This Is Awful

Trevor & Alison

True crime obsessed wife horrifies her husband with awful true crime tales.

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In this episode Alison gets Trevor into the spooky season with some spooky true tales.Thank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Oct 28

40 min 20 sec

In this episode Trevor and Alison discuss Kitty Genovese and the bystander effect.Sources:WashingtonPost.comTheNewYorker.comHistory.comWikipediaThe Witness (documentary by her brother William)Cause of the Week:Safe HorizonThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Oct 14

1 hr 5 min

In this episode Alison astounds Trevor with life, and death, of Mike MalloySources:IrishPost.comIreland-Calling.comSmithsonianMag.comTrivia-Library.comThe Brooklyn Daily Eagle on Newspapers.comNYDailyNews.comTheNewYorker.comWikipedia.comCause of the Week:SmartRecovery.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Oct 7

13 sec

In this episode Alison depresses Trevor with disappearance of Justin HooimanSources:ABC4.comKSL.comKUTV.comCharlieProject.orgThe Vanished PodcastCrack House Chronicles PodcastWho Killed Justin HooimanCause of the Week:Utah Cold Case Coalition Thank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Sep 23

1 hr 4 min

In this episode Trevor regales Alison with a discussion on true crime myths.Cause of the Week:Epilepsy Foundation Thank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!Tags: True Crime

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Sep 10

1 hr 9 min

In this episode Alison continues to mortify Trevor with the Jennings MurdersSources:Biography.comWashingtonPost.comMedium.comNOLA.comLousiannaVoice.comRollingStone.comCrimeGrade.orgYahoo.comKPLCTV.comDeath In The BayouCause of the Week:PromiseofJustice.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Sep 2

59 min 3 sec

In this episode Alison mortifies Trevor with the Jennings MurdersSources:Biography.comWashingtonPost.comMedium.comNOLA.comLousiannaVoice.comRollingStone.comCrimeGrade.orgYahoo.comKPLCTV.comDeath In The BayouCause of the Week:PromiseofJustice.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Aug 26

45 min 23 sec

In this episode Trevor confounds Alison with the murder of Manuel Francisco Patino Gutierrez.Sources:AudiencesEverywhere.netHorrorHistory.netMiami HaroldOcala Star-BannerGoogle News ArchiveCause of the Week:UnidosUS.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Aug 12

35 min 37 sec

In this episode Alison depresses Trevor with the murder of Olivia Lone Bear.Sources:HCN.orgABC4.comJusticeForNativeWomen.comGrandForksHarold.comBJS.OJP.govCSVANW.orgMPRNews.orgAPNews.comKFYRTV.comKXNET.comBismarckTribune.comSearchingForOlivia.Wordpress.comCause of the Week:https://www.niwrc.org/donateThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Aug 5

59 min 16 sec

This weeks episode is delayed but it will be coming in the future.

Jul 29

3 min 7 sec

In this episode Alison discusses personality disorders with Trevor.Sources:MayoClinic.orgNAMI.orgNCBI.NLM.NIH.govPsychologyToday.comMedicalNewsToday.comCause of the Week:PDANThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jul 22

1 hr 11 min

In this episode Alison mortifies Trevor with the tale Mark Hoffman.Sources:Deseret.comEsquire.comHeavy.comUEN.comLATimes.comMedium.comSLTrib.comSaltLakeMagazine.comWikipedia.comCause of the Week:Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salt LakeThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jul 15

1 hr 9 min

In this episode Alison discusses with Trevor the 12 reasons why we love true crime.General Trigger Warning: while we don't discuss specific details in this episode we do discuss elements of death, murder, and assault.Sources:Mental FlossCause of the Week:The Marshall ProjectThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jul 8

1 hr 14 min

In this episode Alison continues to dismay Trevor with the tale of the Order of the Solar Temple pt.2Sources:Britanica.comCBC.caVoxSpace.inTorontoSun.caWikipedia.comAMORC.orgEnglish.Religion.infoEncyclopedia.comInfoSect.FreeShell.orgGrunge.comCrimeReads.comNewsweek.comMillennialism, Persecution, and Violence: Historical Cases by Catherine WessingerCause of the Week:VashtiInitiative.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jul 1

