292 episodes

That's So Fcked Up is a true crime lite podcast primarily about cults, but also murder and other generally awful things. TSFU brings you enthralling stories while looking at what causes them to happen. Join host Ashley Love Richards as she and her various co-hosts discuss what inspires people to do the awful things that they do. Nature? Nurture? Society? Let's investigate from our couches together!

That's So Fcked Up Ashley Love Richards

    • Comedy
    • 4.6 • 443 Ratings

That's So Fcked Up is a true crime lite podcast primarily about cults, but also murder and other generally awful things. TSFU brings you enthralling stories while looking at what causes them to happen. Join host Ashley Love Richards as she and her various co-hosts discuss what inspires people to do the awful things that they do. Nature? Nurture? Society? Let's investigate from our couches together!

    TSFU: Ep. 176- Multiple Murders: Canadian Teen Killing Spree

    TSFU: Ep. 176- Multiple Murders: Canadian Teen Killing Spree

    Two teens from Canada go on a killing spree and murder three victims. Yet at the end of this story, we end up with five bodies...

    TW: gun violence and suicide.


    ✨If you wanna get your TSFU episodes ad free and on Tuesdays instead of Fridays, check out our Patreon! You get access to over 150 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment!
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    -Audio editing by Dallas Hernandez.
    -Research by Toni Wormold.
    -Sources:
    https://audioboom.com/posts/7914772-stabby-snippets-kam-mcleod-bryer-schmegelskyhttps://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/holiday-feature-kam-mcleod-bryer-schmegelsky-teenage/id1519162463?i=1000546964968https://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/timeline-triple-murders-committed-in-b-c-last-summer-by-teen-killers-kam-mcleod-and-bryer-schmegelskyhttps://vancouversun.com/news/local-news/new-details-emerge-in-slaying-of-ubc-botany-lecturer-by-port-alberni-teenshttps://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/killers-schmegelsky-mcleod-north-canada-1.5227088https://www.news.com.au/world/north-america/canada-highway-murders-military-support-called-in-to-help-search-for-fugitives/news-story/528049cd00988c22b0fd719c48333b4ahttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2019_Northern_British_Columbia_murdershttps://globalnews.ca/news/5668139/double-murder-witness-securing-scene/https://bc.ctvnews.ca/mobile/teens-charged-with-2nd-degree-murder-of-vancouver-man-in-northern-b-c-1.4522572?referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fen.m.wikipedia.org%2Fa...

    • 50 min
    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Serial Killer- Madame Delphine LaLaurie, Torturer and Murderer of Enslaved People

    BLACK HISTORY MONTH: Serial Killer- Madame Delphine LaLaurie, Torturer and Murderer of Enslaved People

    TW: This week we discuss the brutal murder and torture of enslaved persons in the U.S. in the 1800s. Upon further research (unfortunately after the recording of the episode), Ash found that "slave" is no longer a politically correct term, but it IS used throughout the episode. If that word or the subject matter is particularly upsetting to you, you might want to skip this one.

    Happy Black History Month! This definitely isn't a happy story, but this history is very important. This week we travel back to 2021 (and then the 1800s), where Ash, former co-host Cameron Dexter and former audio engineer Evette Darensbourg discuss infamous socialite and serial torturer and murderer of enslaved people, Delphine LaLaurie.

    You may know who today's story is about if you're a fan of American Horror Story, and especially if you watched Season 3, Coven! Ash takes you back to the Deep South of the 1800s. The slave trade was booming and the brutal mistreatment of enslaved people was rampant. It was common for slave owners to treat their enslaved people particularly savagely for fear of uprising. But one woman in particular took that practice to a whole new level of depravity. Madame LaLaurie was a socialite and central figure in New Orleans high society, but rumors had long circulated about her treatment of her enslaved people. When a fire broke out at 1140 Royal Street on April 10, 1834, first responders found a 70 year old woman chained to the stove by her ankle, with a deep wound in her head, and people would soon find out the extent to which she tortured, and inevitably murdered, many of her enslaved people.



    ✨If you wanna get your TSFU episodes ad free and on Tuesdays instead of Fridays, check out our Patreon! You get access to over 150 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment!

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    -Audio engineering by Evette Darensbourg and Lexi Jackson.

    • 51 min
    TSFU: Ep. 175- Lover, Stalker, Killer: A Very Macabre Love Triangle

    TSFU: Ep. 175- Lover, Stalker, Killer: A Very Macabre Love Triangle

    PATRONS GET TSFU EPISODES ON TUESDAYS INSTEAD OF FRIDAYS, AND THIS WEEK YOU CAN GET IN ON THAT ACTION TOO!⁠ This story is leading Netflix's Top Ten right now for a damn good reason, this case is BANANAS y'all! We couldn't wait until Friday to tell you about it so we released this week's episode early. Feel the luxury that Patrons do, no waiting for the weekend for these babies!⁠

    ✨If you wanna get your TSFU episodes ad free and on Tuesdays instead of Fridays, check out our Patreon! You get access to over 150 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment! https://www.patreon.com/TSFU

    Lover, Stalker, Killer is a documentary about an insanely mysterious love triangle going very, very wrong. All we can say is watch out on those dating apps y'all!


