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There's more mischief, mayhem and nefarious goings on in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection than Billy Penn could have ever imagined. TwistedPhilly features stories from Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania at large, including true crime, history and hauntings, legends plus some of the coolest and creepiest places to visit. Who knows what I'll get up to in the twisted city of Philly. PS - there's an Explicit icon for a reason (sometimes I cuss.)

There's more mischief, mayhem and nefarious goings on in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection than Billy Penn could have ever imagined. TwistedPhilly features stories from Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania at large, including true crime, history and hauntings, legends plus some of the coolest and creepiest places to visit. Who knows what I'll get up to in the twisted city of Philly. PS - there's an Explicit icon for a reason (sometimes I cuss.)
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There's more mischief, mayhem and nefarious goings on in the city of Brotherly Love and Sisterly Affection than Billy Penn could have ever imagined. TwistedPhilly features stories from Philadelphia, and Pennsylvania at large, including true crime, history and hauntings, legends plus some of the coolest and creepiest places to visit. Who knows what I'll get up to in the twisted city of Philly. PS - there's an Explicit icon for a reason (sometimes I cuss.)

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Episode 92: Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia with Irene Levy Baker

12/6/2018
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It’s hard to believe the last time Irene Levy Baker was a guest on TwistedPhilly was almost two years ago! When we first sat down, Irene just released her book 100 Things To Do In Philadelphia Before You Die. Since then Irene has been hard at work on her second book: Unique Eats and Eateries … Continue reading "Episode 92: Unique Eats and Eateries of Philadelphia with Irene Levy Baker"

Duration:00:41:44

Episode 91: Holiday Happenings 2018

11/27/2018
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I love this time of year because it means I get to share an episode favorite with all of you; Holiday Happenings. We’ve got a super sized episode this year, filled with old favorites, events and attractions I haven’t shared before and we go a little farther out the turnpike to share some recommendations in … Continue reading "Episode 91: Holiday Happenings 2018"

Duration:00:44:00

Episode 90: “Walk of Death” – America’s First Mass Shooter

11/20/2018
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WARNING: This episode discusses a mass shooting from 1949. If that subject matter is a trigger, or something that may make you uncomfortable, please consider skipping this episode. Additional warnings are contained within the episode. According to a 2015 article in Smithsonian.com, although the united states only represents about 5% of the population on the … Continue reading "Episode 90: “Walk of Death” – America’s First Mass Shooter"

Duration:00:50:10

BONUS Episode: Nosteratu at Laurel Hill Cemetery from Educating Jeremy

11/6/2018
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Hey Twisters! This week I’m on the road so while I’m traveling I wanted to share a special bonus episode with you from my other show, Educating Jeremy. Recently my fiance Jeremy and I watched the classic silent film Nosferatu outside on a big screen at Laurel Hill Cemetery in Philadelphia. Cinema in the Cemetery … Continue reading "BONUS Episode: Nosteratu at Laurel Hill Cemetery from Educating Jeremy"

Duration:00:29:40

Episode 89: The Town that Cancelled Halloween

10/24/2018
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On Friday morning, October 30, 1992, the battered body of eleven year old Shauna Howe was found in a shallow creek bed a few miles outside the town of Oil City, Pennsylvania. Shauna was abducted Tuesday night, October 27, a few minutes after leaving a Girl Scout Halloween event. For days Oil City police, the … Continue reading "Episode 89: The Town that Cancelled Halloween"

Duration:00:44:11

Episode 88: I Put a Spell on You – the Story of Hex Hollow and Other Tales

10/17/2018
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October is the season of the witch. Maybe that’s why so many of you have asked for episodes about witches and witchcraft. In March, 2017, I released an episode about a man named Nelson Rehmeyer, a pow-wow doctor who lived in York County, PA. While I work on a new episode about a Pennsylvania witch … Continue reading "Episode 88: I Put a Spell on You – the Story of Hex Hollow and Other Tales"

Duration:00:32:53

Episode 87: Seance It Isn’t So – Spiritualism in Victorian Philadelphia

10/11/2018
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In the late 1840s, two young women in a small town outside of Rochester, NY, caused quite a stir when it was discovered they could communicate with the spirit world. Although some people associate the concept of spiritualism with the Fox sisters, the believe in an afterlife existed long before anyone heard the names Margaret … Continue reading "Episode 87: Seance It Isn’t So – Spiritualism in Victorian Philadelphia"

Duration:00:51:55

Episode 86: Halloween Happenings 2018

10/5/2018
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This is my favorite time of year, and Philly is a terrific place to get your spooky on! As in previous years, in this episode I share my best recommendations to get you in the spirit of the season and celebrate Halloween. Unlike previous years, my focus in this episode is on more mature activities. … Continue reading "Episode 86: Halloween Happenings 2018"

Duration:00:32:52

Episode 85: The Making of a Horror Movie – the Murder of Randi Trimble

9/26/2018
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When the Blair Witch Project hit the big screens, many independent filmmaker had aspirations of creating the next big found footage horror movie. That was especially true for 25 year old Blaine Norris from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Blaine developed a script for a horror movie to be shot in the woods of the Appalachian mountains. … Continue reading "Episode 85: The Making of a Horror Movie – the Murder of Randi Trimble"

