100 episodes

Covering the dark side of humanity with a hauntingly tragic approach.

TAPES FROM THE DARKSIDE is a serialized true crime podcast. Each season, we take one case and investigate in-depth using primary audio from 911 calls, police interrogations, interviews, court proceedings, and any other relevant sources we can find (...including Dr. Phil). Join us as we break down exactly what occurred, the potential motive behind each crime, and the moral/ethical implications for those involved.

We release episodes 1-2 times per month. Get access to early releases, bonus episodes, merch discounts, stickers, and more on Patreon.

Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

Make a one-time donation:
https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/paypal/

Tapes from the Darkside | Crime & Psychology The Darkside | Premium

    • True Crime
    • 4.8 • 451 Ratings

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

Covering the dark side of humanity with a hauntingly tragic approach.

TAPES FROM THE DARKSIDE is a serialized true crime podcast. Each season, we take one case and investigate in-depth using primary audio from 911 calls, police interrogations, interviews, court proceedings, and any other relevant sources we can find (...including Dr. Phil). Join us as we break down exactly what occurred, the potential motive behind each crime, and the moral/ethical implications for those involved.

We release episodes 1-2 times per month. Get access to early releases, bonus episodes, merch discounts, stickers, and more on Patreon.

Support us on Patreon:
https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

Make a one-time donation:
https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/paypal/

Listen on Apple Podcasts
Requires subscription and macOS 11.4 or higher

    Bart and Krista Go Missing | Chapter 1

    Bart and Krista Go Missing | Chapter 1

    A jailhouse phone call.

    An interesting phenomena in its own right. The prison industrial complex in the USA generates an estimated 1.3 billions per year. In March of 2020, when the Dane County Jail stopped all in-person visitations due to the rapid spread of the Covid-19 virus they implemented a policy in which every inmate was allotted two 15-minute phone calls per day.

    No matter if it's free or charged, if you happen to be on either end of a jailhouse phone call you should be aware this is not a normal phone call.

    That’s because there’s an inherent irony in this kind of call. Especially one that takes place pre-trial—like the one you hear at the beginning of this episode between Chandler Halderson and his girlfriend Catherine. And the irony is this.

    You’re free to talk about nearly any subject you'd like—except for the one that you both would like most to discuss.

    ———

    This episodes was available early and ad-free on Patreon. Join now and get instant access to our entire back catalogue + all future episodes.

    Inflation proof. Lock in your subscription today and you'll never pay a higher rate. Discounts for yearly members. Merch discounts. Exclusive bonus episodes. And more.

    https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

    ———

    Music by: Augusta Treverorum
    https://spoti.fi/496IfXkhttps://www.youtube.com/@augustatreverorum8397https://soundcloud.com/agsttrvrrmMain theme music: 20Six Hundred
    https://20sixhundred.bandcamp.com/
    Private Facebook Discussion Group
    https://facebook.com/groups/tapesfromthedarkside

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thedarksidepod/

    Merch
    https://darkside.launchcart.store/shop

    • 41 min
    He Had It All | Chapter 2

    He Had It All | Chapter 2

    The twenty-three-year-old Chandler Halderson appeared to be living the ideal life. Beautiful girlfriend, a loving family, and the dream job. How did it all go so wrong?

    Support the show on Patreon and get bonus stuff.
    https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

    Credits:
    Rottweiler Investigations
    www.youtube.com/@rottweilerinvestigations

    Law and Crime Network
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw4t3IOAES8&list=PLgQo91LygInIYqim8nRBBQfU51YksH11u

    Music:
    Augusta Treverorum
    https://spoti.fi/496IfXk
    https://www.youtube.com/@augustatreverorum8397
    https://soundcloud.com/agsttrvrrm

    20Six Hundred
    https://20sixhundred.bandcamp.com/

    Private Facebook Discussion Group
    https://facebook.com/groups/tapesfromthedarkside

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thedarksidepod/

    Merch
    https://darkside.launchcart.store/shop

    • 43 min
    Cat Mellender | Chapter 3

    Cat Mellender | Chapter 3

    We travel into the interrogation room with Cat. And also learn more about her background.

    Picture: https://i.imgur.com/tdyk1yq.png

    Support the show and get bonus content:
    https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

    Private Facebook Discussion Group
    https://facebook.com/groups/tapesfromthedarkside

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thedarksidepod/

    Merch
    https://darkside.launchcart.store/shop

    • 34 min
    chazzzledazl | Chapter 4

    chazzzledazl | Chapter 4

    On June 17, 2021, Chandler slipped and fell down the stairs at his parents' house. And in that one brief moment the entire trajectory of his life was forever changed.

    Thanks for being patient with me on this episode 🐌.

