Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Justin Drown

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is all about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is strongly advised. Signup for Black Label to get exclusive episode content along with ad-free episodes only on our Black Label Podcasting channel (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/black-label-podcasting/id6443660911) on Apple Podcasts Premium or on Patreon!  (http://www.patreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast) Hosted by Justin Drown. Check out Justin’s other podcast Disaster (https://audioboom.com/channels/5089855) , putting a true crime spin on the most absolutely terrifying disasters imaginable. read less

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65: Ana Kriégel - A Different Tune, Part 01
2d ago
65: Ana Kriégel - A Different Tune, Part 01
In the digital age, monitoring the online content that our children are accessing and consuming adds a further layer of complexity. Most parents do their best to educate their kids and maintain open communication about the pitfalls of the online world and how to deal with it. But kids are tech savvy, naturally curious, and often defiant. Prior to the advent of social media, some degree of comfort and protection existed for kids who were being bullied, by being able to walk outside the school gate or step off the bus at the end of the day. For those children and teens who had a stable and loving home life, this could offer some respite from the jeers, cruel practical jokes and public humiliation dished out by their peers. Nowadays, the rise of numerous social media platforms means there is no escape and no reprieve from bullying. It’s now as easy as the click of a button for bullies to launch and maintain relentless hate campaigns that make their targets feel unsafe in every aspect of their lives. Thankfully, many schools today have ‘zero tolerance’ anti-bullying policies. Encouraging regular conversations with our kids about inclusivity, respect and kindness also helps them to speak up early on when they recognize bullying behavior. But sometimes, even the best of intentions can’t prevent the unthinkable from happening. Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on Apple Podcasts Premium. Visit us online. Find us on all podcasting platforms. Support Obscura on Patreon and unlock the exclusive Black Label episodes. Episode Sponsors: - Get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go Skylightframe.com and enter code OBSCURA. - Get 50% off your first month. Go to philo.tv and use promo code True Crime.
65: Ana Kriégel - A Different Tune, Part 01
2d ago
65: Ana Kriégel - A Different Tune, Part 01
In the digital age, monitoring the online content that our children are accessing and consuming adds a further layer of complexity. Most parents do their best to educate their kids and maintain open communication about the pitfalls of the online world and how to deal with it. But kids are tech savvy, naturally curious, and often defiant. Prior to the advent of social media, some degree of comfort and protection existed for kids who were being bullied, by being able to walk outside the school gate or step off the bus at the end of the day. For those children and teens who had a stable and loving home life, this could offer some respite from the jeers, cruel practical jokes and public humiliation dished out by their peers. Nowadays, the rise of numerous social media platforms means there is no escape and no reprieve from bullying. It’s now as easy as the click of a button for bullies to launch and maintain relentless hate campaigns that make their targets feel unsafe in every aspect of their lives. Thankfully, many schools today have ‘zero tolerance’ anti-bullying policies. Encouraging regular conversations with our kids about inclusivity, respect and kindness also helps them to speak up early on when they recognize bullying behavior. But sometimes, even the best of intentions can’t prevent the unthinkable from happening. Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on Apple Podcasts Premium. Visit us online. Find us on all podcasting platforms. Support Obscura on Patreon and unlock the exclusive Black Label episodes. Episode Sponsors: - Get $15 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go Skylightframe.com and enter code OBSCURA. - Get 50% off your first month. Go to philo.tv and use promo code True Crime.
62: Chandler Halderson, Part 02
Oct 26 2022
62: Chandler Halderson, Part 02
The most dangerous person of all is one with a twisted inner mind who blends into society without being noticed. Quietly watching and planning. Considering their options while participating in normal family life as if all was well. These are the people who pose the most threat. They are the ones who rear up, violent and sudden with no warning and no precursor. Defense against these attacks is almost always futile. What is left behind is a façade of innocence banking on previous good character and unimposing life to protect them and cover their hideous actions. Lives are taken and they are destroyed, and the perpetrator walks on. Unaffected, uncaring, and entirely self-serving. These are the people whom we should fear the most. Two lives were snatched away in July 2021 and two people who had never hurt a soul had their dignity stripped from them. The details of this case are harrowing and deeply disturbing. At the centre is a young man who has devastated lives with his senseless actions. A young man who possesses a character that is loathsome and dangerous. Listener, the tragic case of the Halderson’s is one you will never be able to forget. Warning: Violence, Dismemberment Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Podcasts Premium. You can also support Obscura and access the additional Black Label Episodes that are released exclusively to Black Label Supporters on Patreon here. Obscura is a true crime podcast that explores your morbid curiosity. Listener discretion is advised. Find us on all podcasting platforms here.
