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Murder and Myths is a weekly podcast that finds a common theme to weave together a True Crime & Myth in a storytelling fashion. Stay tuned to the end of each episode where Kimberly & Kristin share their reactions to each other's stories. The week after our main episode, we will look a little deeper at the topics we didn't get a chance to discuss in our Extended Murder/Myth episodes.

Murder and Myths is a weekly podcast that finds a common theme to weave together a True Crime & Myth in a storytelling fashion. Stay tuned to the end of each episode where Kimberly & Kristin share their reactions to each other's stories. The week after our main episode, we will look a little deeper at the topics we didn't get a chance to discuss in our Extended Murder/Myth episodes.
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Murder and Myths is a weekly podcast that finds a common theme to weave together a True Crime & Myth in a storytelling fashion. Stay tuned to the end of each episode where Kimberly & Kristin share their reactions to each other's stories. The week after our main episode, we will look a little deeper at the topics we didn't get a chance to discuss in our Extended Murder/Myth episodes.

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Episodes

Extended Murder: A Hitchhikers Guide to Murder

9/15/2019
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Join us for this Extended Murder Episode – A Hitchhikers Guide to Murder, where we discuss a number of unsolved cases related to hitchhiking. Music Credits: Murder & Myths theme music created by Castro Vania Intro and background music: Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io/) "Oppressive Gloom” and “Plaint" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com/) ) (Edited by Kristin) License: CC BY (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/) Additional episode...

Duration:00:07:21

16: Stranger Danger

9/8/2019
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Encountering strangers always comes with an element of the unknown and can sometimes be dangerous. Listen as we give you two examples of Stranger Danger in the true crime story of the I-70 Killer, and the tale of Antaeus the Wrestler from Greek mythology. 00:24 – Quote – Mark Twain 0:46 - Cold Open 1:48 - Murder –The I-70 Killer 7:06 - Myth – Antaeus the Wrestler 14:20 – Promo – Dark Histories Podcast (https://www.darkhistories.com/) 15:07 - Reaction Segment – Kimberly and Kristin discuss...

Duration:00:43:09

15: Island Fever

8/25/2019
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In Island Fever we tell the true story of the Smuttynose Island Murders, then follow up with a story from Russian Folklore involving the mythological Buyan island in the Tsarevna Frog. 0:11 – Quote – Unknown 0:33 - Cold Open – Isolation 1:20 - Murder – Smuttynose Murders 10:24 - Myth – The Tsarevna Frog 25:45 – Promo – 10ish Pod (https://www.10ishpod.com/) 28:38 - Reaction Segment – Alternate theories for the Smuttynose Murders, Frog Prom wear, the Raver Lifestyle, diagnosing Ivan’s mental...

Duration:01:00:17

Extended Mythology: Caw & Order - Bird Myths

8/18/2019
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We follow up our birds in true crime episode with another bird-themed installment of the podcast. Caw & Order - Bird Myths looks at the roles played by these feathered creatures in traditions from around the world. We'll finish up with the Maori story of How Kiwi Lost His Wings. Music Credits: Murder & Myths theme music created by Castro Vania Intro and background music: Music from https://filmmusic.io "Oppressive Gloom" and "White Lotus" by Kevin MacLeod (https://incompetech.com...

Duration:00:13:05

Extended Murder: Caw & Order - Bird Edition

8/11/2019
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Join us for this Extended Murder Episode – Caw & Order: Bird Edition, where we discuss the strange role birds have played in true crime, including whether an owl could be responsible for the death of Michael Peterson’s wife, Kathleen, whose case featured in a Netflix documentary, The Staircase. Music Credits: Murder & Myths theme music created by Castro Vania Intro and background music: Music from https://filmmusic.io (https://filmmusic.io/) "Oppressive Gloom” and “Plaint" by Kevin MacLeod...

