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Morbidology

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Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered: True Stories of Mind Control and Murder," "Mysteries Uncovered: True Stories of the Paranormal and Unexplained," and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders.

Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered: True Stories of Mind Control and Murder," "Mysteries Uncovered: True Stories of the Paranormal and Unexplained," and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders.

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United Kingdom

Description:

Morbidology is a weekly true crime podcast created and hosted by Emily G. Thompson, author of "Unsolved Child Murders," "Cults Uncovered: True Stories of Mind Control and Murder," "Mysteries Uncovered: True Stories of the Paranormal and Unexplained," and co-author of "Unsolved Murders: True Crime Cases Uncovered." Using investigative research combined with primary audio including 911 calls, interviews and trial testimony, Morbidology takes an in-depth look at some of the world's most heinous murders.

Twitter:

@morbidology

Language:

English


Episodes

70: Michelle Young

10/19/2020
In early November of 2006, police in Wake County, North Carolina, were alerted to an upmarket home in a quiet and secluded neighborhood. Inside, the discovered tiny bloody footprints that had been made by a wandering little girl who informed them that her mother had “boo boos everywhere.” Her chilling words only hinted at the horror they would find upstairs. SPONSORS - MYTHS, MAGIC AND MURDER - Thank you to Myths, Magic and Murder for sponsoring this episode! Join Kate and Abbie each week...

Duration:01:10:04

69: Eric Czapnik

10/12/2020
Police officers put themselves at risk each day and collateral damage can be a reality that they deal with day-to-day. While police officers are frequently killed in the line of duty, it’s very rare that a police officer is killed by one of their own. What started out at a routine 911 report ended with a police officer bleeding on the ground and another one holding the weapon. SPONSORS - Forever Has Fallen: Thank you to Forever Has Fallen for sponsoring this episode! Listen to the podcast...

Duration:01:06:13

68: Abraham Shakespeare

10/5/2020
If you’ve ever played the lottery, I don’t doubt you’ve fantasized about winning and what you would do with that kind of money. Maybe buy a mansion, an expensive car. A lot of people think that winning the lottery will be the end of their problems but sadly, the curse of the lottery can often befall the winners, leaving them wishing that they never won at all. In 2009, a lottery winner in Florida vanished. Rumors circulated around town that he was hiding from the FBI, that he was sick, and...

Duration:01:12:36

Wondery Presents: Click Bait with Bachelor Nation

9/30/2020
Everyone loves a good bit of gossip. Go inside the juiciest stories on Click Bait with Bachelor Nation. Hosts Tayshia Adams, Hannah Ann Sluss and Joe Amabile, know what it's like to live in the spotlight. They’ve seen that fame can mean being praised, adored, and sabotaged. Sometimes all in the same day! On Click Bait, they share what they’ve learned from their wild days at Bachelor Mansion to bring you a new kind of celebrity news podcast. Each week, they break down the biggest stories in...

Duration:00:06:15

67: Lisa Trubnikova

9/28/2020
Shortly after 2:15AM on the 5th of February, 2015, police in Bourne, Massachusetts, received a flurry of phone calls reporting a car that was up in flames at the Monument Beach condominium complex on Roadhouse Road. When they arrived at the scene and discovered the burning car, they weren’t prepared for what they would find next. Soon enough, a routine call turned deadly. SPONSORS - FOREVER HAS FALLEN: Thank you to Forever Has Fallen for sponsoring this episode! Listen to the podcast...

Duration:01:03:45

66: Phoebe Jonchuck

9/21/2020
It was shortly after midnight in St. Petersburg, Florida, on the 8th of January, 2015, when a police officer was heading home down I-275 after finishing his shift. Moments later, a PT Cruiser sped past him at around 100mph. The officer tried to keep up with the car and pull it over. When they reached the Dick Misener Bridge on the approach to the Skyway, the car pulled over and the officer pulled up behind him. Nobody could have ever predicted what happened next. SPONSORS - JUNE’S JOURNEY...

Duration:01:09:00

Wondery Presents: Even the Rich: The Kennedys

9/15/2020
On July 19th, 1969, Senator Edward Kennedy, scion of the greatest political dynasty in modern America, drove his Oldsmobile into a pond. He escaped. But his passenger, a woman named Mary Jo Kopechne, drowned. In the days that followed, he leveraged the Kennedy political machine to shield himself from scrutiny and safeguard his presidential aspirations. As the investigation progressed, his story about the events leading up to the crash started to fall apart. Soon he faced accusations that not...

Duration:00:05:21

65: Interstate 89 Crash

9/14/2020
It was around midnight on the 8th of October, 2016 when a number of drivers swerved to miss a man driving the wrong way on the I-89 highway in Vermont. Emergency dispatchers received phone call after phone call about a vehicle speeding north in a southbound lane. They desperately scrambled to try and locate the vehicle but soon, reports of a crash came flooding in. SPONSORS - REEL PAPER -Thank you to Reel Paper for sponsoring this episode! Plastic free toilet paper that does good and feels...

Duration:01:08:20

Introducing: True

9/8/2020
TRUE - A podcast that features the strange, unique, and often wacky side of criminality. These are the stories that will make you wonder if they came from Hollywood - or if Hollywood took it from them. Make sure you're subscribed wherever you're listening!

