful%20Balloonfest%20of%201986,horses%2C%20and%20countless%20car%20accidents. 
     
      https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balloonfest_%2786 

    • 49 min
    40. The Murder of Latisha Frazier

    40. The Murder of Latisha Frazier

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    On today's episode we discuss the horrific murder of 18 year old Latisha Frazier. 
    Our oddity this week is the heroic actions of Davyon Johnson. 
     
    Sources:
     
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/prosecutors-say-johnnie-sweet-orchestrated-the-murder-of-latisha-frazier/2013/04/23/6a8b5e5a-ac25-11e2-a8b9-2a63d75b5459_story.html 
     
    https://wjla.com/news/crime/7-years-after-she-was-killed-latisha-fraziers-murderer-gets-32-years-again
     
    https://www.justice.gov/usao-dc/pr/district-man-and-woman-sentenced-prison-terms-their-roles-killing-18-year-old-latisha#:~:text=Frazier%20vanished%20on%20Aug.,revealing%20the%20truth%20of%20Ms. 
     
    https://www.sportskeeda.com/pop-culture/who-involved-latisha-frazier-s-murder-details-explored-ahead-homicide-hunter-american-detective-id 
     
    https://ourblackgirls.com/2021/09/09/latisha-frazier-missing/ 
     
    American Detective with Lt. Joe Kenda - S3 Ep 6
     
    https://www.npr.org/2021/12/23/1067371284/this-6th-grader-gave-a-classmate-the-heimlich-and-saved-a-woman-from-a-fire-in-o

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    39. The Murders of Joel & Lisa Guy

    39. The Murders of Joel & Lisa Guy

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    This week we talk about the gruesome murders of Joel & Lisa Guy. 
    Our oddity this week is Sogen Kato, Tokyo’s oldest man (allegedly).
     
    Sources: 
     
    https://www.gentrygriffey.com/obituary/Joel-Guy 
     
    https://www.wvlt.tv/2020/11/19/live-joel-guy-jr-appears-in-court-for-final-sentencing/ 
     
    https://eu.knoxnews.com/story/news/crime/2022/11/17/joel-guy-jr-case-appeal-centers-whether-was-guest-when-killed-parents-knoxville/69651574007/ 
     
    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murders_of_Joel_and_Lisa_Guy 
     
    https://allthatsinteresting.com/joel-guy-jr 
     
    https://www.oxygen.com/homicide-for-the-holidays/crime-news/joel-lisa-guy-killed-by-son-after-thanksgiving-party 
     
    https://lawandcrime.com/live-trials/live-trials-current/joel-guy-jr/chilling-murderer-joel-guy-jr-had-no-visible-reaction-as-family-delivered-heartwrenching-impact-statements/
     
     https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-10809128 
     
    https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-pacific-10949562 

    • 35 min
    MINI - Brenda's Got A Baby

    MINI - Brenda's Got A Baby

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    In this bonus episode, we continue on from our last oddity; songs that were inspired by true events. In this mini we discuss the story that inspired the Tupac Shakur song ‘Brenda's Got A Baby’.
     
    Sources:
    https://rockthebells.com/articles/brendas-got-a-baby-tupac-true-story/ 
     
    https://www.upi.com/Archives/1991/04/03/Father-indicted-in-rape-of-tots-young-mother/2238670654800/
     
     

    • 9 min
    38. The Radium Girls Part II

    38. The Radium Girls Part II

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    We’re back for part 2 of The Radium Girls. This time, we talk about the trial, and some of the women who were affected.
    For our oddity today, we take a look at some songs that have been inspired by true events. 
     
