30 episodes

Sick Sad World is a bi-weekly podcast on the dark and macabre. Co-Hosts Mari and Jasmine will take on grisly murders, spooky ghost stories, alien tales, and all things creepy, bringing their unique perspectives and (hopefully) witty banter. New episodes every other Friday! (Content warnings included before each story)

If you’d like to share a spooky story, suggest a theme or case, or just want to let us know how lovely we are, send us an e-mail at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com.

Mari is a nonbinary and disabled writer, model, and activist. They write about race, gender, sexuality and ability when they aren’t checking their closet for monsters.

Jasmine is a digital artist, lazy gamer, and natural-hair enthusiast. She is also a low-key, self-proclaimed fashion admirer, and someone who has an interest in human rights and politics.

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Sick Sad World Sick Sad World: A True Crime and Horror Podcast

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.1, 19 Ratings

Sick Sad World is a bi-weekly podcast on the dark and macabre. Co-Hosts Mari and Jasmine will take on grisly murders, spooky ghost stories, alien tales, and all things creepy, bringing their unique perspectives and (hopefully) witty banter. New episodes every other Friday! (Content warnings included before each story)

If you’d like to share a spooky story, suggest a theme or case, or just want to let us know how lovely we are, send us an e-mail at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com.

Mari is a nonbinary and disabled writer, model, and activist. They write about race, gender, sexuality and ability when they aren’t checking their closet for monsters.

Jasmine is a digital artist, lazy gamer, and natural-hair enthusiast. She is also a low-key, self-proclaimed fashion admirer, and someone who has an interest in human rights and politics.

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    Update and Announcement

    Update and Announcement

    We know it's been a while since we last posted an episode, so here's an update on what's been going on and what will be going on in the future.
    Get in touch:
    Facebook: @SickSadWorldSSW
    Twitter: @SickSadWorldSSW
    Instagram: @sick_sad_world_pod
    Email: sicksadworldpod@gmail.com
    Transcript:
    [Sick Sad World Intro]
    [Mari]: Hi it's Mari from Sick Sad World. I'm here today with an announcement and a bit of an update on where we've been. So the last few months I know we've been promising episodes and never falling through, and that's because both of us had a lot of personal and professional issues come up over the last few months and so we've put off recording week after week. We realized that we were both feeling pretty burnt out and because this is an unpaid project that we're doing, we had to put our kind of professional careers first.
    That being said we don't want this podcast to be over so we are going to be coming back in the fall with a season two. The reason we're calling this a season two and not just a continuation of our podcast is because we are going to do a little bit of restructuring. We're gonna be taking this time to try and figure out the best way that Sick Sad World can grow and be the kind of content that we really want to put out there.
    So as always we invite you to reach out to us either through social media (we will still be monitoring our pages) or through email at SickSadWorldPod@gmail.com and you know, let us know how you want to see the podcast to grow. Anyways, please reach out.
    We also encourage you to reach out with any sponsorship opportunities that you may have or any other ways that you might want to support the podcast. Just let us know.
    So as always, don't be a murder and we'll hear from you in the fall.

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    • 2 min
    Girls Only

    Girls Only

    While Jasmine is still on hiatus, Mari brings on Faryn Quinn—writer, feminist, disability activist—to celebrate International Women’s Day! Mari talks about Thomia Hunter and the clemency she received for the death of her abuser, and Faryn tells us the truth about Sarah Winchester and the Winchester Mystery House.
    Faryn’s social media:
    Twitter and Instagram: @farynfireball
    Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/
    Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!
    And follow us on
    Twitter: @SickSadWorldSSW
    Instagram: @sick_sad_world_pod
    Facebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW

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    • 1 hr 1 min
    Marginalized in True Crime

    Marginalized in True Crime

    While Jasmine is on hiatus, Mari brings on special guest Kitty to talk about what it’s like to be involved in the true crime community while having multiple marginalized identities, and the recent kidnapping and murder of Riya Rajkumar.
    CW: violence towards children, violence in South Asian communities, abusive relationships
    Facebook post on the Amber Alert system: https://www.facebook.com/binaryrainbow.space/posts/10161496501215416
    True Crime Intersections group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2192946407616766/
    Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/
    Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!
    And follow us on
    Twitter: @SickSadWorldSSW
    Instagram: @sick_sad_world_pod
    Facebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW

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    • 1 hr 13 min
    Killer Couples

    Killer Couples

    Valentine’s Day is coming up next week, so Mari and Jasmine are talking about lovers… who are also killers. Mari starts it off with the famous Australian case of the murder of Stacey Mitchell, and Jasmine brings it to a close with the “Witch Killers.” So open up a box of chocolates for this episode of Sick Sad World.
    CW: sexually motivated violence, descriptions of assault and murder, blood
    Promo: Crime Crazy Podcast
    Become a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/
    Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!
    And follow us on
    Twitter: @SickSadWorldSSW
    Instagram: @sick_sad_world_pod
    Facebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW

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    • 1 hr
    Let's Talk About Police Violence

    Let's Talk About Police Violence

    With Bell's Let's Talk campaign around the corner, Mari and Jasmine decide to talk about an important issue for people with mental health concerns. Jasmine talks about the police shooting of Paul Boyd and Mari talks about the police shooting of Sammy Yatim. CW: police violence, gun violence, brief description of sexual harassmentStats: https://cmha.ca/about-cmha/fast-facts-about-mental-illnesshttp://ontario.cmha.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/CMHA-Mental-health-factsheet.pdfhttps://www.camh.ca/en/driving-change/the-crisis-is-real/mental-health-statisticshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/investigates/most-canadians-killed-in-police-encounters-since-2000-had-mental-health-or-substance-abuse-issues-1.4602916https://cpha.ca/racism-public-health-issue-canada-its-time-speak-outPromo: Shamble FestBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
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    • 1 hr 11 min
    Who You Gonna Call?

    Who You Gonna Call?

    In this episode of Sick Sad World, Mari and Jasmine take on cases from the original Ghostbusters: the Warrens. Mari describes the events that inspired the Amityville Horror, while Jasmine illuminates the inspiration behind the Conjuring. CW: familicide, mention of child abuse, Catholic church and exorcismsPromo: The Lady DicksBecome a Patron: www.patreon.com/SickSadWorldSSW/Don’t forget to email us your episode suggestions, comments, concerns, and whatever else you want to tell us at sicksadworldpod@gmail.com!And follow us onTwitter: @SickSadWorldSSWInstagram: @sick_sad_world_podFacebook: fb.me/SickSadWorldSSW
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    • 1 hr 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
19 Ratings

19 Ratings

WendyandBeth Williams ,

Yasss queens yasss!!

Love the show. There are so few women of color and marginalized people in this true crime space. You galz dive real deep into the social constructs surrounding the terrible crimes you discuss. Clearly you have done your homework and your chemistry is awesome. Most of all, I love hearing your unique perspectives. Keep doing what your are doing. Y'all are dope.

movie lover! ,

Like..

Like it has potential, but like there’s a few too many “likes” like idk maybe like learn like another word?

buildingbuttercupsbaby ,

Expect the unexpected

You never know what dark topic Mari and Jasmine have planned for each episode. Their easy going banter makes for quite an enjoyable listen. Make sure to subscribe. I did!! Jen from Our True Crime Podcast

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