Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
Morbid: A True Crime Podcast
It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.
Introducing CRIME COUNTDOWN!
Jul 13 2020
Episode 281: The Dark Secrets Behind The Wizard of Oz
For this Holiday week, we wanted to bring you a lighter (?) episode, although it’s really not so light at all! Alaina’s kids have gotten super into the Wizard of Oz and so she decided to do dive into the dark happenings during filming. All kinds of atrocities went down and we are pretty confident that you’ll never watch this movie the same! Sorry…. we mean you’re welcome! The Making of the Wizard of Oz By Aljean Harmetz (Be wary that this book is fascinating but uses some outdated language when referencing certain people) Paper referenced during the episode As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14 Skylight Frame: Now, as a special offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go SkylightFrame.com and enter code MATCP Good Rx: For simple smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/morbid Amazon Music: For a limited time, new customers can try Amazon Music Unlimited FREE for THREE months. No credit card required! Just go to Amazon.com/morbid BetterHelp: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid
1 hr 10 mins
Episode 280: The "TallHotBlond" Murder
The Internet, a place where you can be whoever you want to be, whether it’s your true identity or an alter ego you’ve made up. For some people, this is chatting in online rooms with different screennames pretending to be their favorite character or someone they admire. In 2005 for a man named Thomas Montgomery it was darker than that. Thomas Montgomery was 46 years old when an 18-year-old under the screenname “TallHotBlond” messaged him. Instead of revealing who he truly was, Thomas pretended to be an 18-year-old marine named Tommy and the pair started their online affair. Eventually, their affair would leave someone dead and leave everyone else untangling a web of lies. https://www.amazon.com/Talhotblond-Thomas-Montgomery/dp/B0030949FU As always, thank you to our sponsors: SoloStove: Get an extra $10 off the early Black Friday sale at solostove.com, promo code MORBID. PrettyLitter: Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code morbid for 20% off your first order. SimpliSafe: Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s early Black Friday deals and get 50% off your new home security system by visiting SIMPLISAFE.com/morbid. NortonLifeLock: Save 25% or more off your first year of Norton 360 with LifeLock by going to Norton.com/MORBID
1 hr 13 mins
Episode 279: William Bonin "The Freeway Killer" Part 2
Just when you survived the brutality of part one, we’ve got part two coming right at ya. William Bonin is still up to no good, traipsing around the streets of CA in his murder van with his disgusting accomplices. Luckily in this part we’ll get into how William was caught, talk about the trial and how everyone turned on each other and the finality of this case! We also discuss a current missing kids case from Tennessee. 3 year old Noah Clare and 16 year old Amber Clare were abducted by family member Jake Clare In Tennessee and Kentucky. The car he was driving them in was abandoned in San Clemente California. Jake is 6'7 and almost 200 lbs, he has tribal tattoos on his shoulder and arm, he also had a tattoo of "Clare" on his right forearm. He's hard to miss. Here is the updated information: https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/11/car-linked-to-missing-kids-believed-to-be-in-michigan-now-found-in-california.html They are in imminent danger and if you have any information about their whereabouts or Jake's, please contact: Gallatin Police Department at 615-451-3838 or TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations) at 1-800-TBI-FIND As always, thank you to our sponsors: Hello Fresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14. Babbel: Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. Just go to BABBEL.com and use promo code MORBID. Athena Club: Sign up today and you’ll get 20% off your first order! Just go to AthenaClub.com and use promo code mtc MVMT: Shop MVMT’s biggest sale of the year before the rest at mvmt.com and use code MORBID at checkout. Embark: Go to Embarkvet.com to get free shipping and get 64$ off with Promo code MORBID
Nov 18 2021
1 hr 14 mins
Episode 278: William Bonin "The Freeway Killer" Part 1
William Bonin, who was also known as the Freeway Killer, raped and killed potentially over 36 young boys throughout his reign of terror. William had a deplorable childhood: his mother was neglectful and abusive, his father was a raging alcoholic who gambled all the families money away and his grandfather was a pedophile who sexually assaulted both William and his brothers. William’s backstory is heartbreaking, but unfortunately he did nothing to turn it around and continued the cycle of abuse, but escelated it to the nth degree. William Bonin: The True Story of the Freeway Killer by Jack Rosewood People Vs. Bonin As always, thank you to our sponsors: Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/MORBID. Shudder: To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to shudder.com and use promo code morbid. Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play. That’s friends, without the r—Best Fiends! Daily Harvest:Go to DAILYHARVEST.com/morbid to get up to forty dollars off your first box!