    🕸️Visit That's So Fcked Up's Website: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/
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    -Audio editing by Dallas Hernandez.
    -Research by Fallon Morey.
    -Sources:
    https://www.netflix.com/title/81611991https://people.com/lover-stalker-killer-where-are-dave-kroupa-liz-golyar-now-8558923

    • 1 hr 6 min
    TSFU PRESENTS: Psychotic Psychology- Ep. 3: The Milgram Experiment

    TSFU PRESENTS: Psychotic Psychology- Ep. 3: The Milgram Experiment

    If someone told you to give a stranger an electric shock, to the point where you're severely harming and possibly even killing that stranger... would you do it? What if they were in a white lab coat with a clipboard?

    The Milgram experiment is one of the most famous and controversial psychological experiments on obedience and has had a lasting effect on understanding “obedience, authority, and human behavior” as well as group dynamics.


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    -Research assistance by Toni Wormold.
    -Audio editing by River Innes.
    -Sources:
    The Stanley Milgram Experiment: Understanding ObedienceMilgram Experiment: Overview, History, & ControversyMilgram's Experiment on Obedience to Authorityhttps://www.simplypsychology.org/milgram.htmlhttps://www.uncp.edu/sites/default/files/2019-01/Milgrim%20Experiment%20Common%20Lit.pdfhttps://psychology.fas.harvard.edu/people/stanley-milgramExplanations for Obedience - Milgram (1963) | Psychology | tutor2uhttps://psmag.com/social-justice/electric-schlock-65377https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12115-013-9724-3https://hbr.org/2003/02/the-science-behind-six-degreesa href="https://www.verywellmind.com/famous-social-psychology-experiments-2795667" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer...

    • 58 min
    TRENDING TOPIC: "Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare" and "Therapeutic" Wilderness Programs

    TRENDING TOPIC: "Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare" and "Therapeutic" Wilderness Programs

    Note: This episode was recorded a couple of months ago!

    Two weeks ago, on Saturday February 3, 2024, a 12 year old boy was found dead by authorities, naked from the waist down, at Trails Carolina, a "wilderness therapy" camp in North Carolina.

    This happened just 5 1/2 weeks after the release of Hell Camp: Teen Nightmare, a Netflix documentary that reached the top ten, detailing the start of the "therapeutic wilderness camp" industry.

    "Out-of-control teens across America were sent to a therapy camp in the harsh Utah desert. The conditions were brutal, but the staff were even worse." - Netflix

    Follow UNSILENCED on Instagram and visit their website for more information on the Troubled Teen Industry!

    TW: Child abuse.


    In this episode, Ash is joined by friend of the show and host of the hilarious podcast Live, Laugh, Larceny, Trevin.

    ✨If you'd like access to over 125 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment! https://www.patreon.com/TSFU
    🚨Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@tsfuthepodcastlive
    🕸️Visit That's So Fcked Up's Website: https://tsfuthepodcast.com/
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    • 1 hr 34 min
    TSFU: Ep. 174- No One Saw Sh!t: The Very Public Murder of Ken McElroy

    TSFU: Ep. 174- No One Saw Sh!t: The Very Public Murder of Ken McElroy

    Skidmore, Missouri... the town that got away with murder. After decades of Ken "Rex" McElroy tormenting everyone in the small town of Skidmore, with no assistance from law enforcement, a few of the townspeople decided to take matters into their own hands. They got on some vigilante sh!t and shot ol' Ken in broad daylight in front of at least 45 people... but apparently, no one "actually saw" what happened and Ken's murder is unsolved to this day.


    ✨If you'd like access to over 125 episodes that aren't on the regular feed, and you'd like them all ad free, join our Patreon for as little as $5 a month! There is actually now a new FREE version that you can try with no commitment! https://www.patreon.com/TSFU
    🚨Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@tsfuthepodcastlive
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    -Audio editing by River Innes.
    -Research by Elizabeth Vandenbosch.
    -Sources:
    Ken McElroy - WikipediaKen McElroy, The Town Bully Who Was Killed By His Victims (allthatsinteresting.com)The Unsolved Murder of Missouri Town Bully Ken Rex McElroy: 'No One Saw a Thing' | Inside EditionThe Town That Got Away With Murder - Ken Rex McElroy • MorbidologyHow 60 residents of a small Missouri town banded together 38 years ago to kill a gun-toting bully | Daily Mail OnlineBully’s Killing Is Unsolved, and Residents Want It That Way - The New York Times (nytimes.com)(1) Ken McElroy - the Town Bully Murdered : TrueCrimeDiscussion (reddit.com)Crime Doc 'No One Saw a Thing' Spotlights Small-Town Cold Case (people.com)The Story of Ken McElroy and the Vigilantes of Skidmore, Missouri (historicmysteries.com)Bully’s murder remains a secret in Missouri town for 40 years (fox2now.com)a href="https://www.telegraph.co.uk/tv/0/no-one-saw-thing-entire-town-murdered-monster-got-away/" target="_blank"...

    • 49 min

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443 Ratings

443 Ratings

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I don’t use Apple Podcasts, I use the other podcast app, and I took the time to download this app and write a review because of how disgraceful I found this podcast.

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