    Support the show.
    https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

    Episode images.
    https://imgur.com/a/HoYpVoL



    Credits:

    Rottweiler Investigations
    www.youtube.com/@rottweilerinvestigations

    Law and Crime Network
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw4t3IOAES8&list=PLgQo91LygInIYqim8nRBBQfU51YksH11u

    Music:

    Augusta Treverorum
    https://spoti.fi/496IfXk
    https://www.youtube.com/@augustatreverorum8397
    https://soundcloud.com/agsttrvrrm

    20Six Hundred
    https://20sixhundred.bandcamp.com/



    Private Facebook Discussion Group
    https://facebook.com/groups/tapesfromthedarkside

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thedarksidepod/

    Merch
    https://darkside.launchcart.store/shop

    • 48 min
    I spoke to Omar Jobe. | Chapter 5

    I spoke to Omar Jobe. | Chapter 5

    The date was June 29, 2021. An ordinary Tuesday afternoon.

    But in just two days time, Bart and Krista Halderson would be dead. Their body parts strewn across rural Wisconsin.

    Omar Jobe, 33-years-old, answers the phone while working his job at the Madison Area Technical College help desk. He's connected with a man named Bart Halderson (pictured below).

    Bart would assume his son's identity in an attempt to get to the bottom of a seemingly impossible, year-long struggle to obtain his son’s college transcripts.

    And it's during this phone call that Bart would finally learn the truth about his son's academic situation. Chandler Halderson's intricate web of lies was about to be unspun—one thread at a time.

    This is Chapter 5 in a multi-part series. Please start at the beginning if you're new to the story.
    https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/category/s11-the-haldersons/

    Episode images: https://imgur.com/a/lhooZiH



    Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

    PayPal Donations
    https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/paypal/

    Leave us a Review (it really helps)
    https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/rate/



    Credits:

    Omar Jobe, full call starts at 40:40
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4mF_bH8gPYg

    Rottweiler Investigations
    www.youtube.com/@rottweilerinvestigations

    Law and Crime Network
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw4t3IOAES8&list=PLgQo91LygInIYqim8nRBBQfU51YksH11u

    Music:

    Augusta Treverorum
    https://spoti.fi/496IfXk
    https://www.youtube.com/@augustatreverorum8397
    https://soundcloud.com/agsttrvrrm

    20Six Hundred
    https://20sixhundred.bandcamp.com/



    Private Facebook Discussion Group
    https://facebook.com/groups/tapesfromthedarkside

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thedarksidepod/

    Merch
    https://darkside.launchcart.store/shop

    • 47 min
    Dead on the First of July | Chapter 6

    Dead on the First of July | Chapter 6

    Let's step inside the interrogation room with a cold-blooded killer.

    This is Chapter 6 in a multi-part series. If you're new to the story please start at the beginning.
    https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/category/s11-the-haldersons/

    Episode gifs: https://imgur.com/a/RIgLpdx



    Patreon
    https://www.patreon.com/tapesfromthedarkside

    PayPal Donations
    https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/paypal/

    Leave us a Review (it really helps)
    https://www.tapesfromthedarkside.com/rate/



    Sources:

    Rottweiler Investigations
    www.youtube.com/@rottweilerinvestigations

    Law and Crime Network
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xw4t3IOAES8&list=PLgQo91LygInIYqim8nRBBQfU51YksH11u

    Music:

    Augusta Treverorum
    https://spoti.fi/496IfXk
    https://www.youtube.com/@augustatreverorum8397
    https://soundcloud.com/agsttrvrrm

    20Six Hundred
    https://20sixhundred.bandcamp.com/



    Private Facebook Discussion Group
    https://facebook.com/groups/tapesfromthedarkside

    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/thedarksidepod/

    Merch
    https://darkside.launchcart.store/shop

    • 41 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
451 Ratings

451 Ratings

Ch082082 ,

Awesome podcast!!

I am so glad I came across it. It’s so in depth and well researched. I love it!!

Jurh$;$&& ,

Love this Podcast!

My perfect true crime podcast has lots of audio clips, (actual audio clips, i.e. interrogations, cop cams, 911 calls, etc.) a bit if narrating but not too much, and a healthy respect for the victims.
Keep up the good work!

iblinkinpink ,

Obsessed

Tapes from the Darkside is like listening to a really well done, excellently researched documentary. TZ adds just enough thoughtful commentary and has a great voice to listen to. Love it.

Top Podcasts In True Crime

You Probably Think This Story’s About You
Larj Media
Drowning Creek
Wavland
Scamanda
Lionsgate Sound
Crime Junkie
audiochuck
Dateline NBC
NBC News
Morbid
Morbid Network | Wondery

You Might Also Like

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast
Justin Drown
Music City 911
Music City 911
Invisible Choir
Reach Freaks
Morbidology
Morbidology
Dark Topic
Jack Luna
This Is Monsters
Kompound