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A true-crime podcast that takes a seat, dangles its legs over the edge and stares into the abyss.

The Dark Divide The Dark Divide

    • True Crime
    • 4.7, 297 Ratings

A true-crime podcast that takes a seat, dangles its legs over the edge and stares into the abyss.

    Ep. 6 - Haste and Honor

    Ep. 6 - Haste and Honor

    On January 1, 2008 a father would do the unspeakable as his two teenage daughters would never make it out of his vehicle alive. Later, many will question what they could have done or should have done to prevent such a senseless tragedy. How does one keep their head above water in the throes of fear and power? Where do we go when the ones who have the responsibility to protect us are the very thing we need protection from?
     
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    Measured Paces, Awkward Meeting Supernatural Haunting & Fluidscape by Kevin MacLeod via http://incompetech.com
    Brethren, Arise, The Theatrical Poster for Poltergeist III & Fly Inverted Past a Jenny by Chris Zabriskie via http://chriszabriskie.com
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    *A special thanks to wikipedia, www.fbi.gov & The Price of Honor by Neena Nejad/Xoel Pamos for providing amazing information that allowed this episode to be possible.
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    • 34 min
    Ep. 5 - When the Bough Breaks

    Ep. 5 - When the Bough Breaks

    Both the US and Canada would be shaken by the senseless murder of Andrew Bagby in 2001. We like to believe that cases with evidence as straight-forward and clear cut as this begin and end simply in the legal system with the necessary consequences delivered to the perpetrator. However, this case is one of the most convoluted and confusing, covered with injustice and senseless tragedy. It would remain in headlines for nearly a decade, sparking challenge and change for not only the lives involved, but also the legal system itself. It's a remarkable story of how we cannot control what happens to us, but we can choose to decide how it will shape us, finding a purpose for our pain and creating our own hope in the darkest hours.
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    Measured Paces, Almost in F Tranquility, Brethren Arise, Mesmerize, Long Note Four & Cryptic Sorrow Atlantean Twilight by Kevin MacLeod via http://incompetech.com
    I Don't See the Branches I See the Trees, Take off & Shoot a Zero, Undercover Vampire Police, The Dark Glow of the Mountains & Chance Luck Errors in Nature Fate by Chris Zabriskie via http://chriszabriskie.com
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    *A special thanks to "Dance with the Devil" by David Bagby & Dear Zachary by Kurt Kuenne for providing amazing information that allowed this episode to be possible.
    If you, or anyone you know, is struggling, with suicide and depression, please contact suicidepreventionlifeline.org for the support you deserve.
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Ep. 4 - Dead Meat Soon

    Ep. 4 - Dead Meat Soon

    On June 8th, 1989 the body of Cindy James was discovered in Richmond, BC. She was laying on her side, with her ankles and wrists fastened behind her & had a nylon stocking tied tightly around her neck. The cause of death however, would be overdose. Almost immediately, news networks would be sharing details of a nearly decade-long horror story of a woman, hunted down and scared for her life. By the time Cindy James went missing, she had reported over 100 incidents of stalking, harassment and assaults from an unknown assailant. But by July 12th the RCMP would officially rule out any foul play leaving the public to wonder how could a person do something to themselves like that and why would they?
    The investigation of her death would lead to one the longest and most expensive inquests in British Columbia's history. It would be ruled inconclusive, with her family believing she was killed and the police believing it was an elaborately staged suicide. While the cause of her death would remain inconclusive, one thing remained certain: nobody agreed that ruling made any sense. And we're still left wondering, to this day: If it was impossible that she did this to herself, then who murdered Cindy James?
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    That Kid in Fourth Grade Who Really Liked the Denver Broncos, John Stockton Slow Drag, There's Probably No Time,What True Self, Feels Bogus, Let's Watch Jason X, & Oxygen Garden by Chris Zabriskie via http://chriszabriskie.com
    Calmant, Measured Paces, Almost in F, Lightless Dawn& Cryptic Sorrow by Kevin MacLeod via http://incompetech.com
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    *A special thanks to "The Deaths of Cindy James" by Neal Hall, "Who Killed Cindy James?" by Ian Mulgrew, CTV W5 & A Current Affair & & Melanie's personal blog for providing amazing information that allowed this episode to be possible.
    If you, or anyone you know, is struggling, with suicide and depression, please contact suicidepreventionlifeline.org for the support you deserve.
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    • 1 hr 7 min
    Ep. 3 - Embers and Ashes: Part II

    Ep. 3 - Embers and Ashes: Part II

    On June 8th, 2017 Randy Stair (also known as Andrew Blaze) would arrive for night shift at The Weis Market and kill 3 co-workers before committing suicide. The headlines about the shooting would die down quickly, in much less time than had even been spent on it's planning, drowned out by similar back to back events. Each time we seem to be left in the same place, asking the same questions; finding it nearly impossible to heal through the aftermath when it's almost never-ending. Where does Tunkhannock, and we go from here?
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    Measured Paces, Interloper, Anguish, Long Note Two, Dark Fog,Irregular & Despair and Triumph by Kevin MacLeod via http://incompetech.com
    The Glow of the Mountains & There's Probably No Timeby Chris Zabriskie via http://chriszabriskie.com
    Meditation 1 by Audionautix via http://audionautix.com/
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    • 49 min
    Ep. 2 - Embers and Ashes: Part I