Nov 13 2021
Episode 277: The Investor Murders: Alaska's Largest Mass Murder
On September 5th, 1982 The Investor docked on a little Alaskan island called Craig. The Investor was a ship owned by skipper Mark Coulthurst. He had brought his family and a good-sized crew along for the trip. There were four young crew members on board, Mark, his pregnant wife Irene, and their two children 5-year-old Kimberly and 4-year-old John. Unfortunately on the night of September 5th somebody climbed aboard and massacred the entire family. 39 years later, this case remains unsolved and is considered Alaska’s largest mass murder. What Happened in Craig: Alaska's Worst Unsolved Mass Murder What Happened In Craig: Alaska's Worst Unsolved Mass Murder by Leland E. Hale As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14. Warby Parker: Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/morbid. Stamps.com: Sign up with promo code MORBID for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale. No long-term commitments or contracts. Just go to stamps.com, click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code MORBID. Embr Wave: You can try Embr Wave risk-free for 30 days. Get $50 off by going to embrwave.com/Morbid
Nov 12 2021
1 hr 15 mins
Episode 276: The Murder of Nona Dirksmeyer
Nona Dirksmeyer was just 19 years old when her boyfriend, Kevin, found her late on the afternoon of December 15, 2005. She and Kevin Jones were high school sweethearts who had been dating for 5 years. There was never anything in their relationship that would hint at Kevin having a temper or flying off the handle, but immediately all suspicion landed on him. You won’t believe how botched the crime scene was and will be shocked when you hear that the person who may have done this had been lurking in the shadows the whole time. As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14 Curology: You can start your Curology journey just like I did with a free 30-day trial at Curology.com/MORBID. If prescribed, just pay $5 for shipping and handling. Norton LifeLock: Save 25% or more off your first year of Norton three sixty with LifeLock at Norton.com/MORBID BetterHelp: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid Modern Fertility: Right now, Modern Fertility is offering our listeners $20 off the test when you go to Modern Fertility.com/morbid
Nov 9 2021
1 hr 33 mins
INTRODUCING: Dark Woods
From Legendary Producer Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment comes a new fiction series starring Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Ant-Man), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), and Reid Scott (Veep). When the body of a young volunteer is discovered in the middle of the California redwoods, two estranged ex-spouses, game warden Mark Ellis (Stoll) and city councilwoman (Raymund), must put their personal differences aside to learn the terrifying truth about what is happening in their state park. Executive Produced by Elliot Wolf (Hunted), directed by Takashi Doscher (Only), and written by David Pergolini. To learn more about real threats that face California national and state parks that inspired the story, please visit wolfentertainment.com/darkwoods
Nov 9 2021
Listener Tales 33
We are back to our regularly scheduled listener tales! Installment 33 of listener tales brought to you by you, for you, from you and all about you features an unconventional dentist trip, a lady who lives in a drain, a “gives no F’s” mom and so much more! Enjoy! As always, thank you to our sponsors: Simplisafe: Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s holiday sale and get 40% off your new home security system by visiting SIMPLISAFE.com/MORBID Aurate: For 25% off your first Aurate purchase, go to AurateNewYork.com/morbid15 and use promo code morbid15. Hunter Douglas: Visit HunterDouglas.com/morbid TODAY to take advantage of the Season of Style rebate savings event. Firstleaf: get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping at TRY Firstleaf dot com slash morbid.