Duration:00:05:36

64: Ame Deal

9/7/2020
Casual witnesses to abuse do not have a legal obligation to report it. They do, however, have a moral obligation to report it. In July of 2011, a little girl was found dead inside a lockbox, having suffocated from lack of air. The investigation into her death would reveal what Phoenix, Arizona, police would describe as one of the worst cases in their history. It would be discovered that her death was no accident and was the cruel culmination of a history of abuse at the hands of numerous...

Duration:01:26:48

63: Hatteras Drive Murders

8/31/2020
Hatteras Drive in Hudson, Florida, backs onto picturesque canals, leading to the Gulf of Mexico. Many residents of this quaint neighbourhood have docks and boats out the back of their homes while fish shacks are peppered throughout the area. Many retirees live in the area and live a simple and quiet life. However in 2014, their idyll was shattered when four bodies were discovered piled on top of one another in their neighborhood, and it was soon discovered that a 4-year-old boy was...

Duration:01:05:43

62: Becky Watts

8/24/2020
In February of 2015, the family of 16-year-old Becky Watts were thrust into a living nightmare when she seemingly vanished after leaving her home. There would be two witnesses who claimed to see Becky leaving her home that morning. However, an investigation struggled to find any evidence that Becky ever left home… SPONSORS - HARRYS – Thank you to Harrys for sponsoring this episode! Save money by switching to Harry’s razors. Go to http://harrys.com/morbidology for a free trial set. REEL...

Duration:01:39:23

61: David Grunwald

8/17/2020
Palmer is a small rural city in Matanuska-Sustina Valley in Alaska, around 42 miles northeast of Anchorage. It’s easily most known for the annual Alaska State Fair, where Palmer’s agricultural spirit lives on. It’s the type of city where almost everybody knows everybody else and the kind of place where people move so that they can feel safe. In 2016, however, the disappearance of a teenager and the subsequent investigation led to a shattered sense of security in the Valley. MYSTERIES...

Duration:01:22:47

60: Sarah Stern

8/10/2020
Neptune City in New Jersey is a town of only 4,900 residents. In 2016, a local teenage girl vanished into thin air. Her abandoned car was discovered at the side of a bridge, prompting speculation that she had ended her own life. This speculation was further exacerbated when one of her close friends came forward to say that she had spoken about suicide in the past. However, it was soon discovered that Sarah had lifted a large amount of money from her bank… Sarah’s family would soon come to...

Duration:01:12:15

59: Jonathan Hoffman

8/3/2020
Maple Place Villas is a gated community in West Bloomfield Township, Michigan, that is manned by a security guard 24/7. It is the kind of community where elderly people go to retire and the lawns are all freshly manicured. However in May of 2011, the community was rocked by a shocking murder that revealed family strife, teenage rebellion and fatal consequences. It was a murder case that spawned great division and at its very core, was a messy and tragic story where the only common...

Duration:01:23:35

58: Yessenia Suarez, Michael Otto & Thalia Otto

7/27/2020
“No body, no crime.” I’m sure that’s a sentence that many of you have heard before. However, that a massive misconception. While pressing murder charges without a body is certainly much more difficult, murder can be established, even with the most significant piece of evidence missing. In Deltona, Florida, in 2013, a woman and her two children vanished, sparking one of the largest searches in Volusia County history. PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/morbidology SPONSORS - JUNE'S JOURNEY -...

Duration:01:13:31

57: Emani Moss

7/20/2020
According to the Georgia Department of Family and Children Services statistics, in 2012, the agency reported 152 deaths of children that they had been in contact with. This was an alarming average of almost three children per week. Then the following year, DFCS came under scrutiny once again, when a young girl was found dead and their records indicated a long history of abuse claims. PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/morbidology Show Notes:...

Duration:01:06:39

56: The Herring Murders

7/13/2020
In early August of 2015, Vermont was rocked by a shooting spree which culminated with the murder of a social worker. The grim murders sparked intense debate on gun control, mental illness, social services and security. The stolen lives tore apart two families, including one that was forced to deal with the aftermath of knowing that one of their own was responsible. PATREON - https://www.patreon.com/morbidology SPONSORS - PEEBLES FOR THE PEOPLE - Thank you to Peebles for the People for...

Duration:00:49:24

Wondery Presents: Changing the Game

7/6/2020
Award-winning sports journalist Nancy Armour interviews icons, Olympians, and trailblazers in this eight-part series exploring how women have revolutionized sports as we know it, and the ripple effects they have on society as a whole. USA TODAY Sports is joined by Laurie Hernandez, Muffet McGraw, Nneka Ogwumike, Doris Burke and more. These women are journalists, coaches, and athletes from a variety of sports, including football, gymnastics, soccer, and BMX freestyle. Each have had very...

Duration:00:13:12

55: Melissa Trotter

7/6/2020
According to The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, females between the ages of 12 and 19 are the most victimized segment of the U.S. population. In Montgomery County, Texas, in 1998, 19-year-old Melissa Trotter vanished after studying for finals in the library at Montgomery College. Almost immediately, an ex-convict was penned as the most likely suspect in the disappearance... SPONSORS - IN THE WILD - Thank you to In the Wild for sponsoring this episode! In the Wild is a...

Duration:01:14:14