Duration:00:06:26

14: The Collector

8/4/2019
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In this week’s episode, we cover the case of Robert Berdella, who claims the movie The Collector inspired him to torture and murder his victims. Then we move into Greek mythology for the tale of another torturer and murder, Procrustes. 0:21 – Quote – Carl Jung 0:46 - Cold Open – Collections 1:37 - Murder – Robert Berdella 21:22 - Myth – Procrustes the Stretcher 29:08 – Promo – Hoax Podcast (https://unresolved.me/hoax) 30:32 - Reaction Segment – We discuss phone neighbors, what people...

Duration:00:58:24

Extended Mythology: A Tale of Two Thors

7/28/2019
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Join us for this Extended Mythology Episode – A Tale of Two Thors, where we look at the different ways in which Thor is depicted, from pop culture to variations in Norse Mythology. We wrap up the episode with Thor’s visit to the giant Geirrod’s hall. Patreon Info (http://patreon.com/murderandmyths) Music Credits: Murder & Myths theme music created by Castro Vania Intro and background music: “Long Dark Hallway” from !PS Lookdown used with permission https://www.facebook.com/pslookdown/ &...

Duration:00:15:49

13: WiFi Murder

7/21/2019
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In this week’s episode, we will discuss the case of Hawley Harvey Crippen, a man convicted of murdering his wife, Cara. Then we will take a trip into Egyptian mythology for a tale of Two Brothers and how their respective wives meet their mortal end. 0:20 – Quote – Edgar Allan Poe 0:46 - Cold Open – Letter from Crippen 2:22 - Murder – The Case of Hawley Harvey Crippen 11:48 - Myth – The Treachery of Bitou’s Wife 27:47 – Promo – California True Crime 28:38 - Reaction Segment – We discuss the...

Duration:00:55:25

Extended Murder: Liquor & Jazz

7/14/2019
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In this extended murder Kimberly discusses the real murderesses from the 1920s film & Broadway musical Chicago. Who was Velma Kelly & Roxy Hart really? Grab yourself a gin & find out.

Duration:00:07:11

12: Lady of the Water

7/7/2019
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In this week’s episode, we will discuss the death of Star Faithful, and what the theories behind the cause are. We will then tell the story of another lady in the water in the Disappearance of Perola from Azorean folklore. 0:00 – Content Warning: Suicide and Depression 1:03 – Quote – William Shakespeare 2:06 - Cold Open – Letter from Star (CW: Suicide) 4:01 - Murder – The death of Star Faithful (CW: Suicide) 22:13 - Myth – The Disappearance of Perola 29:20 – Promo – PS Lookdown 22:16 -...

Duration:01:04:42

Forged by the Dwarves

6/30/2019
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In this week's Extended Mythology episode, we tell the story of the creation of Thor’s hammer Mjolnir, Odin’s spear Gungnir, and Frey’s ship Skidbladnir. We will also find out how Loki is responsible for these, and other magnificent treasures from Norse mythology. Music Credits: Murder & Myths theme music created by Castro Vania Intro and background music: “Long Dark Hallway” from !PS Lookdown used with permission https://www.facebook.com/pslookdown/ & https://twitter.com/pslookdown...

Duration:00:12:58

11: These Boots Were Made For Killing

6/23/2019
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In this episode, we will cover the case of Jerry Brudos, who had on obsession with ladies’ shoes, and the story of Ragnarök from Norse myth, where a god and his shoe kill a terrible wolf. 0:23 - Quote- Leonardo DaVinci 0:51 - Cold Open – Cinderella’s stepsisters and the slipper 2:32 - Murder – Jerry Brudos 9:46 - Myth – Ragnarök 21:51 – Promo – Coast to Ghost Podcast (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/coast-to-ghost/id1455417130) 22:47 - Reaction Segment - We discuss birds and Hamilton...