A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 2
Oct 25 2022
A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 2
…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Justin from Obscura. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might want to ask yourself…can you really handle this much murder and mayhem? So, pull up to the fire and brace yourself for ‘A Nightmare Before Halloween’ …but be warned… …bad things happen in these woods…. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 2 Episode: - True Crime Island [ Based on a True Story [ The Asian Madness Podcast [ Sistas Who Kill [ Hometown History [ Coffee and Cases [ Military Murder [ Dystopian Simulation Radio [ Cults, Crimes & Cabernet [ Morbidology [ Dark Pountine [ - Hillbilly Horror Stories [ - True Consequences [ - Gone Cold [ Crime Stories with Nancy Grace & Crime Online [ True Crime IRL & True Crime Sleep Stories [ the last Part 1 Episode: - Foul Play: Crime Series [ Murder She Told [ Crime Salad [ - Crimelines [ Frightful [ Reverie True Crime [ Rotten to the Core [ The Trail Went Cold [ Once Upon A Crime [ Criminology [ The Peripheral & Generation Why [ Live, Laugh, Larceny [ The Hidden Staircase [ True Crime Cases with Lanie & It's Haunted...What Now? [ Obscura: A True Crime Podcast & Disaster [
A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 1
Oct 24 2022
A Nightmare Before Halloween, Part 1
…1 campfire… …1 dark forest… …31 bone-chilling stories… …Will YOU survive the night? This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Justin from Obscura. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might want to ask yourself…can you really handle this much murder and mayhem? So, pull up to the fire and brace yourself for ‘A Nightmare Before Halloween’ …but be warned… …bad things happen in these woods…. Podcasts are listed here in order of appearance: In this Part 1 Episode: - Foul Play: Crime Series [ Murder She Told [ Crime Salad [ - Crimelines [ Frightful [ Reverie True Crime [ Rotten to the Core [ The Trail Went Cold [ Once Upon A Crime [ Criminology [ The Peripheral & Generation Why [ Live, Laugh, Larceny [ The Hidden Staircase [ True Crime Cases with Lanie & It's Haunted...What Now? [ Obscura: A True Crime Podcast & Disaster [ the next Part 2 Episode: - True Crime Island [ Based on a True Story [ The Asian Madness Podcast [ Sistas Who Kill [ Hometown History [ Coffee and Cases [ Military Murder [ Dystopian Simulation Radio [ Cults, Crimes & Cabernet [ Morbidology [ Dark Pountine [ - Hillbilly Horror Stories [ - True Consequences [ - Gone Cold [ Crime Stories with Nancy Grace & Crime Online [ True Crime IRL & True Crime Sleep Stories [
57: The Corn Rake Murder, Part 02
Jul 20 2022
57: The Corn Rake Murder, Part 02
Nothing will set anger alight more intensely than betrayal. Once this fire starts to burn, for certain people, there’s only one way to dampen it down and extinguish the flames. Love is an emotion that is presumed to last forever. An invisible bond between two people that is cherished, nurtured, and protected. It is the fairy-tale dream. The concept of it being transferable, changeable, and decidedly unflinching in doing so is never considered until it becomes confrontational and impossible to ignore. In 2018 a quiet rural farm in Earlville, Iowa became a scene of horror in a matter of seconds. That frosty November morning was the accumulation of months of discontent, hidden fears, and quiet planning in a marriage that was deeply scarred. Love, betrayal, revenge, and self-preservation are the undercurrents of this case. Building in intensity they weaved together like hissing snakes seeking their final destination and most anticipated meal. Cold-blooded and determined they were the driver of one man’s actions that can never be reversed, and nothing would stand in their way. Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Podcasts Premium. You can also support Obscura and access the additional Black Label Episodes that are released exclusively to Black Label Supporters on Patreon here. Obscura is a true crime podcast that explores your morbid curiosity. Listener discretion is advised. Find us on all podcasting platforms here. Episode Sponsors: - Download your new favorite getaway, BEST FIENDS, for FREE today on the App Store or Google Play. You'll even get $5 worth of in-game rewards when you reach Level 5. - Visit audible.com/listentomoriarty - You’ll get $100 off of your first month with Talkspace. Go to Talkspace.com. Make sure to use the code OBSCURA
55: Neil Entwistle: A Family Murdered, Part 02
Jun 8 2022
55: Neil Entwistle: A Family Murdered, Part 02
British man Neil Entwistle was once an intelligent university graduate with IT qualifications that could have taken him far in life. At 27-years old, he was a husband and a father on the first joyous steps to a new family life. Now he had little stimulation and little to look at day after day in the tiny space he could barely call his own. It was a world away from his expensive family rental in the suburbs of Hopkinton, Massachusetts. The grey concrete floor was in stark contrast to the chipped, rusting, and blue painted metal gate that boxed in his grim cell. He was an inmate at Middlesex County Jail in Cambridge, an ugly grey high-rise building regular inmates called ‘the slammer in the sky’. On the right, there was a metal bed firmly attached to the wall with a thin mattress thrown on top. On the left less than 2 feet away was a toilet and small washbasin also both screwed into the concrete wall. Entwistle had been charged with the brutal murder of his 27-year-old wife Rachel and his 9-month-old baby Lillian. Both had died from gunshot wounds. Both shots were fired at close range. Their killer stood over them, arm outstretched, finger on the trigger, and took their lives in a matter of seconds. The bleak concrete cell had been his home since his arrest weeks after the murders in January 2006. Now it was 2008 and his trial for the cold-blooded murder of his family was about to begin. CW: child murder -Visit us online at obscuracrimepodcast.com -Find us on all podcasting platforms: Obscura on Patreon and unlock the exclusive Black Label episodes: www.patreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast -Check out our other podcasts: itsarclightmedia.com Episode Sponsor: - Go to DietSmoke.com and use promo code: "OBSCURA" for 20% off.