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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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Episodes

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:00:31:27

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

Episode 76: The Husband Didn’t Do It

6/11/2018
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On November 21, 2014, 33 year old Jessica Padgett from Northampton County, Pennsylvania, ran an errand on her lunch break. Her coworkers at Duck Duck Goose Child Care expected her back within about 30 minutes. Jessica left work that day a little before 1PM, her youngest child still at the day care where he went … Continue reading "Episode 76: The Husband Didn’t Do It"

Duration:00:47:46

Episode 75: Collision on the Delaware

5/28/2018
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Ride the Ducks landed in Philly in 2003. The company had been around for over 30 years, primarily operating on land and water in more rural areas, but after the launch of Boston Duck Tours in 1994, more an more touring duck companies ventured into metropolitan areas – as long as there was a way … Continue reading "Episode 75: Collision on the Delaware"

Duration:00:53:15

Episode 74: TwistedLegends – The Green Man and the Bus to Nowhere

5/21/2018
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In this episode we get a little spooky, scary and certainly twisted. TwistedLegends features two Pennsylvania legends: The Green Man from our “west coast” outside of Pittsburgh, and Philadelphia’s Bus to Nowhere, a Philly legend that scares me to my core. These stories were part of the live broadcast Live Stream for the Cure … Continue reading "Episode 74: TwistedLegends – The Green Man and the Bus to Nowhere"

Duration:00:37:55

Episode 73: The Dancer, the Cheater, his Wife and her Murder (Stefanie Rabinowitz)

5/15/2018
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WARNING: This episode contains adult subject matter, including the death of a young mother, which may be upsetting to some listeners. Listener discretion is advised. On Tuesday, April 29, 1997, 29 year old Stefanie Rabinowitz and her husband Craig went out to dinner with her parents to celebrate the end of Passover. After they returned … Continue reading "Episode 73: The Dancer, the Cheater, his Wife and her Murder (Stefanie Rabinowitz)"

Duration:00:44:31

Episode 72: Elfreth’s Alley

5/8/2018
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In Old City, Philadelphia, there’s a tiny little street that can’t even be called a street. It’s an alley, barely wide enough for a small cart to pass through; Elfreth’s Alley. Elfreth’s Alley is the oldest continuously inhabited street in America. Other cites like to boast they have the oldest street in the country, but … Continue reading "Episode 72: Elfreth’s Alley"

Duration:00:25:14

Episode 71: TwistedBump – The Seelbach Hotel

5/2/2018
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This week is a special a very special episode of TwistedPhilly. It’s a twisted road trip as I recorded from Louisville, KY, with Diane, host of the History Goes Bump podcast. Last weekend I headed to Louisville for a live podcast event, and while in town I stayed at the historic, and haunted, Seelbach Hotel. … Continue reading "Episode 71: TwistedBump – The Seelbach Hotel"

Duration:00:45:13

Episode 70: Spring has Sprung

4/22/2018
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It’s the time of year when the days get longer, the temperatures get warmer and everyone wants to spend a little more time outside. Or at least it should be. I don’t know about you but I’ve been wearing my winter coat almost every day so far in April. This lingering sense of winter isn’t holding … Continue reading "Episode 70: Spring has Sprung"

Duration:00:35:48

Episode 69: Eclipsed by the Strangler

4/17/2018
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WARNING: This episode contains content about drug addiction, relapse and overdose. If these subject matters are difficult, or a possible trigger, please listen with caution. During my research about the Kensington Strangler I found a case I’d never heard of before; the death of Allison Edwards. Allison was murdered between the 2nd and 3rd strangler … Continue reading "Episode 69: Eclipsed by the Strangler"

Duration:00:24:43

Episode 68: The Kensington Strangler

4/11/2018
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On December 9, 2010, a headline in the Philadelphia daily news read “For Hookers, fear of attack is a constant companion.” Hookers. This headline reduced them to nothing more than their jobs, something I doubt would have happened if they were administrative assistants, retail associates, corporate executives. These women worked the stroll, a section of … Continue reading "Episode 68: The Kensington Strangler"

Duration:00:52:57

Surprise Bonus Episode: The Philadelphia Experiment

3/31/2018
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SURPRISE! After releasing the episode about the Kecksburg incident I had so many listeners reach out over email or social media and ask me to feature more weird stories like that one. I know some of you love true crime and they’re your favorite episodes, other people prefer more history or hauntings, but the response … Continue reading "Surprise Bonus Episode: The Philadelphia Experiment"

Duration:00:22:19

Episode 67: East Coast Roswell – The Kecksburg Incident

3/25/2018
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On Thursday, December 9, 1965, a strange object was sighted over Canada. This object passed into the United States, creating sonic booms as it moved. Witnesses reported seeing fire in the sky, trailing behind a bell shaped craft moving eastward across the US until it crossed into Pennsylvania and landed in a remote village outside … Continue reading "Episode 67: East Coast Roswell – The Kecksburg Incident"

Duration:00:58:27

Episode 66: Homicide City Party 2 – A Manager’s Murder

3/16/2018
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While the suburbs of Philadelphia never experienced the homicide rates we had in the city, there are murders from just outside city limits that would shock even the most seasoned investigator. Perfectly manicured lawns, lush green trees and flowers in the spring, the colors of autumn bursting from those same trees in the fall – … Continue reading "Episode 66: Homicide City Party 2 – A Manager’s Murder"

Duration:00:32:16

Episode 65: Homicide City Part 1 – South Street Mystery

3/13/2018
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In 2017, the city of Philadelphia saw a 20% increase in homicide rates on top of a steady up tick in homicides between 2013 and 2017. Police attributed arguments and disagreements as one of the factors in recent rising murder rates. In 2016 there were 278 homicides in Philadelphia, and over 300 on 2017. These … Continue reading "Episode 65: Homicide City Part 1 – South Street Mystery"

Duration:00:28:05

Episode 64: Punxsutawney Phil

1/24/2018
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There are so many elements that contribute to the legend of Groundhog Day and n this episode we’ll travel a circuitous route over a few hundred years of Pennsylvania history mixed with pagan traditions, Christian celebrations and native American folklore. Groundhog Day is the one day each year when the residents of the Keystone state … Continue reading "Episode 64: Punxsutawney Phil"

Duration:00:23:41

Episode 63: The Lone Survivor – Part 2

1/16/2018
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In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across back yards in Manheim, PA, located in Lancaster County. He wasn’t on his way home from a party, or sneaking out after curfew. This boy was fleeing from a murder scene, where he’d killed 16 … Continue reading "Episode 63: The Lone Survivor – Part 2"

Duration:00:45:37

Episode 62: The Lone Survivor – Part 1

1/13/2018
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In the early morning hours on Saturday, May 11, 2007, a teenage boy made his way through the dark, across back yards in Manheim, PA, located in Lancaster County. He wasn’t on his way home from a party, or sneaking out after curfew. This boy was fleeing from a murder scene, where he’d killed 16 … Continue reading "Episode 62: The Lone Survivor – Part 1"

Duration:00:46:21