Duration:01:02:25

Extended Murder: Mrs Sherlock

6/16/2019
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Kimberly discusses Mary Grace Humiston who was known for a short time as Mrs Sherlock Holmes & goes over two of her cases she helped solved. Promo & Into Music: Our friends PS Look Down. Check them out at https://www.facebook.com/pslookdown/ or on Twitter @pslookdown (https://twitter.com/PSLookdown)

Duration:00:09:03

10: Come Original

6/9/2019
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In today’s episode we will tell the story of the kidnapper William Hickman, who was inspired by Leopold & Loeb, and then go on to explore some kidnappings from Mythology with similar ties to the Idunn. 0:24 - Quote- Billie Holiday 0:58 - Cold Open – The Abduction of Marianne Parker 2:30 - Murder – William Hickman 10:01 - Myth – The Abduction of Aegina and Wisakatchekwa’s flight 20:39 – Promo – FriGay the 13th Podcast (https://t.co/MVF1SiJQmG) 22:16 - Reaction Segment – We discuss 1:03:40 –...

Duration:01:04:35

Extended Mythology: The Jotun's Daughter

6/2/2019
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In this extended mythology episode, we will pick up where the story of Idunn’s kidnapping from episode 09 left off, and see what consequences there are to the death of Thjazi. The Mighty Magnus Viking Hoard Raffle You can make a donation to Just Giving (https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mightymagnusvikingraffle) (https://solvingkidscancer.org.uk/campaigns/magnus/?fbclid=IwAR1i3hCsFIdaj6xIqibvjzcjlszwD8053pNZdyYoqrwgsceVf-kG0i4Tp7w) Make sure to include a note stating you are part of The...

Duration:00:10:46

9: At What Cost

5/26/2019
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In this Episode we will discuss kidnapping in the true crime case of Leopold and Loeb, and the Norse myth "The Kidnapping of Idunn." We also let you know about the Mighty Magnus Viking Hoard raffle to raise funds for Magnus, a young boy receiving treatment for neuroblastoma. 0:23 - Quote- Tim Burton 0:51 - Cold Open – Excerpt from Clarence Darrow’s closing statement 2:07 - Murder – Leopold & Loeb 13:30 - Myth – The Kidnapping of Idunn 21:51 – The Mighty Magnus Viking Hoard Raffle - You can...

Duration:00:57:33

Extended Murder: Much Ado About Arsenic

5/19/2019
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In this extended murder episode we go more in depth about the use of arsenic from the Victorian age, including its use as a poison as was seen in Episode 07 - Drink me. Music Credits: Murder & Myths theme music created by Castro Vania Intro and background music: "Anguish" “Air Prelude” by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com (https://incompetech.com/) ) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://www.creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Additional Episode Errata available at...

Duration:00:08:00

8: Leave No Trace

5/12/2019
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This week we will tell the stories of George Joseph Smith and his many wives, known as the Brides of the Bath. Then we’ll tell a story about drowning from Chinese mythology called the Old Mother of the Waters. 0:21 - Quote- H.H. Holmes 1:00 - Cold Open – The Art of Drowning – Billy Collins 2:52 - Murder – The Brides of the Bath 12:50 - Myth – The Old Mother of the Waters 18:59 - Promo – Small Town Secrets 20:44 - Reaction Segment - We discuss social media breakups, George Joseph Smith and...

Duration:00:57:03

Extended Mythology: The Treasures of the Churning

5/5/2019
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In this extended mythology episode, we will look at the treasures created during the Churning of the Ocean from Episode 07 Drink Me. Music Credits: Murder & Myths theme music created by Castro Vania Intro and background music: “Naraina” & "Dhaka" by Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ More episode errata available at http://www.murderandmyths.com

Duration:00:11:42

7: Drink Me

4/28/2019
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In this episode we’ll tell the story of The Maybricks and who may be responsible for the poisoning of the husband, James. Then we’ll move into Hindu mythology to hear of another husband who consumes a poisonous liquid and find out how the deities create the nectar of immortality. 0:21 - Quote- Circa Survive 0:52 - Cold Open - Letter from Florence Maybrick 1:40 - Murder – The poisoning of James Maybrick 15:45 - Myth – Samudra Manthan 24:00 - Promo – Myth Legends & Lore Podcast 25:00 -...

Duration:00:59:40