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Your go-to for ghost stories, true crime, aliens, the unsolved and everything else in the dark .

The Darker Side of Life Podcast Kristen & Dana

    • True Crime
    • 4.9 • 136 Ratings

Your go-to for ghost stories, true crime, aliens, the unsolved and everything else in the dark .

    The Lost Cosmonauts

    The Lost Cosmonauts

    In the 1950s and 60s, the United States and USSR were locked in a space race to land a human on the moon. As the Soviets excelled at being the first to launch a satellite and put the first human in space, much of the West feared the speed and advanced technology of their rivals. In the aftermath of the Cold War, many around the world began to think the Soviets were masters of propaganda, and they weren't as successful as they appeared to be. Were they knowingly killing cosmonauts and hiding their deaths for the sole purpose of being 'first'? Today we discuss the conspiracy of the Lost Cosmonauts. 

    • 1 hr 2 min
    Heyo! Quick Message to Listeners

    Heyo! Quick Message to Listeners

    Don't worry guys, we aren't going anywhere. But life got in the way of this weeks' episode.

    • 44 sec
    Athens Lunatic Asylum

    Athens Lunatic Asylum

    Even though we have come a long way when it comes to mental health treatment and care, we still can't forget where we started. Athens Lunatic Asylum is testament to that. The sprawling building in Southeast Ohio looked more like a castle than an asylum. Thousands of people over 119 years came through the doors, committed for reasons such as childbirth, general bad health and illness that was still decades away from being diagnosed. Some may still linger in the halls. Each had a story to tell.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Mt. Everest: Life in the Death Zone

    Mt. Everest: Life in the Death Zone

    Each year, the allure of Mt. Everest attracts climbers from around the world. People hope to climb the world's highest peak in a challenge of human endurance and spirit - but it doesn't always have a happy ending. Some climbers achieve their dreams on Everest, but many die trying. This week, we will examine common issues that plague high-altitude climbers, tell stories of mountaineers whose bodies are permanently embedded on the mountain, and discuss why, as one climber put it, "Above 8,000 meters is no place for morality."

    • 1 hr 47 min
    The Death of Kenneka Jenkins

    The Death of Kenneka Jenkins

    On September 8, 2017, nineteen year old Kenneka Jenkins headed out to a birthday party with friends at a Chicago area hotel. At the end of the night when her friends couldn't find her, they searched for hours into the early morning hours. When she was eventually found dead in a hotel freezer, family, friends and the community were left shocked and looking for answers. How could a fun night out turn so tragic for a girl just getting started in her life? 

    • 2 hr 9 min
    The Murder of the Rev. Carol Daniels

    The Murder of the Rev. Carol Daniels

    In one of our more heartbreaking stories, we cover the murder of the Rev. Carol Daniels, a woman who ministered to a small church in Anadarko, Oklahoma. She was murdered inside of her church, on a Sunday morning, and the brutal manner of her death left many more questions than answers, and her family and friends heartbroken. 

    • 53 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
136 Ratings

136 Ratings

Triajoy ,

Love this podcast

I feel like you girls are my friends!!! Love your podcast!!!!!

Ghoul Interrupted ,

<3

Randomly stumbled upon this podcast a year ago and have been hooked on it ever since. Seriously one of my favorites. Aside from some true crime cases, they also discuss other interesting topics like paranormal, conspiracies, history(like the Tulsa Race Massacre), urban legends, etc. you can tell they put in a lot of effort with their research and it’s awesome that they credit their sources which I notice not a lot of other podcasters do. Also, might be a small thing but I really appreciate that they also give focus to victims of the cases they discuss.

tab_29_tab ,

Great Podcast!

I have recently discovered this podcast and I’m halfway through binging all of the episodes. Not only do Dana and Kristen bring you lesser known topics on all things true crime, paranormal, and more but they’re so fun to listen to! I love their banter and Dana’s mispronunciations (I struggle too! 😂) They remind me of me and my sister and this has become my new comfort show to listen to when winding down in the evening. Overall, 12/10 You won’t regret listening to it!

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