50 min 57 sec

In this episode Alison dismays Trevor with the tale of the Order of the Solar Temple pt.1Sources:Britanica.comCBC.caVoxSpace.inTorontoSun.caWikipedia.comAMORC.orgEnglish.Religion.infoEncyclopedia.comInfoSect.FreeShell.orgGrunge.comCrimeReads.comNewsweek.comCause of the Week:VashtiInitiative.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jun 27

57 min 28 sec

In this episode Alison discusses the reason why this weeks episode is delayed.Thank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

Jun 24

12 min 46 sec

In this episode Alison appalls Trevor with the tale of the Yosemite MurdersSources:ABC.comWikipedia.comStrangeOutdoors.comHistory.comABC10.comTimes-Standard.comOrlandoSentinel.comNYDailyNews.comLATimes.comCause of the Week:NatureBridgeThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jun 17

38 min 54 sec

In this episode Trevor engages Alison with a discussion on True Crime(we also realized this is actually our 31st episode after recording and titling the episode)Cause of the Week:Relentless JusticeThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jun 10

55 min 3 sec

In this episode Alison enrages Trevor with the murder of Scott AmedureSources:BuffaloNews.comEsquire.comWikipedia.comCaseLaw.FindLaw.comMirror.co.ukMurderpedia.comEncyclopedia.comAJC.comLGBTBar.orgTrial By Media (on Netflix)Cause of the Week:HRC.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Jun 3

53 min 19 sec

In this episode Alison depresses Trevor with the tale of the disappearance of Amy BradleySources:Wikipedia.comFBI.govFilmDaily.coMedium.comCharleyProject.comReddit.comTheCinemaholic.comStyleWeekly.comNewsPapers.com (Daily Press)Cause of the Week:InternationalCruiseVictims.orgGAATW.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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May 27

1 hr 12 min

In this episode Alison disgusts Trevor with the tale of The Soap Maker of CorreggioSources:AllThatsInteresting.comWikipedia.comBestofTrueCrime.comMedium.comTWM.newsHistoryDaily.orgStephanie Harlowe on YouTubeCause of the Week:American Pregnancy AssociationThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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May 20

51 min 5 sec

In this episode Alison re-re-ruins Trevor with the final act of the Yorkshire Murders.Sources:TheGurardian.comBustle.comCosmopolitain.comYorkshirePost.co.ukExaminerLive.co.ukExpress.co.ukTelegraph.co.ukMirror.co.ukBBC.comWikipedia.comMurderpedia.comCause of the Week:Victim SupportThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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May 13

46 min 20 sec

In this episode Alison re-ruins Trevor with the second act of the Yorkshire Murders.Sources:TheGurardian.comBustle.comCosmopolitain.comYorkshirePost.co.ukExaminerLive.co.ukExpress.co.ukTelegraph.co.ukMirror.co.ukBBC.comWikipedia.comMurderpedia.comCause of the Week:Victim SupportThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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May 6

59 min 49 sec

In this episode Alison ruins Trevor with the opening salvo of the Yorkshire Murders.Sources:TheGurardian.comBustle.comCosmopolitain.comYorkshirePost.co.ukExaminerLive.co.ukExpress.co.ukTelegraph.co.ukMirror.co.ukBBC.comWikipedia.comMurderpedia.comCause of the Week:Victim SupportThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Apr 29

34 min 48 sec

In this episode Trevor regales Alison with the tale of John R. BrinkleySources:Behind The Bastards podcastReply All podcastWikipedia.comCause of the Week:UNICEFThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Apr 22

54 min 3 sec

In this episode Alison  depresses Trevor with the tale of Trisha Beristain.Sources:BCI.Utah.govABC4.comFox13Now.comAMWFans.comDeseret.comKCRA.comCause of the Week:Utah Cold Case CoalitionThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Apr 15

29 min 32 sec

In this episode Alison horrifies Trevor with the tale of Williams, Burke, and Hare.Sources:GeriWalton.comED.AC.ukDarkHistories.comTheMinistryofHistory.co.ukDeadlineNews.co.ukStrangeHistory.netWikipedia.comCause of the Week:AutisticAdvocacy.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Apr 8

