Blood Town

Blood Town

We cover the murder of UGA Professor Marianne Shockley who was found unconscious in a hot tub during the early hours of Mother’s Day in 2019. Headlines rippled around the globe about the “Hot Tub Murder.” A sordid history is revealed about the sleepy middle Georgia town known as Blood Town where the world’s largest mental hospital was once located miles from the murder scene. In this season of Blood Town, we chronicle this case as it unfolds in real-time.

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November 11, 2019 16 min

At 1:06 AM on Mother's Day, a 911 call was placed to report a woman unresponsive in a hot tub. We learn the details of the murder scene when authorities arrive, as well as begin to explore why this middle Georgia town is called Blood Town.

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We compare the information from the Baldwin County Sheriff’s press release, press conference, and incident report. The discussion focuses on what “inappropriate CPR” and “strange demeanor” mean at the scene.

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November 22, 2019 17 min

Get to know Marianne Shockley and Clark Heindel through their own words. Please rate and subscribe!

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December 8, 2019 6 min

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December 17, 2019 36 min
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December 31, 2019 35 min
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January 10, 2020 32 min

WARNING: This episode contains graphic content and may not be suitable for everyone.

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February 17, 2020 31 min

A special thank you to Blake Brantley for weighing in on the case as it moves from indictment to a potential trial.

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March 8, 2020 35 min
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April 12, 2020 17 min

What happened on the night of the Mother's Day murder? We learn Marcus Lillard's side of the story in a revealing interview.

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July 6, 2020 30 min

Dr. Rick Strassman discusses the effects of the psychedelic drug DMT found at the scene. The tea containing DMT and the hydrangea ceremony may have been influenced by ayahuasca shamanism.

DMT: The Spirit Molecule by Dr. Rick Strassman can be ordered here

Video from Dr. Shockley's social media:

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August 19, 2020 43 min

Marcus Lillard's son Carson shares what he knows about Marianne Shockley, Clark Heindel, and his dad. From the calls Marcus placed from Clark's phone, the drugs they might have used, and DNA evidence, there is still more to find out about the night of the Mother's Day murder.

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December 15, 2020 46 min

In the season one finale, we wrap up what we know and what could’ve been. Hear testimony from Agent Michael Maybin of the GBI given at the commitment hearing. Disclaimer: This episode is graphic in nature and may not be suitable for all listeners.

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May 10, 2021 18 min
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