Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast

Obscura: A True Crime Podcast is all about shining a spotlight on the darker things in life. It's a podcast that takes a narrative approach to covering true stories. We cover murders, mysteries, missing persons, and more. We cover terrible acts in unflinching detail. Listener discretion is strongly advised. Signup for Black Label to get exclusive episode content along with ad-free episodes only on our Black Label Podcasting channel (https://podcasts.apple.com/us/channel/black-label-podcasting/id6443660911) on Apple Podcasts Premium or on Patreon! (http://www.patreon.com/obscuracrimepodcast) Hosted by Justin Drown. Check out Justin’s other podcast Disaster (https://audioboom.com/channels/5089855) , putting a true crime spin on the most absolutely terrifying disasters imaginable.

Episodes

November 23, 2022 39 min
Emotions lie deep within each of us. Hidden from outside view yet powerful and busy activations that twist and turn inside ourselves. They drive our behaviors and our choices.

We aren’t always honest about what we truly feel because we are unsure and unwilling to evoke unknown reactions from those around us. An internal pressure cooker can result. Boiling with more ferocity as time uncontrollably creeps forward. Either that danger...
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Confidence and self-belief can be beautiful powerful emotions enabling a positive life and a balanced way of living. They can be and should be used for good. But when accompanied by selfishness and egotistical arrogance, hand-in-hand in an unhealthy chain, they create a cesspit of danger. Darkness can find a way in, burrowing into its core. 

In Texas, in 2015 a chance meeting and a single conversation turned into frightful violenc...
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November 2, 2022 30 sec
From the same team that brings you Obscura - introducing our podcast Hometown History.

Since 2016, Shane has been traveling to hometowns across America in search of forgotten history. Sure, these places may not be your hometown, but they are someone's and that is what makes them important. Shane travels to these places of forgotten historical significance and shares these stories with you.

We all love hearing the unknown st...
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October 26, 2022 52 min
The most dangerous person of all is one with a twisted inner mind who blends into society without being noticed. Quietly watching and planning. Considering their options while participating in normal family life as if all was well. These are the people who pose the most threat. They are the ones who rear up, violent and sudden with no warning and no precursor.

Defense against these attacks is almost always futile. What is left beh...
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October 25, 2022 139 min
…1 campfire…
…1 dark forest…
…31 bone-chilling stories…
…Will YOU survive the night?

This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Justin from Obscura. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might...
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October 24, 2022 142 min
…1 campfire…
…1 dark forest…
…31 bone-chilling stories…
…Will YOU survive the night?

This Halloween season, enter the woods for a unique and truly epic podcast experience! Around the campfire Shane Waters will introduce 31 crime podcast hosts, including Justin from Obscura. Each host brings a new, nerve-wracking true story to the circle. It’s an extra special, two part, five-hour, Halloween event, but before hitting play you might...
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October 12, 2022 50 min
The lies people tell can lead to devastating consequences. When they become too big, they get cumbersome, heavy, and hard to maintain. More lies are needed on top. Layer after layer. A complex spider’s web emerges that requires detail to be remembered. It needs the connections, and the paths of each thread traced and tracked in some way. It’s a web woven to deceive through the creation of a false reality.

In 2021 the world was sta...
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When 24-year-old Sydney Loofe met her online date "Audrey" in November 2017, she thought she had met the woman of her dreams. In actuality, this encounter was really just a way of ensnaring Sydney in a trap set by a depraved man and his accomplice.

Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Podcasts Premium. You can also support Obscura and access the addition...
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September 14, 2022 57 min
When I created Black Label, it was a response to the backlash I received after covering Nick Stoutzenberger. Or Nick Bate as he’s known online. Angry blog posts and emails were written. Twitter was pissed. I realized that I needed a buffer for the darker content. And Black Label has served that purpose well. Going back to the original episode and hear it after all of these years has been a trip. Though I’m not happy with the qualit...
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August 31, 2022 22 min
When 24-year-old Sydney Loofe met her online date "Audrey" in November 2017, she thought she had met the woman of her dreams. In actuality, this encounter was really just a way of ensnaring Sydney in a trap set by a depraved man and his accomplice.

Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Podcasts Premium. You can also support Obscura and access the addition...
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On the afternoon of Sunday, November 21, 2021, the beautiful town of Taunton in Somerset, northwest England held its annual Christmas lights switch on. Families arrived in the town center with their young children to watch as the bright festive lights came to life lighting up the buildings around them. It’s a tradition many families enjoy together each year.

But that day marked the end of family life for two families in 2021. In a...
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August 3, 2022 22 min
Listener, enjoy this Black Label episode.

17 year old Andrew Brown, had a previous dating relationship with 16 years old Tiffany. Tiffany ended that relationship. In an expression of teenage rage Andrew Brown would go on to do the unforgivable.

Black Label Episodes AND Ad-Free episodes are now available on our Black Label Podcasting channel on Apple Podcasts Premium. You can also support Obscura and access the additional Black La...
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July 20, 2022 34 min
Nothing will set anger alight more intensely than betrayal. Once this fire starts to burn, for certain people, there’s only one way to dampen it down and extinguish the flames. Love is an emotion that is presumed to last forever. An invisible bond between two people that is cherished, nurtured, and protected. It is the fairy-tale dream. The concept of it being transferable, changeable, and decidedly unflinching in doing so is never...
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July 6, 2022 27 min
Nothing will set anger alight more intensely than betrayal. Once this fire starts to burn, for certain people, there’s only one way to dampen it down and extinguish the flames. Love is an emotion that is presumed to last forever. An invisible bond between two people that is cherished, nurtured, and protected. It is the fairy-tale dream. The concept of it being transferable, changeable, and decidedly unflinching in doing so is never...
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June 22, 2022 24 min
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British man Neil Entwistle was once an intelligent university graduate with IT qualifications that could have taken him far in life. At 27-years old, he was a husband and a father on the first joyous steps to a new family life. Now he had little stimulation and little to look at day after day in the tiny space he could barely call his own. It was a world away from his expensive family rental in the suburbs of Hopkinton, Massachuset...
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We all have secrets. Internal thoughts we keep to ourselves. Actions and behaviours we carry out in private that no one else knows about. Part of those internal personal thoughts are fantasies, dreams, and desires that we don’t always share. But when those work together, when they have a dark undercurrent and come tumbling out of the mind and into real-life, the outcome is never a good one.

In January 2006, the town of Hopkinton i...
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In the Spring of 2016, the small town of Spalding in Lincolnshire, England found itself in the spotlight of media attention. For all the wrong reasons. Lives had been brutally snatched away in the dead of night within the setting that we all should have the right to feel safe in, our home.

Asleep and peaceful, two innocent lives did not know the danger around them. They had no way of knowing what was coming for them that night. Th...
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In Florida there is a man, a predator lying in wait. He’s got a long criminal record and a boat that’s not quite 30 feet. He owns a dark blue jeep Cherokee and uncontrollable violent urges. In this man, this predator’s past, are the image of his father, hanging by his neck, swaying in the basement. When he closes his eyes at night he recounts the memory of jumping in his father’s grave. Slamming his hands on the coffin.

Writer: Ju...
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Here it is in all it's reimagined glory. The earliest roots of Black Label. The Oba Chandler series. Listener, I busted my butt to get this to you guys in a reasonable time.

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In Florida there is a man, a predator lying in wait. He’s got a long criminal record and a boat that’s not quite 30 feet. He owns a dark blue jeep Cherokee and uncontrollable violent urges. In this man, this predator’s past, are the image of his fat...
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