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Join hosts Katie and Whitney for a different kind of true crime podcast. You can start with season 1, The Puppet Master and the Prince of Darkness, a deep dive into the most bizarre murder case you've never heard of. Or start with season 2, which covers a different stranger-than-fiction story each week. This bingeworthy show combines meticulous research with a refreshing mix of comic relief and seamless storytelling. There's plenty of room around the campfire--come help us roast murderers and marshmallows!

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    • 4.9 • 262 Ratings

Join hosts Katie and Whitney for a different kind of true crime podcast. You can start with season 1, The Puppet Master and the Prince of Darkness, a deep dive into the most bizarre murder case you've never heard of. Or start with season 2, which covers a different stranger-than-fiction story each week. This bingeworthy show combines meticulous research with a refreshing mix of comic relief and seamless storytelling. There's plenty of room around the campfire--come help us roast murderers and marshmallows!

    When Nerds Attack: Hellstorm, the Murder of Matthew Stegman

    When Nerds Attack: Hellstorm, the Murder of Matthew Stegman

    In the animal kingdom, there are plenty of advantages to living in a pack. Wolf packs, for example, are basically super-close families. They protect and shelter their old and young, they’re led by a mom-and-dad pair…Basically, they’re a strong, cohesive social unit designed to benefit every member. Sometimes, a lone wolf will try to gain acceptance by the pack. And that can go well, or it can go…not so well. When a prospective pack member rubs the alpha the wrong way, things can get violent in the wolf world. And as the story we’re about to tell you will show, the same thing can happen with humans.

    Sources:
    Investigation Discovery's "Murder Among Friends," Episode "Hellstorm"
    https://www.iowacourts.gov/static/media/documents/9149_0CD29E4232DB0.pdf
    https://qconline.com/news/iowa/two-people-sentenced-in-cemetery-slaying/article_4681dcb0-8417-5666-8297-4989ceea6e04.html#:~:text=Both%20were%20charged%20in%20the,13%2Dyear%2Dold%20girl.
    https://www.daily-journal.com/news/state/man-found-in-des-moines-cemetery-died-of-stab-wounds/article_6655986a-d071-58b9-a49d-be611a12d99d.html
    https://www.newspapers.com/clip/8706288/the-des-moines-register/

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    • 42 min
    Machiavelli in Manolos: Jill and Kent Easter

    Machiavelli in Manolos: Jill and Kent Easter

    In his seminal work The Prince, philosopher and father of modern political science Nicolo Machiavelli wrote, “In the actions of all men, and especially of princes, where there is no court to appeal to, one looks to the end. So let the prince win and maintain his state: the means will always be judged honorable, and will be praised by everyone.” Many people have taken this to mean that Machiavelli was giving advice—that if you’re pursuing a goal, you should use whatever means necessary to achieve it. But I think if you read that line more closely, what he was really saying was that when a powerful person achieves a desirable end, people tend to decide after the fact that whatever he did to get there was a-okay. Seems more about perception than reality—which is almost scarier, if you think about it. Because whether this is true or not, people in positions of power often seem to think it is. Narcissists are prone to that kind of magical thinking—that whatever they try will turn out great, and everybody will stand up and applaud. For the baddies in today’s story, that didn’t work out so great.

    Sources:
    ABC's 20/20
    LA Times, Framed by Christopher Goffard: https://www.latimes.com/projects/la-me-framed/#chapter1
    Dr. Phil episode

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    • 54 min
    Blood Ties: An Asian-American Gothic

    Blood Ties: An Asian-American Gothic

    Have you ever wished you could undo one moment in your life? One harsh word you can’t take back? One horribly wrong turn? One zig that should have been a zag? I think we probably all have. There’s a theory that there are infinite universes, kind of like the reflections you see in an elevator with mirrors on both sides. But in every universe, ONE little thing is different. One choice went the opposite way—and the effects of that choice bloomed out into time, changing lots of other things in the process. Some big, some small. In one universe, your decision not to stop for that McFlurry means you didn’t get killed in a car crash. Your boyfriend didn’t marry someone else a few years later. They didn’t have kids. One of those kids didn’t grow up to be president, or cure cancer, or blow up a building. You get the idea. In the story we’re about to tell you, one choice made in anger and pain changed the course of several people’s lives, and ended several others’.

