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We Would Be Dead

True Crime

A true crime, comedy, general creepery and anything that makes you face your own mortality podcast. With two delightful hosts who like to research.

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United States

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True Crime

Description:

A true crime, comedy, general creepery and anything that makes you face your own mortality podcast. With two delightful hosts who like to research.

Language:

English


Episodes

Boys' Club (The Jameson Cannibal Incident)

3/16/2021
I'm sure we're all familiar with Jameson's Irish whiskey, especially at this time of year, but how much do we really know about John Jameson and his extremely large family? This week we'll dive into the story James Sligo Jameson, the member of the family that the Jameson's would rather we didn't talk about. James Sligo Jameson had a fortune at his disposal, a penchant for stomping around jungles with other rich white boys, and a dangerous obsession with cannibals. This sinister cocktail of...

Duration:01:16:48

Dressed for Dinner (Katherine Knight)

3/9/2021
On the morning of March 1, 2000 Aberdeen, New South Wales police arrived at the home of Johnathon Price. They had gotten reports that Mr. Price hadn't shown up at work that morning, and coworkers expected foul play. Foul couldn't begin to describe the bloodbath police found when the broke down that door. One might expect, that at the center of this unholy nightmare, one would find the darkest, most depraved man imaginable, but that is where one would be wrong. At the center of the chaos,...

Duration:01:40:54

The Dollfather (Anatoly Moskvin)

3/2/2021
The human race has a strange relationship with death, but some of us just take it to the next level. On November 2, 2011 in the town of Nizhny Novgorod Russia, police raided the home of local linguist, historian, and cemetery enthusiast, Anatoly Moskvin. For two long years Russian authorities had been searching for the person responsible for disturbing the graves of a great many local children, and they suspected they had finally found their culprit, but what they found in his apartment...

Duration:01:15:03

We Would Still Be Dead (Ted Bundy, Part 2)

2/23/2021
Well fiends, we've made it to one whole year and you know what that means, it's time to cover Ted Bundy. This podcast came from a conversation Holly and Leslie had where they put themselves in the place of the victims of infamous crimes, namely those who died at the hands of Ted Bundy. It's so easy to say that when faced with a killer you would know better and get away, but the simple fact of the matter is that most of us wouldn't, and we would be dead. In part two we dive into the costly...

Duration:01:45:10

We Would Be Dead (Ted Bundy, Part 1)

2/16/2021
Well fiends, we've made it to one whole year and you know what that means, it's time to cover Ted Bundy. This podcast came from a conversation Holly and Leslie had where they put themselves in the place of the victims of infamous crimes, namely those who died at the hands of Ted Bundy. It's so easy to say that when faced with a killer you would know better and get away, but the simple fact of the matter is that most of us wouldn't, and we would be dead. Ted Bundy was a real man, not a...

Duration:01:29:58

Vampires Don't Sparkle (Rod Ferrell)

2/9/2021
Fiends, Leslie is back with her 2nd episode! And this one is full of eye rolls but also very heartbreaking. On the evening of November 25, 1996, Naomi Ruth Wendrof and Richard Wendrof were senselessly beaten to death in their home in Eutis, Florida by 16 year old Rod Ferrell. Rod Ferrell was the cult leader of Vampire Clan in Murray, Kentucky. He claimed to be a 500 year old vampire named Vesago, but he just really liked playing Vampire: The Masquerade. His small group of teenage clan...

Duration:01:45:17

We WON'T Be Dead: 2020 and the COVID-19 Vaccine (Interviews with Dr. Stephen McBride and Dr. Lisa Di Enno)

2/2/2021
2020 was a lot, fiends. We know that you're all overwhelmed, and that this year has taken a lot out of you. Just because a number has ticked over on the calendar doesn't mean the stress has stopped either. Now that we have a vaccine for the dreaded COVID-19, a lot of us are wondering: Is it safe? Is it effective? What about our children? Knowing who to trust when the internet is buzzing with the current of a thousand panicked butterflies can be very hard, but let us ease your mind. In this...

Duration:02:09:41

Witch Hunt (Meredith Kercher and Amanda Knox, Part 2)

1/26/2021
On November 2nd 2007 Amanda Knox went home to her Italian Villa to take a shower and pack her bags before leaving on a weekend getaway with her boyfriend, but something was off. When Amanda arrived home she noticed blood spots in the bathroom sink, blood on the bath mat and her roommates were nowhere to be found. Shortly after that, the police would discover that Amanda's roommate Meredith had been brutally murdered in their home. In the series of events that followed, police would mistake...

Duration:01:12:09

Witch Hunt (Meredith Kercher and Amanda Knox, part 1)

1/19/2021
On November 2nd 2007 Amanda Knox went home to her Italian Villa to take a shower and pack her bags before leaving on a weekend getaway with her boyfriend, but something was off. When Amanda arrived home she noticed blood spots in the bathroom sink, blood on the bath mat and her roommates were nowhere to be found. Shortly after that, the police would discover that Amanda's roommate Meredith had been brutally murdered in their home. In the series of events that followed, police would mistake...

Duration:01:30:15

Blood on the Guard Rail (Jaleayah Davis)

1/12/2021
On November 19th 2011 Williamsburg West Virginia police got a series of disturbing 911 calls. There has been as terrible accident, and all that remained were a body in the middle of the road and a car idling against the guard rail 3/10 if a mile down the highway. Upon arrival authorities discovered the remains of 20 year old Jaleayah Davis, naked from the waist up, decapitated in the middle on interstate 77. Her bloodied jacket, shirt and bra were neatly hung on the guard rail, and her 2006...