1 hr 2 min

In this episode Alison appalls Trevor with the murder of Nicole van den Hurk.Sources:HartVanNederland.nlTellerReport.comStuff.co.nzDutchNews.nlNLTimes.nlBuggedSpace.comWikipedia.comCause of the Week:NoMeansNoWorldwide.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

Apr 1

37 min 17 sec

In this episode Alison regales Trevor with tales of Darkey Kelly.Sources:IrishCentral.comSYFY.comIndependent.ieGeorgianEra.wordpress.comIrishLegal.comWikipedia.comKiller Women by Nigel CawthorneCause of the Week:SexWorkersAllianceIreland.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Mar 25

35 min 29 sec

In this episode Alison bemuses Trevor with the owl theory and everything else Michael PetersonSources:Esquire.comABCNews.comNewsObserver.comWikipedia.comFactinate.comNBCNews.comStripes.comHaroldSun.comVanceHolmes.comDEMIWorld.netCause of the Week:Paws For Life UtahThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Mar 18

1 hr 16 min

In this episode Alison really bums Trevor out with the tale of Andrew Cunanan.Sources:ABCNews.comTime.comHarpersBazaar.comVanityFair.comMurderpedia.orgKidnappingMurderAndMayhem.Blogspot.comCause of the Week:ModernMilitary.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

Mar 11

47 min 16 sec

In this episode Trevor infuriates Alison with the tale of the murder of Karen Shahan.Sources:AL.comWhatLiesBeyond.board.com (warning, this group uses uncaring and homophobic language)Cause of the Week:https://awab.orgThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Mar 4

58 min 36 sec

In this episode Alison horrifies Trevor with the tale of a Mexican death cult.Sources:NyTimes.comSFGate.comTexasMonthly.comAPNews.comWeAreMITU.comRollingStone.comNYDailyNews.comLATimes.comTelemundo40.comTruTV.comObituariolgbttti.org.mxCause of the Week:MarkKilroyFoundation.orgTeamBrownsville.org/Dignity/VillageThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Feb 25

53 min 59 sec

In this episode Alison chronicles the case of Saltair Sally.Sources:SeattleTimes.comUnidentified.Wikia.orgABC4.comKSL.comBCI.Utah.govDeseret.comSLTrib.comPeninsulaDailyNews.comCause of the Week:Utah Cold Case CoalitionThank you to all our wonderful patrons that make this all possible:Alexa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Alissa W, Cathy A, Tree P, Lynn S, Renata IBecome one of them at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodBuy some merch!

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Feb 18

46 min 16 sec

In this weeks episode haunts Trevor with the tale of the Murchison murders.Sources:AmusingPlanet.comTheWest.com.auWikipedia.comTrove.NLA.gove.auCarnamah.com.auCase Files Podcast ep 150Cause of the Week:AppealsWA.org.auNativeAnimalRescue.org.auThanks to our wonderful patrons: Alexa W, Alissa W, Jenny N, Kristen G, Kathy A, and Tree P!Become a patron at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulPodShop.SpreadShirt.com/This-Is-Awful-Podcast

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Feb 4

53 min 1 sec

In this episode, Alison continues to mortify Trevor with the the story of the women of Acres Homes.Sources:TexasMonthly.comCHRON.comABC13.comKHOU.comKathmanduK2.Wordpress.comWikipedia.comCause of the Week:Houston Area Women's CenterHuge shoutout to our Patreons: Alexa W, Jenny M, Alissa W, Kristen G, Cathy A!Help us make this podcast by joining at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwfulMERCH!

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Jan 28

54 min 26 sec

In this episode, Alison mortifies Trevor with the beginnings of the story of the women of the Acres Homes.Sources:TexasMonthly.comCHRON.comABC13.comKHOU.comKathmanduK2.Wordpress.comWikipedia.comCause of the Week:Houston Area Womens CenterHuge shoutout to our Patreons: Alexa W, Jenny M, Alissa W, Kristen G, Cathy A!Help us make this podcast by joining at Patreon.com/ThisIsAwful

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Jan 20

51 min 52 sec

In this episode Alison peaks Trevor's curiosity with the tale of Salvatore Perrone.Sources:NBCNewYork.comThe New York TimesVice.comNYDailyNews.comDNAInfo.comMurderpedia.comSLive.comNewsDay.comCause of the Week:Brooklyn Community FoundationShout out to our wonderful Patreons:Alexa W., Jenny M., Alissa W., and Kristen G.