Nov 3 2021
1 hr 15 mins
Episode 275: Susan Monica
Susan Monica was a farmer in her 60’s with her very own property where she raised chickens and pigs and worked on beautiful wrought iron fences. She had made it through much of her life flying under the radar. That was until one of the handymen on her farm, Robert Haney disappeared without a trace. The last anyone knew of his whereabouts was that he was living in a camper on Susan’s property. During the search for Robert, Susan told the police had something to confess- not only about Robert’s disappearance but another mans as well. She drew a map for the detectives with an “X” in the middle telling them, “That’s where you’re going to find Steve.” https://www.news10.com/news/hundreds-of-bodies-discovered-under-rhode-island-highway-during-search-for-gravesite/ As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—including free shipping! — with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14. Native: Go to NativeDeo.com/morbid or use promo code morbid at checkout to save 20% on your first purchase. BetterHelp: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid DoorDash: If you’re ready to save money on your Doordash orders, use promo code MORBIDTRUECRIME for 50% off your first order of 12 dollars or more, after you sign up for Dashpass. Rothy’s: Right now, you can get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/MORBID
Nov 1 2021
1 hr 4 mins
Episode 274: The Friday the 13th Murder
Alaina brings us the case of Mark Branch who killed Sharon Gregory on the afternoon of October 24th 1988 in Greenfield Massachusetts. Mark was obsessed with horror movies, specifically the Friday the 13th franchise and really took that to a horrifying place the day he killed Sharon Gregory. It would be over a month before they found Mark, who went on the run after the murder. All of the happenings in this case are truly something out of a horror film. As always, thank you to our sponsors: BeanBox: Order today at beanbox.com/MORBID and get your first Tasting Box for just $5 with promo code MORBID BestFiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play Liquid IV: Grab your favorite Liquid I.V. flavors nationwide at Walmart or you can get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code MORBID at checkout. Everlane: Go to everlane.com/MORBID and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping.
Oct 30 2021
Episode 273: The Winchester Mystery House (Separating Fact From Fiction)
The Winchester Mystery House is a tale that’s been told countless times. The house is featured on tons and tons of Top 10 haunted lists and over the years the house has become the focal point of the lore. We felt it was really important to tell the story not only of the house but of the woman who created it: Sarah Pardee Winchester. There were countless details that we didn’t realize about her or the house and through our research, we really began tearing back the layers of this story! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! Books used: Sarah Winchester Beyond the Mystery by Bennet Jacobstein Captive of the Labyrinth by Mary Jo Ignoffo As always, thank you to our sponsors: Hello Fresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—including free shipping! —when you use code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14 Norton Lifelock: Save 25% or more off your first year of Norton three sixty with LifeLock at Norton.com/MORBID Babbel: Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. Just go to BABBEL.com and use promo code MORBID Noom: There’s a science to getting healthier, it’s called Noom. Sign up for your trial today at Noom.com/MORBID. Solo Stove: Go to solostove.com. And remember, you get $10 off when you use promo code MORBID.
Oct 25 2021
1 hr 4 mins
Morbid Network presents: A chat with Spencer Henry & Madison Reyes from OBITCHUARY(Special Episode Sneak Peek!)
Hey weirdos! We want to allow you to get to know our little family here on Morbid Network, so we decided to start a special interview series where we chat with the hosts of these handpicked shows and let you get to know why we love their guts! With these special episodes, you also get a sneak preview of their latest episode to really wet your whistle to dive into a new pod. Yes, that was a disgusting sentence but that's who we are. Today, we chat with two people who everyone deserves to know and love, Spencer Henry and Madison Reyes. We feel so lucky to have these two beautiful Luna moths on our network and their show OBITCHUARY is unlike anything you have ever allowed into your ear holes. Not