Duration:01:46:41

15 minutes in The Limelight (Michael Alig)

1/5/2021
In late March of 1996 a box containing the mutilated remains of an unidentified man washed up on the shores of Miller Field in Staten Island. Little did authorities know that this discovery was indelibly linked to the who's who of New York City Nightlife, and the king of the club kids himself, Michael Alig. Join WWBD as we take an ultra deep dive into the world in 1980's and 90's New York City night life. We trace the road to the concept of being famous for being famous and explore the rise...

Duration:01:56:29

Scary Ghost Stories (Victorian Christmas Tales)

12/22/2020
Gather 'round the fire fiends and let's bring back a time honored tradition: Christmastime ghost stories. This episode is perfect for a chilly and festive evening. Holly is reading you the classic chiller The Kit Bag by Algernon Blackwood, Leslie is reading the festive hide and seek scare fest 'Smee by A.M. Burrage, and finally, Holly offers an original ghost story in the traditional style called Mrs. Grove. We hope you enjoy, and maybe if all of us get on board, we can bring this fantastic...

Duration:01:22:33

Freaks, Geeks and Sideshow History (Interview: Jason Lutz)

12/15/2020
Step right up fiends, we're taking a trip to the sideshow! Join us as we explore the fascinating history of this uniquely American art form. Holly explores the roots of the side show and some of it's most famous human exhibits, Leslie recounts the haunting story of the Lobster Boy murders, and we have our first guest! Join WWBD as we explore the world of the modern sideshow from the perspective someone who lives it. Show organizer and performer Jason Lutz, AKA Mister E The Clown Prince of...

Duration:02:18:13

Better Watch Out (The West Covina Christmas Eve Massacre)

12/8/2020
It was Christmas Eve 2008, and the Ortega family of West Covina, California, were enjoying the tail end of their annual Christmas Eve bash. Suddenly, there was a knock at the door. It appeared that Santa Clause had come to town, only this time he didn't bring presents, he brought a small arsenal. As you may have guessed, the Santa in question hadn't come down from the North Pole. No, Bruce Pardo, the man behind the beard, had driven a rental car from his Montrose home to the Ortega's house...

Duration:01:28:01

Hidden (Elves)

12/1/2020
Every year on Thanksgiving eve, they descend from the heavens to delight children and frustrate parents the world over. Elves. Whether on shelves, at the north pole, on Santa's sleigh, or at Macy's snapping a keepsake photo, elves are usually distinctly bonded to Christmas. Surprisingly enough, though, our diminutive misfit friends only made their way into the big man's employment in the late 1800s; their dark and mysterious history, however, goes back so much further. Join WWBD as we...

Duration:01:19:25

The Unthinkable (Chris Watts)

11/24/2020
On August 13th, 2018, Shanann Watts and her two daughters. Bella and Celeste went missing from their Fredrick, Colorado, home. When young, healthy, and well-liked people go missing, we never want to assume the unthinkable has happened, but in this case, it had. The truth that unfurled over the next three days would shock the entire country and create a new landmark in this history of American crime. In this heavily requested and sometimes difficult to process episode, WWBD explores the...

Duration:01:44:01

The Question of Sanity (Dennis Nilsen, part 2)

11/17/2020
On February 8th, 1983, the residents of number 23 Cranley Gardens, located in a small North London suburb eagerly awaited the arrival of drain cleaning company Dyno-rod. The clogged drains had been a nuisance for a while and resolving this situation would surely be a huge relief; when the drain cleaner arrived, however, he would discover one of the most horrifying scenes in British true crime history. This discovery would launch investigators down the bizarre and sadistic trail of narcissist...

Duration:01:23:04

Under the Floorboards (Dennis Nilsen, part 1)

11/10/2020
On February 8th, 1983, the residents of number 23 Cranley Gardens, located in a small North London suburb eagerly awaited the arrival of drain cleaning company Dyno-rod. The clogged drains had been a nuisance for a while and resolving this situation would surely be a huge relief; when the drain cleaner arrived, however, he would discover one of the most horrifying scenes in British true crime history. This discovery would launch investigators down the bizarre and sadistic trail of narcissist...

Duration:01:41:19

WWBD Presents 30-Minute Horror: Halloween (1978)

10/31/2020
Surprise! You didn't think we'd leave you hanging on Halloween did you? NEVER! Only the best for our Hallofiends! As our gift to you, please enjoy another free 30 minute horror movie to celebrate the end of an excellent spooky season, though, it's always spooky season for us. We hope you enjoy 30 minute Halloween!

Duration:00:36:31

Wait in the attic (Villisca and Hinterkaifeck Axe murders)

10/27/2020
10 years and 4,500 miles apart, two entire families had their lives tragically cut short with the blunt side of an axe. Though the families had nothing in common, the crimes were shockingly the same. This week, WWBD closes out "Axetober" with the stories of the Moore family murders in Villisca Iowa in 1912, and The Gruber family murders in Hinterkaifeck, Germany, in 1922. Both family murders were never solved. Click to Learn More Villisca axe murder house website WWBD Merch Buy your WWBD...

Duration:00:00:44