    Ep. 2 - Embers and Ashes: Part I

    On June 8th, 2017 Randy Stair (also known as Andrew Blaze) would arrive for night shift at The Weis Market and kill 3 co-workers before committing suicide. Within hours, police would search Randy's room and find the remnants of a trail, leading to one of the biggest digital footprints of massacre planning left behind. Not only would the small borough of Tunkhannock, Pennsylvania be shaken forever but the rest of the nation would be left shocked, wondering: how could it have been possible that nobody saw this coming?
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    Measured Paces, Ghost Processional, Air Prelude, Blue Feather Reunited, Gathering Darkness, Long Note One & Hitman by Kevin MacLeod via http://incompetech.com
    There Are Many Different Kinds of Love, I Need to Start Writing Things DownI Am a Man Who Will Fight For Your Honor by Chris Zabriskie via http://chriszabriskie.com
    At the Foot of the Sphinx by Twin Musicom via http://www.twinmusicom.org
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    • 46 min
    Ep. 1 - In Living Color

    Ep. 1 - In Living Color

    In 1974 an American news reporter, Christine Chubbuck, was the first person to commit suicide on live television. Like any other tragic and horrifying event, in the midst of sorrow and confusion, we are all left with one question: Why?
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    Measured Paces, March of the Mind, Epilog Ghostpocalypse, Clean Soul Calming & Ambiment by Kevin MacLeod http://incompetech.com
    Prelude No. 2 by Chris Zabriskiehttp://chriszabriskie.com/
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    If you, or anyone you know, is struggling, with suicide and depression, please contact suicidepreventionlifeline.org for the support you deserve.
    *A special thanks to "Kate Plays Christine" by Robert Greene, "Christine" by Craig Shilowich and the Washington Post article by Sally Quinn for providing amazing information that allowed this episode to be possible.
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    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

4.7 out of 5
297 Ratings

297 Ratings

rosallea ,

Episode 5

A Masterpiece. Brilliantly executed
Absolutely beautiful, rich, poetic , profound, touching, inspiring, real, complex, insightful and filled with compassion. I love your mellifluous presentation
Bravo
And thank you
Who are you I wonder???

Curiosityscat ,

A Pretty Good, If Dark Podcast

This was a pretty good Canadian True Crime Podcast a bit on the Darker side. As another Commenter mentioned, the Host’s voice was rather monotone; However, I believe perhaps it was intentional as a way to show both the gravity of, and reverence for, the True Crime topic.

Overall, there are only a total of six published episodes at this writing spanning 10/17/2007 to 07/21/2019. Most True Crime Buffs will recognize the case covered, yet they are presented from a slightly more darker perspective, that I feel is fairly unique to this podcast. The Host’s case comments are intelligent, and in general, makes one stop and consider cases most True Crime Buffs have likely heard presented multiple times, but from a different darker perspective.it’s difficult to describe. While the information may not be new to you, the presentation and perspective will likely make you think about the overall case from a different perspective than you have in the past, while listening to other True Crime podcasts that presented the same cases.

If You’re new to True Crime, then strap in and get set for a (short 6 episodes that fly by all too fast, before they are done) ride on a pretty dark horse, that in the end, will likely leave you with food for thought about the variety of perpetrators within the genre of True Crime, and his/her personal motives, the Canadian justice system, and the deeper meaning of the word justice and how if at all, it applies to each case discussed.

As a heads up, the initial couple of episodes deal with suicide (by self or Law Enforcement), so this podcast definitely starts off, (and basically remains), a very Dark ride.

I can’t say that there was ground breaking, unique, or shocking information shared here (that was gleaned from obvious extensive research), and is not found anywhere else, but I can say that each case was definitely presented in a clear, structured, and informative manner.

My ONLY real gripe, and/or negative comment, is that the Host has such L-O-N-G extended pauses of silence, that on multiple occasion, I thought that there must be an issue with my phone and that the episode had stopped playing!! Seriously, I realize it is a minor and petty point, but it about drove me mad! Because on multiple occasions, just when I was at the end of my tolerance for waiting for her to speak, and I would FINALLY reach for my phone, all of a sudden, she would begin speaking again, like she hadn’t just taken a HUGE silent pause for a crazy long period of time. As I said, it is a minor pet peeve, and otherwise, the podcast was a good listen. And, on that note, I think it’s a shame that this True Crime Podcast Host has seemingly ceased production and publication of episodes for almost a year, as the podcasts were all well produced, they had good sound quality, and the case information was presented in an interesting, if mostly dark and fairly morbid manner.

To the Podcast Publisher:
Thanks for sharing the couple of True Crime episodes that You published, and as it seems this podcast is no longer active, as a fellow True Crime Buff, I wish You the very Best, Good Health, and Every Success, regardless of where ever it is that Your life’s roads and journey may have taken You!...Considering this review is discussing the True Crime genre, hopefully, You continue to remain Safe out there somewhere!

HenryHecker ,

I love the “monotone” smooth voice

Someone’s negative view is a positive for me.
Host is paced, steady and easy to listen to.

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