STRANGELAND from audiochuck is an investigative series that examines cases in immigrant neighborhoods.
Season 2: Murder is Maple Shade is hosted by investigative journalist Ben Adair and award-winning journalist with more than 30 years experience across three continents, Tinku Ray.
Maple Shade, New Jersey is a quaint suburb where the motto is, “Nice Town, Friendly People.” But on the evening of March 23, 2017, an Indian tech worker, Sasikala Narra, and her six-year-old son, Anish, were found brutally murdered in their apartment. Police questioned the husband and father, Hanumantha, but his alibi checked out. Six years later, the case is still unsolved, and authorities won’t discuss it. So, we’re investigating for ourselves and discovering new leads, potential motives, and questionable behavior by local authorities. Will there ever be justice for Sasikala and Anish?
Strangeland is produced by Western Sound.
Season 2: Murder in Maple Shade
Maple Shade, New Jersey is a quaint suburb; its slogan is “Nice Town, Friendly People.” But on the evening of March 23, 2017, an Indian tech worker, Sasikala Narra, and her six-year-old son, Anish, were found brutally murdered in their apartment.
Ep 1 of 14: Nice Town, Friendly People
Hanumantha Narra arrives home from work to find the lifeless bodies of his wife and son.
Ep 2 of 14: The Divide
Maple Shade is a modern-day Mayberry, but in the Fox Meadow apartments, it’s a different story.
Ep 3 of 14: The Husband
Following the murders, Sasi’s husband Hanu was taken in for questioning. But investigators soon let him go, saying his alibi holds up.
Ep 4 of 14: The Inner Circle
The Narra murders divide the sizable Indian community in South Jersey. Hanu’s closest confidants at the powerful Telugu Association of North America (TANA) keep strangely silent while other Indian cultural groups readily assist investigators in drumming up new leads. Is TANA trying to protect someone?
Ep 5 of 14: The Drop Off
Murdered son Anish Narra was beloved by those who knew him.
IMO is the one who wants it for me and the girls will have
We will get together sometime this afternoon to get the new one from your place if we want it or just let us in on time and then we’ll go over it and we could just meet somewhere in and maybe
Love This Podcast
Great job, very informative. I drive to work and listen every morning.
Narration could use work
Season 1 was…ok. The narration, however, was very difficult to listen to in my opinion. I understand podcasts are mostly scripted, but the “acting” of the conversations between the narrators and the presenting of the information just seemed so fake and unnatural.