It’s a lighthearted nightmare in here, weirdos! Morbid is a true crime, creepy history and all things spooky podcast hosted by an autopsy technician and a hairstylist. Join us for a heavy dose of research with a dash of comedy thrown in for flavor.
Episode 281: The Dark Secrets Behind The Wizard of Oz
1:10:49For this Holiday week, we wanted to bring you a lighter (?) episode, although it’s really not so light at all! Alaina’s kids have gotten super into the Wizard of Oz and so she decided to do dive into the dark happenings during filming. All kinds of atrocities went down and we are pretty confident that you’ll never watch this movie the same! Sorry…. we mean you’re welcome! The Making of the Wizard of Oz By Aljean Harmetz (Be wary that this book is fascinating but uses some outdated language when referencing certain people) Paper referenced during the episode As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14 Skylight Frame: Now, as a special offer, you can get $10 off your purchase of a Skylight Frame when you go SkylightFrame.com and enter code MATCP Good Rx: For simple smart savings on your prescriptions, go to GoodRX.com/morbid Amazon Music: For a limited time, new customers can try Amazon Music Unlimited FREE for THREE months. No credit card required! Just go to Amazon.com/morbid BetterHelp: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid
Episode 280: The "TallHotBlond" Murder
1:13:32The Internet, a place where you can be whoever you want to be, whether it’s your true identity or an alter ego you’ve made up. For some people, this is chatting in online rooms with different screennames pretending to be their favorite character or someone they admire. In 2005 for a man named Thomas Montgomery it was darker than that. Thomas Montgomery was 46 years old when an 18-year-old under the screenname “TallHotBlond” messaged him. Instead of revealing who he truly was, Thomas pretended to be an 18-year-old marine named Tommy and the pair started their online affair. Eventually, their affair would leave someone dead and leave everyone else untangling a web of lies. https://www.amazon.com/Talhotblond-Thomas-Montgomery/dp/B0030949FU As always, thank you to our sponsors: SoloStove: Get an extra $10 off the early Black Friday sale at solostove.com, promo code MORBID. PrettyLitter: Go to PrettyLitter.com and use promo code morbid for 20% off your first order. SimpliSafe: Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s early Black Friday deals and get 50% off your new home security system by visiting SIMPLISAFE.com/morbid. NortonLifeLock: Save 25% or more off your first year of Norton 360 with LifeLock by going to Norton.com/MORBID
Episode 279: William Bonin "The Freeway Killer" Part 2
1:14:49Just when you survived the brutality of part one, we’ve got part two coming right at ya. William Bonin is still up to no good, traipsing around the streets of CA in his murder van with his disgusting accomplices. Luckily in this part we’ll get into how William was caught, talk about the trial and how everyone turned on each other and the finality of this case! We also discuss a current missing kids case from Tennessee. 3 year old Noah Clare and 16 year old Amber Clare were abducted by family member Jake Clare In Tennessee and Kentucky. The car he was driving them in was abandoned in San Clemente California. Jake is 6'7 and almost 200 lbs, he has tribal tattoos on his shoulder and arm, he also had a tattoo of "Clare" on his right forearm. He's hard to miss. Here is the updated information: https://www.mlive.com/news/2021/11/car-linked-to-missing-kids-believed-to-be-in-michigan-now-found-in-california.html They are in imminent danger and if you have any information about their whereabouts or Jake's, please contact: Gallatin Police Department at 615-451-3838 or TBI (Tennessee Bureau of Investigations) at 1-800-TBI-FIND As always, thank you to our sponsors: Hello Fresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14. Babbel: Right now, when you purchase a 3-month Babbel subscription, you’ll get an additional 3 months for FREE. Just go to BABBEL.com and use promo code MORBID. Athena Club: Sign up today and you’ll get 20% off your first order! Just go to AthenaClub.com and use promo code mtc MVMT: Shop MVMT’s biggest sale of the year before the rest at mvmt.com and use code MORBID at checkout. Embark: Go to Embarkvet.com to get free shipping and get 64$ off with Promo code MORBID
Episode 278: William Bonin "The Freeway Killer" Part 1
56:49William Bonin, who was also known as the Freeway Killer, raped and killed potentially over 36 young boys throughout his reign of terror. William had a deplorable childhood: his mother was neglectful and abusive, his father was a raging alcoholic who gambled all the families money away and his grandfather was a pedophile who sexually assaulted both William and his brothers. William’s backstory is heartbreaking, but unfortunately he did nothing to turn it around and continued the cycle of abuse, but escelated it to the nth degree. William Bonin: The True Story of the Freeway Killer by Jack Rosewood People Vs. Bonin As always, thank you to our sponsors: Upstart: Find out how Upstart can lower your monthly payments today when you go to UPSTART.com/MORBID. Shudder: To try Shudder free for 30 days, go to shudder.com and use promo code morbid. Best Fiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play. That’s friends, without the r—Best Fiends! Daily Harvest:Go to DAILYHARVEST.com/morbid to get up to forty dollars off your first box!
