There's more mischief in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection than Billy Penn could have ever imagined. TwistedPhilly features weird, wonderful, mysterious and historic stories from Philadelphia and Pennsylvania, including the paranormal, legends and folklore, travel and tourism, entertainment, even true crime. Who knows what we'll get up to in the twisted city of Philly!
The Divine Lorraine
Episode 93 In 1892, architect Willis G. Hale began construction on a lavish apartment building on Broad Street in north Philadelphia. What began as a turn of the century residential multi family structure evolved over the last 120 years into something so much more – the Divine Lorraine. This is the story of that evolution, … Continue reading "The Divine Lorraine"
The Story of Oney Judge
Episode 92 Ona Maria Judge – better known as Oney – was born into slavery in 1774 at a familiar location in Virginia: Mount Vernon. Oney’s mother Betty was brought to Mount Vernon after George Washington married Martha in 1759. Betty, and her descendants, were considered the “property” of Martha Washington’s first husband, Daniel Custis, … Continue reading "The Story of Oney Judge"
The Women in White
Episode 91 – Originally released February 2020 Women in white, midnight Mary, lonely roads all over the US and other parts of the world have their own legends of a young woman in a pale dress, wandering in the middle of the night searching for someone to give them a ride. Sometimes they’re searching for … Continue reading "The Women in White"
The Center City Rapist: Part 2
Episode 90 – Originally released January 2020 Content warning: this episode contains discussions about sexual assault and murder. Listener discretion is advised. Between the summer of 1997 and August 1999, six women in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, were raped by a man known only as the Center City Rapist. One woman, … Continue reading "The Center City Rapist: Part 2"
The Center City Rapist: Part 1
Episode 89 – Originally released January 2020 Content warning: this episode contains discussions about sexual assault and murder. Listener discretion is advised. Between the summer of 1997 and August 1999, six women in the Rittenhouse Square neighborhood in Center City, Philadelphia, were raped by a man known only as the Center City Rapist. One woman, … Continue reading "The Center City Rapist: Part 1"
Christmas Town: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Episode 88 – Originally released December 2019 Last weekend I took the family to Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a town about 90 minutes north of Philadelphia and known all over the country as Christmas Town (or Christmas City depending on with whom you speak!) Even Travel and Leisure magazine called Bethlehem the “most festive city in the … Continue reading "Christmas Town: Bethlehem, Pennsylvania"
I LOVE THIS SHOW
Since I live just outside of Philadelphia, I know a lot of the places that was talked about and it puts a colorful twist on those locations that I didn’t know about.
I’m obsessed with this podcast. I love the way the host, Deana Marie, presents the stories. She adds interesting details and offers her take on circumstances. Such a thoughtful storyteller, who seems to effortlessly convey the spookiness of the twisted events but also give a voice to the victims. Highly addictive. 💯 binge worthy.
So glad I found you!
I just found you and have been binging all your episodes! I have enjoyed every one so far. This is short but I am in the middle of one of your episodes….