45 episodes

Welcome to Terrible People Doing Terrible Things. A true crime/horror addict and a psychologist discuss the terrible things that terrible people do. We’ve got cults, serial killers, and even nuns. We hope to darken your day with a little morbid humor and stories on all that this horrible world has to offer.

Terrible People Doing Terrible Things Laura Berni and Amanda Hannon

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 24 Ratings

Welcome to Terrible People Doing Terrible Things. A true crime/horror addict and a psychologist discuss the terrible things that terrible people do. We’ve got cults, serial killers, and even nuns. We hope to darken your day with a little morbid humor and stories on all that this horrible world has to offer.

    Unsatisfactories: Gaslighting and The Internet is Full of Lies

    Unsatisfactories: Gaslighting and The Internet is Full of Lies

    It's time for another round of Unsatisfactories! This week, we discuss gaslighting and how to spot it in a relationship as well as discuss some of our own experiences with this sneaky tactic of emotional abuse and manipulation. We also provide an unintentional cautionary tale of not doing enough research on the interwebs.... ahem... Amanda... DO... YOUR... RESEARCH!

    Links to stories covered:
    https://www.healthline.com/health/gaslighting#narcissism
    https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/here-there-and-everywhere/201701/11-warning-signs-gaslighting
    https://www.reddit.com/r/ShittyAnimalFacts/comments/m18g5y/this_phidippus_audax_spider_gets_its_vibrant/?sort=top

    If you prefer looking and listening, you can find our episodes in video form over at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfvqpv0LvHGC7ss3USYuEA. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!

    All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 27 min
    HH Holmes: Welcome to My Murder Castle

    HH Holmes: Welcome to My Murder Castle

    Join us as we discuss one of history's most infamous serial killers: Mr. Herman Webster Mudgett aka HH Holmes. Part young man with an entrepreneurial spirit, part fraudster, swindler, and murderer, HH Holmes designed a hotel that would eventually be dubbed the Murder Castle based on the grizzly murders that took place in this macabre maze of death. Learn about how he made thousands of dollars from insurance fraud and other financial schemes, all while somehow managing to run a hotel and murder a bunch of people. Talk about multi-tasking.

    Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!

    All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 34 min
    Richard Speck: Is that a Knife in your Pocket, Sir?

    Richard Speck: Is that a Knife in your Pocket, Sir?

    Join us as we discuss a mass murderer from the American heartland: Mr. Richard Speck. Part young man just trying to get ahead in life by drinking and couch surfing, part murderous, knife-wielding woman-hater, Speck tortured, raped (at least one victim), and murdered 8 nursing students on the night of July 13, 1966 in Chicago, Illinois. He would be easily captured and convicted for these crimes that left an indelible mark on the community of South Chicago. Did I mention the female hormones and sex tape scandal from his time in prison yet? I didn't? You don't believe me? Well, you'll just have to listen to the episode to see if this is fake news or not. 

    If you prefer looking and listening, you can find our episodes in video form over at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfvqpv0LvHGC7ss3USYuEA. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!

    All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 55 min
    Unsatisfactories: Generational Beefs and Bear Bites Butt

    Unsatisfactories: Generational Beefs and Bear Bites Butt

    It's time for another round of Unsatisfactories! This week, we discuss the recent feud between the Mom Jeans and Skinny Jeans Generations and explore the history of generational conflict. We also
    discuss a harrowing tale of one woman's brave quest to find an outhouse without a giant bear in waiting.

    Links to stories covered:
    https://www.newsbreak.com/alaska/haines/news/2165931781719/something-just-immediately-bit-me-in-the-butt-haines-woman-survives-outhouse-bear
    https://www.inc.com/jessica-stillman/a-new-study-reveals-surprising-reason-why-every-generation-complains-about-kids-these-days.html

    If you prefer looking and listening, you can find our episodes in video form over at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfvqpv0LvHGC7ss3USYuEA. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!

    All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 20 min
    Death Angels: It's Time for Your Medicine

    Death Angels: It's Time for Your Medicine

    Join us as we discuss Austria's killer nurses: the Death Angels! Part underpaid and overworked gaggle of women in the healthcare industry, part cruel and boastful killers, these ladies knew how to keep their patients quiet and at peace- if by quiet and at peace you mean DEAD! Learn all about their brutal killing methods and just how easy it was to earn a one way ticket to Heaven. Did I mention the rumors about Pavilion 5 yet? I didn't? Well, you'll just have to listen to find out more.

    If you prefer looking and listening, you can find our episodes in video form over at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfvqpv0LvHGC7ss3USYuEA. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!

    All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 33 min
    Unsatisfactories: Childbirth Chainsaws and Childhood Schadenfreud

    Unsatisfactories: Childbirth Chainsaws and Childhood Schadenfreud

    It's time for another round of Unsatisfactories! This week, we discuss emerging research about childhood schadenfreud and uncover the real reasons behind why your child is laughing at you as you burn yourself on the stove. Hint: Karma's a real beotch! We also explore a popular TikTok claim that chainsaws used to be used during childbirth. Spoiler alert- this claim is based in fact.

    Links to stories covered:
    https://digest.bps.org.uk/2013/06/03/kids-experience-schadenfreude-by-age-four-maybe-earlier/
    https://inews.co.uk/light-relief/offbeat/chainsaws-invented-why-childbirth-tiktok-truth-origins-explained-756532

    If you prefer looking and listening, you can find our episodes in video form over at YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOfvqpv0LvHGC7ss3USYuEA. Be sure to subscribe/rate/review and why not go ahead and satisfy your curiosity and check out our Patreon page at https://www.patreon.com/terriblepeopledoingterriblethings. We appreciate the continued support!

    All music (Creepy Comedy and Monsters in Hotel) is adapted from Rafael Krux original works (https://filmmusic.io/artists/rafael-krux) and is licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 4.0 International (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)

    • 32 min

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