Duration:00:46:47

Episode 85: The Making of a Horror Story – the Murder of Randi Trimble

9/25/2018
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When the Blair Witch Project hit the big screens, many independent filmmaker had aspirations of creating the next big found footage horror movie. That was especially true for 25 year old Blaine Norris from Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. Blaine developed a script for a horror movie to be shot in the woods of the Appalachian mountains. … Continue reading "Episode 85: The Making of a Horror Story – the Murder of Randi Trimble"

Duration:00:46:56

Episode 84: Exit Zero – The Physick Estate

9/18/2018
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At the very bottom of New Jersey is a tiny Victorian town called Cape May. This is my home away from home. Filled with historic charm, and “painted ladies” – what we affectionately call the vibrant Victorian homes – you feel as if you’re transported back in time to the 1800s. One particular house has … Continue reading "Episode 84: Exit Zero – The Physick Estate"

Duration:00:20:17

Episode 83: The “Mainline Murders”

9/10/2018
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Susan Reinert was an English teacher at Upper Merion High School, a district in suburban Philadelphia about 20 miles outside the city. When she wasn’t teaching classrooms filled with students who adored her, she was with her two adoring children, Karen and Michael. Susan was amicably divorced from her ex husband Ken Reinert. She seemed … Continue reading "Episode 83: The “Mainline Murders”"

Duration:01:02:58

PSA: Help Save the Philly Insectarium & Butterfly Pavillion

9/4/2018
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The Philadelphia Insectarium and Butterfly Pavilion is a science museum providing educational programming about insects. Recently the museum was robbed. Over 7,000 insects, bugs, spiders and other critters were stolen from the museum. As a result of this theft, the museum lost over 80% of their insects and they need help to rebuild. It will … Continue reading "PSA: Help Save the Philly Insectarium & Butterfly Pavillion"

Duration:00:05:29

Episode 82: Ghosts of Kutztown – Old Main and Crystal Cave

9/3/2018
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It’s back to school for many students across the country and in this episode we’re going to Kutztown, PA, where we’ll visit Old Main, one of the oldest and most recognizable buildings on Kutztown University campus. We’ll talk about the history of the university, including the haunted history of Old Main, where the ghost of … Continue reading "Episode 82: Ghosts of Kutztown – Old Main and Crystal Cave"

Duration:00:35:58

Episode 81: Celebrate Labor Day in this Jawn

8/26/2018
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The summer is winding down, although the 90+ degree temperatures we are expected to hit during the last week of August would have you believe otherwise. For those of us not heading down the shore, there are some terrific events in Philadelphia to celebrate the end of summer and Labor Day weekend including the Made … Continue reading "Episode 81: Celebrate Labor Day in this Jawn"

Duration:00:19:28

Episode 80: Faking It

8/19/2018
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I love the idea of sneaking away unexpectedly for a few days, dropping off the grid, turning off the phone, and shutting out the world. Provided you don’t fake your own kidnapping to do it. That’s what happened on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, when Bucks County Pennsylvania resident Bonnie Sweeten called 911 from the trunk … Continue reading "Episode 80: Faking It"

Duration:00:50:41

Episode 79: Beyond the Bell

8/6/2018
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There is nothing I love more than being a tourist in my own city. You hear me talk about that in so many episodes. I wander City Hall every chance I get. I stop at every blue and yellow historical marker, I know the obvious history and tourist attractions, but even more I love the … Continue reading "Episode 79: Beyond the Bell"

Duration:00:29:37

Bonus Episode: Case Update – Jordan Anthony Brown

7/29/2018
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In almost two years I haven’t had much of an opportunity to provide episode updates. That changed last week when news broke about Jordan Anthony Brown. In 2009 Jordan Anthony Brown was arrested for the murder of Kenzie Houk, his father’s fiancee who was 8 and a half months pregnant. He was only 11 … Continue reading "Bonus Episode: Case Update – Jordan Anthony Brown"

Duration:00:16:08

Episode 78: Pennsylvania’s Amityville

7/16/2018
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There is a house in Northeast Pennsylvania, on a quiet residential street, with one of the worst haunted histories in our country. It’s been compared to the Amityville Horror House. This two story brick home with three small windows on the second floor, what was once a charming front porch and a little yard in … Continue reading "Episode 78: Pennsylvania’s Amityville"

Duration:00:32:28

Episode 77: TwistedPhilly Live Show – the South Philly Robinhood

7/8/2018
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On Sunday, July 1, 2018, I had the pleasure of participating in the 6th Annual Philly Podcast Festival. This was my second year in the festival and my second time back at the best bar in Philly, Tattooed Moms on South Street. Since I was in South Philly I wanted to share a story from … Continue reading "Episode 77: TwistedPhilly Live Show – the South Philly Robinhood"

Duration:00:55:11