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Jan 14

46 min 23 sec

In this episode Alison assaults Trevor with the murderous La Quintrala.Sources:AllSantiago.comFletcherMarple.comWikipedia.comAncient-Origins.netCause of the Week:UNPO.orgSpecial Thanks to our Patreon High Rollers:Alexa W.Jenny M.

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Jan 7

47 min 31 sec

We brought the kiddos back for another 20 min of crime talk.Sources:Metro.co.ukMurdoch.edu.auTheOdysseyOnline.comComedyCentral.co.ukEntrepreneur.comRollingStone.com

Jan 5

19 min 29 sec

In this episode Alison gets Trevor onto his soapbox while telling him about the speed freak killers.Sources:ThoughtCo.comSacramento.CBSLocal.comCBSNews.comLodiNews.comGoodizen-Death.blogspot.comRecordNet.comWikipedia.comMurderpedia.orgSanDiegoUnionTribune.comTickleTheWire.comMantecaBulletin.comCause of the WeekDelta Stockton Humane SocietyThe SocialsPatreonTwitterInsta

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Dec 2020

1 hr 13 min

In this episode Alison thrills Trevor with stories of Christmas traditions.Sources:PennLife.comBoroughsOfTheDead.comHistoryAnswers.co.ukWikipedia.comChepstowwassailmari.ukGreekerThanTheGreeks.comSmithsonianMagazine.comDictionary.comCause of the Week:Get out there and be good to someone who needs it. We made it through 2020, lets celebrate that.

Dec 2020

59 min 15 sec

In this episode Alison repulses Trevor with the story of Willy Pickton.Sources:VancouverSun.comTheGlobeAndMail.comTheLineUp.comTimesColonist.comMissingPeople.netMedium.comWikipedia.comMurderpedia.comCriminalMinds.Fandom.comthe Crime Junkie podcastCause of the Week:The Bloom Group

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Dec 2020

55 min 8 sec

Alison and Trevor spend a few miniutes with the Littles.

Dec 2020

17 min 40 sec

Sources:Esquire.comNYTimes.comThe Village VoiceWikipedia.comCriminalMinds.Fandom.comBack2Stonewall.comQueer Street: The Rise and Fall of American Culture by James McCourtCause of the Week:ACLU

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Dec 2020

39 min 8 sec

In this episode Alison disgusts Trevor with the tale of Carl Tanzler and his bride.Sources:HistoryDaily.comAllThatsInteresting.comBirdInFlight.comWikipedia.comCause of the week:UnicefUSA.org

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Dec 2020

47 min 23 sec

In this episode Alison shocks Trevor with the double homicide of Blake and Mary-Jo Hadley.Sources:Nathaniel Rich for Rolling StoneUSAToday.comTCPalm.comMyCrimeLibrary.comABCNews.comCause of the Week:Youth Mental Health ProjectYMHProject.org

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Nov 2020

51 min 1 sec

In this episode Alison takes Trevor back to his time in Alaska while appalling him the the story of The Butcher Baker.Sources:Murderpedia.comAllThatsInteresting.comWikipedia.comStephanie Nolasco article for FoxTheCinemaholic.comCause of the Week:DoeNetwork.orgGedMatch.com

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Nov 2020

41 min 25 sec

In this episode Alison disgusts Trevor with the tale of the night stalker.Sources:CrimeMuseum.comLAMag.comA&E.comMurderpedia.comWikipedia.comCause of the week:VictimsOfCrime.org

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Nov 2020

56 min 48 sec

In our inaugural episode Alison recounts the history of John List and the murder of his family.Sources:Murderpedia.comAllThatsInteresting.comWikipedia.com

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Oct 2020

47 min 52 sec