Episode 277: The Investor Murders: Alaska's Largest Mass Murder
1:15:01On September 5th, 1982 The Investor docked on a little Alaskan island called Craig. The Investor was a ship owned by skipper Mark Coulthurst. He had brought his family and a good-sized crew along for the trip. There were four young crew members on board, Mark, his pregnant wife Irene, and their two children 5-year-old Kimberly and 4-year-old John. Unfortunately on the night of September 5th somebody climbed aboard and massacred the entire family. 39 years later, this case remains unsolved and is considered Alaska’s largest mass murder. What Happened in Craig: Alaska's Worst Unsolved Mass Murder What Happened In Craig: Alaska's Worst Unsolved Mass Murder by Leland E. Hale As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14. Warby Parker: Try 5 pairs of glasses at home for free at warbyparker.com/morbid. Stamps.com: Sign up with promo code MORBID for a special offer that includes a 4-week trial, free postage, and a digital scale. No long-term commitments or contracts. Just go to stamps.com, click the microphone at the top of the page, and enter code MORBID. Embr Wave: You can try Embr Wave risk-free for 30 days. Get $50 off by going to embrwave.com/Morbid
Episode 276: The Murder of Nona Dirksmeyer
1:33:56Nona Dirksmeyer was just 19 years old when her boyfriend, Kevin, found her late on the afternoon of December 15, 2005. She and Kevin Jones were high school sweethearts who had been dating for 5 years. There was never anything in their relationship that would hint at Kevin having a temper or flying off the handle, but immediately all suspicion landed on him. You won’t believe how botched the crime scene was and will be shocked when you hear that the person who may have done this had been lurking in the shadows the whole time. As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—plus, three free gifts!—with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14 Curology: You can start your Curology journey just like I did with a free 30-day trial at Curology.com/MORBID. If prescribed, just pay $5 for shipping and handling. Norton LifeLock: Save 25% or more off your first year of Norton three sixty with LifeLock at Norton.com/MORBID BetterHelp: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid Modern Fertility: Right now, Modern Fertility is offering our listeners $20 off the test when you go to Modern Fertility.com/morbid
INTRODUCING: Dark Woods
3:41From Legendary Producer Dick Wolf and Wolf Entertainment comes a new fiction series starring Corey Stoll (House of Cards, Ant-Man), Monica Raymund (Chicago Fire), and Reid Scott (Veep). When the body of a young volunteer is discovered in the middle of the California redwoods, two estranged ex-spouses, game warden Mark Ellis (Stoll) and city councilwoman (Raymund), must put their personal differences aside to learn the terrifying truth about what is happening in their state park. Executive Produced by Elliot Wolf (Hunted), directed by Takashi Doscher (Only), and written by David Pergolini. To learn more about real threats that face California national and state parks that inspired the story, please visit wolfentertainment.com/darkwoods
Listener Tales 33
1:15:53We are back to our regularly scheduled listener tales! Installment 33 of listener tales brought to you by you, for you, from you and all about you features an unconventional dentist trip, a lady who lives in a drain, a “gives no F’s” mom and so much more! Enjoy! As always, thank you to our sponsors: Simplisafe: Take advantage of SimpliSafe’s holiday sale and get 40% off your new home security system by visiting SIMPLISAFE.com/MORBID Aurate: For 25% off your first Aurate purchase, go to AurateNewYork.com/morbid15 and use promo code morbid15. Hunter Douglas: Visit HunterDouglas.com/morbid TODAY to take advantage of the Season of Style rebate savings event. Firstleaf: get 6 bottles of wine for $29.95 and free shipping at TRY Firstleaf dot com slash morbid.
Episode 275: Susan Monica
1:04:00Susan Monica was a farmer in her 60’s with her very own property where she raised chickens and pigs and worked on beautiful wrought iron fences. She had made it through much of her life flying under the radar. That was until one of the handymen on her farm, Robert Haney disappeared without a trace. The last anyone knew of his whereabouts was that he was living in a camper on Susan’s property. During the search for Robert, Susan told the police had something to confess- not only about Robert’s disappearance but another mans as well. She drew a map for the detectives with an “X” in the middle telling them, “That’s where you’re going to find Steve.” https://www.news10.com/news/hundreds-of-bodies-discovered-under-rhode-island-highway-during-search-for-gravesite/ As always, thank you to our sponsors: HelloFresh: Get up to fourteen free meals—including free shipping! — with code morbid14 at HelloFresh.com/morbid14. Native: Go to NativeDeo.com/morbid or use promo code morbid at checkout to save 20% on your first purchase. BetterHelp: Special offer for Morbid listeners: get 10% off your first month at betterhelp.com/Morbid DoorDash: If you’re ready to save money on your Doordash orders, use promo code MORBIDTRUECRIME for 50% off your first order of 12 dollars or more, after you sign up for Dashpass. Rothy’s: Right now, you can get $20 off your first purchase at rothys.com/MORBID
Episode 274: The Friday the 13th Murder
1:00:00Alaina brings us the case of Mark Branch who killed Sharon Gregory on the afternoon of October 24th 1988 in Greenfield Massachusetts. Mark was obsessed with horror movies, specifically the Friday the 13th franchise and really took that to a horrifying place the day he killed Sharon Gregory. It would be over a month before they found Mark, who went on the run after the murder. All of the happenings in this case are truly something out of a horror film. As always, thank you to our sponsors: BeanBox: Order today at beanbox.com/MORBID and get your first Tasting Box for just $5 with promo code MORBID BestFiends: Download Best Fiends FREE today on the App Store or Google Play Liquid IV: Grab your favorite Liquid I.V. flavors nationwide at Walmart or you can get 25% off when you go to LIQUIDIV.COM and use code MORBID at checkout. Everlane: Go to everlane.com/MORBID and sign up for 10% off your first order plus free shipping.