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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is a podcast about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is advised.

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Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is a podcast about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is advised.

    S2E19: Lee Rigby - The Drummer Boy

    S2E19: Lee Rigby - The Drummer Boy

    Writer: Gemma Harris
    CW: Graphic Descriptions of Violence

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    • 1 hr 16 min
    Black Label Season 01 Mega Pack

    Black Label Season 01 Mega Pack

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    00:00-30:00 Black Label 01
    30:01-1:06:15 Black Lable 03
    1:06:16-1:39:55 Black Label 04
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    2:11:39-3:19:29 Black Label 08
    3:19:31-4:18:20 Black Label 09
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    • 5 hr 15 min
    Black Label S2E1: LXXXVIII

    Black Label S2E1: LXXXVIII

    Some crimes are darker than others. Those criminal acts, human on human, demonstrate the depraved mind that can lurk just beneath the surface. When that savagery does rise, there are destructive acts of interpersonal violence that are devilish, black-hearted, and quite simply heinous. Some people can be rehabilitated, but some are so far down that path of wickedness there is no going back. They cannot turn and follow their footsteps back towards acceptable humanity. It's too late. They have gone too far. And their victims are left to deal with the consequences and the terror that they have created. 
    CW: Graphic Source Audio, Extreme Violence 
    Writer: Fiona Guy
    Theme: The Body - Starving Deserter
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    • 1 hr 28 min
    S2E18: Leigh Leigh - Property of the Clan

    S2E18: Leigh Leigh - Property of the Clan

    One adolescent rite of passage where many of these key memories are formed - both good and bad - is parties. For many of us, parties during our teenage years often marked the many ‘firsts’ in a young persons’ life. The first time we could drive after getting our licence. Our first kiss. The first time we experiment with cigarettes, alcohol or harder drugs. For many teens, it’s their first encounter with sex. Unfortunately for some girls, that encounter isn’t always consensual, but instead traumatic. In those situations, we’d like to think that if we, or someone we knew, was raped or sexually assaulted at a party, the person responsible would be ejected and police contacted. Sadly, we know that in reality that doesn’t happen for a range of reasons. It’s cold comfort, but on those occasions, we hope that police will be contacted in the days following the attack, in an attempt to bring the assailant to justice. 
    But that can only happen if the survivor makes it home from the party in the first place. 
    Writer: Gemma Harris 
    CW: Rape, Extreme Sexual Abuse Involving a Minor
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    • 1 hr 18 min
    S2E17: Henry Brisbon - The I-57 Killer

    S2E17: Henry Brisbon - The I-57 Killer

    In 1973, three brutal murders were carried out along Interstate 57 in Illinois. The man responsible, with three accomplices, was Henry Brisbon. He was just 17-years-old. Henry Brisbon has been called the poster child for capital punishment. He is a man whose violent history has left a trail of destruction behind him. This story is about the lives he destroyed.
    Writer: Fiona Guy
    CW: Rape, Details of Extreme Violence 
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    • 46 min
    S2E16: Matthew Shepard - Equal Rights

    S2E16: Matthew Shepard - Equal Rights

    CW: Homophobic Slurs, Rape, Hate Crimes
    Writer: Gemma Harris
    Perhaps you already know this story - or think you do. But as you’ll hear, what happened just outside a town in the midwest state of Wyoming on a chilly fall night in the late 1990s, had haunting parallels with coyote hanging. What started as a grisly warning would become the catalyst for a watershed movement nationwide. One that would see the LGBTQ community finally make a breakthrough when it came to breaking down bigotry and prejudice.

    Listener, if anything in today’s story has raised any issues for you, or if someone you know needs help, you can contact the LGBT National Hotline in the United States and Canada on 1 888 843 4564 for confidential support. 
    Canada - Trans Lifeline 877 330 6366
    UK - Switchboard Helpline 0300 330 0630
    Australia - Qlife 1800 184 527 
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    • 1 hr 12 min

Customer Reviews

NiCa Je ,

Great listen

Best podcast I’ve ever heard. The narration and detail given in each episode. Keep it up.

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Black Label

Absolutely amazing job on these episodes.

Uberchicpolish ,

Justin rocks!

Well Justin you really do rock! Great job as usual. 5 hour episode ICONIC!!!

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