8 episodes

Wisconsin is no stranger to high-profile cases and horrific murderers, from the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer to the perplexing Ed Gein. But on a cold night in February 2022, a new name was added to the list of Wisconsin’s worst: Taylor Schabusiness. From the outset, the details of the case shocked even the most hardened detectives and traumatized young rookies. Using Law&Crime Network’s gavel-to-gavel coverage, Severed Affair provides an in-depth narrative of the disturbing case. The Law&Crime original podcast uses exclusive audio and court footage to piece together the gruesome story.

Severed Affair: The Gruesome Murder of Shad Thyrion Wondery

    • True Crime
    • 3.9 • 126 Ratings

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Wisconsin is no stranger to high-profile cases and horrific murderers, from the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer to the perplexing Ed Gein. But on a cold night in February 2022, a new name was added to the list of Wisconsin’s worst: Taylor Schabusiness. From the outset, the details of the case shocked even the most hardened detectives and traumatized young rookies. Using Law&Crime Network’s gavel-to-gavel coverage, Severed Affair provides an in-depth narrative of the disturbing case. The Law&Crime original podcast uses exclusive audio and court footage to piece together the gruesome story.

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    The Basement

    The Basement

    Green Bay police officers are dispatched to a house following a disturbing 911 call from the resident who believed she had found her son's head in a bucket. As investigators search the basement of the house, they uncover a gruesome crime.

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    • 35 min
    Evisceration

    Evisceration

    A woman is arrested on suspicion of murdering 24 year old Shad Thyrion. When questioned by detectives she doesn’t shy away from the horrific details of the crime.

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    • 44 min
    Piece by Piece

    Piece by Piece

    As investigators continue to build a case against Taylor Schabusiness, her behavior in court calls her sanity into question.

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    • 50 min
    Two Trials

    Two Trials

    Charged with intentional homicide, mutilating a corpse, and third degree sexual assault, Schabusiness faces two trials - one to determine her guilt, and the other to determine whether she was responsible for her actions.

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    • 1 hr 12 min
    Aftermath

    Aftermath

    After the verdicts were rendered in quick succession, Schabusiness is brought back to court to face sentencing and the victim’s family.

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    • 56 min
    Introducing: Severed Affair

    Introducing: Severed Affair

    Wisconsin is no stranger to high-profile cases and horrific murderers, from the notorious Jeffrey Dahmer to the perplexing Ed Gein. But on a cold night in February 2022, a new name was added to the list of Wisconsin’s worst: Taylor Schabusiness. From the outset, the details of the case shocked even the most hardened detectives and traumatized young rookies. Using Law&Crime Network’s gavel-to-gavel coverage, Severed Affair provides an in-depth narrative of the disturbing case. The Law&Crime original podcast uses exclusive audio and court footage to piece together the gruesome story. You can listen to severed affair exclusively and ad free on Wondery+. Join Wondery+ in the Wondery app or on apple podcasts. 

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    • 1 min

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5
126 Ratings

126 Ratings

0gtgirl0 ,

Not a good title

I'm not a very sensitive person but the title is awful for the nature of this crime, shame on those who approved it. Was it created by someone from Dateline?

Aside from the repetitive recordings, this was told well. It was straight forward and not opinionated.

In regards to the court proceedings, this woman does not have mental illness. Someone in the story said it best, she has mental trauma. It was very sad what she had to go through as a child. She needed something more than prescribed drugs and being told she is the problem.
Then comes the time to grow up and decide what kind of person you want to be and she chose to be a drug addict, which didn't help her at all.

Part of that problem were the so-called Psychiatrists that make you believe you have a mental illness so they can shove drugs down your throat. It's a disgusting industry that's all about profits and not the well being of humans. If anyone reads this and has a child or anyone else being told they have mental problems, seek other help first.
I truly believe they are creating way more problems in children that are being put on these programs and drugs. They are not treating them at all!

Unholyoke ,

Terrible, exploitative, repetitive

This podcast is the worst of true crime podcasts. Sensationalist material. The only thing that I liked is the invention of a new tongue twister: say crock pot box 3 times fast.

aimclste ,

Repetitive and insensitive

I listen to a lot of true crime podcasts that share details about gruesome crimes while respecting the victim and victim’s family. This is not one of those podcasts.
Episode 1 was okay, though it definitely included gruesome details. But I couldn’t even get past episode 2. So much was repeated, including graphic descriptions of Shad’s body and the process of his death. It was too much, completely unnecessary and flat out disrespectful to Shad.
I should have known by the title that this podcast would not be providing any type of ethical true crime commentary.

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