only will you get scathing, hilarious and sometimes really dark obituaries, but you will also get some bizarre history and true crime tidbits along the way. They are truly delightful and you will want them to be your best friends too. We chatted about how expensive it is to tell someone you hate them in death, the cosmic way they became besties and so much more. Come on in, friends. The water is truly hilarious. LINK TO FULL EPISODE: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/obitchuary/id1573981050#episodeGuid=tag%3Aaudioboom.com%2C2021-09-23%3A%2Fposts%2F7947063 Follow Spencer & Madison & OBITCHUARY! Instagram: @obitchuarypod Spencer Instagram: @spencerhenry Spencer Twitter: @spencerhenry Madison Instagram: @madisonmreyes
Oct 22 2021
Episode 272: The Villisca Axe Murders Part 2
In part two of The Villisca Axe Murders Alaina goes DEEP into the many suspects involved in the case. We’ve got a lot of crazy characters this time around. Turns out Josiah Moore had a mistress who was linked to one of his enemies, there’s also a detective who turns up with nefarious intentions, and finally blame gets shifted to a potential serial killer in the area. And of course to finish things off we’ll get into the haunting of the home which includes a pretty recent life threatening event. The Man From The Train by Bill James A Nightmare in Villisca by Richard Estep Villisca by Roy Marshall The 1910s Axe Murders by Beth H. Klingensmith Getting the Axe blog The 1912 Villisca Axe Murders blog As always, thank you to our sponsors: Scribd: Right now, Scribd is offering our listeners a FREE 60-day trial! Go to try.scribd.MORBID for your free trial! GoodRX: For simple, smart savings on your prescriptions, check GoodRx. Go to GoodRX.com/morbid Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTAR.com/MORBID MVMT: Join the MVMT and get 15% off today — with FREE SHIPPING and FREE RETURNS — by going to MVMT.com/MORBID
Oct 20 2021
1 hr 23 mins
Episode 271: The Villisca Axe Murders Part 1
If you know true crime then you know The Villisca Axe Murders. In 1912 an entire family and two house guests were brutally killed in their sleep by a cold blooded beast. There have been a couple suspects over the years, but somehow this case remains officially unsolved. The details are spine chilling, but the case itself is one of the most fascinating. Amazing sources used for this episode include: The Man From The Train by Bill James A Nightmare in Villisca By Richard Estep Villisca by Roy Marshall 1912 Villisca Axe Murders Blog As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—including free shipping! — with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14 BetterHelp: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/[Morbid] CareOf: For 50% off your first Care/of order, go to TakeCareOf.com and enter code morbid50 BestFiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play..That’s friends, without the r—Best Fiends.
Oct 18 2021
1 hr 34 mins
Episode 270: Jodi Arias
Jodi Arias and Travis Alexander met in September of 2006 and from day one they were hooked on each other. Their relationship started getting toxic when Jodi became overly possessive and started listening in on Travis’s conversations when he was unaware. Travis broke things off with Jodi but the two of them never really stopped seeing each other, even when Jodi’s toxic behaviour was in full bloom. Unfortunately things escalated in June 2008 and Jodi murdered Travis in his own home. The details involved in this case are truly mind boggling. As always, thank you to our sponsors: Pretty Litter: Do what I did and make the switch TODAY by visiting PrettyLitter.com and use promo code morbid for 20% off your first order Stamps.com: Save time and money with Stamps.com & with our promo code, MORBID, you get a special offer that includes a 4-week trial PLUS free postage and a digital scale Daily Harvest: Go to DAILYHARVEST.com/morbid to get up to forty dollars off your first box! Curology: You can start your Curology journey just like I did with a free 30-day trial at Curology.com/MORBID. If prescribed, just pay $5 for shipping and handling!!
Oct 14 2021
1 hr 8 mins
*BONUS* Listener Tales Patreon Edition: PART 2
A bonus spoopy listener tales brought to you by the Patronisi! This episode features an almost country massacre, a mountain dew seance, a ghost simply called “The Man,” and more!!! Hold on to your butts. P.s These patreon-penned listener tales are so great that we’ve decided to add one Patreon Listener tales episode to the regularly scheduled programming for the rest of October!! Party.