    Sources:
    https://www.washingtonian.com/2005/02/01/love-and-murder-in-great-falls/
    Investigation Discovery's "Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall," episode "Ghost of Great Falls"

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    • 49 min
    Hate Crime: The Murder of Nazish Noorani

    Hate Crime: The Murder of Nazish Noorani

    Hate can take many forms. There’s the kind that’s just fear and bigotry—the ugliest human failings—in disguise. There’s the kind that’s really just the dark mirror image of love. I loved you, you hurt me, I hate you. There’s the kind that’s born of envy. And then there’s the kind of hate that’s all about selfishness. “You’re in the way of something I want.” Each of these incarnations is dangerous in its own way. In the story we’re about to tell you, a brutal murder seems at first to be about one very specific kind of hate. But as secrets come to light, it turns out to be about another kind entirely.

    Sources:
    Investigation Discovery's "Deadline Crime with Tamron Hall," Episode "Witness to Murder"
    Oxygen's "Snapped: Killer Couples," Episode "Kashif Parvaiz and Antoinette Stephen"
    https://www.nj.com/morris/2015/06/ex-girlfriend_describes_moms_last_words_after_she.html

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    • 45 min
    Unusual Suspects: A Halloween Horror Story

    Unusual Suspects: A Halloween Horror Story

    We’re all pretty aware of the big, obvious dangers in our lives. We look both ways before we cross the street. We lock our doors at night (at least I hope we do, after listening to a year’s worth of True Crime Campfire). We take our vitamins. We don’t walk down dark alleys alone if we can avoid it. But the real kick in the kidney is, sometimes the worst dangers are the ones we never see coming. Sometimes they sneak into our lives cloaked in darkness, but sometimes we invite them in with a smile. What happens when danger slips past us, wearing a friendly face?

    Sources:
    Nightmare in Napa: The Wine Country Murders by Paul LaRosa
    CBS' 48 Hours Mystery: Nightmare in Napa

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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Do You Like Scary Movies? The Murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart

    Do You Like Scary Movies? The Murder of Cassie Jo Stoddart

    What is it we like so much about scary movies? Is it the adrenaline rush, the excitement?
    That’s part of it, for sure. But it’s also the fact that unlike the screaming victims running for
    their lives on screen, we know we’re safe. Michael Myers might be relentlessly evil and
    impossible to kill, but he’s also stuck over there in movie-land where he can’t get us. I think
    that’s why stories like the one we’re about to tell you are so unsettling. When a killer decides
    to bring a horror movie plot to life, it’s like he’s…breaking an unwritten code. Leaving us
    nowhere to run. No safe place. This is Do You Like Scary Movies? The Murder of Cassie Jo
    Stoddart.

    Your Worst Nightmare, "When The Lights Go Out"
    Copycat Killers, "Scream"
    Murder Among Friends, Stick to the Plan
    Unmasked, "The Final Scream"
    https://www.idahostatejournal.com/members/supreme-court-upholds-adamciks-sentence-releases-transcripts-of-video-made-by-killers/article_d1fe0af6-5082-56d8-a7e6-bfb31de13844.html

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    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
262 Ratings

262 Ratings

hsmith93 ,

I love this podcast!

I’m here because someone in an MFM Facebook group recommended this pod for more TC and I absolutely love it! Whitney and Katie stick to the story, give lots of interesting background and details - it’s just a really enjoyable podcast - and I think it’s likely to be the next big thing - I highly recommend!

alison.salsa ,

One of my faves

These ladies are so relatable and funny! Well researched and wonderful production quality every week!

NevrFail ,

Interesting stories, very funny hosts.

One of my favorite podcasts. This one is more of a light-hearted telling of the cases, and these two women manage to get me LOLing every episode. I just had the best laugh at the diatribe regarding HOAs!!!! (The Ed Chin family murder case).

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