     
    Sources: 
    https://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/06/science/a-glow-in-the-dark-and-a-lesson-in-scientific-peril.html#:~:text=But%20she%20never%20fully%20acknowledged,of%20diseases%20induced%20by%20radiation. 
     
    https://www.businessinsider.com/marie-curie-radioactive-papers-2015-8 
     
    https://blog.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/the-radium-girls/#:~:text=By%20the%20early%20twentieth%20century,cure%20illnesses%2C%20and%20increase%20beauty. 
     
    https://www.britannica.com/story/radium-girls-the-women-who-fought-for-their-lives-in-a-killer-workplace 
     
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-oct-04-mn-29114-story.html 
     
    https://idnc.library.illinois.edu/?a=d&d=DIL19380728.2.15&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN---------- 
     
    https://www.nprillinois.org/equity-justice/2018-01-25/the-radium-girls-an-illinois-tragedy 
     
    https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/new-jerseys-radium-girls-and-nist-trained-scientist-who-came-their-aid 
     
    https://explorethearchive.com/the-radium-girls 
     
    https://www.theradiumgirls.com/the-girls 
     
    https://www.npr.org/2014/12/28/373510029/saved-by-a-bad-taste-one-of-the-last-radium-girls-dies-at-107 
     
    https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/radium-girls.htm 
     
    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tumwater-wa/mabel-williams-6529794 
     
    https://www.nprillinois.org/equity-justice/2018-01-25/the-radium-girls-an-illinois-tragedy
     
     
     
    https://jeremywadedelle.com/ 
     
    https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/articles/features/song_stories_the_real_inspiration_behind_smooth_criminal_by_michael_jackson-149552 
     
    https://murderpedia.org/female.S/s/spencer-brenda.htm

    • 35 min
    37. The Radium Girls Part I

    37. The Radium Girls Part I

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    For Part 1, we talk about the discovery of radium, how it was used, and the devastating effects it had on the people who were exposed to it.
    Our oddity today is Masha Cat.
     
     
    Sources: 
    https://www.nytimes.com/1998/10/06/science/a-glow-in-the-dark-and-a-lesson-in-scientific-peril.html#:~:text=But%20she%20never%20fully%20acknowledged,of%20diseases%20induced%20by%20radiation. 
     
    https://www.businessinsider.com/marie-curie-radioactive-papers-2015-8 
     
    https://blog.sciencemuseumgroup.org.uk/the-radium-girls/#:~:text=By%20the%20early%20twentieth%20century,cure%20illnesses%2C%20and%20increase%20beauty. 
     
    https://www.britannica.com/story/radium-girls-the-women-who-fought-for-their-lives-in-a-killer-workplace 
     
    https://www.latimes.com/archives/la-xpm-1998-oct-04-mn-29114-story.html 
     
    https://idnc.library.illinois.edu/?a=d&d=DIL19380728.2.15&e=-------en-20--1--txt-txIN---------- 
     
    https://www.nprillinois.org/equity-justice/2018-01-25/the-radium-girls-an-illinois-tragedy 
     
    https://www.nist.gov/blogs/taking-measure/new-jerseys-radium-girls-and-nist-trained-scientist-who-came-their-aid 
     
    https://explorethearchive.com/the-radium-girls 
     
    https://www.theradiumgirls.com/the-girls 
     
    https://www.npr.org/2014/12/28/373510029/saved-by-a-bad-taste-one-of-the-last-radium-girls-dies-at-107 
     
    https://history.howstuffworks.com/historical-events/radium-girls.htm 
     
    https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/tumwater-wa/mabel-williams-6529794 
     
    https://www.nprillinois.org/equity-justice/2018-01-25/the-radium-girls-an-illinois-tragedy 
     
     
    https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/russian-cat-called-masha-saves-baby-abandoned-in-the-cold-9983367.html 
     

    • 29 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
20 Ratings

20 Ratings

Ramum ,

Fun!!!!

Megan & Neil are HYSTERICAL!!!! They bounce off of each other perfectly. Megan does a great job keeping control of the show. She’s a Saint!!!! They do some other subjects such as ‘Last Meals’ for death row inmates & Pirate Punishments. It’s fun!!!! You HAVE to listen.

Stjc83 ,

What fun!

I love listening to you two! Love the pre show conversations. You should definitely do more of it! Stories are great. Keep up the great work! One of my favorites.

IrishGuyInTexas ,

New favorite

As an Irishman living in Texas it’s great to hear voices from home now and again. The fact that you also discuss my favorite subjects is just gravy on the cake (as we said in Greystones)
Keep up the excellent work, you guys chemistry is amazingly addictive and keeps me binging on episodes 5 or 6 at a time.
10/10, highly recommended.

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