Oct 11 2021
1 hr 13 mins
Episode 269: The Murder of Nancy Rentz
Nancy Rentz was a woman who was loved and cared about by so many people; her parents, her twin sister, her younger sister, her brother and her children. She undeniably touched the lives of everyone around her and truly just seemed like one of the most beautiful people inside and out. Unfortunately Nancy was killed by one of the people who was supposed to love and protect her throughout life: her husband, Brad Cooper. If you or someone you know is being affected by domestic violence please reach out to these resources: National Domestic Violence Hotline: . Website: https://www.thehotline.org/get-help/ . Phone Number: 1800-799- SAFE (7233) . OR TEXT “Start” to 88788 Shelter Safe: . ShelterSafe.ca provides information to help connect women and their children across Canada with the nearest shelter for safety and support. Hope for Wellness: .24/7 Help Line: 1-855-242-3310 .Available to all Indigenous peoples across Canada who are seeking immediate crisis intervention. As always, thank you to our sponsors: Betterhelp: Visit betterhelp.com/morbid and take care of number one with some online therapy, because you deserve to invest in your greatest asset – you. Purple: Go to Purple.com/matcp10, promo code matcp10, for 10% off any order of $200 or more. HunterDouglas: Visit HunterDouglas.com/morbid TODAY for your free Style Gets Smarter design guide with fresh takes, creative ideas and smart solutions for dressing your windows. Prose: Take your FREE in-depth hair consultation and get 15% off your first order today! Go to Prose.com/morbid NortonLifeLock: Save 25% or more off your first year of Norton three sixty with LifeLock at Norton.com/MORBID
Oct 9 2021
1 hr 15 mins
Listener Tales *Patreon Edition*
October’s installment of listener tales is brought to you by the lovely patreons! We thought it might be nice to have them send in their stories for the month of October as a little celebration of the spooky season. Boy were they up for the task!! We have a piano playing ghost, a vortex bedroom and a baby stealing demon. Seriously. As always, thank you to our sponsors: Hello Fresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—including free shipping! —when you use code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14. Embark: Go to Embarkvet.com to get free shipping and save $50 off your Embark Breed and Health Kit with Promo code MORBID Gabi: Start saving on your auto insurance today! Go to Gabi.com/MORBID to start saving today! First Leaf: Just go to TRYFirstleaf.com/slash morbid to get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping!! Simplisafe: Visit SIMPLISAFE.com/Morbid. SimpliSafe is offering 20% off your entire new system and your first month of monitoring service FREE, when you enroll in Interactive Monitoring.
Oct 5 2021
1 hr 27 mins
Episode 268: The Railroad Killer
As promised, we are talking today about the serial killer from Episode 266. In that episode, we focused on the only survivor of his crimes, Holly Dunn. Today, we take a walk through all of his crimes. Throughout the 80's and 90's, Angel Maturino Resendiz was one of the most brutal killers the United States had ever seen. Known by the media as the Railroad Killer, he stalked victims nears railroad tracks before brutally butchering them either next to the tracks or in their own homes. His mode of operation involved sexual assault and a gruesome amount of overkill. He moved freely between his home in Mexico and the States before finally being caught through fingerprints and SNA. After a reign of terror that was as prolific as it was terrorizing, he was fortunately coerced into turning himself into authorities in 1999. Sole Survivor by Holly Dunn As always, thank you to our beautiful sponsors! Hello Fresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—including free shipping! —when you use code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14 Liquid IV: Grab your favorite Liquid I.V. flavors nationwide at Walmart or you can get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code MORBID at checkout! Everlane: Go to everlane.com/MORBID and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping! Candid: Go to CandidCO.com/morbid and use code morbid Brooklinen: Go to Brooklinen.com and use promo code MORBID to get $20 off, with a minimum purchase of $100
Oct 4 2021
1 hr 17 mins
Episode 267: The Unexplained Death of Ellen Rae Greenberg
Today Ash brings you the truly infuriating case of Ellen Greenberg. Ellen was a beautiful, caring 27 year old woman who had everything going for her. She had a great relationship with her family and friends, a job as a first grade teacher, and plans to marry her fiance Sam in the coming months. There was no indication that Ellen was struggling with suicidal thoughts, yet somehow on January 26th 2011 when she was discovered dead on her kitchen floor after suffering 20+ stab wounds, her death was ruled a suicide. Justice For Ellen Rae Greenberg Petition As always, thank you to our sponsors: Better Help: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid Rothys: Right now, you can get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/MORBID Embr: Listeners can get $50 off by going to embrwave.com/morbid Edmunds: Edmunds is here to guide you to your perfect vehicle. Visit Edmunds.com to see their Best Car Rankings and search for vehicles near you!
Sep 28 2021
1 hr 7 mins